Music Raises Money for Grief Counseling

  ASHLAND, Ore., — It was the toughest loss of her life which opened Cilette Swann’s heart to WinterSpring, a Rogue Valley based grief counseling organization. Cilette and her husband Roman Morykit are the creative forces behind the band Gypsy Soul. Cilette’s father Noel died suddenly 12 years ago. He was the bands biggest supporter … Continue reading »

Holiday Purchase Promotes Year Round Fun

  CENTRAL POINT, Ore., — This is the third year for Central Point’s Christmas Lights Parade and Celebration. Nearly two dozen floats decked out in thousands of twinkling lights followed a route through downtown ending up outside the Library and City Hall. A Christmas wonderland welcomed guests, complete with free hot cocoa, pictures with Santa, … Continue reading »

Small Parade Gets Big Community Support

CENTRAL POINT, Ore., — While Santa has his sleigh and eight tiny reindeer, the Central Point Lights Parade had an Erickson air-crane. The air-crane was decked out in 12,000 Christmas bulbs and a blow up Santa in the pilot’s seat. Erickson Inc.’s float was just one of nearly two dozen in Friday night’s parade. The … Continue reading »

Top Christmas toys searched on Google

(CNN)- It’s that time of year again. Santa is making his list and checking it twice. And Google is getting in on the list action too. The Internet giant has compiled the most searched for, or top trending, toys in November. It’s a pretty good measure of what parents will be buying, er, I mean … Continue reading »

Christmas Tree Sales Hit New Record

MEDFORD, Ore. — Christmas tree farms in the Rogue Valley are already breaking records in tree sales. The U Cut Christmas Tree Farm opened its doors to families Friday. Larry Ryerson is one of the owners of the farm, deeply rooted in family generations. Ryerson and his family have grown trees on the land since the … Continue reading »

Salvation Army Looking for Bell Ringers

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Salvation Army continues to conduct interviews for Christmas bell ringer positions through Thursday, Nov. 6. Interviews will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 3 through 6th at the Salvation Army’s Church Office located at 304 Beatty St. in Medford. No appointments are necessary. Bell ringing begins Monday, Nov. … Continue reading »

Family Hit with Fake Money Scam

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Craig’s List scam leaves one family without a Christmas this year. A woman named Sue spoke to NewsWatch 12 about the incident. She posted an ad on the website to sell her I-pad for 5 hundred dollars. A man contacted the family and purchased the device. Sue didn’t know anything was … Continue reading »

Mohamed Mohamud Found Guilty

PORTLAND, Ore. —  Multiple Portland news affiliates report Mohamed Mohamud has been found guilty of attempting to bomb a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in 2010 in Portland. The 21-year-old’s defense argued during trial that Mohamud is conflicted and immature, and was influenced by undercover FBI agents who posed as Al-Qaeda operatives. Prosecutors noted Mohammed never … Continue reading »

Holiday Season Is Troubling For Some

MEDFORD, Ore. — Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and all of the holidays this time of year are supposed to be a joyous time but can be overwhelming, stressful and depressing for some. Be it the bad economy, bad memories or just troubling times, the number of Medford residents taking their own lives increases during the … Continue reading »

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