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Following in the Footsteps…

n the heels of the Oscar’s, I considered volunteers. The truth behind the legend is that thanks
penning a feel-good Hollywood script about to this band of super-motivated volunteers who formed
an idyllic small town that would make a hit the Jacksonville Woodlands Association 27 years ago,
movie. The plot started like this: Against all odds, a the creation of our world-class hiking trails really
group of volunteer visionaries raises a ton of money happened…the dream became a reality. This reality
to preserve 320 acres of woodlands from bulldozers means that our town is partially ringed in green space,
and developers that surrounds their quaint, historic providing an outdoor recreation haven that’s the envy
town. After winning that battle, the group pulls-off the of many towns that couldn’t pull off something of this
impossible by constructing 18 miles of hiking trails that magnitude. For many, the trail system drew us here, or
literally ring the southern and western edges of their at least served to influence our decision to live here…
beloved town. The hiking trail system soon becomes and hike here. For that, we should be most grateful!
Publisher: the envy of the region, gaining national attention and We all know that Jacksonville is a well-preserved,
Whitman Parker becoming known as the “Hiking Capitol of Southern “living museum of a town,” best known for its history,
Oregon.” Twenty years later, the script gets even food, music, art, shopping and wine scenes…and of
better when an additional 600 acres in the town’s course, its hiking and biking scenes. Join the Review in
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Join Jacksonville Woodlands Association
for 24th Annual Hike-a-Thon

Celebrating the Rebirth of
the Beekman Arboretum

ith spring all around, come through the C.C. Beekman Arboretum
join us for the 24th Annual highlighting some of the native plants
Jacksonville Woodlands that grow in our area and the vision for
Association Hike-a-Thon and annual the C.C. Beekman Arboretum.
meeting on Saturday, April 15. This year The short annual meeting will start at
we will be highlighting the C.C. Beekman 9:30am. Topics such as the health of the
Arboretum. The C.C. Beekman Native Jacksonville Woodlands Association, how
Plant Arboretum occupies a 3-acre, to get involved, community outreach,
bowl-like site in the heart of Historic and recognizing individuals for their
Jacksonville adjacent to the Beekman outstanding work will be shared. During
House at the intersection of California this time there will be children’s activities
Street and Laurelwood Drive. and coffee donated by Michael and Mary
For many, many years this area was Kell of GoodBean Coffee.
left untended. In summer 1997, Alan At 10:15 the hikes will begin! The C.C.
Horobin, a long-time member of the Beekman Arboretum is the starting point
Jacksonville Woodlands Association for hikes. Becka Kem will organize the
and a professional garden designer, family and self-guided hikers. She will
developed a plan for cleaning-up the provide a map of the planned, one-mile
area and the development of a native loop and verbal instructions. Becka
plant garden and arboretum. The will also lead a more organized group
manicured meandering paths wound for those that want to stay together.
through eight biological habitats of the Hikers are encouraged to move at their
Siskiyou Mountains. In addition to more own pace and enjoy the woodlands.
than twenty varieties of conifer, plant Children’s activities and snacks will be
enthusiasts enjoyed viewing dogwood, provided after the hike. Lunch will be
willow, aspen, alder, oak, hawthorn, served from 11:30am-12:30pm.
cherry, ash, and maple trees. There was Local historian Larry Smith will lead
also an impressive list of shrubs and herbs, a three-mile hike through the Beekman
all of which were clearly marked. For many Woods over to the Grove Woods on 3rd
years, volunteers met every Wednesday to Street and then double-back through
maintain the garden. But over time, as the the Beekman Woods. Larry will share
seasons changed, the volunteer base faded the history of these portions of the
and so did the Arboretum. Woodlands and their acquisition history.
It spring 2016, after years of minimal They will arrive back in time for lunch at
maintenance, the Arboretum sparked the the Beekman House around noon.
interest of the Jacksonville Woodland Come help us celebrate the progress
Association members Kandee McClain being made at the C.C. Beekman
and Becka Kem. For McClain this was Arboretum and show your support of
a place to walk and regularly see deer the Jacksonville Woodlands Association.
and other wildlife. For Kem, it became Let’s go for a hike!
a place to hike and play with her young The C.C. Beekman Arboretum is located
son. Together, they saw the Arboretum behind the Beekman House at 452 E.
as a gem that held a lot of potential for California Street, Jacksonville, 97530 Advertising your business just got better!
all ages to enjoy nature and learn more Parking is available at the nearby Historic
about native plants. Over the past year, Presbyterian Church across the street from
with many volunteers and organizations the Beekman House. Please use the western
donating time, energy and resources, half of the lot. Please look for signs and Our direct mail
much progress has been made in volunteers for assistance. The eastern portion program insures
restoring the CC Beekman Arboretum to is privately owned. The small parking lot at
a destination that people regularly visit. the Beekman House will be limited to loading
the Review is
The theme of this year’s hike-a-thon, and unloading. delivered to
“Hiking for History: C.C. Beekman 3500 residents
Arboretum” celebrates this historic
within 48 hours

acreage. Come join in this family-friendly Hike-a-thon Schedule:

Woodland Trails
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event. Some of the activities include: a 9:00am Dedication of publication.
Small Town ~ Big Atmosphere!

C.C. Beekman Arboretum tour, children’s
April 2017 • Lifestyle Magazine •

9:10am Arboretum Tour
activities, brief program and annual
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Randall Theatre, Jacksonville
520 N. 5 St. Opening in May
Calvary Church
nt i ng 10 E. 3rd St.
Prese Medford

Jacksonville now has its own
Year-round live theater company!
Jacksonville Mayor Paul Becker, Randall Theatre Artistic Director, Robin Downward
and Calvary Church's Pastor Brian Steller
2017 Productions starting in May with
Live theater returns to town when stating, “Many people have approached
The Broadway musical hit the Randall Theatre Company of me about the possibility of Jacksonville
Medford moves many of its main stage acquiring a theater for live stage
offerings to a new Jacksonville location entertainment. When Calvary Church
at the Calvary Church on 5th Street. Pastor Brian Steller learned that the
The planned expansion is part of a Randall was looking for a Jacksonville
partnership between the Randall Theatre home…we started talking.”
and Jacksonville's Calvary Church. The Steller says the church had been
church will continue holding church looking at how to make better use
services on Wednesday evenings and of their building outside of worship
Sunday mornings. Randall Theatre main services, but in a way that would
stage productions in 2017 will include at benefit the community. Representatives
least four other shows, beginning with from the church and the theater met
the musical “On the Town,” running several times to work out the details
May 5 through 28. of the agreement, which became final
The expansion resulted from on February 17. Under the terms of the
discussions over the past two years agreement, the church and the theatre
between the Randall’s Artistic Director will share the space yet maintain their
Robin Downward and Jacksonville own separate identities. Pastor Steller
Mayor Paul Becker. Mayor Becker said says the partnership is good for the
reviving live theater in town has been church, the theater and the Jacksonville
a longtime goal of his. He noted that community. “We are excited to network
Jacksonville has not had a resident with Randall Theatre. Though we are
theater company since the 1980’s, when separate organizations and will remain
the Gilded Cage Players melodrama that way, both of us have a desire to
troupe moved out of
Pioneer Village and
into a converted feed
May 5th – May 29th store in Talent. The
company later folded
and that space became
Actor’s Theatre
JOIN US FOR OUR FUNDRAISER and, eventually, the
Camelot Theatre.
April 22nd from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Today’s Randall
Theatre Company

“On The Town with is going beyond
melodrama in
bringing live theater
Ginger Rogers” back to Jacksonville.
The Randall will
be producing the
energetic, high-quality
Fashion show featuring genuine plays and musicals that the theatre is serve our local community. We believe
Ginger Rogers gowns, food, drinks known for. Generally, shows will run
for one to two months, over the span
this relationship will enable both parties
to do that more effectively.”
and live entertainment. Silent/public of eight months during the theater’s The church and the theater are working
calendar year. Jacksonville show times to renovate the existing stage and bring
auction of rare Ginger Rogers items will begin at 7:00pm and end by 9:30pm upgrades to the lighting and sound
with Sunday matinee’s at 2:00pm. Ticket systems now in the main auditorium.
Tickets - $30 prices, according to Downward, will To that end, fundraising efforts are
remain in the $18 price range, one of the underway, including an April 22 event at
best values for live theater in the region. the Jacksonville Randall Theatre location
For more information on show dates, The theater’s famed “pay what you can/ featuring an “On the Town with Ginger
want” seating program will continue at Rogers” fashion show. This very special
tickets, auditions, volunteering, etc., go to the new location, as well. event will include a chance to purchase
The move benefits theater-goers, 11 of Ginger’s personal gowns, items or call 541-632-3258 thanks in-part to a larger auditorium, of her personal clothing, shoes, dozens
more comfortable seating and year-round of pairs of gloves, milk bottles from her
heating and air conditioning—something Shady Cove Dairy Farm, silent auction
The Randall Theatre is a 501(c)3 full the current location in downtown items, beverages, finger foods and more.
Medford has struggled to provide. Shows scheduled to run in the
volunteer based non-profit Downward says that performances will Jacksonville location include On
still be staged in the Medford location the Town (May 5 through 28), Neil
theater company but that the larger ones will take place Simon’s California Suite (June 23
in Jacksonville. Seating capacity at the through July 9), Young Frankenstein,
church location is about 140, although the Musical (July 28 through August
an ideal number would be closer to 99 20) and Dial “M” for Murder
to maintain the intimacy the Randall has (September 15 through October 1).
Where Magic happens! become known for. For more information on this project,
Mayor Paul Becker says that the move contact Robin Downward at the Randall
could not have happened at a better time, Theatre at 541-632-3258.
McKee Bridge Centennial Celebration New Music Offerings at South Stage Cellars
On Saturday, June 10, 2017, from At the celebration, featured music Marshall Thompson, aka “Marshall
11:00am-3:00pm, the McKee Bridge will be by the Old Time Fiddlers, Stack” will bring his rich baritone voice
Historical Society will host a GRAND playing from 11:00am-1:00pm, followed and acoustic guitar work to South Stage
CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION on the by cowboy poet and balladeer Butch Cellars, Jacksonville’s premier wine
bridge and in the park with a variety of Martin and singer/songwriter Christina tasting room on Friday night, April 28,
activities and events. After two years of Lynn Martin, presenting original works and again on Friday night, June 2. In
not holding the relating to the his own style, the Jacksonville resident
traditional McKee bridge and the covers an eclectic array of songs across
Bridge Day due to early mining era. genres including Americana, acoustic
restoration work The Stray Cats Car rock, cross-over country, folk and
and an aging Club will show originals. “I love playing Willie Nelson,
committee, we are classic cars of the Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, and Lyle Lovett
pleased to offer a period, and the Hit because almost everyone knows the
special celebration and Miss live steam words and sings along. It’s a great night
of the bridge this club will have a when the crowd sings with you and even
year—on the variety of old steam breaks into dance.”
one-hundredth engines on display. Although he is a relative newcomer
anniversary of the A select group of to the Valley, locals will recognize
construction of the artists and vendors Marshall’s music as he has played with
bridge! will have items for TJ Elton, and several others, during
In 1917, after viewing and for TJ's Tuesday Night Jam Sessions at the
much discussion sale. There will be a J’Ville Tavern. Marshall and his son,
and attempts by number of unique Noah, have also performed at Boomtown
early Jackson County raffle items, featuring Saloon in Jacksonville, and Marshall is a
movers and shakers to themed baskets, some member of Southern Oregon Songwriters
create a rail line into the surprise high-value raffles, Association. Regulars at South Stage will
Applegate to facilitate and also a standard also recognize Marshall from sessions
moving copper ore 50/50 raffle. In addition with Jeff Kloetzel, a man Marshall
down from the Blue to a variety of tasty food describes as “the finest, working
Ledge Mine in the Upper choices, there will also musician in the Rogue Valley.” After
Applegate drainage be a bake sale and root hearing Marshall play music with Jeff,
above Elliot and Joe beer floats available. If Porscha Schiller, South Stage's Tasting
Creeks, it was ultimately that’s not enough, you Room manager, invited Marshall to come
decided to build the can wander over to the back on his own for a couple of dates in Eventually Marshall settled down in
McKee Covered Bridge bridge and take in the spring. Marshall admits, “I can’t think of Chico, California, where he created
to provide safe crossing historical displays or get a venue I’d rather play than South Stage and managed a successful television
of the river, on land your very own McKee Cellars tasting room. I love the place with advertising company, while raising a
donated by “Deb” Bridge Centennial t-shirt its casual atmosphere, great ambience, family with his wife, Andrea.
McKee and his wife, and other items at the and excellent wine.” Having lived in Jacksonville for
great uncle and aunt of traveling museum, while Before relocating to Jacksonville, more than a year, Marshall and his
Evelyn Byrne Williams, checking out the McKee Marshall played and sang for decades wife both say, “We love this town—
beloved local historian. Bridge quilt which in Northern California. Starting as the good food, the wine, the music
Jaston Hartman and sons built the bridge, depicts the history of the area. Come join a soloist in church at five years-old, scene and the welcoming spirit. And,
which has withstood numerous floods as us for an afternoon of fun for the family Marshall has continued to sing and it’s all there at South Stage Cellars in
well as decay and aging, requiring many and a celebration of our local history. For perform. As a young musician, his band a comfortable, rustic setting…with
restoration efforts over the past century. more information contact Paul Tipton at 541- “Cayenne” booked gigs at honkytonks live music on Wednesday, Friday and
It still stands proudly today because of 846-7501, or and bars all over the West, most notably Saturday evenings!” For more, www.
the support of the local community. Photos courtesy of Evelyn Byrne Williams. playing at LA’s famous Troubadour.

News From Britt Hill
by Donna Briggs, Britt President & CEO

t is always tough for me to decide commercial kitchen in the old L-shaped
what to write about in Britt’s April concessions building. Dutch Bros also got
column. You see, the problem in on the act and helped fund some of the
is that I know about all of these great remodel. We built out the new kitchen
performers that are coming to Britt, but with multiple work stations, doubled the
I am sworn to secrecy due to the timing size of the upper food court plaza and
of our April season announcement and added extensive new landscaping. You
the Jacksonville Reviews’ publishing and won’t recognize the place but you will
distribution deadlines. recognize the new menu.
This year is different because I have Starting this Season, we will offer
some very exciting news to share. For high-quality food concessions provided
the past several years, EdenVale Winery, by some of your favorite local eateries.
Folin, Ledger David, Quady North, and Back Porch BBQ Bar and Grill, Frau
Weisinger Family Vineyards have been Kemmling Schoolhaus Brewhaus,
providing lovely pours on our hill and Peruvian Point and Fired Up Gourmet
will continue to do so. Now, the time has will be permanent fixtures on the hill

m a g i c come for Britt’s food choices to match providing our patrons with delicious

t i o n | the quality of our outstanding wine
selections offered by local vineyards.
meal options! These entrepreneurs will
be dishing-out some of your favorite

| i n s p ira As many of you might recall, over the
last two years Britt has experimented
eats at every concert this summer. I am
getting hungry just writing about it.

with our concessions by bringing food There is truly no need to pack a picnic

| d i s co trucks and restaurants to the hill. Last
year we augmented our commercial
or haul-up wine. For the first time on the
hill, you will be able to savor wonderful
concessionaires’ menu with local food high-quality food and wine while feeling

m vendors at ten different concerts. Your
feedback was overwhelmingly positive and
made easy our decision to move forward.
good about supporting local small
business establishments.
Eat, drink, and be merry while
Once again, Britt has invested in your enjoying your favorite music and living
Britt Experience. Working with your the 2017 Britt Experience!
preferred food trucks and restaurants, Comments or questions for Britt Festivals?
we developed a plan. Over the fall and Email Donna at Visit Britt
winter months, our new concessions Festivals at See ad this page.
partners helped design a shared

Young Filmmakers Compete
Program Information & Tickets available now at at Film Festival

Our 20off to a
Seasoenat start!

(the stars shine bright at Britt)
Caleb Williams

In early January, Caleb Williams of are linked together, it creates the illusion
FULL SEASON Jacksonville submitted a two-and-a-
half minute claymation film to the 2017
of motion, much like an old-fashioned
“flip book.”
ANNOUNCEMENT Ashland Independent Film Festival’s But unlike flip books, sound effects

(AIFF) “Launch” competition: a program were carefully created and added, as
Featuring Pink Martini TIX: $125 Drinks
Includes Dinner,
& Concert
Benefits Britt
Education where young filmmakers from Southern was music that Caleb composed and/
With Storm Large & China Forbes! Thursday | Jun 29 | 5pm Oregon and Northern California can or performed himself. These elements
submit their own films, less than 5 were transferred to the visuals to
minutes long, which are “innovative, create a complete film. Even some
inventive, creative, original, inspiring, “green screen” technology was used,
relevant, compelling, entertaining, where Caleb filmed the figures on a
thought-provoking, funny or unique.” green poster board so that later, a live
The short film, titled “Squeaky Guy video he had filmed earlier could be
Painting” stars three clay figures that superimposed onto the green.
Caleb and his best friend, Will Campbell, The result was a film that must have
Rebelution created nearly eight years ago, when the charmed the film committee at AIFF who
Nahko and medicine for the people young filmmakers were 8 and 6-years- accepted it into the Launch competition.
Collie Buddz / Hirie
UB40 DIANA old, respectively. They have been making Caleb, and his friend Will, will be present
JUN Legends Ali, JUL JUL claymation and live action “shorts” ever at two showings during the festival in
28 Astro &
KRALL 23 since. Squeaky Guy Painting is a magical
piece that has the three figures creating
early April. Otherwise, you can catch
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can enter right into the world depicted channel at
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end credits, while still garnering a sizable ponder why history hadn’t extolled these
bottom line for the studios. The studios, women and their contributions before.
after all, provide the resources ($$$) that Sure, the movie hits a few clichés on the
make it possible to produce the art. way to its stand-up-and-cheer ending. Yet
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will sell. If previous ticket sales “prove”
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studio bosses, we suspect this year’s Best
Picture winner was
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the less-than-flattering hashtag
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State of the Art Presence Art Center by Hannah West, Southern Oregon Artists Resource

Wonderful home in Jacksonville.
“The most precious factor in the creative
life of an artist in any medium is freedom.
Totalitarian, political and national leaders
3 bed, 1 bath, 2 car
cedar home with over who seek to control or deprive the artist can
800’ of river frontage strangle their work and cripple a culture.
on 7.24 acres. Some of Throughout history, artists have used their
the best fishing on the creativity in times of social and political
Applegate. $727,000 upheaval to provide a balance for what is
important in our lives, evoking emotions
that calm and provide beauty. Now we are
faced with the defunding of the National
Amazing Estate w/
Endowment of the Arts, an organization
4 home sites/homes.
A Total of 12 BR, 13 BA, that has financially supported the
out buildings, gardens maintenance of our freedom of expression.
and pool. 49.96 acres
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We desperately need to defend and stand
vineyard study. Could with the NEA, its value, and its significant
be B&B event location & role in our society today.” ~Anne Brooke
winery. Alpaca business
also available. $1,210,000
New Beginnings—New Beginnings,
our show of spring-related artwork,
enters its second month with a second
reception. Join us on Saturday, April 1
Vacant building
lot .14 acres, 393 Pinetop
from 1:00-3:00pm, and bring the kids!
walking Ter. Shady Cove At 1:00pm, Susan Richie will read from
distance to .60 acres for her book, Ebbé Finds His Heart, the
down town. $85,000 story of a young troll who sets off on a
$120,000 journey to find his future. Denette Fretz "Deep Journey"
will read from Conrad and the Cowgirl Acrylic on paper by Patrick Beste
Next Door at 2:00pm. Her book tells about Conrad, who, equipped with his mega-
extreme, ultimate first aid kit, learns the rules of being a cowboy. Enjoy live music by
Matt and Rebecca Stuart of Minstrel Streams, wine, and hors d’oeuvres while viewing
this beautiful show of member artwork and getting to know the artists.
Art Presence Offsite Exhibits:
• Pioneer Village: Anne Brooke’s exhibit of watercolor paintings continues through
April 19. See more of Anne’s work at
• Jacksonville Library, Naversen Room: Photography by Kathleen Hoevet—
Hoevet’s show of stunning photography continues through April 19. See more of
Boutique Winery & Farm near Jacksonville 13.8 acres, fruit trees, tasting rm, retail shop, 4
BR, 3 BA home w/pool, shop, wine storage, event rm. 7 acres of vine on Medford irrigation. Kathy’s work at
$1,217,000 • Medford Library: Photography by Tom Ommen—Ommen’s show of
photography continues through July.
What’s Happening Upstairs?
David Pfrimmer • Figure Drawing: Practice makes perfect—Keep those fingers accurate and
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Reserve our upstairs room for your class, workshop or meeting! Contact Anne
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Focus on Hanley Farm
by Pam Sasseen, Volunteer

pril is a special month for the Southern Oregon
Historical Society and Hanley Farm. SOHS is
proud to be the Grand Marshal for the 64th
Annual Pear Blossom Parade, April 8. To celebrate the Pear
Blossom Festival, Pear Blossom Posters for the past ten years,
created by artist Debby Elder, are on display in the History
Center’s front windows, facing 6th and Central, in downtown
Medford. And, on April 29 & 30, Hanley Farm will host its
Annual Heritage Plant Sale.
Pear Blossom Parade—Michael Hanley IV—Historian,
Artist, Author and Cowboy Rancher—will be leading the
parade as Grand Marshal with his own team of horses.
A resident of Jordan Valley, Michael has written several
historical books, including his 1999, “Journal of Michael F.
Hanley IV: Serving as Wagon Master on the 150th Anniversary
of the Applegate Trail.”
Michael spins great family tales of his heritage, the farm
and family. Hanley’s father ran the Butte Creek Ranch,
which he inherited from his father Michael II, and after
WWII sold it and moved to Jordan Valley. In 1857 Hanley's
great-grandfather, Michael Finely Hanley, bought a 640 acre
Donation Land Claim from the Clinton/Welton family, now
known as Hanley Farm. Today, Hanley Farm with its 1875
home, lush landscape and historic barns, sits in the center of
the beautiful Rogue Valley.
Heritage Plant Sale—On April 29 & 30, Hanley Farm
celebrates the popular Annual Heritage Plant Sale. Every year
the sale has grown in popularity as participants line up at the gate waiting to purchase
a bit of Hanley Farm history to plant and enjoy in their own gardens. This year, the
farm will have up to 50 varieties of heritage plants, including perennials, shrubs,
herbs, and more. In addition, there will be children’s activities, self-guided garden
tours, hayrides, and food prepared using farm-fresh vegetables. And, when you
purchase a raffle ticket, you’ll have the opportunity to win a unique, one-of-a-kind
Fairy Garden. As always, admission is free!
Hanley Farm, owned and operated by the Southern Oregon Historical Society, is located at
1053 Hanley Road, between Jacksonville and Central Point. For information,,
541-773-6536, Facebook/HanleyFarm and Facebook/SouthernOregonHistoricalSociety.
Pioneer Profiles: Jean St. Luc DeRoboam and
Henrietta Schmidling – The Next Installment
by Carolyn Kingsnorth
In the mid-1800s, the promise of gold and free land lured fortune seekers and settlers to the
newly-formed Oregon Territory. They were soon followed by merchants who amassed their
own wealth selling supplies to the miners and farmers. This ongoing series shares the stories of
these pioneers and their times.

lthough hotel proprietress The hotel also proved to be “a popular
Jeanne DeRoboam Laugier rendezvous for the traveling public” and
Guilfoyle Holt (see Pioneer “the table compared with that set at any
Profiles, March 2017) was the most hotel in Southern Oregon.”
prominent of the DeRoboams to settle in Unfortunately, DeRoboam lacked the
early Jacksonville, her brother, Jean St. Luc business instincts of his sister. With the
DeRoboam, also left his mark on the town. cost of renovations, he soon accumulated
Jean St. Luc DeRoboam was born in unpaid mortgages, the lenders
France in 1829, but potentially conflicting foreclosed, and the hotel went on the
stories exist about his (and the family’s) sheriff’s auction block. Henrietta saved
background. According to his 1913 the hotel for the family by making the
obituary in the Jacksonville Democratic highest bid. Using her own inheritance,
Times, “DeRoboam came from a noble she bought the hotel back paying $4,325
French family, but at the age of 12, in U.S. gold coin.
offended by his father, he ran away from
home and joined the French navy. At 13 US Hotel
he was made gunners helper and sailed
around the world twice on a French
cruiser. At the time of the Crimean war
he took an active part in service on
land and was at the fall of
Sebastapol, later receiving
a silver medal presented
by Queen Victoria
for loyalty to that
country.” However,
The Portrait and
Biographical Record
of Western Oregon,
1904 states that St.
Luc DeRoboam “was
reared on a farm,
but later became a Henrietta
government employee.” Schmidling
The latter may be
closer to the truth…or
perhaps DeRoboam settled
into French bureaucratic life after
his earlier adventures. He certainly
was in France long enough to marry
Mary Conquari and to produce three
children—Emil, Samuel, and Naomi. DeRoboam House today
Following his wife’s death in 1870,
DeRoboam emigrated to the U.S. with Now the owner of a hotel, Henrietta
his children and his adopted daughter decided she also wanted her own
Celita. He had settled in Jacksonville by residence. In 1893, she commissioned
December 1871 when the Oregon Sentinel the “commodious Queen Anne style”
noted his arrival and extended him a home still standing at 390 E. California
“hand of welcome.” Street. When the house was completed,
Again reports differ as to his activities. the DeRoboams turned over the active
One source says he engaged in farming; management of the U.S. Hotel to H.W.
another says he “established himself in Grimes.
the hotel business,” presumably assisting When Henrietta died in 1900, she left
his sister Jeanne, proprietress of the the residence to Jean St. Luc along with the
Franco-American Hotel and later the U.S. furniture from the U.S. Hotel, a life interest
Hotel. Possibly he did both. The Portrait in that property, and several thousand
and Biographical Record describes him as dollars. Upon DeRoboam’s death,
one of the “progressive and well known possession of the hotel was to pass to her
upbuilders of Jacksonville.” son Augustine. DeRoboam came to the
His career was certainly aided by his conclusion, however, that he ought to have
second wife. In 1873, DeRoboam married clear title to the hotel building, and sued to
Henrietta Schmidling in a civil ceremony. set aside the legal proceedings whereby his
Four years later they married a second wife had become possessor of the property. Friday,
time in a formal ceremony in the Catholic He lost his case in court, but apparently not
Church. Henrietta, a native of Prussia, in his mind. When DeRoboam died in 1913, May 5th
was a widow with two children, Rosa he deeded the hotel to his son Samuel, with
and Augustine, and had been left very
well off financially by her first husband,
whom he was then living.
However, neither Samuel DeRoboam 7 00, 7 15,
Peter Schmidling. nor Augustine Schmidling became
When DeRoboam’s sister, Madame beneficiaries. In 1915, the U.S. Hotel went 7 30 & 7 45 pm
Jeanne DeRoboam Holt, died in 1884, to Jackson County for unpaid taxes.
DeRoboam and Henrietta were appointed Pioneer Profiles is a project of Historic 1 hour Britt Hill walk
administrators of his sister’s estate. Jacksonville, Inc. Visit us at www. leaves from Visitors Center
They took over the management of her and follow us on at Oregon & C streets
properties, including her “grand brick” Facebook (historicjville) for upcoming events
U.S. Hotel at the corner of California and and more Jacksonville history.
North 3rd streets in Jacksonville. They then
set about making many “improvements,”
Historic Jacksonville
including “a thorough cleaning and
renovation and whitewashing and painting
Back by popular demand!
Look for these Historic Jacksonville Haunted History Tours
Events this Summer:
throughout.” Nothing was left undone “for We’re back with 2 different tour routes and stories!
the comfort of their guests.” • David Gordon’s “Pioneer
These are not your ordinary "ghost tours" but are history
As one of their improvements they History in Story & Song”
converted a portion of the hotel to • Jacksonville Haunted History tours about real hauntings resulting from past events!
a skating rink “for the pleasure of Walking Tours
Jacksonville residents.” The first public • Beekman House Museum Tours limited to 15 people - $5 per person
roller skating rink had opened in the U.S. Victorian Days Reservations at 541-245-3650 or
in 1866, and by the 1880s America was • Beekman House Museum
mass producing skates. Roller skating 1932 Living History Tours Visit
had become a popular national pastime, • Beekman Bank Museum
for additional tour dates.
and the DeRoboams wanted to make “Behind the Counter” Tours
sure that Jacksonville was “au courant”!
Digging Jacksonville: The Blacksmith Shop Doll
by Kyle Crebbin

hen the City of Jacksonville had families they were providing for, and
and the Oregon Department it wouldn’t be too far-fetched to think
of Transportation uncovered this doll could have belonged to one of
a pile of horseshoes while transplanting their daughters. Perhaps it was ten-year-
a tree along C Street in 2010, they old Mary Mickelson’s, who was the first
unexpectedly uncovered the remains of her family born in Oregon; the two
of one of the town's earliest blacksmith blacksmith’s she lived with, presumably
shops. Subsequent excavations by the her father and brother, were both from
Southern Oregon Norway. Or perhaps
110 Hangman Way, Jacksonville Laboratory of the doll was a memento
Anthropology (SOULA) belonging to one of
Come home to comfort, quality & style.
revealed a variety of the smiths themselves.
tools and other items Perhaps it once belonged
that showed the site to a sister or a daughter
was once an active who was lost during the
workshop serving the difficult journey west,
needs of a bustling and kept to remember
frontier mining town. them by. It is just as
One artifact flew under easy to imagine a
the radar however; a horseshoeing gone awry,
small fragment of a an animal knocking over
bisque porcelain doll a shelf, sending the toy
Inside, outside, upstairs, downstairs, everything will face found among the into the dust and the
please you! This 4 bedroom, 3 bath home was renovated rust and broken glass. blacksmith cursing while
beginning in 2004. Today you’ll find a contemporary, Craftsman- While it might seem picking up the pieces—
style home with dual zone heating, 3 fireplaces, a formal living like a minor out-of- missing one of course—
room, formal dining room, hand-cut madrone hardwood floors, place find, it shows as it is to imagine a kid
an upstairs family room & a large kitchen with granite counters that alongside the day accidently dropping
& cozy eat-in nook. Spoil yourself in the luxurious master suite to day work of the blacksmith, children their favorite plaything when they snuck
with fireplace, balcony & master bath complete with jetted tub, would have been playing not too far it outside against their parents’ wishes.
shower, double vanity, walk-in closet & separate WC. A back away, and the town would have been After all, such dolls were not cheap.
staircase leads down to the laundry room off the kitchen, so alive with a variety of activity. Perhaps it While we will likely never know the
midnight snacks are close by. Outside the dining room you’ll find was someone's favorite toy that they lost answer, it is sometimes useful to stop and
one day, destined to be buried for years look at things differently. The artifacts
a private stone patio with a water feature. Out the back is a larger
before we uncovered it. we study don't tell us every secret they
paver patio & a 456sf unfinished room. Use your imagination as
I know that when I was a kid, my have, and I think that can be for the best.
to what this room could be. Room to add a pool too. $699,000.
toys often had lives of their own. Most The past is full of untold stories and even
of them had names and recited heroic adults need to remember how to use their
Dale Verger phrases and insults at one another while
they fought in the battlefield I created
imagination every once in a while.
Kyle Crebbin received his B.S. in
Broker, ABR, CRS for them in the yard. I imagine that I was Anthropology from SOU, and is working
Licensed in Oregon not the first child to occupy themselves with SOULA until he begins graduate school
in such a way, and looking at the blank at the University of Nevada, Reno next fall.
(541) 482-3786 office stare of the doll's face makes me wonder You can reach
(541) 944-6707 cell/VM 375 Lithia Way, Ashland, OR 97520 if it had a name, and whether or not it SOULA by (541) 482-3786 once said things to the kid it belonged to. contacting
A toy like this seems like a more personal Chelsea Rose
object than the rusty tools and horseshoes at rosec@
it was found alongside, and it is sad to and
think what someone must have felt when follow SOULA
they lost or broke the doll. on facebook/

Red Lily Vineyards
So how did the doll end up here? Southern
Maybe the doll belonged to one of the Oregon
blacksmith’s children. A number of University
smiths are listed on Jacksonville’s 1860 Laboratory of
and 1870 census, and although we don’t Anthropology.
know who worked at this particular
shop, speculation is free. Many of them

News from the Friends of Jacksonville's
Historic Cemetery
by Dirk J. Siedlecki, President – FOJHC
Marker Cleaning Workshops will joining us in this very worthwhile and
resume on Saturday, April 15 and then rewarding project.
on June 17, and on the third Saturday Coming in May—Tuesday Evening
of each month through Saturday, Cemetery Stroll and History Saturday—
September 16. Workshops are not held Both of these very popular programs
in May as volunteers are busy preparing will be returning in 2017, with our first
the Cemetery grounds for the Memorial Cemetery Stroll scheduled for Tuesday
Day holiday weekend activities. The evening, May 9 at 6:30pm. when we’ll
marker cleaning series of workshops is a tour the Improved and Independent
wonderful volunteer project that anyone Orders of Red Men Sections of the
can be involved in. Our monthly seasonal Cemetery. Learn the interesting history of
workshops began in 2013, and since that this oldest fraternal organization founded
time our volunteers have cleaned over 450 in the United States.
headstones and memorial markers. The On Saturday, May 13 at 10:00am,
purpose of cleaning the cemetery markers our first 2017 History Saturday in the
is not to make them look new again, but Cemetery Program will be presented:
rather to help preserve them by removing "Entertainment and Leisure Time in the
dirt, lichen, moss, and other plant growth. Late 1800's and Early 1900’s.” This one is
The cleaning process also allows visitors sure to be a fun and interesting topic!
to more easily read the inscriptions and Both programs are free and no advance
symbolism on the stones. reservations are required. Meet your
We meet at 9:00am at the Sexton’s Tool Docents at the top of the Cemetery Road
Award-winning wines & delicious food along Shed and Information Kiosk and usually
work until around noon or to whatever
where you will find parking available. As
always, we suggest wearing comfortable
the scenic Applegate River. time you can afford to donate. All the walking shoes, sunscreen and a hat.
proper cleaning tools and materials are Donations are always appreciated and
provided along with instructions on how help support these educational programs
11777 Hwy 238 to clean the markers. Be sure and dress as well as ongoing Cemetery restoration
for the project as you may get a little and preservation projects.
(541) 846.6800 wet! Bring a stool to sit on, and a hat Be sure to check our website for complete and sunscreen are also recommended. details on these and all our planned
Open Thurs.-Sun. 11-5 p.m. Parking is available within the Cemetery Cemetery Events and Activities at www.
grounds. Thank you in advance for
by Tim Balfour, Executive Director COMFORT FOR LIFE
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of resources for a one-day event and trolleys at Crater Lake National Park.
that the grant funds could be better- The new trolley has been completely
allocated to other initiatives. reworked and looks and feels brand new.
The impact on business was also a It is a different style, but will work even
consideration, some of which benefitted better for our normal usage and opens
from the event while others suffered.
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810 N 5th Street • Jacksonville
which will attract people to visit We still need to raise the money to
over longer periods of time, possibly repay the city coffers and to obtain
targeting overnight stays. a storage space for it. You can make
donations at
We also want to schedule these
initiatives during times of the year Every little bit will help!
when visitor traffic is low. June sees an For years, we were lucky enough to
upswing in traffic already and coincides have stored it in the barn at Hanley Farm,
with the launch of the Britt season. Their but they will now be using that space to
involvement with Taste of Summer— exhibit their antique farm equipment.
which included the majority of the We are working with the city and others
logistics and coordination between in identifying an appropriate location to
vendors—placed additional stress on store the trolley and hope to soon begin
the Britt staff. We hope to have a project plans for a building.  

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Madrone Trail Elementary Schools. The Jacksonville-Applegate Rotary
Educators see third-grade as the dividing Club meets each Thursday morning at
line between learning to read and 7:00am at the Bella Union restaurant.
reading to learn. Teachers help students Please join us to hear interesting
learn to use their personal dictionary to speakers, and to learn about our
become good writers, active readers, and upcoming projects to better our
resourceful learners. community and world. Guests are always
The Club is also partnering with the welcome! And mark your calendar
Junior League of Jackson County in the for our Salmon Bake the evening of
Rogue Powerpack Program which feeds September 10, 2017. Proceeds benefit our
chronically-hungry elementary school clean water projects in Guatemala and
students who are at risk of hunger over Tanzania. Contact Peggy Carlaw for more at
the weekend when free school food is, or 805-801-3882.

JACKSONVILLE OFFICE APPLEGATE OFFICE Debbie Tollefson Don Tollefson David Jesser
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Farewell Sergeant Moore Community Center Communiqué: News Updates
The evening of March 4 was bittersweet Chief Towe says he was pleased on the Jacksonville Community Center by David Doi
for city residents and the Jacksonville looking around the room and seeing the
Police Department during an open house outpouring of support for the Sergeant
Spring Groundbreaking for Community Center

retirement celebration to honor Sergeant from members of the community, the he Jacksonville Community Center Lori and Tiffany were elected to
Dan Moore. Dan served the city for 22 mayor and members of the council, city (JCC) / Cedars on 4th Street is the JCC Board of Directors in January
years, coming to the job after serving employees and former members of the working daily with the Ausland and have joined Becka and Meghan
more than 20 years in the Air Force. Dan department. “It made me proud to be a Group, our designer and contractor, to sort in developing recommendations for
was hired by Chief David Towe, who part of such an amazing little community. through the many bids that have come in the Board on how Cedars on 4th will
at the time was I am truly to expand the 840 square foot Sampson operate, what kind of programs (for
the youngest blessed to be House to a 2900 square foot community people of all ages) will be offered, what
police chief in able to come center. The Center will have small meeting the rent structure will be, and how
Oregon. Despite to work here rooms, a Great Room for events like potential programs and instructors will
their difference every day.” wedding receptions, family reunions, be screened and chosen. Although there
in age, the two The event intimate performances, parties, an event are several months before Cedars on 4th
men worked was hosted kitchen and a small outdoor patio. We are holds its Grand Opening, there is much
well together, and sponsored still trying to raise the last $30,000 to meet work to be done.
forming a bond by the our goal of $558,000 and your donations Volunteers Wanted—If you are
and lasting Jacksonville are most welcome. Groundbreaking will interested in programs or teaching
friendship that Police occur this spring. individuals, (e.g. music or art lessons)
stood the test of Department, While we are excited about the please send an email to Lori Grable at
time. During his under the construction progress and the incredible and briefly describe
remarks before a guidance financial support from individuals, your interest to her—development,
packed US Hotel of Police businesses and foundations, we are even teaching, marketing, etc.
Ballroom crowd, Clerk Kathy more excited about the reality of opening
an emotional Tiller. Jerry our doors later this year. The JCC Board
Towe (a rarity) Evans of the has recruited four new volunteers who are
expressed his Jacksonville Lori
deeply involved in developing programs Grable
sincere thanks Inn donated for Cedars on 4th. All are parents of
to Dan before the use of pre-school age children and have chosen
presenting him the US Hotel Jacksonville as the town in which
with a framed Ballroom. they want to raise their family. All are
plaque which Platon committed to making Jacksonville an even
encases Moore’s Mantheakis, better and more vibrant place to live. Their
police badge. manager of experience and uniqueness, however, is
Sergeant Moore the Inn and a what makes them so valuable to JCC and
was humble member of the we would like to introduce you to them:
and succinct Jacksonville/ • Lori Grable moved here from Tiffany
in his remarks, Applegate Pittsburgh where she managed Grimes
wherein he thanked Towe, his wife, Rotary Club, provided the logistical programs for seniors at the Jewish
Robin, and his fellow police department support and bartending services. Family & Children’s Services. Here,
officers and staff for making his career in Other supplies, food, beverages and she teaches yoga several times a
Jacksonville a memorable and gratifying funding were generously donated by week and is training for her first half
experience. Dan noted how well- The Jacksonville/Applegate Rotary Ironman triathlon.
respected the department is and how Club, Ray's Food Place, Jamie and Blue • Tiffany Grimes moved to
much he appreciated the support of the of Back Porch Bar & Grill, Summit Jacksonville after living in the
community. Since he lives very close to Beverage, Dave and Kathy Edwards, Applegate Valley for more than
town, Dan stated that he’ll be around…to Katie Haugse, and officers Bill Lupton 16 years, while working for The
which the crowd applauded loudly! and Lee McColly. Job Council, managing programs
for at-risk youth. Currently, she is Becka
the founder and CEO of her own Kem
consulting business.
• Becka Kem grew up outside
Jacksonville, moved away and
started her career as a middle school
science teacher and then returned
here after starting a family. Her love
of science, nature and children has
convinced her that she wants to bring
more educational opportunities to
families in our town. Meghan
• Meghan Mistretta lived in New Mistretta
England and worked as a child
protection attorney for the State of
Massachusetts before moving to
Jacksonville. Although she is licensed

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Meghan is currently enjoying her
time as a stay-at-home mom.

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A Few Minutes with the Mayor City Snapshot
by Paul Becker City Council, February 21, 2017 bills, the city website and in the Review.
Save a Stamp—City Finance Director On a related matter, Gregg and Jesser
Stacey Bray reported that a new “auto- reported results of their research into
pay” program enabling residents to “live-streaming” video of City Council
Jacksonville Goes Broadway! pay city water bills electronically is and other meetings. At this point, due
now in-place. Those wishing to sign up to concerns over data storage laws and
may do so on the city website at www. operational costs, the city opted instead to or stop by City examine broadcasting meetings via Rogue

520 N. 5th St. Hall and fill out a form. Valley Television, a non-profit organization
n my years as Mayor, the two Compared to most other theaters,
Calvary Church Sounding the Alarm—Administrator that’s active in civic meeting broadcasting.
questions I get most often are, the Randall is offering these shows at
Jacksonville Jeff Alvis notified council that due to City Council, March 7, 2017
“Will we have a museum again?” a very reasonable cost, thereby giving
t i ng 10 E. 3rd St. funding cuts, the Southern Oregon Courthouse Heroes—Administrator
and “What are the chances of having a more of our citizens the opportunity to
esenyou didn’t attend. The Medford
live theater in town?” InPrcase Randall even has a policy
Historical Society will no longer be paying Jeff Alvis and Mayor Becker publicly
for the security alarm and companion thanked and honored Tom Glover and
know, Jacksonville once had a permanent of “Pay What You Want” at the door
phone lines at the Beekman House and Jorge Valles for their dedication and hard
melodrama theater in the old Pioneer for seats remaining unsold 30 minutes
Beekman Bank. The $164 monthly expense work in transforming the Courthouse
Village location before it was torn down. before show time.
will now be absorbed by the city, which into New City Hall. In addition to
Today, I am pleased to announce that But wait…There’s more!
by contract is obligated to alarm both overseeing an incredibly complex project
the theater question is resolved—The To raise funds to cover the expansion
lle properties to protect the structures and the involving numerous contractors, the
Randall Theatre, located in downtown to Jacksonville, a Fashion Show of Ginger
historic archives and artifacts. team’s efforts saved the city untold
Medford, is expanding to Jacksonville
Jacksonville now Rogers’
has itsgowns
ownis planned. (A previous Carolyn Kingsnorth, president of money due to their focus on quality and
where it will operate under a joint-use fashion
Year-round live theater company! show celebrating her 100th
Historic Jacksonville Inc., presented doing an outstanding job. Both men
agreement with the Calvary Church on anniversary was a smashing success,
council with the non-profit’s yearly received a roaring ovation from staff and
5th Street. Its seating capacity will be
2017 Productions garnering
starting in aMay
with donation for the report. Kingsnorth reported that in the audience in attendance.
more than double its location Thein Medford.
hit Historical Society.)
2016, more than 4600 people visited the
This announcement Offered for sale
Beekman Bank and 1200 more attended
was two years in at the silent auction
functions at the Beekman House. HJI is
the making and was will be 38 pairs of
the organization creating and producing
possible thanks to her shoes, 30 pairs
history-themed events at both properties,
the hard work of two of her gloves, and
including an on-site docent at the historic
people—Brian Steller a dozen and half
bank during summer months. The city and
of the Calvary Church milk bottles from
HJI entered into an agreement whereby HJI
and Robin Downward the Rogers’ Ranch
is required to share 10% of its income with
of the Randall Theatre. in Shady Cove, milk
the city, amounting to $409 for 2016. The
For those who have bottles complete with
amount does not include grant funding HJI
never visited the caps! The highlight
receives from private donations or from Jorge Valles and Tom Glover
Randall, let me say that will be the “fashion
bed tax grants. During the presentation,
it is unquestionably runway” models
the mayor and all councilors commended Trolley Time?—After losing out on
the finest venue of wearing a number
Kingsnorth for doing an outstanding job purchasing a replacement trolley the
its type in the Valley. th
May 5 – May 29 th of gowns from her
meeting the HJI goal of “brining history week prior, Administrator Alvis reported
Over the past six years, personal collection.
alive” in Jacksonville and for providing that the city is now planning to purchase
Robin has developed a body of local
addition, other apparel will be offered
outstanding programing. In her comments, one of the Crater Lake trolley’s for
talent capable of performing in anyndtype with a live auction…a unique chance to
Kingsnorth noted that all HJI events are $48,000. The newer diesel model only has
of show, from musicals toApril
drama 22andfrom 2own p.m. to 4 p.m
a personal item of Ginger Rogers! .
put on by volunteers, and that the house 33,000 miles on it and is a bit smaller than
everything in-between. Years“ago, OnGinger The Town Snackswithand beverages will be included
and bank serve as Jacksonville’s museums. the former trolley with a 21-seat capacity.
Rogers told local aspiring actors Ginger
to work Rogers”
with the $30 price of admission. So, save
To Bee or Not to Bee?—Bee City Show Time!—Mayor Becker formally
hard and learn their craft right here in the date—Saturday, April 22, 2:00-4:00pm
USA (BCU) advocate Kenda Swartz announced that the Randall Theatre
the Valley before moving on to attempt
Fashion show featuring at the Calvary
genuine Church on 5th Street…
(please see her column on page 28 of this Company is relocating many of its
Broadway or Hollywood. She spoke
Ginger Rogersfromgowns,
from drinks
Pony Espresso. Doors open
issue) was on-hand to give her second shows to the Calvary Church stage in
personal experience, having spent
and live several at 1:30pm.
entertainment. Reservations are being taken
Silent/public presentation intended to get Jacksonville Jacksonville, beginning with a May 5
years in vaudeville before crashing
auction of rare GingernowRogers
at 541-632-3258.
items And although seats designated as a Bee City USA. Although opening performance of “On the Town.”
Broadway. With Robin’s guidance in Ticketsfor the plays will be reserved, seats for
- $30 participation in the program won the Please read the article about this on
developing local actors’ skills, several are the fundraiser will not be.
hearts of most councilors, comments and page 6. In a related matter, Planner Ian
ready to make that move.For more information Laurence dates, once said, “I believe
on show Olivier
concerns by councilor Steve Casaleggio Foster informed council that the theatre/
Randall productionstickets,
scheduled for
auditions, that in a great
volunteering, city,
etc., goortoeven in a small city
swayed council to take a wait and see church is scheduled for a performance
Jacksonville this year are On the Town, ororcall
a village, a great theater is the outward
approach and delay further consideration review in the coming week.
California Suite, Young Frankenstein, and and visible sign of an inward and probable
of joining the program for 6 months. Citizens Advisory Committee to-
Dial M for Murder…an imposing lineup.
The Randall culture.”
Theatre Jacksonville
is a 501(c)3 full will now be home
Concerns raised included involvement be Formed—After researching if the
The first production, On the Town, opens based
volunteer to anon-profit
great theater.
in the BCU may take too much staff time city followed proper procedure when
May 5th, all music, high energy, fun. theater company
and impose unwanted restrictions on revising its municipal code, Interim
the city, namely on the use of certain Planning Director Dick Converse and
Where Magic happens! pesticides. Councilor Criss Garcia, a City Attorney Sydnee Dreyer told council
strong BCU supporter, volunteered to that it was best to err on the side of
CITY OF JACKSONVILLE act as the liaison between the city and caution and re-boot the process. As a
OFFICE HOURS a to-be-formed BCU committee. Garcia result of public outcry that the Planning
noted his disappointment in not moving Commission did not allow adequate
CITY OFFICE forward, quipping that the city “couldn’t public vetting of the process, Converse
Monday - Friday see the forest for the bees!” In a post- and his team recommended formation
8:30am - 4:00pm meeting interview, Kenda Swartz said of a Citizens Advisory Committee to
she was working toward alleviating address and study the matter and then
MUNICIPAL COURT CLERK the concern on undue staff time and make a recommendation to council. In
Monday - Friday other objections and that she planned to discussing and ultimately approving the
9:00am - 4:00pm continue her efforts for BCU designation. recommendation, council will form a
X Marks the Spot…Maybe—Council citizen-based committee comprised of 7
voted and granted a request to seek at-large residents with at least 3 liaison
approval from the Historic Architectural members from the Planning Commission,
City offices have moved to 206 N Fifth Street! Review Commission (HARC) for a new Historic Architectural and Review
Dropbox relocated to corner of N. Fifth and D Street. historic trail marker by the Visitor’s Commission and the City Council. Despite
Center. The marker will commemorate the fact that the city’s Comprehensive Plan
541-899-1231 • the pathway of the Applegate Trail, is out-of-date and is not being updated,
constructed in 1846 which passes through the city is moving ahead with updating
PLANNING DEPARTMENT HOURS - Direct #: 541-899-6873
Jacksonville. If approved, the marker will its codes. The CAC will be tasked with
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Submit all applications be included in a guidebook produced by wading through hundreds of pages of
& Friday 8:30am-2:00pm & pick-up all permits: the for-profit trail organization. previously-reviewed municipal code and
Wednesday: Closed to Public Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: Budget Committee Bolstered—Mike suggesting changes and/or additions. To
8:30am-12noon McClain and Mark Thomas were that end, council will be seeking citizen
unanimously appointed to the committee volunteers for the 7 posts and is expected
for three year terms. to have applications available soon, from
New Mail Chimp Program Coming which the City Council may elect to
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, April 4, 6:00pm (OCH) Soon!—The council approved initiation appoint members.
PLANNING COMMISSION: Wednesday, April 12, 6:00pm (OCH) of an email communication program Good Goals…—Although the results
(hosted through Mail Chimp) that have not yet been tabulated, staff is
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, April 18, 6:00pm (OCH)
will automatically notify residents of expected to produce a report on what
HARC: Wednesday, April 26, 6pm (OCH) upcoming meetings, including City city goals and priorities each councilor
Council, Committee and Commission is most interested in addressing this
For Jacksonville City Council Meeting Minutes, Agendas/Packets and Audio Files, meetings. The new program is being year. At the top of the list, councilors
please visit and click on the City Council tab. spearheaded by councilors Ken Gregg already responding to a survey have
Location Key: OCH - Old City Hall (S. Oregon & Main), CH - Courthouse, CC - Community Center (160 E. Main Street), and David Jesser. The city will be pegged Enhanced Citizen Involvement/
NVR - Naversen Room (Jacksonville Library), FH - Fire Hall (180 N. 3rd St. @ C), EOC - Emergency Ops Center at Police Station rolling out the program soon. Look for Communication, usage/access to the 2nd
instructions on signing up on city water City Snapshot - Cont'd. to Pg. 35
C U T L E R On Real Estate & More
by Sandy J. Brown

How is our approach different
than other Wealth Managers? Why Won’t My House Sell?

s a seller, nothing is more make purchases based on emotion,
frustrating than having first impressions are important. It’s
your property sit on the important to treat your house as a
market without selling while other product. It will not sell itself, so you
homes around yours proudly display need to spend a little bit of time and
a “Sold” sign! Here are several reasons effort to make it more appealing.
homes don’t sell, and how to go about Your real estate agent can help you
addressing this issue. with simple tips to improve the physical
Price—Pricing your home properly appearance of your home to enhance the
from the start is the deciding factor buyer’s first impressions. It can also be
on how long it will take to sell. Your helpful to look at comparable homes for
house may be in pristine condition, but sale in your area. This will help you see
if the price is not right, it won’t sell. A what competition you’re up against and
high price can quickly turn off a buyer whether there are obvious features that
and even prevent them from looking at your home is lacking.
your home. Photographs—One of the most
The value of your property is important tools you have at your disposal
determined by what a buyer is willing is good quality photos. Professional
to pay and what a seller is willing to photographs can give buyers a better idea
accept. If it’s not a cash transaction, of your property’s size and appearance,
Our approach differs from most Financial Advisors what a buyer’s appraiser determines it and may be the factor that helps them
because we are focused on providing institutional to be worth is another factor. decide whether or not to view your
You may have tried to enter the market home. Prior to the photography session,
quality investment solutions to our clients. with a high price in the hopes that a make sure your home is spotless and
buyer would well-staged. A
love your home video tour of
so much they your home can
Our investment team pays attention to the details so will pay more. add an extra
you can pay attention to the things that matter to you. If your house dimension to
has been sitting your online
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to aggressively price your home to catch light can do to a room. Open up the space

We believe that legal help should the eye of the limited number of buyers.
Marketing—A good real estate agent
by adding natural light; keep the blinds
open, repaint the walls a lighter shade
will have a sound marketing strategy and install light fixtures (or add more if
be affordable. and will be able to most-effectively help
you sell your property. Do your research
needed). Buyers want their future house
to be open, airy, and inviting, so just a
thoroughly to find an agent with the few brightening features can help a small
experience and drive to help you sell room seem bigger.
your home. You can conduct interviews And if you’re already moved out, keep
Affordable legal help with: with several agents before making your some furnishings strategically placed in
decision to ensure that you choose the the main living areas of the home, as a
Estate Planning right fit. A good real estate agent will furnished home always looks bigger and
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• Living Trusts to help you meet your goals. They will If you take these tips into consideration
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Real Estate
• For Sale by Owner POLICE BLOTTER
• Easements Jacksonville Police Department
A consolidated report based on type of calls & number of incidences
• Boundary Line Litigation
February 14 to March 15, 2017
• Home Owners Associations
Milan Hanson • Foreclosure 911 Hang-Up - 1
Call Type – Total Calls

Fugitive/Warrant - 2
Alarm - 1 House Check - 36
Animal Complaint - 1 Larceny/Theft - 1

Assist - Other Gov't/Law Noise - 1
Enforcement Agencies - 49 Parking Complaint - 1
Assist Public - 17 Public Safety - 1
AT T O R N E Y S Assist Medical - 2 Resisting Arrest - 1
Burglary - 2 Suspicious - 6
City Ordinance - 5 Traffic/Roads - Other - 2
Death Investigation - 1 Trespass - 1
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541-776-3405 DWS - 2
Fraud - 2
Welfare Check - 5

Does Medicare Cover That?
by Steve Yungen & Jeff Blum, Jones & Associates

ast month, we shared with you
answers to common questions
about how original Medicare
and Medicare Advantage plans work.
We are often asked questions about what
Medicare does or does not cover.
Most of the services Medicare does not
cover are decided by the government,
not by the supplemental insurance
or medical plan you may have with
Medicare. To learn a particular service or
procedure was not covered, after the fact,
can be frustrating and costly.
Medicare Part A does cover up to 100
days in a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF)
if a doctor shows that it is medically
necessary, but after day 100, you are on
your own. Home health care is covered,
but limited to part-time or intermittent
skilled nursing care with a Medicare Other common services like
certified agency. acupuncture, routine foot care, gym
Medicare does not cover custodial care, memberships and massage therapy are
be it in a nursing home, assisted living not covered by original Medicare, but
facility, skilled nursing facility or at some Medicare Advantage Plans offer
home. Custodial care is care that requires limited coverage for these services.
help for the activities of daily living Our goal is to help our clients
such as eating, dressing, bathing and understand and build a coordinated
transferring. These types of services can plan. If you are within 6 months of
be covered by a private long-term care your Medicare eligibility, you are in a
insurance plan. very important window of time called
Routine vision, routine dental and “Open Enrollment.” We invite you to
hearing services are not covered contact us for a no-obligation review.
by Medicare. The key word here You’ll be glad you did!
is “routine.” Again, Medicare only Jeff Blum and Steve Yungen (both ‘Baby
covers procedures that are medically Boomers’), at Jones and Associates Premier
necessary. There are exceptions to the Financial Solutions in Medford have the
rule as Medicare will cover cataract tools and the expertise to help you make the
surgery and a single pair of eyeglasses important decisions to maximize your Social
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to sound, natural teeth, certain dental
surgeries are covered.

Building Our Future
by Brad Bennington, Executive Officer
Builders Association of Southern Oregon

Gladiolus and Golf

reen grass, blue skies and a event that supports our building
warm breeze often remind me community and a local beneficiary. This
of my chores as a boy. When year our tournament will again benefit
I was a kid, one of my spring jobs was Redemption Ridge, a local organization
crawling under the neighbor’s house to that rescues and rehabilitates young
get the boxes (lots of boxes) of gladiolus women who have been victims of sex
bulbs I’d put there the trafficking. Half of the proceeds
previous fall. Why we will go directly to their support.
kept them under the Thanks to the work of BASO
neighbor’s house is a members and many others,
story for another day. Redemption Ridge will soon have
I’d haul the boxes the only safe
back to our place house in Oregon

and dig holes and south of Portland
plant said gladioli for these girls.
pretty much where BASO members
I had dug them up
the previous fall.
Back then every boy
have managed
the construction
and contributed
knew how to use tens of thousands
a shovel, but I got of dollars of
more experience funding, time,
than most because products and
of mom’s fondness for gardening. I services for this important project that
occasionally puzzled at digging-up and is nearly ready. Our golf tournament
then replanting the same bulbs over and is just a couple of months down the
over but in our house compliance was not road so please think about “Golfing for
optional. I was, however, always amazed Good” for these girls this June. We have
at the transformation of those lifeless- many opportunities for participation or
looking stubs into the beautiful flowers if you’d just like to learn more go here:
they became every summer. What I only We’d be grateful for
understood much later was the deep and your support as we work together to aid
special appreciation of that beauty you these girls. Seeing these young women
receive when you’ve done your part to return to health and humanity reminds
have helped things along. me of the miracle of the gladioli, watching
Coming this June is the 23rd Annual life and beauty emerge again from those For more information contact
Builders Classic Golf Tournament. dead-looking bulbs. And it also reminds
For 22 years, the Builders Association me of the joy of being able to help a little
of Southern Oregon has hosted this along the way. 541.773.2872

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Let's Talk Real Estate
by Graham Farran, Expert Properties

The Tipping Point

e just posted four articles Of course there is no stopping our wine
to our blog, (expertprops. scene as we have seen both DANCIN
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publications—all focused on Southern
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wine tasting facilities have opened. Irvine
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D top towns in the US to visit. The other vineyard at 1614 Emigrant Creek Road
two both talk about our wine industry— in Ashland. Pebblestone Cellars, after
D one noting the awards we received winning many prestigious awards, has

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Valley at 755
• City Water, City Sewer, Natural Gas, Cable & Phone All Installed from Sunset, Slagle Creek
• 1/3 mile from Downtown Jacksonville Smithsonian Road. Lastly,
• Borders 320 Acres of Woodlands and 18 miles of Hiking Trails and The New Augustino
• Building Plans & Builders to Choose from OR Bring Your Own York Times, but Estate winery
• 1/4 to 1/3 Acre Lots with Common Space Between Each what’s up with the speed and frequency created a treehouse tasting room along
• Rural Feel & Sweeping Valley Views at which these articles are being published the Illinois River at 320 Brown Road in
• First to See the Sunrise & Last to See the Sunset and all the great press Southern Oregon is O’Brien and also acquired the Bridgeview
getting? It makes me think about Malcolm Tasting Room and vineyards on North
Graham Farran Ben Joffer Gladwell’s book, “The Tipping Point.” In Applegate Road in the Applegate Valley.
Broker Broker his book, he talks about the moment of To accommodate this growth, we
critical mass, the threshold, the boiling are seeing new hotels popping up
point. It explains how ideas, products, everywhere and new flights and services
behaviors or places suddenly spread like added to our airport. The Neuman
viruses do. Could it be Southern Oregon Hotel group opened the Ashland Hills
has hit “The Tipping Point?” Suites & Hotel as well as buying the
Expert Properties When driving through the Rogue
Valley, you can’t help but be impressed by
Nunan Estate to make a boutique hotel.
Hilton is building another hotel in East
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E-Mail: of Medford is expanding to include a puddle jumpers. In addition, American
second theater in Jacksonville in the Airlines is coming to the Medford airport
Calvary Church on Fifth Street. Medford but the details are sketchy.
The Insurance Center will also see the opening of the Holly
Theater as it reaches its renovation goals.
All of this growth and lack of building
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April 2017 Events Calender
For more, please visit & Facebook/TheJacksonvilleReview
Jacksonville Art Events • Tuesday Evenings: Open Jam Tuesdays, • Friday, April 14, 7:00pm: movie night at old
April 2017 hosted by bandleader T.J. Elton, city hall, "People Will Talk." See ad next page
Art Presence Art Center at J'ville Tavern. p 19
New Beginnings: Now–April 30 • Saturday, April 15, 9:00am-12:30pm:
• Fridays, 5:00-8:00pm: live music at Jacksonville Woodlands
New Beginnings continues through
Sunday, April 30. Our reception on schmidt family vineyards. p 37 Association ANNUAL Hike-a-Thon,
Saturday, April 1 from 1–3pm Beekman Arboretum. p 5
features two author readings your • Saturdays, 10:00am: saturday morning
children will love: classes at shooting star nursery. • Saturday, April 15, 9:00am-noon:
1:00 pm - Susan Richie reads from April class schedule p 24. JACKSONVILLE HISTORIC Cemetery
her book, Ebbé Finds His Heart. marker cleaning & workshop. p 12
• Sunday, April 2nd, 5:30pm "Romancing the
2:00 pm - Denette Fretz reads from
West" documentary concert, special • Sunday, April 16, 10:00am: Jacksonville
Conrad and the Cowgirl Next Door.
dinner show at Jacksonville Inn. See article next page. Presbyterian Church's easter service at
Who knew that Jacksonville is home
britt grounds. p 10
to so many talented authors? Enjoy • Friday, April 7, 7:00pm, Voices of the
complimentary hors d’oeuvres,
wine, and live music by Minstrel Applegate Concert, Historic Presbyterian • Saturday, April 22, 11:00am-4:00pm. Rogue
Streams as you get to know them Church, 405 E California Street, Jacksonville. Also, Valley Earth Day Celebration, at
and their work at our receptions! Sunday, April 9, 3:00pm, Applegate River Lodge, ScienceWorks Museum in Ashland. p 36
Left, “Barrel of Fun,” glass art by 15100 Hwy 238 in Applegate. See article this page.
Jessica Carrara • Saturday, April 22, 2:00-4:00pm: “On the Town
• Saturday, April 8: medford food project with Ginger Rogers” fashion
Life Drawing Studio jacksonville pickup day. p 28 show, fundraiser for Jacksonville Randall Theatre,
Keep those talented eyes sharp and fingers limber! Drop
at Calvary Church. p 6
in with a sketchbook and pencil for our weekly Figure • Saturday, April 8: pear blossom parade,
Drawing studio Mondays from 1–3pm. Practice and
Medford. SOHS is Grand Marshal. See Hanley Farm • Friday, April 28: “Marshall Stack” at
improve your skills by drawing professional models
every week for just $10/session. article p 10. South Stage Cellars. Again on June 2. p7

Art Presence Off-Site Exhibits • Sunday, April 9, 2:00pm & 3:30pm: pioneer • Friday, April 28, 6:00-7:30pm: “home
Pioneer Village: Anne Brooke’s vibrant history in story & song with sales made easy” presentation
watercolors are on display until April 19. david gordon, "Women Poets & Ballad by graham farran of expert
Shown to your right, “Peonies and Jacks.” Composers." Naversen Room at the library. properties at pioneer village. p14
Jacksonville Public Library: Works by Seating is limited, reservations suggested. p 11
Kathleen Hoevet can be seen in the • Saturday & Sunday, April 29 & 30, 10:00am-3:00pm:
display case through April 19. • Tuesday, April 11, 6:00-7:00pm: ENERGIZE heritage plant sale at hanley
ROGUE FREE WORKSHOP, at Central Point farm. p 10
Medford Library: Enjoy an exhibit of
photography by Tom Ommen now Library. p 36
through July.

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
April 1–30: Paintings by Mindy Carpenter
The owner of Carpe Diem papers
illustrates her greeting cards with
the paintings she has on display
in the cafe this month. With a
creative color palette, charming
whimsy, a refreshing touch of
naïveté, and fondness for the little
things that make us happy, her
works convey the sweetness of
life and inspire us to stay in touch
and share the charm of everyday The Voices of the Applegate is About to take Jacksonville
inspirations with those we love.
See more of Mindy’s art at and the Applegate Valley by storm!
Hold on to your hats unless you're willing to have them blown off! Our new director, Hope Harrison, choral
165 South Oregon Street ~ 541-899-8740 director of 285 kids at Hedrick and Mcloughlin middle schools, has brought new energy and excitement to our
South Stage Cellars musicians, and we are eager to share that with our concert-goers. Repertory includes the hauntingly beautiful
April 6–May 11: Paintings by Arun Kuruvila "A Celtic Blessing," selections from "Cats" and "Pippin," several ballads, and the rousing, foot-stomping "Russian
Arun Kuruvila, a hospitalist at Picnic." Irving Berlin's "Blue Skies" and Harrison's own Armenian lullaby will also be performed, among others.
RVMC, came here from Chicago. No one will leave the concert uninspired! Concert venues and times are Friday, April 7, 7:00pm, at the Historic
There he had an exhibition of his Presbyterian Church, 405 E California Street, Jacksonville, and Sunday, April 9, 3:00pm, Applegate River Lodge,
works and most were sold. He is 15100 Hwy 238 in Applegate. Concerts are free of charge. Donations are greatly appreciated!
now working on a series about
Southern Oregon. A self-taught
artist, he focuses on spontaneous
realism with abstract dimensions
Meet Dr. Kuruvila while you
enjoy live music by Jeff Kloetzel,
complimentary hors d’oeuvres,
and wine tasting at a reception on
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“Self Portrait” “In the Canyons of My Mind” 7&8 MERCY DUO Southern GRANTS PASS: May 7 · 3 pm
13 SETH HANNSON Oregon BEETHOVEN: Valse Triste from “Kuolema”
Kim Novak is widely known as a 1950s actress with
brilliant performances in film, including dual roles in Repertory BEETHOVEN: Choral Fantasy
Alfred Hitchcock’s acclaimed “Vertigo.” Today, she has 14 & 15 DAVID PINSKY & BROADWAY PHIL MOZART: Requiem
distinguished herself again with her paintings and poetry.
Her intensely colorful and imaginative pastels have been
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and Ohio’s Butler Institute of American Art. Her website
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Her 2017 annual Spring Print Sale runs April 13–May 16.
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A Cup of Conversation
by Michael Kell

S I NCE 1 8 6 1
Hamlet in the Woods
with over 2,000 wines
Editor’s Note: After learning about a little bit more to insure the safety and “BEST FINE DINING”
proposed restaurant meals tax, (which the well-being of the animals living in the
Southern Oregon Magazine
City Council has since axed) Michael served- Hamlet? Considerate animals thought
up his thoughts on the matter…just in case that quite clever but not fair nor just

the topic comes up again. because visitors didn’t fully benefit from
nce upon a time there was the extra amount they’d be paying. The IN OREGON”
a community of neighborly right thing to do, said most, was for every Gerry Frank, Portland Oregonian
animals living deep in the neighbor in the Hamlet to pay a fair,
northwest Woods, far removed from small share to protect the privileges of
the more common plains of frenetic living here, plain and simple.
175 E California Street • Jacksonville
life. Every creature cherished their little This discussion went round and round Dining or Room Reservations:
Hamlet because most had lived on until it came time to make a decision 541-899-1900 or 800-321-9344
the plains at one time or another and when all the animals of the Hamlet
knew firsthand the difference. What would gather to decide. Those wanting
made the Hamlet so very special was a outsiders to lessen their burden argued it

Meet our Pear Cider.
unique watering hole in the center of the was not a lot to ask to insure the long-
community. The watering hole was fed term safety and security of all in the
by historic springs of refreshing water Hamlet. Who knows, said they, we may
from deep in the earth. The watering even collect more than we need so as to
hole brought life to the Hamlet making
food plentiful and quality shelter
spend on other important things? Some
animals were embarrassed at the idea of
Now available in both tasting rooms.
abundant. Other distant communities requiring visitors to pay and some were
were a bit envious and often visited the quite offended by a burden thoughtlessly
little Hamlet to treat themselves to the or selfishly placed on them alone to
delicious waters, rich grasses and all the collect the tax from outsiders drinking
special amenities afforded by the cool and eating at the watering hole. These
springs of the watering hole. animals serving the visitors were few but

Those fortunate enough to live in the a large reason why so many enjoyed the
Hamlet all contributed a little of what unique little Hamlet. Their labor and risk
they had to insure the Hamlet was secure made the watering hole a very special
and safe. Most knew this responsibility
fell upon them because, after all, they
place in all the Woods. The truth was
these animals would be hurt if even a few
greatly enjoyed the benefits and privilege visitors not willing to pay for another’s open everyday, 11-5
of living in the special place deep in the burden stopped coming to the Hamlet 2310 Voorhies Road
Woods. just out of principle, after all. Medford, Oregon
From time to time, however, some The times to gather and decide who 541-512-2955 x2
would look at other ways to pay for must pay would come and go. Always,
protecting the precious watering hole though, the wisdom and decency of
and surrounding Hamlet. It never took those living in the special little Hamlet
long before the idea of making outsiders prevailed and others could see clearly
largely cover the cost of keeping the and act rightly. Those fortunate enough
Hamlet safe and secure from forest to reside in the Hamlet should bear their
fires and wandering wolves became a own burdens; in fairness, equity and just
temptation. The truth was there were consideration, with gratitude for the privilege
many visitors coming to enjoy the of calling the little Hamlet home.
benefits of the Hamlet’s watering hole. Michael is a coffee entrepreneur and
They were more than willing to pay sometimes author living in the Pacific
for services received so why not pay a Northwest with his lovely wife, Mary.

"Romancing The West" Dinner Show Returns
to Jacksonville Inn on April 2nd!
The popular touring documentary This multimedia presentation captures
concert Romancing the West returns the significant times over the last two
to the City that inspired it for a centuries, from the beauty of the Native
special dinner show at Jacksonville people’s culture when the West lay
Inn on Sunday, April 2nd, at 5:30pm. untouched by time, to exploring the
Romancing the West Oregon Trail, the
Sunday, April 2, 5:30 pm
Legacy Tour launched building of the
in 2013 has toured ever railroads, through

n g
since, from the West World Wars,
Coast to Midwest shows

R o m a n c i presents the prosperous

the West
this past September and post-war era and
this is the first of only Legacy Tour consumerism
two shows in Southern How the West was Sung which ushered
Oregon this year. The Critically Acclaimed Time Traveling in the cultural
The critically- Documentary-Concert revolution of
A celebration of hope, faith and woven histories of the people of the Great West.

acclaimed, time- the 1960’s to the
Featuring an AllStar Line-up of Recording Artists

traveling documentary present day. The
concert takes audiences two hour show
through 240 years of the covers themes
American West, telling Butch Martin Christina Martin
across the decades
Martin Gerschwitz
Iron Butterfly & the Animals

the epic story with in a way that
rare historic imagery is entertaining
and original music. It and educational
spans decades, from for all ages and
the Native tribes and Come live, breathe and make history boldly remembers
the free trappers to Sunday, April 2rd - Dinner starts at 5:30 pm, show at 6:30 pm.
the tragic while
Join us for the critically acclaimed documentary concert “Romancing the West”
and a Prime Rib Dinner at The Jacksonville Inn. Vegetarian Selection Available upon request.

the Spanish Missions celebrating the
Dinner & Show 48.00/person.
Order tickets in advance at ~ For more info call 541.292.7829

and Gold Rush, the triumphant
Indians Wars, industrial episodes in Western
revolution through the Great Depression History with a focus on civil rights,
and The Sixties to the present day. cultural respect and conservation.
Writer/Composer/Producer Christina Romancing the West delivers an
Lynn Martin and co-producer cowboy epic journey through decades of social
poet and balladeer Garnet “Butch” Martin and political change to celebrate the
share the stage with classical/rock legend pioneering human spirit and diverse
Martin Gerschwitz (Iron Butterfly and The legacy of the American West.
Animals) and perform the shows original For more information and to purchase
music and signature songs of the eras. tickets, visit

Greenway Spray Can Prevent Weeds
WE GET WEEDS & PESTS and Save Pine Trees
Licensed • Bonded • Insured UNDER CONTROL! Greenway Spray owner Greg Stewart injections or treating the pest as an adult
says springtime is a great time of year to before they lay their eggs.” Greg says
Your Greenway Spray Calendar: Conventional & Organic take control of the noxious weeds in your timing is critical for this type of work and
Landscape Spraying yard, pasture, and lawn as well as address monitoring the insect development cycle
APRIL - Weeds and pasture spraying pest issues impacting your trees. For 27 is essential for successful treatment.
• Weed Control • Pasture Spray years, Greg has been working with the local Another major concern for locals
• Poison Oak • Blackberries agriculture industry and with homeowners, is the proliferation of poison oak and
• Fruit Trees • Roses farmers, and ranchers in the Rogue Valley. blackberry plants and the necessary
In 2014 Greg started Greenway Spray, abatement needed to keep it at bay
• Leyland Cypress • Pest Control offering safe and cost-effective pest control or remove it entirely. “Spraying
• Barnyards • Driveways and custom spray services, using organic these invasive plants has taken off
and conventional methods. in Jacksonville and the surrounding
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owned business providing the highest depending on where it is located and
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what impacts the application would have
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Spray is now involved in precision ornamentals. Our applications are
Greg Stewart, Owner pesticide application, which opened up a generally site-specific and can be applied
new market. directly to the intended target.”
Using state-of-the art equipment and With spring here and summer fast-
software, “We can take information about approaching, the timing for poison oak
a customer’s crop, field or lawn and
develop a site-specific application. Using Greg Stewart and brother, Bob.
information gathered from soil samples,
visually looking for areas that are in- treatment is mid-June through the end
need of water or nutrients, or physically of August, so it’s best to call now and
monitoring the site for insect and disease schedule a site assessment. Greg adds
pressure, we can address location-specific that the timing for treating blackberries
issues for our customers.” is mid-June through October, but it’s a
Greg notes that the new equipment good idea to plan ahead and get on the
works well in combination with a schedule as early as possible.
GPS-guided sprayer to apply the right Greenway Spray has also expanded its
amount of product to the necessary services in season-long weed control, using
area for the best results. Of specific safe, effective weed control applications
interest to Jacksonville-area residents, that target the existing weed and at the
Greenway Spray has developed a same time inhibit seed germination. “Areas
course of treatment to target beetles that we spray in the spring will be weed-
and scale in pine trees, an issue that’s free for an entire year with one application.
being reported more and more from This is an excellent application for fence-
concerned homeowners. “We look at site lines, gravel drives or property borders for
safety and the impact of the application fire suppression,” Greg says.
on the environment before making a For more information, please call Greg
recommendation to a client. Some of the Stewart at Greenway Spray at 541-622-9949
options available include tree injections, and see ad this page.
basal bark spray applications, soil

Saturday Mornings at Shooting Star Nursery
California Street Skin and Nail Studio
Come and enjoy luxurious pampering in historic Jacksonville.
We offer relaxing spa services for both men and women.
Call or visit us to make your appointment.


190 E. California Street,
Downtown Jacksonville
*April 8th, 10:00am, Bees at the us for this specialized class that focuses on
Nursery—We will be installing a hive at useful plants for our area that are firewise,
Tuesday–Saturday: 10:00am-7:00pm the nursery this spring and want to share drought-tolerant, and deer resistant.
Walk-ins welcome! all the bee activity! This is a fun talk to Landscapers, this class qualifies for 2
Visit for
Gift Certificates Available full menu of services and treatments. help understand what bees do to have a hours of CEH credit. Registration fee $15.
happy and productive hive. Learn how *April 29th, 10:00am, Permaculture-
they "talk" to each other, how they build, Planting a Fruit Tree Guild—Join
clean-up, raise babies and swarm. Then, permaculture expert and local landscape
look at the parts of a real beehive, see the designer Andy Fischer of Sacred Earth
tools beekeepers use and the flowers and Design/Build (LCB 9271) in this hands-
trees beekeepers and orchardists plant to on class. We have a new patio area that
feed the bees all year. This class taught by will be planted using permaculture
Sharon Schmidt, Psy.D., Director of Oregon principles—where everything has
Honey Festival. Registration $10. All bee/ multiple uses and plants are arranged
pollinator-friendly plants, 10% off this day. to benefit the entire community. We'll
April 15th, 10:00am, Plants for Privacy design and plant the space to provide
and Multi-Use Hedgerows—Feeling the fruit, build soil, attract pollinators and be
need to screen yourself in a bit or make a beautiful sitting area. Landscapers, this
a garden ‘room’? Come learn from plant class qualifies for 2 hours of CEH credit.
expert and designer, Bonni Criswell, and Registration fee $15. Fruiting trees and
permaculture designer, Andy Fischer of shrubs 10% off that day.
Sacred Earth Design/Build (LCB 9271) All classes begin at 10:00am and are

Dine-in or Take-out
about the best choices for a mixed hedge located at the nursery unless indicated
or narrow growing choices that aren’t otherwise, space is limited so please be sure
just Arborvitae. Learn how your privacy to register for classes. During classes there
Now open in Grants Pass screen can serve more than one purpose! will also be a sandbox, treasure hunt, and
Landscapers, this class qualifies for 2 some kid-friendly activities (children are still
hours of CEH credit. Registration fee $15. under parents supervision) as well as hot coffee
541-702-2258 Privacy shrubs 10% off day of class
April 22nd, 10:00am, Firewise Plants—
and refreshments. *Denotes kid friendly class,
bring your age-appropriate child for no charge.
100 E. California Street • Jacksonville It has become an increasing concern to use
firewise plants in the Rogue Valley. Join
Shooting Star Nursery is located at 3223
Taylor Road, Central Point.
The Literary Gardender
by Rhonda Nowak

The Tulip’s
Passionate Past

efore beginning to write about suggested mashing tulip bulbs in red
tulips, I checked my own plants wine to ease a crick in the neck. The
to find small, green fingertips— bulbs are said to taste like hard onions;
fledgling flowers—still nestled cozily nevertheless, they became a last-resort
within the protective folds of strappy food for starving Europeans during

Meet the Oya.
leaves. Over the WWII. (Tulip bulbs
next month, the contain toxins,
stems will elongate, though, and should

A natural way to save water,
pushing the buds up not be ingested by
from their beds like people or pets.)
reluctantly roused There are save time and grow
children. For a few
more weeks, though,
more than 2,300
tulip hybrids better plants.
if I want to enjoy and cultivars
blooming tulips, I currently listed in
must make do with the international
the forced varieties registry. The
My heart is smit
I buy at the store. flowers come in an
With love so strong
Somehow, forcing astounding array
I must declare,
my own seems like of colors, sizes, and
But have no tongue.
cheating. shapes, including
Come to my aid, Thou Tulip Red,
Tulips have frilly “parrot” 130 W CALIFORNIA STREET | JACKSONVILLE | 541-899-3242
Go and declare
been the objects tulips, “lipstick”
My love instead.
of a long history tulips in brilliant
~ Mandy Kirby, A Victorian
of commercial shades, and even
Flower Dictionary, 2011
beginning with the
slim-waisted tulips
reminiscent of Over 1200 Quilts!
Dutch in the early 1600s. They devolved those so loved by the Turks. Never mind
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the time of “tulipomania.” The flowers Bright tulips, we do know
were actually traded on the Netherlands You had your coming hither;
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surpassed what average folks earned in That ye must quickly wither.
a year. Tulip speculation became illegal I’m looking forward to my tulips
in 1637, causing prices to plummet and “coming hither’ in my garden over
financial ruin among shareholders. the next few weeks. Once tulips begin
Tulips have not always been associated blooming, it’s important to keep the soil
with the color of money, however. In moist but not soggy. Tulips don’t need
their native lands, Persia (now Iran) to be fed prior to blooming, but I give
and Turkey, red tulips symbolized them a boost of phosphorous after they
passionate love, much like red roses bloom when the plants shift their focus
do today. The red color of the blooms
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markings at the base of the petals on the
original species signified a heart on fire
to storing food for next year. Bone meal
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English gardeners also grew tulips in the
17th century, but they were primarily
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The French court of Louis XIV had For those who can’t get enough of
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tulips by tucking a flower in their to 6:00pm every day until April 30 in
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of a tryst were too steep to dare. In Tulip Fest, check out the Wooden Shoe
addition, white tulips came to symbolize Tulip Farm website at
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pink for “affection.” Variegated, or Osborne at Wooden Shoe Farm's Tulip Festival.
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The Weed Wrangler
by Bob Budesa

Yellow Starthistle

ith the weather warming, seed in the soil that will germinate either
weeds aren’t far behind! In later this year, or next year, or the year
fact, many are already here! after that, so you’ve got to be persistent.
The weeds we should be most concerned Don’t give up.
about are noxious weeds—those that, by Annual weeds, like starthistle, will
definition, cause economic loss, and harm succumb to a variety of treatments,
the environment. Noxious weeds choke- from shovels and hoes, mowing and
out crops, destroy range and pasture burning, to herbicides, goats, and
lands, clog waterways, affect human and insects. Five species of insects, or
animal health, decrease property values, biological controls, have been released
and threaten native plant communities. for over 20 years in Oregon, so don’t
Most of Oregon’s least-desirable noxious invest too much time or energy in that
weeds are of European, Mediterranean, method. Besides, insects are pretty
and Asian origin. much a last-ditch effort. You’ve got
The weeds on your property are, of other tools, with more immediate
course, your business. As a temporary results, at your disposal. Pull, dig,
property owner, (that’s right, you’re mow, chop, disk, burn, or spray, they’re
only the temporary caretaker) it’s your all viable tools to control this annual
duty and obligation to take care of your weed. Just do it before yellow flowers
property to the best of your ability! This appear (because seeds will be produced
should not come as a surprise! And, shortly thereafter). If you start treating
what you don’t do with your property plants after flower production, cut the
(weed control) is just as important as flowers off, and bag them for disposal
what you do, and can adversely affect later. By doing this, you’ve prevented
your neighbors, so be considerate and production of seed, and you can kill
control your weeds! the remaining plant at your leisure.
The one weed we’re most familiar with Remember, if you decide to spray,
around the valley is Yellow Starthistle READ AND FOLLOW THE PRODUCT
(Centaurea solsticialis). A tap-rooted, LABEL COMPLETELY.
winter annual, it loves warm, south- The best time to treat weeds is prior to
facing slopes, but given the chance, will seed production, which for starthistle is
occupy almost any un-shaded piece of as early as late June. That doesn’t mean
ground. Seed output can be as high at you have to wait until June—get busy
30,000 seeds per square meter, with about as soon as you find it! To learn more,
95% of the seed being viable soon after go to
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a year of dispersal, but some can remain but if you’re armed with a computer,
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Drive Begins to Upgrade Cantrall Buckley for RV's Local collage artist Kathy
by Tom Carstens, Cantrall Buckley Park Committee Chair
The Cantrall Buckley Park Committee
volunteers from the Greater Applegate
$5,000 to get us started. We will soon
have two group sites and our camp host
WillowCreek Jacksonville
Community Development Corporation site fully RV-capable. In August of next
(GACDC) are launching a fundraising year we will partner with Jackson County
drive to complete the final phase to apply for a state matching grant. That
of our multi-year campground means we have about a year-and-a-half to
improvement project. This large project raise $180,000.
was encouraged by residents, local We expect that Jacksonville businesses
businesses, wineries, non-profits, and will benefit greatly from this effort, as
local festivals to support tourism in will the Britt Music Festival and the
the Applegate/Jacksonville region. In Oregon Shakespeare Festival, among
the first two phases, private and public others. Based on current inquiries, we
donations of almost $600,000 enabled us forecast no difficulty in keeping our
to design and install a state-of-the-art, already well-used campground filled.
environmentally-friendly wastewater To help meet this challenge, we’re
treatment system and to construct a asking you to consider a contribution in
modern restroom and shower facility for the range of $500-$3000. We appreciate
the campground. that this is a big commitment. Businesses
Phase 3 will bring the campground and service clubs might want to view
up to modern standards to support all it as an economic investment in our
classes of recreational vehicles (RV’s). We community. Investments of $1,000 or
have blueprints to completely refurbish more will be appropriately recognized in
each campsite with water and electrical a permanent display in the park.
hookups. A full service dump station For those who’d like to get a jump
has been designed. A new restroom is on things, you can send a check to
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potable water system will be upgraded to 335, Jacksonville OR 97530. You can
handle the increased capacity. And our also donate directly to the campground Find the Gifts You Seek at WillowCreek!
loop road will be repaved and widened fund using the contribution link on
to accommodate the larger RV’s. We the GACDC website (
expect to start construction in 2019. The Donations are already coming in!
project will cost in the neighborhood The GACDC is a volunteer 501(c)
of $360,000, all funded by grants and (3) non-profit organization, so your
donations from the community—us. investment will be fully tax-deductible.
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Tips to Living with and Learning about Your Land
Love Thy Pollineighbor
by Kenda Swartz Pepper by Sarah Elvington, Botanist and Landscape Designer
Owning land is a goal for many people, Start in the area closest to the house,
and once that goal is achieved it is easy the areas you see on a daily basis.
to want to change everything right away, Consider this area for plantings that
including the landscape. Take time to require the most attention and resources.
observe your land for one full year, how Move outwards from there, a garden, an
does it change throughout orchard, a meadow? Plant
the seasons? Where does native wildflowers to attract
the sun rise and set? How beneficial insects and native
much winter sun streams bees. These little critters will
in your windows to go a long way to supporting
your favorite cozy spot? a healthy landscape, while
What surprises await the reducing the numbers of
coming of spring? Where garden pests and increasing
could you benefit from pollination in food crops.
a strategically-placed Farewell to spring Create a hedge of native
shade tree? Identify (Clarkia amoena) plants to feed, and provide
10 Ways This Plant Can Improve Your Life unique situations on the shelter for wildlife. Nature

property, large trees, streams, or rare is not tidy, leave areas of brush as cover
e pull them, mow them, dig 8. Dandelions are high in iron and help species. Are there areas that need special for small birds, piles of sticks provide
them, stomp them, spray them, reduce the risk of anemia. considerations, eroded or otherwise overwintering habitat for native bees.
shout at them, and lament how 9. Dandelions' persistent and deep degraded sites? Are there areas that Being conscientious of fire makes sense.
they are a nuisance in our lives. taproots help to break up soil while remain soggy all winter, or cool pockets The ecosystems in Southern Oregon are
Dandelions. drawing vitamins and nutrients closer that may mean early/late frosts? adapted to fire. In the absence of the natural
An underappreciated and underutilized to the soil surface. A natural fertilizer! Southern Oregon is celebrated for cycle of fire moving regularly through the
plant in our society, the dandelion in the 10. Bee food! being a hotspot of biodiversity, and as a environment, suppression has led to fuel
Asteraceae (aster or sunflower) family, is In early spring dandelions are often landowner, I feel a sense of obligation to build-up and densely-packed stands prone
one of the most nutrient-packed foods on the first source of sustenance for native honor and encourage the native diversity to ever-more devastating wildfires. Thin,
earth and one of the world's most widely bees. The blue orchard mason bees grace of the land I am stewarding. If you are selectively. Large healthy trees are more fire
used herbal medicines. us with their gentle presence as day fortunate enough to have property with resistant than dense stands of young trees.
According to Amy Fontenot, a temperatures reach a steady 55 degrees. mature trees, what species are they? When you can, do not remove the lower
traditional living skills teacher and They emerge from cocoons out of dead What do they need and what other limbs of conifers. This lower “skirt” reduces
beekeeper, dandelions have a noteworthy wood, reeds, and trees after a 10-month species are they naturally found with? the temperature around the root area and
history. They were intentionally brought overwintering period. They are hungry. Planting compatible species will mean help retain soil moisture. Clear out dead
over on the Mayflower as a source of Native bees pollinate more efficiently healthier backyard ecosystems and less limbs, but consider allowing leaves and
food and for their medicinal properties. than honey bees. According to Marsha work for you. other small debris to remain where they
The scientific name for dandelion, Waite, Master Gardener and hobby Knowing what kind of trees, and fall, or pile them around the root zone of
Taraxacum officinale, means “the official entomologist, they are the first to plant communities you are working trees, making sure to leave the ‘trunk fair’
remedy for disorders.” pollinate early blooming fruit trees, with, will give great insight into how exposed. This will act as mulch, and help
Countless sources including the shrubs, and flowers, and it takes 545 to manage and care for your property. soil retain nutrients and moisture. A healthy
book, Botany in a Day, emphasize how honey bees to do the work of 7 mason An oak woodland needs very different forest is a resilient forest.
dandelion leaves and roots, which are rich bees. This, in part, because mason bees, considerations than a mixed conifer Plant Oregon, the nursery on Wagner
in vitamins A, B, C, and E, and minerals unlike honey bees, are early risers, late forest or open chaparral. Identify Creek is a wonderful resource for native
iron, phosphorus, potassium, copper and workers, and will stay busy in the rain. invasive species, and encourage native trees, shrubs and grasses. Visit the
calcium, offer dozens of health benefits. They accomplish a lot in their short-lived plants. Stabilize slopes with native nursery for a self-guided tour and see the
Here are 10 ways dandelions, a free adult lives lasting only 5-6 weeks. grasses and groundcover, or stream website for more
and effortless nutrition and energy Like honey bees, our natives are sides with native shrubs and trees. information on plants native to our area.
source, can improve your life. disappearing due to pesticides, habitat
1. Dandelions for digestion. Eat a few loss, and climate change. By leaving an
dandelion leaves before a meal to aid area of (unsprayed) dandelions this spring
in digestion. Dandelion root has mild and then mowing or pulling before they
laxative qualities, and it promotes go to seed, you can help feed and protect
healthy bacterial function in the our declining native bee population. And
digestive tract. Dandelion roots you can make a healthy salad!
contain probiotics, which are good This spring, harvest some of the health
for your gut bacteria and bolstering benefits of dandelions for you and your
your immune system. pollineighbors.
2. Dandelion juice or tea is a detoxifier On February 21, City Council
healing liver disorders, diabetes, decided, much to my dismay, to table
and urinary disorders. Lower blood Jacksonville’s Bee City initiative for
sugar? Dandelion juice does that too. six months. Despite this setback, there
3. The leaves have diuretic properties. is a small albeit growing group of
They also contain significant pollinactivists here in Jacksonville who
amounts of potassium, which believe in our town’s potential to be a
is often depleted as a result of steward for pollinators. If that resonates
pharmaceutical diuretics. with you, let’s chat! Email me at
4. Soothe inflammation and dissolve
kidney stones without an invasive The above health-related information is not
procedure? Yep. Dandelion root intended to be a substitute for professional
can do that. medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and no
5. The sap, called latex, from the physician-patient relationship is, or is intended
stem and root can remove warts. to be, created.
Dandelion latex has anti-aging When she’s not working, volunteering,
properties reducing the appearance fiddling about the garden, photographing
of age spots and wrinkles while nature, being a pollinactivist, blogging
firming the skin. It also soothes about social and environmental justice,
itches, rashes and other skin or pawning her
irritations. Test a small spot for an eco-children’s book,
allergic reaction first. Kenda, a former
6. Dandelion leaves are rich in calcium Monarch butterfly
and high in Luteolin and vitamin C, docent, gets her
which are all great for bone health. kicks hanging
7. Those same antioxidants, vitamin-C with her husband,
and Luteolin, reduce free radicals her dog, and the
(cancer-causing agents) in the body, pollineighbors.
thus reducing the risk of cancer.

Next Medford Food Project
Jacksonville Pickup Day:
Saturday, April 8th
(Always the 2nd Saturday of even-numbered months.)

Please contact Jerrine Rowley at 541-702-2223 or
Faye Haynes at 541-324-1298 if you have any questions or wish to
become involved with the Food Project in Jacksonville!

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Speaking of Antiquing with News from Jacksonville Elementary School
Margaret Barnes, Pickety Place Antiques
n March, Jacksonville Elementary
School students and parents hosted
their 13th annual Art Exhibition.
This year’s theme was “Art Olympics”
Collecting Keys and showcased the creations of over 480
students in many media. This exhibition
is the culmination of their study of
master artists throughout the school

year through the parent-led art program.
he earliest known door keys were used keys with religious symbols on the
Our student artists enjoyed sharing
large wooden shafts designed to bow. Superstitions suggested there was
their creativity with all who came out
lift a pin tumbler lock that held healing power in the keys from these
to support them. Our thanks to Exhibit teamwork among students.” Our thanks
a crossbar across a door. The shaft, or great churches, and they were used in
Coordinator Stacy Branan and Art to Melodie Ealy, the faculty advisor, and
key, would push the beam in or out of healing rituals. Dragonheads were also
Program Coordinator Rebecca Williams; all the parents involved, who are making
position from the door frame. This crude forged on the bow to keep evil from
both of whom graciously stepped into participation in this program possible for
Egyptian design was replaced by a Roman creeping through the keyhole.
these roles this year. We so appreciate our students.
invention using keys made of bronze French craftsmen set a high standard to
their dedication, as well as the many The 7th Annual Jacksonville
or iron to force metal pin-tumbler lock create beautiful and intricately-designed
parent volunteers, that make our PTO- Elementary School’s Writers’ Festival
that moved the beam aside. This concept keys, locks, and doorplates with detailed
supported art education possible! will be held on Tuesday, May 9th from
created obstructions, or “wards,” in the doorknobs. The English were more
Jacksonville Pioneers are off to the 6:00-8:00pm in the school gymnasium.
lock through which the key must pass to interested in the technical aspects of the
Oregon Battle of the Books regional National best-selling author Megan
work, making it unique to the door. locks. They rarely put ornamentation on
competition! Elsa Durland, Brooke McDonald will be the keynote speaker
The Romans and Chinese are both them, and were more interested in making
Johnston, Christopher Kranenburg, this year. Ms. McDonald is the author
given credit for developing the portable locks that were difficult to pick. In the
and Jaren Prins, known as The Flying of many beloved books, including
padlock. They were late 1700’s, they developed a
Book Warriors, advanced to regionals in the Judy Moody series and the tales of
immediately popular since double-acting tumbler lock and
the 3rd-5th grade division. Jacksonville Judy’s younger brother, related in
they could be used to lock in 1784 Joseph Bramah patented
sixth-graders, Jillian Deller, Ella Fryer, the Stink series. The Writers’ Festival
many household items a safety lock that opened with a
Merrick Pannell, and Katelyn Robertson is a school-wide event, featuring the
including cupboards, jewelry cylindrical key that need to be
represent Jacksonville in the 6th-8th writing of every student at Jacksonville
boxes, safes, trunks, as well exactly right to turn the bolt.
grade division and will be competing as Elementary. During the festival,
as doors. Having many keys One hundred years later,
the Reading Rangers. Go Pioneers! students will hear from Ms. McDonald
became a status symbol and the American, Linus Yale, and
The Oregon Battle of the Books is a about her creative process, then meet
you were considered wealthy his son, invented the cylinder
statewide voluntary reading program in small groups with local authors,
if you carried many keys on lock that we know as the pin-
sponsored by the Oregon Association of journalists, educators and other writing
a ring, as you had much to secure. tumbler, still in use today. The key has a
School Libraries. Each team has read and enthusiasts who facilitate discussion of
An antique key has three basic parts. blade instead of a shank, with horizontal
mastered sixteen books, representing a each student’s writing. Please join us in
The handle part you turn is called the grooves that allow the key to pass the
variety of literary styles and viewpoints. celebrating our young authors!
“bow;” the tab part that operated the lock wards in the cylinder. The cuts or “bittings”
During the battle, teams are quizzed on Save-the-date for the school’s 29th
is called the “bit,” with both connected operate the pins inside the lock allowing
details of the books’ characters, setting, annual musical preformed on the Britt
by the “shank.” Keys of this type were the cylinder to turn freely.
and plot, as well as questions asking Stage! Led by Jacksonville’s music
referred to as “bit” or “barrel keys.” Antique keys are commonly found in
students to identify the book and author. teacher Wendi Stanek, students from
Bit keys had a solid shank and barrel most antique shops so you should have
Oregon Battle of the Books aims to the fourth, fifth and sixth grades will be
keys had a hallow shank, frequently no problem collecting keys. Many people
“encourage and recognize who enjoy performing The Wizard of Oz on May
called “skeleton” keys today. This is a like to wear them as jewelry. They are
reading, to broaden reading interests, 25. This annual performance kicks off
misnomer as a skeleton key is designed symbolic of “opening one’s heart” and
to increase reading comprehension, the summer of music on the hill. The fun
to open more than one door. are also given as gifts of love.
promote academic excellence and to begins at 7:30pm. Mark your calendars—
Great ornamentation was given Whatever your reason to collect keys,
promote cooperative learning and we’ll see you there!
to making keys. Many keys were you’ll find them at Pickety Place.
commissioned to resemble the door to Margaret Barnes is an owner of Pickety Place
which they belonged. Many churches Antiques & Collectibles. See ad this page. Kiwanis Honors Student of the Month
for March
Aiyana Cail, a senior at South Medford
130 N. 4th St., High School, was honored as Student of

the Month for March by the Jacksonville
Kiwanis Club. Her proud mother is
Bonny Cail of Medford. Her current
L.L.C. grade point average is 3.8.
Aiyana has majored in math and
Open Daily 10am - 5pm
science courses which have included
Glassware, Honors in Algebra, Geometry and
Jewelry, Fine Pre-Calculus, and Physics, Chemistry,
Antiques, etc. Biology, Anatomy and Physiology. She
has also taken Wilderness Medicine and
various art courses.
She plays in the Wind Ensemble and
the Concert band, and participates in
the dance team, rowing crew, and was
active in the Girl Scouts. She has also
helped with soup kitchens with her
church and has done Meals-on-Wheels
for the homebound.
Kiwanis' Dave Wilson with Aiyana Cail
Her goals include attending Boise State
Like us on facebook University and completing a degree in continues to work hard every day and is
Forensic Chemistry. She will strive to the strongest and most dedicated person
become one of the best forensic scientists Aiyana has ever known. She constantly
in this field to help make the world a pushes her to do her best and shares her
better and safer place. She also would wisdom with her.
like to travel around the world and One of the best things about
experience different cultures and continue Kiwanis is being able to honor these
volunteering as much as possible. fine outstanding students from South
Her mother has and always will be the Medford High School each month.
biggest influence in her life. Her mother

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Making the Best of Things Mayor Becker’s Community Spirit
Is Infectious

e’ve been having an At any given moment, in any given

interesting adventure these situation, we are always doing our best
acksonville Mayor Paul Becker’s scene. At Tidewater, he took an aptitude
past few weeks. Having sold with what we have, what we know and
transition from New York City test which he said proved he was “truly
our ginormous SUV, we are hunting for who we are. Discontent rears its ugly head
to our small village is a story of blessed because I finished #2 in computer
a second car. Brand new is not an option, only when I compare myself to another, or
finding one’s place in the world and is proficiency and went on to become a
so we’re hunting for a used something. to a desire that I have decided is the sine qua
replete with the usual ups and downs, computer programmer, even before
The problem is, all the cars we really like non of my existence. Whatever car we have
triumphs, defeats, sadness and elation. the occupation was identified.” Paul
are new, or close to it. In the course of our will be the best, given our reality. It’s only
Paul was born in 1929 on the upper West worked with several different companies
search I’ve noticed the phrase “second second best if I continue to hold a belief
Side of New York City. His mother was during the remaining years of his
best,” being tossed out quite a lot, as in, that it could be otherwise, when obviously
of Irish/Swiss descent computer technology
“We can’t have what it can’t be otherwise or
while his father career, finishing
we want so we’ll have else it would be. This is
was an immigrant with Southwest
to settle for second a logical truth.
from Turkey. Mayor Administrative
best.” The phrase There’s more to
Becker laughs when Corporation, a
began to bother me. it, however. Beyond
considering his privately-owned
I don’t know the logical there is a
parents union, “That medical billing
about you, but in my spiritual dimension
these two should company. He
experience, “second at play.
have even met, let spent 20 years with
best” was a phrase of Limitations—be
alone get married Southwest, retiring
defeat. “Come home they of resources,
puzzles me to this as a partner.
with first or don’t health or other
day, and the result Paul’s long-time
come home,” my circumstances beyond
of their marriage love of the movies
brother once quipped our control—can be
was that they were had not wavered
as I left for a debate tournament. I took seen not just as obstacles that must be
ostracized by both of during the years
those words to heart and have been accepted but as meaningful and necessary
their families.” and, while at
suffering under them ever since. While parameters that guide our unfoldment.
The West Side Southwest, he came
there is nothing inherently wrong about The poet David Whyte once said: “…
neighborhood that up with the idea
doing one’s best or wanting nice things, anything real that presents itself to us is
Paul grew up in the 1930s was populated of starting a radio show on the local
there is indeed something wrong with not a barrier, but a necessary next step.”
by a middle-income mix of Jewish small KCSN radio station that would focus
feeling that you must be or have the best In other words, I can see my inability to
entrepreneurs on one side and a large on nostalgic movies. The radio show
or you will perceive yourself a failure. have the car of my dreams as a mark of
Irish population on the other. Paul never happened, but he started spending
Historically for me there was no “second failure and be frustrated, or I could see it
remembers there was some gang activity his daily lunchtime in the Hollywood
best.” There was first best, or nothing. It’s as meaningful. What if not having what
during his youth but then early on he archives, researching old musicals.
a tough way to live. I think I want is precisely what my soul
“learned how to steer clear of trouble and Remembering this time, he says, “I don’t
My own, beautiful son taught me an needs for its growth and development?
walk away from it.” Paul’s father was a know how I got into this tremendous
amazing lesson in perspective on this What if I fully, confidently believed that
barber and was able to provide for his library of files and how I pretty much
topic. Walking to our car after suffering my life’s circumstances were channeling
family even in the difficult depression had Carte Blanc to them, but I did and
a particularly bad trouncing in a long me toward becoming my very best self?
years. It was during these early years it was wonderful. I became especially
series of losses for his baseball team, I We are all on our perfect trajectory,
on the West Side that what became a intrigued with any files pertaining to the
cautiously asked him how he felt about having the experiences and challenges
life-long passion came about. The main Ginger Rogers-Fred Astaire musicals.
the game. His response stunned me. He and opportunities to grow into the
form of entertainment during this time One day the archives manager, knowing
said, “I feel good about it. I pitched really fullness of our divine, essential natures.
was going to the movies. In those days, of my interests, asked if I would like
well,” and he looked at me and smiled. It’s difficult to see this trajectory, caught
movie theaters promoted upcoming to go with him to see Ginger Rogers as
His team was terrible, yet he had done up as we are in our human existence
films by placing posters in businesses, he had some business to do with her.”
his best and felt great. I have never been and tripped-up at every turn by our
especially barber shops. His father’s This casual introduction and meeting
more impressed or proud of him than I frightened and frantic egos. But every
barbershop always displayed one so, in with Ginger Rogers turned into a very
was in that moment. now and then, a little awareness breaks
return, his dad received weekly movie close and long-term friendship that
My son taught me what “best” is through reminding us that it’s not what
passes, allowing Paul to attend at least Mayor Becker relishes to this day. Paul
all about: perspective. The notion we have but how we view our lives that
two movies a week, resulting in him remembers that he was single at this time
of “second best” can only exist in a matters, and in those moments we see
becoming a movie buff. and a pattern developed where he and
dualistic mindset that insists on constant that it is, indeed, all good.
Unlike many who remember our Ginger had dinner together at least once
comparisons to others, to the past, or KATE INGRAM, MA, is an award-
school days with fondness, Paul says he a week. When Ginger was being honored
to an idealized fantasy of perfection. winning author, counselor and life coach
was never comfortable in school. “Part with a lifetime achievement award, she
Thinking about this notion of “second helping people navigate loss, grief and major
of this I believe was because I was an asked Paul to put together a montage of
best” in choosing a car a strange and life transitions to discover their BEST life.
only child and, since my parents were film clips from her career, which he did,
rather exciting idea arose: What if Find out more at
alienated from their families, I did not and it was so well received that George
there’s no such thing as second best? See ad page 34.
have a lot of interaction with other kids.” Montgomery asked him to do one for him.
He remembers attending PS #9, the local From then on, he was in high demand.
April elementary school and from there the When Ginger Rogers moved to her
by Ashleigh Scheuneman Bronx Side School of Science, considered ranch on the Rogue River in 1978, Paul

to be the most prestigious high school started visiting her on a regular basis.
h April. The fickle month of gone past, and brings the promise of a in New York City at the time. While a He said he once mentioned to her that he
rain and sunshine, where the new one in the coming month. And, as we good student, high school didn’t interest had spent more time with her than any of
only splashes of color in the see the daffodils of Jacksonville begin to him much and, even though his mother her five husbands. He eventually became
gray, drizzling rain are your pink cheeks, fade away and droop, the promise is soon dreamed of him being an engineer, he the executor of her estate and was with
colorful umbrella, and the flowers fulfilled with pear blossoms and tulips, had no interest in that profession. He her until the end.
who’ve decided to make their yearly scenting the air. And of course, Easter finished high school in three and a half Paul moved to the Rogue Valley in
appearance. This is the fabled time of takes up residence in mind as the holiday years, graduating at age 16, and from 1993 because, in his many visits to
year for children to sneak out in-between draws closer. Painting eggs, dividing up there went on to Syracuse University Ginger Rogers, he “didn’t see anything
rainy periods to splash in the puddles chocolate bunnies, trying to decide which where he was surrounded by much to not like about the Rogue Valley.”
and enjoy the touch of rain on their way it would be the least painful for your older students, many utilizing the G.I. He first lived in Shady Cove, and it
cheeks as they peek up at the gentle sun. chocolate bunny to go, and the death and Bill. His uncomfortable school days was during this time he met his third
This April, we will find multitudes of resurrection of my savior, Jesus Christ, are continued. “I was a fish out of water. wife, Sharon, which he says is “one of
children in their Easter best hunting for all significant for me as Easter rolls around. Because I was so young I had no social the greatest blessings of my life.” They
eggs in the green grass, with the promise Now is the time for the ending of this life and basically floundered.” After a married in 2004 and on Sharon’s urging,
of a coloring book or another such article, to get back to the grind of school year at Syracuse, he transitioned to New moved to Jacksonville and began the
treasure to be won. Little girls walk primly and never-ceasing homework. Have a York University and received straight third phase of Paul’s busy life.
in frilly dresses, clutching their parents’ happy Easter and enjoy the daffodils! A’s but still found no excitement in His first involvement with the political
hand, and little boys go running about at school, so he enlisted in the army. life of Jacksonville was running for City
the sight of a familiar face. But all go still Janessa Joke: What genre of book do After his army stint, he started taking Council, mainly because “I thought the
as the Easter bunny makes his appearance, Newton's Laws like to read? any number of many post-WWII jobs. He fire department surcharge was the worst
and then the crowd surges forward, Friction! was a soda jerk, delivery truck worker idea I’d ever heard of.” Now that he has
parents being dragged by an ecstatic little and picked up office work jobs, as well. a number of years of city government
girl or boy to touch the bunny’s towering Ashleigh Lu Then he landed a job with Chase Bank behind him and the surcharge is in place,
ears, or receive a bit of chocolate. Scheuneman lives in the in the tabulation department, which he can live with it and sees its value. He
Personally, one of my favorite qualities Jacksonville hills with her launched his career. In December became mayor when the then-mayor
of the months between winter and spring, mother, father, and two 1954, he took his tabulation experience resigned mid-term and Paul, being the
are the daffodils. The daffodil is a positive sisters. She is 14-years- to Southern California for a job with President of the City Council, filled in for
burst of color when Jacksonville is still old and is in high school. Southern California Gas Company. the remaining two years of the mayor’s
trapped in the confines of winter or rain. When she grows-up, From here he moved on to Tidewater term. He then ran for mayor in 2012 and
It smiles through the times, bringing she would like to be a Oil Company at a time in the late 1950’s was elected as was the case in 2016.
nostalgic memories of flowering springs published author. when computers were just arriving on the Seniors - Cont'd. to Pg. 33
SightSeeing by Julie D. Danielson, O.D.

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When asked why he’s devoting so Mayor Becker who brokered this great
much time to the City of Jacksonville addition to our city.
at his age, he expresses, “I can’t just When asked what he was most proud
sit around. I tried that after moving to of, Paul replied that meeting Ginger
Southern Oregon, and it did not work. Rogers and becoming her friend and
Plus, I fell in love with Jacksonville meeting and marrying Sharon were two
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Paul and Sharon’s move to restoration efforts of the Courthouse
Jacksonville did not quell his long conversion into New City Hall, thus
love for the movies and his well- assuring its Jacksonville presence for Don’t
received monthly Movie Night at Old
City Hall is proof positive, having
decades to come.
Paul Becker is one more Jacksonville
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Jacksonville its own American Movie
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with us. news
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announced that the Randall Theatre
had entered into an agreement with the
and school administrator, retiring in 1999
as Superintendent of Central Point Schools.
Jacksonville Calvary Church to bring
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He and his wife relocated to Jacksonville
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Paws for Thought by Dr. Tami Rogers


ne of the drawbacks to my profession is the ability to walk with her hind limbs. With that, she
performing euthanasia. The act in itself is a also lost the feeling in her bladder and colon, having
double-edged sword. On one side, we get the to be manually expressed in order to void. She was in
ability to provide a peaceful exit and an end to suffering, a wheel chair to walk and otherwise relied on my dad
but on the other, we as owners have for everything. Over the last year she battled
to make the painful decision on recurring bladder infections due to a cyst
Providing compassionate when to have it done. Each time I
euthanize an animal, I feel that I am
inside her urinary tract that I was unable to
remove surgically. She declined rapidly over

care for over 25 years stealing something precious, taking
something irreplaceable from a
the last month and a half and my daddy made
the painful decision to let her go.
To us, our patients are like family. We’ve client. Regardless of my emotions, He lives down in the Reno area but wanted
euthanasia is never about me. It is to bring her to me. He made the long drive
seen families through generations of best about the loss felt by the owner as early last Saturday morning with her right by
friends. We believe in a total wellness they forever say goodbye to their his side. When he arrived, I could see the pain
approach to veterinary care which helps our loyal companion. in his eyes and his desperation. He needed
patients live long, healthy lives. A blend of This last weekend, I performed more time. He needed a miracle. But, I knew
compassionate care and the use of the latest the most painful euthanasia of my when I looked at her, that it was time. I could
veterinary career to date. That’s not have bought her a few days, weeks, or maybe
medical technology, all at an affordable to say that it is ever easy by any a month or two with aggressive therapy, but
price, makes Jacksonville Veterinary Hospital means, but this time it was different. it would have been at a great expense to her.
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pring is starting to show in of Light” allows the opportunity to
Southern Oregon and the animals highlight and celebrate the amazing
at Sanctuary One are especially community Sanctuary One is a part of in
happy after weeks of snow kept them the Rogue Valley.
inside the barn. Sanctuary One, in The National Volunteer Week theme
the Applegate Valley, is a care farm this year is “Service Unites.” Sanctuary
dedicated to rescuing domestic and farm One couldn’t agree more. The farm’s
Now open in 2 loca Pass
animals, facilitating health and wellness motto is People, Animals, and the Earth:
for people, and promoting environmental Better Together. Through their myriad nts
stewardship. They believe that a farm of volunteers and service-learning folks, Medford & Gra
can do more than grow food for people's they know that service unites people,
bellies; it can heal bodies and lift spirits, of all walks of life. They celebrate their
too, if people work together with animals generous Rogue Valley neighbors in all
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air, exercise and hands-on service- rescued and are preparing for their
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excited to launch a new program with of other nonprofits Sanctuary One serves,
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City Snapshot - Cont'd. from Pg. 15
Floor of the Courthouse and Police/ Budget Committee, March 9, 2017
Fire budget issues as top priorities to Solid Financial Footing—At its March
address. A study session on the matter is meeting, the Budget Committee gathered
being scheduled. to hear the results of an audit of the city’s
Uplifting Plans—Council held a finances conducted by the CPA firm, KDP.
brief but productive study session Auditor and CPA Mark Damon gave
on “what to do with the 2nd floor the city exceptionally high marks for its
of the Courthouse/New City Hall.” work to keep the city on solid ground.
Administrator Alvis reviewed a list For the year ending June 30, 2016, not
of possible uses of the space that only does the city have $200,000 more in
have been suggested, ranging from certain fund accounts than previously
relocation of Art Presence Art Center, a known, but Damon reported city assets
Visitors Center, History Museum, Bike have also increased to more than $14.3M,
Hostel, to assembly space. In the end, a net increase of $300,000. With liabilities
the consensus was a multi-use public down, assets up and departments
meeting space and that moving ahead operating frugally, the year-over-year
with plans for elevator service to the comparisons make the recent audit
floor was a “must” in order to use the something to be proud of. Ordinarily, the
space. During discussion, Councilor audit would have been sooner, but was
David Jesser voiced a minority opinion, delayed because the city had switched its
favoring backing away and letting accounting platform to the Springbrook
the floor lay idle for the time being system in the 2016 fiscal year. Under the
while the city tackles other budgetary leadership of Administrator Jeff Alvis
matters including public safety funding and Treasurer Stacy Bray, in conjunction
obstacles on the horizon. Jesser noted with an excellent Budget Committee
that the soon-to-be-built Community of committed citizens, the audit places
Center will likely fill the need for public Jacksonville in excellent shape…for now.
meeting space. At the conclusion of the At the conclusion of the meeting, the
discussion, council gave Administrator committee discussed upcoming needs
Alvis permission to move forward with for increased revenue for police and
spending $8-$10,000 from the available fire operations. As such, the committee
$610,000 building fund to update will discuss the option of placing a
architectural plans for construction of property tax levy measure on the May
an interior elevator system. An interior or November 2018 ballot to raise needed
elevator will require an outside ADA- public safety funds. This and other topics
accessible ramp leading to the first of financial interest will be on the agenda
floor of NCH. Once updated, the plans when the Budget Committee meets on
will become a part of a new RFP for April 20 or 27 at 4:00pm at Old City Hall.
elevator construction. (Please see City website for exact date.)
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Trail Talk by Clayton Gillette

Welcoming Our Well-Watered Woodlands

310 E. California Street · Jacksonville, OR pring is finally upon us, yet those friendly white vegetation. Many of our local trails are narrow, and
Open: 7–4 flakes of so many recent winter days flutter are not conducive to speeding along. Other folks on
past my window as I write this. We’ll venture the trail will not be looking for a confrontation with
bravely forth to see what wonders a long, wet, cold a wheeled warrior bearing down on them. Our trail
season has bestowed upon our forested hills. Perhaps signage is clear about where bikes are welcome, and if
the blooms will be more brightly brilliant (or is it more in doubt, digression is always the better part of valor—
brilliantly bright?) Perhaps the fresh foliage will dazzle please don’t ride where not welcome.
COFFEE DRINKS in its new-found fecundity. It’s certain we’ll welcome Where trails are designed and built for a purpose,
We proudly serve Heart Coffee well-watered woodlands. such as hiking or running, consideration is given to
Alliteration aside, (I’ve heard it’s from too many how the trail will fit to the landscape. Switchbacks or
Latte 4 Flat White 3.75 days in the sun without a hat) we should certainly see steps might be added on steep stretches to prevent
our trails less dusty for longer. And we should see slippery or guttered trail treads. Bringing a bike on
Mocha 4.5 Cappuccino 3.5 our streams and waterfalls continue their flows long such a trail is damaging, and for that reason, a trail
into the dry months. This will be a good season in the will be “out-of-bounds” to riders. Bike-friendly (and
Espresso 2.5 Drip 2/3 forests, when all is so fresh and clean. What better time horse-friendly) trails are designed as wider trails
to find a new trail to travel! with sweeping corners, and in steep canyon areas
Americano 2.5 Cold Brew 4 And with that being said, we should be considerate like Lithia Park in Ashland and some of Jacksonville’s
of our fellow travelers. As Oregonians, we are Forest Park, trails are simply not compatible to
Macchiato 2.75 Pour Over 4 taken aback when our wild places are despoiled by wheeled conveyance.
thoughtless “users.” Trail litter is not generally a In a forest park, trails are necessarily narrow to avoid
Cortado 3.5 problem, but it only takes a single nincompoop to disruption, where possible, of the plants along them.
trash a wild area. “Pack it in, pack it out”—pretty easy Some poisonous plants or noxious weeds might be
Milks: whole milk, 2% milk, almond, & coconut to do. Trail etiquette also asks that we not shortcut, pruned back a bit more radically, but most plants are
or “cowpath,” on trails. This leads to damaged left to thrive and to be enjoyed. A woodland or forest
vegetation and damaged trail tread. Above all else, park is not a place to hurry through—how would one
be courteous, especially when you bring your four- ever catch a glimpse of the woodland wren flitting here
legged companions along. and there, or marvel at the doggedness of the rough-
Bike riders accept further responsibility by bringing skinned newt if one is always hustling and bustling
a mechanized device onto a trail. Care must be taken along? That great gray owl who sits so majestically on
to avoid damage to trail edges and surrounding a fir bough—did you see her?
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It’s time to Celebrate Earth Day,Now More Than Ever
On Saturday, April 22, the Rogue Valley will celebrate The March for Science, organized by a group of
Earth Day, a date that aligns this year with celebrations community volunteers to coincide with sister marches in
across the US and around the world on the 47th DC and throughout the country, will culminate here.
anniversary of the first Earth Day celebration. Event admission is free. Please bring your own
“Now More than Ever” is the theme of this refillable beverage container to support a zero-waste
year’s festival, which takes places outdoors at the event. For more information,
grounds of ScienceWorks Museum in Ashland, from and follow Rogue Valley Earth Day on Facebook.
Southern Oregonians will find abundant information
“Looking forward on clean energy, food and farms, electric vehicles,
wildlife conservation, opportunities for action, and
to having you!” much more. Kids will enjoy a full day of activity,
Call now to reserve: including a 30’ salmon storytelling tent, wildlife
costumes, and the EcoQuest hands-on tour of exhibits.
541-899-0255 Hours of family fun includes delicious food and beer
or book online vendors, and live entertainment throughout the day. New this year, Talent Maker City, a local non-profit
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The Siskiyou Upland Trails spectacular across the western face of 155 West California Street • Jacksonville
Association is excited to begin Anderson Butte, and due to the 5100-foot
construction of the long-awaited Jack- elevation, they bloom later than the lower
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Youth Corp Crew. The work
Significant progress
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involved in
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trail is significant—
winter came along especially
with record snow considering the
and rain, making steep slopes and
trail work impossible some rocky and
until late February. heavily-wooded
The plan (if the terrain—as found on
weather cooperates) the Jack-Ash. SUTA
is to complete most has hired a crew of
of the new trail local trail blazers
for this phase of to construct the
construction by mid-May. With spring trail, thanks to Title II grant funding. We
finally arriving, we are hoping that have partnered with Rogue WorkSource
we can now make steady progress in to staff the trail crew and provide their
building 4.5 miles of new trail for hikers, wonderfully-talented youth crew to assist
runners, equestrians and bicyclists. When in construction when possible. Many
complete, Phase I of the Jack-Ash trail volunteers continue to help out when
will connect both ends of the Sterling they can, but special recognition goes to
Mine Ditch Trail using a combination of Duane Mallums, whose tireless work has
new trail and existing BLM roads. This really made this project possible.
will create a 40-mile loop over and around Another key person in making the
the Anderson Butte Complex, with many
opportunities for short and long hikes
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not to mention the stunning 360-degree can come out and not only see the trail
views. When the trail reaches the top of but help us finish building it. Details
Anderson Butte right below the remnants will be posted on SUTA’s website www.
of the old fire lookout tower, you will We look forward to
have a panoramic view for several miles seeing you out taking a hike or going for
of the entire Little Applegate Valley and a ride in the not-to-distant future on the
well beyond. The wildflowers are always Jack-Ash.
You’re Never Too Young to Hike – Local

A P R I L at the Bella "Hike it Baby" Chapter Going Strong
Water? Check. Hiking Shoes? Check.
Diapers? Check. Baby? Hmm…
encourage families to get involved, and
manage our hike calendar.

This is just the beginning of the 2017 has been an active year for our
Join us in the Bella Saloon & Patio checklist that runs through my mind local branch with more than 15 hikes
every Thursday for the best deal every time I leave per month in the
in town - free beer tastings &
& Ales
the house for a hike Rogue Valley.
$1 BBQ Oysters! with my 12-month- We’ve explored

old son, Miles. We the Table Rocks,
are lucky to live in Jacksonville
a wonderful place Woodlands,
6th: Wild Ride with hiking trails Sterling Mine
outside our door and Ditch, Farmer’s
13th: Walkabout even luckier to have Markets, Ashland
20th: Oskar Blues become involved trail systems,
with the group “Hike Cathedral Hills
27th: BLOWOUT~ last O+A it Baby,” whose in Grants Pass
of the season! motto, “Raising a and much more!
generation to love A typical outing
the outdoors” is near has a designated

It’s Wildflower Time in J’ville! and dear to my heart.
What is “Hike
meeting spot
where we make
it Baby?”—Hike introductions and
it Baby is an load the kids into
April on the Jacksonville Trails... international,
their packs or
strollers. Hiking
Hit the trails with the Jacksonville Woodlands organization with a group
dedicated to getting Kayleen and Miles Brodie provides more
Association to celebrate their annual Hike-a- families outside hands to distribute
Thon! You’ll see amazing displays of with children from birth to school age. crackers to the hungry or point out
wildflowers, right here in Jacksonville. The outings range from urban strolls interesting rocks along the way. Our motto
and toddler-led walks to hikes and is “leave no hiker behind and all fitness
After your hike, stop in at the Bella for a summer camping trips. We welcome the levels are welcome.” And let’s not forget
well-earned lunch, dinner, or Sunday newest baby to the eldest of the family, the joy of a coffee break following a hike
Brunch. It might even be nice enough from parents to grandparents, nannies, along the Jacksonville Woodland Trails!
cousins, and friends. If you are looking for support or
to dine on the Bella Patio - A perfect way Hike it Baby began in Portland, Oregon just need an incentive to get outside,
to celebrate Spring! in 2013 as a small group of parents. join our Facebook group, Hike it Baby
Interest quickly spread and in 2016 Hike Rogue Valley, and start a 90-day free
it Baby filed for non-profit status. Today, trial on After that, an
it is operating in more than 300 cities annual family membership is $10 with
around the world with one right here in scholarships available.
the Rogue Valley! See you on the trails!
Our Local Branch—Ashland resident Upcoming Hikes:
170 W. California St. Jacksonville • • 899-1770 Aiyana Green started our local Hike it • April 3rd – Ashland Bandersnatch
Lunch, Mon. - Sat.• Brunch, every Sunday • Dinner & cocktails Nightly Baby branch in 2015 in order to meet Trail
other outdoorsy parents and their kids. • April 4th – Jacksonville Woodland
The group was a success and hosted over Trails
100 local hikes in 2016! We currently • April 6th – Medford Grower’s
have four Branch Ambassadors—Aiyana Market Meetup
Green, Jessica Leonard, Olivia Taylor and • April 8th – Ashland Toddler-led
myself—who scope out trails, lead hikes, Hike

Pull on Your Hiking Boots and Join the
Applegate Trails Association on the Trails!
by Diana Coogle, Applegate Trails Association
It's hiking season! Maybe the snow Check-out the details for the
hasn't quite melted in the higher work parties on our website, www.
altitudes, but it has turned mushy, and
I'm about to retire my skis and pull I've hiked the route of the East ART,
out my hiking boots. The Jacksonville and I love it, but it's difficult without
Woodlands are sprouting wildflowers, a trail. The more people we have
and I'm ready to walk the hills, chasing helping, the faster the trail will be built,
the snowmelt onto the high-altitude and I can't wait. We're anticipating
trails, following the a completed

Spring Wine Tour
wildflowers higher trail well before
and higher. wildflower season
One of the most next year.
beautiful areas in In the meantime,
Wind through the Rogue Valley tasting our finest the Applegate Valley there are other
is soon to become favorite hikes in
award winning wines! accessible to hikers, the Applegate. I'm
as the Applegate leading an ATA
TICKETS AT Trails Association hike up Mt. Elijah,
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hoes, picks, and wildflower hikes
Designated Driver Tickets $10 mattocks to blaze in the region, on
the East ART, the July 9. Mike Kohn,
east end of the another ATA board
proposed Applegate member, will lead
Ridge Trail. We've a hike up Mule
hired a crew, and Mt. on May 13.
we're calling on These are great
enthusiastic volunteers who want to opportunities to learn these trails. A
join us. On April 1, April 30, and May 21 third board member, Alex Weinbrecht,
we’ll be conducting training workshops will lead a horseback ride for ATA on
and leading work parties. This is a great June 11. We'll announce the details later,
opportunity to be able to say to your but you should put these dates on your
Saturday grandchildren, when you take them
on the East ART years from now, "Yes.
calendar now so you won't schedule
something else on May 13, June 11, and
May 6th I helped build this trail, back in 2017."
They'll be so impressed, as they hike
July 9. Save those dates for hiking or
riding with ATA.
through the galaxies of lupine and sea Diana Coogle is on the board of the
11am-5pm blush, and they'll be so grateful, as they
picnic with you on the rock outcropping
Applegate Trails Association and co-author,
along with Janeen Sathre, of Favorite Hikes
and look down onto their own home far of the Applegate: A Trail Guide with Stories
below in the Applegate Valley. and Histories.
Hike Our Heritage @ the Table Rocks Table Rocks Hikes Schedule for April 2017
Saturday, April 1, 2017, 9:00am, UPPER TABLE Conservancy, he will also discuss modern day
ROCK—Spring in Bloom: Join Chamise Kramer, Tribal management of conservation properties
avid botanist and Public Affairs Specialist and partnerships with government agencies,
with the Rogue River National Forest, and land trusts, and other groups.
Molly Allen, BLM Environmental Educator, Domingo, 23 de Abril, 1:00pm, LOWER TABLE
to explore the valley's beautiful native flora, ROCK—Caminata Familiar en español:
wildflowers, and natural history of the Table Evan Barrientos, empleado de The Nature
Rocks. Learn about some of the best tricksters Conservancy, guiará una caminata a través
Mother Nature has to offer this April Fool’s Day! de Lower Table Rock en español. Mientras
We’ll explore some tactics plants use to fool disfrutando del paisaje y la tranquilidad de este
everything around them, every day of the year! hermoso sitio, Ud. aprenderá sobre las plantas,
Sunday, April 2, 2017, 9:00am, UPPER TABLE animales, historia, y gestión de ello. ¡Descubra
ROCK—Walk with Words: Dave Harvey and un lugar fantástico para explorar con sus hijos o
members of the Oregon Poetry Association, hacer ejercicio! Para obtener más información,
Rogue Valley Unit, will share poems inspired by llame al 541-770-7933 x 3#.
nature and the Table Rocks along a hike to the Saturday, April 29, 2017, 9:00am, LOWER TABLE
Every weekend this spring, The Nature trail, with some short, steep sections. top of the Rock. Hikers are encouraged to bring
Conservancy and Medford District Participants should dress for the weather
ROCK—Legacy of a Landmark: Jeff LaLande,
a favorite or original poem inspired by nature retired archaeologist and historian for the Rogue
Bureau of Land Management are offering and terrain; bring water and snacks since
to share along the trail. River-Siskiyou National Forest, will discuss the
free, guided educational hikes at the hikes to the top may last 3 to 5 hours.
Table Rocks. Hikes are led by specialists Restrooms are only available at each Saturday, April 8, 2017, 9:00 am, LOWER TABLE role of the Table Rocks in the culture and legends
from around the region who will share trail head; there is no drinking water. To ROCK—Wildflowers Abound: Barbara Mumblo, of the Takelma Indians, as well as the history of
their knowledge about the unique help protect this special place, no dogs or botanist emerita with the U.S. Forest Service the Table Rocks area during the “Indian Wars” of
natural and cultural environments that vehicles are allowed on the trail.
Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District and member of the 1850s.
make the Table Rocks such an integral The iconic Upper and Lower Table
part of our region’s heritage. Come and Rocks—formed seven million years ago the Native Plant Society of Oregon, will lead a hike Saturday, April 29, 2017, 9:00am, UPPER
enjoy the magic of nature’s classroom at by a volcanic eruption—are prominent to discover the dazzling array of wildflowers found TABLE ROCK—Layers of Time: Jad D'Allura,
the top of the Rocks! reminders of the rich natural and on the Table Rocks. Southern Oregon University emeritus professor
The Spring Weekend Hike series runs cultural heritage found in the Rogue
Sunday, April 9, 2017, 9:00am, LOWER TABLE of geology, and Joni Brazier, U.S. Forest Service
from April 1 to May 21, 2017. All hikes Valley. For thousands of years the
are free to the public but reservations are Takelma Indians called Table Rocks their ROCK LOOP TRAIL—Tell Me a Story: A very soil specialist, will discuss the formation of the
required as space is limited. Information home, and early settlers hiked to their special hike for kids and their favorite adult! Table Rocks and the unique geological features
about the hikes and online reservations summits in long skirts and full suits. Join members of the Storytelling Guild on a and soils along a hike to the top of this ancient
are available at http://TableRockHikes2017. Today more than 50,000 people each trek along the Lower Table Rock Loop Trail (1/2 lava flow. For information contact the year connect with nature and history mile accessible trail) and listen to legends and
Medford District BLM at 541.618.2200, while walking their trails. These Islands Sunday, April 30, 2017, 10:00am, UPPER TABLE
tales about the Takelma Indians who once lived ROCK—Bee Safari: Join Sarah Red-Laird, a.k.a.
M-F 7:30am-4:30pm. in the Sky are designated as an Area of
This year’s series includes many past Critical Environmental Concern and in this area. Learn about the cultural history of Bee Girl, and Sasha Joachim, BLM botanist,
favorites—wildflowers, Camp White, an America’s Great Outdoors site to the Table Rocks. Stories are suitable for all ages. to find out what all the buzz is about. They
Legacy of a Landmark—as well as several protect their diverse habitats, expansive Saturday, April 15, 2017, 8:00am, LOWER will explain why bee pollination is essential
new hikes including Yoga on the Rocks, views, abundant wildlife and a wealth of
TABLE ROCK—For the Early Birds: Join local for our survival and tell you about the unique
Nature Sketching & Journaling, Tell Me a wildflowers including the extremely rare
Story, and What’s Eating the Trees? dwarf-wooly meadowfoam that grows bird experts Bob Quaccia, with Rogue Valley pollinator conservation projects on nearby
Hikers will meet at the designated nowhere else in the world. Audubon Society, and Frank Lospalluto, public lands. On this family-friendly hike, net
trailhead for a 2.5-4.5 mile round-trip Photos courtesy of The Nature with Klamath Bird Observatory, to view the and ID bees and learn about their relationship
hike, up 800 feet along a moderate grade Conservancy. spring birds of Table Rocks. Learn ID tips and with the wildflowers and trees that produce a
conservation information. Bring binoculars and rainbow of colors on the Table Rocks.
Did you know? A few facts about the Table Rocks: ID books if you desire. Limited to 15 individuals
• The 4,864 acres of the Table Rocks are jointly owned, managed and protected
by The Nature Conservancy and Bureau of Land Management. Sunday, April 16, 2017, EASTER - NO HIKE
• The area around the Table Rocks was inhabited by Native Americans at least
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 9:00am, UPPER
15,000 years prior to any European-American settlement.
• The Rocks are named for their location along the Rogue River—Upper Table TABLE ROCK—Grand Ronde Tribes, Past to
Rock is upstream and Lower Table Rock is downstream. Present: Join Michael Karnosh, Ceded Lands
• There is an airstrip on Lower Table Rock that was built in 1948. Program Manager at the Confederated Tribes
• More than 50,000 visitors annually hike the Table Rocks making it one of the of the Grand Ronde, to learn about traditional
most popular hiking locations in Southern Oregon. and culturally important plants of the tribes
• The Rocks are home to more than 70 species of animals and 340 species of
whose ancestors include the original residents
plants including 200 species of wildflowers.
• The vernal pools at the top of the Rocks are one of the few places that are home of the Table Rocks area. With Molly Morison,
to a federally-threatened species of fairy shrimp, Branchinecta lynchi. Stewardship Coordinator for The Nature

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