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Four Weddings and an Elvis Presented by Visalia Players

FROM THE September 18 ISSUE

IN THE Theatre SECTION

by Nancy Holley



The play opening at the Ice House Theatre on September 20 has an intriguing title: Four Weddings and an Elvis. One might chuckle a bit at its absurdity, and its content does not disappoint. Filled with wacky characters and surprising twists, laughs abound from beginning to end.

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Laos Travel Guide: Important things to know while staying in Laos

FROM THE September 17 ISSUE

IN THE Travel SECTION

by Staff



Laos is an Asian country located deep within the Indochinese peninsula and bordered by Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Myanmar. Since Laos is one of the few landlocked countries in the world, the fun way to get to the country is by going to Thailand, Vietnam, or Cambodia.

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Assailants, Asphalt & Alibis By Tonya Kappes: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE September 14 ISSUE

IN THE Kathleen Costa SECTION

by Kathleen Costa


Happy Trails Campground is at full capacity with full-timers and tourists enjoying a campfire, s’mores, and stories of hidden treasure. The annual John Swift excursion entices everyone with treasure maps and a trove of silver yet undiscovered. One of the treasure hunters provided a dramatic tale about Swift and his counterfeiting efforts back in the late 1700s.

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Jackie Dale, The CatMother: Bottle Babies, TNR and More

FROM THE September 14 ISSUE

IN THE Animal Rescue Adventures SECTION

by Jackie Dale



August proved to be a long, difficult month. It was like moving heaven and earth to get cats and kittens either adopted or into rescue. People are either still vacationing or getting ready to return to school. The unrelenting heat certainly did not help. Throw in a few medical issues and sometimes you just want to throw up your hands and give up. But the cats are depending on us and in reality, if I give up, then I’m stuck with a lot of cats.

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The Garden Club Murder By Amy Patricia Meade: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE September 14 ISSUE

IN THE Kathleen Costa SECTION

by Kathleen Costa


Tish, along with BFF and favorite bartender Jules, will be spending the weekend catering a garden awards reception at Colton Creek Sixty-Plus Community. Tish’s catering style uniquely combines a literary theme for her events, and the residents are excited to see how The Secret Garden will be incorporated into the festivities. But, it’s the garden competition that holds the most excitement…well, the most competitive anxiety and…murder!

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Eating in Kings County

FROM THE September 14 ISSUE

IN THE Community SECTION

by KJ Roberts


Hanford and environs can be a bit quirky. Having grown up here, I’ve seen it evolve – and devolve at times – from only locally-owned restaurants and cafes to a glut of chain eateries while mom-and-pop places struggle to survive. But thankfully, we do have some interesting and unique places to go where good food can be found.

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Kings River Quilt Show

FROM THE September 14 ISSUE

IN THE Arts & Entertainment SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


Reedley is unique in that it has a quilt center, specifically the Mennonite Quilt Center. This month they are having the Kings River Quilt Show. KRL sat down with Marci VanderGriend, manager of the Mennonite Quilt Center, and Sherri Cates, President Kings River Quilt Guild, co-sponsors of the show, to learn more about it.

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Chiara Corelli Mysteries By Catherine Maiorisi: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE September 14 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Sandra Murphy


After a second tour in Afghanistan, most people would want a calmer life. Not New York Police Detective Chiara Corelli. She is asked to go undercover to ferret out corrupt police officers. Most people would run from the thought. She feels if you wear blue, you should be one of the good guys.

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Veronica Mars is Back

FROM THE September 14 ISSUE

IN THE TV SECTION

by Vicki Vass


She’s back. It’s been fifteen years since America’s second favorite teen detective (Nancy Drew remains number 1) burst on the scene to audience acclaim. Hulu has brought back the girl, now woman, detective with a slightly older but no less witty Veronica, still played by Kristen Bell and series creator Rob Thomas for season 4.

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A Game of Cat and Mouse: Mystery Short Story

FROM THE September 14 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Gary Hoffman


He had the patience of a cat watching rain drops run down a window pane. But, at the moment, he was making no attempt to pounce. He had all the time he needed. He had been stalking her for over a month now. When he did pounce, it would be only once, and it would be the only time needed.

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KRL News & New Podcast Ep Featuring: Spirit Wind By Marilyn Meredith

FROM THE September 14 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


Here is your weekly reminder that there are also new articles up on our other website KRL News & Reviews! Every week there will be book reviews and giveaways, plus sometimes pet articles, theatre articles, and more! And listen to our new podcast!

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The Book of Will Presented By StageWorks Fresno

FROM THE September 11 ISSUE

IN THE Terrance V. Mc Arthur SECTION

by Terrance Mc Arthur


All the world’s a stage…To be, or not to be…a pound of flesh…Lord, what fools these mortals be!
William Shakespeare, right?
If nobody remembered his work, it would be like if nobody remembered…the music of the Beatles (Hmmm, isn’t there a movie…?)

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Essential Things to Bring When Traveling to California

FROM THE September 10 ISSUE

IN THE Travel SECTION

by Staff



California is among the top tourist spots in the world. This beautiful western state in the US draws in millions of tourists every year, many of whom want to witness its diverse landscape, culture, and experience fun travel activities, such as hiking, skiing, and swimming.

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Issue Is On KRL News & Reviews this week-KRL is Being Updated

FROM THE September 7 ISSUE

IN THE Animal Rescue Adventures SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


The entire issue of Kings River Life is over on KRL News and Reviews this week due to some more much needed maintenance over here on KRL. So please hop on over there and check out all the fun articles up this week. We have a review of the latest season of Grantchester, reviews and giveaways of several mysteries, local arts articles, a local restaurant article, and two animal rescue articles!

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