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In the Summer 2015 Issue

Sep 15, 2015 01:26PM, Published by Kevin, Categories: Arts+Entertainment in this issue




Read our Summer 2015 issue online in two different formats: by individual article or through the digital edition. Both options are ready for you to read below. Enjoy!

Contributors

Katie Fries

Writer

On the last day of the school year when I was a child, I most looked forward to … my birthday! My birthday always fell near or on the last day of school and we usually held my birthday party the first weekend school was out.

My strategy for surviving Central California’s sweltering summers includes …  running early, before the sun comes up, and staying close to the pool with my kids and a Mai Tai. And when all else fails, a quick trip to the Central Coast or Bay Area provides some relief from the heat.

The most important lesson I learned from my father is … finish strong. He specifically meant in my high school cross-country races, but it’s good advice that can be applied to most projects.

Of all my material possessions, the ones that mean the most to me are … hard-to-replace items with sentimental value, like my kids’ baby books and the hats they received in the hospital after they were born, the medals from the marathons I’ve run and notes and cards my husband and kids have given me over the years.

People would probably be surprised to know that I … have a dog. People who have known me for a long time know that I’m a cat person and I don’t really care for dogs. But my family got a puppy a few months ago and now he’s my constant companion.

Andrew Veihmeyer

Writer

On the last day of the school year when I was a child, I most looked forward to ... overnight hangouts with friends — on weekdays!

My strategy for surviving Central California’s sweltering summers includes ... drinking mass quantities of water, visiting the coast once or twice, and no strenuous outdoor activity between the hours of 11 a.m.–8 p.m.

The most important lesson I learned from my father is ... to learn how to fix as much of your own car as possible before taking it to the shop. Mechanics strip bolts.

Of all my material possessions, the ones that mean the most to me are ... handwritten notes from close friends and family. 

People would probably be surprised to know that I ... have never owned a smart phone.

Valerie Shelton

Writer

On the last day of the school year when I was a child, I most looked forward to ... staying up late and sleeping in each day.

My strategy for surviving Central California’s sweltering summers includes ... cranking up the air conditioning, finding a pool to jump in and escaping to the mountains or the beach as often as possible.

The most important lesson I learned from my father is ... that you have to work hard to be successful and you have to be patient. 

Of all my material possessions, the ones that mean the most to me are ... a keychain my husband gave me as a gift on our first date, a necklace my parents bought me for my college graduation, and a warn-out cabbage patch doll, Irma, that I’ve had since before I can remember. 

People would probably be surprised to know that I ... seriously considered majoring in music. I’m a mezzo-soprano and as a teen I dreamed of being on Broadway. I do everything by ear, so the music theory classes scared me off and led me to pursue my other passion, writing. 

On the cover:  Nate Nagatani, who is a running aficionado, gets an evening workout in as the sun sets at Hidden Valley Park on a cool June evening in Hanford, Calif. Nagatani, who is also an 8th grade teacher for the Hanford elementary school district, considers running a healthy hobby for anyone looking for one. Photo by Gary Kazanjian.

Karen Maroot Publisher

Reflections - Summer 2015

Publisher Karen Maroot reminds readers: When you do connect with our amazing national parks that surround us, please be mindful that nearly 90 percent of all wildfires in California are c... Read More » 

A Few Cool Things

New bus route links Fresno and Yosemite - Sep 01 2015 0911AM

New bus route links Fresno and Yosemite

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Hot August Daze Car and Bike Show in Clovis - Sep 01 2015 0921AM

Hot August Daze Car and Bike Show in Clovis

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Keeping the Faith

Turnips and how I grew to love them - Sep 01 2015 1017AM

Turnips and how I grew to love them

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Summer Recipe - Crispy Turnip Fries - Sep 01 2015 1016AM

Summer Recipe - Crispy Turnip Fries

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Stories From the Heartland

Jack Schwartz 100 of Hanford has been a wood turner for as long as he can remember

Valley wood turners continue an ancient tradition

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Bring Lainey Home - Sep 01 2015 1047AM

Bring Lainey Home

Thousands rally to help a Clovis family find their lost dog. Stories from the Heartland - Summer 2015. Read More » 

 

Photo courtesy of Doug Wilson

The legacy of Wilson’s Motorcycles

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Honor Flight 6 participants at the World War II Memorial in Washington DC in April Photo by Bud Elliott

Honor thy father

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The Wish List

Summer Gifts - Sep 03 2015 0259PM

Summer Gifts

The Wish List - Summer 2015. Read More » 

Destinations

 

Rebecca Leeds and Matt Wagner play cards in a scene that exemplifies the glamorous camping known as glamping Photo by Pamela Leeds

Glamping

Camping Gets Glamorous: Destinations - Summer 2015. Read More » 

Health and Wellness

Medication and the summer months - Sep 04 2015 0609AM

Medication and the summer months

“Do not store this medication above 98.6 degrees.” Read More » 

Consistency intensity and desire  the keys to staying fit - Sep 10 2015 0721AM

Consistency, intensity and desire: the keys to staying fit

Many people believe that in order to stay fit, they should exercise every day. Rhonda Murphy weighs in on the topic and more in this important health and wellness column. Read More » 

Sports

A truly great town in which to be a runner - Sep 10 2015 0824AM

A truly great town in which to be a runner

Fresno’s dynamic, growing running scene. Read More » 

Arts & Entertainment

John Rupe with a few of his models on Fulton Mall including from left to right the Grand Central Hotel and the Fiske Block Helm and Griffith buildings

John Rupe: Preserving history through art

Fresno artist John Rupe's intricate model work of downtown Fresno landmarks propels us into exciting new territory to both remember and physically preserve where we came from. Read More » 

 

Photo courtesy of Steven Church

Steven Church’s Ultrasonic

Author Steven Church’s collection circles around several of his life experiences — the death of his brother, the drowning of a friend, the shoulder injury that required attention, and more. Read More » 

Savor

Fresh mozzarella and sun-dried tomato bruschetta

Campagnia

Criminal defense attorney Amy Guerra, along with her husband and a colleague found themselves at Campagnia during lunchtime on one hot summer day. She shares the experience. Read More » 

  

Paul Pearson back row second from the right and a few of the family members and friends who help make Chef Pauls Caf the areas hottest soul food restaurant

Culinary Artist: Chef Paul Pearson

The best fried chicken in Fresno — as well as other comfort food standbys like meatloaf, greens and macaroni and cheese — is served out of a small soul food restaurant in Chinatown. Read More » 

 

Navarro a local homeless artist created the mural that runs along the length of the wall in the caf It is a work in progress with the saxophonist being the most recent addition

Chef Paul's Fried Chicken Salad

A recipe, courtesy of Chef Paul Pearson, Savor, Summer 2015. Read More » 

Sip

Miriam Widenham has been mixing drinks at the Landmark for 13 years Her specialty is finding fresh Valley ingredients to use in her craft cocktails

Handcrafted drinks Central Valley style

Sips, Summer 2015 - The Landmark. Read More » 

Home & Garden

Home gardening Water-wise options for a water-thirsty region - Sep 11 2015 1256PM

Home gardening: Water-wise options for a water-thirsty region

Some communities with watering restrictions are offering incentives to homeowners to replace their grass lawns with synthetic lawns or drought-tolerant landscapes. Read More » 

Spotlight

Juan Felipe Herrera

Fresno gets two new poet laureates

Spotlight by Madeline Shannon - Summer 2015. Read More » 

 

Dinuba teen performs at Carnegie Hall - Sep 14 2015 0322AM

Dinuba teen performs at Carnegie Hall

Spotlight - Summer 2015; A choir singer since the 5th grade, Elijah has had no shortage of impressive performances. Read More » 

Local film has been cast and started filming - Sep 14 2015 0329AM

Local film has been cast and started filming

Spotlight, Summer 2015; The film, written by former Fresno mayor Alan Autry, is about a man who sets out to become an MMA Fighter and has some struggles along the way. Read More » 

  

Clovis East High School Alum Wins NCAA Title - Sep 14 2015 0645AM

Clovis East High School Alum Wins NCAA Title

Splotlight - Summer 2015; Bryson DeChambeau, now a junior at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, has received a prestigious golfing title. Read More » 

 

Keeping Youth Journeying Onward KYJO  - Sep 14 2015 0652AM

Keeping Youth Journeying Onward (KYJO)

Spotlight - Summer 2015; Keeping Youth Journeying Onward (KYJO) addresses the needs of the Central Valley’s foster children through six group homes in Fresno, Clovis and Hanford. Read More » 

Calendar of Events

August Calendar of Events - Sep 14 2015 0659AM

August Calendar of Events

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September Calendar of Events - Sep 14 2015 0708AM

September Calendar of Events

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Summer 2015 Issue of Central California Life


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