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 »

Local Events Honor Veterans in Many Ways

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore., — A Veterans Day parade celebrated and honored the veterans from Southern Oregon. The parade in Medford has been going on for nearly a decade. Central Point’s Fallen Heros War Memorial was home to the community’s annual ceremony. The VA Domiciliary in White City and the Rogue Valley Manor each held a … 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 »