BY ALEX CANTATORE Running 26.2 miles may sound like torture to some, but for thousands of local residents it was the highlight of 2015. The Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon came to town on March 29, celebrating all things running. More than 3,000 people competed in the event, running the marathon,
WATERFORD HERITAGE DAY May 9 – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Downtown Waterford, near Bentley and E streets Celebrate Waterford with the city’s annual festival. Heritage Day brings 30-plus booths to Downtown Waterford – and a parade, to boot. This year’s theme is “Conserving Our Resources.” MOTHER’S DAY TEA May
PEOPLE NORMALLY KNOW ME AS… I’m a Child Care Specialist at the Stanislaus County Office of Education. BUT WHAT THEY DON’T KNOW IS THAT I… I enjoy baking and creating unique cake designs. My family and friends challenge me with new ideas constantly. I GOT STARTED WITH MY HIDDEN TALENT
BY ALEX CANTATORE Want to grow your own fruit, vegetables, and herbs? There’s no better way to get started than with your own raised garden box. Why build a garden box? The better drainage and aeration leads to improved harvests; one 4-by-4-foot box can produce 80 pounds of tomatoes. A 16×10 foot
PEOPLE NORMALLY KNOW ME AS… I’m a tree worker. I’ve been self-employed ever since late 2007, when I got my contractor’s license and started DCO Tree Care. BUT WHAT THEY DON’T KNOW IS THAT I… Make chainsaw wood carvings of bears. I’ve done other stuff, but everybody likes the bears.
BY ALEX CANTATORE In a sleepy Turlock business park, anchored by an indoor shooting range and an industrial tool seller, a few local residents are brewing up a revolution. With four big beers and momentum booming, Turlock’s Sandude Brewing Co. could be the best-kept secret in the craft beer scene.
BY ALEX CANTATORE In the 1940s and 50s, it was the center of Modesto’s social scene. But for the past few decades, few have visited this historic Modesto place. The McClure Country Home is one of Modesto’s oldest and grandest mansions. It’s nearly as old as Modesto itself, with a
BY ALEX CANTATORE You grow accustomed to certain landscapes, growing up in the central valley: freshly plowed fields with even mounds of dirt, orchards with row after row of identical trees, and golden foothills golden foothills punctuated by deep green trees. It’s those landscapes that are brought into focus at a new exhibit in Turlock’s Carnegie
BY ALEX CANTATORE The young career of Modesto native Emily Kay Shrader has already come full circle. The talented stage actress will return to Modesto on March 26-27, taking center stage at the Gallo Center for the Arts as a member of the national tour of the musical “Sister Act.” An Enochs High
BY ALEX CANTATORE If you’re heading out of town, leaving your dog in the backyard may seem harmless. But boarding your dog is important for its physical and mental health, According to Lisa Moore. Moore’s a certified professional dog trainer, a behavior counselor, and the owner of Top Notch Kennels, Inc. She says