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150 vineyards and tasting rooms, 60 of which will be participating in the WOW festival. Some of the festival goers will be the dynamic farmers/entrepreneurs/ vintners who are forging changes in the local economy while creating a sought-after agro-tourism destination. High value agricultural crops have always been produced in the Rogue Valley – from pears to lumber and now grapes. Right here in Jacksonville, one can’t help notice changes along California and 5th Streets brought on by the wine industry. Southern Oregon wines are growing in popularity and receiving worldwide attention – the essence of what the World of Wine Festival will celebrate this month. WOW is expecting a big crowd – up to 1,000 wine enthusiasts for three days of seminars, sensory clinics, receptions, dinners, wine tastings and an auction. Be sure to get your tickets now at www.worldofwinefestival. com. The fun starts on August 24 and culminates with the Grand Tasting under the big tent on the Bigham Knoll campus on August 27. Please join in the fun and celebrate the World of Wine in our Small Town with Big Atmosphere!

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Over the last three years, you’ve probably noticed the growth in wine-related editorials, features and advertisements in the Review. With the World of Wine Festival here in Jacksonville this month, this issue is no exception! Wine has deep roots in Jacksonville, dating back to the early 1860’s when pioneer-photographer Peter Britt planted the first vineyard at his hillside home. Ever since, Jacksonville has been a part of the Oregon wine scene. Just over one hundred years later in 1972, wine pioneer Frank Wisnovsky was busy planting 12 acres of grapes in the Applegate Valley. He is credited with establishing the first modern-day vineyard – Valley View Vineyards. Today, the Valley View label bears the same name chosen by Peter Britt 152 years ago! In 2011, the Jacksonville – Applegate area is now home to dozens of vineyards and tasting rooms. The greater Southern Oregon region is home to more than

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City Council, July 5: Fire Chief Devin Hull introduced and thanked members of the Jacksonville CERT team (Community Emergency Response Team) for helping make the program a success. Lee Niedermeyer was appointed to the Cemetery Commission. A Public Hearing was held for an appeal filed by real estate developer Todd Zitzner contesting a Planning Commission order limiting the number of housing units in the Brookview PUD on Hueners Lane. A prior increase from 19 to 23 units was approved earlier. Zitzner was requesting 24 units. Planning department staff cited parking contraints, density and safety concerns near Jacksonville Elementary School as reasons to deny the request. Zitzner testified the additional one unit would help facilitate flexibility to construct more 2 bedroom units which are now more salable in the current economy. After deliberations, council voted 6-0 to uphold the prior ruling for 23 units. Council held a Public Hearing for an appeal filed by Marta Lyons over a Planning Commission decision allowing the operation of a prep kitchen at the Frau Kemmling Schoolhaus Brewhaus Restaurant on the Bigham Knoll Campus. At issue was Lyons’ contention that the prep kitchen in the outlying Music Building constituted an expansion of the restaurant. Expansion, she argued, necessitated additional measures to mitigate negative impact on surrounding properties, including her own residence on “G” Street which borders the campus. Planning Director Amy Stevenson noted that FKSB was originally approved to occupy the nearby Music Building but was later shifted to occupy the lower level of the old school house. That prior ruling by former City Administrator Paul Wyntergreen also included approval to relocate the prep kitchen to the Music Building. Stevenson stated that although the Planning Commission had already approved the prep kitchen, it never decided if the use was an expansion of the business or a stand-alone use. An “expansion,” she agreed, could require further efforts to mitigate noise, light and other potential disturbances. However, since the commission never ruled on the matter, additional mitigation measures were never addressed. During discussion, Councilor Christina Duane was quick to point out that the prep kitchen, now on the site of the planned restaurant, likely resulted in less of an impact on Lyons’ property. Ms. Lyons countered that foot traffic between the two buildings, along with noise and light issues, had actually made the restaurant more intrusive, not less. Darryl Witmore, former Jacksonville Assistant Planner, represented Bigham Knoll owners Mel & Brooke Ashland in their appeal. Witmore reminded council that from the start of the project, it was well known that foot traffic between the two buildings would occur. Additionally, he said, measures had already been taken to mitigate adverse impacts on neighbors, including the installation of a 6’ wood fence and planting trees on the Lyons/Bigham Knoll property line. The fence, he stated, will soon be approved by HARC and was installed to be a good neighbor sooner rather than later. Witmore added that every possible step is being taken to meet minimal adverse impact standards and that the “flip-flopping” of the buildings resulted in fewer adverse impacts. After deliberation, Councilor David Jesser moved to uphold the prior Planning Commission approval of the prep kitchen and to remand the matter back to the Planning Commission to study if further mitigation efforts were needed. The motion was seconded by Councilor Dan Winterburn and approved by all councilors with the exception of Paul Hayes. Planning Commission, July 13: •After a continued hearing from June 8, the commission clarified the term “peddler permit” and then unanimously approved the operation of the Orange Jacobs Artist Consortium •In a Performance Review, an addition to the home located at 560 “G” Street was approved with minor staff conditions •A 2+ hour public hearing was held for a Conditional Use Permit application for Bigham Knoll. The primary focus centered on allowed uses for the 2.6 acre Special Protection zone, encompassing the athletic field. The hearing included a staff report, applicant presentation/ City Snapshot - Cont'd. on Pg. 6
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From the Firehouse to Your House
by Fire Chief, Devin Hull
What is CERT? (Community Emergency Response Team)
Introduction Following a major disaster, first responders who provide fire and medical services will not be able to meet the demand for these services. Factors as number of victims, communication failures, and road blockages will prevent people from accessing emergency services they have come to expect at a moment's notice through 911. People will have to rely on each other for help in order to meet their immediate life saving and life sustaining needs. One also expects that under these kinds of conditions, family members, fellow employees, and neighbors will spontaneously try to help each other. This was the case following the Mexico City earthquake where untrained, spontaneous volunteers saved 800 people. However, 100 people lost their lives while attempting to save others. This is a high price to pay and is preventable through training. If we can predict that emergency services will not meet immediate needs following a major disaster, especially if there is no warning as in an earthquake, and people will spontaneously volunteer, what can government do to prepare citizens for this eventuality? First, present citizens the facts about what to expect following a major disaster in terms of immediate services. Second, give the message about their responsibility for mitigation and preparedness. Third, train them in needed life saving skills with emphasis on decision making skills, rescuer safety, and doing the greatest good for the greatest number. Fourth, organize teams so that they are an extension of first responder services offering immediate help to victims until professional services arrive. Background The Community Emergency Response Team concept was developed and implemented by the Los Angeles City Fire Department (LAFD) in 1985. The Whittier Narrows earthquake in 1987 underscored the area-wide threat of a major disaster in California. Further, it confirmed the need for training civilians to meet their immediate needs. As a result, the LAFD created the Disaster Preparedness Division with the purpose of training citizens and private and government employees. The training program that LAFD initiated makes good sense and furthers the process of citizens understanding their responsibility in preparing for disaster. It also increases their ability to safely help themselves, their family and their neighbors. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recognizes the importance of preparing citizens. The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) and the National Fire Academy adopted and expanded the CERT materials believing them applicable to all hazards. The CERT course will benefit any citizen who takes it. This individual will be better prepared to respond to and cope with the aftermath of a disaster. Additionally, if a community wants to supplement its response capability after a disaster, civilians can be recruited and trained as neighborhood, business, and government teams that, in essence, will be auxiliary responders. These groups can provide immediate assistance to victims in their area, organize spontaneous volunteers who have not had the training, and collect disaster intelligence that will assist professional responders with prioritization and allocation of resources following a disaster. Since 1993 when this training was made available nationally by FEMA, communities in 28 States and Puerto Rico have conducted CERT training. Conclusion CERT is about readiness, people helping people, rescuer safety, and doing the greatest good for the greatest number. CERT is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens will be initially on their own and their actions can make a difference. Through training, citizens can manage utilities and put out small fires; treat the three killers by opening airways, controlling bleeding, and treating for shock; provide basic medical aid; search for and rescue victims safely; and organize themselves and spontaneous volunteers to be effective. For more information, contact the J'ville Fire Department at 541-899-7246

City Wide Yard Sale Heads-Up!
Planning to sell your wares at the Jacksonville City-wide yard sale September 10 & 11? If so, please pay attention -- city staff and the Police Department are beginning to implement a few new rules! For starters, the city is trying to limit sales to Saturday and Sunday ONLY. Some exceptions may be made to church groups etc. on a case-by-case basis as determined by the City. For years, residents and outsiders were allowed to sell goods without having City permits. However, because the event has grown dramatically and is placing burdens on traffic, city staff and public works resources, there are NEW rules for outside vendors importing goods for sale. If you are a homeowner wishing to sell stuff on your front lawn or driveway, nothing has changed. There’s no problem with cleaning out your attic and garage and even inviting your in-laws to join in your sale – the new rules apply to outside VENDORS – those who have been trucking in goods specifically to sell them at our sale. Starting this year, outside vendors need to obtain a city permit and 2-day business license no later than August 31, 2011. A copy of the business license application can be obtained on-line at Permits cost $10/ day. Failure to procure a permit will result in a fine and/or the Police shutting down your sale. Don’t wait - get your permit at the City Offices at 110 E. Main Street. As a reminder, the City does not City Snapshot - Cont'd. from Pg. 5 rebuttal, public comment and commission deliberation. Issues addressed included staff denial for four items: an overflow parking area, a future farmers market, outdoor special events/festivals and construction of a railroad museum. No action was taken as the hearing was continued to August 10 at 6:00 pm. At that time, Planning Commission may rule on the appropriateness of the requested SP-zone uses. City Council Study Session, July 19: Mayor Becker presided over a brief study session to discuss a land swap with the Motorcycle Riders Association. The last hearing on the matter occurred last July when the city and MRA were entertaining swapping 40 acres of MRA land in the lower watershed for 380 acres of city land in the upper watershed. If successful, the deal would have included upwards of $800,000 to the city. That deal deteriorated when council voted to send the swap concept to a public vote. The MRA then chose to forego further negotiations to protect itself from an anticipated negative media blitz. Interim City Administrator Jeff Alvis explained that the new 2011 study session had been called to bring new councilors up-tospeed on the proposed land swap. At the request of the Mayor, the council heard from interested parties, including MRA President Steve McIntyre, who confirmed that his group was still interested in pursuing the swap. The Mayor closed the session after explaining that further discussions on the matter would include formal public hearings at a later date. City Council Meeting, July 19: Due to the recent reduction of the Public Safety fee from $31 to $26, Council agreed to a corresponding relief schedule. As always, qualifying residents may apply for relief by filling out an application and providing proof of income. Application are available at the Police Department on 3rd Street - call 541-899-7100. In a related matter, Council adopted Resolution 1078, effectively recognizing the Fire Department as a separate department in all city documents. Council approved a request from the Jacksonville Heritage Society for a seasonal reduction in water rates for the Beekman House, Historic Courthouse and Catholic Rectory. The agreed-to motion included agreements to implement water conservation efforts. Speaking on behalf of JHS, Carolyn Kingsnorth reminded council that for more than a year, members of the JHS board along with private donors have footed all utility bills for the historic properties. The relief, she argued, was needed to help maintain the appearance and integrity of the historic properties. At the conclusion of a spirited discussion, the Mayor along with Councilors Winterburn, Jesser, and Duane enthusiastically voted to support the motion, while Councilor Paul Hayes voted against. (As an active SOHS board member, Councilor Lewis abstained. Councilor Donna Schatz was absent.) At a July 21 Public Hearing lasting more than two hours, the Planning Commission ruled that the prep kitchen represented an expanded use of a prior approval. Under the impressive leadership of Chairman Nathan Broom, Commissioners David Britt, Roger Thom, David Thompson, Ron Tomkins and City Council representative David Jesser, ruled that mitigation steps were needed to reduce potential and existing negative impacts from the prep kitchen on the neighborhood. Commissioner Art Krueger was the lone “no” vote on both motions. Newly required mitigation mandates will include a to-be-approved landscape plan with added greenery along fence lines to block light and sound, a master signage plan with improved parking and directional signage for employees and customers, improved ingress and egress signage on “G” Street, a revised loading zone parking plan, improvements to an employee break area and installation of a new gate. use debit or credit as a form of payment. Also, persons providing space for outside vendors MUST obtain permits for their vendors. A word of caution about WHERE sales are conducted: This year, the city will not permit anyone, vendor or homeowner, to conduct a sale in a public right of way (ROW). A public ROW is any city street, sidewalk, alley, right of way or parking lot. This restriction applies especially to large-scale vendors using trucks and/ or trailers from which to sell goods – no parking of these vehicles will be permitted on any public ROW. For FOOD VENDORS: whether you are planning to sell home-baked goods on your front porch or professionally prepared items, you MUST obtain approval from the Jackson County Health Department. Please obey all traffic and pedestrian laws. There have been numerous near misses from people darting across the street without using crosswalks or paying attention to traffic. No stopping or parking in the middle of the street will be allowed. Emergency vehicles may need to get through so park in a safe area off the road before leaving your vehicle. Due to violations of public safety and health laws in the past, the City must enforce rules for the city-wide yard sale to protect the public and to insure that the event will continue in the future. For 2012, the city is considering a single venue for outside vendors, revision of fees and further conditions to help assure public safety.

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The Artists’ Workshop 27th Annual Art Show & Sale
The Artists’ Workshop of Jacksonville celebrates its 27th annual Art Exhibit from August 20 through 28. The exhibit will showcase the finest work of the area’s best known artists. Many of the paintings depict familiar Rogue Valley scenes and historical places. The paintings are in all media: watercolor, acrylic, printing, pastel, and oil. The show and sale will be in the Grand Ballroom of the historic U.S. Hotel at Third and California streets in Jacksonville. Exhibit hours are 11 to 5 daily. There will be an open house reception from 2 to 4 PM on Saturday, August 20. A further reception for the public to meet the artists, will be held in conjunction with Jacksonville’s Art Amble, August 26 from 5 to 7 PM. The Artists’ Workshop is a group founded by Elaine Witteveen over 25 years ago. Elaine founded the group to provide a weekly opportunity to paint “en plein air” and to gather members for constructive

Jacksonville Celebrates the Arts 2011
Artists from Oregon and the Pacific Northwest will show a wide variety of fine arts and highly skilled crafts, joined by musicians, art demonstrations, and foodies at the Historic Courthouse, 206 N. 5th Street, Jacksonville, for the 15th Annual Labor Day Weekend art event; Friday, Sept 2 – Noon-7pm; Saturday, Sept 3 & Sunday, Sept 4 – 10am-5pm. Enjoy three days of immersion into the arts on the historic Courthouse lawn as summer rolls into autumn. The event is free to attend with art to dazzle the eyes and excite your purchasing pleasures. As scents of cinnamon almonds and kettle corn, and the sounds of guitars, vocals, and harmonicas fill the air, you will be greeted by 75 artists sharing their talented art works. Celebrate the Arts is a fun and exciting event that attracts about 3,000 viewers yearly. This year’s artists include painters Pegi Smith of Ashland, Jeanne Warren’s wildlife, and Rose Saenz’ portraits on rocks. Photographers Verveka, Moore, Erwin, Hagstrom and Estes each have incredibly unique styles and talents. Fiber artists include Eagle Point’s Braunda GilChrist and Lynn Washburn’s wraps and Mary McCaffety’s hats. Jewelers include Tina Barry of Portland, gold wrapped gemstones by Rod Wilson of Coos Bay, Oscar Cordoba from Weed, silversmiths Gail O’Dell of Eagle Point and Sierra Gwin of Medford; People of the Forest garden art sculptures by Ken & Lisa Harden; John & Lynn Webb’s Paradise Furniture and turned wood by Don Leach. Many other exciting works include wind chimes, soy candles, paper art, winged pigs, and landscapes created from pressed plants. This is an exciting year for Celebrate the Arts, as Jacksonville’s City Council and Mayor Paul Becker wish to expand or break ground on a larger Community Center. Music, art classes and workshops, cultural events, community organization meetings, and large gathering events are in the planning. For fifteen years, Celebrate the Arts has been raising funds toward this project. Meet & share your ideas with the Community Center Board in the Art Office at the Community Center during Celebrate the Arts. Art and Music are important for Jacksonville’s destination tourism and for local residents. Celebrate the Arts attracts artists from several states as well as from the Rogue and Illinois Valleys. Art Presence is showing works during 4th Friday Art Ambles; the Artists’ Workshop August show is at the U.S. Hotel ballroom; the Saturday Artists are sharing space with the Farmer’s Market at the Historic Courthouse Saturdays through the summer. Many independent potters and artists have home studios with their work shown in galleries throughout the U.S. and beyond. Find links to photos and articles of former Celebrate the Arts events at Southern Oregon Artist Resource http://www.soartists. com (follow directory to Festivals). We invite you to come to Jacksonville for the day or the entire weekend to enjoy art, music, and food at Celebrate the Arts 2011. Book a great B&B on the centralized lodging booking site at www. When here, enjoy a Historic Trolley tour or take a self-guided audio walking or Segway tour through downtown and the historic Cemetery. Or perhaps hike miles of pristine Woodland trails surrounding Jacksonville. Wine enthusiasts can tour 20 wineries/tasting rooms in the Applegate Valley wine region a few miles west of town ( And music fans should not miss the John Butler Trio, Rockapella, or Chris Botti playing on the Britt Hill. For tickets, see For artist booth application or other information, contact or 541-899-1121.

"Historic Home" by Nancy Block

"Hyatt Lake Hideaway" by Bruce Barnes

"A Time Gone By" by Marilynn Hurst

Elaine Witteveen critiques. Elaine still maintains her gallery on Oregon Street. The members of the workshop all have extensive backgrounds in the arts. Many are teachers in the arts and are members of a variety of art societies. Most have shown extensively in galleries and exhibits. Artists in this year’s show are: Bruce Barnes, Sue Bennett, Steve Bennett, Nancy Block, Peter Coons, Grace Dye, Kim Faucher, Marjory Foster, Virginia Govedare, Lynda Haghan, Dodie Hamilton-Brandon, Mae Heideman, Marilyn Hurst, Gwen Kirk, Pauline Mainwaring, Wanda Pepin, Dolores Ribal, Carolyn Roberts, Anne Schurman and Elaine Witteveen. The works of several artists are being showcased as representing the spirit of the Artists Workshop and are of locales familiar to area residents. “Hyatt Lake Hideaway” by Bruce Barnes is this years featured work. Bruce is a master of the plein air style. He often paints from the front seat of his car when the weather does not allow him to set up outside. He travels to Europe each year to experience and see the scenes of the master landscape painters He loves the immediacy of expression that watercolors offer and his paintings capture the expressiveness and harmonies in nature. Other notable works that will be on display include: “Historic Home” by Nancy Block; “A Time Gone By” by Marilynn Hurst. All lovers of the arts are urged to come meet the artists, enjoy their latest work, have some refreshments at the artists reception and perhaps add a new painting to their collection.

Next Art Amble is Friday, August 26!
Jacksonville’s Art Presence will host its third Art Amble of the summer on August 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. in downtown. The event features members of the art community showing their varied works inside restaurants, shops, tasting rooms and other locations. In June and July, Art Amble drew large crowds and received high praise from the community. In August, amble at your own pace through more wonderful places and see great art while sampling wine and food along the way. Remember, when you spot a bright golden pennant hanging outside, there’s art inside! The event is free and it's fun. Please join Art Presence in the following locations: Elan Gallery: solo show of Kenneth Gregg, photographer Oregon Street Gallery: new work by Steve and Sue Bennett Jacksonville Barn and Corks Tasting Room: works by Dianne Jean Erickson The Good Bean Coffee Company: a variety of mediums by Mae Wygant Jacksonville Inn: paintings by Betty Barss and Charlotte Peterson La Boheme: work by Arlene Sadlier The Jacksonville Company: assemblages by Margery Mercer Terra Firma: works by Bill Stanton, Katy Cauker and Wanda Pepin J’Ville Tavern: acrylics by Alx Fox Lodestar Saloon: a variety of mediums by Peter Coons, Alice LaMoree and Jannie Ledard South Stage Cellars: metal sculptures by Cheryl Garcia and oil paintings by Leah Fanning Mebane Renaissance Upholstery and Design: mixed media paintings by Dodie Hamilton-Brandon and three dimensional work by metal artist Mike Smith Jacksonville Mercantile: artwork by Katharine Gracey Creators Gallery: displays by their artists in residence The Candy Shoppe: abstract work by Dixie Kinser The Blue Door Garden Store: pastels by Marilyn Hurst and fused glass work by Debbie Earley Carefree Buffalo: photography by Ron and Dee Moore and oil paintings by Danna Tartaglia MacLevin's Restaurant and Gallery: oils by Jeff Levin Bella Union Restaurant: new watercolors by Anne Brooke Elaine Witteveen Home Gallery on Oregon Street: multi-medium works

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August 2011

New Waldorf-Inspired School in Jacksonville
Choosing an appropriate learning environment for our children can be a challenge in today’s environment. As parents, we know that being outside with animals and nature is what a lot of our kids crave and need, yet the traditional school keeps our children inside and paying attention to fifty minute blocks of information that don't have a connection to each other. Sometimes, we feel that we can teach our children ourselves if only we knew how or had the right situation to make it work. Starting this year for incoming first graders is Jacksonville’s Castle Pine Farm School. With a Waldorf-inspired curriculum at its core, the Castle Pine Farm School is taking up to ten first graders who would thrive in a farm environment while learning about how they are connected to the world around them. Each child has an opportunity to be a part of a community of learners as he or she progresses from first through eighth grade, while at the same time allowing for his or her individuality to grow without interference. With the same teacher and classmates for eight years, the student achieves a sense of wholeness and community that prepares them for high school and higher education. With 15+ years teaching using the Waldorf method in the home environment a unique method of learning conducive to the whole child is implemented. Two hundred acres, horses, goats, chickens, rabbits, dogs and cats help teach that we are all part of a larger community that requires consideration and understanding. The Waldorf curriculum results in students highly proficient in English, Math, Science, Physics, Chemistry, and Art. Sally Rosenthal, owner of the new school, has home schooled her two children using the Waldorf method in a natural environment for 15 years. Blake has been accepted to Reed College in Portland as a Math major, and Heather will be in the ninth grade in the fall. For more information on Castle Pine Farm School, contact Sally at 541-210-0350.

Eagle Scout Project Installs New Mining Displays
It took the Lorraine brothers and the August Petard family nearly 70 years of hydraulic mining to water-blast French Gulch into its present configuration. The name, “French Gulch” stems from the fact that the Lorraines and the Petards were all born in France. Three years ago, Eagle Scout Christian Mundell, and his crew of Boy Scouts constructed a circular trail through the narrow gulch, which is located in the very heart of the greater Rich Gulch area. Subsequent Boy Scout projects have helped maintain the trail. Recently, an Eagle Scout project has rebuilt August Petard’s original goldcapturing sluice box. The 135-foot replica of a “longtom” sluice was built by Boy Scout Caleb Rayburn, a member of Jacksonville Troop #17, as part of his Eagle Scout project. All materials were donated by local businesses. Hikers can now better visualize the hard work that was required of the Petards as they attempted to supplement their meager farm income with flakes of gold. Boy Scout Caleb Rayburn has also installed a new trail display that was designed by artist, Don Thomas, and funded by the BLM. The new trailside display shows the Petard family blasting away the steep headwall of the gulch with their hydraulic water cannon. The next Eagle project planned for French Gulch will include installation of 1880s mining equipment, featuring a

Merrill Cellars Opens New Tasting Room
Although it may very well be the smallest tasting room in Jacksonville, Merrill Cellars’ wines are big on taste. Tucked behind the Umpqua Tasting Room on California Street and next to the McCulley House, Merrill Cellars is a not-to-be missed stop for anyone interested in regional wines. The setting is picturesque, thanks in part to the incredible McCulley House gardens and patio area it borders. Owner and vintner O. Jay Merrill says, “Our wines are fine examples of classic European styles from Burgundy, Cotes du Rhone, and Oregon. Our wines speak for themselves, speak of the earth and show our care.” Merrill Cellars features two brands of wine. The signature “The Plays of Shakespeare” wines feature labels created to honor the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the “Artists’ Series” features plein-air labels painted by artist Ken Roth. Merrill also features a “Cotes du Rogue” series of wines, made from several fine Rogue Valley grape varietals including Syrah, Viognier, Grenache and others. After living in Bend for most of his life, O. Jay just moved to Jacksonville after a successful business career in real estate development and the ski industry. The Merrill tasting room is open 3-7 Wednesday-Sunday. Call 541899-7337 or visit for more information. See their ad on Page 19.

Boy Scouts (L to R), Caleb Rayburn, Noah Simdorn and Mason Sash. hydraulic water cannon similar to the one used by the Lorraines and Petards to blast out their deeply-incised gulch. A bench will also be installed as part of the project. To hike to French Gulch, park in the lot behind Britt Park at the end of Fir Street. Then hike south for one mile along the Rich Gulch Trail. The French Gulch trailhead is located at the junction of the Petard, Rich Gulch, Chinese Diggings and Oregon Street trails. By working with the Boy Scouts and the BLM, the Jacksonville Woodlands Association continues its goal of providing educational displays on the Woodlands trail system. For further information, call Larry Smith at 541-899-7402 or send an email to: To view photos of Caleb’s project, go to JacksonvilleWoodlandsEagleScoutProjects.

Root & Bennett Donations Will Benefit Many
In mid-July, the Jacksonville Woodlands Association, the Friends of the Jacksonville Library and the Jacksonville Garden Club learned that they were the recipients of generous donations from the estate of Bob & Ruth Root. According to Jacksonville Woodlands Association Executive Director Larry Smith, (pictured here with Bob & Ruth in 2008) the source of the generous gifts came from a non-profit foundation established by the Root’s back in 1983. In addition to a $12,500 gift to both the JWA and the Garden Club, a $5,000 gift was left to the Friends of the Library. Bob had been an active force behind the establishment of the JWA and Ruth was a founding member of the Garden Club. A small portion of the funds left to the JWA has been earmarked to purchase 1860’s-era mining equipment which will become a permanent educational display on the Rich Gulch section of the trail system. In a related story, the JWA and Jacksonville Library each received $5,000 from the estate of artist, Eugene Bennett. Larry Smith noted, “Gene was a big supporter of the Woodlands and donated every year. Even when he was using his walker, he was always curious about what was going on out on the Woodlands trails!” Additionally, 30 other organizations in the Rogue Valley received $5,000 donations from Mr. Bennett’s estate.


Free 'Stewards of Children' Training for Educators
On Thursday, Aug 4, 2011, The First Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville is partnering with the Children’s Advocacy Center to present a workshop designed specifically for educators interested in learning what they can do to prevent child abuse in our community. In this day of information, discussion, and friend-making, participants will learn how to: • Take steps to protect the children around them from abuse • Spot the signs of possible abuse. • Act effectively and safely when they suspect abuse The Darkness to Light, Stewards of Children training, is followed by lunch and an open discussion with staff members of the Children’s Advocacy Center. Workshop hours: 9am – 2pm; 425 Middle Street, Jacksonville. There is no cost to attend. Pre-registration is required. The Children's Advocacy Center serves over 800 child and teen survivors of abuse each year. Services include interviews with legal officials in a safe, nurturing setting; specialized medical exams; therapy services; mentoring groups; and supportive services to non-offending family members. For more information, call Alexis McKenna at 734-5437, X119 or visit the website at

Pick Ups or Drop Offs! Call Steve Casaleggio 541-899-2029
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Jacksonville Boosters Club
Annual Garage Sale

Celebrate & Support your Beautiful Cantrall-Buckley Park
Thursday, September 8, 6:00pm at the Park Gourmet Dinner by Fulcrum Dining Live Music! $40.00 per person (includes donation for park operation) No-host bar – wine and beer available Tickets: Information: 541-245-4741

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The Unfettered Critic
by Paula Block Erdmann & Terry Erdmann
Support Your Local Whatever
e’re baaack. Did you miss us? have to do is leave the house—but not Last month we forfeited leave town. this space to accommodate a Okay, enough with the “critiquing.” two-page spread on J’Ville’s Art Amble. Here’s a segue: We do recommend one It’s okay if you didn’t miss us—but reason not to leave the house. And by we sure hope you haven’t missed that doing so, you can still shop “locally,” so ongoing event: music, food (samples!), to speak. wine (tastes!) and art (visual treats!) There’s this TV show, you see. It’s called located in and around the center of town. “Leverage.” It’s truly entertaining. And it’s The Art Amble will filmed in Oregon. reappear on the 4th Now, that’s cool. Friday eves of August “Leverage” and September. It’s a stars investigator local event you’ll have Timothy Hutton a ball supporting—or as the brains of a (with a dash of selfband of reformed control) enjoy for free. con-artists. These Other fabulous experts in worldlocal events have class crime now popped up, too—like employ their J’Ville’s weekly nefarious talents Farmer’s Market on by finding and the Courthouse lawn. fooling bad guys Each Saturday we who’ve destroyed leash up our fourthe lives of hapless legged, furry kids and victims. And head downhill to the what a band he fun, where locallyleads; a computer grown tomatoes, hacker, a (very broccoli and lettuces, beautiful) grifter, fresh baked goodies, the toughest fighter a mini-art show on TV, and a ditzy J'ville Farmer's Market organizer, Ken Snoke cat burglar. At its and home-baked with farmers Coz and Tina. dog cookies await. heart, the show is a We find fresh, hot tamales. Tie-dye tee bit like “Mission Impossible,” with a touch shirts. Gluten-free cookies. Fattening of “Ocean’s Eleven.” Except that it has iced cupcakes. Handcrafted jewelry. And something extra: lots more, including live music from First, it’s funny. The characters’ “dirt road blues” singer Pete Herzog, reactions to each other’s quirks are as or emerging rock band “The Apple entertaining as the caper they pull off Siders.” It’s a great place to be on a bright each week; and the plights of the victims Saturday morning—right in the heart of they’re avenging are just realistic enough Jacksonville. Again, you can hang out for for each of us to identify with. free (but how are you gonna resist those And second, “Leverage’s” production still warm from the oven muffins, or the team is bringing Hollywood money into just-dug fingerling potatoes?). Oregon, money that drifts into the state Now, we hate to criticize (odd, coffers and might, with luck, mingle given that we’re Unfettered Critics), with your own tax dollars. The behindbut one thing confuses us. While we’re the-scenes hero here is producer Dean enjoying these great events downtown, Devlin, who in the past brought us an where are our neighbors? And our oeuvre of feature films, like “Stargate,” friends’ neighbors? We’ve bumped into “Independence Day” and “The Patriot.” Jacksonville residents at the always“Leverage” airs Sunday nights at 9:00 packed Medford and Ashland farmers’ p.m. on TNT. We strongly recommend markets, and at the Medford and Ashland that you tune in while munching a tasty art walks, too. So why don’t we see those late night treat you picked up at the J’Ville same people getting their exercise while Farmer’s Market, along with a glass of wine supporting our own local artists and from the bottle you took home from the farmers while having a great time right Art Amble. And if there just happens to be here? It’s a puzzlement. a local artist’s work newly displayed near Jacksonville thrives on community your couch, well, what could be better? spirit. We’ve heard arguments for an all-volunteer fire department. Well, how Paula and Terry each have long impressiveabout volunteers to check out the fun, sounding resumes implying that they are enriching, exciting and often free events battle-scarred veterans of life within the that make the town a community? These Hollywood studios. They’re now happily efforts deserve your support. All you relaxed into Jacksonville.

by Gates McKibbin
An eternal truth in my life is that one must always be prepared for a champagne celebration. A bottle of bubbly is perpetually chilling in my refrigerator, ready to be popped and savored at a moment’s notice. I have a half dozen additional bottles in reserve, which can be chilled in no time in two champagne buckets. As for the flutes, my cupboards contain three different sets of eight. If two dozen people show up to celebrate, I’m good to go – though rarely are there more than four or six of us. The Boy Scouts have long admonished, “Be Prepared.” I don’t imagine they were referring to handblown flutes and A. Charbaut & Fils ice buckets. Nonetheless, I have taken their motto to heart. (Some may say I have also taken it to an extreme.) My motivation is simple. I would rather anticipate joy than its opposite. When one is ever ready for a celebration, a predictable result occurs: Myriad special occasions present themselves. I recall champagne brunches for visiting relatives, champagne fueled eruptions of relief when a friend completed his dissertation, bubbly in profusion to commemorate holidays and birthdays, engagements and, yes indeed, divorces. My life has been punctuated merrily by Mumms and Veuve Clicquot. One such exclamation point occurred when my brother and his family were visiting from Texas. We had just sat down for an al fresco dinner on the deck of my Berkeley hills home. A picture-perfect sun was setting behind the Golden Gate Bridge. Nothing else was needed to make the occasion more glorious. Nonetheless, we opened a bottle of champagne for ourselves and served his two children sparkling cider in flutes of their own. When it came time for a toast, I suggested that his eight-year-old daughter offer one. I soon discovered that the only toast she was familiar with required butter and jam. I explained that the kind of toast I was talking about involved her telling us what made her especially happy that evening. Afterwards we would each take a sip from our glasses to share her happiness. Without hesitation she effused, “Since we’re all here!” At that I burst into tears. Concern clouded her face. Between sobs I managed to tell her that instead of being sad, I couldn’t be happier. Her toast had helped me realize how precious it was to be together. In speaking from the heart, she had touched mine as well. My niece will be flying to Medford this month between semesters in graduate school. Two flutes will be on the kitchen countertop and the bubbly in the refrigerator when she arrives. We’ll begin our adventures in Jacksonville with what has become our traditional toast at family gatherings and one-on-one visits: “Since we’re all here!” Isn’t that what celebrations are all about  – people affirming something positive in their lives? Come to think of it, every moment is its own special occasion. And really, who needs champagne? Why not celebrate ordinary encounters as well as significant ones – since we’re all here? 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.


by Hannah West, Creator and Editor of SOAR. Browse the Artist Directories at! August 1 - 31: Art Exhibit at the GoodBean This month we present an exhibit of exciting new abstract works by the artist who Þrst began our art displays, Wynn Pedersen. For this monthÕs Fourth Friday Art Amble, we present abstracts by Art Presence member artist Mae Wygant that leap from the canvas with vibrant color and movement! Join us Friday, August 26 from 5 - 7pm to meet this inspiring woman. July 22 - August 21: Guest Artist Pegi Smith at South Stage Cellars Resident Artist Cheryl D. Garcia announces the addition of a monthly guest artist to the tasting roomÕs art exhibit. This month she welcomes guest artist Pegi Smith. PegiÕs use of brilliant colors to create emotionally evocative abstracts, with subjects from nudes to nature, has gained an ardent following throughout the Rogue Valley. A multi-talented individual, Pegi is also an accomplished musician and athlete. Every Saturday from 9am - 2pm: Jacksonville Saturday Artists Local artists exhibit their Þne art on the grounds of the Jacksonville Museum. Some artists return each weekend, others rotate for a fresh collection of original art every Saturday! Interested artists call Patricia Paulk at 541.779.9607 or email Ron Moore, August 27, 3 - 5pm: Southern Oregon World of Wine Festival Juried Poster Show & Auction This year the World of Wine released its Þrst open call to So. Oregon artists, seeking wine-themed visual art to be considered for its 2012 festival poster by jurors Joe Ginet (Pres., Applegate Valley Vintners Assn), Robert Roos (JOBA) and watercolorist Linda Boutacoff. An exhibit of the winner and Þnalists will be open to the public free of charge Sat., Aug. 27 from 3 - 5pm in the auditorium at Bigham Knoll, in conjunction with a vendor fair. During this time you can also purchase & pick up tickets for the Grand Tasting event, which follows from 5 - 9pm, when these winning art pieces will be presented for bidding at a silent auction. More information: August 20 - 28, 11am - 5pm daily: Artist’s Workshop 27th Annual Art Show & Sale Opening with an Artists Reception August 20 from 2 - 4 pm, the ArtistsÕ Workshop celebrates its 27th annual Art Exhibit, showcasing  the Þnest work of the Rogue ValleyÕs artists. The paintings are in all media: watercolor, acrylic,  printing, pastel, and oil.The show and sale will be in the Grand Ballroom of the historic U.S. Hotel at Third and California streets in Jacksonville, and a second reception will occur in conjunction with the Fourth Friday Art Amble, August 26 from 5 - 7 pm. The ArtistsÕ Workshop was founded over 25 years ago; if you are interested in joining or want info about the show, contact Peter Coons at 541.899-1752 or e-mail: August 26, 5 - 7pm: Art Presence: Jacksonville Art Amble Stroll about Jacksonville every fourth Friday from May through October, when downtown businesses will stay open til 7pm to present the work of one or more Art Presence member artists. Our group of participating Jacksonville merchants and artists is growing- Look for the golden ÒARTÓ pennants and brochures with a map of locations! Email for information. Need an excuse to visit the Coast? Art Workshops by the Sea offers workshops in a wide range of disciplines. Group discounts are available - Plan a trip together and learn with creative friends! Call Paulette Shanklin at 541.991.1709 or email

Art Event Calendar - August 2011

Energy Savings
by Spring Air, Inc.
Do you feel like you are paying the utility companies too much money each month? If so, you are not alone. With energy prices continuing to rise, more people are trying to find ways to save money. Heating and cooling equipment accounts for as much as 50% of your utility bill. Here are some tips to save energy and still keep your home comfortable. 1. Change your filters for your heating and cooling system once a month. This simple task can be easily forgotten, but can cause your system to run inefficiently and may cause a costly break- down. 2. Installing a programmable thermostat gives you more control over how much your system is running without sacrificing comfort. Program it to run less while when away from home and at night and maintain comfortable temperatures the rest of the time. 3. Check your vents to make sure that none of them are blocked by furniture. 4. The vents should be checked to make sure that nothing has fallen in or collected inside. If you notice any with excessive dirt, you may have leaky ducts which would need to be sealed to save energy. 5. To maximize efficiency from your heating and cooling system, annual maintenance by a professional technician is critically important. If you would like to learn more ways to save energy, visit and click on energy saving tips on the bottom of the page. You can pay off your mortgage, but you can never pay off your utility bills!

Classes & Workshops

Kids Summer Art Camps at Rogue Gallery & Art Center provide valuable art education in a variety of disciplines. Contact Education Director Holly Kilpatrick at 541.772.8118 x301 or Explore RGACÕs extensive adult class & workshop schedule at! __________________________________________________________________________________________
For details on these events & more, calls to artists & global art world news: Compiled by Hannah West Design, LLC ~ ~ 541.899.2012

August 9, 10 - 11:30am: “Blogging for Artists” Workshop with Hannah West at Ashland Art Center Creator of SOAR & Art Matters! editor Hannah West shows how fun and easy it is to promote your art by blogging, offering tips on how to incorporate your blog & artist listing at SOAR into your networking strategy. Free for AAC members, guests $15.00. Email AAC Program Director Sarah Burns for more info and to register:

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Maestro Peter Bay and the Britt Festival Orchestra

2011 Britt Classical Festival
concert, so be ready for the boom of cannons and the roar of the crowd. While you may be able to hear a bit of this from your backyard, the best way to experience it is to be in the audience! The music itself builds to a photo by Josh Morell flag-waving finish and there’s nothing like experiencing it live played outdoors by a great orchestra!

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Festival Favorites-Aug. 19

aestro Peter Bay has put together his own version of a Boston Pops-style concert complete with the sound of cannons! Nothing can compare with the thrill of hearing Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture outdoors right here in Jacksonville. This dramatic piece of music will be the finale on Britt’s August 19th

by Angela Warren, Britt Director of Performing Arts
Sam and Hannelore married in 1976 and continued to travel to concerts all over the world. After retirement, they spent two years searching for a place to call home. In 1985, they finally found the perfect spot and began building a log home in the hills above Jacksonville. Unbeknownst to the Enfields, they had truly come home because as they were finishing the building of their Jacksonville residence, they heard music. “We followed the sound until we found the Britt Orchestra on stage rehearsing,” says Hannelore. “We hadn’t even known Britt existed until then. We couldn’t believe it!” That was 1986 and the Enfields began attending every rehearsal and concert of the Britt Orchestra each August. The couple enjoyed 34 years together. It was not uncommon to see them hold hands at rehearsals and it was obvious that their love of music was a very special part of their relationship. Hannelore says that one night at a Britt Orchestra rehearsal, Sam told her, “I want to be in that orchestra after I’m gone.” Sam passed away in January, 2010. This year, Hannelore gave him his seat in the orchestra by endowing the principal oboe chair in his memory.

A Love Story


Family Concert-Aug. 20
instruments will be available to show how the size of an instrument effects its vibrations. At the sight station, there will be computer oscilloscopes for visitors to see the sound waves produced by different types of sounds. At the heart of the safari is an instrument petting zoo. A fourth station allows visitors to make their own set of pan pipes, and the final station is participation in a drum circle. Every child will receive a special passport to have stamped at each station. Fullystamped passports will be entered into a raffle for prizes. So, grab your passport and come along on a sensory safari. Pre-concert children’s activities begin at 5:30 p.m.

veryone loves a love story and we’ve got a special one to share. It began back in 1972 (not long after Britt began), when two Pan Am crew members staying in the same hotel on a stopover in London discovered their mutual love for classical music. A passionate symphony devotee, pilot Sam Enfield went straight to the hotel concierge to get a ticket to the evening’s London Philharmonic concert. Behind him was a stewardess from another flight with the same goal. Sam suggested they go together and the rest is history. The two began going to concerts together whenever their flight schedules had them in the same city. Hannelore says, “After awhile, we chose our schedules around the concerts we wanted to see. That was our connection—classical music.”


eet the instruments of the orchestra and be inspired by a very special young artist as Britt’s 2011 Family Concert presents 12-year old trumpet sensation, Natalie Dungey, guest host & narrator Christopher O’Riley, and the musicians and instruments of the Britt Orchestra. Listeners of all ages will enjoy this program that spotlights the unique sounds of the instruments that make up a symphony orchestra. Pre-concert activities for this year’s family concert are all about ways we experience music. Participants will have the chance to visit five stations, each focused on a different sensory approach to music. At the touch station, several types of vibrating

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Classical Opening Night Gala / Mûza Rubackyté / Britt Orchestra James Ehnes / Britt Orchestra Time for Three / Britt Orchestra Sharon Isbin / Britt Orchestra Festival Favorites / Britt Orchestra Family Concert / Christopher O’Riley / Natalie Dungey / Britt Orchestra Christopher O’Riley / Britt Orchestra


It Takes A Village
having a world-class orchestra in Southern Oregon each August at Britt. As a host family, we also welcome an orchestra member into our home for three weeks each summer. Our journey as a host family begins each year when our musician, Michael Russell, arrives on a very long flight from Hawaii. He settles in and it isn’t long before we hear the sounds of his violin floating through our home as he practices for the season. I have to admit, Rob and I aren’t trained musicians. After all, how were we to know the difference between a symphony and a concerto? But over the years, we have managed to learn a new language and have shared much laughter in the process. Our days as a host family pass much too quickly. We hear music in our home, attend the orchestra rehearsals to listen to the music in progress, and meet other musicians as well as other host families. It isn’t unusual to learn that one of your very own neighbors is also a host family. Neighborhood picnics are planned, and evenings are shared on the deck after rehearsals. It becomes a mutual experience which can only be compared to a small village of extended family members. Every year, the village is saddened as our extended family departs…however, we know we will share e-mails, and holiday cards until the following August arrives and all is well in the village once more… and the magic begins again. –Lori and Rob Buerk


nd thank heavens Jacksonville is such a generous village! Every summer since 1963, the residents of Jacksonville have opened their hearts and homes to the musicians of the Britt Orchestra. Rob and I have always been classical patrons and truly enjoy

photo by Josh Morell

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by Pamela Sasseen, Hanley Farm Volunteer
Were you able to visit the farm July 9 and watch the draft horses as they drove the equipment to disc the field? After mowing earlier in the month, the field needed to be disked; that is, the cover crop needed to be plowed back into the ground to replenish the soil. This is the task those beautiful horses performed. If you weren’t able to see them this time, don’t despair. August 4, 5 & 6 are Harvest Days at the farm, and the horses will be back to thresh and bind the wheat. The horses gracing our fields in July and August are owned by members of the Hanley Historical Farming Committee, and the teams working on the 9th consisted of one team of Belgians, and two teams of Warmbloods. Now, what is a Warmblood you may ask. I know I did! First, however, a little about the Belgians who worked our field, and will be returning in August. Ron Martison, farming committee member and horse-owner, estimated that his Belgian draft horses are 17 hands tall (approximately 5.8 feet, the horses’ height up to their shoulders) and weigh about 1,950 pounds. As I perused the Internet, I learned that the Belgian draft horse was once known as the “Black Horse of Flanders,” and had settled in the “…European low country, what is now Belgium and Northern France. [The Belgian] would be the father of all modern draft horses.” Oxen and light horses were used to till the fields of Europe, but something stronger was needed to work the soil of the American prairies. So, in the late 1830’s, the European Draft Horses were imported to the states. By 1900, there were over 27,000 purebred Belgians, Clydesdales, Percherons, Shires and Suffolk Punches in the U.S. All thanks to the Belgian, the “Black Horse of Flanders.” The other two teams are Warmbloods, a crossbreed of the draft horse and a standard, or “saddle horse,” breed. They are 16 hands (about 5.4 feet) tall, and weigh approximately 1500 pounds. Historically, the large, heavy “cold blood” war horses of northern Europe were bred with the lighter, faster Mongolian “hot bloods,” creating a combination of the agility of the race horse, and the large build and mild temperament of the cold blood. Over time, European draft horses were bred with hot-blooded imports, the “forerunners of dozens of breeds in existence today.” As horse use grew to include more farm work, horses had to be strong, yet remain stylish enough for carriage use and for riding. So, while the Warmbloods may be smaller and more “stylish” than the draft horse, these beauties certainly hold their own on the field! August is another eventful month at Hanley Farm! Friday evenings, 4pm-7pm, and Saturdays & Sundays, 11am to 3pm, the farm is open for picnics and self-guided tours. Harvest Days at the farm - August 4, 5 and 6! August 4 and 5 are “equipment set-up” days. Binder set-up is on the 4th, and threshing equipment on the 5th. Come and watch the equipment set-up, and please feel free to ask questions! Saturday, August 6, weather permitting, the wheat will be threshed using the draft horses and horse-drawn equipment. (Due to inclement weather, when writing this article, the wheat hadn’t matured. Hopefully, all will be well on the 6th!) August 6, the final day of our harvest celebration, is Food Preservation Day. The event features over a dozen demonstrations and workshops on food preservation - cheese making, vegetable fermentation, smoking meat, drying fruit, vegetables and herbs, homemade jams, etc. Kid Time will be hosting a number of children’s activities, including wheat grinding, butter making, apple peeling, and much more. For the first time, you will be able to purchase wheat just as it comes out of the field! Hours are 11am-4pm. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors aged 65 and over, and children, 3 to 12 years of age. Admission is free for SOHS members. For more information about Hanley Farm or upcoming events, call us at 541-773-2675; e-mail us at; visit us on-line at; or check out our Hanley Farm Facebook page! Hanley Farm, owned and operated by SOHS, is located at 1053 Hanley Road, between Jacksonville and Central Point.

Focus on the Farm

Southern Oregon Historical Society
by Allison Weiss
ant to ruin the day of anyone who works in the field of preservation? Here is the quickest way. After your parents, your grandparents, and your great-grandparents spent generations lovingly saving and passing down family heirlooms, upon their death you sell the entire contents of their home at an estate sale. I realize that antique shopping is a very popular pastime and that going to estate sales is the ultimate antique shopping experience. Here you are presented with a houseful of one-of-a kind items: family bibles; cherished photos; handmade clothing, quilts, christening dresses, and all of those funky kitchen implements and hand tools that will look so nice when they are hung on your wall or grace your windowsills. What’s so wrong with that? What’s wrong with that is you are buying and selling pieces of the history of Southern Oregon, and once these items are removed from their context, they no longer have historical significance. So that bedspread that you purchased from the family who traces their roots back to the first settlers in the region becomes nothing more than a bedspread once the story of the family is removed. My favorite family heirloom is a rolling pin. This rolling pin was passed down to me by my mother, who inherited it from her mother, who inherited it from her mother, Zlata Weinstein, who emigrated to the Bronx at the turn of the 20th century from the Ukraine. My mother still remembers Zlata using the rolling pin to make her famous knishes and strudels, the recipes for which have long been forgotten. Nothing else remains of my great-grandmother’s possessions but I


Rethinking the Estate Sale
have always been fascinated with the idea that the rolling pin was something that she valued enough to carry with her on a trip from the other side of the world. It represents culture, food, family, religion, gender roles, migration, politics…it’s a lot for a rolling pin. If I sold this rolling pin to your average antique collector, I think I could get at least $7 for it. But what would the rolling pin mean to anyone who doesn’t know the story attached to it? It would become just a rolling pin – utilitarian at best or, at worst, something to throw away when you buy a new rolling pin. Since closing the Jacksonville Museum, many people are under the impression that the Southern Oregon Historical Society no longer collects artifacts. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Most recently we were given a collection of Eugene Bennett’s sketch books and his hand written notes on all of the exhibits that he ever participated in. We also received the entire archives of the former Fruit Growers League, an organization whose records go back over eighty years and that represented the largest industry in southern Oregon. Because the owners had the foresight to donate these important items to SOHS, their collections will be preserved in perpetuity and made available to the public for research purposes, for traveling exhibits, and for loan to other museums. So think twice before you sell your family history to strangers. To contact the Southern Oregon Historical Society about donating artifacts, documents and photographs related to the history of the region, call us at (541) 773-6536. Allison Weiss is Executive Director of the Southern Oregon Historical Society.

Local History
by Margaret LaPlante
t was 1922 in Jacksonville and scandals, rumors, secret plots, alleged crimes and malicious accusations were running rampant. The roaring 20’s were exciting times - but in the Rogue Valley they were exciting for all the wrong reasons! The Ku Klux Klan was very active in Ashland and to a lesser degree in Medford and Prohibition was on everyone’s mind. Put the two together and Jackson County saw a very tumultuous time. The Sheriff at the time was Charley Terrill who had enjoyed one term and was reelected for a second term in 1920. All was seemingly well until the accusations began to surface. And what were those accusations? The most serious charge was malfeasance of office. Other accusations included consuming alcohol, leaking information about an upcoming raid on a home thought to have alcohol, lending a still to a fraternal organization, being drunk at a dance, threatening to shoot Mr. E.A. Fleming, appointing Mr. Wolgamott as Deputy Sheriff, refusing to do his job, selling bootleg whiskey and smoking a cigar. The man behind the accusations and in the shadows pulling the strings of his puppets was D.M. Lowe. Mr. Lowe was said to be a top member of the Medford branch of the Ku Klux Klan. The local newspaper asked him to come forward and answer the question – Are you a member of the Ku Klux Klan? Mr. Lowe remained silent


on that front, but those who were the most vocal against Sherriff Terrill were members of the group. It was said their motive was to take control of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office by placing one of their own in office. Their accusations took on a whole new meaning when they put pen to paper and began a recall campaign. The Mail Tribune reported on July 22, 1922, “The recall movement against Sheriff Terrill is a Ku Klux Klan plot to secure control of the Sheriff’s Office.” The Publicity Committee and D.M. Lowe took out a full page ad in the local newspapers asking people to not be swayed by Terrill’s supporters. In part the ad read, “The primary purpose of the recall is not to secure the removal of an official caught in some overt criminal act, but to curb the inefficient, the incapable, or the extravagant and to replace them with responsible and able officials. We call on the people of this county to exercise their rights under this law, to the end that the sheriff’s office may be put on a sound economical business basis and law violations and law evasions be made dangerous and unpopular.” Soon after, the entire valley was buzzing with rumors and gossip. Neighbors exchanged thoughts over backyard fences, women in sewing groups compared notes, and men in fraternal organizations put business aside to discuss the recall. Stay tuned for next month’s column to find out what happened.

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by Cheryl von Tress
Let's Play!
kay, it’s HOT! I thought a few, simple indoor projects would be just the thing to beat the August heat and have some home-y fun. Creative kids can plunge in, too - an antidote to those “hang dog” faces kids can wear as Summer wanes and the next school year looms. Or, the visiting grandchildren, nieces and nephews – give it a try – they might just enjoy themselves! Stenciled Drinkware A clear glass pitcher and matching cup become artful fun when revamped with circle label stickers and white glass paint (local crafts stores). Or, stickers of others shapes could be equally creative. To frost the glassware, stick labels securely to the outside of the glassware in a straight line or a take a random approach. Use a foam “pouncer” to apply white paint over the labels and up the sides of the glassware for a “faux frost” finish. Stay away from the rim of the pitcher and glass to avoid ingesting paint. Peel the stickers off while the paint is still wet, scratching off any that seeped underneath. Open Space Easy, breeze kitchen update? Remove cabinet doors from a few upper cabinets. The openness will bring an immediate change. An “out-in-the-open dish storage” encourages tidiness and results in better organization. Everyday, functional objects become decorative focal points. Affordable new dishware (whether all white or mixed patterns and colors) is readily available. The show it off, line the backs of cabinets with beaded board or sheets of foam core covered with pretty papers. This is a quick and affordable fix, even if you hire a handyman for assistance.

Family Views
by Michelle Hensman
Conflict Negotiations
he moment I learned we would be blessed with a second son, my head was filled with ideas of BFF's, unconditional brotherly love and the harmonious laughter of happy children. My awakening came only months after my bundle of joy arrived, when I asked myself, “Why didn’t anyone suggest a black and white jersey with a whistle for the baby registry?!” I thought there was something wrong with us. Why couldn’t our family get along? My husband and I tried keeping peace and love abundant; we were diligent, committed, patient and firm…but their resolve was stronger! Needless to say, as many loving and caring parents often do, we turned to therapy, parenting books and alcohol! Seriously, we did some research and learned that when parents get involved too much, children learn they need someone else to resolve their problems; which implies they are not capable of managing issues themselves. We held a family meeting and reminded everyone that children need to practice life skills with one another. At home is where we begin to teach them how to be the best people they can be, to be successful and, most importantly, satisfied in life. Now it’s time to go to work! We established a new protocol in our home: Unless we see it or hear it and so long as life or limb has not been threatened, we stay out of it! Should they not be able to compromise, all parties involved go to separate spaces. The child that did the wrong needs time to think about what they did and the child that was wronged needs to calm down; regardless, everyone stays put until all individuals are ready to amicably resolve the situation. Here's how it works: Kids – Tempers rise. Parents - Stay calm, acknowledge there’s a disturbance in the force, suggest they sort out the issue. Kid – Tempers and yelling escalate; they grasp for reinforcement, "Mom! Johnny’s cheating!" Parents – "Is any one in danger?" Kids – "He won't let me take my turn!"


Drained by Un-Organization? Modern dish drainers offer a multitude of styles and colors. An “at hand,” easy to maintain countertop filing center can be created by using the dish drainer slots for pretty file folders. Then, fill the utensil holders to house pens and other organization supplies. A clearlylabeled, outin-the-open filing system like this one is a simple way to keep track of daily incoming papers. No drawers or lids to open. Just tuck in the mail or papers with ease. The portability factor is terrific – take it to a desk, table or TV area and “whistle while you work.” This ‘n That Vanity or dressing table organizational tool? Use a tiered pastry plate to layer jewelry and perfume and nail polish bottles. Visible, available storage and pretty, too. Tiny bathroom? Install a coat tree to hang towels, robes, back scrubbers – get creative with more ideas. Bookshelf clutter? Organize books by size and color of jacket or wrap books in all white covers or create a palette of covers for your decorating scheme. Hand letter, stencil or computer generate titles – you can play with font choices and add graphics of your own. Horizontal groups of books create small display spaces for loved objects and photos. A background of rich color behind white covers is eye-catching. Or, a graphic pattern can be used behind a white or multi-colored scheme. Play! That’s the point! Deliver the message!! Create a personalized message center by covering corkboard panels with different colors of poster board. Each family member or each task/activity area gets its own unique ‘message’ – no more “I didn’t see it, Mom/ Honey!” excuses. Cheryl von Tress is passionate about creating homes that maintain YOU! Homes*Offices*Gardens*Cafes – designed with your needs and lifestyle in mind. 541.899.2824


Parents – "Work it out." Kids – Continue fighting. Parents – "Time for separate spaces." When one child says they want to talk, ask the other(s) if they are ready. If they're not, everyone remains where they are until all participants are ready to come to the negotiating table. Parents – Let them discuss the issue, intervene as little as possible. Should the participants become stubborn in their positions give them a time limit and resort to "aggressive negotiations” if necessary, (this means the loss of privileges and/or things for everyone if the conflict is not resolved by a set deadline; light saber is optional). We implemented this strategy in our home and noticed the children began communicating and negotiating right away. For example: After a particularly challenging day, where various circumstances lead to 3-5 trips to separate spaces (honestly, I lost count!), my youngest says he's ready to work it out. Their conversation: Youngest, "Ready to get over this?" Oldest, "I don't know." Youngest, "I'm tired of being in my room!" Oldest, "Yeah, let’s say sorry so we can go outside." Youngest, "Ok…we'll say we're sorry so we can get out of here, but we can still hate each other, right?" Oldest, "Of course!" Success! They are negotiating! So, it’s a work in progress! This technique works for children at a certain level of maturity, generally reached around age five. Toddlers still need help understanding their emotions and how to manage them. Keep in mind siblings don't have to actually like one another. Sharing genes or a roof doesn't automatically mean personalities will mesh harmoniously. But they must respect each other’s feelings and be considerate towards the entire family. For more information on sibling rivalry, and conflict resolution tips check out The Big Book of Parenting Solutions: 101 Answers, by Michelle Borbra. Please email your questions, ideas, advice and stories to www.familyviews@ymail. com or visit Be assured anonymity is absolute!

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Fall Garden Tour: "Garden Inspirations"
After you finish buying and selling treasures at the Jacksonville City-wide Yard Sale on the weekend of September 9-11, come visit six beautiful gardens and attend an art show in Jacksonville. From 12 noon until 5 pm, Sunday, September 11, AAUW Medford presents its 3rd Annual Fall Garden Tour, "Garden Inspirations." Every attempt was made to select a variety of Jacksonville gardens: some small, some large, some drought tolerant, some water hungry, some purely decorative, others loaded with veggies and fruits. This wide selection is intended to provide you with solutions to your personal gardening problems. Tickets at a cost of $10 per adult (children are free) can be purchased between 11:30 AM and 2 PM the day of the tour in the parking lot at Ray's Food Place in Jacksonville. Each ticket purchased is accompanied by a booklet containing information about the gardens on the tour along with maps to help you locate them. Tickets can also be purchased at any of the gardens the day of the tour. Descriptions, pictures, and addresses of the gardens will be online at by September 1. Maps to the gardens will also appear on the AAUW Medford website accompanied by photo albums showing distinctive features of each garden. TouVelle House B&B Garden Begin your tour by visiting the TouVelle House Gardens. The gardens at the 1916 Craftsman-style Judge Frank TouVelle House are designed to welcome visitors and embrace them with a sense of serenity. The highlights include the deerresistant plantings, beautiful structures complementing the style of the house, secluded seating areas and beautiful vistas looking both toward and away from the house and five distinct garden All art shown will have a garden theme. The Von Tress Garden The next garden featured on the tour is the Von Tress garden that was featured in the Jacksonville Review in June, 2011. Dappled sunlight filters through the madrones, oaks and an October Glory maple to create a very peaceful feeling for this contemporary woodland garden

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

areas: the lower lawn, the pond lawn with gazebo, the entry lawn graced with 100+ year-old Oregon white oaks, the wisteria garden with a distinct Asian feel, and the secluded swimming pool more area. AAUW Medford will provide cookies and lemonade at this garden and will sell online raffle tickets for a watercolor donated by Dodie HamiltonBrandon, a member of the Medford branch. Proceeds from the tour tickets and raffle tickets are largely used to provide scholarships for local women to attend colleges in the area. The Art Show and Sale New for this year's tour is an art show and sale taking place at Touvelle House. Artists participating in the art show include watercolorist Kim Faucher, whose works can be viewed at the Art Du Jour Gallery (; silk artist Dixie Kinser, whose work can also be viewed at the Art Du Jour Gallery; watercolorist Dodie Hamilton-Brandon, whose work can be viewed at her website, www.dodieart. com.; metal work artist, Cheryl Garcia, whose poppies grace South Stage Road on the drive into Jacksonville--Cheryl's website is; local Stampin' Up Supervisor Gail Etchie will display cards she has created, see her work at the Stampin' Up website, www.stampinup. net; Camille Korsmo will also display handmade cards for sale the day of the tour.

created by the owners, Cheryl and Fred von Tress. As a professional interior designer, Cheryl used her creative flair to plan pathways, seating areas, a streambed, and to select the placement of beautiful perennials, flowering shrubs, and trees. Fred was integral to the making of this garden, handplacing many of the rocks in the streambed and rock borders in the front yard, installing a French drain in the sloped backyard, and adding his own artistic ideas as well as performing the more labor-intensive tasks. The extensive use of natural materials throughout the gardens enables the landscape to “marry” with Cheryl’s and Fred’s contemporary, rustic home. Bev Smith Garden The Bev Smith garden (featured in the May, 2011 "Jacksonville Review") complements the rustic cedar house in a natural woodland setting. The garden is the owner's private park and is a work in progress that will remain unfinished and will never be pristine. The Smiths wanted a space for their dogs and also for the deer that have always lived on the property. Over 220 different hybrids and species of rhododendrons as well as dogwood, azaleas and many evergreen shrubs and trees are collected within this area. Garden art, stone walls and a shaded patio add to the natural landscape and contribute to the charm of the property. If you look carefully you can find a pie cherry tree left from a past orchard as well as some other secret spots. Mira Wingfield Garden You will be charmed from your first glimpse of the white picket fence as you tour Mira Wingfield’s unique garden featuring a myriad of containers. Many of her featured containers are made from hollowed-out logs. If she isn’t planting in logs, she uses them as pedestals to display one-of-a-kind “garden toys,” many of which are handmade and totally charming. You’ll find everything from guardians of the gate to a wizard or a castle fountain, many made by her daughter, an artist in both ceramic and glass. Mira has many trees and shrubs native to our area and has pruned them to create a canopy around her garden. She has more than 60 roses, all in containers. Some of the plants she features, in addition to the roses, are both pink and white dogwood, Chinese lantern plants, hydrangeas, ferns, hostas and many plants that we normally consider house plants that she pots and displays outdoors. A climbing rose canopy covers the side entrance to the back garden and the delightful brick patio where pots of every variety are displayed. You will immediately notice her passion for Garden Tour - Cont'd. on Pg. 26

hen you’re in the kitchen preparing dinner, you don’t make a nice sauce before knowing what dish to put it on, do you? No, you’ve got a plan, a recipe as it were, for a wonderful evening and a successful meal! The same concept applies in a landscape plan – it’s all about the big picture. It doesn’t matter if you’re working in your 20’x 50’ yard, or managing a forest or rangeland of thousands of acres – it’s all about what you want the outcome to look like. We should all have an idea of what we’re trying to create BEFORE we start annihilating weeds and tearing up the soil. Keep in mind Aristotle’s axiom, “Nature abhors a vacuum.” If you start altering your landscape without a plan, or without an idea of something to take the place of the weeds you’re pulling, SOMETHING will move in and occupy that piece of soil. By removing the unwanted plant, you’ve created the vacuum, and now something will come along to fill that vacuum. In many cases, it could be another weed! It may also be just the opportunity that dormant seeds were waiting for, and voila! More weeds! I know, when you see the weeds popping up, you can’t help yourself, can you? Neither can I! And that’s not a bad thing. We’ve got to start someplace. If you already have trees, shrubs, a lawn, a water feature, it’s not too hard to alter small portions to create that masterpiece in your mind. Work on one area first, remove unwanted plants, put in what vegetation you like, then move on. If you’re starting a new landscape however, that’s a different story. You’ve got a blank canvas from which to start painting, right? Well, sort of. Again, you’ve got to have an idea of what you want this picture to look like. Prepare the soil with amendments, install watering


Chamber Chat
by The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
Welcome to the monthly “Chamber Chat”! Instead of grabbing your coffee, sitting down with the “Review,” and hearing about what is new with the Chamber this month, we want to invite you to take your coffee outside and pull a weed! We have a beautiful town with a lot of great nooks, crannies, and planted containers on the sidewalks. It is inviting, inspiring to our neighbors and visitors, and gives a great first impression to our first time and returning visitors. We can do even better. While walking around town in the last month, we have noticed that many buildings, store fronts, and street beds have random weeds or little pieces of garbage showing their heads. With all the wet weather, the weeds are happy and thriving this year...but still easy to pull up! The Britt Festival brings our tourist season to full tilt, so we have more people sharing our town. With that, there is also more trash that doesn't always make it into the garbage barrels placed around town. Although our town has an amazingly clean street and sidewalk appearance, (thanks in part to our City crew) there is still a need for all of us to be actively involved in making sure it stays that way. The Chamber would like to invite everyone to take a stroll out in front of your business. Look for that one weed, or an ugly spot in front of your business, and take action. Check the corner beds, the base of the street signs, and in the cracks of the sidewalk. Pull it, bag it up, and toss it in the closest garbage. For those of you that are brave, grab a baggy and pick up the cigarette butts, as well. For those merchants out there always enhancing your front area with plantings, washing off the sidewalk, and offering a welcoming appearance, thank you! For those of you that have not done anything out front, join us in helping with the upkeep and neatness! Thanks to all of you taking action and helping maintain our town – a town where visitors love to shop and stroll the sidewalks while they enjoy the beauty we offer. The Chamber invites you to join us at our monthly general meetings at the Bella Union. Held the second Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm, we offer a relaxed and informative time to socialize and connect with the business community. See you August 11th! For information on the Jacksonville Chamber, or to join, please contact the visitors center at 185 N Oregon Street or call the office at

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b So. Oregon Artist Resource (SOAR) Art Event Calendar. See ad page 9. b July-August: ANNE BROOKE ART EXHIBIT AT ÉLAN GALLERY. Call 541-899-8000 for gallery hours and reception dates.
b August 4-6, 11:00am-4:00pm: HARVEST DAYS AT HANLEY FARM. 1053 Hanley Road between Jacksonville and Central Point. Food Preservation Day on August 6. See article on page 11. b August 5-7, 3:00-7:00pm: MERRILL CELLARS GRAND OPENING, 220 California Street at McCully House Gardens. See ad on page 19. b Sat. August 6, 13, 20, 27, 9:00am-1:00pm: J'VILLE FARMERS MARKET, Courthouse Grounds. b Sat. August 6, 13, 20, 27, 9:00am-2:00pm: JACKSONVILLE SATURDAY ARTISTS, Courthouse Grounds. Interested artists contact Ron Moore at b Sat. August 6, 5:00-8:00pm: LIVE BAND, WINE & FOOD AT FIASCO WINERY, 8035 Hwy 238. See their ad on page 36 or call 541-846-3022 for more info. b Thurs. August 11, 5:30pm: JACKSONVILLE CHAMBER MONTHLY GENERAL MEETING, second Thursday of each month at Bella Union. See "Chamber Chat" on page 13. b Sat. August 13, 10:00am-11:30am: HISTORY SATURDAY, Jacksonville Historic Cemetery. See article on page 23. b Sun. August 14, 3:00-4:00pm: HAPPY DAYS SHOW, Jacksonville Library. b August 20-28: ARTISTS' WORKSHOP 27TH ANNUAL ART SHOW & SALE, US Hotel Ballroom. See article on page 7. b August 24-27: WORLD OF WINE FESTIVAL, Bigham Knoll Campus. See article on page 23 and ad on page 22. b Fri. August 26, 5:00-7:00pm: ART PRESENCE 4TH FRIDAY ART AMBLE. See article on page 7. b Sat. August 27, Noon, 1:00, 2:00, & 3:00pm: "COUNTER AND CLOSET TOUR" of the Beekman Bank and Beekman House. Get a behind the scenes look at original Jacksonville history circa 1910. Walking tours begin at noon, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, and 3:00 pm from the Beekman Bank at the corner of California and 3rd streets. $10. E-mail or call 541-245-3650 for reservations. b September 2-4: JACKSONVILLE CELEBRATES THE ARTS 2011, Labor Day Weekend, Historic Courthouse Grounds, 206 N Fifth Street. See article and ad on page 7. b September 8, 6:00pm: CELEBRATE & SUPPORT CANTRALL-BUCKLEY PARK. See ad on page 8. b Sat. & Sun. September 10 & 11: JACKSONVILLE CITY-WIDE YARD SALE. See article with new guidelines on page 6 and Boosters ad on page 8. b Sun. September 11, 12:00-5:00pm: AAUW GARDEN TOUR. See article on page 13.

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Garden of the Month
by Kay Faught
My Neighbor's Garden
in the center of the patio, select pots create sitting areas, color punch, and a break in the patio floor area. Hiding here and there are small iron garden pieces, bird houses, and garden art. In this garden, they offer only subtle surprises, letting the container planting stand out. A row of deep red and black glass votives line the fence, providing lighting and art. An arbor into the back yard is covered with jasmine, and the un-obtrusive garden shed at the patio edge creates a wall for more wallmounted flowing containers.

onit and David Gibb converted their home on South Oregon Street from a trashed “fixer upper” to a garden Mecca that showcases patio gardening to perfection. After moving to Jacksonville 21 years ago, Ronit knew little about gardening - so she tapped into friends and neighbors for information. With no real plan, but a strong “vision,” she knew the home and garden could evolve and began by dealing with the fence and trashed back yard. A landscaper put in a sprinkler system and an edge for a surrounding planting bed. Today, the back yard is an oasis of green space, surrounded by woodland plants from peonies to columbine. Old bird houses, randomly mounted, add a touch of wildlife to the landscape and view. The front of their home is a precise and perfect front yard, with a curved walkway of pavers leading to the porch. Flanked by a mass of tall Jerusalem Sage on one side, its blanket of yellow bloom now gone, the remaining soft sage wave offers textural punch, while lavender edges the other side of the walk. more Ronit has allowed the lavender to flow and bend to the sun, and the sage to remain tall online and arching. The effect allows “nature” to magically soften the precision of the front yard. A dynamic cedar-stained side fence with iron work in its gate teases the viewer to the garden beyond! Entering onto their back patio, you are transported into a garden park... and their patio garden “room.” The patio is an extension of the house, sitting beneath a massive black walnut tree that towers and creates a canopy for both an upper bedroom balcony and the backyard patio. Creating a world of its own that only nature can accomplish, it provides Ronit and David an outdoor place to entertain, view the garden, and enjoy a quiet retreat. The “signature” of this garden is what Ronit has done with pots and patio gardening. A small patio retaining wall may provide a break between patio and yard, but it also offers another spot to share her potted floral display. The type of pots and containers vary, but the continuity of the flowers used is her dynamic edge. Each year, Ronit selects a color palette to work with, focusing on the power hit of color she wants, to help offset the large green space. Everywhere you look this year, pots of pink, blues, and whites, and potato vine, abound and cascade from each container. Terra cotta pots filled to the brim line the retaining wall, but also pop out in unexpected locations, providing visual art! Ronit has put thought into each and every placement, but there is not a sense of lined-up perfection. Containers tuck and flow around and above the patio, and


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Wine Talkers
by Janet Eastman
Seeing the future from the Knoll
igham Knoll, a hilltop campus wayward hammers and more that saw its first building chisels are still visible. erected during the gold-boom Vintage school desks, era, represents Jacksonville’s past. But it textbooks and musical online also represents its future. instruments saved from This month, the site plays host to a scrap dealers are held in new bonanza: wine. The 9th Annual the music room for safekeeping. Southern Oregon World of Wine Festival It’s almost exhausting to hear about the begins and ends here. level of work needed to recover the entry, From Aug. 24 to 26, an opening lobby, even the principal’s office. But reception, wine sensory classes and a gala Ashland is smiling. dinner will take place inside renovated The greatest compliment she has school buildings. On Aug. 27, the Grand received was when a longtime resident Tasting finale will gather toured the historic 700 people under a schoolhouse and didn’t big tent on the lawn notice anything different to sample more than from when he was 150 wines made from enrolled. “What did Southern Oregon grapes. you do?” he asked her But those wine-centric quizzically, as if time had experiences represent stood still. just a small part of the She didn’t tell him activities held at this that after moving to the newly restored school Rogue Valley in 1984, she and events center. saw the buildings grow Throughout the year, to look more and more business, educational forlorn. Owls nested in an and trade conferences attic. Water leaks eroded are conducted in the the structures. ballroom-like assembly Previous tenants had room. Every week, good intentions, but not For a photo tour of the Ashland's the money to restore the exercising seniors and beautiful restoration of Bigham merit badge-seeking character of the buildings. Knoll, please visit our website: scouts meet in the many The Ashlands bought the classrooms. Daily, the property in 2007. Frau Kemmling Schoolhaus Brewhaus Two years later, they moved their two serves up German food, brew and music companies’ headquarters here. Cutler where the cafeteria once stood. Investment Group is an investment Bigham Knoll’s owners, Brooke and strategy firm and Ashland Partners and Mel Ashland, see the entire seven-acre Co. audits investment managers. From the property as a community treasure. And Knoll, employees connect to clients and they willingly share it. colleagues all over the world. On this sunny day in June, Brooke Since moving in, the Ashlands have Ashland is walking around the campus hosted May Day, Oktoberfest and other and talking about the restoration of the celebrations and fundraisers, and added 1908 brick-and-concrete schoolhouse, a prep kitchen, without every neighbor’s the first building that didn’t burn down approval. Granted, extra noise and foot on the site. traffic occur when the public is invited to The bell tower is back. The fir floors attend events. re-stained. The wainscot and other wall It seems fitting, however, that in July, treatments repainted to match colors long the Jacksonville High School reunion buried under layers of paint. took place here. After all, students have Not visible are the new safety features been coming to this site since the 1860s, a and upgrades – the intense retrofitting, decade after gold was discovered. the high-tech infrastructure – or signs of Beyond cracking open schoolbooks, this painstakingly removing decayed decorative campus overlooking Jacksonville was the features, labeling each piece, restoring it place that the community gathered for and returning it to the exact spot. graduations, to ring the bell when World “We wanted to keep as much of the War I ended and to plan for the future. materials from the past,” Brooke says, “to Today, there is a preschool on the create a marriage between the old and new.” property. Thirty-four children are Many of the added building materials enrolled; four of them are the Ashlands’ were salvaged after the demolition grandchildren. In addition to preparing the of the Jackson and Roosevelt schools, preschoolers to read, they are also learning which were constructed a few years to speak other languages, Brooke says, to after Bigham Knoll. achieve success in the new global economy. Bricks made a century ago in Having a real school on the property is Jacksonville are pillars in a passageway important to her. It is a way to honor the between the Brewhaus restaurant and past while preparing for the future. bar. Diners now gather around tables Janet Eastman covers food, wine and travel that once were used in woodshop for national publications and websites. Her classes; dents and marks made by work can be seen at


August History Saturday at the Cemetery
Join the Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery on Saturday, August 13 at 10 a.m. when we visit the Jewish Section of our Pioneer Cemetery. This will be our Fifth Program in the series that runs through December 10. Hear the history of the Jewish Community that played an important role in Jacksonville's early days. Learn of their traditions and burial customs followed by a short tour of the Jewish Section. Meet your Docents at the top of Cemetery Road by the flag pole. Wear walking shoes and dress for the weather. Donations are always appreciated and help support educational programs and ongoing cemetery restoration projects. Visit our web site at: for complete details of this Program and other cemetery activities and events.

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Speaking of Wine
by Duane Bowman
New Land Use Law Affects Rogue Valley Wineries and Farmers
to purchase grapes. That meant rather than planting an entire vineyard ahead of starting winery operations they could instead channel the nearly $250,000 it takes to create the now-mandated vineyard into establishing the winery – and bring the vineyard along later. A business model that is now disallowed. But there’s another shoe to drop. There’s an impact on small artisan grape growers who intended to plant and sell grapes to what might have been numerous emerging small wineries – wineries that won’t be able to begin winery operations under the new law. Here in the Rogue Valley, these artisan wine-grape growers average about 2.5 acres in size and sell their grapes to supplement otherwise rather meager incomes. Without the small winery market, these family farming operations won’t be able to obtain an income from farming their family lands. The lands go fallow and our county loses even more productive farmland. So if you believe, as I do, AND as recent economic studies from around the country have shown, that 1) Oregon’s beneficial economic impact from our wine industry, now figured at around $2.7 billion, increases based on the health and quantity of small wineries. 2) That grape prices increase based on the number of small wineries and not the number of large wineries whose purchasing power allows them to dictate lower grape prices. 3) That it’s the diversity and intrigue of the small winery that tourists visiting our wine country want to experience, then the new land use legislation’s unfavorable treatment of small wineries will indeed inhibit the overall growth of Oregon’s wine and winetourism business affecting restaurants, hotels, and merchants of all types. Well sure you say, making an omelet means breaking some eggs, so if the legislature wants to express the will of the people to preserve our best Ag lands for growing things, they have to keep small wineries from springing-up and erecting buildings that push crops off Oregon’s farm lands. I might even support that argument were it not for the fact that the new legislation outright allows churches, private parks and playgrounds (can

Tax Tips You Can Use
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Handling Out of State Income
income sources needs to be checked. Many people bring their information at tax time and find that they have to file a return in the former state because there is still state withholding being taken by the former state. The only way to get a refund is to file. Many taxpayers find that they owe tax in the new state and have a refund (or California IOU) from the former state, because they did not change their withholding to the new state. Sometimes the opposite is true. A taxpayer gets wage income from his California job. We had the CA state withholding changed to zero because his Oregon income tax zeroed out any California tax he would have owed on that income. Another issue that happens frequently is that a taxpayer invests in “state taxfree” bonds. It is important to realize that those bonds are only tax-free in one state. A person who invests in California tax-free bonds and moves to Oregon will pay Oregon income tax on the income from those bonds. When moving, review all state dependent investments. This can also affect college savings accounts. Only Oregon 529 plan contributions give a deduction on the Oregon state income tax return. It is important to get professional tax advice when moving to a new state, so that tax time does not have unhappy surprises. The fine print: This article is for information only. Please see your tax professional for questions about your individual tax situation. The Jacksonville Tax Lady is located in beautiful, historic Jacksonville at 610 N. Fifth Street across from the Pony Espresso. Kathleen and Angela can be reached at 541-899-7926. winery establishment and operations. We small wineries don’t enjoy the same influence in our legislature as some others might, but oddly, we are the dominant drivers of our industry’s economic prosperity – something apparently overlooked in the rush to pass the new legislation that favors the politically influential while it restricts the businesses and opportunities of the little folks. 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

sually I write about wine and how to get the most pleasure from it. This month, with the World of Wine Festival in the limelight, the Review’s publisher asked if I’d do an editorial piece on the impact on wineries from a new land use law passed by our Oregon Legislature late in June. So here it goes. To begin, why did we need a new law? That one is simple. First, the old law regarding wineries was set to expire soon and the wineries needed some idea of what business practices they would be allowed to start or continue. Second, the law was intended to insure that our agricultural lands would be used for farming and not consumed by buildings and nuisancecreating businesses that destroyed the rural nature of the surrounding communities. Third, it was supposed to create some consistency across the state, removing county-bycounty discretion over winery location and allowable business practices. With Oregon’s legislature taking up the question, the Oregon Winegrowers Association took on the task of trying to insure that an industry-friendly law replaced the soon-to-expire one. Many of those working on that task are friends of mine so I know they were sincere in those efforts. Did they succeed? To answer the question, we must consider, “will it further statewide economic gains from the wine industry and will it benefit grape growers?” I see problems, especially in view of how the wine business operates here in Southern Oregon. My great concern is the law’s detrimental impact that falls on the smallest wineries, where the new law is oddly even more restrictive than the one it replaces. Many current local wineries could not have opened their doors had this new law been in effect when they started. In short, the legislature, I hope unintentionally, made it more difficult for a new winery to start up. There are other problems with the new legislation, but space is limited so let me concentrate on explaining just this one aspect of the new law – the adverse impact that comes from the unfortunate restriction on small wineries. Under past legislation, a winery could start by growing their grapes themselves or by engaging in long-term contracts


any people are confused about reporting income from other states. An example is selling your home in California after you have moved to Oregon. Another common issue is where to pay tax on pensions after you move. One of the considerations when moving is tax withholding and investment sources. This article gives guidelines on paying taxes to other states and what considerations are necessary. The first important fact is that a taxpayer must pay tax to the state on income from that state. Idaho wants tax on the rents received on a rental house in Idaho. If a taxpayer is a partner in a company that has storage units in California, California wants its tax on the partnership income. A person who works in Oregon and whose company sends her to Arizona to work (think firefighter) for a period must pay Arizona income tax on the income earned in Arizona. The source state for earned income is the state in which a taxpayer earned the income. The source state for a business or rental is the state where the rental or business is located. There is a special rule for pensions, alimony, interest and dividends. Those moneys received for one of the four “PAID” items is sourced to the home of the recipient. So your pension “source” follows you when you move, regardless of who is paying the pension. A pensioner, who moves from California to Oregon to New Mexico in a single year, may have to file three state tax returns for that year. When a taxpayer moves to a new state, in addition to changing the address at the post office, state withholding on anyone say motorcycle park), non-profit corporate offices, asphalt plants, fireworks manufacturers and numerous other – dare we call them non-farm land uses – right alongside these restricted wineries. Growing nothing and clearly altering the traffic, noise levels and rural feel of the area – a testament to the power the influential can have on our legislature. So, while I applaud the sincere work that some in our industry put into getting even this more restrictive new law passed, I sincerely hope the legislature will amend it in the next session to give small wineries their just recognition and remove detrimental restrictions that inhibit small


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The Green Biz Challenge: A New Kind of Energy Audit
by John Lamy
The moment I realized that the Green and organizations. Biz Challenge was fundamentally Early in the Challenge project we different from other energy audits was not received valuable assistance from Avista, when I interviewed Whit Parker, publisher both in the form of guidance on our audit of the Jacksonville Review. Whit's a good document, and in funding for an ad in the friend, and he's doing a lot to conserve green issue of Southern Oregon magazine, energy, but I already knew that. published in July. That ad tells the story of And, it wasn't when I interviewed the Challenge and lists the 50 participating the other Jacksonville businesses who businesses and organizations. Avista has participated in the Challenge: Terra Firma, offered visionary support throughout Segway, and 5th Street Hair and Nails. To SOSBN's development. We also received my surprise, all these businesses, and the generous sponsorship from the Ashland other 46 businesses Conservation and non-profits Commission, Pacific we interviewed Power, the Energy around the Valley, Trust of Oregon, were already and The Carpenter doing quite a bit to Foundation. conserve energy. Thanks to all of our Things like compact sponsors! fluorescents, More Reviews on programmable the Way thermostats, We are currently smaller cars, etc. in the process of They just weren't designing three David Works, owner of Segway of Jacksonville, more Challenge talking about being interviewed for the Green Biz Challenge. Reviews in the same their conservation initiatives; many said they don't spirit as the Energy Review. By the fall particularly like to "toot their own horn." we plan to have one focused on Recycling And, it wasn't even when we finished and Waste. Then, Water ("Water is the new all 50 interviews and tallied up the energy Oil"). Then, Community, meaning how an and dollar savings: 1.8 million KWH/year, organization relates to its staff, customers, saving these innovative businesses and suppliers, and the community as a whole. organizations $230K/year in total. That's In all of these Challenge Reviews, the a good chunk of money; enough to send theme is triple bottom line sustainability: 33 young folks to SOU for a year; enough restoring the health of the local and to buy 64,000 cafe lattes every year at planetary ecology; building a resilient Pony Espresso! local economy; and involving the No, those numbers, while impressive, creative, productive, and developmental would pop out of any decent energy audit. energies of people. We think that's But somewhere in the course of those 50 a formula for a vibrant, sustainable audits, I felt a shift. Near the end of each economy in Southern Oregon. interview we'd ask the business owner Complete List of Participants how she felt about the audit and about The following businesses and sustainability. At that point, the tone organizations participated in the first Green would change. She would slow down, get Biz Challenge, April through June, 2011: a bit more reflective, and say things like Ashland Art Works this: "Doing this audit makes me think Ashland Family YMCA a little differently about energy," and "I Ashland Springs Hotel knew a lot of this stuff, but I sure would Ayala Properties like a place to chat with other innovative Baxter Fitness business owners about how to do it better," Be Cherished llc a salon and "This really matters, doesn't it!" Brian Rogers Bldg Design Beyond Green Chee Studio This is deeper than kilowatt-hours. This Classic Trolley is presence of mind, being innovatively Community Health Center attuned to what's happening in the local Connecting Point Computers economy and the larger world. This is Davis, Hearn & Bridges, Attorneys wanting to do the right thing by fellow Fifth Street Hair and Nails citizens of our beautiful and unique Flower Thyme Rogue Valley. The Challenge is much, Hammonds Construction much more than a common energy audit. Hanson Howard Gallery These businesses and organizations are Havurah Shir Hadash neighbors and allies in your daily life. Headstart of Ashland They are doing what they can, given their Henselman Realty & Management extremely busy schedules, to conserve Human Bean energy. 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The Proper Role of HARC
I’m sure there is a spectrum of opinion in this town regarding the contribution of the Historic and Architectural Review Commission to historic preservation. Hence, I’ll stick with the facts as they apply to the role of the HARC. It is first important to note a couple of salient ones: the HARC has over the last year approved some $35K from the Historic Preservation Fund, which it administrates, toward matching grants to aid owners of historic core residential and commercial properties to undertake qualified repairs. This represents a sharing of private and public responsibility for our town, so eligible property owners are not shouldering the burden unaided. Second, the HARC is not the Historic and Architectural OPINION Commission. Nor are we an adjunct of either the business nor residential communities. As a quasi-judicial agency, we are charged by the Council, State Law, and tradition with adjudicating the code according to its language, not our own opinions of the social or commercial “value” of an application (The independence of the commission may also make a critical contribution to Jacksonville’s CLG status and continued listing on the National Historic Register). We are not a local booster club, neocon economists, nor defenders of laissez faire enterprise; we happily leave those jobs to others. The HARC can only interpret the code in the absence of specific language governing a particular application, or in the rare event of a confusion of clear English meaning within the code. Otherwise each decision must be made on findings of FACTS, those enemies of opinion and bias so irritating to some unsuccessful applicants and other citizens unhappy with commission process. The core value of our nation is that we are one of laws, not men. The HARC has no authority to decide which applications justify exception from the letter of the code. With respect to the G Street property and the recent “Burn to Learn” application, the HARC did not arbitrarily assert purview. The code charges the commission with responsibility for review of demolitions, requiring simple approval or denial; the proposed burning to the ground of a building included on the historic resource list certainly constitutes demolition, and the city planner so informed the owner. The HARC spent an hour during the hearing trying to figure out whether it had the latitude to grant approval for demolition by interpreting the language of the applicable code. We were unable to objectively do so, and directed staff to quickly come up with a code revision for Council approval that would allow demolition in this case via a revised application. Staff rejected the proposal on the premises that such selective revision for a particular applicant was inappropriate, could not be done quickly, and should in any case await the impending general updating of our land use codes now planned for the very near future. As it turns out, the applicant came back to the HARC with a proposal for an addition and remodel, which was quickly approved. I would not characterize that outcome as less than the highest and best use of property, nor an economic loss to this city. The commission’s deliberations are always to be based upon findings of fact regarding the specifics of the case at hand, conditions of the site in question, and the applicable code language. Again, it is not the job of the HARC, to paraphrase an opinion I have heard expressed, to “…do everything possible to encourage a favorable business climate….”. Rather, its responsibility is to adjudicate applications per the code language, and only use discretion were there is a clear need to do so for lack of precision in the code coincident with clarity as to its spirit and intent. The tendency among some in the community to make HARC the villain of the piece is uncalled for, and challenges the legitimacy of long decided public policy regarding historic preservation and the role of the HARC in carrying out that policy. The town does not benefit from knee-jerk ideology regarding the fate of an individual application as superior to the town’s fabric and to respect for the primary agency charged with adjudication of our preservation codes. The HARC is not a legislative assembly; we leave that function to Council, a political body with leeway to frame public policy, form public/private partnerships, and play favorites. Neither the HARC nor the Planning Commission has such leeway. Speaking for the HARC as its chair, we are satisfied that in objective fealty to Title 18 (and certain areas of overlap with Title 17) we are making an important contribution to the preservation of the historic - and by extension, commercial - viability of the town. In speaking to business leaders, I am reassured of a consensus that the historic integrity of the city floats all boats. It may also be helpful to remember that our little town exists in large measure because of its general citizenry, most of whom are not in business here, and from whose numbers come the various committee members, commissioners, and other volunteers without which this town is unlikely to survive. I would also point out to the overzealous booster, perhaps unnecessarily, that our market supports mainly restaurants, small hotels, and boutiques, catering in large measure to tourists rather than providing residents with essential services, for most of which, with few exceptions, we locals must drive to Medford. Successful businesses in harmony with the character of Jacksonville make an important contribution to the town’s vitality, but are here only because of its unique character, and owe it a debt not settled except by support of its institutions geared to keeping that character intact. By Gary R. Collins, AIA HARC Chairman

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


June 21, 2011 to July 19, 2011
Call Type - Total Calls
Alarm - False - 3 All Other - Other - 1 All Other - Trespass - 1 Animal Problem - 11 Assist - Other Government Agency - 8 Assist - Other Law Enforcement Agencies - 16 Assist - Public - 29 Civil Complainant - 4 County/City Ordinance & Federal Lands - 3 Disturbance/Noise - 12 Domestic Disturbance - 3 DUII - 3 Fugitive - 2 Intimidation/Threats/Harassment - 4 Larceny - All Other Larceny - 2 MVA Non-Injury - 5 Property Found/Lost - 6 Repossession - 1 Restraining Order Violation - 1 Suicide - Attempted/Threat of - 1 Suspicious - 13 Traffic Crime - DWS/Revoked - 2 Traffic Crime - Hit&Run, Misdem - 1 Traffic/Roads - 14 Unauthorized Entry Motor Vehicle - 1 Vandalism - 1

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by Julie D. Danielson, O.D.
The Most Important Tool for Back-to-School is Good Vision
onsider this: One in four children has a visionrelated problem, yet only 14 percent receive a comprehensive eye exam before entering school. If you would like your child to learn to his or her full potential, you may want to add an eye exam to your Back-to-School list. Often a student’s difficulties in the classroom or other activities can be attributed to undetected sight problems. It is important to have your child’s eyesight examined before they enter school, when their visual abilities are developing. In fact, we recommend having their eyes checked when they are six months, three and five years old. Children often do not realize that they have a vision problem, because they think that the way they see is normal. The basic vision skills needed for school are: • Near vision. The ability to see clearly and comfortably at 10-20 inches. • Distance vision. The ability to see clearly and comfortably at 20 feet and beyond. • Binocular coordination. The ability to use both eyes together. • Eye movement skills. The ability to aim the eyes accurately, move them smoothly across a page and shift them quickly and accurately from one object to another. • Focusing skills. The ability to keep both eyes accurately focused at the proper distance to see clearly and to change focus quickly. • Peripheral awareness. The ability to be aware of things located to the side while looking straight ahead. • Eye/hand coordination. The ability to use the eyes and hand together. If any of these or other vision skills is inadequate, your child will have to work harder. This can lead to headaches, fatigue and other eyestrain problems. As a parent, be alert for symptoms that may indicate your child has a vision or visual processing problem. Garden Tour - Cont'd. from Pg. 13 Talavera pottery interspersed throughout the garden. In all the borders you will spot pedestals from logs showing off bright spots of container color. Mira’s intent to use nature's gifts (always in a very individual and unexpected way) is evident everywhere you look. As you tour this very personal expression of “nature in pots,” be sure to look up into canopies where you will find many hidden treasures nestled. You will also spot a hammock in the trees that looks irresistible and a front porch that is all done in blue-and-white pots and charming creatures. Everyone who visits will take away new ideas for container gardening at home. Other Gardens on the Tour The Robert Higgins Garden is a pristine garden but occupies only a small lot. Special features include a pond, rock walls, and a large variety of plants. The Bob Carlton Garden is a low-maintenance, drought-tolerant garden. The garden has a number of water features including a water storage system. Special features include a Maui room. The 2011 Medford AAUW Garden Tour was organized by the women active in the Medford Branch of the American Association for University Women. The mission of AAUW: AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education and research. Within the Medford Branch members (1) participate in public policy activities; (2) raise funds for local scholarships, nationwide AAUW grants, and awards to women for graduate studies (EF); and (3) assist people seeking judicial redress for sex discrimination in higher education (LAF). We are proud of the local scholarships we provide to Jackson County women as well as the contributions we make to the AAUW Educational Foundation and Legal Advocacy Foundation. Medford AAUW is a nonprofit organization. Funds raised as a result of the 2011 Garden Tour will largely be used to fund scholarships benefitting women in Southern Oregon. AAUW Medford Branch invites you to "Tour Six Lovely Gardens in Jacksonville" at their Garden Inspirations Fall 2011 Garden Tour, Sunday, September 11, 12:00-5:00pm. Tickets are $10.00. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets are available on the day of the tour in front of Ray's Food Place in Jacksonville from 11:30am to 2:00pm, or all afternoon at any garden. For more information, please visit


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Be sure to tell your optometrist if your child frequently: • Loses their place while reading; • Avoids close work; • Holds material closer than normal; • Tends to rub their eyes or squint; • Has frequent headaches; • Turns or tilts head to use one eye only; • Makes frequent reversals when reading or writing; • Uses finger to maintain place when reading; • Omits or confuses small words when reading; • Consistently performs below potential. Many schools offer a basic vision screening. We recommend taking that a step further and bringing your child in for a more comprehensive exam where they can be treated immediately if there is a problem. Family optometrists who are accustomed to working with children use kid-friendly tools and techniques when it comes to conducting these exams. Their eye charts have pictures instead of letters, and since most of the tests are based on the doctor’s observations, these visits often seem more like playing games for the child. Parents can heed the following tips to make their child’s visit easier: • Bring them in when they are rested; morning is usually best. • Talk to them ahead of time; assure them that they won’t get shots or be poked or prodded. • Make a game of it; tell them they will be looking at pictures and having fun. • Relax, and your child will most likely be relaxed too! If a child does need a vision correction, fun frame styles are now made especially for children. Thin, lightweight lens materials often include a UV blocker to protect your child’s eyes from the sun’s damaging rays. And motivated youngsters can easily learn how to wear contact lenses, which are even safer and more economical than in years past. Julie Danielson, Optometric Physician, is available by appointment at 899-2020.

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Joyfull Living
by Louise Lavergne
To be Happy or not to be…
hether we are happier in the pursuit than in the act of being... that truly is the question. Why do so many people spend their life chasing after happiness and never quite find it? The Declaration of Independence expresses every citizen’s right to: “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness," implying that happiness is something that must be chased. I believe our birthright is to be happy. We have all been conditioned by the media to look outside ourselves for happiness, as if our happiness was dependent on “things” and events. And the endless chase begins with the conditions we establish for achieving happiness: • When I have that healthy and fit body, then I will be happy. • When I have that perfect relationship or ideal career, then I will be happy. • When I have more money, more time, more…fill in the blank, then I will be happy. It seems that most people will chase the escalating promises of happiness right to their grave. The ancient sages and yogis taught that true happiness is found inside a person, and is not dependent on any outside circumstance. Every day when we wake up we face two choices: to be happy or not to be. Some days it is easy to feel happy, but other days the uncertainty of the economy and worries about family, health or money get the best of us. Being happy requires daily practice and just like a muscle, the more we exercise, the stronger and easier it will get. Yoga and meditation practices are excellent tools to awaken and strengthen the illusive sense of well-being from the inside out. It allows us to become less dependent on external circumstances in order to feel good about ourselves and life in general. Yet external events and the busyness of life pull us away and make it hard for us to take the time to tend to our inner wellbeing. Yoga and Meditation offer us the opportunity to access the quiet space within where we can truly get to the deeper knowing of who we are and learn to embrace ourselves and others unconditionally. It offers us the internal space to feel more connected to our passion and joy for life and the journey. Another tool I always come back to is “gratitude.” Don’t we all want to feel good and excited about our lives? To be able to jump out of bed in the morning, looking forward to the day ahead? Here’s a reminder of an easy daily exercise that can help. Do this upon waking, before you even get out of bed: • While still in bed (lying or sitting up),

Soul Matters
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make gentle fists with your thumbs tucked inside your closed hands. • For a few seconds, squeeze your thumbs and put a big smile on your face (fake it ‘til you make it!). • Then relax your fists and begin to think about the things you are grateful for in your life right now. • For each thought, open one finger, until you have both hands open. It’s okay to repeat the same thing more than once if you can’t come up with 10 things. I’ll give you one to start with: “I am grateful for waking up this morning.” Some days you may need to repeat the same 2 or 3 things over and over, other days you will run out of fingers!

• As you lay or sit with your palms open and a relaxed smile still on your face, take a few more slow deep breaths while enjoying this feeling of gratitude. Let it fill your whole body. • Then, while laying on your back, put your feet and hands up in the air (if you can) and shake them vigorously for as long as you can. (Try to last at least 30 seconds) Laughing is definitely allowed and encouraged! • Now get up and choose to have a happy morning! If you repeat this exercise every time you start to feel grumpy or gloomy, you’ll see how your life starts to shift from the pursuit of happiness to the joy of actually feeling happy. I should warn you that this condition is contagious! Remember to take time to breathe, laugh often and En-Joy. You can review some of the breathing exercises by going to (under “Relax”) and read previous articles at under Joyfull Living. © 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.

y last return to Jacksonville sofa, the resume of accomplishments, closed the loop of a thirty year the jeans that used to fit but are now too meander that took me from small? Who are you without the blame, Jacksonville to Chicago, San Francisco, the excuses, the habits, the fear? What back to Jacksonville, Ashland, Portland, stories are you telling yourself about these San Francisco again until it sirenthings, and are they even true? songed me back in 2002. By then l had Freedom and aliveness come from accumulated a lot of stuff, most of which being wholly truthful and wholly present. did not fit into a modest, circa 1889 house. Freedom and aliveness come when we But it was really nice stuff, so we stuffed unlock the door to the storage unit and the stuff into a storage unit drag everything out for the short-term, until such light for a good Where are you? into the This is called time as we found the right sorting. town and the right house. The therapy. Therapy is ~Here. short-term has now lasted the commitment to get nine years, and the stuff of my What time is it? rid of the stuff that no former life languishes, waiting ~Now. longer serves. It is the for some sort of future. (From the movie, commitment to finding, It is, I find, a real struggle Peaceful Warrior) and ultimately accepting, to place one’s self firmly the truth of who you are and squarely in the here and in this present moment; now, to look with a clear, hard eye at not who you were, not who you wish you what is true in the present tense. It’s not were, or think you ought to be, but who easy to speak the truth to yourself, to let you are. Right here. Right now. go of the old story line, but it’s utterly When you unpack all the stuff you will necessary if you wish to lead any kind of find things you forgot you had. You'll find real and vibrant life. To “get real,” as Dr. things you won’t know why you kept. Phil would say, I need to question my You’ll find things that make you smile decade-long death grip on things hidden with remembering but no longer need. away, things that may or may not serve or And you’ll find things that you can use represent the me that I am today. or share. Haul out the beautiful Mexican We store all sorts of things, tangible armoire and the box of extra dishes, the and intangible. We hold on to worn out old tricycle and the term papers you dreams and old resentments as hard wrote thirty years ago. While you’re at and fast as old LPs and half-used cans of it, drag out the well-worn resentments paint. Much of what we store has value, and painful memories and the almost but its value cannot be redeemed unless forgotten talents and atrophied dreams it is brought into the light: the beautiful and either use them, or let them go. You painting, the unexplored talent, the extra can make three piles: sell; use; give away. bed, or the desire to sail to Hawaii all Doing this will free you from what was, depend on breathing life into what has but is no more, free you from living for been stored away in the dark. “someday.” Someday doesn’t exist. There It’s not really the things themselves that is only this day and nothing, as Goethe we cling to of course: it’s the memories said, is worth more than this day. and feelings and longings those things Over the past couple of decades I’ve engender. And that’s not necessarily succeeded in unpacking most of the bad as long as the stuff, along with the intangible stuff of my past, which I am busy emotions behind it, have a place and sorting and organizing and writing into a function in the here and now. The “things” book. The rest of it, all the stuff crammed need to be present and accounted for. They into a metal box on Highway 238, will (I need to serve in some way. swear) be coming out and finding its place Stored stuff has no value, be it in the as well. It’s gorgeous stuff, but it’s just stuff: unconscious or a box in the closet. It chattels, as my great-grandmother would serves only to take up space and siphon say. It’s who I was, who I wished to be off energy in the form of money, worry, perhaps, but it’s not who I am. fear, disease or wishful thinking. It keeps Who I am lives in a small, sweet house part of you in the past and part of you with a swing my husband made for me in an imaginary future where you tell on an old walnut tree. I can be found here yourself that you’ll use the stuff you most mornings before dawn, sitting on tucked away. And this constricts your my front porch with some tea and a small presence in the Now. pack of dogs, sometimes in the company It serves to ask, what are you hanging of my sweet children, watching the sun on to and why? Who are you without rise over the Beekman Woods, glad that I it? Without the old hurt, the designer am right here, right now. 4. Play forges friendships, strengthens social competence and teaches social skills. Undirected play allows kids to learn how to work in groups, share, negotiate, communicate and develop core social skills they need, not only now, but for the rest of their lives. 5. Play reduces children’s anxiety and diminishes stress. According to a study published in the “Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry,” “Play is critical for our children’s emotional health because it helps kids work through anxiety and reduce stress.” With all the benefits, why is free play diminishing? Dr. Dorothy Singer, a Yale psychological researcher states, “Because of the testing, and the emphasis that you really have to pass these tests, teachers are starting earlier and earlier to drill the kids in their basic fundamentals. Play is viewed as unnecessary, a waste of time.” Also, parents have become increasingly concerned about safety and have been driven to create play environments that


Body Language
by Mary Ann Carlson
Ring around the rosie...
o you remember when you were a child and had free time to play? What did you do? Who were you? Sometimes, I was an explorer. We would pack a lunch and go to a field in back of our house. If we were lucky, it would have rained and a small pond would have formed where we could catch pollywogs and bring them home and watch them sprout legs and turn into frogs. We always had to check in with one of our parents on the hour. Those were the good ol’ days. Since the 1970’s, there’s been a 25% drop in our children’s free play and a 50% drop in unstructured outdoor activities. Since the late 1970’s, kid’s time in organized, adult-supervised sports have doubled and the number of minutes devoted each week to passive leisure


(video, computer games) not including watching TV, has increased from 30 minutes to more than 3 hours. New research shows that letting kids just play has immense value for their social, emotional, cognitive and physical growth. Some of the scientific benefits include: 1. Play boosts creativity and imagination. It gives kids the chance to build, expand, explore and develop a whole different part of the brain. 2. Play stretches our children’s attention spans. Playing outdoors just 30 minutes a day increases a child’s ability to focus and pay attention. 3. Play boosts self-confidence and self-regulation. Kids learn to become masters of their own destiny without an adult directing, pushing, managing or scheduling everything.

are secure and safe from the threats of the outside world. So, what’s the answer and the challenge? I believe it’s balance, which in today’s world is no easy feat. I believe education is extremely important as are organized sports, but let’s try to take a deep breath, let go a little and let our kids catch a few pollywogs along the way. Mary Ann Carlson is owner of The Pilates Studio. You can reach her at 541-890-7703. See her ad with Pilates Class Schedule on page 14.

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Flanked by Chelsea Cason (l) & Shayna Cason Adams (r) Kay Kiracofe says goodbye before moving to Idaho. See for details on Kay. Having fun at the Storytelling Guild’s Annual Children’s Festival on the Britt Hill.

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Over 100 buildings in Jacksonville are on the National Register of Historic Places. Map available at the Visitors Center (next to the Post Office, 185 N. Oregon Street.) 541.899.8118.

Self-Guided Audio Tours

19th Century Jacksonville comes to life in four narrated, selfguided audio tours. Tours include the Downtown Historic Core, Historic Homes, the Historic Pioneer Cemetery & the Jacksonville Woodlands. Rent tours for $5 at the Visitors Center. Download them for free at

Trolley Tours

A great way to see the town and learn some fun history and facts. Tours depart from the Beekman Bank located on the corner of California and Third Street. Five tours a day, on the hour from 11am to 3pm. $5/adults, $3/6-12 years, free under 6 years.

Joan Hess and Shirley Blaul teach at the monthly “History Saturday” program in the cemetery.

Margaret Barnes with her beautiful quilt at this year’s Quilt Show at J’Ville Elementary School.

Segway Tours Wine Tasting

Travel around town riding a segway! Take group tours or rent by the hour. 541.899.5269. If wine is your thing, you’ve come to the right place! Jacksonville is home to numerous tasting rooms. There are 18 more just west in the beautiful Applegate Valley.

Doc Griffin Park & Water Park

Jacksonville has the perfect spot to picnic and play! A fabulous playground with large slide, swing & climb structure and fun water park are the perfect way to enjoy the outdoors. Located behind the McCully House on Fifth Street and Oregon Street.

Britt Festivals

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Annie’s Antics
by Annie Parker
ow – the summer is flying by! So – the “experts say” that dogs take in their world primarily using their sense of smell (then hearing, then sight). I must agree that I have a very good sniffer, and can pretty much uncover the most disgusting thing that may be buried or placed in our yard somewhere. Certain dogs, like Golden Retrievers (of course) can even smell for diseases and can hunt for lost people. Being the atypical Golden that I am, however, I would say that my best sense is my hearing. I can hear things that are imperceptible to my folks. For instance, if I am way in the back yard and someone is walking on our street out front, I can hear them. And if they are walking with a dog or two, I can hear them three blocks away! I, of course, have to make their presence known, so go charging from the back yard, through the dog door, to the front windows, and bark my head off. Naturally, my parents don’t like it when I bark. Why, I have no idea. Maybe it’s because I have such a loud bark. The other day, when they were sitting on our neighbor’s deck (across the street), they could hear me barking. I


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keep telling them I am just doing my doggie-duty! Speaking of senses, I believe I have some of the extrasensory kind. I ALWAYS know when our neighbor, Gates, is coming over. Even though no one can see her coming down her long driveway, I get all excited and start whining at the door and windows. She is very perceptive, and we have a connection. The other day, my mom’s phone and I were in the kitchen. Mom was in another room and couldn’t hear the phone ringing. I “knew” it was Gates, so decided to let Mom know by howling a wolf-like, drawn-out yowl that brought her flying into the kitchen. Yes, it was Gates, and Mom missed the call – how rude! Good thing she has me around to let her know this stuff. Even the C-A-T (Cute Action Toy, in case you’ve forgotten) likes Gates and wanted to help when she hurt her foot. While Gates had her foot up on a chair, Marty jumped up, wrapped his little paws around her ankle and started licking her foot. That was his kitty-way of helping her heal. Hey, don’t knock animal care! I hope you and your furry friends are enjoying our wonderful Small Town with Big Atmosphere with all of your senses!

Sanctuary One at Double Oak Farm
by Robert Casserly
Do you own rural property whose value is going to hell in a hand basket because star thistle and poison oak are ignoring your no trespassing signs? Has the fire department warned you about clearing out the dense vegetation in your yard before a little grass fire becomes a big brush fire and then a full-blown forest fire? Do you waste time and effort mowing hillsides, ditches, or fence lines that could be easily kept nice and tidy by a pair of nimble herbivores? If you answered yes to any of the above, before you go out and buy a gas-powered weed whacker that disturbs the peace and pollutes the air, consider adopting a grass-powered goat that works quietly and on the cheap. It’s believed that goats were one of the earliest species of wild animals to become domesticated, which makes sense, given how useful and friendly they are. At any given time, visitors to Sanctuary One are likely to meet over a dozen goats representing several breeds. All of our goats were transferred to us by animal-welfare and law-enforcement agencies from up and down the West Coast. The more goats we adopt to homes where they will be treated with kindness in payment for working on landscaping projects 365 days a year, the more goats we can intake from overcrowded sanctuaries and law-enforcement agencies that desperately need us to take a few nannies and wethers off of their hands. Our care farm’s current cast of goats includes Freddy and Friday, two super-smart pygmy-goat brothers who put the “capra” in “capricious. Then there’s Orville and Wilbur, two large, sturdy Nubian goats who like to hang around with horses. Winkin’ and Blinkin’ are gentle and petite Boer nannies with natural disease resistance and an affinity for hot, dry environments with lots of southern exposure. You may notice that the goats listed above are pairs. We’ve observed that goats like to use the buddy system. Thus we encourage adopters to keep bonded pairs together so that they don’t become distressed at losing their chosen companion or family member. Goats are highly social and intelligent animals and as such deserve our consideration for their emotional well-being, not just their physical health. Parents and retirees who want a couple of farm animals that are safe for kids and grandkids to become friends with should definitely consider goats. School groups of all ages visit our care farm to learn about the humane treatment of animals, and the goats are always a big hit. Goats tend to like well-behaved children, and vice versa. Caring for goats is cheap and simple compared to raising big farm animals like horses or cows, but still, it’s a fair amount of work and expense. They need a veterinarian to examine them at least once a year; they need vaccinations, deworming, a salt lick, and regular hoof trimming; a warm and dry place to sleep at night, something that’s coyote-and-cougar-proof; access to fresh, clean water; pollution-free vegetation to browse and, in the winter, some good-quality hay; and most important of all, they need a care taker who will give them lots of TLC. Goats thrive on human attention—the more you give them, the happier and tamer they’ll be. All of our goats have been rescued from situations of abuse or neglect, so kindness is especially critical to their health and well being. Sanctuary - Cont'd. on Pg. 31

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Paws for Thought
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On the Road Again…
ummer is officially here and that means more time on the road. If you are like my family, our dogs go with us everywhere and they look forward to the road trips just as much as we do. However, sometimes travel can be stressful to pets and some proper planning on your part can ease the tension felt by them and other family members. Obviously, there are some pets that are better left at home which is where a good boarding facility or a capable pet sitter can be a true asset. For those of you who are planning on traveling with your pets this summer here are a few tips: First and foremost, it is important to make sure your pet will be welcome upon arrival to your travel destination. A quick phone call ahead can save you a lot of trouble and a quick search on-line will provide you with pet friendly destinations, campground regulations, etc. I recommend that you extend the same courtesy to family and friends when planning a visit by making prior arrangements for your pet. A simple phone call shows you are a conscientious pet owner and respectful of other peoples spaces. Secondly, while this is always true, it is especially important that your pet is wearing a collar with current identification tags when away from home. ID tags should include the home number and address as well as a cellular phone number that is guaranteed to be with you while away. In regard to other identification information, if your pet has a microchip you should carry that information (their ID number and contact information for the appropriate company) as well as copies of current health and rabies certificates. Third, in what seems like a very obvious statement, make sure you have plenty of their food and appropriate medications to last the duration of your trip. You also may want to take some toys that they are used to playing with and of course, a leash is always essential. Lastly, if you are traveling to a region where your pet will be exposed to fleas, ticks, or mosquitoes, you should be Sanctuary - Cont'd. from Pg. 30 A couple of things NOT to do when adopting goats are to breed or milk them. If you want some fresh goat milk, save yourself the time and trouble and buy it from Siskiyou Crest Goat Dairy on Sterling Creek Road in Jacksonville. And a word of caution to any wannabe goat breeders – billy goats smell terrible, act randy all the time, and are more aggressive around other animals and people. On the other hand, wethers (neutered male goats) have no smell and mind their manners. No reputable animal-welfare group will adopt out a dog, cat, horse, goat, or any other kind of animal to a home where they’ll be bred, and Sanctuary One is no exception. For more information on how to adopt a pair of the Sanctuary’s weed and brush removal experts, visit us on the Web at or call 541.899.8627.


armed with the appropriate preventatives (call your veterinarian to ask if you are unsure). There are also some general considerations to keep in mind if travel occurs via car. Many of us take our dogs with us on a daily basis for routine errands or to work and obviously more time in a vehicle is expected with long road trips. Though most people say they are aware of this, I still see animals left in cars unattended all through the summer months. Even with the windows “cracked” the temperature inside your vehicle can easily pass 120 degrees in a matter of minutes. Animals have a difficult time dissipating heat and quickly become overheated. The stress of being overheated will increase the anxiety in a pet which will quickly exacerbate the problem. When running local errands or if you are on a long road trip, plan accordingly and make sure that your pet will never be left in the vehicle unattended. Some other important considerations with car travel include ensuring your pet is safely secured in the moving vehicle. During an accident an unsecure pet is at risk of being thrown from the vehicle and certainly animals can fall out of moving vehicles if not appropriately secured. Seat belt systems are available at most pet stores or you can secure your pet in a kennel (avoid cardboard boxes as they will not withstand pressure). Also, when on long trips it is important to stop frequently so your pet can go for a short walk to stretch and urinate. If car travel has a tendency to cause motion sickness for your pet, call your veterinarian as there are many approved medications that may alleviate the problem. There are certainly other considerations to make when traveling and if you have questions or concerns give you veterinarian a call before heading out on the road. Regardless of where your summer travel takes you I hope it is full of fun and adventure! Happy trails everyone… Dr. Rogers can be reached at the Jacksonville Veterinary Hospital at 541-899-1081.

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