My View, July 2015 – by Whitman Parker

I just sat down to pen this column on a sunny Saturday morning, one day before the Summer Solstice. The weather is perfect so the office door is wide open, allowing the sights and sounds […]

Jacksonville, a Bargain at $1.84 – by Whitman Parker

My View – June 2015

After sitting through the first meeting of “budget season,” it occurred to me that living in Jacksonville is a “bargain.” Please don’t get me wrong; I don’t like paying taxes any […]

Fun is in the Air – by Whitman Parker

My View – May 2015

It’s the time of year when the pages of the Review and our online calendars are filling-up with fun things to do as fast as our local wineries are running their […]

Trailing Thoughts from the Hiking Capital of Southern Oregon – by Whitman Parker

My View – April 2015

I’m at my desk typing this column—on a perfect spring day—thinking I should be taking a long walk on one of the Jacksonville Woodlands trails instead! It’s one of those days […]

On Gaining Perspective… – by Whitman Parker

My View – March 2015

Last month, I had a 5-day “hall pass” to get out of town with my wife, Jo. Our trip to the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show was […]

New Year…New Priorities? – by Whitman Parker

My View – February 2015

This year, our City Council must weigh the importance of and address several challenges including the Courthouse, the Jacksonville Dam, the need for a new Fire Station and updating the Comprehensive […]

My View, December 2014/January 2015 – by Whitman Parker

It’s hard to believe this is the final issue of 2014…I’m wondering where the year has gone! I’d like to wish everyone the happiest of holidays and express my sincere thanks […]

My View, November 2014 – by Whitman Parker

This fall has been an exciting time in Jacksonville. In the midst of it all, it’s also election season and the Review sponsored the City Council Candidate Forum, which drew a full house of interested […]

Publisher Picks for City Council – by Whitman Parker

My View – October 2014

This is City Council election season in Jacksonville—ballots for the November, 2014 General Election will be mailed-out by Jackson County Elections Division on October 17.

Mark your calendars for October 16, from […]

My View, September 2014 – by Whitman Parker

Wow, What a Summer!—Several people/groups deserve our thanks for helping make this a fun and interesting summer: Donna Briggs and her team at Britt Festivals for an outstanding season, Maestro Teddy Abrams whose non-stop energy […]