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Welcome: “Amphibious Fire Engine”!

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 […]

By | August 18th, 2017|History News & Events, Now|0 Comments

Historic P.J. Ryan House Has New Owner

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 […]

By | August 15th, 2017|Now, The Wine Scene|0 Comments

Spread Joy: Del Rio Vineyards Flower it Forward Zinnia Farm

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 […]

By | August 9th, 2017|Now, The Wine Scene|0 Comments

Symphony For Nature: The Britt Orchestra at Crater Lake Documentary to Premiere on SOPTV

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 […]

By | August 8th, 2017|Now, Performing Arts|0 Comments

It’s Everything Oregon at the 2017 Oregon Wine Experience®

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 […]

By | June 4th, 2017|Now, The Wine Scene|Comments Off on It’s Everything Oregon at the 2017 Oregon Wine Experience®

Amazing Artists Workshop 2017 Show and Sale

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 […]

By | July 26th, 2017|Art News & Events, Event News, Now|0 Comments

It’s Time for the Rotary’s Annual Salmon Bake!

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 […]

By | July 26th, 2017|Event News, Now|0 Comments

Rogue Valley Symphony Announces 50th Anniversary Season

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 […]

By | July 28th, 2017|Performing Arts|0 Comments

Familiar Face Takes Lead at Symphony

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 […]

By | July 28th, 2017|Performing Arts|0 Comments

Haunted Trolley Event Volunteers Wanted!

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 […]

By | July 28th, 2017|Now|0 Comments

EdenVale Winemaker Making Splash with Pear Cider

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 […]

By | July 28th, 2017|The Wine Scene|0 Comments

Linda Kay Bush

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 […]

By | July 28th, 2017|Obituaries|0 Comments

Special MATIA & ALL-STAR BAND Show at EdenVale Winery

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 […]

By | July 20th, 2017|The Wine Scene|Comments Off on Special MATIA & ALL-STAR BAND Show at EdenVale Winery

Help Preserve the Cedars – by David Doi

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 […]

By | July 28th, 2017|Community, Now|0 Comments

Jacksonville Garden Club Receives Awards for Participation in Peter Britt Gardens Restoration

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 […]

By | July 26th, 2017|Garden, Now|0 Comments

Hanley Farm Music Festival

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 […]

By | June 26th, 2017|Event News, History News & Events|Comments Off on Hanley Farm Music Festival

GoodBean Launches New Smartphone Ordering App

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 […]

By | June 28th, 2017|Now|Comments Off on GoodBean Launches New Smartphone Ordering App

US Hotel Balcony Project is Complete!

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 […]

By | June 28th, 2017|History News & Events, Now|3 Comments

Beekman Bank Tours

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 […]

By | July 6th, 2017|Event News, History News & Events, Now|Comments Off on Beekman Bank Tours

Celebrate the Heritage of Lavender in Southern Oregon!

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 […]

By | June 28th, 2017|Event News, Now|Comments Off on Celebrate the Heritage of Lavender in Southern Oregon!

William Henry Show at Carefree Buffalo

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, […]

By | June 28th, 2017|Now|Comments Off on William Henry Show at Carefree Buffalo

Jacksonville Haunted History—New Tour Route!

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 […]

By | June 26th, 2017|Event News, History News & Events, Now|Comments Off on Jacksonville Haunted History—New Tour Route!

Living History Days at Hanley Farm

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 […]

By | June 26th, 2017|History News & Events, Now|Comments Off on Living History Days at Hanley Farm

Rogue Valley Corvettes 12th Annual Fall Classic Car Show

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 […]

By | July 1st, 2017|Event News|Comments Off on Rogue Valley Corvettes 12th Annual Fall Classic Car Show

An Eye to Crater Lake – by Kate Williams

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 […]

By | July 1st, 2017|Featured Stories, Trail Talk|Comments Off on An Eye to Crater Lake – by Kate Williams

Mayor’s 2017 4th of July Picnic is Planned

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 […]

By | June 4th, 2017|Community, Event News|Comments Off on Mayor’s 2017 4th of July Picnic is Planned

Summer 2017 Events at the Jacksonville Library

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 […]

By | June 13th, 2017|Event News, Now|Comments Off on Summer 2017 Events at the Jacksonville Library

“Rebel Heart Books” to Open Soon!

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 […]

By | May 30th, 2017|Now|Comments Off on “Rebel Heart Books” to Open Soon!

SOCAN Tours the SOU Farm

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 […]

By | June 12th, 2017|Community|Comments Off on SOCAN Tours the SOU Farm

Kids’ Summer Arts & Crafts Classes Announced

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 […]

By | May 2nd, 2017|Art News & Events, Event News, Now|Comments Off on Kids’ Summer Arts & Crafts Classes Announced

Victorian Days’ Hobbies & Crafts at Jacksonville’s Historic Beekman House Museum

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 […]

By | June 5th, 2017|Event News, History News & Events, Now|Comments Off on Victorian Days’ Hobbies & Crafts at Jacksonville’s Historic Beekman House Museum

Mckee Bridge Grand Centennial Celebration!

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 […]

By | June 2nd, 2017|Now|Comments Off on Mckee Bridge Grand Centennial Celebration!

McKee Bridge Grand Centennial Celebration

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 […]

By | May 5th, 2017|History News & Events|Comments Off on McKee Bridge Grand Centennial Celebration

Children’s Festival Fun!

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 […]

By | May 30th, 2017|Community, Event News, Now|Comments Off on Children’s Festival Fun!

Jackson County’s Windermere Launches Food Drive

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 […]

By | May 21st, 2017|Community, Now|Comments Off on Jackson County’s Windermere Launches Food Drive

Two Jacksonville Gardens Featured on 2017 AAUW Garden Tour

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” […]

By | May 2nd, 2017|Event News, Garden, Now|Comments Off on Two Jacksonville Gardens Featured on 2017 AAUW Garden Tour

Irvine & Roberts Vineyards Announces Winemaker Appointment

May 14th‐ ASHLAND, ORIrvine & 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 […]

By | May 21st, 2017|The Wine Scene|Comments Off on Irvine & Roberts Vineyards Announces Winemaker Appointment

Community Center Dream Comes True

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 […]

By | May 21st, 2017|Now|Comments Off on Community Center Dream Comes True

Time Travel to 1932 via Jacksonville Living History!

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 […]

By | May 21st, 2017|History News & Events, Now|Comments Off on Time Travel to 1932 via Jacksonville Living History!

2017 Children’s Heritage Fair at Hanley Farm!

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 […]

By | May 5th, 2017|Event News, History News & Events, Now|Comments Off on 2017 Children’s Heritage Fair at Hanley Farm!

CLAG Card Game Classes Coming

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 […]

By | May 2nd, 2017|Now|Comments Off on CLAG Card Game Classes Coming

Victorian Days at Jacksonville’s Historic Beekman House!

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.

Cornelius […]

By | May 5th, 2017|History News & Events, Now|Comments Off on Victorian Days at Jacksonville’s Historic Beekman House!

Introduction to Genealogy: Classes for Beginners!

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 […]

By | May 4th, 2017|History News & Events|Comments Off on Introduction to Genealogy: Classes for Beginners!

North Valley Soroptimist 2017 Garden Tour is May 20

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.

Soroptimists […]

By | May 2nd, 2017|Event News, Garden, Now|Comments Off on North Valley Soroptimist 2017 Garden Tour is May 20

Jacksonville’s Delaney Murray Finds “Calling” with Poetry Competition

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 […]

By | May 2nd, 2017|Now|Comments Off on Jacksonville’s Delaney Murray Finds “Calling” with Poetry Competition

Garden Club 2017 Spring Sale is Mother’s Day Weekend

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 […]

By | May 2nd, 2017|Event News, Garden, Now|Comments Off on Garden Club 2017 Spring Sale is Mother’s Day Weekend

ART’clectic Garden Party Event in May 2017 – Featured Artist: Sheri Croy

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 […]

By | May 2nd, 2017|Art News & Events, Event News, Now|Comments Off on ART’clectic Garden Party Event in May 2017 – Featured Artist: Sheri Croy

Jacksonville Haunted History Tours Return!

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 […]

By | May 1st, 2017|History News & Events, Now|Comments Off on Jacksonville Haunted History Tours Return!

Thrift Store Makes Big Donation

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 […]

By | April 25th, 2017|Community, Now|Comments Off on Thrift Store Makes Big Donation

Twist and shout about Del Rio Vineyards’ new Jolee Brand!

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 […]

By | April 13th, 2017|Now, The Wine Scene|Comments Off on Twist and shout about Del Rio Vineyards’ new Jolee Brand!