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arts and cultureDIYIssue 23

  Some days, it might seem impossible to get kids and grandkids to sit down for anything—but summer is the best time to try! Squeeze in some quality crafting time before school starts with these fun ideas from Parents.com. Forever Flowers It’s the bouquet that never quits! Needed: Egg carton

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arts and cultureIssue 23

By Jacqui D. Sinarle It’s entertaining, it’s fun, and it’s free! The Downtown Modesto Art Walk is a great way to soak up some local culture, and now it’s even better than ever. “The Art Walk has always been a family-friendly destination, but it also makes a great date night,

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arts and culturefeatured-art-and-cultureIssue 23

By Noel Daniel It’s a style that’s just perfect for summer, capitalizing on the bright and living colors of nature. Plein air painting, or “en plein air,” just means a painting process that’s done out in the open air. “If you want to paint out of doors, you should ‘love

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arts and culturefeatured-art-and-cultureIssue 22

By Jacqui D. Sinarle The homemade farm machinery of yesteryear may have been replaced by modern high-tech farm equipment, but the Patterson Township Historical Society Barnstormers are hard at work collecting, preserving and restoring the valuable evidence of our unique agricultural history, one piece at a time. “The West Side

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arts and cultureIssue 22

By Michele Laverty penumbra (pi-num ‘bre): n. 1. A partial shadow, as in an eclipse, between regions of complete shadow and complete illumination. 2. The partly darkened fringe around a sunspot. 3. An outlying, surrounding region; periphery; fringe Nestled in the southern end of our beautiful county is a mecca

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aestheticsarts and culturefeatured-aestheticsinspiring spacesIssue 22

By Michele Laverty The Farm to Table movement comes home at Bloomingcamp Ranch. Once a sheep farm where hundreds of sheep grazed pasture land the ranch became known as the place for fresh produce and even fresher baked goods. Founders Bill & Joy Bloomingcamp began planting almond and walnut trees

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arts and culturefeatured-art-and-cultureIssue 21

“But you can’t start. Only a baby can start. You and me – why, we’re all that’s been. The anger of a moment, the thousand pictures, that’s us. This land, this red land, is us; and the flood years and the dust years and the drought years are us.” —John

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arts and cultureIssue 21

By Anne Marie H. Bergthold “Dance just brings happiness and relief from the stress of daily life,” shares Preston Vieira, a member of the Weirdos Dance Crew. On Dec. 19, 2015, dancers from across the Central Valley came together to perform in the Urban Dance Showcase at The State Theatre.

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arts and cultureIssue 20

By Noel Daniel You may find it hard to believe that New York Times best selling-artist Ethen Beavers is from Modesto. He’s worked on Samurai Jack, the Star Wars: Attack of the Clones Little Golden book, and of course, The New York Times bestselling series, N.E.R.D.S. So how did this

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arts and cultureIssue 20

Downtown Turlock has been on the rise for some time. What had once been a quiet strip of Turlock road blossomed into the bustling heart of the city that it had been in its heyday. One of the first big names, Dust Bowl Brewing Company, opened on West Main in 2011. The

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