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Mallory Moad

Triple J Alpaca Farm

IN THE May 28 ISSUE

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What’s curious, quiet, and soft as a cuddly plush toy? An alpaca!
I first laid eyes on these charming critters in Reedley’s Fiesta Parade, accompanied by a sign that displayed contact information for free alpaca farm tours. My immediate reaction: Let’s go! I made the call and on April 7 was on my way to the Triple J Alpaca Farm for an up-close-and-personal encounter.

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Disneyland may be known as the ‘Happiest Place on Earth,’ but every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening the happiest place in Fresno is Gazebo Gardens nursery. That’s where you’ll find a lively celebration of all things local with live music, food trucks, families, friends, dogs, bicycles, and more smiles than you can count.

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Mini Maker Faire

IN THE April 30 ISSUE

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The message written on the chalkboard said, “What are you making?” At Fresno Ideaworks and Craftapalooza Fresno’s Mini Maker Faire, the answer was, “LOTS of cool things,” including robots, games, paper-maché cats, and a full-size replica of Dr. Who’s time-traveling vehicle, the TARDIS.

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On Saturday, April 2, I made my much anticipated return to the world of percussion. I rolled the window down and was greeted by that crazy cacophony as competitors filled the Clovis East High School parking lot, preparing to strut their stuff in the San Joaquin Valley Color Guard & Percussion Review Championship Finals. This was going to be a big deal and ‘the heat was on.’

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“Roll your window down.” This instruction came from my friend, Jill Bedford, as we approached Clovis East High School. We were here, along with Jill’s daughter, Sarah Potter, to attend the San Joaquin Valley Color Guard & Percussion Review Classification Show. After spending most of 2015 attending parades, it was time to up my game. Since I’m crazy about marching bands, particularly drumlines, this seemed like the next logical step. What I stepped into was a different world.

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Rogue Reviews 2016

IN THE March 6 ISSUE

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Throughout the week we will be posting reviews here of Rogue shows! Check back daily! And then go out and enjoy the Rogue Festival! So far we have reviews of Barnacle: A Salty Love Story, The Jekyll and Hyde of Teaching, Unsolved Mysteries , Daring Divas, Mysterium, Art: Why Do We Bother?, Apocalypse Songs, SHEnatra!, NOCO’s Life of a Houseplant, Is Your Therapist Near A Bakery?, Juggle This! , Echoes of White Thunder, Bullshit Is My Native Language, Damn Fine Magic, Les Kurkendaal—Terror on the High Seas, Red Hot Mama, a Sophie Tucker Cabaret, Boomshakalaka, Play It Like Virgil, and Black Wool Jacket.

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Are You Rogueing This Year?

IN THE February 20 ISSUE

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‘Rogueing’ isn’t a dance move, fad diet, or the latest hip exercise program. Simply put, it’s attending performances at Fresno’s Rogue Performance Festival, commonly known as just “the Rogue.” Although its popularity has continued to increase, there are still people around here who haven’t heard of this showcase of independent performance. If you are a member of that group, you’ve been missing out on one of the most innovative events in Fresno, so keep reading. If you’re a Rogue regular, you know what I’m talking about, but keep reading anyway.

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New African Exhibit at Fresno Chaffee Zoo

IN THE February 6 ISSUE

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“Look! It’s a rhino! And it’s REAL!” This statement didn’t come out of the mouth of a seven-year old. It was my reaction to seeing this magnificent creature, one of many awesome animals residing at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo. There’s no CGI here, folks.

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Blind Date with a Book

IN THE January 9 ISSUE

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Imagine tables filled with over 200 books! Wait – these books are mysteriously wrapped in brown paper, identified only by a label which describes key plot elements. Do you feel lucky? You carefully choose one or more, if you’re in an adventurous mood. When you get home and remove that discreet cover to reveal its true identity, will your selection be a total loser or will it rock your world? Welcome to Blind Date with a Book, part used book sale, part library, part guessing game and one hundred percent fun!

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Of all the days I’ve spent watching parades this year, December 5 was the most challenging – it was a Christmas parade double-header! That’s right, I attended two very different parades in one day and lived to tell you all about it.

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There are three more parades on my schedule – let the countdown begin! On December 12 I headed south on 99 once again, this time to the tiny town of London. If you’re confused, it’s London, California I’m talking about. I’d be willing to bet most Central Californians have never heard of this community of 2500, located 20 miles southeast of Kingsburg and nestled in the middle of acres of vineyards, peach and nectarine orchards and citrus groves.

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Christmas is on the way, and Central Valley towns are getting into the spirit of the season with parades, parades, and more parades! Last weekend I attended three in a row, each representing the values and histories of the communities in which they took place.

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“Welcome to Selma, Raisin Capital of the world!” That’s where I was on an unusually warm Halloween, waiting for the start of the 51st Annual Selma Rotary Marching Band Festival Parade. I’d really been looking forward to this, because not only do I love parades, I’ve got a thing for marching bands, too. This was going to be awesome! Bring ’em on!

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Once a year Fresno’s Tower District goes to the dogs – in a good way – and this time I was there to see it with my own eyes.

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