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By Connor Duewell It’s that time of year again! The excitement and stresses of the Holidays are coming to an end, and all that’s left is the one big night of celebration: New Year’s Eve. You’ve got the balloons, the champaign, the glasses–everything you need to ring in the new

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food and wineIssue 31

 By Ashley Stinson Since the 1800s, oranges have been an essential flavor of the holiday season, alongside cloves and cinnamon. Although oranges have been cultivated in Asia for thousands of years, this bright little fruit only made it’s way across Europe in the 16th century. Europeans began to develop recipes

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arts and culturefeatured-art-and-cultureIssue 31

By Noel Daniel Modesto is a city of talent and power. In spite of its hardships, Modesto’s artistic heart continues to beat with a growing strength as the community comes together to enrich it. Mod Shop is just one of the many success stories that gives Modesto its well-crafted roots.

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contentmentfeatured-contentmentIssue 31

By Noel Daniel Maybe you’ve come across a very common ideology when it comes to cleaning: that is, that if you pick up one thing at a time, you can make a whole lot more progress than you’d think with significantly less effort than you’d expect. Sound familiar? You also

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healthIssue 31

By Noel Daniel The holidays are here and with them come the most indulgent dishes of the year. Plates of peanut brittle, toffee with nuts, peanut butter cookies and so much more. In fact, nuts are a huge hit around the holidays. But do you recall—one of the healthiest nuts

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DIYIssue 31pulse

By Connor Duewell The season of giving is here again, which means it’s time to brush up on our gift wrapping techniques! The first–and possibly the most important–step is to make sure that your wrapping paper is the right size. If the paper is too small it won’t cover the

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featured-food-and-winefood and wineIssue 31

  While some home cooks find pies intimidating, the truth is they’re a very easy and forgiving dish to prepare. The key to a good pie is a good crust recipe, and as long as you have that the rest is easy. The following recipe is a good starting point for

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arts and cultureIssue 31

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Modesto Performing Arts brings you this much-beloved holiday classic. Ebenezer Scrooge, rich and miserly, shuns the people around him in pursuit of wealth and looks down his nose at the concept of charity, especially where holidays are concerned. When he’s visited by the ghost of his dead

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Issue 31Travel

By Ashley Stinson In the heart of the Mother Lode, where Valley and foothills and mountains all meet, rests Amador County. Sparsely populated, the area is peaceful and serene with a plethora of campgrounds, historic sites, and winter ski resorts. But with a name like Amador, it’s a natural fit

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By Author Ken White We choose to rejoice because our hometown is blanketed with roses. Showcasing those roses is the purpose of “Touchstones: Life and Times of Modesto,” a new book commissioned by the McHenry Museum & Historical Society, as we near the sesquicentennial founding of our city. Touchstones is

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