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March 2016 – Fresh & New

Feb 26, 2016 11:30AM ● By Ronda Alvey

Editor's Note

March 2016
Cover photo: Plant in the Air succulents and airplants
By Tamara Orth

A wonderfully wet winter has paved the way for a glorious spring, and we’ve got plenty of ideas for helping you immerse yourself in this season of rebirth.

Buy yourself a ticket to a high-caliber performance by the College of the Sequoias’ theatre department, which has been a launch pad for numerous students who have transferred to the country’s most prestigious, competitive conservatories. 

Learn about the path that converted a Clovis man from an NFL player to a coffee entrepreneur, who now shares unbridled joy with every cup he brews.

Then meet biologist Gary Adest, the founder of the educational nonprofit River Ridge Institute. He and his wife “accidentally” bought it in 1998, and they have been offering workshops, tours, classes and volunteer opportunities to demonstrate best management practices for sustaining the land. 

They’re bringing back the milkman at Top O’ the Morn Farms, which specializes in farm-to-table dairy delivery. What’s more convenient than glass bottles of milk arriving at your doorstep? 

Hungry? Allison and Dane Millner are having way too much fun creating unique and surprising sandwiches at Sierra Subs and Salads in Three Rivers. Try the chipotle cream cheese bacon cheddar, Vietnamese duck, watermelon and pork – or choose your own culinary adventure.

Be sure to join the Downtown Visalia Wine Walk, where you’ll find your fill of wine, but also cheese, olive oil, chocolate and more. It’s the perfect excuse to stroll down Main Street, greet your neighbors and support local businesses. And since laughter is the best medicine, the 17th annual Laugh for Life event is an easy way to give your health a boost. The comedy show and catered dinner grows in popularity each year.

Celebrate spring, and enjoy!