All posts in "Valley Life"

Peddler’s Faire serves up food, fun and creativity

By George Stahl / October 10, 2017

By George Stahl Special to the Sun For 19 years, the Peddler’s Faire has given local artists, merchandisers and purveyors of unique antiquities a marketplace where they can display and sell their wares in the Kern River Valley. According to Jeanette Rogers Erickson, “We have a total of 58 vendors this year, and 27 of […]


Raising domestic violence awareness in KRV

By Shannon Rapose / October 10, 2017

By Shannon Rapose Kern Valley Sun October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Every year, there are many that find passion in working to end domestic violence and come together to promote awareness by hosting events, writing articles, and leading campaigns such as #TakeAStand, #ShineALight or #StopTheViolence. There are two local organizations that are working together […]


New bus unveiled at Fall Health Fair

By Debbie Teofilo / October 10, 2017

By Debbie Teofilo Special to the Sun It was a beautiful day to be outside at the Fall Health Fair, which was held October 5 on the lawn at the Kern Valley Hospital. Presented by the Kern Valley Hospital Foundation (KVHF), the event was also sponsored by AltaOne Federal Credit Union, Liberty Ambulance, and Kern […]


Healthy Living: Fees & Surcharges

By Christine Harness / October 10, 2017

Healthy Living / Christine Harness Do you ever take time to review the bills that you generate every month? Whether you pay them on line or continue using that dinosaur paper trail through the mail, it’s really an eye-opener to discover those strange added charges you will find on many of these bills. For an […]


Rest in Paradise, Tom Petty

By Josh Simpkins / October 10, 2017

By Josh Simpkins Special to the Sun “Sometimes, there’s a man. Well, he’s the man for his time and place. He fits right in there.” Yes, this is a quote from one of my top 10 all-time favorite films, The Big Lebowski. Though these lines are directed at Jeff Bridge’s character The Dude, I use […]


Medicare & You: Medicare open enrollment season is here

By Greg Dills / October 10, 2017

Medicare & You / Greg Dill When you shop for a new car, you don’t just buy the first one you see, do you? Probably not. You usually shop around, looking for the best deal you can get on a vehicle that fits your driving needs as well as your pocketbook. Well, it’s the time of […]


Reel Reviews: Kingsmen: The Golden Circle

By Josh Simpkins / October 10, 2017

Reel Reviews / Josh Simpkins In 2014, Matthew Vaughn (X-Men: First Class) came out of left field and gave us the great Action/Adventure-Comedy Kingsman: The Secret Service. Based on the critically acclaimed comic book series by Kick-Ass writer Mark Miller and Watchmen’s Dave Gibbons, Kingsman: The Secret Service was a smashing success. It was only […]


Diamonds in the rough, Camp Owen youths place first at fair

By Shannon Rapose / October 3, 2017

By Shannon Rapose Kern Valley Sun Hundreds of youngsters from across Kern County entered a variety of projects to the fair, ranging from culinary skills, building with Legos, painting with watercolors, table decorating, sewing and creative welding, just to name a few. Only a few bright stars took home ribbons and trophies, excitement lighting up […]


Time for fun(d)-raising poker tournament

By Kern Valley Sun Support / October 3, 2017

PRESS RELEASE Mt. Mesa Men’s Club Mark your calendar for this Saturday, Oct. 7. This is the date for the Mt. Mesa Men’s Club scholarship fund-raising Texas Hold ‘em Poker Tournament. This fun evening of poker benefits the clubs scholarship program. This past year, the group handed out $5,000 in scholarships to local seniors who […]


A ‘ruff’ start: The ‘tail’ of Dutchess and Smoke

By Ashley Loza / October 3, 2017

By Ashley LozaKern Valley SunFYDO the Fix Your Dog Organization is making great strides in its third year, stretching its legs and chasing its goal of helping the Kern River Valley become a happy, healthy, no-kill zone.Photos submitted by FYDOThe lives of Duchess (pictured left) and Smoke (right) were changed for the better when FYDO […]

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