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Britt Announces 2018 Orchestra Season

2018 Britt Orchestra Season highlights Bernstein, brings bassist Edgar Meyer and other artists

Britt Music & Arts Festival and Britt Orchestra Music Director Teddy Abrams announce the 2018 Britt Orchestra Season, which will run from July 25 through August 11, 2018. For the second year in a row, Britt has lowered ticket prices for the Orchestra, […]

By | January 12th, 2018|Now, Performing Arts|0 Comments

SOCAN asks – Do residents of Southern Oregon worry about climate change?

Do residents of Southern Oregon worry about climate change, and if so, what are their chief concerns?

An exhibit and documentary at the Jacksonville Public Library running January 9 – 31, 2018 attempts to answer those questions. In the display, more than 60 people, ranging in age from middle-schoolers to seniors voice their responses to our […]

By | January 3rd, 2018|Community, Now|0 Comments

A Passport to the Past: Windows in Time Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

The 2018 Windows in Time lecture series begins its 10th year of making local history come alive! During this time these popular monthly talks, co-sponsored by the Jackson County Library Services and Southern Oregon Historical Society, have provided a pathway into a world that otherwise might well have been forgotten. “There’s no better way to […]

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

David Gordon’s “Pioneer Christmas” Performances Canceled

We all love David Gordon!  Unfortunately, the Jacksonville Review had already gone to press when the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce learned that David had to cancel his “Pioneer Christmas” performances due to personal reasons.  David’s “Pioneer Christmas” performances on December 26, 27, and 28 that are listed in the Chamber’s Victorian Christmas schedule on page […]

By | December 16th, 2017|Now|Comments Off on David Gordon’s “Pioneer Christmas” Performances Canceled

Global Recycling Crisis Creates Local Changes

Rogue Disposal & Recycling offers new opportunities for local recycling

MEDFORD, OR — In response to the recycling crisis brought on by China’s crackdown on imported recyclable materials from the US, Rogue Disposal & Recycling is offering local residents an opportunity to recycle a limited list of materials at public drop-off points. “We have found that […]

By | December 16th, 2017|Community, Now|Comments Off on Global Recycling Crisis Creates Local Changes

Carl Nelson’s Signature on the Moon Helps Define Him! – by Mike McClain

Sensational Seniors – December 2017/January 2018

This December “Sensational Seniors” article features well-known and involved former Jacksonville citizen, Carl Nelson, whose 36-year career with Hughes Aircraft is a story in of itself. First, however, it is important to start at the beginning, and in Carl’s case this begins on October 22, 1928 in the remote farming […]

By | December 1st, 2017|Now, Sensational Seniors|Comments Off on Carl Nelson’s Signature on the Moon Helps Define Him! – by Mike McClain

Tis the Season for a Safety Check – by Devin Hull, Jacksonville Fire Chief

This fall and winter, before lighting your fireplace or wood stove, have it inspected and/or cleaned. Inspections should also include the chimney and flues, due to a possible buildup of dangerous creosote. Please also remember that wood logs and wood of any kind should never be burned in a gas-log fireplace.

Brick chimneys also require inspections […]

By | December 1st, 2017|City Hall Happenings, Community, Now|Comments Off on Tis the Season for a Safety Check – by Devin Hull, Jacksonville Fire Chief

Color Historic Jacksonville

In her Preface to Color Historic Jacksonville, local artist Anne Brooke says, “Living in Jacksonville for 24 years gives me a special vision of the many facets of this historic community. Driving into town, a traffic sign reduces your speed from 45 mph to 25. You see the town in the distance as you put […]

By | November 30th, 2017|Art News & Events, Now|Comments Off on Color Historic Jacksonville

Bank on a Merry Beekman Christmas

When Historic Jacksonville, Inc. opens the historic Beekman Bank Museum for “Behind the Counter” tours during Jacksonville’s Victorian Christmas celebration over the first three weekends in December, they will also be sharing an early Christmas present with the public. The Southern Oregon Historical Society is returning many of the original books that lined the bank’s […]

By | December 4th, 2017|History News & Events, Now|Comments Off on Bank on a Merry Beekman Christmas

CASA Giving Tree Program in Jacksonville

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) provide a powerful voice for abused and neglected children. In 2016, 178 CASA volunteers served as the voice for 628 children in situations of abuse and neglect in Jackson County. In an overburdened system, these children risk slipping through the cracks and suffering from further abuse. CASA volunteers […]

By | December 4th, 2017|Community, Now|Comments Off on CASA Giving Tree Program in Jacksonville

Angels Adorn the Walls at GoodBean

Visitors and locals are invited to stop in to GoodBean Coffee and admire the selection of artwork hanging for their 5th-annual “Angel Art Show.”

Inspired by co-owner Mary Kell’s love of angels, the show features heart-warming, angel-themed art in a variety of media. With its historic charm, the interior brick and wood walls of Good Bean […]

By | December 1st, 2017|Art News & Events, Now|Comments Off on Angels Adorn the Walls at GoodBean

Local Wine Named By Prestigious Journal As One Of World’s 100 Best

On 11/22/17, Quady North’s “Steelhead Run” Viognier was named to the Wine Enthusiast’s List of Top 100 Wines of 2017, at #62. This year the staff at the Enthusiast made their selections from over 23,000 wines from 17 countries, narrowing the list down to the best of the best wines tasted. Only 7 wines from […]

By | December 1st, 2017|Now, The Wine Scene|Comments Off on Local Wine Named By Prestigious Journal As One Of World’s 100 Best

Thanks Trolley & Town Ambassador Brian Roberts!

By Tim Balfour, Executive Director, Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce

During Victorian Christmas, the Jolly Holly Trolley will be providing entertainment for families while they make memories in Jacksonville. In the driver’s seat will be Brian Roberts.

Many of you have enjoyed a narrated trolley tour with Brian over the past three years. Brian joined our team as […]

By | November 30th, 2017|Now|Comments Off on Thanks Trolley & Town Ambassador Brian Roberts!

Jacksonville’s 2017 Victorian Christmas Schedule

2017 Regular Weekend Activities,  December 2&3, 9&10, 16&17, and 23:

  • 11:00am-4:00pm – Father Christmas, Carolers, Town Crier, Cider, Jolly Holly Trolley Stop & Shop Excursions
  • 11:00am-3:00pm – Beekman House Holiday Tours, Beekman Bank Tours (not on December 23rd), St. Joseph’s Rectory Open House
  • 11:00am-5:00pm – Small Treasures Exhibit, Art Presence Art Center

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Saturday, […]

By | November 18th, 2017|Event News, Now|Comments Off on Jacksonville’s 2017 Victorian Christmas Schedule

Celebrate a Victorian Christmas at Jacksonville’s Historic Beekman House

Experience a Victorian Christmas this 2017 holiday season at the historic Beekman House, located at 470 E. California Street in Jacksonville, Oregon. This 1873 residence, home to Jacksonville’s wealthiest pioneer family, is decorated for a 19th Century Christmas celebration, and you’re invited to visit. Between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on December 2, 3, 9, […]

By | November 6th, 2017|Event News, History News & Events, Now|Comments Off on Celebrate a Victorian Christmas at Jacksonville’s Historic Beekman House

Jacksonville’s Lucky Valley Press Announces Book by Antonius Laenen

The Journey: An escape from Nazi-occupied Europe during WWII by Antonius Laenen was released on November 7, 2017

Think about traveling to the Middle East or Africa for a vacation and then having a war break out around you. Why did you go there in the first place? Now, how will you get back to the […]

By | November 28th, 2017|Now|1 Comment

Brodie Dental Sponsoring Angel Tree Gift Program

Every year, dozens of caring businesses in Jackson County participate in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Toy Drive program to brighten the lives of families here in the Rogue Valley. This year, more Rogue Valley businesses will participate in the program, collecting toys for 3000 Jackson County kids age 12 and under!

Thanks to your generosity, […]

By | October 31st, 2017|Community, Now|Comments Off on Brodie Dental Sponsoring Angel Tree Gift Program

‘Voices of the Applegate’ Presents Holiday Concerts

Where can you find autumn, Christmas, jazz and patriotism combined? At the winter concert of Voices of the Applegate, of course! Hope Harrison, our energetic and exciting director, has put together an amazing collection of both the stirring and the soothing. From “I’ll be Seeing You” to “Autumn,” to the fanciful “Dance of the Sugar […]

By | October 31st, 2017|Event News, Now|Comments Off on ‘Voices of the Applegate’ Presents Holiday Concerts

Soroptimist 2017 Holiday Home Tour

Soroptimist International of Medford – Holiday Home Tour is December 3, 2017

Just a reminder for everyone’s Holiday Calendar! SI Medford is presenting their 26th Annual Holiday Home Tour on Sunday, December 3rd, from 11am to 4pm.

Four beautifully decorated homes are on the Tour and Essentials Home Décor will be open during the tour.

Tickets are a […]

By | November 1st, 2017|Event News, Now|Comments Off on Soroptimist 2017 Holiday Home Tour

Voices of the Valley: How Climate Change is Affecting Our Lives

Dan Bish struggles with what trees or native plants to stock and recommend in his Talent nursery business as summers get hotter. For farmworkers Maricela Ruelas and Juan Escareño, smoke has become a seasonal ordeal as they toil in the fields.

They are among a dozen Rogue Valley citizens who voice their concerns about climate change […]

By | November 10th, 2017|Community, Event News, Now|Comments Off on Voices of the Valley: How Climate Change is Affecting Our Lives

Holmes Park House for Hospice Campaign Surpasses $3 Million

What started out as a dream became reality this week as the Holmes Park House for Hospice Campaign raised more than $3 million of its $4 million fundraising goal. The Holmes Park House will be the first residential care facility in Southern Oregon to specialize in caring for hospice patients and their loved ones, providing […]

By | November 9th, 2017|Community, Now|1 Comment

Dr. Bryan and Denise White Acquire the Historic Troon Vineyard in Oregon

November 1, 2017, Grants Pass, OR: The historic Troon Vineyard in Oregon’s Applegate Valley has been acquired by Dr. Bryan and Denise White of Arlington, Texas. The Whites have also purchased the vineyard adjacent to Troon, which is now known as White Family Vineyard. The Whites will be combining the two properties as they convert […]

By | November 1st, 2017|Now, The Wine Scene|Comments Off on Dr. Bryan and Denise White Acquire the Historic Troon Vineyard in Oregon

Doug Morse Selected as Marketing Agent for Stage Pass Development

The Rogue Valley boasts some of the most breathtaking scenery in the Pacific Northwest. With the region’s rolling mountains, sophisticated vineyards, vast forest and world-famous rivers, few places can rival its scenic beauty. It’s no surprise that with all its amazing attributes, the Rogue Valley has quickly become a sought-after location for those looking for […]

By | October 27th, 2017|Now|Comments Off on Doug Morse Selected as Marketing Agent for Stage Pass Development

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in Jacksonville

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine are now available in Jacksonville. Suzanne Sky, L.Ac., MTOM is expanding her Ashland-based practice to offer her services several days a week at Jacksonville Chinese Medicine, located at 235 W. Main Street. Voted one of Ashland’s “Best Acupuncturists” since 2004, Suzanne has been a practitioner of Chinese medicine since 1989.

Suzanne integrates […]

By | October 27th, 2017|Now|Comments Off on Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in Jacksonville

Jacksonville Garden Club’s Holiday Greens Pre-Sale – Order Early for Best Selection!

Although the holidays may seem far off, it’s not too early to think about holiday decorations for your home or business. The Jacksonville Garden Club is now taking pre-paid orders for beautiful holiday wreaths, table arrangements, and baskets in a variety of sizes. In late November, Jacksonville Garden Club members will be busy applying their […]

By | October 27th, 2017|Event News, Garden, Now|Comments Off on Jacksonville Garden Club’s Holiday Greens Pre-Sale – Order Early for Best Selection!

“Awesome Oregon” Art Show at South Stage Cellars

The community is invited to enjoy another amazing display of paintings created by two of Jacksonville’s most-renowned and loved artists—Steve and Sue Bennett.

The show, taking place at the South Stage Cellars tasting room at 125 S. 3rd Street, also offers an opportunity to take in some of Southern Oregon’s finest wines and music! Running from […]

By | October 26th, 2017|Art News & Events, Now|Comments Off on “Awesome Oregon” Art Show at South Stage Cellars

Jacksonville Lions Club Installs “First Lady Lion”

Breaking a long-time tradition since 1948, the Jacksonville Lions Club installed Jacksonville resident Jo Smith as their newest club member. According to club President Bill Hanlan, “It’s about time!”

Jo has long been a “Lion at Heart” volunteering at the Southern Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Center for 6 years as chairperson of the annual “Bling […]

By | October 26th, 2017|Community, Now|1 Comment

Carolers Wanted

One of Jacksonville’s time-honored traditions is the upcoming Victorian Christmas celebration, running from the parade on December 2nd to December 23rd.

During the festivities, locals and visitors in the historic downtown core are treated to the voices of Christmas and holiday carols, presented by an all-volunteer group of local singers.

This year, caroling group leader Jake Hershey […]

By | October 26th, 2017|Event News, History News & Events, Now|Comments Off on Carolers Wanted

4th Annual Scarves-for-Seniors Donation Event at WillowCreek

Travel expert, Anne McAlpin suggested the original idea for a “pay-it-forward” scarf donation program. The program has been a huge success with more than 550 new and gently-used scarves being donated to the Scarves-for-Seniors program the past 3 years.

Jo Parker, owner of WillowCreek, says, “Our customers are amazing—because of their generosity, WillowCreek was able to […]

By | September 27th, 2017|Community, Now|Comments Off on 4th Annual Scarves-for-Seniors Donation Event at WillowCreek

Belles & Beaus Third Annual Victorian Ball

On Saturday, November 4, 2017, the Belles & Beaus Old West/Victorian Society will hold their Third Annual Ball in the US Hotel Ballroom in downtown Jacksonville. This year, the theme is “Dance Through the Decades.” Although attendees are requested to wear period dress from the 1850’s, formal or semi-formal attire is perfectly acceptable!

An hors d’oeuvres […]

By | October 6th, 2017|Event News, History News & Events, Now|Comments Off on Belles & Beaus Third Annual Victorian Ball

Ashland Culinary Festival Returns in November

The 11th-Annual Ashland Culinary Festival is November 2nd-5th, 2017. A four-day destination culinary event that showcases Ashland’s award-winning culinary scene along with amazing chefs, wineries, breweries, spirits and food artisans from the region.

The weekend kicks-off with a Top Chef dinner where each course is prepared by a talented, past Top Chef of the Festival. Friday, […]

By | October 3rd, 2017|Event News, Now, The Wine Scene|Comments Off on Ashland Culinary Festival Returns in November

Disaster Preparedness – by Gayle Lewis

This summer’s fires that required evacuations so close to home are a stark reminder of our vulnerability here in Southern Oregon. With fires still smoldering into fall and anticipation of winter weather, this is time to check our plans for evacuation and sheltering in place. Even those of us who are tuned into Disaster Planning […]

By | September 28th, 2017|City Hall Happenings, Community, Now|1 Comment

Explore the Wild Side of Oregon: Del Rio Vineyard Estate Re-Brands Rock Point Wines

GOLD HILL, OR – 10/6/2017 – Early fall is the perfect time for exploring in the Pacific Northwest and that is exactly what Del Rio Vineyard Estate invites you to do with the release of the newly refreshed Rock Point brand.

Created in 2008, Rock Point consists of four wines: 2016 Pinot Noir, 2016 Pinot Gris, […]

By | October 6th, 2017|Now, The Wine Scene|Comments Off on Explore the Wild Side of Oregon: Del Rio Vineyard Estate Re-Brands Rock Point Wines

15th Annual Gingerbread Jubilee Invites Design/Baking Contest Entries

Architects of all ages are invited to create imaginative wonders and fantastical objects using gingerbread and other edible materials for this year’s GingerBread Jubilee, a benefit for the Craterian Theater at the Collier Center for the Performing Arts in Medford. The contest is open to interested bakers of all ages and skill levels — individuals […]

By | October 6th, 2017|Event News, Now|Comments Off on 15th Annual Gingerbread Jubilee Invites Design/Baking Contest Entries

Help Jacksonville Elementary PTO Reach Goal!

The students of Jacksonville Elementary School ran hard on September 29th for the Jog-a-thon! We would love your support! The Jog-a-thon is the main fundraiser for the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). The Jacksonville PTO raises and administers funds in order to provide additional educational benefits to all students. The PTO sponsors and promotes events such as the Harvest Carnival, […]

By | October 4th, 2017|Community, Now|Comments Off on Help Jacksonville Elementary PTO Reach Goal!

Windermere Real Estate in Jackson County Participates in Annual “Coats for Kids” Drive

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 […]

By | September 21st, 2017|Community, Now|Comments Off on Windermere Real Estate in Jackson County Participates in Annual “Coats for Kids” Drive

2017 Rotary Salmon Bake Raises Over $10,000 for Clean Water

We want to thank everyone who supported the Jacksonville-Applegate Rotary Club’s recent Salmon Bake. As a result of your efforts, we raised over $10,000 to support Rotary’s clean water efforts. We recently completed a well for Maasai people in Tanzania, and next year, our club will be providing in-home water filters for villagers in Cabo […]

By | September 27th, 2017|Community, Now|Comments Off on 2017 Rotary Salmon Bake Raises Over $10,000 for Clean Water

Jacksonville Lions Club Looking for Men and Women Members

The Jacksonville Lions Club is seeking new members from the surrounding community—both men and women. The local club is a member of the Lions Club International, founded in 1917.

Since its formation in the Jacksonville area, the local club has become well-known for many of its community-minded, hands-on projects. The club currently meets on the 1st […]

By | September 27th, 2017|Community, Now|Comments Off on Jacksonville Lions Club Looking for Men and Women Members

Britt Completes Successful 2017 Season, Looks Forward to 2018

MEDFORD, OR — Despite a smoky wildfire season and a power outage, the 2017 Britt Season received abundant support from the community, with steady ticket sales, growing membership, and new, beneficial business partnerships. Britt will continue to build on this momentum in 2018.

“Britt’s new, updated food concessions were a big hit this year!” according to […]

By | September 26th, 2017|Now, Performing Arts|Comments Off on Britt Completes Successful 2017 Season, Looks Forward to 2018

2HAWK VINEYARD & WINERY RELEASES 9-1-1 WINE TO SUPPORT LOCAL FIRST RESPONDERS

MEDFORD—2Hawk Vineyard & Winery will be releasing a new wine and donating more than 50% of the proceeds to a fund to support first responder organizations in Jackson County this month. The wine—a red blend named 9-1-1—will be released September 27 at a party from 4 to 7 pm in honor of National First Responders […]

By | September 25th, 2017|Now, The Wine Scene|Comments Off on 2HAWK VINEYARD & WINERY RELEASES 9-1-1 WINE TO SUPPORT LOCAL FIRST RESPONDERS

Two Pioneer Village Team Members to Be Honored at the Oregon Health Care Association Awards

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 […]

By | September 17th, 2017|Now|Comments Off on Two Pioneer Village Team Members to Be Honored at the Oregon Health Care Association Awards

Britt Receives $300,000 Grant for Bench Seating Replacement and Expansion

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 […]

By | September 5th, 2017|Now, Performing Arts|Comments Off on Britt Receives $300,000 Grant for Bench Seating Replacement and Expansion

A Strong Faith Keeps Mac and Peggy Peffley Grounded – by Mike McClain

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 […]

By | September 6th, 2017|Now, Sensational Seniors|Comments Off on A Strong Faith Keeps Mac and Peggy Peffley Grounded – by Mike McClain

Salmon Fest to Benefit Maslow Project

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 […]

By | September 13th, 2017|Community, Event News, Now|Comments Off on Salmon Fest to Benefit Maslow Project

Britt Education Residency Program Presents Wheelchair Dance Performance “DESCENT”

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 […]

By | September 13th, 2017|Event News, Now, Performing Arts|Comments Off on Britt Education Residency Program Presents Wheelchair Dance Performance “DESCENT”

Holmes Park House Tours Scheduled

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 […]

By | September 7th, 2017|Community, Now|Comments Off on Holmes Park House Tours Scheduled

Rogue Valley Symphony’s 50th Anniversary Season Opener

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 […]

By | September 13th, 2017|Event News, Now|Comments Off on Rogue Valley Symphony’s 50th Anniversary Season Opener

19th Century New-Fangled Inventions at Jacksonville’s Historic Beekman House Museum

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 […]

By | September 8th, 2017|History News & Events, Now|Comments Off on 19th Century New-Fangled Inventions at Jacksonville’s Historic Beekman House Museum

Join the Jacksonville Garden Club!

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 […]

By | September 6th, 2017|Garden, Now|Comments Off on Join the Jacksonville Garden Club!

Friends of Jacksonville Library Fall Book Sale

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 […]

By | September 5th, 2017|Event News, Now|Comments Off on Friends of Jacksonville Library Fall Book Sale