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Hanford

Eating in Kings County

IN THE September 14 ISSUE

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by KJ Roberts


Hanford and environs can be a bit quirky. Having grown up here, I’ve seen it evolve – and devolve at times – from only locally-owned restaurants and cafes to a glut of chain eateries while mom-and-pop places struggle to survive. But thankfully, we do have some interesting and unique places to go where good food can be found.

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Kings Players Presents The Children’s Story

IN THE August 7 ISSUE

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by Cyndie Maxwell


Every few years, Kings Players produce a show that features mostly young people, and we have a good one for you. Unlike past shows that were based on fairy tales or childlike themes filled with costumes and silliness, The Children’s Story is a cautionary, thought provoking story that occurs in a soon-to-be dystopian society – or at least that’s what you may surmise after seeing it. The place: A fifth grade classroom somewhere in America. The time: a morning after the war. The war which we lost.

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by Hugh Munro Neely


Beginning Friday, February 22, the Kings Players will present A. R. Gurney’s famous play, The Dining Room at the Temple Theatre, 514 E. Visalia St. in Hanford. The play is a humorous and touching piece of Americana, taking place in different dining rooms through the years.

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by Terrance McArthur


The basement of a hospital, Kingsburg, Sanger, Fresno, Reedley, Hanford. In 2018, The Great Food Search proved it will go anywhere to find great eats in the Valley. Here’s a roundup of the best munchies and crunchies.

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Look Back at Valley Theatre in 2018

IN THE January 12 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


It is that time of year again when we look back at the year of theatre that just ended–and 2018 was another amazing year in the Valley. As usual, there were far too many shows to mention them all, but here are several of the highlights!

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by Bethany Reynolds


Good grief! You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown the musical comes to the Temple Theatre in Hanford. The iconic Peanuts Gang comes to life on the stage. There’s the self-deprecating Charlie Brown, the lovable oaf, the scene-stealer Lucy with her bossy ways which never impress piano prodigy Schroder, cute little Sally who is in love with security blanket-toting, philosophical Linus, and the master of joy, everybody’s favorite beagle, Snoopy. The gang’s all here.

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by Louella Moreland


Kings Players is presenting Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women on the Temple Theatre stage this summer. The play, dramatized by Don L. Swartz, is one of the many adaptations of the timeless and enduring classic about the March sisters’ journey from childhood to maturity during the American Civil War.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


Last month, The Great Food Search brought you milkshakes, but this month, we bring you—
BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE!
Yes, more milkshakes!

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by Danielle Bellwood


The Kings Players’ newest production, Revival at Possum Kingdom Community Church, is a heart-warming comedy by playwright Linda LaRocque, about two down-on-their-luck conmen who stroll into a small mid-Texas town one hot July afternoon, and decide to con the friendly folk out of their hard-earned cash by posing as a big city preaching team.

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Too Soon For Daisies Presented by the Kings Players

IN THE February 21 ISSUE

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by Cyndie Maxwell


This English comedy follows the adventures of three elderly English ladies who have escaped from a retirement/detention home in a rowboat. They drift down the coast and finally reach the shore near a coastal village in Suffolk.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


The Christmas shows and celebrations have begun! This week we took a moment to interview Kristeina Wolfert, the co-director of A Little Country Christmas, opening this weekend in Hanford, presented by the Kings Players.

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by Wyleen Luoma


The Kings Players’ upcoming production of The Dixie Swim Club (by Jamie Wooten, Jessie Jones, and Nicholas Hope) is a laughter-filled tribute to the relationships between five Southern women who have been meeting at a beach cottage every August for 33 years straight. Think Steel Magnolias meets the Golden Girls.

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by Wyleen Luoma


For the second production of their 2017 Season, the Kings Players are presenting Murder Me, Murder Me Not, a hilarious romp of a mystery farce.

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by Cymone Sandoval-Hopper



In this day and age, William Shakespeare is often met with either reverence or disdain. Being considered one of the world’s greatest playwrights doesn’t always mean that everyone enjoys long soliloquies and men in tights.

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