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October 2015 - Happy 1st Birthday Enjoy

Sep 27, 2015 09:33PM ● By Brandi Barnett

Editor's Note

October 2015
Cover photo by Kelli Avila

Happy birthday to us! This month marks the one-year anniversary of Enjoy South Valley Living. What an exciting road we’ve traveled together, and we thank our advertisers, our contributors, our staff and especially you – our loyal readers – for making all of our wishes come true. Ready to dive into another issue? Let’s go!
It’s a lovely time of year for a Sunday drive. Consider a trek to Three Rivers, where an array of charming new businesses have popped up. Or wander over to Exeter and check out the Clover House, which has been restored to its original glory – you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back into 1908.
Mark your calendar for the Tastemakers Festival, where you can enjoy delicious food and craft beers while enjoying some rock ‘n’ roll music for a bargain price.
Locally owned businesses are the lifeblood of a community, and Special Occasions & Gifts has done it right for 34 years. We’ll tell you how they’ve kept customers coming back for generations. Need a sign? Look no further than Rich Sign Co., where craftsman Brian Rich creates each sign by hand, using reclaimed wood and corrugated metal. And there’s always a good reason to treat yourself to dessert at Fresno’s Ampersand Ice Cream, where their small-batch recipes are garnering rave reviews.
Then meet Heidi Steinman, who lives authentically through her life and her art. Her impressionistic work strikes right at the heart. Another inspirational soul is Lester Moon, founder of Hands in the Community, which helps bear burdens for people in need. “Your time and abilities are precious. Share your gifts and those abilities with people,” he says.
Here’s to many more inspirational years together. Celebrate and enjoy!