In March, my sister Kristin and brother-in-law Shawn retired and moved to the country between Spokane, Washington, and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. So my dad, Peeve, and I recently headed out on a … [Read more...] about Want to get to know your city? Visit others
I think it’s important for writers to be clear about and be able to back up their own biases. When it comes to growing our local economy, I think the best way to do this is to support … [Read more...] about Growing our own… cottage food businesses
Saturday nights in downtown Fresno were meant for Draggin’ the Main, a.k.a. cruising on Fulton Street. Until the Fulton Mall broke ground in 1964, Fulton was the main drag. Now, on the … [Read more...] about Saturday nights are meant for Draggin’ the Main
Spring is here and with it comes blossoms on our trees, like the Elberta peach in my backyard. If you suffer from allergies, sinus infections or other ailments from pollen, dust or air … [Read more...] about Valley allergy sufferers: Get into the Neti Pot, and get some relief
Last year, I read a book that has really changed my perspective. It’s titled The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest. In the book, Dan Buettner … [Read more...] about What does it take to make Fresno a Blue Zone?
FresYes.com is a wonderful vehicle for telling everyone about the great things that are happening in our region. It’s a positive force of nature. But we all know there are problems in our community. I … [Read more...] about Live Again Fresno helps kids living in motels on Parkway Drive
Getting the whole family involved with healthy meals is Timaree Hagenburger’s mission. Sometimes it’s difficult for people who cook for their kids or even for their aging parents to get their family’s … [Read more...] about Timaree Hagenburger’s healthy cooking demo is your first step toward change
I like simplicity. Any time there is a government process, a legal system, an insurance form, medical bureaucracy, or a big box store, I freak out. So when a friend told me about her wonderful … [Read more...] about Doctor visits without the hassle? They exist
On Oct. 21, we celebrated the re-opening of Fulton Street, downtown Fresno’s main street. It was quite a party. We started with the obligatory speeches from elected officials and yours truly. … [Read more...] about Fulton Street is open! Now what?
On Saturday, Nov. 25, I invite you to take the opportunity to attend a talk and book signing event with Michael Kunz, author of the new book, Muir's Temples. Michael is a professor of … [Read more...] about ‘Muir’s Temples’ is a perfect read for anyone who loves the Sierra Nevada
Dear teacher. I regret to say that the dog ate my homework. In this case, the homework was a Fulton Street Party wrap-up post, which I was supposed to write over the weekend. And the dog was ... … [Read more...] about This was supposed to be a post about Fulton Street Party
(Read "Downtown Revitalization part 1: Damn You, Dan Whitehurst!" here and "Downtown Revitalization part 2: Revitalization Begins October 21" here) As downtown begins its … [Read more...] about Downtown Revitalization part 3: Get Involved
by Jim Denney Disneyland celebrates its 62nd birthday on Monday, July 17, 2017. Jim Denney, the author of Walt’s Disneyland: It’s Still There if You Know Where to Look, concludes his … [Read more...] about Disney’s Fresno Connections Part 2: The Mouseorail, Scoopy, and Frank
When I was in fourth or fifth grade, I remember reading a book and seeing a line that mentioned a pet peeve. I’d never heard the term, and there weren’t any pets or animals in the story, so I asked my … [Read more...] about Peeve: A Love Story
Last Saturday, the FresYes Realty | FresYes.com team was invited to go on a special tour of Fulton Street led by Downtown Fresno Partnership (and FresYes contributor) Craig Scharton. Craig is of … [Read more...] about Fulton Walking Tours Are a Great Way to Learn About Downtown