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Food Mysteries For Your March Reading

FROM THE March 6 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Cynthia Chow


This week we have a fun group of food mysteries-A Game of Cones: An Ice Cream Parlor Mystery by Abby Collette, A Pairing to Die For: A Colorado Wine Mystery by Kate Lansing, Death Bee Comes Her: An Oregon Honeycomb Mystery by Nancy Coco, and Murder at the Beacon Bakeshop: A Beacon Bakeshop Mystery by Darci Hannah.

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ARF-Surviving Parvo: Give Me Strength

FROM THE March 6 ISSUE

IN THE Animal Rescue Adventures SECTION

by Wendy Hunter


Well, here we are again folks. Two months into the New Year and we have a new President, more wacky weather, and some yahoo named Gorilla Glue Girl. Yup, here we are. I was hoping for a more glorious and rose-filled start to 2021, but it’s been more like a lousy rain-soaked beginning. In our family, we’ve been hit with some health issues, which came screaming out of the blue like a flock of Wizard of Oz monkeys.

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Local Performer Kailyn Sanders Making a Difference In Difficult Times

FROM THE March 6 ISSUE

IN THE Lorie Lewis Ham SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


Performers all over the world have been doing things to help others during this pandemic, including providing free entertainment for those stuck at home, and doing fundraisers for various charities. Local performer, Kailyn Sanders, who is only 12 years old, started doing video fundraisers of her own to help make a difference. Kailyn has been performing for eight years now, both in local shows with Good Company Players and Shine! Theatre, and she was in a National Tour of A Christmas Story, the Musical.

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The Sacrificial Daughter By Janet Dawson: Review/Giveaway/Interview

FROM THE March 6 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Cynthia Chow


Kay Dexter has seen the toll aging can take on an entire family. Her own father suffered from Alzheimer’s for years, with his denial making his care a stressful, emotionally draining experience. It also led her into becoming a geriatric care manager in Rocoso County, her hometown in northern Sierra Nevada. With a master’s degree in social welfare and a former Alameda County social worker, Kay coordinates with another social worker and an RN to manage long-term health care for seniors and their families.

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Frothy Foul Play By Tonya Kappes: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE March 6 ISSUE

IN THE Kathleen Costa SECTION

by Kathleen Costa


It’s the mornings with a glorious picturesque sunrise, fragrant aroma of coffee, and Pepper, Roxy’s schnauzer, snoring in the corner that made life perfect. But opening in the morning can be hectic when Aunt Maxi pops in to help with her bright yellow and purple streaked hair, can of hair spray, and vocal opinions about wanting grand-nieces or nephews. [Cue the Open sign] Roxy greets a customer coming in for a steaming cup of her New Year’s blend including a journalist from Healthy Women’s Magazine.

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Three New Mystery Movies on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

FROM THE March 6 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Doward Wilson


Hallmark Movies and Mysteries continue to give us great movies in the various lineups with new ones coming out every month. For a fun night’s entertainment check all them out. You won’t be disappointed.

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Periwinkle Home Decor In Reedley

FROM THE March 6 ISSUE

IN THE Community SECTION

This week we are profiling another of the newer shops in Downtown Reedley, Periwinkle Home Decor. The store is owned by Malia Jimenez and her mother Ranae Buckendahl. They are located at 759 G Street. Recently we had the chance to chat with Malia about the store.
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Vegan Love Café Serves Love to the Valley

FROM THE March 6 ISSUE

IN THE Food Fun SECTION

by Steven Sanchez



In the state of California, when you think of the havens that are considered vegan, you would imagine cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles. Rarely would you think of the Central Valley. And by reputation, deservedly so. We are the agricultural capitol of the world, especially when it comes to meat and dairy. You can’t go a square mile in this area and not see a farm of some sort.

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Tammy Euliano on Writing Fatal Intent

FROM THE March 3 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Tammy Euliano


Embarking on the writing of a novel is a truly novel (ha!) experience. As a physician, researcher, and teacher, who wrote extensively throughout my career in academic medicine, including an introductory anesthesiology textbook with my mentor, I assumed the words would flow and a book would appear. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Though a life-long reader, I soon realized I’d never analyzed the craft of the books I love, which of course is the author’s intent.

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Writing Life: Invention or Memory?

FROM THE March 3 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Victoria Hamilton


Every mystery series I write (I have four on the go: Vintage Kitchen Mysteries, Lady Anne Addison Historical Mysteries, A Gentlewoman’s Guide to Murder, and the Merry Muffin Mysteries) is completely different, deliberately so. It allows me to reference my different interests, from vintage recipes and kitchen utensils, to English history, to a budding interest in opera and classical music. From the beginning I knew that the Merry Muffin Mysteries would feature classical music and opera, though not, I hope, in an overwhelming sense. Even if you’re not a fan of either, you’ll enjoy the Merry Muffin series.

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Mell’s Mutts: Atticus

FROM THE February 27 ISSUE

IN THE Animal Rescue Adventures SECTION

by Mell Garcia


Meet Atticus. This boy is so popular that he won first place in a local calendar contest, he has his own Instagram page, and he has a huge fan following! What makes the amazing boy stand out is not just his handsome smile, but Atticus had to have one of his legs amputated when he was only three weeks old.

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End of February Mystery Catchup!

FROM THE February 27 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow


This week we continue to catch up on our reviews with some more fun mysteries featuring book clubs, wine tastings, house flipping, and a historical-A Catered Book Club Murder: A Mystery with Recipes by Isis Crawford, A Lady Compromised: A Rosalind Thorne Mystery by Darcie Wilde, Wine Tastings Are Murder: A Poppy McAllister Mystery by Libby Klein, and Murder With a View: A House-Flipper Mystery by Diane Kelly.

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Two Local Rogue Performer Previews: Beyond the Backyard/The Line

FROM THE February 27 ISSUE

IN THE Rogue Festival SECTION

by Marc Gonzalez,
Jonathon Hogan, Ricardo Temores Jr., & Karina Balfour


UR Here Theater is thrilled to be officially opening as Fresno’s newest theater company at the 2021 Rogue Festival with Beyond the Backyard: UR Here for One-Acts. We are featuring three ten-minute one-act plays: 2B or Nah: Sexting Hamlet written by Donna Latham; Byzantine written by Tlaloc Rivas; and Every Creeping Thing written by David Beardsley.

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Great Food Search: Cattlemens Steakhouse in Selma

FROM THE February 27 ISSUE

IN THE Terrance V. Mc Arthur SECTION

by Terrance McArthur


Look, this has been a strange month. I will be retiring in March (from my real-world job, not from Kings River Life), and there is a lot of paperwork and running back and forth involved in it. I went to six different restaurant locations in the last month, intending to review each one for The Great Food Search…but I’m only going to do one of them. Therefore, I wish to temporarily apologize to…

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