Whipping Childhood Cancer

Medford, Ore. — On the heels of the wildly successful ALS Ice Bucket Challenge a local childhood cancer non-profit is hoping to benefit in a similar way.  The Ethan Jostad Foundation is taking part in a new social media challenge. It’s part of the Whipping Childhood Cancer Challenge.  Participants are taking whipped cream to the … Continue reading »

Nut-Free Schools: Part II

MEDFORD, Ore. – The first week of school can be nerve-racking for students, but it can also create panic for parents. “Play dates, or birthday parties make me really nervous,” said Medford mother, Megan Kirkpatrick. That’s a normal feeling for most parents who allow friends to supervise their kids. But some parents worry less about how kids behave, and more about … Continue reading »

Out & About: Sept. 4 – 7, 2014

Hunter Auction You could be the proud owner of artifacts from around the world, or even an elephant, grizzly bear, or polar bear, because the estate auction of local Hunter Arthur B. Dubs is this weekend. The items will be up for preview at the Jackson County Expo this Friday, then the auction takes place … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Planting Carrots

Medford, Ore. — Carrots are just one of the many vegetables that can be sown this time of year for harvesting in the spring. The trick to getting your carrots to germinate is to make sure they don’t dry out.  The first step to do that is to make sure the variety of carrot seeds … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Back to School

Forward: There are two versions of this post.  I couldn’t decide which one was a better description of this time of year. VERSION 1: UGH.  (That’s about all I can muster for today) VERSION 2: Yay!  School, soccer, and swimming are all back in session. (why can’t I find a sarcastic font?) Growing up, I … Continue reading »

5 Women to live a Year in the Wilderness

ASHLAND, Ore.– Five women are starting a year-long journey to live in the Ashland wilderness for an entire year. The entire process is being filmed for an upcoming documentary. Newswatch 12′s photojournalist Scott Perry explains the film’s purpose and what the women will likely face.  

Myth of Wearing Black

Medford, Ore. – While black may be a go-to for many people, one expert said it’s time to think twice about the color in your wardrobe. Former Miss Oregon Sandi Rose Miller is the founder of True You Makeovers.  She said about the color black, “It’s the hardest color to wear because it absorbs out … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Painted Lady Runner Bean

Medford, Ore. — The painted lady runner bean has been an American favorite for well over a century.  The plant produces beautiful vines with bright scarlet and white blooms.  After that you get pods filled with pinkish-brown streaked beans. For more information about the plant, watch this ‘In the Garden’ segment. Jackson County – (541) … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: Holly Theatre

Medford, Ore.– From the very first time the Holly theatre opened its doors in 1930, it’s been a landmark building in Medford. The last 30 years or so though, it’s been more of a silent monument to the days when movies were one of the primary forms of entertainment. Local historian George Kramer observes that, … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: Class Treats (Allergen Free)

With school around the corner and more kids with allergies in classrooms – I thought I’d make an allergy-free idea list for class treats!  But even with this list, as a precaution, always check labels and ask parents! I was inspired by this Facebook post I saw last week, “I need to make a treat for … Continue reading »

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