DWTS Professional Dancer Writes Book

The five-time winner of the Mirror Ball Trophy on Dancing with the Stars is now taking on writing.  Derek Hough talked with Newswatch 12 about the new book and what he hopes readers will learn from it. Hough’s new book “Taking the Lead: Lessons from a Life in Motion” hit shelves on Tuesday.  In the book … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Winter Garden

Medford, Ore. — It’s August, but it’s already time to start thinking about your winter garden.  Even though we deal with below-freezing temperatures in the winter, there are still plants that thrive. OSU Extension Master Gardeners say there are a lot of reasons to plant winter gardens, including that pests won’t be around.  There’s also … Continue reading »

AnchorMom: #BareYourBelly

Are you familiar with the recent headlines about a mom in Canada who decided to wear a bikini to a beach – and then was ridiculed by some young men for her stretchmarks and less-than-toned tummy? I think almost any mom can imagine what she is experiencing.  I remember being pregnant with Olivia, and a … Continue reading »

History of Camp McLoughlin

CAMP McLOUGHLIN, Ore. — For almost a hundred years now, Summer fun has meant camp at Lake of the Woods, especially for boys in the Boy Scout Organization. In this story from Ron Brown’s Oregon Trails, we take a look back at how Camp McLoughlin stated and where it has come in nine decades.

In the Garden: Holiday Cactus

Medford, Ore. — It’s the hottest time of the year and that means it’s time to start thinking about a holiday cactus for the winter holidays. There’s a simple formula to help you remember what to do.  It’s 8-8-8.  Starting in the eighth month, August, restrict the cactus to just eight hours of bright, but … Continue reading »

Out & About: August 1st – 3rd

Troon Vineyard Anniversary Troon Vineyard is celebrating another anniversary.  The vineyard is celebrating 42 years of creating wine and they’re inviting you to celebrate.  There will be live music, south american cuisine and of course, wine.  It’s all happening at the vineyard on Kubli Road in the Applegate Valley.  It’s happening Saturday from 6 p.m. … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Watering Priorities

Medford, Ore. — In the middle of a drought, it’s more important than ever to know where your water is going and use what water we do have wisely. OSU Master Gardeners said you should make a priority list.  They say established trees and shrubs need to be saved first because it’s more costly to … Continue reading »

Medford Event Gathers Women Worldwide

Medford, Ore. — Rogue Valley mothers are coming together as part of an international event to raise awareness for breastfeeding. The Big Latch On 2014 is calling for nursing mothers worldwide to nurse their children at the same time.  All of the breastfeeding women and children are latched on for one minute at a set time. … Continue reading »

“Batkid Begins” Movie in-the-Making

TULELAKE, Cal. —   A northern California boy became the world-famous “batkid” last year.  Now, he is in the spotlight again. A movie producer is making a documentary about 5 year old Miles Scott, his battle with leukemia, and the world’s effort to grant his wish of becoming Batkid. Filmmaker Dana Nachman says “Batkid Begins” … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Harvesting Potatoes

Medford, Ore. — In late May, potatoes were planted in our garden.  Now they’re ready to be harvested. To know when it’s time to harvest your plants in your own garden, look for the green plant to die off.  After it has died off, dig out the plant.  Potatoes grow clumped together so you’ll need … Continue reading »

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