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Issue 19

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Your favorite stops are getting the recognition they deserve! These winners of Contentment Health’s Second Annual Reader’s Vote were hand-picked by you. These businesses are the best of the best, so make sure to comb through. You might find some old favorites or stumble on new ones. What are you

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By Noel Daniel It’s easy to gain weight during the holidays,between all the stress, the limited time, and the preponderance of delicious baked goods. The biggest question is what can you do to stay as healthy as possible while the rich and decadent holidays are bearing down? “It’s all about moderation and balancing your

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fitnessIssue 19

By Gitaine Reis & Angel Chere – In-Shape Health Clubs Having a healthy lifestyle can be difficult in your daily routine. Unexpected things happen that could cause us to skip  gym, or even grab fast food for breakfast. Incorporating an In-Shape Attitude into your life can be one of the easiest ways to stay healthy, even when the unknown

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capturedIssue 19

The days are getting colder, and soon this little bee will take up shelter in her hive. Before she goes, though, she’ll make one last round on the Diablo Grande Golf Course.

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Elf the Musical If you’re looking to start your holiday season with a sprinkle of funny, don’t miss “Elf the Musical” in its two-day debut to the Gallo Center for the Arts on Nov. 17 and 18. The musical follows the strange tale of Buddy, an orphaned child who ends up at the North Pole after

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food and wineIssue 19

By Alex Cantatore No, this “divine fruit” isn’t a tomato, or an apple, or a tiny pumpkin. The small, orange-red persimmon is delicious and supernatural in its own right. The persimmon’s mystical powers are renowned across the world; it has a reputation for scaring away tigers in Korea, while Ozark folklore claims the

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By Noel Daniel Maybe it’s your first year decorating a tree – or maybe it’s your tenth and you just want something new. There’s no set formula for decking the halls, but here are some tips that might make sprucing up your pines a little easier. First & most important is

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Issue 19Out and About

By Alex Cantatore Hundreds of Stanislaus County residents ate, drank, and were generally merry on Sept. 3 — all for a good cause. The annual Edible Extravaganza fundraiser brought roughly 1,500 guests to Modesto Center Plaza for the region’s premiere foodie event. The region’s best restaurants, caterers, bakers, wineries, breweries, and distilleries were all on hand, offering

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By Noel Daniel There’s a family togetherness  that comes in making your own crafts—whether it’s painted ornaments, fudge, or tinsel. The only exception is typically your Christmas tree, bought from a lot. If the lack of do-it-yourself glamor in a pre-cut tree has you fretting over your eggnog, then there’s an easy solution: Come & Cut Christmas

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hidden talentsIssue 19Uncategorized

PEOPLE NORMALLY KNOW ME AS… the IT Analyst that promotes accessibility on campus. I do a lot of training and education about the Accessible Technology Initiative to remove barriers to success caused by inaccessible technology. BUT WHAT THEY DON’T KNOW IS THAT I… that I’m a Steampunk fan. Steampunk is a mashup of science

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