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h…Summer! Summer is finally here – along with a jampacked June and a seasonal smorgasbord of things to do in and around Jacksonville! Topping the list is Britt Festivals’ “A Taste of Summer,” on Saturday, June 11 from 11-4. This fun-filled opening day celebration of music, art, wine and food is sponsored by Britt Festivals, the Chamber of Commerce and Jacksonville Oregon Business Association (JOBA). In addition to the afternoon street party, don’t miss the special children’s matinee and opening night concert with Michael Franti. On behalf of our grateful readers, the Review thanks and congratulates Britt Executive Director Jim Fredericks and his super staff for orchestrating another incredible pop and classical line-up. With Britt’s new concessions and innovative guest amenities, the Britt Hill will be one of THE best places to be this summer! In addition to keeping up with what’s happening on the hill, be sure to “friend” us on Facebook and frequent – our new site offers detailed event calendars, breaking news, city council minutes, columns, fun photos and more! Jo updates the site every day and is now posting photos that did not make the print issue. For you food lovers, check out the array of flavorful photos I snapped as Chef Bill Huebel of the Jacksonville Inn prepared my all-time favorite


pesto-pasta dish! Fans of Kay Faught’s more “My Neighbors Garden,” can dig into a monthly garden photo bouquet! For "Wine Talker" fans, enjoy a pre-opening photo tour of the Applegate's newest online winery, Red Lily. FYI: photo-enhanced articles now include this nifty "Camera" icon! This summer, please remember the importance of supporting our local merchants while enjoying the many wonderful art, food, wine and music offerings in our Small Town with Big Atmosphere!

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This month’s cover image by local professional photographer David Gibb was taken during the 2010 Britt season. The image was chosen by our online readers and Facebook fans during an online poll from May 18-21. Thanks to all our readers and fans who voted from our online site and Facebook page.

City Snapshot
April 28: The final meeting of the Budget Committee lasted less than one hour and was a testament to smoother inter-workings in City Hall. This year’s $6,900,000 budget represents a fully-balanced one and includes a $5 reduction in the Public Safety fee. Additionally, the budget reflects paying off $20,000 owed on the fire truck, major cost-saving shifts in the administrative structure of the city and a 2.5% salary increase for all city employees as per prior contractual agreement. May 3 Study Session: Council held a study session before its regular meeting to learn more about management practices relevant to the city’s Urban Renewal district program. Marla Cates, who has managed the program for Talent and Phoenix for nine years, gave an informative and fact-filled presentation wherein she outlined the intricacies of the program for the council. Jacksonville has been collecting UR taxes on property tax bills since 2002, when voters narrowly approved the formation of the taxing district. The program is scheduled to sunset in 2027. Currently, Jacksonville’s UR fund takes in about $40,000 more than it spends on debt service each year. In 2005, UR funds were tapped to help finance the major reconstruction of Jacksonville’s multi-million dollar water, sewer and street lighting project. Of the $6 million total UR funds available, the city currently owes $1.5 million, of which it repays nearly $141,000 each year. Once the outstanding debt is repaid, members of council expressed interest in examining the use of future UR funds to offer large grants to private owners of historic downtown core buildings for historic preservation, seismic retrofitting and fire sprinkler enhancements. May 3 City Council meeting: Council heard from Gary Miller, Executive Director of ACCESS. Mr. Miller was present to deliver his yearly update, which included: • 17 Jacksonville households had applied for and been provided energy and weatherization assistance, including insulation, caulking and duct repair services. • 180 Jacksonville households had been provided assistance with heating bills. • 249 Jacksonville households utilized the 23 countywide food pantries (a sharp increase from 160). • 67 Jacksonville households had utilized the ACCESS free medical equipment loan program, borrowing wheelchairs, walkers, seats, crutches and medical beds. This program is not means tested and is open to any resident of Jackson County. Mr. Miller complimented the new Medford Food Project and pointed out that Jacksonville’s involvement has been substantial and is contributing to the overall success of feeding needy families. Additionally, Mr. Miller noted that ACCESS is involved with a food program at Royal Mobile Estates in Jacksonville, providing a once-monthly added food distribution day for the elderly. Mr. Miller, who said he was retiring in nine days, then received a well-deserved round of applause and thanks at the conclusion of his remarks. Council unanimously approved two temporary OLCC permits to Corks Wine Bar which will be used during the new Art Amble event. Council unanimously approved three Transient Lodging Tax (bed tax) grants to Britt Festivals ($1200) for the June 11 opening day celebration event, Jacksonville Snapshot - Cont'd. on Pg. 32
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A Few Minutes with the Mayor
by Paul Becker
s I was driving down 5th Street on my way to the office recently, I slowed down mentally, long enough to look at the scenery. What an attractive entrance to downtown! From Royal Mobile Estates to the corner of California Street, there is a blend of commercial, residential and historic structures with trees, lawns and even a few open spaces. It really is a pleasant drive. This idea may run counter to those who have expressed their negative feelings about the car wash or three-storied Pioneer Village. I mention these only because I’ve heard complaints about them more than any of the other structures. However, even these add to the diversity of the street scene. Upon reaching City Hall, another thought struck me: “Enjoy the drive while you can, for like everything else in our lives, it too will one day be only a memory.” Already zoned for commercial new development, one day this will be nothing more than another street lined with office buildings and retail stores. In short, it will be what I call “Everytown, U.S.A”…and what a shame that will be. How to prevent it? Ah, but there’s the rub… for no community can prevent growth, nor should it want to. But… it should control it. Yet few seem to. Our generation should try to pass along some sense of the beauty in which we live. Indeed, I have always held the view that

From the Firehouse to Your House
by Fire Chief, Devin Hull
rilling and barbecues during the summer months are standard summer activities for many U.S. families. However, grilling can be a dangerous activity, causing some 6,000 fires (costing $35 million in property damages) yearly. Follow the following tips for safe barbecue usage:* • Before using a grill, check the connection between the propane tank and the fuel line. Make sure the Venturi tubes (where the air and gas mix) are not blocked. • Do not overfill the propane tank. • Do not wear loose clothing while cooking at a barbecue. • Be careful when using lighter fluid. Do not add fluid to an already lit fire because the flame can flashback up into the container and explode. • Keep all matches and lighters away from children. Teach your children to report any loose matches or lighters to an adult immediately. Supervise children around outdoor grills. • Dispose of hot coals properly - douse them with plenty of water, and stir them to ensure that the fire is out. Never place them in plastic, paper or wooden containers.


Driving Through Town…
this sense of endowment to the future is obligatory. More importantly, we have the tool for it. If we simply change the zoning and restore the right of a property owner to build a residential structure on 5th Street, we will prevent it from turning into another Byzantine marketplace. But what are your views? Am I beating a horse already headed for the glue factory, or is there some interest on your part in trying to preserve what we have here? Let us know at City Hall. We’d love to hear from you. Now, with summer approaching, this column will be my last until Labor Day. Not that we’ll be absent… we’ll still be on the job every day. Since January we have made much-needed progress, including the adoption of a new budget. But issues remain which need clarification and/or resolution. You can keep abreast of them by following the City Council proceedings. Better yet, start attending them. We’re a small town…it’s not difficult to get into the middle of things. None of us in government are so smart or efficient that we can’t listen to suggestions or new ideas. When I began this journey with you in January, I promised transparency. Your involvement helps achieve that. Indeed, it almost guarantees it, for an informed and involved citizenry is essential to controlling government… and most certainly at the local level. Have a good summer. If you want to get in touch, I’ll be at City Hall.


Barbecue Safety Tips
• Never grill/ barbecue in enclosed areas – deadly carbon monoxide could be produced. • Make sure everyone knows to Stop, Drop and Roll in the event a piece of clothing does catch fire. Call 911 or your local emergency number if a burn warrants serious medical attention. Did You Know? *In a study cited by the U.S. Fire Administration, it was found that the most common reason for the ignition of grill fires was mechanical failure. The next most common causes of unwanted grill fires were: 1. Leaving the grill unattended. 2. Grilling near combustible materials. 3. Having improper control of open flames.

FIRE EXTINGUISHER CLASS RESCHEDULED Citizen Fire Extinguisher Training class will be held on Saturday, July 9, 10am-Noon at the fire station. There will be a video/lecture and hands-on live fire training. (The video will start every half hour)

Jacksonville Fire & Rescue
“Burning to Learn”
On June 4, 2011 firefighters from Jacksonville Fire & Rescue will be burning a house at 560 “G” Street for training purposes. At the request of the owner, the house is slated to be demolished, therefore providing a real world classroom for the department. Beginning about 8:00 am, firefighters will set and extinguish a series of fires in the house. Eventually, as the house becomes unsafe to enter, firefighters will allow it to burn to the ground. The fire will be kept under control at all times with firefighters extending lines around the house to insure the fire stays confined. The training will be cancelled if the weather becomes too dry or windy. As always, safety is the number one concern. Training burns such as these are critical for firefighters. One of the best learning environments is actual handson experience dealing with live fire. House burn drills allow firefighters to learn the limits of their equipment and tactics in an educational, non-emergency environment. This type of training also allows firefighters to keep their skills and teamwork sharp for real emergencies where seconds count and there is little room for error. Jacksonville Fire & Rescue is dedicated to the people they serve and protect. These exercises are just one example of how your firefighters sharpen their skills so that, in time of need, you will receive the highest level of service possible. JVFD thanks you for your cooperation and understanding, and invites you to watch this exercise...from a safe distance. If you have questions about the training exercise, please call the Jacksonville Fire & Rescue at 541-899-7246.

Police Chief David Towe Recognized by City for 20 Years of Service

Police Chief David Towe received a recognition plaque from Mayor Paul Becker at the May 17th City Council Meeting. The plaque reads, “In appreciation for 20 years of dedication and service to the citizens of Jacksonville.” Congratulations Chief Towe!

CITY OFFICE Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm (541) 899-1231 MUNICIPAL COURT CLERK Monday - Friday: 1pm - 4pm PLANNING DEPARTMENT Monday, Tuesday & Friday 9am – 12pm & 1pm – 4pm Wednesday: 9am – 12pm Thursday – Closed

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


April 22, 2011 to May 22, 2011
Call Type - Total Calls
Abandoned Auto - 1 Alarm - False - 4 All Other - Other - 3 All Other - Trespass - 1 Animal Problem - 5 Assist - Other Government Agency - 12 Assist - Other Law Enforcement Agencies - 11 Assist - Public - 20 Burglary - Business - 1 Burglary - Residence - 3 Civil Complainant - 2 County / City Ordinance - 1 Disorderly Conduct - 1 Disturbance/Noise - 5 Domestic Disturbance - 3 Drug Law Violation - 1 Fraud - Other - 1 Fugitive - 1 Intimidation, Threats/Harassment - 1 Larceny - All Other Larceny - 3 Larceny - Shoplifting - 1 MVA Non-Injury - 1 Property Found/Lost - 4 Public Safety - 2 Sex Crime - Other - 1 Sick - Cared For - 7 Sudden Death Male Adult - 1 Suspicious - 15 Traffic/Roads - 1 Vandalism - 1

City Offices 541-899-1231 JACKSONVILLE CITY SCHEDULE
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, June 7, 7:00pm (OCH) PLANNING COMMISSION: Wednesday, June 8, 6:00pm (OCH) PUBLIC SAFETY MEETING: Monday, June 13, 4:00pm (NVR) HARC HEARING OFFICER: Wednesday, June 15, 10:00am (CC) CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, June 21, 7:00pm (OCH) HARC: Wednesday, June 22, 2-5pm (OCH) LOCATION KEY; CH - Old City Hall (S. Oregon & Main) CC - Community Center(160 E. Main Street) NVR - Naversen Room (Jacksonville Library) FH - Fire Hall(180 N. 3rd St. @ C)

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Police Department Launches Senior Watch Program
The Jacksonville Police Department is now proud to offer a Senior Watch Program. The new program is designed to assist senior citizens (60 years of age or older) or disabled adults (55+ with a life threatening illness or injury) who reside within the city limits, alone, with no means or capacity to leave their home or without friends or family to check on their well-being. The program aims to serve residents without family members or friends to check on them regularly. How it Works: Interested participants may contact the Jacksonville Police Department Clerk at 541-899-7100 to communicate interest in the program. The Police Clerk will schedule an appointment for the Community Service Officer to conduct a home visit to meet the senior or disabled adult, compile an emergency information sheet, and help the person choose a program in which to participate. Programs may consist of Check In, Elederly Call or Senior Watch. Participating seniors will be asked to fill out an application which includes names of physicians, general health needs/disclosures, allergies, special needs and emergency contacts. Program Descriptions: The “Check In” program is for senior citizens who may live alone. Once a day, they will call the PD. If a call is missed, an officer will call or stop to check if everything’s O.K. (Benefit of this program is the client doesn’t have to be home to call in.) The “Elderly Call” program. On designated days and times, the police department will call the clients home to check on their welfare. Again, if no contact is made an officer will be sent to the home to check on their welfare. The “Senior Watch” program is for seniors who may need our help more than others. The PD or a designated volunteer will visit the client once a week (or more) to check on their welfare.

By Carolyn Kingsnorth President, Jacksonville Heritage Society, Inc.
Ever since the Southern Oregon Historical Society (SOHS) closed the Courthouse, community members have lamented the lack of a local museum. “Visitors come to Jacksonville for its history, but all there is to see are buildings,” is a common complaint. “We need a museum!” Yet Jacksonville has a museum – it’s called the Beekman House! This modest Classical Revival structure, built between 1870 and 1876, housed one of the wealthiest and most prominent families in pioneer Jacksonville. Cornelius C. Beekman, who came to Jacksonville in the early 1850s as an express agent for Cram & Rogers Express, eventually established Beekman’s Bank, the oldest bank in Southern Oregon and the second oldest bank in the Pacific Northwest. Beekman became a business tycoon, served as Mayor of Jacksonville, was a Master of Jacksonville’s Masonic Lodge, ran for Governor of Oregon (losing by less only 69 votes), and was a Regent of the University of Oregon for over 15 years. The Beekman Chair of Pacific and Northwest History is the oldest endowed chair at the University of Oregon. The Beekmans – Cornelius, Julia, Ben, and Carrie – were the only family to occupy the home at the corner of E. California and Laurelwood streets. The objects and furnishings they accumulated spanned the mid-Victorian era to post World War II. All of the furniture and household items are original to the Beekman family, a rarity today when most historic homes are staged with “period pieces.” Today the house is furnished with Beekman artifacts from around 1911, a wonderful documentary of life at the beginning of the 20th Century. The Jacksonville Heritage Society inherited the Beekman House from the Southern Oregon Historical Society in 2010 when SOHS had to chose between serving its mission or managing County owned buildings. Last September, the Jacksonville Heritage Society assumed legal management of the Beekman House, Beekman Bank, St. Joseph’s Catholic Rectory, and the historic Jackson County Courthouse Complex. To date, the newly formed Friends of St. Joseph’s aspire to manage the Rectory, and the Jacksonville Heritage Society has found a potential occupant for the Courthouse and sponsors for the Beekman Bank. We would like to ensure that the Beekman House also becomes a success story, since the Beekmans played key roles in Southern Oregon history and their home is an essential part of our heritage. As Jacksonville’s only remaining museum, the Beekman House is a vital community asset. The Jacksonville Heritage Society wants to see it continue as such. To celebrate our heritage and showcase this local gem, JHS’s initial focus has been on events. In April, we opened the House for the Annual Woodlands Hike-A-Thon and the 60+ people who were “Hiking to Preserve History.” A week later, the Jacksonville Heritage Society hosted the Beekman House Easter Egg Roll. Over 160 adults and children enjoyed egg decorating, egg rolls, an egg toss, live music, and House tours. A huge thank you goes to our sponsors, donors, and volunteers who made this possible – Scott and Christin Sherbourne, Doug and Kerri Hecox, Frau Kemmling’s Schoolhaus Brewhaus, David Gibb, Marnie Kapule, Stephanie Butler, Anne Peugh, Gillian Frederick, Greg Fischer, Whit and Jo Parker, Ken Snoke, Sarah Hanby, and Frank Steele! It almost “took a village” for just those two events. To maintain Jacksonville’s one remaining museum and to open it to the public on a regular basis, it’s going to take community-wide support and a corps of volunteers. We can host fundraising events and write grants, but, ultimately, it all comes down to you! We’re looking at monthly costs of $600 and deferred maintenance exceeding $200,000. Are you willing to sponsor the costs of the Beekman House for one month? A portion of the costs? Business and individuals underwriting $200 or more in Beekman House monthly operating costs will be recognized in the Jacksonville Review.

Jacksonville Has a Museum!

Alvis Gets an “A”
The following letter was prepared by Mayor Paul Becker and read into the record during the May 3 City Council Meeting. Review of Jeff Alvis for City Council On Feb.1 Jeff Alvis was promoted to the position of Interim Administrator for a period of six months, after which he would move into the position of Administrator permanently. The city council requested a ninety day performance review on May 1. The following are my observations… Public Works: Jeff continues to manage the Public Works Department with heavy reliance on Richard Shields who has assumed greater responsibility in lieu of Jeff’s “hands-on” time. This arrangement has worked extremely well with no apparent or discernible degradation in performance on the part of the department. Obviously, this will require further review when Jeff Alvis’ final six-month review is conducted. Planning: Jeff has stepped into this operation in exceeding good fashion. His communication skills have been made evident in the numerous discussions with the planning staff, citizens, and concerned neighbors such as the organized residents surrounding Bigham Knoll. Some of these meetings required an ability to remain sensitive to the feelings of the parties involved while continuing to strive for an objective understanding and agreement on the part of everyone. It is true that he has never been a planner as had been the former administrator. However, his skills in organization development and communication have more than sufficed for any supposed lack of background in this area. I would say Jeff has excelled in this department. City Administration: I think everyone involved in the budget process these past three months would agree that this is the smoothest one the city has had in a very long time. This is due in part, once again, to Jeff’s communication skills. However, it is also due to the untold hours he spent in reviewing every facet of the prior city budgets with Stacey, our Treasurer. Together, they achieved a mastery of the budgeting process which is impressive given the short time allowed for this task. We are a small city with a small staff in city administration. Nonetheless, there is a reasonably effective chainof-command which Jeff has managed to install and utilize in day-to-day operations. Not only has it worked well, but there is a noticeable improvement in morale within the office. I think this is apparent to almost everyone who enters city hall. From the Treasurer/ Office Manager to the Recorder to the Planning Director’s day-to-day operations, there is a spirit of cooperation that is new to my perspective. This can only be attributed to the management skills Jeff has brought to the job… skills which were developed during his long tenure in the Public Works Department. Obviously, I am pleased to report in this fashion. This is not to suggest that we have no remaining challenges. We have many. One such is the physical redesign and layout of city work space… an undertaking already in progress. We still have to follow through with the decision to seriously enforce city codes throughout the community. There also remain any number of questions to resolve and answer with items such as the resolution of the Hinger house pay-off and the growing need for an all-encompassing community center. However, I can honestly report to this council that I believe Jeff to be up to these tasks. In ninety days I will make my second and final performance review report on Jeff to the council. I have no reason to think it will be anything other than positive.

Individual Sponsors: Douglas & Kerri Hecox Linda Kestner Scott & Christin Sherbourne Bob & Joyce Stevens Charley & Jeneana Wilson Business Sponsors: Dave & Janice Mills, Airport Chevrolet & Cadillac The Jacksonville Review The Jacksonville Woodlands Association Business In-Kind: Dave Harter Plumbing Spring Air Heating and Cooling Byron Marron Lawn Service Ray’s Market Bill Savage, Rain Technologies, Inc.
Are you willing to make a donation towards Beekman House deferred maintenance? That money will go into a “kitty” that will be used as matching funds for grant applications. Are you willing to be a Friend of the Beekman House? We need volunteers to plan, operate, and staff Beekman House events and tours, and possibly revitalize the “living history” program. In other words, we need you! You can make the Beekman House viable! You can make it possible to retain Jacksonville’s one remaining museum. You can make sure that Jacksonville’s heritage will continue to be shared with residents and visitors alike! Remember, history is not just about your ancestors; it’s about you! Join us in preserving Jacksonville’s history and heritage! The Jacksonville Heritage Society, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit. For additional information or to become a volunteer Friend of the Beekman House, please call 541-245-3650 or e-mail info@jvilleheritage. org. To become a sponsor or donor, please make checks payable to the Jacksonville Heritage Society and mail them to P.O. Box 783, Jacksonville, OR 97530.

Fire Department Busy Responding to 3 Structure Fires in 40 Days!
When firefighters arrived at 160 Vintage Circle at 1:00 am on April 8, dispatchers had already advised the crew that the family of four, including a newborn infant and visiting house guests, had safely evacuated. On-scene, what responders didn’t yet know was that the fire had spread to the attic and roof, prompting a second alarm for backup. Quick response time and action minimized damage, estimated at $70,000. On Friday May 13 at 10:00 pm, firefighters responded to the Royal Mobile Home Park at 1055 N. 5th Street where they aggressively attacked a master bedroom and bathroom fire. Luckily, the resident had heard the smoke detectors and had escaped. However, during the cleanup stage, the elderly resident experienced chest pain and was attended to by firefighters before being transported by Mercy Flights to an area hospital. At 4:00 am on Thursday, May 19, firefighters were dispatched to 440 West California Street and met by six residents and three dogs who had evacuated the structure. With the home heavily involved with fire at the rear and heat and smoke spreading quickly, the severity of the situation prompted Jacksonville crews to call for backup assistance from District #3 and #5. Additionally, Applegate District #9 crews were then dispatched to man the Jacksonville Fire Department during the incident. Jacksonville FD had responded within five minutes of the 911 call and had the fire out in 40 minutes. The cause of the fire was sub-standard electrical and a faulty doorbell.

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Kiwanis Complete Another Community Project New Art at Élan Gallery
Élan Gallery is proud to present the work of artist, Gabriel Mark Lipper, for the month of June. This remarkable show of plein-air oil paintings reflects the purple hills, woodland trails, shimmering lakes and rolling rivers found close to his home in Ashland, Oregon. Whether Gabriel is pushing or limiting his palette, the versatility of his craftsmanship is evident. With several public murals and paintings housed in numerous collections, Gabriel takes care to balance his time between art galleries, commissions and studio work. When asked which he prefers he replied, "It's all painting. Painting is what I love." Stop by Élan, meet the artist and sample John F. Guerrero Wines on Friday evening, May 27, during Jacksonville's first Art Amble. Gabriel will be teaching a "Plein-Air" workshop on July 9 & 10. See for details.

For 2011, the Jacksonville Kiwanis Club spruced-up the public restroom building between the Post Office and the Library. Known as the “Jackson Creek Junction” building, it was fully scraped, primed and repainted by a group of Kiwanians who took on the worthwhile task as

their annual community service project. Each year, the Kiwanis Club completes a community service project to improve the town. Thanks again to the Kiwanis Club for helping change the world, one child and one community at a time!

The Storytelling Guild Presents Their 45th Annual Children's Festival at the Britt Festival Grounds
Get ready for an adventure! You won’t want to miss the 45th Annual Children’s Festival as this year takes us around the world with our “Read Around the World!” theme. Sponsored by the Storytelling Guild of Jackson County, this innovative 3 day event will take place July 10-12 at the Britt Festival Grounds in Jacksonville and will bring out the creativity of both the young and young at heart as it has for generations. This “just for kids” event has served as an affordable summertime experience in the Rogue Valley for generations. Admission to the Children’s Festival remains very low at $2.00 per person. Children can enjoy hours of entertainment with many imagination themed activities. There are over 35 hands-on art, craft, science projects, and of course, the daily feeding of the letter-eating dragons, Rosabelle and Pebbles! Older children will enjoy candle making, pottery and wood working, while younger children will have a chance to make their own puppet, sand and easel art, and have faces painted. The whole family can also look forward to childfocused stage performances and yummy food from our Dragon Deli. To find out more about the festival including the many available volunteer opportunities (It takes hundreds of caring volunteers to make all these kids smile!) please visit our website at SCHEDULE The festival runs a total of 4 general sessions over a 3 day period: Sunday, July 10 Session 1: Evening 5:30-8:30pm Monday, July 11 Session 2: Morning 9am-noon Session 3: Evening 6:00-8:30pm Tuesday, July 12 Session 4: Morning 9am-noon

Medford Food Project Jacksonville Pickup Day: June 11th
For information on how you can get your green bag, please contact Jo Parker at 541-227-8011 or

Jacksonville Lions Club Sponsors Annual Spelling Competition at Jacksonville Elementary

Lions L to R. John Harris, Lou Mayersky, Bill Hanlan, Don Cohoon & Nick Nichols. Kids L to R Hannah McCoy, Dominic Adams, Kyle Borovansky & Jake Pisors. The Jacksonville Lions again sponsored the annual spelling competition at Jacksonville Elementary School; all of the finalists and winners were awarded personalized certificates. Winning students from the upper grades were qualified to advance to District level competition. These students were awarded engraved trophies and gift certificates from Barnes and Noble. The photograph shows the winning students from the upper grades together with some of the members of the Jacksonville Lions Club. The Jacksonville Lions rent out tables (approx. 6’x3’) to groups and individuals as a fund raising activity. A large number of the tables were recently rented to the Master Gardeners Association for their annual spring sale at the Central Point Expo Center. The low rental cost includes local delivery and pick-up. Anyone interested in renting the tables should call Lion Lou Mayersky at 541/772-8512

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Your Guide to Jacksonville's Fourth Friday Art Amble
by Criss Garcia
Friday, June 24th, all of Jacksonville becomes a the heart of Jacksonville near the corner of 3rd Street the Bella Union will be open to Amblers, featuring walking gallery as local artist’s transform retail spaces where Farmhouse Treasures and the Pot Rack will the watercolors of Art Presence powerhouse, Anne into showplaces for their work. Participating Jacksonville be open hosting Art Presence artists. The delightful Brooke. Take a moment to soak in her classic landscapes, businesses will be matched up with the artists of Carefree Buffalo will be stunning still life and figure paintings before crossing Jacksonville’s Art Presence group as part of their Fourth displaying the dynamic California and heading down South Oregon Street. Friday Art Amble. Local business owners demonstrate paintings of resident Strike some gold down at the Apple Cellar where their civic commitment to the arts from 5:00pm-7:00pm artist Danna Tartaglia watercolor journalist, Elaine Frenett, will present her the fourth Friday of each month through October as they and the ingeniously latest masterpieces. If you’re feeling thirsty for some display the work of these talented regional artists. composed photography excellent vino explore the exciting works of Dianne Jean Enjoy a pleasant summer evening discovering of Ron Moore. Erickson at Corks wine bar next door. Just across the Jacksonville’s excellent wine and food while street, you can enjoy a quick coffee to keep you going taking in the many artist receptions hosted through the final stretch at the Good Bean where the throughout town. Golden pennants will mark talented Mae Wygant’s diverse artwork and Alx Fox’s participating venues and maps are available at contemporary paintings are curated by Hannah West. local merchants, galleries and the Visitor Center. Those ready to venture a few blocks north or south from Experienced Amblers start or end their night the main drag will be rewarded by a visit to Oregon Street with a glass of wine at South Stage Cellars on Gallery’s classical collection of landscape painting and South 3rd Street where every Friday is local’s photography by artists Steve and Sue Bennett at 240 South night featuring live music. South Stage Cellars Oregon Street or the Elaine Witteveen Gallery at 305 North is home to the fine art and sculpture of resident Oregon Street which offers delightful and well executed "Baja" Mae Wygant metal artist Cheryl D. Garcia, the creator of the mixed media by this renowned Jacksonville artist. giant poppies at the edge of town. Pop around Follow those golden pennants back onto East the corner to the Jacksonville Mercantile on East California St. where upstairs at Terra Firma you California Street and enjoy the classically styled can feast your eyes on the compelling work of acrylics of Katherine Gracey while you sample the talented Bill Stanton as well as the vibrant the delicacies of Jacksonville’s finest specialty abstract images from Alx Fox. Willowcreek & food store. Kharmic Creations next door will also be flying Watercolor enthusiasts should definitely cross the art pennant on the Amble, so stop in to refresh the street to the Jacksonville Inn and check all your senses with their fine products for the out Charlotte Peterson’s still life works and the body, bath and home. Be sure to save some time wonderfully detailed landscapes of Betty Barss. for the Lode Star where photo-lithographer La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant will be hosting a Peter Coons, glass artist Jannie Ledard and mystery artist. photographer Alice LaMoree are currently Adventurous Amblers looking to satisfy displaying their work. Check out their work "Banquet Under the Stars" Katharine Gracey while enjoying the specialty tapas and small plate their sweet tooth and artistic cravings at the same time will enjoy the new location of The appetizers prepared right before your eyes. Candy Shoppe on the corner 5th Street and East Gabriel Mark Lipper's Finish your Amble and satisfy your appetite for California Street. The recently opened Creator’s "plein-air" oil paintings will be good food and fare at one of Jacksonville’s many fine "Reconciliation" Cheryl D. Garcia Gallery on 5th Street invites you to enjoy their featured at Élan Gallery and establishments. Whether you opt for a pizza under gallery of photographic and mixed media artists. “C” Guest Suites at 245 West Main Street, along with wine the wisteria at Bella Union, an intimate dinner at Street is a convenient shortcut back to the Blue Door tasting by John F. Guerrero Wines on your way up to the Jacksonville Inn, or a picnic for "America’s 40th Garden Store on North Third Street where you can the Britt Gardens later on. Anniversary" tour at the Britt Festival, your choices check out the talented acrylic brush techniques of Head right back onto California Street and peek in on make a difference. Choose to support your local artists, Marilyn Hurst. MacLevin’s Restaurant where owner Jeff Levin presents restaurants and businesses while enjoying the live music With so many artists to see, a good Ambler can’t linger his own work and the dreamlike, impressionistic and friendly atmosphere of Jacksonville. long. Get back on East California Street and discover paintings of Katy Cauker. Jacksonville’s classic hangout, Happy Ambling!

Anna Elkins at GoodBean Coffee in June
GoodBean Coffee is pleased to present works by Anna Elkins for June's art display. Art coordinator Hannah West interviewed Elkins, whose thoughtful answers provide insights into the artist's creative mind and practice. Thanks to the Jacksonville Review for the opportunity to share her thoughts, beginning with Anna's background: After finishing a BA in English and art in Montana, Anna moved to North Carolina where she wrote poetry for her MFA in Creative Writing. In the dozen years since, she’s composed ekphrastic (art-inspired) poetry on a Fulbright Fellowship in Germany, painted the figures in the clouds of a coastal Catalonian village, edited theology and sketched with fireplace charcoal in Switzerland, taught literature and art on a tiny island in Micronesia, and recently explored prophetic writing and painting in northern California. She has published poems and held art shows in different venues along the way. She currently resides in the mythical State of Jefferson. How did your work as an artist begin? In college I studied with Montana artist Neil Jussila, who had studied abstract expressionism in New York. During the first semester he had a near-death experience in a car accident and saw the image of a woman turning toward him as if in a dance. His work went from purely non-objective to figurative almost overnight. I loved that combination of image and gesture done in freedom, and began what I later realized was a journey of self-portraiture. A shy seventeen-year-old girl trying to figure herself out, I painted myself into the world. What most inspires you? Paying attention. Whether sitting in the Britt gardens listening to symphony rehearsals while sketching a tree, or noticing the beauty in a ring of spilled coffee on the counter, my inspiration begins with considering a thing or idea, wondering at its potential and possible variations, then exploring. I like to go to the library and pull three random books from the shelves: say a book on the botany of New Zealand, a book of medieval wood-block prints, and one of Cartier-Bresson’s black-and-white photography. Discovering connections between people, things and time is a great way for me to get stagnant creativity going. What do you hope the viewer will gain from your work? I paint two-dimensional canvases of four-dimensional experiences. I love the way a viewer will see even more than I do in my work, because it reveals to me the importance of community and relationship in art. How do you see art’s purpose in the wider community? Art is communication. From the Paleolithic hunt paintings of Lascaux to hypertext manuscripts, artists have shared memory, experience and beauty. We want witnesses for our lives, and we want to witness the lives of others. I think “story,” one of the oldest art forms, is a great example of the arts in community. Like all art forms, story is enriched by what each of us bring to it – from the telling to the hearing; it is passed down, details are omitted or added, then it's told in different tongues and voices. When I paint, I hope someone “hears” my story in a way that enriches their own. Has your work changed you personally? “Create” is the first verb in scriptures, and I hear it as a lovely, continual invitation which reminds me I am a creative being. This inspires my artist statement: “As with poetry, my painting is either a battle or a dance. Given the choice between a sword and music, I choose music.”

June 1 - 30: Art Exhibit at the GoodBean This month we’re proud to present works by artist and poet Anna Elkins. A familiar face to many, Anna has been in California furthering her education and exploring new directions in her art; with her return she shares her discoveries. We’re proud to participate in the Fourth Friday Art Amble. June 3, 5 - 8 pm: “Bridging Cultures Through Art” - Prominent Chinese “Sister State” Artists This year’s Southern Oregon-China Tourism, Investment and Education Conference features a special addition, an extensive collection of historical replica and contemporary works in bronze sculpture and photographic works by world class artists from China so large it will span four locations: Illahe Studios & Gallery, Bohemia Framing & Fine Art, and two sites on the SOU campus. Join us for Artists’ Receptions during the Ashland Gallery Association First Friday Art Walk! Show continues through June 30. For more info, call 541.488.5072 or email June 1 - 30: Gabriel Mark Lipper at Élan Art Gallery Élan Gallery is proud to feature artist Gabriel Mark Lipper. This show of plein-air oil paintings captures the purple hills, woodland trails, shimmering lakes and rolling rivers found close to his home in Ashland. Élan Gallery is located at 245 West Main Street in Jacksonville; we participate in the Fourth Friday Art Amble. For more information contact Cherie at 541.899.8000. June 1 - 30: Eve Margo Withrow at the Berryman Gallery Note: Artists and art lovers may not know the Berryman Gallery at the Craterian Theater is open, as when the building was repainted, signs indicating the gallery upstairs were obscured. Artist Eve Margo Withrow exhibits impressionist paintings created with her personal mixed water media and collaged materials technique. Show ends June 30. Berryman Gallery is located upstairs at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave in Medford. June 10, 6:30 - 9 pm: Artist Reception at Creator’s Gallery Our June Featured Artist is The Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation. A reception will be held at the Great Western Hall on the Box R Ranch.  The Ranch is located 23 miles east of Ashland and 45 miles west of Klamath Falls at 16799 Greensprings Hwy. 66. There will be over 30 artists and their work on display, along with dessert, beverages and music.  Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students 12 and up; tickets at the door.  Call 541.601.7496 for more information. June 11, 11am - 4pm: Britt Music Festival Opening Day Festivities To celebrate the opening of Britt’s 2011 concert season, artist members of Jacksonville’s Art Presence will be doing demonstrations and showing their work at various outdoor locations throughout Jacksonville. For more information, email Fri, June 24, 5 - 7pm: Art Presence: Jacksonville Art Amble Art Presence is pleased to announce the reinstatement of the Art Amble, a stroll about Jacksonville to visit shops, view artwork and meet Art Presence members. Join us on the fourth Friday from May through October, when downtown businesses will stay open from 5 - 7pm to present the work of one or more local artists. Look for the golden “ART” pennants for participating locations. For more information, email June 25, 9am - 2pm: Jacksonville Saturday Artists June begins a new season for this group of local artists exhibiting their Þne art on the grounds of the Jacksonville Museum at the corner of 5th and “C” Streets. Some artists will return each weekend, others rotate, so you’ll see a fresh collection of art every Saturday! Interested artists call Patricia Paulk at 541.779.9607 or email Ron Moore, June 25, 2 - 6pm: Opening Reception - Cheryl D. Garcia, South Stage Cellars Resident Artist Join us for a reception celebrating metal artist GarciaÕs new seasonal works of Þne art and sculpture, highlighted by appetizers, wine, music and a live metalworking demonstration by the artist! __________________________________________________________________________________________
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The Unfettered Critic
by Paula Block Erdmann & Terry Erdmann
A Clean, Well-lighted Place...With Coffee To Go (Or Stay!)

ather rapidly, Jacksonville has peninsula. Captain John Smith, founder evolved into the tasting room of the Virginia village of Jamestown center of Applegate Wine carried coffee beans to this continent Country. We like that. The tasting rooms in 1607, but it wasn’t until 1723 that (some well-established at several years beans were planted in the New World, old, some newly aspired or yet to open), on the Caribbean island of Martinique. that vine throughout our business Jacksonville’s district number tentatively The Good Bean between six and infinity. Within followed in their cheerful halls, they pour l990; the Pony imaginative vintages from the Espresso in l998. Applegate, Umpqua, Rogue and Did anything of Willamette valleys and beyond. significance happen But two of the town’s very best in between? We tasting rooms aren’t included in think not. The their numbers. Wine tasting, as sum of history relaxing and appetite-enhancing in a coffee cup. as it may be, is but a gentle We wouldn’t be Diversion. There’s another writing – and elixir – powerfully potent, you shouldn’t eminently tasty, and yes, perhaps be reading – this even more demanding – that column without it. bears the title of Necessity. Every Speaking of morning it’s gloriously brewed at history, in l965, two tasting rooms that bookend Buck Owens sang, the town: our very own “The Good “Pour me another cup of coffee, for it is Bean” and “Pony Espresso.” the best in this land...,” and we agree. A The beverage before which we few years later, Randy Travis followed genuflect here, obviously, is – coffee. with, “I need friends their Ahhh, coffee. The name lilts lightly over coffee beans already ground.” Not to the lips. Coffee. Say it loud disparage Randy Just around the corner, and there’s music playing; or his friends, but There's a rainbow in the sky. say it soft and it’s almost he was praising So let's have another cup o' coffee, like... Okay, our apologies canned, dry, aromaAnd let's have another piece o' pie. to Sondheim and Bernstein, less coffee grounds; -Irving Berlin, 1932but that’s how we feel. you know, the kind And, apparently we’re not sold by companies alone. On any given morning, scores of with slogans that claim to be “good to the Jacksonville’s residents, business leaders, last drop.” “Icky,” we say. Better to ask and city officials drink in the beverage our exalted local baristas to grind beans and the atmosphere while engaging in for you, knowing they still are beans lively conversations at the Bean and the moments before you buy. Espresso. Community, camaraderie and Coffee comes with a caveat, of course. political transparency, all stirred together That flavorful lift we welcome in the over a truly delicious morning cup o’ joe. morning dwindles as daybreak fades A key word in that last sentence is inexorably to twilight. Which makes “morning.” It’s as a morning beverage evening the perfect time to visit those that coffee differs from wine. Where other tasting rooms. You know, the wine is soothing, coffee is anything but. ones serving that other, more soothing, Humanity has known the difference for beverage. Fortunately, there’s more of a long time. Seventh century Ethiopian them in Jacksonville than you can shake sheep herders noticed that their flocks a stir stick at. grew happier when eating berries off a Paula and Terry Each have long impressivelocal shrub. They soon found that they, sounding resumes implying that they are too, could get the same buzz, and by battle-scarred veterans of life within the the 10th century, farmers were planting Hollywood studios. They’re now happily coffee trees all across the Arabian relaxed into Jacksonville.


“1776” is the Free June Movie at Old City Hall
“1776” is the feature film at Old City Hall on June 17, an appropriately patriotic film between Memorial Day and Independence Day. This 1972 film version remains faithful to the original Broadway, Tony Award-winning hit. In music and stirring dialog, we become part of the first Continental Congress struggling with their fateful decision to break away from England, something that, quoting Franklin, “no other colony in the history of the world has ever done.” William Daniels as John Adams and Howard DaSilva as Benjamin Franklin are supported by a strong cast, almost all of whom are from the Broadway production – each performance is nothing short of brilliant. The film is 167 minutes long with an intermission. Accordingly, show time is 6:30 PM with the doors open at 6:15 PM. This is a bright, sprightly musical which, to quote a New York Times critic, “is the first film in my memory that comes close to treating seriously a magnificent chapter in American history.”

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Southern Oregon Historical Society
by Allison Weiss
hen the Southern Oregon Historical Society was founded in 1946, its mission was to save the old county courthouse from being torn down. As was typical of many, many small historic societies that were started by a group of dedicated volunteers, they put out an “all call” to the community to donate interesting objects to the historical society for exhibit. As a result, sixty-five years later we find ourselves in the position of caring for a collection of an estimated 1 million artifacts, many of which have nothing to do with the history of southern Oregon. For example, we have tapas cloth from the South Pacific; a Confederate Flag that was captured from a battlefield in Lousianna; natural history specimens like sea cucumbers and driftwood; and sometimes entire contents of the home of a person who moved to the region to retire, but otherwise had no connection with southern Oregon. It is estimated that it costs a museum $200 a square foot to store its collection. How does an object in storage cost money to maintain, you may be wondering? Consider these expenses: running an HVAC system so the artifacts are kept at a constant temperature and humidity level; security; maintenance on the building; archival supplies; specialized equipment like freezers for films and negatives and Sub-Zero freezers for decontaminating new objects coming into the collection; UV filters on windows; temperature and humidity monitoring equipment; databases for keeping track of the collection; and of course paying the professional staff that accepts, processes paperwork, cleans, packs, performs conservation treatments, photographs and documents artifacts. And these costs do not include anything having to do with actually exhibiting the objects. The historical society has professionalized its operations since its early days and, as is typical of the field, adopted a Collections Management Policy that clearly outlines the criteria for how we accession (accept into our collection) and deaccession (take out of our

Focus on the Farm
by Pamela Sasseen, Hanley Farm Volunteer
It’s spring and the flowers are blooming at Hanley Farm. Lilacs, Dogwood, Wisteria, Hyacinth – these are but a few of our beautiful plants in bloom. Here’s a little trivia for you. Hyacinth is member of the lily family, and is sometimes identified as the iris, or the larkspur. But are you familiar with the myth associated with hyacinth? It is said that hyacinth sprung from the blood of Hyacinthus; a youth loved by the gods Apollo and Zephyr. When taking turns throwing the discus with Apollo, Hyacinthus ran to catch it to impress Apollo. Jealous of his rival, Zephyr blew the discus off course, causing it to strike Hyacinthus in the head and kill him. The grieving Apollo then transformed Hyacinthus into a hyacinth, and he inscribed on its petals the words of grief, “Ai, Ai.” When you and your family visit Hanley Farm, in addition to seeing the hyacinth and other spring blossoms, you’ll meet the two newest members of our Hanley family – Alpine goats Piko and Choko. They’re originally from Willow Witt Ranch and both are trained as pack goats. When they’re not browsing for blackberries, star thistle and other noxious brush, they’re playing tag and head butting! They also enjoy playing “King of the Log.” Choko stands atop a large log and claims it as his own. Piko then butts head with Choko, trying to knock him off so he can be “King of the Log.” They are loving, playful fellows, that’s for sure! Hanley Farm’s busy season is just starting. I hope you join us for some of the upcoming events and activities, some new and some old. First the new. So more people can enjoy the peaceful setting, Hanley Farm will be open June 3 through August 28 for self-guided tours and picnics. Come any Friday evening from 4-7pm or Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-3pm and you will be able to explore the farm on your own and learn more about it through our new walking tour brochure. Bring a picnic lunch of your own or pick up a Hanley Box Lunch at Gary West for $10. For more information, contact Gary West at (541) 899-1829. On June 3, the draft horses will be using horse-drawn equipment to mow the cover crop. The cover crop, of course, is used to replenish the soil. We’ve planted only one acre of wheat this year so supplies of Hanley Horsepower Flour will be very limited. On June 4 from 10am-4 pm, the beloved Children’s Heritage Fair that was held in Jacksonville for so many years will be revived at Hanley Farm. The fair features over two-dozen hands-on activities related to rural life. Admission is $4 per child or $2 for members of SOHS. Adults get in free but you can be young at heart and try out some of the activities. For more information about Hanley Farm or upcoming events, contact us at (541) 7732675 or, or visit us on-line: Hanley Farm even has its own facebook page! Hanley Farm is owned and operated by the Southern Oregon Historical Society. It is located at 1053 Hanley Road, between Jacksonville and Central Point.


Managing Our Historic Artifacts
collection) artifacts. Because of the huge expense involved in caring for a collection this large, and because caring for objects that do not relate to the history of southern Oregon makes it more difficult for us to care for the objects that do relate to the history of southern Oregon, the Board of Trustees authorized staff to begin identifying objects for potential deaccessioning. There are only four main criteria that would make an object a candidate for deaccessioning: 1. Its provenance is unrelated to southern Oregon 2. It is potentially hazardous (like an unexploded ordnance) 3. It has deteriorated to the point where it is no longer stable 4. There is a better example of an object of this type in the collection The process by which an object may be deaccessioned is carefully governed by our Collections Management Policy. The object is identified by the curator. The deed of gift is researched by the registrar to make sure we are the legal owners and that there were no restrictions on the object when it was donated. Then the candidates for deaccessioning are presented to the Collections Committee, a group made up of SOHS staff, board members, other museum professionals, and members of the public. If this group approves the deaccession, that information is passed on to the SOHS Board of Trustees who make the final decision to deaccession an artifact. Our collection is held in trust for the people of Oregon and, as such, we feel that we are making a well considered and responsible decision to deaccession artifacts that do not further our mission. To see a spreadsheet of all items deaccessioned, why they were deaccessioned, and how they were deaccessioned, please visit http:// Deaccession%20Records%2013%20 APRIL%202011.pdf. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at (541) 494-0273 or Allison Weiss is Executive Director of the Southern Oregon Historical Society.

Booster Club News
“A fun time was had by all” may be an old expression, yet it’s the best way to describe the May meeting of the Jacksonville Boosters Club. Several stars of Jacksonville Elementary School’s “Sleeping Beauty” donned costumes for a song and dance preview prior to their spectacular Britt performance. Boosters President Steve Casaleggio and the entire membership wants to thank music teacher Wendi Stanek and her talented players for bringing light and laughter to the morning. Certainly less musical, but nearly as fun, a volunteer group of Boosters members gathered at the Elementary School to refurbish the decaying greenhouse. With such a large turnout, the initial clean-up phase took only a few hours. Now, with new doors being built and a load of pea rock ready to be poured for the floor, the greenhouse will be available when needed by the school’s gardening classes and the Junior Garden Club of Jacksonville. As participants in Jacksonville’s City Wide Garage Sale, the Boosters Club currently is looking for “large items” of furniture; if you wish to donate such items (and get them out of your garage!), please call Steve Casaleggio at 541-899-2029. Special thanks go to Sally Melgard, John Ellis and Dirk Siedlecki, who will be leaving the Boosters Board. Their enthusiasm, good humor and sage counsel will be missed. At the May meeting, membership elected continuing officers Steve Casaleggio, President; Vivienne Grant, Secretary; Lori Buerk, Treasurer; and Directors Terry Erdmann and Mike Tupper. The newly-elected crew will take their seats in September. The Jacksonville Boosters club welcomes new members and old friends. For information, please contact: Carolyn Kingsnorth, 541-2453650. For donations or giving opportunities (Non-profit Booster Foundation), please contact: Rob Buerk, 541-261-0327.

Chamber Chat
by The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
This month, the Chamber is pleased to tell you about the “Taste of Summer” event on Saturday, June 11th from 11am-4 pm. This Britt opening weekend event will not only kick off the Britt concert season, but will hopefully be THE summer event of the year! Ushering-in and heralding summer and the concert series, this will be a day of fun, wine tasting, sun, music, BBQ's, and family activities that represent Jacksonville at it's finest! The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with JOBA (Jacksonville Oregon Business Association) and Britt Festivals is sponsoring the “Taste of Summer” city-wide event in an effort to celebrate our great music venue, as well as expand and celebrate our arts, the growing and exciting wine industry, family and community. It will be a day of fun, food and refreshments and is sure to bring out the community and fill the streets. Plans are still evolving and growing, but the Courthouse/Museum grounds will offer family events, cotton candy and lemonade, kids activities, and miscellaneous old-fashioned summer celebration events including a BBQ for all to enjoy. Vintage and classic cars will line California Street in downtown, while 3rd Street will be blocked off for wine tasting, music events, and “Art Presence” artists. Para-gliding demonstrations and balloon rides will be held at the Bigham Knoll campus, just three short blocks east of the Courthouse grounds. The fun continues that evening when Britt kicks off it's summer line up with, “Michael Franti and Spearhead” at 7:30 pm. Michael Franti will also be giving a children's performance at 3:00 that afternoon. The Chamber is inviting local nonprofits to get involved and take advantage of this city-wide summertime celebration to use it as an opportunity to hold your own fund raising event! If your non-profit has an idea for contributing to the event with an activity, please call Linda Graham at Scheffels Toys 541-261-9446. We need you! Anyone interested in helping out on a booth, selling wine glasses, or assisting as needed for the event, please contact Linda at the above number. We could use about a dozen fun loving volunteers! Mark your calendars, bring family and friends and let's enjoy a Taste of Summer in Jacksonville! The Chamber of Commerce invites you to join us at our monthly general meetings at the Bella Union on the second Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm. We offer a relaxed, informative time to socialize and connect with the business community. See you June 9th ! For information on the Jacksonville Chamber, or to join, please contact the visitors center at 185 N. Oregon Street (next to the Post Office), call the office at 541-899-8118 or email to

Jacksonville Kiwanis Honors May Student of the Month
For the month of May, the Kiwanis Club of Jacksonville honored Ryan Wellock as Student of the Month. Ryan is a senior at South Medford High School, and he is the son of Ronald and Deanna Wellock of Medford, and carries a 4.0 grade point average. Subjects he has taken include several AP classes, including AP Chemistry, AP US History, Honors American History, Spanish I, II, III, and Anatomy. Ryan is first team shortstop on the varsity baseball team, and he has participated in the marching band. He is also a member of the Torch Honor Society. He plans to attend Oregon State University and play baseball for the Beavers. He wants to become a Sports Physician. Ryan says his parents have influenced him the most, by stressing the importance of education, honesty and responsibility. Living his life around these elements has helped him grow immensely. He told us that he was adopted as a baby from the country of Paraguay, and

Kiwanis' Dave Clemens and Ryan Wellock this has driven him his whole life to be successful, to prove to people that it doesn't matter where you come from, it's where you go that matters, and he feels grateful and lucky for this opportunity. For further information, contact Gay Wilson at 541- 899-1934, e-mail:

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Love your Landscape
by Adam Haynes
Creating an Outdoor Kitchen
ere in Jacksonville, I love the extended summer daylight hours and how it cools down to a refreshing temperature in the evening. Spending time outdoors during this time of year is a huge benefit of living here – creating a place to fully enjoy it even more may include the addition of an outdoor kitchen.

Garden of the Month
by Kay Faught
My Neighbor's Garden


When building a new home, remodeling, putting in a pool or just making changes to your existing landscape plan, take time to consider an outdoor kitchen. Features to consider include a fire pit or outdoor fire place, outdoor TV, refrigerator, storage cabinetry, sink, gas grill, covered pergola or canopy, low voltage lighting, and outdoor propane heating units. Incorporating outdoor design features should entail matching the style of your home and creating an extension of your interior living spaces, consideration of architectural design, function and feel of the kitchen area, and creating the look and feel that matches your unique style, taste and personality.

Outdoor kitchens have gained in popularity in the past several years because they create more usable living space and create great entertainment areas by using existing outdoor space. Whether you’re entertaining by spending time with friends or just relaxing alone, being able to spend time in a beautiful outdoor setting in your own backyard is hard to beat. Adding an outdoor kitchen to your new or existing landscape plan is a great way to create a functional and fun gathering place. After all, when entertaining indoors, don’t most people naturally gravitate to the kitchen anyway? Why not make this the case outdoors, too?

Adam Haynes is the owner of Artisan Landscapes, Inc. He can be reached at 541.292.3285 or adam@artisanlandscapesinc. com. See also

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usually have a style of garden I Cheryl and I walked into the back feature each month. This one was yard and her “other side” showed! The difficult to identify until I realized only similar theme in the back was the that it was a wonderful example of a love of chartreuse and her artistic flare. “personal expression” in a garden! The rest was a fun testament to a notCheryl von Tress and her husband Fred so-polished, but creative side. I had a bought their 1960's home on Welcum Lane in 2000 and in 2004 began working on the gardens. Cheryl, who is a professional designer, has applied her knowledge and love of the elements in every piece of the garden. It is a unified effort, as Fred not only does much of the hardscape and tough labor, but throws in his own creations such as a bulb garden. My evening tour with Cheryl began blast in the back yard thinking of all the in the front yard of their home which fun they must be having, as the garden is nestled at a dead end, tucked against beds evolve. Much is done, and so much a madrone-covered hillside. I was more is in their heads and hearts. On overjoyed how the front beckons to “come the sloped back woodland hillside, Fred visit” before you even think of the front has build 3, eye-level raised beds with door! It offers a soothing art-scape of the same great use of rock. Filled with color and texture. Crossing over a stoneazaleas, columbine, oreganos, grasses, lined creek on a simple wooden bridge, ferns, pieris and heuchera, (Cheryl's you step onto their gravel path. The use favorite!) and woodland bulbs, the of gravel has a defined purpose in the von feel is joyous. Fred's “bulb bed” had a Tress garden, creating a soothing zen feel song of brilliant red and yellow tulips with its' texture and color that connects towering center stage. Throughout the beautifully with the lighted paths. As hillside, I found whimsical iron plant your feet step along the gravel, a trio of stakes, a bird bath, and one of Cheryl's rock pillars, 2 ft. high, direct pathway great sculpture designs. Around the top choices. Straight ahead is a path leading fence edge of the hill, they set Japanese up the earth-stained cement steps to the maples, rhododendrons, and gladiola home's entry. To the left, a meandering newcomers in bright orange, yellow and path guides you around rock-edged red. Another totally separate adventure island beds of low about to happen Nandina, Spirea, and is their side bright lime planting. yard, evolving One lone, bright as an island of yellow Adirondack Shasta's, Sweet chair set in the gravel William and at the end of the path, dogwood! ties the brilliance As we sat on of the planting and the refinished plays with your head, open back deck adding unexpected overlooking fun, color, and three amazing 3 welcome. A large ft. high bleeding boulder hand-picked hearts, my by Cheryl, partners favorite feature with the chair and of the garden offers its' own played with my seating! As the path turns, a senses as we more beautiful long low stone on it's chatted. An old, side, creates a bench that’s set in non- working, front of three dynamic art metal tiered terra online privacy panels that beckon you cotta Italian to stop and enjoy. fountain, sits on Two small oval grass patches, the deck corner. providing a deep green “punch” to the Cascading with overall pallet, separate the paths from the deep green ivy, retaining walls that step the levels up to it is iced with the entry of the home. The unique walls bright green were created using a variety of stones creeping Jenny. laid on edge or straight up, enhancing Above, large, texture and color. I love the use of rocks deep Tuscan throughout. The beds use some of the orange pansies same slate type stone, but are on edge to offer a pallet to reflect the sun! The colors create a narrow, taller, trim. created a true garden escape. A waft of sweet summer, from a Sipping my wine, I could have stayed row of Mexican Orange, divides the and come up with a ton of fun ideas path and lawn from the upper entry, just like Cheryl seems to continue to do! welcoming you to the entry area. Black We commented on our ideas and our pots filled with chartreuse potato vine husbands “putting in the work” to carry it dot the entry stairs, and the brightening out! Cheryl loves to garden because “she affect is dynamic, continuing the theme has to!,” adding “I can't not garden!” She throughout the garden. Cheryl's use loves to continually create beauty, color, of that color is amazingly effective texture, and light! Fred, in turn, loves to and “showcases” color with the black garden for the therapy and the personal Chiropractic Care love with her use of background. I fell in for the Well Adjusted Family it provides. space chartreuse hits. Dark bamboo hanging Their only garden regret is there’s just panel dividers hang on the upstairs not enough time to share it with their porch, softening and providing a feel that kids and grandkids! Both admit they have changes the “age” of the home. “too many ideas,” and there’s frustration Garden - Cont'd on Pg. 28


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Garden Variety
by Michael Altman
Empowering Health
ne of the things I find most disheartening about the state of American health is the sense of helplessness it engenders. I work part-time in integrative health clinics where people routinely come for a range of complex conditions. But most people don’t have very complicated conditions— especially young people, who often lack health insurance but can still greatly improve their health through diet and lifestyle changes. Though everyone should get regular check-ups, it’s important to have some clues about self-help, to save a trip to the doctor for a routine cold, sore throat, seasonal allergies, constipation, mild joint pain, and other easy-to-treat, recurring problems. Using simple, natural, common sense remedies, we can prevent an infection from finding its way into our lungs leading to bronchitis and a course of antibiotics. By making easy changes to the diet such as eating more whole foods and fiber, drinking additional water, and eating seasonal magnesium-rich foods, we can prevent constipation and optimize digestion. For helping with joint pain, we can significantly increase intake of culinary herbs such as basil, turmeric, ginger, and rosemary, all of which help reduce inflammation and help the gut too. Whether insured or not, it’s worth keeping a small supply of herbs and supplements to help manage acute conditions like a sore throat or a bruise and also to take some basic supplements intermittently, if not regularly, to maintain health and prevent illness. Some basics that come to mind include a well-crafted multivitamin, fish oil, and perhaps an additional liquid herbal extract formula, tea blend, or combined supplement to help with problems that you routinely experience, such as fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, allergies, and indigestion. Many conditions are products of inflammation. Asthma, digestive


problems, arthritis, prostatitis, and others come to mind. Digestive upset often boils down to food allergies, eating the wrong foods or imbalances within a meal. For example, eating lots of refined carbs, such as bread during a meal may lead to more bloating and gas, especially if that’s paired with soft drink consumption, and followed by dessert. Avoid drinking excessively-including water--while eating because it will dilute digestive secretions. Drink a half hour or more before eating, and sip a little water, tea, or non-sugary beverage during a meal. Look into rotation diets to determine food allergies and intolerances to fructose, dairy, and gluten. Building an herbal and nutritional medicine chest isn’t complicated. For some conditions, we can even rely on the same products. For example, a company from Sebastopol, CA, Traditional Medicinals, makes herbal tea bag blends. They have a product called Throat Coat. I often use it when I’ve been speaking excessively in multiple classes. It’s also great for a sore throat, and its soothing, demulcent herbal contents have laxative, digestion-restoring properties. It contains clinically proven, time-tested, safe herbs that kids can take, including slippery elm bark, marshmallow root, licorice root, and other herbs. In order to further learn about herbal and nutritional remedies, find out about classes through community bulletin boards, at health food stores, and by supporting local companies and practitioners that make and recommend herbal and nutritional products. By using simple remedies that don’t line the pockets of pharmaceutical companies, insurers, and hospitals, you can still take care of yourself and be on the front lines of lowering healthcare costs. Michael Altman is a nutritionist and herbalist who teaches at Southern Oregon University & College of the Siskiyous. He consults with individuals throughout the Rogue Valley and beyond. Reach him at

Soluna Gardens Uses Coffee to Make Tea
Use Coffee to make Tea? Sounds crazy, says, “it’s a way to get off of the fertilizer but that’s just what Cliff Beneventi from treadmill. Nobody ever fertilized an old Jacksonville’s own Soluna Gardens is growth forest, and those are some of the doing. The tea he makes, however, is healthiest soils on the planet.” not to drink. It is Aerated Compost Tea, Soil building takes time, however. It a nutrient rich, biologically alive soil takes over 500 years for Mother Nature to amendment for your lawn and garden. form an inch of rich topsoil. Thankfully, The coffee he uses is in the form of spent that timeframe can be drastically reduced, grounds collected from the Good Bean. however, by mimicking what we see in A certified Master Composter, Beneventi nature, rather than trying to outsmart her composts the grounds in accordance with synthetic chemicals and fertilizers with National Organic Program (NOP) (all of which kill some beneficial standards, along with the organisms in the soil). proper amounts of collected While the regular browns and greens, to convert application of compost them into rich humus to be tea is the fastest natural used in his compost tea. way to build healthy To a tank of his collected soils, it doesn’t happen rainwater, Beneventi adds overnight. “Our society a proprietary blend of food is used to instant sources for the beneficial gratification,” says bacteria and fungi in the Beneventi. “6 Minute compost. Then, he aerates the Abs was obsolete when water with multiple oxygen Cliff Beneventi of Soluna Gardens they introduced 5 pumps, so the organisms can Minute Abs. Like our breathe. Once the compost is submerged into own health, it takes some time to achieve the water, they begin to grow and replicate soil health properly, but it’s worth it.” exponentially. Properly done, each single According to Beneventi, good soil will bacterium can turn into 5 million during the eventually sustain itself, with very little brewing cycle, making a single gallon of his management from us. Depending on your tea the biological equivalent of roughly 1,000 soil’s condition when you start, “you pounds of compost. won’t even need our tea in a couple of “You won’t find it on a store shelf, years. What other product has its own however,” says Beneventi. “The tea obsolescence built into it?” contains billions of beneficial organisms, Soluna Gardens Aerated Compost Tea is who, like you and I, need air or they’ll die.” available in 1 and 5 gallon containers at the As such, Beneventi recommends using Jacksonville Farmers Market. For quantities the tea within 24 hours. Once in your soil, from 50 to 200 gallons, Beneventi will deliver the organisms go to work loosening clay and apply for free. It’s great for lawns, veggies, soils, building aggregate in sandy soils, trees, and flowers. For more information, call and convert organic matter into nutrients Cliff at 541-946-3719 or visit available to your plants. “Essentially,” he See ad this page.

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THINGS TO DO - JUNE 2011 Apple Cellar Bakery Celebrate y Artisan Breads, Pastries & Food 541-899-6978 p. 18 ther’s Da le Fa 150 S Oregon Street* l Jacksonvi , in ay D Bella Union Burgers on Sund ! Pizza, Pasta, 541-899-1770 p. 15 une 19th J 170 W California Street*
_ So. Oregon Artist Resource (SOAR) Art Event Calendar. See ad page 9.
_ Sat. June 4 10:00am-4:00pm & June 5, Noon-4:00pm: JACKSONVILLE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALE, Naversen Room. Saturday hours will be 9-10am for members pre-sale. On Sunday, from 2-4 pm members get a bag of books for only $5. _ Sat. June 4, 10:00am-4:00pm: CHILDREN'S HERITAGE FAIR, at Hanley Farm. For more information, see article on page 11 of our May 2011 issue at

CELEBRATION. See article on page 11 of our May 2011 issue at

_ Sat. June 11am-4:00pm: TASTE OF SUMMERBRITT OPENING DAY, downtown Jacksonville. See ad on page 8 or _ Fri. June 17, 6:30 pm: FREE MOVIE NIGHT "1776," Old City Hall. See article on page 10.


_ Fri. June 17, 7:30 pm: VOICES OF THE APPLEGATE presents "American Music" at the Historic Presbyterian Church, 405 East California Street, Jacksonville.

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_ Fri. June 24, 5:00-7:00pm: FOURTH FRIDAY ART AMBLE. See article on page 9. _ Sat. June 25, 9:00am-2:00pm: JACKSONVILLE SATURDAY ARTISTS ART SHOW, Jacksonville Museum Grounds. _ Sat. July 9, 10:00am-Noon: CITIzEN FIRE EXTINGUISHER TRAINING, Jacksonville Fire Department. For more information, see _ July 10-12: ANNUAL CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL, Britt Festival Grounds. See article page 8.

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Photo: Mike Tupper History Saturday, a new program introduced by the Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery in 2011, continues to be a very popular and well-attended program. On the second Saturday of every month, April through December, new topics and subjects are reviewed and discussed with visitors during the presentation and a half hour tour. The program on June 11 will cover the history of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) and a tour of this Section of the cemetery. Along the way, stories of some of those resting in this area of the cemetery will be shared. The program takes place in the Jacksonville Cemetery and starts promptly at 10:00 a.m. Please meet our docents at the Sexton's Tool House, near the flag pole, at the top of the Cemetery Road. Parking is available in the cemetery grounds. Donations are always appreciated and help support our educational programs and cemetery restoration and preservation projects. This is a wonderful and interesting way to learn more of the history of our unique Pioneer Cemetery, Jacksonville and Southern Oregon. Please mark your calendar and plan on joining us on the second Saturday of the month. We look forward to welcoming you to History Saturday and Jacksonville's beautiful Historic Cemetery. Please visit the FOJHC website for a complete schedule of History Saturday and other events and activities at:
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Wine Talkers
by Janet Eastman
Red Lily’s Tasting Room Blossoms in June
says Rachael, standing underneath the old feeder barn’s 25-foot-tall ceiling. “The barn is my favorite part of the property.” Rachael is hanging chandeliers made of old wine barrels from the barn’s ridge

Speaking of Wine
by Duane Bowman
Tasting Room Etiquette
s I’m sitting here in the Cricket Hill tasting room the rain is beating on the roof and I’m thinking, “this is going to be a slow day for visitors.” So, with that thought in mind, I figured I’d put pen to paper and give people some tips on how to get the most out of their visits to the many wineries we’re lucky, or smart, enough to live near. I don’t intend to be some “Emily Post” of wine tasting but just to share a few do’s and don’ts that will enhance both your enjoyment and the enjoyment of those around you. Think of these not as “rules” but as “relationship builders” – actions that will cement your relationship with the winery and your fellow tasters. I’ve noted more than a few do’s and don’ts over the years but here are just four that come to mind. 1) Don’t wear fragrances Believe it or not, people do come to tasting rooms to taste the wines! They may want to learn what a wine they’ve never heard of has to offer or they may want to evaluate the merits of a wine they have some experience with. Either way, the aromas of the wine is a critical part of the reason they’re there. You may not care if your overpowering fragrance makes it impossible for you to smell what a wine has to offer but believe me, others will. So save the fragrances for those intimate occasions when they will be appreciated. Don’t be that person whose fragrance interferes with what you, and anyone near you for that matter, is trying to taste 2) Don’t homestead We're all for being enthusiastic and curious about wine, my livelihood and that of other winery owners depends on your excitement, knowledge and appreciation of wine. If you’re here in the Applegate, you’ll often find the owners or winemakers manning the tasting rooms. This is your opportunity to learn more about grapes and wines than you should reasonably expect from the typical tasting room staff. When the tasting room becomes busy though, do try to step aside from the counter in a timely matter, or at least make a little room for new guests. I know it’s the responsibility of the host to welcome the new arrivals, but sometimes in an attempt to be polite to the person there first, we may not. So try to be polite when tasting – don’t be that person who stands at the counter, argues with the host

ed Lily wine is finally getting a home of its own. Owners Rachael and Les Martin are overseeing the finishing touches on a tasting room and winery on their Jacksonville property.



Starting at the end of this month, visitors will be invited to turn off Highway 238 onto a treelined road that crosses over the Applegate River and leads to the two new buildings. A restored 80-year-old barn adjacent to the tasting room and a sandy beach on the river will also welcome wine more tasters. “This is an amazing, special place for patrons to enjoy their wine or online a picnic lunch,” says Les Martin. “Our whole philosophy is really to create a destination winery, that is, a place where people can go to not only enjoy wine, but to stay a while and relax and enjoy the other aspects of our property.” For their new construction, the Martins hired designer Ken Snelling and chose an architectural style – “Upscale Barn” – that honors the rural location. The roofs are galvanized metal. Some exterior walls have cedar siding. Rocks from the Applegate River were used in columns. Wood covering the sides of the horseshoe-shaped tasting bar was salvaged from the renovated barn. Tractor seats became bar stools. Barn poles were also incorporated into the décor. “We thought about converting the barn into a tasting room, but that would have meant replacing what is great about it,”

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beam. Old oak barrels also serve as walls for the barn. It is only fitting that this couple, who came to farming as a second career – she grew up in Medford and earned a degree in criminal law; he was a CPA for Las Vegas casinos – would protect the land. They recognize that the business of wine starts with farming. Nine years ago, the Martins moved to the valley and eventually bought this property, which was homesteaded in the late 1800s. Rachael learned to make wine by apprenticing for Sarah Powell and other esteemed winemakers. Working with Randy Gold and Sherman Lamb of Pacific Wine Talkers - Cont'd on Pg. 31

and never notices the lineup of guests waiting behind them. 3) Don’t use a tasting room to get buzzed You say you paid a tasting fee and gosh darned if you’re not going to get your money’s worth! Or you might hear, let’s get our bridesmaids together and have a “go taste wines party!” These sorts of actions are guaranteed not to help you build relationships with wineries. Tasting fees aren’t there so wineries can make money selling wine tastes. That’s not the business they’re in. Tasting fees are generally modest amounts that just keep the winery from losing quite as much when they open their doors to guests. On a wine tour of the Applegate, where there are 17 tasting rooms on the Winetrail, you would expect to taste a lot of wines. You won’t be disappointed. But if you’re buzzed, will you be able to recognize what you’ve tasted? Will you know any more about those wines than when you started? The moral of this story is, if you know you’re going to taste a lot of wines in a day, do what the pros do and spit – don’t swallow. If you want to be sober enough to recognize a favorite wine you’d like to take home then use the spit buckets. Spitting wine graciously is an art form that requires practice – ask anyone with a beard! 4) If you like it – buy it FROM THEM! Which brings us to our last tip. If you like it – buy it then and there. I’m not talking about joining some wine club or buying futures, but those are great if you’re sober and want to do them; I’m talking about purchasing something you enjoy directly from the people who made it. Don’t wait to find it at the end of some grocery store aisle. You’re going to be disappointed and wind up buying an inferior wine that you’ve never tried. And that’s why you’ve come to the winery, isn’t it? Best of all, taking that wine home you’ll have something wonderful to share with your friends or dinner guests – a wine you’ll love and a story about what you learned from the dreamers who crafted it. See you in the tasting room! Duane Bowman is a Director of Applegate Valley Oregon Vintners Association and winemaker at Cricket Hill Winery located at the 2 mile marker on Little Applegate Rd. Find him at or email

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by Cheryl von Tress
The Outdoor Living Room
is the season to get outdoors and stay outdoors as long as possible. An outdoor room designated for casual living creates an oasis for you to linger longer. Two key design elements are location for maximum enjoyment and products to assure comfort and safety. In developing an outdoor living room, generally visible from the indoors, you increase the visual and spatial living areas of your home without the expense of actual construction or remodeling. Hours of pleasure await, so just do it! The ideas presented here offer solutions for outdoor spaces without walls and roofing. If you have a roofed area, you're on your way to an even easier design. Begin at the Bottom What will serve as the floor? Deck? Patio? Lawn? Pea gravel? Once your location has been determined, you can then decide if an outdoor rug will benefit in defining the layout. Generally, a sitting area would have the legs of primary seating placed inside the rug's border. Outdoor rugs come in rectangular, square and round shapes – allowing you to be creative in your design. If lawn is your choice of space, all furnishings, fabrics and cushions will need to be water friendly. Get Off Your Feet Options for seating arrangements abound. A simple settee flanked by two chairs and a bench. A round table surrounded by cushioned chairs. Two chaise lounges paired with a large coffee table for food, beverages, magazines, books and decorative elements. Oversized, contemporary seating arranged in angular patterns, either L-shapes or on an angle. If you choose stationary pieces that are difficult to rearrange easily, then it's advisable to have lightweight pieces to add to the grouping for larger parties or to sit in shade or sun areas as desired. A Sense of Space Soft walls or the illusion of walls gives an immediate sense of space without blocking the room from your garden area. Various options can be designed as walls. Large planters in metal, wood or ceramic with tall grasses, shrubs or small

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trees work well. Be sure to use a great potting mix. To assure plant success, listen to your nursery professional, plant properly the first time and provide drip irrigation. Decorative screens, faderesistant/UV-protected fabric curtain panels, pergolas – these are just a few more ways to define your outdoor living room. An outdoor woven window blind is a great solution for temporary blocking of late-day and evening hot sun if you have a horizontal beam for installation in the right location. Can You See Me Now? For function and drama, add lighting. Solar-powered accent lights have grown in their variety of style. Stake lights can be grouped and "planted" into containers of pea gravel – creating inexpensive, transportable lighting. Japanese lantern lights (solar or electric) add fun and give off an orb of light. Metal oil-burning torches stand up well to the elements and set a romantic mood with their flickering light. If you have outdoor power, then wall-mounted lights or lamps can be great (keep any table or floor lamps out of the elements – we get those amazing Summer storms). For nighttime reading, you'll want electric lighting to get sufficient lumens. Too Hot to Handle? Add shade. An awning, sun sail or umbrella not only protects you from the hot sun, but it also helps make the space feel cozier by providing a stand-in for regular roof. They will also provide privacy. A breeze box fan or smaller rotating fans are helpful to stir the air (with this option, be sure to locate your room near electrical outlets). Wish I Could Linger Longer Outdoor living rooms can be used for more than Summertime enjoyment. Consider adding a fire pit (fixed or portable), portable outdoor fireplace or propane-powered heater (tabletop or standing) to your outdoor space. A Place for Everything Tables are a must for outdoor living rooms with their built-in practicality, especially if they have drawers or lower shelves. Two side tables and a coffee table should be adequate for most designs. However, if you plan to entertain lots of guests, consider

id you know that July is Oregon Craft Beer Month? For those of us living in the Valley and all across the state, this means lots to cheer about in July. If you follow craft beer or beer in general, you may know that the tidal wave of (insert whatever city here) Beer Week is growing by leaps and bounds. These week-long celebrations are a reflection of a few ideas with one being that people all across the US of A are enthusiastically embracing and helping support American craft beer. It also means that craft beer’s popularity is growing in communities everywhere. It means that the economic and gastronomic participation is good for the Rogue Valley and our country. Hot on the heels of American Craft Beer Week (May 16 – 22, 2011), we have the inaugural Medford Beer Week coming up June 12th through the 18th. It’s sure to delight and enlighten beer enthusiasts, from novices all the way to full fledged beer geeks. The week is full of great beer events and culminates with the Southern Oregon Craft Brew Festival on Saturday June 18th. What a perfect opportunity to get out, enjoy new flavors, meet new friends, and support your local breweries. The beer week phenomena can for sure be counted on to continue growing and developing in light of the fact that there are over 1700 craft breweries in the United States and the population of legal drinking age adults continue to grow. Women Enjoying Beer (WEB) will be at the festival and will be frequenting the different events throughout the week. WEB is the business I started to develop and serve the female beer consumer and helps the brewing community properly address women as equal beer players. Events like Medford Beer Week and the culminating festival invite everyone to enjoy more craft beer, provide an opportunity to learn more about beer, and support breweries nationwide. Plus adding folding tables or a bistro set. Easy Breezy Tip Attractive ceramic planters have become readily available and affordable – and, in a myriad of colors. When filled with pea gravel (larger stones in the bottom), they become semipermanent, stable bases for posts, poles or anything vertical you may want or


they are usually a very fun time. Consider: “The Great American Beer Festival, held annually in Denver CO, remains the largest commercial beer competition in the world, with 3,523 beers vying for medals.” (Brewers Association) This remarkable festival will hit 30 years strong in 2011 and last year 50,000 people enjoyed 3 different public sessions. Wow! If you are planning to go to a festival, here are some pointers. 1. Eat a solid meal before you go. Even if there will be food vendors, fill your tummy so you don’t ‘forget’ and get inebriated. 2. Designate a driver. It’s safest, smartest and the right thing to do. 3. Pace yourself. Whether the festival offers small pours of pours of your size choosing, the beer in your glass was lovingly made to be savored, not slammed. 4. If it’s a festival of any size and you go with a group, set up a location to reconnect as needed (i.e. to compare notes or to ride home together). 5. If it’s a sizable festival, determine a few styles to try instead of attempting to sample them all. Your taste buds will be shot if you drink too much and too wide a variety too quickly. Staying in a style or two helps you locate beer to enjoy and then to discuss as you wish. 6. Enjoy it! Craft beer in America is just that – crafted for enjoyment. Take your time. So get out there and enjoy American craft beer. You’ll be glad you did, and the local breweries we all support will thank us by continuing to make high quality brews. Women Enjoying Beer is a business Ginger Johnson started to develop and serve the female craft beer consumer through events, education and training, and consulting. Contact her at need to complete the 'walls' or 'ceiling' of your room. Explore your options before committing to construction projects. If you want them to be portable, add furniture moving discs to the bottom or keep them handy. Cheryl von Tress Design specializes in homes, offices, gardens and cafes. www. 541.899.2824.

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Last month, the PTO published the school’s hard-bound 2010-2011 Student Anthology, making each student a published author! On May 31st, we hosted the first annual Jacksonville Elementary School Writers’ Festival with book signings and browsing of 350 pieces of displayed writing. Then, local educator and author, Ginny Hicks, author of Mountain Star, delivered a keynote address. Next, t was an incredible year at students broke into small, multi-grade Jacksonville Elementary School, discussion sessions where 29 volunteers, beginning with a Back-to-School including authors, publishers, educators BBQ on the school lawn with a live columnists, journalists and other writing performance by the Ashland Blue’s professionals, served as discussion group Society. In late September, students moderators. The moderators facilitated square-danced with fourth grade teacher a positive discussion of each student’s Anna Meunier in Jacksonville’s 150th favorite piece of writing. Thank you so Celebration parade. Students also raised much to all of the volunteers who donated money for the PTO at our annual Jog-Atheir time and expertise to make this Thon. The PTO sponsored a communityspecial event a success. wide Harvest Carnival, complete with This school year, past and new clubs “The Dragon” obstacle course, fun-filled emerged. Carrie Robertson and Maggie booths, activities and a concert performed Zickrick brought back the Jacksonville by JVE’s resident rock group, “The Blank Junior Gardening Club where over 30 Notes.” Students also students met each month had the chance to dunk to learn about gardening. principal, Rick Snyder and Sandy Metwally started other teachers in a dunk the Mandarin Chinese tank! Club, where, via video2011 began with our conferencing technology, annual Science Fair, with 22 students receive live, kindergarten – 6th graders interactive instruction. displaying scientific This was an amazing experiments, observations opportunity for our and collections. “Thanks” students, and the PTO to teacher Erica Reeves hopes to offer more for organizing a makeconferencing clubs and-take “flubber” table next year. The PTO and performing live, unanimously voted to scientific demonstrations purchase document for all to enjoy. Next, cameras and LCD the PTO sponsored a projectors for every stunning Oregon Museum Andrew Fairbanks, Ian Grady & classroom. This interactive Alaya Metwally during 150th of Science and Industry tool allows a student to Celebration Parade (OMSI) school-wide solve a math problem assembly, “Altered States” using manipulatives, as well as classroom programs. Fourth such as blocks or geometric shapes, and graders studied “The Science of Lewis and enables 3-D solutions to be displayed Clark” while fifth graders experienced on-screen in real time! It was an honor to “Animal Innards” support our teachers and students with In March, 20% of our students this lasting contribution. performed in our annual Talent Show! We also celebrated during Staff With the help of producers Theresa Appreciation Week by decorating and Sean McCoy and music teacher the staff room, arranging on-site staff Wendi Stanek, a multitude of students massages and supplied meals and treats felt the thrill of a cheering audience! for the entire staff. Students wrote March also marked the culmination of poems, brought flowers, and created the PTO-sponsored Art Program with banners filled with sentiments of love the JVE School Student Art Exhibition. and appreciation. The PTO thanks Throughout the school year, students local businesses who helped create the studied master artists Jackson Pollock, successful week, including Jacksonville Vincent Van Gogh, Andy Warhol and Eric Chiropractic, Pony Espresso, and Harry Carle. Students learned methods of these and David. Also, thank you to PTO artists and then created their own artwork members Sarah Grady and Jessica Haynes showcased in the Art Exhibition. This Art for organizing this event. Program is entirely supported by the PTO The PTO works hard to support and is taught by parent-volunteers. enriching, educational opportunities Prolific children’s book author, Deborah for the children of Jacksonville. It is Hopkinson, visited our school in April, important that our school reflects the rich sharing her experiences as a writer and unique qualities and opportunities and conducting a writers’ workshop found in this community. Our school’s for intermediate grades. On May 26, strong tradition of excellence springs under the direction of music teacher, from the support of many. Thank you to Wendi Stanek, and sixth grade teacher, our principal, Rick Snyder, teachers and Jim Finnegan, the fourth-sixth graders to the countless volunteers and donors performed the musical Disney’s Sleeping who contribute their time and talents to Beauty Kids on the Britt Stage. Jacksonville Elementary School.

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Grilled Chicken and Pesto Pasta with Kalamata Olives and Greek Feta Cheese (Serves 4)
This is a perfect dish that celebrates Southern Oregon’s bountiful Summer harvest. A quick stop at the local grower’s market will supply you with virtually all of the ingredients to make this fantastic dish at home. Paired with Valley View Winery’s Anna Maria Syrah, you’ll have a meal to remember. Don’t feel constrained to using just the vegetables listed. Any vegetables that grills well will work. Experiment with grilled shrimp or even top sirloin. Don’t like feta cheese, finish it with parmesan. Better still, stop by the Inn and have this dish prepared with fresh produce from 7 Oaks Farm and other local producers. Dine in our patio for an extra special treat. Cheers! Chicken: Boneless, skinless chicken breast Kosher salt Black pepper finely milled Garlic, freshly chopped fine Paprika Rosemary, freshly chopped Canola Oil 4ea ¼ tsp. pinch 1 tsp. ½ tsp. ½ tsp. 1 tbsp.


Mix all ingredients together with oil and rub all over chicken. Allow to marinate for 30 minutes in the refrigerator. Heat grill and cook until done. Reserve warm until ready to use. Grilled Vegetables: Zucchini Red onion, peeled Portabello mushroom Red bell pepper Olive oil Balsamic vinegar Kosher salt Black Pepper freshly milled

1 each 1 each 1 each 1 each 1 tbsp. 1 tbsp. ½ tsp. ½ tsp.

Slice all vegetables into ½ inch slices. Toss with oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Grill on high heat until slightly tender but al dente. Cut into 1 inch pieces and reserve warm. Pesto: Yields about 1 cup Basil leaves tightly packed Spinach leaves, tightly packed Pine nuts, toasted Lemon juice Garlic, fresh chopped Parmesan cheese, fresh grated Olive oil, extra virgin Kosher salt

2 cups 1 cup 1 tbsp. 1 tsp. 1 tsp. ¼ cup ½ cup ¼ tsp. (or to taste)

Place all ingredients into a food processor and process for about 90 seconds or until all ingredients are blended and bright green. Reserve. For the Dish: Greek feta cheese Kalamata Olives, pitted and sliced Sundried tomatoes

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Choose your favorite large pasta bowls. Toss together your favorite pasta with pesto and grilled vegetables. Divide evenly into the pasta bowls and sprinkle with cheese, olives and sundried tomatoes. Slice chicken and fan out over the top. Enjoy.

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by Julie D. Danielson, O.D.
Protect Your Eyes From UV Radiation
ust as you need sunscreen to protect your skin from ultraviolet (UV) light, you also need sun protection for your eyes. UV radiation is a component of solar energy, but it can also be given off by artificial sources like welding machines, tanning beds and lasers. UV radiation is divided into UV-A, UV-B and UVC. UV-C is absorbed by the ozone layer and does not present any threat (man-made sources of UV-C, like welding arcs, are very harmful to the eyes, if you do not use the proper protection). That’s not true of UV-A and UV-B. Scientific evidence now shows that exposure to both UV-A and UV-B can have damaging long and short term effects on your eyes and vision. If you are exposed, unprotected, to excessive amounts of UV radiation over a short period of time, you are likely to experience a condition called photokeratitis. Like a “sunburn of the eye” it may be painful and you may have symptoms including red eyes, a foreign body sensation or gritty feeling in the eyes, extreme sensitivity to light and excessive tearing. Fortunately, this is usually temporary and rarely causes permanent damage to the eyes. Long term exposure to UV radiation can be more serious. Scientific research has shown that exposure to even small amounts of UV radiation over a period of many years may increase your chance of developing a


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clouding of the lens of the eye called a cataract and can cause damage to the retina, the nerve-rich lining of your eye that is used for seeing. Damage to the lens or the retina is usually not reversible. The effects of UV radiation are cumulative. The longer your eyes are exposed to UV radiation, the greater the risk of developing conditions such as cataracts in later life. Therefore, you should wear quality sunglasses that offer good protection and a hat or cap with a wide brim whenever you are working outdoors, participating in outdoor sports, taking a walk, running errands or doing anything in the sun. To provide protection for your eyes, your sunglasses should: • block out 99 to 100 percent of both UV-A and UV-B radiation; • screen out 75 to 90 percent of visible light; • be perfectly matched in color and free of distortion and imperfection; and • have lenses that are gray, green, or brown. Additionally, a clear UV coating may be added to your regular glasses to provide UV protection when dark sunglasses are not appropriate. Julie Danielson, an optometric physician, is available by appointment at 541-899-2020.

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“Stop the world… I want to get off!”
few weeks ago, I turned over in bed in the middle of the night and the room started spinning so violently I was afraid I was going to be thrown out of bed. It seemed a condition called ‘vertigo’ had come to pay me a visit. I am not alone. Vertigo accounts for over 7.5 million medical visits in the U.S. each year. It is thought to affect up to 30% of the population at any given time and the distribution between male and female is about equal. The technical definition of vertigo is “the feeling that you or your environment is moving when no movement occurs.” The two main reasons we experience vertigo are problems in the inner ear and problems in the brain. It is very important to see your doctor when you first experience vertigo so he or she can determine the seriousness of the problem. My incident a few weeks ago was my second. It had happened about the same time last year. My doctor determined I had a combination of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo and allergies. BPPV is when the little hairs in your inner ear get tiny bits of calcium deposits on them, restricting their natural free-flow movement. In other words, they get stuck. It usually happens in one ear at a time. The first time this happened, my doctor went through a set of movements with me called Epley Maneuver, which worked quite well. I decided to try it again. It goes like this: • You start sitting up, then briskly lie on your back with your head turned to the symptomatic side at

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a 45 degree angle and hold for 30-60 seconds. This may make you dizzy for about 10 seconds. I know it did me. • Next, turn you head to the other side and keep it in that position for another 30-60 seconds. • Finally, roll in the same direction onto your side, turning your head so that it is pointed about 45 degrees, nose down. Hold for another 30-60 seconds. • Return to sitting with your head tilted down a bit. Have someone help you through this because you’ll probably get dizzy every time you change positions at first. You may even be a bit nauseous. Repeat the whole maneuver two more times and do it three times a day. As the little hairs start flowing smoothly, the vertigo should gradually lessen and then finally disappear. My first day was miserable, the second, I was about 50% better, the third, 75%, and on the fourth day, the vertigo had totally subsided. This, coupled with taking Clariton for the fluid in my inner ear, worked for me. If I wasn’t better by the fifth day, I would have gone back to my doctor. I’m not big on self-diagnosis. In talking with others who have experienced vertigo, I learned other things that can trigger vertigo are viruses, food allergies and sometimes, just sleeping with your head at a wrong angle. Remember, see your doctor first. You can find the Epley Maneuver on-line, with pictures which are very helpful. Here’s to your world spinning happily without your feeling it. Mary Ann Carlson is owner of The Pilates Studio. You can reach her at 541-890-7703

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Soul Matters
by Kate Ingram, M.A.
“Probably no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both.” Abraham Flexner

by Gates McKibbin
The sign at the Children’s Advocacy Center in Medford features a tag line that would do a Madison Avenue advertising agency proud. It says, “Healing Children at the Speed of Love.” When I read it for the first time, I felt a pang in my heart that was both poignant and affirming. I was saddened that so many children needed help – and gratified that this remarkable place was there for them. The Children’s Advocacy Center serves abused children from three counties in a compassionate, innovative way. It provides a home-like environment where children can disclose what they are experiencing and receive coordinated support services to begin their healing process. This grassroots effort was born of love, and it continues to thrive on it. The sense of welcome and caring is palpable the minute you walk in the door, creating a safe haven for those who need it. I knew next to nothing about the Center until I attended a neighbor’s birthday party. Over appetizers Ken Snoke and I were talking about the “Community Table” he added to the Saturday Farmers Market at the Courthouse in Jacksonville, where people can simply show up with homemade items they want to sell or trade. Before the entrée was served I had decided to sell my handmade collage greeting cards at the table and donate all of the money to the Center. Baskets decorated like cabbages from Harry & David provided an eyecatching way to display the ten dozen cards I ended up making. We arrived early to set up our greeting card garden. Then at the speed of, well, love, every single card had sold by noon. Garden - Cont'd from Pg. 12 in trying to keep up with all of them. Yet, both make sure to take time out to sit and enjoy their efforts! Cheryl has learned to not have to have her garden “coiffed” all the time, and Fred has learned to take time to sit and enjoy it before starting another project. It is a sanctuary for both of them. Their favorite time in the garden is anytime they can get into it! May through October provides morning sun and evening shade they love. Cheryl noted that when they moved in, the land and home were never “married” to each other. As she works with it, she knows it is “perfectly imperfect” and she is learning to be more comfortable with that feeling. After my experience in their garden this evening, I know they have succeeded in joyously marrying the land with the home and taking the imperfect perfection of color, texture, and beauty to a most beautiful level. I am anxious to return to the finished back yard BBQ area (another idea!) and view the “perfected imperfection!” Personally, I think it is pretty perfect already! Kay is the owner of Blue Door Garden Store, located at 155 N Third St. Specializing in paraphernalia for the home gardener; she carries garden gifts, decor and a wide variety of pots, tools, gloves, and organic products. I experienced a sense of unity and downright joy as I interacted with everyone who visited our table. A member of the Garden Club told us that when they found out the Center needed pajamas, they provided 32 pair. Dr. Kerri Hecox, the Center’s designated medical provider and Jacksonville resident, stopped by with her husband and two children to express her appreciation for what we were doing. Kerri mentioned that the donated money would be used to buy urgently needed backpacks for all ages, which will be filled with basics such as soap, shampoo, brushes, toothpaste and toothbrushes. Right then and there we began to plan our next Farmers Market sale. A friend appeared with a plate of rhubarb muffins from the bake sale and another one brought gloriously decorated cupcakes for “dessert.” We drank coffee to warm our fingers, chatted with vendors and neighbors, and made plans for our follow-up fund raiser. I tipped the couple playing laid-back music and bought bags of organic lavender for summer ice cream and shortbread. Then right after the last greeting card was on its way to a new home, reinforcements arrived to help us pack up. Only later did it occur to me that all morning we had been involved in healing with the speed of love. In a community full of people with plenty of love in their hearts, anything is possible. Gates McKibbin moved to Jacksonville after working and living in the Bay Area for three decades as a consultant to major corporations. This column contains her musings about this remarkable community and her new life far away from the fast lane.

have not been much at peace of late, a fact which, not ironically, disturbs me. On May the second I drove through our little town early in the morning taking my son to school and was greeted by a display of American flags along California Street. I wondered what holiday it was, but quickly realized it wasn’t a holiday (a word derived from Holy Day); it was a celebration of Osama bin Laden’s death--or killing to be precise. And since that time I have been consumed by a deep and abiding consternation and a heavy heart. The flags were not displayed at the request of any governmental body or official, but rather at the behest of one individual, acting solely on her own personal feeling and desire and who, as it happens, has the ear of the Booster’s Club. When I asked this person if she had asked for permission from the business owners before placing the flags, she quickly and decidedly told me “no.” I am deeply disturbed by the flying of the flags on that particular day for two distinct, yet inextricably connected reasons, neither of which has anything to do whatsoever with “patriotism.” My concern is this: that a single individual could symbolically speak for the entire community by unilaterally decorating a public thoroughfare. A person may hang the flag at his or her home at any time, for any reason; that’s private property. But in this case, a personal point of view morphed into a public, collective voice; a voice that I, and many others, do not share. Moreover, the flying of the flag on that day was not in celebration of the end of hostilities. It was not to honor service men and women, not even to honor the lives of those killed on September 11; in such case they would be flown on September 11, so that we might remember, and reflect. There was no reflection in flying these flags, just reaction; emotional, vengeful reaction. The flags were flown in a fistpumping celebration of the killing of a human being. The founders of our nation fought and struggled and debated long and hard to create this exemplary, fragile democracy that we all appreciate and defend so vociferously. They fought not just so that we could fly the flag but in order to create an entirely new social system: a system that respects the rights of the individual against the tyranny of a single person or collective. They created a document that supports a democratic process. And they fought with honor and dignity; no less than George Washington himself issued an order that any man found to have humiliated, tortured or mistreated a prisoner of war would be severely punished as an example to the rest of the army. Which leads me to a much larger question, more troublesome and profound: Is it right to celebrate the murder of a human being, even if that person is your enemy? I question what spiritual or religious foundation there might be for such an attitude. I wonder, unhappily, at the absence of a sense of human decency, of a simple maturity of character. I wonder what happened to the idea of justice that the United States used to champion: of bringing war criminals to trial for their crimes, not shooting them-unarmed, in the face. I wonder if we are not succumbing to the habits of Imperial Rome, where assassinations of the enemy were commonplace, their severed heads paraded on poles through the streets to wild cheers. I do not wonder alone. Jonathan Zimmerman, NYU professor and author recently wrote: “By celebrating death, even of someone as evil as bin Laden, we let our worst impulses trump what Abraham Lincoln called


the better angels of our nature. We look petty, juvenile and small.” And this is worrisome. Worrisome because violence begets violence. The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it…adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. That quote is from Dr. King, who perhaps was inspired by the apostle Paul, himself a convert from violence, who stated: “Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates his brother is still in the darkness. ” (1 John 2:9) In my last column I said that it is important to ask the right questions to get the right answers. The question here is not one of patriotism; a person does not need to fly the flag to be a patriot. “Patriotism,” is a red herring, leading away from the real and more salient issues of proper boundaries (both personal and global), mutual respect and, above all, whether we choose to be guided by hatred or by love. What Albert Einstein called a “deplorable love-of-country stance” is what takes us into war. It separates, violates, and seeks to dominate. Witness Greece, Rome, Germany, Japan...and the U.S. “You will never have a quiet world,” George Bernard Shaw said, “until you knock the patriotism out of the human race.” We are, when all is said and done, a single, human race trying to co-exist on a tiny blue sphere suspended in the heavens, and our smallness, our “us and them” attitude is threatening to kill us all. Patriotism, jingoism, and nationalism have no place on a small, heavily populated planet. If we are to find peace in our world, if we are to survive at all, we must rise above such such small-mindedness, rise above the darkness, to a level that spiritual traditions have been pointing to for centuries. We must embrace our commonalities and not our differences. We must recognize our fear, and rather than defending it with hatred and violence, seek understanding and love. We must, must recognize our oneness. This is why I was dismayed that Monday morning; this is why I do not wish for a single person to speak for me in chauvinistic displays of the flag. This is why I wrote the mayor and the city council and why I write this column every month. I try, in my own small way, to speak for the angels of our better nature, to speak for peace instead of war, to speak for cooperation rather than violence and retribution, to speak for the recognition that there is no “us” or “them”: there is only US, without the periods. Katherine Ingram is a therapist, life coach and writer. To respond or to schedule a session, please visit

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often find myself telling my clients and students to “let go of the resistance.” It is the key to feeling great inside and out. If we start with our tight muscles… if you reach down for your toes and your find yourself so far away from your destination because of stiff muscles, you are not going to get any closer by tensing your body. As you take time too breathe and relax, you can stretch a little easier and even a little farther. Resisting Change Recently I had a wonderful opportunity to visit the San Diego Zoo and the Wildlife Preserve. It was amazing to see and hear the stories of animals going extinct, mostly because they couldn’t adapt to the changes in their life conditions. Resistance to accept “what is” causes great stress and causes a species to vanish from the planet… “Wow,” I thought, “it’s true of Humans, too.” We are currently experiencing a great deal of changes in our way of life. Energetically, things are different; the old way of doing things is no longer applicable and those who refuse to adjust to the changes are


suffering. This causes the body to break down with a wide range of conditions. As we learn to deepen our connection to our peaceful inner place, we are more tuned-in to our intuition and can flow with the changes more easily. Change is challenging for everyone! How well we adapt is directly related to how well we can thrive in these changing times. Staying in a state of worry, or making our choices based on fears, leads to more stress and restricts our natural ability to heal and maintain general good health. You can learn a great deal from your garden hose. Turn the water on, step on the hose and you will see what resistance can do. IF we let go and let life flow, we find there is an abundance of resources available to us. Remember to take time to breathe. © Louise Lavergne 2001-2011; 899-0707 Louise is a JoyFull living coach, Motivational speaker & owns JoyFull Yoga LLC in Jacksonville. She offers group & private sessions here and across North America. She has been practicing and teaching yoga and meditation for over 25 years.

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Sanctuary One at Double Oak Farm
by Robert Casserly
There is something almost magical about the power of pigs to open a person’s mind to a new way of looking at the world. Granted, dogs and cats are Man’s best friends. Horses are more majestic, llamas are lovelier, and simple creatures like cows, chickens, and goats may be easier to comprehend. But pigs take the prize when it comes to challenging our notions of human superiority. It probably has a lot to do with how intelligent pigs are. In George Orwell’s seminal book Animal Farm, when the animals oust the awful drunkard Farmer Jones, guess who takes over? It’s the pigs who rise up and turn into the barnyard’s dictators. Orwell had it right. Whenever we put a fresh bale of hay in the Sanctuary’s pasture, the fleet-footed animals like horses and goats make an eager dash for it. Meanwhile the pigs amble over at a much more dignified pace. Once the pigs arrive on the scene, the other animals inevitably yield to them with nary a fuss or fight. There seems to be a mutual understanding that pigs rule. We didn’t get that memo, but apparently everyone else did, even the Sanctuary’s two cows who outweigh a pig by a thousand pounds. Recent research into pig cognition has revealed justly! e how complicated and smart they are. Pigs, whosea di t meare in closest animal cousins are whales ando Im ian hippos, an exclusive club with humans, apes, dolphins, and lay P P other species that have h g passed the famed “mirror hrouthought to be a marker of selfself-recognition test” eakt A Br awareness and advanced intelligence. The ancestors of humans and pigs went our separate evolutionary ways 100-million-plus years ago, and yet we share many similarities in our respective genomes. Pig hearts and teeth are a lot like ours; they metabolize drugs in a similar fashion; and they use their voice to communicate human-like emotions such as happiness, excitement, curiosity, and apprehension. At Sanctuary One, we’ve been learning pig-talk ever since Lisa, a formerly abused pig originally from the Seattle area, moved in with us a little over a year ago. For example, once a week a Sanctuary volunteer heads toward the barn with a five-gallon bucket full of pig slops donated by MacLevin’s Whole Foods Deli. When Lisa’s massive snout first catches scent of the approaching slop bucket, she makes a drawn-out, sonorous rumble that you can feel in your bones, something akin to the loudest, deepest snore imaginable mixed with the lowest note on a grand piano. This is Lisa’s way of saying “Hey you! I’m over here!” Then, as the volunteer comes closer and Lisa is sure snack-time is imminent, she switches to an excited, rapid grunting. “I smell MacLevin’s! Gimme! Gimme!” After the glorious slops are dumped into her pig pen, Lisa makes a contented little whistling noise whenever she pauses long enough from gobbling down lettuce leaves, cabbage cores, and fruit rinds to take a breath. As author Sy Montgomery put it in her book entitled The Good Good Pig, “Watching a pig eat is the ultimate vicarious thrill. Seldom can you take such pleasure in another's joy. Here is someone following his bliss.” If you would like to meet rescued animals like Lisa and follow their bliss, contact us and we’ll schedule a tour of our care farm. Group tours and service-learning field trips for schools, churches, retirement homes, scout troops, and the like are welcome, too. If you are interested in volunteering, ask and your tour guide will give you an application. For more information, visit us on the Web at www. or call 541.899.8627.

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Paws for Thought
by Dr. Tami Rogers
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am gazing out the window as I sit here at my desk completely relieved by the sights before me. I see blue sky for what seems like the first time in months, I see leaves budding on the trees, I see beautiful flowers in bloom… all of the signs of spring which signifies warmer days to come. However, the warm weather brings with it many things that can be a significant danger to your pets. While I don’t want to seem negative by always bringing up dangers, I do feel there are a few things worth discussing. 1. Heartworm Disease – This fatal disease is transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito. Therefore, any pet that goes outside, even for the briefest periods of time, is at risk. The infected mosquito will transmit microscopic parasites into the blood stream that then develop into full sized worms (about the size of a spaghetti noodle) in the heart of the newly infected animal. Once present in the bloodstream, the worms will continue to reproduce, resulting in a large adult worm burden in the heart. Obviously, it doesn’t take long before the presence of these worms will cause irreversible damage to the heart and while treatment is possible, it is costly. The good news about Heartworm Disease is that it is extremely easy to prevent. There are multiple products available to us that kill the microscopic parasites before they have time to mature. New to the market is an injection that provides protection for six full months and as most of you are familiar, there are pills that can be given on a monthly basis. 2. Heat exposure – Our pets are not able to sweat like we do in order to help them cool down. The only way they can dissipate heat is by panting and the only place they sweat is from between their toes. Because of this, they are incredibly susceptible to heat stroke. As our weather is getting warmer it is important to remember these tips: A) Never leave your pet unattended in a vehicle. Even on a moderate day where outside temperatures are only 70 degrees, the internal temperature of a car can quickly reach 110 even with the windows cracked. B) Avoid exercising your pet in the midday summer Wine Talkers - Cont'd from Pg. 23 Crest Vineyard Services, the Martins planted their first two acres of Tempranillo on Thompson Creek in 2003. While waiting for those vines to mature, the Martins purchased fruit from another grower. They made their first vintage at RoxyAnn Winery in Medford in 2003 and continued that successful customcrush relationship until now that they have a winery designed especially for them. The Martins planted four more acres of Tempranillo on their land in 2008. Earlier this year, they planted Tempranillo and other Spanish varietals, Verdejo, Grenache and Graciano, on a 14-acre site around a knoll on the property. This fall, for the first time, they will bring their grapes to their winery to be crushed and coaxed into their respected wine. And this summer, they will have a tasting room in which they can pour past vintages and sell directly to consumers. “We absolutely love the Applegate Valley and its tremendous beauty,” says Les, who credits his in-laws, Larry and Becky Sullivan, for luring him away from the bright city lights. The Sullivans live on the property in a restored farmhouse. Rachael will celebrate her 40th birthday this month and also toast the opening of Red Lily Vineyards’ winery and tasting room. “I’m excited about having our hands in every aspect of growing the grapes, making the wine and selling the wine,” she says. “It feels good to be in charge of our success.” Janet Eastman writes about Southern Oregon wine for national publications and websites. Her work can be seen at


heat. Instead, make sure your walk/run is scheduled in the morning or late evening when temperatures are cooler. C) Keep them off of hot pavement/sand when out and about. Hot asphalt can easily blister the pads of their feet. A good rule of thumb… if it is too hot for you to walk on comfortably, it is too hot for your pet! D) Always have adequate amounts of fresh water available when your pet is outside. Provide multiple bowls/buckets that cannot be tipped over during play time. E) When outside, make sure your pet has a shade source available at all times during the day. If you are concerned that your pet may be suffering from heat stroke, don’t wait! Dampen your pet with cool water (especially between the toes) and get to the nearest veterinary office as soon as you can. Heat stroke can be fatal if left untreated. 3. Foxtails and grass seeds – While these pesky things are rarely fatal, they can be a nightmare for pets in the summer. Foxtails are excellent at finding their way into the eyes, nose, and ears of dogs and cats. We also commonly find them embedded between toes or digging their way into the skin just about anywhere on an animal. The result of a foxtail or grass seed can mean a deep scratch on the eye, a bad ear infection or punctured ear drum, or violent sneezing fits. When they work their way into the skin an abscess will commonly result. While just a nuisance to pets and owners alike, prevention is key to avoid a trip to the veterinary office. Here are a few things that will help: A) Keep the grasses and weeds on your property trimmed short so they can’t go to seed. B) Keep the hair between your pets toes and under their ears trimmed short. It is also wise to do a thorough full body check after your pet has been running around outside. C) Avoid areas with tall grasses and visible foxtails when outdoors. Even with all the dangers that exist for our pets, summer in the Rogue Valley is absolutely wonderful. I hope that yours is full of fun times and adventure with your pets! Dr. Rogers can be reached at the Jacksonville Veterinary Hospital at 541-899-1081.

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Snapshot - Cont'd. from Pg. 5 Heritage Society ($1500) for repairs to the Beekman House, and Jacksonville Oregon Business Association ($3,000) for marketing and promotional projects. Council heard a presentation from HARC member Gary Collins on proposed sign ordinance guidelines for association wishing to utilize the Jacksonville “brand” for marketing purposes. The issue was sparked after AVOVA (Applegate Valley Oregon Vintners Association) was denied permission to install a “Jacksonville…Gateway to the Applegate Valley Wine Trail” sign on private property last year. The move is an attempt to structure a win-win plan that will grant relief to associations bringing benefit to the city. After discussion, Council agreed to schedule a study session on the matter. Mayor Paul Becker read a prepared statement for the 90 day performance review of interim City Administrator Jeff Alvis. Please see, “Alvis Gets an ‘A’” on page 7. Council appointed Rob Buerk to the Land & Buildings Committee. He joins present City Councilors Paul Becker, Donna Schatz, Dan Winterburn, and Citizens Ellee Cellar, Clara Wendt and Steve Casaleggio on the committee. During staff reports, Council heard from Fire Chief Devin Hull who was requesting permission to conduct a series of “Burn to Learn” training exercises. The Fire Department was offered the property at 560 “G” Street by the owner who intends to remove the house from the property. Prior to joining the JVFD four years ago, Hull was a Jackson County team leader for the "Burn to Learn" program and felt the property offered a good chance for crew training. Council will discuss the matter formerly at a future meeting. May 17: City Council held a Study Session to address growing concerns about the annual City-wide yard sale, held each September. The non-city and non-Chamber of Commerce-sanctioned event has grown from a one day event into a multi-day event. Police Chief

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tep into our whimsical red and white-striped nostalgic candy store, and you’ll nd walls lined with glass jars lled with every kind of bulk candy imaginable! We have retro candy from the 40’s 50’s 60’,70’s and today. It’s a sweet walk down memory lane, when times were simple and carefree! Old-Fashioned Soda Fountain is HERE!


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Private Paradise in Wine Country

It’s Your Choice.

499 China Gulch, Jacksonville Walking Distance to Wineries


2322 sq. ft. 2.5 Secluded Acres
Vaulted Ceilings & Balcony Decks Granite, Tiles & Custom Cabinetry Master Suite w/ Views & Jetted Tub Covered Patio, Flat Screen & Bar Sauna & Inground Pool Double Car Garage & Tractor Shed

When your doctor recommends an

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OAI offers the largest and most sophisticated selection of MRI and PET/CT technology in the region, for the highest quality scans available. We also pride ourselves on the best patient comfort-care, making the OAI experience comfortable and easy. The choice is yours, make an informed one.
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Principal Broker

Investors Marketplace, Inc. • 505 N. 5th St, Jacksonville, OR 97530 • 541-899-2000



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Join us on Jacksonville’s Favorite Patio & Balcony ~ NOW open!

Summertime Is Here!

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660 G Street Jacksonville, OR
Nunan Square Commercial


642 Hueners Ln. Unit #101 Jacksonville, OR

Beautiful 2 story building w/ 4 suites, nicely finished interiors, On-site parking Great Location

Quality Built Craftsman Style Townhouse Granite Counters, Stainless Steel Appliances Wood Flooring and a Small Private Fenced Yard.

3 BR • 2 1/2 BA • 1344 Sq. Ft



CCB# 184948

Wonderful neighborhood surrounded by a creek, orchard & Daisy Creek Vineyard and offering a beautiful new park with Gazebo, open spaces and meandering pathways.
Call Sally Bell for more information on lots and lot/home packages.

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4 BR • 2.5 BA • 2274 SF Beautiful home in Nunan Square. Granite counters & HW floors downstairs. Gas fireplace in the family room w/built-ins. Fenced yard w/large front porch.


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Construction is Underway in Vineyard View Great Room Plan w/Downstairs Master Large Island Kitchen, Eating Area & Formal DR.

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AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER Service • Sales • Installations • Serving Southern Oregon


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A bit of Bavaria in Southern Oregon

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