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Reedley Farmers’ Market

IN THE June 1 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andCommunity,
andHometown History,
andJim Bulls,
andReedley News
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by Jim Bulls



Years ago, at the height of the family farm, the farmer planned his chores around the weekly trip to town on Friday night. This is when the family would do the week’s shopping and catch up on the local gossip. Stores were generally open from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and catered to the farmer’s needs. In the mid-1960s, as the family farm became less and less profitable, the stores stopped staying open late and many closed or left town. Now the tide has turned.

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by Jim Bulls



By the 1890s, the little town of Reedley had grown enough that the town site developer hired by the Pacific Land and Improvement Company suggested building a new hotel. This would be the first brick business building on G Street. Constructed by the Betteridge Company of Visalia for the sum of $23,000, the building stood five stories high at the tower, with verandas off each room. It opened for business in 1892 and was an attractive lure for prospective residents.

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by Justin Kamimoto



If you have ever been to Downtown Fresno, and explored the outskirts near the new federal courthouse, you are bound to have seen the buzz about the Downtown Community Arts Collective (DCAC).

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by Brian Wall



Ain? You got an ahnvee for some good ol’ jambalaya? Well, don’t boude’! Come depi bon manje at Crawdaddy’s! (If you haven’t figured it out, this is Cajun! Imagine Ray the firefly from Disney’s The Princess and the Frog talking. See the end of this article for translation). Allow me the pleasure of introducing you to a rare find in our Central Valley, Visalia’s own old New Orleans style restaurant: Crawdaddy’s.

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by Tom Sims



The Fresno Arts Council’s ArtHop is a local treasure. On the first and third Thursdays of every month, the art community opens its doors to the public to browse, appreciate congregate, and communicate with artists and others who love art.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



This past January a new music venue hit the scene in Fresno and it seems to be quickly growing into “the place” for concerts and events. Fulton 55 is in downtown Fresno across from the Iron Bird Café and Lofts.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



I first saw the musical I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change in the Santa Cruz area a couple of years ago and loved it, so when I heard that Good Company Players were doing it at Roger Rocka’s I was excited.

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by Jim Bulls


As soon as you open the door of 1154 G Street in downtown Reedley, the aroma of fresh-baked cookies hangs heavy in the air. I was immediately transported back to Grandma’s kitchen, but it wasn’t Grandma behind the counter. Jessica McCahill, along with husband Josh, has recently taken over ownership of the restaurant formerly known as “Melinda’s Place” and then “JJ Dukes.” Under the new name “The Reedley Sandwich Shop,” the McCahills have extended the hours and added to the menu. I can tell you from personal experience, that the changes are good ones.

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Fresno Monsters Weekly Recap & News

IN THE March 10 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andSports
SECTIONS

by Fresno Monsters



Find out the latest news on Fresno’s own hockey team, The Fresno Monsters in the Monsters Weekly right here at Kings River Life every Wednesday when the team is playing.

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by KRL staff



Throughout the week we will be posting reviews of several of the shows being performed at this year’s Rogue Festival in Fresno. Check back daily for new reviews to be added!
You can now find reviews of
The Wretched Void, 52 Pick Up, Every Job I Ever Had, Pillow Talk, Best Half Food Forward, The Ballad of Chet, Love, Art, and Sexual Perversity, What Mamma Said about Down There, Burnt at the Steak & Burning Brothels.

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by Lynn Ruth Miller



I began performing at Fringe Festivals in 2005 when I brought a comedy show to The Edinburgh (Scotland) Fringe Festival. While I was there, I learned the discipline of performing the same show every night for 30 nights and the thrill when you got it right.

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by Heather Parish


What’s that? You say you’ve never been to the Rogue Festival in Fresno before? Hmmmm. . . I think it is about time you did. Don’t let a little thing like the unfamiliar keep you from the adventure in art that is “Da Rogue”. But, like any other cultural event that has evolved (this is its 10th year), it has its own quirks, etiquette and, of course, buzzwords.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



This past weekend Super Fanny opened at the Reedley Opera House, presented by Reedley’s River City Theatre Company. If you are looking to laugh, this is the show to see. It is an original show written and directed by Mark Norwood. His writing partner Darrell Devaurs wrote the music.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


This year the Rogue Performance Festival in Fresno is celebrating its tenth year. Rogue Festivals feature all types of performers from magicians, to theatre, to dancers, singers and more, from the Valley and beyond. If you love the arts, it’s an incredible event not to be missed.

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