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Sweet Memories Flowers lets the Customer Choose

Jan 26, 2015 ● By Brandi Barnett

Shelley DeJonge struggles to find an answer. “It’s a a good question,” she ponders, then goes silent. “But I don’t think there is one.” DeJonge can’t think of a favorite flower, but since she spends her days surrounded by them, it’s understood: she loves them all.

Going Local with the Naked Nut

Jan 26, 2015 ● By Brandi Barnett

Sheridyn Blain has become a nut aficionado, through farming, exporting and selling them. She can probably also shell out every nut pun in the book.

Visalia Rescue Mission: Empty Bowls Event

Jan 25, 2015 ● By Brandi Barnett

Of all the virtues of humankind, generosity and the art of giving are perhaps among the most profoundly effective; in addition to directly benefiting another person, the act of generosity nourishes the soul of the giver.

Julie Campbell, juliethefish designs

Jan 25, 2015 ● By Brandi Barnett

“It’s very rewarding to have an idea, work through the development of the design and have it all come together. ”

Landfill Dzine Helps the Unrecyclable Problem

Jan 02, 2015 ● By Brandi Barnett

What is it that makes an effective problem solver? Intelligence and a propensity towards logic, for a start. And tenacity, that’s important, too. But solutions are tricky things: elusive, and often difficult to discover in the face of a pressing difficulty.

Ryan Ratzlaff, Founder of Appendage & Bough in Woodlake

Jan 02, 2015 ● By Brandi Barnett

Woodworking is a fundamentally natural art. More than painting or sculpture or music, there is something especially elemental and deeply reflective about the hewing of lumber, the flow of its grain and the truly tangible progression that is the process of coaxing wood from one form to another.

Stafford's Famous Chocolates in Porterville

Nov 21, 2014 ● By Brandi Barnett

Behind the counter at Stafford’s Famous Chocolates, the shop hums with the steady work of chocolate-making. You’ll find no conveyer belts or massive machines churning out truffles, though.

Something to Smile About at Vintage Cheese Company in Traver

Nov 21, 2014 ● By Brandi Barnett

“It starts in here, in our milk room.” Ryan Davis, owner of Vintage Cheese, steps into the chilled room housing a 5,000-gallon milk tank.

Drinking Good Wine at Ramos Torres Winery in Kingsburg

Nov 21, 2014 ● By Brandi Barnett

Terroir is an important word in the world of wine. It translates from French to “earth” or “soil.”

Denise Mendoza, Dirty Bird Gourds and Soaps

Nov 21, 2014 ● By Brandi Barnett

Denise Mendoza, her husband Chris, and her parents Diana and Bob Pearcy have been pooling their efforts for years to make all of Dirty Bird Gourds and Soaps’ one-of-a-kind creations.
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