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From the cozy indoor fireplace or outdoor This beautiful Estate includes a 6400 sq In the heart of Applegate Wine valley just New construction on the market with
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Taking Stock
JACKSONVILLE My View by Whitman Parker, Publisher
REVIEW Recently, I had the privilege of
attending the annual travel and
entertainment, music and wine scenes. And the best
part? Every one of the speakers included the town of
tourism conference sponsored Jacksonville on their list of significant regional cultural
by our good friends at Travel attractions that makes Southern Oregon so special!
WHITMAN PARKER Southern Oregon. TSO is the Heading into summer, this is a good time of year
OWNER & PUBLISHER local arm of Travel Oregon, to take stock of what Jacksonville offers both its
dedicated to marketing “Oregon” residents and visitors. In terms of natural beauty and
WHITMAN@JACKSONVILLEPUBLISHING.COM as a destination to the entire historic charm, Jacksonville is at the top of the list.
541-899-9500 OFFICE planet. During the day-long When it comes to outdoor activities, no other town in
541-601-1878 MOBILE event, attendees were treated Oregon can compete with our hiking options in the
to a number of interesting presentations by travel, Jacksonville Woodlands and Forest Park trail systems.
business, culinary/wine and hospitality experts, all of For history buffs, our living-history-museum-town is
ANDREA YANCEY whom shared their vision and thoughts on living in and an idyllic backdrop to take in all sorts of history-themed
DESIGN & PRODUCTION visiting Southern Oregon. presentations at the Beekman House, Historic Cemetery,
PRODUCTION@JACKSONVILLEPUBLISHING.COM I am pleased to announce that all of the speakers as well as guided history tours and home tour events.
were bullish on our ability to utilize regional natural On the wine side, our 6 in-town wine tasting rooms and
MAIL: PO BOX 1114, attributes to attract visitors… and new residents. In the 18 wineries in the Applegate Valley, offer-up a wine
so doing, all pointed to the clear connection between lovers dream come true. And when it comes to culinary
JACKSONVILLE, OR 97530 our quality of life and places/attractions such as Crater options, our one-of-a-kind restaurants assure that one’s
Lake National Park, the Rogue River, the Oregon inner “foodie” is always happy.
VISIT: 220 E. CALIFORNIA STREET Shakespeare Festival, the Britt Music Festival, our Join me in celebrating and embracing Jacksonville—
(NEXT TO MCCULLY HOUSE) historic sites, hiking/biking trails, as well as a lively arts, Our Small Town with Big Atmosphere!

For advertising information, ABOUT THE COVER: In the latest addition to his “Life in Jacksonville” photographic series, local photographer and City
please contact Whit Parker Councilor Ken Gregg says, “Just about the time everyone is ready for it, spring arrives in the form of pink and white blossoming
trees all over town. It seems to happen almost overnight. One day there's nothing but bare branches everywhere, the result of
and visit our website: months of cold winter weather.” As in this eye-catching shot, Ken explains, “The next day, those same branches completely
disappear from view behind a thick blanket of flowers.” Discover scenes like this for yourself along many of Jacksonville’s
walking trails such as this one from the “Rails to Trails” trail.”


Artist & Gardener 29
Blue Door Garden Store 29 DINING LODGING
Carefree Buffalo 26 & 32 Applegate Store & Cafe 19 Élan Guest Suites & Gallery 2
Cotton Broker 19 Back Porch Bar & Grill 22 Horsefeather Farms Ranchette 19
Country Quilts & Gifts 23 Bella Union 4 & 18 Jacksonville Inn 17
Crown Jewel 23 C Street Bistro 20 Laundry & Quarters 23
Farmhouse Treasures 28 Jacksonville Inn 17 Magnolia Inn 18
Fry Family Farm 27 Las Palmas 28 Standish Cottage 10
Jacksonville Company 11 Mustard Seed Cafe 27 The Tiger Lily Inn 20
La Bohème 24 Pony Espresso Cafe 32
Penny & Lulu Studio Florist 32 Ray's Food Place 5
Pickety Place Antiques 22 Schoolhaus Brewhaus 19
Pico's 25 Umi Sushi 19 WINE TASTING
Pot Rack 2 Applegate Valley Wineries 16
Quintessence Décor 8 Daisy Creek Vineyard 21
Rebel Heart Books 24 DANCIN Vineyards 17
Scheffel's Toys & More 22 EdenVale Winery 27
Shooting Star Nursery 29 COFFEE Jacksonville Wineries 30
Tobiano Boutique 28 Forty Five Coffee 28 Red Lily Vineyards 31
WillowCreek 6 Pony Espresso Cafe 32 Schmidt Family Vineyards 31

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Let’s “BELLABRATE” 30 Years

June 7 - 6:00 - 9:00 pm
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• Kick-Off Medford Beer Week
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541 899 -1770 www.bellau.com 170 West California St. Jacksonville, OR
Cricket Hill Winery Opens
Jacksonville Tasting Room Built to hold my
most precious cargo.
Thanks to a new agreement with Hill tasting room and the relationship
Vintage Inns, owner of the McCully with the McCully House Inn will mean
House Inn, Cricket Hill Winery increased scale and grandeur to expose
has opened a new tasting room in more people to these remarkable wines.
Jacksonville. "We Guests to the
know many of our Jacksonville
McCully House tasting room will
guests consider the also enjoy the
wine experience interior ambiance
a major draw of the inn and
of their stay in will delight in the
Jacksonville. To exquisite exterior
satisfy those needs, gardens and
we are thrilled to outdoor tasting
have Cricket Hill, patio, as well.
one of Southern For decades,
Oregon’s favorite wine brands, as a Cricket Hill Winery
part of the unique experience we can has been considered
offer to our guests," said Vintage Inns a pioneer winery in
owner Carl Johnson. Southern Oregon.
Cricket Hill Winery owner and Established in 1991 on
winemaker Duane Bowman also a carefully-researched
has vineyards and a tasting room hillside, it enjoys the
located in the Applegate Valley—a singular combination
traditional French winery that for 27 of climate, soils, and slopes needed to
years has produced premium quality grow Grand Cru quality grapes in the
Right Bank Bordeaux-styled wines. All
wines offered at both tasting rooms
Applegate Valley. Bowman says, “After
years of visits to Bordeaux, this tiny
Jessica chose a Subaru Forester
are made exclusively from grapes winery decided to follow the French because safety is her #1 priority.
grown on their estate vineyard in the tradition of specializing to produce only
Applegate Valley. one type of wine—premium wines of
The shared philosophy of enhancing exceptional character made only from
visitor enjoyment by offering luxury Merlot and Cabernet Franc grapes.”
accommodations and unique winery Discover Cricket Hill’s tasting room
experiences is what brought Johnson at the McCully House Inn at 240 E.
and Bowman together. The new Cricket California Street.

Garden Club’s Mother’s Day Weekend Sale!

The Jacksonville Garden Club will
hold its annual Spring Sale on Saturday,
May 12, from 9:00am-3:00pm in the alcove
next to the Post Office on Oregon Street.
Get ready for Mother’s Day, or treat
yourself, a family member, or a friend
to a delightful surprise with beautiful
arrangements created from fresh-cut,
local flowers. Purchase some perennials
nurtured this spring by Club members
to refresh those problem spots in the
garden. Cathy Cooper, chair for the
event says, “We will have a full array of
gift items including floral arrangements,
hanging baskets, small succulent
gardens, perennials, and of course, tasty
baked goods and sweets.” This year, the Test drive one today at:
bouquets will feature free, handmade gift
cards, created by members in a workshop
led by Gates McKibben. The cards will Jacksonville Post Office, Scheffel-Thurston
make each bouquet even more special. Park and now the new Jacksonville
The Spring Sale has something for Community Center. Garden Club
everyone to enjoy in a range of prices, and funds also provide local students with
all funds raised benefit local beautification scholarships at the Oregon Stewardship 3103 Biddle Road • Medford, OR • 541-245-2000
projects at the Peter Britt Garden, the and Rogue Community College.

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RAY’S JACKSONVILLE • 401 NORTH 5TH STREET • (541) 899-1262 • STORE HOURS: 6AM - 10PM • www.gorays.com
News From Britt Hill
David Pfrimmer by Donna Briggs, Britt President & CEO
Principal Broker, Accredited Buyers Agent
Certified Residential Marketing Specialist
Cell: (541) 326-6262 The Scoop on Your New
pfrimmer@windermere.com W
Van Vleet Jacksonville • 505 N. 5th St,
Bench Seating
www.SouthernOregonHomes.org Jacksonville, OR 97530

In early 2016, we sent out a survey to the final design and building process. We
2,600 constituents asking for extensive have thoughtfully designed the project
input from our community. First, we for wheelchairs, including features such
determined how often the respondent as extensive and accessible ADA ramps
attends concerts and approach,
and for how ample floor
many years space, and clear
they have been sight lines. The
attending. By two wheelchair
determining areas will be
previous an integral
Historic Jacksonville. Custom cherry & alder cabinets, built ins, granite counters, SS appliances, custom involvement, part of the new
crown moldings, copper gas fire pit on the tiled patio, high quality double-pane wood windows, knotty oak we were able seating. Moving
flooring to the beautiful vaulted ceilings. 3 car fully finished garage. to gauge their forward, our
415 Shafer Lane, Jacksonville, OR | MLS 2985533 | $925,000
familiarity with venue will
our current provide people
facilities and with physical
how updating and/or expanding might disabilities a choice of admission prices
affect their experience. Second, we and lines of sight comparable to those
established how attendees formulate for members of the general public. Equal
seating preferences, and what trends access for ALL!
emerge from these preferences. For The final cost for the project came in
instance, we asked patrons if they higher than we budgeted. This should
would prefer stadium seating to the come as no surprise to anyone who
current park-like bench seating. The has ever been involved in construction.
AWARD WINNING WINERY AND VINEYARD. 74.87 Acres of grapes and pasture w/irrigation. Beautiful
tasting room, state of the art custom crush & wine storage. Owners produce with award winning wines. overwhelming majority of respondents Thanks to regional foundations and
9200 Ramsey Rd | MLS 2982535 & 2982536 | $4,995,000 sent a clear message—they love our broad-based community support, it is
See virtual tour here: https://goo.gl/bJWPqx Co-Listed with Randy McBee, Broker, John L. Scott, 541.944.0299 intimate bench seating. Following with gratitude that I can report that we
Beautiful Country setting on
up with specific questions that target have reached our fundraising goal.
7.16 acres 792 Hyde Park, comfort level, availability, special needs, The benches have pre-drilled holes,
Grants Pass/Applegate Valley. and other concerns, we were able to and steel mounting brackets. The weight
3485 Sq’ 3 bed, 4 bath, 2 car,
Art Studio, Shop, garden, pond,
understand and respond to what drives of the materials is in excess of 60,000
Covered Decks & Patio, Fireplace these preferences and needs. pounds and arrived in two semi-trucks
and Gourmet Kitchen. $660,000 The benches we selected are Ipe in mid-April.
hardwood. Some compare its strength Landscapers and a crew of six installers
to that of steel. Similar in appearance were standing by ready to get this thing
to mahogany, Ipe ages beautifully, done just in time for the Jacksonville
requires no upkeep and is popular for its Elementary School play on June 7.
Search the ENTIRE MLS: durability and rich appearance. You will have your park back soon and

In addition to the new and expanded it will be better than ever!
seats aimed at improving the Britt Comments or questions for Britt Festivals?
Experience, accessible seats and spaces Email Donna at ed@brittfest.org. Visit Britt
became a major consideration throughout Festivals at www.brittfest.org.

Former JVE Student Wins International Prize

WillowCreek Jacksonville
Isaac Nichelson, (47), who grew up in
Jacksonville and attended Jacksonville
our fibers came from plants and animals.
Today, that number is approximately
Elementary School and McLoughlin 35%.” Circular Systems, he explained,
Find the Gifts You Seek at WillowCreek! Middle School, has uses food-crop
made a big impact on waste left after the
the world. The self- harvesting of food
described “college crops to generate
dropout turned food-crop fiber.
entrepreneur,” is CEO “Food crop waste
of Circular Systems is often burned or
“I found it at WillowCreek!” S.P.C. (Social Purpose
Corporation). Isaac’s
left to rot, releasing
significant amounts
(new RFID-blocking bags) extremely proud of carbon dioxide
parents, Candice and methane gas into
Nichelson and Greg the atmosphere. By
Billingsley, reside on creating a low-cost,
South 3rd Street in closed loop bio-
Jacksonville. refinery system, this
Speaking about process also brings
his years growing additional income to
up and attending farmers, turning their
school here, Isaac crop residues into
says that Jacksonville’s more income,” Isaac
Larry Smith, then his added.
5th-grade teacher, He explained
was by far the greatest further how the
Greg Billingsley, Isaac Nichelson,
teacher he ever had. impact of winning the
Isaac’s daughter, Valentina, and Candice
“Mr. Smith fostered Global Change Award
Nichelson celebrate the holidays last year
my creative ability and will affect this sector,
at their home on 3rd Street.
gave me the confidence saying that, “Winning
to use my talents out in the world.” the Global Change Award means we can
Based in the Malibu/Los Angeles now propel this important technology
area, SPC is a materials science much faster into scaled production.”
company, focusing on converting Isaac said that at some point, he and
agricultural, industrial and post- his family hope to relocate back to the
consumer waste into high-value textile Rogue Valley and that the food fiber
fibers for the fashion industry. technology will play a part. Due to
The firm was recently named as the the increased production of industrial
first place winner (out of 2600 entrants) of hemp in Southern Oregon, Isaac sees
the 2018 “Global Change Award,” which great potential utilizing post-production
recognizes the most exciting sustainable hemp fiber waste at Circular Systems.
fashion developments. At a ceremony in “Within 5 years, the use of food crop fiber
Stockholm, Sweden, the $350,000 prize/ worldwide will be something making
grant money was awarded on the same an impact on the traditional, cotton-
stage as the Nobel Prize! dominated fiber supply chain…it could
115 W California Street • 541.899.5590 follow us!
Speaking to the significance of the make a big economic impact on farming
WillowCreekJacksonville.com award, Isaac noted that, “In 1960, 97% of in the valley.”
State of the Art Presence Art Center

Q by Hannah West, Southern Oregon Artists Resource

An art lover will often say to an artist, Oreshkin—whose blog, Ascentor, offers
“If you ever make a print of that painting, music reviews—says Minstrel Streams
I would love to buy it.” Not encouraging
words for one who earns their living by
“speaks the language of music…you
just have to listen to hear words in your
creating original works… heart…weaving subtle and elegant sound
The definition of art is “that which patterns through threads of classical,
evokes an emotion,” and painters do not Baroque, Renaissance, Romanticism, and
QUINTESSENCE take this lightly, generously pouring heart
and soul into their work. Your support
Celtic folk music.” Matt and Rebecca Stuart
dedicate their lives and talent to “sharing
Exquisite Home Décor helps nurture our talented creatives and the passionate language of music, from our
enables the gallery to continue its unique hearts to yours.” Don’t miss their musical
mission of providing performances, taking
art to our community. place on Sundays
Handmade from 2:00-4:00pm
paintings, pottery, on June 3, August
glass, weavings, 12, October 14, and
mosaics, handmade December 9.
furniture, fabric, New Member ~
photography—all New Career—Art
reflect the unique Presence introduces
personality of their painter, sculptor and
maker, bringing traditional animator
richness and Phillip Young. After
personality to the completing his service
"Veiled Totem" by Vivian McAleavey
home. Assembly-line, in the US Army—
factory-made, slick-printed items cannot working as an Army artist—and earning
compete with original works made with his undergraduate degree in Illustration
such loving care. through the G.I. Bill, he was hired as a
No doubt, buying a print is less trainee animator by Disney Studios in
expensive than purchasing the original, but Burbank, CA. Phillip progressed to Feature
there is much to be said for owning a one- Animator, earning seventeen screen
of-a-kind work of art! We invite you to visit credits in some of Disney’s most successful
Art Presence to peruse the paintings and animated features. Later, he earned his
choose one to enrich your home. Master’s in Sequential Art while teaching
Gardens Gone Wild!—Our artists animation, fine art and illustration. Now
offer florals and paintings of gardens he has found his way back to painting,
to brighten your environment in a new with a focus on scenic, figurative and
exhibition, “Gardens Gone Wild.” The mythological themes. We’re confident you
show opens May 4, with a reception on will admire Phillip’s paintings!
Saturday, May 5, from 1:00-3:00pm, and Art Presence Offsite Exhibits—Exhibit
continuing through June 17. Join us and of paintings by Delores Ribal is on display
Something Special for enjoy live music by Minstrel Streams and at Pioneer Village through September.
conversation with the creators as you Reserve our upstairs room for your
Mother’s Day view the new works in the gallery. class, workshop or meeting! Contact Anne
Free Concert Series—Minstrel Brooke at 541-941-7057. As always, you
Streams will perform a series of free can find the above information and more
120 E California Street • Historic Jacksonville • 541-899-5557 concerts at Art Presence this year. Sergey on our website, https://art-presence.org.
Hannah West is a Jacksonville website designer and art advocate. She is the
creator and editor of the Southern Oregon Artists Resource (www.soartists.
261 Harvard Pl, com), serves on the board of Art Presence Art Center, is a core founding
Medford member of the Arts Alliance of Southern Oregon and curated the monthly
Top of the hill views from this amazing mid- art exhibits at GoodBean cafe for seven years. See some of her art and web
century modern home & estate overlooking design work at www.hannahwestdesign.com.
Medford & the Rogue Valley! Architecturally
designed on more than 2 acres in the heart
of East Medford, this 4200+ sq ft home has JVille Market Opening Soon!
views overlooking the vineyards, valley
lights & surrounding mountains. A single Jville Market owner Ken Snoke and produce offerings. Residents can support
story home, perfect for entertaining, w/ manager Martha Hess welcome everyone local small farms and stock up on the
beautiful easy care landscaping, large
shop, abundant parking, ig pool w/auto to the 2018 season of the Jville Market, freshest and tastiest seasonal fruits and
cover, & a separate finished living area w/ opening Sunday, May 27th at 9:00am. vegetables. The Jville Market is beginning
views, perfect for a pool house, bonus room, Market days will run 9:00am to 1:30pm its ninth year and has grown from a small
or guest suite. 3 bedrooms, all ensuite, a
large breathtaking living room with a wall and feature live music from 11:30am cluster of booths to filling the courthouse
of 10 ft windows, light, bright kitchen w/ to 1:00pm, with a wide variety of lawn. It has become a place to grab a
designer appliances, hardwood, heated Rogue Valley talent sharing their tunes. coffee and a snack and sit and visit with
marble floors & so much more! Totally
fenced & security gated, this is a one-of-a- You’ll enjoy 70 booths on the Historic friends while enjoying free, live music.
kind property! Courthouse lawn offering artisan breads The Jville Market is the only market
$1,200,000 and pastries, locally-raised beef, fresh in the Rogue Valley that allows (well-
fish from Brookings, farm fresh eggs and behaved) dogs, so if you’re out walking
produce and a wide variety of artists your pet, you can stop by to browse,
12591 Williams Hwy, and crafters’ wares. Along with jewelry, grab a morning treat and connect with
Grants Pass photography, metal arts, wooden crafts, neighbors. The Market season will run
Private 9.05 irrigated acres of EFU land along fused glass, and body care products, through Sunday, October 14th.
the beautiful Applegate River. Very old
(1800’s) water rights from Williams Creek and
this year’s Market welcomes three new You can learn more about the market
Applegate River, providing abundant water local, small farmers to add to our fresh online at Jville.Market.
with irrigation sprinklers to the level pastures
and farmland. Many lg outbuildings, car
& RV storage and a beautifully appointed
486 sq. ft. office w/full bath & wood stove.
Lg fenced organic garden area and an
adorable, custom guest house or 2-family
set-up. Fenced & cross-fenced w/an arena
area for riding & gorgeous river frontage the
width of the property. Custom-built 3 bd,
2 ba, 2500+ sq. ft. home features a private
master suite w/steam shower, open kit/
living area w/FP, eating bar & Gaggenau
cooktop. Deck w/hot tub, vaulted ceilings

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& expansive windows to enjoy the view. The
perfect river property for agriculture, horses,
wine grapes or parties & events.
Sundays, May 27th–Oct
9:00AM to 1:30PM
fresh foods • crafts & goods • live music • sunday fundays
Located at the Historic Courthouse | www.jville.market


The Unfettered Critic
by Paula Block Erdmann & Terry Erdmann

Dog Day Afternoon

935 N Fifth Street, Jacksonville Don Tollefson

Our readers may have noticed that we the pups think about their former lives. Debbie Tollefson ( by the gas station )
have an affinity for dogs. This doesn’t When poor, disheveled King states, “I Principal Broker/Owner Principal Broker/Owner
mean we automatically adore any movie starred in twenty-two consecutive Doggy 541-973-9184 541-973-9185
featuring a canine (some are dogs, and Chow commercials; Look at me now,
we don’t mean that in a good way), but I couldn’t land an audition,” or Duke “Jacksonville’s Hometown Realtor”
it does suggest we’ll make the effort mutters, “I only ask for what I’ve always
to spend an afternoon at a matinee. had: a balanced diet, regular grooming, Over $25 Million in Sales Since 2013
Well, we’re happy to report that Isle of and a general physical once a year,” you’ll
563 Rogue Ridge Dr.
Dogs—Wes Anderson’s latest cinematic
achievement—is an afternoon delight.
find yourself laughing or tearing up in
turn. The characters’ barks—conveniently Grants Pass $1,675,000
The plot: In a mythical translated into English—
Japanese city, dogs are are delivered by A-list
stricken with deadly actors, including Scarlett
“snout fever.” This Johansson as beautiful
with separate guest apt and 2 room tree
pleases the mayor, show dog Nutmeg, F. house. There are 2 garages and 2 shops
a devoted cat lover. Murray Abraham as the on this 2 acre gated property with a
He convinces his sage St. Bernard Jupiter, fabulous pond and gazebo and very lush
constituents that this and Bryan Cranston as landscaping. Included in the price is a 1
virulence threatens Chief, the film’s ostensible acre separate tax lot on the River with
humans too, and orders “romantic lead.” city sewer and well already in ready to
all dogs banished to The musical create a second home and family com-
nearby “Trash Island” soundtrack, too, is pound ( lot will not be sold separately).
for the rest of their A-level, composed by
presumably short lives. Alexandre Desplat. 151 Hartsfield Dr.
Included in this canine Among his seventy film Merlin $464,900
diaspora is Spots, credits, Desplat has been
companion to Atari, the awarded the Oscar twice: PRIVATE SETTING ON 2.58
mayor’s twelve-year-old for The Shape of Water and
ward. In response, Atari The Grand Budapest Hotel.
does what any good Image courtesy of Fox Searchlight. This time out, Desplat Large front porch on very
twelve-year-old would shifts from his traditional functional 2448 sq. ft. 3 bd.
do to save his best friend: he “borrows” a melodic style to incorporate traditional 2.5 bath home/ upgraded kitchen
small plane and flies to the island, where Japanese taiko drumming into his score.
he encounters a pack of abandoned Despite Isle of Dogs being an animated
with granite counters / Bonus
pooches: Rex, King, Duke, Boss, and feature, it’s not just a movie for kids— room over 2 car attached garage
Chief. As one expects of all good dogs, although they’ll like it. Adults, even those plus separate garage / shop.
they join Atari’s search for Spots. Their who may not be dedicated canine lovers, Master on 1st floor.
odyssey is amusing and sad in equal will enjoy it too. Woven into the beautiful
measure, and even incorporates a hint of visuals and the story’s gentle philosophy,
1201 Meadow View Dr.
political satire.
Director/screenwriter Anderson
is a quality with which we all can
empathize. We commit to Atari’s quest Williams $549,000
(Rushmore, The Grand Budapest Hotel) for the love that’s been stolen from him,
has devoted his career to whimsical as though we, too, are a part of the pack. 3 BED 2BATH HOME
tales that spotlight dysfunctional but Even Chief, initially reluctant, comes
often likeable characters. These motley around when lovely Nutmeg provides
on 5 plus irrigated acres on
canines are no different, despite the the correct motivation. Williams Creek. End of the Road
fact that they—as well as the human “Will you help him?” she asks privacy with state of the art
characters—are realized via stop-motion “Why should I?” Chief responds. Greenhouse, Critter/Chicken coop
animation (as with Anderson’s earlier “Because he’s a twelve-year-old boy,”
Fantastic Mr. Fox). The highly-articulated she says. “Dogs love those.” Shed, Large Carport and Storage
puppets are positioned frame-by- If, by the time you read this, Isle of Dogs and Artist/Yoga Studio. Gated
frame to create the illusion of motion, a can’t be found in local theaters, don’t and Fenced in Williams.
technique harkening back to the hands- fret; we’re convinced it will win “best-in-
on era of animation before computer show” on your small screen, too.

graphics overwhelmed the genre. And Paula and Terry each have long impressive-
the work here is meticulous. The pups sounding resumes implying that they are
are all quite…um… fetching, with tufts battle-scarred veterans of life within the
of fur that waft in the breeze, and large
emotional eyes that well with tears when
Hollywood studios. They’re now happily
relaxed into Jacksonville.
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News from Friends of Jacksonville's
Historic Cemetery
by Dirk J. Siedlecki, President – FOJHC
invites you to Before telling you about what the details and topics. Donations are always
Friends of Jacksonville's Historic appreciated and help support the work
Cemetery has planned this spring, I of our organization in restoring and
would like to thank the volunteers who preserving the cemetery.
were able to help with our Community Community Clean-up Day, May 19,
Time travel back Clean-up of the Cemetery grounds on 8:00am-12:00 noon—Please join us to
to Jacksonville’s March 31. Fifteen volunteers filled 82 help prepare the cemetery grounds for
heyday with tours large trash bags with leaves and made a the Memorial Day Holiday and visiting
and tales of the number of piles of branches and limbs. families and friends. Bring your work
people and places Thank you for all that you did in helping gloves, eye and ear protection along
that bring the to clean-up the grounds of winter debris. with gas-operated lawn mowers, weed
storied history of Upcoming May Events eaters, blowers, leaf rakes, brooms and
this gold mining Tuesday Evening Cemetery Stroll, pruners. We have a number of garden
town to life! May 8, 6:30-8:00pm—Join us for an tools available to use, as well. Morning
after-dinner refreshments
stroll through and freshly-
the cemetery brewed coffee
grounds to will be offered
learn some of along with much
its history. Our appreciation and
topic this month gratitude.
is "Cemetery Flags, May
Visit the BEEKMAN HOUSE MUSEUM, 101," focusing 26, 9:00am
the 1873 home of Cornelius Beekman, on how the until done!—
Jacksonville’s wealthiest and most cemetery Volunteers
prominent pioneer. Located at 470 E. was laid out, will work in
California Street, it’s still completely monument groups and
furnished with family artifacts. styles, types and Photo by Mary Siedlecki place 400 flags
origin of stone on the gravesites
NEW THIS YEAR! Half hour Beekman Family Life tours begin used, and who made the monuments. We of those Veterans who rest under the
every 20 minutes from 11am to 3pm on the 1st, 2nd, and 5th will discuss our efforts to preserve these Madrones in our cemetery. The flags,
Saturdays each month from June through September, and works of art for future generations to see purchased by the FOJHC, are maintained
provide a look at daily life in 19th Century Jacksonville. and appreciate. Our Tuesday Evening and stay in place until Veterans Day in
Adults, $5; seniors/student, $3. Strolls are offered on the Second Tuesday November. Volunteers then remove the
of the month May-August. Each month a flags which are then taken to the Eagle
50-minute Victorian Days tours begin every 20 minutes from new topic will be presented. Point National Cemetery for disposal.
11am to 3pm on the 3rd Saturday of each month from May History Saturday in the Cemetery, Memorial Day Cemetery Meet and
through October. View a different aspect of Victorian life each May 12, 10:00-11:30am—Our first Greet, Sunday, May 27 and Monday,
month through the lens of Jacksonville and the Beekman family. program promises to be fun and May 28, 11:00am-3:00pm—Volunteers
Adults, $8; seniors/students, $5. informative—“Pioneer Brides - To Love will be present to greet and assist family
and to Cherish,” will be presented and friends of those buried within the
by Docents Lynn Ransford and Anne cemetery grounds in locating their
Peugh. Learn about early wedding gravesites. They will also be able to
announcements, marriage ceremonies, answer questions about the cemetery and
wedding attire, wedding receptions, the work of the Friends of Jacksonville's
food, wedding gifts and relationships Historic Cemetery. New this year, we will
between brides and grooms. History be offering walking tours to the gravesites
Saturday Programs are offered on the of some of the 400 Veterans buried in the
second Saturday of the month, May- cemetery and sharing their stories with
August with a new topic each month. visitors. Tours will depart at 1:00pm and
Both programs are free with no 2:00pm each day and take approximately
advance reservations required. Meet 45 minutes. Tours are free and no advance
your Docents at the top of the Cemetery reservations are required.
Road where parking is available. We If you’re interested in volunteering to
Experience 1932 Jacksonville during 1-hour Living History tours suggest wearing comfortable walking help place flags on May 26, or helping to
on the 4th Saturday of each month from May through September. shoes, a hat, sunscreen and insect man our reception table on May 27 and/or
Interact with Beekman family members and friends at 11am, repellent. Please visit our website at: May 28, please give me a call at 541-826-
1pm, and 3pm as they close up the family’s 1873 home, comment www.friendsjvillecemetery.org for complete 9939 or email info.friendsjvillecemetery.org.
on the Great Depression and current affairs, and reminisce about
growing up in the late 1800s. Adults, $10; seniors/students, $8.

Tour “Behind the

Counter” of the Private Creekside Cottage For more information, please visit our
website at friendsjvillecemetery.org.

BANK MUSEUM, the In Jacksonville
oldest bank in the
Pacific Northwest.
Preserved as a
museum since C.C.
Beekman closed the
doors in 1915, it’s
located at 110 W.
California Street.
“Banking hours” are
11am to 4pm, Friday to Monday from Memorial Day weekend
through Labor Day. FREE. Suggested donation, $3.
Spirits from the past are subjects of
1-hour HAUNTED HISTORY walking
tours on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of
June through September.
Hear tales of woe, sorrow, and regret
on 7pm tours that feature brothels,
epidemics, and hangings or 7:30pm
tours that highlight Britt Hill, saloons,
and Oregon’s oldest Chinatown. Tours
leave from the Jacksonville Visitors
Center at the corner of N. Oregon and
C streets.
Reservations required! $5 per person.
For information and reservations, visit
www.historicjacksonville.org Book your Wine Country stay now!
205 W. D St. Jacksonville | www.standishcottage.com
Focus on Hanley Farm
by Pam Sasseen, Volunteer

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S. 5th Street. The playground equipment
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constructed walkway around the famous Jacksonville Company
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The splash park at Doc Griffin is open
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his son was born. Where style meets elegance.
beginning Memorial Day weekend. Between the volunteers and visitors
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Police Surcharge Appears Likely
Editor’s Note: the following article is for contextual information. On April 17, council voted
NO W T A K I N G 6-1 in favor, directing staff draft a new Police Surcharge Ordinance which will be voted upon
RESERVATIONS at the May 1 council meeting. (Councilor Garcia cast the dissenting vote.) Please see the
Review website at that time for an update on the council’s decision on the matter.
At a town hall meeting on March 31 was explicit, saying the fund would
held at Jacksonville Elementary School, be used strictly for police services and
55 residents gathered to hear from staff not for other city needs. Should the
about funding the police department. City Council approve a new surcharge,
Those in attendance included City 42% ($285,000) of police funding will
Administrator Jeff Alvis, Finance come from the General Fund and 58%
Director Stacey Bray, Recorder Angela ($400,000) will then come from the
Watson, Police Chief David Towe and surcharge. The move will then enable the
Police Officer Kayla Cutting. Mayor Paul city to bolster its other fund accounts.
Becker along with City Councilors Brad Alvis and Bray also presented a funding
Bennington, Steve Casaleggio, Criss comparison of a surcharge versus a
Garcia, Ken Gregg, David Jesser and Jim property tax levy. To match the $20/
Lewis were joined by Budget Committee month surcharge, voters would need to
members Donna Bowen, Mike McClain approve a $1/1000 of assessed value as a
and Doug Phillips. property tax levy. Placing a tax levy on
The staff presentation was based upon a the ballot is a move the Budget Committee
NEWEST SUBDIVISION IS IN PHASE ONE! recent recommendation from the Budget had considered, but has recommended
Committee to impose a $20 per household the new surcharge, instead. As has been
• Custom Built Homes • Beautiful Private Setting surcharge to shore-up Police Department the case since the inception of the Public
• Public Utilities • South of the Historic Nunan House funding. The Budget Committee is Safety Ordinance, which authorized the
• Close Proximity to Downtown • Close to Wineries, Shopping & Events
comprised of 7 at-large citizens and all 7 original fire department surcharge, the
city councilors. The proposed surcharge program has had its critics. Over the years,
would be identical to the current fire some have called the fee “regressive,”
department fee of $35/month and “unfair,” and “un-democratic.”
would appear on the monthly water bill. Despite the criticism, it was noted
Likewise, the $20 police surcharge would that the police surcharge option had
include a hardship relief program wherein garnered the majority backing of the
those not able to afford all or part of the Budget Committee, which has met 10
fee may apply for a discounted rate. As times since 2/14/17 to discuss the city’s
an example, those with annual incomes financial matters. At those meetings,
25 HOME PACKAGES AVAILABLE of less than $19,999/year may qualify for members proposed ideas to raise new
paying $0; those between $21,000-21,999 revenue including the installation of
would pay $13/month. downtown parking meters and a meals/
Administrator Alvis and Finance beverage tax. The meals tax, heavily
Director Bray outlined the city’s current backed by Budget Committee member
budget situation, citing a projected Doug Phillips, has been tabled for the
2018-19 expense of $688,000 to fund the time being, based upon the need for
full-time department. Currently, those stable and easily-collectible funds. It was
operations include 5 full-time officers and argued that in the event of a downturn
a police clerk, offering 24/7 protection. It in restaurant business, or if a major
Broker Principal Broker
was pointed out that the cities of Talent restaurant should close its doors, the
and Phoenix employ 8 and 10 officers stability of the police fund would be
respectively. Comparatively, Jacksonville’s jeopardized. During public comment,
tax base is calculated at $1.84/$1000 several citizens supported the meals
of assessed value while Eagle Point is tax, offering comments that suggested
$2.45/$1000 and Medford is $5.2/$1000. “visitors” should pay their “fair share” of
ONE OF A KIND DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY: $1,300,000 Alvis noted that 90% of police public safety costs. City staff was quick to
operational costs are paid from the point out that although a meals tax could
General Fund, collected via property be a source of funding, at this time, the
taxes. With the city’s Streets, Historic $20 surcharge was the best choice.
1.5 Acres Preservation, Cemetery and Parks funds During further public comment,
in-need of more funding to maintain Police Chief David Towe responded
current service levels, Alvis and Bray to a question about contracting-out for
presented facts on the positive impact the police services. The chief answered that
surcharge would have on those funds. the discussion had taken place several
Alvis stated that many of the city’s streets times in the last few years. However, he
are aging and that repairs/improvements added that the Jackson County Sheriff’s
will be needed going forward. As such, Department offers contracted officers at
shifting more tax funds into “rainy day” a cost of $169,000/year, in excess of what
accounts is prudent. Jacksonville currently pays for a full-
Alvis and Bray noted that a police time officer position. While his officers
Hwy 238 Frontage Near Pony Espresso surcharge would be capped at collecting would benefit financially, in the end,
MLS # 2980865 $400,000 annually. Initially, the term Towe didn’t think the city could afford a
of the program would be 5 years, but contractual program.
the expectation is that the surcharge At the conclusion of the meeting,
• Mostly Vacant Land Just Blocks to Downtown Jacksonville would be used as a permanent, long- Administrator Alvis and Finance Director
• 1.5 Acres Zoned General Commercial with Two Buildings term funding solution, as is the case Bray remarked that the police surcharge
with the fire surcharge. Unlike a tax levy will be on the agenda at an upcoming
• Subdivide and Create Several Lots, Lease 5,353 SF or Develop which expires after 5 years and must be City Council meeting. Should the council
• Largest Undeveloped Commercial Lot in the City Limits reapproved by voters, the City Council vote to impose the $20 surcharge,
may extend and increase or decrease residents will see the new charge on their
• 730 & 810 North 5th Street - Two Lots One Price surcharges without a public vote. Alvis water bills as soon as July 1, 2018.

Priced to Sell at $725,000 - Land & Privacy Jacksonville Firewise Neighborhood

• Reduced From $850,000 • Complete Remodel in 2017 Debris Collection is May 5th
• MLS # 2979755 • 3.4 Acres of Water Rights Jacksonville will hold one members will chip the limbs and yard
Jacksonville Firewise Debris Collection debris. The remnants will then be recycled
• 3,120 SF Single Level • 17 Acre Turn-Key Property for all neighborhoods on Saturday, in the community around city gardens
• Tractor, Farm Implements & Furniture Negotiable May 5, 8:30am-5:00pm. and trees and larger
We want to ask our items and leaves will
neighbors to take their be placed in a bin for
yard trimmings and removal.
541-941-8559 debris to the "D" Street This will be the first
5 N Main St - Ashland OR parking lot adjacent to year that all debris
the Jacksonville Public will be collected on a
John.Steinbergs@gmail.com Works yard, adjacent to single day, and will
the Library and accessed be open to all Firewise
off of "C" Street. neighborhoods to satisfy the Firewise
This should be a great event, as the activity required.
Jacksonville CERT Team will direct Lets make this event the best ever!
residents where to dump their debris in If you have any question please call the
Next to 40 Acres of BLM the parking lot. Jacksonville Public Works Jacksonville Fire Department at
employees will assist with removal and 541-899-7246.
Call for Appointment John Steinbergs Oregon Department of Forestry crew Thank you, Devin Hull, Fire Chief
A Few Minutes with the Mayor City Snapshot
by Paul Becker City Council Meeting, April 3, session prior to the regular meeting to
2018—Administrator Alvis opened the discuss employment agreements for
meeting by referring staff and council to Administrator Alvis, Finance Director
Real Life Lessons a memo drafted by Planning Department Bray and Police Chief Towe. Later,
Director Ian Foster. In his memo, Foster during the regular session, contracts for
cited recent comments made during a all three city employees were approved
3/27/18 council meeting concerning a unanimously.
A visitor stopped by my office the science along with hope for people such parcel of land being considered for a dog Finance Director Stacey Bray reported
other day to discuss a dream she has. as Shorty. Today it is common to see races park, located adjacent to the Pheasant on recent grant awards recommended
That dream is to one day see a world with runners wearing prosthetics as they Meadows neighborhood. Foster’s memo by the Transient Lodging Tax Committee
where everyone who is handicapped and sprint from start to finish. Nonetheless, read, in part, “The Planning Department that were then unanimously approved by
wheelchair-bound will have the freedom there is and will continue to be, a growing reviewed some of the audio from this the council that included:
of movement to go where others go who population using wheelchairs, walkers, meeting and noted that an advocate • Historic Jacksonville, Inc. – Access
take it for granted. An admirable idea, and other such aids. on behalf of the park implied that the History Project – $ 3,200.
one where there has been considerable When my visitor brought up this Planning Director endorsed this location. • Jacksonville Community Center –
progress during my lifetime, but not subject, I began to reminisce about one To be clear, the Planning Department Landscaping Project - $ 3,010.
nearly enough for those unable to walk. such wheelchair-bound person, a very did not provide an endorsement of the • Art Presence – Replacing Art Display
Larry Smith, our City Historian, close and dear friend of mine for years— location but did advise that the location System - $ 1,200.
recently sent me a photograph taken Ginger Rogers. In 1987 she’d suffered a may be considered for the proposed use.” • Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
in 1906 of a newsboy on crutches in stroke making her wheelchair-dependent Police Chief David Towe was on- – New Website Design and
New York City. Given the crude state for the remainder of her life. At the time hand along with Officer Greg Nichols, Development – $ 8,000.
of prosthetics in that day, the poor lad I told her that when I was with her I saw who has been promoted to Seargent, • Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
was probably doomed no wheelchair, only replacing the post filled by Sergeant – Branding Work - $ 3,000.
to a life without the her. And… to the best Dan Moore, who retired in December Mayor Becker reported his plan to
privileges we all take of my ability, I tried 2016. Officer Nichols has been working form an ad-hoc committee to study the
for granted. At my to do just that each for JVPD on a part-time basis since increase in traffic in the city limits. It will
birth a generation later, time we were together. June 2017. Previously, he served with be tasked with gathering traffic statistics,
there still was little Then, one memorable the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and analyzing that data, and recommending
progress in this area. day we went to dinner Medford Police for 31 years and has solutions to alleviate the problem. The
In 1933 Frank Capra at a restaurant in been a personal friend of Chief Towe’s mayor suggested that the committee will
made an Oscar- Ashland, one we had for 35 years. consist of four people; one Councilor,
nominated film, Lady never been to before. I Administrator Alvis noted that one Planning Commissioner and two
For a Day, a Damon packed the wheelchair the City Council met in an executive citizens at-large.
Runyon story. Runyon in the car, helped
always populated his Ginger get in, and
stories with people off we went. I parked Creating an Emergency Action Plan!
he knew or met as a about a half block by Barbara Hurd, Jacksonville CERT
reporter on Broadway. from the place, got the
In this one he created a character called wheelchair out, helped her in and walked To give your household the best chance
“Shorty,” based on a real “Shorty” down the street. To my utter dismay, the of surviving a catastrophic event such
from the streets of Broadway. Shorty restaurant entrance sat on top of a large as an earthquake, fire or floor, you need
was without legs; his were blown off in number of steps and there was no ramp. to be “ready to go,” and evacuate early.
World War I. He got around on a go-cart, There was no way I could lift her and the Doing so means going through pre-
a platform he could wheel around the wheelchair up those steps. So I had to evacuation preparation steps to increase
streets while sitting. It wasn’t high tech. leave her alone in the street while I went your home’s defenses, as well as creating
Capra saw Shorty and brought him to inside to find help. I did, and we were an Emergency Action Plan for your
Hollywood for the film, even giving him finally seated at the table. Ginger was an family. Being ready-to-go also means
a speaking part. His scenes remind me of absolute dear about the whole thing. knowing when to evacuate, and what to
growing up seeing men like him selling Living in a historic city is not easy for do if you become trapped.
pencils on the streets of New York City. such people. Often, historic structures have Learn the importance of planning well
These were veterans from our battles “Over narrow entrances with steps to match. in-advance of an emergency including
There.” They had no G.I. Bill and no V.A. Built before even Shorty’s time, they sit as taking these steps:
In World War II, it was estimated a window into the past. Ramps can require 1. Designate a location to meet up 6. Train all family to use a fire
fifty to eighty million people were more space than is available and so those during an emergency that’s outside extinguisher and know where your
killed. Multiply this by four or five and in wheelchairs are much like Ginger was the hazard area. gas, electric, and water main shut-off
one has an idea of the total casualties when trying to navigate about. 2. Learn to drive several different controls are and know how to shut
with wounded included. The number At New City Hall, though it is escape routes from your home and them off.
is so horrific it goes beyond any expensive, we are building a ramp at the community. 7. Assemble an Emergency Supply Kit
comprehension or understanding. Yet rear entrance. There is room. Where we 3. Have an evacuation plan for pets for each person in the home, and
from this cauldron of human terror there can make other accommodations we will. and large animals such as horses and another for the car.
came significant advances in medical It’s the right thing to do. livestock. You’ll also learn about talking with
4. Designate an out-of-area friend or your neighbors about Ready, Set, Go and
relative as a point of contact who will the Map Your Neighborhood program!
then contact others during a disaster. The Map Your Neighborhood is a
5. Create a written list of emergency simple idea where neighbors gather at
OFFICE HOURS contact numbers to be posted in your a neighborhood home for a 90-minute
home, and in your emergency supply meeting, and learn the 9-steps to take
CITY OFFICE kits and Go Bags. immediately following a disaster.
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:00pm
MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Jacksonville CERT (Community Emergency
MUNICIPAL COURT CLERK Response Team) will be hosting a public awareness program on
Monday - Friday Earthquake Preparedness, May 15, 6:30-8:00pm in the US Hotel
City offices are located at 9:00am - 4:00pm Ballroom (above US Bank at 125 E. California Street).
206 N Fifth Street

Dropbox located at corner of N. Fifth and D Street.

541-899-1231 • www.jacksonvilleor.us POLICE BLOTTER
PLANNING DEPARTMENT HOURS - Direct #: 541-899-6873
Jacksonville Police Department
A consolidated report based on type of calls & number of incidences
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Submit all applications
& Friday 8:30am-2:00pm & pick-up all permits: March 19 to April 15, 2018
Wednesday: Closed to Public Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:
Call Type - Total Calls
Abandoned Vehicle - 1 Harassment - 1
Animal - 6 Hit & Run - 2
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, May 1, 6:00pm (OCH) Assist - LE Agency - 4 House Check - 41
PLANNING COMMISSION: Wednesday, May 9, 6:00pm (OCH) Assist - Medical - 5 Larceny/Theft - 2
CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, May 15, 6:00pm (OCH) Assist - Other - 58 MVC - Motor Vehicle Collision - 2
COMMITTEE FOR CITIZEN INVOLVEMENT: Wednesday, May 16, 5:15pm (NCH) Assist - Public - 15 Parking Complaint - 2
HARC: Wednesday, May 23, 6pm (OCH) Bar Check - 3 Restraining Order Violation - 1
For Jacksonville City Council Meeting Minutes, Agendas/Packets and Audio Files, City Ordinance - 12 Suspicious - 9
please visit www.jacksonvilleor.us and click on the City Council tab. Disturbance/Noise - 3 Traffic Roads - 5
DWS - Driving While Suspended - 2 UEMV - 1
Location Key: OCH - Old City Hall (S. Oregon & Main), NCH - New City Hall at Courthouse, CC - Community Center (160 E. Main Street),
NVR - Naversen Room (Jacksonville Library), FH - Fire Hall (180 N. 3rd St. @ C), EOC - Emergency Ops Center at Police Station Fugitive/Warrant - 1


Building Our Future
SAVE THE DATE! by Brad Bennington, Executive Officer
Builders Association of Southern Oregon

Supporting Vocational Builder’s Ed

My father was smart, but I didn’t opportunities for young people in

realize how smart until I had a few Southern Oregon. Today, with some of
decades under my belt. My dad taught our youth struggling to find employment
me how to do useful things like show and many back at home living with
up for work on time, work first, play parents, there’s a shortage of skilled labor
later, use a in our building
shovel, operate industry. BASO
a backhoe, is working on
bulldozer, forklift giving these
or anything young people the
else that had a opportunity to
motor in it. I also learn a valuable
learned how to skill and become
form, pour and a part of the
finish concrete, industry that
do framing, builds the future
sheathing, siding for all of us.
Join us for the and steel work. Come out to the
Today, beautiful Eagle
Southern Oregon however, we have a critical shortage Point Golf Club this June 15 and enjoy

of skilled workers in every area of a great round of golf, fellowship, good
construction and, unfortunately, my food and an opportunity to win a brand-
dad isn’t around to teach the next new Harley Davidson. Register your

GOLF TOURNAMENT generation the skills they need. That’s

the reason the proceeds from this year’s
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What Higher Interest Rates Mean to You
TH On Money & More / by Erich & Matt Patten, Cutler Investment Group
On December 16, 2008, in the midst pressures building in the economy.
of crisis, the Federal Reserve lowered It also means that borrowers can still
Proceeds from our Golf Tournament to support the Federal Funds target rate to 0%- get very attractive terms for their debt.
youth vocational education 0.25%. (The Federal Funds rate, or the Housing is the sector of the economy
rate at which banks lend to each other with the greatest exposure to long-term
overnight, serves as the “baseline” rates, so this “low rate” environment
Builders Association Southern Oregon interest rate for the economy.) Lowering continues to be supportive of the housing
EDUCATE • ADVOCATE • MOTIVATE interest rates was warranted, as the market. In Cutler’s view, today is still an
www.buildso.com | 541-773-2872 economy was in turmoil, attractive environment for
Brad Bennington
Executive Officer the housing market was borrowers seeking debt.
collapsing, and equities Overall, we think
were in freefall. This key the current yield rate
C U T L E R interest rate remained environment is supportive
at this historic low until for economic growth.
March of 2015. And for Short-term rates going
the past three years, the higher can stimulate

How is our approach different Federal Reserve has been

ever-so-carefully raising
economic growth, as
consumers have more cash

than other Wealth Managers? rates. On March 21st of

this year, the Fed raised rates for the
in their pockets. Long-
term rates staying low can be supportive
sixth time since the Great Recession, of asset prices as well as long-term
and indications are that, as the economy financing. While the current path of the
continues to improve, the Fed will be Fed is not without risks, (if they raise
increasingly aggressive for the remainder rates too aggressively, it effectively “puts
of this year. The Fed is currently the brakes” on the economy) we believe
forecasted to raise rates three times in that the US economy continues to be on a
2018, which would leave the overnight stable path.
Federal Funds rate well above 2% All opinions and data included in this commentary are
(currently, the target is 1.5%-1.75%). as of April 10, 2018 and are subject to change. The opinions
The Fed’s actions have real and views expresses herein are of Cutler Investment
consequences for all of us. To begin Counsel, LLC and are not intended to be a forecast of future
with, investors won’t need to take on as events, a guarantee of future results or investment advice.
much risk to have access to income. For Your individual tax liabilities may differ significantly
individuals who keep their savings in from any information provided herein. Always consult
a bank account, these accounts haven’t a Certified Professional Accountant to verify any tax
produced much interest for over 10 years. impact from your investments. This report is provided for
These individuals have had to buy bonds informational purposes only and should not be considered a
or stocks, which can have more risk, recommendation or solicitation to purchase securities. This
in order to meet their cash flow needs. information should not be used as the sole basis to make
Savings instruments such as money any investment decision. The statistics have been obtained
market funds and CDs are beginning to from sources believed to be reliable, but the accuracy and
Our approach differs from most Financial Advisors look more attractive. That is good news completeness of this information cannot be guaranteed.
for retirees living on a fixed income. Neither Cutler Investment Counsel, LLC nor its information
because we are focused on providing institutional What about borrowers? Most of us are providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising
quality investment solutions to our clients. both a saver and a borrower. We save from any use of this information. Past performance is no
in our 401(k) or college savings funds, guarantee of future results. All investments involve risk,
and we borrow to purchase a home or including possible loss of principal amount invested.
a car. The impact of the Fed’s policy on Matthew Patten is CEO and Investment
Our investment team pays attention to the details so borrowers is more complicated. Why? Portfolio Manager. He is a graduate of
you can pay attention to the things that matter to you. Because the Fed only “controls” short- Jacksonville Elementary School and South
term rates. Long-term rates are set by Medford High School. Matt earned BA
supply-and-demand, and they haven’t degrees in Economics and Environmental
all been going higher. In fact, at the end Geo-Sciences from Boston College and a
CUTLER of March last year, the 30-year Treasury MBA from the University of Chicago.
had a higher yield (rate) than at the end Erich Patten is President and Chief
INVESTMENT of March 2018 (3.02% vs 2.97% source: Investment Officer. He is a graduate of
GROUP Treasury.gov). The 10-year Treasury yield Jacksonville Elementary School and South
did go moderately higher, from 2.40% Medford High School. Erich earned a BS
525 Bigham Knoll | Jacksonville, OR 97530 | 541-770-9000 • www.cutler.com to 2.74% in the same period. However, in Economics from the Wharton School,
these tepid long-term yield impacts are University of Pennsylvania, and a Masters in
an indication that bond investors don’t Public Policy from the University of Chicago.
believe there are long-term inflation See ad this page.
Community Center Communiqué
Updates on the Jacksonville Community Center by David Doi
A Hot Ticket in Town
What’s one of the hottest tickets in town? A rental at the new Jacksonville
Community Center (JCC) / Cedars on 4th! A neighbor asked Review Publisher, Whit
Lots Left!
Parker, where she could rent space for her daughter’s graduation party and he
suggested, “The Community Center.” The rest is history: she toured the renovated
Sampson Cottage, thought it was perfect with its small kitchen and new bathroom and
paid her deposit to reserve the time and space. Even though Cedars on 4th is not quite
finished or officially open or paid for (see our ad on this page), rental space in the new
Timber R dge
community center is now available. Instructors are renting it for classes such as Edible E S T A T E S
& Medicinal Plant Walk and Intermittent Fasting + PURE Food For Women Who www.TimberRidgeOr.com
Want to Age Well. Others offer Zumba or chanting. For your children, there is a rock
painting benefit for JCC. There are private events for Bible Study and parties. The first din
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event held in the nearly-completed Great Room was the highly successful Jacksonville


Woodlands Association Hike-a-Thon on April 21. D
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1 hour $20.00 $60.00




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Once equipped and completed, the event kitchen will rent for $25.00/hour. When
funds are raised to install a divider wall in the Great Room rental rates will be set for Timber Ridge Estates in Jacksonville
half the Great Room. • City Water, City Sewer, Natural Gas, Cable & Phone All Installed
If you would like more information or you or your group is interested in renting the • 1/3 mile from Downtown Jacksonville
Community Center for a public or private event or activity, contact Lori Grable at lori_grable@ • Borders 320 Acres of Woodlands and 18 miles of Hiking Trails
yahoo.com or call 541-702-2582. • Building Plans & Builders to Choose from OR Bring Your Own
• 1/4 to 1/3 Acre Lots with Common Space Between Each
• Rural Feel & Sweeping Valley Views
JCC Scheduled Events • First to See the Sunrise & Last to See the Sunset
• Rock Painting Benefit Fundraiser for JCC, April 28, 2:00-4:30pm, $5.00 suggested donation STARTING AT $230,000 | MLS 2970628
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• Zumba, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00-7:00pm, Fee, Contact Cerri at zumbacerri@hotmail.com Graham Farran Ben Joffer
Broker Broker
• Let’s Chant, 2nd & 4th Sundays, May 13 & May 27, 4:00-5:00pm, Fee, Contact Peggy
at letschant7@gmail.com
• Edible & Medicinal Plant Walk, May 11, 1:00-3:00pm, $12.00, Contact Lori at JCC
• Intermittent Fasting + PURE Food for Women Who Want to Age Well, May 11, 7:00-8:30pm,
$29.00 (includes book), Contact Robyn at robyn@intermittentfastingacademy.com
Expert Properties
S A L E S | M A N A G E M E N T | F U R N I S H E D R E N TA L S

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We’re getting
closer...but we
still need your help.

We’re making progress—with your contributions and

grants, our shortfall has been reduced in the past
month from $75,000 to $50,000. But you can still
help to raise the last funds to furnish and equip the
Center’s kitchen and Great Room. If you have already
contributed, thank you! Please tell your friends and
neighbors about the Center and ask if they can help
launch this great community resource. The time is now!

Please send a tax-

deductible donation to:

Jacksonville Community Center

P.O. Box 1435
Jacksonville OR 97530


Distinctive from land to glass.
From lush valley floors to steep terraced
hillsides, vineyards are planted on all
kinds of topography in countless wine
regions around the world. While wine
country is always picturesque, few
settings are as strikingly beautiful as the
Applegate Valley in Southern Oregon.
In what Sunset Magazine called “Wine
country the way it should be,” here
you’ll find a group of 19 unique
wineries producing a diverse array
of outstanding wines.

Plan your trip @

Stringer G
ap New
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Jerome Prairie Rd.


Glory Oaks Vineyard



Cricket Hill

Wild Wines

Join us for our Spring

Uncorked Barrel Tour
Saturday May 19 - 12pm
Enjoy 19 wineries, appetizers, tastings and
fun at this self-paced wine tour event. Tickets
are $49 each and include a commemorative
Wine Trail wine glass.Visit our website for
tickets and more information.


u are invited to
The Dance.

may~~ sep: wed 4 to 8,thu ~ sun: 12 to 8
oct ~ apr: thursday ~ sunday: 12 to 7
M I N U T E S from
F R O M Jjacksonville

4477 south stage road, medford, oregon

dancinvineyards.com 1 541.245.1133
dancin & the wine dress are the trademarks of dancin vineyards, llc. all rights reserved.

S I NCE 1 8 6 1

The Jacksonvile Inn is

celebrating an anniversary!

42 years under the continuous

ownership of the Evans family.

Thank You Southern Oregon for

your continued support!

Dining, Catering or Room Reservations:

541-899-1900 or 800-321-9344
175 E California Street • Jacksonville


Jacksonville Art Events
• Monday-Friday, 11:30am-12:30pm: LUNCH WITH FOOD • Sunday, May 13 : Mother's Day at daisy creek vineyard.
May 2018 & FRIENDS, for those 60 or older, Oddfellows Hall, 175 S. Oregon Mamma Mia Pizza and Marshall Thompson music. p 21
Art Presence Art Center Street. p 21
• Tuesday, May 15, 6:00-8:00pm: jacksonville elementary
• Friday-Monday, 11:00am-4:00pm, Memorial Day School's Writers' Festival. School gym. p 22
weekend-Labor Day weekend: beekman bank MUSEUM
• TUESDAY, May 15, 6:30-8:00pm: Cascadia/Earthquake
"Behind the Counter" tours. 110 W California Street. p 10
preparedness Event sponsored by Jacksonville CERT and Jacksonville
• FRIDAY NIGHT MUSIC AT SCHMIDT FAMILY VINEYARDS, Inn. Upstairs ballroom above US Bank. Free admission. p 13
5:00-8:00pm. p 31
• Friday, may 18, 7:00pm: MOVIE NIGHT AT OLD CITY HALL.
• 4th Friday of the month, 5:30-8:30pm: Southern "Royal Wedding." p 19
Oregon Songwriters Association Open Mic at
• Saturday, May 19: soroptimists garden tour. p 29
Pony Espresso Café. All are welcome as audience. Open Mic
performers must feature original songs. No covers. Beer, Wine, Full • Saturday, May 19, 8:00am-noon: cemetery community
Menu available with specials, full espresso bar open as well. p 32 clean-up day. p 10
• SATURDAY MORNING CLASSES AT SHOOTING STAR NURSERY. p 29 • Saturday, May 19, 11:00am-3:00pm: beekman house
MUSEUM Victorian Days Tours (50 minutes). Beginning
• Sundays, May 27-October, 9:00am-1:30pm, Jville
every 20 minutes between 11:00am and 3:00pm. p 10
Now—June 17: Gardens Gone Wild Farmers Market. Historic Courthouse Grounds. p 8
Come see our artists’ Gardens Gone Wild in our • Saturday, May 19, noon: APPLEGATE VALLEY WINE TRAIL
May-June 2018 exhibition, with artists offering art- MAY UNCORKED BARREL TOUR. p 16
work such as Linda Abblett’s watercolor painting,
“Fuschias,” (shown above) celebrating Spring. Show • Wednesday, may 2, noon-1:00pm: WINDOWS IN TIME • Sunday, May 20, noon-6:00pm: Jacksonville Wineries
opens Friday, May 5, with a reception on Saturday, SERIES "The Civil War Comes to Southern Oregon," at the Medford Wine Cruise. p 30
May 6 from 1–3 pm, and continues every Friday– Library, and again on Wednesday, May 9, noon-1:00pm, at the
Sunday through June 17 (Father’s Day). Ashland Library. p 11 • Sunday, May 20, 3:00pm: High Tea & Fashion Show at
Off-Site Exhibitions Pioneer Village. Featuring Summer fashions by The Cotton Broker,
• Saturday, May 5, 8:30am-5:00pm: jacksonville La Bohème, Tobiano, WillowCreek Gifts, Jacksonville Company, and
Exhibit of paintings by Dolores Ribal at Pioneer Vil- firewise neighborhood debris collection day. Pico’s Worldwide. Admission is free. Please RSVP to Peggy at 541-
lage through September.
"D" Street parking lot. p 12 899-6825. See The Cotton Broker ad p 19
Art Presence Art Center is a nonprofit organization
located at 206 N. Fifth St., next to Jacksonville’s historic • Saturday & Sunday, May 5 & 6: spring garden fair. • Saturday, May 26, 9:00am: volunteer day to place
courthouse. Gallery hours: 11am–5pm every Fri–Sun.
Jackson County Expo. p 29 memorial day flags in the cemetery. p 10
• Saturday & Sunday, May 5 & 6, 11:00AM-4:00PM: • Saturday, May 26, 11:00am, 1:00pm & 3:00pm: beekman
Free Association
JACKSONVILLE BOOSTERS HISTORIC HOME & GARDEN TOUR. house museum living history Tours. p 10
• Sunday & monday, May 27 & 28, 11:00am-3:00pm:
• Sunday, May 6, noon-5:00pm: Mai Fest at Bigham cemetery memorial day meet & greet. p 10
Knoll. p 19
• Monday, May 28, 4:00-6:00pm: pioneer village
• TUESDAY, May 8, 6:30-8:00PM: TUESDAY EVENING memorial day western BBQ. p 19
CEMETERY STROLL. Jacksonville Historic Cemetery. p 10
• Saturday, May 12, 9:00AM-3:00PM: JACKSONVILLE
garden club spring sale. N Oregon Street. p 5 & 29 • Thursday, June 7, 6:00-9:00pm: bella union's 30th
anniversary "bellabration." p 4
• Saturday, May 12, 10:00-11:30am: history saturday
in the cemetery. "Pioneer Brides" p 10 • Thursday, june 7, 7:00pm: jacksonville elementary
School performs "shrek the musical jr." Britt Stage. p 22
• Saturday, May 12, 5:30-11:00pm: monte carlo night
Gallery owner Jessica Cornman, curator of the curi- annual benefit for madrone trail public charter
ous, presents a diverse array of works by local
• Saturday, June 9, 10:00am-4:00pm: aauw garden tour. p 21
artists & artisans. Paintings, jewelry, repurposed/ school, at Ashland Springs Hotel. p 22
redesigned garments, and more are presented Bo-
• Friday, June 15: builders classic golf tournament.
hemian style, with 30 artists in rotation. Plan to at- • Sunday, May 13,11:00am-5:00pm : Mother's Day at Red Proceeds support youth vocational education. Eagle Point Golf Club. p 14
tend receptions for these upcoming featured exhibi- Lily Vineyards. p 31
tions of artwork by local artists: • saturday, June 23: ruch outdoor community school
• June 9, 6–8 pm: Sienna Quinn, mixed media artist • Sunday, May 13, noon-5:00pm : Mother's Day at schmidt "night in the valley" fundraising dinner.
• July 14, 6–8 pm: Miles Frode, abstract expression- family Vineyards. p 31 Valley View Winery. p 23
ist paintings
• August 11, 6–8 pm: Samuel Green, self-taught
120 North 4th Street ~ 541-200-4184 This Month at
South Stage Cellars
The Bella
6 BOB HAWORTH (5 - 7 pm)

May 12–31: Adam Bickel Photography

Britt Concerts Under the Stars★

South Stage Cellars welcomes photographer Adam 18 & 19 MILESTONE IN REVIEW ★
Bickel, featured artist for May. Bickel’s work cap-
tures dramatic scenery and macro images from na- 24 BROTHERS REED “Join us for the
ture. Reception Saturday, May 12, from 5:30–7:30 2018 Britt Season!”
pm. Live music by Nick Garrett-Powell from 6–8 25 MERCY DUO Book your room
pm. reservations early:
125 South Third Street ~ 541-899-9120 26 THE BARON WARD
southstagecellars.com 541-899-0255
www.soartists.com 31 PETE HERZOG
245 N 5th Street
Website & Art Event Calendar by Robert & Susan Roos Historic Jacksonville
Hannah West Design, LLC ~ 541.899.2012 170 WEST CALIFORNIA STREET, JACKSONVILLE • 899-1770 Innkeepers www.magnolia-inn.com


Jacksonville FREE Movie Night
Friday, May 18 - 7:00pm at Old City Hall
Doors open at 6:30pm
May 6th • 12:00-5:00 • Music starts at 12:30
May Pole Dances • Maibock on tap
Children’s Activities
The best neighborhood party around!


The perfect film to

watch before the


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next day!

Pioneer Village invites you to come for a...

Open 7days a week!

Applegate Store & Cafe
Deli & Picnic Supplies
Breakfast • Lunch •To-Go Orders 
Gas • ATM • Espresso
Beer & Wine
Memorial Day
15095 Hwy 238, Applegate, OR

Horsefeather Farms
Guesthouse Stayovers B&B
Stay at a real
country farm on the 
Bring the kids! Pet friendly! 
Monday, May 28, 2018 • 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
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Join us as we celebrate and remember all who
have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

Enjoy hamburgers, hot dogs, potato

and macaroni salad, watermelon,
apple and cherry pie.

Sheila Winn will be

performing live! Everyone is
A suggested donation
to attend!
of $5 per person,
$10 per family to benefit
the Alzheimer’s
Enter to win
a beautiful
basket from
a local
Tours available
during this event!
RSVP to 541-899-6825
by May 23, 2018 T
805 N. 5th St., Jacksonville, OR 97530 • www.PioneerVillageOregon.com
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Jewelry, Fine
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the grounds from the water, coffee was butter churn and were dark or light
often too strong or brown. Those made
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and a splash of cream Company were dark
smoothed-away the green and are coveted
bitterness, making a by collectors.
more enjoyable hot Post World War II,
drink. Cream and creamer styles changed
sugar sets, therefore, and featured handles.
became as common as They were larger,
salt and pepper sets. resembling English milk
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from the top of the be produced by pottery
milking was typically companies for daily use.
churned into butter. Later, in the mid-
The excess was century era, stainless
stored in a cold room, steel creamers came
creek, or in the water into fashion and
well in crock jars to were used widely by
keep it cold. It was then brought to the restaurants because they didn’t break
table in small, spouted vessels known and were stolen less often! They were
as “creamers.” Most sets of China or also more conducive and stood up to
tableware included a matching, lidded commercial restaurant dishwashers.
sugar bowl and were often sold as an Although stainless holds cold for a
add-on to dinnerware sets. Pottery good period, they are usually filled
companies that supplied restaurants such too much, resulting in wasted cream.
as Tepco, Shenango, Homer Laughlin, I enjoy a breakfast or dinner house
and others, made small thick creamers that continues using the small pottery
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News from Jacksonville Elementary School

The 8th Annual Jacksonville
Elementary School’s Writers’ Festival
will be held on Tuesday, May 15th from
6:00-8:00pm in the school gymnasium.
National bestselling author Debra Frasier
will be the keynote speaker this year. Ms.
Frasier is the author of many beloved
books, including the classic On the Day
You Were Born. Jacksonville Pioneers are
honored to welcome her!
The Writers’ Festival is a school-wide
event, featuring the writing of every
student. During the festival, students will Jacksonville students take to the Britt
hear from Ms. Frasier about her creative stage to present Shrek The Musical
process, then meet in small groups with JR. on Thursday, June 7th at 7:00pm.
local authors, journalists, educators and This production marks the school’s
other writing enthusiasts who facilitate 30th annual musical preformed at the
discussion of Britt! Led by
each student’s Jacksonville’s
writing. Their music teacher
favorite piece of Wendi Stanek,
writing is also students from
published in an the fourth, fifth
annual student and sixth grades
anthology, will dazzle
making each of the audience
our Jacksonville with their
students a musical talent.
published author. Our thanks go to This annual performance kicks-off the
Marion Denard, the Writers’ Festival summer of music on the hill. Students
Coordinator, as well as Jaci Jones, Stacy also put on a special performance for
Branan, Lisa Savage and the many students from other elementary schools.
community members and parents who Tickets for the community’s evening
support this event. Please join us in show are $4 per person or $9 for an
celebrating our young authors! immediate family. The revenue from this
You are also invited to join us year's production will support next year's
for a night of music and theater as musical. We hope to see you on the hill!

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May is actually an acronym. It stands While some adults may not be in the
for “Mothers, Academics and Yoda.” I’m loop about certain slang, I can almost
just kidding, but those words are a pretty guarantee every adult in the United
accurate representation of how many States has heard the joking remark,
kids view the month of May. The obvious “May the Fourth be with you.” This
thought which pops into many heads may seem like an overused and cliche
around this time of year, is the thought expression to many people who must go
of Mother’s Day. While this may be a about business as usual, but to children,
common thought bubble above much of it represents a delight and a novelty.
the population’s heads (as it should be, Even in high school it still retains the
because mothers are amazing), I’ll bet power to invoke a smile and a knowing
the other two words, “Academics” and gleam in the eye.
“Yoda” are a bit more rare. M.A.Y. : Mothers, Academics, Yoda.
For a student in high school, academics I’ll leave you with these three key
are always at the forefront of our phrases: May you treat your mother well,
thoughts, especially in May when especially during this cheery month; may
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The Ruch Outdoor Community Night in the Valley attendees are
School PTO is excited to announce the treated to an unforgettable evening
ROCS Night in the Valley fundraising under the stars at one of the premier
dinner on Saturday, June 23, 2018 wineries in the Applegate Valley, while
at Valley View Winery, 1000 Upper making a tremendous difference in the
Applegate Road, in Ruch. lives of students at this unique school.
This signature event brings together The auction features beautiful art made
hundreds of community members to by Ruch students, unique experiences
support our one-of-a-kind school, nestled like paragliding, and wonderful local
in the beautiful Applegate Valley. The wine. After dinner, we present a dessert
evening includes a no-host cocktail hour, auction where the highest bidder, quite
catered dinner and spirited live and silent literally, takes the cake!
auctions, plus an enticing dessert auction, Ruch Outdoor Community School is
to benefit the school. a K-8 public school that offers outdoor
Craig and Amber Hamm, owners of education connecting students with the
Ruch Country Store, have been central environment and their community. It’s a
supporters of the event for over 10 years. small school alternative to the traditional
“My wife and I feel it is very important school setting, featuring smaller
to invest in the community and our class sizes, a four day school week,
young people,” says Craig. “It’s a great personalized learning, and opportunities
feeling inside to know we are part of that, in the arts, music and athletics. Attendees
and giving to the programs inside the and donors of ROCS Night in the Valley
school through this event. Plus, it’s fun!” auction make this possible.
Craig has a special place in his heart for Night in the Valley events provide funding
the school, as he has watched students for music programs, fine arts instruction,
come into the school, grow-up through athletic equipment, the latest technology in
the school, and then come back to our the classroom, and field-experiences where
community as successful adults with students learn through doing.
careers in his 20 years as a local business For more information, or to purchase
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Paws For Thought by Dr. Tami Rogers

Pets Have Allergies, Too!

Is your dog continuously licking, chewing, and dust mites can commonly cause itching of the belly and
scratching? Are their ears filled with dark brown, foul "arm pits," face rubbing, foot licking, and recurrent ear
smelling goo? Is their belly red or do you see little and skin infections. Your veterinarian may diagnose
bumps? Is your cat missing hair in strange spots? Do your pet with atopy based on their medical history,
they have scabs on their head or back? If you answered lack of response to food changes and lack of response to
“yes” to one of these questions, it’s possible that your external parasite treatment. Intradermal allergy testing,
pet may be suffering from an allergy. With spring in the where small amounts of common allergens are injected
air and pollen counts on the rise, allergy in the pets’ skin, is the only definitive
season is coming. While humans often way to diagnose atopy and will allow
respond with sneezing and itchy, watery you to determine which antigens the
Providing compassionate eyes, our pets will often respond with a
cutaneous reaction. In fact, an underlying
pet is allergic to.
Pets can also be allergic to
care for over 25 years allergy is the most common reason for skin
problems in our pets.
different kinds of food such as beef,
chicken, fish, diary, or eggs. While
To us, our patients are like family. We’ve If your pet is scratching continuously, these allergies exist, they are not as
please do not automatically assume common as suspected. In fact, food
seen families through generations of best they have an allergy… an exam by your allergies are only to blame about
friends. We believe in a total wellness veterinarian can help determine the actual 10-15% of the time. Food intolerance
approach to veterinary care which helps our cause. There are many causes of itching, and ingredient sensitivities may
patients live long, healthy lives. A blend of including fleas and/or skin infections. If cause symptoms that are similar
compassionate care and the use of the latest an allergy truly is to blame, you may see a variety of to those listed above, specifically itching around the
symptoms such as: itching, scratching, shaking the head face and hind end. If a food allergy is suspected by
medical technology, all at an affordable or pawing at the ears; sneezing, snoring, and runny your veterinarian, they will likely recommend a food
price, makes Jacksonville Veterinary Hospital eyes/nose; excessive chewing, licking, hair loss or bald elimination trial and a period of dietary restriction.
the best choice for your pet’s care. spots; vomiting, diarrhea and scooting; a rash on the While the information gained from a food trial can
feet, ears, face, base of tail, toes or abdomen. be valuable, most people find they can be somewhat
• Preventitve Care • Spay/Neuter Just like humans, our pets can be allergic to many difficult to perform. The most important part, and the
• Surgery • House Calls different things. One of the most basic and often most difficult, is restricting what the pet eats to the trial
overlooked is fleas, ticks, lice, and mites. These little diet only. This means eliminating all other treats, snacks,
• Obedience • Emergency parasites are a common cause of itching, scratching, supplements, rawhide, pig ears, flavored chews, bones,
Training Services and biting which can ultimately lead to skin irritation, and even flavored medications. A minimum of 8 weeks
• Ultrasound • And many more! infection and hair loss. If your veterinarian rules out on a restricted diet is recommended but some pets may
ectoparasites as the cause of itching, they may discuss start to show a response as soon as 2-3 weeks.
environmental causes or possible food allergies. Ultimately, allergies can be frustrating for owners and
Ask about our online Pet Portal! Pets can be allergic to pollen, dust, mold, chemicals painful for the pets. There are a lot of different options
and smoke. These irritants can cause an inflammatory available for treatment so if you are concerned your pet
skin condition known as atopic dermatitis (atopy) or does have an allergy, consult your veterinarian soon!
respiratory issues such as asthma or bronchitis. Atopy Dr. Rogers can be reached at the Jacksonville Veterinary
is a reaction to environmental allergens that have been Hospital at 541-899-1081 or jvhospital@qwestoffice.net.
inhaled. Things like pollens, mold spores, dust and See ad this page.

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A Dog's View of Life in a
Retirement Home by Just a Dog

Romance in a Retirement Home

Now that I’ve lived here with both I don’t know if dogs were invited or
humans and dogs for a couple of months, not, but I watched from the second floor
I’m beginning to look forward to our balcony and thoroughly enjoyed the
daily walks. One of the reasons for this whole affair.
and I hope you’ll understand, is that I’ve To begin with, the Bistro was beautifully
met another dog I’m beginning to fancy decorated. There was music, champagne,
even though we’ve only met a few times. food, and, perhaps best of all, family of
This started me thinking about romance: both the bride and groom…children,
Is there such a thing as “romance” in a grandchildren, great-grandchildren. It
retirement home? was, indeed, a happy affair.
Almost as soon as this question I guess this answers my question about
popped into my head, there was an romance in a retirement home. However,
answer. Everyone was invited to a party whether or not it applies to those of
in the Bistro, a party that celebrated the us who don’t have a whole lot to say
wedding of a couple who had lived here about our own future…well, I guess that
as singles for several years. remains to be seen.

ATA Spring Wildflower Hikes

by Diana Coogle, Applegate Trails Association Board Member Start your BIG day in
The snow may prevent hiking in the
higher altitudes still, but the Applegate
ATA is in the process of establishing
a trailhead at the Highway 238 end of
Jacksonville with a
Trails Association suggests you try
some lower elevation hikes for spring
the East ART. Currently there’s only a
wide spot on the road across from the
BIG Breakfast!
wildflowers. Fawn lilies, shooting stars, trail, suitable for six or eight cars. The
and buttercups sprinkle the Stein Butte grant we received from Travel Oregon
Trail. One lone will pay for
calypso orchid building the
nods its head trailhead,
alongside the and BLM
trail, but masses has started HOURS
of orchids usually paperwork Tuesday-Saturday
dot the woods on for the Breakfast 7am-11am
the Middle Fork project. In the
Lunch 11am-2pm
Trail. Wild irises meantime,
are out on the an in-and- Sunday & Monday: CLOSED
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woods, which are opinion),
now also dotted where
with the dark red Indian warriors. Pink you can have a picnic on the rocks
manzanita blossoms, hanging like bells overlooking the Ruch valley, the Red
at the ends of stems, herald spring on just Buttes and other Siskiyou peaks,
about any trail in early spring. Woodrat Moutain, (with its paraglider
The East ART should be coming launch sites) Squires Peak, Negro Ben,
into its best season soon, when masses Tallowbox, and Wellington Butte.
of wildflowers regale the hiker. This Please visit the ATA website
new Applegate trail, the first part of (applegatetrails.org) for directions to the
ATA’s proposed Applegate Ridge East ART and other trails. And check-
Trail, from Grants Pass to Jacksonville, out our Facebook page for up-to-date
has already become one of the most information about what we’re doing and
popular trails in the Applegate. ideas about trails and hiking.

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Trail Talk by Clayton Gillette
Tobiano Frequent visitors to
Jacksonville’s Forest Park have
In addition, new trail construction extending the Rail
Trail makes a continuous route along the east side of
fine apparel
been excited by two recent Reservoir Road, eliminating the need to cross the road
trail improvements: Rail Trail’s to continue up through the park to access the trailheads
rehabilitation and a new at parking area P4. A mountain bike crossover was
Rattlesnake Gulch Trail. Spring is a great time to explore also upgraded to allow travel from Rail Trail across the
these parts of the park with their endemic wildflowers reservoir area to the bicycle parking area at the old dam
waxing and waning through their respective seasons. quarry. This will reduce overcrowding at P1 in the lower
Hot days will soon be upon us, so lace up those hikers end of the park while giving riders better access to Rail
and get out to enjoy! Trail from Reservoir Road.
Rail Trail is one of the oldest trails in the park. Mostly At the junction of the Rail Trail extension to P4, hikers
along the Bullis Rail Grade, and site of a tragic train wreck have the option of heading up the new Rattlesnake
in 1917, parts of the trail have been used by different Gulch Trail connection to Siskiyou Trail. User feedback
groups for generations. The city’s old water lines, both has been very positive for this strenuous climb up
the original wire-wrapped wood pipe and the later steel through the metamorphic basement rocks of the eastern
pipe followed much of this route. With the city’s land ridge of the park. Here, slates and blue-green schists, are
swap agreement with Motorcycle Riders Association five interspersed with bands of silicate quartz and are very
years ago, it became exclusively a non-motorized trail. up-close and personal as one clambers up the serpentine
Years of hard usage resulted in a heavily guttered trail, route. The route is designed as a one-way up trail with
often with wire from the old waterline exposed, and areas returns along Siskiyou and Siskiyou Spur Trail.
where water stood, unable to drain. Extreme usage had Rattlesnake Gulch was so-named by motorcycle riders
“Donis has such also damaged vegetation, creating high erosion areas that who claim rattlesnake sightings in the area in days of yore.
an eye” impacted water quality in nearby Jackson Creek. Though extremely rare in Forest Park, these sightings do
Extensive rehabilitation has produced a more occur from time to time, so visitors are cautioned to always
environmentally friendly trail. Trees have been planted be aware of where one places one’s fingers and toes while
along the grade, sweeping turns have been established, hiking. Extremely shy by nature, our resident vipers are
and guttered areas have been rerouted. Traffic calming best given a wide berth when encountered.
measures in accordance with International Mountain With warmer weather, dress wisely, remember sun
Bike Association standards were also implemented for screen, and carry plenty of water. One foot in front of
120 S 3rd Street • Jacksonville • 541-899-7205 safety on this multi-use trail. the other, going there, making tracks…

In Memoriam – Alice Gelston Migliore

Alice was born October 7, Kilimanjaro. She loved cooking, reading, weaving,

F A ❤
1938 in Torrance, Pennsylvania.
She was the youngest of five
siblings. As a child, Alice
writing (particularly long letters to friend and family),
and taking care of others. She looked forward to trips
to the local casinos with her sister, Rita, and friends
TREASURES was bright, an instigator and
troublemaker at her multi-
and family.
"Grandma Alice" loved spending time with children
grade one room schoolhouse. and served as a surrogate grandmother to countless local
She graduated from Derry Area kids. Until she passed, she was working with children
High School where she was a as a nanny and crafts-room instructor at libraries and
drum majorette. children's museums teaching children to be independent
Alice started college at and troublemakers. She loved hosting her grandchildren's
Indiana State Teacher's College parties and sleepovers. She was involved in all aspects of
in Pennsylvania but had to her grandchildren's lives, both of whom considered her
leave after publishing a critical article concerning their best-friend and closest confidant.
teacher training as editor of the school newspaper. She Recently Alice completed and published a novel
pursued further education at Temple University and entitled, "The Legacy of Kathleen Angel." She was a joy
subsequently got a degree from University of Pittsburgh to everyone she met. Her generosity was unmatched.
in creative writing. She then served in the Peace Corp in She never judged, but welcomed people with open arms
Ethiopia. She married her husband, Joseph, in 1966 in into her ever-growing circle of friends and family. She
St. Louis and moved to Boston to start her family. They made everyone she loved feel extremely special.
had two children. While in Boston, she got an MA in Alice died unexpectedly on April 3, 2018 while
Geography from Boston University. recovering from a surgery. She is survived by her
During her life, Alice and her family lived in husband, Joseph Migliore, her two children, Alissa
Houston, Texas, Hershey, Pennsylvania, Williamsport Weaver and Joseph Migliore, her grandchildren Ruby and
Pennsylvania, Laguna Beach, California and Rochester, Grayson Weaver and her siblings Karl Gelston and Rita
New Hampshire. She and her husband moved to Oregon Mines and countless other nieces, nephews, and extended
in 2010 following the birth of her two grandchildren and family with whom she remained in frequent contact.
fresh fudge! 541 899 8614 they lived across the road from her daughter. Her ashes are buried in Logtown Cemetery in Ruch.
Alice loved to travel and encouraged that love in Those wishing to make a donation in her memory
120 W California Street • Jacksonville all her friends and family. During her life, she made can donate to The Friends of the Ruch Library in
www.farmhousetreasures.com trips to 6 of the 7 continents including climbing Mt. Jacksonville, Oregon.

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The Literary Gardener
by Rhonda Nowak Introducing Wings of Whimsy
May Blossoms at the Spring Garden Fair
Garden Angels!
and the Bard’s Garden at Hanley Farm

“On a day – alack the day! – demonstrations include discussions

Love, whose month is ever May, about growing pollinator gardens,
Spied a blossom passing fair gardening in deer country, soil and soil
Playing in the wanton air.” amendments, gardening in raised beds
William Shakespeare, “Love’s Labor’s Lost,” and other topics.
Act IV, Scene 3 Be sure to stop by the booths of these
This scene in Shakespeare’s comedy businesses in Jacksonville and/or owned
involves King Ferdinand and his three by Jacksonville residents: Alison’s Garden,
attending lords reading aloud poems Auntie Mama Cookies, Blue Door Garden
they have written to their love interests. Store, English Lavender Farm and
This verse is from Klamath Siskiyou
Dumaine’s sonnet Native Seeds.
for Maria, one Also check-
of three ladies- out all of the
in-waiting to the vegetable and
visiting Princess of flower offerings
France (the king’s at the Jackson
heartthrob). County Master
The problem Gardener
is that the king Association
and his men have booths. The
forsworn romantic Spring Garden
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writing love poetry, and Dumaine’s “fair JCMGA plant booths support Master
blossom” is definitely off limits. Gardener programs and events in the
Thank goodness this is not the case Rogue Valley.
for blossoms spied at the upcoming In my last column (March 2018), I
Spring Garden Fair, an annual event that wrote about the Shakespeare garden
thousands of local gardeners count on to I’m planting at historical Hanley Farm.
kick-off their growing season. You’ll find a The “Bard’s Garden” will consist of five
plethora of plants at the fair—vegetables, garden tableaux featuring the plants
herbs, flowers, trees—and a plant-sitting mentioned in some of Shakespeare’s
and carryout service is available to plays: Hamlet, A Winter’s Tale, Romeo and
support unrestrained indulgence. Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and
Hosted by the Jackson County Master Love’s Labor’s Lost.
Gardener Association in support of If you would like to tour the garden
the OSU Extension Service’s Master and learn more about the flowers and
Gardener program, the 39th Spring plants of Shakespeare, come visit on
Garden Fair will take place Saturday, Sunday, May 27, between 10:00am and
May 5, from 9:00am to 5:00pm, and 2:00pm. I’ll be there to show you around
Sunday, May 6, from 10:00am to 4:00pm, and talk about all of the plants in the
at the Jackson County Expo, 1 Peninger Love’s Labor’s Lost Knot Garden. Hanley
Road, Central Point. Admission to the Farm is located at 1053 Hanley Road,
fair is $3 for fairgoers 15 and older. For just a few miles outside of Jacksonville. I
more information, see the JCMGA website at hope to see you there!
www.jacksoncountymga.org. Rhonda Nowak is a member of the Jackson
The garden fair features more than County Master Gardener Association and
100 exhibitors, a plant clinic for garden teaches English Composition at RCC. Read
problem-solving, free well water nitrate more on gardening in her Literary Gardener
testing, gardening books, children’s column on Sundays in the Mail Tribune and
activities, raffles and food for purchase. on her blog at http://blogs.esouthernoregon.
Free 15 to 20-minute gardening com/theliterarygardener/.

Soroptimists Garden Tour is May 19

The Soroptimist International club will Soroptimists fund many community
hold their 16th Annual Garden Tour on service projects that make a difference for
Saturday, May 19, 2018. This popular event women and girls in our region. Tickets
is a favorite with gardeners and garden are available to purchase in advance at
lovers in the Rogue Valley. This year, you’ll Blue Door Garden Store and Penny &
see six gardens—everything from small Lulu Studio Florist—and at Schoolhaus
pocket gardens to large, public, sculpted Brewhaus on the day of the tour.
gardens with gorgeous flowers, ponds, Tickets may also be purchased in advance
organic vegetables, and garden art. by contacting gardentoursinv@gmail.com.

Saturday Classes for All Levels of Gardeners!

Classes begin at 10am unless indicated otherwise below
• May 12: Mother’s Day Kids Class
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Alan C. Miller as a Master’s Degree thesis. Though never published commercially, apart from a
Wine Country Heritage by MJ Daspit collection of photographs with brief text based on the thesis (Photographer of the Frontier: The
Photographs of Peter Britt; Interface, 1976) Miller’s professionally-documented work remains
In Search of Peter Britt’s Original the definitive biography of Britt.
Both Brown and Miller tell the story of how in 1873 Britt got into trouble with the Internal
Valley View Vineyard Revenue Service for failure to pay taxes and license fees for his winemaking venture. In a letter to
the judge deciding his case, Britt claimed to be growing just a few grapes in his garden to make
small quantities of wine for occasional sale to his neighbors. This explanation apparently didn’t
cut it, because in short order Britt paid up, named his business “Valley View Vineyard” and began
advertising. Brown points out that this was the first commercial winery in the state of Oregon.
Another source cited by both historians is an 1890 report by the Oregon State Board of
Agriculture titled “The Resources of Southern Oregon.” This contemporary source names
seventeen Southern Oregon grape growers, ten in the Jacksonville area. The report locates Britt’s
five-acre vineyard (it eventually grew to fifteen acres) a mile and a half north of Jacksonville, and
notes the harvest is nearly all made into wine.
The next step in my research was to view the Britt diaries archived at the Southern Oregon
Historical Society library. Faithfully kept over decades starting in January 1859, the crabbed
handwriting in a German-Swiss dialect poses an all but insurmountable challenge to the
researcher. But one brave soul, the late Elly Beck of Medford, spent years translating the diaries
using a magnifying glass, gloves, paper and pencil. Beck, who died in 1994, got as far as the
end of 1883. The translations show Britt recorded mostly weather observations and cash accounts
Man, wagon, horses in Britt Vineyard gathering grapes - Southern Oregon Historical Society #04534 with occasional notes on travels or plant acquisitions. There are also terse entries about vineyard
and winery activities that distinguish between the “garden” vines planted around Britt’s house
While compiling Rogue Valley Wine, a pictorial history of the local wine industry and those on the “farm” or “ranch.” The earliest entry on the latter is from October 14, 1872: “got
co-authored with Eric Weisinger (Arcadia Publishing, 2011), I became familiar with grapes from the farm.” Through 1887, entries about grapes from the farm or ranch generally note
Jacksonville’s iconic pioneer photographer, horticulturalist and winemaker Peter the superiority of wine made from these grapes as compared to those harvested around the house.
Britt (1819-1905). Today his name is synonymous with the summer music festival Based on Britt’s earliest diary entry about a harvest from the farm, I concluded Valley View
held above First Street in Jacksonville. And with the growing reputation of Southern must have been planted before 1872. This led me to an “aha” moment. Why not figure out
Oregon’s wine culture, Britt becomes all important as the starting point of our story. where Valley View was by searching Britt’s property deeds for any land he had acquired north of
Telling that story and relating Britt’s early wine enterprise to today’s wineries and Jacksonville before 1872?
vineyards is key to establishing our heritage as a wine region. Jackson County Recording Supervisor Carmen Helman showed me the historical index that
We know that Britt kept grapevines in the garden downslope from his residence and winery lists deeds back to the mid-1800’s and demonstrated how to find digital images of the hand-
on the hilltop site of today’s Britt Festival grounds. We also know there was another Britt written deeds in the county online database. Through a blend of old and new technologies, I was
vineyard, larger than the several rows in his garden. This second vineyard, called “Valley View,” soon squinting at close-spaced lines of tiny cursive in forty-seven Britt deeds.
was said to be north of town. A more exact location was not to be had, so as a writer without a I took the property descriptions culled from the deeds to Benchmark Maps, thinking even if
day job, I decided to see if I could pinpoint it. the antique land references meant nothing today, I’d still get some cocktail party conversation
As I set out, I anticipated two questions that needed to be addressed at the outset: out of it. (“Well, as I said to my cartographer . . .”)
Question one was, “Isn’t Valley View the winery belonging to the Wisnovsky family?” Yes, there Benchmark’s Neil Allen agreed to take on the task of plotting the Britt properties,
is a modern-day Valley View Winery in Ruch with original vineyards planted in 1972 and it’s ultimately producing a map (below) of what we came to call Area 42, about 110 acres that
entirely different from Britt’s Valley View Vineyard planted in the early 1870’s. Britt acquired in 1871. It lies to the north of Jacksonville on the west side of Old Stage Road
Question two was, “What’s the point of finding the exact location of Britt’s Valley View?” I between Tami Lane and Old Military Road. By 1875 Britt had added another 480 contiguous
may be vulnerable to the same impulse, albeit on a more modest scale, that prompts Easterners acres to the original tract.
to put signs on buildings claiming George Washington slept here! But apart from that, I realized A 1911 letter from Britt’s son Emil to his sister Mollie describes a brush fire that had spread to
locating the site could lead to discovery of old vineyard rows containing plant material. If plant the ranch from the neighboring ‘Renolds’ property. Again using property descriptions in deeds,
material were recovered it could be analyzed to determine variety…a slim chance, admittedly, I found one ‘Reynolds’ property abutting Britt’s post-1875 northeast property line, lending
but you don’t know until you look. support to the conclusion that Area 42 was the original tract known as “the ranch.”
The first step in this sort of research was to find out what others had discovered before. I’m satisfied it’s safe to say Britt’s fifteen-acre Valley View Vineyard lies within the 110 acres
The foremost local historian of the Rogue Valley wine industry is retired doctor turned of the 1871 property boundary. The next question was, what was planted there? Stay tuned for
winemaker Willard Brown. I consulted his account, “Wine in the Rogue Valley: Peter Britt and those findings in the next installment of Wine Country Heritage.
the Beginnings.” I also consulted an exhaustive biography of Peter Britt completed in 1972 by © Southern Oregon Wine Scene - reprinted from the Spring 2018 issue.

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