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Little Patty’s Home Decor

<strong>Little Patty’s Home Decor</strong>
Photos by Bonita CumminsPatty Marquez stands amongst her precious home furnishings. ■ By Rusty Strait / Senior Reporter It’s easy to be drawn into Little Patty’s Home Decor, the used furniture shop at the corner of Florida Avenue and Harvard Street in downtown Hemet. The door opens into a wonderland of furnishings that have enjoyed the good graces of their former residences. Patty Marquez will greet you with a beaming smile that embraces you as a welcome. Patty greets her customers with a beaming smile at Little Patty’s Home Decor at the corner of Florida Avenue and Harvard Street in downtown Hemet. Marquez greeted this reporter like a friend who had (more…)
Pets

PET OF THE WEEK – January 17, 2019

<strong>PET OF THE WEEK – January 17, 2019</strong>
Photos Courtesy of Ramona Humane SocietyShe doesn’t jump fences or chew on household items, but she has been known to get into the garbage from time to time. “Leah” – Labrador female Mix This adorable girl was brought to us by previous owner because they moved where no pets are allowed. She’s 1 1/2 years old & weighs 36 pounds. Leah is a very happy, fun-loving girl…always in a good mood. She loves car rides & sleeps inside. She doesn’t jump fences or chew on household items, but she has been known to get into the garbage from time to time. They said she’s a kind dog & doesn’t know a (more…)
Community

Community News – January 17, 2019

Taste of the Valley The Hemet San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring a “Taste of the Valley” on Wednesday, Jan. 23. The event will be hosted by the Simpson Center located at 305 E. Devonshire Ave. in Hemet. This event is free and open to the public and will be from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Come experience local restaurants, businesses, and entertainment all in one venue. To reserve a booth or for more details call (951) 658-3211 or visit www.hemetsanjacintochamber.com Senior Wednesday Night Dances at Hemet West A highlight of the Senior Wednesday Night Dances at Hemet West is the various themes, and the attractive clubhouse is decorated (more…)
Arts & Culture

New year, new Soboba Casino

<strong>New year, new Soboba Casino</strong>
The resort venue nears completion to open up to the public Photos by Soboba Band of Luiseño IndiansThe Soboba Hotel is almost completely furnished with all flooring, windows and fixtures installed. ■ Mike Hiles / Contributed As the Soboba Casino Resort nears completion, a select few community members toured the facility on Dec. 21 and were thoroughly fascinated with what they saw. “This is more than I was expecting – it’s fantastic,” Riverside County Sheriff-Elect Chad Bianco said. “This will be a sweet dream come true to the San Jacinto Valley, too, as it is creating hundreds, perhaps even thousands of jobs,” said Lakshman Koka, chairman of the Hemet San Jacinto (more…)
Arts & Culture

Ramona Pageant to host President’s Dinner

<strong>Ramona Pageant to host President’s Dinner</strong>
Annual dinner before sign-ups begin for 96th season of Ramona Photos by Stacey BaileyEli Santana playing Alessandro and Kayla Contreras playing Ramona, sit on Knoll Red. ■ By Stacey Bailey / Contributed The Ramona Bowl will be hosting their annual President’s Dinner on Friday, Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. in the Maze Stone restaurant at the Soboba Country club. The annual dinner will announce the 2019 season cast for the production of “Ramona.” This is the 96th season of the Ramona Pageant and they will be honoring the Arias Troubadours who have played for every season since 1924. The dinner cost is $55 per person. There will be a silent auction (more…)
Cooking & Craft

Upgrade your kitchen to cook like a professional chef

<strong>Upgrade your kitchen to cook like a professional chef</strong>
StatePoint MediaHaving the right culinary tools, appliances and prep space is essential to cook like a chef. Of course, cooking like a chef at home requires talent and practice. But there’s no doubt about it – having the right culinary tools, appliances and prep space is essential, too. To upgrade your kitchen so that you can cook like a chef, consider the following: Prep like a pro Save time and energy and get a cleaner cut by maintaining your knives. Properly clean, dry and store knives directly after use and regularly sharpen them. Whether that’s on a magnetic strip on the wall or an in-drawer organizer, the best options will allow (more…)
Cooking & Craft

Clever party uses for crepe and tissue papers

<strong>Clever party uses for crepe and tissue papers</strong>
Metro ServiceCrepe paper and tissue paper can be used in many different ways to dress up event spaces or as the main components of crafts. Crepe paper streamers and gift bags lined with tissue paper can often be found at parties. They’re certainly beautiful in these applications, but crepe paper and tissue paper can be used in many different ways to dress up event spaces or as the main components of crafts. Check out these clever ideas that can make parties even more festive. Crepe paper puffs Cut several strips of the same length from rolls of crepe paper. Gather the strips together and then tie in the middle using ribbon (more…)
Cooking & Craft

Simple tips for successful slow cooking

<strong>Simple tips for successful slow cooking</strong>
Metro ServiceSlow cookers are great for busy individuals who prefer to prepare meals in advance and then arrive home in the evening to a hot, home cooked meal. Slow cookers can be found in many homes. Slow cookers are great for busy individuals who prefer to prepare meals in advance and then arrive home in the evening to a hot, home cooked meal. People new to slow cookers may want to gain some knowledge before diving in to improve their chances of preparing tasty meals. The following are some slow cooker tips that can benefit home chefs. • Treat the slow cooker like an oven and preheat it. Putting food into (more…)
Cooking & Craft

How to cook for people with various dietary needs

<strong>How to cook for people with various dietary needs</strong>
Metro ServiceEven the most experienced party hosts may struggle with ways to cater to their guests’ various dietary restrictions. Breaking bread with friends and family is the perfect recipe for a fun day or evening. However, even the most experienced party hosts may struggle with ways to cater to their guests’ various dietary restrictions. According to Food Allergy Research & Education organization, as many as 15 million Americans have food allergies. Research by a team of allergists at the McGill University Health Centre found that 7.5 percent of Canadians report having at least one food allergy. In addition to food allergies, hosts also must consider diets, food sensitivities, religious preferences, and (more…)
News

Punx in the Park down – but not out!

<strong>Punx in the Park down – but not out!</strong>
Group’s attempt to feed homeless sparks clash of values Photos by Chris Smith / The Valley ChronicleThe group of young Hemet residents who call themselves Punx in the Park pose for a photo after making a sign declaring that “Food Is a Right, Not a Privilege.” The group was the object of wrath from some members of the community when they attempted – unsuccessfully – to feed the homeless in Weston Park, a frequent hangout of the homeless and indigent. ■ By Chris Smith / Advisory Editor The city’s confusion over how to deal with the homeless population bubbled to the surface over the holidays as a group of young people (more…)