August 17, 2017 – The Southern Oregon Historical Society is pleased to announce the donation of Ashland’s “Amphibious Fire Engine.” The engine acquired its unusual nickname during the 1948 Ashland flood. While preparing to pump out the basement of Weitzel’s department store on the Ashland Plaza, the bridge at the entrance to Lithia Park gave […]
The Historic P.J. Ryan Dwelling House at 125 South 3rd Street in Jacksonville has been purchased by Veritas Corporation, an Oregon Company. The principal of the firm is Mark DeBoer. The property which has been the home of South Stage Cellars for the past 10 years will continue to operate as a wine tasting room […]
GOLD HILL, OR – 8/9/2017 – Del Rio Vineyards Estate is excited to share that our Zinnia garden is now open. Our team has been working hard this summer to prepare for today. The Zinnias are ready for picking and their main purpose: sharing. The Zinnias were planted with the intent to spread joy.
Please come […]
Documentary capturing orchestral performance at Oregon’s spectacular Crater Lake premieres on SOPTV, 9PM, August 22, 2017
Medford — August 8, 2017. SOPTV announced today the new documentary “Symphony for Nature: The Britt Orchestra at Crater Lake” will premiere at 9PM, August 22, 2017.
The new half-hour documentary artfully portrays the world premiere of “Natural History,” the powerful […]
The Oregon Wine Experience® is back for its fourth annual gathering to celebrate everything Oregon, especially Oregon wine. The weeklong festival returns to the familiar settings of the historic Bigham Knoll campus in beautiful Jacksonville, Oregon, with its signature events taking place from August 21-27. Produced by the Asante Foundation, this essential destination experience within […]
Artists Workshop of Southern Oregon celebrates its 33rd-Annual Exhibit in Jacksonville this August. The group began with a few artists who wanted to paint in outdoor locations in the safety and camaraderie of a group. The artists names have changed but the goals are the same. The finest work by the Rogue Valley’s best-known artists […]
The Jacksonville Applegate Rotary Club will hold its 8th-Annual Salmon Bake at beautiful Hanley Farm on September 10, 2017. This event has turned into a beloved Jacksonville tradition! As in past years, the Salmon Bake fundraiser supports Rotary’s clean water projects around the world. Our projects have dramatically improved public health and reduced infant mortality […]
The Rogue Valley Symphony (RVS) is elated to announce its 50th anniversary season. The 2017-2018 season will combine world-renowned soloists, such as pianist Peter Serkin, great masterworks by famous composers and five new symphonic works commissioned and/or co-commissioned by the RVS for the anniversary season.
The Rogue Valley Symphony’s 50th Anniversary Season will open on September […]
In late June, Joelle Graves began serving as the Rogue Valley Symphony Orchestra’s Interim Executive Director. Joelle has lived in the Rogue Valley for 32 years and has over 20 years of experience in non-profit management. She’s a familiar face to many in town, having owned Sterling Creek Antiques and having worked at Blue Door […]
Who doesn’t like a good scare? The Chamber’s 2017 Haunted Trolley Tour is a great time to pull out the stops and create some spooky fun with our historic town as the backdrop. And we are looking for some similar-minded people.
This is the 4th year for the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce’s Haunted Trolley Tours and […]
Eden Valley Orchards, located on Voorhies Road just off of South Stage Road near Highway 99, is home to the Rogue Valley’s original commercial orchard. The historic property is best known as the home of the stately Voorhies Mansion as well as EdenVale Winery and Tasting Room.
Today, the winery is highly regarded for producing exceptional […]
June 7, 1942-May 26, 2017
Linda Kay Bush, age 74, of Jacksonville, passed away in Salem, Oregon on May 26, 2017 from the progression of Alzheimer’s. Linda was born in Grants Pass to Kay (Knox) and Martin Hillman, on June 7, 1942. She graduated from Grants Pass High School class of 1960. She was a fifth-generation […]
A rare musical event is coming to southern Oregon. Singer/songwriter, MATIA, who will be performing at the Country Crossing Music Festival on July 29th (10 am Boxcar Stage) at The Expo has announced that she has added a special one night only show on Sunday, July 30th, 2017 at 6:30 pm. The recently scheduled concert […]
Community Center Construction Update – August 2017
The last month has brought both good news and bad news for the construction of the Jacksonville Community Center. Following the groundbreaking last month, an observer walking or driving by the Jacksonville Community Center—Cedars on 4th—probably did not expect the construction activity to begin at the top of the […]
Susan Casaleggio, Judie Lyon, and Jo Ann Miller (left to right) proudly display two Jacksonville Garden Club awards recently received from the Oregon State Federation of Garden Clubs (OSFGC). The Claire Belsher Historic Preservation Award, created in 1977, celebrates heritage and patriotism by honoring restoration of parks of local importance which include plantings of the […]
August 5, 2017, Hanley Farm celebrates Southern Oregon Historical Society’s 71st anniversary in style.
Join us for the first-ever Hanley Farm Music Festival. Proceeds from this event will go to the preservation of the largest historical collection in Oregon – and that includes Hanley Farm! Tickets are $20, unless you are an SOHS member or a […]
Like any successful entrepreneurs, GoodBean’s Michael and Mary Kell know a thing or two about investing in the future, especially when it comes to providing exceptional customer service. As Michael admits, “We live in a drive-thru, convenience culture where many consumers are willing to sacrifice quality for convenience.” This notion got Michael to thinking about […]
UPDATE JULY 9, 2017: Locals and visitors agree that the new US Hotel Balcony is incredible! Just completed this weekend, the 3-month-long, $223,000 restoration project was done by Justin Caprari Restoration and includes an entirely new steel-reinforced structure, floor, railings and gutters.
US Hotel Balcony Project Almost Complete!
Just in time to celebrate July 4th, the reconstruction […]
Step behind the counter of the oldest bank in the Pacific Northwest this summer when Historic Jacksonville opens the 1863 Beekman Bank for public tours from 11:00am to 4:00pm, Thursday through Monday, through Labor Day. Over $40 million in gold crossed the bank’s counters during Jacksonville’s heyday in the second half of the 19th Century—worth […]
Southern Oregon Lavender Festival Continues July 7-9, 2017
With our sunny, dry summers and need to find beautiful landscape materials that don’t provide a smorgasbord for the abundant deer population, lavender has become a Southern Oregon landscape favorite bordering many streets and yards. But lavender is not native to Oregon. Where did it come from and […]
Carefree Buffalo, located in Historic Downtown Jacksonville, specializes in the finest American-made, hand-crafted products. We are extremely proud to announce our 8th-Annual William Henry Premiere Dealer Show on July 22 and 23, 2017, from 10:00am to 6:00pm, featuring the most extensive William Henry collection anywhere in the world.
William Henry creates heirloom-quality pocket knives, money clips, […]
JACKSONVILLE, OR – Jacksonville Haunted History walking tours continue on Friday, July 7, 2017, with a new tour route that takes in Jacksonville’s historic courthouse and jail. At 7, 7:15, 7:30, and 7:45 pm, costumed docents will lead 1-hour walks that include stories of brothels, epidemics, and hangings. These tales of woe, sorrow, and regret […]
July 8 and 9 the Cascade Civil War Society has teamed with the Southern Oregon Historical Society to present “Living History Days” at Hanley Farm. As you visit a civil war encampment, you’ll get a feel of the life of a soldier. What did a soldier eat? How did they treat their wounded?
Costumed interpreters help […]
September 9th at Bigham Knoll Campus
What do you get when you combine some of the nicest show cars and trucks from Oregon and Northern California with historic Jacksonville and Bigham Knoll Campus? Answer: The 12th Annual Fall Classic Car Show hosted by Rogue Valley Corvettes! The Fall Classic brings families, fun, music, food and drinks […]
Are you thinking of taking a trip up to Crater Lake National Park this summer? Are you wanting to escape the heat of the Rogue Valley to bask in some cool mountain air? As you probably already know, Crater Lake National Park is an 80-mile drive from Jacksonville—about an hour-and-a-half to two-hour drive, depending on […]
The entire community is invited to join Mayor Paul Becker in a July 4th celebration on the Courthouse lawn. The festivities will take place from noon-3:00pm. As in year’s past, plenty of seating and tables will be provided and the city will be serving complimentary hot dogs, water, chips, etc. Families are encourage to bring […]
Jacksonville, Oregon (June 13, 2017) – Jackson County Library Services presents an exciting lineup of events this summer at the Jacksonville Library, 340 West “C” Street.
Award-winning storyteller, Christopher Leebrick will dazzle audiences with his extensive repertoire of world folk tales, legends, whoppers, and original stories in “Share a Story, Build a World” on Wednesday, June […]
In the first week of July, a new bookstore called, “Rebel Heart Books,” will open at 157 W. California Street in the historic 1859 Martin & Zigler Blacksmith Shop building. The Review caught up with co-owners Eileen M.K. Bobek and Natalya Miller to learn more about this exciting new venture. Bobek, a 15-year resident of […]
Our forests and fisheries are at the mercy of the climate we create as we rush headlong towards a global warming that will cross the tipping point. Though farmers are familiar with variability in weather, agriculture is among the most climate-sensitive of human activities especially in terms of temperatures and water availability. Sensible living in […]
A wide variety of arts & crafts classes will be available for students 5 and older at The Woodcarving Place in downtown Jacksonville. In addition to watercolor and acrylic painting, charcoal and stamping, special-interest classes will be offered. For older students, a Fashion class will enable them to draw their designs and present them in […]
JACKSONVILLE, OR – Join Historic Jacksonville, Inc., local craft guilds, and hobbyists for a Victorian Day of Hobbies & Crafts from 12 noon to 4 pm on Saturday, June 17, at the 1873 Beekman House Museum located at 470 E. California Street in Jacksonville.
“The Industrial Revolution meant increased leisure time for most upper and middle […]
On Saturday, June 10, 2017, from 11:00am-3:00pm, the McKee Bridge Historical Society will host a Grand Centennial Celebration on the bridge and in the park with a variety of activities and events. After two years of not having the traditional McKee Bridge Day due to restoration work and an aging committee, we are pleased to […]
On Saturday, June 10, 2017, from 11am-3pm, 2017, the McKee Bridge Historical Society will host a GRAND CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION on the bridge and in the park with a variety of activities and events. After two years of not having the traditional McKee Bridge Day due to restoration work and an aging committee, we are pleased […]
The Storytelling Guild Presents Their 51st Annual Children’s Festival at The Britt Grounds in Jacksonville from July 8-10, 2017. Sponsored by the Storytelling Guild of Jackson County, this innovative 3-day event will bring out the creativity of both the young and young at heart as it has for generations.
This “just for kids” event has served […]
Dedicates Annual Community Service Project to ACCESS Food Bank
MEDFORD, Ore. — May 19, 2017 — Windermere Van Vleet and Associates is getting a head start on Windermere Real Estate’s annual Community Service Day, held on June 9 this year. The local group is teaming up with ACCESS Food Bank to feed Jackson […]
Mark your calendar for the 9th-Annual Medford AAUW Garden Tour on Saturday, June 10, 2017, from 10:00am to 4:00pm. This year’s tour features two Jacksonville gardens, along with four other diverse landscapes, chosen to provide you with lots of ideas and inspiration for your own garden spaces. The 2017 tour theme is “West Side Story” […]
May 14th‐ ASHLAND, OR –Irvine & Roberts Vineyards is pleased to announce the appointment of Vince Vidrine as Winemaker of the Rogue Valley winery.
Founders Doug & Dionne Irvine and Duane & Kelly Roberts are thrilled to have Vidrine joining the Irvine & Roberts team. “Vince has a great deal of experience working for prestigious wineries […]
IMPORTANT UPDATE: On Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at 9:45 a.m. the Jacksonville Community Center will break ground on its new community center. The public is invited to celebrate this historic event. A short program will begin at 10:00 a.m. and light refreshments will be served.
On April 25, 2017, the Jacksonville Seniors, Inc. fulfilled a long-time […]
Time travel to 1932 on Saturday, May 27, 2017, when Historic Jacksonville, Inc. invites you to interact with Beekman family members, relatives and friends! Cornelius Beekman was the most prominent and wealthy of Jacksonville’s pioneeers. His children are now closing up their 1873 Jacksonville home, going through family belongings, commenting on current affairs, and sharing memories […]
For nearly 40 years the Children’s Heritage Fair has given children of all ages the opportunity to live like their ancestors. In 2011 the Southern Oregon Historical Society revived the fair at a new location – the historic Hanley Farm. Every year since, the farm has continued this great tradition. Don’t miss this year’s Hanley […]
Those interested in learning to play the card game, “Deal with It!” are invited to attend classes at the Naversen Room at the Jacksonville Library in May. “Deal with It!” is a trick-taking card game with a trump suit,” says Dee Evers of Jacksonville who is helping organize the effort. Also called, “CLAG,” the game […]
On Saturday, May 20, 2017, Historic Jacksonville, Inc. kicks off a season of Victorian Days events at Jacksonville’s Historic Beekman House Museum with “Victorian Art & Décor: From Comfort to Excess.” By the late 1800s, the sparsely furnished parlor of pre-Civil War America had been supplanted by public rooms crowded with furniture and display items.
Where do you begin? What’s the first step to take to learn about your ancestors? What’s a family tree? Get the answers to these, and a myriad of other questions, when you attend the Rogue Valley Genealogical Society FREE classes, “Introduction to Genealogy.”
In the first class, May 13, guest speaker Denise Salthouse covers the basics […]
Tour lovely private gardens in the Medford and Phoenix areas at the North Valley Soroptimist 15th-Annual Garden Tour on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 9:00am-2:00pm.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased from April 15-May 19 at Blue Door Garden Store and Penny & Lulu Studio Florist—on the day of the tour, at Roxy Ann Winery.
Jacksonville’s Delaney Murray, a 15-year-old South Medford High School freshman, recently competed in the state “Poetry Out Loud” Competition in Salem. Statewide, three regional competitions were held, including two in Portland and one in Salem, comprised of students from 31 schools. Prior to advancing to the state-level competition, Delaney was one of three local students […]
This year, the Jacksonville Garden Club’s annual Spring Sale is on Saturday, May 13, 2017, from 10:00am-3:00pm in the alcove next to the Post Office on Oregon Street.
Get ready for Mother’s Day, or treat a family member or friend to a delightful surprise with beautiful bouquets and arrangements created from fresh-cut local flowers, made […]
Sheri Croy will be the featured artist for ART’clectic’s “Garden Party Event” in May 2017. Her unique glass and paper fusion pieces will be displayed at the Art Presence Art Center, located on the grounds of New City Hall at 206 E. 5th Street. Fifteen other Southern Oregon artists will be joining Sheri. The event […]
Beginning Friday, May 5, 2017, ghosts and spirits from Jacksonville’s pioneer past will again be the subjects of Historic Jacksonville’s Haunted History walking tours. On the first Friday of each Month from May through September, costumed docents will share notable tales of woe, sorrow, and regret at 7, 7:15, 7:30, and 7:45 p.m. These approximately […]
On Tuesday, April 25, the Jacksonville Thrift and Collectibles Store in downtown Jacksonville presented a check for $153,200 to Rick Patsche, the President of the Jacksonville Community Center (JCC). The gift fulfills a longstanding pledge by the Jacksonville Seniors, Inc. group to help underwrite the construction of the new community center in Jacksonville. The Thrift […]
GOLD HILL, OR – 4/13/2017 –Perennial favorites, Rose and Rouge Jolee, are stepping out in style as Del Rio Vineyards’ newly created Jolee brand. Leading the popular Rosé and Red Blend categories the wines sport an elegant new look complete with sleek stelvin screw cap closures and upscale screen printed labels.
Created in 2004, Rose Jolee […]