Grow Your Mind and Your Garden!

The OSU-Jackson County Master Gardeners™ will host three classes in February from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturdays at the OSU Extension Service Auditorium, 569 Hanley Road, Central Point. The cost of the classes is $15 each; it’s free for certified Master Gardeners. The classes are also eligible for MG recertification. There will be outdoor […]

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Final History Saturday in Historic Cemetery

Saturday, December 8 is the final program of the year to conclude our tour of the City Section...

By | November 10th, 2012|About Jacksonville, Community Resources, Events for Kids/Family, Heroes and Achievers, History, News, News Flow, Now, Public Resources, Visitor Resources, What To Do|Comments Off on Final History Saturday in Historic Cemetery

Are You Registered for the County Emergency Alert?

For your - and your family's safety - take a few minutes to register online...

By | September 13th, 2012|About Jacksonville, Community Resources, Featured Stories, Heroes and Achievers, Public Resources|Comments Off on Are You Registered for the County Emergency Alert?

Pets Can be Gross! By Dr. Tami Rogers

What to do when our dogs and cats eat things they shouldn't?!

By | September 7th, 2012|About Jacksonville, Columns, Community Resources, Featured Stories|Comments Off on Pets Can be Gross! By Dr. Tami Rogers

OREGON OFFICIALS URGE EXTRA FIRE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

Oregon State Fire Marshal warns of extreme fire danger...

By | August 17th, 2012|About Jacksonville, Community Resources, Featured Stories, Public Resources|Comments Off on OREGON OFFICIALS URGE EXTRA FIRE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

Local Plant Clinic Saves Gardens in Distress

Plant Problems? Valuable information and advice is a free local resource, available to anyone...

By | August 15th, 2012|About Jacksonville, Community Resources, News, Now, Public Resources|Comments Off on Local Plant Clinic Saves Gardens in Distress

Why Go To WOW? By Jo Parker

You’ve heard that Southern Oregon’s wine region is the fastest-growing in Oregon, right?...

By | August 14th, 2012|About Jacksonville, Arts & Entertainment, Columns, Community Resources, News, Now, Public Resources, The Wine Scene, Visitor Resources, Volunteer!, What To Do|Comments Off on Why Go To WOW? By Jo Parker

Jacksonville Farmer’s Market Highlights

Coz and Tina of Easy Valley Farm and Heather of Walker Creek are two faves at the market...

By | August 5th, 2012|About Jacksonville, Community Resources, Events for Kids/Family, Featured Stories, Heroes and Achievers, Ongoing Events, Public Resources, Visitor Resources, What To Do|Comments Off on Jacksonville Farmer’s Market Highlights

Exciting Discoveries at the J’Ville Farmer’s Market!

Jacksonville is really lucky to have an amazing Sunday Farmer's Market...Check out these deals!

By | July 8th, 2012|About Jacksonville, Columns, Community Resources, Events for Kids/Family, Featured Stories, Ongoing Events, Visitor Resources, What To Do|Comments Off on Exciting Discoveries at the J’Ville Farmer’s Market!

Origins Dinner Series to Support Hanley Farm

Support SOHS and Hanley Farm - First one June 30th -only $55 for multi-course meal and presentation!

Bill Stanton’s Oil Paintings Show at Library

From May 30 through August, see beautiful landscapes from this amazing local painter

The Britt Season Begins Tonight (June 11)!

Primus Kicks-off the Season and is the first concert where alcohol is NOT permitted

By | June 3rd, 2012|About Jacksonville, Arts & Entertainment, Community Resources, Events This Week, Heroes and Achievers, News, Now, Ongoing Events, Public Resources, Visitor Resources, What To Do|Comments Off on The Britt Season Begins Tonight (June 11)!

Britt Sales Start Thursday, May 17th!

A fun "parklet" will be set up at the office on Main St, with live music and snacks from Mellelo's and Good2Go for the day

By | May 15th, 2012|About Jacksonville, Community Resources, Heroes and Achievers, News, Now, Ongoing Events, Public Resources, Visitor Resources, What To Do|Comments Off on Britt Sales Start Thursday, May 17th!

Hooray for Jacksonville Residents!

Applegate Food Pantry appreciates your generosity, and can always use volunteers...

By | January 28th, 2012|About Jacksonville, Community Resources, Featured Stories, Heroes and Achievers, Letters to the Editor, News Flow, Public Resources, Volunteer!|Comments Off on Hooray for Jacksonville Residents!

City Email Addresses

The City is now requiring these emails to be used by Commission Members...

Guest Oboist Performs This Weekend with the Rogue Valley Symphony

Neil Tatman performs the “gorgeous sound” of the oboe Saturday, January 27, 28 & 29th. Special $10 tickets...

By | January 24th, 2012|About Jacksonville, Arts & Entertainment, Community Resources, Events Archive, Events for Kids/Family, Events This Week, News, Now, Public Resources, Visitor Resources, Weekend Guide, What To Do|Comments Off on Guest Oboist Performs This Weekend with the Rogue Valley Symphony

Dirk Siedlecki Shares His Appreciation

It was a very busy and good year for the FOJHC and I take great pride in all that we have managed to do...

By | January 24th, 2012|About Jacksonville, Columns, Community Resources, Heroes and Achievers, Letters to the Editor, Volunteer!|Comments Off on Dirk Siedlecki Shares His Appreciation

Children’s & Teens Books Needed!

The Storytelling Guild’s annual book drive is in full swing! Jacksonville: Let's help-out!

By | January 6th, 2012|About Jacksonville, Community Resources, Events for Kids/Family, Heroes and Achievers, News, Now, Public Resources, Volunteer!, What To Do|Comments Off on Children’s & Teens Books Needed!

Last Weekend for Victorian Christmas Events!

Be sure to do your Shopping, Events and Holiday Festivities in Jacksonville NOW!

Auditions Being Held for RCC’s “Working”

Auditions for RCC's new Performing Arts Theater November 17-19th...

By | November 1st, 2011|Arts & Entertainment, Community Resources, Events for Kids/Family, Featured Stories, Public Resources, What To Do|Comments Off on Auditions Being Held for RCC’s “Working”

Surviving Loss: A Workshop

Thursday, October 13, Kate Ingram will help anyone grappling with any kind of loss, be it job, relationship, health...

By | October 7th, 2011|Community Resources, News, News Flow, What To Do|1 Comment

History Saturday Tours Red Men Sections

Saturday, October 8 is the next History Saturday in our beautiful historic cemetery...

By | September 25th, 2011|About Jacksonville, Arts & Entertainment, Community Resources, Events for Kids/Family, Heroes and Achievers, History, News, Now, Visitor Resources, Volunteer!, What To Do|Comments Off on History Saturday Tours Red Men Sections

It’s Eat Local Week! By Linda Davis

Buying local is good for us, good for the economy and good for the environment...

By | September 6th, 2011|About Jacksonville, Columns, Community Resources, Events This Week, News, News Flow, Now, Visitor Resources, What To Do|Comments Off on It’s Eat Local Week! By Linda Davis

Live Music Options in Jville!

Check out all of these great venues for live music at our local tasting rooms, restaurants & bars!

By | June 20th, 2011|About Jacksonville, Community Resources, Events This Week, News, News Flow, Now, Ongoing Events, The Wine Scene, Visitor Resources, What To Do|Comments Off on Live Music Options in Jville!

New – SENIOR WATCH PROGRAM

This program is to assist senior citizens or disabled adults who reside within the city limits, alone, with no means or capacity...

By | May 31st, 2011|Community Resources, News, News Flow, Public Resources|Comments Off on New – SENIOR WATCH PROGRAM

Study Session Yields Valuable Input on Future Role of City Administrator

Just a week after being sworn-in, Mayor Paul Becker presided over his first City Council study session to gain a clearer picture of how city staff, the public and council feel about filling the soon-to-be vacant City Administrator (CA) position.

By | January 12th, 2011|City Hall Happenings, Community Resources, News, News Flow, Public Resources|Comments Off on Study Session Yields Valuable Input on Future Role of City Administrator

Letter read to City Council on January 4 by Whitman Parker

January 4, 2011

To: The Jacksonville City Council
Paul Becker, Christina Duanne, Paul Hayes, Jim Lewis
Donna Schatz, Dan Winterburn
CC: City Administrator Paul Wyntergreen, Jan Garcia, Fire Chief Arnold

From: Whitman Parker

In December, 2010, I was involved in an email discussion with Hubert Smith during which time I challenged him to provide the City Council with a list of […]

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Letter to the Editor Re: Petition to Recall Jacksonville Mayor, City Councilor

Mayor Bruce Garrett’s resignation in the face of the recall attempt marked a sad day for the City of Jacksonville.

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Our Firemen Saved My Life

I have some personal experience with regard to the professionalism of the Jacksonville Fire Department and their emergency response team.

By | December 21st, 2010|Community Resources, Contributed Posts, Letters to the Editor, Public Resources|Comments Off on Our Firemen Saved My Life

Letter to the Editor from Charlie Wilson re: Fire Department funding

A little history might help put the Jacksonville Department level of service and funding issues in perspective.

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Letter from Bob Kingsnorth re: Fire Department funding

Fire department staffing and funding depends on the desired “service level” and what are you personally willing to pay...

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THE FUTURE OF OUR FIRE DEPARTMENT?

Please read first two recent Letters to the Editor upon which the following commentary is based:
Letter from Mr. Hubert Smith regarding funding for the Jacksonville Fire Department
Letter from Mr. Dick Ames regarding funding for the Jacksonville Fire department

My Fellow Residents and Neighbors:

A casual reading of Mr. Smith’s letter might lead one to conclude […]

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From the Firehouse to Your House

Do the Drill

2010 Jacksonville 150th Anniversary Jubilee Parade Your home should be a safe haven. If you do not regularly check for home fire hazards, there is the potential for danger. This year’s theme for Fire Prevention Week is […]

By | October 13th, 2010|City Hall Happenings, Community Resources, Contributed Posts, Events Archive, From the Firehouse|Comments Off on From the Firehouse to Your House

New Fire Department Staff Sworn-In

Chris Arnold sworn in as Jacksonville’s new part time Administrative Fire Chief, in turn swearing in Chris Moore, Captain; Robert Pierce and Alex Cummings, firefighters.

By | October 1st, 2010|City Hall Happenings, Community Resources, News, News Flow, Now, Public Resources|Comments Off on New Fire Department Staff Sworn-In

October Candidates Forum Announcement

October Candidate's Forum Announcement

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Staff Realignment Saves City $10,000

A restructuring of city staff positions after Planning Tech, Collin May resigned will save the taxpayers money.

By | October 1st, 2010|City Hall Happenings, Community Resources, News, News Flow, Now, Public Resources|Comments Off on Staff Realignment Saves City $10,000

Art Event Calendar

Jacksonville Art Events - October 2010

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Jacksonville Firefighters Give Muscular Dystrophy the “Boot”

Jacksonville Firefighters help raise funds to fight Muscular Dystrophy

The Jacksonville Fire Department helped raised more than $3400 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association during this year’s “Fill the Boot” campaign in late August. Jacksonville Fire Chief, […]

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Jacksonville Heritage Society Announces benefit event

The Jacksonville Heritage Society announces a benefit event, scheduled for Oct. 20 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm at the historic Jacksonville Courthouse.

By | October 1st, 2010|Community Resources, Events Archive, History, News, News Flow|Comments Off on Jacksonville Heritage Society Announces benefit event

Vacant City Council Seat Filled

The City Council voted to appoint Jerry Mathern to fill a vacant council seat until January 1, 2011.

By | October 1st, 2010|City Hall Happenings, Community Resources, News, News Flow, Public Resources|Comments Off on Vacant City Council Seat Filled