2020 Articles

The Great Food Search: When COVID Gives You Lemons…

by Terrance McArthur


Wouldn’t you like to party like it’s Two Thousand Nineteen? Things were so much simpler, then. Now…oh, boy. Imagine what it would be like to run a restaurant during this pandemic. No, you can’t. Yes, you can. No, you can’t. Yes, you…maybe. Owners have to find some way to make things work and keep their employees employed.

A Behind the Scenes Peek: Your Questions Answered

by Kate Collins


Q: Where did you come up with the idea for A Big Fat Greek Murder?

A: I was sitting in the chair at my hair salon watching in the mirror as my stylist wielded her long sharp scissors. I started thinking about scissors as a murder weapon, and since my main character Athena’s sister Selene is a hair stylist, it seemed like a great idea to use her in a plot.

Murder at an Irish Christmas By Carlene O’Connor: Review/Giveaway

by Sandra Murphy


Siobhan, a garda (police officer), is looking forward to a Christmas holiday with her brothers and sisters. James, the oldest, and Elise are engaged, and she has invited them to meet and stay with her family. An added bonus is Elise is the granddaughter of Enda Elliot, a world-famous conductor. The orchestra will perform, giving Siobhan the opportunity to hear the talented Leah Elliot play the violin.

Lindsay Community Theater Livestreams A Christmas Carol

by Lorie Lewis Ham


As we see more and more local theatre companies and schools presenting shows online, one more theatre company has taken the leap this holiday season with their second virtual show! Lindsay Community Theater will be presenting A Christmas Carol online December 19 and 20! We took a moment to chat with the show’s director Alli Smith to learn more. She has been directing shows for Lindsay since 2016.

Even More Christmas Mysteries For Holiday Reading

by Sandra Murphy &
Cynthia Chow


This week we have another group of Christmas mysteries for holiday reading-Candy Cane Crime: Amish Candy Shop Mystery by Amanda Flower, Gingerdead Man: A Five-Ingredient Mystery by Maya Corrigan, Murder She Wrote: Murder in Season by Jessica Fletcher and Jon Land, andA Whisker of a Doubt: A Cat Café Mystery by Cate Conte.

An Unwavering Reedley Christmas Tree Tradition

by Jim Mulligan


Holiday traditions around Reedley are many and varied: from tamales to turkey dinners, house decorating to cookie baking, caroling to care package giving, and so many more. One tradition that hasn’t faltered in our quaint little town is the display of our community Christmas tree. Even in the midst of a worldwide pandemic, the custom continues. By most accounts, the city has displayed a community tree since before 1920, and for most of those years it has been right downtown, smack in the middle of G Street, serving as a beacon of light and cheer in the heart of our little town.

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