"Fear the living, not the dead,” says delicate, black widow dressed, Dallas Pattee, posed elegantly on a bench in the cemetery where we met. Everything she is wearing is authentic period attire. From the black lace and jet mourning earrings, right down to the lock of hair in her necklace.
Teen suicide. These two words strike fear into the hearts of most parents. Due to this fear, the topic is frequently treated like a boogieman, and people believe that if they don’t talk about it, will not happen. The sad truth is that reality is the exact opposite. Silence leads to lost lives. In order to combat this issue we must confront it, become educated, expand, and strengthen programs to prevent, intervene, treat, and unfortunately, respond in the aftermath of suicide (postvention).
National Suicide Prevention Week is September 5-11, 2016. This is a time set aside to raise awareness of an issue that impacts the lives of far too many people. It is a time to increase awareness, education, and activities relating to suicide prevention. It is an opportunity for an article such as this.
The Kaweah Oaks Preserve is located in our sweet home of Tulare County, just east of Visalia, and not far from the Kaweah River. According to the Sequoia Riverlands Trust website, the Kaweah Oaks Preserve spreads across 344 acres and is one of the few remaining valley oak riparian forests in the San Joaquin Valley.
The Arts Consortium is offering an exclusive behind-the-scenes look into the world of local artists with the first biennial South Valley Artists’ Studio Tour: Opening Doors/Opening Minds taking place March 22-24, 2013. Over the course of three days, more than 30 Tulare County artists (listed below) will open their personal studio doors to the public, demonstrating their individual creative processes and sharing different phases and facets of their work.
The members of the Arts Consortium are many and varied. They range from organizations whose presence in this area has been felt for many years to individuals and/or groups just embarking on careers or avocations in the arts. Here are two such members.
There are many articles and notices about visual and performing arts events happening locally in Tulare County. Most of the articles will have, “Member of the Arts Consortium,” as part of the by-line and some will be accompanied by the logo. It is a mystery to most people, however, just what an arts consortium is.
Feeling a kick, hearing the heartbeat, seeing that first smile. The happy moments new moms experience can make it hard for many to feel comfortable admitting that they’re feeling down. Those “baby blues” become something they just can’t shake.
Art and Agriculture come together in downtown Visalia September 9 through 11 with the Taste the Arts celebration.