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August 2015 - Summer Soundtrack

Jul 27, 2015 03:40PM ● By Brandi Barnett

Editor's Note

August 2015
Cover photo by Josiah Alter

Summer’s sizzle is upon us, so grab an icy beverage and find somewhere cool to savor the imaginative collection of stories that we’ve gathered for your enjoyment this month.
Would you like to give back to those who put their lives on the line every day for us? The Central California Fallen Firefighters Golf Tournament helps the families of those heroes who have lost their lives fighting fires.
You’ll be inspired by the adrenaline junkies behind Lather to Lace, who are turning the market for beauty products on its head. Then meet Brice Yocum, a modern-day farmer who is making a name for himself one well-raised chicken at a time at Sunbird Farms. Heather Busby’s entrepreneurial spirit also centers on creatures, but they’re in the beautification business – Pet Envy Grooming & Boutique pampers people’s pets.
Get some tips for living your best life from the fine folks at Painted Elephant Yoga Studio, then treat yourself to a refreshing change of pace in your musical repertoire by giving Slow Season a listen. Their rock ‘n’ roll-influenced style is tough to define, but easy to enjoy.
Hungry? The folks at Valhalla stand ready to deliver delicious Danish delights with flair. They’re celebrating 33 years of dishing up aebleskivers and much more.
Then, take a virtual tour through the home of artist Jada Lee, whose family has created an environmentally friendly house on a budget. She shares her tricks for humble but fashionable living.
Enjoy the last stretch of summer!