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or me, August is a special time of year in movement by movement. By the way, most rehearsals
Jacksonville when two favorite events take center are open to the public at no cost—check online at
stage—the orchestral season on Britt Hill and the for the rehearsal schedule and take-in a
Oregon Wine Experience celebration at the Bigham truly unique musical happening you won’t experience
Knoll campus. anywhere else.
If you’re anything like me, you get a thrill out of Another truly unique and not-to-be-missed August
watching 100+ classical musicians descend on town and happening is the Oregon Wine Experience celebration
taking over Britt Hill. Somehow, the energy they bring at the Bigham Knoll Campus, running from the 23rd-
magically shifts and town gets electrified by a group 28th. Under the huge white tents, you can attend
of artists who generally don’t play electrified music! classes, demonstrations and dinners, including medal
For ten years now, Jo and I have attended nearly every celebrations, barrel auctions, a salmon bake, and a
weekend classical performance and strongly encourage Grand Tasting. The event has grown considerably in
you to do the same. With kids’ lawn seats just $10, bring recent years and is a benefit sponsored by the Asante
them along and make a family tradition of it. Trust me; Foundation for the Children’s Miracle Network.
Publisher: they’ll thank you for it later! Every dollar raised helps kids in our community. And
Whitman Parker On the orchestra’s non-performance days, I especially this marks the first year that the wine competition love the sight of them scurrying around town in their will include winery entrants from the entire state of
street clothes enroute to the hill, with instruments, Oregon, with 100+ wineries showing their whites
morning coffee and (sometimes) kids in-tow. Morning & whites and vying for gold. For information on
Layout & Design: rehearsals have a way of getting me out from behind my obtaining tickets, please visit
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stage on Britt Hill.
Under the direction
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of the world’s
finest classical
musicians will make
Jacksonville their
home for 3 weeks.
From late July
through mid-August, let the Britt Orchestra wow you
with 7 unique and utterly inspirational and magical
performances. For tickets, call Britt Festivals at 800-
882-7488 or visit Our cover photo
by Jeremy Holmes of Britt Festivals was taken during
the 2016 season.

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Jacksonville Garden Club Receives Awards for
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Jill Hamilton, Broker
Susan Casaleggio, Judie Lyon, and Jo researched and identified an abundance
Sarah Farnsworth, Broker Ann Miller (left to right) proudly display of trees, shrubs, flowers and grasses from
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541-941-4620 recently received from the Oregon State been based on current availability, with
Federation of Garden Clubs (OSFGC). deer and drought resistance. Garden
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Award, created in 1977, celebrates and labor working with the Jacksonville
heritage and Boosters
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by honoring
the principal
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original era. 400 specimens,
with anyone else!" The Garden as well as
Melanie Logan of Distinction contributing
is awarded to approximately
price reduced groups who $14,000 from
have helped memorial
conserve special donations
gardens which must be open to the toward financing the project.
public. In OSFGC's 90-year history, this The Garden Club continues to be
is first time two such awards have been involved with the ongoing preservation
given to a single garden club. of Peter Britt Gardens. Approximately
This award was first presented to 2.5 acres of the property have been
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tradition! As in past years, a live band, a short
the Salmon Bake fundraiser auction, a wine raffle,
supports Rotary’s clean and a delicious grilled
water projects around the salmon dinner catered by
world. Our projects have Jacksonville Inn and Bella
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in a quiet location near Jacksonville Elementary school. This year, we evening of friendship and
are celebrating the frivolity! To purchase
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email campanella2003@ See you there!
"Line Dancing" by Sue Bennett

Amazing Artists Workshop Show and Sale

rtists Workshop of Southern Oregon celebrates its 33rd-Annual Exhibit in
Jacksonville this August. The group began with a few artists who wanted to
paint in outdoor locations in the safety and camaraderie of a group. The artists
names have changed but the goals are the same. The finest work by the Rogue Valley's
best-known artists will fill the walls of Art Presence Art Center, located at 206 North
5th Street, next to City Hall in Jacksonville. The show runs from August 4 to August
27, each Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am-4:00pm. A grand reception will
be held Saturday, August 5 from 2:00-5:00pm.
This exciting show features original paintings of 20 artists, showcasing familiar
Rogue Valley scenes; all on display and for sale. All members of the Workshop
have extensive backgrounds in the arts using a wide range of genres and media.
This year’s artists are: Raye Aubin, Susan Austin, Steve Bennett, Sue Bennett, Peter
Coons, Linda Curtis, Susan DeRosa, Rick Evans, Kim Faucher, Sherwood Goozee,
Georgann Happel, Marilyn Hurst, Eleanor Lippman, Judy Marshall, Kirsten
Meriwether, Pamela Ourshalimian, Jeanne Quigley, Carolyn Roberts, Desmond
Servatore and Jan Weydemer. Several artists are taking part for the first time
adding new dimension to the show.
The paintings of three artists have been given recognition for representing the spirit
of the Artists' Workshop. These artists express themselves in a variety of artistic styles.
Marilyn Hurst's featured painting "Rhapsody in Blue," is executed with her expertise
in pastel. It recalls an appealing scene from the past which is still present in the Rogue
Valley. Marilyn is the longest-time artist member of the Workshop painting in this
year's show. Steve Bennett's painting "Above Emigrant Lake" was done in plein air
with great feeling for the joy of the scene and immediacy of pastel. "Line Dancing," a
Watercolor by Sue Bennett, celebrates the colorful and lively coming of spring. "Above Emigrant Lake" by Steve Bennett

Gene Bennett’s Legacy Lives On
Jacksonville artist Eugene (Gene) years—two at the prestigious Pratt
Bennett, who passed away in 2010 at Institute in New York City and one
age 88, continues to leave at the University of
a lasting legacy to the Michigan where he’s
arts community. Born expecting an MFA
and raised in Southern degree in 2019.
Oregon, Bennett produced Established in 1998,
a stunning collection of the Eugene Bennett
artwork from his Oregon Scholarship Fund
Street studio and home. by Trevis True for the Visual Arts
At his passing, proceeds provides financial
from his estate were used to fund support to students who show potential
a permanent scholarship fund now as visual artists but aren’t able to pay
managed by The Oregon Community their total college costs from personal
Foundation. Through his generosity, or family resources. Scholarships
these grant funds enable budding artists are awarded to those pursuing post-
to bloom into professionals. secondary education in both fine arts
Current Bennett scholarship recipient and graphic arts.
Trevis True is a perfect example. A For more information on the
2016 Southern Oregon University scholarship program, please contact
grad on a rocket path, True received Heidi Binder at the Oregon Community
Bennett Scholarship awards of $10,000, Foundation Medford office at hbinder@
$10,000 and $15,000 over the past three or 541-773-8987. "Rhaphsody in Blue" by Marilyn Hurst

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ropping in to the cool, all around us: lines, angles, arcs and, in
comfortable gallery at Art my view, even color, as the frequency or
Presence Art Center will wave/vibration that prompts us to see the
Boutique Winery & Farm near Jacksonville 13.8 acres, fruit trees, .14 acres, city lot, $120,000 provide you with the gift of new artistic corresponding color can be geometrically
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event rm. 7 acres of vine on Medford irrigation. Alpaca business also Walking distance to downtown dimensions, stress reduction, and possibly graphed. Nature can—not exactly, but to a
available. $1,210,000 and Britt a treasure to add to your collection! Stop large degree—be modeled mathematically
by to view the art currently on exhibit or geometrically. Case in point: the
any Friday, Saturday, or Sunday from Golden Mean, though there are others. My
11:00am-5:00pm. latest pottery designs seek to express this
Artists Workshop Annual Show & natural geometry and the mathematical
Search the ENTIRE MLS: Sale—The Southern Oregon Artists relationships between natural elements.” Workshop will take over the gallery
at Art Presence for their Annual Show
Art Presence Offsite Exhibits—On July
27 at Pioneer Village, Patrick Beste’s new
& Sale during August. Please see their show, “Abstracts,” opens with a reception
article in this issue for more information. at 4:30pm. “Landscapes,” Tom Ommen’s
Harvest Time—While we’re excited show of photography at the Medford
about the Artists Workshop show & Library and “Fabric Art,” Charlotte Wirfs’
sale this month, we’re already looking exhibit of textile art in the Jacksonville
forward to our September and October Library’s Naversen Room, remain on
exhibits and events. Please save the display through August.
dates and join us! October Creative Challenge—We have
Harvest Time, a show of Autumn- and challenged the artists of southern Oregon
harvest-themed artworks by Art Presence to create new works in this year’s theme,
members, opens on Friday, September 1, “The October Imaginarium: Hats and
with a reception Masks.” (Note to
on Saturday, artists: the deadline
September for applications
2, from 1:00- has been extended
3:00pm. At to Sept. 1. Visit
the reception, our website or stop
Jacksonville by the gallery for
authors Ginna an application.)
and David They will be
Gordon will read making hats and
from their new masks in unique
books: hers, Deke and possibly
Interrupted, is outrageous
“Oil Tank Stairs,” image by Tom Glassman
book two in "The designs,
Lavandula Series," a family saga set in including their own interpretations
Carmel in the 60s; his, The Little Bach Book, of the theme. Many mediums will be
says on the cover, “An Eclectic Omnibus represented, including paintings, collages,
of Notable Details about the Life and assemblages, photography, papier-
Times of the esteemed and highly mâché, and more, depicting the spirit of
respected Johann Sebastian Bach.” Halloween. In addition, the Imaginarium
Fifteen abstract works in watercolor, Small Works section will display smaller,
acrylic and collage by member artist affordable artworks, including jewelry, art
Dolores Ribal will be featured on the boxes, wood, stained glass, cards, prints,
gallery’s back wall. ceramics, and more. The artistic results of
Also in September, photographer this year’s Challenge will be on display
Thomas Glassman and Raku potter October 6-29, 2017, with a festive reception
John Dodero will present a two-person for the artists on Saturday, October 7, from
show in our front gallery. Though rarely 1:00-4:00pm. Come decked-out in your
at a loss for words, Glassman lets his Halloween costume!
beautiful images speak for themselves. Of Reserve our upstairs room for your
the inspiration behind his work, Dodero class, workshop or meeting! Contact
says, “I refrain from characterizing my Anne Brooke at 541-941-7057. As always,
pieces to allow the viewer to interpret you can find this information and more
them in their own way. That said, I on our website,
would like to point out that geometry is

Hannah West is a Jacksonville website designer and art advocate. She
is the creator and editor of the Southern Oregon Artists Resource (www., serves on the board of Art Presence Art Center, is a core
founding member of the Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon and curates the
monthly art exhibits at GoodBean cafe. See some of her art and web design
work at

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In late June, Friendship Force members from Colorado Springs visited the Rogue
Valley for a week, staying in the homes of Friendship Force members from Southern
Oregon (FFSO). Their day in Jacksonville began with a tour of the Jacksonville Historic
Cemetery, led by Friends of Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery volunteer Dirk Siedlecki. A
ride on the Jacksonville trolley, then lunch on California Street, and an evening at Daisy
Creek winery for pizza, salad and gelato and beverages completed the day. FFSO will
be home hosted this September by two Australian clubs. In 2018, members will travel
to Costa Rica for home hosting and sightseeing and in September will host members
from Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. Friendship Force of Southern Oregon meets most
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News From Britt Hill
by Donna Briggs, Britt President & CEO

Photo by Ry James

Let the Music Begin

y the time you read this News Please help us spread the word on two
from the Hill, the Britt Orchestra new initiatives. For the first time ever,
will have arrived here in beautiful Britt has lowered our Lawn seating ticket
southern Oregon. Thanks to over 90 prices for all Orchestra performances.
host families, our orchestra members Thanks to our generous donors, Adult
are already settled into their temporary Lawn tickets are only $25 and children’s
homes for the Season. Teddy Abrams, are just $10. A night under the stars with
Britt’s Music Director, and Mark Knippel, the Britt Orchestra is now an affordable
Director of Artistic Operations, have family night out.
been busy putting together another Second, in the fall of 2017 we will
spectacular season. Much of the first replace our dilapidated bench seats
week of rehearsals has been devoted and add approximately 330 reserved
to the learning the repertoires of the seats for an aggregate of close to 1,000
Opening Night: while keeping the total venue capacity
JOHN ADAMS: The Chairman Dances: the same at 2,200. We have kicked-off
Foxtrot for Orchestra a seat sponsorship program; when you
ANDREW NORMAN: Unstuck sponsor a new seat (starting at $250),
MASON BATES: Cello Concerto we will attach a highly-visible plaque
DARIUS MILHAUD: La creation du with an inscription of your choice to the
monde (The Creation of the World)
KENJI BUNCH: Song of Sasquatch—
backrest of one these new seats for the
next decade. We believe that sponsoring
a seat or seats is a great way to show
Jacksonville Company
World Premiere Britt Commission!
JOHN WILLIAMS: Adventures on
your support for the Arts and preserves
the community spirit found at every
Where style meets elegance.
Earth from E.T. performance on the Britt Hill.
On a personal note, John Adams calls Life on the Britt Hill is one sweet song, 155 West California Street • Jacksonville
Oakland, California his home, and is a so let the music begin…
close friend of Teddy Abrams! 2017 marks
John Adams’ 70th year on this earth. In Comments or
that time, he has become one of the most questions for Britt
prolific American composers, living Festivals? Email
or dead. Other than John Adams and
John Williams, all of the Opening Night
composers were born in the 1970s. We are
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520 N. 5th St. Chamber Chat
by Tim Balfour, Executive Director
Calvary Church Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
10 E. 3rd St.

Haunted Trolley Event Volunteers Wanted
Who doesn’t like a good scare? The Haunted Trolley Tour Dates: October
Chamber’s Haunted Trolley Tour is a 19, 20 & 21 & 26, 27 & 28—Tours will run
great time to pull out the stops and create from 6:30-10:00pm—departing every 15
some spooky fun with our historic town minutes via 3 trolleys from the Visitor
as the backdrop. And we are looking for Center by the Post Office. Tours last
some similar-minded people. approximately 30 minutes. Tickets are
This is the 4th year for the Jacksonville $10 and will go on sale in September. This
Chamber of Commerce’s Haunted Trolley event has sold out in previous years, so we
Tours and we would really like to amp-up encourage people to purchase tickets in
the tour with increased special effects and advance online at www.jacksonvilleoregon.
ghostly characters. Fortunately we have a com/haunted-trolley/. There may be
great group of dedicated volunteers who availability on the nights of the tours on a
are already working on this year’s tour, first-come first-served basis.
but we are interested in involving many For additional information about
more people. Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
The tours are a great way to showcase contact us at 541-899-8118, or chamber@
our town and bring people in during the
shoulder season. Each night of the tour, we
will see over 350 additional people in town,
and we want to show them a good time!
Proceeds go towards supporting our
regular trolley tours, paying for the new
trolley and other visitor services. The
30-minute tours take a light-hearted
approach to local “hauntings” and
feature multiple sites with special effects
and period character interpreters.
If you are interested, we need
volunteers for the character roles and to
activate special effects. Volunteers need
to be available 6:00-10:30pm on the nights
of the tours. You need to provide a sense

July 28th through Aug. 20th of fun and willingness to entertain. We
will provide costumes, makeup and
instructions. Contact the chamber via
TICKETS NOW ON SALE! email at or
call 541-899-8118.
This could be YOU!

Behind the Scenes
by Robin Downward, Artistic Director
Randall Theatre Company

What Makes Good Live Theater?

hat makes one production just Pacing: This is the bane of all
"ok" and another spectacular? community theater and to me one of the
As a casual theatergoer, you most important aspects of quality theater.
may not catch all the nuance and subtlety A slow pace actually drains energy from
that makes the difference, but there a production. How is this caused?
are many. Just like a fine wine, there Pausing: During the rehearsal process,
are differences that make the product actors learn their lines from the script.
wonderful or mediocre. As they learn them, the actors usually
Over the next few months, my articles have a little pause between the lines as
will be a discussion of what makes the actors get used to memorizing what
a production the best it can be and they need to say. Once the lines are
what to watch for to make sure you're memorized (or better yet during the time of
getting the best bang for your buck memorization), the actor and director must
when buying your tickets. What does a make sure those rehearsal pauses don't
theater company need to pay attention become a habit. If the habit of pausing isn't
to so that their productions exceed the stopped early, the pauses will then become
expectations of you, their patrons? Here part of the show and thus a long and
are two items of importance that show drawn-out play is in the making.
the difference between a great show and When directing a play, I always remind
Jacksonville Box Office is open one that is just "ok." actors of how we talk in normal day-to-
Mon., Tues., Thurs., Sat. from 11 am to 2 pm Diction in spoken word and in day conversation, especially in a group of
singing: Can you understand what people. Everyone has something to say.
everyone is saying? This may seem We wait until the moment when there's 541-632-3258 obvious, but as the actors and director an opening… and the split second there
The Randall Theatre is a 501(c)3 full volunteer based are in rehearsals for long periods is, we speak. For some reason, many
of time, they get used to hearing actors and directors don't bring that "real
non-profit theater company themselves. They sometimes forget life" occurrence of the pace of normal
that you will be hearing the show for conversation into their productions. Due
the first time. If you can't understand to that, you as a patron are sometimes
the performers, there was not enough stuck with a show that could be much
emphasis on keeping the actors on their faster but isn't. That's not fun for you.
Where Magic happens! toes as it pertains to communicating Next time you see a live theater show,
with an audience. look for these.
The Unfettered Critic
by Paula Block Erdmann & Terry Erdmann Dog Gone Good Car!
The Classical Side of the Hill

y the time you read this, the home. Portland-born violist Kenji Bunch’s
migration will have begun. piece (we don’t yet know its name) will be
Dozens of classically trained, one component of this night’s celebration
world-class musicians will be returning of West Coast Composers.
to the stage on Britt Hill, where At the other end of our three weeks
Conductor Teddy Abrams will greet of musical ecstasy awaits yet another
them, ready to chase the summer recently composed piece—this one by the
doldrums from all of our brains. maestro himself! Abrams calls it Unified
To some, the summer seems a sleepy Field, and although he says he’s been told
time. The weather is hot, the air thick it is “the hardest piece in the repertoire,”
with thoughts of leisure. We smile as he quickly assures us, “The Britt Orchestra
we recall previous classical festivals. We is up to it.” He’s boldly positioned
daydream of melodies easy to sway to as his composition between Gershwin’s
we recline on the grassy hill. We anticipate celebrated An American in Paris and
the conductor’s upcoming playlist. We Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 on the final
imagine calming sonatas, punctuated night of performances, August 13.
by the chirps of our Lest we’ve led
resident crickets. We you to assume that
foresee comfortable everything is going
favorites: Beethoven! to be new and
Mozart! Bach! unknown, fear not.
It won’t all be like You’ll hear some
that, of course. We’ve beautiful Beethoven
gotten to know this (Piano Concerto No.
maestro, who delights 4), marvelous Mozart
in sharing his passion (Symphony No.
for all musical styles 35—perhaps better
and genres, from the known as “Haffner”),
Meagan and Keen travel around Southern Oregon
tried and true to the and brilliant Bach to demonstrate how Dogs For The Deaf
avant-garde! (Brandenburg can help the hearing impaired.
For example, he’s Photo by Jeremy Holmes Concerto No. 3)—
titled his program all on August 4. Yes, her Subaru has gone to the dogs–
for August 5 “Eastern Inspiration.” And you’re certain to savor works but that’s a good thing!
The orchestra will perform Shanghai by Brahms, Sibelius, Schubert, and
Overture by Chinese-American composer Tchaikovsky, dusted throughout our
Bright Sheng. This work leans heavily too short orchestral season.
on winds, brass, and percussion, while If that’s not enough, Abrams
the bowed strings wait several minutes promises that we’ll be one of the first
before entering the soundscape. Next audiences to hear a new piece by
will be The Song of the Nightingale, which his mentor, the esteemed Michael
Igor Stravinsky adopted from a Hans Tilson Thomas, titled Four Preludes on
Christian Anderson-inspired opera—as Playthings of the Wind on August 12.
told from the point of view of a Chinese But wait! There’s more! Pops Night,
fisherman. The evening continues with August 6, will be devoted to one of the
The Song of the Earth, Austrian composer most popular composers of all time:
Gustav Mahler’s “song-symphony” the great John Williams. Abrams has
based on a book of ancient Chinese picked a sampling of Williams’ major
poetry. The Britt audience may be motion picture works: the rousing
familiar with the works of Stravinsky and scores of films like Star Wars, E.T. the
Mahler, but this particular evening will Extra-Terrestrial, Superman, Jaws, Close
feel uniquely “Abrams-esque” Encounters of the Third Kind, and Raiders Test drive one today at:
But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. of the Lost Ark. We can’t think of a more
The Orchestra’s opening night, July 28, perfect evening. And remember, on Pops
will start the surprises. Last year the Britt Night, tickets are only $5!
sent us to Crater Lake National Park to Paula and Terry each have long impressive-
hear the world premiere of Natural History, sounding resumes implying that they are
from composer Michael Gordon. This year, battle-scarred veterans of life within the
they’ve commissioned another piece—and Hollywood studios. They’re now happily 3103 Biddle Road • Medford, OR • 541-245-2000
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a Great
he last month has brought both grant proposals to local and regional
favorite Summer
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traditional Live Music Picnic
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According to Patsche, the people who
have volunteered to participate in the
walking or driving by the Jacksonville demolition, painting and landscaping
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probably did not expect the construction
will help us save money and make up
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and join the fun! activity to begin at the top of the 130-foot
cedar closest to Main. That tree had to be
grant writer, reports that she has been
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by the arborist’s review during the like this occurred. “Grant proposals are
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and had a “wonderful time.” One evening, while sitting at a Japanese bar, he struck
Sensational Seniors by Mike McClain up a conversation with a fellow officer who had silver wings on his lapel. “When I
asked about the wings, I found out that he was a pilot and, while holding the same
rank as me, he was making $150 more a month. I figured, heck I’m as smart as this
guy, so I applied for flight school, was accepted and got my $150 more a month. My
initial motivation was not for the thrill of flying but for the extra money.”
His fixed wing flight training was at Fort Ord in California, where the army policy
was that once a pilot mastered flying airplanes, they were cross-trained as helicopter
pilots. It was during this time at Fort Ord that Bo’s personal life took a positive turn
because, while on leave in 1957, he was encouraged to ask an attractive girl to dance.
That was his introduction to Iris, who in 1959, was to become his wife. He remembers,
“I had to log a certain amount of flying hours each month to keep my silver wings,
so I would check out a fixed wing airplane and fly to Hayward, CA where Iris was
working as a secretary for a construction company. We would have lunch and then I’d
fly back to base, accomplishing two important tasks in the process!”
Shortly after Bo and Iris were married he was transferred to Fort Benning, Georgia
to receive paratrooper training, another army requirement for pilots. For their
graduation parachute jump, family and friends were invited, and Iris was proudly
in attendance. Bo had been told that his jump number was 6 and Iris was carefully
counting the jumpers, but a last minute change was made and the re-assigned sixth
jumper bailed out, but his parachute did not open as expected. While it eventually did,
and number 6 and Bo made safe landings, it was a nervous time for Iris. During the
Fort Benning time, their son, Alan, was born and then in 1964 daughter, Amy, joined
the family. After more base transfers and after achieving the rank of major, in 1966,
Bo experienced his first tour of duty in Vietnam where eventually he was assigned as
the Commander of the 155th Helicopter Company in Ban Me Thout, Vietnam. This
12-month tour of duty has many memories for Bo, some of them sad and some with
humor and happiness. He relates that he “Wrote Iris a letter every day because there
was nothing else to do at night and the mail was free.” He remembers fondly how his
company informally adopted a Catholic Mission in Ban Me Thout that had been in
existence for some 57 years. One of their activities was to throw a Christmas party for
the missionary children, and it was a glorious time for all of them. Tragically, when
the North Vietnam Army (NRA) invaded, they strafed the mission, causing multiple
injuries and deaths and then force-marched the survivors some 300 miles to Hanoi
with many perishing along the way.
After his first 12-month tour was over, Bo came back to the states and to Fort
Walters, Texas where his family joined him. It was at Fort Walters that he became
the Safety Director for the helicopter school where he conducted safety training for
helicopter pilots and for the maintenance personnel, as well. In 1971 he was sent
Bo Atkinson Remains back to Vietnam for his second tour of duty but this time as a Lieutenant Colonel, the
rank at which he eventually retired. While he had flown almost daily during his first
a Classic Warrior Vietnam tour, he now was a member of the Division Staff and had mainly a desk job,
not his favorite activity.

obert Atkinson, known in Jacksonville as “Bo,” first moved here in 2000 with his After this second Vietnam tour, he was transferred to Arizona for a stint before
effervescent wife, Iris, and the two immediately became a popular and well- a reassignment to California where he ended up as an advisor for the Sacramento-
known couple around town. Bo’s quiet and unassuming manner belies the fact based National Guard, a position he held until his army retirement in 1973. Shortly
that he had a distinguished career in the army as a helicopter pilot and commander. after Bo’s Army retirement, Iris decided to go back to work, as their children were
But, before getting into that, as usual, I like to start with the beginning. raised and she was “antsy” to do something. Iris took a secretarial position with a
Bo was born on March 31, 1930 in Winnsboro, South Carolina where his parents law firm which eventually led to Bo moving into real estate sales and management
worked for Winnsboro Mills, a tire factory that had moved from the north because as one of the law firm partners built an 18-unit condominium unit and needed
labor was cheaper and cotton, which was used in tire cords, was readily available. someone to manage it. Iris suggested Bo, and this was his next employment
Bo, his parents and his two sisters lived in company-owned housing that was rented adventure. When the 18 units were sold, Bo started looking for something else to do
to workers at a reasonable rate. Ironically, when Bo’s father lost his job, they were and answered an ad in the San Francisco Chronicle for a position with a commercial
forced out of the housing even though his mother continued to work for Winnsboro insurance company that was looking for someone to supervise safety inspections.
Mills for 40 years. An able student and an All-Star football player in high school, Bo With Bo’s helicopter safety training and management, he was a natural fit for this
was awarded a four-year athletic scholarship to Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC company, and he was to spend ten years with the company before officially retiring
where he was a linebacker and offensive guard. While still in high school, he had in 1993. Iris and Bo spent seven more years in California before making their first
joined the National Guard, anxious to receive the small stipend for being in the Guard. move to southern Oregon in 2000. Their introduction to Southern Oregon came
He transferred National Guard units when he moved to Clinton for college but then through a niece and nephew who had moved to Ashland. Later, their son, Alan,
changed to the college’s ROTC program, which would lead to his military career. retired from a Silicon Valley tech firm and moved to Southern Oregon, as well.
Bo graduated from college in 1952 with an education degree but immediately After several family visits, they decided to relocate to Oregon; they rented for a year
entered the army as a second lieutenant just as the Korean War was winding down. and then found their dream home off Old Stage Road. Unfortunately, Iris’s brother
Bo’s Korean-bound unit was diverted to Japan, and, because there had been such a became seriously ill, and in 2004 they decided to move back to California to take
heavy loss of army officers in Korea, the army started offering regular commissions care of him but he died just before their house was sold. They were now without a
to ROTC officers. This was to prove pivotal in Bo’s rise in rank. Young Atkinson spent home, but they needed to take care of the brother’s estate, so they made a two-year
three years on duty in Japan. There, he became a 1st Lieutenant, was recruited to play return to California before moving to their Vintage Circle home in Jacksonville.
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Pioneer Profiles: Colonel John England Ross
August 4 th & Indian Fighter – Part 1
by Carolyn Kingsnorth
September 1 st 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
7 00, 7 15, own wealth selling supplies to the miners and farmers. This ongoing series shares the stories of
these pioneers and their times.

7 30 & 7 45 pm oss Lane, which meanders through After the war, Ross briefly returned
the Valley floor just north of to the butchering business but by
1 hour walk leaves Jacksonville, demarcates some of August of 1848 was running a mule-
from Visitors Center the former land holdings of Colonel John powered threshing machine, the first
at Oregon & C streets England Ross. threshing machine in Oregon. But
Ross, who gained his title and his when news of the discovery of gold in
reputation as an Indian fighter during California reached Ross that autumn,
Historic Jacksonville Oregon’s various Indian wars, is an
enigmatic character. His first marriage
he took his mules and headed for the
Sacramento Valley.
Haunted History Tours was to a half-breed member of the
Menominee tribe in Illinois. And by
Ross learned to “wash out gold”
at Feather River, moved on to what
Not your ordinary "ghost tours" but history tours virtue of his military authority, is now Placerville, and in the
he at one point solemnized spring of 1849 joined old
about real hauntings resulting from past events! the marriage of one of companions near Coloma.
Courthouse route features tales of brothels, epidemics, his lieutenants to the During a trip to town
hangings, and, of course, haunted houses. daughter of a famous for supplies, the five
Cayuse chief. Yet he miners who had
Tour group size is limited! $5 per person was consistently remained at the
Reservations at 541-245-3650 or chosen or claims were killed volunteered to lead by Indians and
militias organized thrown into the
Additional tour dates at to deal with river. Ross raised
. “Indian troubles.” a company of 20
He earned his Oregon men and
initial military went in search of
ranks in the Cayuse the Indians.
War, fought and At a nearby

Victorian Medical Practices was wounded in the
Rogue Indian Wars,
and served in every
camp they took
about 130 Indians
including women and
principal engagement of children as prisoners.
11 am to 3 pm the Modoc Indian War. Two of the young boys
Saturday Born in Ohio in 1818, Ross
immigrated with his parents to
directed them to the camp
of those who had murdered
August 19th Indiana and then Illinois. At age 22, he
married 16-year-old Margaret Robinson.
Ross’s companions, but the Indians
had torched their camp and fled.
at Jacksonville’s 1873 Her mother Cateche or Cynthia Sashos According to Ross’s memoir, the
Beekman House was considered an “Indian princess.” Her
father, Alexander Robinson, was well
Indians had been trading with a man
named Hastings who had a store in the
470 E. California Street known in the Chicago area for mediating hills above Coloma. Hastings had given
disputes between settlers and Indians, one of them a pass to show that he was “a
Contrast Victorian medical accepting tracts of land as payment and good, friendly, trusty Indian.” The “band
knowledge with contemporary amassing sizable holdings in the process. of murderers” were surprised while
health information. Ross may have received some of these holding a great feast, and 14 of them
Docent led 1-hour tours holdings as a “dowry” and added to killed. When Ross later saw Hastings,
begin every 15 minutes. them as well through land negotiations, he asked him if he had given that pass.
$5, adults; $3 , seniors/students a skill learned from his father-in-law. Hastings said he had. Ross then told him
Lawn activities: Free In 1888 his Chicago tracts were valued that he had countermanded that pass and
at $2,000,000. But when Margaret was would so countermand him if he ever
For additional information, suddenly taken ill and died just eight gave an Indian, another.
months after their wedding, Ross lost Ross and party arrived at Coloma with
call 541-245-3650,
interest in settling disputes and in 150 captives. Five Indians were selected
or e-mail
farming. He sold his land holdings for a for trial, but when brought before their
nominal sum and headed west. jury, they broke and ran. One plunged
In 1847, Ross, a natural leader, captained into the river and escaped. The other four
a 40-wagon train headed for Oregon by were killed. The place where the five men
way of Fort Hall and the Snake River. At were murdered was afterwards known as
that time the Walla Walla Indians were Murderers Bar.
“disposed to be hostile.” When near John From there Ross prospected at
Day's River, the Ross train encountered a Yankee Jim’s Diggings, Wambo Bar,
company of emigrants who had had their and then the South Fork of the Yuba in
goods, clothing, and cattle stolen. company with James Poole, one of the
According to his 1878 memoirs, Ross founders of Jacksonville. Ross returned
remained with them for several days to California in 1850, one of the first
until other wagon trains arrived. He party of white men to ever hunt for
Time Travel to 1932! traded his clothing to the Indians for
salmon and split peas; hired an Indian to
gold on the Klamath.
Shortly after finding gold near
New York Governor Franklin Roosevelt is running for President. hunt for their cattle; and gave the women Sawyer’s Bar, Ross and his companions
Groucho Marx is on the radio. Depression era miners are digging his blankets, “keeping only a buffalo had their horses stolen by Indians.
up the streets. Hobos are hoping for hand outs. And Ben and robe for cover from the frosty night.” During the raid to retrieve them, Ross
Carrie Beekman are closing up their 1873 home, commenting on Ross became known for such gestures of sustained a thigh wound. The horses
current affairs, reminiscing about growing up in the late 1800s, and selflessness throughout his career. were briefly recovered but the Indians
inviting you to visit! Experience 1932 Jacksonville as you interact Having given away almost all of his again captured the animals.
with the Beekmans, family members, and friends. goods, Ross was destitute when he When Ross’s party finally found their
reached The Dalles. He had borrowed way, entirely destitute of provisions,
Saturday, August 26th $2.50 from an old lady to “buy biscuit”
to sustain him en route. At The Dalles,
to the Salmon River, they were found
by a party of prospectors. Two of his
12 noon, 1:30, and 3:00 pm Ross hired-out to a man who had a party had become insane from hunger
Adults, $8; Seniors/Students, $5. boat to transport emigrants down the and thirst. Ross himself had carried a
Not recommended for children under 10. Columbia River. Ross rowed the boat for captured crow for three days, expecting
thirteen days at a dollar a day, working to be obliged to eat it. In this case,
C.C. Beekman House sometimes half the night, sometimes all “eating crow” would not have been
470 E. California Street night, and sometimes in the rain. a humbling experience but rather a
Jacksonville, OR 97530 Finally arriving in Oregon City in means of survival.
November 1847, Ross found a job as a Next month: Mining, more Indian
butcher. However, he barely had his knives troubles, Jacksonville, and a second
sharpened when the Cayuse War broke marriage.
out one month later. When the Territorial Pioneer Profiles is a project of Historic
Legislature called for volunteers, Ross Jacksonville, Inc. Visit us at www.
joined the militia as a mule skinner. His and follow us on
541-245-3650 or fellow soldiers elected him 2nd Lieutenant Facebook (historicjville) for upcoming events
and subsequently Captain. and more Jacksonville history.
Focus on Hanley Farm
by Pam Sasseen, Volunteer

Music Festival is August 5
at the Farm

n August 5, Hanley Farm presents, “Hanley Farm Music Festival,” a fundraiser
for Hanley Farm! In addition to great toe-tapping music from five popular
local entertainers, there will be food, a Farmer’s Market, children’s games, a
Faerie Garden, soda, mead and more beverages, including freshly-brewed lager from
Standing Stone Brewery. Plus, there will be a raffle that includes autographed items
from Jim Belushi, Faerie Gardens, three complete picnic kits, SOHS Memberships and
more, including an opportunity to win two laying hens!
Musical offerings will include:
• The Karen Lovely Band, featuring award-winning blues singer Karen Lovely and
award-winning blues guitarist Ben Rice, entertaining you with hot and sultry,
“gotta” dance blues.
• Phoenix Sigalove, with his soulful vocals and rhythm-based acoustic guitar,
performs original songs, drawing on his Native American background and his
love and respect for Mother Earth.
• Before moving to Arizona, Intuitive Compass is performing its last show in
the valley at Hanley Farm! Jason O’Dea and Aurelia Anne Cohen perform a
thoroughly modern take on old-time flavors of ragtime, blues, jug band, western
swing, gypsy jazz and traditional folk music.
• Sage Meadows’ passion is evident as she sings sweet lullabies, country classics,
and rockin’ rockabilly tunes.
• The Fret Drifters, Andy Casad and Nick Garrett-Powell, are known for their
acoustic arrangements of original and cover music incorporating futuristic
finger-styles, jaw-dropping lead solos, post-flamenco strumming, dazzling sweet
mandolin and bluesy tenor vocals.
Food, music, wine, and friends…a great way to spend a day! Thanks to all of the
volunteers making this happen and a special thanks to our sponsors—James Collier, Jim
Belushi, Standing Stone Brewery, 5 O’Clock Marketing, and the Faerie Godmothers!
Join us at Hanley Farm on August 5, from noon-8:00pm. $20/Adults; $10/SOHS
Members and Children, ages 6yrs-18yrs; FREE/Children 5 & younger. Purchase tickets
online at, or at the gate. Tickets are also available at Music Coop in
Ashland and Hilltop Music in Phoenix.
g u e
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News from Friends of Jacksonville's
Digging Jacksonville: Historic Cemetery
The Bones of Britt Hill
by Dirk J. Siedlecki, President – FOJHC
by Jacie Shepherd
Damaged Cemetery Headstone— local stone quarries. Stroll begins at
Sadly, in June, we discovered the 6:30pm and will conclude by 8:00pm.
headstone of William Thompson who No advance reservations are required
died in 1856, broken into several pieces and there is no charge. Those wishing to
and flat on the ground. At this time we do so, may make a donation to support
believe this was most likely the result the work of our organization. Meet your
of an accident, and not a deliberate act docents at the top of the Cemetery Road
of vandalism, the where you will find
fact remains that a parking available.
beautiful piece of our Wear comfortable
cemetery's history has walking shoes and
been lost…a result of you might want to
someone finding the bring along some
need to reach over a sunscreen and a
fence and put their hat. Thank you to
hands on an old and Gail Nicholson,
fragile headstone. Dee Reynar and
To some we may Ellen Martin for an
sound like a broken interesting and fun

s part of Jacksonville's 2010 bones and how they age over time. record, announcing tour through the City
Sesquicentennial celebration, Most of the sources also have pictures of at the beginning of Section in June. Our
the Southern Oregon University different impacts or traits, so that I can all our tours, events, twenty-five guests
Laboratory of Anthropology (SOULA) easily visualize the difference when I and activities, asking enjoyed learning
conducted a large-scale archaeological come across them. visitors to refrain some additional
excavation at the former homestead of In addition to learning about the from touching any of history of the early
Peter Britt, which is now the Peter Britt physical difference between the the monuments, not Pioneers who
Gardens and Britt Festival grounds. Due skeletons, I have also started learning to lean on, sit on, or now reside in our
to the volume of archaeological material about the differences in butchering cuts. stand on any of the cemetery.
recovered from the project, paired with Before walking into this internship, cemetery fixtures. The History Saturday
a lack of funding, the faunal analysis (i.e. I had the knowledge that hand sawn Cemetery Rules and in the Cemetery,
the study of the animal remains recovered and machine-cut bones had different Regulations posted at August 12—Our topic
from the site) has not yet been completed. markings. However, I had never seen the entrance gate and this month will be on
As a McNair scholar, I had the the difference before. So far I have in brochures, echo “The Early Farmers
opportunity to do a summer internship learned that hand-sawn bones have these same requests and Ranchers in the
with SOULA and help with this research. marks that vary in depth as well as angle. and words of caution. Jacksonville area and
My plan is to clean, organize, and catalog These marks are also very easy to see, I guess people see After the Rogue Valley.”
those faunal remains recovered from whereas a bone that is machine-cut is these marble and Program begins at
the 2010 dig, so that I can help Katie very smooth, and leaves uniform marks granite stones and simply assume they 10:00am and concludes at approximately
Johnson (SOULA’s Faunal Expert) use the against the cut edge. are stable and strong. Many are loose 11:30am. No advance reservations are
bones to determine what the Britt family Hopefully, once the analysis of the Peter and can topple or start walking off their required and it is free. Donations are
was eating, and compare that with the Britt site is completed, we can compare bases with a simple touch of a hand. always appreciated and support our
information from the Chinese Quarter dig. the diets between the Britt family and After all these years of working in the preservation and restoration work.
In the two weeks that I have been their Chinese neighbors. This analysis, cemetery, I am still amazed at how some Meet you Docents at the top of the
working with SOULA, I have already however, will take longer than the eight parents allow their children to climb on Cemetery Road where you will
learned so much about animal bones. weeks I am working with SOULA this monuments and other cemetery items find parking available. We suggest
This includes the difference between summer. Therefore, I am hoping to with no clue as to the dangers of serious comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen
Taxa—such as mammal or bird—and continue this research in the fall and focus injury or death that could result. Even and a hat. Our final History Saturday
how to identify them. I have not yet on it for my senior thesis. I look forward to more amazing is how often I have to in the Cemetery program will be on
learned all of the vocabulary that comes learning more about these faunal remains remind adults to not touch or stand on September 9, and the subject will be the
with describing where exactly the bone and how much they can tell us about Peter curbing and other items. I guess it is an “History of Pack Trains.”
fragments lay on the body of the animal, Britt and his family. ongoing educational process that we After our interesting and engaging
but that is something I am spending my Jacie Shepherd will be a senior at SOU must all be aware of. June topic, “Travel by Stagecoach,” we
time both inside and outside of the lab next year, finishing her degree in Sociology The Cemetery Commission has now are all happy to have our cars! Thank
learning about. and Anthropology. She has an interest in posted signs throughout the cemetery you to Joan Hess and Vivienne Grant
To do this, I have researched a Biological anthropology, as well as forensics, grounds telling visitors and locals for all their research and for presenting
multitude of books and journal articles and plans on attending graduate school to alike, to admire and enjoy the cemetery such a fun program. One of our guests
related to historic butchery techniques receive both a Master's and Doctorate in ornamentation from a safe distance and not from Yreka will be doing a similar
and the identification of faunal remains. Anthropology. You can reach SOULA by to come in contact with any of these items. program on “Stagecoaches, Drivers and
This information is helpful because the contacting Chelsea Rose at and We would ask that if you happen their Routes” in Williamsburg, Virginia
sources have much information based on follow SOULA on facebook/Southern Oregon to notice someone getting too close or in January 2018.
the different effects that weather, people, University Laboratory of Anthropology. touching any of the monuments, and if Marker Cleaning Workshops, August
and other animals can have on historic you are comfortable with approaching 19—Join our volunteers for a fun and
them, to remind them of this message. If worthwhile project cleaning headstones
you see anything or anyone suspicious and other monuments and for helping
within the cemetery grounds, please to preserve them for future generations
contact the Jacksonville Police to admire. We meet at 9:00am at the
Advertising your business Department. With a cemetery of this
size and with so many visitors, we need
Sexton's Tool House, located at the top
of the Cemetery Road, where you may
just got better! all the help we can get. Thank you for
the many emails and telephone calls of
pick up your supplies and directions as
to where we will be working. Dress for
support following the June incident. the project as you will get a little wet. You
AUGUST CEMETERY EVENTS AND may want to bring along a stool to sit on.
Our direct mail ACTIVITIES Our fifteen volunteers in June managed
Tuesday Evening Cemetery Stroll, to clean an amazing 41 headstones, foot
program insures August 8—Join us for our final Cemetery stones and monuments—an impressive
Stroll of 2017, when our Stroll will number for sure.
the Review is focus on "Cemetery 101"—Cemetery Please visit our website for complete
delivered to 3500 Ornamentation, Monument Styles and
the Monument Makers. Learn about the
details on these and all our events and
activities at
residents within various styles of markers, who made
them, where they were made, and the
Have a safe and wonderful summer!

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August 2017 • Lifestyle Magazine •

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become involved with the Food Project in Jacksonville!
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A Few Minutes with the Mayor
by Paul Becker

Thanks for the 4th!

Photos by Sharon Becker Brad Bennington
and Gary Whittle

uly 4th has come Holiday and helped to make this picnic
and gone… now one of the most enjoyable community
for the “lazy hazy events in our experience. One year Lots More Parking Lots
days of summer.” ago I wrote about Jacksonville’s many
If you missed it, we volunteers and how blessed we were as a They say, “Build it and they will A few blocks west, in the parking
had one “swellegant” community because of them. come,” but the truth is, “they” were lot behind GoodBean Coffee, business
party here in town “They volunteer for myriads of local already coming here…and they needed owner/developer Gary Whittle and City
on the Courthouse tasks, CERT, Commissions, Committees, parking spaces, lots of parking spaces. In Councilor Brad Bennington took on a
lawn with 350 to the Boosters, the Kiwanians, Rotary, late June, visitors and locals applauded much needed parking lot improvement
400 people this year. Food for Friends and Access… these are a new city-built parking lot on South project of their own. Using 100 cubic
That’s not counting the many volunteers all alive, building and strengthening 5th Street and a rehabilitated lot behind yards of city-supplied ¾ minus crushed
as well as the entertainers from the our community, They clean up our GoodBean Coffee on South Oregon and rock, the two spent a full day assisting
Randall Theater. So here’s a BIG thank cemetery, they hang the flags out on July Main Streets. Carl Lacy
you to the following volunteers: 4th. They volunteer for traffic control The new 5th of L&L
Pastor Larry Jung – 1st Presbyterian during our parades. And let’s not forget Street parking Construction
Church all the volunteers who help during Britt lot, just north of running
Sally Jung – 1st Presbyterian Church performances.” the grassy area a Cat D4,
Fred Crabtree – 1st Presbyterian Let me add our July 4th picnic to that list. at Doc Griffin regrading and
Church And finally… I would be remiss Park, added 16 re-graveling
Kathy Crabtree – 1st Presbyterian if I didn’t thank the Randall Theater desperately- what was
Church performers who worked so hard to needed parking previously
Mike McClain – 1st Presbyterian bring us their entertainment. They spots. All a crater-like
Church were: Robin Downward, Jon Oles, Mia spaces were parking lot.
Kandee McClain – 1st Presbyterian Gaskin, and Elizabeth Suzanne. They constructed Gary Whittle,
Church put on quite a show. using earth- whose wife,
Robert Roos – The Magnolia Inn What a great city we live in. friendly, Sandi, owns
Anne Brooke – Art Presence permeable materials, enabling rainfall to La Boheme boutique next door to the
Debbie Earley – Art Presence permeate the decomposed granite paving GoodBean, says it took nearly two
Jeff Alvis – City of Jacksonville surface so at to not run into city sewers. years to put the project together. For
Stacey Bray – City of Jacksonville City Administrator Jeff Alvis noted that customers and employees of the block,
Tom Glover – City of Jacksonville the $130,000 project was paid for using the paving was long overdue. Whittle
Brett Barton – City of Jacksonville Systems Development Charges—the fees noted that the lot has eight “owners,”
Caleb Bell – City of Jacksonville that developers, contractors and home all of whom needed to agree in writing
Rick Shields – City of Jacksonville builders pay into city coffers for these before the project could commence.
Eric Villarreal – City of Jacksonville sorts of improvement projects that benefit With signatures in-hand, he and
Kim Collins – Talent City Recorder the greater community. At $8100 a space, Bennington made quick work of it,
These volunteers all gave up their the funds were spent just in-time for transforming the lot back into a fully-
those in search of parking spaces during functional parking lot.
the opening of the Britt and summer
tourism seasons.
OFFICE HOURS For Jacksonville City Council Meeting Minutes,
CITY OFFICE Agendas/Packets and Audio Files, please visit:
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:00pm
and click on the City Council tab.
Monday - Friday
9:00am - 4:00pm
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Jacksonville Police Department
Dropbox relocated to corner of N. Fifth and D Street. A consolidated report based on type of calls & number of incidences

541-899-1231 • June 14 to July 13, 2017
Call Type – Total Calls
PLANNING DEPARTMENT HOURS - Direct #: 541-899-6873
911 Hang-up - 2 Fugitive/Warrant - 2
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Submit all applications
Alarm - 6 Harassment - 1
& Friday 8:30am-2:00pm & pick-up all permits:
Animal Complaint - 11 Hit & Run - 2
Wednesday: Closed to Public Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:
Assist - Other Gov't/Law House Check - 30
Enforcement Agencies - 59 Larceny/Theft - 2
Assist Public - 26 Missing Person - 2
Bar Check - 4 Noise - 2
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, August 1, 6:00pm (OCH) Burglary - 1 Parking Complaint - 6
PLANNING COMMISSION: Wednesday, August 9, 6:00pm (OCH) City Ordinance - 17 Property Lost/Found - 11
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, August 15, 6:00pm (OCH) Civil - 9 Suspicious - 13
HARC: Wednesday, August 23, 6pm (OCH) Criminal Mischief/Vandalism - 2 Traffic Complaint - 5
Disorderly Conduct - 2 Trespass - 2
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please visit and click on the City Council tab. Driving Under the Influence of Motor Vehicle (UEMV) - 5
Location Key: OCH - Old City Hall (S. Oregon & Main), CH - Courthouse, CC - Community Center (160 E. Main Street), Intoxicants (DUII) - 2 Welfare Check - 8
NVR - Naversen Room (Jacksonville Library), FH - Fire Hall (180 N. 3rd St. @ C), EOC - Emergency Ops Center at Police Station Fraud - 1

On Money & More: Just Married!
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everal members of the Cutler team
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Linda Kay Bush
June 7, 1942 - May 26, 2017
Linda Kay In her youth she was active with the
Bush, age 74, Junior National Rifle Association; she was
of Jacksonville, very competitive and an excellent shot.
passed away in She won many metals! Later in life she
Salem, Oregon taught her step-daughter Kathy how to
on May 26, shoot, store and use a gun properly. Linda
2017 from the also had a love for softball and was on the
progression of Jacksonville Ladies Team in the 70's to 90's.
Alzheimer’s. Linda had a love for horses and dogs as
Linda was well. She enjoyed riding her horse!
born in Linda is preceded in death by her
Grants Pass husband (Kenneth (Red) Bush), parents
to Kay (Knox) (Marty & Kay Hillman), step-son (Dennis
and Martin Bush), her grandparents. She is survived
Hillman, on June 7, 1942. She graduated by her brother Martin Hillman Jr. (Margie)
Our approach differs from most Financial Advisors from Grants Pass High School class of Grants Pass, her step-daughters Kathy
of 1960. She was a fifth-generation Smith of Salem, Donna Korte of Winston,
because we are focused on providing institutional Oregonian and a lifelong resident of step-son Kenneth J. Bush (Terry) of Coquille,
quality investment solutions to our clients. Josephine and Jackson counties. daughter-in-law Lori Bush of Winston.
Linda and her husband Kenneth She has 8 grandchildren, 9 great-
J. Bush owned and operated L & K grandchildren and 2 great-great-
Antiques in Jacksonville from 1963 until grandchildren. She has cousins in
Our investment team pays attention to the details so June 2016, when the business was closed. Portland, Central Point, Reedsport and
They traveled the Pacific Northwest Winchester Bay, Oregon and Yuba City
you can pay attention to the things that matter to you.
gathering antiques and collectibles for and Chico, California.
their business. They also attended many In lieu of flowers Linda has requested
antique shows throughout the Pacific donations to CATS, 104 N. Ross Lane,
CUTLER Northwest until 1992. Medford, OR 97501 or Southern Oregon
Linda loved her husband, family and Humane Society, 2910 Table Rock Road,
INVESTMENT cats. She took in numerous stray cats over Medford, OR 97501.
GROUP the years and they became her inside At Linda's request there was no funeral
babies. Linda and a few of her friends service instead she has been placed with
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took care of the feral cats in Jacksonville her husband.
making sure they were fed, spayed or The family would like to thank
neutered, given yearly shots and medical Johnson Funeral Home in Salem for
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August 2017
Art Presence Art Center
Artists Workshop of Southern Oregon
Annual Show & Sale
August 4–27
The Artists' Workshop
of Southern Oregon
Annual Show and Sale
will be on display at The 1863 Beekman Bank is open for public tours from
Art Presence Art Center 11:00am to 4:00pm, Thursday through Monday,
August 4–27. The through Labor Day. Suggested donation: $2.
gallery will be open For additional information, contact 541-245-3650
from 10 am to 5 pm
every Friday, Saturday
and Sunday for you to
enjoy the artwork and
consider making a August 2017 Events Calender
purchase. Everyone is Rhapsody in Blue, Marilyn Hurst For more, please visit & Facebook/TheJacksonvilleReview
invited to a "Meet the Artists" Reception on Saturday,
August 5 from 2–5 pm. • Southern Oregon Caregiver • Saturday, August 12, 10:00-11:30am: history Support Group (SOCare) meets twice each saturday in historic jacksonville
Life Drawing Studio month: Jacksonville Library, Naversen Room: 2nd cemetery. "The Early Farmers and Ranchers in
Monday Figure Drawing is on summer hiatus. Sessions Monday of the month from 1:00-3:00pm. Medford the Jacksonville area and the Rogue Valley." p 16
will resume in September. Library, Adams Room: 4th Wednesday of the month,
10:00am-Noon. p 30 • Saturday, August 12, 5:00-8:00pm: schmidt
Art Presence Off-Site Exhibits family vineyards taco fiesta. p 38
~ Show of abstract paintings by • summer at the schoolhaus.
Patrick Beste at Pioneer Village. See schedule p 40 • Friday, August 18, 7:00pm: movie night at
Opening reception on Thursday, July old city hall, "Foreign Correspondent."
27, from 4:30–6:30 pm. • Tuesday Evenings: Open Jam Tuesdays, See ad next page
~ Textile art by Charlotte Wirfs in the hosted by bandleader T.J. Elton,
Naversen Room at Jacksonville Public • Saturday, August 19, 9:00am-noon: marker
Library. at J'ville Tavern. See ad this page
cleaning & workshop in historic
~ Photography by Tom Ommen at • Thursdays, 6:00-8:00pm: red lily vineyards jacksonville cemetery. p 16
the Medford Library. beach concert series. p 38
Left, “Deep Journey” by Patrick Beste. • Saturday, August 19, 11:00am-3:00pm: beekman
Art Presence Art Center is a nonprofit organization • Fridays, 5:00-8:00pm: live music at house museum victorian days,
located at 206 N. Fifth St., next to Jacksonville’s historic schmidt family vineyards. p 38 "Victorian Medical Practices." p 14
courthouse. Gallery hours: 11am–5pm every Fri–Sun. • Sundays, 9:00am-2:00pm: JVILLE MARKET, • Saturday, August 26, tours at noon, 1:30 & 3:00pm:
GoodBean Coffee City Hall grounds. p 32 beekman house living history,
August 1–31: Large Landscapes by Ben Wood "Time Travel to 1932." p 14
• Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 4-27, 10:00am-
Ben Wood’s first memories 4:00pm: artists workshop show & • Saturday, August 26, 4:00-6:00pm: pioneer
are of moving paint across
paper. Born to a family of sale, Art Presence Art Center. A grand reception village old fashion fair. p 12
artists, art has been the will be held Saturday, August 5, 2:00-5:00pm. p 5
thread throughout his life SAVE THE DATE!
as he has taught and • Friday, August 4, tours at 7:00, 7:15, 7:30 & 7:45pm:
created drawing, painting, jacksonville haunted history • Friday, September 1, tours at 7:00, 7:15, 7:30
ceramics, photography, tours. p 14 & 7:45pm: jacksonville haunted
theatre and video around history tours. p 14
the globe: China, Saipan, • Saturday, August 5, noon-8:00pm: hanley farm
South Korea, the European music festival. See article and ad p 15 • Sunday, September 10: JACKSONVILLE/
Union, and Hawaii. His art reflects his adventurous spirit.
APPLEGATE Rotary salmon bake,
Ben recently moved back home to Southern Oregon and • Sunday, August 6, 9:00am-1:00pm: pollinator
has been working with large 4 x 5 ft acrylic paintings. Hanley Farm. p 4
event, during Jville Market, Courthouse Grounds.
165 South Oregon Street ~ 541-899-8740 ~ See article p 28 • September 15-17 & 22-24: southern
South Stage Cellars oregon tour of homes. p 25
• Tuesday, August 8, 6:30-8:00pm: tuesday
August 4–Sept 17: Catherine Anderson evening stroll in historic • October 19-21 & 26-28, 6:30-10:00pm:
A painter for over forty jacksonville cemetery. p 16 JACKSONVILLE haunted trolley
years, Catherine
attended the American
tourS. p 10
• Saturday, August 12: food project pickup
Academy of Art in
Chicago, the University day in jacksonville. p 16
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of Cincinnati and the
Academy of Art College
in San Francisco.
Anderson is a signature
member of the American
Watercolor Society,
National Watercolor Society, Rocky Mountain National
Watermedia Society, Watercolor West, Transparent
Watercolor Society of America (formerly the Midwest
Watercolor society), California Watercolor Association and
Knickerbocker Artists. She is listed in the Who’s Who of
American Women and Who’s Who in America. Meet the
artist at our reception while enjoying complimentary
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August 12, from 5:30–8:00 pm.
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Live Local Music Scene
by Marshall Thompson

Live Music Helps Build this City

emember the 1985 song, “We Built of originals and covers. On August 24,
This City,” by Jefferson Starship, Shae Celine and Don Harris perform
formerly Jefferson Airplane? Two with a mix of popular songs. The musical
of the greatest voices in Rock n' Roll, “happenings” at DANCIN are updated
Grace Slick and Mickey Thomas, reflect regularly on their website.
in this Bernie Taupin song on how San
Francisco was transformed through
For nationally and world-famous
groups from numerous different musical
music in the 60's and 70's. To me, it genres, the Britt Festival in Jacksonville 2017–2018
seems that Jacksonville is also being is in full swing. The first half of August
transformed through music now, right brings world-class orchestral/classical September 15–17, 2017 February 16–18, 2018
before our eyes...and ears. music to Britt Hill. On August 6, Peter Serkin, piano Gabriela Martinez, piano
The most notable change in the don’t miss Pops Night, when the Britt MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 20 Jonathan LESHNOFF:
last decade is, no doubt, the advent Orchestra under Maestro Teddy Abrams Rogue Sparks
MAHLER: Symphony No. 5
of numerous wineries in and around performs “Magic of the Movies (Pops WORLD PREMIERE
Jacksonville offering live music. Take Goes John Williams.)" August at Britt also October 6–8, 2017 FALLA: Nights in the
DANCIN Vineyards for example. At the brings Huey Lewis, Joan Jet, and Rick The Tempest Trio Gardens of Spain
edge of town, Dan and Cindy Marca Springfield for you Rock n’ Rollers. And, I’lana COTTON: Cantus – RACHMANINOFF:
have built a Tuscan retreat comparable at South Stage Cellars, yours truly, will WORLD PREMIERE Symphonic Dances
to some of the best wineries in Napa be performing a mix of easy-listening
HAYDN: Symphony No. 103 “Drum Roll”
Valley. The hillside views are stunning acoustic country and folk ballads on
BEETHOVEN: Triple Concerto
and the landscaping is mood-changing. Wednesday, August 2. As always, be sure
Like the wines, the music at DANCIN and check websites and Facebook pages November 10–12, 2017
is carefully chosen. On August 4, Jeff for the wineries, restaurants and bars in Bella Hristova, violin
Kloetzel will delight audiences with his Jacksonville where live music is helping
BERLIOZ: Overture to
clear, crisp vocals, with his unique mix to Build This City. April 20–22, 2018
Béatrice et Bénédict
Chloe Olivia Moore, soprano
David LUDWIG: Violin Concerto
Rebecca Ringle, mezzo-soprano
Familiar Face Takes Lead at Symphony MENDELSSOHN: Symphony Brian Thorsett, tenor
No. 5 “Reformation” Norman Garrett, baritone
In late June, Joelle Graves began serving
January 19–21, 2018 Southern Oregon Repertory Singers
as the Rogue Valley Symphony Orchestra’s
& Rogue Valley Chorale
Interim Executive Director. Joelle has lived Tracy Silverman, electric violin
Ethan GANS-MORSE: How Can You
in the Rogue Valley for 32 years and has BERNSTEIN: Fancy
over 20 years of experience in non-profit Free: Three Dance
management. She’s a familiar face to many Variations BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9
in town, having owned Sterling Creek Tracy SILVERMAN:
Antiques and having worked at Blue Door Love Song to the Sun
Call 541-708-6400 or visit
Garden Store. She’s also served as Director WEST COAST
of Marketing/Development for the Southern
Oregon Repertory Singers, Education TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5 for concert information
Director of Britt Festivals, Office Manager and tickets

Oregon University, and General Manager
of the Rogue Music Theatre. Joelle is well- Jacksonville FREE Movie Night
known throughout the community as a
singer and has sung with the Rogue Valley Jacksonville
7:00 PM FREE Movie
at Old City Hall Night
Symphony many times.
7:00 PM at Old
Friday – AugCity
18 Hall
Rogue Valley Symphony Announces Friday - August 18
50th Anniversary Season
The Rogue Valley Symphony (RVS) is present the Tempest Trio in a special
elated to announce its 50th anniversary
season. The 2017-2018 season will
chamber music concert at the SOU
Music Recital Hall on October 3rd.
Foreign Correspondent
combine world-renowned soloists, such
as pianist Peter Serkin, great masterworks
by famous composers and five new
The Masterworks 3 concert
performances will be on November 10,
11, and 12, 2017. Violinist Bella Hristova,
Foreign Correspondent
symphonic works commissioned and/
or co-commissioned by the RVS for the
a 2013 Avery Fisher Career Grant winner,
will make a return visit to the Rogue
anniversary season.
The Rogue Valley Symphony’s 50th
Anniversary Season will open on
Valley Symphony as soloist to play a
violin concerto written by her husband
David Ludwig and composed for her Alfred
September 15, 2017 at 7:30pm in Ashland in celebration of their marriage. The

at the Oregon Center for the Performing violin concerto was commissioned by a
Arts at Southern Oregon University consortium of orchestras including the
and have additional performances on Rogue Valley Symphony along with The
September 16 at 7:30pm in Medford at Vermont Symphony (lead commissioner)
the Craterian Theater and September 17 and the Quad Cities Symphony, the
at 3:00pm at the Performing Arts Center Kansas City Symphony Orchestra, the
in Grants Pass. Louisville Symphony, and the Reno
Concerts on opening weekend, Chamber Orchestra. To commemorate
September 15, 16, and 17 will feature the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran
distinguished American pianist Peter Reformation, Maestro Majkut has
Serkin performing Mozart’s Piano chosen to close the program with Felix
Concerto No. 20 in D minor. Maestro Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5, known
Majkut has paired this Classical as the “Reformation.”
concerto with Gustav Mahler’s iconic The Symphony’s December holiday
Fifth Symphony. Masterworks 2 concerts will be held on December 1, 2,
concerts on October 6, 7, and 8, 2017 and 3, 2017. This year, Music Director
will feature the world premiere of Martin Majkut will present a mostly
our first commissioned work of the instrumental program that will include
season, Cantus, by local composer Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, Mozart’s
I’lana Cotton. Ms. Cotton, who has Three German Dances, and Bach’s Jesu,
written extensively for chamber and Joy of Man’s Desiring. Soprano Laura
choral groups, will be stretching her Portune will be featured in Glière’s
wings into the orchestral world with Concerto for Coloratura Soprano and
the RVS commission. Majkut has Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate.
paired this new work with Beethoven’s For more information and to order
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What Are Medigap Policies?
by Steve Yungen & Jeff Blum, Jones & Associates

n previous columns, we’ve talked
about Medicare coverage and how to
enroll in Medicare at age 65. This time
we’re going to talk about supplemental
insurance to Medicare, also known
as Medicare Supplement or Medigap
Medicare Part A covers hospital
expenses. There is a deductible on Part
A, currently $1,316 each benefit period,
which must be satisfied before Medicare
will pay toward a hospital visit.
Medicare Part B covers out-patient
services. There is an annual deductible
on Part B, currently $183, which must
be satisfied before Medicare will pay
toward doctor visits, lab work and other
out-patient services. After the Part B
deductible is satisfied for the calendar
year, Medicare typically pays 80% of of programs have their place, but work
medical expenses, leaving 20% of the differently with benefits, premiums and
expense to be paid by the patient. The cost sharing.
20% is known as “co-insurance.” The elements of Social Security,
The terms “Medicare Supplement” Medicare and Retirement Income
and “Medigap” mean the same thing Planning should work together to build
and are used interchangeably, so for this a successful retirement. Our goal is to
article, we’ll use the term “Medigap.” help our clients understand and build
Medigap plans are designed to work a coordinated, comprehensive plan.
with Medicare to pay for all, or part of We invite you to contact us for a no-
the deductibles and co-insurance the obligation review of your Medicare /
patient would normally be required to Retirement / Investment Plan situation.
pay themselves. Disclosure: Investment Advisory services offered
Medigap plans are alphabetized plans, through Jones & Associates Premier Financial Solutions
such as a Plan F or a Plan G. Currently, a Registered Investment Advisor in the State of Oregon.
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premium on the policy, but it’s nice to or endorsed by the Social Security Administration or any
know there are no other out-of-pocket government agency.
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medical services. Boomers’), at Jones and Associates Premier
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it.” Heading up into Alaska, dad never
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fished in Penticton for sure he didn’t like
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Landscaping for the Long Term

hen it comes to zones than you are initially setting-up. Make sure you
your landscaping, can expand irrigation to all areas of your property by
long-term planning having the water stubbed out in the right locations for
offers many rewards. Resale value, maintenance easy expansion later.
considerations and future landscape plans are a few Make sure driveways and sidewalks are equipped
reasons to plan ahead…now! with sleeves or conduit underneath to avoid
When planning the initial infrastructure for your possible tear-out and replacement later. This will be
landscape, start with the end in mind. Consider important when adding outdoor lighting or water
how long you plan on living in your home; if you features when installing strategic GFI power outlets
plan to retire there, and if you will be hiring-out in the right locations.
maintenance work or doing the upkeep yourself. When it comes to planning for trees, the species
Make a list of all the goals you hope to accomplish of trees to consider should include a discussion of
with your property and make considerations in the the future location of your home, specifically how
infrastructure to accomplish them. sun exposure will influence plantings. How much
Considerations include asking if you will be doing all maintenance you want to create in the landscape is
of your landscape plans at one time or doing in phases? another thing to consider.
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The Weed Wrangler by Bob Budesa
Are There Weeds Over There?

The Laundry Center
’m writing this in June, as by When we hike in the woodlands or other trail
Close to Jacksonville, the time you read this, I will systems and occasionally stray from the path, we pick
be in Scotland preparing to up seeds and/or plant parts along the way. Before
next to Albertson’s Center! compete in the World Pipe Band Championships. I climbing back into our cars to journey homeward, we
should still have time to write in July, but time, as we should take a few minutes to inspect our clothing.
Try our all know, has a way of disappearing just when you Wipe off pant legs, inspect shoe and boot laces for
BuLK think you have plenty of it!
Although most of my time will be focused on
plant seeds, run your hands across your dog to ensure
he/she is not likewise harboring unwanted seeds…or
LAuNDry preparation for competition, part will be spent on fly ticks! Leave ‘em where you found ‘em!
fishing for Atlantic Salmon, history, cuisine, and the many Notice above, I did not use the term weed seeds,
SErVICE! glorious beverages to be had. Still, another portion of my but plant seeds. You see, any plant you don’t want on
(clothes, towels, etc.) time will be spent (I can’t help it) making a mental note of your property is, for all intents and purposes, a weed.
plants considered invasive to the islands. I’m sure there A rose growing in your yard is intended to be there,
$1.55/PouND - CHEAP! are plants native to OUR continent that are considered and provides years of beauty, but a rose in the middle
(best service in the valley!) invasive or alien to the UK, although being from the U.S., of a wheat field is a weed to the farmer, yes?
it’s not a topic to which I’ve given much thought. Take a minute or two to ensure that the plants
• Self-service - or we do laundry for you! It reminds me, however, of tactics that we should growing in the woods, REMAIN in the woods.
employ when traveling, especially if you take hikes Bob Budesa moved to Jacksonville from Alturas California
• We do comforters, sleeping bags, and in areas where you’ll likely rub up against plants. in 1989, retired from BLM after 38 years where he oversaw
other large items The invasive species with which we spend most of the noxious weed program with Medford District BLM
• Drop-off/Pick-up for Weldon’s Dry Cleaning our money and effort on HERE in the US originated (850,000 acres), worked in the Wild Horse Program in1970’s,
• Cable TV & kid’s movies elsewhere. They arrived by various means, intentional and has been a member of the Jacksonville Woodlands
• NEW LARGE washers and dryers—more or not. Some arrived accidently in the fur and fleece Association since 2009. Bob is still involved with noxious
of animals brought over decades ago, and some were weed education and awareness, primarily through the Jackson
room for your laundry! brought intentionally because of perceived medicinal Coordinated Weed Management Area he helped start several
values, or aesthetic qualities. However it occurred, years ago.
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The Literary Gardender
by Rhonda Nowak
Dining out hummingbird-style
‘Hosta’ La Vista, August Heat!

“The first week of August hangs at the very top of the summer, the top of the live-long year,
like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning.”
~Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting, 1975

love this image of August, the month their delicate, lily-like flowers that bloom
when summer’s heat is at its zenith. At mid to late summer. Many of the original
this time of year, my mood becomes parent plants in the U.S. were imported
a strange blend of wishfulness for the from Japan in the 1870s.
cooler days of fall and wistfulness for Back when hostas were part of the
those early days in June when I fooled lily family, the H. plantaginea species
myself—again!—into thinking summer became known as the Assumption Lily
would last forever. among Catholics because the fragrant
While I may be ambivalent about white flowers bloom in August. The
August, my hosta certainly are not. In plants were used during Feasts of the
fact, if these shade- Assumption, observed
loving plants could on August 15 to celebrate
speak, they’d say the Virgin Mary’s bodily Photo: Sarah Cabalka
“‘Hosta’ la vista, baby” assumption into heaven.
to August and take a The white “lilies” of this
vacation until fall. That’s plant species symbolize
because hosta’s native Mary’s purity, and the
lands are northeastern tall flower scape signifies
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climes are not as intense Another common name
as those in Southern for hosta is plantain lily,
Oregon. Alas, my hosta from ‘planta’ or ‘sole
have their roots, literally,
in east Medford, so it’s
of the foot,’ a reference
to the broad leaves of
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up to me to provide many hosta species Fabrics, Tapestries, Gifts & more!
them with what they (although some leaves
need to thrive despite are lanceolate-shaped).
occasional triple-digit temperatures. The texture of hosta leaves are similar
I have three different varieties of to other monocots, such as bananas and
hosta, of more than 3,000 registered their cousins, plantains, but they are not
with the American Hosta Society. When otherwise related.
we bought our house, I inherited an H. Probably due to the plant’s religious
fortunei with gleaming yellow foliage that association, the Victorians attached the
turns greener in late summer. I’ve also meaning of “devotion” to hosta. It was
added a potted H. ventricosa, a variegated also called the “friendship plant” because
species with dark green and cream- it is easy to divide and share with others.
colored leaves and pronounced veining, Certainly no friend to hostas, though, are
as well as H. ‘Blue Angel’, a beautiful slugs and deer, which are immune to the
specimen plant with a blue sheen and plant’s toxins and seem to share with the Full line of Jim Shore
slightly rippled, heart-shaped leaves. (I Japanese their notion that young hosta & Heartwood Creek
learned the leaves aren’t actually blue, shoots are tasty, indeed! Statues
though. They’re covered with a waxy Hostas make a perfect addition to the
substance that causes the leaves to appear shade garden, although lighter-colored
blueish when the sun reflects off them.) varieties prefer more light. Plant them
All hostas are rhizomatic perennials, so in deep, humus-rich soil with good
they return every spring like old friends drainage and provide plenty of moisture.
when their furled leaf shoots emerge Divide hostas now through September by
from the soil. It’s these shoots that using a spade or garden fork to carefully Quilt Finishing • Custom Designs • Special Requests
prompted hostas to be reclassified from separate the clump into divisions with Hand or machine quilting
the lily family to the asparagus family. a few shoots coming out of the crown.
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as I can remember. Is it their stunning, make pollinators vulnerable to stress and
fiery, brilliance that lights up trees and disease prematurely killing them.
the sky? Could it be the unique patterning Pesticides are also destroying vital
making them the most familiar butterfly habitat for our beneficial insects.
in history? Maybe. But mostly I love them These problems are not limited to
because they are an unmistakable symbol neonicotinoids and glyphosate (active
of perseverance and transformation. These ingredient in Roundup). Studies
remarkable little beings have a migration are showing the combined effect of
like no other. Each fall one generation different pesticides from various sources
travels 3000 miles to sustain their existence can increase or intensify when these
on earth. They endure the most difficult chemicals interact with one another.
situations on that journey—strong winds, The Jackson County Master Gardeners
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tough lesson to learn and a bitter pill to Much of our wood had been stolen! A
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Friends of Beekman Arboretum Trail Talk by Clayton Gillette
by Becka Kem

Snow in August

nother 100 degree day in the blanketed the dizzying depths to either
Bear Creek Valley, another early side of the trail, the backpack riding
morning trail run kept short by heavily on his shoulders, our intrepid
daunting afternoon temperatures, and wanderer kept pushing forward, one
my mind’s fantasy went to snowy trails foot in front of the other, struggling to
in August. Who could blame me? maintain the pace needed to meet up
Oregon, unlike our neighbor to the with his shuttle driver.
south, does not have a lot of trails that And the sun slowly burnt through the
boast elevations in excess of 9000’. And surrounding fog to reveal a wilderness of
our Mediterranean climate does not lend white wonderment. Rounding the crown
itself to lingering snow packs one finds in of the hill, the runner was surprised to
the Pacific Northwest climate areas to the find the entire Simon-Fraser University
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Running the Pacific Crest Trail
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This summer children's laughter can to run to. The pure joy of childhood is in California’s High Sierras and Straightening his bent frame, striding
be heard throughout the CC Beekman contagious. Washington’s Alps during recent Augusts tall with chest out, it was time for this
Arboretum. Little ones wearing capes Over the past 18 months the Friends gave me ample opportunity to enjoy their grizzled mountain man to impress the
and carrying sticks can be spotted hiding of the Arboretum, co-chaired by Becka Winter Wonderlands in the hottest time young folks. Loping gently down along
behind the trees. Others are dipping their Kem and Kandee McClain, have of the year. Unlike the snowy slogs of the snow-covered trail seemed the thing
toes in the cool waterfall or exploring been working to transform the park. mid-winter, I find summer snow runs to to do at the time.
the meandering trails. With their Numerous volunteers from other local be pleasurable. And on hot summer days Pride leadeth to a fall and Nature
vibrant imaginations, the Arboretum is groups such as the Jacksonville Boosters, on our local trails, these past adventures always bats last. As his feet shot out to
transformed into a medieval forest, a The Boy Scouts, Jacksonville Garden bring a cool smile to my parched lips. the side on the icy surface, our traveler
fairy kingdom, or a natural playground Club, Jacksonville Community Center, Recent jaunts in the High Sierras, realized he was schussing rapidly,
full of wonder. Friends of the Jacksonville Cemetery, trudging up snow fields to Muir and without the benefit of skis, into the
With the support of the Friends of the Historic Jacksonville Inc., and beyond, Forrester Passes, was a real education trees at the lower end of the mountain
Arboretum, the Jacksonville Woodlands have contributed countless hours. The in what fast-packing (back-packing at glade. Grabbing the first young spruce
Association, Historic Jacksonville Inc., once-overgrown waterfall has become a trot) in elevations in excess of 12,000’ tree protruding from the white expanse,
and the City of Jacksonville, residents the focal point of the Arboretum. Its is about. At altitude, when summer he arrested his descent. Scrabbling to
Becka Kem and Lauren Kemple clean, cool waterfall invites four-legged storms materialize twice daily, one his feet, spirit crushed but not broken
organized a series of summer camps visitors for a drink. The freshly-laid bark learns patience. And completion of such (and certainly quite cool to the touch),
for local children ages 4-9 years. Their mulch emphasizes the new plantings a trek leads to a smug satisfaction of he trudged off down the trail. He’d
passion for working with children and and protects the drip irrigation. The one’s ability to carry on through trying meet his shuttle, stock up on vittles,
love of the CC Beekman Arboretum serpentine rock pile is now an inviting circumstances. and tackle the next 70-mile stretch with
inspired the creating of the summer circular seating area surrounded by But hubris can be hazardous. A cocky quiet determination, truly humbled by
camps. Each three day camp had a young trees and shrubs. The weeds demeanor on refrozen snowfields will snow in August.
different theme such as “Medieval are kept under control with the help of surely lead to a great tumble from grace. Trail Talk is a monthly column by Clayton
Forest,” “Nature’s Playground” and volunteer weed whackers. The City of In my mind’s eye, I see the lone runner, Gillette about hiking the Jacksonville
“Enchanted Forest.” Children would Jacksonville has been very supportive 50 miles in with 24 miles to go, struggling Woodlands trail system. For more information,
spend their time creating arts and crafts, providing soil, mulch, equipment and along through the jagged metamorphic please visit the Jacksonville Woodlands
listening to stories, singing, playing man hours. Without the help of the peaks of Washington’s Alps. Running Association website at
games and having free time to play and community working together, the CC a needle ridge where uplifting fog
explore in the Arboretum. The free time Beekman Arboretum would not be the
to play is what children enjoy the most. magical place it has become.
With careful steps, the children climb the Volunteers are always needed and
Applegate Trails Association News:
rocks up to the waterfall. They laugh and greatly appreciated. If you have any Official Opening of the East ART
giggle about the coolness of the water. questions or would like to get involved,
Gain confidence as they scale the rocks. please contact Becka Kem at beckakem@ by Diana Coogle, ATA Board Member
The trees become forts and destinations
The BLM has officially opened the East temperatures of summer, this can be a hot
ART, 5.6 miles on the eastern portion trail. Bring plenty of water and wear a hat!
of the proposed Applegate Ridge Trail. Next on ATA's agenda are equestrian
Open for business, and the business is improvements on the East ART, an
hiking! Walking! Picnicking! Marveling established trailhead on Hwy. 238,
at fantastic views of the valleys and and preliminary work for the next
mountains of the Applegate from the section of the Applegate Ridge Trail,
ridges above Logtown Cemetery. the Center ART. To nudge BLM into
The business is not yet horse-back more enthusiastic cooperation, we're
riding, so hold-off if you're an equestrian collecting signatures from people who
eager to explore the East ART. The trail is support the idea of the Applegate Ridge
narrow and crosses steep slopes, so there Trail. You can sign the online petition
is no place for anyone to step off the trail at our website (
and let someone else or find postcards at the
pass if either is a horse. Northwest Outdoor

SUNDAY FUNDAYS There are also places
with stones or roots
Store in Medford and
at the Outdoor Store in
that a hiker can easily Ashland or from any
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would be bad trippers listed on our website.
for a horse. ATA has Our goal is to present
vowed to have the trail the BLM with hundreds
horse-friendly by the of signed postcards. We
end of this winter. already have signatures
trailhead for the East
from more than 100
supporters, including
Located on the historic courthouse grounds ART is on a gravel road, hikers we've met on the
the first right (coming trail, both local and from
in downtown Jacksonville
from the Jacksonville places as distant as Paris
side) after mile marker and Australia. For both
4 on Sterling Creek residents and visitors
Road. It's about 150 yards past the of southern Oregon, non-motorized
marker and is marked with a BLM sign. recreation is the most popular form of
The trail comes out the other end onto recreation on public lands. According to
Highway 238 not far from Longanecker an Oregon State Parks Department report,
Road at an as-yet-undeveloped trailhead. non-motorized trail activities generated
The trail is one of the most beautiful an estimated $2.1 billion in expenditure
in the Applegate—as many people have across the state in 2014, contributing
already discovered—for its forests, 24,340 jobs, $1.2 billion in value added,
oak savannahs, wildflowers, grassy and $753 million in labor income.
Fresh Food Cool Crafts Magic Music hillsides, and, especially, open slopes that Do we want this trail? YES!!!
provide those fantastic views. However, If you would like to contribute to our
slopes open to fantastic views are also funds, you can do so at our website and
Photos by Mary WilkinsKelly slopes open to the sun, so in the intense receive our forever thanks.

Soul Matters by Kate Ingram, M.A.

Clear the Decks

ne of my favorite quotes, torn I like to say that there are two kinds
and taped to my desk, is this one, of people: those that think they know
attributed to Joseph Campbell: where they are going, and those who
“We must be willing to let go of the life know they don’t. The former feels good
we have planned so as to have the life to the ego, which always seeks security,
that is waiting for us.” Letting go of what but the deeper truth is that not knowing
we want or love or believe we need is and not trying to dictate the course of
certainly never easy, so the Universe, in one’s life is what allows the soul to unfurl
its infinite benevolence, will sometimes and inhabit the fullness of its perfection.
step in to help, prying our gluey fingers Sometimes this can only be obtained by
back one by one. Life first clearing the deck of things that
At the beginning of the year with seem perfect or right or even necessary. Private en suite
the intention of increasing my work, Sometimes the clearing comes as illness. Three-course breakfast
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wise, logical and necessary next step. sometimes it comes as all of the above.
Six months later I not only have no new Regardless of how it happens, however,
clients, but every client I already had such clearings are often precisely what is
concluded their regular work with me. needed to facilitate our divine destiny.
Every single one. In one week. Truth be told, I’ve had many indicators
Normally, I’d be apoplectic right about over the years that something more
now, worried and lying awake at night— was waiting but, lacking a clear vision,
but I’m not. In fact, I returned to what I
when my last client knew again and again,
said goodbye I came like a wind-up toy
out of my office, looked repeatedly banging into
at my husband, opened a wall, backing-up, and
my arms wide and banging into the wall
declared, “The decks again. My ego simply
have been cleared.” could not tolerate the
You see, I have the very idea of letting go unless
clear sense that there there was a clear,
is a larger force at work here, that this well-defined and preferably lucrative
mass exodus is meaningful, clearing out alternative waiting in the wings.
my life for something as yet unknown. I But the life—be it person, work,
believe this. I know this, in fact, because opportunity, or awareness—that is
I’ve been here before. waiting to happen is not always obvious
A few years back, my life was just to the ego; in fact, it almost never is.
about perfect. I’d found love and I’d The ego focuses on tangibles and clings
found my tribe and in an incredible to the known like a barnacle to a rock.
doctoral program. My plan for a Ph.D. It doesn’t like empty space and it most
was a logical continuation of my work, certainly doesn’t like not knowing. But
and my ego loved it. I couldn’t have it is the empty space that holds all of our
been happier … until the debilitating potential, that directs our gaze toward
headaches began. They came only during a new horizon, that ushers in the soul,
my monthly sojourns to school, left allowing us to receive the life that is
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I stared at the sky asking, “Why?” And (mostly) okay. I’m pulling up a chair on
after a few months the answer came in this spacious, cleared deck and looking
the form of something I did not know forward to seeing where I land. I promise
I wanted or needed until Life brought I’ll write when I get work. Conveniently located in
me to a screaming halt on a path that KATE INGRAM, MA, is a writer, Nunan Square Business Park!
looked perfect in every way but which award-winning author, coach and a whole
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New Class for Land Stewards
In the Fall of 2009 a new educational Intended for landowners, Land
program came to Jackson and Josephine Stewards have come from a wide variety
counties, little noticed or recognized at of backgrounds, caring for anything from
the time. Since then Southern Oregon a quarter-acre city lot to hundreds of
Research and Extension Center’s acres. They are mostly newer landowners
Land Steward program has grown but many Land Stewards have lived and
to cover more than 7,000 acres, been worked in southern Oregon for years.
recognized with awards, and has created Some folks come into the Land Steward
a community of Land Stewards who program before buying property, gaining
continually contribute to each other’s a better understanding of their goals.
education. Registration for this Fall’s The program covers forestry and
program is now open. wildfire, wildlife and water, pastures and
The field-based Land Steward Training soils, economics and resources. Each class
Program meets Tuesdays, noon-5:00pm, goes into the field to visit a property that
for 11 weeks—September 5-November participates in the Land Steward program,
14, 2017. During that time participants seeing how different goals for each of the
learn about and observe land management subjects are being carried out in real time.
practices across a full spectrum of topics. Registration for the program, can be
They meet and interact with resource done online at http://extension.oregonstate.
specialists who can help them fulfill their edu/sorec/land-steward-program or via
stewardship dream. During the program mail by requesting a brochure. For more
develop a stewardship plan for their land, information, contact Rachel Werling,
a plan that reflects to their particular goals Program Coordinator, at 541-776-7371 or
and dreams.
Paws for Thought by Dr. Tami Rogers

Shake, Rattle and Rub

common summer ailment for dogs (less is a solid cleaning (which often must occur daily) to
commonly for cats) is a good, old-fashioned remove the debris present. We strongly recommend
ear infection. Most commonly, owners will that you use a good medicated cleaner, which your
notice lots of head shaking and ear scratching, a foul veterinarian can provide and avoid common household
odor, yucky exudate, and red inflamed ear flaps. antiseptics like alcohol (OUCH!!) and hydrogen
When left untreated, ear infections can cause extreme peroxide. While a good medicated cleaner can really
Providing compassionate discomfort for your pet!
Why are they so common? One reason may be that
make a difference, your ear-cleaning technique is
equally important (which your veterinarian should

care for over 25 years dogs ears (cats, too) are shaped a bit differently than
ours. Unlike humans who have a single horizontal
teach). After the ear is thoroughly cleaned, selection and
application of an appropriate antibiotic or antifungal is
To us, our patients are like family. We’ve canal that leads critical. When the
directly to the ear antibiotic is allowed
seen families through generations of best drum, animals contact with the
friends. We believe in a total wellness also have a vertical damaged tissue,
approach to veterinary care which helps our canal. Forming an healing can begin.
patients live long, healthy lives. A blend of L-shape, the vertical But remember…
canal connects you must stay the
compassionate care and the use of the latest
to the horizontal course! When a
medical technology, all at an affordable canal and leads dog has an active
price, makes Jacksonville Veterinary Hospital to the ear drum. ear infection,
the best choice for your pet’s care. Because of their daily cleaning
configuration, air and medication
• Preventitve Care • Spay/Neuter flow is not as good administration is
• Surgery • House Calls in an animal ear. often necessary for
Add to that a big 7-14 days.
• Obedience • Emergency floppy, hair-lined If you have been
Training Services ear flap and you dealing with an
have a nice warm ear infection for a
• Ultrasound • And many more! environment for long time without
yeast and bacteria to overgrow. Then, when you add in good resolution… see your veterinarian! Chances are
Ask about our online Pet Portal! other external factors such as the presence of a foreign
body like a fox tail, daily swimming in the lake, or
there may be a fox tail or other foreign body present
or your pet may have underlying skin allergies that
underlying skin allergies, it is easy to understand why need to be addressed.
we so commonly see them in our clinic. A common misconception is that an infection is
Ear infections can be frustrating for owners and related to an ear mite infestation. While ear mites do
their pets. If treated improperly, which is common, occur, they are very uncommon unless a pet is coming
incomplete resolution of the infection occurs, leading from a shelter situation or is a stray. We often hear of
to immediate recurrence of the problem and long owners using over-the-counter ear mite medications for
term discomfort. So how do we treat them correctly? weeks on their pets only to find that they truly have an
Understanding the anatomy of the ear, as I discussed infection secondary to yeast or bacteria.
above, greatly helps in the process. Regardless of the cause, ear infections can be treated.
When an infection arises, the ear canals will fill up The right approach and the right medications will put
with a very thick exudate from the damaged tissue. you in the right direction. And trust me… your pet will
This exudate is full of replicating yeast and/or bacteria thank you for your efforts!
which acts as a continuing nidus for infection. Unless Dr. Rogers can be reached at the Jacksonville Veterinary
the exudate is completely removed, an ear infection will Hospital at 541-899-1081 or
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A Cup of Conversation
by Michael Kell


’m not a writer by profession but design. The collar first beeps before the
brewing up a cup of conversation electric charge is initiated. The dog
has come reasonably natural. My then associates the unpleasant with the
concern about staring at a blank page neutral stimulus. After a time or two,
with nothing to offer hasn't been an the dog only needs to hear the beep to
issue although the empty page does respond with the correct behavior. This
steep a little longer these days. It must eliminates the need for the unpleasant.
be the “growing older” thing because Lucy was a fast learner, my brother-in-
there's always plenty to talk law not so much.
receiving my first hate mail. It’s difficult to describe a grown man
A local woman raged in offense about a tripping over himself, cursing a blue
recent article over the use of an electronic streak while desperately trying to get his
training collar on a head-strong Labrador hands on the guy hitting the button...over
Retriever. The letter suggested to the and over. You can't make this stuff up.
publisher of the Review a boycott of our I survived my brother's formidable
small-town business. That seemed a little wrath but only by agreeing to wear the
extreme to me but what today isn’t? I'm collar for some quid-pro-quo, satisfying
sorry the woman was upset but I assured his dark revenge. No one can ever
her the dog was good with it in the end. accuse me of not meeting them halfway.
We often spit words out in snap Hopefully my experience on the collar
judgement without knowing the facts. It's was more dignified than his own.
a terminal human condition. The truth is
Lucy the Labrador turned out to be the
Probably not but if I was a dog, I'd most
assuredly be a great listener and very, Visit • Get Involved • Give
finest hunting dog I'd ever seen. For the very well behaved.
outdoorsman, there are few things more Hopefully these words soothe the
impressive than a sporting dog excelling neighbor’s rage but at the end of the day Come
a Tour or
in what it was bred and trained to master. I'd match up the quality of Lucy's life
Another of the many things our canine- to any dog anywhere on or off a leash.
sensitive neighbor didn't know was the The exquisite joy and skill she displayed S
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time my brother-in-law strapped the on the grassy fields and pristine waters & Visit he Farm
training collar on his ankle in solidarity of the great outdoors far surpassed Our An
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and clearly misjudged me. He mistakenly wholeheartedly in agreement but not for sanctu ns, visit
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sound coming from the collar. I calmly sometimes author living in the Pacific
explained the device was Pavlovian in Northwest with his lovely wife, Mary.

Seniors - Cont'd from Pg. 13
For many years Bo and Iris were to communicate. No matter, her ever-
active members of the Jacksonville faithful Bo visits her twice a day. “Iris
Boosters Club helping with the yearly sleeps a lot now so I often just sit there,
Boosters Yard Sale and serving as wait and watch her and remember all
docents for the bi-annual Historic Home the wonderful times we had together.”
and Garden Tour. In addition, Bo with While Iris’s poor health has taken its toll
his military background, was a mainstay on Bo, it has not killed his lively spirit.
of the Boosters Flag Committee. He believes firmly in the medicinal
Their lives slowed down when Iris’s powers of red wine and can be found
health began to deteriorate and a serious most Wednesday evenings at South Stage
fall in January 2016 accelerated her Cellars enjoying a glass of red wine and
growing dementia and caused other listening to the music. If you have the
health-related issues. She is now in opportunity, stop by some Wednesday
Farmington Square in Medford and, evening and thank this gracious man for
while she recognizes Bo, she is unable his service to our country.

Mike McClain spent 32 years as a
teacher and school administrator, retiring
in 1999 as Superintendent of Central
Point Schools. He and his wife relocated to
Jacksonville four years ago and are enjoying
immersing themselves in this unique
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Medford & Gra

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Milks: whole milk, 2% milk, almond, & coconut Southern Oregon wines. the late 1800s of grapes from California, originally from
“The response was just overwhelming,” says Donna Spain, to Southern Oregon.
Briggs, president and chief executive officer of Britt “The red will go with almost all the foods that will be
Music & Arts Festival. “There’s gonna be something up there,” she says.
for everybody.” Reinforcing its reputation for red, rather than rotating
From burgers and sliders to tacos and burritos, from varietals, Weisinger Family Winery will keg 2015
Turkish-style kebabs to Peruvian fare, the new concessions Tempranillo for Britt. With Back Porch’s pulled-pork
menu at Britt offers specialties prepared by four of the sandwich, the wine is “the bomb!” says winemaker and
SPOT OF TEA region’s casual eateries, two of which are food trucks. general manager Eric Weisinger.
Steeped to perfection “Food trucks — they crank out some of the best food “The fat in a pulled-pork sandwich just calls for
in the valley,” says Briggs. something big and red.”
Chai 3.75 Tea 2–5 Peruvian Point earned a berth in Britt’s new More subtle, Folin Cellars’ 2014 Pinot Noir
custom-designed, commercial kitchen while Fired Up complements leaner meats, such as grilled chicken
Tea Latte 4 Gourmet claimed a parking spot on the hill’s expanded by Peruvian Point and the vendor’s quinoa salad,
food court. The two join Back Porch Bar & Grill and says winemaker Rob Folin. The vegetarian dish is
Teas: Dragon Pearl Jasmine, Creme De La Earl Grey, Rose Peony, Schoolhaus Brewhaus, both of Jacksonville, in the much- among the handful of lighter, more healthful items
Lavender Sunset, Peppermint Mote & English Breakfast anticipated reinvention of Britt concessions. that concessionaires will supply, says Kemmling. Her
Prices on the revamped menu range from $4 to $14. establishment contributed a kale-lentil salad while Back
Patrons still are permitted to bring their own picnic onto Porch and Fired Up respectively added a “fiesta” salad
the Britt grounds, says Briggs. and “redwood” burrito, both meatless.
Whether the vantage is a blanket, lawn chair or Tacos from both Back Porch and Fired Up are
reserved section, Britt’s venue calls for artisan bratwurst, preferred partners for 2016 Primoris Chenin Blanc from
schnitzel sandwiches and lamb and beef kebabs, says Ledger David Cellars, owned by David Traul and Lena
Hilary Kemmling, chef and general manager of the Varner. The unoaked white, says Traul, cools the burn
SPECIAL GUESTS Schoolhaus Brewhaus. Hearty meats and fried foods of chipotle, featured in Back Porch’s ranch dressing and
Not coffee or tea, but welcome nonetheless suggest a lighter wine, such as Quady North’s 2016 Steel- Fired Up’s aioli.
Ox Viognier, offered with four other local labels on tap. And when the hottest commodity is live music on the
Donuts 2.5 Hot Chocolate 4 “I think it’s really natural that we be a part of it,” says hill, Britt’s got wine and food to fill the bill.
winemaker Herb Quady, whose flagship tasting room is In photo from l-r: Blu Collins–Back Porch Bar & Grill,
Scones 3 Kombucha 4 a Jacksonville destination. Hilary Kemmling–Schoolhaus Brewhaus, Donna Briggs–Britt
Britt has diversified wine service over the past few Festival CEO, Christian Ainzuain–Peruvian Point, Cody
Muffins 3.5 Voss 2.5 years by showcasing five wineries on tap. As varietals Diehl–Fired Up Gourmet, and in front, Jamie Collins–Back
rotate from year to year, patrons taste the depth and Porch Bar & Grill.
Cookies 1.5 breadth of Southern Oregon grapes. This article reprinted from the Summer 2017 issue of
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Winemaker Making Splash with Pear Cider

Winemaker Ashley Campanella at Eden Valley Orchards. Photo by Whitman Parker. Enjoy a refreshing glass of Triple Play
Eden Valley Orchards, located on perfecting the fermentation of our white on a hot August day!
Voorhies Road just off of South Stage wines, such as Viognier.”
Road near Highway 99, is home to the Ashley notes that one of the reasons
Rogue Valley’s original commercial Rogue Valley pears have been in such 675 SHAFER LANE, JACKSONVILLE
orchard. The historic property is best high demand for generations is the
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Winery and Tasting Room. Again, like the grapes she uses for wine
Today, the winery production, pears

is highly regarded take on and reflect the
for producing
exceptional wines,
thanks to the efforts
of winemaker Ashley
Campanella, who’s
distinct characteristics
of the soil that are
again reflected in the
That reflection in
L A Classic Mexican Cuisine
racked up numerous the glass recently
prestigious awards paid dividends
in recent years. Last at a prestigious
year, Campanella competition, the
also began producing Portland International
hard pear ciders, Cider Cup, held this
using estate-grown June. Here, Ashley
fruit from trees took home a gold
first planted on the medal for her “Eden
grounds in 1885. Valley Orchard Pear
Open Lunch & Dinner
Along with EdenVale House Cider,” one at 11:30
Winery co-owner Anne of only eight gold
Root, Ashley watched
as national interest
in hard pear ciders
medals awarded from
over 165 entrants from
the Pacific Northwest
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picked-up, a trend and British Columbia.
that led to the creation What makes the
of their modern-day award even more
“perry,” also called remarkable is that this
a “pear cider.” Like was her first vintage! ~ Established 1995~
Campanella’s award- Speaking like the Best Margaritas, Coldest Beer, Authentic Mexican Dishes served with a touch
winning wines, her seasoned winemaker
ciders also reflect the she is, Ashley of Jacksonville history upstairs in The Historic 1872 Orth Building.
Cheryl von Tress
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Valley Orchards' property. winning perry as “crisp, dry and 100%
Speaking about utilizing pears from organic. The fresh-pressed pears came 150 S. Oregon Street • Take-Out 541-899-4450 •
trees that were planted more than 130 straight from our historic orchards…I
years ago, Ashley says, “Harvesting added no additional fruit juices or
fruit from these trees for cider is pretty concentrates, just original estate fruit.”
exciting…and as a winemaker, pears can
be a challenge, but I have really come
to enjoy the creative process.” Like the
fine wines she crafts from vine to bottle,
In addition to the Portland victory, her
pear cider also received a Silver medal
at the Great Lakes International Cider
and Perry Competition, where more than
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she adds, “Preserving the delicacy of
pears from aroma and taste is a lot like to
1200 ciders were submitted from around
the world.
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It’s Everything Oregon at the
2017 Oregon Wine Experience®

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The Oregon Wine Experience® is
back for its fourth annual gathering to
celebrate everything Oregon, especially Calendar of Events:
Oregon wine. The weeklong festival
returns to the familiar settings of the • Oregon Wine Competition®, August 5-6,
historic Bigham Knoll campus in 2017, a premier competition featuring 100
beautiful Jacksonville, Oregon, with
percent Oregon AVA grapes.
its signature events taking place from
August 21-27. Produced by the Asante • Oregon Wine University, August 5-24,
Foundation, this essential destination 2017, discovery classes in various aspects
experience within Oregon’s nationally of wine appreciation and production.
acclaimed wine industry also showcases
southern Oregon’s expanding culinary • Medal Celebration, Wednesday, August
flavors. Most importantly, 100 percent of 23, 2017, wine and culinary celebration,
all proceeds raised go directly to Asante’s winner announcements, and all award-
Children’s Miracle Network and other winning wines featured.
health care programs supported by the
Asante Foundation. • Ultimate Vintner Dinners, Thursday, August
In its first three years, the Oregon Wine 24 and Friday, August 25, 2017, dinners
Experience® raised over $1.5 million, hosted by winery and vineyard owners.
which directly benefitted the health care
of thousands of children. As a Children’s • Founders’ Barrel Auction, Friday, August

Red Lily Vineyards Miracle Network designated hospital,
Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center
provides the highest level of pediatric
25, 2017 –enjoy barrel tastings, meet
vintners, and bid on custom crush and
wine futures you just tasted.
2017 Beach Concert Series care in the region. The event is looking
to build on its philanthropic success, and • Miracle Auction and Salmon Bake,
Saturday, August 26, upscale food,
continue its upward movement to secure
the best in health care for our youngest entertainment, and tastings with live
ROCK the River EVERY Thursday, 6-8 p.m! residents.
The Oregon Wine Experience® has
and silent auction benefitting Asante
Foundation and Children’s Miracle
quickly become the premiere regional
wine event with unique activities starting Network.
No Cover Local Food Vendors Lawn & Table Seating Beach Bar Open
with the Oregon Wine Competition®, • Grand Tasting, Sunday August 27, 2017,
followed by a wide array of wine- the final and largest tasting event with
August 3 Danielle Kelly Soul Project
themed classes and exclusive vintner
silent auction and raffle.
dinners leading into the main events: the
August 10 The Rogue Suspects Medal Celebration, the Founder’s Barrel
Auction, the Miracle Auction & Salmon (For full calendar and event
August 17 Buckle Rash Bake, and the Grand Tasting. Each
activity provides a fascinating encounter
information, visit http://www.
August 24 Jeff K & The Overtones for wine enthusiasts of all levels.
August 31 TC and The Reactions
For tickets and event information,

September 7 Pete Herzog & Snake Fat
or call 541-789-5025.

Our Summer 2017
Award winning wines, delicious food and live
issue is here!

music along the Applegate River, LIVING BETWEEN THE

every Thursday night!
Summer 2017

Look for it at your favorite wineries ...
from Ashland to the Umpqua Valley,
and other locations throughout
Oregon and Northern California!

Respectfully-No Outside Alcohol Permitted
Southern Oregon Wine Scene
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Serving the Rogue Valley for 22 Years

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Sunday: Live Music and Wurst Mary Sunday all Brunch long.
Monday: All Day Happy Hour and Live Music!
• Full Breakfast and Lunch every day Tuesday: Holy Schnitzel it's Tuesday, Schnitzel Bonanza!
And FREE Mini Golf All Day!
• Extensive Espresso Bar, Beer and Wine Wednesday: $5.00 Doner Kebab and an Old German All Day.
• From Scratch Soups, Gourmet Sandwiches, Thursday: Movies in the Biergarten. (Movies start at dusk)
Friday: Live Music in the Biergarten.
& Salads (7:00-9:00pm)
• Rogue Valley’s First Drive Thru Window
Britt Bus: Come in for a pre-concert meal or drink and we'll
• House made pastry and baked goods drive you up the Hill for the concert and bring you
back down at the end of the night. (Bus runs begin
• Also in Ashland when gates open.)

Open everyday until 5pm 541-899-3757
545 N. 5th St. | Jacksonville