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‘Biggest Little Rodeo in the West’ returns

Springville Rodeo celebrates 70th anniversary as PRCA Rodeo on April 26-28 @TheSunGazette SPRINGVILLE – “The Biggest Little Rodeo in the West” returns to the foothills April 26-28 for the 70th annual Springville Sierra Rodeo. Since its inception, the Springville Rodeo has been on the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) circuit. Being sanctioned by the PRCA […]

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Sports versus Band/Choir, a ‘Student Perspectives’

Woodlake Valley Middle School student looks at the pros and cons of extracurricular activities competing for students attention and time By Teresa Kerwin Woodlake Valley Middle School WOODLAKE – In the academic world, sports and music do not often intermingle. Usually, students are firmly athletes or musicians, with very few that do both activities in […]

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Lions Club cancels Exeter New Year celebration

Exeter Lions Club cancels 2019 New Year’s celebration citing lack of participation and cost @TheSunGazette EXETER – The Exeter Lions Club is cancelling their New Year’s Eve celebration for next week. Vice president of the club Patty Spott says due to the rising cost of fireworks and lack of participation in the parade, they have […]

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Symphony plays ‘Winter Wonders’

The Sequoia Symphony will feature two symphonies that celebrate “Winter Wonders” on Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Visalia Fox Theatre @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Tchaikovsky’s short, sweet “Winter Daydreams” opens the program, a delightful piece that music director Bruce Kiesling describes as a snowball fight. It was the composer’s first symphony and one of his favorites, […]

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New Year’s Eve heats up with Latin beats

Bazmati, La Marcha play Convention Center while “August” performs at Wyndham Hotel @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Baby, it’s cold outside on New Year’s Eve, but things will be heating up indoors. Two events will swing in the new year on Monday, Dec. 31 with rhythmic beats and Latin lyrics at the Visalia Convention Center and the […]

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The Grinch gives back Christmas

Van Crawford brightens Channing Way with lights, music and Seussian mirth By Nancy Vigran Reporter for the Sun-Gazette (Note: Italics indicate excerpts from Dr. Seuss’ story, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”) EXETER – It wasn’t that the Grinch hated Christmas, that wasn’t the reason, The Visalia Grinch had to give it up for last season. […]

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In the St. Nick of time

Santa Claus to read “The Night Before Christmas” at Tulare County Library branches this week @TheSunGazette TULARE – There is no greater Christmas tradition than reading the classic tale The Night Before Christmas. Generations have enjoyed hearing the yule tide poem of yesteryear from a parent, grandparent or older sibling. But this Christmas, local libraries […]

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Veteran’s Day Schedule of Events

Porterville celebrates 100th parade Porterville will continue its century-old tradition of holding a Veterans Day Parade on Monday, Nov. 12. This year marks the 100th annual Veterans Day Parade in Porterville. A pre-parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the historic parade scheduled to roll down Main Street at 10 a.m. The parade route will […]

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Valley good for veterans, but not Tulare County

Fresno, Stockton ranked among top 100 places for veterans to live; Visalia-Porterville metropolitan area doesn’t make the list @TheSunGazette TULARE COUNTY – According to the Veterans Association, there are over 19.6 million veterans currently living in the U.S. These veterans often face a host of challenges when re-entering civilian life. Despite Uncle Sam’s promises to […]

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Serving those who served

Annie Mitchell Elementary holds annual Veteran’s Day Luncheon on Nov. 19 @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Service men and woman from generations ago to now entered the military in order to protect America and its posterity. Annie R. Mitchell Elementary invites veterans and their families to a luncheon on Friday, Nov. 19 in observance of Veterans Day. While it is a […]

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