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arts and cultureIssue 26

By Jacqui D. Sinarle Buy a ticket to Sankofa Theatre Company’s next performance and you’ll get more than a wonderful night at the theatre. “Our mission is both to develop and promote the cultivation of African American history, life and culture through the performing arts, and also to create unforgettable

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contentmentIssue 26

By Noel Daniel The premier event for women in business—featuring insights, inspiration, and motivational ideas from successful business leaders—was held on Nov. 3 at Greens on Tenth. That event was the Business Women’s Symposium: Overcoming Obstacles, Celebrating Success and it featured powerful women from the community with equally powerful advice.

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Issue 26Out and About

By Noel Daniel It’s an important day in many hearts across the world—and it has its own parade in Modesto. On Nov. 11 at 9:30 a.m., the parade began at 10th and O St. and marched down Needham to Graceada Park. There was a program in Graceada after the parade,

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food and wineIssue 26

By Noel Daniel The parsnip, a relative of the carrot, is a long, sweet root vegetable with a lengthy history. Cultivated since the days of Ancient Rome, parsnips have served as food as well as being utilized as a sweetener in Europe. Aside from being tasty, parsnips can be a healthy addition

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featured-healthhealthIssue 26

By Noel Daniel It’s time to bundle up again. And when Jack Frost starts nipping at your nose, it’s unsurprisingly bad for your skin. “Cold weather is very drying for the skin,” said Dr. Catherine Biren, Board Certified Dermatologist at Dermatology Affiliates Medical Group. “We dermatologists even have a term

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Issue 26pulse

By Jacqui D. Sinarle – above quilt by Penni Barger You don’t have to be a quilter to enjoy the Heart of the Valley Quilt and Textile Arts Show.   Sponsored by Country Crossroads Quilters on Jan. 21 and 22, the quilt show promises something for everyone. “It is a

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Past Articles

arts and culturefeatured-art-and-cultureIssue 26

By Noel Daniel Carrie Arnold’s paintings look like the sort of art that’s taken a lifetime of drawing and color study to perfect. In actuality, her story is an inspiring combination of fierce determination and a passion for art. “I got started with the desire to learn to draw and

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Issue 26pulse

By Noel Daniel Although the saying “new year, new you” has lost a lot of its luster by now, it’s still one that rings true to this day. 45 percent of Americans usually make New Year’s Resolutions—but only eight percent are successful, according to a survey conducted by the University

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arts and cultureIssue 26

RENT — 20th Anniversary Tour  20 years ago, “Rent” opened on Broadway. It was an original rock musical by a little-known composer, but it still shook the foundations of American theatre. The show has won the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® and is coming to the Gallo Center for the Arts

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Issue 26

How To Plan Your Wedding Holding a wedding can be stressful. From finding a venue and arranging flowers and cakes to hair, makeup, photographers, DJs, and so much more, it’s no surprise that “wedding” is synonymous with “the big day.” Thankfully, finding local wedding professionals is made easy with the

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contentmentIssue 26

By Noel Daniel Was one of your New Year’s Resolutions to treat your wallet a little better? Well, worry not—we’ve found five apps to save green for your new year. Feel free to start planning that summer vacation: you’ll have earned it. Vip Voice  This survey site was rated an

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arts and cultureIssue 25

An Irish ChristmasMay the lilt of Irish laughter be a bright spot in your holiday reverie! You may have caught this show on PBS, and truly it’s one of the most delightful holiday shows you’ll see. “An Irish Christmas” comes laden with joy, hope, laughter, friendship, and a general celebration

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