Molly Eide Marquez

Monkey Dog Coffee: A Local Shop Brewing Community Spirit

by Molly Eide Marquez

In the heart of Clovis, California, nestled among the bustling streets and warm community vibes, lies a hidden gem––Monkey Dog Coffee. This coffee shop isn't just another caffeine stop; it's a testament to the power of entrepreneurship, family values, and the spirit of community. I had the pleasure of speaking with Alexander (Alex) Oseuna, the owner and operator of Monkey Dog Coffee, who shared the inspiring journey behind this beloved establishment.

Pages of Inclusivity: Exploring PFLAG Fresno’s Queer Book Club

by Molly Eide Marquez

In a world where representation and inclusivity are crucial, community initiatives like PFLAG Fresno and its Queer Book Club are beacons of hope and understanding. Kings River Life had the opportunity to speak with Brittany Carpenter, Jen Licón, and Drew Harbaugh, key members of PFLAG Fresno, to delve into the significance of their book club and their goals of shaping a more inclusive Fresno. Listed below are highlights of the conversation.

Fresno is Alive with the Sound of Music!

by Molly Eide Marquez

Nestled in the heart of the Central Valley, Children's Musical Theaterworks transported audiences this weekend to the enchanting world of Austria with their delightful rendition of The Sound of Music. Under the direction of Eric Estep, this production breathed new life into a beloved classic, gracing the stage of the Fresno Memorial Auditorium Theatre now through December 10.

Mi Cafesito Fresno: Brewing Cultural Connections in the Heart of California

by Molly Eide Marquez

In the heart of the Central Valley of California, where the warm sun embraces the land and diverse communities flourish, there's a coffee shop that goes beyond serving a great cup of joe. Mi Cafesito Fresno, as the name suggests, is more than just a place to get your caffeine fix. It's a heartwarming testament to the importance of cultural roots, the connection between communities, and the joy of experiencing a locally-owned-and-operated business.

Sunflower Farm Stand: Your Central Valley Destination for Fun-Filled, Fall Activities

by Molly Eide Marquez

When it comes to enjoying the vibrant beauty and delightful activities of the fall season in California's Central Valley, Sunflower Farm Stand in Sanger, CA, is your go-to destination. This family-owned farm, now in its third generation of operation, has not only been a source of fresh produce but has also evolved into an autumn wonderland with an array of exciting attractions. In a recent interview with owner/operator Michael Strambi, he shared the farm's journey and highlighted the fun fall activities that await visitors this season.