Featured Stories

food and wineIssue 22

By Jacqui D. Sinarle If you’ve ever wanted to preserve some type of food, chances are the Gypsy Cowgirl–a.k.a. Bambi Porter–can teach you. That’s because Porter, owner of Gypsy Cowgirl Kitchen Co., is enamored with all types of food preservation and eager to share her knowledge and passion. “I think

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featured-food-and-winefood and wineIssue 22

By Jacqui D. Sinarle If your season’s bounty is overflowing, think gleaning and gathering. That’s the name of a program operated by Interfaith Ministries that helps homeowners and farmers who have excess produce get it harvested and donated to people in need throughout community. It’s easy, philanthropic, and good for the environment, too. “With

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By Michele Laverty Stanislaus Grown and the University of California Cooperative Extension hosted the first annual Local Food Show at the Stanislaus County Ag Center’s Harvest Hall in March. This was a precursor to the Farm to Table dinners and restaurant partner meetings they will be having at Greens on

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fitnesshealthIssue 22

By Jacqui D. Sinarle There’s something magical about mushrooms. Usually a food that’s so naturally delicious is devoid of nutrition, or vice versa. Not so with mushrooms, which are packed with both flavor and health properties. And Donnie Creekmore knows the secret to growing them in your own home: his

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contentmentcover-storyfeatured-contentmentIssue 22

By Michele Laverty In 1870, Rising Sun country school opened on the Westside of the county in Vernalis.  A few years ago the program re-opened,  after a few years of dormancy, as a transitions program for young adults with developmental disabilities. The dream was bigger than providing just a place

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fitnesshealthIssue 22

By Jacqui D. Sinarle Whether you’re a serious athlete or you just want to have fun, there’s some type of unique foot race in the Central Valley for you — and most local color runs, mud races and obstacle courses include events that are designed just for kids! Check out

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featured-hidden-talentshidden talentsIssue 22

PEOPLE NORMALLY KNOW ME AS… Warehouse Operations Manager for Second Harvest  Food Bank BUT WHAT THEY DON’T KNOW IS THAT… I am Worship Leader and Choir Director at Revival Center Pentecostal Church in Modesto, where I sing. I GOT STARTED WITH MY HIDDEN TALENT WHEN… I was very young, probably

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featured-fitnessfeatured-healthfitnesshealthIssue 22

By Anne Marie H. Bergthold Turlock has a new option for defining your physique. Co-owners Stacy Aguila and Amy Radcliffe have opened Barre Defined, the first barre fitness studio in the Central Valley. “We had not been able to locate this type of fitness or the overall experience we were

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aestheticsarts and culturefeatured-aestheticsinspiring spacesIssue 22

By Michele Laverty The Farm to Table movement comes home at Bloomingcamp Ranch. Once a sheep farm where hundreds of sheep grazed pasture land the ranch became known as the place for fresh produce and even fresher baked goods. Founders Bill & Joy Bloomingcamp began planting almond and walnut trees

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hidden talentsIssue 21

People normally know me as… Robert or Dr. Donovan, who works in the Emergency Department at Doctors Medical Center. I also serve as the Medical Director of Clinical Informatics there, and I’m also the Medical Director of the PHI Air Ambulance Service in Modesto and Sonora. But what they don’t

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Issue 21

1. Breaking Benjamin It might have taken six years, but Breaking Benjamin is back with their new album, Dark Before Dawn and it’s worth the wait. The band, more energetic and purposeful than ever before, will be playing in Modesto’s Centre Plaza. They’ve achieved worldwide success, played chart-topping music, and are

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