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|Rogue Valley Manor Airport Shuttle||
5 Star, Gold Medal, Red Carpet - There are not enough awards to honor the crew of Rogue Valley Manor Air Transportation. Response to many changes in arrival time due to numerous flight delays. Wee hours of the morning? No problem. Placard with YOUR name spelled correctly. Hoisting gear off carousel, and carrying it to waiting comfortable vehicle, with friendly driver who knew the way to destination. ( no tipping allowed) Courtesy luggage transfer to residence.
Whew, I am home. Thank you
|Rogue Valley Manor Airport Shuttle||
I so fully agree with Connie Stroud that the service given by airport transportation is phenomenal, I’m sure not equaled anywhere, and I am so grateful . On a recent planned flight to L.A. they not only heroically rescued me, but also saved me from having to buy a repeat fare. So wonderful!
|Rogue Valley Manor Airport Shuttle||Can't agree more. Came back to get us when flight cancelled and waiting for us when we got back. Great service and much appreciated.||Don and Elizabeth Blue||3/2/2014|
|Alterationist||Hi, RVM Women - I'm desperate to find someone to alter some clothing. Can you recommend a seamstress who can change decorative binding on a jacket? Thank you.||Janet Ross||11/20/2011|
| Lynn Stafford
541 245 0451
|I have had wonderful luck with a very nice lady, Lynn Stafford who lives nearby. Her phone number is 541 245 0451.||11/20/11|
|The women who were, until recently, in the Alteration Center at the corner of Ellendale & Barnett are now in the Winco shopping center. It's on the east edge of the shopping center, a little hard to see, and looks closed until you get right up to it. The phone number is 541-772-8535.||Pat Berglund||11/21/2011|
|I must agree with Pat. I have used these ladies many times and can find no fault with their work. One lady does primarily bridal items. The other lady is a well qualified seamstress even to the point of altering the shoulders on a man's jacket, a very tough job to do, and many are unable to do this sort of work. She has done this for me and promised the work was to be done in two weeks. However, it took her 12 to 13 weeks it get it done, so beware.||Joanne Hafner||11/21/2011|
Residents who are seamstresses
|Every Thursday morning from 10am to 11 am a couple of the residents who are seamstresses take alternation and repair jobs from Residents. They are located in the Hobby Room across from the Beauty Shop on the ground floor of the Manor. In return for their work they request you make a donation (amount of your choice) to the Fairy Godmother Fund. I have used them several times and they are excellent. You could take your jacket and ask if they feel they can do the work for you. Secondly there was a group of ladies at the bottom of the hill, corner of Ellendale and Barnett (they have since moved) called the Alternation Center 541-772-8535. I am sure that if you call that number they will direct you to their new location.||Elizabeth Blue||11/21/2011|
|Appliance repair||On the third load this afternoon my Samsumg dryer
went “clunk” and stopped — won’t go again.
It has never had any trouble before — recommendations welcome.
| Alcorn's Appliance Repair
I purchased a washer from the Manor 7 years ago... needed work. Hired Alcorn's Appliance Repair, 541-944-4556 West Coast Supply recommended them.The machine is still plugging along (Whirlpool) and Alcorn's was very nice and I thought their price was fair... amazing
|Sears||I do believe Sears does other products than their own. Their technicians have proven superior.||Doyne Mraz||6/20/2017|
|Appraiser||Can anyone recommend a general-purpose appraiser, for art, antiques, etc.?||Chuck Chase||4/7/2016|
|If you want someone local, Stephen Frazier, 541-531-7575, www.frazierartapparaise.com||Roberta Bhasin||4/8/2016|
|I was very pleased with some recent art restoration done by Heidi Tobler. Phone 541-833-0051. She repairs paintings, ceramics, ornate frames, and other art objects. She is an extremely pleasant woman, and she charged me a very reasonable price. She glued a treasured plate back together and also repaired and cleaned an old bronze elephant. She picks up and delivers here at the Manor.||Sue Silfvast||5/30/2015|
|Auto body repair||Does anyone have a good automobile body repair shop that they are really satisfied with?? I am in the market for one. You can call and leave a message at X6396 or send me a reply to sender. Thanks.||Russ Cannon||9/19/2012|
|Lonnie's Auto Repair
short distance past Costco
|I have used "Lonnie's Auto Repair" twice. He came highly recommended and does great work and is very reasonable in price. He is located out Hwy 62 a short distance past Costco.||Sharon Weagel||9/19/2012|
|Total Collision and Paint, LLC
|We recently had some body work done by “Total Collision and Paint, LLC” We were very please by the speed of the service and the price which was substantially less than the Lithia Honda body shop. The phone is: 541-734-7366. The shop is on West Main in Medford.||Earl and Kaaren Norgard||11/8/2012|
We would like to get our "scratched up" car refinished and painted. Anyone had any experience with refinishing/repainting their car?
Jane and Bill Bardin
|Lithia Body and Paint||Lithia Body and Paint out by the airport on Bullock road.||Gary Crites||9/14/2013|
|Lithia Body and Paint||That s the one. We ve used it at least half a dozen times, and the work was always excellent.||Donald Provence||9/14/2013|
| New Way of Service
NWOS – New Way of Service; Rodney Ruthstrom; 5494 Table Rock Road #201; Central Point, OR 97502; 541-531-9811. Actually he does things the “Old fashioned way” by hammering out fenders when possible, finding used parts, and just giving you a great deal. Instead of buying an entirely new bumper for over $1,000, he found a perfectly good used one for $300. Tell him, Sally Densmore recommended him.
|Lonnie's Auto Body||Lonnie's Auto Body---541-770-9091 at 4613 Gruman Dr. I've known Lonnie since 1981. He still does excellent work at a fair price---and he gives rides back to your house!||Jan Rowe||11/3/2019|
|Auto service & detailing|
|Bogart’s Auto Detail||
We recently had our dirty seventeen year old Eurovan camper detailed there and it looks brand new. Inside and out - we are very pleased. Bogart’s Auto Detail, 541-535-3095, 3945 S Pacific Hwy, Medford
|Specialized Automotive Service and Repair||
We use Specialized Automotive Service
and Repair here in Medford. They are exceptionally knowledgeable, friendly,
very honest and straightforward. A family owned business, they work on
all foreign and domestic vehicles up to and including the most exotic.
|Auto service -- Honda||
Honda owners - can you recommend a service station? My CRV has covered 27,000 miles and could use a service. My usual place is only interested in oil/filter changes, tire rotation, and cabin filter replacement! Thank you.
We've used Lithia Motors eve since we arrived four years ago and even
bought a pre-owned 2008 Honda from them two years ago.
|Honda (Lithia) dealer
|we had a Honda for 12 years and got consistently good service from the Honda (Lithia) dealer on Central St.||Bill Johnson||5/24/3013|
|Auto service -- Subaru||Our son is here from Seattle with a Subaru that needs a diagnostic check for a rattle that he thinks is exhaust. The Subaru dealership wants $110 just to look at the car. Does anyone have a mechanic he could call who would charge less just to check out the noise?||Jan Rowe||9/22/2014|
|John's auto repair||
Try calling John's auto repair on Biddle Rd near the Airport
| Keith Schulz Garage & Diagnostc Center
Call Keith Schulz Garage & Diagnostc Center at 772-4756 They have been very reasonable & good.
| Jason at Jantzer Automotive
3995 S. pacific Hwy. Medford
Try Jason at Jantzer Automotive 3995 S. pacific Hwy. Medford 541-535-3510
|Thor barrows -- RVM resident||Call Thor barrows||Carol Solomon||9/22/2014|
|Bank||Can anyone recommend a local bank? That is local here in Medford? Thank you in advance||Ellie Grayer||7/3/2020|
| PEOPLE’S BANK of COMMERCE
Highland and Barnett
|There is only ONE locally owned and headquartered bank in Medford - PEOPLE’S BANK of COMMERCE. There is a branch on the corner of Highland and Barnett, very convenient to Rogue Valley Manor.||Bill Jacobs||7/3/2020|
| People's Bank
Rogue Credit Union
|I second Bill’s recommendation of People’s Bank. It also processed more PPP loans than any other institution in the Valley. They really work hard for this community.
Rogue Credit Union is also good.
|Barber||We're new residents @ RVM and new to Medford... can anyone recommend 1) a barber and 2) a dry cleaners... both of which are good to high quality, but at a reasonable price (if any such animal exists!).||Bob Vernon||7/30/2012|
|Stewart Barber Shop?
Cottonwood Square on Stewart Ave
|I use the barbershop at Cottonwood Square on Stewart Ave. I think it's called Stewart Barber Shop, but I'm not really sure of the name. It is owned and operated by a man and wife team a both give good traditional haircuts for $12. The barbers have no nose rings or tattoos. Nobody in there has orange or purple hair. It is a friendly and comfortable place to get a haircut.||Ken Kelly||8/1/2012|
I need a recommendation for an outside mens barber.IIf you think your barber does a good job would you please share him with me? Thank you
|John Gerling||July 22, 2014|
|I enjoy Great Clips over near Albertsons. You don’t know whom you will get, it’s efficiently run, cheap, and I’ve never had a bad haircut there. For some one as old as Gerling, they should give a substantial discount.||Bill Johnson||July 22, 2014|
718 Crater Lake Ave
Try Mike at Final Score 718 Crater Lake Ave. 541-821-0886. Only $12 if you are a vet.
|July 22, 2014|
I agree with Bill Johnson... I use Great Clips near Albertsons... "Michelle"...
Cuts run about $11.00 for a sr. and give a well deserved tip.... she
is worth it...
|July 22, 2014|
|Chuck needs a good barber. I looked for the Quik Cuts
near Albertsons but failed to find it. Is this an obsolete listing?
1374 Center Dr.
|old book, Jane—Great Clips moved
to 1374 Center Dr., tel. 541-770-4247 take Ellendale, go left on Barnett
to freeway entrance, but go over the interchange straight, and take 1st
right on Center. First- off street to left, then immediate left to parking
lot. I go between 8:00 and ll:00 for the cheap price. Of the gals, Samantha
has done 60,000 haircuts—I take her or anyone in line.
|Summary||The barbers recommended were Final Score on Crater Lake, an old-fashioned barbershop and two votes for the RVM Beauty Salon.||Jane Rubey||8/24/2015|
I recommend the Salon here on campus
Would appreciate recommendations for quality barbers, male or female, in Medford.
|Ray at Yankee Clipper||Ray at Yankee Clipper, 2540 West Main. Closed Sat. 541-779-8685||via Bob||8/25/2016|
Final Score Barber Shop
|Laura at Final Score Barber Shop at 718 Crater Lake Ave 541-821-0886; also, Mike LaLonde (formerly @ Manor, Wed-Sat only.||via Bob||8/25/2016|
|Traci in Manor shop||Traci in Manor shop; 2nd lady also does men’s hair.||via Bob||8/25/2016|
|If you like to write - a novel, short stories, poetry, anything like that, and would like to have your book printed, give me a call. I have a book binder who does a great job and is not expensive. You have choices of how you would like it bound. He also wlll format your book for you. do book or bible repair, or help you build a family history album or put together a recipe book. If you are interested, give him a call at 541-954-6724. His name is Michael Faris. If you'd like one of his business cards, give me a call at 6341 and I can give you one.||
|Car Wash||Does anyone know of a good car wash?
|Quench and Drench||
We use Quench and Drench at the corner of Riverside and Barnett (behind the gas station). $10 for an outside wash. Lots more to do the inside.
|Skip and Janet||9/17/2017|
|The one in the Tinseltown shopping center.||I use the one in the Tinseltown shopping center. It is not far from the Safeway gas station.||Eleanor Savage||9/17/2017|
|Yellow Submarine||We have had very good luck with Yellow Submarine. It’s on Court Street a couple blocks south of McAndrews.||Ron Silverman||9/17/2017|
|Yellow Submarine||We also use the Yellow Submarine. We prefer it to the one in the Safeway/Tinseltown Center.||Tommi Retzlaff||9/17/2017|
|Cell phone service||Does anyone out there have a cell phone service that they like?||Anne Newins||9/16/2015|
|Consumer Cellular||We have Consumer Cellular. It
is advertised in a lot of the west coast magazines and also in AARP publications.
We have two cell phones with 500 minutes and it costs us about $30.00
per month. We do not use them some months at all but have them for emergency
use when traveling and when one of us is in town and the other at home.
Google consumer cellular and you can get all the info. We have just simple
phones but you can get the high tech versions as well.
They go out of their way to be helpful. I only had one real issue and it was my fault not theirs. I was just not able to figure it out myself but they were great and very kind to me.
We use AT&T for our cell phones, and Verizon for our iPad.We use Prepaid service for both. On a recent trip through Idaho and into Canada, we found some locations that had AT&T service but not Verizon, and some that had Verizon but not AT&T. Put coverage high on your priority list for comparing providers if you plan to travel with your phone.
|Summary||Besides Consumers Cellular and ATT, I received several recommendations for Verizon. Verizon probably received the most positive comments out of this small survey.||Anne Newins||9/16/2015|
|Somewhere in town there is a company that fixes broken smart phones. I have one of those. The company has a funny name. Can you tell me where I should go to get my phone fixed?||Janet Bourque||7/9/2020|
|MOBILE MADNESS||I used MOBILE MADNESS and was very impressed. I had a dead iPhone. I went to Connecting Point, Verizon, Fred Meyer and then the Geek Squad at Fred Meyer to get it fixed. They all said the phone was trash and that they would gladly sell me a new one (for over $1,000). I had given up and was about to buy a new phone when I started talking with worker at the Geek Squad. He recommended I go to Mobil Madness. I went there, They took the phone apart while I was standing there and found I had a loose battery connection which they fixed on the spot. There was NO CHARGE. I thanked them and gave them a $20 tip. The phone is still working 6 months later. I would go back there without any hesitation.||Bob Carter||7/9/2020|
| Mobile Madness
by north Fred Meyer
|Mobile Madness down by north Fred Meyer in their parking lot area nearest the freeway. They have rescued two drowned smart phones for us. They are very good.||Jean Ekerson||7/9/2020|
|Clean rugs & upholstery||We have had an unfortunate major water leak in our apartment today and will need someone to dry out and clean a couple of rugs. Any experience with a reliable service?||Claudia Macmillan||12/7/2011|
|Holland's Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning
|Yes, we have a company that we have used for 5 years. Holland's Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning @ 541-772-5826. Gerry Holland specializes in Oriental and Persian Rugs. We have our wool carpeting cleaned and we also have had our hemp rug cleaned last week, along with our regular carpet cleaning. We have always been pleased with the results. Next project will be to have our Oriental rugs cleaned. He is careful with your walls and flooring and does a thorough job and never leaves any mess at all. He will take your rugs and return them very quickly. Please let us know if you use him. 541-772-5826.||Kaaren and Earl Norgard||12/7/2011|
|Cleaners for rugs (cont'd)||I'd appreciate any suggestions for rug cleaners which Manor residents have used and been happy with. Thanks so much.||
|Holland Cleaners||Holland cleaners came and cleaned a carpet and an oriental rug for us. Both came out beautifully. He likes to clean rugs and carpets once a year. His price for the carpet seemed reasonable and the oriental a little high, but it was done well. I guess the saying: "you get what you pay for" applies.||
|Cleaners for rugs (cont'd)||I need a recommendation for a carpet and upholstery cleaner who is willing to come to an upper floor of the main building.||John Gerling||6/5/2013|
|Since the Terrace was constructed we have had an annual carpet cleaning. The first two years we used Blue Wave, who also provided cleaning in the Health Center for Facility Services. Last year we used Bizzy Bee (541-292-5374), however Facility Services suggested that they coordinate the program, as they also do carpet cleaning for the residents. This program is coordinator is by the Custodian/Laundry Supervisor (Teresa Kilbury - 7406).||Beck Beckendorf||6/6/2013|
|Cleaner for upholstery||If you have used someone to clean upholstery, I'd appreciate knowing about it - good or bad. Thanks in advance.||Winnie Renta||1/29/2014|
|Jerry Holland||We have had Jerry Holland clean both our carpets and upholstery and were very pleased with his work||Joanne Hafner||1/29/2014|
Would appreciate referral for cleaning a small (8 x 10) carpet... Not a wool or oriental (got rid of those when I moved here) so hate to pay more than what the carpet is worth.
|Kelly's Carpet Cleaning||Kelly’s carpet cleaning in Medford. They pick up and deliver.||Eaaine Plaisane||4/14/2017|
|K & L Chem-dry
|Chumblers have used K & L Chem-dry out of Grants Pass at 541-479-8011 in 2016 and again in 2018.||Bert Chumbler||6/18/2019|
|Several weeks ago, I asked on the listserve for recommendations for a carpet, rug and furniture cleaner. I received many responses and selected one They did a really good jog. Am I now permitted to do a follow up and let people know how it went?||Brian Rexon||10/17/20|
|Kellys Carpet Cleaning|| Thank you for the many responses. The overwhelming positive comments were for Kelly's Carpet Cleaning in Medford. We plan on calling them.
As a follow up to our post on the listserve from about three weeks ago, we did use Kelly Carpet Cleaning (541-779-8089). They performed services on carpet, rugs and furniture. They were excellent. They were high quality on all off of the work, Covid compliant, efficient, knowledgeable and reasonably priced.
|Kelly Carpet service||We also used Kelly Carpet service. They were outstanding!||Jean Ekerson||10/17/20|
|Clock repair||We have an old 8 day Welsh clock made by David Owen in Llanwrust, Wales that would like some TLC. Does anyone know a good competent repair person.||Smokey McCrea||10/6/2013|
|Residents Clock Repair
Don Blue & George Christiansen
|George Christiansen and I do our best to repair antique clocks of Manor residents. We have a clock shop on the 5th floor of the Manor and lots of tools and spare parts. Please give me a call to make arrangements for me to see the clock and give it our best shot before you go off campus and spend a lot of money. We have a rather good success rate and a large group of happy customers. Our only compensation is you making a contribution to the foundation.||Don Blue||10/6/2013|
|Cobbler||Can anyone recommend a good local cobbler who could
replace leather soles on my Enzo Angiolini flats??
|Norris Show Store - Randy
Main St (10th)
The only cobbler I know of is the one in the Norris Show Store on Main St (10th) in the center of town. The number is 541-772-9115. His name is Randy
|Messinger Shoe Repair
221 E. Main St.
(back of Norris Shoes)
My recommendation is also the same for a cobbler. I've had dance soles put on shoes: Messinger Shoe Repair, 221 E. Main St., Medford (back of Norris Shoes), 541-772-911.
Does anyone know a reputable coin dealer who could
|Burton's Rare Coins
235 SE 8th Street
Grants Pass 97526
In Grants Pass there is Burton's
Rare Coins. He has been in business for years, and I first met him as
a high school student in the 60's when I was a substitute teacher in
|Computer service||We will be moving to Rogue Valley Manor in August. Does anyone know of a good computer doctor if I need one?||Nancy Lindon||6/29/2012|
| Larry Osborne
Hi Nancy -- A friend of mine has used Larry Osborne, a computer repair
guy who comes regularly to the Manor. He is at 541-840-0771.
Cheers, and "welcome" in advance.
|If it's a Mac, I use Mike Davis at: 541-826-2897.||Joanne Hafner||6/30/2012|
|Nancy, I also use Mike Davis and he's terrific. I tried three other people before finding him. An early welcome to you!||Elizabeth Escher||6/30/2012|
COMPUTER SUPER STORE
Winco Shopping Center
|We have used ALEX from the COMPUTER SUPER STORE--located in the Winco Shopping Center. He's young (of course), fast, nice--knows PC's and Macs.||Mary Bjorkholm||7/2/2012|
|Sought computer help for a technical
problem. Mike Dalton came to the rescue.
IMHO he is the best in the west for technical problems.
|david l. israel||7/20/2015|
|Mike Dalton 541-941-9816
Mike Dalton 541-941-9816 (firstname.lastname@example.org) Mike was a great help in setting up a new desktop PC, transferring data from our old PC, and guiding us through technical instructions for using new software and features. We highly recommend his competent service....plus he is patient and prompt!
|Elly and Russ Cannon||9/12/2018|
Mark Tollefson --
|Judy Van Zile||3/1/2019|
I have a desktop computer, running Microsoft 10. The sound board has died. I suspect it is located on the motherboard. Had this problem on previous owned computer as well. Where is the best place to have this repair accomplished? Appreciate your efforts on my behalf.
|Cyber Center on #62||Cyber Center on #62. Best in town.||Robert Mowery||2/15/2018|
|Geek Squad at BestBuy||I have taken things to the Geek Squad at BestBuy.||Ken||2/15/2018|
|Connecting Point||I can’t recommend Connecting Point highly enough.||Joanne||2/15/2018|
|UpperCase||UpperCase has served me several times and very well: 541 499-6810, on Riverside Drive.||Doyne Mraz||2/14/2018|
I always go to Upper Case, 409 N Riverside (by McAndrews). Tel 541-499-6810. They just did a wonderful and cost-effective job when I had the "Blue Screen of Death". Diagnostics are always free. Turnaround is 24-48 hrs.
|Upper Case Computer Solutions||I was very pleased with help from Upper Case Computer Solutions 541-499-6810.||Elaine Plaisance||2/20/2018|
Can anyone recommend a dog groomer for our two long-haired dachshunds?
Bill and Jane Bardin
|R&R Pet Resort||We highly recommend R&R Pet Resort. They take price in their work and Lucia always looks beautiful.||Joanne Hafner||4/22/2013|
|Barking Beauty Parlor
|We take Dixie to the Barking Beauty Parlor in Talent and have been very happy with them.||Sandye Taylor||4/23/2013|
|Dry cleaner||Can anyone recommend a good clothes dry cleaner in Medford? Pickup and delivery is not necessary. Thanks||Paul Ackerman||7/5/2015|
930 Phoenix Road #A,
Towne and Country Cleaners (Jack Anchick) tel. 826-5484 is retiring,
and is the dry cleaners we have used for the past four years. They picked
up the dry cleaning at your door and put their bill in your box. A great
service. They must have had permission to come on campus to do that.
|Weldon's||I have used Weldon's for 16 years. Superior service with both laundry and cleaning.||Doyne Mraz||7/6/2015|
| Nu Way Cleaners
|We use Nu Way Cleaners, 541 773-3792. They do deliver if you like. They are at 601 East Main in Medford and they do good work.||Jim Heaton||7/5/2015|
I have used Weldon's for several years - very efficient and able, to my perception.
|Archie's "Nu-Way" Cleaners
About 2yrs ago, I found a very good place Archie's "Nu-Way" Cleaners. They use solvents that are nontoxic and also environmentally safe. This for me has many advantages. They also have pick ups and delivery free. 541-773-3792. Located at 601 E Main St. Medford. Try them and you will be happy with their service. I am. They also do alterations & repairs. Great people
We have never used any other cleaner but Weldon's. It is a good sized chain, run by a family, I believe. and we have been happy with them. Of course, they don't deliver to the Manor. We only use them for dry cleaning, so perhaps we're not the best to give a recommendation.
Yes we have used NuWay for 20 years or more. Recommended by the former Head of Costume at Shakespearian Festival. She said the only one she will trust her costumes to. I understand they also do silk rugs, and other fine rugs. Also leather
|Can anyone recommend a local dry cleaner with reasonable rates? I took some items to Weldons and was floored that they charge $8 for one shirt! That's much more than what I was paying in southern California.||Allen Cagle||9/4/2020|
|Nu-Way Cleaners||As another former Southern Californian, we were also shocked at the laundry rates in Oregon. We use Nu-Way Cleaners They pick up and deliver and are less expensive than Weldon. We’ve been pleased with the service and the quality. Their phone is 541-773-3792.||Gini Armstrong & Ron Constable||9/4/2020|
|Weldon Cleaners||I use Weldon Cleaners and they pick up and deliver from the manor Mondays and Wednesday. $5 per shirt and $10 for men’s pants.||Bob Walden||9/4/2020|
|Archie's Nu-Way||The local cleaners are all VERY EXPENSIVE--compared to the Bay Area that we came from. Weldons covers most of the area and we didn't like them. They ruined a bedspread of ours and refused to admit or credit for their error. We use Archie's Nu-Way--in Medford (near Tinseltown). They will also pick up and deliver to RVM. Call to check prices 541-776-5254 Good luck--most things are cheaper here than the Bay Area--but dry cleaning is an exception. I couldn't believe the prices when we moved here.||Mary Bjorkholm||9/4/2020|
|Nu Way cleaners||Try Nu Way cleaners they also pick up and deliver and do a good job||Dottie Prideaux||9/4/2020|
|'Nu-Way' Dry Cleaners||Welcome to Medford! To your question for 'reasonably-priced Dry-Cleaners' the answer is not easy! We have been here since 2004 and tried Weldon Cleaners - we found that they do an uneven job - sometimes good and other times not to our satisfaction for - yes - a very high price! We changed several years ago to - 'Nu-Way' Dry Cleaners. They are also not cheap (I don't know of any cheap AND GOOD! Dry Cleaner in this area)!. But I can say that we have been EXTREMELY PLEASED WITH 'NU-WAY'!! Clothes - washed & ironed and dry cleaned come out LIKE NEW!!! So, the price is well worth the 'investment'!!! 'NU-WAY's Tel. is: 541-776-5254||Anita Sumariwalla||9/4/2020|
|Nu-Way Cleaners||S/sleeve shirts, pickup and delivery with Nu-Way Cleaners, (541)773-3792, and very satisfactory laundry and dry cleaning, charge $4.25 per shirt. Check with them re long sleeved price.||Jim Macmillan||9/4/2020|
| Exercise Equipment Maintenance
Exercise Equipment of Oregon
|As a result of the pandemic, we purchased a spin bike for our cottage. We felt that because of the upcoming fall and winter weather, now was the time to get some maintenance. We asked our physical therapist for a recommendation. He recommended Exercise Equipment of Oregon (541-885-5313). They were also excellent. They were prompt, efficient and high quality. There were two service technicians. They came right in and went right to work while following Covid protocol. When finished, one of the technicians reviewed all that had been done by them step by step. The rate seemed reasonalble. Another couple here also used them to service their elliptical. They were just as pleased.||Brian Rexon||10/17/2020|
|Financial Advisor||Does anyone know a good Certified Financial Adviser in the Medford area? Looking for someone to do an annual financial checkup.||Bruce Wilson||10/7/20|
|Kevin McLoughlin||Kevin McLoughlin, former RVM executive director, is dearly loved and many people use his services, excellent and caring advice.||Jamie Harris||10/7/20|
|Kevin McLoughlin||Kevin McLoughlin with D. A. Davidson was our Executive Director for years and he's very good.||Pat Robins||10/7/20|
|Kevin McLoughlin||Kevin McLoughlin who was our Executive Director and is with Davidson.||Elizabeth Blue||10/7/20|
|Kevin McLoughlin||Kevin McLoughlin at D.A. Davidson has been my financial advisor for over eight years, and I have been very pleased.He has done extremely well by me financially, and, just as important, he reviews my account on a regular basis, keeps in touch with me several times a year (without my ever having to track him down) and insures we continue in line with my financial goals. He is a wonderful person, as well. I think you would be impressed by Kevin’s integrity, honesty and conscientiousness. P.S. Kevin has been voted “Best of the Best” Financial Advisor by the Mail Tribune poll.||Jill Bartky||10/7/20|
|Bill Clary||Suggest Bill Clary of D A Davidson||Tom Upton||10/7/20|
| Rick Wilson
|Did you know that there are 2 financial advisors who have offices on the lower level of the Manor building? One is a rep with Ameriprise Financial, next door to Curtis Robertson (the CPA's office) and I am not sure of the name of the company represented by the other one, down near the Boutique. I do not know the name of the Ameriprise rep here at the Manor, but I have had an Ameriprise Financial Rep for over 15 years or so, and I have been very happy with my present rep's service. The one I have now has his office in Grants Pass, who I transferred to when I moved to the Manor 6 yrs ago. The person here at the Manor, joined Ameriprise fairly recently, long after I needed to transfer to one. Hope this info is helpful. You can call me if you want more info....I live in the Manor building. My Ameriprise Rep is Rick Wilson, (541) 476-8573 (in Gants Pass), and he knows the rep that now has his office here in the Manor building, because I asked him about it last year..||Julie Anderson||10/7/20|
|Mark Degner||Jack and I have been using Mark Degner who offices down stairs for 16 years and are very pleased with him. Joanne||Joanne Hafner||10/7/20|
| Cutler Advisors
SEE NOTES -- CFA VS. RIA
|I would like to help you with your terms. CFA stands for Certified Financial Analyst. I am a CFA. It is a rigorous program covering 3 tests over a 5 year period. You could go on the website and see what all the body of knowledge covers. Generally the individual with a CFA does security analysis or market analysis or becomes a registered investment advisor. What you probably want is a registered investment advisor. This person makes their fees from hourly charges and not from commissions. This is an important distinction. The RIA has no conflict of interest and will give you advice not a sales talk. As you are looking to hire someone, ask how do they earn their living. I had my own Investment Advisory firm before I came to RVM. Still with my background, I use Cutler Advisors in Jacksonville. I have retired.||Jane Bardin||10/7/20|
It was suggested that I share the names of places where you can take a worn-out American flag for proper disposal. Here they are (in no particular order):
RVM security or any Boy Scout troop (who will take it to the Eagle Point Federal Cemetery), the American Legion on Jackson just W. of Central, 201 W. Main St. behind WinCo at the VFW post (I was told they have a disposal container behind McDonalds also), most fire stations.
|Furniture repair||Does anyone know of someone in the valley that would have the skill to repair a small hole in a cane-backed chair? Many thanks.||Carol Jacobs||1/13/2013|
|Black Oak Furniture Restoration
250 Lozier Lane
|Roberta Bhasin just e-mailed me about Black Oak Furniture Restoration at 250 Lozier Lane between Stewart and Main. She recommended calling George at (541) 779-1103.||Roberta Bhasin||1/13/2013|
|Black Oak Furniture
250 Lozier lane
|The best furniture restorer I know if is Black Oak Furniture at 250 Lozier lane. Give them a call at 541-779-1103||Earl Kroner||1/15/2013|
|Gardening service||My knee is giving out. Can anyone recommend a gardening service? Either on an "as needed" basis or a monthly basis would be fine. Many thanks.||Jim Rockwell||9/21/2012|
|Jim, We used Carol's Colors for a number of years and found them very satisfactory. Telephone office- 541-535-7074 , cell 541-261-2712.||Lynn and Jack Scott||9/22/2012|
|Gift Factory at Exit 24||The Gift Factory at Exit 24 does an wonderful job putting together gift baskets. Bring in items you’ve purchased yourself, or, for a modest fee, let the store owner shop for you. For between $6.00 and $8.00, the owner will provide everything else you need (basket, raffia, decorative medallions, cellophane, bows, etc.) and arrange a spectacular, personalized gift basket that contains only items that you really want.||Jill Bartky||8/7/2012|
|Insurance for car||I just came to RVM a few days ago and need to find auto insurance in Medford. I would appreciate your suggestions on how to find a good auto insurance agent.||YC Wu||3/9/12|
|Liberty Mutual||We insure with Liberty Mutual. It is doubtful they have an office in Medford, but can be found through a Google search. It is a good idea to avoid those who advertise excessively.||
Corner of Barnett and Elendale
|I have both my auto and renters insurance with AAA through their local office at the corner of Barnett and Elendale. Have been with them 19 years and have no regrets.||John Gerling||3/10/12|
|AAA||When we first came we went down the hill to Triple A. They treated us great.||Val Rhodes||3/10/12|
|My insurance agent in California informs me that as an Oregon resident I need to have an agent in Medford write the policy for auto and umbrella coverage. Does anyone have a good agent/company to recommend? I'm currently with Farmers Insurance, but could change.||Deon Dunaway||9/20/2015|
| Eli Clark
|I have found Eli Clark at opus one insurance on state street to be excellent.||Tom McCrea||9/20/2015|
|Dick and I highly recommend Cara Ruettgers at State Farm, 2936 Barnett, Suite 101, 541-776-7877. We have received excellent service and she is very personable.||Linda Lingelser|
We like Dave Melbo at AAA insurance on the corner of Ellendale and Barnett.
|USAA||If you have military connection (everyone does - spouse, family member, etc) USAA is the best Without an Oregon agent. Call or email me if you are interested.||Don Bolles|
We have worked with AAA for many years, and stayed with them when we moved here from Central CA about six months ago. We were thrilled when our car insurance dropped in half. The AAA office is quite nearby, at the intersection of Barnett and Ellensburg.
I use Russ Wimmer with State Farm. He has written Umbrella, Auto, and Renters for me. He is located on Barnett , just East of Asante Rogue Medical. His phone is (541) 776-7877. .I''m sure he would like to give you a quote.
I have a pair of earrings which I want to have remade. They have much sentimental value to me but just don't fit right or look right. Any recommendations would be much appreciated. Thanks.
|We have found "Facets" on Main Street to be a very reputable place. They are knowledgeable, creative, and reasonable. We've stood and talked and gleaned good information from them more than once as they are happy to be helpful and to make suggestions. Good luck!||Joyce Heintz||3/6/2014|
|Blackbird||I had very good work done at the Blackbird. Wasn't cheap but good.||Winnie Renta||3/6/2014|
Main and Bartlett
I have gone to Lawrence Jewelers in downtown Medford at Main and Bartlett, SW corner, on the recommendation of a former long time resident of Medford. I have had miscellaneous repairs, usually coming in at under the quoted price. Gail once served me concerning replacing some synthetic opals in a bracelet. It seems like you have many options, which is better than the alternative. Good luck.
Now that Lawrence Jewelers is no longer, where do you suggest I take a bracelet to be repaired?
| jeweler at Black Bird
We have had good service from the jeweler at Black Bird on west Main.
301 E. Main
|Kit, you might stop into Facets, which is at 301 E. Main, and is, I believe, across the street from where Lawrence Jewelers were. It’s a small shop owned and run by Suezann and Robert Rushing. I can’t imagine that Suezanne wouldn’t be able to repair your bracelet, as I know she is an expert in creating and making jewelry. And she has repaired a couple of things for me. The phone number there is 541-734-0930 in case you’re interested in checking them out. Good luck.||Elizabeth Escher||6/27/2016|
|If you can get to Ashland: Hansen Jewelers. We have dealt with them for 35 years. Excellent work, always.||Doyne Mraz||6/27/2016|
301 E Main
I have dealt with Facets since we have lived in Medford(10 years) very nice and excellent work. 301 E Main PH 541-734-0930. NE corner of Main and Bartlett. Sue does the repairing + she makes jewelry. tell her I sent you.
In the Mall on the ground floor
In the Mall on the ground floor where you have that entrance into Macys there is a little shop called Quick Fix owned by Don Tamplin. I think he does a nice job. I take my watch and clocks in there for the battery bit.
|Mary Wright Gillespie||6/27/2016|
Shamrock Plaza on Crater Lake
|I had the same problem with jewelry repair. I think that Goldsmith’s at the Shamrock Plaza on Crater Lake is a good choice, also the jeweler on Riverside (don’t know the name, I just go there), right on Riverside about 7 or 8 blocks from Barnett, on the left side of the street.||Al Solomon||6/27/2016|
| Father and Son Jewelry
126 E. Main
|We have had very good luck with Father and Son Jewelry and 126 E. Main, near the corner of Main and Central on the South side or Main. The repair man is a character but does very good work at reasonable prices.||Don White||6/27/2016|
I’d appreciate any suggestions as to where to take knives which need sharpening. Thanks.
Man with a truck
|Thank you so much to everyone who responded to my question about where to have knives sharpened. Almost everyone recommended the same place — the Farmer’s Market (sometimes called Growers and Crafter’s Market), which is now taking place at Hawthorne Park on Thursday’s from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm. There is a man who brings his truck with equipment. His slogan is “You shop and take them home the same day”, and apparently he is excellent and not expensive. I really appreciate all the input. This list is terrific!||Elizabeth Escher||4/4/2016|
|Lawyer||We need to update our wills and trust to residing in Oregon - was Arizona. Can anyone recommend a lawyer to perform these simple tasks?||
Mike & Heather Guest
|David L. Smith
|David L. Smith, 541-608-0118. He is great and trusts and wills are all he does. He did for us just what you need.||Don and Elizabeth Blue||8/6/2012|
|James A. Wickre
201 West Main #3B
|We worked with James A. Wickre (541-772-3371) at 201 West Main #3B,Medford OR.97501 when we moved from Colorado. He is very good and charges a reasonable fee.||Kumar &Roberta Bhasin||8/6/2012|
|Tim Brophy||My lawyer, Tim Brophy, is experienced and empathetic and I have been well pleased with his attention to my affairs.||Mary Jane Dellenback||12/28/2014|
|David Smith||We used David Smith, Paraclete Estate planning, ph 541 608-0118. He rewrote our trust papers and is very knowledgeable, also a very nice guy. Located at the corner of Main and Crater Lake Ave. He has an ad in our directory.||Keith Stewart||12/28/2014|
|David Smith||David Smith at Parachute Estate Planning 541 608 0118||Gary Crites||12/28/2014|
|David Smith||I second the recommendation of David. He is competent, easy to work with and his fees are very reasonable.||John Gerling||12/28/2014||Lawyer -- Oregon wills and Trusts||Any suggestions for a local attorney or paralegal to update an older California Living Trust and accompanying forms to Oregon requirements? I have all the documents for a trust and simply need a reasonable-cost lawyer to review it and make any changes to reflect Oregon Statues.||Saul Krimsly||4/22/2020|
|Eric C. Foster
|My husband & I also had to rewrite a Calif. Living Trust when we moved to the Manor 6 years ago. Then I had to modify the trust after my husband passed away in 2016. I was very happy to have used Eric C. Foster of the firm , Foster Denman LLP, Attorneys at Law. (541)770-5466, and office close by, 3521 E.Barnett Rd, Medford.||Julie Anderson||4/22/2020|
|Lawyer -- Real Estate||Do any of you have a Medford attorney skilled in residential Oregon real estate?||Lou and Karen Yardumian||3/6/2016|
541 482 3111
Call Jack Davis, 541 482 3111, e-mail: email@example.com. He is thought to be one of the best real estate attorneys in the valley, and he is a very nice fellow, to boot.
Medford Public Library
|I’m constantly amazed at how often
I find the book I’m looking for right here at our Manor library, but,
that said, there are definitely times when I need the vastly larger resources
of the Jackson County Library System. It’s so easy to take the Manor
shopping bus to the Medford Public Library. Just takes 10 minutes. The
bus loads at 10:50 every Wednesday and picks you up at the library at
11:50 to return to the Manor. That gives you 50 minutes in the building.
You can search the catalog on the Internet (www.jcls.org ) before you
leave home and save time, if you like. You can even make the trip just
to enjoy reading a magazine in the big periodical room!
If we don’t use this service, we’ll lose it.
|Jackson County Library||In addition to searching the Jackson
County Library catalog online before leaving home, you can put in online
requests for any book in the system.
The library will send your requested title to Medford (no charge) and
it waiting on the self-service reserved shelf. You can even reserve books
that are in the Medford library itself and have them waiting for you
reserved shelf, if walking through the large library is a problem. You
elect to be notified by phone or email, when your reserved book arrives;
you can check online.
From the library's website: "If an item is not in the library catalog, we may be able to borrow the item for you via Interlibrary Loan. Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is available to any Jackson County Library patron with a full service card. There is a $5.00 per item search fee for this service, whether we find the item or not." Read more about this service at http://www.jcls.org/interlibrary-loan.html
I have used the ILL service several times to borrow genealogy materials from other states or lesser-known titles from specialty libraries. Of course, if the item you want is rare or fragile, there is always the chance that the originating library will refuse to loan it. In that case, you still have to pay the $5.
When I read a book review of a promising-sounding title, I immediately log onto the library website and request that book. One may have to wait a few weeks for best-selling titles, but the price (completely free!) is right.
If you want to try the request service but aren't sure how to do it, I'd be glad to help you get the hang of it.
|Jackson County Library||Pat and all: I use the Jackson County Library system almost every day. I reserve books, check to see when the ones I have out are due and often do lots of searchs as I belong to two bookclubs. The Library calls to tell you when the book you have requested is available and you have two weeks to go in and check it out. What a wonderful resource we have.||Elizabeth Blue||3/28/2012|
|Jackson County Library||Thanks for the tip, Elly. I "drive" to the library, but
small friendly Phoenix library as my "home" library. It takes
time and hassle to get there. As Pat Berglund mentioned, it's easy to
reserve/request books online thru the library Elf system. However, I
ask that my books be delivered to the Phoenix library and have listed
it as my "home" library on my Elf account. An "old" Manor
suggested this to us shortly after we moved in as an easier and more
convenient alternative to the Medford location.
I love our county library system.
|Luggage repair||Does anyone have any experience with luggage repair. We have a very useful suitcase on which some of the pulls have broken and need to be replaced. I've been using the large paper clips, and that's not very good.||Mary Whinnery||10/17/2014|
Back of the shoe store on Main Street
Try Messengers in the back of the shoe store on Main street. They have fixed luggage in the distant past for me.
|Mary Jane Dellenback||10/17/2014|
|Mail Tribune Vacation Hold||I have tried to place a Mail Tribune "vacation hold" on their website and also by their phone promoting system. Neither works.||Mary Bjorkholm||1/10/2019|
|If you need to do a Mail Tribune "vacation hold"--call 541-776-4455 for a "live" person. I was told today that they are trying to "rebuild" these systems!!||Mary Bjorkholm||1/10/2019|
|Media conversion||I have a lot of family VHS tapes and I would love to transfer them to CDs for my family. Does anyone know where I could take my tapes and have this done? Thanks for the help.||
|Oregon Sound Recording
|A few years ago, I used “Oregon Sound Recording” to convert some cassette tapes to CD’s. They did a great job, and the price was reasonable. You get to their studio after a lovely drive into the hills near Jacksonville. I’ll bet they can convert VHS tapes also. Check out their web site at: http://www.oregonsound.com/||Nils Nilsson||6/4/2015|
|Costco||We used Costco for this a few years ago. Very satisfactory but not a very pretty drive.||Sol Blechman||6/4/2015|
Does anyone have a contact in the Valley for transferring video tapes to DVD’s?
|Oregon Sound Recording
A few years ago, I used “Oregon Sound Recording” to convert some cassette
tapes to CD’s. They did a great job, and the price was reasonable. You
get to their studio after a lovely drive into the hills near Jacksonville.
I’ll bet they can convert VHS tapes also.Check out their web site at:
|Costco||Costco has the capability to do VHS to DVD. Cost is 2hrs. of tape to a DVD 19.99. You get 2 copies for that price. Additional hours will be billed the same.||Dorothy Powell||8/10/2015|
|78 rpm records||Does anyone know of a source for transferring a 78 record to a CD? Many thanks.||Joan Scott||6/22/2017|
|You might try contacting the below Medford website and speak with the owner if they have equipment that will accomplish your request. http://www.homevideostudio.com/video-ervices/215/Contact_us.cfm||Hal Hancock||6/23/2017|
|Medical information sharing||To read about the free website designed to provide medical updates for family and friends.||Liz Caldwell||7/3/17|
|CaringBridge.org||CaringBridge is a charitable 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1997 that offers free, personalized websites to people facing various medical conditions, hospitalization, medical treatment, and/or recovery from a significant accident, illness, injury, or procedure. http://www.caringbridge.org||Liz Caldwell||7/3/17|
Would appreciate recommendation for a moving company ... Moving household to RVM from SacramentoPersonal experience (good or bad) would be helpful.
|United Van Lines||We used United Van Lines, Menlo Park CA to RVM 4 + years ago. They were excellent, fine, careful, fast unpackers on this end. Good luck.||Pat Stocker||1/26/2014|
|United Van Lines||We also used United Van Lines last April and we echo Pat’s recommendation.||John Gromala||1/26/2014|
|Have any of you had experience with having a piece or two of furniture moved to another part of the country? For example: China Cabinet and/or dining table and chairs?||Joyce Heintz||10/15/2016|
|Most residents don't realize that many local businesses have placed their advertisements in the RVM Telephone and Information Directory. If you will look on PAGE 4, you will see a full page advertisement for PREMIER PACKAGING & SHIPPING located close by on E. Barnett Rd. I have never used their services, but their advertisement looks worthy of investigation as they ship anywhere in the country and world!. Let RVMlist Group know your opinion should you use this company and let PREMIER know you saw their advertisement in our directory.||Hal Hancock||10/16/2016|
|Moving on-campus||Question to those of you who have moved locally: Which moving company would you recommend?||Jeannette Bournival||6/8/2017|
|Southern Oregon Relocation Specialists||Linda Farland with Southern Oregon Relocation Specialists was very good. http://www.assistyourmove.com/||Elaine Plaisance||6/8/2017|
|Mortuary||It has been called to our attention (more than once) that we are required to specify, on our Resident Information Sheet, a local mortuary to be called when we die. Any recommendations? It should be one that will be in business 40 years from now!||Winnie Renta||8/9/2012|
|Winnie, John and I wish to be cremated, and there is a place which everyone recommends for that -- I can't remember what the name is - but we were told when we originally filled this out to put 'Least expensive but honest, reputable place that does cremations" down along with the phone number "541-770-6505" and under the "Burial Type" to put "Cremation - cardboard coffin". We were told that, for us and our wishes, that would work. This may not be appropriate for you at all if your wishes are different.||Elizabeth Escher||8/9/2012|
North Phoenix Road
|The Funeral Society recommended Hillcrest Mortuary on North Phoenix Road.||Kit Stanford||8/10/2012|
|Oriental rug cleaning||
Can anyone recommend a good oriental rug cleaner. Just any carpet cleaner will not do. I am looking for someone who washes rugs and hangs them to dry.
|Amirkhan’s Oriental Rugs
|This company did beautiful work
on my orientals (two of which are silk)
Amirkhan’s Oriental Rugs
Ted Amirkhan owner and operator
3388 B Merlin Road Suite118
Grants Pass, OR 97526-8828
Showroom at Old Town Antique Mall
541 SW 6th, Grants Pass PH: 541-747-7525
|Hollands Carpet||Hollands carpet does all my oriental carpets.In fact he brings back my area carpet tomorow||Dottie Pridaux||3/24/2015|
|We had our wall to wall carpets and 3 or 4 oriental rugs cleaned by Kelly's, and we were very pleased with the results. Lance was friendly and a good business man. The phone number is 541-770-8089.||Sue Silfvast||1/27/2016|
|On the Wall||Recently had framing done at "On
the Wall". Did a great job in record time.
It is run by Jim Curtis (son of former resident, Lynn Curtis).
COVERING THE VEHICLE:
|Mary Bjorkholm||Nov 29, 2014|
|Shuttle to Bay Area||
Several weeks ago, someone shared information about a shuttle service between here and the San Francisco area. I’d like to check it out, but I didn’t save the message, and don’t know the name or contact information. Can anybody help? Thanks
The name of the company is Shawn's Rideshare, and you can find out
more about it at the
website http://www.shawnsrideshare.com. Joyce and I have taken it, so
if you have any questions, please give us a call.
We plan to arrive mid July with a big truckload of furniture that won't fit in our present one bedroom cottage. Can anyone recommend a storage facility? It may be stored for some time until we can move to a larger cottage.
|Don and Sharleen Jessup||6/11/2015|
|Pear Tree Storage,
I highly recommend Pear Tree Storage in Phoenix just south of the big overpass construction on Fern Valley Road at I-5. They are very clean and secure. The only problem may be availability. Good luck...
|Cascade Self Storage,
1011 Narregan Street,
|We stored our furniture at Cascade Self Storage, 1011 Narregan Street, Medford, for several months when we first came. Very nice experience. Clean, reasonable, safe, and very friendly, helpful, and responsible on-site managers. They have senior discounts, too. Highly recommend them! Their phone number is (541) 779-6789. They have many different sized units. Cascade Self Storage also has a place on Main Street, but Narregan has the larger sized units. After we moved most of our things in, we downsized to a smaller unit on Narregan for a few months to store some other things.||Jane & Robin Blomquist||6/11/2015|
|Tax preparaton||Does anyone have a good and reasonable tax accountant to recommend us to use? I would appreciate to have the name, email address, and phone number. By the way, when you consult tax accountants for the first time, do they always ask for the tax returns for the previous two years?||Kim Wu||3/5/2016|
|I can recommend Dorothy Walsh who has done our taxes for the past several years. We are quite satisfied with her work. Her practice is in Ashland. Her number is: 541-482-4748. I don’t recall her asking us for previous two years’ tax returns.||Russy & Anita Sumariwalla||3/5/2016|
|We have used Curtis Robertson on the ground floor of the Manor since we moved here and he will be doing our taxes for the sixth time. We are very pleased with him and he is very familiar with all the workings of the Manor. When we first moved here we had three states to file in and now we only have two but he does a great job.||Elizabeth and Don Blue||3/5/2016|
I'm going to Curtis downstairs for my 1st tax experience, we meet next week. And yes, they usually ask for two years of returns.
|Curtis Robertson||I use Curtis Robertson whose office is on the ground floor of the Manor. I have been very satisfied with him.||Keith Stewart||3/5/2016|
|Curtis Robertson||Curtis Robertson here at the Manor has been very helpful for us. He has not asked for two years in the past. I am not sure how reasonable is defined.||Bert Chumbler||3/5/2016|
|Curtis Robertson||Curtis Robertson does our work and is very competent and convenient to us with staff and office in the Manor ground floor. We had a CPA in Newport Or who did a bad job in 2013 and Curtis quickly took our incomplete data and got us refunds by amending returns for 3 years---I could not recommend him more highly.||Lou Yardumian||3/5/2016|
Hi All — Where is the best place to get air in my tires?? I am fed up with that rickety contraption at Freddies where you get 5 minutes for $1.50 — and the gauge is so worn out you can barely read it. Appreciate any guidance — thanks in advance
Take your tire problems to Les Schwab on south Pacific Hwy just past the Grange. They fix flats for free, check air pressure for free, even sell you new tires if you need them, but don't push them on you every time you sow up. I buy my new ones there, which means they rotate and rebalance them, for free, every 5 to 7 thousand miles.
|Les Schwab||I take our cars to one of the
three Les Schwab tire dealers in Medford (see below). They will check
your tire pressures (FREE) during your short wait (usually 5 minutes
or less) in a warm customer area enjoying FREE popcorn. Obviously, Les
Schwab hopes you may consider buying tires from them at the appropriate
• 500 Matt Loop, Medford, OR 97501(South Pacific Hwy)
• 5816, 701 N Central Ave, Medford, OR 97501(center of town)
• 2095 Commerce Dr, Medford, OR 97504 (North on Crater Lake Hwy)
|TV Recording/DVR/Tivo||I am thinking of alternatives to my Charter’s DVR
and heard that TiVo might be a good improvement. If you have TiVo, will
you kindly share your experience with me. Specifically I want to know:
1 Is it easy to install and connect to our Charter cable TV?
2 Is there a monthly service fee (TiVo and/or Charter)?
3 How many hours of recording it would provide?
4 Can it burn a DVD disk to extract recorded programs?
5 And more importantly, are you happy and/or would you recommend such a device?
|Tivo||Grace and I have a TIVO that lets us record 2 programs simultaneously (maybe 3, I forgot). Very easy user interface, and we couldn’t live without it. We never watch real-time TV and record everything we want to watch so we can fast-forward through commercials. I believe we bought a life-time (of the TIVO) subscription. Enjoy it,||Nils Nillson||11/14/2017|
|Tivo||I had TiVo in hon n was very satisfied the ease n service. We had the annual contract n later switched to a lifetime membership. I don’t recall the details of services or costs as it was more than 8 Yrs ago. Thought it was better than DVD service offered by our cable co, who has since been taken over by Charter.||Salome Sato||11/14/2017|
|Roku||My son suggested that Instead of getting TiVo that I buy a Roku device sold by Amazon which will stream all movies etc. direct to your television. you might want to look into that service as it’s the latest technology available as opposed to paying monthly fees.||Salome Sato||11/14/2017|
|Upholsterer||In need of re-upholstering some cushions. Is anyone aware of a good local upholstery business?||Jean & Maggie||5/12/12|
|Black Oak Furniture Repair and Restoration||Black Oak Furniture Repair and Restoration has done great upholstery work for me.||Roberta Bhasin||5/12/12|
|Call for names||We have several we use if you would like to give me a call.||Jim Van Horn||5/12/12|
|Renaissance Upholstery & Design
110 N. 5th St.
Hi Jean and Maggie, John and I have used Renaissance Upholstery& Design to reupholster two of our Louis living room chairs. It's a one man shop and he is very busy - located in Jacksonville. Phone number (541) 899-5608. Address: 110 N. 5th St. He and his wife, Kathleen, are delightful and he is a perfectionist. Give us a call & stop by to see our chairs. They also have lots of fabric books for you to look through. At the time he did our chairs, he did not charge for pick-up or delivery. We found a write-up of him and his shop in the "Southern Oregon" magazine a few years back. We not only found him and his wife to be so accommodating but very personable as well.
1111 N.central Ave.
|I used Thompson Upholstery at 1111 N.central Ave .Ste .C, Medford Or 97501 541 773 9830. He did a sofa for me 3 years ago and I was very pleased||Connie Matthews||9/25/2012|
Black Oak Furniture
|The excellent upholsterer we have
used and think is the best is Thompson upholstery, phone no. 773-9830
The other is Black Oak Furniture on Lozier Lane. They are especially good at resotoration.
|Mary Jane Dellenback||4/17/2014|
|I would appreciate any recommendation for an upholsterer in our area. I have used Black Oak but they are overly booked – out four months. Please e-mail me if you know of anyone else locally. Thank you||Carol Jacobs||1/8/2015|
|I've used Michael Valencia for many many years. His number is 541-734-7375. He's just working out of his home in Central Pt. now. He is good and, I think, very reasonable.||Jan Rowe||1/8/2015|
|Upholstery cleaning||We are looking for recommendations for a local upholstery cleaner. Our furniture is white, so we need someone good. Thanks||Pat & Paul Berglund||8/16/2020|
|Kelly's||I would recommend Kelly's. I found them because I was looking for someone and they were working down the street. They have done my rugs and a white sofa. 541-779-8089.||Jane Bardin||8/16/2020|
| Spectrum Cleaners and Upholstery
|I have used Spectrum Cleaners and Upholstery in Medford for the past four years. (I have two messy dogs.) They have done a fabulous job for me and have been fast and reliable. Their phone number is 541-941-9521. Good luck.||Janet Bourque||8/16/2020|
| K & L Chem-Dry
|We have used K & L Chem-Dry 541-773-4115 a couple of times and been very pleased.||Bert Chumbler||8/16/2020|
|Kelly's||I use Kelly's||Susan Ball||8/16/2020|
|Nature's Miracles, Stain and Odor Remover||Bob may already have told you about the wonderful solution we have - Nature's Miracles, Stain and Odor Remover. Our is labled Just for Cats. Don't know if there are others. It is enzymatic - and says it is :for use on carpets, floors, furniture, clothing & more." I have had it remove pigment on only one rug. It seems to work on wool as well as synthetics. Maybe it would work for you. We use so much (cats vomit) that we buy the large size and decant into the spay bottle we first bought.||Daphne Fautin||8/16/2020|
|Vacuum Repair and Sewing Needs||
GREEN'S SEWING & VACUUM DISTRIBUTORS
This place has been "around' since my parents lived at RVM--maybe 20 years, at least. Green's used to be located in the Safeway Shopping Center off Crater Lake Ave, but "moved" and I thought they had gone out of business when I saw they were no longer there. I didn't "remember" the name of the store so couldn't look them up. Instead, I found they had moved to a new location (been there quite a few years already) that is on a side street off Biddle Rd. near the airport. Because I didn't know they were still "around", I used another repair place a couple of years ago. Expensive and not very good. I "rediscovered" Green's and just had a repair done by them. THEY ARE WONDERFUL. CAN DO ANY KIND OF REPAIR AND ARE VERY "REASONABLE".
We are new residents and are wondering if anyone has a recommendation for a local veterinarian. (We have a kitty and want to get her introduced to her new health provider fairly soon). Thanks,
|Dr. Dwight Sinner
Siskiyou Veterinary Hospital
|We have lived in the valley for many years and have gone to Dr. Dwight Sinner for all of that time. He is at Siskiyou Veterinary Hospital – 100 West Stewart – (541)210-8194. He is wonderful! I have also heard many good things about Dr. Steve Poet. He is at the Best Friends Animal Hospital in the Larson Creed Center (Albertson’s is there). Either one of these men would be a very good choice.||Carol Jacobs||4/3/2017|
Medford Animal Hospital
Dr. Barnard at the Medford Animal Hospital, 619 Market St. (off Biddle Rd. between McAndrews and Stevens,) has taken expert care of my kittycat. I highly recommend them. Fees are reasonable, unlike some others nearby. helen russ
|Dr. Steve Poet||Karen, I highly recommend Dr. Steve Poet. He has an excellent reputation, is most compassionate, has an excellent staff, and is reasonable in charges. He is located nearby - 980 N. Phoenix Rd - in the "strip mall"of businesses across from La Casa Flores restaurant. I had him as my dog's vet for several years, and I consider him the best I have ever seen.||Ev Wadsworth||4/3/2017|
Pear Blossom Vet Clinic
|I use Danna Catt (yes, really) at Pear Blossom Vet Clinic. I've gone to her for years and have always been very satisfied.||Anne Nicholson||4/3/2017|
Best Friends Animal Hospital
|Steve Poet (Best Friends Animal Hospital).||Chuck Chase||4/3/2017|
VCA Jackson Animal Hospital
Hi, I have two poodles and have been here for only eight months. I am very satisfied with my new Vet, Dr. Harder (and his assistants) and VCA Jackson Animal Hospital on 902 East Jackson. 541-779-4893. They are used by a lot of RVM residents.
|Dr Steven Poet
Best Friends Animal Hospital
we take both of our kitties to Dr Steven Poet, at Best Friends Animal Hospital in the Albertson’s shopping center (N. Phoenix Road & Barnett) - he’s a great guy & a wonderful vet - also took care of our basset hound when we first got here.
|Dr. Poet||Definitely Dr. Poet, as I am sure all the other animal lovers here will tell you. I originally went to another in town and you would laugh at the stories I could tell you, padding of bills, etc. and Dr. Poet just seems to be completely caring about the well being of your pet. Good luck. Harriet Ross||Harriet Ross||4/3/2017|
|Dr.Barnard||Dr.Barnard is great.||Jack Wellinger||4/3/2017|
|Steve Poet||We are very happy with Steve Poet. He is located in the shopping center that houses Albertson's (off Foothill). Close by and friendly. He treats our 15 year old dog.||Anne Newins||4/3/2017|
|Dr. Poet||The absolute best vet in the area, beloved by RVM residents is Dr. Poet at Best Friends Animal Hospital, 980 N Phoenix Rd (541) 770-7039 - in the Albertson's plaza opposite Si Casa Flores.||Peter Grassam||4/3/2017|
|Dr. Poet||Dr. Poet over by Albertsons has taken excellent care of our cats.||Roberta Bhasin||4/3/2017|
|Siskiyou Veterinary Hospital||
We take our 2 cats to Siskiyou Veterinary Hospital (on Stewart just the other side of 99) It was recommended by our dog-owning neighbor when we moved in 2 years ago. So far 2 routine visits (exam, shots, etc.) for each, plus one teeth-cleaning. We've been positively impressed by the staff and service, but we have no local comparisons or heavy-duty medical experiences.
Best Friends Animal Hospital
|I use Steve Poet, who owns Best Friends Animal Hospital of East Medford, at 980 N. Phoenix Road, Suite #103, Medford, OR. 97504. His number is 541-770-7039. When we first moved here, some ten years ago, I asked a number of friends here I had met over numerous visits, and they all recommended him. I have not been disappointed, and I’ve used him for a number of rescue cats over the years (some quite old and not in great shape when I rescued them). If you decide to try them, tell them I recommended you, and ask for him. (You may want to use others there, but start with him until you know the others.) I am 74 years old, have lived with cats all my life, and have never had a veterinarian I liked as well. Feel free to call me if you have questions.||Elizabeth Escher||4/3/2017|
|Steve Poet DVM||Steve Poet DVM, Close-by and Fabulous||Mary Bjorkholm||4/3/2017|
I'm sure other residents will recommend the same vet to you: it's STEVE POET, and his office is on Phoenix Road in the Albertsons shopping Center.
|Dr. Steve Poet||
We love Dr. Steve Poet. He loves the animals and talks so you can understand. We are fortunate to have had him recommended to us. He is in the shopping center near Albertsons.
|Dr. Poet||Dr Poet Larson Creek Center south of Albertsons.||Gary Crites||4/3/2017|
Best Friends Animal Hospital
Best Friends Animal Hospital of East Medford http://www.poetpets.com/ Dr Poet is the best, most caring vet we ever had. Look at his website above. You and your kitty will love him.
Alder Creek Vet
|Alder Creek Vet. We have taken our 8 year old Golden to Beth at the clinic since he joined our family when he was ten weeks old. One abdominal surgery and a non surgical removal of a large rock from his stomach and Mac still loves Dr. Beth. She is patient and very patient oriented. She treats her clients with honor and respect. The Clinic is also very convenient, located less than five minutes from the Manor on Golf View.||Dave Baker||4/3/2017|
|Watch repair||Can anyone recommend a good watch repair shop. (Needs more than a new battery.)||Barden Finch||8/21/2015|
|L. C. Antiques
541 779 1115
L. C. Antiques, is a great spot. 541 779 1115
L and C Antiques
|L and C Antiques on Riverside, has been very good for me. Ned, the owner, has repaired a Ship's Bell and various watches.||Becky Hyde||8/21/2015|
|Our family has been using Lawrence's Jewelers on Main Street for years and have been very satisfied with their work, both with watches and jewelry. I would highly recommend them.||Judy Hunter||8/21/2015|
I have seen guys working on wristwatches at LC Antiques. This shop did very good work with our grandfather clock and my Chelsea Ship's Bell clock. They are diligent and competent in our experience.
Rogue Valley Mall
|You could try Fast-Fix in the
Rogue Valley Mall. It's on the bottom floor right outside the Macy's
entrance. I think there are some brands they don't fix, though. They
had to send my watch off to someone else, but they fix most right on
the premises. They seem to know what they're doing, but I don't have
a whole lot of experience with them.
There used to be a watch repair store on Popular Street called Antique Clocks, I believe. Mary Jane Dellenback, currently in the Health Center mentioned it had moved and I think she said it around Winco.
An excellent watch place is on Riverside, about a half-mile down from Barnett on the left side. Its something like "LC Antiques", but they specialize in watch and clock repair. Good luck
|Watch Battery Replacement||Where is the best place to go to have the battery replaced in my watch? I have gone to the jewelry store inside Fred Meyers, but they seem pricey to me. All suggestions welcome.||Carol Bourret||3/21/2017|
Fast Fix Jewelry Repairs
Batteries Plus & Bulbs
Father and Son Jewelers
Wow! what a response I got. Thank you all. And now I'm dying to let you know the findings of my research after calling all the stores based on your suggestions. We'll start with the most expensive, and work towards the winner:
7. A couple of people suggested Walgreens, but although they sell watch batteries, they do not take your watch and install the new battery. Therefore, I disqualified them.
6. Fast Fix Jewelry Repairs in the Mall charges $14.95 for a 1-time replacement, OR $19.95 for a 5-year contract.
5. Batteries Plus & Bulbs over by Costco charges $10 for a 1-time replacement, OR $15 for the lifetime of a specific individual watch.
4. Many people suggested LC Antiques on Riverside where they charge $10 for a 1-time replacement. But wait, it gets better.
3. BlackBird out on Main Street charges $7 for a 1-time replacement.
2. Walmart charges $5.98 for a 1-time replacement, BUT unfortunately they just recently instituted a new policy that you must have bought the watch in their store. Not to worry though, the best is yet to come.
1. All the credit goes to Jim and Amoena Quan who called right away and told me that the best deal in town is Father and Son Jewelers in downtown on Main Street where they charge only $5.00 !!!! (Now that I've told you, I sure hope they don't change their price).
Well, that's where I'm headed (with all of my watches).
|Windshield repair||Looking for someone good to repair a rock chip in our windshield that has turned into a short crack. Recommendations?||Paul Berglund||8/12/2015|
|AAA||If you have AAA insurance like ours, they'll send someone out to replace the windshield and there is no charge to you.||Skip Ross||8/12/2015|
|List of replies||
Thanks to all who recommended windshield repair services.
|Safelite Auto Glass Corp.
We had the same problem and thru USAA used Safelite Auto Glass Corp. in Medford (541-779-0500 or 541-772-6700). They did a great job start to finish. Were pleasant and did the work in a timely manner.
|Repair kit||I think you can buy a little kit at the auto parts store (over by Harry and David) that you can apply to the crack. Ask them and they'll tell you how to do it.||Bill Silfvast||8/12/2015|
|Bill's Glass||We went to Bill's glass. One time they replaced the whole windshield, another time they filled in a chip. I'm mot sure about a chip that has started to run.||Kit Stanford||8/12/2015|
|Ferrell's glass on Front street repaired cracks in our MH and my car.||Jan Rowe||8/12/2015|
I've used Safelite Autoglass and also Bill's Glass (no relation) in Medford. Safelite comes to your location with a mobile crew and you need to drive to Bill's Glass for service I believe.
|Farrell's on Front Street down by the library.||Sandy Weller||8/12/2015|