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Issue 30Out and About

By Noel Daniel Continuing its legacy of success, Modesto Con was a definite hit this July, featuring all aspects of geek pursuits such as a plethora of cosplayers, crafts, and general nerdom. This event, held to revere and further the culture of geekery, provides a fun and safe event for

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Issue 30Out and About

By Noel Daniel Modesto joined the ranks of many bustling cities on Jul. 30 after throwing a wildly successful Porchfest. With more than 30 mini-concerts, Porchfest’s city-wide serenade was started and spearheaded by Kate Trompetter, Ruhi Sheikh, and Tricia Rosenow. Events like Porchfest, Modstock, and many others bring business to

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food and wineIssue 30

By Ashley Stinson Located on 13th St., Bayou Bar and Grill brings authentic Cajun flavor to downtown Modesto. If you’re looking for Southern food that will fill you up, with a kick of spice that you won’t be able to resist, this is your place. Bayou Bar and Grill has

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food and wineIssue 30

By Ashley Stinson Lemons are one of the kitchen’s most familiar sights, and possibly one of the most widely useful ingredients you can keep stocked. Although the lemon was introduced to Italy in the second century, it took until the Renaissance for it to reach wide usage throughout Europe. Spanish

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By Ashley Stinson It’s no surprise that the Valley loves to eat. Our community is surrounded by some of the world’s most fertile farmland, and is a mixing pot full of different culinary traditions, as well as modern-thinkers. The Modesto area is full of amazing restaurants—and some of those restaurants happen

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Issue 30Travel

By Ashley Stinson If there’s one thing that California is known for the world over, it’s our excellent wines. California is the world’s fourth-largest producer of wine, with a climate that’s fabulously suited to growing vast vineyards of flavorful grapes. And no place in California is more synonymous with vineyards

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By Noel Daniel The JobRedi® Foundation hosted 100 grant recipients, their families, and distinguished guests at the 2017 JobRedi HOOPLA Celebration on Aug. 9, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Stockton Arena. JobRedi grants provide financial support to high school grads who face real adversity. These grantees are fulll-time students

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By Noel Daniel The First Friday Street Faire is an evening pop-up outdoor event that features our marvelous downtown restaurants and businesses who are ready to start your weekend right. There are finger-licking food options, local makers, and vendors who curate vintage apparel and smaller vintage household goods. “We want

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By Ashley Stinson For more than a thousand years, Japanese artisans have crafted pottery which takes its style from the natural world they saw around them. This fall and winter, the Nature, Tradition, Innovation exhibit will be showcasing modern examples of this ancient art form. Forty-three artists, including some from

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By Noel Daniel October is Breast Cancer Awareness month—and Making Strides of Modesto wants to be sure you’re not only aware, but that you have the support you need. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is presented by Alfred Matthews Buick GMC Cadillac and takes place on Oct.15 at 7:30 a.m.

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