This September, the Jackson County Windermere Real Estate offices will spend a month making sure local children are kept warm. Starting September 25, the public will be able to make donations of new or gently-used child-sized coats to multiple drop-off locations. Windermere brokers, staff and owners will pick up the donations, take them to the […]
The 2017 Southern Oregon Smoked Salmon Festival is Saturday, September 23, 1-5pm, at Pear Blossom Park, Medford.
In Southern Oregon, the famed Rogue River historically hosted massive runs of both chinook (king) and coho (silver) salmon. This makes Medford the perfect place for the unique, family-friendly Southern Oregon Smoked Salmon Festival, which celebrates the mouth-watering sapidity […]
With the return of crisp cool mornings and the changing of the trees, we are reminded that fall is right around the corner. There is no greater harbinger of the harvest season than the annual Oktoberfest at the Bigham Knoll campus. Celebrating its 10th year, Oktoberfest has become a community festival beseeching us to enjoy […]
PORTLAND, OR – September 2017 – Two team members from Pioneer Village will be honored at the Oregon Health Care Association awards ceremony. The ceremony will take place on September 19th at the Oregon Convention Center during the Oregon Health Care Association’s annual convention. Beondi Hewson has won the “Above and Beyond Service Award” and […]
Sensational Seniors – September 2017
The first 30 minutes of my interview with Mac and Peggy Peffley was spent touring their expansive Singler Lane home to see their extensive eclectic art and southwestern pottery collection, which reflects their world travels and experiences. Then it was time to get busy with the life stories of two more […]
Britt Education residency program presents West Coast premiere of wheelchair dance performance “DESCENT”
Medford, OR – Britt Education & Engagement will be hosting the project-based collective Kinetic Light for a five-day in-school residency at Crater Renaissance Academy culminating in the West Coast premiere of their wheelchair-based dance piece “DESCENT”, September 25 – 29, 2017.
Performed on an […]
Come visit the mansion of Harry Holmes, co-founder of Harry & David. You will learn how Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice (SOFOH) is repurposing this historic home into a 12-bed residence providing dignified end-of-life care for Rogue Valley hospice patients and their loved ones as Southern Oregon’s first home for hospice care. Tours hosted by […]
Medford, OR – Britt Music & Arts Festival has recently received a grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust of Vancouver, Washington, for Britt’s reserved seating replacement and expansion project. These funds will be used to replace deteriorating 30-year-old benches with newer hardwood benches designed to last for 40 years, while also expanding the current […]
The Rogue Valley Symphony invites Rogue Valley residents to celebrate their 50th anniversary with a concert of Mozart and Mahler. Distinguished American pianist Peter Serkin will perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 and the orchestra will present Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 5. Concerts will be on Friday, September 15 at 7:30pm in the SOU Music […]
JACKSONVILLE, OR—The 19th Century Industrial Revolution changed the Victorian World! New inventions impacted virtually every aspect of life—manufacturing, agriculture, transportation, communication, culture, society, and more. Technology transformed society—work, chores, fashion, relationships, leisure, sports, etc. Learn how the Industrial Revolution impacted Jacksonville in the late 1800s when Historic Jacksonville, Inc. (HJI) hosts “Victorian New-Fangled Inventions” from […]
The Jacksonville Garden Club (JGC) has been one of the gems of civic involvement in Jacksonville for over 75 years. The Club is always seeking new members, both women and men, to get involved in a variety of interesting activities during its season, which runs from September to June. Meetings are held on the third […]
Jacksonville Friends of the Library will sponsor a fall book sale during Jacksonville’s City-Wide Yard Sale on Friday & Saturday, September 8 & 9, 2017. Friday hours will be 9:00-10:00am for the members pre-sale—doors open to the public from 10:00am-4:00pm. On Saturday, sale hours will be from 10:00am- 4:00pm, with the “$5 for a bag […]
We know about the “Canary in the Coalmine,” but have you heard about “The Monarch in the Milkweed”? The next Southern Oregon Climate Action Now general meeting, marking our fifth Anniversary, will be held at Medford Public Library on Tuesday September 26, 2017 from 6:00pm-7:30pm. The program is free and open to the public.
Monarch butterflies […]
As the 2017 Citywide Yard Sale date 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 there are areas where parking becomes an issue. Here are […]
It has been said that Jacksonville chooses its residents. That also may be true of the town’s businesses. Or so it seems for the Magnolia Inn bed and breakfast, which this year marks its tenth anniversary under the stewardship of owners Robert and Susan Roos.
It’s an anniversary the couple never would have predicted when they […]
On any given morning on Jacksonville’s California Street, passersby will see Steve Abandonato washing down the sidewalk in front of his business, The Pot Rack. “I like to clean up,” Steve explains. “I don’t like things dirty, inside or out.” Aiming his hose at a large stainless steel pet dish on the sidewalk, he adds, […]
8th annual Jacksonville-Applegate Rotary Salmon Bake dinner and auction is September 10, 2017 at historic Hanley Farm!
If you were one of the several thousand Masai people living in Longido, Tanzania near the Serengeti Plain, your sources for water were seasonal ponds or open wells, most of which were shared with wild and domestic animals and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Digging Jacksonville – June 2017
The Southern Oregon University Laboratory of Anthropology (SOULA) conducted a series of excavations in the Britt Gardens in preparation for Jacksonville’s 2010 sesquicentennial. This led to the recovery of thousands of artifacts related to the daily lives, activities, and innovations from the historical Britt homestead. Through the generosity of Herb Britt, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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” […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.