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Nut Job: Movie Review

IN THE January 20 ISSUE

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by Sheryl Wall


Nut Job is about the animals in a park struggling to store enough food for the winter, and one Squirrel in particular, named Surly, who is known as a troublemaker who only looks out for himself and his rat friend, Buddy. Surly ends up causing the little food that the other animals have stored in a tree to end up being burned up by a run away peanut cart and finds himself banished from the park to live out in the city alone.

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Free Birds: Movie Review

IN THE November 4 ISSUE

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by Sheryl Wall


I always look forward to the Christmas movies that come out every year in the Theater and to my surprise this year we got to enjoy a Thanksgiving movie called Free Birds. It is an animated story about Turkeys and how they don’t want to be the main course for the holiday anymore.

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Monsters Hockey–A Great Night Out For the family!

IN THE January 12 ISSUE

FROM THE 2013 Articles,
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by Larry Ham



I’m sure that if you’re a sports fan, you’ve noticed that attending a professional sporting event has gotten prohibitively expensive. If you want a decent seat for Giants game or a Lakers game, you’ll need to fill out a loan application. That’s why it’s my pleasure to once again encourage you to enjoy the best pro sports deal anywhere – The Fresno Monsters.

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Father’s Garden

IN THE September 15 ISSUE

FROM THE 2012 Articles,
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by Maria Ruiz



In 1947, Dad was transferred to Fort Riley, Kansas. He bought a house in Junction City with an empty lot next door. Here, he dug, planted, seeded and tended a vegetable garden, fifteen feet wide by twenty feet long. He lovingly watched as his corn, tomatoes, onions, lettuce, potatoes and squash plants came up. Every night, after work, he would pull the hose out and walking up and down the rows, would water his little jewels.

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by Sheryl Wall



The Odd Life of Timothy Green is about a couple named Jim and Cindy Green, played by Joel Edgerton and Jennifer Garner, that have tried to have a baby and are disappointed yet again after their last doctor visit. They go home and try to go on with life realizing they will never be parents. To cope they end up writing down what they envision their child to be like, and their hopes and dreams for their child. They put those in a box and bury it in the garden. In the night there is a thunderstorm and they awake to find a boy in their home that calls them Mom and Dad.

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Ice Age: Continental Drift Movie Review

IN THE July 16 ISSUE

FROM THE 2012 Articles,
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by Summer Lane


It’s tough keeping your herd together. Just ask Manny, the 11-ton woolly mammoth who we all know and love. When the world starts breaking into pieces as the result of a continental drift, Manny gets separated from his family, Ellie and Peaches, and it’s up to him and his loyal friends, Diego and Sid, to get home safely. There’s just one problem: pirates.

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The Smurfs: Movie Review

IN THE August 1 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
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by Sheryl Wall



The Smurfs was a popular cartoon when I was a kid and I was excited to see them come out with a current movie. It was a fun introduction to Smurfs for my 2 year old daughter as well. The movie is about how Clumsy Smurf accidentally leads Gargamel into their village. As they try to run away Clumsy Smurf and a few others, including Papa and Smurfette, fall through a portal that is only open on a Blue Moon in which Gargamel and his cat Azrael follow.

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by Christina Thorin



Taste the Arts, returns this year from September 29 through October 1 throughout downtown Visalia. The festival invites all community members to taste, sample or dig into the many vibrant forms of art that have been grown and cultivated in the valley.

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Winnie the Pooh: Movie Review

IN THE July 18 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
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by Sheryl Wall




The Winnie the Pooh movie is preceded by a short animated film about Nessie. It’s a cute story about the Loch Ness Monster and her best friend MacQuack, who is a rubber duck. Their home in a pond is overtaken by a golf course and so they set out to find a new home. I always enjoy it when they have the short films before the movie. They are a fun addition.

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by Tom Sims



I first visited Wildwater Adventure Park in 1996. I was just a Pa. My two sons were teenagers. I put in my time, paid my dues, and eventually got promoted from a Pa to a Grandpa. That means perfect fun with perfect grandchildren.

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Dinuba Lanes Bowling Alley

IN THE July 16 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
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by Amanda Hager



Armen Majarian is the current owner of Dinuba Lanes bowling alley in Dinuba. He has been the owner since 2004 and in the years since he has provided the community with great bowling entertainment. As an employee myself of Dinuba Lanes, I have seen the immense amount of fun people have when they visit the bowling alley. To watch the families bowl and compete against one another is what keeps the bowling alley alive and well. It is a great and fun way to enjoy time with friends and family, especially on rainy days when other activities may be limited.

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Yankee Stadium

IN THE July 6 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andMargaret Mendel,
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by Margaret Mendel


A give-away day at Yankee Stadium is a pretty special occasion though quite a few trinkets get handed out during the baseball season. I’m sure that those folks who attend the games regularly must have a large collection of bobble head dolls, beach towels with the Yankee logo, cold cup sleeves, key rings; really there’s no end to the variety of merchandise that is handed out periodically.

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Cars 2: Movie Review

IN THE June 27 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andBooks & Tales,
andLorie Lewis Ham,
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by Lorie Lewis Ham



If you love talking cars then Cars 2 is for you. Honestly, if you love just a fun family movie with incredible animation that no one does better than Pixar, Cars 2 is for you.

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by Sheryl Wall



Mr. Popper’s Penguins is about businessman Tom Popper whose life is focused around work. He is trying to make a deal to buy the Tavern in the Green in Central Park to have it torn down and if he succeeds he has a promotion in his future.

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