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Kingsburg

The Fresno County Blossom Trail

IN THE February 11 ISSUE

FROM THE 2017 Articles,
andCommunity,
andKathy Eide Casas
SECTIONS

by Kathy Eide Casas



Spring has nearly sprung and with the coming of spring comes the panoramic beauty known throughout the region and beyond as The Fresno County Blossom Trail. Originally created twenty-nine years ago to celebrate the splendor of the sights and scents of the showy blossoms of the Valley’s almond, plum, nectarine, peach, apricot, apple, and citrus blooms; these trees provide nature’s beauty at its finest. Add to that, the magnificence of the snow-capped Sierras for the backdrop, and you will have a sensory experience of beauty unlike any other.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Early this year Bullfrogs Bar and Grill in Kingsburg was featured in the Great Food Search, where the focus was on their awesome food. This week we are focusing on them as an entertainment venue. We took some time to chat with Justin Simmons, one half of the core management staff. He shares the responsibilities of a general manager with Kourtney Vigario. They took on these roles in September of 2015 when their current GM left to pursue his own business.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


If you have the opportunity to go to Bullfrogs Bar & Grill at Riverland near Kingsburg…jump at the chance! Hop to it. Do it before you croak.
Hidden on the south bank of the Kings River, within leaping distance of Highway 99, this Mid-Century Modern restaurant/bar/entertainment center turns out some unbelievable food. Chef Julian puts his style into everything he serves.

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by Mallory Moad




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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by Kathy Eide Casas



There’s always so much going on during the Ho Ho Holiday Season. Whether you’re in the holiday mood for Music, Theater, Santa’s arrival, Tree lightings, or a Jingle Bell Run, here’s a sampling of holiday events below. Please visit the accompanying websites or call for more information and ticket prices for each event.

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by Marilyn Meredith




If you love horror and vampires, this is the book for you, however, it has a several different twists than most books featuring vampires.
Infernal has the addition of a major player ? the devil. Yes, the entity sometimes called Satan. He cavorts around as a well-dressed, cigar smoking human. He taunts a priest, and directs the vampires. The vampires attack a monastery and invade the Central Valley, concentrating on Clovis and Kingsburg.

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Halloween Fun in the Valley

IN THE October 7 ISSUE

FROM THE 2015 Articles,
andArts & Entertainment,
andLorie Lewis Ham
SECTIONS

by Lorie Lewis Ham


I love Halloween! I’m betting many of you do as well, so I compiled a list of several of the Halloween related events happening in the Valley this month. There are events for small children, all the way up to adults. I know I didn’t get anywhere near everything, but there’s a lot here to choose from!

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by Laura Sidsworth


INGREDIENTS:
* 15 years catering experience
* 1 dream long-desired
* 1 prayer answered
* 2 watchful eyes on a desired property (with a great location)
* 1 amazing Aunt Helen (who pitched in financially & artfully with interior design)

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by Mallory Moad



The cheery voice on the PA wished us “Valkomen!” and invited us to “celebrate mid-summer, Swedish style!” I was in the picturesque town of Kingsburg and that’s exactly what I planned on doing.

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by Sarah Peterson



“Yeah, but what kind of music do you play?” Blake Jones has been fielding that question for quite a while.
So much so, in fact, that the songwriter-vocalist-guitarist of Fresno’s Blake Jones and the Trike Shop penned a song with that particular question as its title.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Common Ground Coffee House in downtown Kingsburg had its grand opening on May 1, 2013. With its cozy atmosphere and great coffee smells greeting you as you walk through the door, you wouldn’t suspect that this is much more than just a new coffee house

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by Tom Sims


There are no wrong doors at New Path Center in Kingsburg. That is the policy that Tony Redfern lives by and that the agency he dreamed into existence espouses.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


One of the biggest events of the year in Kingsburg, The Swedish Festival, begins tomorrow. It runs May 16, 17 and 18.
The Festival began in 1924 when a group of women from the Concordia Lutheran Church presented a mid-summer festival for residents of the Concordia Home, a retirement home located near the present Kingsburg Hospital.

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by Cheyenne Crawford



The Kingsburg High School Theater Company presents the heartwarming comedy The Curious Savage, written by John Patrick and directed by Laura Vallenari and Richard Mynderup.

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by Marilyn Meredith
& Lorie Lewis Ham



What would you do if the daughter you believed dead suddenly reappears—as a vampire? Tiffany, the daughter, professes to have an illness that keeps her from being out in the daylight, fooling her parents for a while. She and her vampire friends leave a trail of corpses in their wake. The action and the vampires move on to the small town of Kingsburg with a vendetta against several of the residents.

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Steel Magnolias: On Stage In Kingsburg

IN THE October 10 ISSUE

FROM THE 2012 Articles,
andTerrance V. Mc Arthur,
andTheatre
SECTIONS

by Terrance V. Mc Arthur



Robert Harling was a struggling writer whose sister died of diabetic complications. His loss turned into the script of Steel Magnolias, an intense, yet joyful, exploration of a Southern community through the women frequenting Truvy’s Beauty Parlor in Chinquapin, Louisiana, in the eighties. Hollywood turned that play into a movie starring Sally Field, Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton, Tom Skerritt, and Shirley MacLaine. Lifetime recently showed a version that was African-American-based, featuring Queen Latifah, Phylicia Rashad, Jill Scott, and Alfre Woodard. Now, the E&e Performing Arts Center in Kingsburg has brought Steel Magnolias to flower on its compact stage, and its aroma is sweet.

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