Special Features

Visalia Chamber’s 40th Annual Christmas Tree Auction Goes ’20s

By Marissa Carpenter G et Out and Get Under the Moon After a year’s hiatus, the Christmas Tree Auction is back — but you won’t recognize it. And you might not even be able to find the...

A Truly Joyful Thanksgiving

Story by Sue Burns T hanksgiving is almost here, and this year it promises to hold more of everything — both the blessings and the challenges — than it usually does. The ongoing ups and downs...

A Land of Giants

Story and Photos by JJ Fry O ur location in the Central Valley gives access to some of the nation’s most beautiful landscapes. From mountain peaks to far-reaching oceans, these destinations are accessible to us in...

Looking Back on Lifestyle: an interview by lifestyle staff with Karen Tellalian

O ver the last 16 years, Karen Tellalian served Lifestyle Magazine as Owner and Editor in Chief. After joining in March 2005, she helped transform the magazine into what it is today. As she enters...

Our Local Beer Scene

Story by the lifestyle team   A cross the country, local microbreweries are emerging as space for culture, community and artfully crafted beer.  The craft beer scene in Visalia and the surrounding region is burgeoning and bringing much...

In Sickness & Health: Kaweah Health Renews Its Commitment to Community

Story by Melissa Withnell   W hen Kaweah Health began treating patients 60 years ago, the health-care provider made a commitment to transform care in this region. Over the years, it has served our communities through education,...

Volunteering With Visalia Gleaners: Filling Cupboards, Closets

Story By Marissa Price   S ince their start in 1976, the Visalia Gleaners have played an important role in our community for those over the age of 50. At the beginning, senior citizens would quite literally...

Business Profile: Investing for the Central Valley

Story By Ashley Callahan   P enney Sick is a Visalia-based financial consultant with a heart for the community. Before joining Raymond James Financial Services in 2013, she was vice president of Investments at Stifel Nicolaus &...

Influencer Q&A: A Look Inside Topograph

Interview by Aaron Collins   P eriodically, Lifestyle Magazine interviews regional influencers. This month, longtime contributor Aaron Collins sat down with Eric Riley, co-founder of the newly branded marketing agency Topograph (formerly 4Creeks Creative). They discussed Riley’s...

Three Drought-Tolerant Native California Plants

At the UCCE Master Gardener Program of Tulare/Kings Counties’ demo garden at Hurley School, small-scale waterwise front and back yards display “Gardening Central Valley” style, three of which are California native plants: Cleveland sage...