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Issue 13Uncategorized

BY JUSTIN SOUZA Great food and drinks, silent auctions and a tiered tournament to crown the county’s most legendary table tennis player. For nonprofit events, it doesn’t get better than this. On October 10, the Boys & Girls Club of Stanislaus County hit an ace with the first annual Battle

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Issue 13Uncategorized

BY DANA KOSTER A PROGRAM WITH DANIEL HANDLER (AKA LEMONY SNICKET) November 16, 2 p.m. Mary Stuart Rogers Theater Fans of humor, irreverence, fine fiction and pen names are invited to spend an afternoon with famous writer Daniel Handler (best known as Lemony Snicket, author of A Series of Unfortunate

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Issue 13Uncategorized

BY JACQUI D. SINARLE If you are fortunate enough to enjoy health and happiness with friends and family members, your joy increases tenfold when you’re able to share the holiday spirit with others. Spreading holiday cheer is easy, thanks to a number of organizations in Stanislaus County organized to assist

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hidden talentsIssue 13

HIDDEN TALENTS: PEOPLE NORMALLY KNOW ME AS… Manager at Cold Stone Creamery. I’m also a musician; I make my own music and play piano and guitar. BUT WHAT THEY DON’T KNOW IS THAT I… Make Cosplay helmets. They start as a program called pepakura, which is papercraft. You sort of

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Issue 12Uncategorized

PEOPLE NORMALLY KNOW ME AS… A Principal in the Technology firm ITSolutions Currie. BUT WHAT THEY DON’T KNOW IS THAT I… Have been an avid hang glider for more than 25 years. I GOT STARTED WITH MY HIDDEN TALENT WHEN… An acquaintance of mine who was a hang glider pilot

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cover-storyfeatured-food-and-wineIssue 12

Camp 4 Wine Café By Haley Brown “Where do you want to eat tonight?” It’s that daunting question that leaves you scratching your head, reading Yelp reviews until your eyes hurt and then, after desperation sets in, leaves you eating frozen pizza instead of going out. Now, there’s nothing wrong

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featured-food-and-wineIssue 12

The Family Recipes of Amalia’s Cocina By Nathan Lloyd Although they were never wealthy, the Portillos always had each other, and they had their garden, with its riches of herbs, fruits and vegetables. Amalia Portillo and her mother Maria bonded over bubbling pots, simmering fresh chili peppers and other home-grown

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featured-art-and-cultureIssue 12

By Dana Koster It’s difficult to pin down Modesto artist Nicole Slater’s work in just a few words— her art runs the stylistic gamut from old world to contemporary, her media from oil paints to vibrant plexiglass masterpieces to geometric creations on unconventional forms like cardboard and rubber. The two

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featured-aestheticsIssue 12

By Justin Souza The first thing your eyes are drawn to upon entering the Luthier shop of Thomas & Vessel Stringed Instruments in Downtown Modesto is a large wall hung with antique violins, their burnished wood grains reflecting a swimming amber light from a window set in the opposite wall.

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fitnessIssue 12

BUDGET FRIENDLY CLASSES By Jacqui D. Sinarle Costs of Community Education classes can vary from class to class, but are designed never to bust your budget. Fitness, Dance and Activity Classes Average from $29-$79 Monthly MAAC Swimming $38 with discounts available for 4-month or annual enrollment Blue Tide Competitive Swimming

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