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Photography Intern, Liam Hensman

My View by Whitman Parker, Publisher
A Classic-al Challenge for You!


lthough I could fill this page with commentary
related to Jacksonville politics, I thought
I’d give it a rest for a month and talk about
something far more interesting and fun—the Britt
Classical Season, now in full-swing.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock & roll, you
know that Teddy Abrams (the guy on this month’s
cover) is Britt’s new Maestro—the Conductor of the
orchestra—and that he’s bringing new energy and supercharged vitality to the hill. Not only are the 90 orchestra
musicians jazzed about Teddy, so are Britt’s loyal classical
fans who overwhelmingly voted Teddy as their choice to
take the reins during last year’s “Battle for the Baton.”

Which brings me to the reason for orchestrating this
column—a challenge of sorts for those of you who’ve
not attended a classical performance in a while… or
ever! Do me and yourself a favor—attend at least one
classical performance this season. Teddy is shaking it
up—it’s not your grandparents’ classical music when
Teddy’s on-stage. At just 27 years-old, Teddy is an
international star whose musicians give him their all,
making for an incredible evening on the hill that you
deserve to experience!
To Teddy, the orchestra and the old and new classical
music fans, welcome to the Britt Hill in Our Small Town
with Big Atmosphere!

Photos by Liam Hensman

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Southern Oregon World of Wine is August 19-23
Benefitting Asante Foundation and Children’s Miracle Network


he Southern Oregon World of Wine festival,
held each August, has a new twist thanks to the
Asante Foundation. Considered the premier
wine event for Southern Oregon, the event is now the
premier fundraising event in support of local medical
care at Asante.
Funds raised this year from the Southern Oregon
World of Wine will benefit the Children’s Miracle
Network and other Asante Foundation programs,
including the Neonatal Intenvise Care Unit (NICU).
The goal is to build the Southern Oregon World of
Wine festival into
a destination event
that celebrates the
wine industry and
highlights the culinary,
hospitality, natural
beauty, cultural and
outdoor activities of
Southern Oregon.
This year, WOW is
set for August 19-23
and takes place on the
historic Bigham Knoll
Campus at 525 Bigham Knoll Drive in Jacksonville. The
event boasts wines from 50+ Southern Oregon wineries,
offering attendees a rare opportunity to meet and greet
the wine makers.
This year’s events and classes include:
Sensory Classes—Thirsty for more than just a sip?
Delve into the 'World of Wine' the week of the event with
wine sensory, evaluation and education classes scheduled
for Wednesday, August 20 through Friday, August 22.

Medal Dinner, Friday August 22, 6:00pm—Join
fellow wine lovers for an enchanted evening under the
stars where the Gold Medal/Best of Show Wines will
be announced and paired with culinary delights. The
evening is sure to be the Rogue Valley's most magical
dining experience of the year and includes a seated fivecourse Winemaker's Dinner, live auction, silent auction,
wine barrel art, raffles and more.
Grand Tasting, Saturday August 23, 6:00pm—Enjoy a
fine culinary and wine experience as you sample wines
and indulge in a succulent array of tasty treats prepared
by local master chefs. The popular Grand Tasting offers
a rare opportunity to meet your favorite Southern
Oregon winemakers and industry professionals all in
one place! Winemakers and owners from 50+ wineries
will showcase more than 100 of the best wines, all unique
to the region. The event includes musical entertainment
and a silent auction.
As has been the case for 11 years, The Wine
Competition will feature some of the best wines from
Southern Oregon that will be tasted and judged by a
panel of renowned judges. The blind tastings will be
done on Thursday and Friday, the week of the event
with all winning wines to be
showcased at the Medal Dinner
and Auction on Friday.
The Southern Oregon Wine
Region is one of the most diverse
wine regions in the world. The
AVA, which was made official
in 2004, offers one of the largest
collections of handcrafted
wineries in the country. Its eclectic
and cutting-edge winemakers
offer old and new world styles
of winemaking. Vintners and
winemakers will showcase more than 200 wines with
a variety of classic and traditional varietals including:
Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Syrah,
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc as well as
Tempranillo, Viognier and Albarino.
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This year’s prestigious judges are:
Amy Christine, MW—works
for Kermit Lynch Wine Broker, a
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operates the artisanal winery Black
Sheep Finds. She is also a partner in
Wine Ring, an online program that
helps users determine their wine
preferences based on proprietary algorithms and then
makes appropriate recommendations.
Mike Dunne, Wine Writer—is a
freelance wine writer and consultant.
As the former food editor, wine
columnist and restaurant critic of
The Sacramento Bee, he continues to
contribute a weekly wine column
to The Bee and its online platforms.
Most recently, he served as a judge
for this year’s San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.
Dilek Caner, MW—the only
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After teaching several classes at
American Sommelier Association
and Institute of Culinary Education,
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2014 Britt Classical Festival

Music Director & Conductor Teddy Abrams
and the Britt Festival Orchestra

A Gift of Music


An Annual Fund for the Classical Festival was first established
in 2010 to provide donors an opportunity to dedicate gifts
directly to support the music-making of the Britt Festival Orchestra.
This year, thanks to the generosity of long-time friend Hannelore Enfield,
the Classical Festival received the largest individual gift in Britt’s 52-year
history. The gift was made to honor the love of Britt Classical shared by
Hannelore and her late husband Sam, who together attended nearly
all rehearsals and concerts of the Britt Festival Orchestra for decades.


In grateful recognition of their gift and the commitment to classical music
that it represents, Britt has renamed the Classical Annual Fund for the
Enfields. All gifts to the Sam and Hannelore Enfield Classical Annual Fund
support operating expenses of the Classical Festival.

Béla Fleck • Aug. 8

Please join us in celebrating this extraordinary gift
and join the Enfields in supporting Britt Classical.

His virtuosity as a banjo
player is unrivaled, and
his work The Impostor
is a tour de force of
musical intelligence


Storm Large • Aug 15


With her larger than life
personality and voice,
she takes on Weill’s
dark and intriguing
Seven Deadly Sins

Time for Three • Aug 16

These guys just want to share
their love of music with
everyone, and they’ll make
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night fun for all ages.

And more!


Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue /
American Idol live!


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with special guest Robert Randolph

Brian Regan / Special Guest TBA
Dabbling in Dance with Salsa Brava
Britt Performance Garden
Matisyahu / Ozomatli / Makua Rothman
The Beach Boys / Special Guest TBA
An Evening with Bill Maher

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News From Britt Hill

by Donna Briggs, Britt President & CEO
Classical Music Accessible For All

Within a mile of Oregon’s most beautifully preserved
gold-rush-era town, five exquisite wineries offer an
astounding array of fine wines, from Rhones and
Bordeauxs to some of Oregon’s most sensational Pinot
Noirs...all this just twenty minutes from Ashland and
From in-town tasting rooms that offer music, food and
enchanted gardens, to rural wineries featuring expansive
views of the valley from outdoor patios, Jacksonville has
become the destination for wine enthusiasts.

New Outdoor Birds a Hit at Pony!

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a greener Britt.

With the help of thousands of Blue Sky customers
we are once again providing Blue Sky renewable
energy to match the power needs for the entire
Britt Festival season. The Blue Sky program gives
Oregon customers a simple choice to have a
sustainable impact. To sign up, visit the Blue Sky
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Downtown Art & Sound and Edgy in October. Application due
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As an artist specializing in art for
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public spaces! His latest installment is now
at Pony Espresso, on 5th Street, where
during the summer of 2014, his mosaic tile
birds will be on display for the community
to enjoy. Jeremey says, “I hope they bring
joy to all viewers and spark interest and
conversation while they are on display.”


y hope
Did you know that for the first time in
is that
over 50 years the Britt Hill is accessible
2014 will
to all? Make sure you check out our new
be remembered
ADA-compliant Performance Garden,
as the year of accessibility: accessible
including a new ADA concessions
music, accessible venue and accessible
building, ADA pathways and restroom
Music Director.
upgrades. During the Classical Festival,
Who’s afraid of classical music? Lots of
we will use the new facilities for our
people, apparently. Well, I am here to tell
master classes, pre-concert music, preyou that classical music is not just for the
concert conversations and more. Please
well-seasoned listener;
join us early in the
it's for everyone! The
evening for intimate
term "classical music"
conversations with
covers many different
our guest artists.
styles of music and
As most of you
spans nearly 700 years!
know by now,
From medieval times
Teddy Abrams, our
to the 21st-century;
new Maestro, is an
classical music is now
accomplished pianist
a diverse art form. One
and highly soughtof our goals at Britt
after conductor. He
Teddy Abrams
this year is to create a
is an award-winning
welcoming atmosphere and eliminate
composer and passionate educator. He’s also
any barriers that might exist among folks
approachable. If you see him on the streets
who'd like to know this music better,
of Jacksonville, be sure to say “hi” and
but who are tentative about coming to a
welcome him to our community.
concert. We want to de-mystify classical
We look forward to presenting one of
music and make it accessible to all.
the most exciting and accessible seasons
Several years ago, I loved it when
ever and that includes hosting an everEmanuel Ax told the Britt audience to
growing diverse audience as a result of
clap or applaud whenever they felt like it! our efforts to expand the appeal of the
There was a great collective energy at that concert series through a broader variety
concert. The word that comes to mind is
of programming. Bravo and Encore!
Comments or questions for Britt Festivals?
accessible. The concert was user-friendly.
Email Donna at Visit Britt
Today, we are an interactive society and
Festivals at
the warmer the audience, I believe the
Photo: Robert Frost
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magical “Firebird Suite” and Beethoven’s
beloved “Symphony No. 5.” That same
night we’ll hear a piece composed by
Abrams himself—a piece so fresh that,
as we write this, he hasn’t yet given it a
name. Maestro Abrams has written it to
commemorate his first season with the
Britt, so it hardly fits into the “common
practice period”
definition, yet we
suspect we’ll accept it as
“classical music.” The
following night, August
2, Festival attendees
will experience a more
traditional concert
with pieces by RimskyKorsakov, Prokofiev,
and Tchaikovsky.
On August 8, prepare for more
excursions into the new era. Brahms
Symphony No. 1 will serve as a highlight
of the show, but first, the Britt orchestra
will take on “Walking,” a lively 2014
composition by Sebastian Chang, to be
followed by longtime Britt favorite Béla
Fleck with “The Impostor,” a concerto
Fleck composed for banjo and orchestra.
August 9 promises a more traditional
evening, with two works by Sibelius,
“Finlandia” and “Violin Concerto,” and
Dvorak’s “Symphony No. 9.”
August 15 promises the most
contemporary evening of the season,
with John Kander’s l975 Overture to
“Chicago,” Kurt Weill’s l933 “The Seven
Deadly Sins” (to be sung by the stunning
Storm Large), Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in
Blue” (1924), and Aaron Copland’s Four
Dance Episodes from “Rodeo” (1942),
August 16 admittedly won’t adhere to
the classical genre. It’s Pops Night, with
Time for Three romping from Bach to the
Beatles. Don’t forget, lawn tickets for that
night are five bucks!
Last but not least, the Festival’s closing
night is guaranteed to touch on all the
classically classic classiness: Wagner
(“Overture to The Flying Duchman”),
Weber (“The Three Pintos”) Bernstein
(“Prelude, Fugue and Riffs”—Yes, it’s
20th century, but it’s BERNSTEIN!) and
Mahler (“Symphony No. 1”).
So welcome to Britt’s new classical
season. Be prepared to have your musical
horizons expanded. But don’t worry: it
won’t hurt a bit.
Paula and Terry each have long impressivesounding resumes implying that they are
battle-scarred veterans of life within the
Hollywood studios. They’re now happily
relaxed into Jacksonville.

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e were taken aback last
summer when a friend
grumbled that George
Gershwin’s l925 composition “Concerto
in F” shouldn’t have been on a Britt
conductor’s playlist. “The piece is one of
our favorites,” we countered. “The guest
pianist was exceptional and the orchestra
delivered a brilliant
“It’s not classical,”
he scoffed. “This was
supposed to be a
classical concert.”
The conversation
made us wonder:
How does one
categorize “classical
music” today? Is it just
music that’s “old?” And if so, how old
does it have to be? As you may suspect,
the answer is more complicated than that.
There’s actually a period in history
referred to in musical circles as the
Classical era, from 1730 to 1820, when
such notables as Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang
Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van
Beethoven were peaking. Is that the extent
of “classical music?” If so, are we to
ignore music from a hundred or so years
prior to that, in the Baroque era, when the
likes of Johann Sebastian Bach, George
Frederic Handel, and Antonio Vivaldi
were making sweet music? How about
the years following the Classical era, from
approximately 1815 to 1910, known as the
Romantic era? Composers from that latter
time, like Frederick Chopin and Franz
Schubert, deserve a nod.
Musicologists connect those eras by
calling the whole shebang the “common
practice period.” We suspect the best way
to keep audiences away from a musical
event would be to call it a “Common
Practice Concert.” Which probably is
why all music from that extended period
became referred to as “classical.” But
given that, what about music written
since l910? Say, for example, Gershwin’s
“Concerto in F” (you knew we’d get back
there)? Or the music of contemporary
composers such as John Cage and Philip
Glass? Do picnickers on Britt Hill feel
that such modern stuff belongs on the
“classical” list?
Well, we’ll soon find out, because
Teddy Abrams, the new conductor of
the Britt Orchestra, subscribes to the
broader view of all things classical.
Under his baton, audiences will hear
familiar greats and more. He’ll kick off
the Festival on August 1 with Stravinsky’s

7/23/14 10:53 AM

In August, it may be hard to
think about fall being around
the corner. But you can look
forward to it by marking your
calendars now for Sunday,
September 7th, 2:00-5:00pm, for
the 5th-annual furnarture event!
Furnarture, a benefit auction
that supports the Studio at
Living Opportunities, is
the signature event that has
local and regional artists
transforming recycled
furniture and other treasures
into functional and beautiful objects of
art. Included will be a wide selection of
inventive paintings and artwork created
by the artists of the Studio at Living
Opportunities. Artwork will be included
in both silent and oral auction portions
of the afternoon. You can get a sneak
preview of some of the items at both Terra
Firma Home in Medford (309 E Main St),
and the Studio at Living Opportunities (32
S Central Ave) starting on August 21.
This year’s event will include
transformed furniture, wall-ready
photography, outdoor décor and

furnishings, wearable
art and textiles, original
paintings and much more.
The Studio at Living
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for its strong emphasis
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Particularly, this event
allows the artists and
community members to
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Proceeds from this event will provide
resources, workshops, scholarships and
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State of the Art Presence Art Center
mericans for the Arts (www.
Artist’s Workshop formed in 1983 when compiled Elaine Witteveen invited other artists
a compelling list of Ten Reasons
to join her in outings around the Rogue
to Support the Arts, backed by research
Valley and beyond. Focusing on plein-air
studies proving that the value of art
painting (painting outdoors), members
goes beyond decorating empty walls!
meet informally on Mondays at various
Reason #9: “Arts improve healthcare.
locations to paint, share their knowledge
Nearly one-half of the
and critique fellow
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institutions provide
Artist’s Workshop
arts programming for
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Watercolor by Dolores Ribal
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30th-Annual Show and Sale from August their art. Visit them online at www.
1-24, every Friday-Sunday from 10:00am-
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Many Artist’s Workshop members
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are also members of other recognized
Escaping her Los Angeles environs
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by camping, backpacking, and taking
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matter in her watercolors. Originally
Artist’s Workshop encourages
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with the urging of her daughter, that
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she brought realism into her work. She
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natural to the scene: “My experiences,
exploration, and finding out what
happens, even accidentally, is more
exciting…I just take a chance and let the
paint work for me.”
One of over 40 current members of
the Artists Workshop, Dolores will be
participating in our Annual Art Show and
Sale. The show features art in a variety of
techniques and mediums, from Dolores
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Ribals’ abstract realism to the beautiful
Oil by Carolyn Roberts
flowers of Charlotte Peterson and the
dynamic duo of Sue and Steve Bennett.
Paintings depicting subjects that touch
a chord in all of us: beautiful wandering
paths, sunshine, local scenery, and unique
interpretations of the everyday. This
year’s participants include Wendy Adler,
Raye Aubin, Bruce Barnes, Betty Barss,
Steve & Sue Bennett, Peter Coons, Susan
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Mae Heideman, Marilyn Hurst, Eleanor
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Jacksonville Review

It’s Time to Celebrate the Arts!

Celebrate the Arts returns to
Jacksonville over Labor Day weekend,
Friday, August 29th-Sunday, August
31st from 10:00am-5:00pm daily on the
grounds of the historic Courthouse,
near the corner of California & 5th
Streets. Art Presence Art Center, also
located on the courthouse grounds, will
be open, featuring an exhibit of several
fine artists’ paintings, photography,
pottery, cards, and gifts.
Start-off your Celebrate the Arts
(CTA) day enjoying treats and coffee
beverages from Stim Coffee and then
shop for beautifully-designed glass
wine stoppers, fused glass sushi
dishes, paintings, photographs, turned
wood, and metal works, all perfect for
decorating homes and gardens.
In addition to artwork, the show offers
a time to relax and enjoy food and music
including Katrina’s Tamales, Thai dishes
and Peruvian food. Local musicians will
play during the entire weekend and
include Shybo Torres, Richard Gyro, Dave
Barnes, Pegi Smith and others. Celebrate
the Arts will have 68 booths offering
artistic treasures from hand-painted silk
clothing, pressed flower landscapes, fine
gemstones, precious metals, flowers, glass

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jewelry, sculpture, pottery, plant stakes,
birdhouses, wood toys and more!
Attendees can explore magic with
henna tattooing, face painting, wearing
butterfly wings, watching Josh Tempest’s
mid-air suspension of transparent globes
and balanced stones that will draw you
near. There will be art demos by abstract
painter Cammy Davis, and jeweler Lynn
Whip. You can even shape-up while
having fun listening to Dave Quill’s drums
while checking-out Susan Frye’s custommade exercise hoops. Drawing classes by
Tony Antonides and painting lessons will
also be available for those interested in
learning more about their creative side.
Celebrate the Arts is sponsored by
Jacksonville Community Center. For more
information, visit their Facebook page
at CelebrateTheArtsJacksonvilleOR or
email the event coordinator at jeanena@ For those interested in staying
in-town for the long weekend, please visit
the Jacksonville centralized booking site at for hotel and
B&B availability and online reservations.
For more information on Jacksonville,
including restaurants, shopping, history,
tours and woodland hikes, please visit See ad this page.

The Rogue Valley Symphony
Announces 2014-2015 Season
In the 2014-15 season of the Rogue
On January 16, 17, and 18, 2015,
Valley Symphony, Music Director
acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Biegel will
Martin Majkut has promised
return to the RVS as
a season to “find your old
soloist for Edvard Grieg’s
favorites reinterpreted anew”
Piano Concerto. American
and hopes audiences will
composer John Adams’
also “make new discoveries
work The Chairman
and find new gems.” The
Dances will be performed
season’s soloists include
for the first time by the
two pianists, one violinist,
Symphony. This concert
and a cosmopolitan pop
will conclude with Nicolai
chamber music ensemble.
Rimsky-Korsakov’s famous
The Symphony will also be
foray into the world of
performing Handel’s Messiah
exoticism, Scheherezade.
once again.
The concerts on February
On October 3, 4, and 5,
27, 28 and March 1, 2015
violinist Bella Hristova
will showcase the Rogue
Martin Majkut
will open the season with
Valley Symphony’s talents.
Sergei Prokofiev’s delicate, yet fiendishly
Richard Wagner’s Die Meistersinger
difficult Violin Concerto No. 1. Hristova is
Overture and Anton Bruckner’s Symphony
the recipient of a prestigious Avery Fisher
#4 are the two large-scale works that will
Career Grant. The RVS opening concerts
be featured.
will also feature Oaken Sky, a modern tone
The 2014-15 season closes with an
poem composed in 2011 by Chris Rogerson. exciting quintet of guest artists that
The concert will close with Ludwig van
Majkut guarantees will leave listeners
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, “Eroica.”
“with a big smile and fond memories to
The November 7, 8 and 9 concerts will
share for the months to come!” Portlandfeature pianist Tanya Gabrielian on Camille
based “3 Leg Torso” is a quintet of
Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2. Gabrielian
virtuoso instrumentalists who are no
has been lauded by The Washington Post
strangers to musical whimsy. They will
for her “strikingly poised nobility” and
join the RVS on April 17, 18, and 19, 2015
“commanding presence.” Arthur Honegger’s for symphonic arrangements of their own
Symphony No. 4 will be performed for the
original works. Another revolutionary
first time by the RVS, and Hector Berlioz’s
work will be featured as well: Igor
Roméo et Juliette: Love Scene will round-out
Stravinsky’s Pulcinella.
this concert of French masterworks.
Please call the RVS Box Office for ticket
George Frideric Handel’s Messiah
information at 541-552-6398 or visit our
will be performed on December 12 in
website at Season tickets
Grants Pass, Dec.13 in Medford, and
and single tickets are available now!
Dec. 16 in Ashland. Our four soloists
Masterworks concerts are in Ashland on
will be international soprano Julianne
Fridays at 7:30pm at the SOU Music Recital
Baird, mezzo-soprano Danielle ReutterHall; in Medford on Saturdays at 7:30pm at
Harrah, tenor Brian Thorsett, and
the Craterian Theater; and in Grants Pass on
baritone David Castillo. The Southern
Sundays at 3:00pm at the Grants Pass High
Oregon Repertory Singers will join the
School Performing Arts Center.
Symphony for these performances.
Photo: Christopher Briscoe.

August 2014

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Up-Close and Personal with Local Artist,
Ron Moore

The Southern Oregon Lifestyle...


#17 in a series of artist profiles by Randall Grealish


on Moore never planned on a
career as a photographer. “I
enjoy it much more as a hobby,
taking pictures of what I want, rather than
what others tell me to take.” To this day,
though he’s a professional, photography
remains a hobby. Ron did get his start,
however, as part of his job with the Fire
Service—taking pictures of fires for
investigative purposes put the camera in
Ron’s hands. Since no one else knew how
to use a camera, it was Ron who endedup taking on the challenge. At first, he
worked with a 35mm, but then turned to
the 4x5 large-format camera, which suited
the nature photography he was also
drawn to. His first “teacher” was a book
from the library and later workshops
in the early 1980’s with such renowned
photographers as Kim Weston and John
Saxton. These classes gave
him an introduction to
nude photography and
took him around Carmel,
California and to the
Southwest Indian Nations,
where he photographed
the area and it’s rugged
Today, Ron’s focus has
shifted to the accurate
preservation of historic
buildings through his
photographs. His concern
is not for people to learn
more about him but rather
the rich history of Jacksonville. Ron is
fascinated by how history is changing
right before our eyes and the idea that so
many feel bigger is better…an idea that
does not sit
well with him.
His hope is that
doesn’t lose
its “littleness”
by growing
too fast and
too modern.
Ron believes,
“People come to this area because of its
small town feel and its long history.”
Ron is happy doing his part to preserve
the past by unselfishly documenting
historic buildings, donating his time
and photos to a number of projects. He’s
created a photographic inventory of the
old cemetery and also takes pictures of
the actors during Meet the Pioneers every
October, giving copies to the actors as


a thank you for their hard work. Ron’s
photos of historic buildings can be found
hanging on the walls of the new planning
department office. He also gave every
worker who helped refurbish the Catholic
Rectory photos of the building as an extra
“thank you” for their efforts.
A few years ago, as Ron
watched dump trucks
being loaded with old
shingles being removed
from the Presbyterian
Church, he thought to
himself, “What a waste of
history!” Then, with no
preconceived notion of
what he would do with
them, he took a stack
home, cleaned them up
and coated them with
urethane. The idea then
came to Ron to attach
photos of the Church on the rescued
shingles along with a brief, written history
on the back of each. The idea proved to
be a good one—Ron later rounded-up
more shingles from the historic
Beekman House, Hanley Farm
and Catholic Rectory for more
“photo shingles” as well as
other projects.
You can find Ron online
or visit him in-person every
Sunday at the Farmers Market
from 9:00am-12:30pm. At the
market, you can view his vast
collection of photos ranging from horses,
old fire engines, trains and a favorite
titled “Millennium Observer,” of a
Bristlecone Pine—one of the oldest single
living organisms on earth. And, you may
even be one of the lucky visitors to receive
a free packet of photos from Ron should
you cross paths while he is out on his
morning walk with his beloved Australian
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August 2014

Jacksonville Review

News from the Friends of
Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery


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First-ever Book on Jacksonville’s
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I am very pleased to announce that
the first book ever written and published
about Jacksonville’s Historic
Cemetery, Silent City on the
Hill, is now available thanks
to Bill Miller, who along
with the assistance of his wife
Debbie, have turned years
of research and a love of
history, into a wonderful and
interesting read.
The book covers the history
of the cemetery, stories of its
residents, interesting facts
and trivia, those who have
and who now care for the
cemetery, maps, events and activities and
wonderful pictures.
Many of you know Bill and Debbie as
dedicated volunteers of the Friends of
Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery helping
during our community clean-up days,
cleaning markers, and filming our yearly
Meet the Pioneers Programs. They have
also presented one of our recent highlypopular and successful History Saturday
Programs, “A parents’ lament: The children
buried in the Jacksonville Cemetery.”
Bill is a former Southern Oregon
Historical Society Historian and a
reporter and history columnist for the
Mail Tribune. When he and Debbie are not
out and about checking-out leads on a
story or researching one, they make their
home in Shady Cove.
The Millers have designated the Friends
of Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery as
a recipient of a generous portion of the
proceeds from the sale of the book.
There will be a book signing and wine
tasting event on Thursday, August 7,
4:00-6:00pm at Caprice Winery, located
at 970 Old Stage Road, one mile north of
the Post Office, just outside Jacksonville.
Thank you and much appreciation to
Caprice owners Jeanne and Jim Davidian
for hosting this event.
Copies of the book will be available at
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Workshops, and Meet the Pioneers. Books
are $14.95 and are also available at https://
History Saturday, August 9—Starting
at 10:00am on Saturday,
August 9, the talk and
walking tour in Jacksonville's
Pioneer Cemetery is titled,
"Rogue River Natives,
Rogue River Indian Wars,”
presented by Robert Hight
and Bill Miller. It promises
to be a very interesting and
moving presentation as we
look back at our history and
our relationship with the
Native Americans. Meet your
docents at the Sexton's Tool
House at the top of the Cemetery Road.
Wear your comfortable walking shoes,
bring a hat, sunscreen and something
to drink. No advance reservations are
required and there is no charge. Donations
are always appreciated and help support
our educational programs and ongoing
restoration work in the cemetery. History
Saturday in Jacksonville is on the second
Saturday of the month, May through
September 13, 2014.
Cemetery Marker Cleaning and
Workshop, August 16—If you’d like
to cool off a bit, then join us for a fun
volunteer project and help us clean
the cemetery markers in Jacksonville's
Pioneer Cemetery. Come and learn the
proper cleaning techniques and the
correct tools to use. We meet at 9:00a.m.
at the Sexton's Tool House at the top of
the Cemetery Road. All the required tools
and instructions will be provided, as well
as directions to the area where we will be
working. Due to the nature of the work,
expect to get a little spray of water or
splatter, so dress accordingly. It’s a good
idea to bring along your hat, sunscreen
and a folding chair or stool! The final
marker cleaning and workshop for the
year will be on September 20, 2014.
Be sure to visit our website for additional
details and information about all of our Events
and Activities at

7/17/14 10:07 AM

e live in a beautiful place.
It strikes me each time I
return home from travelling
how comforted I feel by the patchwork
of farms and forests outlined from the
air, how I breathe a little more easily
passing the llamas
and sheep grazing
peacefully on the
hillsides of Hanley
road as I make my
way home.
The love of the
terrain here is one
of the reasons I
have become so
involved with the
work at Hanley
Farm. For me, it
embodies the best of what it means to
live in the Rogue Valley: a connection
to land and community that transcends
my day-to-day concerns. It makes me
feel that I am part of something larger,
something that will continue to exist
after my time here. A significant part
of Hanley continuing to exist, however,
depends on it becoming a truly vital
part of the community—and this is the
question that I would like to use this
column to ask: what would you, you
personally, like to see at Hanley Farm?
What would it take to make Hanley a
significant place for you?

I ask this because we have had multiple
events over the past few years: music
nights, dinners, children’s festivals, and
yet we have still not found a formula
to engage the larger community on a
consistent level. We do not have the base
of support to
continue the
efforts at the
Farm without
that engagement.
There is a
core group of
volunteers, most
of them seniors,
who dedicate
an enormous
amount of time
to making events
happen at the farm. They make these
events happen on an almost non-existent
budget by canvassing for donated items
and putting them together with impressive
creativity. But they need help, support, and
new energy: what would it take for you to
become involved? Please send your ideas
and feedback to
If you do want to come and show
your support this month, we have an
evening of music with The Fret Drifters
happening on Saturday August 9th from
5:30-8:30pm. There will be local beer
and wine for sale, farm fresh food, and a
beautiful setting for the evening.

August 2014

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Pioneer Profiles: PETER BRITT, Part 3
“Photographer, Visionary, Entrepreneur”
by Carolyn Kingsnorth
In the mid-1800s, the promise of gold and free land lured fortune seekers and settlers to the
newly-formed Oregon Territory. They were soon followed by merchants who amassed their own
wealth selling supplies to the miners and farmers. This on-going series shares the stories of these
pioneers and their times.


he past two Pioneer Profiles
daughters of the local schoolmaster.
have partially explored the
Kaspar had married Anna in Switzerland,
public persona of Peter Britt, the
and she had accompanied the family to
pioneer Swiss photographer famed for
the United States. However, Herr Grob
documenting Southern Oregon’s people,
never approved of Peter, ranking an
activities, and landscapes,
itinerant portrait painter only
and father of the region’s
slightly more respectable than
commercial orchard, wine,
an actor or a gypsy.
and ornamental horticulture
Amalia married a distant
industries. Britt also served
cousin, Kaspar Grob, and in
two terms on the Town
1854, they immigrated with
Council, was one of the largest
their infant son Jacob (Jake) to
landholders in Southern
Wisconsin. A daughter, born
Oregon, and was heavily
there, did not survive. Seven
involved in the many local
years later, Grob, a carpenter,
German organizations (coming
was taken violently ill and
in September Pioneer Profiles).
succumbed to a stroke, leaving
But Britt also had a private
Amalia and Jake with no income.
side. The final installment in
Kaspar Britt’s letter informed
this trilogy focuses on Britt’s
Peter of the circumstances.
Amalia Britt
home and family life.
Peter wrote to Amalia
When Britt arrived in Jacksonville in
immediately, sending sufficient money for
late 1852 with a two-wheeled cart of
her to return to her family in Switzerland
photographic equipment, a yoke of oxen,
or to join him in Jacksonville. She chose
a mule, and five dollars in his pocket, he
Oregon and Britt. With her young son
camped on a brushy hillside, now part of
Jake, Amalia made the arduous journey
the Britt Festival grounds and the lower
down the Mississippi to New Orleans,
Britt Gardens. He subsequently filed
around Cape Horn to San Francisco, by
a donation land claim, and eventually
steamer to Crescent City, and finally by
owned the entire ridge between Jackson
stage to the Applegate stop. Britt met
Creek and Rich Gulch.
her there, and they were
Britt’s initial
married at the home of
dug-out log cabin,
Kaspar Kubli, a fellow
located by Southern
Swiss immigre.
Oregon University
Britt brought Amalia
archaeologists in 2010,
back to his hillside cottage,
served as combination
and there, a year later, a
living quarters and
son, Emil, was born. To
daguerreotype studio.
commemorate the event,
By 1854 Britt already
Britt planted a seedling
considered it crude and
sequoia he had obtained
confining. He cleared ground for a new
in Crescent City. Today this Oregon
one-story studio and residence which he
Heritage Tree is 152 years old, stands 205
constructed in front of the old cabin. This
feet tall, and can be seen at the Jacksonville
small studio remained the core of Britt’s
Woodlands’ Sarah Zigler trailhead that
home as numerous additions were made
begins in the lower Britt Gardens.
over the years, and its original Classic
Anticipating a growing family, Britt
Revival style was transformed into one
needed a larger residence. In the fall of
of the first Cottage Gothic dwellings in
1862, carpenters began work on Britt’s
Southern Oregon complete with elaborate new design—an imposing second story
“gingerbread” elements.
of skylit studio space, reconfiguration of
In early 1861, Britt received a lifefirst floor living space, and the addition
altering missive from his brother Kaspar,
of a solarium and wine cellar. The entire
who had been among the family members residence was painted a pumpkin color to
immigrating to Illinois in 1845. Back in
contrast with its white gingerbread trim.
Switzerland, the two brothers had courted
The space was soon in use. Two years
the Grob sisters, Anna and Amalia,
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n July 1,
2014, I was
to become the 26th
president of the Jacksonville-Applegate
Rotary Club. We are a group of volunteers
from the professional community who
belong to Rotary International, the
world’s largest civic organization, with
1.2 million women and men, and more
than 34,000 clubs in over 140 countries.
Rotary is dedicated to creating better
communities. Our goal is to improve the
lives of people by targeting
six areas: promoting peace,
fighting disease, providing
clean drinking water,
delivering healthcare to
mothers and children,
supporting education, and
growing local economies.
I've often marveled at Rotary's ability
to maintain its relevance and adapt to the
ever-changing needs of our communities.
This is achieved by frequent changeover
of leadership. From Rotary International
to the smallest Rotary club, all Rotary
presidents serve one-year terms.
This infuses fresh ideas and renewed
inspiration into all that Rotary does.
Training for Rotary presidents can seem
daunting. It is a four-month process that
begins each February, when incoming
presidents from the Pacific Northwest and
Canada gather in Seattle for a three-day
training seminar. Thereafter, regional
presidents-elect hold regular meetings to
share ideas, set goals, and troubleshoot
challenges. Training culminates with
attendance at the annual Rotary
International conference, which I was
fortunate to attend in Sydney, Australia.
The international conference was
simply incredible. For five days, Sydney
was a gracious host for 18,000 Rotarians
from around the globe. The conference
featured plenary sessions with brilliant
speakers, including Tony Abbott,
Australia's Prime Minister, and Bruce
Aylward, the Assistant Director-General
of the World Health Organization. In
addition, there were numerous small

group sessions focused on sharing ideas
about operating effective, sustainable, and
life-changing community service projects.
A constant theme was Rotary's fight
against the dreaded disease, Polio. After a
generation of work, Polio has essentially
been limited to three countries: Pakistan,
Afghanistan, and Nigeria. With one final
push, Rotary expects that, by 2018, Polio
will finally be eradicated from the Earth.
What a gift to the world that will be!
I came home from the international
conference energized and eager to get

to work. Our club has much planned for
this year. This fall, we are sending a team
of volunteers to Guatemala to deliver
and install in-home water filtration
systems for rural Mayan families. Here
at home, we are renovating a space at
the Children's Museum at the historic
Jacksonville Courthouse, delivering
dictionaries to our region's third graders,
and providing scholarships to local
college-bound students. We are also
proud to sponsor and partner with the
Interact Club at South Medford High
School. Our club is growing, and we're
excited about the future!
We invite you to join us for breakfast at
our lively club meetings each Thursday,
at 7:00am at Bella Union Restaurant in
Jacksonville. Better yet, buy a ticket for
our 5th-annual Salmon Bake dinner and
auction on September 14, at historic
Hanley Farm, where the proceeds will
support our ongoing clean-water projects.
Come see how we live each beautiful
day in Jacksonville by the
Rotary motto, "Service
Above Self."
To learn more about the
Jacksonville-Applegate Rotary
Club, visit
and please “like” us on Facebook!

City Snapshot
City Council, July 1 & 17—Council
spent a good deal of its meeting time
focused on two issues: a section of the
sign code impacting businesses in the
historic core and formalizing Urban
Renewal financing arrangements for the
restoration of the historic courthouse and
other properties.
On the sign issue, after a city councilor
complained about a possible infringement
of the current sign code/ordinance,
(but failed to admit responsibility for
instigating the matter or following
proper protocol) the Jacksonville Police
Department was dispatched to the Orth
Building on South Oregon Street where
business owners were ordered to remove
“sandwich board” signs placed in front
of their businesses. The issue didn’t sit
well with several business owners, or
Mayor Becker, who intervened on behalf
of a grateful business community and
offered a temporary “fix.” Although he
admitted it was not technically “legal,”
the mayor issued a temporary “stay,”
proclamation, permitting use of such
signage for 60-90 days with an order
for the Planning Department, Planning
Commission, City Council and staff to
fix the convoluted code. The mayor took
action, partly since much of the current
code is a “mish-mash,” in the midst of a
two-year-long overhaul. The mayor also
took action since he understands the need
for small businesses to attract customers
to locations that can prove difficult to see
at street level, especially those blocked
by landscaping and/or architectural
features. In the end, council opted not
to adopt a resolution, deciding instead

to let the code revision process proceed.
However, council voiced its agreement
with the spirit of the proposed resolution
which deemed sign complaints as minor
complaints—complaints that are a waste
of valuable police time and energy. In the
meantime, sandwich board signs will be
permitted so long as they do not pose a
threat to public safety.
On the Urban Renewal front, council
formally signed-off on a $1 million loan
package for restoration of the historic
courthouse and other publicly-owned
properties. (Please see the article on UR
on page 16 and learn more about how
the program functions.) At this time, the
conceptual plan is to convert the first
floor of the courthouse building into city
and other offices and then sell the Miller
House, current home of city offices. Those
proceeds will be used to repay a portion
of the UR loan. On votes related to Urban
Renewal, the council supported using
Urban Renewal resources to fund the
project with the exception of Councilor
Wall who voted “no” on all UR matters.
In a related matter, Council President
David Jesser, who is also the Chair of the
Urban Renewal Board, raised a red flag
over two blighted properties at 180 & 186
California Street, owned by former Mayor
Clara Wendt. Jesser called attention to
apparent defects in building foundations,
structures and roofs, as well as the
unsightly appearance of bars on doors
and windows that further degrade the
ambiance and appearance of the historic
core. The council agreed that the situation
warranted serious attention.

August 2014

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A Few Minutes with the Mayor

Tony's Dam Column #6:
Final Design Elements to Breach the Dam

Thoughts on Thinking

by Tony Hess

by Paul Becker


ow many
of you
one of the most
common commands in the English
language appearing in the business
community following the end of World
War 2? The command was short… one
word… and it seemed to be posted
wherever one worked, especially in the
tabulating department… the precursor to
the modern computer center. The word
was THINK and it epitomized an entire
generation of workers exhorted by I.B.M.
to work not just harder but also more
Tom Watson, the
founder of I.B.M. coined
the phrase while sales
manager at N.C.R., took it
with him to I.B.M. in 1914
where he made it part
of the corporate culture.
He even trademarked
the word. It continues in
use today, although in
different forms such as
ThinkPad or ThinkCentre.
I remember its effect on
me in one of my first jobs
out of the army… it made
me nervous and I didn’t
like it. What if I didn’t
think clearly enough…
or often enough… or at all? Working
the machines with that big THINK sign
staring down at me seemed almost
Chaplinesque in nature. Chaplin’s 1936
film Modern Times illustrated the plight
of modern man caught up in the machine
age. Here I was, fifteen years later,
commanded to think in an environment
requiring very little thought. Chaplin’s
task was to work an assembly line with
utmost efficiency… mine was to process
tabulating cards rapidly and without
error. I remember thinking that thinking
would only slow me down. If that were
true, then it would be dangerous to think

since the clock was also my enemy. My
work was measured in physical output…
not mental activity. Thinking didn’t seem
practical. If I must think, then it seemed
far better to think of the girl next door.
This actually worked for awhile until I
found out she was thinking of someone
Shall we consider it thusly: The
playwright, George Bernard Shaw
once boasted, "Few people think more
than two or three times a year; I have made
an international reputation for myself by
thinking once or twice a week." There now,
perhaps thinking is worth a try, although
thinking requires
Martin Luther King
once said, "Rarely
do we find men who
willingly engage in
hard, solid thinking.
There is an almost
universal quest for easy
answers and half-baked
solutions. Nothing
pains some people more
than having to think."
Putting thinking into
practice, this truth
became self-evident...
especially in the world
of politics. Politicians
would love to see you
stop thinking independently. Just look
at the world through their side of the
looking glass. The opposition would have
you look through the other side. There's a
better way... ignore them both and build
your own looking glass. Ignore the isms.
It's not easy. They will quote science,
religion, history, and even philosophy;
in the end you will only know the truth
if you think for yourself. The words of
Thomas Paine ring true even today, "When
men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last
shadow of liberty quits the horizon."
Maybe I'll put Tom Watson's old sign—
THINK—back up on my office wall.

Planning Director Has Drop-in Hours
The Planning Director has “drop in hours” on Monday
and Thursday from 11:00am-1:00pm.
This is a great time to come by and speak directly to the
Planning Director without an appointment. Your time may
be limited to 15 minutes if others are waiting.
The Planning Department accepts applications and
building permits between the hours of 8:30am-12:00noon
everyday but Wednesday. The Planning Department will not
accept applications or issue building permits after 12noon.

Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:00pm

Monday - Friday
9:00am - 4:00pm

541-899-1231 •
Direct #: 541-899-6873
Now located behind Courthouse!
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
& Friday 8:30am-2:00pm
Wednesday: Closed to Public

Submit all applications
& pick-up all permits:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:
Planning Director Available
for Drop-In Consultation:
Monday & Thursday,

This is the fifth in a series of articles following the process to breach the Jacksonville dam
and reservoir in order to comply with state and federal regulations. The articles will continue
through the construction phase.


he design of the new streambed
is very complicated and involves
the application of sophisticated
software and mathematical formulas.
Recently, I spent time with Joey Howard,
the principal engineer at Cascade Stream
Solutions who has been hired by the City
of Jacksonville to design the new stream
channel. Joey walked me through the
process, explaining the technical terms of
the science.
In nature, streams adjust to different
flows and will carve-out their own
channel, developing different scenarios
of streambeds. A flat meandering stream
will have a bed of fairly small rocks,
while a stream that has a steeper slope
may have a series of big rocks randomly
in the stream that slow the current and
push it side to side, absorbing the energy
in the water flow. Yes, flowing water
has energy, and the faster it flows, the
steeper the slope, with the greater volume
of the water increasing its energy level.
A commonly-seen, naturally-formed
streambed shape is a series of steps with
a waterfall at the top of the step, and the
water cascading down into a pool that

has been carved-out by the force of the
water. The water flow then climbs up a
little to get over the lip of this hollowedout rock tub, and picks-up speed to the next
step pool. This repeated process absorbs the
energy in the moving water, and reduces the
force that might tear into the embankments.
The channel of Jackson Creek above the
reservoir is a good example of a natural
“step pool” streambed. The design will
measure the potential energy force in
Jackson Creek by integrating the slope
of about 5 percent, and the expected
maximum 100-year flow in cubic feet per
second (CFS) to compute the size of the
biggest rocks needed to absorb the energy
and not be moved. Since granite weighs
165 pounds per cubic foot, the channel
will need to be lined with rocks for a
length of about 800 feet, so one possible
design might be a series of step pools each
about 100-feet long, each with a drop of
eight feet. The engineers and the city will
consult on the final design, which could
be either the step pool design or a straight
channel with a large stilling basin at the
lower end to absorb the water energy.
Stay tuned!

Title III Grant Awarded to Firewise Program
Fire Chief Devin Hull is pleased to
announce that the Jacksonville Firewise
program has received a Title III grant for
2014/2015. $10,000 has been allotted to
Jacksonville to assist with maintaining
the current Westmont Firewise
designation and to facilitate adding
more Firewise neighborhoods within the
Jacksonville community.
The Firewise program is a nationwide
initiative that recognizes communities
for taking action to protect people and
properties from the risk of fire in the
wildland/urban interface.
Requirements for the Firewise
designation include:
• A community assessment and
creation of an agreed-upon action
plan of achievable solutions to be
implemented by the community.
• Development of a neighborhood Board
willing to oversee the action plan and
maintenance of defensible space.
• Participation in one annual Firewise
Day activity dedicated to a local
Firewise activity.

• Documentation of landscape work
completed by residents in the creation
of defensible space.
• Submission of an annual report to
show compliance with the program.
• The following neighborhoods have
been identified as potential Firewise
• Cemetery North: Woodberry to Gold
• Coachman Hills: including Wells
Fargo & Surrey
• Connestoga: including Laurelwood
and Scenic Drives
• 5th Street: including 3rd Street and
• Applegate: including Placer Hill
• South Oregon: including Hill Street
Residents within these neighborhoods
interested in developing a Firewise
community, or who’d like more
information about the program are
encouraged to contact Chief Hull at
541-899-7246 or the Jacksonville Firewise
Coordinator, Michele Brown-Riding at

Calling All Candidates for City Council
There are 3 City Council seats open in
the November, 2014 election. Interested
parties may pick-up a packet from the
City Recorder at City Hall and return
it no later than August 22, 2014. (Please
note that candidates should leave
sufficient time for the Jackson County
Elections Division to verify signatures
and other information provided by
potential candidates.) The packet
contains information and instructions on
obtaining the necessary signatures and
other steps to be eligible for running.

To qualify, a candidate must be a
resident of the City of Jacksonville for
12 months preceding the election, must
be a taxpayer on either personal or
real property within the city limits and
must be registered to vote. No prior
governmental experience is required.
You may pick-up a packet from the
City Recorder in-person at City Hall,
110 East Main Street, or call 541-8991231 for more information. Office hours
to obtain a packet are Monday-Friday,

Jacksonville Police Department

CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, August 5, 6:00pm (OCH)
PLANNING COMMISSION: Wednesday, August 13, 6:00pm (OCH)
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, August 19, 6:00pm (OCH)
HARC HEARING OFFICER: Wednesday, August 20, 10:00am (OCH)
HARC: Wednesday, August 27, 6pm (OCH)
Location Key: OCH - Old City Hall (S. Oregon & Main) CH - Courthouse
CC - Community Center (160 E. Main Street) NVR - Naversen Room
(Jacksonville Library) FH - Fire Hall (180 N. 3rd St. @ C) EOC - Emergency
Ops Center at Police Station

A consolidated report based on type of calls & number of incidences

June 17, 2014 to July 15, 2014
Call Type – Total Calls
Alarm - 7
Animal Complaint - 16
Assault - 3
Assist - Other Gov't/
Law Enforcement
Agencies - 47
Assist Public - 67
Burglary-Residence - 7
City Ordinance - 5

Civil - 3
Death Investigation - 1
Domestic Disturbance - 1
Fraud - 1
Fugitive - 1
Larceny/Theft - 7
Liquor Law - 1
Missing Person - 2
Motor Vehicle Crash - 3

Noise - 8
Property Lost - 6
Public Indecency - 1
Public Safety - 1
Suspicious - 12
Traffic/Roads All - 12
Trespassing - 2
Vandalism - 1

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Jacksonville Review

On Money & More: Investor Advancements

Please join us at Pioneer Village for...

Appreciation Night
Everyone is
welcome to

Thursday, August 14, 2014 • 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Don’t miss this opportunity to network with local businesses
and thank them for all they do for our community.
We will have live
Jazz music by
Band Du Pays!

Come and enjoy some local
wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres
and refreshments.


$ 00 Raffle Tickets

Enter our raffles and
help raise money for the
Alzheimer’s Association!

All proceeds and donations to
benefit the Alzheimer’s Association

for Gift Cards to local Jacksonville Restaurants!

festivities and
live band will be
held on the patio
and bistro in
building B.

Tours available
during this event!

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August 2014




by Erich & Matt Patten, Cutler Investment Group
Earlier this week, Matt and I found
ourselves in Chicago for business. As we
walked to our meeting, we strolled past
the Chicago Board of Trade building. This
icon of finance has housed the futures
and options exchanges since 1930. Today,
the exchange is called the CME Group,
a company whose roots go back to the
Chicago Butter and Egg Board. Looking at
such an historic building, and knowing that
today trading is dominated by electronic
transactions, got me thinking about the
changes we have witnessed in finance
in recent years. Building on last month’s
Cutler article about using history as a
guide for investing, let’s look this month
at what advancements have been made for
investors, and how we have benefitted.
There are two primary ways that
finance has changed over the past
few decades; innovation and theory.
Innovation involves not only technology,
but also through financial products. The
most predominant example has been the
proliferation of exchange traded funds,
called ETFs. The first ETF traded in the
US, known as the “Spider” (short for
S&P Depository Receipts) appeared in
1993. ETFs have since become the 21st
century’s’ mutual funds, accumulating
more than $1.7 trillion in assets. ETFs
trade like stocks, typically carry low fees,
and allow investors easy access to various
asset classes.
Financial product innovation has
not just been the development of ETFs,
however. A type of retirement portfolio,
known as “target-date funds,” has
provided improved asset allocations
for 401(k) investors. These portfolios
systemically adjust the portfolio risk as
investors approach retirement and had
roughly $160 billion in assets in 2008. In
just a few years, these funds have grown
to over $670 billion in assets, showing just
how popular this innovation has been.
Investment theory is also constantly
evolving. At Cutler, we feel one of the
more important theoretical advancements
has been Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT).
MPT acknowledges that different types of
investments behave differently, and there
may be predictable patterns in the way
they react (to each other). For example,
stocks and bonds frequently do not move

in tandem. An investor can use MPT to
build a portfolio that reduces risk. This
theory has resulted in an industry-wide
shift in how Financial Advisors build
portfolios for their clients.
Speaking of Chicago, another financial
theory that has changed the industry
has its roots to both Matt’s and my alma
mater, the University of Chicago; “efficient
markets theory.” Conceptually, this theory
argues that outperforming markets is
impossible due to the price fully reflecting
the true value of an asset at any given time.
This theory has supported the growth of
ETFs, as investors focus more on costs of
an investment than the past performance it
has achieved.
While financial product innovation and
advancements of theory have changed
the way we invest, we have not yet even
identified the ways that technology has
changed finance! Just as most businesses
have been similarly impacted, technology
has allowed us to manage more
efficiently, effectively, and with greater
scale. 20 years ago, Cutler had a team of
employees dedicated to reconciling our
client statements with their custodial
statements. Today, this process is largely
done through automation. Like most
industries, technology has lowered the
costs to consumers, but the transition can
be difficult along the way. As investors,
we are looking for companies that can
improve the way society does business or
improves the performance of a business
through implementing new technologies.
Always be looking for improvements in
the way society does things- there just
may be an investment idea in there!
Matthew Patten is CEO and Investment
Portfolio Manager. He is a graduate of
Jacksonville Elementary School and South
Medford High School. Matt earned BA
degrees in Economics and Environmental
Geo-Sciences from Boston College and a MBA
from the University of Chicago.
Erich Patten is President and Chief
Investment Officer. He is a graduate of
Jacksonville Elementary School and South
Medford High School. Erich earned a BS
in Economics from the Wharton School,
University of Pennsylvania, and a Masters in
Public Policy from the University of Chicago.
See ad this page.

Jacksonville’s Nick Card Off and Running!

Matthew C. Patten
Chief Executive Officer
Portfolio Manager

Erich M. Patten
Chief Investment Officer
President/Portfolio Manager

History matters: it matters to Jacksonville and it matters
to Cutler Investment Group, headquartered at Bigham
Knoll. For three generations Cutler has been providing
conservative, income- focused investment solutions for
individuals and tax-exempt institutions. The Portland
Business Journal recognized us as a Top Investment
Manager in 2013 (ranked by Assets Under Management).
Please stop by to learn how we can help.

525 Bigham Knoll | Jacksonville, OR 97530 | 541-770-9000 •

Jacksonville native Nick Card formally
received the Certificate of Nomination
for the Republican Party for his race for
State Representative in House District 5.
The district includes Ashland, Phoenix,
Talent, Jacksonville, parts
of south Medford and the
Applegate Valley.
Having recently won the
write-in campaign during
the May 20th primary
election, Nick received
the official certificate from
Secretary of State Kate
Brown notifying him that
he had been determined to
be the nominee.
“Even though I knew I
had earned the majority of
the write-in votes, it was
gratifying to receive the
Secretary of State’s letter. It
was confirmation that my candidacy has
many supporters in our community,” said
Nick. According to the county elections
office, Nick received 475 write-in votes,
the most of any Republican write-in
candidate in the county.
Nick Card, 25, was born and raised in
Southern Oregon and attended South
Medford High School where he graduated
as the Valedictorian. Subsequently,
he attended Harvey Mudd College in
Claremont, California where he received a
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering.
Oregon House Minority Leader, Mike
McLane, (R) District 55, said, “I am very
impressed with Nick and the way he
ran his write-in campaign. It is good to

have an energetic young person working
to make things better for the state.
Nick may be young, but he is a very
thoughtful and strong leader. He cares
about helping Oregonians.”
When asked why Nick
wanted to seek election as
a State Representative he
said, “Having grown up
in Jacksonville, I always
wanted to return home to be
near my family and be able
to enjoy this beautiful area.
I know I am not the only
one frustrated with a lack of
jobs here. There are a lot of
young people that are forced
to leave home just to be able
to get a good job. Plus, there
are a lot of people here that
are under-employed.”
Nick added, “I think
we need better political leadership in
this area that listens to the business
community. Our district is home to a
vibrant arts scene, great livability, and
hardworking people. We need businesses
that will fit-in with our community
and provide jobs. The reason I decided
to run is that I feel I am better able to
bring strong economic vitality and
sustainability to our region.”
The next step for the young candidate
is the General Election. “I am excited to
continue the momentum… I’m eager to
help bring positive change to Southern
Oregon and look forward to discussing
issues of importance with the voters in
House District 5.”

August 2014

Urban Renewal De-Mystified
Editor’s Note: In recent weeks, the
Jacksonville City Council voted to borrow
and utilize up to 1 million dollars from its
Urban Renewal program to rehabilitate the
historic Courthouse for city offices and for
other approved uses. The following primer is
excerpted from a staff report provided by Elaine
Howard, the city’s Urban Renewal consultant.
What is Urban Renewal?
Urban renewal is one of the few
tools for encouraging local economic
development. It is unique in that it has
its own funding source, “tax increment
financing.” The program is authorized
under state law and implemented locally
that allows for the concentrated use of
property tax revenues to upgrade certain
designated areas of a city or county.
These areas are called “blighted” by state
statute and typically contain sections of
a city that are underdeveloped and not
contributing fully to the local economy.
The area can have buildings in need of
renovation, properties which should be

developed or redeveloped, or utilities
and street and pedestrian systems in poor
repair or needing upgrading.
The underpinning theory of urban
renewal is that if these properties are
upgraded, they will contribute more
substantially to the local economy and to
the property taxes which support all of
the taxing jurisdictions.
What is the History of Jacksonville’s
Urban Renewal Program?
An urban renewal plan establishes
an urban renewal boundary, goals, and
objectives for the area, and outlines
projects and programs that will help
to improve the conditions in the area.
The plan also sets a limit on the amount
of money which can be used to fund
these projects and programs, called a
“maximum indebtedness.” The urban
renewal plan must be adopted by the
City Council. The City of Jacksonville’s
urban renewal plan was adopted in 2002
with the goals of conserving historicallysignificant places and properties,
insuring a more attractive, functional and
economically-viable city, encouraging the
expansion and development of businesses
that will produce jobs, and increasing
property values in the Area. The plan was
amended in 2014 to allow for the use of

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funds to upgrade publicly-owned historic
structures. (Beekman House, Beekman
Bank, Catholic Rectory and Courthouse,
received from Jackson County)
What types of Projects are Eligible
under Urban Renewal?
• Construction or improvement of
public streets, sidewalks, utilities,
parks, and other public uses
• Storefront improvements
• Participation with developers for
property improvement
• Rehabilitation of existing buildings,
historic or otherwise
How is an Urban Renewal Plan
When an urban renewal plan is
adopted, the county assessor calculates
the total assessed value of the area and
establishes this value as the “frozen
base.” Growth above the base is called
the “increment.” Tax increment revenues
are the property tax revenues generated
off the increase in the assessed values
over the frozen base
(not including rates
for General Obligation
Bonds and Local Levies
approved by voters after
October, 2001).
How Does Tax
Increment Financing
Affect Overlapping
Taxing Districts?
Taxing jurisdictions
gain revenues through
the collection of property
taxes. Property tax
increases come through
new development
and the statutory limit of 3% increase
in assessed values on existing real
property. With tax increment financing,
the permanent rate property taxes on
the growth in assessed value in the
urban renewal area are allocated to the
Urban Renewal Agency and not the
taxing district. The taxing jurisdictions
are still able to collect the property tax
revenues from the assessed value of the
frozen base, but increases in revenues are
allocated to the Urban Renewal Agency
for use within the urban renewal area.
How Does Tax Increment Financing
Affect Property Tax Payers?
After an urban renewal plan is
adopted, taxpayers will see a line
item on their property tax statements
for urban renewal. This can be quite
confusing because even if you are not
physically located in the area, you will
see an indication of the impact of urban
renewal on your property tax bill. Your
overall tax bill does not increase, but the
allocation of revenues received from your
payment is changed as a portion of that
payment now goes to urban renewal.
This is called “division of taxes” and is
the administrative way assessors must
calculate the urban renewal revenue.

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Jacksonville. A lot of square footage
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beautiful open kitchen with large
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access to the large deck & family
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864 S Third Street, Jacksonville
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505 N Fifth St, Jacksonville, OR 97530

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Drop Your Drugs…Save the Environment!
To help keep prescription medicines
away from children, out of landfills, the
water supply and waste treatment systems,
the Jacksonville Police Department has a
Prescription Drug Deposit Box in the lobby
of the police station at 225 S. Third Street.
The secure box enables residents to dropoff items in a secure location.
The following items are accepted in the
prescription drug deposit box:
• Prescriptions
• Over-the-counter medications
• Vitamins
• Medication samples
• Medications for pets
• Ointments
• Lotions
• Liquid medication in glass or leakproof containers.
The following items CANNOT be
• Needles (sharps)
• Thermometers
• Bloody or infectious waste
• Medications from businesses or clinics

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features many built-in cabinets. Family/Media room features new
quality custom cabinetry, and wiring for surround sound. Mature
landscaping, with walking paths around the property, pond with
running stream give this home a true park-like feel. Delightful
slate over concrete patio is accessible from both the dining and
living room for ease of entertaining. Large 3 car garage, and
barn/workshop. This home features many modern amenities,
while still maintaining the cozy feel of yesteryear. Minutes to
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• Hydrogen peroxide
• Aerosol cans or inhalers
Items may be dropped off during
regular business hours.
For more information, please call Jacksonville
Police Department at 541-899-7100.

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s this is the second of a two
part series, if you have not
already read the first column
(published in last month’s Jacksonville
Review) it will be most beneficial for you
to do so. Although those of us who call
the Rogue Valley home realize we have a
wonderful place to live, raise a family and
do business, evidenced by the statistics
previously shared, it is apparent that
far too much of our culture of caring is
borne of economic necessity. Just a brief
recap on a few primary indicators of the
magnitude of our challenges, Medford’s
Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA –
including all of Jackson County) has been
free-falling on the Milken Institute’s list of
the Top 179 Best Performing Small Cities.
We have plummeted from #12 in 2004 to
#114 in 2014. We rank #160 for job growth
and #166 for wage growth. Our wages
have been in the bottom 7% for the lowest
in the U.S. for a number of years.
The state of Oregon allocates a
meaningful amount of the funds that are
generated through video poker proceeds
back to our counties specifically for
the purpose of economic development.
On the very (unfortunately) long list of
justifiable expenditures, the first item on
the list is “Job Creation.” About halfway
down the list, “Public Education” is
another legitimate expenditure. In 2014
the average per- county allocation of these
funds back to their respective economic
development enterprises was about
35%. Jackson County received $817k in
video poker proceeds. Southern Oregon
Regional Economic Development, Inc.
(SOREDI—our region’s primary go-to
economic development entity) received
$26k (3.6%) which is about 1/10th of the
average allocation every other county provides.
This is the same amount Jackson County
provided when SOREDI was formed
about 27 year ago. $26k!!! Seriously???
For many years (in Jackson County) these
video poker proceeds have followed the
path of least resistance and gone into the
libraries. Jackson County ranks dead last
for the contribution of these funds to our
regional economic development enterprise.
SOREDI receives just over 7% of Josephine
County’s video poker proceeds.
There was an excellent above-thefold story back in February in the Mail
Tribune that highlighted the contrast
in funding between SOREDI and its
sister organization, EDCO, (Economic
Development in Central Oregon) in Bend.
The cities in the Bend region that belong
to and support EDCO contribute $2.38
per citizen annually. In comparison, all
of the cities in Jackson and Josephine
County contribute only about $0.38
per citizen annually to SOREDI. The
majority of SOREDI’s regional publicsector funding contributions have not
risen since the organization was founded.
Although SOREDI adds great value to our
regional economy, the limited resources
its understaffed team of dedicated
professionals has to work with is a big
part of what inhibits our community
from realizing its greater potential.
Based upon my perspective of working
within the system for the past eight years
altruistically, our regional economic
development reality over the past couple
of decades has basically been a self-fulfilled
prophecy of self-imposed limitations. The
communities that support EDCO invest
annually in recruitment alone an amount
that is close to SOREDI’s annual budget.
There’s a very fitting saying that is
attributed to our buddy Confucius, “man
who stand on mountaintop with mouth
wide open wait long time for roast duck to
drop in.” The Rogue Valley is centrallylocated on the I-5 corridor between
Silicon Valley and the Silicon Forrest. As
we look skyward to all of the commerce
transiting between these flourishing
major markets, it’s almost as if we’re
hoping opportunities will drop out of
the sky upon us. We have significant

cost advantages
over Silicon Valley,
the L.A. basin
(and many other
major metropolitan
markets across
the U.S.). The vast
majority of our very
limited industrial land sits vacant decade
after decade. Since the decline in the
timber industry, our community lost its
foundation of family wage jobs. Without
that foundation, our regional economic
multiplier is not vibrant enough to
give adequate lift to all of the other
businesses that are dependent upon
what happens here.
Okay, now for the good news… On
the aforementioned list, where so many
other MSA’s are out-performing our
own, we rank #12 for our 5-year high-tech
GDP growth! Our region is recognized
for having 20 of 22 sectors of technology,
nine of which are equivalent and seven
actually exceeding national density
averages. Although our overall density
level is a bit lower than the U.S. average,
we have a much greater diversity. How
many high tech firms are represented
in our two county region? I’m glad you
asked! The federal government breaks
down high tech into (14) different NAICS
sector codes. Among those (14) codes
we have 277 firms represented, which provide
about 2,800 jobs that average about $56k in
annual wages (not including benefits). That’s
about $154 million in annual payroll. A
credible multiplier for these jobs would
be x3, which amounts to about a half a
billion dollar impact annually on our regional
economy. WOW! Our high tech sector has
been organically growing and hiding in
plain sight for far too long. It’s not smoke
and mirrors or wishful thinking! We have a
strong emerging tech sector!
I have to admit that I am as guilty as
anyone else is in terms of drinking the
negative Kool-Aid regarding how we
perceive that Oregon is not friendly
to business. This intoxicating drink
paralyzes many of us so we do not do
enough to change our circumstances
for the better in our community. Here’s
what I found that’s helped turnaround
my thinking… With #1 being good,
Oregon currently ranks #12 in the U.S.
for overall business taxation (we almost
made the Top 10!). California on the other
hand is bringing-up the rear at #48. Oregon
is currently #17 for overall business
rankings. While there’s certainly room for
improvement in that number, California
is #47. As challenging as conditions are in
Oregon, they are far worse in California.
California is currently ranked as the 8th
largest economy in the world. If Silicon
Valley was a nation, its GDP would
rank 19th in the world. Again, we have
meaningful cost advantages over Silicon
Valley and the L.A. basin. Although
the percentage may be a statistical blip,
there are many businesses relocating
(or at least expanding) out of California
on a regular basis. Those communities
that understand this phenomenon have
positioned themselves for success because
they developed the right strategy and
made the necessary investment to have
a conversation with these outwardlymigrating firms. This approach has proven
to be a boon for many other communities.
If others can do it, why can’t we?
So, I looked around the country for
best-in-class modeling for communities
similar in size to ours that are very
successful recruiting businesses out of
California and found one that brought
in 75 – 80 businesses. C’mon, it’s not
rocket science. We are not talking about
recreating California or Silicon Valley
in the Rogue Valley. The majority of the
land in our region is controlled by the
federal government and Oregon has
the most restrictive zoning overlay of
all 50-states. We are also surrounded by
Tech Economy - Cont'd. on Pg. 36

August 2014

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Jacksonville Art Events
August 2014!

Artist’s Workshop
30th Annual Show & Sale
Art Presence Art Center!

August 1–24: Art Presence is
pleased to present the Artist’s
Workshop’s 30th Annual Show
and Sale. The show features 19
southern Oregon
artists working in a variety of
Humbug Creek Road
techniques, styles, and mediums.
by Dolores Ribal !
Meet the artists at a reception on August 2 from 3–6pm!!
Learn more about the Artist’s Workshop and this show in
our article in this issue of the Jacksonville Review.!

August Art Presence Curated Exhibits:!

Pioneer Village!
Now–September 10:!
Photography by Alice LaMoree
RioQuerencia Fine Art Images!
Jacksonville Library:!
Naversen Room!
Now–Sept 10: Photography by
Thomas Glassman.!
Front Entrance Display!
August 4–September 15:
Salvage Sideshow–Cast-off objects find!
their way into the spotlight of a!
whimsical carnival of second chances!
in the art pieces Leona Keene Sewitsky assembles with
screws, wire, and paper clay. !
Pictured above right: Empress of Pluto!
Medford Library:!
Now–Sept 10: Zen DeZigns!
Thirty abstract pen and ink
Zentangles® by Charlotte Peterson,
Linda Boutacoff, and Betty Barss.
Pictured at left: Chasing Waves by
Betty Barss.!
Art Presence Art Center is a nonprofit organization
located at 206 North Fifth Street on the grounds of
Jacksonville’s historic courthouse. Our gallery is open
every Friday through Sunday from 11am–5pm.
Visit us online at!

GoodBean Coffee!
August 1–31: Watercolors!
by Deanna St. Martin!

❂❂Sundays, 9:00am-12:30pm: jacksonville
farmers market. See photos on page 36.

❂❂Saturday, August 16, 9:00am-Noon: cemetery
marker cleaning & workshops.
Historic Cemetery. Marker Cleaning on the third
Saturday of the month through September 20.
See article on page 12.

❂❂Last Tuesday of the month, 11:00am-Noon: Live
Music at Food & Friends. Meals $2.75
for Seniors 60 and over. S. Oregon Street next to
GoodBean. Call 541-899-7492 for information.

❂❂Saturday, August 16, 1:30pm & 3:00pm: beekman
house living history. "The Year is 1932."
Also, September 20. Reservations suggested.
See ad on page 13.

❂❂Friday-Sunday, August 1-24, 10:00am-6:00pm:
artist's workshop show & sale. Art
Presence Art Center, Historic Courthouse grounds.
Artist Reception, Saturday, August 2, 3:00-6:00pm.
See article on page 9.
❂❂Monday-Friday, August 4-8, 9:00am-1:00pm: rV
farm-to-school summer camp, Hanley
Farm. Ages 8-10. For info,

❂❂Wednesday, August 20, 9:00am: "open mic"
night, Bella Union Restaurant. See article this page.

❂❂Thursday, August 7, 4:00-6:00pm: silent city on
the hill, book signing. Caprice Winery.
See Cemetery News on page 12.

❂❂Sunday, August 24, 9:00am: ata sturgis
meadow & mt. elijah hike. Meet at
Applegate Store. See article on page 33.

❂❂Friday, August 8, 5:00-7:00pm: the creator's
gallery featured artist reception.
2nd Friday of every month. See ad on page 36.

❂❂Friday-Sunday, August 29-31, 10:00am-5:00pm:
jacksonville celebrates the arts.
Historic Courthouse grounds. See article on page 10.

❂❂Saturday, August 9: food project pick-up
day, Jacksonville. See information on page 31.

❂❂Friday-Sunday, September 5-7: city-wide
yard sale. Jacksonville.

❂❂Saturday, August 9, 10:00-11:30am: history
saturday in the cemetery, “Rogue
River Natives, Rogue River Indian Wars.” Programs
continue on the second Saturday of the month
through September 13. See article on page 12.

❂❂Sunday, September 7, 2:00-5:00pm: furnarture,
benefit auction for the Studio at Living Opportunities,
Bigham Knoll. See article on page 8.

❂❂Saturday, August 9, 10:00am-3:00pm: kids day at
crater rock museum. See article on page 28.
❂❂Saturday, August 9, Noon-4:00pm: history
saturday at beekman house, "Victorian
Music & Literature." See ad on page 13.
❂❂Saturday, August 9, 5:30-8:30pm: music at the
farm, The Fret Drifters, Hanley Farm. See article on
page 12.

Watercolor Society of Oregon member Deanna St. Martin’s June show of
innovative and colorful abstract
paintings got so many comments that
we asked her back for a reprise! Artist
Stephanie Tempest of Jacksonville will
exhibit exquisite small mosaic works
in the front section.!
165 South Oregon St. ~ 541-899-8740!

Pegi Smith returns to the Cellar with
dreamy new works that will tempt
you to give them a new home! Meet
Pegi at a reception on August 16 from
5–8pm with live music, wine tasting
and complimentary hors d’oeuvres.
No cover! !

❂❂Saturday, September 13, 5:00-8:30pm origins
dinner series, Hanley Farm. For more
information, please visit
❂❂Saturday, October 4, 10:00am-2:00pm:
jacksonville's 1st-annual health
fair, Historic Courthouse grounds. See article on page 31.
For more events, visit!

Ever wished you could appear on American Idol? Here's your chance to perform,
before the American Idol performance at the Britt on Wednesday, August 20.
Bella Union Restaurant in Jacksonville will host an “open mic” for singers of all ages;
young people are especially encouraged to participate. The event will take place from
4:00-6:00pm. An Italian dinner buffet will be included in the admission of $10/adult;
$5/youth. Proceeds will benefit the youth mentoring work of the Rose Circle Mentoring
Network. Bella Union Restaurant is located at 70 W. California Street, Jacksonville.
For more information: or 541-646-1252.


Jacksonville Trolley Tours

125 South Third St. ~ 541-899-9120!

Trolley Tours are a great way to see the town and learn some fun history and facts.
The tours depart from the Beekman Bank located on the corner of California and Third
Street. There are five tours a day departing at 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, and
3:00pm. The fare is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for ages 6-12, and free under 6 years of age.
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Join us in the beautiful gardens of EdenVale for a
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Aug. 3 - Charles Guy & Linda Powers
Aug. 10 - Phil King
June 20

July 25

August 22




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❂❂Friday-Sunday, September 12-14: fall home
show, Jackson County Expo. See ad on page 18.

Open Mic at Bella Union

South Stage Cellars!
August 7–September 18:!
Paintings by Pegi Smith!

6pm ~ Garden opens
8pm ~Concert

❂❂August 19-23: world of wine, benefitting
Asante Foundation and Children's Miracle Network,
Bigham Knoll. See ad on page 4 and article on page 5.

Aug.17 - Tom McReynolds
Aug. 24 - Mark McCord & Sheila
Aug. 31 - Cyd Smith
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August 2014

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A Cup of Conversation
by Michael Kell


Culture of Civility

he city recently
mailed out
a notice to
all merchants that
city personnel can no longer spend any
time collecting on slow-paying accounts,
specifically business license and parking
district participation fees. The fines for
late payment will be assessed at or up to
a thousand dollars per day as determined
through a court hearing. (The average
combined fees per merchant are probably
around a few hundred dollars per year).
No signature, no dear so-and so, no
sincerely anybody.
I’m breaking one of my cardinal rules
here but as a long-standing merchant I
had to shake my head when reading the
letter because it occurred to me this is a
classic example of the difference between
“public” and “private.” I’m a realist so
understand there
is no free lunch
when it comes to
running a city or a
business. Without
timely revenue
streams, everything
comes to a halt
very quickly. It’s
the method and
process wherein
the difference lies.
In private
enterprise, if I sent
out a notice like
this one to our
customers, we’d
be out of business
the next day. From
time to time we
have to collect
from slow-paying business customers and
it’s never pleasant but always handled
with diplomacy and a personal touch.
Recently, we had a dreaded wholesale
price increase which required a hundred
personal phone calls and/or face-to-face
conversations. There is nothing like
looking someone in the eye to deliver less
than good news and everyone respects
and appreciates you in the end. In a
public domain, few care because there
is little fear of losing something when
there really should be. Please don’t
misunderstand what I’m saying. I’m
not blaming the individual and not our
city hall per se. For almost a quartercentury, we’ve enjoyed great personal
relationships with dozens of outstanding
city personnel including the last of the
great small-town sheriffs like Mike and

Dave. We’ve benefitted greatly from city
staffers going beyond and above what the
job required to keep things moving along
in our special little hamlet.
However, there is a broader culture of
government which produces insensitivity
to the very social norms and graces
required in personal relationships,
especially in the marketplace. I think
over decades this divide has been
unchecked and expanding dramatically.
I’m sure this kind of letter would never
have been sent twenty-years ago and
not because city cash flow was freer
back then but because the “culture of
civility” never would allow it to happen.
All one has to do is look at the recent
arrogance and unaccountability of a few
Internal Revenue Service employees
and management personnel. This is an
issue transcending politics because it’s
something we all are
subject to regardless
of how we lean. It’s
a human issue, a
civilization issue with
grave consequences
for everyone and we
had all better pay
Recently our
mayor stepped-in
to suspend a cityissued moratorium
on sandwich-board
advertising on the
streets of Jacksonville.
I think Paul saw
something inherently
wrong with not only
the ban on something
so essential to the
merchant’s livelihood but equally a
detachment of civility and sensitivity
in the process of how the ban was
implemented and enforced. Anyone who
doesn’t think a dozen more customers
a day produced by a sandwich board
doesn’t make a difference for the small
merchant and subsequent public treasury
is just not paying attention.
Thank you, Mayor Paul. I guess I’m
not imagining things and my mother was
right. It is not so much what you say and
do but how you say and do it.
Be good not bitter.
Michael is a coffee entrepreneur and
sometimes author living with his wife and
family in the Pacific Northwest. For more
articles like this one, please visit www. featuring stories about small
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My Neighbor's Garden


by Kay Faught



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of their vegetable
needs for the year out of their own
garden! Simply calling their hoop house
and huge vegetable space a “garden” is
an understatement, though.
Two years ago, Lisa and Josh made
the decision to try and have early and
year-round food production off their
land. Education is their mantra; Lisa is
a teacher and Josh home-schools their
two children, Lilly and Mason.
The couple took advantage of the
OSU Extension Service classes,
“Growing Agripreneurs” and the
“Small Farm” course, and then felt
ready to tackle the entire project.
The problem was their home
and greenhouse on Perrydale
Avenue was maxed-out! Enter
Lisa's parents’ property off
Bellinger Lane with its 2 acres and
irrigation from a well…it was the
first step in their dream coming true. Last
Christmas, their “present” to each other
was a 48 X 30 hoop greenhouse kit. Every
weekend last winter, with step two in-place
they then built while seedlings grew in their
greenhouse at home. They tilled the soil,
prepared it with cover crops, then tilled it
again until ready to plant this past March!
Starting everything from seed is Lisa's
passion, so their crop production is
Seeds are
already in the
greenhouse at
home for the
next season's
while other
plants are
yielding their
bounty in and
around the
hoop house. The Carrolls are accustomed
to overwintering vegetables that they use
year-round, like carrots, beets, garlic, fava
beans, cauliflower, onions, and more, but
the big focus was trying to be successful
in “early crops” and in supplying 90% of
their household needs. Lisa was canning
tomatoes the first week of summer
break this year and commented, “It is
just magical to see the transformation
from seed to food!” It truly is a magical
transformation. The hoop house contains
rows and rows of beautiful chilies, (all
kinds that Josh has already made into
great hot sauces) peppers, ground cherries,
tomatillos, tomatoes, eggplants, melons,
beans and more.
Outside the abundant hoop house,
the beds hold sunflowers, potatoes (just
going in for late season), chard, beets,
and much more. A fun plant I spotted
was the amaranth—bold, deep red, and

beautiful, it is loaded with calcium and
other nutrients and is a most interesting
plant. Small, it makes a red, “bitey” salad
green, but in full height, now reaching
Lisa's head, it goes to seed heads. Lisa
mentioned one of the seed heads had
seeded their entire supply of this year’s
crop, which she’ll harvest for cereal
grains! It is also a great “trap” plant
protecting others around it from bugs.
While they are totally organic, they deal
with bugs and pests as we all do. Lisa and
Josh both stressed how important it is to
get on top of a pest at first sight. “With
the greenhouse environment, everything

is on fast-forward and moves faster!” said
Josh. “You have to get on it right away.”
They love what they do...Josh loves
the rewards of spending a hot, sweaty
day and then sitting back and seeing the
results from his hard work. He loves the
joy in the accomplishment. Lisa said, “I
love producing for ourselves!” Like all
gardeners, vegetable farmers have their
special times in the garden—Lisa loves
the morning
when it’s still
and cool and
she can see
the birds, pick
cucumbers and
feel the cool
breeze. Josh
loves dusk and
dawn, enjoying
the unique birds
that utilize each
time. He has a hummingbird that bids
him goodbye each evening as he closes up
the hoop house and heads home!
Little Lilly, age 7 ½, already has a
garden job—finding ladybugs and taking
them into the hoop house. She is the
“ladybug wrangler,” according to Lisa.
At one point in our conversation, Lilly
brightened and said, “I like to take care of
the squash and like to plant it, but it will
take me a while to learn to like it.”
It overjoyed me to see Lilly working
alongside her parents and knowing the
family produces 90% of their vegetables
and that they know where their food
comes from…which in my opinion, is
how it should be!
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Love Your Landscape by Adam Haynes
Water Conservation Tips for Healthier, Green Grass


ummer is definitely
here with temperatures
commonly soaring above
100 degrees, making it a challenge
to keep our landscaping and lawn looking green and
healthy. With current summer conditions, the demand
for water can be extreme but there are ways to keep
your water use low and your landscape looking great.
Usually, water waste comes from older irrigation
systems that are not properly maintained. How many
times have you noticed a grassy area being irrigated
when half of the water being applied is
running down the side walk and into
the street? These problems can be taken
care of with a little extra care by simply
going through the system and fixing and
adjusting what’s not working well.
Depending on your soil type, the
amount of water it can retain varies.
Setting proper irrigation times for the
soil type can be important. Another
major factor is the amount of pop-up style sprinkler
heads used in a given area. Obviously, if the sprinkler
heads are not spaced properly, either too little or too
much watering is being applied to the turf.
Another factor in the amount of water needed is the type
of grass in your lawn. The most common grass in our area
is perennial rye. I like this grass for our specific climate
because of its seasonal versatility. Though it may require a
bit more water than a fescue-type grass, it’s worth it.
The style and type of sprinkler head is probably the
greatest factor in the amount of coverage and control you
have with irrigating turf areas. The most common type

of pop-up sprinkler is the spray head, which usually
applies way too much water in a short amount of time.
The turf and soil usually cannot retain this much water,
creating excess run-off. If you have this style of pop-up, then
it’s best to give your turf a short watering time a few times a
day. When I say short, I mean from 5 to 10 minutes at a time.
But my best suggestion is to change to another style of head
and get better coverage with an average of 1/3 less water use.
Hunter Industries make an irrigation head for popup- style sprinklers called MP rotators. I like these
for several reasons: they use less water, have superior
coverage, are user friendly,
adjust easily and use 1/3
less water. They cost a
little more but are worth
the investment.
Watering your grass early
in the morning is best, and
if you change to watering
twice a day during the
hottest part of the summer,
water late in the afternoon for the second time.
Fertilizing on a regular basis goes hand-in-hand with
a healthy lawn and maximizing water use. Grass that
is under-nourished appears as if it needs more water to
look good but probably just needs some food!
I hope these simple tips help you with your lawn and
landscape and inspire you to check the state of your
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The Weed Wrangler by Bob Budesa


lthough most plants
have completed their
life cycle by now, there
are a few that will continue
producing seed until the first frost, and as such, can still
be successfully treated.
Puncturevine (aka goatheads) is the first that comes to
mind. This plant will spring-up from prior years’ seeds
all summer long. If you find it in seedling stage, you can
spray it, pull it, dig it. If the plant is older and bearing
seed, you’ll have to pull it. Puncturevine is a tap-rooted
annual, and can be easily extracted by placing a claw
hammer on its root crown, and giving a tug. Some of the
older seed will have already dropped off, and some will
be ready to, so handle this plant carefully. Putting it in
a plastic garbage bag is the best way—don’t just fling it
aside. The seeds are still viable, and you’ll be fighting
more plants over the next 10 years if you do!
Whatever you do, don’t spray puncturevine after it has
grown to dinner plate size. Sure, you’ll kill the plant, but
the seeds will remain viable. Also, don’t start hacking at
it with a shovel or hoe! The same result will occur—seeds

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will become dislodged and remain in the soil. Handle
this plant carefully.
Another plant that may still be producing seed is
yellow starthistle. By August, most plants will have
already produced flowers and seed, but there may be
some late bloomers. If plants have yellow flowers, it’s
best to bag these plants in order to keep the seed from
falling to the ground. If flowered starthistle is pulled
and dropped, the plant will put all its last resources into
making sure the seed matures at the expense of the green
stalks and leaves. So again, handle it carefully to keep
seeds intact, and place them in plastic garbage bags.
If weeds in plastic garbage bags are left in the summer
sun, they’ll quickly rot. In fact, the heat within the bags
may be so intense that it will also kill any seed. Later on,
these bags can be taken to the local landfill, where, under
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n a bright Friday morning
The Art and Life of Regina Dorland
in early May, I was standing
Robinson.” It’s the most in-depth book
in-line alongside Joelle Graves
of its kind, featuring 95 plates, including
surrounded by others waiting to get
the “painting” I’d purchased, “Still Life of
inside a local estate sale. This time, it
White Gladiolas in Terra Cotta Pot.”
was the estate of Marjorie Edens, one of
For reference, Dorland Robinson was
Jacksonville’s most beloved residents
born in Jacksonville in 1891 and had what
who had recently passed away, years
was described as an idyllic childhood.
before her time.
Unfortunately, her life took a turn for
Bumping into Joelle, Margaret Barnes, the worse and she killed herself in San
Andy Lennert and Jacksonville’s other
Mateo, CA (just south of San Francisco) at
antique hounds has become “normal,”
the age of 26. Her family buried Dorland
in my world.
in the Jacksonville cemetery three days
Joelle was hoping to find some items
following her tragic death. During the
of historical significance while I was
annual Meet the Pioneers production
hoping to find items
in 2006, Dorland’s life
considered historic to
was one of the featured
Jacksonville. In recent
stories, portrayed by
years, I’ve purchased
Dawna Curler, the
several paintings at estate
author mentioned above.
sales around the valley
Interestingly, it was
with direct ties to the
Marjorie Edens who took
Jacksonville community.
on the task of researching
I’ve even found several
the Dorland Robinson
Eugene Bennett originals…
material and preparing
several of which have
much of the script for the
been returned “home”
to the Bennett Estate in
At her shop, Joelle dove
Jacksonville, now owned
into action-mode, pecking
by good friends of mine.
away at her computer like
The week before, I found
a detective. After a flurry
Art expert, Mark Humpal
a watercolor depicting a
of keystrokes, she reported
lively and colorful downtown Jacksonville
that many of the artists’ paintings were still
scene painted in the 1970’s that now adorns
owned by the Southern Oregon Historical
my office wall. Although the artist is not
Society and were highly sought-after by
famous, the work is “local” and paints a
collectors. To this day, SOHS is thought to
charming story, pun intended. Paintings
own the largest number of her paintings
are what interest me most, despite running
with only about 50 in private hands. This
short of wall space at home and at the office. determination made me doubt I’d found
As soon as Joelle and I entered
an original since so many collectors were
Marjorie’s low-slung, 1950’s ranchinterested in her work. “At the estate sale, I
style home, Joelle spotted an interesting
noticed that Marjorie’s home was filled with
painting and gave me a “that’s a good one a lot’s of interesting, eclectic art and travelto check-out” gesture. Then, Joelle bolted- related items, cook books galore, fascinating
off to see a cake plate…I wouldn’t see her
memorabilia and so much more cool stuff,”
again until the next day.
I said to Joelle. “You know, it kind of makes
“Joelle, it’s Whit,” I said, speaking
sense to me that she could have purchased
rapidly into my iPhone. “I was wondering the painting at an SOHS auction, been
if you noticed the other paintings at the
gifted the painting by Gene Bennett or
sale, yesterday?”
inherited it,” Joelle offered.
Before she could respond, I blurted-out,
Later that evening, I opened an email
“Well, I bought one you need to see…I
from Joelle with a link to an art collector/
think it’s the real thing, an original. I
dealer she’d located during her day-long
really need your expert opinion. I’m not
online search into Dorland Robinson’s
sure what to do with it.”
life and work. It directed me to an art
Within minutes, I’d darted over to her
gallery in Portland, Oregon, owned by
shop, Sterling Creek Antiques on South
Mark Humpal, considered THE expert
Oregon Street, painting clutched under
on Dorland Robinson’s art. “Portland,”
my arm.
I thought, “It’s close enough to visit one
Joelle held the silver-framed painting
day and get a first-hand opinion…one of
at arm’s length, studying it for several
these days.” I’d soon discover that I was
minutes. “Oh, yes—I think this is the
in the right place at the right time and
real thing,” she said, nodding her head,
that “one of these days” was today!
grinning, moving-in for a series of closeWithin seconds, I’d snapped photos of
ups. “Yes, this looks like an original
the painting with my iPad and attached
Dorland Robinson work to me.”
a note reading, “Dear Mr. Humpal, I
I then handed her a copy of a book
bought this “Dorland Robinson” painting
published by the Southern Oregon
at an estate sale here in Jacksonville…
Historical Society, written by Dawna
attached are a few photos including a
Curler titled, “A Lasting Impression,
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Living the “Rural” Dream


by Sandy J. Brown, AICP

any people move to our area with the dream
of living in the country. I have to admit, my
husband was one of those people. I myself
am happy to have some of the conveniences of city life:
being able to grab some milk quickly at the store, have
other kids around for my son to play with, or not having
to worry about the well pump freezing in the wintertime.
If you’ve had a dream about living in the country,
there are a number of issues unique to rural properties
that you should consider before you buy. Here are
several of the most important to consider:
Drinking Water—Unlike city homes, which typically
access water through a public, municipal water supply,
water for a rural property is more likely to come from a
private well. If you get your water from a private well, you
are responsible for well maintenance, testing and operation.
Municipal health regulations require that public
water is routinely tested to ensure it contains no toxins
or harmful impurities. As a homeowner in a city, you
can be pretty sure the water is clean and safe. A rural
home’s well, however, is typically untreated, and its
quality can be uncertain.
Oregon law requires testing of domestic well water
during a real estate transaction, requiring the seller
to have the well tested for arsenic, nitrates and total
coliform bacteria. If the test results show the water is
unsafe for drinking, a filtration system might solve the
problem. If not, you might need a new well. Either way,
obtaining a clean water source can be potentially be
costly and time consuming.
Sufficient Water—It is also important to research
how water that’s available to the property can be used.
Water rights law is very complex…making sure you
understand your rights and usage is critical.

Septic Systems—In a rural area, the property is more
likely to use a private septic system for waste disposal.
Septic systems can malfunction, and require maintenance
and pumping.
If the property you are considering has its own septic
system, get a septic inspection before you buy. Find out
its condition, when it was last pumped, how it’s been
maintained, and if problems exist. If a new septic is required,
you could be in for a large, expensive construction project.
Boundaries and Easements—Rural homes typically
have far more land around the house than a city lot,
which means a greater chance for boundary line and
easement issues. If questionable, a survey can verify
where the property boundaries are located and will show
whether anyone else has permission to use portions of the
land (by showing the location of any easements) or if a
neighbor’s improvement (such as a shed or driveway) is
located on the property (by showing any encroachments).
Be sure to check your title insurance report carefully.
Use of Property—Rural property owners are more likely
to want to use their property for a variety of uses (not
just residential). If you buy acreage, you might consider
raising keeping livestock or growing crops. Whether you
can carry-out your desired uses depends on the zoning
ordinances affecting the property. You should check with
the applicable planning department to determine how you
can use the property. Check the zoning of neighboring
properties as well, to make sure your neighbor’s
prospective uses are compatible with yours.
Sandy J. Brown, AICP, lives in Jacksonville and is a certified
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As you can certainly imagine, a musician may want
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each year comes in August when
all-out or just provide the
we host a Britt Classical musician for three weeks. Many
basics for your guest (musician or mother-in-law), here
other local families do the same.
are a few recommendations to consider in advance of a
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to make about their shared living experience, beyond
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advance expectations beyond the basics, and you both
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For a variety of reasons, some houseguests prefer
with your houseguest, it is helpful to exchange
no special hospitality beyond accommodations.
basic information. This is the time to set some
Some do not want to be obligated, and some prefer
simple ground rules as needed, ask questions, and
not to be fussed over. Some hosts may have other
share preferences.
responsibilities that limit what they provide, or they
3. Awareness. Throughout a guest visit, it is helpful to
prefer their guests feel like family.
watch for subtle signals, verbal and nonverbal, that
One year, we hosted a Britt musician who preferred
convey your guest’s perceptions, and alert you to your
independence… he was totally low-maintenance. My
own feelings. Be ready to consider a shift in approach.
mother-in-law was staying with us at the same time and
Every guest situation is different, so the overriding
she just wanted to relax. I had to switch gears from tour
perspective is to stay flexible, have fun, and be grateful
director to a “help-yourself, self-serve” mode. My lack of
you live where others want to visit!
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close-up of her signature…hoping you can provide info
as to its authenticity.”
Within an hour, Mark had replied, “Looks like an
original...I’m on the road traveling between California
and Portland, doing some art appraisal work…I
The shock hadn’t yet worn-off as I yelled out to my
wife, “This guy Mark is coming through Jacksonville
tomorrow!” Jo responded, “Naturally, of course he is…
of course he is!” knowing that this sort of lucky thing
happens to me all the time!
The following afternoon, Mark Humpal, a tall, mildmannered, casually-dressed art expert, who looks a bit
like Clark Kent, entered my office on California Street.
After gazing through his loop at telltale brush strokes
and other features, he carefully examined the signature.

Then, he looked up and smiled, “Congratulations,
you’ve done well, this is an original Dorland Robinson
painting.” I called Joelle right away to share the good
news and thanked her for her help.
Editor’s Note: As it turns-out, the painting I purchased
isn’t going anywhere…it’s not being sold in a Portland
gallery and it isn’t being auctioned-off. “Gladiolas” is
staying where it belongs, here in Jacksonville. When
the city completes the restoration of the Courthouse
for city offices, I’m hoping a permanent “Jacksonville
Artists” exhibit space will be created. When that happens,
“Gladiolas” will be the first piece donated to the city. It’s
my hope that we can keep Jacksonville’s art in Jacksonville
for all to enjoy and will encourage others to do the same!
Oh, and I later confirmed that Marjorie Edens had
indeed purchased “Gladiolas” at an SOHS auctiontype event, after “an opportunity presented itself
which she couldn’t pass up!”


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and parents have experienced some sort
of grief based on generalized behavior
and chosen parenting style. I imagine
the Cave Dwelling Generation told their
Hunting & Gathering Generation children
that their Stone Age Generation children
were doomed dreamers, wasting their
time chiseling away, at what, a wheel?
Certainly, they were destined to fail and
send society rolling backwards!
I’ve always been fascinated with the
stereotypes of generations and how they
evolve over time. The key phrase here
is how they evolve over time. I find it
ironic, that if you research past generation
characteristics, the negative behaviors, or
generational growing pains, are painted
in a much more pleasing, positive,
socially-acceptable light.
Consider Early and Late Boomers,
1945-1965. Born in the aftermath of WWII,
came of age during the Vietnam era. This
generation survived wars and conflicts,
advanced civil rights, challenged social
norms and traditions. They opened
the door to individuality, and freedom
of choice. All the while their Silent
Generation parents and GI or Greatest
Generation grandparents believed they
were about sex, drugs and rock-n-roll.
What about Generation X, born 19651985, my generation? Our Boomer parents
and Silent-Gen grandparents thought we
were materialistic, selfish, lazy slackers
who created really bad music! We were
not expected to amount to much more
than a drain society. However, many
Gen-Xers picked up the torches their
parents and grandparents left behind,
determined to advance personal
freedoms and the war on equality for
all. Today we are considered highlyeducated, proponents of diversity,
celebrate individuality and are extremely
active within our communities.
Then there’s Generation Y, or the
Millennial’s, who, most recently, came
of age during 1995-2006. They are on
the cusp of their negative to positive
stereotype transition. Initially, criticized
as the ADHD generation, who are vain
because they invented the selfie, also
considered lazy with a strong sense of
entitlement, a short attention span and
require constant praise. Despite any
amount of truth in those stereotypes,
we are now starting to realize that
they are the most technologicallysophisticated generation in world history,
they prefer working in teams, and no
previous generation as ever been more
environmentally aware, nor have they
had as much trouble finding employment;

unless you compare them to the GI or
Greatest Generation, who survived the
Great Depression.
We are currently raising Generation
Z, born 1995-2012. Some of the
stereotypes about our children include:
they are spoiled, entitled, indulged,
unimaginative, addicted to video
games, require constant entertainment
and instant gratification. With that
said, consider this: based on history
and similarities of economic and social
environments of the past, sociologists
suggest Gen-Z will share many
characteristics with the Silent Generation,
born 1925-1945.
Today the Silent Generation is known
for unparalleled economic stability,
wealth and scientific advancement.
They were artistic and social innovators,
with the courage to initiate the civil
rights movement with such modesty
it ultimately dubbed them the Silent
Generation. They are not remembered or
revered for elevating cigarette smoking
to a high social status level, unethical
experiments, or thought of negatively
for questioning authority. What was
considered errors or faults are now
thought of as growing pains and have
given way to their positive contributions.
The bottom line is negative generational
generalizations are formulated before the
children have a chance to mature and sculpt
a social masterpiece out of the clay they
have been given. They are navigating in a
society that we, all generations of the past,
have created for them; which we tend to
view as unsatisfactory until it has passed.
To parents and observers I offer my
own opinion and unsolicited advice:
Parents—Only you know your child’s
strengths and weaknesses, what they
are capable of, what motivates them
and their breaking points. You know the
history and connections behind every
circumstance; therefore, you are the only
person qualified to predict the outcome of
a situation and it is you who will endure
the consequences of your actions; not the
observer. Consider the validity and the
source of the observer; there is indeed
a lifetime of knowledge and experience
possibly being offered. But most
importantly, continue to support, guide
and discipline your children, with love.
Observers—Please keep in-mind no one
is perfect, most of us are doing the best
we can with what we have. While your
concerns may be valid, what you may
witness and pass judgment on is a microsecond on the parenting clock; which is
inclusive of time that has passed and time
to come. And generally speaking, based
on historical precedence, this generation
will not only survive, but thrive in time.

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and Earth Sciences
are exciting and…
totally mysterious. When you grow up,
maybe you’ll find something as neat, and
old, and totally unique as a fragment
of Aboriginal rock art on granite.
Archaeologist Bryce Barker said that an
Aboriginal rock art found in an Australian
Outback cave “was made 28,000 years

ago, making it the oldest in Australia and
among the oldest in the world!" Another
Archaeologist uncovered ancient bones,
in which some DNA had been preserved.
When they’re analyzed
by Anthropologists, we’ll
have a better idea of what
an Iron Age man looked
like, and what they ate!
AND Children—dig for
rocks in our rock yard—
just like a real rock
hound, for just 25 cents
per pound. Although
classes are geared to
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are welcome. Crater Rock Museum, 2002
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Living in Jacksonville: A Kid's Point-of-View


by Ashleigh Scheuneman

acksonville living. Many people
enjoy it, but why? Simply because
of all the fun things to do in
Jacksonville! As for me, I love to take a
walk on the Jacksonville trails. My family
and I identify flowers and
animals, and go see the car
in the hole, an interesting
and fun place to visit along a
trail. When we are with our
Nana, she usually takes us
on a “death march,” which,
believe it or not, is actually
quite fun! We always
end our adventure with
a stop at the Good Bean,
where I enjoy a delicious
“Jacksonville Thrill” topped with
whipped cream. A “Jacksonville Thrill,”
is a cold smoothie-type coffee drink that
comes in two different flavors: mocha and
vanilla. I usually get vanilla.
Another thing I just love about
Jacksonville is how compact it is. This
means I can walk a block or two to some
of my friends’ houses and hang-out. We
often enjoy a walk exploring Jacksonville,
window shopping along the main street
and going into some of our favorite places.
When I am shopping in Jacksonville,
I like to take a peek in Scheffel’s Toy
Store because of all the toys in it! One
step through the blue door and you are
surrounded by toys, from Breyer Horses
to Legos to puzzles, it’s a kid’s dream
come true!
Another fun (and not to mention
yummy) place to visit is the Candy Shoppe
where you can go to buy $0.25 pieces of
candy to share among your friends. Some of
the candies that I buy are the marshmallow
circus peanuts, peanut-buttery Reese’s
Pieces, and sour gummy worms.
For me, in the summer, it’s about
making the most of the break, having fun,
and staying cool. This is easily-managed

when I ride my bike down to Ray’s
market and buy $0.99 ice cream. They
always give you huge, cold, delicious
heaps of it, and there are several flavors
to choose from. My favorites are Mint
Chocolate-Chip, CookieDough, and Java Thunder.
Another fun activity
for us kids to do is to visit
the local park, Albert Doc
Griffin Park. It’s rather
refreshing on a hot day
because of the fun water
features it offers. A way to
make walking back home
more interesting is to
name a few of the features
that we see. For instance, we have to
walk over a bridge to get to and from
the park, so we’ve named the bridge the
“Troll Bridge.” We named it the “Troll
Bridge” because when my sisters and I
were younger, my mom would pretend
that there was a troll underneath to make
us move faster. We know better now,
though. It’s also rather interesting when
you happen to walk by a historic home to
recall who lived in that house, and what
happened there. For example, one house
has a grave in the front yard, though we
don’t know where the grave is. The grave
has been there a long time. It was there
before the cemetery was built. That is why
there is a grave in the front yard.
Whether it’s summer, fall, winter, or
spring, there’s always something for a kid
to try and do in Jacksonville, Oregon.
Janessa Joke (she’s my sister): When dogs
are writing a paper, what do they write first?
A ROUGH draft!
Ashleigh Lu Scheuneman lives in the
Jacksonville hills with her mother, father,
and two sisters. She is turning 13-years-old
this month and will be in 7th-grade this fall.
When she grows up she would like to be a
published author.

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Q: As a male
turning 55-years-old
next month, should
I consider having a
PSA screening for
prostate cancer even
if I feel completely
A: Even if you eat
right, and exercise,
it’s important to get
checked for silent
conditions that might lurk beneath the
surface. Prostate cancer is one of them.
Approximately 200,000 men are
diagnosed with prostate cancer each
year, and many experience no symptoms.
Sadly, prostate cancer is a leading cause
of cancer death in men, second only to
lung cancer.
But it doesn’t have to be.
A simple screening test called a PSA
can detect cancer early and significantly
increase your chances of beating it. This
special blood test measures the level of

protein produced by your prostate, called
the prostate-specific antigen. A high PSA
reading could be a sign of cancer, or it
might mean your prostate is enlarged,
which is common as men age. Your doctor
can refer you for more tests to determine
whether or not you have cancer.
For men between ages 55-69, and for
men over 40 with a family history of
prostate cancer, regular screenings are
vital to long-term health. A PSA can be
performed as part of a routine physical,
along with a digital rectal exam. Together
these screenings can detect cancer
in the prostate before you show any
symptoms—and before it’s too late.
Don’t put it off. Make an appointment
with your doctor today to get a PSA
screening test for prostate cancer. Your
life just might depend on it.
Daniel Khalil, MD, provides specialized
surgical and nonsurgical care for patients
with urological issues, including prostate
problems and kidney stones. He can be reached
at 541-507-2020. See Asante ad on page 37.

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Jacksonville Review

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have your child’s eyesight examined before they enter
school, when their visual abilities are developing. In
fact, we recommend having their eyes checked when
they are six months, three and five years old. Children
often do not realize that they have a vision problem,
because they think that the way they see is normal.
The basic vision skills needed for school are:
• Near vision. The ability to see clearly and
comfortably at 10-20 inches.
• Distance vision. The ability to see clearly and
comfortably at 20 feet and beyond.
• Binocular coordination. The ability to use both eyes
• Eye movement skills. The ability to aim the eyes
accurately, move them smoothly across a page and
shift them quickly and accurately from one object
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• Focusing skills. The ability to keep both eyes
accurately focused at the proper distance to see
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• Peripheral awareness. The ability to be aware of things
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iking local trails is one of the joys of living
in southern Oregon, but it also poses risks
doctors want you to know about.
“Lyme Disease is the most commonly-reported illness
caused by bug bites in Oregon,” says Cory Bergey,
D.O., medical director of Providence Medford Medical
Center’s emergency department. “It’s not the only thing
that ticks carry, though. They also carry Rocky Mountain
Spotted Fever and other miserable types of infections.”
In 2013, 42 cases of Lyme Disease were reported to
the state, 14 of which were in southern Oregon. While
Lyme Disease isn’t a major threat, it can cause significant
damage to the brain and body if contracted.
The ticks that carry infections are different from
wood ticks commonly seen after hikes. They can be
ten times smaller and easier to miss. Meanwhile, the
tell-tale, bulls-eye rash people develop after a tick bite
is only seen in 60 percent of Lyme Disease cases. That’s
why experts at Providence Medford Medical Center say
prevention is the key.
“There are several things you can do to protect
yourself,” Bergey says. “Be sure to wear light-colored
clothing so ticks are easier to spot. Also, wear long
sleeves, tuck pants into socks and check your entire body,
including your scalp, for ticks after you’ve been outside.”

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Be sure to tell your optometrist if your child frequently:
• Loses their place while reading.
• Avoids close work.
• Holds material closer than normal.
• Tends to rub their eyes or squint.
• Has frequent headaches.
• Turns or tilts head to use one eye only.
• Makes frequent reversals when reading or writing.
• Uses finger to maintain place when reading.
• Omits or confuses small words when reading.
• Consistently performs below potential.
Many schools offer a basic vision screening. We
recommend taking that a step further and bringing
your child in for a more comprehensive exam where
they can be treated immediately if there is a problem.
Family optometrists use kid-friendly tools and
techniques when it comes to conducting these exams.
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Lyme Disease to a person. If you do find a tick and
develop signs of illness within two weeks, see a doctor
immediately and be sure to mention the tick bite.
Dr. Bergey says you shouldn’t let your fear of Lyme
Disease keep you from the outdoors, though.
“Don’t let a fear of ticks keep you from enjoying
everything southern Oregon has to offer, but do be smart
about prevention.”
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Joyfull Living

by Louise Lavergne


The Vibration of Intentions

he power of
intention is a
that has been
scientifically measured in many studies,
like the one Dr. Masaru Emoto did with
water (go to my blog or the online version
of the Review for link).
This particular study took water
samples infused with spoken and written
intentions like peace,
love, truth etc. The frozen
water revealed beautiful,
symmetrical crystal
formations. When darker
emotions, like anger and
hate, were directed to the
water, the formations were
unbalanced, disconnected
and bereft of beauty. Our
body, being about 60%
water, responds to the vibrations of our
thoughts and intentions.
Positive intentions and affirmations
become much more successful when
they are not fighting negative thoughts
in our sub-conscious mind. Dr. Emoto’s
study with water also showed how sound
vibrations affects the water crystals. That
is why people have reported having
such a deep and lasting affect from my
sound healing sessions and gatherings.
The powerful sounds from the bowls
and gongs can bypass the judgments and
resistance of the mind so the body can
receive the harmonious vibrations they
create. The gongs particularly affect the
Hypothalamus gland where emotions
are stored and released into the nervous
system. The combination of the various
yogic breathing and movement techniques
along with sounds also support your
nervous system to create a harmonious
flow in all the body systems, to allow the
body and mind to relax deeply. (Our next
gathering is Sunday, August 10).
We often have the best of intentions, but
when we focus on what we don’t want
or don’t have, it can keep us stuck in a
reality that does not reflect our intentions.
For example, when someone says, “I
wish I had more money!” it activates old
belief systems of scarcity stored in the
body’s energetic system. In my online
class “Healing your Self-worth & Spiritual
Nature Through the Chakras,” we learn

how to identify and clear the old stories
and negative thoughts that are holding us
back. It’s been amazing to see the positive
empowering effect it has had on so many
participants. We have just started a new
4-week intensive and it’s not too late if
you want to join us. If you feel trapped
by repeating patterns and stories that do
not reflect your intentions, get help. Life
is a precious gift. When we take time to
connect with peace and
stillness, the muddy
waters created by the
storms of life can clear
and we can find our
way to Joy!
When we take
actions that support
our intentions our
entire body system
realigns with a more
supportive and empowered way to
navigate. It is even more powerful when
we get to this as a group. That is one of
the main reasons we have created our
JoyFull Living Community. It is a virtual
community of conscious, like-minded
individuals from all over the world,
with a diverse spiritual path, united by
the desire to live life more deeply and
joyfully. Your JoyFull Living Community
membership offers you one free monthly
online meditation class or join our paying
membership for a weekly class—where
you learn techniques and tools to inspire
you on your spiritual journey. If you
live near Jacksonville, you can come and
experience a JoyFull Yoga class. This
month your first class is FREE. Experience
the power of a conscious community of
individuals coming together with the
intentions of cultivating more Peace and
Joy to live our best lives NOW!
© Louise Lavergne 2001-2014
Louise is a creator of JoyFull Yoga;
She’s a JoyFull living coach, International
Motivational speaker & owns JoyFull Living
Wellness Center located at 135 S. Oregon
Street in Jacksonville. She offers group &
private sessions. She has been practicing and
teaching yoga and meditation for over 25 years.
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her email list to receive updates of events and
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Complimentary food, music and healthPam Wright of Fresh Air Fitness and
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Jason & Jacque Williams of Jacksonville
Chiropractic Clinic are co-sponsoring
will also be featured including a “wellness
symposium.” Symposium
Jacksonville’s first-annual
topics will include a keynote
Health Fair, to be held
on the Courthouse lawn,
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Health-related vendors
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from the valley will be present offering
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Working Out-Doors


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always encourage my clients to
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you close your eyes and imagine your
favorite form of movement, what comes to
mind? Some people might say stretching,
restorative Yoga or something relaxing,
because let’s face it—it feels good and
it’s gentle! But just because stretching
isn’t necessarily strenuous doesn’t mean
there are no real benefits. Stretching and
flexibility training have several benefits
and is one form of exercise that is enjoyable
to most because of its relaxational qualities.
On the flip side, for some, stretching takes
the back seat to thier exercise routine.
Flexibility is truly needed for everyday
functioning and to perform regular
activities with ease, such as getting out of
bed, lifting children or doing household
chores. The benefits of a regular stretching
routine are vast and include increasing
your mobility as you age, increasing range
of motion of your joints, reducing chronic
back pain, preventing falls, improving
posture, and reducing risk of injury. It also
enhances your cardiovascular performance
as well as muscular conditioning.
So how much stretching do you need to
do and what kind? Here are some simple
stretching guidelines to get started with:
• Don’t overdo it; work within your limits.
• Breathe comfortably. Exhale as the
muscle lengthens to assist in relaxation.
• Perform flexibility exercises for each
muscle group 3-7 days per week.
• Work with warm muscles because
they lengthen more easily and with
less discomfort. The best time to do
flexibility training is after a cardio
workout. Static stretching should not
be your warm-up!
• Stop and stretch while on a hike or
walk around town or your backyard.
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Static and Dynamic Stretching Routine:
Neck Stretch: Gently lower your head
towards your shoulder and hold for 15 -30
seconds on each side.
Shoulder Rotations: Rotate your shoulders
in a circular motion forward then backward
for 15-30 seconds in each direction.
Trunk Twist: Gently rotate the trunk to
the right then to the left for 15-30 seconds.
Side Reach: Reach your right arm
overhead to the left side for 15-30 seconds
and repeat on the other side.
Hip Rotations: Place your hands on your
hips and rotate your hips in a large circle in
both directions for 15-30 seconds.
Childs Pose: From a hands and knees
position, move your hips back towards
your ankles and reach your arms forward.
Hold for 15-30 seconds.

Trunk Twist 1

Trunk Twist 2

Bending Over Backwards


by Kyleen Brodie, LMT
The Elements Massage Therapy LLC

rom picking up your child to tying
your shoes, our days are filled
with bending and lifting. For such
simple tasks, a lot of things can go wrong!
The first point to realize when bending
over or lifting something up is that your
waist is not a joint. It is the area between
your rib cage and your pelvis and is not
meant for hinging. When you bend over
at the waist, (creating a rounded back)
you create a great amount of stress on
your back. When you add weight to the
mix by lifting an object, such as
a child, you are just asking for
Proper bending actually
involves three sets of joints:
ankles, knees, and hips. These
joints are designed for this
movement and when done
properly help protect your back
from injury. Initially, this may seem a bit
involved for such a simple movement.
However, getting into the habit of proper
body mechanics will save you time (and
money!) in the long run.
Proper posture throughout the day not
only protects your joints, but can also help
limit the amount of kyphosis, or forward
curve of the upper back, according to
the National Osteoporosis Foundation.
So keep in mind these tips for proper
bending and lifting:
Three Tips for Bending
1. Keep your feet fully on the floor
throughout the whole movement. Do
not lift your heels.
2. Keep your knees directly over your feet.
If your knees fold inward or outward,
adjust the position of your feet.

3. Bend forward at the hips (not the
waist!) and maintain a neutral/
straight back.
Bending at the hips may require you to
lower yourself further in order to reach
an object on the ground. Over time, this
will seem normal and your legs will build
strength. Keep in mind: your legs are built
for power and lifting, your back is not.
Tips for Lifting—Get close to the
object you plan to lift and be sure your
hips are squared up (you are facing
it directly).
Bend from the
hips, knees and
ankles and be
sure to keep
your spine in a
neutral position.
No matter how
low the object is,
your back should stay in a relatively
straight line while your legs lower
your torso within reach of the object.
This is especially important for people
lifting small children throughout the
day! Use the power of your legs to
stand up while bringing the object up
with you, avoiding any twisting while
performing the action.
Just a small amount of attention to these
two simple tasks will save your back a
great deal of pain in the long-run.
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Soul Matters

by Kate Ingram, M.A.


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here’s a meme going around these
days called “Spiritual But Not
Religious,” and it’s growing like
gangbusters. (There is also the lesserdiscussed “Religious But Not Spiritual,”
which is a topic for another day.) Like
all memes, it hops from one person to
the next without great awareness of
where it came from or what it means, so
I thought it high time that we all get on
the same page.
On the surface, “Spiritual But Not
Religious”(or SBNR for short) delineates
one who claims no affiliation with a
particular spiritual dogma. People who
identify as SNBR are sometimes referred
to as “Spiritually Independent,” or my
personal favorite, the “unchurched.” (Is
this a noun? Verb? Adjective?)
SBNR says, “I’m not an atheist, but
neither do I fit in a neat, well-defined
box.” It says something, but not much.
One never really
knows what a person
is saying when
they say they are
SNBR; it can prove
a very interesting
conversational rabbit
hole to explore.
Sometimes the rabbit
hole is elaborate and
deep, sometimes it is
quite shallow. One
never knows.
Let’s start with
what SBNR is not: It is
not donning crystals,
buying every self-help
book published, or paying for expensive
retreats to Sedona to sit in an ersatz sweat
lodge. These things may be part of one’s
spiritual journey but they do not, in and
of themselves, make one spiritual. In fact,
they can often lead one down the slippery
slope of spiritual materialism, which
belongs more to ego than spirit and is a
very shallow hole indeed.
To be Spiritual-But-Not-Religious is to
be open to transcendent reality, meaning
a belief or awareness of a reality beyond
the five-sensory world. It holds that one
is more than one’s body or mind or ego
identity. It acknowledges the “beingness”
of all things and believes that everything
is an aspect of the One Thing: call it
God, Spirit, the Universe, the Divine,
Consciousness, or Love.

To be spiritual is to be in conscious
relationship with one’s deeper Self,
with the earth, and with the soul of all
things seen and unseen. This relationship
has no codified directive, no particular
modality of worship, no intermediary.
It is a relationship rooted in an internal,
intuitive, personal experience of the AllThat-Is. One discovers what one believes,
rather than steps into a ready-made
theology. It’s rather like the difference
between brewing coffee at home or going
to Starbucks for a mocha frappuccino.
You may be wondering, and rightly
so, whether a religious person can’t
also be spiritual, and the answer is yes:
by a different definition. If one defines
“spiritual” as expressing values of
kindness and compassion and generosity,
then yes, one can be religious (belonging
to a particular faith) and spiritual.
The emphasis of Spiritual-But-NotReligious, however,
is a uniquely
personal journey of
discovery of one’s
relationship to the
ineffable. Religious
have very specific
creeds that one
must accept in
order to be part of
that community.
Many—I dare say
are outright
believing their faith
is the One and Only True Way; they have
a world view of “us” and “them,” where
spiritual sees only “us.” Exclusivity and
spirituality are mutually exclusive.
Ultimately, whether you’re SBNR,
Muslim, Baptist or Druid, what matters
is not what you are, but who you are.
Actions speak louder than labels.
Anyone who is open-hearted, openminded, and lives a life of lovingkindness, compassion, and generosity is
AOK in my book.
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soul coach, and award-winning author. She’s
unabashedly SBNR, a bit OCD, and quite
fond of PBS. She was recently invited to join
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here are
many great
trails to choose
from in the Jacksonville area, but when
the daytime temperatures are in the 90’s
or higher, it becomes more of a challenge
avoiding the heat. Here are some
suggested hikes to keep the heat at bay:
If you’re a 7:00am hiker or
runner, the trail you choose
probably doesn’t matter but
this makes for an excellent
time to hit three trails in Forest
Park where it may be too hot
later in the morning: North
Canyon Vista, Upper Granite,
and Naversen Family trails
offer great views of deep
canyons and the Rogue Valley.
For hikers waiting until
9:00am and looking for
comfortable, shady trails,
check-out the Beekman
Woods trails or Sarah Zigler
Trail in combination with
the Britt Ridge trail in the Jacksonville
Woodlands Trail System.
If you find yourself hiking later in
the morning or afternoon when the
temperature has spiked and is not very
pleasant and COOL is what you need, the
Forest Park has several deep canyon trails.
Depending on how far you care to hike,
start at the trailhead sign for Norling
Trail in parking lot P-6. (After crossing
the creek, go left on Norling Trail.) Stay
on the Norling Trail until it intersects
the Canyon Falls trail on your left (about
1/2 mile.) Note: Norling Trail will cross

Reservoir Road about half way to the
Canyon Falls trail.
On many days, you’ll notice cool air
coming down the canyon air shed at this
junction. Stay on Canyon Falls for the
next 1/2 mile until you reach the sign for
Shade Creek Trail on your left, which
takes you another 3/4 mile. At this point,
you have some choices to consider,
retracing your
hike or going
back to the
beginning of
Shade Creek
Trail, turning left
to parking lot P-3
and following
Canyon Vista
Trail 3/4 mile
to its junction
with Jackson
Creek Trail (on
your right) and
following this
for 1 1/4 miles to
its junction with Canyon Falls Trail. At
this point, go left on Canyon Falls which
will take you back via Norling Trail to
parking lot P-6 where your hike began.
Maps and trail brochures for the
Woodlands trails are located at the
Rich Gulch Trailhead, the Sarah Ziegler
Trailhead in the Peter Britt Gardens, and
the CC Beekman Arboretum. Trail maps
are also located in the Historic Beekman
Bank Kiosk at 3rd and California Streets.
Maps of both trail systems may also be
picked up at Jacksonville Visitors Center
next to the Post Office.

ATA Sturgis Meadow & Mt. Elijah Hike
The Applegate Trails Association
invites you for a rousing, high-country
loop hike in an overlooked corner of the
Siskiyou Mountains on Sunday, August
24th. Escape the heat of the valley to
the refreshing breezes blowing at 5000’
elevation. Our foray into this unprotected
wilderness takes you along a mountain
brook and through stately forests to
the gorgeous, flower-filled expanses of
Sturgis Meadow’s subalpine area. As
though the meadows themselves are not
enough, we’ll continue the tour along a
view-filled ridge, skirt above the bluffs
of Bigelow Lake’s basin, and on to the
summit of Mt. Elijah. Named for the

intrepid explorer of the Applegate region,
Elijah Davidson, the inspiring vistas
sprawl out in all directions.
At 5 1/2 miles total and with 1350
feet of elevation change, this hike is
rated “difficult.” Hikers should wear
appropriate clothing for the weather and
sturdy footwear. Please bring adequate
water and leave your pets at home. ATA
appreciates a $5 donation at sign- in.
We meet 9:00am, Sunday, August 24th,
at the Applegate Store at 15095 Hwy
238. RSVP is appreciated by contacting
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Paws for Thought by Dr. Tami Rogers
On the Road Again...


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ummer is in full-swing
and that means more time
on the road. If you are like
my family, your dogs go with you
everywhere and look forward
to road trips as much as you do.
However, sometimes travel can be stressful to pets—a bit
of proper planning on your part can ease the tension felt
by them and other family members. Obviously, there are
some pets that are better left at home which is where a
good boarding facility or a capable
pet sitter can be a true asset. For
those of you who are planning
on traveling with your pets this
summer, here are a few tips:
First and foremost, it is
important to make sure your pet
will be welcome upon arrival at
your travel destination. A quick
phone call ahead or quick search
online will provide you with pet
friendly destinations, campground
regulations, and more useful
information. I recommend that
you extend the same courtesy
to family and friends when
planning a visit by making prior
arrangements for your pet. A simple phone call shows
you are a conscientious pet owner and respectful of other
people’s spaces. Secondly, it is especially important that
your pet is wearing a collar with current identification
tags when away from home, and always, of course! ID
tags should include the home number and address as
well as a cellular phone number that is guaranteed to be
with you while away. In regard to other identification
information, if your pet has a microchip, you should
carry that information (their ID number and contact
information for the appropriate company) as well as
copies of current health and rabies certificates. Third,
in what seems like a very obvious statement, make
sure you have plenty of their food and appropriate
medications to last the duration of your trip. You
also may want to take some toys that they are used to
playing with and of course, a leash is always essential.
Lastly, if you are traveling to a region where your
pet will be exposed to fleas, ticks, or mosquitoes, you
should be armed with the appropriate preventatives
(call your veterinarian to ask if you are unsure).

There are also some general considerations to keep in
mind if travel occurs via car. Many of us take our dogs
with us on a daily basis for routine errands or to work
and obviously more time in a vehicle is expected with
long road trips. Though most people say they are aware
of this, I still see animals left in cars unattended during
the summer months. Even with the windows “cracked,”
the temperature inside your vehicle can easily pass 120
degrees in a matter of minutes. Animals have a difficult
time dissipating heat and quickly become overheated.
The stress of being
overheated will
increase the anxiety
in a pet which will
quickly exacerbate
the problem.
Whether running
local errands or if
you are on a long
road trip, plan
accordingly and
make sure that your
pet will never be
left in the vehicle
Some other
considerations with car travel include ensuring your
pet is safely secured in the moving vehicle. During an
accident, an unsecure pet is at risk of being thrown
from the vehicle. Animals can fall out of moving
vehicles if not appropriately secured. Seat belt systems
are available at most pet stores or you can secure your
pet in a kennel (avoid cardboard boxes as they will
not withstand pressure). Also, when on long trips,
it is important to stop frequently so your pet can go
for a short walk to stretch and urinate. If car travel
has a tendency to cause motion sickness for your pet,
call your veterinarian as there are many approved
medications that may alleviate the problem.
There are certainly other considerations to make when
traveling and if you have questions or concerns, call your
veterinarian before heading out on the road. Regardless
of where your summer travels take you, I hope it is full
of fun and adventure! Happy trails everyone….
Dr. Rogers can be reached at the Jacksonville Veterinary
Hospital at 541-899-1081 or
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We encourage our visitors to explore the beauty and
are thriving and our animals seem to appreciate the
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long sunny days. Cucumbers and
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Recreation Area is a great
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Creek Trail, and the surrounding
Winery. Jacksonville,
national forest is alive with birds,
which is also nearby,
bees, berries and animal life.
is home to the popular
Does this sound like a setting
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offering great concerts.
It’s all available for you to enjoy
Town also offers-up great
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Stay Program provides a unique opportunity to support as miles and miles of hiking trails in the Jacksonville
and connect with the daily operations of Sanctuary
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One. As a Farm Stay Volunteer, you’ll spend some time
This is a superb opportunity for singles, couples and
each day assisting with farm and garden tasks and can
families alike. If you’ve always been curious about Sanctuary
also join educational tours, walk the labyrinth and even
One, or you’d simply like to connect with animals, nature
hike Mule Mountain.
and some really great people, we invite you to stay with us!
Farm Stay Volunteers have the chance to meet our
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you soon and can’t wait to have you visit!
pasture, to relaxing with a shy cat in our cat cottage.
Additionally, you can enjoy hands-on time in the
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Feelin' Hot, Hot, Hot
by Dr. Jeff Judkins, Animalkind Veterinary Clinic


he full force of summertime
is upon us here in the Rogue
Valley. It's something that folks
who’ve lived here for many years are
well acquainted with, but even old-timers
will tell you that this is an exceptionally
hot, dry summer. In many respects, these
conditions directly impact our daily lives
and the animals
under our care.
Traditional Chinese
Medicine (TCM) can
offer practical ways
for us to keep our
animals comfortable
and healthy in
extreme weather
The most basic
concept in TCM is
the ever-evolving
balance between Yin and Yang, the two
opposing principles in nature. Yang is hot,
active, dry and bright; Yin is cool, calm,
moist and dark. Too much Yang? You
need more Yin. And vice-versa. The two
opposites need to be in balance with each
other. But right now, at least climate-wise,
we’re experiencing total Yang. Individuals
who are already shifted a bit toward the
Yang side of things will be more adversely
affected by our hot, dry weather. So,
for example, an Arabian mare with
a hot, “fiery," disposition would be
more likely to become agitated and
restless in hot weather than a laid-back
Warmblood. An elderly cat with poor
kidney function and a lack of Yin could
easily become dehydrated and possibly
constipated in the heat.
Not only can TCM explain why some
individuals are prone to problems at
certain times of the year, it also gives
practical advice on helping our animals
thrive during extreme conditions. One
of the most important concepts to
understand is the energetic nature of
different foods. Almost anyone would
agree that watermelon and cucumbers
sound much more appealing right now
than say, a pot roast. This is because our
bodies are naturally attracted to foods
that cool us in the summer and warm
us in the winter. There are biochemical
and physiological reasons for this, but
ancient Chinese physicians ascribed
energetic properties to foods. Ginger,
black pepper and meats, for example, are
Warming, whereas most vegetables are
considered to be Cooling.

For an individual to stay healthy, it’s
best to consume foods appropriate to
the season. Animals do this naturally
in the wild, and it’s important for
our domesticated animals as well. If
your Golden Retriever is prone to hot
spots right now, you’d want to avoid
feeding her chicken and lamb, which
are considered “hot”
meats. Salmon (as long
as it’s cooked for dogs)
and turkey aren’t as
warming, would be
better choices. Adding
some puréed leafy green
veggies to the meal
can have a nice cooling
effect. Go slow though—
sudden diet changes can
cause digestive upset in
some animals. Feeding
watermelon rinds to horses, goats and
llamas helps keep them cool too. (Our
chickens love watermelon on a hot day!)
Herbs can also be beneficial in coping
with summer heat. Lemon balm (a very
happy "weed" in our yard) is a cooling,
calming (Yin) herb that can be made
into a tea and added to your pet’s food,
or even chopped and added directly
to a dog or horse's meal. Catnip and
other mint-family plants have similar
effects. Parsley and basil are packed with
cooling, detoxifying nutrients and make
nice additions too.
Providing access to cool, fresh water,
supplying appropriate shelter from the
sun, and keeping pets out of parked cars,
goes without saying. Intense physical
activity (Yang) should be limited to early
morning or late evening. I’ve found that
our dogs LOVE chasing a glow-in-the
dark ball at night (Yin) when it is cooler
outside. A spray bottle with some added
aloe vera juice makes a great cooling mist
for your dog or horse. And remember,
animals with black hair coats are more
susceptible to the sun’s heat, so extra
caution is warranted.
Summer is the season of Yang in its
fullest expression: abundant sunshine,
activity and a spirit of outgoing
joyfulness. With some simple precautions
and concepts of “Balance,” you and your
animals can appreciate it while it's here.
It will be cold and rainy (Yin) here again
soon enough!
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Holistic Veterinary Clinic in Jacksonville.
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later a son, Arnold, was added to the
family. Arnold lived only three months,
but one year later Amalia Dorothea Britt,
affectionately known as Mollie, was born.
However, over the next few years,
Amalia’s health began to fail. Weak from
bearing five children and plagued by a
chronic intestinal disorder, Amalia died on
September 28, 1871, and Britt lost the love
of his life. In the space of ten short years,
Britt had gone from carefree bachelor to
husband, father, and now widower.
Britt never remarried, so was left to
care for three small children. Moreover,
in 1875, Britt became the guardian of
three boys—Fritz, Henry, and Kap—
following the double suicide of their
parents, Frederich and Anna Ruch.
The Britts were a close knit family,
and Peter seems to have both enjoyed
and succeeded in the role of fatherhood.
The children later told stories of school
(“Barron” J.L. DeBussche’s “Select
School” and William Kreuzer’s “German
Private School for the boys, St. Mary’s
Academy for Mollie); escapades,
traveling circuses, picnics, field trips,
athletic contests, music lessons and
activities, and the money-making
projects they undertook.
The Ruch boys all became succesful
Southern Oregon businessmen. Kap
became postmaster of Ruch, and the
settlement bears his name. Jake Grob

managed Britt’s vineyards, orchards, and
landholdings. Emil joined his father in
the photography business, in anticipation
of which, Britt added a large two-story
addition to the rear of his old gallery home.
Both Jake and Emil served on the Town
Council, and Emil became a perennial
councilman and mayor. Mollie took over
the role of housekeeper for the family.
Britt died in 1905. None of his children
every married. They continued to live
in Peter’s elaborate Gothic creation that
reflected both his vision and success
until their deaths.
The house was destroyed by fire in
1960 and the grounds have since been
designated county and city parks. But as
the Southern Oregon Historical Society
observed in its popular exhibit, “PETER
BRITT: The Man Beyond the Camera”:
“More than 150 years after a nearly
broke Swiss immigrant arrived in a
muddy mining camp, his legacy lives
through the pictures he took, his paintings,
the gardens he planted, and a vital
agricultural heritage he helped foster.”
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beautiful mountains that trap the air, so we have to go
in the direction of developing manufacturing businesses
that create a minimal amount of emissions. What I am
proposing is that we can make far better use of our
long-vacant industrial land to create excellent family
wage tech jobs. By my last account we have about 5,800
students from our two-county region that are enrolled
in the eight universities in Oregon, including about
300 at Oregon Tech. Most of these young people, upon
completion of their degree, will move on to another
community and build its economy, rather than stay
here and build ours, which many would like to do if we
offered more meaningful career opportunities. Rogue
Community College is also providing great technical
training that can be customized to meet the needs of the
industries we can grow.
My company recently purchased the most beautiful
80-acre state-certified (shovel ready) site in the region. This
parcel is backed by the Denman Wildlife Area (which will
never be developed) and has unobstructed breathtaking
views of the Table Rocks and Mt. McLoughlin. We are
planning to develop southern Oregon’s first masterplanned tech park at this site, a site that has been sitting
vacant since WWII. We will be raising the standards
for design, construction, amenities and the overall
cohesiveness of the park. My plan is to reverse-engineer
what the aforementioned (best-in-class) community did
and overlay their strategy on the Rogue Valley, then go
after our top five high tech sectors. I’m talking about
privately-held, traded-sector firms that will provide
family wage jobs that fit within the fabric of what we
are already doing well. For reasons too numerous to
get into in this article, I am going off the grid and going
mercenary with this high-tech business recruitment
initiative. SOREDI is developing the “Southern Oregon
Edge” campaign, which will provide an excellent
resource for the recruitment initiative. I will work with
the system, but not through it.

So, all of you who are so inclined may be asking,
“What can I do to help?” Once again, thanks for asking!
I am currently networking throughout our community
and making presentations titled, “Our Opportunity to
Build a Strong Tech Economy in Southern Oregon.” I
will be pleased to share this information with your civic
or business group. Please let me know if you would like
to provide referrals within the tech sector of business
owners and decision makers (and even those who are
simply well-connected) who might be interested in
learning about the competitive advantages of doing
business in southern Oregon. There is also a great
way for the business community to lend their support,
which will not cost them time or $$’s. Especially now
that Jackson County voters passed the library levy,
you can also encourage our County Commissioners to
make a wiser investment with the video poker proceeds
in support of family wage job creation. Although the
transformation our community is primed for will
not take place overnight, if we truly want something
different, we are going to have to move beyond talking
and actually do something different. By the way, I have
already met with two northern California-based firms
that are very interested in learning more.
Mark VonHolle and his family are residents of Jacksonville.
He is the Director of Business Development for R.A. Murphy
Construction where he specializes in commercial real estate
development and the design-build delivery system. He serves
as a past board President of SOREDI and he is the founder
and past board President of the Sustainable Valley Technology
Group. He is also a past board member (and 2010 “Member
of the Year”) of the Medford / Jackson County Chamber
of Commerce. He is a member of the Governor’s Regional
Solutions Team, as well as a board member for the Logos
Public Charter School. He is also a member of the Medford
Rogue Rotary Club. You may contact Mark via email at

THANK YOU to our Contributors!
• Mayor Paul Becker
• Donna Briggs
• Kyleen Brodie
• Hillary Brown
• Sandy Brown
• Bob Budesa
• David Calahan
• Dom Campanella
• Sara King-Cole
• Dr. Julie Danielson
• Linda DeWald
• Paula & Terry Erdmann
• Kay Faught
• Joelle Graves
• Randall Grealish
• Adam Haynes

• Dr. Kerri Hecox
• Michelle Hensman
• Tony Hess
• Kate Ingram
• Dr. Jeff Judkins
• Dr. Daniel Kahlil
• Michael Kell
• Carolyn Kingsnorth
• Louise Lavergne
• Caroline Milleson
• Erich & Matt Patten
• Dr. Tami Rogers
• Pam Sasseen
• Ashleigh Scheuneman
• Dirk Siedlecki
• Gary Sprague

• Kathy Tiller
• Mark Von Holle
• Hannah West
• Pam Wright

• Christopher Briscoe
• Robert Frost
• Liam Hensman
• Lea Worcester

Cover Photo

Our cover photo is of Britt's
new Classical Music Director,
Teddy Abrams conducting the
Louisville Orchestra.
Photo by O'Neil Arnold.

Ad Deadlines: Reserve ad space by the 10th of the month, Submit your ad by the 15th.
Have an idea or suggestion for the Review?
Contact Whit Parker at 541-899-9500 or

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Your Grange Gardener by Grange Co-op


Canning is a Great Way to Save Your Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

s canning and preserving fruits and vegetables
worth the effort? In one enthusiastic word: YES!
Think of it this way: Which would you prefer?
Fruits and vegetables grown far away and commercially
canned through processes that add chemicals, additives,
and preservatives? Or would you prefer produce grown in
your own garden or purchased from a local farmers market
that you can preserve yourself free of harmful additives?
Canning your own harvest is an amazing process with
many beginning-to-end (and into the future) benefits.
Canning is an inexpensive way to provide healthy fruits
and vegetables straight from your garden or local farm
for year-round enjoyment. You control the ingredients
so you know they are safe and nutritious. Plus, you will
take great pride in your work and maybe even enjoy a
sentimental connection to your parents or grandparents
who always seem to have shelves of Ball mason jars
loaded with delicious preserved produce on-hand.
The canning possibilities are practically endless. Got
a tree full of apples, pears, or peaches? Then go ahead
and can everything you can’t eat! Cucumbers, peppers,
tomatoes, and carrots? Can them for use in a soup next
winter! Canning can be done with nearly every fruit
and vegetable you can grow or buy in the market, and
it’s an inexpensive investment that will save you money
in the long run when you are using produce you either
grow yourself or purchase in-season. Basically, all that’s
needed are jars (including half-pint, pint, and quartsized), a large canner with wire racks or pressure canner,
a few utensils such as tongs and funnels, and preserving
ingredients such as brine or pectin.
Not convinced canning is for you?
How about a convenient produce stand right in your
pantry?—No need to run to the grocery store for healthy
ingredients—they will be conveniently stored on your
own shelves. Eat canned fruits as a healthy snack straight
from the jar, or use them in pies and other recipes your

family will love. The canning process destroys organisms
that can spoil food, so canned foods stay preserved
indefinitely—as long as the container is intact.
How about health in a jar?—If you enjoy the delicious
taste of fresh ingredients and also want to know what’s
in your foods, canning and preserving is for you. Canned
foods retain the same nutrients as fresh foods. Many
commercially canned foods we find in grocery stores are
loaded with harmful chemicals, preservatives, additives, and
even BPA. When you can your own fresh foods, you control
the ingredient list so you know exactly what is—and what
isn’t—inside. Go pesticide-free with your own food! Plus,
you’ll also be washing and peeling to remove any residues
left on your unprocessed foods, and the canning process
destroys bacteria and seals food within hours of harvesting.
Want better taste?­—You’ll see—or taste—for yourself:
foods you can yourself from your garden or farmers
market taste considerably better than commercially
canned products. You will be using produce at the
peak of its ripeness, with no harmful additives or
preservatives, ensuring the highest quality.
Would you like to save money?—Eating home-grown
canned blueberries out-of-season can save you big-time
over buying some out-of-season, at a premium price, that
have been grown and shipped from far away. You can
also save money by buying produce at farmers markets
and grocery stores in-season when they are abundant
and less expensive, and then canning for use year-round.
Now that you know just a few of the great benefits of
canning and preserving fruits and vegetables, the next
question may be, ‘how do I can fruits’ or ‘how do I can
vegetables?’ Don’t be intimidated by the process. It’s
relatively easy with the right guidance, supplies, and
practice. In fact, it’s as easy as filling your jars with clean
peeled and cut up fruits and vegetables, adding a few
ingredients (or not), screwing on the lids, placing them in
a pressure canner, and following the canner’s instructions.

Dine-in or Take-out

Now open in Ashland & Grants Pass
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Grange Co-op is always here to offer expert advice
and can answer any canning questions in our stores. We
even provide free canning classes—the next classes are
Saturday, August 9, 10:00am-12noon at our Central Point
store and Saturday, August 16, 10:00am-12:00noon at our
South Medford store.
For more tips, you can also speak with the “Grange
Canners” at your local Grange Co-op store, or visit us at
Grange Co-op, a locally-owned cooperative
founded in 1934 and now celebrating its
80th anniversary, has grown steadily over
the last seven decades to include seven retail
stores, a grain elevator, agronomy center
and a CFN cardlock fueling station. Store locations include
South Medford, North Medford (Pet Country), Grants Pass,
Ashland, White City, Klamath Falls, and Central Point. Shop
Grange Co-op online at See ad this page.

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August 2014

Jacksonville Review

Mavis Marney
Cell: 541.821.9041
Office: 541.488.1311

Daisy Creek Vineyards
320 East Main St Ashland, OR

24+ years of experience
with buyers and sellers.
Responsive & Personable

Located at the far east end of Shafer Lane in Jacksonville.





This is a beautifully landscaped property with a 3906+ s.f. home on over half an acre. High ceilings, architectural windows, Brazilian teak flooring, travertine tiling, 2 limestone fireplaces with mantles. Spacious kitchen with maple cabinets, top of the line appliances and breakfast nook area with window seating. Elegant
master suite on main level with 2 additional bedrooms. Downstairs is a fully finished recreation area with
wet bar, utility room with large laundry area. Plus a finished bonus room left up to your imagination for a
theatre/wine cellar or game room. The back gardens hold a wonderful barbecue area with all new outdoor
kitchen, decking with ample seating areas & mature shade trees. A bridge spans a seasonal creek and leads
to a custom built chicken house with run, greenhouse and vegetable garden area. 2-Car garage, storage shed
& parking for at least 4 cars. Offered at $710,000.
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7/15/14 11:54 AM

“The best of what’s local,
US made, fair trade
and handmade.”

The Crown Jewel
266 E. Main St.
(541) 488-2401

165 E. Calif. St.
(541) 899-9060

Jewelry and gifts with meaning.

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–EST. 1980–

Slagle Creek wines have consistently earned top honors in such regional and international competitions
as the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, Newport
Seafood and Wine Festival, Lone Star International Wine Competition. Recently we became Multi-Award
winners in Savor the Northwest Wine Awards and Multi-Award winners at the World of Wine Competition.
New Wines released this year are our new 2011 Syrah, and 2011 Port, made from the Syrah grape.
Our new Claret just won a Silver Medal at the Southern Oregon World of Wine along with the 2011 Port.
Wines sell out quickly, so check our website often for our current wine selection.

Your time. Your wine.

(541) 846-6176


Taste our first vintage 2011
Now on the hill by the glass
through the 2014 Britt Festivals
Proud sponsor of the Britt
Classical Festival.
245 N. Front St. | Central Point
Now open daily, noon-5pm!

(541) 664-2218

515 Coachman Drive,
• 6 Bedrooms
• 6 bathrooms
• 5,700SF
• 1.12 Acres
Outstanding valley views
overlooking the vineyards,
Gourmet kitchen, luxurious
master suite, 5 car garage
1343 Ragsdale Road, Trail
• 3 Bedrooms
• 3.5 bathrooms
• 2,600SF
•10+ Private gated acres
• Hand fitted log joint home
• Large great room framed
w/13 Douglas fir tree logs
• 28ft ceilings, stone fireplace
• Luxurious Master Suite
• Detached 1 BR /1 BA
guest cottage
4000 E. Antelope Road,
Eagle Point

99 Points
Double Gold

• 4 Bedrooms
• 4 bathrooms
• 2,700SF
• 10 Private Acres
• 3 story rock fireplace, wrap
around decking
• Private Master Suite
• Barn, greenhouse, garden
area, gazebo/water feature
• Shop w/a living unit above

San Francisco International
Wine Competition 2014

2007 Reserve Merlot
Rogue Valley, Oregon

Dixie Hackstedde

EdenVale Winery

Cell: 541.944.3338


Toll Free: 800.888.5706

open everyday, 11-5
2310 Voorhies Road | Medford, Oregon

871 Medford Center
Medford, OR 97504


541-512-2955 x2

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