Consumer Reports: Amazon Fire

(CONSUMER REPORTS) – Consumer Reports tested Amazon’s first smart phone, the Amazon Fire. It did earn a rating of “very good,” however, experts were not wowed. The Fire boasts a 3-D display and FireFly technology, which identifies objects by scanning them and recognizing songs and movies. A series of tests were run on the phone … Continue reading »

Pet of the Week: Sweetpea

Meet Sweetpea! She’s an eight-year old Tuxedo Cat who is very sweet and loves to be petted. She was given to the C.A.T.S. by her previous owner who was going into a nursing home and could no longer care for her. She is quiet and loves to be around people. To adopt Sweetpea or any other … Continue reading »

Out and About: August 21 – 24

There are a lot of activities this weekend, one of the last before school and sports resume. If treasure hunting is your game head out to the 6th Annual Tie Days Swap Meet. Several vendors are setting up at Shady Kate’s Boutique on Highway 62 in Shady Cove to offer deals on their antiques, art, … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports: Tuna and Mercury

(CONSUMER REPORTS) – For pregnant women who eat seafood, it would be wise to note that not all fish is safe. This includes canned tuna and even sushi. These products contain high levels of mercury, which can damage the baby’s brain and nervous system. Many varieties have been known to contain high levels of mercury. … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Tomato Seeds

Medford, Ore. — Many plant seeds can be saved by simply collecting them as they dry, but it’s not always that easy.  Collecting tomato seeds can take more work. For a closer look on how to collect tomato seeds watch this ‘In the Garden’ segment. If you have more questions, contact the OSU Extension Master Gardener … Continue reading »

Back to School Crafts

Medford, Ore. — School is right around the corner and that means it’s time to start preparing.  There are a lot of crafts that can help get your child excited for the back to school season. Michaels’ Craft Expert, Betty Rodman offers a few ideas for parents hoping to stay organized ahead of the new … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Weeds

Medford, Ore. — Weeds are a problem in every garden.  One of the worst you’ll deal with is the puncturevine or goathead. OSU Extension Master Gardeners say the weed is found in vineyards, orchards and crop fields.  It’s also found on roadsides and walkways. They can cause many problems not only this season, but next … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails-Kingsley Field

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.–Mothballed fighter jets mounted on pedestals as if in flight are reminders of the decades that Kingsley Field, in Klamath Falls, has been on the frontline of the nation’s defense, or for training of future Air Force and Air National Guard pilots. “From 1954 to 1981 the Air Force was in charge of … Continue reading »

Anchor Mom: #LikeAKid

When my daughter was born, I was really concerned about the impact of having too much pink. So our crib sheets, high chair, and car seat were all neutral.  It did not stop her from wanting her nails painted (mine never are), choosing pink as her favorite color, and pretending to be a princess.  But … Continue reading »

World of Wine Helps Asante Foundation

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – The 12th annual “World of Wine” kicked off Tuesday with one extra night added to the event schedule. Tuesday night was for sponsors celebrated the more than 200 wines ready to be poured for guests through the week.  This year the World of Wine is partnering with Asante Foundation’s Children’s Miracle Network. Every dollar from the event … Continue reading »

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