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J’ville Tavern’s Open Jam Tuesdays

Jacksonville’s own Open Jam Tuesdays, hosted by bandleader T.J. Elton is celebrating its one-year anniversary. In the spirit of, “If you build it, they will come,” Elton approached J’ville Tavern’s owner, Andy Whitty Gough, to showcase the talent of local musicians. On February 2, 2016, Open Jam Tuesday debuted, and the players filled-up the sign-in […]

By | February 27th, 2017|Event News, Now, Performing Arts|0 Comments

Randall Theatre Company Announces Expansion to Jacksonville

Live theater is returning to Jacksonville. The Randall Theatre Company of Medford is announcing plans to perform some of its 2017 season of shows in a new Jacksonville location. The planned expansion is part of a partnership between the Randall Theatre and Jacksonville’s Calvary Church. The church building located on 5th Street in Jacksonville will […]

By | February 27th, 2017|Event News, Now, Performing Arts|0 Comments

April Workshop & Seminar: Gateway to Germany

April 7 & 8, 2017, the Rogue Valley Genealogical Society is sponsoring a 2-day workshop and seminar, “Gateway to Germany.” Guest speaker, Warren Bittner CGSM, Author, Genealogical Researcher & Historian, has over 30 years of research experience in several fields, including research methodology, German Genealogical Research, Gothic German Script, and German Immigrant Research. Seating is […]

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

Quilts & Genealogy

The fourth Tuesday of every month, the Rogue Valley Genealogical Society presents “Quilts & Genealogy Talks.” When you attend these programs you’ll learn about the history of one or more quilts. Sometimes the research in to the history of a quilt leads to genealogical clues! February 28, six different speakers share their story of a […]

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

SOHS Windows in Time: Author Edison Marshall, Fame and Fortune!

Vicki Bryden, long-time SOHS Volunteer, speaks about Author Edison Marshall, his books and his accomplishments. He came to Medford as a boy with his father, who bought into the orchard boom. Fulfilling his childhood dream, he became a successful writer and had over sixty novels published, including his 1953 novel, “Caravan to Xanadu, a Novel […]

By | February 26th, 2017|History News & Events|0 Comments

Linda Kestner…The Volunteer of Volunteers

At the February 7, 2017, City Council meeting, Mayor Paul Becker honored city resident Linda Kestner as the 2016 Person of the Year. Linda donates her time to numerous city and regional organizations including, Jackson County Master Recyclers, Jacksonville’s Citizen Emergency Response Team, Jacksonville Boosters Club, Friends of Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery, Historic Jacksonville Inc., Jacksonville […]

By | February 24th, 2017|City Hall Happenings, Now|0 Comments

Opportunity to Help Shape the Future of Economic Vitality for Applegate Valley: Public Meeting to Be Held March 2, 2017

Jacksonville, Ore. March 2, 2017 – An Economic Vitality Roadmap meeting will be held on Thursday, March 2, from 5:30-8:00 p.m. at the Applegate Valley Fire Training Center, 1095 Upper Applegate Road. The meeting is open to the public and everyone who is passionate about helping Applegate Valley achieve economic vitality is encouraged to participate.

Through […]

By | February 23rd, 2017|Community, Now|0 Comments

Wanted: Jackson County Master Recyclers

2017 Training Course Now Enrolling

JACKSON COUNTY OR – Become a Master Recycler in 2017! Jackson County Recycling Partnership is now seeking residents of Jackson County to take part in the annual training course and volunteer service program. Participants gain a broad understanding of home waste prevention strategies, the local solid waste infrastructure, hazardous waste avoidance, […]

By | February 21st, 2017|Community, Garden, Now|0 Comments

2017 Britt Orchestra Season Announcement

2017 Britt Orchestra season includes major guest artists, large orchestral works and a newly commissioned piece.

Britt’s Music Director and Conductor Teddy Abrams announces the 2017 Britt Orchestra season. The season begins early, featuring a world premiere commission by Kenji Bunch on opening night, July 28. The season continues with three weeks of concerts on the […]

By | February 12th, 2017|Now|0 Comments

Love Rhymes with Everything – Book launch event, sponsored by South Stage Cellars, will benefit Sanctuary One

(Ashland, OR—February 13, 2017) — Ashland Creek Press is delighted to announce the publication and book launch of Dana Feagin and Kat von Cupcake’s Love Rhymes with Everything: Animal Ruminations Through Poetry & Paintings.

The book launch event will be held at South Stage Cellars in Jacksonville on Sunday, February 26, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. […]

By | February 13th, 2017|Now|0 Comments

Retirement Party for Sgt. Dan Moore on March 4!

After 22 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Jacksonville, Sgt Dan Moore has retired.
Please help us celebrate his dedication and service by attending his open house style retirement party. Snacks will be provided. Beer, Wine, Coffee and Soda will be available.

When: Saturday, March 4, 2017, 6PM – 9PM. At 7PM, there will be […]

By | February 8th, 2017|City Hall Happenings, Now|0 Comments

Must have for spring: Del Rio Vineyard Estate launches 2016 Grenache Rosé

GOLD HILL, OR – 2/6/2017 – Don’t let the snow and cold weather be deceiving, it is time to think Rosé! Del Rio Vineyard Estate released its 2016 Grenache Rosé to the trade on January 30th. Shipped the last week of January, our Grenache Rosé will be among the first to bloom this 2017 rosé […]

By | February 6th, 2017|Now, The Wine Scene|0 Comments

Ledger David Brings Home Six San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Medals

Specializing in single-vineyard estate wines, Ledger David wins Gold Medals for both 2015 Sauvignon Blanc and 2014 Petit Verdot

(Central Point, Ore.) – Despite our current local chilly temperatures, Ledger David Cellars brings the heat with six medaling wines from warm vintages at the prestigious 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Both the 2015 Sauvignon Blanc […]

By | January 14th, 2017|Now, The Wine Scene|0 Comments

Realtor Doug Morse Receives Two Prestigious Awards

Doug Morse, Principal Broker of the Doug Morse Real Estate Group in Medford, was recently presented with two distinguished real estate awards: Top 100 Most Influential Realtors and the ‘STAR’ Award.

The Top 100 Most Influential Realtors award was presented by Real Estate Executive Magazine at the Mastermind Summit in Portland on December 2, 2016. The […]

By | January 10th, 2017|Now|0 Comments

2017 Chinese New Year Celebration – Year of the Rooster

Jacksonville's Chinese New Year Celebration Schedule of Events. Celebrating Family, Health, Culture and Community!

By | January 31st, 2017|Community, Now|4 Comments

The Toad Prince – Free Puppet Show Performance by “Tears of Joy Theatre”

The Craterian Theater at the Collier Center, located at 23 S. Central in Downtown Medford, in cooperation with the Storytelling Guild, will present two FREE puppet show performances on Sunday, February 12 at 1:30pm and 4:00pm. Although admission is free, the donation of a gently-used children’s book is appreciated.

This “Beauty and the Beast” story set […]

By | January 31st, 2017|Community, Now|0 Comments

Clifford Lee


On Monday, December 5, Clifford Lee passed away just a few weeks short of his 83rd birthday. Clifford was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. In the early 1950s he served as a US Navy Hospital Corpsman and traveled the world. After working briefly at a downtown San Francisco bank, he joined […]

By | January 31st, 2017|Obituaries|0 Comments

Farm Events to Bring Hanley & History to Life in 2017 – by Pam Sasseen

Focus on Hanley Farm – February 2017

Lured by gold and free land in the 1850s, David Clinton and Archibald Welton were the first settlers to establish a farm at the Hanley site. In 1857 Michael Hanley purchased the 636 acre ranch from Clinton and Welton, and so began the remarkable journey of the Hanley family. […]

Thai House Re-Opens Featuring Chef Drew

The New Year brings new ownership to Jacksonville’s Thai House Restaurant, located at 215 W. California Street. In December, 2016, former owners, Kai & So relocated to the Bay Area after the birth of their daughter in order to live closer to family and their new Thai restaurant in the Castro District!

Thai House Jacksonville was […]

By | January 26th, 2017|Now|4 Comments

Coffee Shop Has New Owners, New Name and New Coffee

Forty Five Coffee, a new craft coffee shop located at 310 E. California Street, will open in February in the spot where Stim Coffee had been located for several years. The new owners of the coffee shop, Phillip Barbaccia and Annette McGregor are already familiar faces in town…the new shop is a joint venture. Comparable […]

By | January 26th, 2017|Now|2 Comments

Welcoming Visitors Brings its Own Rewards – by Larry Smith

Several weeks ago, I was chatting with Mayor Paul Becker about the cultural treasures we have here in historic Jacksonville. The mayor wondered out loud if those of us who have lived in Jacksonville for some time have perhaps become too accustomed to the scenic and historic values of our town to really appreciate what […]

By | January 26th, 2017|Community, Now|0 Comments

Jacksonville Residents Score Big Win – by David Doi

Community Center Communiqué – February 2017

You made it happen! The Jacksonville Community Center (JCC) recognizes that it takes a village to build a community center and the Board wants to extend its deepest gratitude and appreciation to the countless Jacksonville residents who over the past 15 years have contributed time, energy, money and expertise to […]

By | January 26th, 2017|Community, Now|0 Comments

Travel Southern Oregon Appoints Interim Executive Director

Kerrie Walters to lead organization

MEDFORD, ORE. – Kerrie Walters, a longtime leader in Oregon tourism marketing, has been named interim executive director of Travel Southern Oregon. She assumed her new duties this month.

Walters now guides the regional destination marketing organization while its board of directors searches for a permanent replacement for Executive Director Carolyn […]

By | January 16th, 2017|Now, The Wine Scene|0 Comments

Embody the Change – by Louise Lavergne

Joyfull Living – February 2017

It’s time for you to “Get Real” about being part of the healing solution in your life. We can all complain about what is wrong and though this awareness is an important part of change, we need to take actions that can move us towards healing. What are you contributing to the […]

By | January 10th, 2017|Featured Stories, Joyfull Living|0 Comments

ZEPS Electric Bus Visits the Valley

For health and environmental reasons, electric vehicles – including transit buses – are the wave of the future.

The Rogue Valley will welcome a demonstration of an electric bus next week. Electric buses are rapidly replacing the heavily polluting buses of the past. They drastically reduce the polluting emissions of a gas-powered bus. They are quiet […]

By | January 8th, 2017|Community, Event News, Now|0 Comments

Discover Oregon Wines at a 2017 A-List Award-Winning Restaurant

Program recognizes restaurants that feature a diversity of Oregon wines, varieties and regions

PORTLAND, Jan. 3, 2017 — Larks Home Kitchen Cuisine, with locations in Ashland and Medford, Ore., was named the 2017 Wine Program of the Year today by the Oregon Wine Press and the Oregon Wine Board as part of the 2017 Oregon Wine […]

By | January 3rd, 2017|The Wine Scene|0 Comments

Master Food Preservers: 2017 Volunteer Training Series

We invite you to a ten-class learning adventure in food preservation arts. Students learn how to prepare garden produce for preserving, the ins and outs of food preservation equipment, and a host of other skills! Including, how to water-bath and pressure-can safely and efficiently; preparing fruits; vegetables, herbs, and snacks in a dehydrator; making delicious […]

By | January 2nd, 2017|Community, Garden, Now|0 Comments

Writing The Great War: Southern Oregon Letters and Stories From WW1

Kicking off the 2017 Windows in Time lunchtime history talks, historian Bill Miller will present “Writing the Great War: Southern Oregon Letters and Stories from WW1,” at the Medford Branch Library, 205 South Central Avenue, on Wednesday, January 4, and the Ashland Branch Library, 410 Siskiyou Boulevard, on January 11, from 12 noon to 1 […]

By | December 29th, 2016|Event News, History News & Events, Now|0 Comments

Pioneer History in Story and Song: “Making Music American”

David Gordon, the “Northwest Troubadour” 2017 Season of “Pioneer History in Story & Song”

JACKSONVILLE, OR—On Sunday, January 8, 2017, Northwest Troubadour David Gordon begins a second season of “Pioneer History in Story & Song,” bringing the experiences of our ancestors and the history of the region to life through 19th Century folk songs and […]

By | December 27th, 2016|Now|0 Comments

Eleglance Home Decor Closing Retail Shop This Saturday

Eleglance Home Décor will be closing its retail doors at 6 pm this Saturday, January 16th, 2016.    Everything is on sale in the store and we invite you to come and take advantage of super prices on quality items.

We have been pleased to be a retailer in Jacksonville and are sad but also relieved to […]

By | December 24th, 2016|Now|0 Comments

Post Office Open This Saturday, Christmas Eve – from 8-11am!

The Jacksonville Post Office will be open on Saturday, December 24, 2016 from 0800-1100 to hand out any parcels on our shelves.

We will not have any window operations that day and we will be closed Monday in observance of the holiday.

Best Regards,

Thomas M. Simmons
United States Postal Service
175 N Oregon St| PO Box 1 | Jacksonville, […]

By | December 21st, 2016|Now|0 Comments

2016 Holidays at Hanley Farm

Celebrate the Holidays at Hanley Farm!

Over the centuries, decorating Christmas trees and homes for the holiday season has become a tradition. Early Christmas trees were adorned with paper roses, lit candles, wafers, nuts and sweets.

December 26 & 27, 2016, travel back in time as you tour the Hanley Farmhouse. Costumed docents will guide you through […]

By | December 15th, 2016|Event News, History News & Events, Now|0 Comments

Beekman House 2016 “Boxing Day” Tours Benefit ACCESS

JACKSONVILLE, OR—Historic Jacksonville, Inc. will celebrate the Victorian Christmas Boxing Day tradition on Monday, December 26, when all Victorian Christmas tours of Jacksonville’s historic Beekman House will be $2 per person with a canned good donation for ACCESS. If visitors pay full price ($5 for adults, $3 for seniors or students), all tour entry fees […]

By | December 15th, 2016|Event News, History News & Events, Now|0 Comments

Britt Music & Arts Festival to Receive $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

MEDFORD, OR — Britt Music & Arts Festival is excited to be the recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, which will be used to produce and perform a wheelchair-based dance work through a five-day educational residency.

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $30 million in […]

By | December 15th, 2016|News From Britt Hill, Now, Performing Arts|0 Comments

Foodies Teaming-up to Offer More Local Flavor

Chef Kristen Lyon, who’s well-established business, Meals to Go, and Patti Kirsch, the new owner of The Cheesemongers Wife, are pairing-up to bring more delicious culinary options to Jacksonville. Starting this month and running through spring, Lyon will be preparing entrees to be served weekly at The Cheesemongers Wife during a new event dubbed, “Hot […]

By | November 30th, 2016|Now|0 Comments

Wine & Cider… a Perfect Pear – by Sarah Lemon

Pears are prominent players in Eden Valley Orchards’ past. Yet the future of each year’s crop faced uncertainty.

“Pears just really don’t sell,” says Ashley Campanella, winemaker for the Medford estate’s EdenVale label.

Raising the profile of pears—and preserving the fruit—entailed treating them much like the property’s 14 varieties of wine grapes. Pressing the pears’ juice, fermenting […]

By | November 30th, 2016|Now, The Wine Scene|0 Comments

The Arts Are Thriving and On Display at Art Presence Art Center – by Anne Brooke Hawkins

The Arts are fundamental to our humanity; they ennoble and inspire us, fostering creativity, goodness and beauty. The arts help us express our values and build bridges between cultures, bringing us together regardless of ethnicity, religion, or age.

University of Pennsylvania researchers have proven that a high concentration of the arts in a city leads to […]

By | November 30th, 2016|Art News & Events, Now|0 Comments

Southern Oregon Historical Society Cutbacks

Due to the disappointing defeat of the Heritage District Measure 15-164, the Board of the Southern Oregon Historical Society, a 70 year-old Oregon institution, is forced to reorganize its operations. In a letter to Society members, SOHS President Doug McGeary stated that, “While our partners of the Southern Oregon Heritage Association have promised to struggle […]

By | November 28th, 2016|History News & Events|0 Comments

Art’Clectic Event for Victorian Christmas Fun!

Jacksonville artist, Walt Wirfs is the featured artist at the Art’Clectic December Pop-Up event during Victorian Christmas in Jacksonville. The art show will be held at the IOOF Hall on South Oregon Street next to GoodBean Coffee. The pop-up show will be open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from December 2 through December 18 from […]

By | November 18th, 2016|Art News & Events, Event News, Now|0 Comments

CASA Giving Tree Program in Jacksonville

Dee Evers, a Jacksonville resident, has taken on the mission of increasing CASA Giving Trees in Jacksonville and West Medford. “Children are the future of our nation, and are the heartbeat as well. What could be a better way to help in one’s community than with the innocent children who are victims of neglect and […]

By | November 18th, 2016|Community, Now|0 Comments

25th Annual Soroptimist Holiday Home Tour

On Sunday, December 4 from 11:00am to 4:00pm, 2016 the Soroptimist International Club of Medford is holding its annual Home Tour, featuring four wonderful homes, each dressed up for the Holidays. The homes were selected for their architectural style and festive Holiday decorations.

The homes range in style from contemporary, with beautiful decorations, to a Tribal/Asian […]

By | November 18th, 2016|Event News, Now|0 Comments

Jacksonville Garden Club Holiday Greens Sale

For two days each year, the Jacksonville Garden Club’s Holiday Greens Sale brings a burst of energy to the alcove next to the Post Office in downtown Jacksonville. An array of beautiful table arrangements with candles, interesting baskets decorated with bows and cones, and distinctive door swags are displayed on tables for customers to select […]

By | November 18th, 2016|Event News, Now|0 Comments

Open House & Ribbon-Cutting Celebration for Artist & Gardener

Please join us in welcoming in the holiday season…and Artist & Gardener!

An Open House for this new business is planned with hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. The Chamber of Commerce will make it official with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The Open House is Friday, December 2 from 4:00-7:00pm with a celebratory ribbon-cutting at 6:00pm at 130 S. […]

By | November 18th, 2016|Event News, Now|0 Comments

“Klamath” – the DVD, at next SOCAN meeting

Aaron Moffatt, a young Southern Oregonian film maker, has started his career with a visual triumph. Four years in the making, his film offers a stunning and gripping visual depiction of the amazing Kamath-Siskiyou forest. This feature length video will be the focus of the next Southern Oregon Climate Action Now General Meeting scheduled for […]

By | November 17th, 2016|Event News|0 Comments



ASHLAND, OR – Southern Oregon Repertory Singers, under the direction of Dr. Paul French, will celebrate the music of the holidays with a performance of “All Is Bright” on Saturday, December 17th at 7:30 pm and Sunday, December 18th at […]

By | November 17th, 2016|Event News, Now, Performing Arts|0 Comments

Jacksonville’s 2016 Victorian Christmas Celebration!

2016 Calendar of Events

Jacksonville, Oregon celebrates the holidays and our past with 2016 Victorian Christmas.  The celebration begins with a Merchant Open House & Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, November 26 and Victorian Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec 3 at 10am – and continues weekends, December 3 through December 18.  Some activities continue the weekend after […]

By | November 17th, 2016|Event News, Now|0 Comments

Election 2016: Becker Wins, Pot Shops Banned, Charter Fails

More than 1700 Jacksonville voters, representing a whopping 77% turnout, cast their ballots for candidates and measures. As of 11/9/16 at 2:00 pm, the unofficial election results are:

  • Mayor Paul Becker wins re-election. Becker received 1028 votes (53%), challenger Jocie Wall received 874 votes (45%) with 12 write-in votes.
  • In the uncontested City Council race, […]
By | November 9th, 2016|City Hall Happenings, Now|0 Comments

JoAnne Mitchell Elias

Born February 24, 1926 JoAnne Mitchell Elias passed away peacefully on October 5, 2016 at her home in Kensington, California at the age of 90. She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Joel Elias; her devoted children Nathan, Paul, Annie, and Edy; her ten adoring grandchildren—Jesse, Joel, Eli, Lydia, Maia, Mitch, Davey, […]

By | November 9th, 2016|Obituaries|0 Comments

2016 Holiday Wreath Making at Hanley Farm

Make your Holiday wreath Saturday November 26, 2016 at Hanley Farm, 1053 Hanley Road between Central Point and Medford, 11am to 3pm. Free admission! There will be wreath making kits available at $15 per kit for non-members or $10 for SOHS members. Kits include the grapevine base, choice of greens and berries, wire and clippers […]

By | November 4th, 2016|Event News, Now|0 Comments

Jacksonville City Recorder Kimberlyn Collins Installed as 2016-2018 OAMR Treasurer

October 28, 2016–The Oregon Association of Municipal Recorders (OAMR) recently installed Jacksonville City Recorder Kimberlyn Collins, as 2016-2018 OAMR Treasurer. Ms. Collins received the oath of office at the association’s annual conference banquet held at the Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites in Ashland, Oregon, on September 23, 2016.

Ms. Collins became a member of OAMR in […]

By | November 3rd, 2016|City Hall Happenings, Now|0 Comments