by Karen Lewis
I attended a play called Scrooge, based on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens on Sunday December 26, showing at Cabrillo Stage Theatre in Aptos, near Santa Cruz from December 17-30, 2010. The play is directed by Andrew Ceglio who was born in San Jose and now lives in Capitola.
by Lorie Lewis Ham
First off, I have to say I’m not generally a fan of Westerns, but True Grit has so much more to it than just it’s setting of the old West. As a child, I grew up on Westerns as my dad was a big fan and I vaguely remember watching the original with John Wayne playing Rooster Cogburn.
by Rodney Cisneros
Recently the Reedley Downtown Association (RDA) asked their membership, as well as individuals, to consider sponsoring a teen parent and their family through Community Youth Ministry’s (CYM) teen parent program this Christmas.
by Eric Mayer & Mary Reed
Eric Mayer and Mary Reed also co-write the Lord Chamberlain mysteries set in 6th century Constantinople published by Poisoned Pen Press. They are at work on their ninth Lord Chamberlain novel.
by Karen Lewis
On April 29, 2008 best selling author James Patterson and co-author Gabrielle Charbonnet released a romance novel called Sundays at Tiffany’s. This entertaining and well written story made its way into a Lifetime Television original movie which premiered on December 6, 2010.
by Jesus Ibarra
I first heard the “Dog Days Are Over” live on the radio; I was so impressed and enamored by Florence Welch’s powerful voice that I had to find out more about this band and their music. I bought the album and began listening.
by Lorie Lewis Ham
Review of the mystery novel Winter of Secrets, by Vicki Delany. Instructions on how to enter for a chance to win a copy of Winter of Secrets at the end of this review. It seems like just another cold, snowy Christmas Eve in the small town of Trafalgar, British Columbia until Constables Molly Smith and Dave Evans are summoned to the scene of a car accident where two young tourists have gone off the snowy road into the river.
by Sheryl Wall
Most dogs love going places, be it a walk, going for a drive, or just playing in the front yard. So why not actually travel with your furry friend. If you are prepared, this can be a great experience for the both of you.
by Aimee Lewis
It’s hard to give up your dreams just for a dead-beat family, which is what Zach (Trevor Wright) is learning after he graduates and is forced to live with his sister, Jeanne (Tina Holmes), who has a child named Cody, and a boyfriend.
by Fresno Monsters
Find out the latest news on Fresno’s own hockey team, The Fresno Monsters in the Monsters Weekly right here at Kings River Life every Wednesday when the team is playing.
by Jesus Ibarra
I have been waiting for the sequel to 1982’s Tron since I first heard about it last summer, since then I have been in agony waiting for this film to come out. Seeing the new poster rivaling the old Tron poster sent my nerdism into overdrive.
by Jim Bulls
Born in San Jose, California and growing up on his parents’ farm near Reedley, Paul Buxman is considered to be a hometown product. He has spent over 40 years painting the San Joaquin Valley in his unique, impressionistic style.
by Pat Browning
It’s the Christmas season and all Joshua Punch wants is a warm place to sleep. That, and his $8,000. He’s been kicked off his boat and he’s flat broke. A big wheel named Mr. Buckeys is out of town and Joshua, who works for Kar-Parks, has the keys to his Mercedes and townhouse.
by Nancy Holley
With the shopping days until Christmas dwindling down to a precious few, the Visalia Arts Consortium members have ideas that may help. You can never go wrong with gifts of theatre tickets, museum memberships, or handiwork of local artists. The following include possibilities for all ages and interests, and unless otherwise stated, are located in Visalia.
by Diana Bulls
On any given Tuesday morning people start gathering at the First Assembly of God Church in Dinuba, and by 9:00 a.m. the social hall is filled. Pastors Don Hall and Roland De LaCerda welcome the people and share the gospel message for the day; then volunteers begin to hand out loaves of bread—it’s all part of the Bread of Life Ministry.
by Toni Pacini
Last Sunday I made my first “Trek to the Nation’s Christmas Tree”, something I had intended to do for several years. The bus ride from Sanger up to the Sierras and into the snow-covered world of Kings Canyon National Park was breathtaking.
by Jacob Alvarado
If you have been watching PBS within the past three years, you have probably seen the new hit sensation from Ireland, The Celtic Woman. The female quintet has been on the top of the charts since their debut album. There have been several T.V. specials featuring them and they have been all over the world, including three concerts in Fresno.
by Christopher Lewis
“I wonder what kind of presents will be under the tree this Christmas!” As a little boy, this was a question that energized me during this season as the big day approached. There were many things I enjoyed about Christmas, including the story of the Baby whose birthday was to be remembered on that day, but I have to admit the thing that excited me most about the holiday when I was a child was the prospect of receiving presents.