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Peter Pan at Enchanted Playhouse

FROM THE April 25 ISSUE

IN THE Lorie Lewis Ham SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


Peter Pan opens at the Enchanted Playhouse in Visalia this weekend. We took a moment to chat with the show’s director Kelly Ventura.

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Declan McKenna Provides Coachella-like Vibes to Strummers

FROM THE April 25 ISSUE

IN THE Music SECTION

by Steven Sanchez



On April 19, England’s newest import, Declan McKenna, fresh off from playing at the popular Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, brought the same energy and vibes to the sold out, small downtown venue.

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Nailed By Avery Daniels: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE April 21 ISSUE

IN THE Going Green SECTION

by Kathleen Costa
& Avery Daniels


Julienne is taking her job seriously, so when circumstances change and instead of her boss she is sent to a resort management conference in Vail, Colorado, she is very eager to sharpen her managerial skills, network with like-minded people, and take lots of notes on how a posh premier resort operates, but investigating a murder was not on the conference schedule.

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Rattie Ratz: Bubbie and Mochi, The Best of Brothers

FROM THE April 21 ISSUE

IN THE Rodent Ramblings SECTION

by Stephanie Cameron


While many who are not familiar with domestic rats may think of them as dangerous and/or dirty, anyone who has experienced rats as pets will know that they make wonderful additions to the family.

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Double Dog Dare By Gretchen Archer: Review/Giveaway/Interview

FROM THE April 21 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Cynthia Chow


As a spy and elite security agent for the Bellissimo Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi, Davis Way Cole has prevented and outsmarted an endless number of schemes to steal and scam not just the casino, but thousands of its guests.

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RHS Library Profile: Dawn Linhoff and Jan Sullivan

FROM THE April 21 ISSUE

IN THE Education SECTION

by Brissa Reyes



At many schools, there are often centers that are the main hub of student activity and learning. At Reedley High School, one of these places is the Library, where students of all different levels come to seek knowledge.

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Date with Malice By Julia Chapman: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE April 21 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Cynthia Chow


Bruncliffe is not a village that soon forgives or forgets. This is why despite having left Yorkshire and his Black Sheep legacy nearly fifteen years ago, Samson O’Brien struggles to attract new business today.

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Lake Silence By Anne Bishop: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE April 21 ISSUE

IN THE Fantasy & Fangs SECTION

by Terrance Mc Arthur


Anne Bishop’s series chronicling the humans and the Others of the world of Namid have been special to me since I first read Written in Red.

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Q and A with Local Photographer Sara Deasy

FROM THE April 21 ISSUE

IN THE Arts & Entertainment SECTION

by Sarah Peterson-Camacho


For more than a decade, Fresno photographer Sara Deasy has captured life’s myriad moments, celebrating her subjects’ journeys and milestones as the owner of DC Photography Studios.

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Perils, Plots, and Puppies By Maggie Pill: Review/Giveaway/Guest Post

FROM THE April 21 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Cynthia Chow
& Maggie Pill


Few know that retired Assistant DA Barbara Ann Evans has been staging “Correction Events” in the town of Allport, Michigan. Unable to bear the sight of grammatical errors public and private building signs, Barbara dresses up like a cat burglar to “tag” storefronts with corrected spellings.

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Alan Bradley’s Flavia de Luce

FROM THE April 21 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Sharon Tucker


Being the mistress of one’s own fate is beyond compare especially at age eleven. Such is the case with Alan Bradley’s sleuth, Flavia de Luce, and is apparent from the first pages of The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (2009) through all nine novels in the series thus far.

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Inspiration for Humanity

FROM THE April 21 ISSUE

IN THE Helping Hands SECTION

by Tom Sims



What happens when you cross a park built to welcome and inspire all with an organization and movement designed to empower people with home ownership? When you combine a place called Inspiration Park with a group called Habitat for Humanity, you come up with Inspiration for Humanity!

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One Fine Day: Mystery Short Story

FROM THE April 21 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Maggie-beth Rees


You always were a little weasel, starting with your days as a juvenile delinquent.?
I tried to reason with you, but you were having none of it.?

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Bookwyrm Gaming Convention at Woodward Park Library

FROM THE April 18 ISSUE

IN THE Arts & Entertainment SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


This weekend is Bookwyrm, a 2 day gaming convention at the Woodward Park Library in Fresno. We spoke with 2 of the organizers of this year’s event-James Tyner and Tiffany Polfer.

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