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July 2016 — Stars & Stripes

Jun 24, 2016 12:26PM ● By Ronda Alvey
Stars & Stripes
July 2016
On the cover: Brynlee Woods
Photo by Amber Smith

Let the fireworks fly – it’s the Fourth of July.

Would you like to cool off, relax and enjoy some of the Valley’s most treasured natural resources at the same time? Try your hand at kayaking. We’re blessed to have seemingly endless water sources within our reach, and this easy, affordable sport is a great way to get out and explore.

Feeling spicy? We’ll share the story of the Double D Seasonings Company. Sprinkle these carefully crafted spices on your latest culinary creation and you’ll dazzle your dinner guests.

Grab a slice of pizza and enjoy some music while you explore a piece of Visalia’s rich history via The Planing Mill, one of the city’s oldest buildings that remains a vibrant part of downtown. If you’re still hungry and you’re craving that perfect blend of cheese plus tortilla, check out Quesadilla Gorilla, which has quickly amassed some loyal fans. Their grill is next to Visalia’s Fox Theater, or keep your eyes peeled for their food truck.

Dream seekers inspire us, and Troy Korsgaden fits the bill to a tee – he owns two businesses and is the author of several books, including his latest, “Success and Sanity.” He shares a few of his secrets with us this month.

Then, learn more about Blind Babies, a nonprofit organization that provides connection, support and education for parents of children who are blind.

Happy birthday, America, and enjoy!

July 2016 - Stars & Stripes