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Is the San Diego Comic-Con Senior-Friendly?

The San Diego Comic-Con attracts more than 170,000 pop culture fans annually, but is it senior-friendly? This 63-year-old writer enjoys attending the event each year but when I was there this year, I...

 

New 'Little Big Shots' TV Show Celebrates Extraordinary Seniors

"Little Big Shots: Forever Young" premiered on Wednesday, June 21 with five amazing young-at-heart seniors and a special guest appearance by Betty White. The one-hour show on NBC is executive...

 

Puzzle Time

COMIC STRIPS OF THE 50S AND 60S Fill in the blanks of the names of these comic strips that were popular in the 50s and 60s: 1. A _ _ y C _ _ p 2. B _ _ t _ _ B _ _ l _ _ 3. B _ _ n _ _ e 4. B _ _ n _ _ S _ _ r _ 5. M _ _ m _ _ u _ _ Answers from the...

 

'Going in Style' Remake Hits Theaters (and a Bank too)

Oscar winners Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin team up as lifelong buddies Willie, Joe and Al, who decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time in...

 

Meet G-POP from Kochi-ke ALL STARS

G-POP from Kochi-ke ALL STARS is similar to a lot of American boy bands, except that this group is made up of five Japanese men with an average age of 68. The group, which formed in February 2016,...

 

Blood, Sweat & Tears to Headline Hands in the Community Fundraiser

Hands in the Community will bring legendary performers Blood, Sweat & Tears to the Visalia Fox Theatre for a benefit performance at 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 15. Over the years, the band has won go...

 

Rawhide to Name 2017 'Belle of the Ballpark' on Mother's Day

On Mother's Day, May 14, the Visalia Rawhide will announce the 2017 "Belle of the Ballpark" at its game against the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes at Recreation Ballpark, 300 N. Giddings St., Visalia. The...

 

Top Hollywood Films Show Disrespect for Seniors

New research finds that characters aged 60 and over continue to be under and misrepresented in Hollywood's most critically acclaimed films. Findings were uncovered through an ongoing partnership...

 

Puzzle Time for Fifties Fans & Sixties Savorers

Fill in the blanks: 1. Rear W _ _ _ _ _ 2. S _ _ _ e 3. A _ _ _ _ _ _ of a Murder 4. G _ a _ _ 5. S _ _ _ _ _ a Singers of the Sixties Find the last names of the singers of these top songs of the...

 

NBC Announces Renewal of 'Better Late Than Never'

"Better Late Than Never," a show about four seniors visiting exotic locations around the world, will return for a second season. The show was the top new series introduced by the broadcast networks...

 

Seniors Showcase Creativity at San Diego Comic-Con

The San Diego Comic-Con, the annual event that attracts more than 100,000 comic book collectors, movie and television show fans each summer, is not just for young people. If you ever have the...

 

Arcadia Publishing Releases New 'Visalia' Book by Terry Ommen

When the first settlers arrived in what is now Visalia in the fall of 1852, they found a lush river delta in the midst of an oak forest at the base of the Sierra Nevada. The soil was fertile, just...

 

Johnny Rivers to Headline Hands in the Community Benefit Concert

Johnny Rivers, whose 17 gold records and 29 chart hits include "Memphis," "Mountain of Love," "Midnight Special," "Secret Agent Man," "Poor Side of Town" and "Summer Rain," is coming to the Visalia...

 

Stories Wanted for 'Memorable Fox Moments'

Co-Executive Directors Erin Olm-Shipman and Matthew Spindler are on a quest for the story that best represents the theme for the Visalia Fox Theatre’s 85th anniversary celebration and fundraiser on Friday, May 8. “We’re particularly interested...

 

Classic Car Show slated at Westgate Gardens

It's time to break out the car wax and elbow grease to put a shine on your classic car! Westgate Gardens Care Center will host its second annual classic car show on Saturday, October 11, from 10 am...

 

Win Tickets to Bounty of the County

The Bounty of the County happens Sept 20 and you could win a pair of tickets! Just log on to our website, www.TheGoodLifeSV.com, click on the banner that says “Enter and Win!” to sign up for a free online subscription to our paper, and you're...

 

Handweavers Host 35th Annual Show and Sale

“Harvest of the Handwovens” is the theme of the 35th annual Show and Sale, hosted by the Handweavers of the Valley on October 25 at the Exeter Veterans Memorial Building. Starting at 10 a.m., the show will feature wearable art, holiday gifts,...

 

Where to Look for Celebrations and Fireworks This 4th of July

Porterville July 4th events come early to Porterville this year when the town celebrates Freedom Fest on Saturday, June 28 from 5 to 9:30 at the Porterville Sports Complex. There will be a beer garden and vendor booths for adults. The kids’ zone...

 

Tulare Couple Gets Hooked On Gourd Art

Five years ago, Rosemary Catron opened the morning paper and saw a photo of a woman holding a gourd. The featured article described things that could be done with gourds and Catron said to her husband...

 

Hawaiian Luau, Car Show for Senior Day in the Park

Visalia's Mooney Grove will be the site of a Hawaiian luau on May 16 when more than 700 seniors, their families and caregivers are expected to attend the 45th annual Senior Day in the Park. Organized by the Kings-Tulare Area Agency on Aging with the...

 

Springtime Brings Music to the South Valley

Traditionally spring brings the fragrance of blossoms and the beauty of flowers, but in the South Valley it is also a time when a lot of music fills the air. April Jazz In April, jazz returns to Three Rivers with the 41st annual JazzAffair on April...

 

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