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featured-healthhealthIssue 37

BY CRYSTAL NAY It’s ten minutes until closing, and the front desk of Family First Medical Care is still abuzz with patients. From its humble yet bold beginnings, Dr. Silvia Diego, MD continues to lead this all-female, independent medical group as it defies expectations of healthcare, captures the hearts of

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featured-food-and-winefood and wineIssue 37

BY CRYSTAL NAY They feature a wall of 17 beers on tap, 15 of which are their own brew. They used to have disposable, floating kegs called beer balls. Over 70 countries have carried their beer. They cook exclusively in a wood-fired oven, and feature trivia nights. It’s time for

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BY SARAH KAY HANNON Modestans Sam Pierstorff and Greg Edwards knew there was a craving for more entertainment in the Stanislaus County area. They believed poetry could be the niche that set their idea apart from other Central Valley events. In 2004, they co-founded The Ill List, an annual poetry

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BY CRYSTAL NAY When one spirited local Little League learned they might not have a chance to play, they combined their fortitude and love of the game to make their season happen. The benefits of team sports are exponential for children, teaching them teamwork, determination, and sportsmanship. This spirit can

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Issue 37Out and About

MADWEEK Every year, people interested in architecture and all types of design converge in Modesto’s downtown for MADWEEK— a weeklong festival celebrating these disciplines as both an art and a science, and increasing public awareness about how valuable these elements are in everyday life. For more information, visit Madweek.org

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featured-food-and-winefood and wineIssue 37

By Sarah Kay Hannon Dark, leafy greens pack a power punch of vital nutrients, and this superstar can be the center—or sidekick—of any meal. Known as the “Persian green,” the word spinach is derived from both the Old French word espinache, as well as its Persian ancestor, aspanakh, with each

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featured-art-and-cultureIssue 37

BY CRYSTAL NAY With the holiday season now in full swing, craft fairs and holiday bazaars are popping up around the county, so that you can find that special gift for that even more special someone. Taking it a step further are two county events that support the entrepreneurial spirit

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Issue 36

1. INTERNATIONAL HERITAGE FESTIVAL Travel around the world without ever leaving town as you visit showcases from a variety of cultures. Exhibits include special activities for children, world crafts, heritage booths, food booths, and more. OCT 6, 11 A.M. – 5 P.M. | MJC, EAST CAMPUS, 435 COLLEGE AVE. |

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By Noel Daniel It’s hard to propose a dinner downtown without someone mentioning Commonwealth—and there’s a good reason for that. Commonwealth is Modesto’s home of craft beer, wine, and great food. Combining a strong, west coast-centric beer menu and a wine list from around the globe, Commonwealth creates the perfect

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By Wes Crandall. The versatility of the sweet potato makes it yummy for any season. And there are hundreds of cultures over thousands of years who would agree.

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