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Bodywisdom: In Defense of Plants

By Kern Valley Sun / June 4, 2019

Several years ago on the opening night of my first vegan conference, I asked the person sitting next to me if he was a vegan. He surprised me by saying, “I’m more than that.” Thinking I understood him, I said “Then you’re raw,” and he shook his head, no. Somewhat perplexed, I pressed ahead, “What’s […]

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The Reel Cinemaniac: Rest in Paradise, Legends

By Kern Valley Sun / June 4, 2019

Friends and neighbors, Old Man Death has sure been busy in Hollywood these last few months. However, the Reaper seemed to be double timing it in the month of May. We have lost a television star, a Hollywood treasure, a comedic icon, and a grid-iron great all in the same few weeks. I think we […]

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Writing Out Loud: Mongol Burgers, Anyone?

By Kern Valley Sun / May 28, 2019

By: George Stahl If you blinked, you missed it. Yesterday was National Hamburger Day. When we paid tribute to the American lunch, dinner, meat on a bun. Where on earth did the idea for a hamburger come from anyway? Glad you asked. The idea of the hamburger actually came from necessity. It was deliberately concocted […]

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Beyond the Valley: Wright Brothers National Monument

By Kern Valley Sun / May 28, 2019

By: Marsha Smith   On our return to Kill Devil Hills we found a great place for lunch and then stopped in Kitty Hawk to visit the Wright Brothers National Memorial. Brothers, Wilbur, four years older and Orville were actually Daytona, Ohio, boys with a fascination for aeronautics and human flight. How the brothers happened […]

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Healthy Living – OT and Arts & Crafts

By Kern Valley Sun / May 28, 2019

By: Christine Harness In those early days of my occupational therapy training, our classes and instruction centered around arts and crafts including ceramics, sewing, painting, weaving, and leathercraft. For the young student, mastering these skills simply added much more appeal, that of pursuing an OT healthcare career. These tools lent themselves effectively to provide psychiatric […]

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Reel Reviews: Detective Pikachu

By Kern Valley Sun / May 28, 2019

Of all the pop culture icons of the 1990s that is as huge today as it was 20 years ago, I would have to say it is Pokémon. The franchise began as a pair of video games for the original Nintendo Game Boy, and over the decades has grown into a huge entity crossing all […]

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Health Insurance Matters: Don’t Respond to Unsolicited Offers

By Kern Valley Sun / May 28, 2019

Junk mail is designed to suck you in. When you respond, even to a legitimate ad, you may find that your name is being sold to insurance companies and agents who subscribe to lists to solicit new business. Play it safe. Get referrals to “local” experts by asking your physician or trusted person. Recently, there […]

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Fishing with Noble: Roller Coaster Weather

By Kern Valley Sun / May 28, 2019

May is usually my month to really get ready for warm weather fishing. Actually, May is the month I get ready for warm weather in general. It’s time to hook up the swamp cooler and make sure the property is clear of weeds for fire season. I also break out the short pants and short […]

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Writing Out Loud: OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR

By Kern Valley Sun / May 22, 2019

By George Stahl What is the cutest, cuddliest animal you can think of right now? Your dog, cat and child don’t count. Let me help you out. When you see a bear, in a picture, do you say how cute and how much fun would it be to cuddle with that guy? Well, unless you […]

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Beyond the Valley: North Carolina’s Outer Banks

By Kern Valley Sun / May 22, 2019

“North Carolina, why do you want to go there?” was a response we got from friends when we shared the destination for our spring get away. Our response was, “Because we want to see it. Why not?” It was a state we had not visited, and the information I had gathered on the Outer Banks […]

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