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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

The Phoenix Clubhouse has been hosting open mic events since 2015 and Organizer Christine Totten says each one has an eager, listening audience. She also says open mic hosts usually attract an audience similar to his or her music style, setting a tone for the evening, as well as warming

Repurposing rejected wood has become a popular trend in furniture and in home decor. Not only can one make a beautiful dining room table with reclaimed wood, you can also create a priceless work of art for your walls. David Thomason of Burnpile Design in Grants Pass has been creating

Late American stage producer and director Zelda Fichandler once said art is community, as well as a personal experience, spurned from the ideas and dreams of the individual. Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Director of Literary Development and Dramaturgy Amrita Ramanan acts this out daily through her work. Ramanan arrived to OSF

As spring approaches, trails all across Southern Oregon open up for the year. It’s time to strap on the hiking boots and head out to Collings Mountain Trail in Applegate. The nearly seven mile trail when hiked to the end and back offers picturesque views of Applegate Lake. The trail

The list of featured artists at the Studio at Living Opportunities is long and diverse. Founded in 2004, the Studio was to benefit people with disabilities. Between then and now, the Studio has showcased art by multiple artists, founded a music department, is forming a band, and added drama to

  by Jordan Marie McCaw   In a quaint, ornate frame is an embroidered bouquet of flowers. In another is an embroidered human heart with flowers blossoming forth. The artwork is detailed, vulnerable, and created by local artist Chloe Lindgren. Lindgren recently launched an online store where people can view

  When a restaurant claims to serve authentic cultural food, most of us don’t question the claim. Taking a look at Blue Toba, the owners are happy to share what the word authentic means to them. Blue Toba in Ashland started out in a food truck in 2013. Eventually Owner

Ashland Restaurant Week has been so successful that last year Travel Ashland extended the week into a full Ashland Culinary Month.

On Monday, February 11, 2Hawk will invite members into its spacious kitchen to learn how chocolate and wine pair best together. The class will be taught by Owner of Lillie Belle Chocolates Jeff Shepherd, who has a long career with savory and sweet foods.

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