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New artist applications will close on Saturday, Feb. 11, for the 2023 Redlands Festival of Arts Live Exhibition, which is a juried art show awarding more than $6,000 in prizes to talented artists who will come from across the United States from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Memorial Day weekend, May 27 …

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TuckerWorks Art Studio recently re-opened after a move to an old Redlands home from 1904. This January, pottery classes finally resumed in person. The studio is owned by Lisa and Craig Tucker, who also have an office at the location.

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It’s not often that one finds a restaurant in the Inland Empire serving African food, specifically the cuisine of Nigeria. Well, your culinary ship has come in courtesy of Mama Wale’s Rice, where Mama Wale herself oversees the kitchen.

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Migrating polar bears in Canada, rock climbing on the Yucatán Peninsula, kayaking above the Arctic Circle and skiing in the Karakoram mountains of Pakistan are among the subjects of short films featured in the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour on Friday, Feb. 24, and Saturday, Feb. 25,…

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Artist Ekaterina Orlovie is working on a new mural off the Orange Blossom Trail between Dearborn Street and Wabash Avenue — a portion of the trail that has been adopted by the Redlands Rotary Club .

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“Redlands is full of artists,” said Sandy Davies, event coordinator at Redlands Art Association.

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­There isn’t an immediate correlation between pets and cars but that won’t discourage Redlands Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram from hosting a Pet Palooza Adoption event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at 500 W Redlands Blvd.

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Stronger Together Now begins a monthly Giving Sundays event that intends to connect the community to resources on the last Sunday of most months. This month’s theme is Blood Donors Month.

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The MLK Steering Committee at the University of Redlands has organized a week of community activities honoring civil rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from Monday, Jan. 16 to Thursday, Jan. 19.

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Old West Days returns to the San Bernardino County Museum from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 14 and 15 weekend. Featuring demonstrations, re-enactors, engaging activities, and entertainment, visitors can participate in numerous activities, such as quilting, leatherworking, rope lassoing, posing …

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Historical homes and Redlands go together like lath and plaster, so it’s no surprise that local restoration expert Brett Waterman says “Redlands is going to get a lot of love” this next season on “Restored,” a show entering its eighth season on Magnolia TV.

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The adventurous tale of “Aladdin” will be reimagined and brought to life on the stage of the LifeHouse Theater Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays beginning Satuerday, Jan. 14, and running until Feb. 19, at 1135 N. Church St. A Genie full of wit, a princess named Cassandra and a villain called Z…

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The Del Mar Grill & Cantina in Yucaipa is a Mexican restaurant that focuses on seafood, but also offers a number of other intriguing items from which to choose, including an array of mocajetes, posole, assorted fajitas, chile verde, chile colorado and menudo.

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The Unforgettables Foundation will host its annual Lights for Little Lives memorial ceremony and walk at 3:30 p.m Saturday, Dec. 31. This New Years Eve they will continue the spiritually uplifting family event and tradition in its 22nd year. The event starts in the parking lot of Ronald McDo…

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­Previous featured artist Sue Priest has invited her friend and fellow artist Marly Walters from Crestline to the Redlands Art Association. Walters has been an artist her whole life. She grew up in Glendale.

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Redlands Visitor Center will ring in the new year at the stroke of midnight, London time — 4 p.m. Saturday Dec. 31, at Ed Hales Park. Celebrate the coming year from 3:30 to 5 p.m. with activities, entertainment, and refreshments at the free family friendly event.

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The Redlands Visitor Center is unveiling a 21-and-older activity encouraging good times in Redlands and Yucaipa beginning Friday, Dec. 16. The Redlands–Yucaipa Beer Trail Passport is an initiative to drink local, sponsored by the Visitor Center and participating breweries.

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Redlands does Christmas well. From the lights and oversized Christmas tree downtown to the Holiday Home Tour and Boutique to the professional decorations seen at the older homes and open to the public, there is no shortage of holiday delights.

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Redlands Bowl Performing Arts has selected “Hello, Dolly!” as the musical for the 100th season of the Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival. The show will be produced by Nathan Prince and Steve Simons of Legendary Productions and directed by Prince. Prince and Simons and their team also produc…

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Last weekend, the University of Redlands presented its 75th annual Feast of in Memorial Chapel, back inside its original location after being held virtually in 2020 and held outdoors in 2021.

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Hometown Heroes will participate for its fourth year in the Wreaths Across America tribute. Heroes and the public will place wreaths on the graves of veterans 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at Veterans Circle in Hillside Memorial Park.

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LifeHouse Theater will offer two shows this holiday during its 28th season, “Unto Us: A Nativity Story” and “A Christmas Song in My Heart.”

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Redlands Terrier Marching Band of Redlands High School was among 16 bands that competed in the state finals at Huntington Beach High School on Saturday, Nov. 19 in the California State Band Championship finals of 2022 in the top three divisions of 4A, 5A and 6A.

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The Kiwanis Club of Redlands and the city will host the 2022 Christmas Parade at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, in downtown Redlands. The parade is one of Redlands’ most spectacular events in terms of lights, community involvement, and holiday cheer.

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The Jerk Grill brings back a rush of memories of honeymooning in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, drinking Red Stripe and ginger beer and feasting on jerk pork and jerk chicken, succulent meats grilled over pimento wood after marinating in a fiery mix of scotch bonnet chiles and aromatic spices.

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Did you know that a Hollywood actor with over 100 movie and television credits grew up in Redlands? Vaughn Armstrong, known for his many roles in “Star Trek,” was born in 1950 in Sonora, California, and from 1954 to 1969 called Redlands home. He graduated from Redlands High School in 1968 an…

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Redlands East Valley High School’s Theater Department is excited to present “Wait Until Dark,” a play written by Frederick Knott in 1967 that was made into a movie two years later.

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On Friday, Nov. 18, the community will gather at Ed Hales Park in historic downtown Redlands for the annual lighting of the Christmas tree. The celebration begins at 5 p.m. with face painting, a bounce house for kids, free hot cocoa, live music and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

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This past weekend, Redlands women’s fashion boutique, Kith, showed off their festive, California winter looks designed for the upcoming holiday season.

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Because of San Jacinto’s large Hispanic population, there are any number of high-quality Mexican restaurants from which to choose. On a recent visit, our intent was to review Rinconcito Oaxaqueno, a restaurant that serves an array of moles, but they were unfortunately temporarily closed. For…

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Colorful paper skulls and tunes from Los Plateados Mariachi band filled Smiley Park in the afternoon of Nov 1. A.K. Smiley Public Library hosted its fourth annual Día de Los Muertos celebration, focusing on love, remembering and respect for the departed.

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It has been more than 20 years since I first reviewed O’Campo’s in Yucaipa, and the menu hasn’t changed significantly since then. There are a few dishes from Mexico City as well as a wide array of items from all over Mexico.

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 One night in October in Bob Copeland’s backyard in Highland, instruments piled up on the patio, musicians and their friends and families mingled on the lawn waiting for the show to begin.

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With a powerful singing voice bringing him to perform at venues all over the world and attracting lifelong friendships, even his tone of speaking can be said to have a calming effect. Executive Director Barry Johansson is a Redlands resident, attended U of R and has been teaching voice and p…

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The Gourmet Pizza Shoppe in Redlands literally has 68 types of pizzas, in addition to a create-your-own-pizza section. It is best if you go online first if you are ordering to go, so you have an idea of which pizzas you want to order before you talk to a live person.

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Local author Wayne Purcell will speak about his new historical fiction novel, “Justice For All: The Search for Big Poker Tom,” at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Yucaipa Valley Historical Society meeting at the Mousley Museum of Natural History in Yucaipa.

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For the second year in a row, the Manhattan Short Film Festival came to Redlands as part of the Redlands Cinema Classics. Manhattan Short includes 10 short movies shown in one sitting. In Redlands, the event took place last week on Wednesday night and Thursday afternoon followed by appetizer…

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I never could understand what the Nashville hot chicken craze was all about. Gus’ in Nashville has always been the version everyone has aspired to — spicy, but not overly so and oh so tender and delicious.

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Local artist DeAngelo Castro painted a large mural at Emerson Jewelers last week. The mural, which Castro has dubbed “Infinite,” covers the wall outside Emerson Jewelers in the alleyway it shares with Molinos Coffee.