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The Perilous Peregrinations of Penelope Pipsqueak By Wilhelmina Writerly

FROM THE March 16 ISSUE

IN THE Books & Tales SECTION

by Nancy Holley


The exploits of Penelope Pipsqueak by Wilhelmina Writerly (aka Irene Morse) were inspired by Writerly’s eldest great grandchild. “Write a story for me, GG!” was the excited request. Writerly had never written a children’s book, but the longer she mulled the idea, the more inspired she became.

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And Then, a Hero Comes Along Fresno’s Not-So-Lone Rangers Unmasked as Heroes of the City

FROM THE March 16 ISSUE

IN THE Arts & Entertainment SECTION

by Tom Sims



So, what is a hero?
Jake A. Soberal cofounder of Bitwise and Enrique Meza, photographer and videographer have been friends for a decade. They were asking the same question.

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A Shot in the Dark On Stage at 2nd Space

FROM THE March 13 ISSUE

IN THE Terrance V. Mc Arthur SECTION

by Terrance McArthur



A Shot in the Dark
? Oh, yeah! The one about the blind lady, and she doesn’t know the bad guys are in her apartment with her! No, that’s Wait Until Dark. This is A Shot in the Dark.

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The Life of an Elphaba Standby: Wicked Comes to Fresno

FROM THE March 13 ISSUE

IN THE Lorie Lewis Ham SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


Wicked comes through Fresno next week performing at the Saroyan Theater in Fresno from March 20-31. We have a rather different interview for this show, we are interviewing the Elphaba Standby, Cecelia Ticktin. And if you don’t know what a standby is, keep reading!

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Valley Animal Center: Wonderful Wilfred

FROM THE March 9 ISSUE

IN THE Animal Rescue Adventures SECTION

by Casey Nagle


Wilfred is a five-year-old Terrier mix that came to Valley Animal Center in 2016. Wilfred was adopted, but unfortunately was returned to the center two years later because the owner was moving into a senior-living facility. Wilfred is shy and a bit timid around new people and dogs. This Terrier mix loves toys and is a great lap dog once he gets acclimated to his surroundings.

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Murder in an Irish Pub By Carlene O’Connor: Review/Giveaway/Interview

FROM THE March 9 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Sandra Murphy


Siobhan O’Sullivan lives in Kilbane, a small town in County Cork, Ireland. Her family runs Naomi’s Bistro while she patrols as the newest member of the Garda (police). Her boss, friend, and lover is Macdara. They have their hands full when the International Poker Tournament is held in a local pub at the same time as the Arts and Music Festival happens on the main street.

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Local Irish Band Celtic Alchemy

FROM THE March 9 ISSUE

IN THE Lorie Lewis Ham SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


St. Patrick’s Day is almost here so it seemed like a perfect time to interview local Irish band Celtic Alchemy. So recently I chatted with one of their founding members Paddy Myers.

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Cookin’ the Books By Amy Patricia Meade: Review/Giveaway/Guest Post

FROM THE March 9 ISSUE

IN THE Kathleen Costa SECTION

by Kathleen Costa
& Amy Patricia Meade


Letitia “Tish” Tarragon divorced a year ago and moving on entails opening up a restaurant and catering business in a historic early twentieth century clapboard building in Hobson Glen, Virginia. Cookin’ the Books Café combines the best of two worlds…books and food. She has labeled herself and her style as a “literary caterer.” She can provide a Midsummer’s Night lawn party, Great Gatsby gala, Wonderland tea party, or a Christie-inspired murder mystery dinner. She also has cookbooks from around the world and a lending library for all to enjoy.

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Jackie Dale: CatMother, Cat Trapper, Cat Broker

FROM THE March 9 ISSUE

IN THE Animal Rescue Adventures SECTION

by Jackie Dale



My February started out with a gentleman from Fresno calling me about four newborn kittens. The mother had died after giving birth. I’m not sure how long he waited to ask for help, but by the time I got them, they were weak and cold.

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Sláinte: Three Irish Mysteries for St. Patrick’s Day

FROM THE March 9 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Sharon Tucker


Some commemorate St. Patrick’s Day with a pub-crawl, drinking Guinness and green beer. I think I would rather read an Irish mystery or crime novel—and just have a Guinness in tandem. S. Furlong-Bollinger’s Paddy Whacked (2011) is a brief and sprightly entry into the holiday stakes.

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The Man Behind the Badge: A Chat With Reedley’s Chief of Police

FROM THE March 9 ISSUE

IN THE Community SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


Have you ever wondered what a police chief does? We are doing a series of articles that is taking a look at many different parts of the City of Reedley and leaders in Reedley, to learn not only more about what they do, but also about who they are. This week we are chatting with Reedley’s Chief of Police Jose Luis Garza. He assumed leadership of the Reedley Police Department on March 13, 2012, after serving as Acting Chief of Police since April of 2011.

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Past Due for Murder By Victoria Gilbert: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE March 9 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Cynthia Chow


During May’s library-sponsored evening bonfire for Girl Scouts, the ghost stories being told by the folklorist Professor Mona Raymond and her students aren’t as scary as the sight library director Amy Webber sees lurking in the shadows. It’s been two years since Amy spoke to ex-boyfriend Charles Bartos, and she’s done her best to avoid just seeing him ever since he and his girlfriend moved to her town of Taylorsford, Virginia.

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