In Fresno we grow more than great fruits, nuts, and vegetables! According to the national census, in 1860, just 4,605 people lived in Fresno County. In January 2010 it was reported that the number had grown to 953,761! It looks like the secret may be out 🙂
Archives for February 2011
Shortly after September 11, 2001 driving down Highway 41 at Avenue 12 changed… It was a much needed change. Not that anyone ever minds driving towards somewhere as beautiful as Yosemite National Park but after the tragedy of 9/11, such a show of patriotism was a breath of fresh air.
Have you ever asked or wondered about who was responsible for this unique expression of love for our country? I know I have.
A little digging revealed Robert and Karen McCaffrey, you may know them as the real estate development firm here in Fresno, are the ones to thank.
Just another example of why so many say FresYES!
On last Friday’s episode of the Today Show’s Real Estate segment with Barbara Corcoran they showed some examples across the country of what you could get for under $450,000. It’s always interesting to see what your money can get elsewhere but do you know what your money could get here? I took a peak at all the choices and chose one randomly to tell Al about.
If you like the idea of me giving a Fresno/Clovis example of whatever they feature on the Today Show please leave a comment and perhaps I will make it a weekly feature!
Speaking of Fresno’s amazing online community, I would be heart broken if I let today, Valentines Day, pass by without sharing with you one of my favorite blogs… Fashionably Bombed! Katherine and Flannery Good are the creators and co-host of this mostly video blog full of parodies, innuendo, and creative drink recipes. Their most recent episode is ‘Pop Rock Of Love‘ ! in which the ladies rock your world with a recipe that includes Pop Rocks (remember those crazy candies that pop in your mouth? My favorite was grape!) and Bret Michaels! My two favorite episodes are ‘Snow Informer‘ and the ‘How To Make A Mojito‘. I would suggest you watch all the episodes in reverse order so you can see them develop their unique style. Cheers! J
Fresno’s online community is second to none. Expect many post in the future featuring blog sites, twitter profiles, and facebook pages that elavate Fresno in their own unique way. There are two ways that you can get involved in Fresno’s online community tonight… First by checking out the current amber alert that has been issued and help spread the word of the missing child.
Then once you’ve done that head on over to http://fresnobeehive.com, a fantatic site focused on Fresno happenings mostly in relation to pop culture and entertainment and join Mike Osegueda in his snarky live blog on the Grammys 2011
It was beautiful outside today. So much in fact that you would think it was the first day of spring, yet spring is still a month away (3/20/11)! One of the many great things about living in Fresno is that you are so close to so many other great places. Today and tomorrow is Madera Vintners Association’s Annual Wine and Chocolate Trail weekend (less than 30 minutes from Fresno). Wine and chocolate lovers come from all over the world to sample wine from eight different participating wineries. Each has a variety of entertainment and food offerings to accompany their wines. For more information clink here.
Almost forgot… Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. I assure you that if you surprise your partner with a day trip to this event you won’t need flowers come Monday 🙂
I had another place planned for today but when I realized what store I was parked near my plans changed. What could be better than to go from a small locally owned hardware store located in Historic Fresno High to a corporate owned farm and ranch store in North East Clovis?! Despite being in this area often (one of my favorite sandwich spots is located in the same shopping center), I confess I had never noticed it before. From the moment I stepped out of my truck I knew Tractor Supply Company was going to be everything I could expect, and more. Inside they sell tools, trailering equipment, feed, ranch clothes, and you guessed it tractor supplies. The staff was courteous and was quick to tell me the about the history of the store. This successful retail store began in 1939 in North Dakota and is now in 44 states nationwide. So like they say, ‘Whether you’re caring for a backyard, or a “back 40”, we have the products and services to help you get the job done.’
Tractor Supply Company is located at 1630 Herndon Ave Clovis, CA 93611
Tired of the lack of customer service from your nearest big box hardware? Need an odd part or hard to find tool?
There are a few locally owned small hardware stores in Fresno and Cobb’s Hardware is one of them! I grew up in a home near to them so I thought who better to re-launch this site with than a company I grew up going to. The current management has gone back to the owner (of some 30 years!) and I am happy to report that the old displays, customer service, and inventory have returned! Yes once again you can find those hard to find parts for your Historic Fresno High area home!
Cobb’s Hardware is located at 3219 N Palm Ave (north side of Shields)