Talent Show

May 2013

May 2013

Leave Your Mark

In 1993, when Peter Cislo was an administrator at Ashland High School, he decided to make a brick that would hold a bronze plate to be used as a fundraiser for schools and churches. While drawing up the plans in his bedroom, little did he know that soon he would have to retire from education to meet the demands of a full time landscape supply store.
"Five years later, one of the distributors asked if I would like to sell their residential and commercial pavers, and the rest is history," Pete said.

April 2013

April 2013

Quality Paperback Books

A love of reading landed Joe and Coralee Eaton as the new owners of Quality Paperback Books located at 115 N. Pacific Highway here in Talent. "We enjoy the Talent community," Joe said. "And we like meeting new friends and participating in the community activities. So far, our experience has been very rewarding. Everyone is so positive and supportive. It's been a lot of fun...and a lot of hard work!"
The work began after Joe came out of retirement—for the second time. He worked for Bear Creek Corporations for over 30 years. After retiring he took a job as a medial transportation driver for the Rogue Valley Manor. In December 2012, after retiring from the driving position, he and his wife Coralee purchased the store from Gary Brewer (the bookstore has been in business for over 20 years).
Coralee works full-time at CSL Plasma in Medford, and joins Joe at the store in the evenings and on weekends.

March 2013

March 2013

The Grotto

Anna Clay, owner of the Grotto here in Talent, began working in the restaurant industry during college to earn extra income. "Translation: beer money," Anna explained. "I discovered that the crazy, chaotic life actually suited me." She had no idea that years later it would end up being her career.
When she learned that Pioneer Pizza was up for sale, she jumped at the opportunity. "Thirteen years ago when the Grotto opened, there wasn't a whole lot going on in Talent," Anna said. "My friends and family thought I was nuts to open a restaurant here. But something about it really appealed to me, and still does.

February 2013

February 2013

Miles Automotive is Here to Stay

The road that lead Ryan and Jennifer Miles, owners of Miles Automotive, 690 S. Pacific Hwy. here in Talent, has been a long and adventurous one.

Both were born and raised in southern California, but they knew it was not the place they wanted to raise their children. So after their son was born they moved to Tennessee. "We had family there and thought 'why not,' it may be what we were looking for," Jennifer said. "Not at all!

January 2013

January 2013

No Wires Media: Your Local Internet, Phone and TV Connection

We've all been there: sitting on hold for over ten minutes only to be told we called the wrong department. After another ten minutes of automated directions we finally find out that in order to make the change we want, we'll have to sign another two-year contract. No Wires Media, located at 1560 Biddle Rd, just north of Marie Calender's in The Biddle Center, can help you avoid the headache of having to use far away call centers.

"What makes our store so unique is the variety of services we offer," owner Cheriesse Beck said. "We offer the largest selection of Internet and TV Providers, all in one location. We provide Dish Network, DirecTV, Charter, Century Link, Wild Blue, Hughes Net and a large selection of cell phone accessories.

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