If you go
What: The bacon vs. tofu throwdown with the Grizzlies
When: Game starts at 7:05 p.m. Thursday (6/27/13)
Where: Chukchansi Park (in #Fresno)
Cost: Tickets start at $8, packages that include tickets and a bacon or tofu-themed T-shirt cost $15 or $20, depending on the seat
My friend, Kim, shared a Fresno-centric blog. Pretty fitting name, huh?
My father, Robert Ayala, is an Army World War II veteran. Photos available through the Craigslist link above. He fought in the “forgotten battle,” AKA the Aleutians campaign where Japanese soldiers occupied U.S. soil on the islands of Attu and Kiska in Alsaka. He helped reclaim the island of Attu for the United States in a bloody battle. It was “forgotten” because the U.S. Government didn’t want to alarm the population by informing them that the enemy was on U.S. territory. He received a Good Conduct Medal, as well as an Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal.
Background on Aleutians:
My father was moved to Fresno in 2008 to be near my sister and her husband, who relocated to Fresno a few years earlier. I am attending the funeral from Boston and New York (I reside in both cities), and return to the East Coast this upcoming Wednesday. Because he knows so few people in the area, I am inviting anyone who would to pay their respects to a WWII veteran to join either the funeral ceremony in Fresno, or the Military Burial Ceremony at the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Santa Nella.
Though not a requirement, it would be nice to know if you’ll be stopping by (please email at above link).
Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 10:00-11:00AM
Hurst departs to cemetery, 11:15-11:30AM
Viewing and Ceremony at Sterling & Smith
1103 E. Street
Fresno, CA 93706
Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 1:30PM
Military Burial Ceremony at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery
Honor Guard Presence
Possible firing of volley shots
U.S. Flag folding and presentation to son and daughter
Taps played by bugler
San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery
32053 West McCabe Road
Santa Nella, CA 95322
Phone: (209) 854-1040
Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thank you and God bless!
Any big (or small) events concerning Lindy hop in Central Valley?
I’ve heard there’s a dinner/dance at Eagle Field, which is WWII themed. I don’t remember many details, other than it’s on June 1. Perhaps some other Tumblr Hoppers in the area can fill in the gaps of my memory on this?
There’s a fly-in with a dinner/dance on June 1st, 2013, at Eagle Field in #Firebaugh, #CA. It sounds like a lovely event! Eagle Field has aircraft that dated back to WWII.
Here are the details Fresno Swing Dance (they teach weekly dance lessons) received from the event coordinator:
The ninth annual Fresno Film Festival, presented by Fresno Filmworks at the historic Tower Theatre, will feature seven exclusive programs of short and feature-length movies, including special filmmaker appearances, social gatherings, and Q&A discussions.
Visit Fresno Filmworks’ Web for this weekend’s schedule.
This is like no other event in Fresno. Jefferson Beavers, board member, introduced me to the organization. Thanks to him, my friend and I attended the viewing of Oscar-nominated shorts, back in March. It was an amazing event! And it was my first time at the Tower Theatre. It was an amazing opportunity!
Fresno Filmworks does a great introducing independent films to Fresno. This is something organizers felt was lacking in our culture.
Almost here! Three more weeks till they’re mature enough to harvest! /squeal
Photo by Bossom Bluff Orchards of Parlier, CA.
Free historic tours of the Fulton Mall by the Downtown Fresno Partnership.
I’m happy to see this back! I stumbled upon a tour, last summer. Although Fresno was sunny and hot, the Fulton Mall is packed with shade-trees and the weather is tolerable. I learned a lot about the historic buildings, the art, and the history of the Fulton Mall. We even took a tour of the Warnors Theatre; one of the most beautiful buildings in Fresno! You’ll find yourself thinking, “What? There’s actually cool stuff in Fresno?”
First Saturday of the month
Tour starts at Warnors Theatre (1432 Fulton St.)
"Look for the yellow umbrella!"
More info, here.
Pictured is Casa de Tamale's special - “Drunken Chicken” tamale.
Modelo Light, a beer brewed in Mexico, is making its way to Fresno. In celebration, the beer company is partnering with CArtHop. For a limited time, local gourmet food trucks are incorporating Modelo Light into their dishes. You won’t get a side of a beer with your lunch - more like the light lager will be cooked into a special dish.
Where is CArtHop?
Tuesdays - Friant & First - 11am-2pm
Thursdays - Fulton Mall - 11am-2pm
Fridays - Eaton Plaza - 11am-2pm
EDIT: I’ve been misinformed. Modelo Light is not directly associated with CArtHop. You can get the drunken chicken at Casa de Tamales’ cart of restaurant. Still, check out CArtHop! :)
Fresno’s CArtHop, a movement supporting local produce, added two locations this week!
Tuesdays - River Park Area 10am-2pm
Saturdays - Downtown Fresno Ice Rink. 5pm-9pm.
I wrote a blog post about my experience at the Tuesday CArtHop, here. For the first time, someone made me feel like an f’in dirty hippie.
Photo via Dusty Buns
We close tomorrow. :(
Singin’ in the Rain production in Tower District, Fresno CA. Who went?
I’m not one watch local productions even though I make note to do so. >.< Some day…some day…
Fresno had its 93rd Annual Veterans Day Parade, yesterday. The parade is televised for military bases, across the world. 200 entries, 7,500 participants and 30,000-40,000 visitors makes Fresno’s parade the largest Veterans Day west of New York City!
Photo credit: fresnobee.com
Downtown Fresno ice rink opens to-morrow (Nov. 9, 2012).
Right in the middle of the Valley’s most historic buildings!
Check out more photos, here.