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Issue 22

contentmentcover-storyfeatured-contentmentIssue 22

By Michele Laverty In 1870, Rising Sun country school opened on the Westside of the county in Vernalis.  A few years ago the program re-opened,  after a few years of dormancy, as a transitions program for young adults with developmental disabilities. The dream was bigger than providing just a place

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fitnesshealthIssue 22

By Jacqui D. Sinarle There’s something magical about mushrooms. Usually a food that’s so naturally delicious is devoid of nutrition, or vice versa. Not so with mushrooms, which are packed with both flavor and health properties. And Donnie Creekmore knows the secret to growing them in your own home: his

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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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Issue 22pulse

  By Michele Laverty  May is National Cycling Month and the City of Modesto and local cycling groups are putting together a host of fun activities to encourage exercising on two wheels. Events will include a Bike to Work Day, Tour of California Cycling Expo and Family Cycling Festival. The

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capturedIssue 22

Doctors Medical Center of Modesto launched a hospital-wide literacy project to foster a love of reading in young children and families. The project started on Mar. 1, along with the start of The National Education Association’s Read Across America Day which is a nationwide celebration of the birthday of Theodor

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food and wineIssue 22

By Gitaine Reis, In-Shape Health Clubs Exercise and nutrition go hand in hand. You can’t work off bad nutrition and you can’t diet yourself skinny. It is an effort on both sides and good nutrition will help keep your body in balance. Eating fresh food will help achieve healthy nutrition,

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Issue 22Out and About

  By Michele Laverty 6,000 eggs, 100 goodie bags, a train and one Easter Bunny came together for a fabulous spring day at the 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Modesto Reservoir on March 26. An estimated 1,300 people joined in the fun to hunt for eggs, compete in sack

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Tale As Old As Time Mary Stuart Rogers Theater Jun. 3, 8 P.M. $19-92 Your favorite Disney tunes will come to life with the help of the Modesto Symphony Orchestra and talented guest vocalists. In addition to the magic of live music, scenes from everyone’s favorite Disney films will be

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food and wineIssue 22

By Jacqui D. Sinarle If you enjoy eating farm-fresh produce and want to support local growers, consider participating in a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program. CSA is a popular way for consumers to purchase local, seasonal food directly from farmers. It works like this: A farmer offers a certain number

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by Anne Marie H. Bergthold No summer is complete without taking a ride on the Ferris wheel, sampling deep-fried desserts and going to concerts. This July, the Stanislaus County Fair will once again include concerts spanning a wide range of musical genres. “The Fair has 10 days of full entertainment

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