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Tree Fresno

IN THE April 14 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
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by Lorie Lewis Ham


This week we are celebrating Earth Day which takes place on April 22. Because of that, we thought it would be a perfect time to talk with Tree Fresno, a Community Benefit Organization serving Fresno, Tulare, Madera, and Kings Counties whose mission is to transform the San Joaquin Valley with trees, greenways, and beautiful landscapes.

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by Cynthia Chow


A fashion show turns deadly in this latest mystery featuring the delightful detecting duo of Summer Smythe and Dorothy Westin. Summer Smythe-Sloan may only be twenty-six (okay, twenty-nine) years old, but the youngest resident of Milano, Florida’s Hibiscus Pointe senior living community is allowed to reside there due to her volunteer position as their Aquatics Director.

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by Cynthia Chow


The momentous decision to temporarily shutter her vintage clothing business in order to rebuild and expand into the wedding and baby retail market isn’t what’s keeping Charley Carpenter awake all night.

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by Cynthia Chow


When reporter Joe Gale receives a tip from Stella Rinaldi about police activity at the St. Jerome churchyard, for once it’s not about the controversial dismantling of the shuttered Gothic building. Tragically – or perhaps ironically – the man in charge of the closure, Father Patrick Doherty, has been found dead in the garden.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Duffy Brown


Reagan Summerside just wanted to bask in the moment. She couldn’t believe that despite her bad man-juju, fate has gifted with a marriage proposal from hunky, extremely eligible bachelor attorney Walker Boone.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


This week we are celebrating Earth Day which takes place on April 22. It seemed liked the perfect time to get to know more about the Fresno Wildlife Rehabilitation Service. So we chatted with their Executive Director Cathy Garner.

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by Kathleen Costa
& Marty Wingate


Weddings always seem to bring out romantic notions and queries about who could be next. However, Julia’s expectation that Michael’s desire to ask her “something” may be a proposal is interrupted when Pammy, Michael’s older sister (“Barely older,” she would say.), shows up asking to send the night.

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Dying to Lose Weight

IN THE April 14 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andMysteryrat's Maze
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by Denise Dietz


After I lost 55 (and a half!) lbs. on Weight Watchers, I became a group leader/lecturer for the organization. One night, while watching my dieters weigh in—and smiling as my adorable nuns crossed themselves before stepping on the scale—I had an epiphany. What if there was some nut killing off dieters when they reached their goal weight? Wouldn’t that make a fun mystery?

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by Adam Weymouth


I first came to the North, to Alaska, in 2013. I was there, ostensibly, to follow stories of climate change and oil, but really I was there because I was lured by the myth. I had grown up on Jack London and Farley Mowat; I had fleshed it out with Into the Wild and bluegrass and wildlife documentaries.

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by Doward Wilson


When Skylar Tirnov is found hanged in his ritzy Prohibition Era style Nightclub in Los Angeles, Detective Marcello Prado starts to investigate the murder only to be suspended for a twelve-month period without pay for a harassment suit.

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True Colors: Mystery Short Story

IN THE April 14 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andTerrific Tales
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by John M. Floyd


“He’s dead,” Nicole Finney said. Teary-eyed, she led Officers Payne and Tyler down a dim hallway. Morris Dunn lay facedown in his office.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Fresno Pacific University’s spring musical is the classic musical Guys and Dolls, and it is being presented at the Selma Arts Center. It opened last night, and is only playing this weekend.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


If you are looking for a feel good show that the whole family can enjoy, then head over to the Bonner Auditorium at the Fresno Art Museum and see The Fantasticks, presented by StageWorks Fresno through April 22.

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by Nancy Holley



Nana’s Naughty Knickers, a delightful farce, bursts onto the Ice House stage on Friday, April 13, with gaiety for all. Even the title makes you smile, and that’s just the beginning.

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