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Pumpkin Patch Creator ‘Spooky Of Heart’

Danica Pope “adores” Halloween so much so that it’s a year-round celebration of all that is spooky. “I am spooky at heart,” she said with a sly smile. “Spooky things make me happy.” Even so, Pope is more gregarious than ghoulish. And, generous as she shares her love of the autumnal festivities, especially traditional treks to the pumpkin patch. On Saturday, October 16, Pope and her husband, Dane, opened the gates to the “Spooky Heart Pumpkin Patch,” inviting local families to come and select the perfect orange globe for jack-o-lantern-carving. On the second October, the Popes created the family-friendly pumpkin patch between Rogue River and Wimer. While other similar (Subscribe for full story)




Gold Hill’s Haunted House ‘Old-School Scary’

The coronavirus put the kibosh on the Gold Hill Museum’s 2020 eerie haunted house and spooky grave-yard, much to the disappointment of those who look forward to having the bejeebers scared out of them. The cancellation also put a damper on the museum’s fund-raising efforts last year. Organizers started meeting in June with fingers crossed and high hopes that the 15th annual Haunted House and Grave-yard would happen. Keep-ing in mind state mandates and health and safety protocols, chief designer Heath (Subscribe for full story)






300 Trees Planted At VOTR

Before Interstate 5 was completed through the Rogue Valley in the late 1950s and early '60s, the area is known as Valley of the Rogue State Park was the White Ranch, a cattle ranch. The area was logged and cleared for ranching purposes. Many state agencies are looking to rehabilitate the area, along the Rogue River and the Rogue River Greenway and further from the shore in the park's rest area. The first 300 of 1,000 ponderosa pines and incense cedars were planted at the rest area by volunteers, representatives of several state agencies, and members of the Valleys of the Rogue Watershed Council (VOTRWC) on Sun., Oct. 17. The trees, which will all be planted during planting days on Sun., Oct. 24, and Sun., Oct. 31, were donated by the Bureau of Land Man-agement, Medford District, end-of-season excess (Subscribe for full story)





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