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New York

by Gail Farrelly


On the day after Thanksgiving the first bit of scary New Year’s poetry, printed by computer on plain white paper and enclosed in a plain white envelope, arrived at the office of the New York City Police Commissioner. Here’s what it said:

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Ordinary Days: A Far From Ordinary Musical

IN THE December 3 ISSUE

FROM THE 2012 Articles,
andLorie Lewis Ham,
andTheatre
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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Of the multitude of theatre gracing the Valley this month, the first show we are reviewing is Ordinary Days, presented by Organic Theater Factory in Fresno. Since it only has one more weekend left, I encourage you to rush over to see it!

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New York, New York

IN THE September 29 ISSUE

FROM THE 2012 Articles,
andMargaret Mendel,
andTravel
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by Margaret Mendel



The most frequently asked question of a New Yorker is, “Where do you go for fun, entertainment and relaxation?” As if we kept a list of secret spots.
I’d like to tell them, “We wait until all the tourists go home and then we come out to play.” But, truthfully, no one can avoid the hordes of visitors and New Yorkers go about their business no matter how crowded the city becomes.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



It dawned on me this week that atmosphere plays a big part in my choice of books. Places I would love to spend time in, described in a way that makes them come to life, really draw me in as much as a great character and story. That’s what drew me to Carolyn Hart’s Death On Demand series set in a mystery bookstore and that’s what draws me in to Cleo Coyle’s Coffeehouse Mystery series.

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by Gloria Feit



After spending the last several days at Left Coast Crime I didn’t manage to make it to the movies this weekend so instead of a movie review we are treating you to a review of a New York Mystery anthology. Grab a cup of coffee or tea & enjoy!

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What A Pig!

IN THE September 24 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andContributors,
andFood Fun,
andMargaret Mendel,
andTravel
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by Margaret Mendel


Fette Sou (fat pig in German) is a BBQ joint wedged between a graffiti scrawled apartment building and the parking lot of Frank’s Auto Repair Shop in New York. I’d describe it as a Brooklyn Hipster hangout with an attitude of ‘we’ll do it our way’.

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by Margaret Mendel



Like most New Yorkers I know exactly where I was and what I was doing when the 9-11 disaster occurred. It is etched in my memory forever. So much has happened in my life since then I thought perhaps the impact of that day might have lost of its potency.

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by Margaret Mendel


The sky was heavy with storm clouds when I got into my old Toyota and headed for the Village. The temperature had been miserably hanging around the 90s in New York City for over a week and I looked forward to a good rainstorm to cool things down.

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by James Garcia Jr.



Being a new writer myself, I have tried to offer my support for others who are in similar circumstances. Although I don’t read as often as I would like due to time constraints, I have recently read a few of these books. Today, I would like very much to tell you about one of these, a fantastic book, entitled: Menopause in Manhattan. There are no vampires in this one, nor are there werewolves, ghouls or serial killers of any kind. Instead, there are simply men and “women of a certain age”.

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Yankee Stadium

IN THE July 6 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andMargaret Mendel,
andSports
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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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by Margaret Mendel


With the Tony Awards upon us this Sunday we have the great treat of being able to enjoy a review of one of the Tony Award nominated shows thanks to KRL’s writer in New York. While only our New York readers will have the chance to see this show for now, hopefully many of us will be able to enjoy it sometime in the future and now we can enjoy the Tony Awards with just a bit more knowledge of one of the great plays that is nominated.

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by Margaret Mendel



Visiting New York City? Want to see a Broadway production, an Off-Broadway or even an Off-Off-Broadway play? Here are a few tips that might help keep a bit more cash in your pocketbook when purchasing tickets.

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by James Garcia Jr.




Whether they fully realize it yet or not remains to be seen, but Kingsburg High School (KHS) students have just experienced a dream come true. On March 4, 2011, myself and fifty-eight others, including forty-six members of the KHS Wind Ensemble, boarded a school bus and traveled to San Francisco International Airport. Our destination was New York City and the world-renowned Carnegie Hall.

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Teen Poetry Corner: November winners!

IN THE November 27 ISSUE

FROM THE 2010 Articles,
andTeens,
andTerrific Tales
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by Valley Teens



These poems were written by local teens who won our November poetry contest. There is quite a variety and this time we even have a winner from Parlier! The contest is open to anyone age 14-19 in the Kings River area.

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