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Rogue Performer Preview: Creating Man Cave

FROM THE February 12 ISSUE

IN THE SECTION

by Tim Mooney


I’ve been touring with one-man shows pretty much non-stop for eighteen years now. Mostly I do classical material: Shakespeare, Molière, a collection of the Greatest Speeches of all time. But in 2017, something happened which changed my life, and sent me off on a new track that I never anticipated.

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5 Types of Stairlifts to Consider for Your Elderly Family Member

FROM THE February 10 ISSUE

IN THE Community SECTION

by Staff



Caring for an aging family member can be stressful. Some elderly family members are still able to thrive while living at home, but others may need some extra resources to ensure their safety and well-being. Because many older adults find using stairs to be difficult, stairlifts are one of the best options to ensure their comfort and safety.

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Tales From the Border: The Wedge

FROM THE February 8 ISSUE

IN THE Tales of Diversity SECTION

by Mark Redwine


In the summer of my youth, my kid brother, Allen, and I would hitchhike to Newport Beach from our home in Orange, California. We hung out with our friends at the south side of the pier long before the lifeguard station was built, 15th Street before the showers were there; and 17th Street near the lifeguard tower.

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Sauvigone for Good By J.C. Eaton: Review/Giveaway/Valentine’s Day Post

FROM THE February 8 ISSUE

IN THE Food Fun SECTION

by Kathleen Costa
& J.C. Eaton


Blame it on an itch! When Norrie tried to scratch it, she ended up volunteering to be on Catherine Trobert’s subcommittee for WOW, Wineries of the West. Norrie was not going to be alone with Catherine, who tirelessly tries to set Norrie up with her son Steven, so a well-place kick landing on her friend Theo’s ankle, and the group became three.

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Zeus Gets a Second Chance at Life

FROM THE February 8 ISSUE

IN THE Animal Rescue Adventures SECTION

by Lee Juslin



One fateful morning Josie, a foster parent of Westie Central Rescue, opened her email as usual, but this time it proved to be an action that was to change her life.

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Bonbon with the Wind By Dorothy St. James: Review/Giveaway/Interview

FROM THE February 8 ISSUE

IN THE Cynthia Chow SECTION

by Cynthia Chow


The South Carolina island town of Camellia Beach is battening down the hatches as they prepare for the arrival of what is to be the hurricane of the century. One of the last to leave is Charity Penn, who has recently fallen in love with her new home and especially her Chocolate Box specialty chocolate shop.

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Reedley Lumber Co.

FROM THE February 8 ISSUE

IN THE Hometown History SECTION

by Jim Mulligan


At 7:20 on a crisp, clear Saturday morning in January, just as the sun began to makes its presence known east of the Sierras, three pick-up trucks sat idling, keeping the occupants toasty warm in the parking lot of one of the oldest businesses in Reedley. At 7:23 the lights inside Reedley Lumber Co. popped on in sections, indicating to the outside world, namely the aforementioned men huddling in the warmth of their vehicles, that the day was officially beginning. At 7:26 the doors were unlocked, and like moths to a flame, the gentlemen who had been so patiently waiting, exited the comfort of their trucks and made a beeline for the entrance.

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Invitation Only Murder By Leslie Meier: Review/Giveaway

FROM THE February 8 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Sandra Murphy


Scott Newman is a billionaire. He’s got the idea of moving his family to a private island that’s off the grid. A wood burning stove, a real “ice box”, no wifi, no radio, everything expensively done but rustic. His twin daughters, from his first marriage, hate it because they’re away from luxury. His twin boys, from his current (second) marriage, miss their friends and video games. His wife is a fashionista, except for when picking vegetables in their garden. Then she’s a fashionista in bib overalls.

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Rogue Festival 2020 Muse

FROM THE February 8 ISSUE

IN THE Arts & Entertainment SECTION

by Lorie Lewis Ham


This past week this year’s Rogue Festival Muse was revealed. It was created by local artist Kristina Stork. The Muse is chosen by the Rogue Festival’s Executive director, who this year is Amber Strid.

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Catching a Thief: Mystery Short Story

FROM THE February 8 ISSUE

IN THE Mysteryrat's Maze SECTION

by Guy Belleranti


I finished ringing up a purchase by an off-season tourist, and was watching the woman pass out the door when my boss dropped her bombshell.
“Marsha,” Trudy Bracken told me, “I believe I know who is responsible for the shop’s recent rash of thefts.”

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9 Valentine’s Gifts Your Partner Won’t Expect

FROM THE February 8 ISSUE

IN THE Community SECTION

by Dylan Bartlett


Flowers and chocolate are nice, but they’re expected. They’re a staple of Valentine’s Day, more likely to earn a polite “Thank you” and a smile than any real gratitude. So why not get your sweetheart a gift they’ll never expect?

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Three night special event dinner-show, presented by Golden Chain Theatre

FROM THE February 5 ISSUE

IN THE Theatre SECTION

by Jamie Letwinch


Tickets are going fast for the Golden Chain Theatre’s Feb. 14-16, one weekend only performance, of the interactive, comedy dinner-show, Contempt of Court, by David Landau.

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Rogue Preview: The Miss American Dream Show

FROM THE February 5 ISSUE

IN THE Arts & Entertainment SECTION

by Sierra Camille


Sierra Camille is thrilled to be bringing her solo performance of The Miss American Dream Show to Fresno as a part of this year’s Rogue Festival starting on Friday, March 6, at the Vista Theater. Sierra hails from Oakland, California, and began writing and devising this original solo work with Dan Griffiths in the Spring of 2019 in San Francisco’s Clown Lab basement.

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Polish history from the perspective of a foreigner

FROM THE February 5 ISSUE

IN THE Travel SECTION

by Staff



Usually, people talk about Polish history in the broader context of the anniversaries of world events in which Poland played a significant role. For foreigners, this might be the only opportunity to learn about the history of the country. Yet Polish history is a diverse story, full of moments of both tragedy and glory. And now, you can find more about all of them on the new Polish history portal.

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