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Beyond the Valley: Nashville

By Marsha Smith / December 5, 2017

By Marsha Smith Next stop, Nashville, and what a bustling place. Construction is going on just about everywhere, on every vacant lot available in the downtown area. We only ventured into the congested downtown area three times as everything else we planned to see was on the outskirts. A must, of course, is the Country […]

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Beyond the Valley: The Great Smoky Mountains

By Marsha Smith / November 29, 2017

By Marsha Smith We were very pleasantly surprised when we pulled into our campsite in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. The sites at ‘Up the Creek RV Resort’ are huge and we overlooked a nice running creek. I always research parks pretty well before reserving, and it pays off most of the time, once in a great […]

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Beyond the Valley: “Y’all”

By Marsha Smith / November 7, 2017

By Marsha Smith ‘Y’all’ is such a friendly, warm term, at least if you are hearing it in the southern states. Maybe it’s just me, but after spending several weeks in Arkansas, Tennessee and Missouri, when someone said ‘y’all,’ you just knew they were going to be helpful and friendly. I thought maybe we Californians […]

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President’s Message: Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce

By Marsha Smith / October 31, 2017

Fall is slowly making an appearance this year, and we will welcome the cooler weather. At least until winter brings its biting chill, and then we will yearn for the warmth of spring. Congratulations to Kernville Chamber on a fantastic Fall Festival. I certainly hope all the merchants had a profitable weekend. The October mixer […]

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We listened – We heard you – We are back at your door

By Marsha Smith / October 17, 2017

Marsha Smith Publisher Over the past few months we listened to our subscribers about their likes and dislikes of direct mail, and we came to the conclusion that it made a huge difference to our readership. We heard you, and so we are going back to home delivery starting next week in Lake Isabella, Mt. […]

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Our Opinion: Tragedy in Las Vegas

By Marsha Smith / October 3, 2017

  “The staff at the Kern Valley Sun has a heavy heart as we send our prayers out to all of those who lost a loved one or who are also praying for their loved one’s recovery following the Las Vegas shooting. May no one reading this ever have to endure such a violent and […]

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President’s Message Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce: 10/04/17

By Marsha Smith / October 3, 2017

By Marsha Smith What a relief to finally get some cooler weather here in the valley. Although, yours truly was deep in the heart of Dixie with 90-plus degree heat, and I won’t even mention the humidity, when ‘ya’ll’ experienced the pleasure of the 70s. This month’s mixer will be hosted by Rita D’Angelo Real […]

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President’s Message: Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce

By Marsha Smith / September 6, 2017

Summer is wrapping up, although you wouldn’t know it from the fall heat of late, but the kids are back in school and the majority of the tourist season is behind us. Fortunately, we maintain a small but steady tourist trade throughout the year with the fall and winter events, such as Kernville’s Fall Festival […]

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