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CommunityIssue 38

PHOTOS BY: PHOTOS JUST SO The Celebration of Lights Parade is Modesto’s way of officially ringing in the season. The downtown area becomes aglow with a wintery magic. The day starts with a plethora of holiday activities and culminates in the parade that’s become a staple of so many Christmas

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CommunityIssue 38

WRITTEN BY: JUDY BORINGCommunications Coordinator, Stanislaus County Office of Education NATHAN ALLAN AND HIS WIFE WERE SELF-EMPLOYED AND HAD BEEN GETTING BY FINANCIALLY; BUT THEN CIRCUMSTANCES OUTSIDE OF THEIR CONTROL CHANGED. They celebrated the birth of their son, but he required extra medical care, which left them with unexpected medical

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CommunityIssue 38

THIS ISSUE MARKS OUR FIRST-EVER COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT SECTION. After 37 issues, we developed the Community Spotlight section to showcase the voices from our area. We love the idea of giving our community the floor, and so have incorporated this section dedicated to those readers who want to hear and be

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featured-food-and-winefood and wineIssue 37Restaurant Spotlight

Photo Courtesy of Veronica Moreaux Like any great restaurant, Lola Bistro & Event Center comes with a story. It starts in Pampanga, the culinary capital of the Philippines, where Executive Chef and Proprietor John Surla’s grandparents raised their nine daughters, all of whom worked in the family restaurant and became

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The Doo Wop Project Christmas Show Three parts Jersey Boys, two parts Motown: The Musical, these five charismatic, handsome, triple threat Broadway stars, with their hot 5-piece band, tear it up with musicality, dancing, and showmanship not found with any other group in the world! They “re-doo” classic Doo Wop

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Man on Luxury Ski Resorts
Issue 37Travel

BY GABRIELLE DENGLER If you’ve spent your summer longing for a wintry escape, or if you’re simply looking for a weekend family-fun adventure, look no farther than your own backyard. Located throughout the state of California are world-class, family-friendly ski and snowboard resorts with amenities and activities perfect for every

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Items Courtesy of Vintage Faire Mall REVERSIBLE LEOPARD-PRINT DOUBLE-STRAND BIB NECKLACE Chico’s Vintage Faire Mall, Outdoor Village $69.50 LEOPARD-PRINT HAIRCALF BELT Chico’s Vintage Faire Mall, Outdoor Village $69.50 BEAUTY CREATIONS – SPLASH OF GLITTERS 2 GLITTER PALETTE Glamify Me Vintage Faire Mall, Level 1 $29 TREE AND TRAIN SNOW GLOBE

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Get Organized in 2019
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BY GABRIELLE DENGLER A new year is just around the corner. If you’re looking to start the new year refreshed and organized, we’re here to help. After a few weeks of going through the decluttering process ourselves, we’re happy to have compiled a few of our favorite ways to get

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BY SARAH KAY HANNON Holiday season is in full swing! Along with the cozier weather comes a fresh list of family-friendly festivities throughout all of Stanislaus County. The county is jam-packed all season long with wonderful holiday events, so mark your calendars and enjoy the festivities this season. Modesto: Modesto

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Photo by Dan Gomes Beautifully captured outside Newman at dusk, this silhouette of the bones of this barn reminds us of the majestic skies we have here in the Valley.

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