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by Lorie Lewis Ham

This being our Earth Day issue it seemed a perfect time to feature another local business that does upcycling, and brings new life to antique and vintage items–the Two Sisters Vintage Home & Garden Antique Shop, which is located in Clovis, right on the Sanger border. We took some time to chat with Janet Mitchell and Suzan Blair who own Two Sisters.

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February Penguin Mysteries

IN THE February 6 ISSUE

FROM THE 2016 Articles,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andSandra Murphy

by Sandra Murphy

Here is our first group of new February mysteries from Penguin authors-The Grim Steeper by Amanda Cooper, A Turn for the Bad by Sheila Connolly, and A Whisker of Trouble by Sofie Ryan. Details at the end of this post on how to win a copy of all 3 books, and a link to purchase them.


by Lorie Lewis Ham

Upcycling businesses seem to be a big trend in the Valley right now. Upcycling means to take discarded objects or material and reuse them in such a way as to create a product of a higher quality or value than the original. Third Treasure, the latest such shop to open in the area, opened in Sanger in June of this year.


by Angelo DiGangi

Readers of all ages understand how attached we can become to the books we love. We hang on to them for decades, rereading them over and over again whenever we feel the need to reconnect with old friends or glean inspiration. Even in this day of online reading and tablets that can store tens of thousands of titles, there’s just something about a physical hard copy of a book that feels like home.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham

Reedley has begun to see a lot of unique businesses moving in and bringing new life to their downtown. One of those businesses, Urban Roots, brings something very different to the City–a store based on upcycling–something very relative to the world’s growing desire to be more green and an economy where we are trying to make better use of the things we already have.

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FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andGoing Green,
andHelping Hands,
andMargaret Mendel

by Margaret Mendel

The saying “One person’s garbage is another person’s treasure” was never more true than when it comes to upcycling. What is upcycling? It is the process of taking something that would ordinarily be thrown away and making it into something that has equal or greater use.

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