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Veterans Day 2017

By Kern Valley Sun Support / November 12, 2017

In honor of Veterans Day, both Wallace and South Fork School invited veterans and their families to their campuses to show their appreciation for their service in the armed forces. Thank You! #VeteransDay #ThankAVet #KernValley #KVStrong #SouthForkSchool #WallaceSchool #KernRiverValley #ThankYou


Better with time, like a fine wine

By Ashley Loza / November 7, 2017

By Ashley Loza Kern Valley Sun Starlite Lounge’s second annual Cork N Fork event was even more successful than the first. Held in the lounge’s parking area on Saturday, Nov. 4, it was apparent that the event is already outgrowing its venue. At the event’s inception last year, owners (and sisters) Elise Modrovich and Dawn […]


Community Services Featured

By Eleanore Fahey / November 7, 2017

By Eleanore Fahey Special to the Sun Last Saturday, Nov. 4, Tank Park hosted an informative event featuring community service organizations. Represented there were the Owens Valley Career Development Center, the Women’s Center High Desert, the Sheriff’s Department, the Family Resource Center, the Epilepsy Support Group, the Bureau of Land Management, and a few surprises. […]


A ‘labor of love’

By Grace Harrison / November 7, 2017

By Grace Harrison Special to the Sun Sunday, Oct. 22, a room full of history buffs gathered in the Kern Valley Museum’s Annex, some there to learn and others to relive and share their childhood memories. On October 22, 2017, local filmmaker Chuck Barbee held a public forum giving goers a sneak peek of the […]


Toys for Tots giving hope to KRV families

By Elise Modrovich / November 7, 2017

By Elise Modrovich Special to the Sun Yvonne Pickerell is in the business of giving, or more accurately, “giving hope to kids for Christmas.” Pickerell has been the coordinator and driving force behind the Kern River Valley’s annual Toys for Tots (TFT) gift drive for the last 11 years, but she’s been actively involved with […]


Trick or Trot has terrific turn out

By Elise Modrovich / October 31, 2017

By Elise Modrovich Special to the Sun On the crisp, cool, sunny Sunday morning of October 29, racers of all ages gathered at Riverside Park, many in full costume, to run around Kernville for fun and for a cause. The now annual “Trick Or Trot” 5K, 10K and Fun Run is part of the Fall […]


GRASSCAR races speed into Kernville

By Debbie Teofilo / October 31, 2017

By Debbie Teofilo Special to the Sun Lots of horsepower sped through the streets of downtown Kernville Saturday morning on the way to the rodeo grounds for an afternoon of racing. Lawnmower racing, that is. The Kern County Lawnmower Racers edged their way into town for their annual visit as one of the main events […]


Bodywisdom: Harmonic Convergence

By Nancy Ivey / October 31, 2017

Bodywisdom / Nancy Ivey While studying trauma last year, I discovered the importance of “attuning” or getting “in sync” with people, particularly children. In his online trauma course, psychiatrist Bessel Van Der Kolk introduced beneficial therapeutic responses like “attunement” which means “acting in a responsive way;” and, “in sync,” referring to “a state where two […]


Rest in Peace, Robert Guillaume

By Josh Simpkins / October 31, 2017

By Josh Simpkins Special to the Sun I’m just going to come right out with it: another fine thespian has left us, dear friends and neighbors. It saddens me greatly to announce that Emmy, Tony and Grammy-winning actor Robert Guillaume, who became the first black actor to win comedy Emmys for playing sharp-tongued butler-turned-lieutenant governor […]


Kernville Fall Festival 2017

By Kern Valley Sun Support / October 31, 2017

Fall Festival Contest Winners Pie Eating Contest:  Bobby Marks of ExeterPet Costume Contest:  Foxi, dressed as a pumpkin, and owned by Terri Iascone of Bon Bons Ohana Mobile Pet Spa in BakersfieldKid Costume Contest:  Elle Guy of Fresno dressed as a zombie brideAdult Costume Contest:  Shawn Barton, owner of the Sno Shack, dressed as Jack […]

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