DUE TO THE efforts of Anna Jarvis and her love for her late mother, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Mother’s Day an official national holiday on May 9, 1914.
IN 1994, a group of local artists began meeting to discuss how to make art more accessible in Visalia. By 1996, they officially founded nonprofit Arts Visalia, and in another five years settled in their current location on Oak Avenue, across the street from the Depot.
THE VICTORY of indigenous Mexicans over the European invaders in the Battle of Puebla marks the origin of Cinco de Mayo, a holiday that gained popularity in the 1960s here in the States.
THE CENTRAL VALLEY has long hungered for the lively presence of professional sports teams. Soccer has finally made its way into the spotlight with the Fresno Football Club, thanks to the dream and efforts of owner Ray Beshoff.
• Gold seekers passed through Porterville after gold was discovered in California in 1848, and some decided to stick around and establish farms because of the rich soil. It was incorporated in 1902 and is now home to about 56,000 people.
IT'S NOT A USUAL NAME for a pet adoption center, but then Miss Winkles is anything but usual. From its name to its staff and to the center itself, Miss Winkles is shattering stereotypes of the common animal shelter.
WE’RE SURE ENJOYING all those May flowers that those much-appreciated April showers brought our way – Mother Nature gets an A-plus from us. Let’s take some time to smell the roses!
IN 1978, funding for a summer school theatre program in Tulare had just been cut, igniting several participating parents and teachers to discuss forming an independent theatre company. The idea of Encore Theatre Company became a reality in 1979, keeping theatre alive in Tulare.
VINYLS ARE definitely coming back in style. Did they ever go out of style? You can be the judge of that on Record Store Day, which will be Saturday, April 22.
JORDAN LONG PERHAPS isn’t what you’d expect an artist to be, but when have artists ever been predictable? A self-described car guy, Long owns and operates Interior Works, a business he started about six years ago.