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Kathy Eide Casas

by Kathy Eide Casas



This year, Christmas Tree Lane continues its delightful tradition, celebrating the Lane’s 92nd anniversary and making it one of the longest-running holiday events in our nation. Christmas Tree Lane’s spectacular sparkling display was born in 1920 with the decoration of one single tree, as a way to honor a young boy who had died in a home on the Lane. Who could ever have imagined that the lighting of that one residential tree would grow into a spectacular display that now stretches for two miles, includes well over 100 homes and each Christmas season captivates one hundred thousand visitors.

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“We are people who want to give…people who want to provide Fresno’s homeless with a meal that others would normally experience at their own kitchen tables…” Justin Kamimoto, Founder and Program Director for Fresno’s M.E.A.L.

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enny Young, owner and managing Partner at Fresno’s infamous Full Circle Brewing Company, never dreamed he would become a ‘brewmaster’ at one of the tastiest and most eclectic tap houses around the San Joaquin Valley. Over the course of the past 14 years, the Full Circle Brewing Company has transformed from a tiny neighborhood bar to a welcoming thirst quencher for Fresno’s downtown 20-something dwellers, travelers passing up and down the 99, and their loyal regulars, who enjoy the easy atmosphere always found at Full Circle.

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Caregiver Month

IN THE November 15 ISSUE

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by Kathy Eide Casas



November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time to recognize the 42 million Americans who help care for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones. At first glance, those numbers may appear staggering, but we all know someone who is providing care for an aging parent, relative, or friend. Any of us can become a caregiver in the blink of an eye. One minute your mom is walking, and the next you receive the call that she’s fallen and broken a hip. Or, you notice that your spouse or parent is forgetting more than they’re remembering. Life changes and roles change quickly as well.

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When you first meet local photographer, poet extraordinaire, and expert interpreter Joe Osejo, you are struck by the modesty of this soft-spoken creative gentleman.

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Books are the magic that can effortlessly transport us to places near, far and in between.
Step through the doors of the newest branch of the Fresno County Public Library, and you’ll be greeted by the cool air, accented with the sites and sensations that only books can bring. Books can transport you to places where you can live, dream and discover the wonder within the words. Located in northwest Fresno at Teague Elementary School, this recently opened branch of the Fresno County Public Library provides a world of fun, fiction, information, and technology, all at your fingertips.

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How do you capture and combine the fun of shopping with the warm feeling that comes from helping others? Step through the doors of Cowgirl Clutter, a sparkling new unique Clovis boutique, and you’ll find out in a heartbeat!

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Maddie Cakes Cupcake Bakery

IN THE August 30 ISSUE

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Meet Madeline Travis, the ‘real’ Maddie behind the infamous Cupcake Bakery, Maddie Cakes. This homegrown, one-of-its-kind bakery, located in northwest Fresno, has had orders placed for their custom cupcakes and cakes, from as far away as Italy. Their customers explain that there’s simply no substitute for a Maddie cake. Maddie Cakes has been showcased from Washington, D.C to Las Vegas to Yosemite to Los Angeles and back again. It takes just one look at these creative cupcakes and other bakery items, such as their uniquely customized cakes and cookies, to see why customers from across the globe, call on Maddie and her staff to make their special occasion memorable and delicious!

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Library For London Project

IN THE August 9 ISSUE

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There is simply no better way to describe Robert Isquierdo, Jr. and the Ambassadors for the Library for London Project, than as that small group of thoughtful, committed citizens who really are going to change the world. In fact, they’ve already begun! Their first project of change is underway in a big way in the tiny community of London, California.

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Local medical expert, Dr. Giatri Dave, featured weekly on the CBS Channel 47 Emmy Award-winning noon news segment, Ask the Doctor, has added another chapter to her growing journey of community health advocacy.

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Welcome to the cool comfort of Sierra Vista Mall. Step through the western doors of the mall and you’ll see its new and extraordinary tenant, complete with glistening glass walls, colorful signs and books galore…it’s the Sierra Vista Library!

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by Kathy Eide Casas



Don’t let the sizzling days of summer drag you down. Cool adventures abound for all ages throughout the Central Valley.
Check out this little list of big things to do. We’ve included activities for kids, families and even for the adults! A few are date specific but other activities are ongoing all summer long. Be sure and check the accompanying contact info for dates, time and costs (where applicable).

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Jim Yovino has a passion for education. He has spent his entire career working on behalf of Fresno County students. “It’s hard to believe that this year marks my 24th year in education. When you are doing something you have such a passion for, the time goes even faster,” Yovino emphasized.

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