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My View by Whitman Parker, Publisher
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I
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California Street….today was no different. many of us volunteered that much and we didn’t get as
Having an accessible, in-town office is one of personally involved.”
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week, folks from all walks of life pop-by to share their the cost of living, the lack of big-city traffic, the
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Whitman Parker and house hunting, (I’m not sure if they decided to move “It’s really hard to believe that next month’s Review is
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Two New Eagle Scout Projects
Enhance the Forest Park
by Tony Hess
The Forest Park has been the its confluence with Cantrall Creek. The
beneficiary of two more projects bridge was needed as the high stream
completed by Eagle Scouts. Trevor Cluff runoff this spring had overtopped
from Troop 160 proposed and completed the culverts previously placed where
a project to improve the Norling Trail at Norling Trail crosses Jackson Creek.
the parking lot P-1 park entrance. This The design was provided by the city
section of Norling Parks Department,
Trail had not with the bridge
been completed planking, bridge
pending the beams, and
construction of abutments recycled
the new Jackson from other projects.
Creek streambed The location was
as part of the very challenging,
decommissioning as the abutments
of the Jacksonville were right on top
dam. The trail of piles of big rocks
section had piled up by the
been roughly hydraulic water
Jill Hamilton, Broker established for the
first 300 feet, but
cannons used by
gold miners 100
Trevor Cluff spreading gravel.
541-621-0680 it went through years ago. Some of
a dense thicket the rocks moved
Sarah Farnsworth, Broker of blackberry weighed over 250
bushes. The pounds. The two,
541-941-4620 Jacksonville heavy, 18-foot
Forest Park bridge beams and
Volunteers all other materials
designed a were carried and
project for Trevor dragged down
Sally Bell that required
upgrading the 300
a hillside to the
bridge site by
Principal Broker
feet of trail to the Skyler and his
541-601-1230 base of the old hard working
dam by removing crew of fellow

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blackberry along scouts. Those
"I wouldn't work the trail width
Tony Hess with Skyler Allen.
beams weighed
with anyone else!" and in four sites on the edges of the trail. 350 pounds each and the scouts devised
Melanie Logan These sites are designated for benches for some unique methods to bring them
trail users to sit and enjoy the deep shade down the hill, across a roaring Jackson
and the running waters of Jackson Creek Creek, and in place on the abutments.
a few feet away. Trevor and his large In addition to a new and dryer stream
crew first removed the blackberry, and crossing, the bridge is fifteen feet below
then worked hard to spread fifteen yards a small concrete dam built in the 1930’s
of gravel on the trail surface. Recycled as a source of Jacksonville water supply,
fabric from the dam project was placed built as the start of the wooden water
under the gravel to prevent regrowth of pipeline that went all the way to the city.
the blackberry. This trail is now also the These projects are the third and fourth
entrance to the developing Jackson Creek Eagle Scout projects in the last year in the
202 Meadow Slope Dr, Talent 820 S Oregon, Jacksonville Wetlands below the dam. It is being built Forest Park. The city Parks Department
as a native plant area using the wet area and the Forest Park Volunteers take great
$355,000 | 3 BR | 2 BA | .46 Ac $399,000 | 3 BR | 2 BA | .5 Acres being fed by year-round water flows. pride in providing these challenging
Updated home in great neighborhood. 1903 sq feet ranch style home This spring, Skyler Allen from project opportunities for Eagle Scouts.
Pantry, wood burning stove, private yard, Close to town, shopping restaurants and Britt Troop 5 tackled an 18-foot-long foot They very much appreciate the scout’s
mature trees & covered patio. festivals Backs up to hiking trails.
bridge needed over Jackson Creek at contributions to the Forest Park.
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Applegate Rotary Club worked to ramp at the Jacksonville Community
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for their popcorn booth. Members sell contact Peggy Carlaw at 805-801-3882 or
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Cub Scouts Launch Weather Balloon
Join us for $2.00 Hot Dog Day and Music in the
On Sunday, April 23, Jacksonville Dr. Rex Miller, who oversaw the launch Vineyard on Sunday, June 11 from 2:00 to 5:00 P.M.
Cub Scout Pack 17 held their 3rd-annual of the weather balloon consulted with
Ted Hubbert Memorial rocket launch. a friend at NOAA, who provided
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This year, because of the sponsorship Ely, Nevada. Unfortunately, it landed
generosity of the Jacksonville/Applegate at an elevation of 8800' on a mountain
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In choosing where to open, Eileen says, “We’d been talking about opening a
bookstore, specifically in Jacksonville, for a number of years. Jacksonville has a rich
history and we’ve both spent a lot of time here. The citizens are very invested in their
town… something we were able to witness firsthand over months of attending local
meetings and talking to shop owners.”
The business partners had looked at a couple of buildings that weren’t quite right,
and ideally envisioned the bookstore on California Street. “Luckily,” Natalya says,
“the opportunity to make that happen arose this past February when we purchased
the building. We have Jacksonville local Cheryl Rose, and Jill Hamilton and Sally Bell
at Windermere real estate to thank for that.”
When asked about their reception so far, Eileen happily reports, “We’ve
experienced nothing but support from the local community. Linda Graham
from Scheffel’s Toys has graciously shared the names of book reps and
sideline vendors. We’ve also received advice from Jo Parker and Ronit Gibb
Natalya Miller and from WillowCreek, Steve Abandonato from Pot Rack, Sandi Whittle from La
Eileen M.K. Bobek Boheme, Marge Wall from Country Quilts & Gifts and Patti Kirsch from The
Cheesemonger’s Wife, to name just a few.”
Of course, they add, the bookstore would not be possible without the support of
Bookstore to Open Soon! their spouses, Miroslav Bobek and Matthew Miller and their respective children.
Natalya’s father, Fred Shannon, has been their right hand man and was essential in
reinvigorating the building. They also benefitted greatly from the interior and space
design expertise of Carmen Whitlock and Nora LaBrocca.
In the first week of July, a new bookstore called, “Rebel “If you’re wondering about the name, ‘Rebel Heart Books,’” Eileen explains, “We
Heart Books,” will open at 157 W. California Street in the thought a lot about what to call it, came up with many names, and thought about
historic 1859 Martin & Zigler Blacksmith Shop building. The the pioneering spirit of the town. We wanted it to represent the idea that every
Review caught up with co-owners Eileen M.K. Bobek and Natalya Miller to learn person has a bit of a rebel in them—someone who wants to do something different
more about this exciting new venture. Bobek, a 15-year resident of the Rogue Valley is or unexpected or against the norm, something that requires taking a leap of faith,
a writer and a physician; Miller is also a physician who’s lived here for 6 years. something that requires acting on a particular truth and hoping by doing so it will
In our digital-everything world, one might ask, “Why open a bookstore?” Eileen have a lasting impact. That’s where the store mantra comes from, ‘Be brave, Be true,
responds to the frequently-asked question philosophically, offering, “Brick and Leave your mark.’ My younger brother, Daniel, is an artist and he created the logo,
mortar bookstores are as important now as they ever were. A bookstore and books utilizing the idea that arrows represent a certain force, velocity and direction toward
in general have been described as sanctuaries, places of refuge, ports in the storm, as something. As the archer, you have to have a certain amount of strength to pull that
both magical and comforting portals to other worlds, safe ways to explore ideas and arrow toward your heart before releasing it into the world.”
cultures different from our own, ways to create and anchor communities... and the list When open, the shop will carry new general, nonfiction and fiction, hardcover and
goes on. These ideas are not new or original but they’re no less true.” trade paperbacks with a small section of children’s and young adult books. “Because
A favorite quote from American essayist Barry Lopez sums up Eileen and the space is small (625 sq. ft.), we can’t represent every category. We plan on keeping
Natalya’s philosophy: The stories people tell have a way of taking care of them. If stories a list of requested titles so we can evaluate gaps in the store’s inventory and adjust for
come to you, care for them. And learn to give them away where they are needed. Sometimes categories that don’t seem to be working,” Natalya says.
a person needs a story more than food to stay alive. That is why we put these stories in each In addition, customers will be able to order books that are not in stock and
other’s memory. This is how people care for themselves. depending on the day and time of the request, ordered books should arrive within 1-2
Eileen notes that, “In our travels, we have found booksellers to be remarkable and business days. Eileen adds, “We’ll offer some bestsellers but there is so much out there
generous people who want nothing more than to see another bookstore open and be that we also want to put books in people’s hands that they might not otherwise see or
successful. Jane Almquist from “Treehouse Books” and Sheila Burns from “Bloomsbury hear about. And, we plan on having a small selection of periodicals.”
Books” in Ashland have been invaluable mentors and advocates in our process.” In addition, Bobek and Miller are exploring the possibility with local bookseller
As avid readers, both women bring their talents to the store. “I’m an avid reader Andrew Lennert of having a small, curated section of used and rare books, but will
and a writer, focusing primarily on essays,” says Eileen. Natalya says, “I’m passionate not otherwise sell or buy used books. With limited space, they plan to feature one local
about bringing the physical space of the building back to life, and managing the author every 2 months.
logistical aspects of the property restoration and maintenance. This is a passion Along with books, Rebel Heart Books will carry gift items specific to and driven by
project…we both value books and lifelong learning and want to create something books and quotes. “We love the power of words and a good quote, so the store’s sidelines
truly special that will enhance Jacksonville.” will reflect that… but the store is first and foremost a bookstore,” concludes Eileen.

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State of the Art Presence Art Center
by Hannah West, Southern Oregon Artists Resource David Pfrimmer
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is the creator and editor of the Southern Oregon Artists Resource (www.
soartists.com), serves on the board of Art Presence Art Center, is a core
founding member of the Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon and curates the
monthly art exhibits at GoodBean cafe. See some of her art and web design

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work at www.hannahwestdesign.com.

Voted
June AAUW Garden Tour is a "West Side Story"
The 9th-Annual Medford AAUW artist Randy Perkins is providing his art
Best Outdoor Seating
&
Best Place for
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Garden Tour is Saturday, June 10, for special interest in this garden for the Live Music
from 10:00am to 4:00pm. This year’s
tour features two Jacksonville gardens,
day. In contrast, the second Central Point
location is a tropical oasis, complete with
Southern Oregon THE B ELLA ’S 29TH
along with four other diverse landscapes,
chosen to provide you with lots of ideas
palm tree, waterfall, and pool. Enjoy a
happy little paradise with a profusion of
Magazine, 2017
ANNIVERSARY PARTY
and inspiration for your own garden pots and artistic touches. THURSDAY, JUNE 8
spaces. The 2017 tour theme is “West Side On McKenzie Drive in Medford, We will be doing a Walkabout Tap Takeover
Story” because all six gardens, as well the home of a landscape designer,
as Caprice Vineyards, where wine and a delightful space demonstrates
to celebrate Medford Beer Week,
food from the Buttercloud the application of along with celebrating at the Bella with
Bakery food truck will be “sustainability” complimentary appetizers, champagne cake!
available for purchase, are principles to achieve a
located on the west side low-water-usage garden Food & Drink Specials
of the valley. that includes food crops. Live Music by Pete Herzog
In Jacksonville, enjoy Also in Medford on
a lovely and carefully- Coleman Creek Road is
planned garden on Laurel
Lane. Each plant in this
this year’s hospitality
garden where ticket
THE BELLA PATIO
small space has been
thoughtfully chosen for
holders may enjoy
refreshments during the
IS OFFICIALLY OPEN
color and texture and
placed where each can
day’s tour. Listed on
the National Register
FOR SUMMER!
best thrive as they provide color and of Historic Places, this enchanted estate Lunch Monday through • Bella After Britt
interest throughout the seasons. When is home to a 100-year-old oak as well Live music on Thursdays,
combined with the garden art and as formal gardens filled with fanciful Saturday ✪ Sunday Brunch
Fridays and Saturdays.
fencing, the result has a “secret” garden creatures and sculptures. Special Bella After Britt menu
feel. At the second Jacksonville property Tickets are $20 (free for children under Dinner & Cocktails Nightly
on every Britt night
on Singler Lane, the owner has created 12) and may be purchased beginning at
the look of an English country garden any Grange Co-op location, Blue Door 170 W. California St. • Ciao Bella Picnic Box Menu
with swathes of colorful perennials and Garden Store in Jacksonville, Caprice Jacksonville Great for Britt concerts, or any summer
massed hanging baskets of bright, shade- Vineyards in Central Point, Penny and activity - Check the Bella website for details
loving annuals. The backyard focuses on Lulu Studio Florist in Medford, or at any bellau.com
pollinator-friendly plants. of the gardens on the day of the tour. No
541/899-1770
Two more gardens are located in ticket is necessary at Caprice Vineyards.
Central Point. The garden on Old Stage
Road includes fountains and waterfalls
found along the meandering walkways of
All proceeds from the tour fund
educational and leadership opportunities
for local women and girls. For further

this charming and well-planned garden information and garden addresses, please visit
that invites peaceful contemplation. Glass http://Medford-or.aauw.net.
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News From Britt Hill
Turn back time...
Our motto at Pioneer Village is to experience the past, live
by Donna Briggs, Britt President & CEO

New Reserved Seating Taking Shape
for the future. The many services and amenities of Pioneer on Britt Hill
Village Independent & Assisted Living let you enjoy a

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simpler way of life where you live the life you want to he time has come. As you might planning process through their enthusiasm
live, while we take care of the rest. know, the existing benches on Britt and practical analysis of community
Hill provide seating for 662 and engagement, renovation costs, aesthetics,
were installed in 1987. Today, they are in a and quality control. Needless to say, we all
state of severe deterioration due to weather realize the importance of maintaining the
and time, including eleven benches that Britt Experience and Britt’s relevance to the
had to be repaired and held together with economic vitality of Jacksonville and the
duct tape to get us through the 2016 season. region through this project.
Based on past demand for reserved Important capital improvement projects
seating and with an aging population, are marathons and require broad-based
fewer patrons are willing to sit on the support. The budget for this construction
lawn which accommodates 1,538 patrons, project is $1,057,000. We already have
and often demand for reserved seating $500,000 in commitments, and that leaves a
outstrips supply by nearly double for a lot more money to be raised. At the heart of
single event. In the fall of 2017, we are the campaign is our new seat sponsorship
replacing the dilapidated bench seats and program. When you sponsor a new seat,
adding approximately 330 reserved seats we will attach a highly-visible plaque with
for an aggregate of close to 1,000, while inscription of your choice to the backrest
keeping the total venue capacity the of one these new seats for a full decade.
same at 2,200. The beauty of the design To ensure the most opportunity for all, we
is that it will have almost no impact on are offering five price-points to tailor fit
the current lawn seating because the bulk your level of sponsorship. Please see the
of the new seating will be constructed commitment form in our ad on the next
stage left, over the gully next to the fence page of this issue of the Jacksonville Review.
Share the line. The construction will also include the Kindly consider joining me and the
experience... installation of new lighting, concrete stairs, Britt Board by investing in our future. We
aisles and landings as well as extensive believe that by sponsoring a seat, or seats,
Schedule your landscaping. The redistribution of seating, you will help preserve the community
complimentary together with the other upgrades, will lead spirit found at every performance on Britt
to a better and safer volunteer, patron, staff Hill for many decades to come.
meal & personal and artist experience. Comments or questions for Britt Festivals?
tour today! The Board and staff are highly committed Email Donna at ed@brittfest.org. Visit Britt
to this project and have driven the Festivals at www.brittfest.org. See ad next page.

INDEPENDENT & ASSISTED LIVING Britt’s 2017 Poster Unveiled
805 N. 5th Street • Jacksonville, OR • www.PioneerVillageOregon.com Jamie McPartland signs
posters at unveiling.
Call today to schedule your personalized tour! (541) 899-6825

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Built in 2000, the home features oak floors,
propane FP in family room, 9 ft ceilings, office
with built-ins and roomy open floor plan. Island
kitchen with ss appliances, propane gas cook-
top, tile, large breakfast nook and eating bar and Britt Festivals unveiled its 2017 Fine Arts Poster on Thursday, May 4 at the Britt Pavilion
built-in computer station. Formal dining room, in Jacksonville. This year’s work is a mixed media piece by Jacksonville artist Jamie
laundry room, large bonus room with hardwood McPartland. The poster is the 33rd in a series celebrating Britt through the visual arts.
flooring and lot’s of storage throughout the home.
Large master with beautiful views, soaking tub,
The piece, titled “Arcadian Triptych,” features a guitarist performing for a young
walk-in closet, double vanity and separate shower. girl and a couple, surrounded by decorative visual elements that relate to the “Britt
Gorgeous views from the covered back deck, room Experience.” Jamie McPartland is a part-time Jacksonville resident who also lives
for RV parking w/electrical hook-up, 3 car garage, in France and New York City. As well as being an artist, she is a writer, editing and
manicured landscaping, deer fencing and gate,
in-ground sprinkler system, TID irrigation, cable teaching for her vocation. She earned a BA in studio art and an MFA in writing. As a
available and quiet, country location! regular fan of Britt concerts, she decided to apply for the Fine Art Poster last year, and
was one of three finalists selected from ten nominees.
$549,900
The 2017 Britt Fine Arts Poster is generously sponsored by Wells Fargo.

4367 Pioneer Rd., Medford
Breathtaking views of the Vineyards, Mountains
and City lights from this stunning Contemporary
Lions Club Celebrates Star Spellers
home on 5+ acres. Beautiful design w/exposed
beams, walls of windows & expansive ceilings.
Chef’s kitchen w/large island, Eurostone &
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breakfast bar, Lacanche range w/double
ovens, commercial grade hood/fan, SS built-in
appliances, wine bar & refrigerator, prep sink w/
pot filler, walk-in pantry and more. Amazing
master suite w/a private exercise/office room, large
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flooring and a light filled clear story with rail
lighting. Rainwater catchment system, shop/
storage building, solar hot water, flex use exterior
building, deer fenced garden area, engineered
paved drive and retaining walls. Outstanding
quality and views!
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In its continuing mission of supporting programs at Jacksonville Elementary School,
the Jacksonville Lions Club was on-hand to present spelling bee achievement awards
and certificates to participating students during a school-wide assembly on April 27.
At an April 7 Division 1 District Competition, Adia Swenson and Seth Hungerford
represented Jacksonville Elementary. Adia won that round and moved on to
Regionals at Southern Oregon University on April 29, where she placed 2nd, only
losing by one point! Earlier, Haley Brown represented Jacksonville Elementary at the
Division 2 District Competition at Hedrick Middle school on March 16.
8 JUNE 2017 JACKSONVILLE REVIEW
JACKSONVILLE REVIEW JUNE 2017 9
th
Behind the Scenes
520 N. 5 St. by Robin Downward, Artistic Director
Calvary Church Randall Theatre Company
Jacksonville
How Much Does Theater Cost?
10 E. 3rd St.

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Medford ometimes I am approached by a listed is just a small part of what needs to
patron who wants to know what be paid for over a full year’s time.
the Randall Theatre does with all Ticket sales make up only 60% of
the money it makes. Before answering, what it takes to keep a theater company
I take a moment to swallow the chuckle running. Private and business donors,
that wants to leap from my mouth, then I sponsorship and memberships make up
tell them the truth. As much money that the other 40%. Of course, we could raise
comes in from theatrical productions, our prices to the point where donors
it actually costs more to keep the doors are no longer needed, but then that 40%
open. For example, $50 pays for 8 hours shortfall would need to be made up by
of electricity, $100 pays for an average our patrons. Theater patrons do not like
J
acksonvi
lle of 3-4 costumes, $250 pays for batteries
for wireless mics, $318 pays for royalties
high ticket prices…who does, really?
So, where does that leave us? We do the
for one night of a musical performance, best we can to produce quality theater at
$500 pays for props for a musical, $1,000 a price everyone can afford. We look to
Neil Simon's Smash Comedy Hit pays for the stage set of a Main Stage
production, $1,500 pays the royalties
local arts patrons, businesses and grants
to fill the gap that ticket sales do not
for one main stage play, $2,016 pays for cover. It is always difficult to keep the
phone and internet for one year, $3,450 Randall going. That said, we have done
pays rent for one month, $3,500 pays a pretty good job of doing so, I'd say! We
for royalties and music rental for one remain open because you, our patrons
main stage musical. All in all, a Randall have seen value in what we do. You
musical production can end up costing understand the importance of supporting
around $12,000 when all is said and done. the arts. Without the arts, we would be
Take all of the costs and multiply that by voiceless automatons, simply watching
eight productions in a year and you start the news on TV. The news is fine, but
to see the reality of what it costs to keep a isn't fantasy much more fun?
small community theater going. What is

Marshall on Music
by Marshall Thompson

Live Music is Alive & Well

N
o question about it…live wild and unpredictable ballads and
rd th music is alive and well in blues at TJ Elton's pro showcase/open
June 23 – July 9 Jacksonville. The local venues
can be sorted into three categories:
mic at JVILLE TAVERN. Sometimes the
best musicians around will show up
Randall Theatre Jacksonville Wineries, Restaurants, and Bars, which
somehow sound like the words to a song
for a great time playing with TJ. Check
the winery, restaurant and bar websites
that I'd like to immediately copyright. and Facebook pages to find specific
As for wineries with music in the JVille information about performers, dates, and
area, there's DANCIN VINEYARDS, times. The Jacksonville Review’s Facebook
SOUTH STAGE CELLARS, RED page has a very good event calendar, too.
LILY VINEYARDS, AND SCHMIDT As an avid performer and listener myself,
FAMILY VINEYARDS. When it comes I'd like to put the spotlight in this edition
to Jacksonville restaurants featuring on one particular group...The Brothers
live music, look to the iconic BELLA Reed. I've heard them play at SOUTH
UNION in the heart of downtown. You STAGE CELLARS, and shared a gig with
can also find a special brand of music them in Brookings last St. Patrick's Day.
on the fourth Friday of most every They are a brilliantly original acoustic
month at PONY ESPRESSO when they duo playing music that will make you
host the Southern Oregon Song Writers want to dance, sing, or do something
Association. Some players are well different from what you've been doing.
seasoned. Others are just trying out They have several albums and lots of
new songs. It’s all original material, and followers. If you haven't heard them, do
very entertaining...most audibly from so before they leave town on a national
the street, there are two authentically, tour. They're scheduled to play the BELLA
old western bars in downtown— UNION on June 22 and other dates at the
BOOMTOWN SALOON, and JVILLE aforementioned local establishments. And,
TAVERN. Both feature live music on stop by SOUTH STAGE CELLARS, June
most weekends. Get down rock n roll 2, 6:00-8:00pm, to hear me, Marshall Stack,
is what I've heard playing at the bars. playing an acoustic mix of country songs
But, on Tuesday evenings, you'll find and classic folk ballads.

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JACKSONVILLE REVIEW JUNE 2017 11
Stories & Songs about Pioneer Profiles:
Pioneer Laughter
featuring folksinger and historian
David Gordon
Sunday, June 4
th

2pm
& 3:30
pm

Naversen Room
Jacksonville Library by Carolyn Kingsnorth
Admission, $5
Reservations at 541-245-3650
or info@historicjacksonville.org Early Jacksonville Saloons
Last performances of Historic Jacksonville’s
2017 “Pioneer History in Story & Song” series! 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.

S
aloons and the spirits who place of activity was one of the most
linger there will be a recurring notorious landmarks in the early mining
theme in Historic Jacksonville’s community—the El Dorado Saloon. By
“Haunted History Walking Tours” this late spring or summer, this wooden
summer. Therefore, stories of beer, structure occupied the current site of the
whiskey, and early Jacksonville saloons Masonic Hall at the corner of California
Quilting, Displays, seem an appropriate subject for our and Oregon streets. It fronted on Oregon
Embroidery, Demonstrations, June “Pioneer Profiles.” and extended 100 feet along California
Gold rush Jacksonville reputedly Street. Stories of murders, prostitution,
Woodcarving, House Tours, had as many as 36 saloons when gambling, theft, and the like surround the
Spinning, Quilt Raffle, “entrepreneurs” as well as miners arrived El Dorado until its demise by fire in 1874.
Weaving and More! in Jacksonville following James Clugage’s Flanking the El Dorado was a
and James Poole’s discovery of gold in conglomeration of frame shops, sheds,
12 noon to 4 pm the winter of 1851-52. and outbuildings including an express
Less than two months after they office, a cigar and tobacco shop, a barber
publicized their shop, a “house”
Daisy Creek gold of unidentified
470 E. California Street, Jacksonville claim, Appler & use, and a bakery.
Tour presentations of Beekman hobbies, collections, and crafts. Kenney, packers As early as the
$5,adults; $3 seniors/students. Free lawn activities. from Yreka, mid-1850s, the
had opened a Table Rock Bakery,
541-245-3650 or info@historicjacksonville.org tent trading located in a small
post catering to wooden frame
the “eruption structure, not only
of miners” that sold baked goods
rushed to the but also provided
Rogue Valley. By space for a butcher
summer, over shop, groceries,
Time Travel to 1932 Jacksonville! 3,000 prospectors and supplies. In
were claiming 1860, Herman von
Depression era miners are digging up the and excavating Helms and John
streets. Hobos are hoping for hand outs. every creek bed in Wintjen razed
Ben and Carrie Beekman are closing up their the region. their old wooden
1873 Jacksonville home, going through family Appler & building and
belongings, commenting on current affairs, Kenney’s “bazaar” was located constructed the brick Table Rock Saloon.
and sharing memories of 19th Century life. approximately where Scheffel’s Toys The saloon was also Jacksonville’s first
Experience 1932 Jacksonville as you meet now stands at the corner of California museum. Von Helms collected fossils and
and interact with the Beekmans, family and Oregon streets. It maintained oddities to attract a clientele that stayed
members, and friends! a minimal stock of tools, clothing for his lager. For many years the saloon
and tobacco, and a liberal supply of functioned as an informal social and
Saturday, June 24th whiskey, per A.G. Walling’s History political headquarters, home to business
12 noon, 1:30, and 3:00 pm of Southern Oregon—“not royal deals, court decisions, and even trials. It
$8, adults; $5, seniors/students nectar, perhaps, but nevertheless the still serves social, political, and business
solace of the miner in heat and cold, in gatherings as the GoodBean coffee shop.
C.C. Beekman House Museum prosperity or in adversity.” Across Oregon where the Orth
470 E. California Street, Jacksonville, OR 97530 W.W. Fowler constructed the Building now stands, were at least
541-245-3650 or info@historicjacksonville.org community’s first building near the head two more saloons. The Palmetto
of Main, the only street in the embryo Bowling Saloon was in operation
city. It was a canvas-topped log house, no later than 1853, providing weary
probably a store or saloon. Mining prospectors with a lively combination
camps tended to last only as long as the of recreation and relaxation. It was
June 2nd & July 7th promise of gold, so it’s unlikely Fowler
would have invested that kind of money
sold in November of that year along
with its assemblage of mirrors, tables,
in a place to live. benches, lamps, decanters, and stove
7 00, 7 15, According to Walling, “Saloons [soon] and renamed the New England Bowling
multiplied beyond necessity; monte and Saloon. Neighboring it was the two-
7 30 & 7 45 pm faro games were in full blast, and the
strains of music lured the ‘honest miner’
story Classical Revival-style Holman
House, later renamed the Beard House.
1-hour walk leaves from and led his feet into many a dangerous Supposedly built in 1852, it also housed
corner of Oregon & C streets. place, where he and his money were the original Eagle Brewery, later renamed
A different tour each month! soon parted.” By March of 1852, Miller’s the City Brewery and operated by Viet
& Wills’ “round tent” was the miners’ Schutz, one of the many German-speaking

Jacksonville destination of choice on any Sunday,
their “day of rest.” The tent was a
settlers. It’s mentioned as early as March
of 1852. Lodged somewhere in the midst

Haunted History Tou rs combination of saloon and gambling hall.
Monte was the principal game dealt. It
of this high spirited atmosphere was an
old hospital building and physician’s
These are not your ordinary "ghost tours" but are history was easily understood and patronized by and surgeon’s office. Given that most
seventy-five percent of the population. medicines of the time tended to have
tours about real hauntings resulting from past events!
With the influx of miners, a marked high concentrations of alcohol, opium, or
change also took place in the social cocaine, they should have fit right in.
Tours limited to 15 people - $5 per person
structure as gamblers, courtesans, and When John Orth razed all of these
Reservations at 541-245-3650 or con men of every kind followed—“the properties in 1872 to make way for his
info@historicjacksonville.org class that struck prosperous mining modern two-story brick building, the
camps like a blight.” Their favorite Profiles - Cont'd. on Pg. 35
12 JUNE 2017 JACKSONVILLE REVIEW
Focus on Hanley Farm From our ranch to your table
by Pam Sasseen, Volunteer Local, Natural, Grass-Fed, Grain-Finished, Angus Cross BEEF
USDA Certified from our Family Ranch in the Applegate Valley

Cheryl von Tress INTERIORS +
STEAKS • RIBS • ROASTS • GROUND BEEF

W
elcome to Hanley Farm! Up at the door. There will be five fantastic Cattle Ranch - Raising home-grown, natural,
to and including the month groups to entertain you including, the Angus crossbred beef, directly to your plate.
of December, the farm hosts a Karen Lovely Band with Ben Rice, Sage
new event every month! Meadows Band, Phoenix Sigalove, Find us at the Farmers Market!
We began our season April 29 & 30 Intuitive Compass, and the Fret Drifters!
• Medford - Thursday & Saturday
with the annual Heritage Plant Sale.
Hundreds of visitors attended, many
Stay tuned to “Focus on the Farm,”
where you’ll learn more about each Cheryl von Tress
INTERIORS +
• Jacksonville - Sunday
lining up before the gates opened, to event, up to and including Hanley Farm’s
have the opportunity to choose from over “Holiday Open House” in December!
50 varieties of shrubs, perennials, herbs, Windows in Time, June 7 & 14:
Or call or email to order 541-899-8295 or pksalant@aol.com
heritage tomatoes, old-fashioned lilacs, Historian, and long-time SOHS
daylilies, and much more, to Volunteer, Larry Mullaly
take home and to add a bit is the Windows in Time
of history to their landscape.
Plus, there was more to
enjoy, including children’s
guest speaker for the June
presentation, “Michael
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enjoyed living like their Southern Oregon Historical
ancestors at the Children’s Society and the Jackson
Heritage Fair, held at the County Library Services.
farm on May 20. Across In Mullaly’s illustrated
the farm, there were presentation, he will describe
interactive heritage-themed Michael Hanley in the social
demonstrations, butter Michael Hanley and business environment
churning, spinning and of his time, describing his
weaving, wheat grinding, sack races, and relationships within the community
of course, more! during this period of dynamic change,
On July 8 & 9, the Cascade Civil War 1852-1889. Larry will also talk about how
Society will team-up with the Southern Hanley’s legacy is preserved in the historic
Oregon Historical Society to present Hanley Farm—the home, its grounds, “The remodel is done!
Living History Days at Hanley Farm. and its rich history. Presentations will be
This unique day features old-fashioned 12noon-1:00pm, June 7 at the Medford
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of the Civil War, re-enactments, and 14 at the Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou
plenty of other activities. This two-day Boulevard. Admission: Free!
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Mckee Bridge Grand Centennial Celebration!
On Saturday, June 10, 2017, from large select group of artists and vendors
11:00am-3:00pm, the McKee Bridge will have items for viewing and for sale;
Historical Society will host a Grand unique raffle items, featuring themed
Centennial baskets (available
Celebration on the to view at the Ruch
bridge and in the Library during May);
park with a variety of some very nice silent
activities and events. auction choices with
After two years of not values up to $200;
having the traditional and also a standard
McKee Bridge Day 50/50 raffle. There’s
110 Hangman Way, Jacksonville due to restoration something for
Come home to comfort, quality & style. work and an aging everyone!
committee, we are In addition to
pleased to offer a Applegate Lions
special celebration of tri-tip sandwiches
the bridge this year and some tasty side
on the one-hundredth anniversary of the dishes, there will be a bake sale and root
construction of the bridge. beer floats available. If that’s not enough,
The day is filled with great wander over to the bridge and take in
entertainment, food and fun! the historical displays, or get your very
• 11:00am-1:00pm: Old Time Fiddlers own McKee Bridge Centennial t-shirt and
• 1:00-2:00pm: Cowboy poet and other items at the traveling museum. And
balladeer Butch Martin, and singer/ be sure to see the McKee Bridge quilt that
Inside, outside, upstairs, downstairs, everything will songwriter Christina Lynn Martin depicts the history of the area.
please you! This 4 bedroom, 3 bath home was renovated perform original works relating to In commemoration of the centennial,
beginning in 2004. Today you’ll find a contemporary, Craftsman- the bridge and the early mining era consider dressing fittingly for 100 years
style home with dual zone heating, 3 fireplaces, a formal living • 2:00-3:00pm: Cowboy hillbilly poet ago, with prizes awarded during the
room, formal dining room, hand-cut madrone hardwood floors, Merle Ming will hit the stage and fill event for those dressed-up in period
an upstairs family room & a large kitchen with granite counters in the blank spaces with local wit. clothing. Hope to see you there and we
& cozy eat-in nook. Spoil yourself in the luxurious master suite Plus, the Stray Cats Car Club will appreciate your continued support of the
with fireplace, balcony & master bath complete with jetted tub, show classic cars of the period; the local historical society!
shower, double vanity, walk-in closet & separate WC. A back Porsche club will end their poker run For more, please contact Paul
staircase leads down to the laundry room off the kitchen, so there; the local antique engine club will Tipton, President at 541-846-7501, or
midnight snacks are close by. Outside the dining room you’ll find have a variety of old engines on display; mckeebridge1917@gmail.com.
a private stone patio with a water feature. Out the back is a larger
paver patio & a 456sf unfinished room. Use your imagination as News from the Friends of Jacksonville's
to what this room could be. Room to add a pool too. $699,000.
Historic Cemetery
Dale Verger by Dirk J. Siedlecki, President – FOJHC
Broker, ABR, CRS June Cemetery Events and Activities advance reservations are required. We do
Licensed in Oregon History Saturday, June 10, 10:00am— appreciate donations which help support
Plan on joining us for History Saturday our restoration and preservation work
(541) 482-3786 office in the Cemetery on June 10, when our in Jacksonville's Pioneer Cemetery. Wear
(541) 944-6707 cell/VM 375 Lithia Way, Ashland, OR 97520 program will be on what travel by stage comfortable walking shoes and perhaps
coach might have been like, as presented sunscreen and a hat.
dverger@windermere.com (541) 482-3786
by Joan Hess and Vivienne Grant. Marker Cleaning Workshop, June 17,
The program begins at 10:00am and is 9:00am—This is a fun and interesting
approximately 90 minutes long. Meet volunteer project helping to clean our
your Docents at the top of the Cemetery Cemetery headstones and monuments of
Road where you will find parking accumulated dirt, moss, lichen and other
available. There is no charge and advance plant growth. Meet at the Sexton's Tool
reservations are not required. We do House, inside the traffic circle at the top
accept donations in support of our work of the Cemetery Road, to pick up your
in Jacksonville's Pioneer Cemetery. We tools, supplies and directions as to where
suggest wearing comfortable walking we will be working. Dress for the project
shoes, sunscreen, and a hat. as you may get a little wet and dirt
Tuesday Evening Stroll, June 13, splatter. You may want to bring along
6:30pm—Join our Docents, Dee Reynar, a stool to sit on, a hat and sunscreen.
Ellen Martin and Gail Nicholson as they We normally work until 12 noon but
take you on a Tuesday Evening Stroll whatever time you can spare will be
through the City Section of the Cemetery greatly appreciated.
Want to become more involved in YOUR city? on June 13. The stroll begins at 6:30pm Visit our website for complete
and will conclude by 8:00pm. Meet your details on these events as well as all
The following committees and commissions are Docents at the top of the Cemetery Road our scheduled Cemetery Events and
available for you to serve on and are open until filled. where you will find parking available. Activities at www.friendsjvillecemetery.org.
There is no charge for the tour and no

HARC—Historic Commission
Parks, Recreation, and Visitor Services Committee

Development Code Revision
If you are interested in participating in the Development
Code update process, applications for the new Citizen
Advisory Committee are available at City Hall and the
Planning Department. Applications are also available
on the City website (jacksonvilleor.us). There is no
established deadline for returning applications at this
point. We will provide an update once there is a deadline.
We look forward to further discussions regarding the
code, and ensuring that we have the best possible Mayor’s 4th of July Picnic is Planned
code to ensure a vibrant future for Jacksonville.
The entire community is invited to join Mayor Paul Becker in a July 4th
celebration on the Courthouse lawn. The festivities will take place from noon-
Completed applications should be turned in to the City 3:00pm. As in year’s past, plenty of seating and tables will be provided and
the city will be serving complimentary hot dogs, water, chips, etc. Families
Recorder at 206 N. 5th Street, Bldg A. or by email to are encourage to bring other picnic foods of their liking and enjoy music and
recorder@jacksonvilleor.us. community comradery!

14 JUNE 2017 JACKSONVILLE REVIEW
A Few Minutes with the Mayor
by Paul Becker City Snapshot

d l e
From New York to Hollywood
to Happiness
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k e
L Coc bann
ast month, we ran a film called this point on, the movie tenement
Saturday’s Children at Old City would rock with bad people doing
Hall. It’s a story about people bad things. This realization of the
living in tenements… people like my importance of family, or a belief in the
own family. Almighty, is rare even today with our
In buildings like this, there were no liberal leaders. If you don’t believe me
elevators, so the higher the floor on just look at our tax codes.
which you lived, the cheaper the rent. I grew up in a tenement and with
Ours was a five-story building and the some tough kids on our street but none
rent was $30 a month. Around the corner, carried a gun, none held up the candy
Roosters Now Outlawed—In response will be setting town hall meetings again
on 79th Street, where they had fourteen store, and none accosted little old ladies.
to complaints about roosters in the City beginning in January 2018 which gives us
story apartment buildings with elevators Every morning I’d trot down the five
limits, the City Council, at its May 2 the time needed if we do proceed with a levy
(and doormen to call cabs for their flights of stairs, walk the two blocks to
meeting adopted two ordinances, which on the May 2018 ballot.
tenants), the rent was higher as you went the subway station and head to school
took effect immediately. The ordinances Fire Protection Fund: The budget
up. Much higher! $100 and up! without incident. Unlike the movies,
banned the keeping of roosters in the continues to reflect the $35 surcharge. While
The Warner Brothers studio in there were no crooks, no crime, and no
City limits and expressly included sustaining the fund it is not building capital
Hollywood was famous for producing shootings. Why? Every kid had a family
rooters as a non-permitted use under the for the future.
films where the action took place in with a father and mother. And most kids
existing City noise ordinance. At its April Street Fund: We will be looking at
tenements in New York. Virtually every went to the Baptist Church, the Catholic
18 meeting, the Council approved new, replacing Public Works fleet vehicles and the
Jimmy Cagney, Humphrey Bogart and Church, or the Jewish Temple in the
mandatory fines for violation of the noise cost of that will be split between the Street
George Raft gangster film was set in New neighborhood. I wasn’t a Catholic, but
ordinance. They range from $100 for a Fund and Water Fund. Water Fund: Per the
York. Evidently, if you wanted to be a I know when those kids got out of line,
first offense to $500 for three or more ordinance in 2014, the base water rate will be
big shot crook, you had to be in New the priests gave them what for.
offenses. Thus, no new roosters may be increased by an additional $1 this year. This
York and in a tenement. If you weren’t If I wax rhapsodic about this, it is
kept in the City and the noise of those is the last year of the additional $1 increase.
a crook, but just poor, then you were because it is evident that family and
now present may subject their owners to Our Public Works Clerk will be retiring
exhausted and worn out with no chance religion have been under attack for
significant fines. within the next year or two. In preparation
for happiness. Forget smiling… in these decades, not just in our country, but
2017-2018 City Budget Approved— for that we hired a part-time Utility Clerk,
films no one in tenements ever smiled. all of western civilization. With the
The Budget Committee unanimously who has been training for that position and
You might just as well check out of this advent of moral relativism, no one is
approved forwarding a 2017-2018 city will be increasing that to a full-time position
world and end it all. This was a recurring ever responsible for their behavior
budget to the City Council for approval in FY 2017-18.
theme in most films. any longer. This is not the Judeo-
at its June 6 meeting. The following SDC Fund: funds have been used for water
Stories like these were made for liberal Christian way, but it has been both
excerpts are taken from the annual city- lines and water rights; and also will be used
writers and politicians to become ardent comforting and convenient to dismiss
approved budget message. Find a full for the Main Street parking lot project.
supporters of social change. In their way the old beliefs. Instead, the idolatry of
copy of the proposed budget online at Capital Project Fund: This Fund will
of thinking, poverty always bred crime materialism seduces too many of us.
www.jacksonvilleor.us. continue to be utilized for ongoing projects
and if you were poor and living in a Accruing property and having tons
As required by law, our budget for the that have been designated, such as the
tenement, your children would grow of money brings many things to each of
upcoming fiscal year is balanced and it elevator for the 2nd floor of the courthouse.
up to become criminals. Though this us… comfort, less stress and worry, and
provides for the basic needs and requirements As you will see with the Urban Renewal
nonsense was endemic in Hollywood more. It doesn’t bring genuine or lasting
of the City. This year’s preliminary budget tax increment revenue, we are anticipating
scripts, it made for some of the greatest happiness. Furthermore, no government
meetings started with review of the financial paying the loan off early, in FY 2018-19.
gangster films ever produced. can bring you happiness. Politicians will
analysis for all departments as well as the three Urban Renewal Fund: The tax increment
Every once in a while, some writer promise you this and promise you that.
year projections. Salaries for all personnel are revenues continue to build. We were able to
would recognize there were other factors Liberals in government will say you need
reflected in the budget…PERS rates increase make an additional payment on the Umpqua
at work that actually facilitated the this and you need that, and of course
in July 2017…and are reflected in the budget. loan for Urban Renewal Projects in FY
growth of crime… factors such as lack they’ll give you this and that. What they
Other notable changes are as follows: 2016-17 and will do the same in FY 2017-18,
of family or lack of spiritual belief with really are doing is buying your vote.
General Fund: We continue to see an anticipating an early payoff in FY 2018-19.
its values. When that happened, they But they won’t give you happiness.
increase in building within the city. Our With ongoing efforts, this year’s budget
would trot in a priest, usually played That only comes from inside one…
Principal Planner has been approved by continues to reflect how well City staff and
by Pat O’Brien, who would plead with and is strengthened by family, friends,
the Personnel Committee as the Planning Department Heads are doing to manage their
our budding crime figure to change his and a relationship with the Almighty.
Director as well as to increase the vacant prospective budgets.
ways and seek salvation. This plea was Understanding that, one can be happy,
part-time Planner position to a full-time Once again, we have some funding
inevitably rejected, because if it wasn’t, even in a tenement.
position. The General fund is in decent shape decisions to make in regards to future
there would have been no movie. From
this year; however, we will need to implement funding and have been working diligently
a plan to strengthen its financial condition with the Budget Committee to address these
by partially funding the Police Department. issues over the past year; and will continue
CITY OF JACKSONVILLE The Budget Committee has been evaluating this process in order to keep a sustainable
OFFICE HOURS options and has narrowed funding sources budget for many years.
down to either a tax levy or surcharge. Staff
CITY OFFICE
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:00pm

MUNICIPAL COURT CLERK
Monday - Friday
9:00am - 4:00pm
City offices have moved to
206 N Fifth Street!

Dropbox relocated to corner of N. Fifth and D Street.
541-899-1231 • www.jacksonvilleor.us
PLANNING DEPARTMENT HOURS - Direct #: 541-899-6873
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Submit all applications
& Friday 8:30am-2:00pm & pick-up all permits:
Wednesday: Closed to Public Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:
8:30am-12noon
JACKSONVILLE CITY SCHEDULE
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, June 6, 6:00pm (OCH)
PLANNING DEPARTMENT – DEVELOPMENT CODE OPEN HOUSE:
Tuesday, June 13, 3:00-7:00pm (OCH). See notice this page.
PLANNING COMMISSION: Wednesday, June 14, 6:00pm (OCH)
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, June 20, 6:00pm (OCH)
HARC: Wednesday, June 28, 6pm (OCH)
For Jacksonville City Council Meeting Minutes, Agendas/Packets and Audio Files,
please visit www.jacksonvilleor.us and click on the City Council tab.
Location Key: OCH - Old City Hall (S. Oregon & Main), CH - Courthouse, CC - Community Center (160 E. Main Street),
NVR - Naversen Room (Jacksonville Library), FH - Fire Hall (180 N. 3rd St. @ C), EOC - Emergency Ops Center at Police Station

JACKSONVILLE REVIEW JUNE 2017 15
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2465 W. Evans Creek Rd., On April 25, 2017, the Jacksonville center, Vi served as President for 6 years
Rogue River
Seniors, Inc. fulfilled a long-time followed by 12 as Treasurer from 1995
Enjoy all of the comforts the good life has to offer in this organizational dream by presenting the to 2013. She could be found at the store
single level country home complete w/rolling lawns, Jacksonville Community Center (JCC) a daily and was involved in every aspect of
towering forest, inground salt water pool & spa. 2565sf, check for $153,200. In handing the check the store bringing the same management
3-bdrms & 2-bths built in 2007 w/inlaid carpet & stacked to Rick Patsche, JCC President, Judy and professional style that she employed
rock hearth w/wood stove in the great room, the open
kitchen offers cherry stained cabinets w/concrete counters,
Hall, the Seniors President said, “This at U.S. Bank. Known for her high energy
breakfast bar & nook. Wonderful game room w/full bar, check represents more than two decades and “get it done right” attitude, Vi
ice maker & under cabinet refrigerator & the expansive of blood, sweat and tears.” According watched every penny that came into the
master suite features a sitting area, large walk-in closet, to Hall, the Seniors have been operating Thrift Store. Good friends have described
dual vanities & water closet. Tiger wood floors, wain- the Thrift Store for 19 years, saving the Vi’s leadership style as “bossy boss,” “a
scoting, French doors, Levelor wood blinds & central vac
system. In addition, this property features RV parking w/
profits to build a community center. steel magnolia from Texas,” and someone
full hookups & 50-amp service, 4-car detached garage, One might naturally ask, how does a “who had a way to push people,”—all in
10’x10’ studio/shop & extensive decking around the solar Thrift Store, even one that has operated an endearing and loving manner. Vi was
heated Pebble Tec pool complete w/water feature. Privacy for nearly 20 years, where the average a doer who never lost sight of her goal
& comfort are yours in this lovely close-in country setting! item is probably priced at two dollars or of saving money to build a community
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less, save more than $150,000? center. Under current President, Judy
Not many people may remember the Hall, in the last fiscal year alone, 41

Judith Foltz Anne Allen Book Club or the Brown
Bag Lunch Club, but more than 25 years
ago, those two informal groups formed
volunteers spent more than 4000 hours in
operating the Thrift Store, and nearly 5000
customers from 48 states and 40 countries
Broker, Certified Residential Specialist the genesis for what would become the generated gross sales of $22,560.
DIRECT: 541-774-5613 Jacksonville Community Center. These In the early 2000s, Vi and the Senior
groups originally began discussing leadership had the foresight to realize
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be used by children and adults of all ages. the Jacksonville Community Center,
Under the leadership of community was incorporated and received its tax
activist Vi Davis, Jacksonville Seniors, exempt status to create a multi-purpose
Inc. was incorporated in 1995, with the community center for all ages.
mission to build a community center In accepting the check on April 25, Rick
and to help and promote the Food and Patsche, JCC President said, “The real
Friends operation in Jacksonville. After story is not just the generous $153,200
receiving its 501(c)(3) tax exempt status gift from the Seniors, which is incredible
in 1997, the Seniors began to solicit and unbelievable, but the fact that the
donated items that they would sell at Seniors have been saving for this day
a Thrift Store. Long-time Senior leader for nearly 20 years. That is dedication,
Donna Schatz recalls, “We first operated perseverance and commitment without
our Thrift Store out of the garage next to which we would not be breaking ground
the existing community center (Sampson on May 31.” According to Patsche, he met
House). Then we moved into our current with numerous foundations that were
location in the City-owned Brunner impressed that for years the Seniors had
Building in 2003.” been saving money for a community
During the nearly 20 years, Seniors, center. “In almost every instance those
Inc. has operated a Thrift Store in foundations gave us a grant because
Jacksonville, hundreds of volunteers— the local residents had ‘skin in the
mostly seniors—donated tens of game!’” says Patsche. Thank you to the
thousands of hours sorting, cleaning Jacksonville Seniors and to the many
and pricing items and staffing the store. volunteers and community leaders who
Although Vi Davis credits Anne Allen have brought us to this day.
with proposing the idea of a community

JACKSONVILLE COMMUNITY CENTER
WE’D LOVE YOUR HELP!
DONATE to help pay for the final finishing touches!
Send your tax deductible check to:
Jacksonville Community Center
P.O. Box 1435, Jacksonville OR 97530
VOLUNTEER to help with demolition, painting or landscaping
to occur over the next 4-5 months.
Send email to Lori Grable at: lori_grable@yahoo.com
and we will get back to you.
16 JUNE 2017 JACKSONVILLE REVIEW
On Money & More: Investing and Baseball C U T L E R
by Erich & Matt Patten, Cutler Investment Group

A
s we head into the “dog days of routines. Ichiro always had a similar
summer,” I thought we could
lighten things up in Cutler’s
stretching routine, Robinson Cano is
always blowing a bubble, Kyle Seager
How is our approach different
regular column and discuss something
near and dear to my heart—baseball.
sits down for a split second before every
pitch. While these habits may look than other Wealth Managers?
More specifically, how being an investor inconsequential, routines are important.
is just like being a baseball fan. Living In investing, we call our routines
in Seattle, I’m partial to spending many “discipline.” We construct portfolios
summer evenings watching the Mariners and select stocks using a consistent
at Safeco Field (or on the comfort of my philosophy. This consistency helps us
couch). However, since the Mariners have a steady approach, even if the
haven’t made the playoffs since 2001, market is throwing 100 mph fastballs.
there must be other intriguing reasons to The more you pay attention, the more
follow the team. As a portfolio manager, you can find meaning in a baseball game. Is
I can find plenty of reasons, because bunting just like rebalancing your account?
it turns out baseball can be a perfect Is a stolen base just like a stock getting
“investor guidebook.” a buyout offer? Do you want to build a
Investor Guidebook Chapter 1: team around your pitching and defense
Create a diversified portfolio. Any (a conservative portfolio) or an offensive
good baseball team is made up of focused team (such as growth stocks)?
complementary players. A lead-off hitter Alright, I admit that other hobbies or sports
should have a high on-base-percentage, may share similar analogies and perhaps
while a clean-up hitter is traditionally I’m just looking for meaning in something I
a slugger with homerun power. In an enjoy. But, applying investing to “real life”
investment portfolio, different holdings can be a lot of fun. After all, I’m also always
should also complement each other. looking for ticker symbols on license plates.
Your bond holdings should “have a high All opinions and data included in this commentary are Our approach differs from most Financial Advisors
batting average,” while perhaps you take as of May 11, 2017 and are subject to change. The opinions
some risks with other portions of your and views expresses herein are of Cutler Investment Counsel,
because we are focused on providing institutional
portfolio. Having an investment portfolio LLC and are not intended to be a forecast of future events, a quality investment solutions to our clients.
entirely comprised of homerun hitters guarantee of future results or investment advice. This report
leaves you too exposed to a game where is provided for informational purposes only and should not
you do nothing but strike out. be considered a recommendation or solicitation to purchase
Investor Guidebook Chapter 2: Failure securities. This information should not be used as the Our investment team pays attention to the details so
is okay. Last year, the Chicago Cubs sole basis to make any investment decision. The statistics you can pay attention to the things that matter to you.
were the best team in baseball and won have been obtained from sources believed to be reliable,
64% of their games. That means over 1/3 but the accuracy and completeness of this information
of the time, the team failed! Baseball’s cannot be guaranteed. Neither Cutler Investment Counsel,
best hitter? The league leader hit only LLC nor its information providers are responsible for any CUTLER
.348. Clearly, knowing how to fail is a damages or losses arising from any use of this information. INVESTMENT
big part of being successful in baseball.
Investors also need to get comfortable
Past performance is no guarantee of future results. All
investments involve risk, including possible loss of principal
GROUP
failing. Sometimes, failure looks like a amount invested.
market correction. Markets don’t go up Matthew Patten is CEO and Investment 525 Bigham Knoll | Jacksonville, OR 97530 | 541-770-9000 • www.cutler.com
all the time! Sometimes, failure looks like Portfolio Manager. He is a graduate of
an underperforming stock. Remember, Jacksonville Elementary School and South
a diversified portfolio will always have Medford High School. Matt earned BA
some winners and some losers. Being degrees in Economics and Environmental
okay with volatility allows an investors to Geo-Sciences from Boston College and a
stay comfortable even when markets go MBA from the University of Chicago.
down. Keeping this long-term approach Erich Patten is President and Chief
allows you to not panic. After all, what Investment Officer. He is a graduate of
happens during the regular season doesn’t Jacksonville Elementary School and South
matter. Your goal is to win a World Series. Medford High School. Erich earned a BS
Or perhaps to have a happy retirement. in Economics from the Wharton School,
Investor Guidebook Chapter 3: Habits University of Pennsylvania, and a Masters in
are important. Watching my favorite Public Policy from the University of Chicago.
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by Brad Bennington, Executive Officer
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Building Our Future…Young People
Needed

I
was born lucky. I landed in the construction industry. Between 2007 and
United States of America (yeah, we 2013, we lost nearly 60% of our skilled
used to say the “of America” part) work force here in Oregon. To make
in a magical state called “Oregon” and things worse, nearly half of today’s active
grew up in the 50s and 60s when our skilled workers will be retiring in the
country was the best at everything. Great next few years and we don’t have nearly
neighborhood, cool friends, mom was enough replacements. Yet. The good
pretty and a fantastic cook, fairly nice news is that our kids today are as smart
sisters and a big brother that didn’t tease and talented as ever and there is renewed
me too much. One of the best parts was interest in vocational education. Folks
that I had a dad that could do anything are realizing that you can’t outsource
and liked teaching me how to do things, blue collar work like plumbing, concrete,
too. By the time I was 10, I could clean a wiring and framing. These are good-
job site, straighten up a tool shack and paying jobs that our young people can
stack lumber. At 12, I could run a cutting do right out of high school with some
torch, weld and move anything on the job mentoring and on-the-job experience. If
that had a motor. By 14, I was keeping up you know any young person who wants
with the Iron Workers, Carpenters and to learn the building business, send them
Concrete Finishers during my “time off” in our way. We have a need for these young
the summer. At 16, if it had wheels, tracks, folks that isn’t going away any time soon.
a keel or wings, dad had taught me how By the way, don’t forget our Builders
to run it, work on it and, of course, clean Classic Golf Tournament on June
it. Pretty much everything I know about 16th. Come on out and help us support
construction, dad taught me as a young Redemption Ridge and their work with
man. By the time I got out of high school, I young women. Funny, golf is one of the
already had years of work experience. few things dad didn’t teach me. Go figure.
Today, dad would wonder where all Building the Future,
of the kids had gone…we have a critical Brad Bennington
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June 2017 Events Calender
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Jacksonville Art Events • Southern Oregon Caregiver • Tuesday, June 13, 3:00-7:00pm: planning
June 2017 Support Group (SOCare) meets twice each dept development code open
month: Jacksonville Library, Naversen Room: 2nd house, Old City Hall. p 15
Art Presence Art Center Monday of the month from 1:00-3:00pm. Medford
Summer, At Last!: June 2–July 30 Library, Adams Room: 4th Wednesday of the month, • Tuesday, June 13, 6:30-8:00pm: tuesday
Come to the gallery and view 10:00am-Noon. p 32 evening stroll in historic
the latest summer-themed jacksonville cemetery. p 14
artworks by Art Presence • summer at the schoolhaus.
member artists! The show • Friday, June 16, 8:30am: builders classic
See schedule p 40
opens on Friday, June 2 and golf tournament to benefit Redemption
continues through Sunday,
• Tuesday Evenings: Open Jam Tuesdays, Ridge, at Eagle Point Golf Club. Enter by June 9 at
July 30. Reception and author
reading on Saturday, June 3, hosted by bandleader T.J. Elton, www.buildso.com. p 17
from 1–3pm with refreshments at J'ville Tavern. See ad this page
and live music by Minstrel • Friday, June 16, 7:00pm: movie night at old
Streams. Arrive at 1:00 to hear • Thursdays, 6:00-8:00pm: red lily vineyards city hall, "Larceny, Inc." See ad next page
Sharon Mehdi read from her beach concert series. p 38
book, “A Curious Quest for • Saturday, June 17, 9:00am-noon: marker
Absolute Truth.” • Fridays, 5:00-8:00pm: live music at cleaning & workshop in historic
Above right, “Fire Flies,” schmidt family vineyards. p 38 jacksonville cemetery. p 14
textile art by Charlotte Wirfs.
• Sundays, 9:00am-1:00pm: JVILLE MARKET, • Saturday, June 17, noon-4:00pm: beekman
Special Events at the Gallery City Hall grounds. p 6 house museum victorian days,
June 16–18, 9:30am–4pm: Pocket Sketching Workshop
with Kath Macauley: A handy technique for creating art "Victorian Hobbies & Crafts." p 12
wherever you are. “Learn Enough to Play for a Lifetime!” • Sunday & Monday, May 28 & 29, 11:00am-3:00pm:
MEMORIAL DAY MEET & GREET AT • Sunday, June 18: father's day wine
Sat, June 17, 1–3 pm: Wine tasting by Valley View
jacksonville historic cemetery. & wheels car show at schmidt
Winery.
family vineyards. p 38
Saturday, July 1: Paintings created during the Artists • Wednesday, May 31, 9:45am:
Workshop’s 2017 Southern Oregon Plein Air Event will be
groundbreaking AT new • Saturday, June 24, tours at noon, 1:30 & 3:00pm:
displayed on the Courthouse grounds in front of our
gallery…one day only! jacksonville community center. beekman house living history,
"Time Travel to 1932." p 12
Life Drawing Studio • Friday, June 2, tours at 7:00, 7:15, 7:30 & 7:45pm:
Monday Figure Drawing sessions resume in September. jacksonville haunted history • Friday-Sunday, June 23-25, 10:00am-4:00pm:
Art Presence Off-Site Exhibits tours. Leaves from Visitor Center at N Oregon & southern oregon lavender
~ Watercolors by Anne Brooke at Pioneer Village.
C Street. p 12 festival. Visit lavender farms, a nursery & a
garden, between Jacksonville & Grants Pass. p 28
~ Textile art by Charlotte Wirfs in the Jacksonville • Sunday, June 4, 2:00pm & 3:30pm: pioneer
Library’s Naversen Room.
history in story & song with • Wednesday & Thursday, June 28 & 29, 2:00-3:00pm:
~ Photography by Tom Ommen at the Medford Library. david gordon, "Pioneer Laughter" Naversen summer at jacksonville library.
Art Presence Art Center is a nonprofit organization Room at the library. Seating is limited, reservations Storytelling with Christopher Leebrick on the 28th,
located at 206 N. Fifth St., next to Jacksonville’s historic suggested. p 12 make an electromagnet with John Jackson on the 29th.
courthouse. Gallery hours: 11am–5pm every Fri–Sun.
art-presence.org See full schedule p 30
• Wednesday, June 7, noon-1:00pm: sohs & JCLS
GoodBean Coffee windows in time series. Historian, and • Tuesday, July 4, noon-3:00pm: mayor's 4th of
June 1–30: Paintings by Judith Ghetti Ommen long-time SOHS Volunteer, Larry Mullaly presents, july picnic, Jacksonville City Hall grounds. p 14
Judith Ghetti Ommen has “Michael Hanley & His Friends, 1852-1889.” at
been active in the arts Medford Library. Also June 14 at the Ashland • Friday, July 7, tours at 7:00, 7:15, 7:30 & 7:45pm:
throughout her life. She Library. p 13 jacksonville haunted history
holds a MFA in painting, tours. Leaves from Visitor Center at N Oregon &
taught art history at • Saturday, June 10: medford food project C Street. p 12
Marquette University in pickup day in jacksonville. p 24
Milwaukee, has served on • Friday-Sunday, July 7-9, 10:00am-4:00pm:
numerous arts councils, and
• Saturday, June 10, 10:00-11:30am: history southern oregon lavender
has exhibited her work
throughout the United saturday in historic jacksonville festival. Visit lavender farms, a nursery & a
States. Incorporating cemetery. "Travel by Stagecoach." p 14 garden, between Jacksonville & Grants Pass.p 28
Chinese brush painting,
collage, pastels, and • Saturday, June 10, 10:00am-4:00pm: medford • Saturday & Sunday, July 8 & 9: living history
drawing in her mixed aauw garden tour. p 7 days at hanley farm. Presented by Cascade
media works, she creates Civil War Society and Southern Oregon Historical
images with rich texture • Saturday, June 10, 11:00am-3:00pm: mckee Society. See article p 13
and strong design. bridge grand centennial
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South Stage Cellars guild children's festival, Britt
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June 15–August 3: "Here There and grounds.Saturday & Sunday, 4:30-8:30pm, Monday,
Everywhere” Images by Gene Black & music in the vineyard. Daisy Creek 9:30am-1:00pm. See article p 28 and ad p 29
Vineyard. p5
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had just started my interview During his time in New Jersey and in Oregon, he never gave up his tree climbing
Sensational Seniors with Lou Mayersky, my June
"Sensational Seniors" candidate,
adventures even though Evelyn and his doctor urged him not to attempt it at his age.
“I told the doc that climbing trees is what is keeping me alive and that I do it safely.
by Mike McClain when he had me look at several tall Plus, I love to be up in a tree, helping keep it alive and maintaining a tree’s natural
fir trees outside his dining room. beauty.” He starts each day in bed before getting up with a series of hand and leg
"You know,” started, “too many exercises which he maintains is much better than “walking in space” on a treadmill
people want to improve their view and is what allows him to still do his tree thing.
by cutting trees down. That is a Besides tree climbing, his main hobby is building wren houses and calling owls
terrible waste of the beauty of a in to his trees. As an east coast native, he loves the New England Patriots NFL team,
tree. What I prefer doing is making watching every game that is on television, dressed in his favorite team colors and
windows in trees so you have apparel. In the last couple of years, Lou has befriended the Diaz family, of Central
your view, but you still have your Point. After an initial visit to their home to do some tree trimming, he was asked if
tree." You see, Lou is an 81-year- he could build a tree house for the Diaz children, Logan and Alyana. Drawing on
old arborist and an intriguing his early carpentry skills, he assisted the entire family in this project and by the end
personality who has a story to tell. of the project a close friendship was formed. He enjoys doing things with the kids,
Lou's story begins in New Jersey fishing, target practice, teaching how to use a pocket knife and enjoying the wonderful
and in particular, Watchung, southern Oregon outdoors. While he never had children of his own, he feels a
where he was born and lived with grandfatherly attachment to the Diaz children and is especially proud of them. “They
his parents, two sisters and his are wonderful children who always write me sincere thank you letters when I do
grandmother. His father, who something with them. I cherish these letters and would never throw one away.”
worked for the Jersey Central Lou’s prize possession is his 1984 GMC pickup that he brought all the way from
Railroad, supplemented the family New Jersey, and it has the prominent spot in his driveway. While his pickup is a prize
income, doing carpentery work on to him, Lou Mayersky is a prize for all of us who call the Rogue Valley our home.
the side, which was to influence Mike McClain spent 32 years as a teacher and school administrator, retiring in 1999 as
Lou’s career choice. Lou spent Superintendent of Central Point Schools. He and his wife relocated to Jacksonville four years
The View from the Top two years at North Plainfield High ago and are enjoying immersing themselves in this unique community.
is Stunning School, an experience his quickly
sums up with, "I didn't do well." As
a result of this shaky start in high
school, Lou transferred to a vocational high school where he thrived. In his junior year
he experienced a different vocational experience every six weeks and then, as a senior,
following his father’s lead, focused on carpentry skills.
Upon graduation, Lou experienced the frustration of being too young to get a job
as a carpenter. Luckily, a local landscaper gave him some part-time work and one
day asked him if he liked to climb trees. Lou replied, "Ever since I was a kid I have
liked to climb anything.” Since a recent hurricane had wreaked havoc in New Jersey
that season, there was a tremendous need for tree work and within a few weeks the
landscape owner told Lou that he was a natural tree man, hired him on full time. This
is when his life-long career as an arborist was born.
After two years working with the landscaper, Lou was approached by the Westfield,
New Jersey Township about starting a tree service crew. Due to the severe New Jersey
winters, the tree work was endless whether it was removing downed or diseased
trees, limbing up trees along roadways so snow plows could do the winter plowing
or replanting trees as needed. Then, when the Township outlawed open burning, Lou
and his crew started one of the first composting programs in the United States.
Lou remembers that he learned his arborist trade first on the job and then
took county extension tree service classes. Ironically, the boy who had struggled
academically in his early high school years was eventually hired by the Rutgers
University School of Agriculture to teach “hands-on” arborist classes. The field
training that involved knot tying, tree climbing, tree removal and trimming as At the tree house, l-r: Lou Mayersky, Dr. Jessica Diaz, Alyana, Dr. Travis Diaz and Logan.
well as tree planting took place on county-owned golf courses and, as a result, Lou
enjoyed “a lot of free golf.”
Lou remembers the harsh New Jersey winters with many sub-zero winter days.
“On those days, we would go to the work site, climb reluctantly out of the truck, do
jumping jacks, pass a football back and forth and do anything to warm up….I once
climbed a tree when it was eight below. That was unbelievable.”
After 32 years of arborist work, Lou retired at 55 and entered the second phase
of his life. Having enjoyed good health, he was ready for a new challenge. “I was a
healthy sucker. In my 32 years working for the Westfield Township, I only missed
four days of work and that was because I got the darn flu.” Wanting a change of
scenery upon retirement, in 1990, he and his wife at the time packed up, going as
“far as I could before hitting water again.” His introduction to southern Oregon
came via a childhood friend who had moved to Fort Klamath some years before
and encouraged Lou to move west. Many will remember his peach orchard on
Old Stage Road where he raised peaches, raspberries, llamas and alpacas. He was
most proud of his “Lean Forward” peaches because, if you didn’t lean forward
while eating them, your shirt or blouse was invaribly stained. After going through
a divorce, he sold the Old Stage property and threw himself into volunteer work
with the Jacksonville Lions Club. He remembers fondly the “great group of guys in
the Lions Club. We did everything together, volunteer-wise and socially,” and after
his best Lions friend passed away, he married his widow, Evelyn Howard. When
Evelyn asked her son permission to marry Lou, the son responded, “If Dad liked
him, we should also.” Lou and Ev were together for thirteen years before Evelyn’s
death, and Lou remembers these as the greatest years of his life. “We did not have
one argument in the thirteen years and were able to do a lot of traveling to Europe,
Mexico and the United States.”

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methods, as well as availability of other level in the tank reaches a certain level
sources of water, such as properties with to maximize the storage capacity in the
irrigation rights. holding tank constantly. In a typical day
Start your BIG day in According to the US Environmental
Protection Agency, the average American
you may see the float switch turn on to fill
the holding tank maybe several times. The
Jacksonville with a family uses more than 300 gallons of
water per day at home. Roughly 70
important part of this and any holding
system is to be able to store large amounts
BIG Breakfast! percent of this use occurs indoors.
Nationally, outdoor water use accounts
until needed so you are not demanding
water as it flows into the well.
for 30 percent of household use yet is Peak water demands can also be
much higher in drier parts of the country reduced by changing the timing of water-
Our Patio is open! such as the Rogue Valley, and in more
water-intensive landscapes.
using activities or by reducing the amount
of water used. An example of changing
The City of Ashland conducted a Water the timing of water use is spreading
Conservation and Reuse Study in 2010 laundry loads throughout the week
which found Ashland residents utilize instead of doing all loads in one day.
an almost equal amount of water for Reducing the amount of water used
outdoor use as indoors (49.5% outdoor, involves water conservation which can
50.5% indoor) averaged over the year, include items such as taking shorter
with the peak outdoor use towards the showers, or installing water-saving
end of June. devices like front-loading clothes
NEW HOURS: Tuesday-Saturday, The table below shows the volume of washers or low-flush toilets. The use
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dwelling for an average family size, to 30 percent and also save hundreds
though ½ gpm would be considered a of dollars per year in energy used for
Historic Estate with low-yielding well. heating water.
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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!

24 JUNE 2017 JACKSONVILLE REVIEW
The Check Isn’t in the Mail (Yet)
by Steve Yungen & Jeff Blum, Jones & Associates

S
o, you’re 61-years-old and
approaching age 62. You’ve
decided that you want your Social
Security Benefit as early as possible,
which is age 62. You’re looking forward
to receiving your first Social Security
check as a birthday gift, but when your
birthday rolls around and you check your
mailbox, the check isn’t there! What’s
going on? When can you expect a check?
You won’t receive a SS check in the
mail. As of March 1, 2013, the government
stopped sending paper checks and began
direct deposit to your bank account.
When you file to receive your Social
Security benefit at age 62 you will receive
your first benefit the month after you
file. Social Security says you must be 62
for the entire month to be considered
eligible. Thus, for example, if you turn 62 to May 1997, you'll get your payment on
on November 15, you’re first considered the third of the month.
eligible in December and won’t collect Picking the optimal Social Security
your first benefit until January. This strategy is complicated and your decision
provision does not apply to other ages. can have a significant impact on your
Social Security, in a quirky way, considers lifetime income from Social Security and
you to be a year older the day before you in retirement. The elements of Social
actually celebrate your birthday. If you turn Security, Medicare and Retirement
62 on November 2, your eligibility date is Income Planning should work together
November 1, making you eligible for the to build a successful retirement. Our
entire month. Likewise, if you turn 62 on goal is to help our clients understand
November 1, the eligibility date is October and build a coordinated, comprehensive
31. In both cases, because you would be 62 plan. We invite you to contact us for a
for the full month of November, your first no-obligation review of your Medicare /
benefit would arrive in December. Retirement / Investment Plan situation.
What day of the month you receive Investment Advisory services offered through Jones &
your benefit depends on what day of Associates Premier Financial Solutions, LLC a Registered
the month you were born. If you were Investment Advisor in the State of Oregon. Insurance
born on the 1st through the 10th of the products and services are offered through Jones & Associates
month, your check is deposited to your Premier Insurance Solutions. Jones & Associates Premier
account on the second Wednesday of Financial Solutions, LLC and Jones & Associates Premier
the month; if your birthday falls on Insurance Solutions are affiliated companies.
the 11th through the 20th, the check Jones & Associates Premier Financial Solutions, LLC
goes into your account on the third and Jones & Associates Premier Insurance Solutions are
Wednesday; for people born on the 21st not affiliated with or endorsed by the Social Security
through the 30th or 31st, the payday is Administration or any government agency.
the fourth Wednesday. Jeff Blum and Steve Yungen (both ‘Baby
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your benefit is based on the work record Financial Solutions in Medford have the
of a spouse, his or her birthday—not tools and the expertise to help you make the
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The Weed Wrangler
by Bob Budesa

Public Enemy #1!

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uncturevine, aka goathead, seeds, those methods no longer apply.
(Tribulus terrestris) has been a The only method for true control now is
problem weed in many locations to sever the taproot, and bag the plant.
for a long time, but I can only Here’s why—you can spray
remember seeing it for the the plant and kill it, but the
first time in southern Oregon seeds will still remain on
about 15 years ago. This is a the ground, and will still
plant that we should all be germinate! You’ve killed
aware of, and do everything 1 plant, but 1,000’s will
we can to get rid of it. grow in the years to come!
Puncturevine is a tap-rooted Complete removal is the
annual, with small, 5-petaled only way to control the plant
yellow flowers, and small, once seeds are produced, and
hairy opposite leaves. Its tendrils can I’ve seen plants as small as silver dollars
reach 10’ in length! It produces thorned producing seed!
seeds, which when mature will split into 3. If the plants you’re dealing with
smaller segments. The thorns dry to iron have produced seed, for Pete’s sake,
hardness, and can be transported in tires, don’t drive there! If and when it’s safe,
feet, shoes, etc. get the propane burner out and scorch
Here are a few tips that may help: the area. Even if you don’t kill the
1. Learn to recognize this plant seeds, you’ll burn off the spines, thereby
early. Most plants grow to maturity, removing its method of transportation.
produce flowers and seeds and then The city and county have many
die. This plant starts producing seeds priorities, so don’t be mistaken by
almost immediately after germination! thinking that road frontage abutting
Recognizing it and killing it before seed your property will be taken care of by
production is crucial in gaining control. someone else! Remember, your property
The mid-vein on the seedling leaves is a will suffer from lack of weed control along
clear indicator that you’re dealing with roads adjacent to your property, and your
the right villain. property will lose value, so take charge!
2. Use the right tool at the right time. The city and county appreciate your help.
At seedling stage, this plant can be Also remember, if you use herbicides,
easily controlled by cutting the taproot, read and follow the label explicitly.
spraying, burning, even pouring boiling If you have any questions, please feel free to
water on it! Once it starts producing email me at bob_budesa@yahoo.com.
JACKSONVILLE REVIEW JUNE 2017 25
Love Your Landscape
by Adam Haynes

Enjoying Your Outdoor Space

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ummer is finally here so we can shrubs to create a privacy wall. Both
start enjoying our lawns and the grow quickly and keep their dark green
outdoor living-areas where we’ve colors year-round.
been investing our resources, creativity And let’s not forget about the lawn
and personal style. And no one is happier
about that than me. If you already have a
area itself—here are a few tips to keep
your yard healthy during our hot The Literary Gardender
patio, deck or outdoor area, I encourage summer months: by Rhonda Nowak
you to get out there and enjoy it and to also • Time of Day: Water in early-morning
consider making some improvements. hours before sunrise to lessen water
For those of us whose outdoor-living lost to evaporation and daytime winds. Oh, What a Difference a Daylily Makes
dreams have yet to be realized, there • Monitor Your Landscape: Make
are still a few simple ways to improve adjustments to watering times as And those whose blossoms curl obliquely back,
the time we spend outdoors. And here needed. Shaded or protected areas Ribbed on the sides with a bright scarlet streak,
I’m going to introduce a word that isn’t may need less water than other Shalt of daylily the fair name receive,
normally associated with landscaping— zones. You may even be able to water If one whose summer’s day the beauties live…
“boundaries.” To feel most comfortable less frequently than you think. -Rene Rapin (1621-1687)

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in an outdoor area, it helps to know • Check Your Irrigation System:
where it begins and ends. Boundaries Check weekly for broken or t’s true that the beautiful daylily periods, how invasive they are, and
help create definition and depth in any misaligned sprinkler heads and drip (Hemerocallis) lasts but one whether they go dormant in the winter
outdoor area. emitters, which can be prime water- summer’s day, prompting Bishop or are evergreen or semi-evergreen.
As much as I believe in the value of waste culprits. Joseph Hall to once criticize the flower Daylilies aren’t difficult to grow in
fencing, I also know that using plants as • Mow for Best Results: Every other as “the least esteemed.” However, the Southern Oregon. They are not prone to
privacy fencing is another solution without time you mow, change direction. Set popularity of this herbaceous bulb plant many insect or disease problems, and
taking on the commitment of installing a your mower to the proper height to belies the bishop’s harsh judgment. don’t require a lot of water. One of the
fence. Creating a sense of space is essential promote a healthy lawn and reduce Indeed, originating in Eurasia, the biggest challenges is preventing heat stress.
to utilizing the exterior of your property. water usage. Recommended mowing daylily has been extensively cultivated Although they like plenty of sunshine, like
If you don’t have a fence, there are a lot of heights are 2 1/2" to 3" for perennial for centuries and, today, there are more tomatoes, daylilies won’t form flowers or
landscape boundary ideas that incorporate rye and fescue than 60,000 registered cultivars available set seed in temperatures above 90-degrees
plants to establish a boundary line around • Feed your lawn: Every 5-8 weeks to gardeners in a plethora of sizes and F. In fact, heat tolerance is one of the
your home. give your lawn a good feeding with flower shapes and colors. characteristics that Marsha and her garden
One of my favorite (and green) uses an organic or synthetic fertilizer; the Many of these varieties, as well as apprentices have been trying to emphasize
for seclusion is to create a boundary line difference is amazing! several new hybrids, are on display among their new hybrids.
of fast-growing trees that will reach their If your goal is to create your own in the Demonstration Gardens at In addition, daylilies prefer loamy
maximum height within a few years. personal summer oasis, take some time the Southern Oregon Research and soil with good drainage. Plant them in
Having fast-growing trees and shrubs to think about these tips, and how you Extension Center, 569 Hanley Road, the springtime in holes about 18 inches
as lawn edging throughout your yard can incorporate them into your outdoor Central Point. Don’t miss the daylily deep. If ground squirrels are a problem,
will create a natural fence that will keep lifestyle and continue to plan, create and blooming season, which begins in early Marsha recommends digging a trench
noise out and block the view from the improve your outdoor living space. June and lasts until the first of August, and lining it with hardware cloth before
inside and out. Some privacy fence ideas Adam Haynes is a resident of Jacksonville peaking around the Fourth of July. planting the bulbs. Divide daylilies every
for backyard gardening include using and the owner of Artisan Landscapes. Contact For more than a decade, daylily head four to five years in August, and then
Leyland Cypress trees or English laurel him at 541-292-3285. See ad on page 36. gardener Marsha Waite and her team of replant divisions so they have time to
Master Gardener volunteers have been establish before the first frost. Protect
hard at work cross-breeding different overwintering daylilies with mulch.
Summer Time Management daylilies until now there are more than
100 cultivars in the garden. The daylily
Although individual daylily flowers
last only one day, each scape consists
by Christin Sherbourne of Efficiency by Design gardeners have even bred about a dozen of a cluster of flowers that may open at

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daylily cultivars that are nice enough different times, so the plant’s beauty can
ummer is upon us and the call complete it. I also suggest scheduling a to be registered with the American actually be enjoyed longer. Interestingly,
of BBQ’s, Britt Concerts, family chore each day to keep on top of your “To Hemerocallis Society. The registration in China and Korea, in addition to its use
vacations, and home projects are Do” list. For example, dust on Monday, process involves sending the best daylily as food coloring, the daylily is called the
quickly filling up our calendars. It can be trash on Tuesday, vacuum on Wednesday, cultivars to AHS regional headquarters “plant of forgetfulness.” The flower buds
a challenge to fit it all in. As a Professional and so on. As my saying goes “A chore a where the plants will be observed are added to soup to induce memory
Organizer, the tools I use to stay sane and day, keeps the clutter away.” and sent off to other climate zones to loss and, thus, alleviate sorrow. So goes a
organized include time management. Time The joy of time management is, that determine how well they grow under popular verse: “This lily is Korea’s cure
management is an important component to when the chores are done, the fun stuff different conditions than those in Zone 8 for everybody’s troubles; its leaves as
getting organized and staying organized. As is that much more fun! So after you at the Extension. food brings heirs for sure, whenever the
Wikipedia states, “it is the conscious control schedule that home project and then There are many physical kettle bubbles.”
over the amount of time spent on specific cross it off your list, go ahead and truly characteristics that make a high-quality Pictured above: “Waite Legacy” cultivar bred
activities, especially to increase effectiveness, enjoy that Britt concert, BBQ, vacation, or daylily. Among them are: how the at the OSU Extension Center by Marsha Waite.
efficiency or productivity.” other family fun event! Happy Summer! foliage, called fans, opens and branches, Rhonda Nowak is a member of the Jackson
I have coached various clients over the Christin Sherbourne is the owner the height of the flower scape, or stalk, County Master Gardener Association and
years on the value of time management. of Efficiency by Design, Professional the distance between the scape and the teaches English Composition at RCC. Read
A key is to schedule your projects into Organization by Christin Sherbourne. inflorescence, the size of the flowers, more on gardening in her Literary Gardener
your calendar, just as you would an She can be reached at at 541-973- even the time of day the flowers open. column on Sundays in the Mail Tribune and
appointment or an event. Time will slip 7678 or her Facebook page at Facebook/ The cultivars are also evaluated on on her blog at http://blogs.esouthernoregon.
away if you wait for “spare time” to EfficiencyByDesign. See ad this page. how well they perform during drought com/theliterarygardener/.

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26 JUNE 2017 JACKSONVILLE REVIEW
Love Thy Pollineighbor
by Kenda Swartz Pepper

Managing Mosquitoes and Protecting
Pollinators Part II

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ollinator protection does not have #3: Repel with Plants—Master
to be relinquished in exchange Gardener De Davis-Guy shared her
for managing mosquitoes. The
impact of mosquito spraying on pollinators
mosquito repelling secret: she keeps
two planters on her deck, one with "Don't forget your hat"
is long-lasting. Studies show wild bee lemon balm, citronella, lemon basil, and
populations are even more susceptible to catmint and the second with horsemint,
pesticide exposure than honey bees due to marigolds, and lemon thyme. Here are
biological and habitat differences. other plants to consider: Havana hat for Dad
Fortunately, here in Oregon, we don’t • Lemongrass (contains the oil
by SundayAfternoons
have to worry about Zika virus, and West citronella)
Nile Virus (WNV) is of little concern in • Scented Geraniums on windowsills
Jackson County. However, the presence • Rosemary
of dead crows, ravens, magpies, sage- • French Marigolds
grouse, or jays in an area would warrant • Eucalyptus
reporting, because wild birds are primary • Lemon Thyme
hosts to WNV. You can call ODFW • Lavender
wildlife health hotline: 1-866-968-2600. #4: Personal Protective Measures
Check-out the six actions you can • Wear long sleeves and long pants/
take for managing mosquitoes while skirts, hats and socks, and try to
protecting pollinators. avoid being outside dusk and dawn
Why are some people mosquito when mosquitoes are most active.
magnets?—Mosquitoes are drawn to Turns out, the color of your clothing 130 W CALIFORNIA STREET | JACKSONVILLE | 541-899-3242
strong scents found in perfumes, colognes, doesn’t matter, but wearing white in
and shampoos. They also like the scent the summer feels cooler and Emily
of cholesterol and beer. Scientists have Post would approve.
learned that carbon dioxide, heat, lactic • Keep a fan blowing while outside.
acid, and that deliciously-sweet scent of This low-tech strategy may be the Over 1200 Quilts!
drying sweat are highly attractive to our most effective for keeping the biting
blood-sucking neighbors. buggers at bay.
Fabrics, Tapestries, Gifts & more!
#1: Standing Water Solutions—James • When barbequing or at the fire pit,
J. Lunders, Manager & Biologist at toss rosemary or sage into the flames.
Jackson County Vector Control stressed • All-things lemon—plant it, rub it all
the single most important thing property over your body, or make tea. Test for
owners can do to prevent a mosquito allergies first!
problem at home is to “eliminate all • Avon’s Skin So Soft and daily B1
standing water on their property.” (thiamine) supplements may work
Because anything that holds water for for some.
seven days can produce mosquitoes. • Avoid bug zappers, because
Last month, I shared tips for removing they have been proven to attract
standing water. If you have mosquitoes mosquitoes without killing them and
around your pond or permanently instead killing beneficial insects.
standing water, try this: #5: Nontoxic Mosquito repellents—
• Gambusia, or mosquitofish, feed on Poisoning yourself with toxic chemicals Full line of Jim Shore
mosquito larvae and are used all over may not be the best approach to fending- & Heartwood Creek
Statues
the world to help control mosquito off mosquitoes. If you’re in an area with
populations. Mosquitofish are free to Zika, the choices may be tougher. The
Jackson County residents via Vector intergoogle abounds with nontoxic
Control. There’s a limited supply. repellents.
Call 541-826-2199. Bluegills and • A friend swears by Eco Smart.
minnows also eat mosquito larvae. • Beyond Toxics recommends Oil of
• Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti) Lemon Eucalyptus.
is considered a relatively harmless • Local aromatherapist, Nancy Cyr, Quilt Finishing • Custom Designs • Special Requests
biological larvicide that prevents shared a natural mosquito repellant Hand or machine quilting
mosquito larvae from developing recipe from the School for Aromatic
into adults. It’s sold as dunks or bits Studies blog: 214 E. California Street • 541-899-1972
for water that cannot be drained. Try 2 ounce spritzer bottle (next to Las Palmas)
the fish first. 10 drops Lemongrass (Cymbopogon
#2: Attract Natural Predators citratus)
• Two main mosquito predators are 5 drops Peppermint (Mentha x piperita)
fish and dragonflies. They don’t, 14 drops Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica)
however, coexist well together 5 drops Geranium (Pelargonium
as fish will eat dragonfly larvae. graveolens)
Dragonfly larvae, called nymphs, Place essential oil drops (found in health
eat mosquito larvae in the water, stores) in bottle. Fill with water. Lemongrass
and adult dragonflies prey on adult must be diluted, because it can be a skin
mosquitoes. Some towns in Maine irritant. Shake well before each use. Spritz on
release dragonflies every summer clothing, hair, arms, legs. Avoid eyes and face.
as a natural form of mosquito #6: Mosquito Cappuccino? Not
control. To attract dragonflies, quite!—New research suggests coffee
place perches like bamboo poles, may be the future of mosquito control.
tall plants, or flat rocks where they Coffee was shown to kill larvae and deter
can sun themselves in and around mosquitoes from laying eggs.
the water. Add native water plants Besides being a nitrogen-packed
from nurseries that do not use addition to your garden soil or compost
neonicotinoid pesticides. bin, coffee grounds have another
• Bats. One bat can eat up to 1000 important purpose: A plate of smoldering
mosquitoes in an hour. Did you grounds (fresh or used and dried) helps
know that bats live up to 40 years stave off mosquitoes. Bonus: smoldering
and are more closely related to coffee grounds may also help repel yellow
humans than to rodents? Help jackets, but if not, try sliced cucumbers
conserve these important mammals placed around your outdoor dinner.
while keeping the mosquito What tips do you have? Share a
population down by installing a bat comment online!
house. Jacksonville local, Tim Short, When she’s not working, volunteering,
sells his handmade bat houses for fiddling about the garden, photographing
$45.00. Contact him at timshort@ nature, being a pollinactivist, blogging
outlook.com. about social and environmental justice, or
• Hummingbirds snack on mosquitoes pawning her eco-children’s book, Kenda, a
too! Attract hummingbirds with former Monarch butterfly docent, gets her
perennials such as bee balms, kicks hanging with her husband, her dog,
columbines, daylilies, and lupines. and the pollineighbors.
JACKSONVILLE REVIEW JUNE 2017 27
Speaking of Antiquing with
130 N. 4th St., Margaret Barnes, Pickety Place Antiques
Jacksonville
L.L.C. Slaves to Fashion
Open Daily 10am - 5pm

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Glassware,
Jewelry, Fine t’s often said that we are slaves to Flapper bags, carried at the wrist,
Antiques, etc. fashion. Such was the case with the featured fringes and tassels at the
mesh envelope bag and the elegant, bottom creating movement when the
beaded handbag. These handbags, so wearer danced, causing quite a striking
loved by the 1920’s Flappers, were quite image. Mesh bags were silk-screen
fashionable until well into the 1950s. painted with designs of stunningly
Even now, these vintage handbags colorful birds, bold geometrics, and
are carried as evening accessories by bunches of flowers. The silk screening
fashionistas was done by
and prom-goers hand over
alike. a period of
Soldered several days.
Like us on facebook mesh, sterling Each color
silver mesh, needed 24
and German hours to dry
silver were the before the
materials most next color was
used in making applied.
the envelope The frames
handbags. The for the bags
soldered mesh were also
was made by fine metals,
women workers who often took the embossed with flowers, scrolls or
work home and had their families help geometric designs, set with semi-
in the production of linking one link precious stones, or painted enamel. A
at a time and soldering the joint. Most linked chain served as a handle and
women could join about 1,000 links a most were fitted with a snap clasp.
day, creating limited production, but Whiting & Davis of Plainville,
increasing the cost of the bag. In 1912, Massachusetts, is still in business
Charles Whiting partnered with an today, but discontinued envelope bag
inventor to patent the first automatic production in the mid 1930’s.
mesh machine. Young A. C. Pratt and Mr. Collecting these bags is easy, but not
Whiting’s machine could now replace the always inexpensive. Both types of bags
1,000 links a day per worker with 400,000 may be found in most antique shops,
links a day. This boosted production… online auctions, and estate sales.
soon the sterling silver bags were being Mesh bags were unlined, which is
replaced with gold-plated brass, copper, one reason that they have retained their
and nickel silver, making them more functionality. Beaded handbags were lined
affordable and extremely popular. with silk which deteriorates over many
The stylish beaded handbags were years making it difficult to find a bag from
made in France for the most part and this same era that is not in distress.
were expensive. They were hand beaded If you need to clean either type of bag, I
with colorful glass seed beads, lined with suggest you do it carefully with a slightly
silk and adorned with ornate frames dampened cotton or flannel cloth. Try not
and claps. One could not collect all the to get the silk wet.
patterns and styles. An inexpensive do- At Pickety Place we have a collection
it-yourself kit was available giving the of mesh and beaded bags for you to
American woman the ability to make her choose from.
own. It included the frame, beads, and Margaret Barnes is an owner of Pickety Place
lining. (I’d love to find one of those!) Antiques & Collectibles. See ad this page.

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Emily Johnson, Michelle Zundel, Amy Audrey Pulliam, First Grade; Phoebe
Maukonen, Sheryl Zimmerer, Jeanne Shanks, Second Grade; Annalise
Grazioli, Rebecca Williams, Hal Wing, Denard, Third Grade; Stella Weston,
Brian Shumate, Jessie Pannell, Valerie Fourth Grade; Cyrus Lawlyes, Fifth
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Summer! The Storytelling Guild presents
by Ashleigh Scheuneman

J
une is one of my favorite months enjoy each other’s company. The time of
of the year. And yes, it is for the kids lining up in front of the barbeque
obvious reason. School’s out! The dripping with pool water. The time
sun is shining and we kids get a break when the tree house becomes a castle.
from the stressful environment known as The time when the kids jump on the
the classroom. School is the place where trampoline just for the fun of it. The
we take tests and receive homework. time when grandparents come to visit,
Having a break is extremely beneficial always with the certainty of a sweet treat
to kids, especially at my age, because in their pocket. Saturday, July 8
it gives us a chance to relax and figure Summertime contains some of my best 4:30 to 8:30 PM
out what we like to do. With school, memories of Jacksonville. Visiting the toy
homework, sports, babysitting and jobs shop and eating dinner out on our porch Sunday, July 9
all eating away at our energy and time, as a family are just a few of the memories 4:30 to 8:30 PM
it’s no wonder we want to sit at home I cherish. So kids, enjoy the break.
and relax all day. Grasp it firmly, and don’t let boredom
However, summer break is the get a foothold. Summer is the time of
Monday, July 10
perfect time of year for us to, well, just endless possibilities and never-ending 9:30 AM to 1 PM
be kids again. And personally, I think excitement, but only if you create it to be
Jacksonville is one of the best places to do so. Have an awesome summer!
this. With technology eating away at our A fun-filled family affair
brains, it can be a challenge to figure out Ashleigh Lu with over 30 craft booths
what to do. Not in Jacksonville! You can Scheuneman lives in the
hike the trails, walk your dog with your Jacksonville hills with her At Jacksonville’s Britt Gardens
friend, buy ice cream downtown, and mother, father, and two Admission $3
that’s only naming a few! Not to mention sisters. She is 14-years-
the abundance of parks Jacksonville has old and is in high school.
to offer. Summer is the time when kids When she grows-up, Proceeds benefit the Storytelling Guild, a non-profit organization
can be creative and inventive with their she would like to be a
www.facebook.com/storytellingguild storytellingguild.org
minds. The time when families can just published author.
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Grandmas2Go Founder Takes Case to Capitol Soul Matters by Kate Ingram, M.A.

Thinking Problem

I
have a thinking problem. They me: lying awake at 5:30 in the morning,
say that admitting that you have a perseverating over a pile of problems real
problem is half the battle, but I’m and imagined, self-help books lining the
not so sure. I’m in pretty deep. I’m not shelves, a tight neck, reading a book on
talking about normal, what’s-for-dinner the geography of happiness—not actually
sort of thinking, although I have plenty in Thailand, lolling languidly on the beach
of that. I’m talking about furrowed brow and enjoying the sunset. More’s the pity.
cogitating, bordering on the obsessive- It’s now 5:45 a.m. My binge thinking
compulsive—the kind of thinking that session over, I get up, pad to the kitchen
takes a toll on one’s happiness. and start some tea. There are critters to
Here’s a little glimpse. I awoke at 5:30 feed, errands to run and the omnipresent
the other morning, thinking. In my head to-do list. Yes, I’m still thinking, but after
The group with it went like this: “Should I care that I reading those Thai philosophies I notice
Senator Ron Wyden don’t have a 401K? What I am going to that I’m taking my thoughts—and my to-
do about that client situation? I’ve got do list—a little less seriously. We don’t eat
to do something about this fatigue.” I until almost ten o’clock, a fact my daughter
Jacksonville resident and Founder of After an opening address from Matthew thought money: about tuition that’s due, feels compelled to point out. This gives
Grandmas2Go, Linda Otto, and program Melmed, Executive Director of ZERO TO and whether we could go for a vacation me a very self-satisfied feeling; it’s the sort
Development Director, Joy Marshall, THREE (DC-based organization hosting this winter and how to get to a place of feeling you get when you skip school,
escorted their client, Steve Spencer and "Strolling Thunder"), the families headed where I don’t have to think so hard about or open the wine at lunch, like I’m really
his two babies, Jaxon and Johny, to off to meet their elected officials on these things. I began to wonder about living on the edge. Out with Mussolini’s
Washington, D.C. to meet with elected Capitol Hill. They addressed how critical how God works. I wondered if it matters trains, in with la dolce far niente.
representatives on Capitol Hill on May early childhood brain development is to at all what we do. I didn’t wonder This kind of thinking, or non-thinking,
2nd. Grandmas2Go, and the Spencer lifelong success and the compelling need this with cynicism or a sense of total may cause me to wind up living in a
family, the selected representative from for parents to be able to nurture and care resignation; I wondered in a very sincere box on some street corner, but if I’m not
the State of Oregon for Strolling Thunder, for their babies....and, thus, the dire need and open-minded way. All this, right out anxiously cogitating, happy even, maybe
had a meeting with Senator Ron Wyden for continuing and enhancing national, of the gate. that’s okay. It feels okay. In fact, it feels
(D), to learn about Grandmas2Go and state and local government-subsidized It’s bad. fantastic. It’s like the feeling I get when
to hear from Steve, a single dad raising early childhood assistance programs. I’m reading a book titled “The Geography they crank up the nitrous at the dentist’s
his infant and toddler. Senator Wyden Grandmas2Go is a unique nonprofit of Bliss,” in which NPR reporter Eric office and I find myself relaxed and
was excited about the G2G project and is organization providing “trained and Weiner, a fellow writer, thinker and wondering just what it was that I was so
looking forward to attending a proposed trusted volunteer women of wisdom and melancholic, travels to a number of keyed up about a few minutes prior; it all
event in August in Medford to help with experience” to new families to mentor, countries seeking the origins of their seems so … unimportant. And that, my
an awareness campaign to gather more nurture and support parents and their national bliss or lack thereof. I just finished friends, is how I spell relief.
volunteers for G2G. babies during the critical years from the chapter on Thailand—a very happy I spoke with a close friend today
Over 300 family members and pregnancy to preschool. G2G is currently place—in which he discovers this little gem, who is going through two humongous,
caregivers from all 50 states strolled from accepting applications from women a Thai maxim for happiness: Don’t to think simultaneous transitions which have
the Washington Court Hotel to Upper 50+ in Jackson and Josephine counties. so much. He finds this revelatory. So do I. turned his life into a giant ball of stress.
Senate Park to stage a rally to encourage Interested volunteers can find more Not think so much? Let it go? Don’t take “You know,” he said, “I was driving to
continuing Congressional funding for information at www.grandmas2go.org or it all so seriously? This is so un-me, I am work today staring at Mt. McLoughlin
early childhood development services. contact Joy Marshall at 541-488-3121. flummoxed. I am incredulous, dismissive, and I thought, ‘I’m going to be dead one
yet intrigued. I find I’m thinking a lot about day,’” and then he laughed uproariously.
it. There I go again. It was clear to us both that he’d had a
Another pearl of Thai wisdom the author moment of satori, of enlightenment, both
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• June 29, 2:00-3:00pm: John Jackson will teach you to make an electromagnet.
• July 12, 2:00-3:00pm: Kenda Swartz Pepper will share her book, "Well Earth Well Me,"
a story of the symbiotic relationship of child to earth for our younger children.
• July 19, 2:00-4:00pm: Lori Wilson will engage in a Rock Art Sculpture
adventure.
• July 26, 2:00-3:00pm: Jim and Tames Alan present an East Coast Swing
workshop for our older teens and adults. No need for a partner, just show up
and learn to dance.
• August 2, 2:00-3:00pm: Laura Rich will bring her fabulous African drums for an
hour of drumming and stories.
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Trail Talk by Clayton Gillette
Conveniently located minutes from Jacksonville!

Trails Abound in our Valley

I
t’s time to reflect on our local Our valley’s unique geologic twins, the
trails as we head into our summer Table Rocks, see visitors in all months
months. As residents of the Rogue as well. The BLM maintains good trails
Valley, we can pretty much head any to the top of these lava flow ‘mesas’ and
direction, and in less time than it takes particularly in the spring, one finds many The Farm Store
to shop for groceries, we find our feet botanic and biologic wonders endemic Wednesday-Saturday 10-6
pointed ahead on a path meandering to this ecosystem. I strongly urge folks to Sunday 10-5
over hill and dale through our publicly attend one of the popular guided hikes
owned wild places. Starting in Ashland, here; the experience is one for a lifetime Organic Vegetables, Fruit, Homemade Pies, Pickles, Jams,
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The Ashland Watershed, a prominent of Jacksonville, where much ink
geologic feature on the north slopes of Mt. has been spilled by our boastful
Ashland, runs down into Lithia Park. Many correspondent. What’s not to like?
trailheads start in and around Lithia Park, Even from downtown, a short stroll
and lead hikers (and bikers) uphill through quickly brings one up through the
the granitic soils onto ridges boasting open Beekman or Britt Woods for a grand
timber and expansive views to the north. time in Nature. The oak savannas and
Farther afield, one encounters the Pacific madrone forests green-up in spring
Crest Trail and its satellite trails as it winds and wildflowers abound, As summer’s
from Mexico to Canada. Because it leads heat brings on the lazy drone of
from the Siskiyou Mountains into the cicadas, the madrones shed their
Cascade Range, it boasts a wide diversity second year leaves and outer bark, a
of plant and animal life. wildly disconcerting phenomenon to
To the north and closer to the valley the unsuspecting tourist.
floor, we encounter the year-round trails And up the Jackson Creek Watershed,
of Roxy Ann Peak in Prescott Park. we find Forest Park and many more
Named for a pioneer farming woman miles of trail. As May’s dogwoods fade,
who arrived just after the hungry times of the Washington lilies rise up along
the gold rush days, this prominent butte Cantrall Creek to shock the bejeezus out
graces Medford’s eastern skyline. The city of folks attuned to the gentle fritallarias
park trails are generally open even in the of springtime, whose bloom here lasts
coldest winter months, but because of the from March to May. That we should be
black sticky soils, most cold season hikers so blessed. Pen down, my writing done,
stick to the well-maintained loop road. I’m going out, out, to where the wild
Summer finds many mountain bikers on things are.
the single tracks, enjoying a trail system Trail Talk is a monthly column by Clayton
designed for their sport. Views from the Gillette about hiking the Jacksonville
peak’s top are spectacular, and a good Woodlands trail system. For more information,
geography lesson in the layout of our please visit the Jacksonville Woodlands
Cascade-Siskiyou Province. Association website at www.jvwoodlands.org.

ATA East Applegate Ridge Trail Report Card
by David Calahan, Applegate Trails Association

katherine
ingram m.a.

Summer is finally here and the East Additional merit goes for staying on
Applegate Ridge Trail (ART) is nearly task and problem solving. We followed
completed! After years of planning, BLM’s directions, worked well as a group
endless homework and red-tape, it and completed the project in a timely
took just a couple of months to actually manner. In conclusion there is no doubt “Like” our Facebook page and discover what our 6500+
construct the trail. Our locally hired crew the objective was successfully achieved friends enjoy… the most vibrant online resource
finished building the trail in mid-May therefore this endeavor is promoted to
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but with some loose ends, the trail is not the next level….
yet officially opened to the public. Look That level, the Center ART, from
for the announcement later this summer. Hwy 238 to Humbug Creek, is phase II
If an instructor was to assess the
project, would we graduate? This biased
of a larger non-motorized trail system
destined to eventually connect Ashland
Don’t
evaluator would give very high marks and the PCT to Grants Pass. This segment miss
for: Location—year around access and
close to Jacksonville. Visual “ARTs”—
will weave in and out of the beautiful
Wellington Wildlands, an intact roadless
out on
incredible views including a whole new area near Ruch. breaking
perspective of the paragliders decorating
the sky. Design—gentle grade for hikers,
ATA wants to thank and congratulate
the many volunteers, supporters, BLM, news
bikers and equestrians. Special Design
Features—the incredible fauna and
our trail crew and board members. The
school year is out. Let’s go on vacation.
and
diversity by Mother Nature and historical See you on the trail. events!
mining by man. Physical Education— David Calahan,
challenging at times yet extremely Chair, Applegate Trails Association JacksonvilleReview.com
rewarding. Trail bosses gave classmates
gold stars and a good night’s sleep.
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SightSeeing by Julie D. Danielson, O.D.

Understanding the Difference Between a Vision Screening
and a Vision Examination

I
Just across from
the Chevron t is important to know that a vision screening by With today’s diagnostic equipment and tests, a child
station in a child’s pediatrician or at his or her preschool is does not have to know the alphabet or how to read to have
Jacksonville! not the same as a comprehensive eye and vision his or her eyes examined. Here are several tips to make
examination by an optometrist. Vision screenings are a your child’s optometric examination a positive experience:
Jacksonville Vision Clinic limited process and a potential need for further evaluation.
They may miss as many as 60% of children with vision
1. Make an appointment early in the day. Allow about
one hour.
problems. Even if a vision screening does not identify a 2. Talk about the examination in advance and
See the difference... possible vision problem, a child may still have one. encourage your child’s questions.
• Complete Vision Care and Personal Service Passing a vision screening can give parents a false sense 3. Explain the examination in terms your child can
• Hundreds of frames to choose from of security. Many preschool vision screenings only assess understand, comparing the E chart to a puzzle
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work together. Generally color vision, which is important Unless your doctor of optometry advises otherwise,
to the use of color coded learning materials, is not tested. your child’s next eye examination should be at age 5.
By age 3, your child should By comparing test results
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A R M E Caring for the Caregiver
F TREASURES
❤ by Joyce McPartland

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ost of us at some point in our lives have has been put on hold. You may feel overwhelmed and
been, will be, or currently are caregivers. overcome with frustration, exhaustion, and even anger.
I discovered this while I was in a meeting You may feel grief or loss of your loved one, or loss of
last year and the presenter asked if any of us were yourself and your freedom. If you are experiencing any
caregivers. The majority of us raised our hands. In the of these emotions, you may want to talk to others that
U.S. over 70% of caregiving support is provided by are going through the same thing.
family caregivers, (daughters, wives, husbands, sons, Southern Oregon Caregiver Support Group
grandchildren, partners and friends) who aren’t paid for (SOCare), meets twice each month, once in Medford,
their support, and most of these providers are women. and once in Jacksonville.
I don’t think we ever think about it, that one day we • Jacksonville Library, Naversen Room:
will be taking care of our spouse or parent. But at some 2nd Monday of the month from 1:00-3:00pm
point in our lives, that will happen. It can be from a • Medford Library, Adams Room:
sudden illness or accident, or it can come on slowly as 4th Wednesday of the month, 10:00am-Noon
our spouse or parent ages. All at once you realize that Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/
life as you know it stops, and most of your time and southernoregonsupport/.
energy goes into caring for your loved one. Even when Joyce McPartland is caregiver for her 90-year-old father.
541 899 8614 you go out to lunch with a friend and are not with your She lives in Jacksonville with her husband Brian, spends her
loved one, you are constantly thinking about them. Are time gardening, volunteering with Master Food Preservers,
120 W California Street • Jacksonville they okay, do they need anything? hiking our local trails, reading, and most especially, spending
Caregiving has become your new normal, and time with her five grandchildren. You can reach Joyce at 541-
www.farmhousetreasures.com everything else, from career, hobbies, and social life, 218-1216 or joycelmcp@gmail.com.

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Joyfull Living by Louise Lavergne

Anger and Your Liver

A
nger can be an instinctual keep your liver and yourself happy is
response to protect ourselves, to start your morning off with warm or
like a dog’s growling and room temperature water with the juice
barking response. It can push us to take of half a fresh lemon—this helps flush
action to change what doesn’t feel good, toxins, lowers inflammation, boosts
help us to set boundaries, and if handled your digestive system and improves
with care, can even be a healthy way of liver function. Eating avocados and
letting-off steam and frustration. But it cruciferous veggies (broccoli, kale,
can also become a disempowering habit Brussel sprouts) is also beneficial. So too
we jump to whenever we feel afraid or is moving your body and making time
insecure that keeps us stuck in victim for inner peace!!
mode. Recklessly dumping our anger When a person is throwing up their
onto others is abusive and when our emotions in anger at you:
anger escalates to rage it can becomes • Practice compassion. Remind
dangerous, even toxic. When anger yourself that the person is in pain.
shows up it is usually a sign that we are • Slow down your breathing and
out of alignment with our Truth. It’s a create as much peace as you can in
call out for peace. your body and mind. This helps you
resist defending, engaging or fueling
the other person’s anger (or trigger
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to anger is the liver, so if you go on any (with lemon if you can).
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In meditation, we slow down the breath need another person’s approval. It’s also
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heart. This creates a healing environment
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truth as better than anyone else’s. It’s not
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therapeutic deep tissue
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techniques. She assesses
your health and your life. in you. Peace to you and to ALL.” her clients’ specific needs
The Liver Delivers—Your liver works To support you this month, we are and uses a combination of
hard to keep metabolic processes running continuing with a focus on the liver, Swedish massage, myofascial
smoothly. It is the body’s physical and adrenals and detox yoga techniques in release, proprioceptive
emotional filter. Its job is to filter toxins all the JoyFull Yoga classes with special neuromuscular facilitation,
as well as resentments and unresolved Sound Healing & yoga on Saturdays and trigger point myotherapy.
conflicts. It is extremely important to at 10:00am. JoyFull Yoga classes
take good care of this amazing organ to (Wednesday 10:00am; Friday 9:30am) also Dr. Jason Williams, DC
feel good physically and emotionally. include a dynamic movement meditation
Many people experience an easier time to encourage circulation to help move CHIROPRACTIC & MASSAGE
feeling peaceful once their liver function toxins out of the body, as well as Treatment for Accident & Injury,Wellness & Aging
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Paws for Thought by Dr. Tami Rogers

On the Road Again…

S
ummer is on its way and school is almost over, summer months. Even with the windows “cracked”
which for most families means more time on the the temperature inside your vehicle can easily pass 120
road for summer adventures. If you are like my degrees in a matter of minutes. Animals have a difficult
family, our dogs go with us everywhere and they look time dissipating heat and quickly becoming overheated.
forward to the road trips just as much as we do. However, The stress of being overheated will increase the anxiety
sometimes travel can be stressful to pets and some proper in a pet which will quickly exacerbate the problem.
Providing compassionate planning on your part can ease the tension felt by them
and other family members. Obviously, there are some
Whether running local errands or if you are on a long
road trip, plan accordingly and make sure that your pet

care for over 25 years pets that are better left at home which is where a good
boarding facility or a capable pet sitter can be a true asset.
will never be left in the vehicle unattended.
Some other important considerations with car
To us, our patients are like family. We’ve For those of you who are planning on traveling with your travel include ensuring your pet is safely secured in
pets this summer, here are a few tips: the moving vehicle. During an accident, an unsecure
seen families through generations of best First and foremost, it is important to make sure pet is at risk of being thrown from the vehicle and
friends. We believe in a total wellness your pet will be welcome upon arrival at your travel certainly animals can fall out of moving vehicles if not
approach to veterinary care which helps our destination. A quick phone call ahead can save you appropriately secured. Seat belt systems are available at
patients live long, healthy lives. A blend of a lot of trouble and a quick search
online will provide you with pet-
compassionate care and the use of the latest friendly destinations, campground
medical technology, all at an affordable regulations, etc. I recommend that you
price, makes Jacksonville Veterinary Hospital extend the same courtesy to family
the best choice for your pet’s care. and friends when planning a visit by
making prior arrangements for your
• Preventitve Care • Spay/Neuter pet. A simple phone call shows you
are a conscientious pet owner and
• Surgery • House Calls respectful of other people’s space.
• Obedience • Emergency Secondly, while this is always true,
Training Services it is especially important that your
pet is wearing a collar with current
• Ultrasound • And many more! identification tags when away from
home. ID tags should include the
Ask about our online Pet Portal! home number and address as well
as a cellular phone number that is
guaranteed to be with you while
away. Regarding other identification
information, if your pet has a
microchip, you should carry their ID
number and contact information for
the appropriate company as well as
copies of current health and rabies certificates. Third, in most pet stores or you can secure your pet in a kennel
what seems like an obvious statement, make sure that (avoid cardboard boxes as they will not withstand
you have plenty of food and appropriate medications pressure). Also, when on long trips it is important to stop
to last the duration of your trip. You also may want to frequently so your pet can go for a short walk to stretch
take some toys that they are used to playing with and and urinate. If car travel tends to cause motion sickness
of course, a leash is always essential. Lastly, if you are for your pet, call your veterinarian as there are many
traveling to a region where your pet will be exposed to approved medications that may alleviate the problem.
fleas, ticks, or mosquitoes, you should be armed with There are certainly other considerations to make
the appropriate preventatives (call your veterinarian to when traveling and if you have questions or concerns
ask, if you are unsure). give your veterinarian a call before heading out on
There are also some general considerations to keep in the road. Regardless of where your summer travels
mind if traveling via car. Many of us take our dogs with take you, I hope it is full of fun and adventure! Happy
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Democratic Times lamented the loss saloon closed in 1868 but was soon
of the City Brewery in particular, replaced by another saloon, the Pioneer
commenting that the building had Bit House. Following the 1874 fire that
been “devoted to almost every purpose destroyed much of the south side of
except printing a newspaper and California Street, another saloon and
serving God.” The Times subsequently variety store occupied the space.
rectified the former omission, taking From 1864 to 1871 a saloon known
offices in Orth’s new brick building. as the Bella Union existed on the site
However, by 1856 Viet Schutz had of the current Bella Union Restaurant
constructed the largest brewery in and Saloon. Operated by Prussian
Jacksonville on west California Street native Henry Breitbarth, it offered its
just below the current Britt Gardens. In customers billiards and liquors.
addition to the brewery, it featured a By the 1890s, the building currently
bar and an elaborate dance hall. In 1874, housing Scheffel’s Toys at the corner of
prominent attorney Colonel Robert California and North Oregon housed
Aubrey Miller, wrote the following: the Marble Corner Saloon, presumably
named for the marble factory located
Oh! Dear Walter, I like to recall across Oregon Street at the time.
The pleasure we had at Viet Schutz hall. Featuring a marble-tiled entry, the
The fun that we had I’ll never forget saloon served city patrons until well
Nor will I ever those days regret…. into the 20th Century.
Other saloons, bars, and breweries
A second Eagle Brewery named have come and gone in the interim,
after its predecessor was in operation many of them victims of prohibition.
as early as 1856 two blocks south on But now Jacksonville has become
Oregon Street. Joseph Wetterer, a native the “Gateway to the Applegate Wine
of Baden, Germany, had acquired the Region” with wine and beer tasting
property and by 1857 added the Eagle rooms and saloons proliferating and
Saloon. And in existence no later than most restaurants having a bar. Among
the Eagle Saloon was the New State them are the current Bella Union
Billiard and Drinking Saloon, a long- Restaurant and Saloon, South Stage
lived Jacksonville drinking establishment Cellars, Quady North, Daisy Creek
located for many years at the corner of Winery, the J’ville Tavern, Boomtown
California and South 3rd streets where Saloon, Beerworks Jacksonville, the
Redmen’s Hall now stands.
By 1858, the Franco-American
Jacksonville Inn and wine shop, the
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Digging Jacksonville:
The Oldest Grape Seed in Southern Oregon
by Chelsea Rose

T
he Southern Oregon University Laboratory of experimentation is credited with pioneering our now
Anthropology (SOULA) conducted a series of thriving wine industry. Thanks to the many surviving
excavations in the Britt Gardens in preparation family documents we know quite a bit about Britt’s
for Jacksonville’s 2010 sesquicentennial. This led to early wine making under the label Valley View Winery
the recovery of thousands of artifacts related to the (no relation to the current label, which pays homage
daily lives, activities, and to the original). Legend has
innovations from the it that Britt first purchased
historical Britt homestead. grape cuttings from the
Through the generosity of California Missions from a
Herb Britt, descendant of the peddler passing through in
famed Britt family, SOULA the 1850s. However, Britt
received a grant to have himself was a packer, and
the botanical assemblage had access to a wide variety
from the Britt excavations of goods during his visits to
examined. We sent samples the early commercial hub of
Celebrating Our 6th Anniversary! to Dr. Virginia Popper of the Crescent City. Britt would
University of Massachusetts, later continue to acquire
“One of Oregon’s top ten restaurants.” Boston (who also analyzed a variety of grapes for his
theculturetrip.com the botanical artifacts from winery, and sold his products
the Chinese Quarter), and to friends, locals, and the
the results are starting to Oregon Diocese. We look
dinner • fri & sat • 5:00-8:00p come in. While the analysis forward to further exploring
lunch • tues - sat • 10:30a-2:30p is ongoing, I was particularly the archaeology of the Rogue
excited by the recovery of Valley wine industry, and will
541 261 7638 Vitis vinifera—grape seeds! keep you posted as our project
230 E C St Jville The grape seed and seed unfolds. In the meantime, if
cstbistro.com fragments were recovered you would like to know more
from several locations at about Peter Britt’s winery and
the dig, some we believe could date as far back as the the history of the industry in our region, check out the
1860s-1970s. If it is possible to tell the varietal from a Wine of Southern Oregon collection on the SOU Hannon
seed (we haven’t figured out how yet), this could help Library website: http://hanlib.sou.edu/wine. And if you
us better understand what grape vines were successful are already a wine expert, feel free to email me with any
in the region in the early days, or give us insight into questions or ideas about our 19th century grape seeds!
Britt’s original plantings. In addition to the grapes Chelsea Rose is an historical archaeologist who specializes
themselves, we also found the location of Britt’s winery, in the settlement and development of the American West.
along with bottles, glasses, and openers associated with Chelsea and the Southern Oregon University Laboratory of
the beloved beverage. Anthropology (SOULA) conduct archaeology across Oregon
Peter Britt is widely heralded as the father of the and have done several projects in Jacksonville. You can reach
310 E. California Street · Jacksonville, OR Rogue Valley agricultural industry, and is known to be Chelsea at rosec@sou.edu and follow SOULA on Facebook/
Open: 7–4 one of the first to plant wine grapes in the region. His Southern Oregon University Laboratory of Anthropology.

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DANCIN Raises the Barre with New Labels by CHRIS COOK

A ll it took was a thoughtful observation and candid comment from a
guest in late 2015 to get Dan Marca to completely upend the DANCIN
Vineyards label design he had used since his first vintage in 2010. And
while the original design—based on a thoughtful and thorough branding process—
had worked beautifully in the past, DANCIN’s wines had evolved and it was time for
In the back of his mind, Dan says he had been concerned that the colors were
possibly “too autumny.” So he was ready for a change.
With wine names like Pas de Chat, Pas de Deux, Chassé, Adagio and Ballerina, and
the comment that the label didn’t prepare the consumer for the elegance of the wine,
the design team honed in on an image of a ballet dancer with a wine “dress.” The
the labels to catch up. idea was fanciful and met Dan’s criteria: authentic, elegant and unique.
What was the observation? Well, it happened one day when Dan had been The process to go from a pretty good label to one that is exceptional was time
in the tasting room with two guests visiting from Washington, DC and the Bay consuming and required hours of conceptualization, photography, graphic design
Area—a restaurateur and a close friend. As he walked them through the winery’s and finessing each element of the design. If there’s one thing you can count on Dan
array of Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs, one commented frankly that “the label for, it’s to understand the purpose of every action he takes—from his wines to his
doesn’t prepare me for the elegance that’s in the bottle.” tasting room, with tableside service to the design of the new label series.
As Dan considered the splashy, colorful label, he agreed. “I was happy to have that The color of the wine dress is consistent with the color palette of the wine in the
feedback,” Dan said. “We are always talking about how to improve—how to make bottle. It’s printed with a textured spot varnish that makes it look wet. The dancer’s
the guest experience the best it can be.” movement matches the spirit of the wine. Looking at the Syrah label, it’s clear that the
Shortly following that tasting, Dan broached the subject of a label refresh with his wine will be bold in its elegance due to the texture and thickness of the Syrah skins—
wife Cindy, who wasn’t overly enthusiastic at first, but then took the lead at certain much more so than the Pinots and Chardonnays, and therefore is named “Danseur,”
times during the lengthy process. “Dan and I had weeks of conversations before meaning a male ballet dancer. The new labels assert that the “wines are primarily
moving ahead. We pursued many options with several talented people, and then things named after movements within ballet, a form of dance wherein dedication, discipline
started to unfold and take shape with an amazing team, and everything fell into place!” and balance are in submission to the grace and beauty of the final performance.”
The original label design featured part of a watercolor image of Dan and Cindy, his The passion of the dancer matches Dan and Cindy’s passion for DANCIN wines
wife and partner, dancing. You wouldn’t know that at first glance. All that showed on and the hospitality-focused destination winery they have created. The desire to
the label was a flourish of the bottom of Cindy’s long, red dress on a gold and green delight customers runs deep. “Whether you are enjoying our wine at our winery, at a
background representing the vineyard floor. A nod to the owners, the name DANCIN restaurant or at home, we wanted the bottle and corresponding label to become part
was prominent in blocks of red (DAN) and green (CIN) to illustrate—as Dan notes— of the dining experience,” Dan explains. “It’s about delighting your senses, as you
that he and Cindy “are polar opposites.” He claims he’s a red Type “A” born in New savor the moments in time.”
York City and Cindy’s a green Type “Z” from Southern California. Reprinted from the Spring 2017 issue of Southern Oregon Wine Scene magazine.

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It’s Everything Oregon at the
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The Oregon Wine Experience® is
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historic Bigham Knoll campus in Calendar of Events:
beautiful Jacksonville, Oregon, with
its signature events taking place from • Oregon Wine Competition®, August 5-6,
August 21-27. Produced by the Asante 2017, a premier competition featuring 100
Foundation, this essential destination percent Oregon AVA grapes.
experience within Oregon’s nationally
acclaimed wine industry also showcases • Oregon Wine University, August 5-24,
southern Oregon’s expanding culinary 2017, discovery classes in various aspects
flavors. Most importantly, 100 percent of of wine appreciation and production.
all proceeds raised go directly to Asante’s
Children’s Miracle Network and other • Medal Celebration, Wednesday, August
health care programs supported by the 23, 2017, wine and culinary celebration,
Asante Foundation. winner announcements, and all award-
In its first three years, the Oregon Wine winning wines featured.
Experience® raised over $1.5 million,
which directly benefitted the health care • Ultimate Vintner Dinners, Thursday, August
of thousands of children. As a Children’s 24 and Friday, August 25, 2017, dinners
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Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center
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care in the region. The event is looking 25, 2017 –enjoy barrel tastings, meet
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