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Kathy Eide Casas

Hart’s Haven Used Bookstore

IN THE September 26 ISSUE

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by Kathy Eide Casas



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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by Kathy Eide Casas



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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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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Have you ever wanted to discover the “Arts”, but just never knew where to start? If so, then First Friday Visalia was designed especially for you! The revamped and revitalized First Friday Visalia is making a comeback in a big artistic way! Musicians, sculptors, poets, and painters are all a part of this exciting and free artistic adventure taking place throughout downtown Visalia.

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Central Valley Café Scientifique

IN THE January 31 ISSUE

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by Kathy Eide Casas



Welcome to the Central Valley’s gathering of science-seekers–it’s the Central Valley Café Scientifique, a place for science in the cultural life of California’s Central Valley.

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Domestic violence is not fair. It is blind to socioeconomic status and colorblind to ethnicities and cultures.
Domestic violence leaves scars, some plainly visible, even though the physical injuries may have long ago healed. Some scars cannot be seen at all. They are invisible to the eye, but can always be felt in the heart and the mind.

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“This time it will be different…”
Words heard far too often from victims of domestic violence. Sadly though, many times it is not different. Domestic violence is like that.

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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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