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Mallory Moad

by Mallory Moad



“Hey, Amy! Miss Betts! Come here!” At the sound of their names and a familiar voice, Amy and her daughter, Betts, slowly step forward. These two aren’t contestants on a game show. And although they are beautiful, they’re not in the running to be a top model, either.

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Tower District Records

IN THE April 29 ISSUE

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Platters, stacks of wax, licorice pizzas, fuzzy warbles–call them whatever you want, but they’re commonly known as records. If you thought this music format was dead and gone, think again. Better yet, ask Bob Lambert, owner of Tower District Records in Fresno. “It’s fair to say that vinyl is making a comeback, but it never went away.” It’s also fair to say that a lot of it can be found at this local gem.

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Throughout the week we will be posting reviews here of Rogue shows! Check back several times a day! And then go out and enjoy the Rogue Festival! To check out our Rogue preview article & some Rogue performer preview articles go to our Arts & Entertainment section. We will also be posting some performer video interviews on our YouTube Channel. So far we have reviews of Joy Compactor, Tidal Surge, Dances to Heal the Soul, Poetry and Prose From Fresno State, Too Old To Be This Young, Delirium, The Magic of Elder, Discrete Packets of Song, My Cat Thinks It’s A Pig, The Wallaby Way, Joan of Sn’arc, Moonlight After Midnight, A Fatal Step, Thanks For Coming, Healing Stories, Chelsea > Blake, and Stalking Grace.

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Tower Health & Diet Foods

IN THE February 4 ISSUE

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by Mallory Moad




I remember a time when yoga, meditation, whole grains, vitamins and herbal supplements were considered weird and hippie-trippy. Well, times have definitely changed. What once existed on the fringe of society has become mainstream and considered to be components of a healthy lifestyle. If your goal for 2017 is to improve or maintain your well-being, be it physical or mental, my friends at Tower Health and Diet Foods can answer your questions or offer guidance regarding your choices.

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by Mallory Moad



It’s time for the holidays in the Central Valley, and lights are a big, big deal. You can’t drive down a street after dark without multi-colored bulbs guiding your way. They’re wild and crazy and they’re everywhere, on homes, businesses and in at least 4 night-time parades. But in Fresno you’ll find one collection of illuminated displays in a place that’s a little out of the ordinary.

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Tower Free Library

IN THE November 19 ISSUE

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by Mallory Moad



When e-readers became popular and affordable, nay-sayers predicted a ghastly death for public libraries and printed books. However, like the Y2K chaos and numerous forecasts of the end of the world, this has not come to pass. And while many libraries have upgraded their services to meet the needs of 21st century patrons, there is one grass-roots library system in Fresno that has done the opposite.

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Billy Bob Hobb’s Pumpkin Grove

IN THE October 15 ISSUE

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by Mallory Moad



It’s October, Halloween is just around the corner and everywhere you go, it’s all about the pumpkins. If you’ve really got that autumn feeling down in your bones and feel the need to celebrate those orange gourds, Farmer Billy Bob Hobb’s Pumpkin Grove is the place for you (and your kids, too). Since 2010, the Pumpkin Grove has provided a family-friendly alternative to the scary, night time haunted-house attractions that are all the rage with teenagers and adults but are too intense for children.

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by Mallory Moad




“Moooooommmmmmmmmmm, I’m boooored!” This is the dark side of summer vacation, a result of the sudden lack of structured activity. Another unfortunate aspect is the negative effect a limited amount of mental stimulation for nine weeks can have on a kid’s achievement in school. Have no fear, Moms and Dads, the Fresno County Public Library (FCPL) has your back with the Summer Reading Challenge.

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Triple J Alpaca Farm

IN THE May 28 ISSUE

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by Mallory Moad




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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by Mallory Moad



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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by Mallory Moad



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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by Mallory Moad



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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by Mallory Moad



“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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by Mallory Moad



‘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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by Mallory Moad



“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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