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Yellow Mug Coffee

IN THE November 11 ISSUE

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The aroma of freshly brewed coffee wafts through the air as soon as the door to this friendly, family owned neighborhood coffee shop opens. Welcome to northeast Fresno’s hidden gem…Yellow Mug Coffee.

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If you’re looking for the biggest, the best, and the most Spooktacular Halloween Party in Fresno, look no farther than The Standard’s 10th Annual Halloween Party. Known far and wide for this event, which continues to grow and grow, the Standard’s 2017 Haunted Mansion Halloween Party promises to offer another bewitching night of fun and festivities.

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by Kathleen Costa


Kailani Pope, ‘Lani’ to everyone except her paternal grandmother, is known for doing whatever is necessary to help a friend. So, when Bethany Halderman called and said her sister Cammy’s accident wasn’t an accident, Lani is there to help her friend find the truth. Cammy Halderman was competing in the Amazing Brains and Brawn Race when she was found dead at the bottom of a cliff.

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If you’re looking for the best way to celebrate all things earthy, look no further than the Earth Day Celebration at Central Fresno’s Radio Park, located at First and Clinton Avenues. Saturday, April 22, will bring a full day of ecological fun and education for all!

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The Fresno County Blossom Trail

IN THE February 11 ISSUE

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Spring has nearly sprung and with the coming of spring comes the panoramic beauty known throughout the region and beyond as The Fresno County Blossom Trail. Originally created twenty-nine years ago to celebrate the splendor of the sights and scents of the showy blossoms of the Valley’s almond, plum, nectarine, peach, apricot, apple, and citrus blooms; these trees provide nature’s beauty at its finest. Add to that, the magnificence of the snow-capped Sierras for the backdrop, and you will have a sensory experience of beauty unlike any other.

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“Miss Winkles”…A distinctive name, for sure! Named in recognition of David McDonald’s adorable yet mischievous West Highland Terrier, Miss Winkles. She and her brother Rocky were ever-faithful companions to David. Though Rocky is still an ever-present friend, David made the generous decision to celebrate Miss Winkles’ short life by supporting the amazing, state-of-the-art, Miss Winkles Pet Adoption Center.

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For a moment in time, step into the often invisible world of those living with hearing differences. ‘Invisible’ because you cannot immediately see that someone is Deaf until you interact and/or communicate with that person. Think about it for a moment. How many times have you passed a Deaf person on the street and not realized that he or she has a difference in hearing? In the linguistic and cultural minority of those who are Deaf, personal communication is key.

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Walk through the doors of the new Betty Rodriguez Library and you’ll walk into the future. Enter another world; one with limitless possibilities at your fingertips.

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Painted Table co-owners and personal chefs, Jeromie Garza and Rod Hansen, seamlessly weave their style, culinary talents, and creativity together to form the tapestry for the Valley’s most innovative and delectable food experiences. The result is the highly acclaimed catering experience, The Painted Table. It has been a journey and a dream.

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The Voice Shop Music Academy

IN THE January 2 ISSUE

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Is The Voice one of your favorite shows of the season? If you’re going to miss it, do you record it so you can watch the performances later? Have you ever yearned to expand your singing ability, taking it from the shower to a showcase? If so, you’ll want to know all there is to know about Fresno’s own training ground for voices, from the very young to the young at heart.

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There’s always so much going on during the Ho Ho Holiday Season. Whether you’re in the holiday mood for Music, Theater, Santa’s arrival, Tree lightings, or a Jingle Bell Run, here’s a sampling of holiday events below. Please visit the accompanying websites or call for more information and ticket prices for each event.

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Crystal Cave For Halloween

IN THE October 17 ISSUE

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The Crystal Cave…even the name sounds intriguing, especially when teamed with ‘Halloween.’ Yes, Halloween at the Crystal Cave is not the usual Halloween haunt.

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Ghosts and goblins, witches and warlocks, smiley jack-o-lanterns or scary zombies—no matter what your Halloween penchant, this is one holiday where adults and kids alike can be spooky or sweet, frightful and fun.

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Hart’s Haven Used Bookstore

IN THE September 26 ISSUE

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Welcome to Hart’s Haven Used Bookstore, where book lovers from near and far will find books lining each room, from floor to ceiling. Literally!
“Every day is a new adventure,” said owner Barbara Rogers of her new business venture that combines her love of used books with the energy of Jazzercise. A unique and energetic combination!

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The Master Gardener Vision

IN THE July 25 ISSUE

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Brown is the New Green…this familiar reminder is sprouting up all over California as we enter another year of the historic drought. For those who want to remain water-wise but still want to enjoy all the benefits that plants, trees and flowers have to offer, more residential gardeners than ever are turning to the experts who are on hand 24/7, to offer tips, advice and knowledge– The Master Gardeners.

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by Kathy Eide Casas



Are you looking for something fun and challenging to do during this sizzling summer? Check out all the cool activities going on at the Fresno County Library. With one simple click on www.fresnolibrarysrp.org, summertime fun will be at your fingertips!

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It’s that time of year again…it’s time for the Fresno County Public Library’s BIG READ!
Readers, authors, literary enthusiasts and mystery-lovers alike, mark your calendars now for the ninth Annual Big Read, kicking off this Friday, March 13, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. at Arte Americas. Located in the heart of downtown Fresno, Arte Americas is the largest Latino Cultural Arts Center in the San Joaquin Valley and the perfect venue for this kick-off event. Plan for an afternoon of fun-filled and memorable experiences at Arte Americas.

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Welcome to the inspiring beauty that can only be found along the Fresno County Blossom Trail. This 60-mile stretch of nature at its finest showcases the blossoming stone fruit orchards, citrus groves, vineyards and historical points of interest.

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