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  • Sink and swim

  • While sleeping in and watching cartoons will top some kids' list of activities this summer, Medford retiree Clyde Olson plans to drag his four grandchildren around town, raiding Dumpsters for cardboard and stocking up on the most pool water-resistant duct tape they can find.
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      With the city of Medford's sixth annual cardboard boat races just around the corner, there's still time to join in. Registration is preferred but not required until race day (July 16). Event sign-i...
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      If you go
      With the city of Medford's sixth annual cardboard boat races just around the corner, there's still time to join in. Registration is preferred but not required until race day (July 16). Event sign-in begins at 8 a.m. at Jackson Pool this year.

      Lifeguards are on hand the day of the race to accompany boats across the pool, and paddles and life jackets are provided. To register, or for printed tips on building cardboard boats, contact Medford Parks and Recreation at 541-774-2400.

      Cardboard-boat construction information online: http://www.ci.medford.or.us/Files/Cardboard%20Boat%20Basics.pdf
  • While sleeping in and watching cartoons will top some kids' list of activities this summer, Medford retiree Clyde Olson plans to drag his four grandchildren around town, raiding Dumpsters for cardboard and stocking up on the most pool water-resistant duct tape they can find.
    Regulars at the city-sponsored Medford Parks and Recreation cardboard boat races, Olson and crew are like dozens of Rogue Valley residents attempting — and thoroughly enjoying — the process of fashioning vessels from old refrigerator boxes, cardboard tubes, duct tape and glue.
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