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Britt Announces 2018 Orchestra Season

2018 Britt Orchestra Season highlights Bernstein, brings bassist Edgar Meyer and other artists

Britt Music & Arts Festival and Britt Orchestra Music Director Teddy Abrams announce the 2018 Britt Orchestra Season, which will run from July 25 through August 11, 2018. For the second year in a row, Britt has lowered ticket prices for the Orchestra, […]

By | January 12th, 2018|Now, Performing Arts|0 Comments

SOCAN: Climate and Human Health

Our warming planet poses many threats not only to our life support system but also to us. We hear much about the impact of the warming planet on oceans, Polar Ice, range shifts, extinction of species, reducing snowpack, and severe weather – to name just a few areas. But we, ourselves, are not immune – […]

By | January 12th, 2018|Community|0 Comments

SOCAN asks – Do residents of Southern Oregon worry about climate change?

Do residents of Southern Oregon worry about climate change, and if so, what are their chief concerns?

An exhibit and documentary at the Jacksonville Public Library running January 9 – 31, 2018 attempts to answer those questions. In the display, more than 60 people, ranging in age from middle-schoolers to seniors voice their responses to our […]

By | January 3rd, 2018|Community, Now|0 Comments

A Passport to the Past: Windows in Time Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

The 2018 Windows in Time lecture series begins its 10th year of making local history come alive! During this time these popular monthly talks, co-sponsored by the Jackson County Library Services and Southern Oregon Historical Society, have provided a pathway into a world that otherwise might well have been forgotten. “There’s no better way to […]

By | December 27th, 2017|History News & Events, Now|0 Comments

David Gordon’s “Pioneer Christmas” Performances Canceled

We all love David Gordon!  Unfortunately, the Jacksonville Review had already gone to press when the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce learned that David had to cancel his “Pioneer Christmas” performances due to personal reasons.  David’s “Pioneer Christmas” performances on December 26, 27, and 28 that are listed in the Chamber’s Victorian Christmas schedule on page […]

By | December 16th, 2017|Now|Comments Off on David Gordon’s “Pioneer Christmas” Performances Canceled

Global Recycling Crisis Creates Local Changes

Rogue Disposal & Recycling offers new opportunities for local recycling

MEDFORD, OR — In response to the recycling crisis brought on by China’s crackdown on imported recyclable materials from the US, Rogue Disposal & Recycling is offering local residents an opportunity to recycle a limited list of materials at public drop-off points. “We have found that […]

By | December 16th, 2017|Community, Now|Comments Off on Global Recycling Crisis Creates Local Changes

Tis the Season for a Safety Check – by Devin Hull, Jacksonville Fire Chief

This fall and winter, before lighting your fireplace or wood stove, have it inspected and/or cleaned. Inspections should also include the chimney and flues, due to a possible buildup of dangerous creosote. Please also remember that wood logs and wood of any kind should never be burned in a gas-log fireplace.

Brick chimneys also require inspections […]

By | December 1st, 2017|City Hall Happenings, Community, Now|Comments Off on Tis the Season for a Safety Check – by Devin Hull, Jacksonville Fire Chief

Color Historic Jacksonville

In her Preface to Color Historic Jacksonville, local artist Anne Brooke says, “Living in Jacksonville for 24 years gives me a special vision of the many facets of this historic community. Driving into town, a traffic sign reduces your speed from 45 mph to 25. You see the town in the distance as you put […]

By | November 30th, 2017|Art News & Events, Now|Comments Off on Color Historic Jacksonville

Bank on a Merry Beekman Christmas

When Historic Jacksonville, Inc. opens the historic Beekman Bank Museum for “Behind the Counter” tours during Jacksonville’s Victorian Christmas celebration over the first three weekends in December, they will also be sharing an early Christmas present with the public. The Southern Oregon Historical Society is returning many of the original books that lined the bank’s […]

By | December 4th, 2017|History News & Events, Now|Comments Off on Bank on a Merry Beekman Christmas

CASA Giving Tree Program in Jacksonville

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) provide a powerful voice for abused and neglected children. In 2016, 178 CASA volunteers served as the voice for 628 children in situations of abuse and neglect in Jackson County. In an overburdened system, these children risk slipping through the cracks and suffering from further abuse. CASA volunteers […]

By | December 4th, 2017|Community, Now|Comments Off on CASA Giving Tree Program in Jacksonville

Angels Adorn the Walls at GoodBean

Visitors and locals are invited to stop in to GoodBean Coffee and admire the selection of artwork hanging for their 5th-annual “Angel Art Show.”

Inspired by co-owner Mary Kell’s love of angels, the show features heart-warming, angel-themed art in a variety of media. With its historic charm, the interior brick and wood walls of Good Bean […]

By | December 1st, 2017|Art News & Events, Now|Comments Off on Angels Adorn the Walls at GoodBean

Local Wine Named By Prestigious Journal As One Of World’s 100 Best

On 11/22/17, Quady North’s “Steelhead Run” Viognier was named to the Wine Enthusiast’s List of Top 100 Wines of 2017, at #62. This year the staff at the Enthusiast made their selections from over 23,000 wines from 17 countries, narrowing the list down to the best of the best wines tasted. Only 7 wines from […]

By | December 1st, 2017|Now, The Wine Scene|Comments Off on Local Wine Named By Prestigious Journal As One Of World’s 100 Best

Thanks Trolley & Town Ambassador Brian Roberts!

By Tim Balfour, Executive Director, Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce

During Victorian Christmas, the Jolly Holly Trolley will be providing entertainment for families while they make memories in Jacksonville. In the driver’s seat will be Brian Roberts.

Many of you have enjoyed a narrated trolley tour with Brian over the past three years. Brian joined our team as […]

By | November 30th, 2017|Now|Comments Off on Thanks Trolley & Town Ambassador Brian Roberts!

Jacksonville’s 2017 Victorian Christmas Schedule

2017 Regular Weekend Activities,  December 2&3, 9&10, 16&17, and 23:

  • 11:00am-4:00pm – Father Christmas, Carolers, Town Crier, Cider, Jolly Holly Trolley Stop & Shop Excursions
  • 11:00am-3:00pm – Beekman House Holiday Tours, Beekman Bank Tours (not on December 23rd), St. Joseph’s Rectory Open House
  • 11:00am-5:00pm – Small Treasures Exhibit, Art Presence Art Center

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Saturday, […]

By | November 18th, 2017|Event News, Now|Comments Off on Jacksonville’s 2017 Victorian Christmas Schedule

Jacksonville Garden Club’s Holiday Greens Sale is December 1 & 2

The Jacksonville Garden Club’s 2017 Holiday Greens Sale brings festive cheer to the season by offering a wide array of holiday decorations for homes and businesses. The selections, all hand-crafted by Garden Club members, include table arrangements with candles, baskets of all sizes with cones, holly and bows, and wreaths that are showstoppers. The arrangements […]

By | November 30th, 2017|Garden|Comments Off on Jacksonville Garden Club’s Holiday Greens Sale is December 1 & 2

Celebrate a Victorian Christmas at Jacksonville’s Historic Beekman House

Experience a Victorian Christmas this 2017 holiday season at the historic Beekman House, located at 470 E. California Street in Jacksonville, Oregon. This 1873 residence, home to Jacksonville’s wealthiest pioneer family, is decorated for a 19th Century Christmas celebration, and you’re invited to visit. Between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on December 2, 3, 9, […]

By | November 6th, 2017|Event News, History News & Events, Now|Comments Off on Celebrate a Victorian Christmas at Jacksonville’s Historic Beekman House

Jacksonville’s Lucky Valley Press Announces Book by Antonius Laenen

The Journey: An escape from Nazi-occupied Europe during WWII by Antonius Laenen was released on November 7, 2017

Think about traveling to the Middle East or Africa for a vacation and then having a war break out around you. Why did you go there in the first place? Now, how will you get back to the […]

By | November 28th, 2017|Now|1 Comment

Brodie Dental Sponsoring Angel Tree Gift Program

Every year, dozens of caring businesses in Jackson County participate in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Toy Drive program to brighten the lives of families here in the Rogue Valley. This year, more Rogue Valley businesses will participate in the program, collecting toys for 3000 Jackson County kids age 12 and under!

Thanks to your generosity, […]

By | October 31st, 2017|Community, Now|Comments Off on Brodie Dental Sponsoring Angel Tree Gift Program

‘Voices of the Applegate’ Presents Holiday Concerts

Where can you find autumn, Christmas, jazz and patriotism combined? At the winter concert of Voices of the Applegate, of course! Hope Harrison, our energetic and exciting director, has put together an amazing collection of both the stirring and the soothing. From “I’ll be Seeing You” to “Autumn,” to the fanciful “Dance of the Sugar […]

By | October 31st, 2017|Event News, Now|Comments Off on ‘Voices of the Applegate’ Presents Holiday Concerts

Holiday Wreath Making at Hanley Farm

Add a wonderful tradition to your Holiday activities by making your own wreath: Saturday November 25 at Hanley Farm (1053 Hanley Road between Central Point and Medford), from 11am to 3pm, free admission. Wreath materials are $15 for non-members or $10 for SOHS members. Santa will be there with a fun activity for the children, […]

By | October 31st, 2017|Event News, History News & Events|Comments Off on Holiday Wreath Making at Hanley Farm

Soroptimist 2017 Holiday Home Tour

Soroptimist International of Medford – Holiday Home Tour is December 3, 2017

Just a reminder for everyone’s Holiday Calendar! SI Medford is presenting their 26th Annual Holiday Home Tour on Sunday, December 3rd, from 11am to 4pm.

Four beautifully decorated homes are on the Tour and Essentials Home Décor will be open during the tour.

Tickets are a […]

By | November 1st, 2017|Event News, Now|Comments Off on Soroptimist 2017 Holiday Home Tour

Norman G. Misek

April 8, 1939 – October 2, 2017

Norman G. Misek, 78, of Jacksonville, passed away Sunday, October 2, 2017 after losing his battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born April 8, 1939 to George and Donnis Misek in Friend, Nebraska. He moved to Oregon when he was 16, and graduated from Crater High School in 1957.

Norman […]

By | November 14th, 2017|Obituaries|Comments Off on Norman G. Misek

Maya Rose

On September 3, 1992, Alison Magallon gave birth to an extraordinary baby girl, Maya Rose. Born in a fierce hurricane, she was always full of passion, extreme emotion and vibrant energy. She was a daughter, guardian, and a graceful leader for her siblings and animals.

She grew up in Jacksonville, attended Jacksonville Elementary, Mcloughlin Middle and […]

By | November 14th, 2017|Obituaries|2 Comments

Hot Artists at the 2017 Clayfolk Show & Sale – by Robert Johnson

You may think it was hot in the Rogue Valley this summer, but some of your neighbors were working in temperatures well over two thousand degrees. We’re speaking of clay artists from Jacksonville and environs, who were firing work for the 42nd annual Clayfolk Show and Sale, scheduled for the weekend before Thanksgiving. You may […]

By | October 31st, 2017|Art News & Events|Comments Off on Hot Artists at the 2017 Clayfolk Show & Sale – by Robert Johnson

Voices of the Valley: How Climate Change is Affecting Our Lives

Dan Bish struggles with what trees or native plants to stock and recommend in his Talent nursery business as summers get hotter. For farmworkers Maricela Ruelas and Juan Escareño, smoke has become a seasonal ordeal as they toil in the fields.

They are among a dozen Rogue Valley citizens who voice their concerns about climate change […]

By | November 10th, 2017|Community, Event News, Now|Comments Off on Voices of the Valley: How Climate Change is Affecting Our Lives

Holmes Park House for Hospice Campaign Surpasses $3 Million

What started out as a dream became reality this week as the Holmes Park House for Hospice Campaign raised more than $3 million of its $4 million fundraising goal. The Holmes Park House will be the first residential care facility in Southern Oregon to specialize in caring for hospice patients and their loved ones, providing […]

By | November 9th, 2017|Community, Now|1 Comment

Dr. Bryan and Denise White Acquire the Historic Troon Vineyard in Oregon

November 1, 2017, Grants Pass, OR: The historic Troon Vineyard in Oregon’s Applegate Valley has been acquired by Dr. Bryan and Denise White of Arlington, Texas. The Whites have also purchased the vineyard adjacent to Troon, which is now known as White Family Vineyard. The Whites will be combining the two properties as they convert […]

By | November 1st, 2017|Now, The Wine Scene|Comments Off on Dr. Bryan and Denise White Acquire the Historic Troon Vineyard in Oregon

Joel Jesse Elias

May 1, 1925 – July 21, 2017

Joel Jesse Elias passed away peacefully on July 21, 2017 at his home in Kensington, California surrounded by his loving family. He was 92.

Joel is preceded in death by his parents and by his beloved wife of 63 years, JoAnne Mitchell Elias. He is survived […]

By | October 30th, 2017|Obituaries|Comments Off on Joel Jesse Elias

Jacksonville Woodlands Association Membership

Over the past 25-years, the Jacksonville Woodlands Association (JWA) has enjoyed strong community identity in its role to advocate and support the Jacksonville Woodlands. At present, the JWA is focused on development and maintenance of Woodlands trails, Beekman Arboretum, vegetative management activities, and informational maps, brochures, trail signs and kiosk. These efforts are in partnership […]

By | October 27th, 2017|Trail Talk|Comments Off on Jacksonville Woodlands Association Membership

Doug Morse Selected as Marketing Agent for Stage Pass Development

The Rogue Valley boasts some of the most breathtaking scenery in the Pacific Northwest. With the region’s rolling mountains, sophisticated vineyards, vast forest and world-famous rivers, few places can rival its scenic beauty. It’s no surprise that with all its amazing attributes, the Rogue Valley has quickly become a sought-after location for those looking for […]

By | October 27th, 2017|Now|Comments Off on Doug Morse Selected as Marketing Agent for Stage Pass Development

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in Jacksonville

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine are now available in Jacksonville. Suzanne Sky, L.Ac., MTOM is expanding her Ashland-based practice to offer her services several days a week at Jacksonville Chinese Medicine, located at 235 W. Main Street. Voted one of Ashland’s “Best Acupuncturists” since 2004, Suzanne has been a practitioner of Chinese medicine since 1989.

Suzanne integrates […]

By | October 27th, 2017|Now|Comments Off on Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in Jacksonville

Fire Department Service Delivery – by Fire Chief Devin Hull

When, where, and how much are the common questions asked by administrators, city or county council, and citizens when it comes to determining the resources for Fire Departments. Determining the proper level of resources to deploy for a fire department involves asking the same questions as well as balancing the safety concerns of citizens and […]

By | October 27th, 2017|City Hall Happenings, Featured Stories|Comments Off on Fire Department Service Delivery – by Fire Chief Devin Hull

New Ideas, Old Favorites at 26th Annual Providence Festival of Trees

After more than 25 years in the Rogue Valley, the 2017 Providence Festival of Trees is reinventing itself to bring holiday joy to a new generation of children and families.

“The Festival of Trees is a beloved holiday tradition in the Rogue Valley,” said Katie Hutchinson, Executive Director of Providence Community Health Foundation. “We are proud […]

By | October 27th, 2017|Event News|Comments Off on New Ideas, Old Favorites at 26th Annual Providence Festival of Trees

Jacksonville Garden Club’s Holiday Greens Pre-Sale – Order Early for Best Selection!

Although the holidays may seem far off, it’s not too early to think about holiday decorations for your home or business. The Jacksonville Garden Club is now taking pre-paid orders for beautiful holiday wreaths, table arrangements, and baskets in a variety of sizes. In late November, Jacksonville Garden Club members will be busy applying their […]

By | October 27th, 2017|Event News, Garden, Now|Comments Off on Jacksonville Garden Club’s Holiday Greens Pre-Sale – Order Early for Best Selection!

Caprice Vineyards is Now Rellik Winery at Pegallace Vineyards & Alpaca Farm

Some have probably noticed there has been a lot of changes happening at the property. There are several phases that will be happening over the next few years. First, we will be re-opening the new expanded tasting room in early 2018 as Rellik Winery at Pegallace Vineyards & Alpaca Farm. There will be a new […]

By | October 27th, 2017|The Wine Scene|Comments Off on Caprice Vineyards is Now Rellik Winery at Pegallace Vineyards & Alpaca Farm

“Awesome Oregon” Art Show at South Stage Cellars

The community is invited to enjoy another amazing display of paintings created by two of Jacksonville’s most-renowned and loved artists—Steve and Sue Bennett.

The show, taking place at the South Stage Cellars tasting room at 125 S. 3rd Street, also offers an opportunity to take in some of Southern Oregon’s finest wines and music! Running from […]

By | October 26th, 2017|Art News & Events, Now|Comments Off on “Awesome Oregon” Art Show at South Stage Cellars

Jacksonville Lions Club Installs “First Lady Lion”

Breaking a long-time tradition since 1948, the Jacksonville Lions Club installed Jacksonville resident Jo Smith as their newest club member. According to club President Bill Hanlan, “It’s about time!”

Jo has long been a “Lion at Heart” volunteering at the Southern Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Center for 6 years as chairperson of the annual “Bling […]

By | October 26th, 2017|Community, Now|1 Comment

Carolers Wanted

One of Jacksonville’s time-honored traditions is the upcoming Victorian Christmas celebration, running from the parade on December 2nd to December 23rd.

During the festivities, locals and visitors in the historic downtown core are treated to the voices of Christmas and holiday carols, presented by an all-volunteer group of local singers.

This year, caroling group leader Jake Hershey […]

By | October 26th, 2017|Event News, History News & Events, Now|Comments Off on Carolers Wanted

Frederick Allen von Tress

January 29, 1941 – October 22, 2017

On the last Saturday of October in 2000, Frederick Allen von Tress relocated to Jacksonville with his wife, Cheryl. They arrived on a misty day and began a 17-year journey into the most pleasurable years of their married life. Fred passed away on October 22, 2017, following a 16-year […]

By | October 26th, 2017|Obituaries|1 Comment

4th Annual Scarves-for-Seniors Donation Event at WillowCreek

Travel expert, Anne McAlpin suggested the original idea for a “pay-it-forward” scarf donation program. The program has been a huge success with more than 550 new and gently-used scarves being donated to the Scarves-for-Seniors program the past 3 years.

Jo Parker, owner of WillowCreek, says, “Our customers are amazing—because of their generosity, WillowCreek was able to […]

By | September 27th, 2017|Community, Now|Comments Off on 4th Annual Scarves-for-Seniors Donation Event at WillowCreek

Belles & Beaus Third Annual Victorian Ball

On Saturday, November 4, 2017, the Belles & Beaus Old West/Victorian Society will hold their Third Annual Ball in the US Hotel Ballroom in downtown Jacksonville. This year, the theme is “Dance Through the Decades.” Although attendees are requested to wear period dress from the 1850’s, formal or semi-formal attire is perfectly acceptable!

An hors d’oeuvres […]

By | October 6th, 2017|Event News, History News & Events, Now|Comments Off on Belles & Beaus Third Annual Victorian Ball

Ashland Culinary Festival Returns in November

The 11th-Annual Ashland Culinary Festival is November 2nd-5th, 2017. A four-day destination culinary event that showcases Ashland’s award-winning culinary scene along with amazing chefs, wineries, breweries, spirits and food artisans from the region.

The weekend kicks-off with a Top Chef dinner where each course is prepared by a talented, past Top Chef of the Festival. Friday, […]

By | October 3rd, 2017|Event News, Now, The Wine Scene|Comments Off on Ashland Culinary Festival Returns in November

Disaster Preparedness – by Gayle Lewis

This summer’s fires that required evacuations so close to home are a stark reminder of our vulnerability here in Southern Oregon. With fires still smoldering into fall and anticipation of winter weather, this is time to check our plans for evacuation and sheltering in place. Even those of us who are tuned into Disaster Planning […]

By | September 28th, 2017|City Hall Happenings, Community, Now|1 Comment

Explore the Wild Side of Oregon: Del Rio Vineyard Estate Re-Brands Rock Point Wines

GOLD HILL, OR – 10/6/2017 – Early fall is the perfect time for exploring in the Pacific Northwest and that is exactly what Del Rio Vineyard Estate invites you to do with the release of the newly refreshed Rock Point brand.

Created in 2008, Rock Point consists of four wines: 2016 Pinot Noir, 2016 Pinot Gris, […]

By | October 6th, 2017|Now, The Wine Scene|Comments Off on Explore the Wild Side of Oregon: Del Rio Vineyard Estate Re-Brands Rock Point Wines

Victorian Mourning Customs at Jacksonville’s Historic Beekman House Museum

JACKSONVILLE, OR – The Victorians created elaborate rituals around the passing of a loved one. Death was considered part of life’s texture, giving it essential meaning. Join Historic Jacksonville at the 1873 Beekman House Museum between 11am and 3 pm on Saturday or Sunday, October 21 and 22, 2017, to explore how Jacksonville’s most prominent […]

By | September 29th, 2017|History News & Events|Comments Off on Victorian Mourning Customs at Jacksonville’s Historic Beekman House Museum

15th Annual Gingerbread Jubilee Invites Design/Baking Contest Entries

Architects of all ages are invited to create imaginative wonders and fantastical objects using gingerbread and other edible materials for this year’s GingerBread Jubilee, a benefit for the Craterian Theater at the Collier Center for the Performing Arts in Medford. The contest is open to interested bakers of all ages and skill levels — individuals […]

By | October 6th, 2017|Event News, Now|Comments Off on 15th Annual Gingerbread Jubilee Invites Design/Baking Contest Entries

More Stop Signs Ahead for Jacksonville

By Tony Boom
for the Mail Tribune
October 5, 2017

Turning the busy and sometimes confusing east entrance into downtown Jacksonville into a four-way stop might be given a trial run, an Oregon Department of Transportation official suggests in a memo to other agency staff.

The trial period would help determine the impacts and benefits of stop signs at […]

By | October 6th, 2017|City Hall Happenings|Comments Off on More Stop Signs Ahead for Jacksonville

Drink Oregon’s Favorite Rosé and Support Breast Cancer Awareness

GOLD HILL, OR – 9/29/2017 – Drink Pink for breast cancer awareness and prevention! For the whole month of October, Del Rio Vineyards will be selling six bottle bundles of the ever popular Rose Jolee for $60.00. In honor of breast cancer awareness, $5.00 of each bundle sold will be donated to Asante for Mammography […]

By | September 29th, 2017|The Wine Scene|Comments Off on Drink Oregon’s Favorite Rosé and Support Breast Cancer Awareness

Help Jacksonville Elementary PTO Reach Goal!

The students of Jacksonville Elementary School ran hard on September 29th for the Jog-a-thon! We would love your support! The Jog-a-thon is the main fundraiser for the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). The Jacksonville PTO raises and administers funds in order to provide additional educational benefits to all students. The PTO sponsors and promotes events such as the Harvest Carnival, […]

By | October 4th, 2017|Community, Now|Comments Off on Help Jacksonville Elementary PTO Reach Goal!

Shooting Star to Host Annual Apple Festival

Shooting Star Nursery focuses on the health of the microclimate that is the Rogue Valley. The well-educated team knows which plants to recommend to the visitors and customers who come to the nursery. Apple Trees are one of those choices.

“Apple trees contribute to your yard and our community more than by simply producing apples,” states […]

By | September 28th, 2017|Event News, Garden|Comments Off on Shooting Star to Host Annual Apple Festival