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Grave Expectations on Dickens’ Dune By Anna Celeste Burke: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE August 24 ISSUE

IN THE Food Fun SECTION

by Kathleen Costa


Curiosity has said to have “killed the cat,” so, why not take a dog with you! Miriam and her Dalmatian Domino (case-in-point for Burke’s cleverness) goes exploring on the dunes, which aren’t really dunes, to see if she can locate the hidden grave of Allen Rogow, ex-husband of current client of the G.O.L.D team Judith Rogow.

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Tiggy, a Velcro Dog

FROM THE August 24 ISSUE

IN THE Animal Rescue Adventures SECTION

by Lee Juslin



Tiggy, a young Cairn, was turned into NY/NJ Scottie Rescue when his owner lost her husband. She was overwhelmed with the loss and didn’t have the time to give Tiggy the attention he craved and was used to. The lady’s sister was a breeder and gave her a Scottie puppy hoping it would cheer her up.

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Claws of Action By Linda Reilly: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE August 24 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Cynthia Chow


Lara Caphart was about to see her dream come true. The High Cliff Shelter for cats was opening an official reading room, where shy children can sit and read to one of the resident shelter cats. Lara’s joy is cut short by the unexpected arrival of Evonda Fray, the new Whisker Job, New Hampshire health inspector. Declaring that the tea and cookies Lara and her Aunt Fran serve are made in an unlicensed cat café, Evonda seems to revel in her promise to shut them down before their first official “Read to a Cat” day grand opening.

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Rocky Oaks Goat Creamery

FROM THE August 24 ISSUE

IN THE Community SECTION

by Mallory Moad



Good things come in small packages, and few people know the truth of this old saying more than Joel and Margie Weber. They’re the founders/owners/operators of Rocky Oaks Goat Creamery in Clovis, producers of a variety of unique, hand-crafted artisan goat cheeses.

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Two Sleuths are Better Than One By Gin Jones & Elizabeth Ashby: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE August 24 ISSUE

IN THE Kathleen Costa SECTION

by Kathleen Costa


Maria Delores is excited about adding a salsa competition to the farmers’ market’s repertoire with amateur and professional chefs, demonstrations, and a contest to find the best salsa. However, Maria gets an alert that the emcee and judge Coach Andy Zielinski has yet to show up…and the event is about to start!

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Toxic Toffee By Amanda Flower: Review/Giveaway/Guest Post

FROM THE August 24 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Sandra Murphy
& Amanda Flower


Bailey King has the best of both worlds. In New York, she’s a master chocolatier with her own cable television show. Back home in Ohio, she’s able to work at Swissmen Sweets, her grandmother’s Amish chocolate shop. Bailey’s father left the Amish community before being baptized, so Bailey wasn’t raised Amish.

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Health Benefits of Cycling

FROM THE August 24 ISSUE

IN THE Going Green SECTION

by David De Haan


Everyone knows that cycling is beneficial. However, the details of its benefits are not always well known. There has been a lot of research to find out exactly what bike riding does for the human body, physically, emotionally, and mentally. The findings will make you want to cycle every day for the rest of your life.

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My Cousin Rachel On Stage at 2nd Space

FROM THE August 21 ISSUE

IN THE Terrance V. Mc Arthur SECTION

by Terrance Mc Arthur


Daphne du Maurier wrote moody, atmospheric fiction, sometimes paranormal, with love entwined—”romance noir,” where characters with a happy ending aren’t really that happy. Rebecca, Jamaica Inn, The Birds, Frenchman’s Creek…and My Cousin Rachel. The Good Company Players’ 2nd Space Theatre currently presents a tense, breathtaking adaptation through October 13.

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Once In A While By Seth MacFarlane

FROM THE August 21 ISSUE

IN THE Lorie Lewis Ham SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


Multi talented performer Seth MacFarlane released his new album, Once In A While, in April of this year. It was released by Verve and Republic Records. It features the music of great composers such as Irving Berlin, Rodgers and Hart, and Johnny Mercer.

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The Savannah Sipping Society On Stage in Oakhurst

FROM THE August 21 ISSUE

IN THE Theatre SECTION

by Michael Van Buren



The Savannah Sipping Society opens August 23 at The Golden Chain Theatre in Oakhurst. It is a raucous comedy that follows the exploits of four downtrodden unattached Southern women trying to recapture their swag and reclaim their lives.

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A Charming Misfortune By Tonya Kappes: Review/Giveaway/Interview

FROM THE August 17 ISSUE

IN THE Food Fun SECTION

by Kathleen Costa


Whispering Falls has its mystical shops, magical residents, and even a university at which Judy teaches a class on magical cures. Residents serve the many tourists who visit, even though the tourists are unaware of the true magic that lies beneath the surface.

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Rattie Ratz: Johnny – The Misunderstood Rat

FROM THE August 17 ISSUE

IN THE Rodent Ramblings SECTION

by Stephanie Cameron


Johnny and Cassie[/caption]Below is the story of Johnny, a big rat with an even larger personality, whose antics both entertained and exasperated his human mother Cassie Columbus. Cassie describes how a few summers ago, she reached out to Rattie Ratz Rescue with the intent to foster, but quickly discovered that Johnny and his three brothers were just too special to give up. Cassie’s recount of her heartwarming relationship with trouble child Johnny from his first moments with her, to his last, will leave you feeling both heartened and wistful.

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Spirit Wind By Marilyn Meredith: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE August 17 ISSUE

IN THE Lorie Lewis Ham SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


Spirit Wind is Marilyn’s 17th mystery featuring Tempe Crabtree, a deputy sheriff in the fictional town of Bear Creek, California up in the Sierra Mountains. This book has her and her pastor husband, Harry Hutchinson, headed to Tehachapi for a trip that is part vacation, part ghost hunting.

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And Then There Were Crumbs By Eve Calder: Review/Giveaway/Guest Post

FROM THE August 17 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Cynthia Chow
& Eve Calder


It was a trifecta of calamities that led to Kate McGuire completely upending her life and starting over in Coral Cay, Florida. In one day her New York City apartment went condo, the owner of the restaurant where she worked as a pastry chef closed due to embezzlement, and she cancelled her wedding due to her cheating fiancé.

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