Locals Shine in Dancing with the Stars

MEDFORD, Ore. — A trophy has been awarded in this year’s Dancing with the Rogue Valley Stars. Ten local celebrities trained for months in order to perform for a packed audience at North Medford High Saturday night. Their fundraising, and ticket sales from the event, all go to the Sparrow Clubs of Southern Oregon and … Continue reading »

Dancing With The Rogue Valley Stars 2014

MEDFORD, Ore. — Hundreds of people filled seats at the North Medford High School Auditorium on Saturday night for Dancing With The Rogue Valley Stars. Though they came for the entertainment, they also helped to raise tens of thousands of dollars for local kids in our area, and the local celebrities had quite a journey … Continue reading »

DWTRVS: Seth Phillips

Seth and his dancing partner, Kristen, will be dancing the Viennese waltz. “It’s a very graceful dance, very tech he is doing, lot of spotting so a bunch of spins,” says Kristen. When asked to do DWTRVS, Seth says: “I was sent the email asking if I wanted to participate I probably responded right back … Continue reading »

DWTRVS: Kirstin O’Connor

Kirstin O’Connor currently is anchoring NewsWatch 12 This Morning and Midday. When away from the anchor desk, she has been learning the East Coast Swing. “It’s a very happy, upbeat dance…its peppy,” explained Kirstin’s dancing partner, Emmett. “I always wanted to do scenes, I saw the performance last year, it looked like so much fun … Continue reading »

Out & About: Dancing With the Stars

This weekend is one to satisfy our taste buds, from classic demonstrations to culinary competitions there will also be ways to pick up tips for your own holiday meals. Ashland Culinary Festival This is the 9th year for the Ashland Culinary Festival. This three day event has 12 local chefs in a showdown competition. The … Continue reading »

DWTRVS: Bryon Higinbotham

A local soon-to-be celebrity is putting down his fists and kicking up his heels for local Sparrow Clubs. Bryon Higinbotham is the owner of “Higs Gym Martial Arts and Parkour”, but as a longtime friend of a Sparrow Club organizer, he is practicing the cha-cha for Dancing With The Rogue Valley Stars. “We will doing … Continue reading »

DWTRVS: Ron Burgess

We continue to introduce you to our local Dancing with the Rogue Valley Stars. They are not only competing for best performance, but also raising money for our local Sparrow Clubs. Every night we have been getting a sneak peak at the dances, and the local contestants up for the “Shining Star Award”. Meet Ron … Continue reading »

DWTRVS: Jennifer Hedgepeth

MEDFORD, Ore.– The true stars behind an annual Sparrow Clubs fundraiser are not always the ones who take the stage. Every year a lot people put tons of work into raising money for the club and organizing, “Dancing with the Rogue Valley Stars”. Jennifer Hedgepeth is a contestant whose participation in the show goes way … Continue reading »

DWTRVS: Robin Rasmussen

MEDFORD, Ore.– This Saturday, one local star is taking a moment from making others look great, and allowing herself to shine. Tonight we meet Robin Rasmussen; a make up artist at The Nest Salon and Day Spa as she prepares to strut her stuff at this weekend’s Dancing with the Rogue Valley Stars. Robin: I … Continue reading »

DWTRVS: Jani Rollins

MEDFORD, ORE.– Sparrow Clubs will soon get thousands to benefit local kids with our upcoming Dancing with the Rogue Valley Stars. Every night we have been getting a sneak peak at the dances and the local contestants up for the “Shining Star Award”. Tonight we meet Jani Rollins who says it’s fun to participate because … Continue reading »

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