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Story of Near-century-old Tradition Wows Readers in 2015

Feb 19, 2016 09:59AM, Published by Kevin, Categories: Today, Arts+Entertainment




We here at Central California Life couldn't have enjoyed 2015 as much as we did without you, our readers, who share our love for the Central Valley, Central Coast and Mountain Areas. In light of your tremendous support of our digital growth last year, we wanted to break down the top 10 stories of 2015 according to our readers (listed below from No. 1 to No. 10).

A Holiday tradition unlike any other Bracebridge Dinner at Yosemite has been holiday tradition for nearly 90 years  - Dec 21 2015 0342PM

A Holiday tradition unlike any other: Bracebridge Dinner at Yosemite has been holiday tradition for nearly 90 years

Faith Sidlow has wanted to attend the elegant Christmas dinner at Yosemite’s historic Ahwahnee Hotel, since 1985 and finally had an opportunity 30 years later. Read More » 

 

Culinary Artist Baker Jose Sanchez - Nov 18 2015 0105PM

Culinary Artist: Baker Jose Sanchez

Jose Sanchez, who has combined his love of baking and art, owns the Sweet Palette Bakery. His slogan is “Art You Can Taste.” Read More » 

 

Central California Halloween and Pumpkin Patch Guide - Oct 22 2015 0321AM

Central California Halloween and Pumpkin Patch Guide

Looking to pick your own pumpkin this fall? Here are some places in our coverage area where you can do so. Read More » 

 

Aiming for Excellence What it takes to become a Navy pilot - Sep 23 2014 0441PM

Aiming for Excellence: What it takes to become a Navy pilot

Mention “Topgun” and often images of fast fighter jets, swaggering pilots and death-defying dogfights quickly come to mind. Read More » 

 

Idle Hour Oakhursts first winery is thriving - Nov 18 2015 1252PM

Idle Hour: Oakhurst’s first winery is thriving

Winemaker Anna Marie Dos Remedios and business partner Deb Payne own and operate Idle Hour and the accompanying Queen’s Inn By The River, an eight-room inn within walking distance of the ... Read More » 

 

Stories from the Heartland Central Californias water woes   Snapshots from the outskirts of heaven - Feb 17 2015 1119PM

Stories from the Heartland Central California’s water woes: Snapshots from the outskirts of heaven

On a white hot August afternoon, farm kids gather in the cool glare of an overhead lamp at King’s Boxing Club in Avenal. They come for the boxing lessons and a cold drink of water and to ... Read More » 

 

To win you gotta hit and not get hit Ramirez said maintaining that his defense has always been better than his offense Photo by Carl Klingenberg

Water Warrior Jose Ramirez

Late one sweltering summer afternoon not that many years ago, some neighborhood kids walked home after boxing practice in the dusty south Valley town of Avenal. An older and bigger kid... Read More » 

 

Marine Vardanyan president of the Armenian student organization at Fresno State in front of the Armenian Genocide Monument The monument is the first of its kind to be built on a university campus in the US It will be unveiled in a special ceremony on April 23  Photo by Dan Minkler

Fresno State’s Armenian Genocide Monument: first of its kind in the nation

Not unlike members of other immigrant groups, Armenians came to the Central Valley in pursuit of a better life. In many ways, however, their story is unique. They arrived not only as... Read More » 

 

Donnie Arax Bringing the Bullard Knights Back - Jun 28 2014 0250PM

Donnie Arax: Bringing the Bullard Knights Back

Donnie Arax is a born coach. He knew when he was 17 that he wanted to coach football. Deep inside, it was the Bullard Knights he wanted to lead, because nobody bleeds Bullard Blue like Ar... Read More » 

 

A versatile artist with a passion for various genres Scow performs with the bands The Experience and Espacio Photo by Owen Gailar

Music prodigy Eva Scow

Eva Scow views music as a universal language that crosses barriers of geography, culture and age. Read More » 

 


We look forward to a wonderful 2016. Don't forget to share your stories with us, by contacting us.


Holidays 2015 top stories reader's choice


  • Hawaiian Hula (dance) classes

    04/03/2017
    02:00PM — 07:30PM

    During our Hula classes, we respect the traditions of Hula and do our best to research the langua...


  • Kino Hana, Cardio-Hula

    04/03/2017
    07:00PM — 08:00PM

    ALOOOOHA!!!! Ready to shake up your fitness routine? Ready to shape up and tone your amazing bo...


  • Hawaiian Hula (dance) classes

    04/04/2017
    02:00PM — 07:30PM

    During our Hula classes, we respect the traditions of Hula and do our best to research the langua...


  • Kino Hana, Cardio-Hula

    04/04/2017
    07:00PM — 08:00PM

    ALOOOOHA!!!! Ready to shake up your fitness routine? Ready to shape up and tone your amazing bo...


  • Peter and The Starcatcher

    03/30/2017
    05:30PM

    In this ingenious prequel to Peter Pan, a handful of actors play over 100 hilarious characters. Y...


  • 2017 Fun(d) Run

    04/01/2017
    08:00AM — 01:00PM

    On April 1, 2017 take a Wellness Day for you and your family and join us at Woodward! Take advan...


  • Orange Cove Blossom Festival

    04/01/2017
    10:00AM — 04:00PM

    Celebrate spring at the Orange Cove Blossom Festival! Time: 10:00am -4:00pm Location: James ...


  • Party for the Parkway 06. Meet an Alpaca

    04/01/2017
    01:00PM — 05:00PM

    MEET AN ALPACA SATURDAY, APRIL 1 1:00 pm KT-LEE RANCH ALPACAS, NORTH FORK PARTY 6 Have you...


  • World Autism Awareness Day

    04/02/2017
    12:00AM

    Each April 2nd, Autism Speaks celebrates the start of its signature campaign, Light It Up Blue, a...


  • Unique Perspectives on Autism

    04/05/2017
    06:00PM

    A mother of two boys on the autism spectrum joins forces with a developmental pediatrician, board...


  • Unique Perspectives on Autism

    04/05/2017
    06:00PM

    Celebrate Autism Awareness Month with us at this special one-time event! A mother of two boys...


  • 2017 Art Hop

    04/06/2017
    05:00PM — 08:00PM

    ArtHop occurs every 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. It’s one of the most active and successfu...


  • An outstanding night of Art & Music featuring award winning and nationally known artist Kyle Edwa...


  • Art Hop: Ladies Night

    04/06/2017
    05:00PM — 10:00PM

    Join Our Amazing Artists As they throw a ladies night for Art Hop! A fun night of Art, Music, Mo...


  • Arts & Hops

    04/06/2017
    05:30PM — 08:00PM

    FCFB is turning 100 and wants to celebrate this milestone birthday with you! Bring your friends a...


  • Boots In The Park

    04/07/2017
    05:00PM — 10:00PM

    Join Us For Boots In The Park On Friday, April 7 With Some Of The Biggest Names In Country Music!...


  • Geek Night: 59DaysofCode

    04/07/2017
    05:00PM — 07:00PM

    Guess who’s back, back again. 59DOC’s back, tell a friend. Guess who's back, guess who's back. Gu...


  • Breakfast with the Animals

    04/08/2017
    08:30AM — 11:30AM

    Join us for hot syrupy pancakes, sizzling sausage, hot coffee, donuts, milk and juice! This year’...


  • Kingburg Pet Clinic

    04/08/2017
    09:00AM — 12:00PM

    Get ready for the next Kingsburg Pet Clinic, to be held on Saturday, April 8 on the east side of ...


  • Artist’s Event

    04/08/2017
    09:00AM — 03:00PM

    Do you love to sketch, draw, paint or photograph live animals? Would you love to spend up to two...


  • Fresno Chinatown Underground Tunnel Tour

    04/08/2017
    10:00AM — 12:00PM

    Every big city has an active underground network and Fresno is no exception. The ability to duck ...


  • 10th Annual Strike Out Autism Night The first day game of the year is Sunday, April 9th! The f...


  • Peter and The Starcatcher

    04/09/2017
    05:00PM

    In this ingenious prequel to Peter Pan, a handful of actors play over 100 hilarious characters. Y...


  • Eatin' on Eaton

    04/14/2017
    11:00AM — 01:00PM

    Save the date! Eatin on Eaton is coming back Friday, April 14th. Food trucks will be out on Eaton...


  • Peter and The Starcatcher

    04/14/2017
    05:30PM

    In this ingenious prequel to Peter Pan, a handful of actors play over 100 hilarious characters. Y...


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