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By Noel Daniel After 50 years of marriage, Mary Lou Dieterich suddenly found herself going to events alone. In the middle of this strange new experience in her life, she found friends in an unlikely place. Some mature adults  may find it hard to carry on a social life when separated

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aestheticsIssue 19

By Noel Daniel Most will remember the story of the boy who read junk mail because his family didn’t have the means to buy books. It’s a sobering fact, that not everyone can access books as readily as they want. Thankfully, Modesto residents Michelle and Jared Oller have a hand in fixing that: They

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Issue 19Out and About

  By Noel Daniel In 1998, the Women’s Leadership Council was only a handful of women, fighting for empowerment in spite of their size. The Council has since skyrocketed in membership, a fact that was obvious on Sept. 23. The Gallo Center for the Arts lobby was packed with supporters for the Women’s Leadership Council’s 18th Annual

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Issue 19Uncategorized

1. Constellations Maybe you’ll meet the love of your life at this play – or maybe you won’t. Nick Payne’s Constellations, directed by award winning director Jere O’Donnell, is a story of love and multiple universes. Find a world, or maybe several, full of explorable possibilities that can end or begin when we least expect them. General

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By Noel Daniel Even though the floor’s been torn out and  the columns torn down, the show must go on. Patrons of The State Theatre might notice some changes in the beloved 80-year-old Modesto landmark. A number of renovations are in store for the building, and there’s protective plastic spread on the carpets to prove

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food and wineIssue 19

By Noel Daniel He was a long way from Reno when he pulled into the driveway at Latif’s. He bought a pie, intending to eat it over the next few days, but it was just too good: He ate it all in one sitting. “Best pie ever,” a customer from Reno wrote in a letter to

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By Noel Daniel Hopefully it’s not too often that you sit down on a train to enjoy a drink, only to have the conductor pushing to outrun a zombie menace. Or solve a Murder Mystery. Thankfully for some, that’s only a small portion of the Sierra Dinner Train – it’s also a great place to meet

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By Alex Catatore It’s easy to conjure up images of “reefer madness,” of aging hippies trapped in the ‘60s, of rappers stumbling out of the club in a cloud of smoke. But what about a child whose body is wracked with seizures? Or a middle-aged man suffering from a debilitating nervous system disorder? Or an army

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By Alex Cantatore A plan quickly formed for Modesto on Ice, and potential sites for an ice rink were quickly assessed — and shot down. No option seemed to mesh with the Murrays’ vision for an easily accessible, family-friendly, downtown rink that could benefit local businesses. From the beginning, Modesto on Ice targeted the Modesto Centre

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