Business Slow on Memorial Day Weekend

MEDFORD, Ore. – Vacationers up and down the Rogue Valley are enjoying their long weekend, but downtown restaurants and bars say that isn’t exactly good for business. Memorial Day weekend is the first big weekend for camping. That means campgrounds like Emigrant Lake are nearly full and downtown is empty. Places like Elements Tapas Bar … Continue reading »

Farmers Market Set for Big Upgrade

MEDFORD, Ore. – Fans of local food are getting a treat this season, as Medford’s Saturday farmer’s market prepares for an upgrade. It’s part of a five-year contract between the Rogue Valley Growers and Crafters Market and the city of Medford. The market will be moving to a new, bigger location at the Downtown Commons, … Continue reading »

Chinese New Year A Boon to Business

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — Every year people flock and lanterns come out for Jacksonville’s Chinese New Year parade. “The parade was awesome today,” said spectator Julia Schauer. “The colors, the diversity, everything about it was great.” The event is an acknowledgment of the city’s history — steeped in Chinese culture from generations of laborers and miners. … Continue reading »