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Enjoy San Joaquin Valley Living

March 2015 - Lucky Day

Feb 25, 2015 01:45PM ● By Brandi Barnett

Editor's Letter

March 2015
Cover Photo by Christopher Cardenas

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life’s passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.
                  - Irish blessing

Love and laughter, peace and plenty - we wish this for all of you this St. Patrick’s Day, and we hope the offerings on our pages this month provide joy that endures.
Sometimes a little indulgence makes life worth living, and Lemoore’s “dairy goddess” has mastered the art of cheese - an experiment she began in her husband’s tiny office. Pair her creations with some of the planet’s freshest produce, courtesy of Farmer’s Daughter CSA. They deliver customized boxes of fruits and vegetables grown right in Kingsburg. Ready for dessert? Fresh oranges bring the magic to the orange ice cream that’s the hallmark of Orange Works Café, and we’re sure you’ll find yourself wanting to lick the bowl.
We’ll also share the fun, fascinating concept of the tiny house movement – where folks can pare their lives down to the bare essentials, yet still enjoy the many benefits of home ownership and community.
Pair a troubled teenager with an eager-to-learn dog, and you’ve got the recipe for a beautiful relationship. The Assistance Service Dog Educational Center enlists at-risk students to train service dogs, who then become the eyes and ears of people with disabilities.
Ready for some St. Patrick’s Day fun? Visalia Lions Breakfast Club hosts an annual parade and the Irish Fest, a celebration of local craft beer. It’s the perfect excuse to raise a pint with friends, and all proceeds benefit charity.
And finally, learn how tragedy turned to triumph in Visalia through Pro-Youth, which helps youth succeed academically, socially and emotionally by providing a safe, supportive learning environment that equips them to make healthy lifelong choices.
May the luck of the Irish smile upon you always. Enjoy!

Enjoy Magazine: South Valley Living - March 2015