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Issue 37

1. MOTHER-DAUGHTER SIP N’ PAINT A great way to have a girls night! This event includes a glass of wine for those over 21, or a soda/water for those underage. The best part is the painting, where mothers and daughters will be given step by- step instruction, see how their

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Issue 37Out and About

COMMUNITY BRUNCH The region’s culinary masters have done it again! Some of the Central Valley’s finest chefs served up delicious delights for the benefit of five local charities that help underprivileged children. For more information, visit WWW.THECOMMUNITYBRUNCH.COM.

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BY ATHINA OSMUSS Original Recipes by Jim & Athina Osmuss The holidays tantalize our senses unlike any other time of year. The smell of baked goods, the taste of sweetness, the feeling of warmth and coziness both inside and out. When our families gather for the holidays, we enjoy all

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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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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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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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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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