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Ray’s Joins Jacksonville Community Center to Help Build the Dream – by David Doi

Community Center Communiqué – September 2016

The Jacksonville Community Center train is leaving the station: The City Planning Commission and HARC have given their unanimous approval to the project; building permits are just a few weeks from being granted; visibility for the community center is increasing; and a major campaign to raise donations from individuals and […]

By | August 25th, 2016|Community, Now|0 Comments

Victorian Christmas Volunteers Needed

“Yes, we know it is about 100 degrees, but we are getting in the Christmas Spirit now,” says Sandra Flowers, who’s helping organize Jacksonville’s 2016 Victorian Christmas. “I’m just like Santa and keeping a list and taking names!” she adds.

To make the Victorian Christmas event a success, organizers, musicians, parade entrants and regular “busy bees” […]

By | August 25th, 2016|Community, Now|0 Comments

Jacksonville is the Perfect Canvas to Paint the Town

Well-known and celebrated artist Gabriel Mark Lipper will be holding the first in a series of Plein Air workshops, using Jacksonville’s historic core as his students’ inspiration and canvas. “I love painting outdoors, and I love Jacksonville. We are going to have a great weekend,” says Lipper, a 41-year-old artist with deep roots in the […]

By | August 25th, 2016|Art News & Events, Now|0 Comments

Life Comes Full Circle at the Farmers Market

A change is coming to the Jacksonville Farmer’s Market as former market founder and owner Ken Snoke retakes the reigns of the market he founded in 2010. This August, Chad & Lea Worcester, who purchased the farmers market from Ken in 2013, sold the market back to him. Ken will assume full management of the […]

By | August 25th, 2016|Community, Now|1 Comment

It’s Rotary Salmon Bake Time!

The Jacksonville Applegate Rotary Club will hold its 7th-Annual Salmon Bake at beautiful Hanley Farm on September 18, 2016. 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 | August 25th, 2016|Event News, Now|0 Comments

2016 Oregon Wine Competition Winners Announced

JACKSONVILLE, OREGON–The Oregon Wine Competition awards were announced Wednesday, August 24 at 6 p.m. at the Oregon Wine Experience in Jacksonville, Oregon, with Best of Show awards going to Cuckoo’s Nest Cellars, Pebblestone Cellars, and Plaisance Ranch.

All of the award-winning wines will be available at the Grand Tasting on Sunday, August 28, 2016 from 2 […]

By | August 25th, 2016|Now, The Wine Scene|0 Comments

Miller House Has New Owner

After serving as Jacksonville City Offices for 26 years, the Miller House is now privately owned. The house closed escrow on July 28 for $410,000, according to Jackson County Public Records. The Review caught up with the new owner and learned that after sprucing it up, painting and making other improvements, it will be leased […]

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

DANCIN Vineyards Names Tim Keller as Chef

MEDFORD, ORE – August 1, 2016: DANCIN Vineyards, an ultra-premium producer of Pinot noir, Chardonnay, Syrah, Barbera and Port in Southern Oregon, announces the appointment of Chef Tim Keller. Alongside Chef Cindy Marca, he will oversee all culinary activities of the winery on August 4.

In selecting Keller, co-owner Dan Marca said, “We have collaborated with […]

By | August 2nd, 2016|Now, The Wine Scene|0 Comments

Jacksonville Community Center: Help Build the Dream – by David Doi

For years, you’ve heard us talk about a Community Center for Jacksonville. You have seen the painting by Anne Brooke (above) depicting the 4th Street entrance of the new Community Center. The City Planning Commission and HARC (Historic Architecture Review Commission) have now given their unanimous approval to the project.

For any […]

By | July 28th, 2016|Community, Now|0 Comments

Jacksonville’s 2016 City-Wide Yard Sale is September 9-11

Set-Up: Thursday, September 8th, 6:00-10:00pm (No Sales Allowed)
Yard Sale Days: 7:00am-8:00pm

As the 2016 City-Wide Yard Sale weekend nears it is important to remember that this event is not sponsored by the City of Jacksonville and there are public safety issues associated with this event. When our town becomes full of bargain hunters and treasure seekers […]

By | July 26th, 2016|City Hall Happenings, Community|0 Comments

Forest Park Guided Hikes Going Great! – by Kandee McClain

The first three Forest Park Guided Hikes have been well-attended, and it has been fun to meet new trail enthusiasts as well as to see some favorite trails through eyes that are seeing them for the first time. The new Forest Park maps have been a hit and some of our new hikers have been […]

By | July 26th, 2016|Trail Talk|0 Comments

John H. Gorham

John H. Gorham, 86, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2016. John was a long time resident of Jacksonville and though you may not have known his name, you most likely saw him with a little dog in his bike basket, as he happily rode around town.

John wore (and collected) many hats […]

By | July 26th, 2016|Obituaries|0 Comments

Jacksonville Cemetery Association and Madrone Theatre Company Team-Up to Present “Spoon River Anthology”

For the past ten years, the pioneers of Jacksonville have been brought back to life each October, through dramatic “Meet the Pioneers” reenactment performances in the Jacksonville Cemetery. The grassroots community event has grown each year, with hundreds of visitors trekking up the hill above the gold rush town in small groups to enjoy historical […]

Rogue Valley Corvettes at Bigham Knoll

A car show with history deserves a historic venue.

Rogue Valley Corvettes’ Fall Classic—one of the region’s most popular car culture events—is moving to Historic Jacksonville!

The footprint of Rogue Valley Corvettes’ membership spans from Medford to Grants Pass and Klamath Falls, as far north as Douglas County, south to Sacramento, as far west as the California […]

By | July 23rd, 2016|Event News, Now|0 Comments

The Jacksonville Dam – No Longer a Dam! – by Tony Hess

The Jacksonville dam and reservoir was built in 1911, one mile west of town along Jackson Creek. It was built to provide a source of drinking water to the town via a wooden transmission line emanating from the city reservoir. In 1926, the wooden pipeline was replaced by a six-inch steel […]

By | July 22nd, 2016|City Hall Happenings, Now|0 Comments

The Artists Workshop 32nd Annual Art Show and Sale is August 5-28!

The Artists Workshop 2016 Show and Sale will fill the walls of the Art Presence Art Center in Jacksonville for their 32nd Annual Art Exhibit from August 5 through August 28. For all four weekends in August, the exhibit will be open from 11:00am-5:00pm each Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The public is invited to attend […]

By | July 22nd, 2016|Art News & Events, Event News, Now|0 Comments

Do You Have a Spare Christmas Tree?

Has that outdoor “Christmas tree” you planted years ago suddenly started taking over your house or yard? If you are willing to wait until mid-November 2016 to have it taken down, we have a deal for you! Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce & Business Association will pay to have your tree removed and transported so that […]

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

Hanley Farm: 2016 Summer Camp Fun at the Farm!

The week of August 8 to August 12, 2016 is the last chance for your child to enjoy summer fun at Hanley Farm! Register your child for August summer camp, where they will experience new adventures and activities every day! Children have the unique opportunity to step into the past, to connect with their local […]

By | July 15th, 2016|Event News, Now|0 Comments

Upstairs Office Furniture and Supplies Sale at Art Presence Art Center

“Upstairs Office Furniture and Supplies Sale” at Art Presence Art Center on Friday and Saturday, July 15th and 16th, 2016 from 8:30AM to 4:00PM.  This will include desks, desk chairs, file cabinets, computers, office supplies, panels for hanging art, bins, framed pictures, etc. And the HO train will be running.  Everything must go!

This could be […]

By | July 11th, 2016|Art News & Events, Now|0 Comments

9th Soroptimist Wine Walk for Women’s Health is September 25

The 9th Soroptimist Wine Walk for Women’s Health will be held on Sunday, September 25, 2016, beginning at 1:00 p.m. The cost is $35 per person with preregistration, $40 at the door.

The scenic 3.5 mile walk will be at Del Rio Vineyard and Winery in Gold Hill Oregon, featuring wine tasting of six vineyards: Cliff […]

By | July 8th, 2016|Now, The Wine Scene|0 Comments

Travel in the Victorian Age: From Horse to “Horseless Carriage”

JACKSONVILLE, OR—Americans were on the move during the second half of the 19th Century! In the span of 50 years, transportation options advanced from horseback, wagon or buggy, stagecoach, and sailing ship, to railroad, steamship and automobile. And Jacksonville’s pioneer Beekman famly experienced them all! View antique cars and learn about the rapid changes in […]

What We Wore: A History of Women’s Fashion

The Southern Oregon Historical Society is pleased to announce the July event for its monthly Tales from the Collections program. The program will take place at SOHS’s History Center in downtown Medford (106 N. Central Ave.) on Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 from 10am to 12pm. This event is free and open to the public.

Join SOHS’s […]

2016 Jackson County Fair—Carnival Lights and Country Nights

July 20 – 24, 2016
Jackson County Fair—Carnival Lights and Country Nights
A week of fun just got even better!

2016 Fair Hours:
Wednesday, 7/20 through Saturday, 7/23 11 am to 11 pm
Sunday, 7/24 11 am to 7 pm


FREE Admission for Kids 12 and Under, sponsored by the West Family Foundation
sponsored by Butler […]

By | July 7th, 2016|Event News, Now|0 Comments

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center – Abstract Expressionism: Celebrating 70 years of Throwing Paint

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center announces New exhibit in the Community Gallery and special related events:

Abstract Expressionism: Celebrating 70 years of Throwing Paint
July 8 – Aug. 4, 2016
Reception Date: July 15, 5:00-8:00 pm

The Rogue Gallery is celebrating the 70th anniversary of American Abstract Expressionism with an exhibit in the Community Gallery, a birthday celebration […]

By | July 7th, 2016|Art News & Events|0 Comments

Pizza Nights at Hanley Farm Are Back!

The Family Nurturing Center has partnered with the Southern Oregon Historical Society to bring pizza nights back to Hanley Farm! The third Thursdays of every month are always special at the farm – activities include no-till garden tours historic Hanley Farmhouse tours, flint knapping demonstrations, and children’s activities. July 21, 2016 the Family Nurturing Center […]

By | July 5th, 2016|Event News, Now|0 Comments

NEW Jacksonville Haunted History Tours

Join Historic Jacksonville, Inc. at 7 and 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 8, for Jacksonville Haunted History walking tours. These approximately one-hour docent-led tours leave from the Jacksonville Visitors Center at the corner of North Oregon and C streets and include some moderate elevations. Tours are limited to the first 15 people. The cost is […]

Garcia’s “Lavandula” is Lovely

Jacksonville metal artist Cheryl Garcia is no stranger to creating alluring, larger-than-life metal flowers. Her famous poppies dotting the vineyards east of town may be seen on a daily basis by passerby’s as can her giant Fritillaria sculpture gracing the entrance to the Britt Festival grounds. This year, Cheryl has outdone herself with “Lavandula,” a […]

By | June 29th, 2016|Art News & Events, Garden, Now|0 Comments

My Lavender Kitchen – by Sue Owen

My first memories of lavender are associated with my English maternal grandmother—as her signature perfume, yes—but also as a tiny muslin bag full of this sweet-smelling plant which I used to sleep with, tucked into my pillow. I remember sitting on the garden wall as a child and making pretty little bags and weaving lavender […]

By | June 29th, 2016|Featured Stories, Garden|0 Comments

History and Boating Adventures a Family Focus

Taylor and Emily Grimes started Rogue Jet Boat Adventures in 2011. With Taylor at the helm of the boats and Emily managing PR and marketing, this duo proudly claims to run “Oregon’s #1 cultural and historical attraction.” From May through September, Taylor takes visitors and locals out on the river every day to have an […]

By | June 29th, 2016|Now|0 Comments

Guided Forest Park Hike is July 18, 2016

If you want to start-off the third week of July with a friendly group of people, outstanding scenery and some exercise, join us for another guided hike in the Forest Park! The hike is set for Monday, July 18—meet at 8:30am at P-3 (parking lot 3 on Norling Creek Road) in the Forest Park and […]

By | June 29th, 2016|Now, Trail Talk|0 Comments

Hike to the Top of Mt. Elijah with Applegate Trails Association – by Diana Coogle

The recent excitement ATA generated from our May hike on the proposed Jack-Ash and Applegate Ridge Trails hasn’t blotted-out our excitement about the hikes we lead on currently-established Applegate trails. It’s now my turn as hike leader on July 10, 2016 and I’m going up Mt. Elijah, via the Sturgis Fork and Boundary trails… and […]

By | June 29th, 2016|Trail Talk|0 Comments

Open House for New Jacksonville Community Center is July 27, 2016

“You Are Invited” OPEN HOUSE ~ BUILD THE DREAM July 27th, 5:00-7:00pm @ Sampson House & Cedar Garden

By | June 29th, 2016|Community, Event News, Now|0 Comments

Beekman Arboretum Nature Walk and Clean-Up

Come join us for the first annual Beekman Arboretum Nature Walk and Clean-Up event on Saturday, July 16th, 2016!

Join Jacksonville residents Lauren Kemple, Becka Kem and Rhonda Brown for a short nature walk followed by voluntary arboretum clean-up. You’ll stroll through the arboretum, identifying many plants and learn about their origin and medicinal and culinary […]

By | June 28th, 2016|Event News, Now, Trail Talk|0 Comments

Step Behind the Counter of the Oldest Bank in the Pacific Northwest!

The historic Beekman Bank is again open for business with docents accepting “deposits” to help preserve and share local history. From 11:00am to 4:00pm, Friday through Monday, the public is invited to step behind the counter of the oldest bank in the Pacific Northwest. Located at the corner of California and North 3rd streets in […]

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

William Henry Show July 23 & 24 at Carefree Buffalo to Feature the Finest

Carefree Buffalo in Downtown Historic Jacksonville specializes in the finest American-made, hand-crafted products. We are proud to announce our 7th-Annual William Henry Premiere Dealer Show on July 23 and 24, 2016 from 10:00am to 6:00pm, featuring the most extensive William Henry collection anywhere in the world.

William Henry creates Limited Edition heirloom-quality Pocket Knives, Money Clips, […]

By | June 28th, 2016|Now|0 Comments

“Artist and Gardener” Now Open

Artist and Gardener, a new shop in Jacksonville, is a collaborative effort—between a gardener with a love of nature, plants, flowers and animals—joined by an artist that loves to draw and paint them! In the middle is a natural love for antiques and home furnishings. The shop also represents other artists, including painters, jewelry designers, […]

By | June 28th, 2016|Art News & Events, Garden, Now|1 Comment

Bella Bucks Benefit Bridge

In early June 2016, Jacksonville Woodlands Association received a generous $1300 donation from Bella Union Restaurant. When Bella Union co-owner Christian Hamilton wrote the check, he said he was very proud to have done so! The Bella’s Jay Stumpff told the Review that the donation was a gift to help the JWA continue its excellent […]

By | June 28th, 2016|Community, Now, Trail Talk|0 Comments

Jake Johnson Graduates from US Air Force Academy

On June 2nd, 2016, Jake Johnson (23) graduated from the United States Air Force Academy. Jake is the son of Judi & Ron Johnson (Jacksonville State Farm Insurance) and the grandson of Dave and Gay Wilson, long time Jacksonville residents, Kiwanis members and contributors of the Review’s “Student of the Month” column.

On graduation day, Jake […]

By | June 28th, 2016|Now|0 Comments

Dee Moore

On Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. Dee Moore passed away.

Dee will be missed by her friends and family.  She was cared for in the last few weeks by her son Steven, family friend Dianne Helmer, and cousin Penni Viets.  Dee only briefly outlived her cherished husband, Ron, who passed in January of this […]

By | June 28th, 2016|Obituaries|0 Comments

Rock Point Cemetery Tour

The Rock Point Cemetery dates from the 1860’s White Family cemetery, near their stage coach stop, now known as the Del Rio Winery area. Over a hundred years ago, the White family donated about 26-1/2 acres of land for a cemetery in the Rock Point district a few miles west of Gold Hill. The Birdseye […]

By | June 23rd, 2016|History News & Events, Now|0 Comments

Living History Days Return to Hanley Farm

Living History Days return to the Southern Oregon Historical Society’s Hanley Farm from 11am-4pm, July 16 and 17, 2016!

A wagon ride will take you back in history. The Cascade Civil War Society will hold an encampment and share their characters and stories with visitors. Fire off the canon if you dare!

Tour the Hanley Home and […]

By | June 23rd, 2016|History News & Events, Now|0 Comments

Step Back in Time via Jacksonville Living History!

JACKSONVILLE, OR— Time travel to 1932 on Saturday, June 25, 2016 when Historic Jacksonville, Inc. brings the 1873 Cornelius C. Beekman House to life with Living History Tours at 12 noon, 1:30 pm and 3 pm. The Beekman House is located at 470 E. California Street in Jacksonville.

The country is deep into the Great Depression. […]

By | June 23rd, 2016|History News & Events, Now|0 Comments

Cherry Crumble & Ice Cream this Sunday at Jacksonville Farmers Market!

Cherry Crumble & Ice Cream this Sunday, June 26, 2016 at the Market!

The organic cherries were picked fresh off the tree at Valley View Orchard. YUM!

Proceeds go to Meet The Pioneers, and their Spoon River Anthology production in support of the Jacksonville Cemetery.


By | June 23rd, 2016|Now|0 Comments

Exciting New Wine Bar Promotes Local Art during Grants Pass, First Friday Art Walks

New Napa Wine has opened a wine bar in Grants Pass, Oregon. The new venue features a selection of Southern Oregon wines paired with art, food, music, comedy, and other fun, educational events.

Grants Pass, OR – In 2010, Sunset magazine named Southern Oregon the “New Napa” because it beckons the visitor back to the intrigue […]

By | June 21st, 2016|Now, The Wine Scene|0 Comments

Tomatoes, Tomatoes, Tomatoes: How to Preserve Your Tomato Harvest

The Jackson County Master Food Preservers presents Tomatoes, Tomatoes, Tomatoes: How to Preserve Your Tomato Harvest, the third class in their canning and preserving series, at the OSU Extension auditorium, Saturday, July 16. Learn how to preserve your home-grown tomatoes for year-round enjoyment!

In this class, food safety and the types of preservation equipment to use […]

By | June 17th, 2016|Event News, Garden, Now|0 Comments

Victorian Hobbies & Crafts at Jacksonville’s Historic Beekman House

Join Historic Jacksonville, Inc. and local craft guilds for an afternoon of Victorian Hobbies & Crafts from 12 noon to 4 pm on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at the historic 1873 Beekman House located at 470 E. California Street in Jacksonville.

“The Industrial Revolution meant increased leisure time for most upper and middle class Victorians,” explains […]

By | June 11th, 2016|History News & Events, Now|0 Comments

Don’t Be Alarmed!

On Friday, June 10, 2016, from noon-3:00pm, Jacksonville officials will participate in the statewide Cascadia Emergency drill – you may notice 3 teams from the Jacksonville Community Emergency Response Team out and about in your neighborhood conducting simulated assessment drills.

The City Council and staff will also be doing “Table-Top” drills in various city offices, including […]

By | June 8th, 2016|City Hall Happenings, Now|0 Comments

“Encore” is the 2016 Britt Fine Arts Poster

Betty Barss’ creation of “Encore” for the 2016 Britt Fine Arts Poster was influenced by the enthusiasm and appreciation audiences show by standing and clapping during and at the end of a performance. The audience in the painting was created with a series of paper doll chains connected at the elbow instead of the hand. […]

By | May 31st, 2016|Art News & Events, Now|0 Comments

Summer 2016 Library Programs for Kids

“On Your Mark, Get Set and READ” is our theme for Summer Reading. School will soon to be out for the summer and that means the start of Summer Reading at the Jacksonville library.

There is no better way to help children maintain their reading skills during summer vacation than by encouraging them to participate in […]

By | May 31st, 2016|Event News, Now|0 Comments

Storytelling Guild’s 50th-Annual Children’s Festival is July 9-11, 2016

The Storytelling Guild is excited to present the 50th-Annual Children’s Festival! This fun and historic event will be held July 9-11, 2016 at the beautiful Britt Gardens in Jacksonville. For many years, the festival has provided fun-filled summer days of affordable entertainment for the entire family. The theme this year is, “Fairy Tales across the […]

By | May 31st, 2016|Event News, Now|0 Comments