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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

In a Monet-esque painting, a deer frolics through a green-infested landscape. Local painter Phillipo LoGrande brings the deer’s story to life page by page, making it a colorful story any child would love to read. Visiting 38 states and 11 countries as a traveling artist brings about all kinds of

On Phoenix’s main street stands a quaint white house with a blue roof. Inside is a steaming cup of coffee, vegan donuts, and much more. The recently opened Jam Coffee House offers a warm interior with inviting seating areas sectioned off for secluded visiting and private studying. The light wood

Taking the concept from a screenwriter’s pages—or, more common these days, from the pages of Marvel—to the big screen, depends on make-up artists, perhaps some of the least-sung heroes of cinema. Patty Wheelock and Pam Danielle can tell you that. Both have extensive and impressive resumes as professional hairstylists and

When enjoying a movie, most people aren’t focusing on scene transitions or how a particular sequence is presented to the viewer. But they should. How the film is edited is just as important as every other role in film; an art that sets the pace and tension and juxtapositions for

A great challenge in art is capturing a time in history, whether it’s an event or an emotion, perfectly on the page, canvas, or brick wall. Bob Eding has been a pro at depicting a point in time for decades now, recently finishing up a mural on the Rogue River

Local artist Cammy Davis didn’t grow up watching TV, but was left to entertain herself with anything else she could get her hands on. “At five or six I remember doing this little painting I did for my grandma and she kept it in her recipe book and I saw

Back in its third year at Barnstormers Theatre in Grants Pass, the Wandering Reel Festival brings fresh and exciting new films from across the world. Not only has creator and director of the festival dubbed it a “great year” with exceptional turnouts, Michael Harrington also says, “the reception has been

Thanksgiving is fast upon us, meaning it’s time to start planning the massive meal at home or deciding where you’re going to go for the U.S.’s greatest feast of the year. Several Rogue Valley restaurants have hosted Thanksgiving dinner to the public throughout the years, but here are a couple

A glass of wine worked for tastes better than something one might have picked up at the grocery store. After pedaling through the pristine Applegate Valley for several miles from winery to winery, each glass tastes better than the last. Southern Oregon has established itself as a vineyard mecca for

Whether it’s cooking, barbecuing, or smoking meat, there are better, worse, and more preferred ways to do it. Smoked salmon to Oregon is like barbecued pork to the South, an age-old method of preparing delicious, savory meat. Saturday, September 23 the Maslow Project is hosting the Fourth Annual Southern Oregon