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Lorie Lewis Ham

Christmas Shopping In Reedley

IN THE December 1 ISSUE

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It is always nice when you can do at least some of your shopping in your own town and support local businesses, and sometimes if you live in a bigger city it’s nice to check out some of the offerings of local smaller towns as they may offer something unique and different. This week we are taking a look at some of the places to do your Christmas shopping in Reedley.

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As a perfect way to start off the month of December, Gretchen Archer and Kings River Life are giving away this Christmas mystery short story!

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A highlight of Christmas for many people is the Christmas Parade. Downtown Fresno is celebrating 89 years of Christmas parades this year! We sat down to chat about this year’s parade with Tatevik Hovhannisyan, Events Coordinator at Downtown Fresno Partnership, who oversees and plans the Annual Downtown Fresno Christmas Parade and other DFP core events.

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Kelly Ventura will be performing a one-man show of A Christmas Carol on December 7 and 8 for only 2 performances in Visalia at the Main Street Theatre. The show is a fundraiser for The Enchanted Playhouse. We sat down to chat with Kelly about the show.

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For those who don’t subscribe to our podcast newsletter, I wanted to share about our new podcast episode that went up last week! This one features mystery short story, What a Little Cinnamon Can Do, written by L.D. Barnes and read by local actor Julia Reimer. This story involves baking, giving it a nice twist for the holiday season.

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For Thanksgiving weekend we are taking a “mostly” vacation. We have one article up, the column from the Cat House on the Kings, because we didn’t want to miss out on this popular column! You can also continue to enjoy the November 17 issue-most of the giveaways go through December 1!

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The Lion King comes through Fresno next week and will be performing at the William Saroyan Theatre in Fresno from November 28-December 9. We were able to chat recently with one of its stars, Nick Cordileone, who plays Timon.

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I couldn’t have seen two more polar opposite shows in one weekend if I had tried! Falling at Fresno Pacific, while amazing, was very serious (review also up tonight). Picasso at the Lapin Agile on the other hand was just plain crazy fun! It will have you laughing all evening—which I suppose is what you would expect from a show written by Steve Martin.

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Falling On Stage at Fresno Pacific University

IN THE November 13 ISSUE

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FPU seems to pick plays that make you think-which is something I really like. This fall’s play, Falling, does just that.

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During this time of year we like to feature groups who are making a difference in their community. While looking for such a group this year I found The Community Life Garden, just outside of Reedley. Interested in what exactly they do, I chatted with the Executive Director of Community Life Garden, David Gonzalez.

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KRL has been covering Valley theatre for over eight years now and we have profiled local actors, directors, set designers, and more. We know that every piece of a show is vital, from the last bit of paint, to the costumes, the make-up and the hair.

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by Doward Wilson
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laire Darrow (played by Kimberly Williams-Paisley from Father of the Bride) is an idealistic lawyer who fights for truth and justice, even if she doesn’t get paid. Her estranged mother, Joanna (played by Wendie Malick) is also a lawyer who has returned home to rejoin the family firm.

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Deadly Rising is the second book in Jeri Westerson’s new fantasy Booke of the Hidden series featuring tea and herb shop owner Kylie Strange. The series takes place in Moody Bog, Maine.

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If you are a fan of popular music from the ’50s and ’60s then Smokey Joe’s Cafe is the show for you. It is currently on stage at the Reedley Opera House, presented by the River City Theatre Company.

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I love Halloween and this Valley knows how to do it up right! There are Halloween events all over-some for kids and some for adults-some free and some cost. Some of them are even fundraisers for a good cause. This week we are featuring another Halloween event that is also a fundraiser for Valley Children’s Hospital/Healthcare-a Halloween Bash. The event is being put on by La Visionaria Guild, so we chatted with Dallas Selling, who is the Vice President of the organization and a founding member.

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For those who don’t subscribe to our podcast newsletter, I wanted to share about our new podcast episode that went up this week! This one features a mystery short story perfect for Halloween, Mercy Killer by Merrilee Robson.

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