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Jacksonville Review

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Mail: PO Box 1114
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My View by Whitman Parker, Publisher


Let’s Live Here!

s a publisher, I spend a fair amount of my
time out and about walking and talking with
locals and visitors – getting a feel for things
on the ground is a part of my job and something I enjoy.
Discussion topics run the gamut from family affairs
to politics and everything in-between. Interestingly,
this summer, I’ve had an unusually-high number of
conversations with visitors on how fortunate we locals
are to live in a community like Jacksonville. Occasionally,
as was the case recently, conversations morph my
perspective and deserve to be shared with my readers.
Yesterday, I was on my rounds restocking the
Jacksonville Review news racks dotted around town…
including the racks at the Britt Pavilion. At around
1 pm, I spotted a couple on the hill having a picnic
under a shade tree… and, as often happens, struck-up
a conversation. This was their fourth visit here in two
years and they were taking a break for lunch when I
happened upon them.
The conversation went something like this: ME: “Hi
there…it looks like you found the perfect spot for a
picnic on this incredible day!” THEM: “It’s hard not
to find the perfect spot in this town…it’s an incredible
place…we want to live here!”

My mind instantly played my favorite movie line of
all time – the very end of the 1993 film Groundhog Day
where Bill Murray says to Andi MacDowell, “Let’s Live
Here!” (I’ve written about this scene before because it
actually happened to me.)
After a bit of Q&A, I learned that the weekend
picnickers were from Central California and had
driven back up to Jacksonville to stay at their favorite,
local b&b. Both were nearing retirement age and were
seriously discussing taking early retirement and moving
here five years earlier than planned. Their main reasons
included fleeing increasing traffic, crime, congestion and
a general loss of quality of life. Having lived in Southern
California at various points of my life in the 1970’s
through 90’s, their description of the Golden State was
unrecognizable to me. Their “California Dream” was
now the “Jacksonville Dream.”
“The truth is,” they insisted, “towns like Jacksonville
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responsible for keeping it so live-able is doing a great job.”
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Jacksonville Review

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from parts by his grandfather Eugene
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in it starting when I was around 13-yearsold.” Although
Mike’s grandfather
in 2009, Mike
continued the
family tradition
and has made
upgrades to it
since, but notes, “it
is still the aircraft
my grandfather

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You’ve probably noticed this antique
bi-plane flying above town from time to
time but may not know that its owner and
pilot is Jacksonville resident Mike Burrill,
Jr. Mike, who serves on the Britt Festivals
Board of Directors, (among others) took
to the skies to provide Britt Orchestra
Maestro Teddy
Abrams a bird’s-eye
tour and view of the
Rogue Valley. In this
shot, you’ll notice
Teddy got a unique
chance to see the
Britt Pavilion, unlike
any other.
Mike’s plane
is a 1942 Boeing
"Stearman" Biplane
that was restored

7/17/15 1:31 PM

Two lucky Applegate residents won
will be accomplished through matching
a pair of round-trip airline tickets to
funds provided by the Oregon Parks and
anywhere in the US, as part of a recent
Recreation Department. The Applegate
Cantrall-Buckley Park fundraising
Trails Association has jumped on-board
campaign. Proceeds from the ongoing
and is revitalizing all the trail systems on
“fun-raising” campaign will be used
the 88-acre park.
for rehabilitating the playground and
Another exciting playground addition
upgrading the adjacent restroom. Airline
is the creation of a natural play area
tickets were provided by Travel Trust, an
with boulders, logs, and a beautiful
international San Diego area travel agency. tile-covered concrete turtle for the
At a recent ceremony at the park
kids to clamber over. This project,
playground, longtime committee
which includes signage and a bench,
member, Lynn Funk presented the travel is sponsored by the Ford Family
certificate to the raffle winners, Annette
Foundation in conjunction with the local
Parsons and
her husband
Jim Clover.
the turtle
they’ve not
yet chosen a
pond turtle
both were
habitat is
excited to
being created
win the raffle.
through a
grant by the
purchased the
Jackson Soil
$10 winning
and Water
raffle ticket,
District. In
one of the last
addition to
ones sold, at
the habitat,
the Applegate
invasive ivy
Annette Parsons, with husband Jim Clover, receives the
round-trip-for-two flight certificate from Lynn Funk,
nearly an
a member of the Cantrall-Buckley Park Committee.
and Jim are
acre will be
Committee members, Michelle LaFave, Jeremy Criswell,
both park
and Laird Funk look on.
The raffle proceeds totaling $2,850
pathways, fences and other structures
helped put the $57,000 playground
which had been enveloped over the
fun-drive over the top. The playground
years. Educational signage is being
work will include a new major play
designed, as well.
structure along with new swings and
The kids are gonna love it! Thanks go
activity bars. Modifications will also be
out to all the Rogue Valley businesses
made to the existing play equipment
and citizens that contributed to these
and surface to bring them up to current
park upgrades. Construction will begin
safety standards. It is expected that
this coming fall.
renovation of the adjacent restroom

August 2015

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Jacksonville Gems and Jewelry Opens
in Historic Orth Building
l-r Natta, Adam, Ron and Bee Skog

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Ron Skog has opened a new jewelry
store at 150 S. Oregon Street, called
Jacksonville Gems and Jewelry. The
shop is located in the space formerly
occupied by the Jacksonville Barn
Company. Ron joins another new merchant,
The Cheesemonger's Wife and the wellestablished Adit Brewery on the main level
with LaFiesta Mexican Restaurant on the
second floor of the building.
Ron Skog is joined in the new
operation by his wife, Natta Skog, two
sons Adam and Bee, along with jeweler
Tom Hankins.
Ron says the shop specializes in
custom-designed jewelry made from
gold, silver, platinum and palladium
with gemstones of your choice. In
addition, on-site jewelry and eyeglass
repair is offered.
Ron says, “I grew up in Jacksonville
and started mining gold at age 8… and
am still mining to this day. Much of our
gold jewelry offered in the shop is actually
made with gold from our local area.”
Skog is also a skilled gemstone carver
and does faceting work and repair.
About his team, Ron notes, “Natta is
from Thailand and imports an extensive
array of Stingray products and also

designs some of our gold jewelry.” The
youngest member, his son Adam, is 6,
and is already learning to make Jewelry
and cut stones.
Ron and Natta’s older son, Bee,
graduated from South Medford High
school in 2009, and then attended Revere
Jewelry Academy in San Francisco. “He’s
been making jewelry for eight years
now,” Ron adds proudly.
“Tom Hankins is a jeweler who has
worked with past master jeweler and
design instructor John Koeppl and has
partnered with us for 4 years now.”
Tom has a large collection of Oregon
Sunstone, Oregon’s state gemstone with
a large selection of custom-made pieces
set in silver and gold.
The shop offers a wide array of
products made from the stingray fish
including stingray wallets, purses, belts,
bracelets, rings and earrings. Ron notes,
“Stingray is one of the most durable
leathers known.”
You’ll also find mineral specimens,
crystals for wire wrap, fossils, carvings
and carving materials, faceting and
carving supplies and more.
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GoodBean Coffee!

l-r Joe Moxley, Jen Godfrey and Johnny Smith
A new business, Sweetwater Collective,
is now open at 675 N. 5th Street. The shop
is a combination tattoo parlor and fine
art gallery, co-owned and operated by
Johnny Smith and Joe Moxley. Current
tattoo artists include Johnny Smith, Evan
Dunn and Jen Godfrey. The business
model includes using the shop as a
place for locals to have tattoo work done
and as a destination for tattoo artists to
attend seminars and workshops on the
art form. Moxley estimates that roughly
70% of their clients will be traveling here
from out of town with the specific goal
of having tattoo work done here. He
notes, “We are incredibly proud to call
historic Jacksonville home to Sweetwater
Collective, and will feature a rotating
gallery of both local and international

artists, many of which will be traveling
to attend seminars and workshops at
this location.” In addition, Moxley says
new and returning tattoo clients will
be staying in Jacksonville, making the
destination one of the main reasons for
locating the shop here. “Working in a
beautiful city such as Jacksonville was so
important for us. We can now offer our
clients a comfortable getaway destination
to travel to while also experiencing
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Sweetwater Collective will be open
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August 2015

Jacksonville Review

State of the Art Presence Art Center


by Hannah West, Southern Oregon Artists Resource


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Express Yourself!—Creative selfmeans YOU, our friends and neighbors!
expression is a part of life most of us
Share your thoughts with us—email
treasure, whether it’s drawing, cooking,
or gardening, or attending dance classes,
Artist's Workshop 31st Annual Show
plays or concerts.
& Sale—The
Most people enjoy
Artist's Workshop
doing creative
will have their
things because
31st Annual Show
it provides
and Sale at Art
Presence. View
to connect with
the exhibition
friends and
at 206 N. Fifth
family, meet
Street from
new people, and
broaden one’s
every Friday
horizons. Those
& Saturday,
challenged to
find time to
on Sundays. The
express their own
show runs July 31
"Spring Glory" by Linda Curtis
creativity usually
through August 23,
feel they would be happier, less stressed,
with a reception on Saturday, August 1,
and healthier if they did. Whether they
from 3:00-6:00pm.
enjoy creative pursuits privately or with
Don’t miss our off-site exhibits of
a group, people feel it greatly enhances
original art by Art Presence members:
the quality of their lives on many different
• Tom Glassman exhibits colorful
levels. There are a host of studies telling
minimalist photography at Pioneer
us that all those feelings are true and that
Village now–October.
the benefits very real.
• Art Presence member Linda Curtis,
Southern Oregon, and Jacksonville
who’s included in the "Beauty of
in particular, is home to a higher than
Nature" section in SouthwestArt
average number of artists to non-artists.
magazine this month, shows her
Of those who don’t consider themselves
abstract paintings at the Medford
to be artists, there are many who express
Library August 2-October 2.
themselves through a diverse range
• Walt Wirfs’ exhibit of oil paintings in
of creative pursuits. All these lively,
the Jacksonville Library’s Naversen
fascinating people contribute more than
Room continues through August.
they know to the wonderful quality of
What’s Upstairs?—Practice life
life we enjoy here. How do YOU enjoy
drawing with professional models
expressing yourself? Is there a creative
from 1:00-3:00pm every Monday in our
activity you enjoy but haven’t done in
classroom. $10/session. Bring pencil and
a long time? What keeps you from it?
sketchbook and come ready to draw!
Have an idea of how Art Presence could
Instruction upon request.
make it easier for you to connect with
Schedule our classroom for your class,
your own creativity? When we celebrate
workshop or meeting. Contact Anne
the arts, our goal is always to uplift and
Brooke at 541-941-7057 for reservations.
connect with our community, and that
Hannah West is a Jacksonville website designer and art advocate. She
is the creator and editor of the Southern Oregon Artists Resource (www., serves on the board of Art Presence Art Center, is a core
founding member of the Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon and curates
the monthly art exhibits at GoodBean cafe. See some of her art and web
design work at

2015 furnARTure Event is Coming!
Join us at the 6th Annual furnARTure
event on Sunday, September 20th at
Valley View Winery, for a fun-filled
afternoon of art, hors d’oeuvres, wine
and live music.
furnARTure, is the signature event
supporting The Studio at Living
Opportunities. It is a benefit auction
featuring the work of local and regional
artists who have transformed recycled
furniture and other treasures into
functional and beautiful objects of
art. A wide selection of works created
by the artists of The Studio at Living
Opportunities is included in the auction.
Transformation artists include Kevin
Christman, Dana Feagin, Randall
Grealish, Krissy Milner, and Dan Mish.
Artwork will be included in both
silent and live auction portions of the
afternoon. You can get a sneak preview of
some of the items at The Studio at Living
Opportunities ( 32 South Central Avenue )
and at Terra Firma Home in Medford (309
East Main Street), starting on August 30.
The Studio at Living Opportunities
provides workshops, instruction and
events to promote independence, creativity
and an income for artists with a wide array
of disabilities. Artists share their unique
talents with our community using art as a
common thread that joins us all.
Event Details: Sunday, September
20th, from 2:00-5:00pm at Valley View
Winery, 1000 Applegate Road—just
west of Jacksonville in the Applegate
Valley. Tickets: $35 each, or Sponsorship
tables of 8, $450.
For more information, please contact:
Christine Allwardt, 541-622-6248 or Christine@

August 2015

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Artist's Workshop's 31st-Annual Art Show & Sale is July 31 to August 23

"Lithia Creek" by Carolyn Roberts

"Jacksonville City Hall" by Peter Coons

he Artist's Workshop of Jacksonville celebrates
its 31st-annual art exhibit, showcasing the
finest work of the area’s best known artists
from July 31 to August 23 at Art Presence Art Center.
Over 100 significant and creative works, by over a dozen
artists, depicting familiar Rogue Valley scenes and
historical places, will be on display and for sale.
Artists’ Workshop is a group founded by Elaine
Witteveen in 1985. Elaine founded the group to
provide an opportunity for local artists to paint “en
plein air,” to gather members for constructive critiques
and to showcase their work. Elaine recently passed
away and the Workshop will, in her memory, display
some of her work.
The members of the Workshop all have extensive
backgrounds in the arts. Many are art teachers and
members of a variety of art societies. Most have shown
extensively in galleries and exhibits. Artists in this
year’s show include: Dolores Ribal, Sue Bennett, Peter
Coons, Steve Bennett, Marilyn Hurst, Betty Barss, Jennie
Bagwell, Rick Evans, Kim Faucher, Jan Susan and Laura
Kolding. In addition, three artists and their works are
receiving special recognition.
Carolyn Roberts work, “Lithia Creek” was inspired by
the “memory of the contrast of nature’s morning light on
forest and creek with the dark manmade bridge.” Since
childhood, she has tried to show her love of nature with
paint without much satisfaction. Her recent experience
with the Artist's Workshop and her mentor Richard

McKinley has opened her eyes to seeing and expressing
design and color. For Carolyn, “Painting is now both
challenging and soul-satisfying.”
Susan DeRosa’s watercolor, "Duck Pond, Lithia Park,"
was painted on location in plein air. Susan says, “I love
painting outdoors, the scene is honest, pure, and fresh.
Revealing natural light is my focus. It was a damp
misting morning at Lithia Park, revealing mystery and
subdued light. Hopefully, I captured the mood with my
quick watercolor impression.”
Kay Driver is a first-time exhibitor in the Workshop.
Her "Jacksonville Jog" is a plein air painting inspired by
the light and shadows, warms and cools and the energetic
figures in front of a historic Jacksonville home. Her style
is colorful-lively, and emotionally positive. Kay’s painting
process uses acrylic paints, acrylic inks and oil pastel on
watercolor paper using a limited palette.
All lovers of the arts are urged to come meet the artists,
enjoy their latest work, have some refreshments at the
artist's reception and perhaps add a new painting to their
The show and sale will be in the Art Presence Center,
located on the grounds of the historic courthouse at 206
N. Fifth Street, Jacksonville. Exhibit hours are 10:00am5:00pm, Fridays and Saturdays and from 10:00am4:00pm on Sundays from July 31 to August 23. There
will be an open house reception from 3:00-6:00pm on
Saturday, August 1.


"Jacksonville Jog" by Kay Driver

"Duck Pond, Lithia Park" by Susan DeRosa

Open House Reception
Saturday, August 1




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Music Director and Conductor
Teddy Abrams and the
Britt Festival Orchestra

July 31 - Opening Night Carmina Burana

Photo by Josh Morell

Hugh Russell-Baritone, Celena Shafer-Soprano,
Javier Abreu-Tenor, S.O. Repertory Singers,
Rogue Valley Chorale, San Francisco Girls Chorus

August 1
Dover Quartet

August 7
Aoife O’Donovan-vocalist
Jeremy Kittel-violin

August 8
Sixth Floor Trio

Aug 9 - Symphony Pops
Morgan James-vocalist

August 14
James Ehnes-violin

Three weeks of concerts under the stars
featuring programs that showcase the
talent and diversity of our orchestra like
Carmina Burana, The Rite of Spring,
Symphonie Fantastique and the world premiere
of the song cycle Bull Frogs Croon inspired by
the poetry of Oregon Poet Laureate Peter Sears.

Britt’s 2015 Classical Festival
is generously underwritten by:

August 15
Closing Night

Special thanks to

James M. Collier
As a result of his 30 years teaching
high school English, much of it spent
working with disadvantaged youth,
James M. Collier had already made
a potent contribution to society.
However, his legacy will include much
more. Today, his patronage invigorates
a wide range of artistic communities
and the Rogue Valley is better for
it. Through his philanthropy, arts
organizations sprout, grow, thrive,
and survive to inspire their fans, just
as their music and theater moved the
kindhearted Collier.
Considered a kind and gentle
man, Arts managers are overwhelmed
by his generous, dedicated spirit. One

Executive Director broke down in tears
of gratitude at the largest of Collier’s
gift to the Des Moines Opera. Collier
said, “I didn’t know what to say except
that I had been emotionally moved by
the performances I had seen there.”
Collier now holds the hearts of entire
Collier’s love affair with the Rogue
Valley began when he took trips to
the Oregon Shakespeare Festival to
see plays and “bring Shakespeare
home” to his students studying
English. He moved to this area in
April 2003 and an inheritance from
his parents allowed him to take on
the role of a philanthropist. Collier
become the driving financial force and
major benefactor of local arts groups,
including: Brava! Opera Theatre,
Britt Music & Arts Festivals, Camelot
Theatre Company, the Craterian at
The Collier Center for the Performing
Arts, the Rogue Valley Symphony,
the Oregon Shakespeare Festival,
the Rogue Valley Chorale, Southern
Oregon Repertory Singers, the Youth
Symphony of Southern Oregon.
With a deep interest in classical
music and the performing arts, Collier
is once again graciously sponsoring
the celebratory Opening Night of the
Classical Festival. A supportive person
by nature, he loves that he can give the
gift of live music to people.
Music Director, Teddy Abrams,
said: “It’s such a pleasure to get to
know local cultural leaders like James
Collier, whose patronage has such
a positive transformative effect on
the arts and economy in southern

Britt Performance Garden Classical Events
Classical Festival
Pre-concert Music
July 31 • 6-7 p.m.
Trio Terra Nova
August 1 • 6-7 p.m.
Siskiyou Violins
August 7 • 6-7 p.m.
Mazama Sax Quartet
photo by Lisa LaPierre

The Performance Garden, located
just inside the main entrance to the
Britt Park, is home to a variety of
concerts and events throughout the
When you plan for a concert on
the Britt main stage, be sure to come
early and enjoy the pre-concert music
(see schedule at right), or the JPR preconcert talks. The pre-concert events
are open to all concertgoers at no extra
charge. Come enjoy the atmosphere as
you start your Britt evening.
In addition, our second stage
provides an intimate environment for
smaller concerts and special events.
This season, the Performance Garden
is the setting for children’s concerts,
special stand-alone concerts, the
Classical Festival Opening Night Gala
Dinner and more.

August 8 • 6-7 p.m.
SOU Faculty Brass Quintet
August 14 • 6-7 p.m.
Harris-Fitch Trio
August 15 • 6-7 p.m.
Heavenly Harp & Flute Duo
San Francisco Girls Chorus
Sunday, August 2 • 8 pm • $5
FREE Children’s Concert:
“When Giant Babies Attack”
Tuesday, August 4 • 10:30 am
FREE Children’s Concert:
with Gabriel Globus-Hoenich
Tuesday, August 11 • 10:30 am

For programs, guest artist and orchestra bios and to purchase tickets visit or call 541-779-0847

August 2015

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News From Britt Hill

by Donna Briggs, Britt President & CEO
Epic Season On-Tap
for Britt Orchestra

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.


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Meals on Wheels, which
operates Food & Friends
here in Jackson County, is
looking for volunteers to
help deliver meals locally
to homebound seniors.
Throughout the county,
Food & Friends provides
hot, nutritious meals and a
friendly visit to hundreds
of seniors on a daily basis.
Meals are served Monday
through Friday, between
10:00am and Noon.
Mileage reimbursement is
For more information, call
Linnea/Volunteer Coordinator
at 541-734-9505 Ext 4.

Within a mile of Oregon’s most beautifully preserved
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Volunteers Needed for Popular
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Frogs Croon, a song cycle composed by
Aoife O’Donovan, Jeremy Kittel and
Teddy Abrams. The piece is based on the
poetry of Oregon Poet Laureate Peter
Sears, and is written for orchestra and
solo vocals, guitar and violin. You won’t
want to miss this! Peter Sears is even
coming to our hill to enjoy the original
composition based on his work! He might
even be sitting next to you.
This year, Teddy is producing and
presenting music that is varied, enjoyable
and attainable. This season is about
expressing the culture of the whole
community and finding appreciation in
our connections to its diversity.
Like last year, Teddy is out and about
town passing out a few coveted free
tickets to every Britt orchestra concert.
If you see him walking or riding a
Segway around, don’t hesitate to say
“hi” and ask him how things are going.
He is sure to have an enthusiastic and
informative response!
Comments or questions for Britt Festivals?
Email Donna at Visit Britt
Festivals at

N. O


y the time you read this News
from the Hill the Britt Orchestra
will have already arrived here
in beautiful southern Oregon. As you
can imagine, our Music Director Teddy
Abrams has been working tirelessly
over the past several months to make his
vision a reality. The first rehearsal began
on July 27th and the orchestra has never
sounded better. Everyone associated with
Britt is waiting in anticipation and thrilled
to share this epic season with you.
At this writing, we're looking forward
to the performance of Carmina Burana
on Opening Night July 31st. This season
Teddy will lead the Britt Orchestra in
seven concerts, with highlights including
the first Britt performance of Stravinsky’s
The Rite of Spring, the Dover Quartet
performing John Adams’ Absolute Jest,
with the composer in the audience,
violinist James Ehnes, composer and
electronic musician Mason Bates, and a
Symphony Pops concert with Broadway
vocalist Morgan James. Lawn tickets for
the Pops concert are only $5.
As a special treat, on Friday, August
7th, Teddy and the Britt Festival Orchestra
will perform the world premiere of Bull






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Southern Oregon Music Festival Brings
Music to our Valley’s Youth

Leave a legacy.

by Gwenne Wilcox

Donate an instrument today.

Legacy is more than just
leaving something behind.
It’s about making a meaningful
contribution to a cause greater
than your own.
Every great musician starts with a
used instrument. Without donations
by community members like you, many
students will never discover their musical
talents, let alone pick up an instrument. If
you own an instrument that is well-worn,
well-loved, or long forgotten, donating
it could change a life. This used Fender
guitar changed Stevie Ray Vaughn’s life.
Call 866-448-1948.


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magine, for a moment, that you are
12-years-old. You and 449 other
students are herded into the school
gymnasium where a six-member band,
decked-out in neon zoot suits and fedora
hats, is playing decade hit songs from
1940’s “In the Mood” to Bruno Mars’ latest
hit, “Uptown Funk.” Your hands and feet
involuntarily move with the beat. Before
you know it, you’re playing an inflatable
guitar, wearing an Elvis mask with
sunglasses, and you’re the star of the show.
High Street Band has performed at
more than 250 school assemblies over
the years. It’s a passion of theirs. “The
one thing that we have tried to engender
with kids is a love for music,” says Matt
Summers, the band’s lead singer. “Every
musician, at one point in their life, was
inspired by a vocalist belting-out a song
or a drummer tearing it up. That’s the
effect we want to have on kids.” And
indeed they do. Their approach to music
education is just as unorthodox as their
suits, demonstrating how a jazz C chord
on a keyboard transforms into a C7
guitar chord with a single note change,
and suddenly BAM—it’s a James Brown
song. “When we play ‘I Feel Good,’ we
tell the teachers, ‘Okay, you’re the only
ones that know the 1960s and ‘70s dances,
so get on up and dance.’” Matt doesn’t
let anyone off the hook. Everyone from
teacher to principal to office staff dances
the boogaloo, the jerk, the twist—and
they really get into it. “You can see these
kids thinking to themselves, maybe my
teacher is pretty cool, after all.” Then the
unforgettable happens: High Street
instructs the students to shout out “we
love you” to the teachers. It’s music to
their ears, causing tears of joy to well up
in their eyes. Afterwards, they express
their gratitude to the band. “That was
beautiful to hear them say. It made my
year.” In the four days before the Festival,
12,000 local elementary and middle school
students and their teachers will share the
same experience.
This year, Providence Medford
Medical Center is partnering with
Southern Oregon Music Festival (SOMF)
to fund the assemblies. High Street, a
tireless supporter of SOMF’s commitment
to Music Education, states that “SOMF’s
leading the way by making music
accessible to students who cannot afford
it, while giving us a platform to help them
do that.” Other supplemental programs,
like SOMF’s annual Instrument Donation
drive, has collected over 200 used and
new instruments since its inception in
2011. Each instrument’s condition is
assessed by Duane Hess, owner of Tom’s
Guitars in Medford. Those needing
repair remain at his shop (with grants
covering the costs for those repairs). The
rest are distributed according to wish
lists submitted to SOMF by Jackson
and Josephine County School District
representatives. SOMF’s Leave a Legacy
campaign encourages individuals to
donate their instruments. One woman

alone donated 82 instruments that she
had stored away, hoping to put in the
hands of young musicians. “The idea is,”
explains the Festival’s Executive Director,
Dennis Ramsden, “each instrument brought
someone tremendous joy at one point in
time, but now it’s just sitting in a closet,
getting dusty or rusty. Why not pass along
that joy for someone else to experience?”
Drummer Bruce Wehler and
saxophonist Steve Goff couldn’t agree
more. They both started with used
instruments. “When I was a sophomore
in high school, my parents bought me
a 1956 Selmer Mark VI alto sax. I still
play that sax,” Steve reveals. Then Bruce
adds, “I still use my vintage Rogers
drums sometimes when we play. It’s my
secondary set.” What’s really wild is that
after 20 years of playing together, this
is a revelation to everyone. Matt quips,
“And I still use the same voice I had in
grade school!” This is just a sampling
of the levity High Street brings, which
may explain why they’re so popular with
SOMF’s audiences. “I think the thing that
makes our band successful is that there's
no ego. That's hard to find. We’ve all been
in bands that fall apart because someone
didn’t get enough solo or face time,”
says Steve. “We also have Matt, who has
a gift with audiences.” And Matt loves
a challenge. Who else could get a bunch
of Microwave Engineers or every male
member of The World Potato Congress
to dance? “Well, we are from Idaho,”
Matt jokes. When he sends Steve onto the
dance floor playing his sax in his bright
pink suit, you can’t help but get pulled-in.
“Whether we think we played great or
not, it really doesn’t matter. What matters
is: was it fun for everyone in the room?
That's our goal, a higher goal than any
other band I’ve ever been in.”
After being energized by the
assemblies, High Street will take the stage
Friday afternoon, October 2, kicking-off
the first of seven sets they’ll perform
during the three days of the Festival
with their unique brand of fun. For the
remainder of the school year, SOMF
will pick up where High Street left off,
providing classroom instructors, private
music lessons, and musical instruments
for all grade levels at Jackson and
Josephine County Schools. Individual
guitar lessons are also offered at Central
Medford High School and the Medford
549C School District Classroom at the
Jackson County Juvenile Detention
Center, inspiring wayward youths to
make better choices. When asked what
else High Street would do to improve the
Music Education Program, they chime in
unison, “Make it bigger. We’d love to tour
schools full-time.” It’s just that rewarding.
Best of all, Festival admission is free for
children under 12 and student discounts
are offered up-to age 23.
To donate a used musical instrument, call
866-448-1948. To purchase tickets to see High
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August 2015

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The Unfettered Critic


by Paula Block Erdmann & Terry Erdmann

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eluctant to step outside without
know. Wanna hear it a third time?) Or if
a straw hat, sunscreen and a
you’re in need of a really quick frigid fix,
handheld, battery-powered
step into the beer room at Ray’s Food
portable fan? Yeah, us too.
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We’re not the first to despair over the
but your temperature sensors will be
hot sun in the summertime. In 1933,
chilled and thrilled. For a reinforcement
Songwriter Irving Berlin composed
of ambience, there’s no better hideaway
Open Lunch & Dinner
“We’re having a heat wave.” Ethyl
than the underground Bistro at the
at 11:30
Merman sang the song in the film
Jacksonville Inn.
Alexander’s Ragtime Band in l938. Marilyn
If you’re patient, you’ll find that the
Monroe sang it again, in l954’s There’s
air does cool down (a bit) after dark.
No Business Like Show Business. Berlin, ya
We’re blessed with two beautiful outdoor
gotta figure, was hot.
entertainment venues. You’ll find your
For his 1948 musical Kiss Me, Kate,
friends, old and potential, at the Britt
songwriter Cole Porter wrote, and
Festival right here in town. Do you have
repeated, “It’s too darn hot. It’s too darn
tickets for Dwight Yoakam (Aug. 22) or
hot.” Over the decades, his complaint
The Gipsy Kings (Aug. 31) yet? Well,
~ Established 1995~
has been reheated by Ella Fitzgerald,
you should. Further on down the road
Petula Clark, Mitzi Gaynor, and an
(but not far), the Oregon Shakespeare
Best Margaritas, Coldest Beer, Authentic Mexican Dishes served with a touch
Adidas commercial. Porter, too, knew
Festival’s outdoor stage is open for
of Jacksonville history upstairs in The Historic 1872 Orth Building.
what was cooking.
the summer so you can see the best of
So what should those of us who can’t
Will’s plays—and more— just as his
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Let’s explore some possibilities.
“Green Show” performances on the OSF
First up: Air-conditioned movie theatres.
grounds—especially the Bathtub Gin
Much of the summer film fare leans
Serenaders on Aug. 12. They’re the coolest
toward loud rather than literary. Current
group in the Valley. (And remember, we
blockbusters include
the fifth Terminator
Finally, consider
episode and the
your own home as
fourth Jurassic (Park/
an entertainment
World) expedition.
venue! (Provided,
If that’s your cup of
of course, that your
jumbo soda, you’ll
air conditioning
have it made in the
hasn’t gone
shade. Of the two, we
down.) You can
recommend the lively
borrow DVDs
raptors rather than
from the library.
Arnold’s extinct efforts.
Or Netflix. Or just
Not in a movie
turn on the telly.
Gothic magic materializes in
mood? The
We’ve discovered
"Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norell"
Jacksonville Library
two surprisingly
awaits. Read a book. Use the library’s
innovative summer shows: Mr. Robot,
computers. Bring your own computer
about a computer hacker who might
and write a book! Or check out a book and just save—or destroy—the world (USA
carry it to one of our great local coffee
Network), and Jonathan Strange and
Take California St
S. Oregon
Granite Ridge
shops, GoodBean and Pony Espresso,
Mr. Norrell, about two real, honest to
each an excellent venue for whiling away
goodness magicians who may just save—
the hours. Which book, you ask? Author
or destroy—the world. (BBC America).
David McCullough has a new biography of
Both shows are unusual, unpredictable,
The Wright Brothers. Tim Horvath’s new
and perfect for watching in front of a cool
collection of short Understories, will carry
air duct in our La-Z-Boy recliners!
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Focus on Hanley Farm by

Digging Jacksonville – Artifacts 10:
The Cuttlebone Conundrum

Emma Abby, Director of Educational Programs

by Jorden Peery
Fun Events at Hanley Farm!
A small sample of
the cuttlefish bones
recovered from the
Jacksonville Chinese
Quarter site.


hat better way is there to
spend a lovely August
evening than a concert
on the lawn at Hanley Farm?! This
affordable, family-friendly event has
all the components of a perfect summer
evening: farm-fresh food from the Farm
Kitchen, local craft brews on-tap, live
music, horseshoes, badminton, and plenty
of shade. On Saturday, August 8, The
Fret Drifters take the stage showcasing
high-energy acoustic music, perfect for
dancing. On Saturday, August 22, David
Pinsky, Phil Newton, and the Over the
Moon Band bring us some classic downhome blues music. Bring your lawn chairs
and picnic blankets and plan to spend the
evening with us at the Farm! The gates
open at 5:30pm. Admission is $10 ($5 for
SOHS members and children 5-12).
Interested in becoming a permanent
part of Hanley Farm? The Southern
Oregon Historical Society has launched a
new project at the Farm called, “History
Tribute Walk” where community
members are invited to purchase a
commemorative custom brick to become
a part of a new permanent walking path

at the Farm. Bricks can be engraved with
your family name, a student’s name
and year of graduation, your business
name, an organization name, or a name
in honor of someone special in your life.
For further details or to order a custom
brick for the History Tribute Walk, please
call the Development Office at 541-7736536 x 204. Order now as the path will be
installed this fall!
Next time you’re at the Farm, take
a walk around to see our many new
permanent signs. As we continue to work
on improving our self-guided tour and
educational features for the public, more
informational signs will continue to be
erected. So far, you will find signs by the
historic Hanley house, at the entrance to
our no-till vegetable gardens, and at the
Monarch waystation garden.
For more information about Hanley Farm
or upcoming events, please visit us online
at or;
call 541-773-6536 ext. 202; or check out our
Hanley Farm Facebook page. Hanley Farm,
owned and operated by the Southern Oregon
Historical Society, is located at 1053 Hanley
Road, between Jacksonville and Central Point.

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s an archaeologist, I am
constantly making unlikely,
Exciting NEWS from the trenches!
but fascinating connections
between my work and things that I
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the National
come across every day. Perhaps the
Historic Preservation Act, each state is making a
least likely of these connections came to
short video to highlight the importance of this
me on a sunny, tropical morning on a
act, and the archaeological research that it has
beautiful beach in South Africa. Like most
supported. The Jacksonville Chinese Quarter
beachgoers, I enjoy combing for shells
site has been chosen to represent the
and rocks left behind on the tide lines.
important archaeological work happening
On my walk that morning, I discovered
something much more surprising, which
in the state of Oregon! In preparation for the
instantly solved a mystery that had
video, we are looking for anyone who might
been puzzling my colleagues and me a
have taken some footage or snapped some good
world away in Jacksonville, Oregon. I
shots of the excavation in progress. If you have
was in South Africa as a guest-student
anything that you would be willing to contribute
with the University of Tübingen in
to the project, please let us know! For reference,
Southwest Germany. My primary work
in archaeology up to that point had been
the Chinese Quarter excavation was the one
with SOU where I graduated and went on to
along Main Street behind La Fiesta. Thanks for
help excavate Jacksonville’s Historic Chinese
your help, and look for the video in the spring of
Quarter. What I found on the beach were
cuttlebones, which in their complete form,
at last solved the mystery of the fragments
modern day household pets such as birds
of shell-like material that we had excavated
and turtles. Cuttlefish as a whole were
from Jacksonville’s Chinese quarter.
even used to extract the highly-prized
Cuttlebones are lightweight, porous
sepia pigment by the ancient Greeks. In
structures which form the inner-support
traditional Chinese culture, cuttlebones
system and buoyancy organ of cuttlefish.
were valued for their medicinal purposes.
Unlike their name implies, cuttlefish
Cuttlebones are also boiled to make soup
aren’t fish at all, but mollusks. They
broths which are common to traditional
are invertebrates and close cousins
Chinese cuisine.
of squid and octopods. These small,
In traditional Chinese medicine,
tentacle creatures inhabit the shallow,
cuttlebone is called Hai Piao Xiao. It has a
tropical waters in the coastal regions of
variety of uses when applied topically, or
South and East Asia, Western Europe,
mixed into a decoction
the Mediterranean,
and ingested. Topically,
Australia, and Africa.
cuttlebone can be
So how did these
used as a coagulant
cuttlebones make their
to stop bleeding, or as
way from the Far East
an absorbent used in
to Jacksonville?
treating blisters. When
The cuttlebones
mixed into herbal
were excavated from
decoctions, cuttlebone
the burned remains of
is a highly-effective
a Chinese house from
treatment for stomach
the late 1800s, and
ulcers, asthma, gastritis,
found in association
as well as uterine
with small, brown
Dried cuttlefish can still be
and bleeding.
glazed, ceramic
purchased today for use in soups
Cuttlebones are made
apothecary jars. The
and as a salty snack.
from aragonite, which
Chinese population
is a form of calcium carbonate, which is
in Jacksonville and other small, mining
effective in treating malnutrition and the
communities in the west were well-known
skin sores associated with scurvy.
for importing as many of the comforts of
The powerful medicinal properties
home as possible to make their time in
of cuttlebones would have been highlythe rough communities of America more
valued amongst the Chinese population
hospitable. So why cuttlebones?
of Jacksonville in the 1800s. Its coagulant
Cuttlebones, as it turns-out are
properties alone would have been
extremely useful and versatile objects.
invaluable in a dangerous occupation
They have a range of traditional uses
such as mining. Cuttlebones are amazing
including from making molds for casting
structures, and scientists continue to
small pieces of jewelry, making polishing
find new and innovative uses for their
powder, mixing
incredible properties. It is incredible to
with toothpaste
think that this enlightening discovery was
as an abrasive,
and as a calcium made possible by a walk on the beach
over 10,000 miles away.
supplement for
Jorden Peery is an SOU graduate and SOULA alumnus with
experience in archaeology all over the Western United States as well
as England and South Africa. She participated in many SOULA
projects including the Historic Chinese Quarter excavations in the
fall of 2013. Jorden currently works as a full time archaeologist with
Logan Simpson Design in Corvallis Oregon.

August 2015

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News from the Friends of
Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery

Thai House

by Dirk J. Siedlecki, President – FOJHC

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Linda DeWald and Trudy Pasquale at June 2015
Marker Cleaning. Photo: Mary Siedlecki
History Saturday in the Cemetery,
August 8—Now in its 5th year, this very
popular and well-attended program is
offered on the second Saturday of each
month, May through September. The
90-minute presentation includes a history
talk followed by a short walking tour
to grave sites relating to the featured
subject. The August topic will be,
"Religious Leaders and the Churches of
Jacksonville," and will be presented by
Docents Shirley Blaul and Pam Smith.
All programs begin at 10:00am and no
advance reservations are required. Meet
your docents at the top of the Cemetery
Road where parking is available. We
recommend wearing comfortable
walking shoes, a hat and sunscreen. The
program is presented by the Friends of
Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery and
donations are very much appreciated
and help support our restoration and
preservation efforts in the cemetery.
Cemetery Marker Cleaning and
Workshop, August 15—Join our group
of dedicated volunteers who have been
cleaning grave markers in the Jacksonville
Cemetery for the past few years. They
have been cleaning the markers to
remove moss, lichen and vegetation
from the stones, all of which help retain
moisture, and cause the stone to break
down prematurely. They also clean the
inscriptions and symbolism allowing
visitors to read and appreciate these
beautiful pieces of art. We start at 9:00am
and work until around noon time. All
tools, supplies and instructions on proper
cleaning techniques are provided. If
you're interested in joining our group of
volunteers, meet us at the Sexton's Tool
House, top of the Cemetery Road where
parking is available. Dress accordingly
as this is a hands-on project and you
may get a little wet. We suggest bringing

a stool to sit on, a hat and sunscreen.
Marker Cleaning Workshops are held on
the third Saturday of the month through
September 19.
A Generous Gift—Just prior to
Memorial Day, I was most fortunate
to meet a descendant of Samuel Taylor
in the cemetery. You may recall that
the Friends applied for, and received,
a military marker to place on the grave
of Samuel and Melissa's son, Hayes
Benjamin Taylor, who was killed in the
Spanish American War. Denise and her
husband were returning to their home
in British Columbia and stopped by the
cemetery to pay their respects. They
were very most appreciative of how well
the cemetery is being cared-for and had
high praise for the work of the Friends
of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery and
our volunteers, having followed us on
our website. Denise asked about lowering
the boxwood hedges around the Taylor
Family Block and one thing lead to
another. She mentioned the entrance into
the block being somewhat blocked by the
hedges and I pointed out that the original
sandstone steps and bollards leading
into the block are in need of restoration. I
explained that while on our wish list, the
priority when compared to other projects,
was low. Denise seemed interested in
seeing what it would cost to have the
steps restored and I offered to get an
estimate for her. I am pleased to report
that Denise has provided the FOJHC with
a donation to cover the cost of the work
and we are delighted that another family
block will be restored to its original look.
The Taylor family Block is located in the
City Section of the Cemetery.
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August 2015

Jacksonville Review

Pioneer Profiles: Cornelius C. Beekman – Part 3
A Man in His Prime
by Carolyn Kingsnorth










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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.


ornelius C. Beekman was
arguably the wealthiest and
most prominent of the pioneers
who settled Jacksonville. Although most
closely associated today with banking and
the bank that bears his name, banking
was only one of his many enterprises.
Early in his career, after saving $3,000,
Beekman looked for other investment
opportunities. On one of his trips to
San Francisco he sought advice from
the officers at Wells Fargo. When asked
if he had tried to buy Jackson County
warrants, Beekman responded, “Oh,
yes. I can buy any quantity of them, but
they are no good and are selling as low
as sixty-five or seventy-five cents on the
dollar.” When asked what interest they
paid, Beekman replied, “Eight percent.”
The Wells Fargo officer reportedly
replied, “Man, go back to Jacksonville
with your $3,000 and buy all the Jackson
County warrants you can get, and what
you can’t handle, buy for us. Don’t you
know that the whole of Jackson County is
security for those warrants?”
In issuing warrants, Jackson County
committed itself to redeeming the
warrants with land if tax monies were
not available. In this way, by loaning
cash secured by land, Beekman acquired
a large amount of real estate, including
farm land, orchards, and many properties
in downtown Jacksonville. Beekman later
called his investment in Jackson County
warrants the best “Gold Mine in Southern
Oregon.” Even better, “the other fellows
do the digging”!
Although the warrants may have
proved to be Beekman’s most lucrative
gold mine and he never returned to his
earlier mining “career” (see “Pioneer
Profiles” in the July 2015 issue of Jacksonville
Review), he did invest in many mining
properties including what later became
the fabled Opp Mine.
Beekman also took advantage of
small scale business opportunities. He
sold textbooks and stationery out of
the bank. He also sold fire insurance,
possibly prompted by the numerous
fires that destroyed parts of downtown
Jacksonville. In fact, Beekman’s Bank is
the only original wooden building on
California Street to survive the fires.
However, banking appears to have
been the enterprise closest to his heart.
Although in many ways Beekman’s Bank
did not advance beyond the somewhat
primitive banking arrangements he
instituted in the 1850s, he did eventually
permit the use of checks and offer such
services as foreign drafts and letters of
credit. The bank weathered every national
financial crisis, and Beekman even lent
money to other banks to help them
survive the panics of 1873, 1893, and 1907.
Beekman’s financial skills were such that
in the 1890s he was offered the presidency
of the Commercial National Bank of
Portland. He declined.
While Beekman was noted for his
business acumen, he also became widely
recognized for his public service and
community involvement.
Up until 1860 Beekman seems to have
focused most of his time and attention on
growing his business enterprises, but in
that year, with the approach of Civil War,
he changed his political affiliation from
Democrat to Republican, reflecting his
opposition to slavery. He also became the
first Street Commissioner of Jacksonville,
no doubt playing a role in setting the
legal standards for city streets and
sidewalks included in the first ordinance
passed by the Board of Trustees. He later
played a prominent role in a campaign
which resulted in Jackson County voting
$500,000 in bonds to extend the Pacific
Highway across the county.

In 1861, Beekman married Julia
Hoffman. The couple had three children,
two of whom survived. They may have
led to Beekman’s interest in the local
schools. In 1869 he was elected to the
school board and held the office of school
director for nine years. According to the
Jacksonville Post, “It was mainly through
his business tact that the commodious
school building was erected, and, withal,
his love for educational advancement has
placed the standard of education for the
young on a plane that would do credit to
a larger town.”
Julia herself was a devoted and
long-time member of the Jacksonville
Presbyterian Church, a cause in which
she enlisted Beekman. He became
chairman of the building committee
that oversaw the erection of the historic
church building at the corner of 6th and
California streets; he donated the lot on
which the building stands, contributed
about half the construction costs, and
personally traveled to San Francisco
to purchase the bell. He paid the fire
insurance premiums and at various times
the minister’s salary. At other times he
donated two lots to the fledgling Medford
Presbyterian Church, property to the
Medford Episcopal Church, and a sizable
sum towards the construction of a new
Presbyterian church building in his home
town of Dundee, New York.
A 32nd degree Mason, Beekman was a
member of Jacksonville’s Warren Lodge
No. 10 and served as its Worshipful
Master for 11 years. He was repeatedly
elected one of the trustees of Jacksonville,
and for several terms served as mayor, or
president of the board.
Although Beekman’s milieu was small
town politics, in 1878 the Republican
Party drafted him as its candidate for
Governor of Oregon on the eighth ballot.
Beekman did not engage in any serious
campaigning apart from a two minute
speech he made while on a business
trip to Portland. The Portland Oregonian
reported the speech as follows:
“Mr. Beekman…stated that he was
no public speaker; that he had never
addressed so large a crowd before in his
life. His life had been devoted to business
and not words. He had been nominated
by the Republican convention as one of
the standard-bearers of that party. The
nomination had not been sought for by
him; he had never solicited it at the hands
of the party. But as it had been tendered
him, he accepted it and proposed to go in
to win. He had made no pledges to any
party or clique, and he owed no allegiance
to anyone. The only pledge he had made
was that of retrenchment and economy
in the administration of state affairs, and
if elected he proposed to carry out that
pledge to the letter.”
Beekman lost the election to W.W.
Thayer by less than 70 votes. The exact
Beekman - Cont'd. on Pg. 24

August 2015

Page 15

A Few Minutes with the Mayor
by Paul Becker

Just Who Is the City Of Jacksonville?


he idea
crossed my
mind the
other day that
many who read this column haven’t met
many of the dedicated people responsible
for making our City work as well as it
does. And dedicated is the word. I realize
this sentiment runs counter to much of
what we hear about government today,
some of which seems deserved. However,
I'm happy to say our people are rather
special... they're on your payroll and are
all fully-aware of their responsibilities.
This is true of all our departments, but
today I’d like to make some introductions,
starting with our Administrative staff.
Sarah Starnes was hired as our
Court Clerk/Administrative Assistant
in February, 2015. Beforehand, Sarah
managed a veterinary practice for 11 years
and was the original owner of LaBoheme,
here in Jacksonville. She attended college
at American River in Sacramento, after a
year at Southern Oregon University and
spent all four years at Crater High School.
Sarah is a fourth-generation Oregonian
and loves our state almost as much as she
loves Jacksonville.
Sarah has three boys—Reef, RippKai
and Wilder—who keep her very busy.
Next year will be the first and only year
all three boys will attend Jacksonville
Elementary together. Sarah loves to travel
and she and her boys have been lucky
enough to have seen many countries
together. Besides travel, her other
passions include running, snowboarding,
downhill mountain biking and riding her
Kimberlyn Kerneen joined the City in
November, 2013 beginning her tenure as
Administrative Assistant/Court Clerk.
In September, 2014 she was promoted to
City Recorder and is currently working
towards her Certified Municipal Clerk
(CMC) certification.
Kimberlyn was born in Southern
California and resided there until her
family moved to Central Oregon during
her high school years. Kimberlyn has
three children—Jessica, Tyler and Brady
as well as three grandchildren, Rentin,

Gage and Maelyn. Her “empty nest” now
includes a beautiful white lab, Max. Her
new hobby is motorcycle riding. She is
sincerely honored to be able to serve the
Mayor, City Council, City Staff, and the
citizens of Jacksonville.
Beverly Smith, our Utility Clerk, grew
up on the outskirts of Jacksonville and
then in Jacksonville proper, so has seen
a lot of change over the years. After
graduating from Oregon State University,
she came back to the valley and practiced
landscape architecture for 20 years. She
then took a part-time job with the City,
which turned into full-time after a year
and now she’s on her 18th year with the
City. Beverly has had the good fortune
to have traveled around our country and
parts of Europe and Africa, but it’s here in
Oregon where she wants to live with her
husband of 36 years.
Stacey McNichols, our Treasurer and
Office Manager, has been working for the
City since July 1, 2008. Originally hired
as the treasurer’s assistant, she began as a
part-time employee and was asked to join
the staff full-time in April, 2009. In July,
2010 she was promoted to City Treasurer
and an Administrative Department head.
Prior to working for the City, Stacey
was a joint owner of a small real estate
company and mobile notary business
and has been licensed as a Realtor in both
Washington and Oregon. She grew-up
in eastern Oregon and moved to Seattle
during high school. She started her career
in Seattle and has since held various
management positions in the medical,
higher education and real estate fields.
Stacey has three daughters—Cheraea,
who lives in Seattle with her husband,
Kyle, and two young boys, Aiden and Jack;
Beth who is in college and plays basketball;
and Lexi who is in the 10th-grade at
Crater High School. Stacey spends her
free time with her fiancé, Eric Bray, and
her daughters enjoying time on their boat,
going to dirt track races and traveling.
I hope you’ve enjoyed meeting some
of the people here at City Hall—these are
the fine people that "make it all happen,”
and who are an important part of the
tapestry of our City!

News From Jacksonville Planning Department
Preserving Historic Sites: Who's Responsible?
by Celeste Dyson, Jacksonville Planning Department


hose job is it to preserve
history? Is it the
Government’s…the Historical
Society…property owners? To say that
the responsibility belongs to a
combination of “all of the above”
is only partly true. The reality
is that the actions of individual
citizens are by-far the most
influential. Nationwide, there are
countless historic sites that have
been saved by the actions of a
single community member who
simply cared enough to take action
towards saving a piece of history
that was important to them.
On a recent trip to Portland, my
husband and I had the pleasure of
visiting Pittock Mansion, a mustsee destination for locals and tourists
alike. The Pittock Mansion was the
home of pioneers Henry and Georgiana
Pittock from 1914 to 1919. Over the
course of their lifetime, the couple made
tremendous contributions to the success
and growth of Portland; Portland’s
equivalent to Peter Britt. The immaculate
condition of the estate translates into a
rare historic gem today.
It’s hard to believe that by 1962,
after decades of lack of maintenance
and nearly five years of sitting empty,
the house incurred significant damage
caused by a storm and was then
scheduled for demolition.

Concerned by the reality that the
historic site would be lost forever,
everyday citizens came together to raise
money to preserve the Pittock Mansion.

As a result of the enormous public
interest, the City of Portland bought the
estate in 1964 and spent the next fifteen
months restoring it to its former glory.
Since then, the historic site has remained
a beloved landmark.
By the nineteen-sixties, even our own
town of Jacksonville was practically
a ghost town. It took the efforts of
concerned citizens to change the course of
its future. Today, I believe it is important
to continue that tradition and for
individuals to realize that their ability to
raise awareness for the historic sites that
matter to them can make a difference in
preserving local history for posterity.

Jacksonville Police Department
A consolidated report based on type of calls & number of incidences

June 15 to July 13, 2015
Alarm - 8
Animal Complaint - 9
Assist - Other Gov't/Law
Enforcement Agencies - 74
Assist Public - 134
City Ordinance - 4
Counterfeiting/Forgery - 1
DUII - 1
Fraud - 1
Fugitive - 1

Hit & Run - 1
Motor Vehicle Collision - 1
Noise - 5
Property - 4
Subpoena Service - 1
Suspicious - 20
Theft (Larceny) - 2
Traffic/Roads All - 7
Trespassing - 1
Vandalism - 1

l-r Beverly Smith, Kimberlyn Kerneen,
Stacey McNichols and Sarah Starnes

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

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

541-899-1231 •
Direct #: 541-899-6873
Now located behind Courthouse!

Submit all applications
& pick-up all permits:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
& Friday 8:30am-2:00pm
Wednesday: Closed to Public

CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, August 4, 6:00pm (OCH)
PLANNING COMMISSION: Wednesday, August 12, 6:00pm (OCH)
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, August 18, 6:00pm (OCH)
HARC: Wednesday, August 26, 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

For Jacksonville City Council Meeting Minutes, Agendas/
Packets and Audio Files, please visit
and click on the City Council tab.

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August 2015

Jacksonville Review

Corner of 4th & Main

News Updates on the Jacksonville Community
Center by Jeanena Whitewilson

Building Plans, Furnishings, Budget & You


e’ve had a sneak peek at
the proposed elevations
for the new Jacksonville
Community Center building. The
images are at the drawing board for
minor adjustments before we release
them for public preview. Designer Jim
Cook has used similar Craftsman-style
architecture to stay within the esthetics
of Jacksonville. Some features mimic
other buildings within the historic core.
Building materials are being discussed,
weighing-in at perhaps higher costs
initially, but lower maintenance in the
future. Oh so many choices … wood,
stucco, brick, metal then shapes, style,
and color. All must meet approvals at
Planning and HARC. Building plans are
getting exciting!
Meanwhile, the budget and outreach
committees are busy working to make
all this come to fruition. We thank all the
fine artists and highly-skilled crafters
who’ve supported Jacksonville’s Labor
Day weekend Celebrate the Arts over
the past 18 years. The net profit from
years of booth rentals is the driving
force to build this new multi-use,
energy-efficient building, with safe
gathering spaces for children and adults
of all ages, for educational, social, and
cultural events, to meet community
needs, enhance the quality of life, and
promote community involvement.
We are addressing as many community
residents’ requests as best as possible

in the planning and building designs.
“Thank You” to those who’ve responded
to our questionnaires and surveys with
your top priorities for Jacksonville
and the surrounding areas. Many
responses came from those who share
similar needs. We’ve also received local
organization’s and club’s Letters of
Intent (to continue use of the Community
Center) for staging local events, club
meetings, board meetings, and holiday
celebrations. Other people have come
forward to offer their time, talents,
funding, and expertise. Thank you all.
More to be revealed next month …
Continue sending Letters of Intent
for future use, or non-profit 501(c )(3)
tax-deductible donations to: Jacksonville
Community Center, P.O. Box 1435,
Jacksonville, OR 97530. For info: David
Bylund:, Jeanena
Whitewilson:, or
call Jerry Ferronato 541-899-3726. We
appreciate your continued support.

Simple Rules to Follow During Jacksonville's
City-Wide Yard Sale Weekend!

Photo: Mike Tupper

Enjoy Britt Season at

Jacksonville Inn

• Pre-order a scrumptious BRITT PICNIC DINNER
& add your favorite WINE from our Wine & Gift
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in our lounge or GARDEN PATIO.
or to make dining room RESERVATIONS
at 541-899-1900 or 800-321-9344.

Our elegant Britt picnic dinners are
perfect for a concert under the stars!

175 E. California Street • Jacksonville

As the City-Wide Yard Sale weekend
nears, it is important to remember that
this event is not sponsored by the City of
Jacksonville but that public safety issues
are associated with this event. When our
town becomes full of bargain-hunters and
treasure-seekers, there are areas where
parking becomes an issue. Here are some
basic guidelines to follow during the busy
weekend. These guidelines are supported
by the Jacksonville Municipal Code and
the Oregon Revised Statutes.
• It is never legal to stop your
vehicle in the middle of the road.
• The yellow, red and green
markings on the roadway and
the curbs indicate that parking is
either not allowed or limited.
Be aware of your surroundings.
• It is never allowed to park within
20 feet of an intersection whether
the curb or ground is painted
unless a designated parking
space is indicated.
• Public safety vehicles must be
able to travel safely down all
streets in case of an emergency.
• Do not park with any portion of
your vehicle extending into the
• If the road is painted with “No
Parking” and/or a yellow, red or

City-Wide Yard Sale is
September 11th-13th
Hours: 7:00am-8:00pm
Set-Up is Thursday, September
10th, from 6:00-10:00pm
(No Sales Allowed)
green line, pulling into the area
inside of that line, no matter how
far off the street the vehicle is, is
still considered illegal parking.
• Timed parking will be enforced.
• Handicapped parking will be
• There is absolutely no parking on
North Fifth St/Hwy 238.
• California/Hwy 238 is actually
a State Highway and subject
to tickets associated with the
Oregon State Police and Jackson
County Sheriff Department.
• Read the signs at the beginning
and end of each block to see if
parking is limited in that area.
The City-Wide Yard Sale weekend is a
busy one. Illegal parking makes it more
dangerous for all people involved. The
police will be ticketing illegally-parked
vehicles. Please be sure you follow the law.

August 2015

Page 17

On Money & More: The Role of Your Home’s
Value in Retirement Planning
by Erich & Matt Patten, Cutler Investment Group


elcome to Jacksonville! We
know many of the Review’s
summertime readers are
visiting us from out of town. We assure
you that Jacksonville really does liveup to its reputation as being friendly,
historic, picturesque and fun! We fell in
love with Jacksonville and moved our
company (and our families) here years
ago. Over time, we’ve come to appreciate
it even more, with each season bringing
new activities, a new “spirit,” and new
people. As you make your way around
town, you’re likely to do what so many
have done over the
years and think to
yourself, “I could
picture myself here!”
And, of course,
this thought leads
to another which
leads to… you
guessed it, a financial
conversation. For
both tourists and
residents alike, we’d
like to pose the following question: “How
much should the value of my house be
included in my financial decisions?”
Real estate has taken somewhat of a
back seat recently. With the US stock
market up for the past six years, many
investors have found gains outside of
their home valuations. Cutler focuses on
equities and fixed income, so projecting
the value of real estate is not our
expertise. Still, it is an important asset
for most people to consider. Actually, for
many people, it is the most important
asset for them to consider, because it
represents such a substantial portion of
personal net worth.
When looking toward retirement,
however, we advocate accounting for,
but not planning on, your home equity.
Owning your home has one primary
main function: it is your residence. It’s
the roof over your head and the place
where many memories will be created.
To a lesser extent, it is an investment. The
equity you build in your home, over time,
represents wealth. This means that your
home’s equity value should be considered
as part of your total personal net worth,
but shouldn’t be the tool you rely on to

achieve your financial goals. The role of
your home equity becomes paramount
once you are in retirement. If you need
to downsize, the equity in your home
can supplement your other savings. For
homeowners who have exhausted other
savings, a reverse mortgage may be their
last reserve (proceed cautiously whenever
considering accessing your home equity).
Paying-off your mortgage over time
should be a financial priority that works
lock-step with saving for retirement.
Focusing on saving your earnings should
be the primary goal for most investors.
Start with your 401(k)
or contributory IRA.
These tax-advantaged
investment vehicles
offer a tremendous
opportunity to save
for retirement, and
compound wealth on
a tax-efficient basis
(feel free to contact
us if you ever have
questions regarding
whether or not a Roth conversion is the
right decision for you). Take advantage
of these vehicles—especially in the case
of an employer 401(k) match or profit
share—failing to capture what your
employer is willing to match is essentially
giving away free money for retirement.
So, you are armed with a plan—save for
retirement and pay down your mortgage.
The peace of mind you will achieve by
taking this approach will more easily
allow you to enjoy those golden years,
and after all of your hard work, we think
you owe yourself at least that much.
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.
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We’ll have live Jazz music
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Enjoy local Wine Tasting,
Hors d’ oeuvres & Refreshments

Don’t miss this opportunity to network
with local businesses and thank them
for all they do for our community!
Appreciation festivities and live band will be
held on the patio and bistro in building B.
If you’ve never visited us we’d love to give
you a tour of our beautiful community!

541-899-6825 • 805 N. 5th St., Jacksonville, OR 97530 • T







Chamber Chat

by Tom Piete, Vice President
Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
Chamber of Commerce Project Volunteers Needed!


or those of you who don’t know
me, I’m Tom Piete, Vice President
of the Jacksonville Chamber of
Commerce Board of Directors. I live out
near the western end of the beautiful
Applegate Valley and am an independent
agent with Aflac Insurance. Some may ask
why I would be involved in Jacksonville’s
business community? Well, here is my
thinking: I grew up in the Applegate, and
I have always thought of Jacksonville as
the epitome of the Oregon Pioneer spirit.
I have fond memories of spending many
a day at the Jacksonville Courthouse/
Museum in the 1950’s on an Applegate
Elementary School field trip. I remember
hearing the stories of local Jacksonville
characters like Peter Britt, Indian Mary,
and recall the museum’s display of
memorabilia from stage coach robber
Black Bart. I also remember loving the
delicious melt-in-your-mouth soft vanilla
ice-cream cones we got across the street
from the museum.
As an Independent Health Insurance
Agent representing Aflac, I have business
clients all over the Rogue Valley and
could be a member of many different
chambers. I selected Jacksonville because
of the wonderful people involved in
the chamber, the city, and the overall
Jacksonville community. I have found

mutual support and encouragement
amongst the business and community
leaders. This support was very evident
at the recent quarterly Chamber member
mixer event hosted by board member
Carmen Whitlock of Eleglance Home
Decor. With wine provided by Troon
Vineyard, and food pairings by Back
Porch Bar & Grill and Duncan Cottages,
this was a great networking opportunity
with 50+ attendees. Chamber President,
Jack Berger, did a wonderful job as emcee,
and Tim Balfour, Chamber Executive
Director, recruited new volunteers for 5
important projects the Chamber will be
focusing its efforts on this year. We are
still looking for more volunteer members,
so if you care about Jacksonville and
would like to make a difference in
Jacksonville’s future business success,
please contact Jack to participate at, or Tim
The projects are: Haunted Trolley Tour,
Victorian Christmas, Marketing Content/
Printed materials, Fall Promotion, and
Pedestrian Park.
Summer is quickly passing, so stay
cool, enjoy all that is happening in the
city, and ask yourself what you can do for

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 •

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Let's Talk Real Estate

by Graham Farran, Expert Properties

Understanding the Role of Reverse
Mortgages in Funding Your Retirement


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Almost 74% of Americans unknowingly receive
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Join our team as we discuss answers to these
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Wine Tours,
& More!
© Photo David Gibb Photography

Let the Jubilee Trolley be your ride on your next adventure! Whether it’s a
wedding or wine tour the Jubilee Trolley offers a fun and engaging experience
you’ll not soon forget. Based in Jacksonville, Oregon we offer Applegate Wine
Trail tours Wednesday through Saturday and are available for any special event
of your choosing. We hope to see you soon!

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ost people don’t know
what a Reverse Mortgage
(RM) is, and because
they are a relatively-new financial
mechanism for seniors in the United
States, there is a lack of understanding.
The reality is that RM’s may be an
answer to one of the biggest economic
problems facing the United States,
since so many baby boomers don’t
have enough money to retire.
Despite the availability of 401K
plans, the Federal Reserve says that
around one-third of all baby boomers
have little-to-no retirement savings and
are in danger of not having enough
money to maintain their standard of
living in retirement. If you are 62, or
older, and in this situation, you have
a second chance with a RM—a unique
type of loan that allows you to tap the
equity in your home to pay for monthly
mortgage payments and/or supplement
income without having to sell your home
or give-up title.
Unlike traditional mortgages, a RM
does not require a monthly mortgage
payment—it’s the opposite, enabling
you to take the equity out of your home
in one lump sum—or, as long as you
remain current paying your property
taxes, insurance and home maintenance,
take it in monthly payments. The loan
balance does not need to be repaid as
long as the borrower remains living
in the home. In the case of a couple,
when both borrowers are no longer
living, the home is sold and the amount
owed is paid back to the lender. This
is a non-recourse loan, which means if
the amount owed exceeds the value of
the equity in the home, the lender has
no recourse. Any surplus beyond the
value of the original appraisal will be
disbursed to the heirs.
1. RM requires no repayment as long
as the home is occupied and the
borrower remains current on their
2. RM enables a person to supplement
a fixed income with tax-free funds.
3. Allows the client to use their equity
in whatever way they choose.
4. If the loan is paid-off early, there are
no prepayment penalties.
5. The upfront fees can be financed into
the loan to prevent any out-of-pocket

6. Requires pre-loan counseling in
order to make certain that the
borrower is completely informed.
7. RM’s are federally-insured so the
borrowers can never owe more than
the home is worth.
8. Provides flexible disbursement
options (i.e. monthly sum or line of
9. Eliminates any existing mortgage.
10. Interest rates may be lower than
other options.
11. Could give a borrower the money
needed to get off of Medicaid and
onto Medicare.
1. Depending on the program, upfront
fees can be higher than other loans.
2. Reduces the amount of equity left to
your heirs.
3. Does not allow interest to be taken as
a tax deduction until payments are
made or the loan becomes due.
4. Can become due and payable in-full
if the terms of the loan are not met.
The process of getting a Reverse
Mortgage involves choosing a lender,
attending a session with a HUD–
approved financial counselor and getting
your home appraised and inspected.
For many baby boomers, their biggest
asset is their home, and a RM allows them
to stay in it, rather than relocate elsewhere.
While you are still responsible for property
taxes and any general costs and repairs
associated with home ownership, the loan
is simply a lien against the property. Over
50,000 baby boomers took advantage of a
Reverse Mortgage last year and we will see
that number climb as the understanding of
these loans increases.
For more details go to
Graham Farran is a broker with Expert
Properties, located at 620 N. 5th Street in
Jacksonville. Please see their ad on the back
page and contact them at 541-899-2030 or
online at

How to View Your Social Security Statement Online
by Steve Yungen & Jeff Blum, Jones & Associates


etirement Income can originate
from many sources. You may
have money in a 401-k, an IRA
account, personal savings, rental income,
a pension from an employer, but for
most people, one of the cornerstones of
retirement income is Social Security.
Social Security planning should be
managed to maximize the benefit just like
any other retirement investment. Access
to your own Social Security statement
is available online, and we recommend
checking your statement annually,
perhaps around your birthday, to confirm
the accuracy of personal information and
estimated retirement benefits.
If you have not done so already, an
account to view your Social Security
statement and status can be established
through the Social Security website (www. Simply visit the website, setup a personal ID and password. Once
the account is established, you should
be able to see an overview of expected
benefits, plus, be able to view and print

out a complete Social Security statement
of income history and estimated benefit.
You can sign up to begin receiving
benefits, access your benefit letter, and
make changes to bank direct deposit
information for your benefit.
We will be presenting Social Security
workshops on August 11th & 25th to help
you learn more about maximizing your
Social Security benefits. See ad this page
and call our office for details at 541-773-9567.
Jeff Blum and
Steve Yungen (both
‘Baby Boomers’),
at Jones and
Associates Premier
Financial Solutions
in Medford have
the tools and the
expertise to help you
make the important
decisions to maximize your Social Security
income. Together, they are presenting Social
Security planning workshops to help others
optimize income in retirement.

August 2015

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Van Vleet, Jacksonville

505 N. 5th St, Jacksonville, OR 97530

7542 Sterling Creek Rd.

Amazing mountain retreat outside historic Jacksonville, near
Applegate wineries. Custom built on 20 acres, fabulous views and
clear blue skies. Chinkapin wood floors, vaulted ceiling, incredibly
crafted staircase and cabinetry. Master BR on the main level. Fenced
garden, seasonal creek and pond. Incredible privacy!


845 Valley Lane, Jacksonville

Charming home on a private country lane. Spacious kitchen w/a
walk-in pantry, cozy electric FP in the LR, & sliding glass doors to
the covered patio. Amazing trees & garden areas on this .23 acre lot.


310 Pair-a-dice Ranch Rd., Jacksonville

Lovely home on 2.3 acre lot inside the city limits of Jacksonville.
City water and a well. Great room has vaulted ceilings and
wonderful windows. Granite, tile, solid wood doors and other nice
upgrades. Large garden area might be a place for an ancillary
or shop? Incredible privacy.


2040 Meridian Rd., Eagle Point

Rural property on 9.27 level acres w/views of Mt. McLoughlin.
2352 sq. ft. home w/many upgrades. Large barn, an oversized garage with a shop area and many outbuildings. Fenced pastures.



640 Grove St., Jacksonville


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Lyn F. Boening,


1864 Filmore Drive, Medford

Beautiful 3 bedroom and 2 bath home in a great East Medford
neighborhood. Family room, brick fireplace, built- in
bookcases and china cabinet. Lone Pine School District.




Custom home built in 2006 on .27 acres plus a separate .44 acre
view lot!. 4 BR & 2.5 BA & 2232 Sq. ft. Master suite is on the main
level. High ceilings, vertical windows, bamboo and tile floors.

167 Valley Lane, Jacksonville

Beautiful home custom built in 2009. Designed to be attractive,
accessible and comfortable for people of all ages, this home has
some amazing features. Vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace, dream
kitchen, screened in porch, covered front porch. All on one level,
on a private lane, adjacent to Nunan Square.

Upper Applegate Rd • 5 acres • Jacksonville
Close to Applegate Lake. Includes fractional interest in
recreational lot on the river. Standard septic approval.
Seller is having well drilled. Wonderful Views!


Placer Hill Drive, Jacksonville
5 acres -

Nestled above Jacksonville in Vista Wood Ranch. Underground
utilities, paved road, fabulous mountain and city views.


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Live music every Sat & Sun from 2 to 5.
Just One Mile North of the Jacksonville Post Office
We’re Open 12 – 5, Thursday – Monday

Escape to Extraordinary
Life slows a pace or two in the picturesque Applegate
Valley. 18 small wineries with big wines can be found
all along the meandering roads and rivers. Come meet
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August 2015 Events Calender • More at
Jacksonville Art Events
August 2015!

• 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.

Artists Workshop 31st Annual Show & Sale!

• Sundays, 9:00am-1:00pm: jacksonville
farmers market. Courthouse grounds.

Art Presence Art Center!

July 31–August 23: The Artists
Workshop of Jacksonville holds
their popular annual show and
sale at Art Presence again this
year! The gallery will be open
from 10am–5pm every Friday &
Saturday, 10am–4pm Sundays.
Meet the artists at a reception on
Saturday, August 1, from 3–6pm.!
Left: Lithia Creek, pastel by
Carolyn Roberts



Life Drawing Studio!

Mondays, 1–3pm: Join us for
life drawing sessions with
professional models every
Monday from 1–3pm.
Instruction upon request. $10
per session. No need to sign
up, just bring pencils and
paper and come ready to draw!!

Art Presence Art Center is a nonprofit organization
located at 206 N. Fifth St., next to Jacksonville’s historic
courthouse. Gallery hours: 11am–5pm every Fri–Sun.!!

GoodBean Coffee!
August 1–31:!
Jerrold Hagstrom!

Inspired by its abundance of
historic architecture, photographer Jerry Hagstrom, a
recently retired history
teacher, began pursuing
photography seriously after
moving to Jacksonville. This
show of his work includes shots of our own charming
town, local landscapes, and travel images. !
165 South Oregon Street ~ 541-899-8740!

• Sunday, August 16, 9:00am: ata middle
fork trail hike, meet at Applegate Store.
See article page 32.

• July 31-August 23, Fridays-Sundays: Artist's
Workshop 31st-Annual Show &
Sale, Art Presence Art Center. Courthouse
Grounds. Reception on Saturday, August 1, from
3:00-6:00pm. See article page 7.

• August 17-23: oregon wine experience,
formerly World of Wine. See article page 38 & ad page 39.

• Saturday, August 8: food project pickup
! See information on page 26.

• Thursday, August 20, 6:00-8:00pm: book talks
& wine, South Stage Cellars. See article this page.

• Saturday, August 8, 10:00-11:30am: history
saturday in the cemetery, Jacksonville
Historic Cemetery. See article page 13.

• Saturday, August 22, 5:30pm: music at
hanley farm, Dave Pinsky, Phil Newton and
the Over the Moon Band. Hanley Farm. See article
page 12.

• August 19-22: josephine county fair.
See ad page 33.

• Saturday, August 8, Noon-4:00pm: history
saturday at beekman house,
"Victorian Medical Practices." See ad page 14.

Art Presence Offsite Exhibits!
Pioneer Village!
Photography by Art Presence
member Tom Glassman on
display now–October 2015.!
Jacksonville Library
Show of oil paintings by Art
Presence member Walt Wirfs
continues through August.!
Medford Library!
Canvas Chronicles, abstract
paintings by Linda Curtis
Spring Glory, Linda Curtis
on display August 2–October 2. !

• Saturday, August 15, Noon, 1:30pm & 3:00pm:
beekman house living history,
"Time Travel to 1932!." See ad page 14.

• Thursday, August 27, 5:30-7:30pm: business
appreciation night, Pioneer Village.
See ad page 17.

• Saturday, August 8, 5:00-8:00pm: schmidt
family vineyards taco fiesta.
See ad page 37.
• Saturday, August 8, 5:30pm: music at
hanley farm, The Fret Drifters. Hanley Farm.
See article page 12.
• Tuesday, August 11 or August 25, 6:30pm: social
security workshop, Jones & Associates.
See ad and article page 18.
• Saturday, August 15, 9:00am-Noon: cemetery
marker cleaning & workshop,
Historic Cemetery. See article page 13.

• Friday, August 28, 7:00pm: movie night at
old city hall, "Spitfire." This is a special event
with limited seating and at press time is SOLD OUT.
• Friday-Sunday, September 11-13:
jacksonville city-wide yard sale.
See article page 16.
• September 11-13 & 18-20: southern oregon
tour of homes. See article and ad page 24.
• Sunday, September 20, 2:00-5:00pm:
furnarture event, to benefit The Studio
at Living Opportunities. Valley View Winery.
See article page 6.

August Book Talks & Wine at South Stage Cellars
Book Talks & Wine at South Stage Cellars takes place on Thursday,
August 20, from 6:00-8:00pm at the Tasting Room at 125 South 3rd Street.
Local mystery author and actor Clive Rosengren will read from his latest
whodunit, Red Desert. A monthly event featuring authors from The State
of Jefferson, Book Talks & Wine at South Stage is the perfect place for book
lovers to gather and meet local literati while enjoying one of the Rogue
Valley’s premier wine venues. Admission is free. For more information
contact South Stage Cellars at 541-899-9120 or online at

South Stage Cellars!
August 13–Sept 23:
Adam Bickel!

Photographer Adam Bickel
shows nature and landscape
images from near and far.
Meet the artist and enjoy fine
wine and complimentary hors
d’oeuvres at his artist reception on August 29, 5:30-8 pm. !
125 South Third Street ~ 541-899-9120!

More at:!
Website & Art Event Calendar by
Hannah West Design, LLC ~ 541.899.2012

Jacksonville Trolley Tours
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
age. Trolley runs daily.
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Performing Arts in the Rogue Valley
8/1 8p Britt Orchestra – performing John Adams’
Absolute Jest with the Dover Quartet, also Samuel
Adams’ Radial Play and Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. BP;
8/2 7p Siskiyou Music Project – Jennifer Scott Trio with
Rene Worst & Ed Dunsavage perform Jazz at the
Vineyard. PW, Tix: SMP
8/2 8p San Francisco Girls Chorus – 30 members of the
internationally recognized San Francisco Girls Chorus
will perform in the Performance Garden. BPG; Tix:
8/4 10:30a Britt Classical Festival Children’s Concert
– The Britt Orchestra's oboe section present the fun
concert, When Giant Babies Attack.

by Lee Greene

8/22 7:30p Dwight Yoakam – popular pioneering country
musician. BP; Tix: BRITT

8/2, 5, 6, 9, 11, 13, 14, 19, 20, 23, 25, 27 & 28 Much Ado
About Nothing – Shakespeare play. OSFBMR; Tix: OSF

8/27 7:30p Randy Newman / Lucy Wainwright Roche
– Newman is a Hall of Fame songwriter and Grammy,
Emmy & Oscar winner who has composed numerous
widely recognized musical masterpieces. BP; Tix: BRITT

8/2, 6, 9, 11, 14, 20, 23, 25 & 28 The Count of Monte
Cristo – 19th-century adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’
classic tale of vengeance. OSFAET; Tix: OSF

8/29 7p Harmony People – vocal duo Anjalisa Aitken &
Gary Garrett perform easy listening music with angelic
harmonies. RTC; Tix: RTC
8/29 8p Guitar Workshop Faculty Concert – 6 of
southern Oregon's finest guitarists showcase their
virtuosity & the versatility of the guitar. BPG; Tix: BRITT
8/30 7:30p Vince Gill – CMA and Grammy award
winning country singer/songwriter. BP; Tix: BRITT

8/6 & 13 7p Ashland City Band – Thu.
Evening concert + pre-concert @
6:15pm (8/6 Rogue Valley Symphony
Brass Quartet, 8/13 Dixieland Band).
BBS; FREE Admission
8/7 8p Britt Orchestra – performing the
world premiere of Bull Frogs Croon by
and with Aoife O’Donovan, Jeremy
Kittel & Teddy Abrams, also Ives’
Putnam’s Camp and Ragtime Dance No.
3, O’Donovan’s Red & White & Blue
& Gold, Kittel’s Big Fiddle, Antheil’s
A Jazz Symphony and Copland’s Suite
from Billy The Kid. BP; Tix: BRITT

8/4, 7, 12, 15, 18, 21, 26 & 29 Antony and Cleopatra –
Complex Shakespearean play set in Rome & Egypt
combines history, tragedy, comedy & romance.
8/6, 7, 8 & 9 (7p Thu-Sat & 2p Fri-Sun) Elton John’s Aida
– Camelot Conservatory presents Disney produced
musical based on Verdi opera. CAMELOT; Tix:
8/6, 7, 9, 11, 16, 18, 21, 23, 26, 28 & 30 Guys and Dolls –
hilarious musical classic from a Damon Runyan story.
8/7, 8, 13 & 14 7:30p & 8/15 2p Peter Pan – Teen Musical
Theater presents a Tony Award winning family
favorite. CRATE; Tix: CRATE
LEGEND – Abbreviations for venues, tickets &
BKB – Bigham Knoll Ballroom, 525 Bigham Knoll Dr.,
BBS – Butler Band Shell, Lithia Park, Ashland
BP – Britt Festival’s Britt Pavilion, 350 First St.,

Jeremy Kittel

8/8 8p Britt Orchestra – performing a
set with Sixth Floor Trio, also Barber’s Second Essay
and Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique. BP; Tix: BRITT
8/9 7:30p Britt Orchestra – (Symphony Pops) performing
songs by Leonard Bernstein with vocalist Morgan
James. BP; Tix: BRITT
8/11 10:30a Britt Classical Festival Children’s Concert
– an interactive concert featuring percussionist and
educator Gabriel Globus-Hoenich. BPG; Tix: BRITT
8/13–15, 8/17, 8/20–22 8p, 8/16 & 23 2p Spotlight on
Perry, Jerry & Dean – music of Perry Como, Jerry Vale
& Dean Martin. CAMELOT; Tix: CAMELOT
8/14 8p Britt Orchestra – performing Mothership by and
with Mason Bates and Barber's Violin Concerto with
violinist James Ehnes, also Brahms’ Symphony No. 2.

BPG – Britt Festival’s Performance Garden, 350 First St.,

8/31 3p Flamenco Lecture Demonstration – Guitarists
Grant Ruiz & Berto Boyd, with dancer Elena Villa
demonstrate the art of Flamenco music. BKB; Tix:
BRITT or at door.

BRITT – Britt Festivals; info: or
call 541-773-6077 or 1-800-882-7488;

8/31 7:30p The Gipsy Kings – Spanish speaking French
musicians perform Catalan rumba, a pop-oriented
music distantly derived from traditional flamenco
music ("Spanish flamenco & gypsy rhapsody meet salsa
funk"). BP; Tix: BRITT

CAMELOT- Camelot Theatre - 101 Talent Avenue, Talent;
tickets: 541-535-5250,

8/1-8/30 (Every day exc. Tue) Cabaret – intimate &
winning presentation of classic musical set in 30’s Berlin
decadence. OCT, Tix: OCT
8/1 8p & 8/2 2p Jesus Christ Superstar – Andrew Lloyd
Webber rock opera based on Gospels' accounts of the
last week of Jesus's life. CAMELOT; Tix: CAMELOT

tickets: online or
box office at 216 W. Main St., Medford

CRATE – Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Av., Medford;
tickets: 541-779-3000,
OCT – Oregon Cabaret Theater, 241 Hargadine Street,
Ashland; tickets: 541-488-2902,
OSF – Oregon Shakespeare Festival; tickets: 800-2198161,
OSFAET– OSF’s Allen Elizabethan Theatre, corner of E
Main And Pioneer St, Ashland

8/15 8p Britt Orchestra – (Closing Night – Orchestra
Showcase) performing Connesson’s Cosmic Trilogy,
Part 1, Debussy’s Jeux, Dukas’ Sorcerer’s Apprentice &
Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2. BP; Tix: BRITT

8/1, 6-8, 14, 15, 20, 22, 23, 25, 28 & 29 The Happiest Song
Plays Last – 3rd in Quiara Alegría Hudes’ trilogy about
ex-Marine’s search for purpose after returning from Iraq
war. OSFTHO; Tix: OSF

OSFBMR – OSF’s Angus Bowmer Theatre, 15 S. Pioneer
St., Ashland

8/18 7p Trampled By Turtles / The Devil Makes Three
– bluegrass/folk-rock band from Duluth, MN & blue
grass/county band from Santa Cruz. BP; Tix: BRITT

8/1, 5, 8, 13, 16, 19, 22, 27 & 30 Head Over Heels –
Elizabethan love story set to beat of ‘80s pop icons the
Go-Go’s – a PARTY of a show. OSFAET; Tix: OSF

PW – Pascal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Rd, Talent

8/19 7:30p Watkins Family Hour – featuring Sean
Watkins & Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek, Fiona Apple,
Don Heffington, Sebastian Steinberg, and Special
Guests. BP; Tix: BRITT

8/1, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14, 19-22 & 27-29 Pericles – Sleeper
Shakespeare play given fresh life. OSFTHO; Tix: OSF

8/20 7p Michael Franti & Spearhead – high energy Once
A Day Tour by pioneering musician using music as a
vehicle for positive change. BP; Tix: BRITT
8/21 7:30p Chris Isaak – versatile musician performs
Rock and roll, rockabilly, roots rock & surf rock. BP; Tix:
8/22 7p Siskiyou Music Project – Celebrating Sinatra Leslie Kendal & Friends, soulful, swinging salute to the
life & music of an American icon. PW, Tix: SMP

8/1, 5, 7, 8, 13, 15, 16, 19, 21, 22, 27, 29 & 30 Secret Love
in Peach Blossom Land - A contemporary delight of
Chinese drama. OSFBMR; Tix: OSF
8/1, 2, 4, 8, 12, 14, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 26 & 29 Sweat – world
premiere by Lynn Nottage explores America’s industrial
decline at turn of the century in a Pennsylvania town.
8/2, 4, 7, 12, 15, 16, 18, 21, 23, 26 & 30 Long Day’s Journey
Into Night – Eugene O’Neill’s ultimate American
family drama masterpiece. OSFTHO; Tix: OSF

OSFTHO – OSF’s Thomas Theatre, 15 S. Pioneer St.,
RTC – Randall Theater Company, 10 3rd St., Ashland;
tickets: 541-632-3258,
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hen you’re in the kitchen
preparing supper, you don’t
just make a nice Béchamel
sauce and THEN figure out what to put
in it, do you? No, you’ve got a plan, a
recipe as it were, for a wonderful evening
around a successful meal!
The same thing applies in a landscape—
it’s all about the big picture.
It doesn’t really matter if you’re
working in your 20’x50’ yard, or
managing a forest or rangeland of
thousands of acres—it’s all about what
you want the outcome to look like.
We should all have an idea of what
we’re trying to create BEFORE we start
weeds and
tearing up
the soil.
in mind
abhors a
If you start
altering your
without a
plan, or without an idea of something to
take the place of the weeds you’re pulling,
SOMETHING will move in to occupy that
piece of soil. By removing the unwanted
plant, you’ve created the vacuum, and
now something will come along to fill
that vacuum. In many cases, it could be
another weed! It may also be just the
opportunity that dormant seeds were
waiting for, and voila…more weeds!
I know, when you see the weeds
popping up, you can’t help yourself, can
you? Neither can I. And that’s not a bad
thing. We’ve got to start someplace. If
you already have trees, shrubs, a lawn,
a water feature, it’s not too hard to alter
small portions to create that masterpiece
imagined in your mind. Work on one
area first, remove unwanted plants, put in
what vegetation you like, then move on.
If you’re starting a new landscape
however, that’s a different story. You’ve
got a blank canvas from which to start.
Get your canvas, and start painting, right?
Well, sort of. Again, you’ve got to have an
idea of what you want this picture to look
like. Prepare the soil with amendments,

install watering systems, then plant your
dream garden or lawn. Groundcovers
are great for keeping out weeds, as they
tend to utilize nutrients first, leaving
nothing for weeds. Bark and mulch have
been shown to keep weeds and unwanted
plants at bay. Bubblers around plants are
better than broadcast watering, as they
target the individual plant. If you water
bare ground, blown-in weed seeds have a
much better chance of germinating.
If you’re managing acreage, start small.
You don’t want to expend thousands of
dollars only to find the plan you had inmind won’t work. If you’ve got a fairly
good stand of grasses and forbs, and you
want to keep
that intact,
you might try
spot spraying
the alien
weeds with
a selective
like 2,4-D,
and allow
the existing
grasses and
forbs to fill
in the void.
If you have
acreage covered with nothing but weeds,
it’s time to eliminate everything, and start
over. You could spray everything with
a non-selective, systemic herbicide like
RoundUp, wait for three or four weeks,
then till everything up. You could then
spot-spray new germinants, or simply
sow your intended crop and tackle
individual new weeds that pop up
afterwards. Either way, it’s sometimes
better to create that new canvas, and
start again.
Think about visiting with a local farm
agent, the Soil and Water Conservation
District, or the OSU Extension office on
Hanley Road to discuss your particular
situation. There are also plenty of references
from which to choose on the internet.
Questions? Please give me a call at 541-3262549, or write me at
Bob Budesa retired from BLM after 38
years where he oversaw the noxious weed
program with Medford District BLM
(850,000 acres) for 20 years, worked in Wild
Horse Program in 1970’s and was a member
of JWA for 2 years.

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number is unknown, being variously
reported as 41, 49, 61, and 69. Beekman
may have been relieved at the outcome.
When the party tried to draft him again
as its nominee in 1894, he declined.
Although his wife and daughter had
been planning their wardrobes for life in
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The Literary Gardender
by Rhonda Nowak

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Uncover the Secret: The Demonstration
Gardens at the Southern Oregon Research
and Extension Center
“And the secret garden bloomed and
bloomed and every morning revealed
new miracles.”–Frances Hodgson Burnett,
The Secret Garden, 1911
Speaking of secret gardens, did you
know there are 20 demonstration gardens
just five minutes from downtown
Jacksonville? It’s true! Jackson County
Master Gardeners maintain a plethora
of flower, vegetable, and herb gardens,
as well as a vineyard, orchard, and
arboretum, at the Southern Oregon
Research and Extension Center close to
Hanley Farm. The gardens are open to
the public for free self-guided and guided
tours as part of the Jackson County Master
Gardener Association’s mission to “learn,
practice, and teach the art and science of
gardening” in Southern Oregon.

The Demonstration Gardens include
something for everyone: Water-Wise,
Native Plants, Roses, Culinary Herbs,
Succulents, Daylilies, Dahlias & Grasses,
Perennials & Shade Plants, Wildflowers,
Lavender, Rain Catchment, Plants to
Attract Birds, Bees, & Butterflies, and
others. In addition, the Compost Garden
showcases how “black gold” is made
and then added to soil in the gardens
to keep plants vibrant and healthy. The
Propagation Garden is where Master
Gardeners’ root cuttings are taken from
parent plants in the gardens. Once these
clones have matured, they are offered for
sale to the public.
On a recent stroll through the
Demonstration Gardens, I uncovered too
many secrets to share here; however, I
will reveal a few. For other secrets, you’ll
just have to visit the gardens yourself!
Propagation Garden: Here I saw the
first registered hybrid rose in the U.S., a
climbing rose called ‘New Dawn.’ Head
gardener Peggy Corum showed me how
Master Gardener volunteers use tents to
conserve moisture and protect cuttings from
drying-out. She also showed me a hardy
white cyclamen whose seeds were being fed
through curly “umbilical cords” connecting
the seed to the mother plant. Cool!
Succulent Garden: I found out there are
several varieties of succulents that thrive
in partial sun, such as Hens and Chicks,
or houseleeks. I might be able to grow
succulents in places I never would have
thought possible!

Rain Garden: I breathed-in the
wonderful piney fragrance of a conifer
called Baker Cypress, which is the rarest
tree in North America. Its native range
spans only from very Southern Oregon
to very Northern California, so I felt
honored indeed to see it here.
Wildflower Garden: This garden
will soon be a registered Monarch Way
Station, which is a designated site to
attract Monarch butterflies. Showy
Milkweed in the garden is the host
plant for the Monarch butterfly. I used a
magnifying lens to look for Monarch eggs
on the plant’s leaves.
Water-Wise Garden: Head gardener
Carolyn Chamberlin showed me how
plants are grouped together with similar
watering needs. The lowest waterneedy plants are yucca, succulents, and
Euphorbias. Deco sand mulch is the most
effective mulch for drought-tolerant
plants like these.
Perennial & Shade Plant Garden: Here
I saw my first-ever Persimmon tree. I’ll
come back in the autumn after the leaves
have fallen to see its lovely orange fruit.
This is such a cool, soft-feeling garden, I
was happy to find a bench where I could
sit and relax.
There in the shade, I thought about
how many times I’ve mentioned the
Demonstration Gardens to friends, only
to learn of their surprise to know the
gardens are here. It makes me think about
another of my favorite children’s authors,
Roald Dahl, who wrote: “And above all,
watch with glittering eyes the whole
world around you because the greatest
secrets are always hidden in the most
unlikely places. Those who don't believe
in magic will never find it.”
Wednesdays mornings until noon
are the best times to “find the magic”
during a self-guided tour through the
Demonstration Gardens because Master
Gardeners are working and are happy
to answer questions. Guided tours are
also available by reservation. For more
information or to make reservations,
please visit the Jackson County Master
Gardener Association’s website at
Rhonda Nowak is a Jackson County Master
Gardener and teaches English Composition
at Rogue Community College.
gardening in her Literary Gardener column
on Sundays in the Mail Tribune and on her
blog at

Here are other Jackson County Master Gardener
services offered in August. All are at the Southern
Oregon Research and Extension Center, 569
Hanley Road, Central Point.

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Rainwater Catchment Systems–Monday,
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What’s Bugging You?–The Plant Clinic is
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Love Your Landscape

Smitten by Stormwater Management

by Adam Haynes

by Sandy J. Brown, AICP

Retaining Walls: Down to Earth Benefits


walls offer
aesthetics and down-to-earth benefits
by beautifying your home, helping with
erosion control and water drainage, and
providing privacy to outdoor living areas.
Retaining walls also increase the value
of your home, which is a great return on
your investment.
If you are planning to construct a
retaining wall, there are many factors
to consider. Which retaining wall block
is best suited for your
wall depends on your
personal style, project
budget, the style of your
home, and the details
surrounding the site.
The two most-used
materials are natural
stone and concrete
retaining wall blocks.
Thanks to mortar-free,
interlocking-stackable blocks, retaining
wall projects can be completed quickly.
Stackable stones are made of concrete,
with a decorative facade and a lip on the
back side. The lip fits snugly against the
block below, creating an interlockingjoint that withstands pressure, while the
decorative facade creates a beautiful wall
to be enjoyed for years to come.
Stones are typically slightly wedgeshaped, allowing for the creation of gentle
curves. Many retaining wall systems
include thin “caps,” which tend to create
a very finished appearance. Concrete
blocks are cost-efficient and extremely
durable, making them a top choice for
contractors and homeowners alike.
Natural stone is a popular alternative
to the traditional modular cement block

construction. Dry-stacked stone walls
bring a natural look to any landscape as
the material is quarried directly from
the earth. Stone retaining walls have
been used for thousands of years, so
there is an element of tradition in their
appearance. Because stones can be
found in a variety of shapes, colors and
textures, there is also an artistic element
involved in using natural stone.
The best natural retaining walls are
made from heavier, denser rocks such
as granite or basalt. Both are readilyavailable in
Southern Oregon.
Building naturalstone retaining
walls can be
expensive and more
labor-intensive so
are best in shorter
and narrower
sections of walls
to maximize
stability. Drainage is always an issue since
moisture can infiltrate the spaces and
gaps between stones, compromising the
integrity of the wall.
Sage Landscape Supply specializes
in retaining wall design and has a wide
array of natural stones and cementbased wall blocks as well. If you are
considering a retaining wall, Sage has
everything you need.
Adam Haynes is a
resident of Jacksonville
and the owner of Sage
Landscape Supply. Contact
him at 541-292-3285,
541-778-7333 or adam@
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Investing in real estate is one of the most
important decisions you’ll make.
Hiring a real estate broker EDUCATED
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never really thought of myself as a
planner geek, or a geek at all for that
matter, until I had the opportunity
many years ago to get involved in a
project updating a municipal stormwater
management program. Stormwater is
water from rain and melting snow and
ice. In more rural areas where the land
is not developed with buildings and
pavement, the majority of stormwater
soaks into the soil or evaporates and
plants help hold stormwater close to
where it falls, so very little of it runs off.
During heavy rains, runoff flows over
the ground, but is slowed and filtered by
plants before reaching surface water.
In contrast, as more development
takes place, large amounts of runoff
are produced from rooftops, concrete,
asphalt, and other impervious surfaces.
Rather than soaking into the soil, runoff
is quickly funneled through storm drain
systems directly into streams, rivers,
and other water bodies. The natural
processes of infiltration, evaporation,
and filtering are greatly reduced, and
the amount and speed of stormwater
runoff is greatly increased. Storm water
runoff also picks-up and carries with it
many pollutants that are found on paved
surfaces including sediment, bacteria, oil
and grease, trash, pesticides and metals.
To reduce the impacts of stormwater
runoff on urban waterways and comply
with federal and state requirements,
many communities have adopted
innovative stormwater management
strategies such as green infrastructure
(GI) and low-impact development (LID)
technologies. These include green roofs
and vegetative walls, rain gardens,
bioswales, planter boxes, permeable
pavement, urban tree canopies, rainwater
harvesting, downspout disconnection,
green streets and alleys, and green
parking. These approaches are different
from the traditional stormwater collection
system because the idea is to handle
stormwater at its source in a more natural
manner. This is exciting stuff!—I have to
admit, I was smitten by this subject.
Following is a brief description of
these stormwater management strategies.
Whether you are a business owner
or a home owner, these innovative
strategies can be easily and economically
integrated into your next landscape
project to reduce stormwater runoff
while beautifying your landscape.
Green roofs and vegetative walls are
rooftops or sides of buildings that are
partially or completely covered with
vegetation that includes a growing
medium, such as soil, and often includes a
drainage and irrigation system.

A rain garden is a shallow depression
planted with deep-rooted native plants
and grasses. The garden should be
positioned near a runoff source like a
downspout, driveway or parking lot
to capture rainwater runoff and heavy
metals and bacteria.
Bioswales may be vegetated, mulched
or xeriscaped landscaped areas designed
to remove silt and pollution from surface
runoff water. They consist of a swaled
drainage course with gently sloped sides
and are filled with vegetation.
Planter boxes consist of vertical walls
(using concrete or similar material)
designed to collect and retain a specified
volume of stormwater runoff. A typical
design collects stormwater runoff from
sidewalks, parking lots and/or streets.
Permeable pavement surfaces are
similar to sidewalks and roadways, but
are able to absorb stormwater runoff.
Several different types of permeable
pavement exist, including pervious or
porous concrete, porous asphalt and
interlocking permeable pavers. Permeable
pavement surfaces do not have the same
strength as traditional concrete and are
limited to area of less traffic.
An urban tree canopy provides many
benefits including interception of rainfall
and runoff, as well as also significantly
reducing residential heating and cooling
costs by providing shade and by acting as
a windbreak.
Rainwater harvesting includes the
capturing and storing of rainwater
within cisterns or rain barrels to be used
primarily for onsite irrigation. These
systems are extremely effective in arid
climates by reducing the dependency on
limited water supplies.
Downspout disconnection is the
process of redirecting roof runoff away
from traditional piped systems to rain
gardens, bioswales, planter boxes, and
other GI technologies on-site.
Green streets and alleys refers to the
use of permeable pavement, bioswales,
planter boxes, bioretention and native
vegetation into the urban streetscape.
Green parking refers to the use of GI
technologies in parking lots—such as
pervious pavement, porous concrete,
interlocking pavers, rain gardens,
bioswales and tree canopies.
Sandy J. Brown, AICP, lives in Jacksonville
and is a certified land use planner and broker
with Western Properties of Southern Oregon,
LLC. She can be reached at sandyjbrown@, 831-588-8204, or online at
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August 2015

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Speaking of Antiquing with

130 N. 4th St.,

Margaret Barnes, Pickety Place Antiques
Inside, A Treasure Trove Awaits!


hen you walk into Pickety
Place, undoubtedly, the first
thing you see are the glass
display cabinets filled with shiny baubles.
There are silver and glass trays filled
with all sorts of treasures.
People gravitate first to the side of the
glass where the sterling silver pieces
are displayed. Most of the rings on this
side of the counter are sterling silver,
turquoise, coral, jade, and onyx. You will
also find a dish filled with tiny charms of
all subjects. Lined-out in neat rows are
lovely sterling silver bracelets, some with
gemstones, some just lovely filigree work.

You will find mid-century wrist
watches in working order.
If pocket watches are your desire, there
are a few of these, too.
Keep looking and you will find a
money clip with interesting designs on it.
There are detailed silver pins, pendants,
stones and gems.
On top of the counter are carousels
filled with gemstone pierced-earrings and
pendants, and a tray for studs and clip-ons.
There are several rows of bracelet racks
filled with differing types. You might find
cloisonné, jade, amber, or Bakelite.
These items move quickly and are
replenished often.
There is more than one tall, branched
display for necklaces that will take some
time to go through. You might find
beads of bone, wood, or gemstones. I
know there are some jade hanging there,
sterling silver and gold chain, pendants
and pearls.
You might notice the wall display
where the longer necklaces hang.
Wooden beads, jet beads, seed beads,
and chain, silver belts, baubles, owls or
butterflies, too.

The front display has many more
items that sometimes get overlooked for
the quantity. You will find a tray of bling
rings, including recast vintage settings with
gemstones. There are real ruby, diamond,
pearl, jade and turquoise. The necklaces lay
in rows side by side with jade and amber.
Mid-century costume rhinestone
brooches are still fun to wear, as well as
shoe clips, hat pins and tie tacks. If you
need cuff links or studs, we have several.
My favorite items are the cameos.
Real cameo made from shell and gold
are never out of style. Delicately carved
profiles of women from another era evoke
nostalgia that is hard to deny.
Jewels and decorative items
have been around as long as the
human race itself. Sea shells and
pretty stones were probably the
first items to be shaped and carved
to create an adornment piece. All
cultures throughout history have
adorned their bodies with gems,
gold, silver, copper, wood, ivory,
shell, bone, and stone.
Ancient Rome preferred seal
rings, brooches, amulets and
talismans that were infused with
the designs of animals and coiling
snakes. Most popular gemstones
were sapphires, emeralds, pearls,
amber, garnets, jet and diamonds.
In European Dark Ages, use of jewelry
was not common, except among higher
nobility and royalty.
The reign of Queen Victoria had a
profound effect on fashion and jewelry
tastes in Europe and the rest of the world.
The early 1900’s were remembered for
the Art Noveau and Edwardian styles.
The Roaring Twenties brought the rise of
the Art Deco, which introduced jewelry
of vibrant colors, geometric shapes,
abstract designs, cubism, modernism
and oriental art. It also popularized the
wearing of wristwatches.
Because of World War II and widespread
embargoes on gemstones, popular jewelry
shifted to the more metal-based designs
adorned with patriotic motifs and semiprecious and synthetic gemstones.
Whatever your favorite era or style we
might have it.
For more than two decades, we have
been the go-to place where special gifts
have been purchased from those cases.
Come in and spend some time browsing.
Margaret Barnes is an owner of Pickety Place
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I cannot believe that it is the last
month of summer already. It has flown
by so quickly. Yesterday it was June, a
few hours ago it was July, and now it
is August! It is just incredible how time
flies. It is also my one year anniversary
of writing in the Jacksonville Review. I just
want to thank my readers for reading
my article every month. It has been a
huge blessing to write in the paper. I also
want to thank my family for getting me
past the hurdles of writer’s block, and for
encouraging and supporting me the whole
way. I also would like to thank my friends,
especially Paige Brooks, for always being
there for me and supporting me.
On a different note, how does it feel
now that we have only a few weeks left to
school? For me, I am nervous and excited
for this new year. I wonder what my
classes will be like, who my new teachers
will be, and who will be in my classes.
I hope I have the same and even better
success than I had last year. But for me,
August isn’t just the month before school,
but it is also my birthday month! I am so
excited for when I turn 14!

Seeing as the summer is almost over,
I would like to say, enjoy the weather. It
will be winter before you know it. Enjoy
no homework! Take hold of this final last
month before school and do the things
you want to do! But also I think that we
should take a moment to thank God that
we have a summer vacation. Some kids
don’t get even that. They are in school
nearly all year. Even though summer is
coming to an end, I think that it will be nice
going back to school and seeing the people
that you haven’t seen in three month.
And to reiterate, as my final word, enjoy
summer. Don’t let the summer slip away.
Janessa Joke: What did July say to August?
See you before September!
Ashleigh Lu
Scheuneman lives in
the Jacksonville hills
with her mother, father,
and two sisters. She is
14-years-old and will
be in 8th-grade this fall.
When she grows-up, she
would like to be a published author.


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Jacksonville Review

Soul Matters by Kate Ingram, M.A.
Living in Awe


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ometimes the Universe is not
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I was privileged to watch three
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our house, lay their eggs, and fledge their
young. At the same time, a half dozen
monarch caterpillars joined us in the
kitchen where we’ve watched them grow,
form glittering green chrysalises, and
emerge as beautiful butterflies. Certainly
witnessing the emergence of new life is a
gift in and of itself, but what really stood
out in this fiesta of fecundity was the fact
that this had never before happened in our 13
years of living here.
I believe that everything is meaningful.
When you’re about to give up and you
get a call that reinvigorates you, or a
special number keeps showing up, or
the cloud above your car forms a perfect
heart, or a hawk soars really low and really
close carrying a dead crow in its talons
while you are speaking
to someone about a
psychological struggle, I
call it a sign. A message.
It means something.
Only the completely
irretrievably cynical, or
abysmally lost in the
tyranny of technology
would see it otherwise.
Important things are
being offered all the time
if we but pay attention.
As I did my usual
front-porch sitting, it
occurred to me that
there is a rather simple
methodology to cultivating a deeper,
more meaningful and directed life
and it is this: Awareness, Wonder and
Entertaining. In a word, A.W.E. The word
“awe” means reverential respect, so it’s a
perfect acronym; to reverentially respect
something is to accord it sacred status. It
is seeing beyond our exceedingly bloated
and perpetually self-referencing ego and
noticing that there is more…much more.
And it’s trying to communicate.
So the first step to creating a more
meaningful, purposeful life is to notice, to
become AWARE. If you’re driving along
I-5, not paying any attention to the road
signs, you might very well miss your
exit. You’ll zoom along, oblivious, going
nowhere in particular. In order to receive

anything you must be receptive, and you
can’t be receptive unless you look up and
look around. There’s a whole lotta world
going on, myriad worlds, as a matter of fact.
Once you succeed in noticing
something, like the fact that you are
surrounded by morphing monarchs and
nesting birds, it behooves you to stop and
consider these phenomena. Instead of
shrugging your shoulders and flipping
on Real Housewives, you might just
WONDER a while, sit for a few minutes
of quiet contemplation. This is Step
2. Why all these creatures right now?
What do they symbolize? If there were a
message in their appearance, what would
it be? And who, or what, is sending this
message? Hmmm.
Stay with this hmmm-ing a while.
Hang out with your wonder. Step 3 is to
ENTERTAIN the wonderment without
attempting to rush to any sort of answer

or conclusion. Give your mighty ego,
which wants immediate answers and
wishes to appear very smart, a rest. “Live
the questions,” Rilke said, and “perhaps
you will live your way into the answer.” I
still don’t know what that crow-carrying
hawk was all about. I have thoughts, but
I’m hanging out with them. I’m being
a gracious hostess, entertaining the
questions and ideas and wonder with
cocktails and witty conversation, enjoying
their company. Hang out long enough
and something is bound to be revealed.
And when it is, it will be AWE-SOME.
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envy. Dad had it in spades as does
my brother. The neighbor’s greener,
thicker, well-manicured grass drives us
crazy. If there is a deeper-seated reason
for this petty neurosis, I’d rather not
know. At least I’m talking about it which
is the first step to
getting help.
We were little
when the old man
got us started
in the yard. By
puberty, we could
trim, hedge, cut,
cultivate, prune,
fertilize, dig, hoe
and mow. My
older brother was a
demolitions expert
in gopher control
and never had to
be told to light a
fuse. The ugly little
lawn trolls didn’t
stand a chance
against the clever
kid who designed
lizard guillotines for fun. I wasn’t allowed
to handle the powerful 1/8th-sticks of
dynamite complete with water-proof
fuses. Was he really thinking I wouldn’t
find the cache of kid-sized nukes stashed
in an old paper bag deep in the treasure
caves of grandfather’s garage? Big brother
was too preoccupied with teenage girls to
notice the old paper bag growing lighter
by the week.
Weekends were about work first and
everything else second. An afternoon
during the week was set aside for special
chores like weeding the steep foothills of
the Sierra Nevada of a backyard we called
home. The massive slopes of ice-plant
were the absolute worst and usually
reserved for punitive measures which
were legitimately required from time to
time. Rebuilding the wells around the
eighty-six trees lining the perimeter of
the Sierra Nevada was almost as bad. I
knew each tree, intimately. I might have
named them all but for the bitterness of
hard, uncompensated adolescent labor
stealing my joy.
Weekends, however, big brother and I
worked like yard ninjas. We were quick

and disciplined, never shirking our
respective roles or begrudging the other
over divisions of labor. Teamwork was
essential to finish the tasks on time if we
were to make the epic smash-face tackle
football games scheduled against the boys
in the neighborhood next to ours. Being
recalled for shoddy
work was sure to
end in extra work.
My brother was
a quick learner.
It took me a little
longer. It still takes
me a little longer.
You might be
wondering why
I’m writing about
yardwork beyond
just waxing
nostalgic. I’m
glad you asked
because the other
day I found myself
admiring the
good health of my
neighbor’s lawn
while standing in
the middle of my own neo-green universe
when small, weed-like stalks caught
my attention. I know a few things about
weeds but these were new to me. Digging
deep to find the root, my fingers locked
onto a thick fleshy cable growing laterally,
inches beneath the sod. It took both hands
and a strong back to unearth the giant
weed root networked throughout the
entire lawn. After ripping out the first tenfoot tentacle of cable root, the turf looked
like it had been carpet-bombed. I stood
there agape at the carnage the stealthy
parasite reaped leaching nutrients from
the sod to feed its own agenda. This kind
of weed doesn't show its real face until
the damage is done. Hmm...and the silent
invasion was happening for years just
inches beneath my feet! The pungent
whiff of spiritual irony hit me like a heavy
bag of organic fertilizer. I need to spend
more time on my knees, looking closer at
what’s right in front of me. It’s that hard
learner thing again.
Be good not bitter.
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SightSeeing by Julie D. Danielson, O.D.

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of developing macular degeneration, a serious eye
disease, which is the primary cause of vision loss in older
Americans. Reducing or eliminating the habit of smoking
and tobacco use can reduce the risk of vision loss.
Cigarette smoking also increases the risk of developing
cataracts. If you have diabetes, hypertension or heart
disease, smoking can increase complications related to
these diseases. Smoking also increases the risk for a stroke.
Did you know that smoking and tobacco use are the
main avoidable causes of sickness and death? You could
become one of the 430,700 people who die from smoking
related diseases every year. Smoking is a known cause
of cancer, heart disease, and stroke. In people age 75 and
up, 50 percent of deaths are the result of smoking-related
illnesses. And, many smoking related illnesses seriously
degrade the quality of life of those who suffer from them.
The risk of developing smoking-related illnesses
increases with the number of cigarettes that you smoke
and the length of time that you smoke.

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Nicotine is an addictive drug. Quitting is difficult. Most
people usually make 2 or 3 tries before they are successful.
Anyone can quit smoking regardless of age, health,
lifestyle or number of years spent smoking. Half of all
people who have ever smoked have been able to quit.
Care providers including your doctor of optometry can
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smoking cessation are available in your local community.
One of three methods used individually or together can
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f you ask your neighbors why they love southern
Oregon, chances are their answer will have
something to do with the outdoors. Our region
is blessed with trails, mountains, lakes and rivers, as
well as plenty of people to organize
activities. Recently, southern Oregon
made news when the Providence
Rogue Run was named a qualifying
run for the Boston Marathon.
Caregivers with Providence
Health & Services say it’s important
to take advantage of all our region
has to offer - not only does it connect
you to your community, it could
help save your life.
“Heart disease is the number one
killer of men and women throughout
the world, but it turns-out, you
control about 80 percent of your risk,” said Dr. James
Beckerman, a Providence cardiologist and author of
the book “Heart to Start: The Eight-Week Exercise
Prescription to Live Longer, Beat Heart Disease and Run
Your Best Race.” Choices such as quitting smoking and
eating a healthier diet help reduce a person’s risk of heart
disease. But Dr. Beckerman believes that, “exercise is the
least-prescribed and most-effective heart treatment.”
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the activities in southern Oregon. Providence experts say
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said Brian Saling, a physical therapist for Providence

Medford’s sports program. “Start with walking to
condition your heart and lungs, focus on low-impact
exercise and strength training to condition your body.”
Even if you don’t want to race, getting out and active
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“There’s absolutely no downside to getting off
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Joyfull Living by Louise Lavergne

Practicing Compassion Can
Improve Your Health


tudies now show that a happy,
healthy lifestyle alone is not
enough to prevent illness. A
new study by Steve Cole at UCLA and
APS* Fellow, Barbara Fredrickson at
the University of North Carolina, found
that people who were happy because
they lived the “good life” (“hedonic
happiness”), focusing
only on the material
and external, had high
inflammation levels,
whereas people who
were happy because
they lived a life of
purpose or meaning
and compassion
happiness”), balancing
inner and outer wellbeing, had lower inflammation levels.
The effects of stress, diet, lifestyle
and genetics all play a part in what can
cause chronic-inflammation in the body,
which creates the perfect environment
for cancer cells to grow. It is also the
main cause of many autoimmune
diseases, like rheumatoid arthritis, hypo
or hyperthyroidism, as well joint pain,
digestive disorders, etc. There are many
anti-inflammatory regimens and now
research is showing that one of the key
factors we need to address is stress.
Wellness programs like JoyFull yoga and
meditation are very helpful and adding a
compassionate lifestyle can have a longterm positive effect on stress and reduce
inflammation in the body.
Compassion is often misunderstood
in our culture, often associated with
self-sacrifice or a religious concept
associated with Jesus, Buddha or Nobel
Peace Prize winners like Mother Theresa.
Compassion is defined as the emotional
response we feel when we see someone
suffering and feel an authentic desire to
be supportive. It is now being studied
with brain scans in the scientific research
of positive psychology and has been
proven to have a significant impact on
our health and longevity. Sara Konrath’s
study at the University of Michigan,
discovered that people who engaged
in volunteerism lived longer than their
non-volunteering peers—but only if their
reasons for volunteering were altruistic
rather than self-serving.
Research also suggests that compassion
is something that we can all develop and
strengthen through conscious practice.
It is often confused with empathy and
sympathy, where we jump into the
emotional pool with another person, like
crying with someone who is crying or

feel bad about other people’s problems.
To practice true compassion means being
the calm in the storm and not engaging
with the drama of the situation. It’s not
always easy to practice compassion when
someone is coming at us with anger
and accusations. Jumping into the anger
and the fear of the situation inhibits
the biological
systems in our
brain that enable
It only feeds
the drama and
creates more
stress and more
inflammation for
everybody. Simply
recognizing that
this angry person
is suffering, for example, will evoke a
more compassionate response in our
brain. Try practicing holding supportive,
non-judgmental space for someone
in a crisis and then take an action
that supports his or her higher good.
Sometimes the best thing to do is simply
listen, sometimes it’s offering a cup of tea,
holding someone’s hand and sometimes
all we can do is offer a silent prayer.
The first place to start practicing
compassion is with your self. Meeting
challenges in your body and in your life
with compassion requires letting go of
judgments. The gift of compassion is
unconditional love and unconditional
love leads to compassion. Life tends
to bring us opportunities to practice
compassion because compassion always
leads us back to the unconditional love
and peace of our soul.
Last month over 500,000 people,
including a group of us at JoyFull Yoga,
gathered with the intention of awakening
compassion in our hearts to impact our
prospect for a healthier and more peaceful
world. The Restorative Sound Healing
gathering at JoyFull Yoga on Sunday
August 16th will focus on awakening
and deepening the compassion in
our hearts. Practicing compassion is a
powerful way to contribute to your health
and create a better world one breath at a
time. Breathe in Peace, Breath out Peace.
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rink more water, especially in
the summer. We have all heard
that statement and felt guilty
for not doing so. But do you really know
the consequences for not getting enough
H2O? The last article discussed bad
breath, sugar cravings, workout fatigue
and dry skin—all due to lack of water!
Here’s a few more to add to the list of
consequences of dehydration.
Afternoon Slump—Feeling the need
for a midday nap? You might want to
look at your water intake
that day. “When you’re
dehydrated your blood
pressure drops, heart
rate increases, blood flow
to the brain slows—all
of which can make you
tired,” says Luga Podesta,
MD, sports medicine
specialist in LA. A lack
of water to muscles also
makes physical tasks feel
more difficult and tiring
thanks to your perceived
exertion (how hard you
feel you are exercising).
You might be working at
a level 6 but you feel like
you are working at an 8.
Headaches/Irritability—Lack of water
affects your body’s serotonin levels and
can lead to headaches. In addition, the
small blood vessels in the brain respond
quickly to hydration levels. A slight drop
in water intake can lead to dull aches and
even full-blown migraines (which is also
behind hangover headaches). A study
published in the Journal of Nutrition
tested mood and concentration in young
women who were either given enough
fluids to remain properly hydrated, or
who became mildly dehydrated by taking
diuretics and exercising. The dehydrated
women—who were at a level that was
just 1% lower than optimal—reported
headaches, loss of focus, and irritability.
So the next time you have a headache or
feel fuzzy, try downing a glass or two of
water and see if it disappears.

Chills—When water levels drop, your
body decreases blood flow to the skin
which may cause you to feel chilled
more easily. Water also holds heat, so
if you become dehydrated it can be
more difficult to regulate your body
Muscle Cramps—A lack of water
decreases blood circulation. In order to
protect the vital organs, your body will
shift fluids away from non-vitals, like
muscles, which can lead to cramping.
Muscle cramps can be
extremely painful and
cause muscles to feel
harder than normal to the
touch. Changes in sodium
and potassium levels
through sweat loss can
also contribute to muscle
body needs water to keep
things moving through
your colon. When you’re
not getting enough H2O,
your body compensates
by withdrawing more
fluid from stool, making it
harder and more difficult
to pass. It is worth noting that drinking
more water when you’re already properly
hydrated won’t necessarily relieve
constipation caused by other factors, like
the medications you’re taking, medical
conditions, or a lack of fiber in your diet.
Hopefully these help stress the
importance of drinking plenty of water
this summer. And remember, the fountain
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on a hot hike, and there's lots of shade
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16. We'll hike to the point where the trail
crosses the river, about two miles from
the trailhead. There used to be a bridge
there, but the Forest Service dismantled it
several years ago. If the river is low and
the crossing easy, we'll wade or rock-hop
across the river, then continue up the hill
another mile or so to the end of the trail.

If the stream crossing is difficult, we'll
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trailhead is on the same trail. The entire
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Trail Talk

by Tony Hess, Gary Sprague & Bob Budesa
Jacksonville: The Hiking Capital
of Southern Oregon


he city of
workout. The Forest Park, with its 1,080
acres, 24 miles of trails, and a maximum
has always
elevation gain of 1,400 feet from top to
had a strong commitment to providing
bottom, provides a wide variety of hiking
a well-constructed and maintained city
grade difficulty. From the almost flat Rail
parks system for residents and visitors
Trail, to the meandering, shaded Canyon
alike. The Parks, Recreation, and Visitors
Falls and Shade Creek Trails, up to the
Services Committee is aptly named. From
challenge of Leg Burner Trail, the Forest
Doc Griffin Park with its spray-park and
Park provides it all. Serious trail runners
playground equipment,
are up there on
Cottage Street Park, to
a regular basis.
the Pheasant Meadows
We have one trail
tennis courts, our small
runner who loves
town has a big heart for
the challenge of
outdoor recreation. But it
the upper trails
also has something many
and has already
bigger towns and cities
run the Forest
do not have—one city
Park trails sixty
park with hiking trails
three times
situated partly within
this year! One
the city limits, and the
member of the
other trails only two miles outside the
Forest Park Volunteers, who also is very
city limits. The Woodlands trail system,
active building trails, has run the trails 75
with its 16 miles of trails, is only two
times this year. Outdoor recreation is very
blocks from downtown, while the Forest
popular among young families and is
Park trail system with its 24 miles of
something they look for when relocating.
trails, is two miles from town. Both truly
Jacksonville has the draw of an
make Jacksonville the “Hiking Capital
historical town and is one of the premier
of Southern Oregon.” Together they are
wine tasting and touring towns in
drawing over 25,000 visitors a year to
Oregon. Our trail systems add to the
enjoy the trails with hiking and mountain
allure of Jacksonville and offer a third
biking. The Woodlands is located so close
leg to promote Jacksonville. Best of all,
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you can find Sirius in Canis Major.
independently, to all the above listed
Just look up at the brightest star in the
household sounds and accompanies him
southern sky and you’ve found it! Ancient to work, keeping him safe during his
cultures attributed the hot weather during commute. Chevy was trained and placed
this part of the year
by Dogs for the Deaf Certified
with Sirius and
Assistance Dog Trainer Andrea
the sun working
Woodcock who said, “It was
together to heat up
one of the most rewarding
the Earth.
placements I have ever done
At Dogs for the
out of the 60 or so dogs I have
Deaf, a nonprofit
placed as my career as an
Assistance Dog
assistance dog trainer.”
training facility
Jacob’s mother cried when she
in Central Point,
witnessed Chevy alert her son
we are celebrating
to the sound of the fire alarm.
Labradors during
“This is the first night I will be
the dog days
able to sleep without worrying
of summer. We
about my son’s safety,” she said.
recently graduated
Finally, Abby, a 2-year-old
and placed three
black Lab has been tapped
Jacob W. and Chevy
Labs as Certified
as a new Dogs for the Deaf
Hearing Dogs throughout the country.
demonstration dog. She’s already hit
Dalia, 2-year-old black lab, began her
the road to prove her new skills at
new career as a Certified Hearing Dog in
the Good Sam’s Samboree in Moses
Nevada with Ken K. in June. While most
Lake, Washington, and the Hearing
of Dogs for the Deaf dogs are rescued
Loss Association of America national
from shelters, Dalia came to Dogs for
conference in St. Louis. No stranger to
the Deaf via Guide Dogs for the Blind
travel, Abby found her way to Dogs
in Boring, Ore. Some dogs that may not be
for the Deaf via the Medina County,
suited for sight work are often perfect sound
California animal shelter where she was
alert dogs. As a leader in the Hearing Dog
tapped for her new career. She spends her
community, Dogs for the Deaf maintains
nights in the home of Blake Matray, Dogs
relationships with other Assistance Dog
for the Deaf president and CEO.
organizations in the U.S. to ensure that the
To see the current Hearing Dogs in
right dogs are placed in the right career.
training, free tours of Dogs for the Deaf are
Dalia alerts Ken, who is Deaf and
available weekdays at 11:00am or 1:00pm.
communicates through American
The address is 10175 Wheeler Road,
Sign Language, to critical sounds in
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Paws for Thought by Dr. Tami Rogers
On Pot and Pet Health


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n July 1, 2015, recreational
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then I have had multiple clients
comment about its potential
use for animals. While the amount a dog must ingest
in order to be lethal is significant, the amount that can
cause significant behavioral changes and frightening
clinical signs is very low. The
efficacy of marijuana as a treatment
for pets is being studied, but it has
not been scientifically established,
nor has a therapeutic dosage been
determined. As a result, my bottom
line recommendation is that it best
be avoided.
Even before now, we frequently
saw cases of marijuana poisoning
in pets, specifically in dogs. I
suspect that those numbers will
only increase. In most cases, animal
exposure occurs as a result of
ingestion of the owner's supply,
but secondhand exposure can also
occur. Pet owners should be aware
of the potential risks to their dogs
or cats if they are exposed to the
drug and what to do if exposure
occurs. Here’s some tips:
First, seek veterinary care
immediately! Again, while it is
rare for a pet to ingest enough
marijuana to be fatal, it can occur. Your pet’s overall
prognosis will improve significantly the faster they
receive care. Secondly, be honest with your veterinarian
about what the pet has ingested, and how much, so
that proper treatment can be administered. If your pet
does ingest marijuana, the treatment will often include
induction of emesis (we make your pet vomit) followed
by administration of a compound called “activated
charcoal,” which helps absorb the remainder of the toxin
from the GI tract. Also, your pet will likely be kept for
observation and placed on IV fluids for supportive care.
In severe cases, oxygen support, blood pressure and
body temperature monitoring, as well as respiratory
support may be necessary.

After exposure, symptoms are usually seen within
30-60 minutes and most commonly include: depression,
stumbling/lack of coordination, vomiting, tremors, slow
heart rate (bradycardia), dilated pupils, hypothermia,
and hyper-salivation. Other possible signs include hyperexcitability, apprehension, rapid heart and respiratory
rate, seizures, and coma. As you can see, the symptoms
are highly variable and can be severe! So, all plants and
products/foods containing
marijuana should be kept
in secure locations and in
pet-proof containers or
locked cabinets.
Luckily, from what I
have seen, it is rare for
someone to administer
marijuana to their pet “for
fun” but it occasionally
happens. In those cases,
owners often find that
the result is not as funny
as they suspected. When
humans use marijuana
for recreational purposes
they are aware that the
drug will alter reality.
Unfortunately animals
just don’t have that luxury
and the experience can
be rather frightening for
them. If you want to give
your animal a “high” they
will really enjoy… take them for a walk, throw a ball,
grab a toy and scratch their belly. That is something they
will understand!
Also, with the medicinal use of marijuana on the
increase, owners are beginning to wonder if it can help
pets in the same way. Remember, while the efficacy of
marijuana as a treatment for pets is being studied it has
not been scientifically established, and we just don’t
know how much to use safely. As with any medication,
herb or supplement, you should always talk with your
veterinarian before giving it to your pet.
Dr. Rogers can be reached at the Jacksonville Veterinary
Hospital at 541-899-1081 or
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the historic barn, the laughter of the people who helped
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minute or two, And you love me…
In the spring, I found this place, Sanctuary One, and
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Director. At Sanctuary One, the mission aligns with
mine: to make the world better, one animal, one person
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Visitors often describe Sanctuary One as a
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as you breathe the fresh air, take-in blue
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During Farm Tours, the farm animals gather around
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Saturdays and suitable for all ages. Come explore the
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Family monthly sponsorship program invites you to
support our work happening every day, year-round.
The magic of Sanctuary One grows from the dedicated
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August 2015

Pets Are Part
Of The Family
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Veggie Dog!
by Dr. Jeff Judkins, Animalkind Veterinary Clinic
"Eat your vegetables!" Most of us heard
this from our mothers when we were
kids… and for good reason. Everybody
seems to intuitively know that vegetables
are an important part of a nutritious diet.
But what about
our dogs? Do
they benefit
from eating
vegetables, too?
The answer
is yes. Even
though they
are direct
of strictly
wolves, dogs
have adapted to
living alongside
humans and
eating their
leftovers over
the last 15,000
years or so.
Cats… not so
much. They
through the
eons on rats and mice that frequented
human habitation and never evolved
digestively the way dogs did. A recent
study in Sweden showed that dogs have
the ability to digest starches found in
plants, but that wild dogs (and cats) do
not. So even though a wolf would never
eat a carrot, most dogs certainly would—
and would be able to get some nutritional
value from it, too.
Vegetables are loaded with beneficial
nutrients such as vitamins, minerals
and antioxidants—nutrients that are
frequently degraded or destroyed by the
manufacture and storage of commercial
dog diets. (See my previous article, The
Kibble Conumdrum, at www.animalkindvet.
com/kibble-conundrum.) By offering fresh
vegetables to our dogs, we are improving
their immune function, decreasing
inflammatory conditions, improving
organ and glandular health, and even
helping to prevent cancer. Because dogs
(and humans) lack the ability to digest
cellulose, the structural fiber in plants, most
vegetables are best cooked or pulverized
in a food processor to get their nutritional
benefits. Tell that to our Goldendoodle,
Gibson, who loves crunching on raw kale
stems and cucumbers.
Not all vegetables are appropriate to
feed to dogs however. Large amounts
of onions and garlic can cause a toxic

reaction that damages a dog's red blood
cells, resulting in anemia. Raw cruciferous
vegetables such as broccoli or cauliflower
can lower thyroid levels over time.
Spinach contains oxalates that can cause
urinary stones
if feed to excess.
Starchy veggies
such as yams or
sweet potatoes are
great nutritionally,
but can cause
digestive upset
if not adequately
cooked. Same with
green beans.
While vegetables
offer significant
nutritional value, I
don't recommend
feeding strictly
vegetarian diets to
dogs. Even though
modern dogs can
survive on a wide
range of foods,
dogs have retained
much of their
wolf ancestors'
carnivorous biology. For dogs to obtain
and maintain peak health they need to
consume a substantial amount of animal
protein and fats. There are commercial
vegetarian diets available for dogs, but
most dogs don't seem to do very well on
them long-term.
It's easy for your dog to get the health
benefits of vegetables. Just add cooked or
puréed veggies to an already complete
and balanced diet. Supplemented
vegetables should generally not make
up more than 15% of the diet however,
because other important nutrients can
become deficient. Carrots, cabbage,
broccoli, cauliflower, kale, chard and
zucchini are all excellent choices. Yams
or sweet potatoes are great, but need
to be well-cooked. A few kale stems or
raw carrots as a treat here or there is fine
for most dogs (they love the crunch!),
but don't expect your pets to get much
nutritional value from them. Many
fruits also have beneficial nutrients
(such as blueberries with high levels of
bioflavonoids), but are usually high in
sugar, and should only be fed in small
amounts. Remember to introduce new
foods to your dog's diet slowly to avoid
digestive upsets.
Dr. Judkins is the owner of Animalkind
Holistic Veterinary Clinic in Jacksonville.
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New Fun & Flavorful Offerings at Jacksonville Farmers Market
The Jacksonville Farmers Market continues to grow
and improve. Many thanks to all of you who come
regularly on Sunday mornings to stock-up on delicious,
healthful produce, have something yummy to eat, a cup
of great coffee, chat with good buddies, listen to live
music and enjoy the variety and mystique of the many
booths dotting the tree-covered courthouse grounds.
As for produce, along with the veteran ByGeorge
fellows, the market now boasts other local produce
farms: Shoots Farm, Hanley Farm Stand, Black Oak
Farm, Lakota’s Garden, Greenbriar Farm, Full Bloom
Farm and Swan’s Produce.
For prepared foods try the gourmet-style offerings
of Chef Jacob of Shoots Farm and the wide variety of
natural dishes from Chef Kristen of the Farm Kitchen.
Also, Katrina’s wonderful tamales, the famous Coquette

Bakery pastries, The Village Bakery’s unforgettable
breads, Vintner’s Kitchen’s wine-infused condiments,
artesian cheeses, local honey, natural peanut butters,
fruits, handcrafted sodas, delicious kombucha, sinful
cookies, and taste- enhancing spices and salts. Also, don’t
forget Salant Family Ranch beef and fresh seafood from
Pacific Ocean Harvesters.
If you like crafts and artwork you’ll find many options
on your shady strolls through the grass: jewelry, pottery,
fine photography, plants, quilts, custom clothing, doggie
treats, metalwork, leatherwork, knitting, soaps, body
lotions, scarves, woodwork, and more.
The market will continue each week until October
18th. A wonderful and relaxing place to spend quality
time on Sunday mornings in Jacksonville!
Photos: Lea Worcester

Emily Turner, co-owner of Black Oak Family Farm grows
Certified Organic, non GMO produce using heritage farming

Shoots Farms is run by Paige Enos and Jacob Lee Evenich.
They grow from heirloom seeds, that are non GMO. The wide
variety of their produce is Certified Organic. Jacob is a chef and
cooks delicious Farm to Table food right from their stand. It's
definitely a must stop for anyone attending our Sunday Market!

Hanley Farm is selling homemade plum preserves, fresh
strawberry lemonade, onions and the biggest juiciest beets on
the planet.

By George Farm is now selling their delicious cows milk
cheese. They have a whole variety of hard and soft cheese and

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New Winemaking Facilities Underway
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Utilizing the naturally-cascading
topography of its estate, DANCIN
Vineyards has begun construction of
its new gravity-flow winery, which is
scheduled to be completed for harvest
2015. Comprised of two distinct
structures, set eight to ten feet into the
naturally-cooling earth and positioned at
varying elevations, it is the culmination of
a vision to produce the finest Pinot noir
possible from its estate vineyards.
The winery was designed in accordance
with the centuries-long tradition of ultragentle winemaking in the Burgundy
region of France, which focuses on
preserving the natural soul and essence
of the famously-fragile, expressive and
finicky Pinot noir grape. This simple and
elegant style of winemaking eschews
many of the modern conveniences
afforded by industrial winemaking
processes such as harsh pumps, fruit
augers and otherwise unnecessary actions
that can damage and detract from the
fragile beauty of Pinot noir. This artisanal,
hands-on approach means that no detail
is overlooked, no corners are cut, and
no compromises are made during the
crafting of their wines.
About DANCIN Vineyards—A recent
recipient of scores in the 90’s on 9 of its
wines, six with designations of either
Editors’ Choice or Cellar Selection by

Wine Enthusiast and an invited participant
in the 2015 International Pinot Noir
Celebration (IPNC), DANCIN Vineyards
is cradled within the forested foothills
just outside Jacksonville at 4477 South
State Road. A northeast facing slope,
benefitting from the late afternoon shade
provided by the surrounding tall pines
and cedars, it’s the perfect terroir for
growing Pinot noir with a sense of place.
Planted to seven distinct clones, the
vineyards are meticulously maintained
through continual assessment during
each and every facet of the growing
season, making every effort to achieve
vine balance. At the point of perfect
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and sorted, first in the vineyard, and
then twice more on the crushpad, as their
limited-production exquisite Pinot noirs
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August 2015
AUGUST 17-23, 2015

Southern Oregon’s Newest Destination Wine Event


Located at the end of Shafer Lane in Jacksonville.

or many of us living in Southern
Oregon, we have always
known the area was destined
for great things. The natural beauty of
the landscape, the spirit of place and
solidarity of community are the heart
of our quality of life. It is what brings
people here and keeps most from
leaving. And until recently, it was a bit of
a secret. But all that is about to change!
In wine language, Southern Oregon is in
bud break.
People have long sought-out pears and
apples and artisan foods from this area
without the awareness of where 'this
area' really is. Cultural arts and theater
have flourished, historic preservation
thrived, and wellness lifestyle endured.
We've got it all and now adding to the
blend, Oregon Wine Experience (OWE)
and Asante Foundation are opening the
door to Oregon's newest destination
wine event. The fruit is on the vine.
In 2002, the World of Wine Festival
(WOW) was founded by three local
vintners, Cal Schmidt of Schmidt Family
Vineyards, Lee Mankin of Carpenter
Hill Vineyard, and Joe Ginet of Plaisance
Ranch, as a celebration of the local wine
industry. From the beginning, the festival
has been a community partnership of
wineries and vineyards, Rogue Valley
Growers, Southern Oregon Winery
Association, various Southern Oregon
Wine Trails and a 100% volunteer event.
In 2005, a wine competition was started.
WOW became Southern Oregon's largest
wine tasting event as participants and
attendees increased each year. The
seeds were planted for possibilities and
continued growth.
Asante Foundation took the reins in
2014 to provide a local fundraising event.
As the region's premier wine tasting event
and competition, many events sold-out.
There were 1,140 total attendees, 700
for the Grand Tasting alone, the festival
brought in almost $300,000 that directly
benefited Children’s Miracle Network
(CMN) and other healthcare programs
supported by Asante Foundation.
This year is expected to be even more
As Oregon's newest wine destination,
Southern Oregon and OWE offer a
pilgrimage of the senses like nothing
here before. Talks, tastings and sensory
classes, intimate vintner dinners, the wine
competition and auctions, all make-up the


experience that is Southern Oregon wine.
Ancient traditions blend in the Miracle
Auction and Salmon Bake. Destined to
be the gourmet outdoor buffet of the
season, with music and dancing under
starlit skies, the heart of this evening is in
sharing the bounty of the land and waters
through community.
The wine competition offers healthy
community competition for local vintners,
as well. Many Southern Oregon wines
have received numerous accolades
and awards from a variety of regional,
national and international competitions.
Oregon Wine Experience rounds-out the
event with their own wine competition
featuring wine industry-renowned tasters
and experts judging this area's finest
varietals and blends. The possibilities of
taste and sensory experience are endless.
The Vintner Dinners and Grand
Tasting offer opportunities to get upclose and personal with some of the local
winemakers and growers. Vibrancy and
laughter will prevail, along with stories
and memories that will stay with you for
a very long time to come.
Oregon Wine Experience—the event of
the season... a celebration in the giving of
life, the delights of the senses and a pillar
in community strength. Destiny is at our
door...come share the experience that is
Southern Oregon.
This article is from the Summer 2015 issue
of Southern Oregon Wine Scene magazine.

August 2015


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One COOL Conversation with Greg Jones

aving a conversation with viticultural
climatologist Greg Jones is much like drinking
a glass of premium wine. With his bright
intensity, Jones could be compared to a fine vintage
himself and after imbibing his fruit-driven wisdom, I
invariably come away feeling smarter and better looking.
For our latest discussion, I found Professor Jones in
his office on the Southern Oregon University campus
where he is Director of the Division of Business,
Communication and the Environment and professor
and research climatologist in the Environmental Science
and Policy Program. Though his official titles cover
diverse areas of study, they all come together in a glass
of Southern Oregon wine. How so? Winemaking is an
agricultural enterprise, starting with the selection of
a vineyard site and culminating in the production of
grapes, but it is also the art and science of fermenting the
juice and making decisions as to aging and blending to
create the best expression of a particular varietal. A third
component is marketing the finished product, essentially
competing with a world-wide wine selection that can
be found at almost any supermarket. This daunting
enterprise requires the skills of farmer and chemist, a
finely-tuned palate and plenty of business savvy.
It is with good reason that Jones is considered one
of the most authoritative people in the wine world,
one whose opinion is indispensable when it comes to
deciding what variety of wine grape to plant where.
Beginning with his doctoral thesis on the climatology
of viticulture in Bordeaux, France, he has collected
data on climate, hydrology, soils, weather and growing
techniques in vineyards all over the world, helping
to describe and define viticultural areas and assess
best practices based on the quality of wines produced.
His studies have also focused on climate change and
sustainability in grape production, two increasingly hot
topics in the wine world today. His contributions have
earned him numerous accolades. He made Decanter
magazine’s 2009 Power List of the fifty most influential
people in the wine world and was named Oregon Wine
Press 2009 Wine Person of the Year. In 2012 and 2013 listed Jones among the hundred most
influential people in the US wine industry.
In our region, with its emphasis on Pinot Noir,
Jones is often called upon to evaluate sites for possible
propagation of this cool weather varietal. Wait a minute.

by MJ Daspit

Did I say Pinot Noir is big in Southern Oregon? Yes, I
Southern Oregon wine region so special is that growing
did. Although this varietal has been famously identified
sites run the temperature gamut from those favoring the
with the northern reaches of our state, the Willamette
cool varietals to the warmer conditions that make for Red
Valley in particular, it has been the predominant wine
Lily’s lucious Tempranillo and Quady North’s big Syrah.
grape produced in Southern Oregon for some years. The
Jones hastens to add that Pinot Noir from Southern
2008 Oregon Vineyard and Winery Report compiled
Oregon is typically a little more ripe, producing vintages
by the Oregon Field Office of the USDA, shows that in
with darker berry and plum notes on the palate, as
the Rogue Valley American Viticultural Area (AVA),
compared to the lighter, more bright fruit Willamette
consisting of Jackson and Josephine
flavors. It’s little wonder that much of
Counties, the greatest tonnage of
the Pinot Noir produced in Southern
a single varietal harvested was 622
Oregon makes its way up north for
tons of Pinot Noir, with Pinot Gris a
blending purposes, especially in years
distant second at 445 tons. The 2013
when ripening in the northern AVA’s
report compiled by the Southern
has been problematic.
Oregon University Research Center
We also talked about cultivation practices
(SOURCE) puts Pinot Noir tonnage
that can protect grapes from excessive heat.
harvested in the Rogue Valley AVA
In warmer vineyard blocks, canopies may
at 1,788 tons, nearly a three-fold
be left leafier rather than being pruned to a
increase in five years. Pinot Gris
narrow, straight up and down profile. This
again came in second at 1,029 tons.
affords the fruit more shade and coolness.
When you consider that wine
Row orientation and trellising strategies
grapes are typically produced
can be used for heat management as can
where the growing season
application of kaolinite and bentonite.
temperatures average between
Jones asks if I have ever noticed the local
53 and 71 degrees Fahrenheit
pear orchards, how the leaves sometimes
and that Pinot Noir occupies an
"The glass of wine you’re drinking right look white. In response to my blank look,
even narrower temperature band,
now was influenced by many factors... he explains that whitish appearance
57.2 to 60.8 degrees, the fact that
from the grower to the wine maker to is the result of treating the trees with
Oregon’s most southerly AVA is a
arguably the most important aspect of kaolinite. When sprayed on the leaves,
Pinot Noir growing area is indeed
the powdered mineral reflects heat to cool
terroir...CLIMATE!" ~ Greg Jones
surprising. When I ask how this is
the tree the way a white roof cools your
possible, bearing in mind toasty Rogue Valley summers,
house. Bentonite is a clay that attracts water. When applied
Jones explains that at sites suitable for Pinot Noir,
around plant roots it helps retain moisture. Such practices
temperatures are moderated by aspect and elevation.
will become increasingly important aspects of vineyard
Slopes that receive primarily morning light are cooler
management given the continued impact of climate change.
than those with western exposure. Think of it as being
And what about climate change? Jones is among those
similar to your house, he says. You wouldn’t grow the
scientists who contend that although changes in climate
same plants on the shady side as you would on the
have occurred throughout history, climate changes noted
sunny side. With its northeast-facing slopes, DANCIN
in recent times appear to be more rapid and of greater
Vineyards, just outside Jacksonville, is a good example of
magnitude than in the past. What does this portend for
the cooling effect of aspect. Higher vineyard elevations
the Southern Oregon wine industry? Undoubtedly there
in the southeastern part of the Rogue Valley AVA also
will be more challenges. Fortunately, in Greg Jones we
result in cooler temperatures. A good example of a higher
have one of the world’s foremost experts on the subject
site that produces excellent Pinot Noir is Irvine Family
to help our growers face them.
Vineyards in Ashland’s Bear Creek Drainage, where vines
This article is from the Summer 2015 issue of Southern
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