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Weekly issues every Saturday morning and other special articles throughout the week — there's something for everyone. Check out our sister site KRL News & Reviews for even more articles every week.

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by Sandra Murphy

Charlie and his Maine Coon cat, Diesel, are exploring the farmhouse Charlie inherited. He thought his grandfather sold the house many years ago but finds out the property was leased to Martin Hale for his lifetime only. Upon Martin’s death, which was a couple of months ago, the farm reverts to Charlie.


A Sweet, Cuddly Boy Needs a Home

IN THE September 18 ISSUE

FROM THE 2021 Articles,
andAnimal Rescue Adventures,
andLee Juslin

by Lee Juslin

SoBear Blackie is a Shih Tzu mix. When his parents, who were volunteers with Col. Potter Cairn Rescue, both died, SoBear came back to the caring arms of Col. Potter.

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by Terrance McArthur

Everly Swan is worried about a rival tea shop opening in town, her relationship with hunky police detective Grady Hays, and the annual Lost Colony historical drama, and…oh, yeah…a star surfer, dead with an arrow in his back, in Bree Baker’s sixth Seaside Café Mystery, Partners in Lime.


Sunnyside Delicatessen: A New Beginning

IN THE September 18 ISSUE

FROM THE 2021 Articles,
andFood Fun,
andMallory Moad

by Mallory Moad

“This is a hopeful sign.”
Those are the words of Bryce Cannell. He and his wife, Jennifer, were enjoying sandwiches and colorful pasta salads at the grand opening of the Sunnyside Delicatessen. The closure of this iconic southeast Fresno eatery in March, 2020, was the last straw in a long series of pandemic-related shutdowns, uncertainties, and disappointments for this pair of local educators.


by Jim Mulligan

While they say art is in the eye of the beholder, there are few classical artists whose work would not be appreciated by the masses. One would be hard pressed to harshly criticize Monet or Da Vinci, or speak ill of Michelangelo’s work. Even Pablo Picasso, while his style may be too abstract for some, created images that most would agree, draw the viewer into his world, evoking emotion and contemplative thought.


by Sharon Tucker

What a pleasure to learn that a new Daniel Rinaldi thriller is out. It’s good to be with Dr. Rinaldi, the quiet, steady therapist who helps us reconnect to our better, more sane selves when life gets out of hand. He counsels survivors of violence and I know I would feel comfortable seeking his help at such a time. It’s also good to go back to visit Pittsburgh, a part of the country I don’t know at all except through these novels. Their setting is rich with the Steel City’s history and atmosphere and with the complexities Rinaldi’s patients, associates, police officers, attorneys, and all those who befriend, tolerate, and actively work for or against the good doctor.


by Matt Lubbers-Moore

Hard to believe fall is almost upon us. Here in Michigan, the sun is going down earlier, the temperature is manageable again, and kids are back in school. I work for an academic library, and this time of year is so exciting for me. I love to see all of the fresh and eager faces making their way around campus and in the library. I am glad to know that the school has taken a hard line regarding vaccinations and testing and hoping that the worst of the Delta variant is soon to be behind us so that we can finally look forward to visiting with family and friends for all of the fall and winter holidays.


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!


How to Begin Your DIY Adventure

IN THE September 16 ISSUE

FROM THE 2021 Articles,

by Staff

One day, you’re washing your clothes at your utility sink faucet with that handmade soap you created. It works well and everyone you know wants the recipe. You think for a few minutes and decide you could sell this as a DIY product. The only question is how to do it. Here’s your guide for how to have the confidence necessary to sell your DIY items to the public.


by Josh Pachter

KRL readers might perhaps know me as the editor of a recent series of “inspired by” anthologies: The Beat of Black Wings: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Joni Mitchell (Untreed Reads, 2020), Only the Good Die Young: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Billy Joel (Untreed Reads, 2021), and The Great Filling Station Holdup: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Jimmy Buffett (Down and Out Books, 2021).


Mary Poppins On Stage At Golden Chain Theater

IN THE September 15 ISSUE

FROM THE 2021 Articles,

by Michael Van Buren

After almost exactly eighteen months, Mary Poppins is returning to the Golden Chain Theater’s stage. Caroline McDonald and most of the cast of over forty are returning to the roles they only got to play for one weekend out of the five planned for March of 2020 when the show had to be closed because of the burgeoning pandemic.


by Katie Lattari

In my debut thriller, Dark Things I Adore, an eclectic group of young artists forge deep and impactful connections with each other during the summer of 1988 at the Lupine Valley Arts Collective, a cloistered and prestigious arts camp in King City, a remote (and fictitious) town in Maine. Coral, Moss, Juniper, Mantis, and Zephyr (who all go by their camp nicknames), spend a dream-like summer together before one of them suffers an unspeakable cruelty at the hands of another in the group that transforms their collective dream into a nightmare.


Ways to Make the Most out of a Weekend Getaway

IN THE September 13 ISSUE

FROM THE 2021 Articles,

by Staff

Weekend getaways are the quickest way to give yourself a breather, as not all vacations need to be lengthy in duration. A 48-hour getaway is highly underrated- not only does it allow you to destress during a busy work month but it is also budget-friendly.


by Paula Hunsaker

Mathew is a very sweet loving seven-month-old Tabby kitty. Mathew found himself at CCSPCA, a high-kill shelter on August 27, 2021. He was in the shelter clinic just waiting out his holding time as a stray before being euthanized. Mathew’s time was going to run out at 4 p.m. on September 2, 2021.


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