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September 2013 • JacksonvilleReview.com

Small Town – Big Atmosphere!

"Jackson Creek Bridge" Sue Bennett September 2013 • JacksonvilleReview.com Small Town – Big Atmosphere!
"Jackson Creek Bridge" Sue Bennett September 2013 • JacksonvilleReview.com Small Town – Big Atmosphere!
"Jackson Creek Bridge" Sue Bennett September 2013 • JacksonvilleReview.com Small Town – Big Atmosphere!

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My View by Whitman Parker, Publisher

A s Summer gives way to Fall, I’m looking forward to cooler days and hoping for blue skies overhead. This summer was unusual

with extreme bursts of heat coupled with smoke-filled skies from nearby forest fires—both put a damper on all sorts of outdoor activities and commerce. For many local businesses, the economic consequence of reduced summer tourism is yet another reason to support our locally-owned, small businesses right here in town… all year-round. Making a commitment to shop locally results in enormously-positive consequences for Jacksonville’s economic vitality and translates directly to our quality of life. In this issue, I’ve devoted a great deal of ink to an important city issue: what to do with the city-owned historic courthouse. Although many have opinions on

the matter, including me, I believe the letter on page 17 by Russ Kennedy and Mayor Paul Becker’s response sum-up the issue nicely. Thankfully, both gentlemen have presented their points of view politely and respectfully, something as Publisher I appreciate. As always, this issue of the Review is packed with things to know, people to meet, places to visit and things to do! Behind the scenes, my staff and I are constantly upping the bar, adding new content, upgrading processes and striving to produce the best publication possible. Between covers, I invite you to stay-up on even more news on our Facebook page and online at www. jacksonvillereview.com. Here’s to a wonderful Fall season in our Small Town with Big Atmosphere!

On Our Cover Jacksonville artist Sue Bennett is a professional oil and watercolor artist and

On Our Cover

Jacksonville artist Sue Bennett is a professional oil and watercolor artist and an avid hiker. Along with her husband Steve, she traverse miles of Jacksonville woodland trails on a daily basis. Sue says her paintings are portrayed with simplicity of shape, using rich colors that express beauty and take the viewer to a place of refreshment. This cover piece reflects her love of the Jacksonville Woodlands’ “Liz Braislin Trail” as does our cover story, “Liz’s Trail” on page 37. Learn more about Sue Bennett at www.ArtSBennett.com.

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Jacksonville’s John Bowling Saves Life with CPR

On Tuesday morning, August 13,

ahead, Bowling says he wasn’t sure if the stranger he’d saved had survived or not. On Monday, August 19, Bowling met with the stranger - 50 year-old Greg Johnson, a husband and father of two. During a

Jacksonville resident John Bowling was driving home along South Stage Road when he noticed what he thought was a mannequin lying in the road surrounded by several onlookers. “At first, I figured it was a safety demonstration or some sort of drill,” John thought at the time.

It turned-out that a 50-year

old Medford man had fallen off his bike after suffering a heart attack around 10:30 am. Seconds after Bowling arrived on-scene, he says an 18-year old person asked him if he knew CPR. Bowling’s annual CPR training as a member of the Mt. Ashland Ski Patrol proved to be a life saver. “I kicked into

auto-pilot, checked for a pulse but did not find one… I tilted his head and had another bystander monitor his airway to make sure it was

clear. After several minutes of performing chest compressions, I thought there was no chance. At two minutes, he developed

a pulse and then after three minutes, he

took about six breaths while sputtering and vomiting.” Bowling thought the worst was over until the bicyclist stopped breathing after taking that sixth breath. After more chest compressions, the man began breathing again just as paramedics were arriving on-scene. John says the situation only lasted about ten minutes, “but I had no sense of time.” In the days

ten minutes, “but I had no sense of time.” In the days John Bowling with Greg

John Bowling with Greg Johnson

meeting at Rogue Valley Medical Center, the two talked face-to-face and got to know one another. At that time, John Bowling told Mr. Johnson he was just pleased to have been in the right place at the right time. Mr. Johnson’s wife informed the Review that her husband was recovering nicely after double bypass heart surgery and that he had no warning signs of heart issues prior to the bicycling incident. Mrs. Johnson said she and her family feel extremely fortunate that heroes like John Bowling live in our community, and credits him with saving Greg’s life.

Rotary Club Fundraiser to Benefit Booster Club Britt Project

by Rotarian Platon Mantheakis

On Sunday, September 8, at 5:30pm, the Jacksonville Applegate Rotary Club will be holding its annual Salmon Bake at Historic Hanley Farm. Traditionally, this fundraiser has supported our Club’s International projects, but this year, we are excited to also be supporting the Jacksonville Booster Club’s lighting project at the Britt Gardens. The Salmon Bake began by funding a clean water project in Tanzania organized by Benedictine Monks of Hanga Abbey in Southwest Tanzania in cooperation with Jacksonville Applegate Rotarians. An amazing Tanzanian priest, Father Pirmin Ngole (who has since died in a tragic car accident), Rotarian Ace Carter and I met in one of

the most remote locations in East Africa to map, plan, and implement a gravity-fed clean water system. Following completion,

it brought safe water to seven villages and

almost 30,000 rural Tanzanians. In this area

alone, infant mortality was reduced by nearly 70% due to this effort. The Salmon Bake grew to include funding a project in Guatemala spearheaded by Rotarian Judi Johnson, our current President, using an ingenious Double Bucket Filtration system that was distributed to thousands of Guatemalan homes without access to clean water. Contaminated water is a primary source of disease transmission around the world—70 percent of all deadly human ailments can be traced back to bad water sources. Clean Water Projects are the reason we bring our friends and family together to grill salmon at Hanley Farm each September. We strive to continue to fund projects that provide solutions for struggling communities around the globe. Past Salmon Bakes have provided funding for a milk cow farm, a chicken farm and generators to keep refrigerators powered through the ubiquitous Tanzanian power cuts. We have funded an Aids Orphanage in Dar es Salaam,

built a school in Masai Land, and provided assistance for malnourished children in Greece now reeling in economic disaster. These are just a few examples of what your local Rotarians are involved with overseas and, here locally. Every time we raise a glass of cool water to our lips, we remember why we grill salmon at Hanley Farm every September! So, please join us September 8 where you can wind down the summer in a relaxing farm atmosphere with live music, great local wines, wonderful raffles and auction items, and a great Salmon Dinner. Many have asked me what my favorite Salmon Recipe is… it’s one that brings clean water to those of our brothers and sisters around the world who have none! In cooking Salmon, one may begin with the freshest fish, most tantalizing spices and herbs and a great cooking facility, but when our recipes also include the ingredients to improve the lives of others, then what we cook will rise up from just being Good to tasting Magical in a meal that nourishes your soul, too. Khalil Gibran the Lebanese Poet once wrote, “If you cook food without love, you feed half of man's hunger.” As Rotarians we cook with the kind of love that makes each meal feed many people’s hunger, here at Hanley Farm and across the world. Jacksonville Applegate Rotarians will again be cooking for you with love this September 8, so buy a ticket, bring an appetite and a smile and hear your heart thank you for helping your fellow man live a better life. Tickets are available from your local Jacksonville Rotarians. Amongst those closest to town are Jason Williams at Jacksonville Chiropractic, Judi Johnson at State farm Insurance, Rex Miller at his dental office, Jerry Hayes at Bella Union, Lynn Boening at Pioneer Financial, Mary Van Horn at John L. Scott and Platon Mantheakis-the Greek at Jacksonville Inn.

Lynn Boening at Pioneer Financial, Mary Van Horn at John L. Scott and Platon Mantheakis-the Greek

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Jacksonville Celebrates the Arts Labor Day Weekend

The grounds of the Historic Courthouse near the intersection of 5th Street and California Street will come alive Labor Day weekend as 70 artists exhibit and sell an amazing array of art. The three-day event kicks-off on Friday, August 30 and runs through Sunday, September 1, 10:00am-5:00pm each day. In addition to viewing fine works of art and artistic crafts, there will be daily art demonstrations, entertainment and food available. Musical offerings from local musician Shybo Torres, Britt Festivals’ Educational Assistant, Alena Chubet and seven other singer/songwriters, will fill the air twice daily. Musicians will play a variety of instruments including, didjeridu, flute, mandolin, and guitar. The Art Presence Gallery located on the grounds will also be open and will feature a new exhibit, “Vine to Wine.”

be open and will feature a new exhibit, “Vine to Wine.” For more information, please see

For more information, please see the event Facebook page at Celebrate the Arts Jacksonville OR or the website at www. celebrateartsjacksonvilleor.com. See ad page 4. The Courthouse complex is located at 206 N. 5th Street in historic Jacksonville.

Fires Spark Generosity

5th Street in historic Jacksonville. Fires Spark Generosity Michael Davis, Sales and Marketing Director for Gary

Michael Davis, Sales and Marketing Director for Gary West Meats in Jacksonville wanted to do something to help firefighters battling three area forest fires. During the first week of August as fires were literally growing by the hour, Davis delivered 18+ cases of award- winning beef jerky to the front lines. In this photo, fire crew members stationed at Rural/Metro Station #2 in Grants Pass are helping unload cases of treats that were then distributed to crews on the Big Windy, Douglas Complex, Whiskey Fire and other scenes. After realizing

that foodstuff like jerky is particularly useful to fire fighters because it packs a nutritional punch and travels easily in backpacks and pockets, Davis received permission and a big “thank you” from the command center in Grants Pass to make the donation. Additional supplies of Gary West jerky were also donated later in the month and distributed to the front lines, courtesy of the Medford Bed Bath and Beyond store. Nationwide, BBB stores are a major retail seller of the world- famous jerky products.

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News From Britt Hill by

Donna Briggs, Britt Executive Director

I t’s hard to believe that we’re already

Speedwagon perform on September 13, and we’ll close the 2013 season with a return performance by ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro. If you haven’t seen Jake live, don’t miss this opportunity to see the ukulele reinvented before your eyes. He is truly something special. All of these concerts, and, in fact, everything that Britt does all year round, is made possible through the help of donations. Because ticket sales only cover about half of the revenue we need to operate (and only about a third for the Classical Festival), contributed income is critical. An important part of that contributed income is our membership program. Individual members form a community of support, and membership contributions help support our concert series, Classical Festival and education programs. There are several levels of membership support, and each individual contribution is important. I hope you’ll think about all the great Britt memories you made over the summer, and be part of Britt when you renew or join as a member. Look for membership information coming this fall. Comments or questions for Britt Festivals? Email Donna at ed@brittfest.org.

in the final stretch of summer, and our concerts on the hill

number is in the single digits. It’s been a great summer; we’ve had great music in

a variety of genres, fun events, and lots

of memorable moments. This past month has been particularly memorable, as the forest fire smoke presented some unique challenges for us all. The smoke-filled skies affected us all, individually and collectively, and we had a historic event of moving a concert indoors when the Classical Festival Opening Night concert moved to the South Medford High School gymnasium. Unexpected challenges like that make you take stock of your blessings, and we certainly have one in the Britt community. Thanks to all who came out to concerts in the midst of the smoke, were flexible, and supported us every step of the way. Our fingers are crossed for clear skies for the rest of the season, as we still have more great shows to come! We’ve got two packed-house shows to start off September, with Martina McBride and The Doobie Brothers. Classic rockers REO

Chamber Chat

by The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce

W e wanted to encourage Jacksonville residents and the business community

The paved pathways are part of a larger

improvement project that features a 150 seat Performance Garden. Additional improvements to the venue will include

• New ADA-compliant pathways (Americans with Disabilities Act)

• Additional safety improvements

• Concessions and restroom upgrades.

Britt is committing $823,000 on this project as a long-term investment. The project will improve the long-term

viability of the Festival and make the Britt Hill handicap accessible for years to come. The performance garden will create a much-needed flat space for receptions and special events as well as allowing Britt to offer smaller and more frequent performances. Part of the idea behind the Garden was to better

serve their community

members to support Britt Festivals’ plans to construct a new performance venue

on the Britt Hill. We are so lucky to have Britt as part of our community—they are a key economic driver that helps support many of our businesses as well as one that enriches our cultural scene. You can help support Britt by purchasing

personalized brick paver, which will become part of the Britt Performance Garden’s new pathway. For a small donation of $250 for a 4”x8” brick paver or $500 for an 8”x8” brick paver, your name, business, or the name of someone you wish to honor will

a

business, or the name of someone you wish to honor will a Britt Paver mock-up be

Britt Paver mock-up

be etched in stone and will represent a unique

memory to be cherished for generations to come. You can leave a legacy at Britt

and make your memories tangible treasures for all to enjoy.

and the art forms Britt represents by enabling more diverse programming. The new, smaller venue will make this type of

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September 2013 JacksonvilleReview.com Page 7 The Unfettered Critic by Paula Block Erdmann & Terry Erdmann They

The Unfettered Critic by

Paula Block Erdmann & Terry Erdmann

They came; we saw; we concerted.

B y the time you read this, a

Conductor of the Detroit Symphony quickly laid waste to any fears that he hadn’t yet developed the chops for the task at hand. Enthusiastic, eloquent, and sincere in pre-concert discussions— particularly about his passion for music education—Abrams displayed a sophisticated economy of movement on the podium that the orchestra openly relished. As he responded to extended

standing ovations on the Hill, there was little doubt that the Britt’s conductor search committee had done its job. Discussion among those “in the know,” suggests that the youthful Abrams represents the future of classical music. If so, David Danzmayr, Britt’s

decision will have been made. It

will not, however, be revealed

until about the time you’re reading the

next issue of the Review. “Huh?” you may be asking yourself. “What decision?” Why, the choice of the next Britt

Orchestra Music Director, the coda to

a competition that has besotted our

minds for several months, with the final

announcement slated to be our martini shot. Nature almost sabotaged the contest. You may have noticed. As ninety-plus orchestra members blew into town, so did smoke from a nearly matching number of forest fires. At times the skies

glowed the amber of lite beer—not a flavor we’ve enjoyed breathing. Health experts recommended staying indoors. The Britt

is an outdoor venue. Entertainment’s most

revered maxim decrees: “The show must

go on.” With difficulty, and unexpected expense, the Britt’s show did. And what

show it’s been: three wildly talented candidates competing to lead Jacksonville’s own symphony orchestra, batons at the ready, with repertoires blazing. First up, and most impacted by the smoky

conditions—was

Mei-Ann Chen, currently the Music Director for

both the Memphis Symphony and the Chicago Sinfonietta. Chen could have become discouraged when she learned that she would

not enjoy the beauty of Britt Hill, but instead she cheerfully pressed forward, rehearsing her charges within the less lustrous confines of Jacksonville Elementary’s gymnasium. Hastily arranged by Donna Briggs, Britt’s Executive Director, and Angela Warren, Director of Performing Arts, the gym wasn’t the

most conducive

acoustic locale

for run-throughs.

Yet the proof was in the pudding. Chen’s performances, night one at South Medford High School’s new gym, and night two on the almost smoke-free Britt stage (finally), were met with unbridled audience enthusiasm. Her highly animated conducting style—she seemed to use her whole body to get the message across to the orchestra—and her plucky

spirit pleased listeners. However, rumors, like the ubiquitous smoke, drifted through town that key musicians were expressing concern about a lack of give and take between Chen and the orchestra. By the time second candidate Teddy Abrams arrived on the scene, air conditions had improved. Unscheduled changes in venue no longer seemed

a threat. Abrams brought a vibrant,

energetic presence. The 26-year-old resident conductor of Budapest’s MAV

Symphony Orchestra and Assistant

a

of Budapest’s MAV Symphony Orchestra and Assistant a Mei-Ann Chen and Britt Classical musicians rehearsing in

Mei-Ann Chen and Britt Classical musicians rehearsing in Jacksonville Elementary gym

candidate #3, may well encompass its

present, particularly when considered on a global scale. Raised in Austria, 33-year-old Danzmayr has served as guest conductor for the Scottish Opera Orchestra, the Salzburg Chamber Philharmonic, Iceland’s Symphony Orchestra and the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra. He is just

beginning to make his mark in the U.S., as Music Director of the Illinois Philharmonic and Columbus, OH’s ProMusica Chamber Orchestra. Danzmayr demonstrated an easy rapport with both the orchestra and the audience, and a wonderful humor in pre-concert talks. Smoke still wafted

a wonderful humor in pre-concert talks. Smoke still wafted First Britt Classical performance moved to South

First Britt Classical performance moved to South Medford High School gym

about the stage, but it couldn’t deter the

musicians nor the audiences as the candidate showed his perceptive insights for the music and those it is meant to entertain.

Who will win the coveted position of Maestro? We don't know. Input from a variety of sources, the Britt board of directors, the conductor search committee, the musicians themselves (through a long questionnaire), and the audiences (with shorter questionnaires), all came into play. In our humble opinions, we feel that Abrams’

into play. In our humble opinions, we feel that Abrams’ Smoke-filled sky above Britt Hill before

Smoke-filled sky above Britt Hill before a classical performance

youthful vigor and commitment to music

education may work wonders in lowering the median age of classical fest attendees—which, by the way, is sorely needed. Danzmayr, meanwhile, already a bit of a rockstar in Europe, certainly would boost the excitement level on the hill. That this man is a charmer could be seen in the eyes and smiles of the musicians and audiences alike. As we said at the top, by the time you read this a decision will have been made. An announcement revealing which candidate rose to the top will be shouted about town on September 30. We’re ready to lift a stemmed glass to the winner. Whoever it is, one thing is certain: you'll find us on the lawn next year, humming along! Paula and Terry each have long impressive- sounding resumes implying that they are battle-scarred veterans of life within the Hollywood studios. They’re now happily relaxed into Jacksonville. Photos: Bryan Nealy and Paula Erdmann

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Photo: ©2013 David Gibb

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6th Annual Oktoberfest At Bigham Knoll O September 27 - 29
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Join us and enjoy the season’s new beers, authentic German fare, lots of demonstrations, competitions and live entertainment.

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4th Annual Auction Event! Bigham Knoll, Jacksonville Benefitting the Studio at Living Opportunities A collaboration of
4th Annual Auction Event! Bigham Knoll, Jacksonville Benefitting the Studio at Living Opportunities A collaboration of
4th Annual Auction Event! Bigham Knoll, Jacksonville Benefitting the Studio at Living Opportunities A collaboration of
4th Annual Auction Event! Bigham Knoll, Jacksonville Benefitting the Studio at Living Opportunities A collaboration of

Benefitting the Studio at Living Opportunities

A collaboration of featured pieces by local, regional and the Studio artists.

featured pieces by local, regional and the Studio artists. Sunday, September 15th • 2-5pm Tickets are

Sunday, September 15th • 2-5pm

Tickets are $25 Available online at www.livingopps.org/tickets

For more information contact Baylee LaVoie at 541-772-1503

For more information contact Baylee LaVoie at 541-772-1503 The Studio at Living Opportunities provides workshops,
For more information contact Baylee LaVoie at 541-772-1503 The Studio at Living Opportunities provides workshops,

The Studio at Living Opportunities provides workshops, instruction, and events to promote independence, creativity and income for artists with a wide range of disabilities.

Celebrate Southern Oregon’s German History at the 6th-Annual Oktoberfest!

Presented by the Jacksonville Heritage Society

September 27th-29th at the Bigham Knoll Campus

Friday, September 27th—Under the Main Tent

• 5:00pm: Tapping of the Keg and the Opening Ceremony. The beer will be flowing and the celebration will commence!

• Dinner 6:30-8:00pm: Served under the Main Tent and requires reservations. This will give our kitchen an idea of how many O’fest Specials to prepare and how many potatoes to peel! RSVP by Tuesday, September 24th. Price $25 includes meal, first beer and Friday ID wrist band.

• 8:00pm-10:00pm: Test your Beer Trivia (Ballroom) Participation is $5 per person. Teams and individuals sign up on line www.thebrewhaus.com, or in the Schoolhaus Brewhaus bar. Winning team eats free Sunday (Sept. 29th). 21 and over. If you look under 30, bring your ID! Food and drink for sale.

Saturday, September 28th Pre-event : The Schoolhaus Brewhaus entrance

• 9:00am 2nd-Annual “First Call” 5K Run. Fee $25 includes Sat. ID wrist band,

commemorative shirt, and first beer in the Biergarten following the race! (Under 21 free, but no beer and no shirt!) To guarantee shirt, pre-register online. General venue: Bigham Knoll Campus

• 11:00am-9:00pm Music, Food and Beer stations open

• If you look like you're under 30, bring your ID! Wristbands $3 Music:

Under the Main Tent

• Noon-4:15 Michele’s Oktoberfest Band and the Alpenhorns

• 5:15-8:15 From Mt. Angel Oktoberfest, the fabulous ZMusikmakers!

• 8:15-close Chuck Gordon on Accordion Main Biergarten

Local talent

Educational:

• 12:45-1:30 German Pickling Cooking Classroom

• 1:30-2:30 Sausage Making Cooking Classroom

• 2:30-3:00 Pretzel Making Pretzel Room

• 4:00-4:30 Pretzel Making Pretzel Room

• 4:00-4:45 World Famous German Master Butcher Uli of Seattle Pike’s Market leads

sausage tasting and discussion. Cooking Classroom $15 to attend includes sausage and beer. (Over 21 only). Space limited. May pre-register at FKSB or online.

• 5:30-6:30 Meet the experts of Home Brew, Grains Beans ‘N Things Stein Club Room Historical:

• Noon–6pm SOHS Exhibit Garden Room

• Bigham Knoll School Bus Tours of Historic Jacksonville on the hour 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00pm Festival Traditions:

• 12:45 Women’s Division Brat Eating Competition Main Tent ($10 per entrant. Benefits the Jacksonville Fire Department)

• 1:45 Open Division Brat Eating Competition Main Tent ($10 per entrant. Benefits the JVFD)

• 4:15 Stein Holding Competition-Main Biergarten

• 4:45-5:15 Yodeling Contest-Main Tent Kids:

• Noon-5pm Cow Train Rides. On the hour Cost $2 per ride. Load outside Main Tent

• 1-4pm Face painting in Brother Grimm’s Castle: Alumni Center Lawn

• 1:30-4:30 Kindercare-napping room. $7.50 per hour per child. Alumni Center Room B. Limited availability. Reservations suggested. Any age.

• 2:00-5:00pm Brother's Grimm Fairy Tale book reading and play time. Alumni Center Room A. $5 per hour, per child. Ages 2½-6.

Sunday, September 29th General venue

• 11-6pm Music, Food and Beer stations open

• If you look under 30, bring your ID! Wristbands $2

Music:

Under the Main Tent

• Noon- 3:00pm: From Mt. Angel Oktoberfest, the fabulous, ZMusikmakers!

• 3:15-5:45pm Chuck Gordon on Accordion

Music and Dancing in the Bigham Knoll Ballroom (Sponsored by the Britt Festival)

• 3:00-3:45 Cascades String Trio–Dance the waltz!

• 4:00-4:45 Cascade Strings Trio–Music of German Composers

Educational:

• 1:30-2:30 Sausage Making 101 Cooking Classroom

• 2:30-3:00 Pretzel Making Pretzel Room

• 3:00-4:00 Meet the experts of Home Brew, Grains Beans ‘N Things Stein Club Room

• 4:00-4:30 Pretzel Making Pretzel Room Historical:

• Noon- 6pm SOHS Exhibit Garden Room

• Bigham Knoll School Bus Tours of Historic Jacksonville on the hour 2:00, and 3:00

• 2:00-2:30 “The Early Germans of Jacksonville.”Larry Smith, Larry Smith Classroom Kids:

• 1:00-4:00 Cow Train Rides, on the hour. Cost $2 per ride. Load outside Main Tent

• 1:00-4:00 Face painting in Brother Grimm’s Castle: Alumni Center Lawn.

• 2:00-4:30 Kindercare-napping room. $7.50 per hour per child. Alumni Center Room B. Limited availability. Reservations suggested. Any age.

• 2:00-5:00pm Brother's Grimm Fairy Tale book reading and play time: Alumni Center Room A. $5 per hour, per child. Ages 2½-6.

*All events are subject to change! Visit www.thebrewhaus.com for up-to-date changes. Register for competitions and events online.

Schoolhaus Brewhaus regular menu not available Friday or Saturday.

The restaurant will be closed Monday, September 30th and Tuesday, October 1st. Prost!

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September 2013 JacksonvilleReview.com Page 9 On Sunday, September 15th, experience the 4th-annual FurnArture event

On Sunday, September 15th, experience the 4th-annual FurnArture event featuring inspired and imaginative works of art from top regional artists along with

artists from the Studio at Living Opportunities. FurnArture, a benefit auction that supports the Studio at Living Opportunities, is the signature event that has artists transforming recycled furniture and other treasures into functional and beautiful objects of art. Included will be a wide selection of inventive paintings and artwork created by the artists of the Studio at Living Opportunities. Pieces will be on display for you to preview at Terra Firma Home in downtown Medford on August 29th. The Studio’s mission is unique in our community

for its strong emphasis on self -expression, inclusion and integration. Particularly, this event allows the artists and community members to support each other and the arts. Creations will be featured by over 20 of the region’s top artists including Kevin

Christman, Pegi Smith, Holly Herick, Krissy Millner, Dan Mish, and Chandra Hayes. Studio artists include Mieke Ryneal, Justin Warren, Simone Renée

artists include Mieke Ryneal, Justin Warren, Simone Renée Baylee LaVoie with furnARTure by Erin McConnell Moore

Baylee LaVoie with furnARTure by Erin McConnell

Moore and Sara Slawta. Proceeds will provide resources, workshops and scholarships to promote independence, creativity, and income for artists with a wide range of disabilities. Through this program, the Studio’s artists can discover their individual potential to flourish through the creative process. Join us at Bigham Knoll in Jacksonville and enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of art, hors d’oeuvres, wine and live music.

Event Details:

Sunday, September 15th from 2-5pm at 525 Bigham Knoll in downtown Jacksonville. Tickets are $25 each and are available online at www.livingopps.org/tickets. For more information, please contact Baylee LaVoie at 541-772-1503. See ad previous page.

Crater Rock Museum Featured Artist

Monthly, Crater Rock Museum features works created from one of the many

gifted artists who sell their items in the museum gift shop. In September, works by Susan Wilcox will be displayed. Several trips to Africa inspired Susan to start her jewelry company in 2009, Jambo Jewels, with an eye to helping others. She donates 100% of her proceeds to two different groups in Kenya & Tanzania to help with the needs of widows and orphans for education, food, clothing and

shelter! Susan specializes in cutting and polishing semi-precious gemstones and then wire-wrapping them in sterling silver to make earrings, bracelets and matching necklaces. She

also uses dichroic glass and sea glass, collected from California & Oregon beaches, to make her jewelry. You’ll have an opportunity to meet Susan personally at the museum gift shop on September 28 from 10:00am-12:00pm. In addition to seeing her beautiful work in the museum gift shop, visit her website, etsy. com/shop/jambojewels, or Facebook to see more of her beautiful creations. Crater Rock Museum & Gift Shop is located at 2002 Scenic Avenue in

Central Point. Hours are Tues-Sat, 10:00am-4:00pm. Admission: Gift Shop-FREE. Museum-Adults $5, Seniors $3, Students $2, Children 6 & under, free. For more information, please call 541-664-6081.

under, free. For more information, please call 541-664-6081. Gabriel Lipper "Underdressed" at Elan Gallery Artist

Gabriel Lipper

"Underdressed"

at Elan Gallery

Artist Gabriel Lipper at work in his Talent studio
Artist Gabriel Lipper at work
in his Talent studio

Just as a professional singer practices scales prior to a live musical performance, professional oil painter Gabriel Lipper has his own method of warming-up before going to work each day. In Gabriel’s case, he sometimes starts his day painting small nudes and partial nudes to keep his skills and eyes sharp. “The human eye is most critical of the human form, so working with live models is a good way to keep my edge,” says the 38-year-old artist. Gabriel’s new show, “Underdressed” will be open to the public during September and October and features a smattering of Lipper’s “warm-up” studies. The show will be held in the Gallery space of Elan Suites and Gallery at 245 West Main Street in downtown Jacksonville.

Gallery at 245 West Main Street in downtown Jacksonville. Although one might think each piece took

Although one might think each piece took hours to complete, each actually took anywhere from 20 minutes to 1 hour to complete. Ideally, Gabriel shoots for completing the mini-works within 45 minutes before moving on to other, larger works. Lipper has made a serious name for himself in the art world and works on numerous commissioned pieces at any given time. The artists notes, “These 50+

small works are all oil on canvas or panel and are just done as a way of getting momentum going for my work day and providing energy for me to work on larger pieces. Doing them gets the paint out, brushes in-hand and gets me to my easel.” Gabriel and his wife Naomi have been married for 11 years and have a ten-month-old daughter, Iris Amelia. Lipper shares Talent Studios on South Pacific Highway in Talent with several artists including Jacksonville’s Yang-Yu, Nicole Wasgatt and Eve Goldenfields. The public is invited to an opening night party on August 31st from 3:00pm- 6:00pm at Elan Gallery located at 245 West Main Street, Jacksonville. Attendees should note that many of Lipper’s

paintings are male and female nudes and that parental guidance and/ or approval is suggested. Learn more about Gabriel’s work online at artofgabriel.com.

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Blue Door Garden Store Hosting “Ladies Night” Miniature Garden Party

Store Hosting “Ladies Night” Miniature Garden Party Kay Faught , of Jacksonville’s Blue Door Garden Store

Kay Faught, of Jacksonville’s Blue Door Garden Store at 155 N. 3rd Street is hosting a fun-filled evening of demonstrations on planning and creating miniature gardens. The event is on Thursday, October 3 at 6:00pm and is co-sponsored by Shooting Star Nursery. The evening will include complimentary wine tasting, courtesy of Red Lily Vineyards, as well. If you’ve ever wanted to explore creating your own miniature gardens, this is the event for you—Kay offers hundreds of

gardens, this is the event for you—Kay offers hundreds of items including containers to make your

items including containers to make your gardening dreams a reality and Shooting Star Nursery will be offering plants galore to create your own mini-masterpiece! Seating for this special event is very limited, so please call to reserve your

spot. Please call Kay Faught at Blue Door Garden Store at

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at 541-840-6453 for reservations and more information. Movie Night at Old City Hall Returns in September

Movie Night at Old City Hall Returns in September

“Whumsical is more Whimsical than Whamsical.” This line spoken in September’s film, THE GAY DIVORCEE, gives a good idea of the wit and charm

in the movie that made Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire the most famous dancing team in film history. In addition, there is a spot in the film where a totally unrelated musical number, with an almost unknown actress who has no part in the story whatsoever, is presented. The name of the actress… Betty Grable of World War II pinup fame. THE GAY DIVORCEE also features Erik

Rhodes, perhaps the best caricature actor ever seen in film. Erik steals his scenes, and that’s saying something given the company he’s in. Erik was a good friend

of mine and I will devote some time to talking about him as well as relaying some stories about the lady herself… Ginger Rogers. I think you’ll find THE GAY DIVORCEE to be a happy film and one that will find you leaving Old City Hall in a happy frame of mind. It scored 100% on the Internet’s “Tomato Meter.” THE GAY DIVORCEE will be seen on Friday, September 20th, at 7:00pm. See you at the movies! Mayor Paul Becker

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JacksonvilleReview.com Page 11 World of Wine Winners! Congratulations to these Jacksonville Review clients who

Congratulations to these Jacksonville Review clients who received medals at this year’s World of Wine Festival!

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Rogue Book Exchange Expands Its Hours

Whether it was from fire or the rise of

the Internet, futurists from the late Ray Bradbury to the editors of Business Week have predicted the demise of the book. But in at least one place in southern Oregon—Rogue Book Exchange of Medford—books old and new are not only cherished, they are thriving. And volunteers at the free bookstore are striving to keep it that way. Recently, the Exchange expanded store hours from three days per week to four days. Located at 110 N. Ivy Street around the corner from the Holly Theatre, Medford’s free bookstore is now open 10:00am to 5:00pm Wednesday through Saturday. This past spring, RBE

had to temporarily decrease its business

hours to three days per week because book donations exceeded volunteer capacity to process them. The volunteer management—which includes several people from Jacksonville and the Applegate—hopes the store will eventually be open to the public all week long. RBE was founded in 2007 partially as a response to the county’s temporary closure of its libraries due to budget pressures, and partly as an idealistic vision to help “save the planet” by recycling books that might otherwise be thrown away. The store remains true to the initial business plan of its founders, Jenny Hamilton and Emile Snyder, to accept any and all book donations and make thousands of books available free to the public. Hamilton and Snyder remain

involved as volunteers. Consistent with

their original vision, the rent and other overhead expenses are paid by offering

a small percentage of the donated books

for sale online, and via cash donations which are tax deductible. They started the Exchange in a small warehouse space on Bullock Road near the airport. In July 2012, the store moved to its current location through a special lease agreement

to its current location through a special lease agreement Rogue Book Exchange volunteers, l-r: Jan Martin,

Rogue Book Exchange volunteers, l-r: Jan Martin, Anna Morris, David Sours and Chuck Eckels

spearheaded by Bill Leever of Pulver and Leever Real Estate. “Have a book, leave a book—Want

a book, take a book” has been the RBE motto since the store’s inception. According to Jan Martin of Jacksonville, the Exchange now has approximately 35,000 books available to the public, mostly for free. Martin volunteers on RBE’s five-member board along with Anna Morris, also of Jacksonville, and Chuck Eckels, of Ruch. Other board members include Vince Ceriello of Rogue River and Christine Leusch of Medford. The Exchange has a dedicated corps of volunteers, but seeks additional help so that it can keep up with volume Book Exchange - Cont'd. on Pg. 31

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Meet the Pioneers – 2013

The 2012 cast of Meet the Pioneers
The 2012 cast of Meet the Pioneers

F all is fast-approaching and the Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery are busy preparing

for another exciting and wonderful production of Meet the Pioneers. This will be our eighth year of offering these very special Living History Tours where Pioneer Spirits greet visitors and share their life stories and the important topics of the day dating from the mid-to-late 1800's. Tour dates are scheduled for Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12. Tours will depart from the "D" Street Parking Lot every 15 minutes starting at 4:00pm and ending with the last tour departing at 7:30pm. Tour groups will be driven up to the Cemetery Grounds, courtesy of our friends at Pioneer Village, and met by a guide who will escort the group around the torch-lit cemetery route’s seven different Pioneer Stations. Tickets for the tour will go on sale Wednesday, September 11 at the Jacksonville Chamber & Visitor Center, located next to the Post Office, or by calling 541 899-8118. Tickets are sold for the departure time of the tour you wish to go on. Adult tickets cost $12, Children 12 and under cost $5, and we offer a special Family ticket for $29 that provides for 2 Adults and 3 Children to take the tour. Since most times sell-out quickly, we encourage you to purchase your tickets early to avoid being disappointed. Proceeds support ongoing restoration and preservation work in the cemetery, and

Boosters support for community projects. We have a number of new Players this year, all very excited and anxious to be a part of this wonderful and fun program. The stories they will be sharing with you are all new. A sneak peek of some of this year's program include:

"The Assassination of President James A. Garfield, and its impact on Jacksonville and its Residents." "A Christmas Ball at the New County Courthouse." "Jacksonville's Baseball Team and Baseball Around the Rogue Valley." …and so much more! Plan to arrive early and enjoy the music in the Ticket and Boarding area while awaiting the start of your tour. On Friday evening, October 11, The 4th Wednesday String Band will be performing. On Saturday, October 12, The Oregon Old Time Fiddlers take the stage. This is such a great entertainment value and a fun

and interesting way to learn the history of Jacksonville and Southern Oregon. The Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery and our event partner, The Jacksonville Boosters Club, look forward to welcoming you to Meet the

Pioneers – 2013.

Please visit our website at www. friendsjvillecemetery.org for additional details, photos from last year's tour, and a short video of our 2011 program. Dirk J. Siedlecki, President – FOJHC

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News From The Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery

by Dirk J. Siedlecki, President – FOJHC

“Mysteries and Myths” of the Jacksonville Cemetery—Please be sure

to join us for our final History Saturday Program of the year on Saturday, September 14. Docents Gail Nicholson and Pat Stancel will present, "Mysteries and Myths in the Cemetery." The program starts at 10:00am and takes approximately 90 minutes—be sure to dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Please meet your Docents

at the Sexton's Tool House at the top of the Cemetery

Road and note that ample parking is available within the cemetery grounds. There are no advance reservations required and no charge for the tours, although donations are always appreciated and help support restoration and preservation efforts. This year's major project is the Jacob Ish Block located in the IOOF Section of the cemetery. Final 2013 Marker Cleaning and Workshop—Our final workshop for the year will be held on Saturday, September 21 at 9:00am. This class provides a great way for volunteers to learn how to properly clean cemetery headstones and monuments. This is a fun volunteer project that anyone can do and is a great way to give back to the community. Please meet at the Sexton's Tool House, top of the Cemetery Road for instructions and to pick-up supplies and tools. Bring a chair or stool to sit on, a hat and sunscreen. This is a hands-on workshop so dress accordingly.

Jacob Ish Restoration Project

I am very happy to report that the restoration of the Jacob Ish Family Block in the IOOF Section of the cemetery continues to move along smoothly, and at a good pace. All the monuments are now back in place, level and secure. Foot Stones have been reattached and all the individual gravesite curbing have been reworked and reset. Jacksonville

resident and business owner Jim Oleson, of

Oleson Concrete Construction, has started work on the curbing that surrounds, and the steps leading into the block. Jim will be installing a footing to secure the curbing in place to keep it from shifting or sinking. Once this is completed, the newly-restored gate and fence can be reinstalled. I am so pleased with how much has been accomplished thanks to the donations and support of the community. We are still around $2,000 short of the funds needed to complete this project so if you can, and would like to help, you may send your donation to: The Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery (FOJHC) P.O. Box 1541 Jacksonville, OR 97530. Again, thank you and our sincere appreciation to all of you who have made donations and have attended various fundraising events. Please visit our website at www. friendsjvillecemetery.org for additional details on events and other cemetery activities.

additional details on events and other cemetery activities. History Saturday presentation on August 10, 2013 with

History Saturday presentation on August 10, 2013 with docents Shirley Blaul and Dirk Siedlecki

other cemetery activities. History Saturday presentation on August 10, 2013 with docents Shirley Blaul and Dirk

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Jackson County Genealogy Library and Historic Quilts

Most people would not think to connect genealogy, the search for family history, and quilting. One is a search for facts about your family and the other a colorful blanket to provide warmth on a cold winter's night. But "most people" are not members of the Rogue Valley Genealogical Society. The Board of the Library recently accepted the gift of eleven historic quilts from the Jacksonville Museum Quilters. Each quilt depicts an event or group of people from early Jackson County history and provides a glimpse into the lives of our ancestors. In cloth of many colors, quilters have created images of another time—the Hawaiians of Kanaka Flats, the hardy emigrants who traveled over the Applegate and Mormon trails, the sturdy builders of railroads, the Native Americans and pioneer families who made the Rogue Valley their home. While the quilts themselves may not contain the name or the birthdate of an early Jackson County settler, they do present images that remind us of daily life here in our valleys. What did the Ashland railroad depot look like? Why and what would Indian Jenny of the Takelma tribe have made to wear when she was buried? What is the significance of the Gin Lin Dragon? On September 17, 2013 at 1:30pm, join the Jackson County Genealogy Library to celebrate the 1st anniversary of the Library in its new location and to view all of the quilts. Nell Mathern, President of the Jacksonville Museum Quilters, will introduce these quilts and explain their significance to our community. Refreshments will be served after the presentation. The Library will remain open until 9:00pm for free research. Volunteer librarians will be on-hand to introduce you to the extensive genealogical resources available at the Library and to assist you in locating

available at the Library and to assist you in locating Indian Jenny Quilt Maryum's Yellow Rose

Indian Jenny Quilt

the Library and to assist you in locating Indian Jenny Quilt Maryum's Yellow Rose Quilt information

Maryum's Yellow Rose Quilt

information about your ancestors. The library is located at 3405 S. Pacific Highway in Medford and may be reached at 541-512-2340.

Highway in Medford and may be reached at 541-512-2340. History: Going…Going…Gone? by Carolyn Kingsnorth W hy

History: Going…Going…Gone?

by Carolyn Kingsnorth

W hy did the History Museum

close? What happened to the

Children’s Museum? Why

isn’t the Beekman House open more often? The short answer to all of these questions is “funding”! As we are learning, once our history is gone, it’s difficult—if not impossible—to recover it. Much of Jacksonville’s character is based on its historic assets and charm. While history is an integral part of Southern Oregon culture, it’s the lifeblood of Jacksonville’s economy. The History Museum and Children’s Museum closed because the Southern Oregon Historical Society (SOHS) could no longer cover the on-going costs of the buildings after County Commissioners stopped funding Jackson County’s historical societies. Museum revenue barely covered the cost of staffing it—even with the help of volunteers—much less the facility costs or the cost of new exhibits. The same answer applies to the 1873 Beekman House. While some deferred maintenance issues have been addressed and volunteers have provided periodic activities, funding is needed to continue both preservation and staffing, provide jobs, increase tourism, and further contribute to the local economy. Beyond historic buildings and museums, there are so many ways in which history is an integral part of our lives. Many of these go unrecognized. Had Frank Wisnovsky not researched local wine history in the SOHS Library and learned of Peter Britt’s and other pioneers’ early grape plantings, he might not have defied naysayers and planted those first 12 acres of grapes in 1972. Today we would not have Valley View Winery, much less our burgeoning local wine industry. Media such as newspapers and television constantly access local historical collections for news coverage and programs. Individuals and governments research background information on pertinent issues, especially land use questions. Schools and universities use historical resources for their students. Exhibits, events, talks, and radio vignettes entertain and inform our communities. Jackson County has a heritage of caring about history. In 1948 voters passed a dedicated county levy that helped preserve the Old Courthouse and launch an interest

in local history that created our community museums and historical societies. However, passage of a 1996 statewide ballot measure allowed county governments to roll all tax levies into county general funds. Voters did not realize that County Commissioners could choose to divert those monies to purposes other than their original intent. In April 2007, all Jackson County distributions to local history programs ended. But now there is another opportunity for voters to preserve our remaining historical assets. A coalition of 15 museums and historical societies is proposing formation of the Rogue Valley Heritage District, a special tax district independent of county government. The District would be funded by a property tax that would cap at a maximum of 5 cents per $1,000 of assessed value. For most property owners, that would be somewhere between $5 and $15 per year! In other words, a few cups of coffee could go towards supporting all our county historical societies and museums, the Rogue Valley Genealogical Society, and Jacksonville’s historic buildings! And, the District would be governed by its own elected five member board of directors; County Commissioners could NOT divert district funds for other uses. All 11 city councils in the County have consented to be part of the district if voters approve formation. A petition campaign is currently underway to get the Heritage District proposal on the May 2014 ballot. A total of 18,180 signatures of Jackson County registered voters are needed. Signature collection began in May and by law must end in early November. Circulators of the Heritage District petition plan to be on the streets of Jacksonville during the City-wide Yard Sale on Saturday, September 7. They will also have a table on the Old Courthouse lawn so citizens who wish to sign the petition can go to a central location. We are asking you to help place this measure on the ballot—it’s your chance to have a say in the importance of your community’s past…and to influence its future! For more information on the proposed Heritage District, or to arrange for a petition circulator to visit you, email ourheritagepac@ gmail.com or call 541-890-0992.

District, or to arrange for a petition circulator to visit you, email ourheritagepac@ gmail.com or call

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September 2013 JacksonvilleReview.com Page 15 Focus on Hanley Farm by Kerri Hecox, Hanley Farm Volunteer F

Focus on Hanley Farm by

Kerri Hecox, Hanley Farm Volunteer

F all is a wonderful time in the

on September 14th. The Bear Creek Band draws on a variety of influences:

bluegrass, country, alternative country and the blues to build a unique Americana sound. Food for the evening will be provided by the Farm Kitchen and Southern Oregon Brewery will be the beer on-tap. Doors open at 5:00pm for food and drinks, and the music starts at 6:00pm. Tickets are $10 for non-SOHS member and $5 for members. The Origins dinner series concludes with its final evening on September 29th, with “The Stills and Scandals of Prohibition and Brewing in the Rogue Valley.” The dinner promises an evening of excellent food and intriguing stories focused on something we all love (or at least I do): BEER. The evening starts at 5:00pm, and tickets are $65 for non-SOHS members and $50 for members. And be sure to mark your calendars for fantastic upcoming events in October, the Annual Scarecrow Festival the weekend of October 12-13, and the sell-out Farmer Brown’s Haunted Field October 18-20, which happens after the sun goes down for, full, spooky effect! To get tickets or find out about upcoming events visit: www.hanleyfarm.org or www.sohs.org.

Rogue Valley, when days start to cool down, the air gets crisper (and hopefully smoke-free) and grape vines are heavy with deep purple and green fruit. Summer trips are over, kids are starting back to school, and life takes on a slower rhythm. It’s the time of year when many of us realize how thankful we are to live in this beautiful part of the world. The Southern Oregon Historical Society (SOHS) is using this time of year to say thank you to all its members, with an afternoon of free ice cream and live music on Saturday, September 7th. The event is an old-time ice cream social, open to members and prospective members alike, to bring people together to talk, relax, and learn what SOHS has been doing to preserve and document the lives of Southern Oregonians. Live music will be provided by the Road Runners, an upbeat bluegrass band, and will be a perfect entertainment to relax with a double scoop after a long day battling the crowds at the City-wide Yard Sale. This is a great music month for the farm, as The Bear Creek Band will be featured in Rogue Saturday Nights

City-wide Yard Sale PARKING Heads-up!

If driving/parking during the City-wide yard sale September 6-8, help make it a great event and remember these PARKING rules:

• Don’t park within 20’ of intersections

• Use designated spaces

• DO NOT STOP your vehicle in the roadway to attend a sale

• Watch for yellow, red and green markings on the CURB and park or don’t park accordingly

• Don’t let any portion of your vehicle extend into the roadway

• Stay out of handicapped spots unless you are handicapped!

• North 5th Street and California Street are state highways – there is NO PARKING on 5th Street allowed For merchants holding sidewalk sales, makes sure you maintain at least a 4’ right-of-way for pedestrians clearance!

FOJL Book Sale – September 7&8

pedestrians clearance! FOJL Book Sale – September 7&8 Jacksonville Friends of the Library will hold a

Jacksonville Friends of the Library will hold a Book Sale September 7&8 during Jacksonville City-wide Yard Sale Weekend. Saturday hours will be 9:00-10:00am for members pre-sale, 10:00am-4:00pm open to the public. Sunday hours will be from 12noon-4pm with a bag of books for $5 from 2:00-4:00p.m. Please bring donations to the library during open hours. If you need a pickup, call Richard Avery, 541-702-2114. Help us keep the library open on Saturdays!

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City Snapshot

City Council, August 6 & August 20:

Council approved a request to include the city as a member of the newly-formed Jackson County Agricultural Extension Service District, a taxing district which will be placed on the May, 2014 Jackson County ballot. Council approved the application and appointed Brad Bennington to the Planning Commission. Council approved applying for a $50,000 Small Cities Transportation Grant for street overlay work on Wells Fargo Drive between E. California Street and Royal Lane due to roadway deterioration. A request by Parking Commission Chair Linda Graham to eliminate and/ or move several “No Parking” signs along Beverly Way and Singler Lane was approved. Council approved a request by Carolyn Kingsnorth to use space on the Courthouse lawn during the citywide yard sale to obtain signatures for the upcoming Heritage District petition and ballot measure. Councilor Dan Winterburn and Paul Hayes were the only councilors who voted against the request.

Planning Commission, August 14: The Battle for a Brewery at Bigham Knoll The Planning Commission used all of its legally-allotted time on August 14 to discuss three issues: a rear and side yard setback variance for a home on Laurel Lane that was approved and two public hearings related to the Bigham Knoll campus. The commission approved an application for a permit to convert an existing campus apartment space into a meeting room dubbed the Stein Club Room, with contingencies that the applicant must complete all outstanding conditions prior to receiving building permits. During the hearing, nearly a dozen citizens testified, the majority of whom supported the campus project. In a second hearing, after nearly two hours, the Commission continued the discussion over converting the campus bus barn into a self-contained beer brewery until July 9, keeping the public hearing open. Matters still pending include allowing the applicant time to answer questions relevant to mitigating sound, smell and other possible impacts to the neighborhood.

JACKSONVILLE OFFICE HOURS

CITY OFFICE Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm (541) 899-1231 MUNICIPAL COURT CLERK Monday - Friday: 9am - 4pm

PLANNING DEPARTMENT HOURS Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 8:30am - 2pm Wednesday:

Closed to Public Direct #: 541-899-6873

City Offices 541-899-1231 www.jacksonvilleor.us

JACKSONVILLE CITY SCHEDULE

CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, September 3, 6:00pm (OCH) PLANNING COMMISSION: Wednesday, September 11, 6:00pm (OCH) CITY COUNCIL: Tuesday, September 17, 6:00pm (OCH) HARC HEARING OFFICER: Wednesday, September 18, 10:00am (OCH) HARC: Wednesday, September 25, 6pm (OCH)

LOCATION KEY: CH - Old City Hall (S. Oregon & Main) 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

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September 2013 JacksonvilleReview.com Page 17 A Few Minutes with the Mayor by Paul Becker Courthouse Conundrum

A Few Minutes with the Mayor

by Paul Becker

Courthouse Conundrum

Lately, we have been hearing from a small number of

Courthouse are greatly exaggerated in Mr. Kennedy’s objections. Another criticism was… “The present space is crowded but a three times increase in space is not justified; particularly when the report is glaringly lacking in headcount projections for the next 5 years.” The report was never intended to cover headcount projections. Why? Because there is no discernible rationale for increasing headcount in the current economic condition we find ourselves in.

citizens about their concerns over what they’ve heard may be planned uses for the Courthouse. Given the rumors and misinformation that’s crossed my desk, I can hardly blame them. Let’s shed some light on what has happened and where we are, and perhaps even where we ought to be going. First, I need to address the suggestion that we sell the Courthouse for $300,000. If offered at that price, let me be first in line to buy it. Together with the land it is sitting on, the price would be seven figures, not six. We’re talking here about an entire city block in prime territory, not real estate in Detroit. When we accepted the land and buildings from the county, the County Administrator even alluded to the fact that the properties could be

sold for seven to eight figures. In fact, there was a party interested in owning the Courthouse. The county could have sold the property, yet the County Commissioners opted to transfer the Courthouse to Jacksonville, cost free. I realize there will always be those who “look a gift horse in the mouth.” Caution in such matters is commendable, but we are not Hector and this isn’t Troy and the god, Apollo, is long since deceased.

I do not question why the County

Commissioners gave us the property, but I am grateful they did. It might just be possible that they saw the Courthouse as the Jacksonville icon it is … one the city would welcome so as to insure the continued existence of that icon. Furthermore, there was NO way in which the county, on top of giving us the buildings, was going to give us money for any deferred maintenance costs. We did ask for it… but is there anyone who thinks we had the stronger hand in this game? Remember, the county could simply have sold the buildings without even talking to us. I personally witnessed one prominent businessman so angry while talking to us that he was on the edge of losing control. He gave us a quick lesson in Business 101 by declaring that one must have a plan before embarking on the acquisition of property such as this. Of course he was right. But, I would add another very important element… one must have a vision as well. I believe we do and we’ve said so in this column before. However, before discussing that, let’s address the concern held about deferred maintenance costs, seismic retro-fitting costs, and other associated costs raised by folks recently. We also need to address the PARC Report which seems to be the focus of much criticism, especially from Mr. Russ Kennedy. PARC’s task was to look at the potential uses of the Courthouse building, the

general over-all feasibility of the project, plus community sentiment. Their parameters were to work with the City and existing engineering analysis to build

a general budget. But the purpose was

not to create a preliminary architectural report or a preliminary engineering

report. That task is further down the road. At no place in that report was there any recommendation for the city to use 12,000 square feet for office space. The city is living in cramped office space now, and

I share mine with the Administrator, Jeff

Alvis, an arrangement I have no plans to change. But 12,000 square feet? 2,000 is closer to the correct estimate… and that is only one third of the ground floor. The hallway takes up another third and the remaining third could be rented out. The associated cost numbers identified as excessive if the city moves to the

numbers identified as excessive if the city moves to the Again, another criticism… were the city

Again, another criticism… were the city to move, the PARC report did not address the physical cost of such a move. Of course it didn’t! The report was never designed to address that cost at this stage. Nor did it address where the money would come from. Again, it wasn’t designed to, but the answer lies in the sale of the vacated Miller House which would fetch a price far exceeding any such expense. Even with rewiring, new lighting and any associated renovation, it doesn’t cost $200,000 to move 1,800 square feet of office space. Any such costs need to and will be identified… but I submit there will certainly be NO expense to the city that would not be covered by the sale of the Miller House. The PARC report has also been criticized because… “The report does not address the use of 3 other buildings located at the Courthouse site—

• Children’s Museum—approximately 3,000 square feet

• Hanley Building—approximately 1,500 square feet

• Ferguson Building—approximately 1,500 square feet The rehab of these 6,000 square feet of facilities if done in the next few years could easily cost $300,000 to $600,000.” Again, the PARC report was never intended to address this question. These three buildings each are unique unto themselves and have no direct bearing on use of the Courthouse. However, there is no cost analysis to support the figure of $300,000 to $600,000 for rehab and I would suggest that whatever eventual use is made of these buildings will determine what the cost will be. Space does not allow me to review each and every financial item raised in Mr. Kennedy’s letter, but let me address one aspect of his critique of the second floor. He wrote, “A Second Floor—alternative proposal – somewhat “tongue-in- cheek”—Bob Irvine’s 18 page proposal to develop the 6,000 square feet Second Floor generates net income of roughly $1,000 to $4,000 for each of the first Mayor - Cont'd. on Pg. 39

Letter from Russ Kennedy

To: City Council of Jacksonville Mayor Paul Becker Administrator Jeff Alvis Subject: Proposed move of City Hall to Courthouse site COURTHOUSE/ CITY HALL PROPOSAL I attended the City Council study session held on July 30 where Bob Irvine , the PARC consultant, discussed the report entitled “Community Preferences for the Historic Courthouse: A White Paper.” The thrust of the report was in support of spending approximately $1,000,000 ($83 per square feet) to refurb the 12,000 square feet Courthouse site for a new City Hall. I completely disagree with almost

all aspects of the report and I submit that any refurb of the Courthouse will cost closer to $2,000,000 ($167 per square feet) because— •The building is 129 years old and the deferred maintenance costs will be much higher than the estimates used in this report. There have been many subterranean surprises in the Jacksonville building history but no comment has been made in this report concerning this very high risk factor! •The proposed budget of $70,000 for contingencies is totally unrealistic! •The present City Hall occupies 1,800 square feet for 8 employees and the proposed use of the 12,000 square feet of the Courthouse is far more than the City Hall needs. Including the other 3 buildings on this site, pushes the Courthouse complex footage to approximately 18,000 square feet of space for the City Hall complex. •The report does not address the use of 3 other buildings located at the Courthouse site --

◦ Children’s Museum— approximately 3,000 square feet

◦ Hanley Building – approximately 1,500 square feet

◦ Ferguson Building—approximately 1,500 square feet

◦ The rehab of these 6,000 square feet of facilities if done in the next few years could, easily cost $300,000 to $600,000. The City Council does not have a plan to address these adjacent buildings. The City Council should not proceed, under any circumstances, with a plan for the refurb of only a portion of the Courthouse site. •The report states that the 1st floor of the Courthouse will be used as the new offices for the City Hall. This 1st floor space is 6,000 square feet in contrast this with the present space of the City Hall of 1,800square feet for 8 employees. The present space is crowded but a 3 times increase in space is not justified; particularly when the report is glaringly lacking in headcount projections for the next 5 years. •The report makes no mention of the occupancy cost of the present City Hall versus what costs will be at the Courthouse site. What are the costs of utilities, maintenance, etc. presently incurred, versus, what will be the obviously much higher costs for the

greatly expanded facility? We need additional analysis of the impact of this cost differential. •In addition, a projection of occupancy costs should be made for at least the next 5 years for the Courthouse facility compared to the same costs for the

present City Hall facility. The costs of this new facility will, obviously, be much higher! How much? •No interest costs are in the project proposal for the additional financing needed by debt financing. Why was this overlooked? •No discussion was held at the July 30 study session concerning the seismic analysis performed by the firm of KPFF.

◦ The seismic report is an extremely crucial part of the project profile because of the building age of 129 years. The City Council was remiss by not having a complete report submitted at the study session by a representative of the KPFF firm. Has every member of the City Council reviewed this critical seismic document? I doubt it!

◦ The report used a seismic upgrade of $30 per square foot – why not use $35 per square foot that the firm stated as the high end?

◦ The report is glaringly lacking in a summary of the “high risk” factors facing the project which should include a” high and low” dollar amount for each risk identified. SECOND FLOOR PROPOSAL In addition to the report discussed above, Bob Irvine also presented his report entitled “Economic Analysis Of Event & Community Space On The Jacksonville Courthouse Second Floor.” •This “Second Floor” report is woefully inadequate and does not present a viable

business plan. On the face of this report it does not make economic sense. 18 pages are devoted to trying to come up with

a justification for the use of the Second

Floor. But take a look at the big picture. The second floor has 6,000 square feet of space and using a $100 per square foot value, equates to a real estate value of $600,000 and the report indicates approximately $4,000 of annual income from the use of the facilities by “outside parties.” This equates to an imputed measly return on investment of less than 1%. It doesn’t make sense! Just think of the complexities the City will have if there are 50 to 100 events per year for a paltry $4,000 of net income with a return on investment of less than 1%. •A “Second Floor – alternative proposal

– somewhat “tongue-in-cheek”— Bob

Irvine’s 18 page proposal to develop the 6,000 square feet Second Floor generates net income of roughly $1,000 to $4,000 for each of the first 5 years. Why not install 3 vending machines for sodas and snacks in a 40 foot square feet of space on the Second Floor which would generate equal

or better income than the consultant’s proposal and leave the remaining 5,960 feet vacant? •A viable plan must be developed for Russ Kennedy - Cont'd. on Pg. 39

POLICE BLOTTER

Jacksonville Police Department

A consolidated report based on type of calls & number of incidences

July 22, 2013 to August 20, 2013 Call Type - Total Calls

Alarm - 4 Animal Complaint - 9 Assault - 1 Assist - Medical - 11 Assist - Other Gov't/ Law Enforcement Agencies - 59 Assist Public - 55 Bar Check - 5 City Ordinance - 12 Civil - 3

Disorderly Conduct - 2 Disturbance/Noise - 4 Domestic Disturb - 1 DWS - 1 DUII - 2 Fraud - 2 Foot Patrol - 6 Harassment - 2 Juvenile Problem - 1 Larceny/Theft - 1 Motor Vehicle Crash - 1

Property Found - 3 Protective Custody - 1 Public Safety - 1 Restraining Order Violation - 1 Suicide Threats - 1 Suspicious - 10 Traffic Crime/Hit & Run - 1 Traffic/Roads All - 5

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Ready, Set, Go and "Go Kits"

Editor’s Note: With area forest fires now so much in the news, the Review asked Jacksonville’s Community Emergency Response Team volunteer Michele Brown-Riding for some advice on preparing oneself and family in case of evacuation. Please take a moment to read this most important public safety message.

Set is when you pack your emergency and

valuable items. Be aware of the fire situation and stay informed of the fire progression. Go means you act early and implement your personal emergency plan. By leaving immediately when asked by emergency personnel, you are safer and it allows the firefighters to get in with the resources they need to combat the fire. You can find a full

During Jacksonville CERT’s recent

activation at the Joint Information Center when area wildfires began, part of our job was talking to residents about being prepared to evacuate their homes. One of the most useful tools we had was a Ready, Set, Go description of the three levels of evacuation planning. This program was developed in 2011 to improve communication

between fire departments and the residents they serve. It is managed by the International Association of Fire Chiefs. This program helps residents be Ready with preparedness understanding, be Set with situational awareness when

fire threatens, and to Go, acting early

when a fire starts. Ready means your household taking responsibility to prepare well before a fire ever threatens your home. This can be done by creating defensible space around your home and using fire-safe construction materials. You should also assemble emergency supplies and important belongings in a safe place. Prepare an emergency plan and practice it.

in a safe place. Prepare an emergency plan and practice it. The Lewis family "Go Kit"

The Lewis family "Go Kit" assembled in 15 minutes with time to make a run through the house.

description of this program at www. wildlandfirersg.org. There are also

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disaster-supplies-kit.

Another is http:// GoStayKit.com.

This program was developed right here in Southern Oregon and has been adopted across the country. And don’t forget about your animals. They need their own “Go Kit,” as well. You can find more information for animal evacuation at the Ready.gov website. By preparing now, you can reduce the fear, anxiety, and losses that accompany disasters.

Jacksonville CERT Volunteers Step-up and Answer the Call

by Carol Knapp

With multiple fires burning in the area and smoke filling the valley, The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) strongly recommended that the Joint Information Center (JIC) in Grants Pass have a phone bank to answer questions from the public, since Josephine County had not been able

to open its emergency operations center at that time. Brian Ballou, Fire Prevention Specialist at ODF’s Central Point office, called Michele Brown-Riding, our CERT Coordinator, on Sunday, July 28 and requested Jacksonville CERT activation to assist with the phone bank. Brian was familiar with us since he had worked with our fire department and CERT to establish a FireWise neighborhood in Jacksonville. He had also assisted several local CERTs in getting a Jackson County Title III grant to purchase preparedness and response supplies. With the approval

of Fire Chief Hull, Michele quickly got

a commitment from several Jacksonville CERT volunteers to answer questions from the public about the fires in Josephine and Douglas Counties. We worked alongside JIC staff in Grants Pass, who provided us with information and guidance. With some assistance from other CERTs and the Medical Reserve Corps, we staffed 3-4 people from noon Monday, 7/29 until 10:30am Sunday, 8/4. The phone lines were open from 7:00am until 9:00pm and we worked in three shifts of about 5 hours each. Besides contacting people and coordinating all the scheduling, Michele worked several shifts herself! It was very hectic the first several days and then the calls slowly tapered off. We each had a large map of the three fire complexes and two other fires in Josephine and Douglas Counties. There were also large posted signs and written reports tracking the latest road closures,

evacuation levels, public meetings, and other details. We quickly learned that the ‘Hold’ button was our friend. We would determine what the caller’s concerns were and where they lived, then put them on hold while we checked our maps and

‘cheat sheets’ and consulted with JIC staff or each other to give the caller the most up-to-date information. Besides questions about the current extent of nearby fires, people often wanted reassurance about evacuation measures and what to do. We could certainly understand their concern, as the smoke was very thick even in Grants Pass and the fire and smoke was much closer to them. We offered suggestions, provided emotional support, quelled some fears, and even helped a few get assistance to evacuate when they had no means to do so. The experience was very rewarding.

As Linda Graham said, “It was a great

learning experience and a perfect opportunity for other agencies to see how CERT can function in times like this.” Gayle Lewis added that “the experience demonstrated that our training and practice in safety, teamwork, and incident command structure paid off.” The JIC staff thanked us many times and commented that they would have been hard-pressed to answer the volume of calls without us. Brian Ballou observed that, “Thankfully, CERT volunteers were willing and able to carry the load of answering the phones at the JIC during this time. Based on this experience, and prior opportunities I have had to meet and work with Jacksonville CERT members, I will not hesitate in the future to ask that they be deployed in an emergency situation.” I would add that we all greatly appreciated Michele’s calm and effective leadership.

appreciated Michele’s calm and effective leadership. Michele Brown-Riding (l) and Carol Knapp (r) at the call

Michele Brown-Riding (l) and Carol Knapp (r) at the call center

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J a c k s o n v i l l e A r t
J a c k s o n v i l l e
A r t
E v e n t s
September
2013
August 30 - September 29: “Vine to Wine”
Art Presence Art Center
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lover’s decor. Meet the artists and
view their creations at a reception on
Friday, Sept 6 from 5–7pm.
Artist Demonstration: Ron Moore
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More Art Presence at:
Jacksonville Library:
Silk Painting by
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Naversen Room, Now - Sept 30
Oil paintings by Art Presence member
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Front Entrance, Now - Sept 23
Tools of the home black & white darkroom by Ron Moore.
Sept 23 - Nov 13: Veteran’s Day exhibit of military
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Medford Library, Now - Sept 17: Paintings by award-
winning watercolorist Dolores Ribal.
Art Presence is open every Friday through Sunday from
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August 30 - September 1, 10am - 5pm each day:
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Sundays: J'VILLE FARMERS MARKET. Courthouse Grounds.

September & October, GABRIEL LIPPER "UNDERDRESSED," Elan Gallery. See article page 9.

Friday-Sunday, August 30-September 1, 10:00am- 5:00pm: JACKSONVILLE CELEBRATES THE ARTS, Courthouse Grounds. See pages 4 & 5.

Saturday & Sunday, September 7 & 8:

JACKSONVILLE'S CITY-WIDE YARD SALE.

Saturday & Sunday, September 7 & 8:

FOJL BOOK SALE. See article on page 15.

Saturday, September 7: SOHS ICE CREAM SOCIAL, Hanley Farm. See article on page 15.

Sunday, September 8, 5:30pm: JACKSONVILLE ROTARY SALMON BAKE, Hanley Farm. See article on page 4.

Thursday, September 12, 8:30am: CHAMBER MONTHLY MEETING, second Thursday each month, Old City Hall. See "Chamber Chat" on page 6.

Saturday, September 14, 10:00am: HISTORY SATURDAY, Jacksonville Historic Cemetery. See article on page 13.

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Sunday, September 15, 2:00-5:00pm:

FURN-ART-URE AUCTION EVENT, Benefit for the Studio at Living Opportunities, Bigham Knoll Campus. See ad and article on pages 8 & 9.

Friday, September 20, 7:00pm: MOVIE NIGHT AT OLD CITY HALL, The Gay Divorcee. See article on page 10.

Saturday, September 21, 9:00am: CEMETERY MARKER CLEANING DAY, Jacksonville Historic Cemetery. See article on page 13.

Friday-Sunday, September 27-29: OKTOBERFEST, Bigham Knoll Campus. See ad and schedule on page 8.

Saturday, September 29, 5:00pm: ORIGINS DINNER SERIES, Hanley Farm. See article on page 15.

Thursday, October 3, 6:00pm: LADIES NIGHT 'MINIATURES' GARDEN PARTY, Blue Door Garden Store. See article on page 10.

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September 2013 JacksonvilleReview.com Page 23 A Cup of Conversation by Michael Kell of GoodBean Coffee Small

A Cup of Conversation by

Michael Kell of GoodBean Coffee

Small Pond Living

I think we are all designed to live in a small

later after the last school bus rolled away. We served coffee to everyone in town and what they didn’t tell us about themselves the person next in line did whether we wanted to hear or not. My lovely wife was the unofficial mayor of Jacksonville and townies would flock into the coffee house just to chat with the woman who accepted everybody. Small town gossip was like a virus and we were ground zero. We realized early on to survive the small town merchant experience would require keeping confidences, intended or unintended. I know we did a pretty good job because of all the marriages still intact, friendships and

business alliances still forged. Norman Rockwell painted the classic image of the small town dynamic with thirty individual profiles of locals sharing away at the rumor mill unabashed and fully engaged. I’m sure I recognize one or two. Times have changed now that we don’t spend much time anymore at ground zero but as the years roll on we still remember and smile in grateful reflection of a privileged life in the very heart of small town America. Even amongst the inescapable reality of fishbowl living where everyone has mezzanine seating to the drama of a neighbor’s life, I just can’t imagine raising children or making a living anywhere else. Be Good not bitter.

pond and if not a small pond then much smaller parts of bigger ponds. The point is we are predisposed to the familiar, the safe and the connected. There will always be exceptions, the wanderers, lone

rangers and rolling stones but for the greater we thrive when our life is swaddled in surroundings predictable and reasonably secure. This is why living in Jacksonville sells to the human-condition at such a premium. Because life is a largely a duality there is always a downside to small town living along with an upside

to big city anonymity. In a small town you can leave keys in the

ignition and it’s a shocker if the car’s gone the next morning. The shocker in the big city is the car still in the driveway. But tell your neighbor something personal in

a small town and the next week you can

be the butt of conversation at the local bar, coffee klatch or prayer circle. In the big city not only will no one be talking about you, no one cares. In a small town the neighbors grow up with our kids and we get an extra couple dozen pairs of eyes on the whereabouts of our teenagers. In the big city neighbors never knew you had kids. Twenty years ago my wife and I worked the store seven days a week just to make ends meet. One of us would open the shop at 5:30 am and the other would join

us would open the shop at 5:30 am and the other would join I n July,
us would open the shop at 5:30 am and the other would join I n July,
us would open the shop at 5:30 am and the other would join I n July,

I n July, after many years of dedicated service, Ileane Davis retired as the Jacksonville Food & Friends meal

site manager. We were sorry to see her go, but we know the site is in good hands with the new manager, Ann Ward.

Ann is familiar both with the site and our program,

as she has been a substitute site manager for Food & Friends for several years. We are pleased to welcome Ann to our Jacksonville site, and we would like to invite you to come in to meet her, and have lunch while you are here! For seniors age 60+, there is

a suggested donation of

only $2.75 per meal (adults under age 60 are asked to pay $6.75).

During the month of September 2013, seniors age 60+ can bring in this article and try lunch for free. Please, come in and enjoy lunch! Good food, good friends, good times! Menus are available at the site as well as on our website—just click on the “Food & Friends” link at www.rvcog.org to learn more.

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the back. Beneath them are stone-lined walkways around the edge, passing beds

of Daphne, ferns, grasses, forget- me-

not’s, boxwood honeysuckle, and a sweet pottery bird bath. A bench along the way and a twig couch nestled in the back corner provide spots to pause. Although deer are frustrating, the Wilcox’s joy received from the garden overrides worrying about the garden being perfect! Years ago, they used a landscaper to help with its layout, but the rest has been their own ideas. Bob has a lot invested in this place as he hauled every rock that lines the back walkways and

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find a very “individualistic” style of a garden. This month's garden took me on a walk through a forest garden that protects its mountain chalet-style hideaway not a typical home for this area! Bob and Joanne Wilcox's home and garden was a “retreat” to me, from the moment I drove up the tree-canopied drive. A huge 100 year-old deodora cedar sits at the home's corner, as if to tell you there is history and serenity ahead of you, surrounding the equally old home. I got out of my car and paused, smelling the surroundings of years of evergreens, pasture grasses, soil and wet rock walls. Those smells and cool shade invite you to a world

secluded from Old Stage Road that lies only 100 yards down the hill! Time has given them shelter, with no noise and no homes in sight. Walking up the Jacksonville Stone walk (Joann points out the inlaid fossils!) to the front door, I passed Oregon grape and rustic planting that knew its environment! Fragrant Daphne brushed my shoulder as I turned to go up the steps to the door. The top sun-drenched step held grouped geranium laden terra cotta pots, and a planting bed of lantana and impatient added a color hit to say, “welcome!” yet not detract from the mood. We walked under a big beam wisteria-

laden pergola, into the backyard. Huge trees appear before you as the scene opens to a “calm” expanse of grass. Close to the house, ground covers of rock garden creepers, introduce you slowly to the aged garden to come. The trees, all planted by the

to the aged garden to come. The trees, all planted by the a look that just
to the aged garden to come. The trees, all planted by the a look that just

a look that just seems to fit with

the nature scape. It is beautiful and I noticed such a wonderful connection between the chalet mountain home and the surrounding environment - something I think is often ignored

by gardeners. The Wilcox’s seem to just sense the connectivity.

A 20 foot camellia, for example, at the

back edge of the house, is not trimmed or manicured while banks of St. John’s wort are mixed in with vinca on the walk to the drive. It is all a natural flow. Bob and Joanne have lived in their hideaway for 43 years. Retirement in 1998 allowed more garden time, and now both say they never want to leave. They garden because they love the peace and seclusion and the fulfillment it provides. Joanne mentioned how important it is that your garden works and that you need to be able to enjoy it and relax! “We enjoy it every moment and never want to leave here.” I concurred on that glorious morning and sure had a hard time heading off to work! Kay is the owner of Blue Door Garden Store, located at 155 N Third Street. Specializing in paraphernalia for the home gardener, she carries garden gifts, decor and a wide variety of pots, tools, gloves, and organic product.

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September 2013 JacksonvilleReview.com Page 25 Love Your Landscape by Adam Haynes The Final "Bloom" of Summer

Love Your Landscape by Adam Haynes

The Final "Bloom" of Summer

N o one likes the feeling that summer is winding down, but I think we

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about the back-to-school season

waning sunlight might actually make you feel less energetic in the months to come. To help boost your energy through the coming darker months, you might want to think about eating apricots, apples, grapes, pears, and oranges to stay alert. These fruits boost serotonin levels that may increase your overall energy. Let’s not forget the beauty that arrives with this time of year as well: Fall-blooming perennials.

• One of a group of great native plants is the daisy family, helenium offers its blooms at the end of the season. This is one tough plant that is also easy-to-grow.

• It's fun to have some contrast to all the warm autumnal shades. Russian sage does the trick with its airy blue flowers and silvery foliage. Another reason it’s a favorite: It's tough as nails and both the foliage and blooms have a great scent.

• One of the quintessential autumn plants, sedum, bursts into bloom at summer's end. This tough plant laughs off all summer's heat and drought to look great in your garden at the end of the season.

• Most gardeners are familiar with the spring- blooming crocuses but overlook the fall types. They're perfect for the garden, too. With the pending change in seasons, we can all look forward to more productive visits to our local farmers markets, the opportunity to carry our own food from garden to table, and the enjoyment of the unique variety of fall colors that can bloom this time of year. Adam Haynes is the owner of Artisan Landscapes, Inc. Contact him at 541-292-3285, adam@artisanlandscapesinc. com, or visit his website at www.artisanlandscapesinc.com. See ad this page.

that’s filled with promise of new beginnings. This time of year offers fall colors in bloom, the bounty of harvesting fruits and vegetables from backyard gardening, and the uptick in the prominence of farmers markets. You may have noticed the trend toward consumers becoming more and more interested in where their food comes from. Imagine coming into the kitchen with bags of salad greens, veggies and berries without having to go to the grocery store. This time of year provides the ultimate harvest for reaping the fruits (and vegetables) of our labor as well as those of local markets. Customers of farmers markets frequently pay lower prices and often buy in bulk, preserving the food for future use by pickling, canning, drying, or freezing. According to the National Gardening Association, nearly 19 million of us planned to grow our own vegetables in backyard gardens, and seed companies continue to see sales grow. Some backyard growers even sell their excess vegetables at local markets, seeking to make a profit from their own gardens. It can be a unique part-time cash-flow infusion for an individual or family with an abundant harvest and an entrepreneurial spirit. As summer fades into the beginning stages of autumn, people don’t want to give up their fun in the sun, and there’s a legitimate reason for that: The

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Shooting Star Nursery is your local nursery resource serving the Rogue Valley and Southern Oregon including Medford, Central Point, Ashland and Jacksonville. We love everything to do with plants and strive to help our customers with their plant selections and questions. This Fall we are offering Saturday morning classes that

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O ctober is National Energy Awareness Month, and with it comes a great opportunity to participate locally. Join the 7th annual Rogue

Valley Green and Solar Tour (RVGST) on Saturday, October 5 to learn more about green building practices and solar energy through inspiring examples right in our own Applegate Valley. Many “regulars” join the tour year after year, says RVGST organizer Fred Gant, so why not make this year’s event your first? The tour attracts a diverse crowd, from homeowners considering a remodel to citizens concerned about carbon emissions to building professionals looking to network. Presentations at each site will shed light on the homes’

construction and energy performance. Builders, architects, solar installers and homeowners will be on-hand to share their triumphs and trials on a wide range of topics and features, including photovoltaic (PV) and solar thermal systems, passive solar design, building with natural materials, rainwater catchment systems, masonry stoves, and creating super-insulated building envelopes. This year’s tour includes four unique residences in the Sterling Creek Road area and will launch at Wild Wines, an organic winery 20 miles south of Jacksonville. Here’s a sneak preview of the four sites:

• A geodesic dome residence on the Wild Wines property was upgraded to improve energy efficiency by adding insulation and replacing windows. An ultra-efficient Tulikivi stove keeps the home cozy during winter.

• A super-insulated, Earth Advantage Platinum residence on Griffin Lane may look conventional, but its energy performance is anything but. To ensure the home produces as much energy as it consumes, the homeowners have installed solar PV and solar thermal systems, a ductless mini-split for heating and cooling, and LED lights throughout.

• An unusual earth-bermed, ferro-cement dome takes advantage of passive solar orientation and utilizes a Trombe wall to control solar gain. This off-the-grid home harvests solar and wind energy on-site and integrates gardens, an orchard and livestock quarters. As beautiful as it is green, this one-of-a-kind residence features unique artistic touches throughout.

• A recently completed straw bale home finished

• A recently completed straw bale home finished Last year's tour featured homes in the Talent/Phoenix

Last year's tour featured homes in the Talent/Phoenix area and included this custom straw bale home nestled in the hills. with earth and lime plasters blends gracefully into a forested hilltop with spectacular views. The homeowners have integrated landscaping—including native plants, orchard and organic gardens—and a rainwater catchment system into the site plan. The tour will culminate in a Green Vendors Fair back at Wild Wines, where tour-goers will have the chance to talk one-on-one with professionals at the leading edge of the local sustainable building movement and learn about systems and products that can improve a home’s energy efficiency. Reps from state and local non-profits, green rating services and banks will also be on-hand to provide information about rebates, tax credits and loans on systems that save energy. To keep the mood festive, Wild Wines will open up its straw bale tasting room during the Fair. Thirsty tour-goers can sample and purchase organic wines made from foraged fruits and flowers while snacking on cheese and fruit provided by RVGST. “It’s more than a tour,” says Gant. “It’s more like a celebration. That's why people keep coming.” An all-day affair, the tour will begin at 9:00am at Wild Wines, about 40 minutes from Jacksonville at 4550 Little Applegate Road. Tickets cost $17 and include transportation to all sites, a catered lunch and cheese and fruit at the end of the day. Space is limited, so register soon! For more information or to register visit GreenSolarTours.com or contact Fred Gant at 541-840-8302 or fredgant1@gmail.com.

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September 2013 JacksonvilleReview.com Page 27 Let's Talk Real Estate by Graham Farran, Expert Properties To Own

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To Own a Home or Rent a Home?

Rental Market— There are two inter-related trends that have impacted the rental market. The first is the rapidly growing number of Americans who cannot afford to buy a home. These are the millions of “Generation X and Y” young adults who do not have the money, credit scores or income to qualify for a home mortgage. Their only options are to rent or live with their parents. Second, we have an increasing number of renters who’ve lost their homes in the “Great Mortgage Fiasco.” Hundreds of thousands of families across the nation have been faced with the unseemly choice of giving their house back to the lender or experiencing the dread of foreclosure. Those families who have lost their homes make up a new breed of residential renters. We see them renting the nicer homes; they are people who think like owners, not renters. Property managers like us have to make allowances for credit scores when screening potential residents. Many of these people who have lost their homes may have low credit scores but make great, responsible renters. Some are couples where one of the wage-earners lost their job and their income was reduced so drastically they could no longer afford the mortgage. They are not a bad credit risk, just people who suffered a string of bad luck. They have a “pride-of-ownership” mentality and want to live in a nice home. They actually want to take care of the rental as if it were their own home. These are great renters. More evidence is mounting that only about half of the foreclosures and REO houses have hit the market yet. That’s correct: as many as 50% of the mortgages that have gone into default have not been foreclosed-on and put up for sale. With both home sales and home prices going up, most banks are in no hurry to foreclose; time is on their side. The demand for rental housing has been increasing and will continue to increase in the months (maybe years) ahead. We will continue to see a shortage of rental housing, which means rental prices will continue to increase. Because of the increasing demand on the rental market, the last few years has seen rents climbing and occupancy rates remaining high. Nationwide rental statistics recently released by Axiometrics Inc. revealed that rental prices rose 5.16% in 2011 and 5.17% in 2012. The single family rental market demand has expanded by 16% since 2007. Axiometrics predicts an additional 1.7 million new renter households between now and 2015. We are seeing these trends play-out in our local business. As an aggressive property management company, we are seeing average length of vacancy of only 3 to 5 days. We also work with seemingly

desperate relocation tenants that need to move and are renting homes sight unseen over the phone. These are professionals who are relocating to take employment in our slowly improving local economy. They often transition into buyers that purchase a home. Rent or Buy?—Because of all-time low interest rates and home prices that have risen more slowly than rents, buying is now cheaper than renting in many markets. A survey by Trulia.com states that, on average, owning a home is as much as 45% cheaper in the 100 largest U.S. metro areas than renting. We see this every day in the rental homes we manage that are priced under $350,000. At current mortgage rates, the mortgage payment would be less than the monthly rent payment. On homes priced above $350,000, this is not necessarily true: the rental price of the home is less than the mortgage. In Jacksonville, a nice $300,000 home would rent for around $1500 a month and if you had 100% financing, one would pay around $1,480 month in mortgage payments. In West Medford, a little 3

month in mortgage payments. In West Medford, a little 3 bedroom/1 bath cottage would rent for

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bath cottage would rent for $1,000 a month. It would sell for $100,000, but the mortgage payment would be about $500 a month. So owning can cost far less than renting, while also providing tax breaks and possible appreciation benefits. Lending—Many are surprised to learn that even after the mortgage meltdown, there is still a huge range of loan products available, including low, to no-down payment options. There is a USDA rural loan that can be used in most areas of Jackson County, except the cities of Medford and some areas of Central Point. This loan requires very little to no down payment, and can be used to purchase a home. Another loan from FHA requires less that 4% down. If you are a veteran, there is a great VA loan requiring nothing down. In conjunction with using these low down payment loans, one can also ask for seller credit for most, if not all, of the closing costs. So, from a purely numbers standpoint, right now it makes more sense to buy rather than rent, except in high-end homes. There are two catches. First, you have to qualify for a mortgage, which may not be easy for those drowning in credit card debt, student loans or those with credit score below the mid 600’s. Second, you need money for a down payment and closing costs, which, for most, is the difficult part. If you can come up with the down payment, have a credit score of mid-600’s or higher, and are currently renting a home valued at less than $350,000, you could probably own the home for less! Graham Farran is a broker with Expert Properties, located at 620 N. 5th Street in Jacksonville. Please see their ad on the back cover and contact them at 541-899-2030 or online at www.expertprops.com.

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with Tracy Baird, Sterling Creek Antiques

Preserving History: Antiques Tell a Story

A t Sterling Creek Antiques in

downtown Jacksonville, we

five children and has a story… a personal story and history that has now been

retold. And when someone purchases that carriage, the Chavner family story will be passed with it and retold. The Chavner carriage at Sterling Creek Antiques has an interesting history. John Orth leased a butcher shop in the original California and Oregon building near the old Brunner parcel in 1864, and in 1865 purchased the shop which was attached to the City Brewery. In 1872, to the dismay of many, he demolished the 1856 landmark and erected the two-story building that stands today. Orth then used the brick wall of the building next to it, (now The Cotton Broker) from the toddler carriage’s owner, Thomas Chavner. Today, Chavner’s carriage is on

encounter stories every day.

Many of the stories we hear are specific

and detailed, and are the ones that leave

a lasting impression because they are stories of personal histories. My folks moved our family to the

Rogue Valley when I was twelve, drawn by the beauty and history which they were always interested in, especially the Old West. We would often take history- themed vacations to places like Virginia City, Nevada, Cody, Wyoming and the 49er Trail in California. It was that foundation that led me to become a historian and also explains why I found myself drawn to historic Jacksonville over and over. My love of history is what made me jump at the chance to work with my friend Joelle

Graves, doing historical research on the Orth Building

that houses Sterling Creek Antiques on the

corner of California and Oregon Streets.

It also led to helping design the shop into

historical vignettes, researching artwork and decorative arts, and appraisals. The best part, however, is getting called in to speak with someone who owns a cherished item and hearing “their” story. One such item that recently came into Sterling Creek Antiques was a toddler carriage from around 1860-70, identified as belonging to the Chavner family, who founded Gold Hill. The toddler would lay inside the carriage that was driven by a goat or dog. The Chavner’s goat pulled the cart so that Mrs. Chavner and her children could walk around Jacksonville and carry their sundries without worrying about carrying the little tot. The carriage even has the whip that one of the older siblings used to insure the goat didn’t take off with the baby. That carriage was used for three of their

off with the baby. That carriage was used for three of their Chavner carriage at Sterling

Chavner carriage at Sterling Creek Antiques

display in the window closest to the brick wall

that Orth once held an interest, a story and history that’s now come full-circle! Working with historic artifacts allows me to fulfill my passion as a historian, and enables me to hear about what the item meant to the person bringing it in. Even more exciting is passing that story on to the visitors in the shop. Stories help make antique stores modern museums, enabling one to peek through a window of personal history. Nowadays, my full-circle story is that I’m now working in Jacksonville doing what I love while preserving history one story at a time. Tracy Baird is an art and architectural historian and owns TABulated Consulting. She assists antique shops and individuals with historical research, appraising, and estate planning and sales. She lives in Medford with her husband, Brett, and their puppy, Sawyer, amid hundreds of books. See Sterling Creek Antiques ad on this page.

Command Center and Landing Fields

by Christin Sherbourne, Efficiency by Design

W ith another school year upon us, this is a good time to evaluate your “Command

Center” and “Landing Field.” No, I’m not talking about air flights, but rather, certain important “efficiency” locales in your home. When I refer to a “Command Center,” I am talking about the area you sort your mail, drop your keys, put the kids’ homework, and place other general paperwork that comes-in. When I refer to “Landing Field,” I’m talking about where you drop your shoes, jackets, hats, backpacks, and other seasonal “grab-n-go” items (raincoats, umbrellas, sunglasses, and sunscreen). You don’t need a lot of space to accomplish the goal of a well-organized spot. For your paperwork you can use the inside of a cabinet, closet, hanging files on a wall, or corkboards. For your outdoor items, you can use the area by your front door, back door, or in your garage. The most important thing to remember is that when

designing these locations, don’t “re-create the wheel.” If you use your dining room table as your command station, work with it and maybe incorporate some aesthetically-pleasing baskets, trays, and/ or bins to corral those items. If you use your front door as your landing spot, work with it. Again, use some attractive baskets, hooks, shelves or whatever you need to keep the items organized and within easy reach. I have assisted various clients this past year in establishing these areas in their home. The key is, it is never cookie cutter, and I need to learn about each individual’s habits and needs. If you feel you need some assistance in this area of organizing, please give me a call. Christin Sherbourne is the owner of Efficiency by Design, Professional Organization by Christin Sherbourne. She can be reached at at 541-973-7678 or her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ EfficiencyByDesign. See ad this page.

Art Presence "Vine to Wine" Exhibit in September

Art Presence Art Center will present "Vine to Wine" in September, opening August 30th (because of Jacksonville Celebrates the Arts) and running until September 29th. The exhibit will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am to 5:00pm during that time.

Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am to 5:00pm during that time. Shown here is an image of

Shown here is an image of Jerry Simon's painting, "Winery Overview II." He does not confine himself to the regular parameter of a canvas, instead lets the subject matter dictate where the final edges will be. This is an acrylic painting.

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September 2013 JacksonvilleReview.com Page 29 Family Views by Michelle Hensman Our Summer Vacation A t quarter

Family Views

by Michelle Hensman

Our Summer Vacation

A t quarter

past one

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the biggest and baddest spider, the one that resided only inches above our heads remained elusive. “What should we do now?”He asked with a tone of defeat. Of course I look at him with contempt and reply, “I know what I want to do

and clearly I know what you want to do; someone just needs to have the guts to say it!” Again, not an exact quote but it’s

a family column and close enough. Out of

the mouth of my youngest babe came the noble honest words that my husband and I longed to say ourselves, “I want to go home…RIGHT NOW!” Unified and energized we leaped into action and came together like nobody’s business: the six year old began throwing shoes and toys into an empty bag, regardless of what it was originally meant to contain. Our thirteen-year-old stripped the beds and gathered up the toiletries while my husband launched everything setting in front of him into the SUV… that was already running! Before I knew it and even realized my shoes were actually on my feet double knotted, we were on I-5 heading south towards Jacksonville! It gets better…In order to reserve a spot at this exclusive family camp we had to come up with a family name, one that typified us as a whole. Although I consider myself a connoisseur of words, analogies and synonyms I had nothing for the Hensman’s. After much deliberation we settled on “No Limits” citing we consistently remind our boys that the only thing stopping them from achieving what they want in life are the limits they place on themselves; otherwise there are NO LIMITS! We laughed all the way home about the “NO LIMITS” family who packed up quietly in the wee morning hours and was gone without a trace clearly their limitation was spiders!

morning my boys woke up shocked and dismayed to find my husband and

me aiming our flash lights on two of the many spiders on the wall above our bed. The smallest—a wolf spider—was in a dead lock stare with a GIANT spider— species undetermined—the likes I’d never seen before who apparently maintained

a residence behind the 1970’s wood

paneling headboard of our cabin. “It’s like

Wild freaking Kingdom up in here boys, check this out!” Virtually a direct quote from my Irish husband; his expletives tend to be much more intense and easily forgiven because he grew up in Dublin,

which seems a bit unfair to me but that’s another column. We signed up to participate in an exclusive weekend family camp six months prior. We were told how great

it was that we got a cabin on our first

attempt since there was typically a

significantly long waiting list every year. Originally excited and eager to be a part of such an amazing opportunity I now felt

a fight-or-flight sensation kick-in. Were

we really in serious danger

my family view this threat as serious and immanent…OH YEAH! And considering the camp was exclusive, with a long waiting list, FREE and over four hours away from home, we were in a quandary. Ethically speaking it felt like our duty to try everything and anything feasible that we could to rectify the spider dilemma. We analyzed our situation from all angles and decided the only logical, immediate solution was to remove the threat. My brave and valiant husband doffed a mighty flip flop and attempted to kill all the spiders in the room; however,

no

did

AAUW 2013 Fall Garden Tour

A Fall Garden Tour will be sponsored by the AAUW (American Association of University Women) Medford Branch on September 21, 2013. This event will be a lot of fun! Come and enjoy yourself while doing good for our local community. This is the fifth Fall Garden Tour sponsored by the local AAUW and the event has been a complete success every year. We have been blessed with good weather and a happy public that very much appreciated the gardens and the effort and passion that went into creating them. Garden owners also enjoyed sharing the results of their wonderful hobby. This year, we would like to reach an even larger public and think we have the best line- up of gardens ever. It will all happen in Medford proper! Six memorable gardens are featured on the tour, all located on or close to Main Street in Medford, from West to East. The garden styles are diverse and range from

the formal grounds of a historical mansion to a garden hidden behind a shop. There is an exquisite garden enclosed with rock walls, hand-built by the owner, as well as a fascinating garden in a subdivision with curb appeal, tropical plantings and

a playground for the children. A locally-

famous rose garden and an inviting shady garden right on Main Street incorporating glass art are also featured. You probably have driven by some of the places many times, but in September you can have a look behind the scenes! There will be light refreshments; homemade cookies and lemonade plus water will be served. There will also be a raffle of 25 beautiful gift baskets. Each tour ticket comes with a free raffle ticket but more raffle tickets can be

bought to increase the odds of winning

a particular basket. We have dubbed the

raffle, “Budding Scholars Basket Bazaar” because all the proceeds from the tour and raffle will go to local scholarships. AAUW’s mission is equity for women and girls. The organization has been in existence for over 100 years and supported research in the Social Sciences and given grants to women worldwide. The Medford Branch gives more than $10,000 for local scholarships and more money for other philanthropic causes such as KidSpree, Maslow Project and a diaper collection. Again, all proceeds from the Fall Garden Tour go to local scholarships. Learn more about AAUW at medford- or.aauw.net/. Follow us on FaceBook or join the AAUW Medford Branch and take part in our many interest group activities and programs. If you want to go: The garden tour is on Saturday, September 21, 2013, from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Details will be available on the Branch website, medford- or.aauw.net (click on the chrysanthemum symbol on the home page) by the end of August. The tour can be started at any of the gardens and maps and descriptions will be on the website. We hope to see you rain or shine on September 21. Tickets are $15, include a raffle ticket and will be sold at any of the Grange Co- op stores and at “Wild Birds Unlimited” starting September 1, as well as at any of the gardens the day of the tour. You can also buy tickets by mail now to be sure you have them: Send a check to AAUW Medford, 6590 Hillcrest Road, Medford, OR 97504. See ad this page.

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symptoms can also be signs of other eye problems, and

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you have a cataract. Glasses or Surgery?—In the early stages of a cataract,

all that's required to correct your vision may be glasses,

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Cataract surgery, the most frequently performed operation in the United States, is safe and effective, with 95 percent of patients gaining improved vision. The surgery is done on an outpatient basis, and after five or six days most patients return to normal activity. Cataract surgery options now include lens implants that correct astigmatism or can change focus from near to far. To slow the progression of cataracts, eat a healthy diet and avoid exposure to ultraviolet light from the sun.

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Do You Know How to Prevent Stroke?

by Charity Barrueta, RN, Program Coordinator, Primary Stroke Center, Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center

S troke is our nation’s fourth leading cause of death.

It is also the leading cause of long-term disability.

Every 40 seconds, somebody in the United States

has a stroke. A stroke can be devastating. It strikes seemingly without warning and can leave the patient and family reeling from its effects. But now for the good news; research shows that 80 percent of strokes are preventable! Risk Factors—Prevention begins with recognizing and

controlling risk factors. The factors that put a person at higher risk of stroke include:

Warning Signs—In addition to risk factor control, you need to be aware of the warning signs of a stroke and then know what to do if you see or experience them. The most common warning signs of stroke can be remembered with the acronym FAST.

F = Face: Facial droop, uneven smile

A = Arms: Arm numbness, arm weakness

S = Speech: Slurred speech, difficulty speaking or understanding

T = Time: Stroke is an emergency, get help

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If you notice someone with any of the warning signs of