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May 2017—Dream Big

Apr 24, 2017 11:00AM ● By Kendra Kaiserman

Editor's Note — May 2017

On the Cover: Chelsea Cumiford
Photo by Simply Smith Photography

April’s showers (and showers and showers) have certainly brought an abundance of May flowers – what a delight to wander around the valley and soak up nature’s beauty.

We’re celebrating magnificent moms this month – start by treating her to a spot of tea at Teazers World Tea Market in Fresno, where owner Ann Liao celebrates the beverage’s diversity. The world’s troubles seem to melt away when you’re slowly sipping a cup of tea with someone you love.

If the lady in your life is a nature lover, grab your binoculars and head to Kaweah Oaks Preserve for some birding. Or consider a quick road trip to Rush Creek Lodge in Yosemite National Park – exploring waterfalls and picnicking in the Sequoias will recharge everyone’s batteries. Seeking more of an adrenaline rush? Try some whitewater rafting with Good Times Adventures.

Meanwhile, we’re inspired by Chris Cumiford, a finalist for California Teacher of the Year, whose motto is “creating the past” because history is the story of human experience. And it’s always fun when someone comes up with creative ideas to help others, and the Kentucky Derby Party does exactly that through an activity that benefits Food Link of Tulare County. We’ll tell you more about how they’re putting the “fun” into fundraiser.

Don’t forget to check out the activities in our monthly calendar, and if you’re still looking for a one-of-a-kind gift for the special mother in your life, stop by Enjoy the Store in Visalia and we’ll give you a hand.

Happy Mother’s Day, and enjoy!

May 2017 - Dream Big