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Jordan Marie McCaw

Jordan Marie McCaw

Since graduating from Eastern Nazarene College in the Boston area with a B.A. in Journalism and Writing, Jordan Martinez has been writing and copy editing for a few different publications, including the Rogue Valley Messenger. She loved living on the other side of the country for three brief years, but Southern Oregon is truly where she belongs. She also writes for BayArea.com, Showcase Magazine, and is the Copy Editor for Southern Oregon Magazine and Las Vegas Golf & Leisure Magazine. When she isn't writing articles, she's either working on her next book, reading, drawing, watching “There Will Be Blood,” or pulling shots at GoodBean in Jacksonville. You can check out her artwork at hitrecord.org, where she's been featured and loves using the site as a creative outlet: https://www.hitrecord.org/users/J.M.%20Black/records

One of the fondest Christmas memories anyone can create is hunting for one’s own Christmas tree. For some families they find their tree within the first couple minutes and then spend the rest of the day sledding, having a spirited snowball fight, and drinking hot chocolate. For others, hunting for

  NorthWest Pine Apple has been around the Rogue Valley as a food truck for a few years, but has recently found a permanent location on N Riverside Avenue in Medford. The small building used to be a burger joint, but now has swung 180 degrees health-wise, and now serves

Rogue Poetry Slam has been taking over Black Sheep Restaurant & Pub in Ashland the third Tuesday of every month since 2013. The scene often depicts an audience silently and attentively listening to an original poem recited by a single person.  Rogue Poetry Slam was founded by T-Poe Varnado. According

When Alice in Wonderland comes to mind, often what is imagined are a myriad of colors, interesting creatures, and a whole lot of nonsense.  Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Alice in Wonderland begins with nothing more than a tall, blue wing back chair sitting center stage. The only other things of note

School doesn’t end with the summer. Southern Oregon is filled with art classes ranging from pottery to printmaking to painting. Consider taking a class at one or all of these local art galleries.   Rogue Studio Figure Drawing Sessions at Rogue Gallery & Art Center Tuesdays from July 30 to

To say the Medford Rogues began their season strong would be putting it lightly.  The team started off the season with the longest winning streak in franchise history, making it the team’s best start to a season. The team has lost some games since, but it’s clear this year’s team

No longer fresh-faced 90s rockers from San Francisco, but still Third Eye Blind provides a solid show, and over their three decades have amassed a solid fan base—many who filled the Britt Pavilion nearly all the way to their back fence on June 16. Along with them on the tour

In Rogue Community College’s Design + Digital Media program, students not only cultivate and learn about the art of design, they also have the opportunity to connect with local businesses. Wednesday, June 12, the Annual Portfolio Show will kick off at 10 am with guest speaker presentations in HEC Presentation

If anyone is thinking about getting out of town for Memorial Day, consider Boatnik instead––one of Southern Oregon’s most anticipated events of the year. Boatnik’s 61st year includes a live show by hard rock band Dokken, a golf shoot out, and, of course, boats. The event begins May 23 with

As flowers bloom and birds soar from tree to tree in the calming landscape of Greensprings, people gather to listen to one another and tell their stories. Saturday, June 1 the Hearth will host a Lifestory Retreat to help participants dig into their lives and better tell their stories. Retreat