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Issue 28Out and About

By Noel Daniel  Runners from all over came to compete on Mar. 19 in the Modesto Marathon, a run founded to serve the local community by promoting physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle. Proceeds benefit the Teens Run Modesto program that challenges area youth to set goals, develop their character,

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capturedIssue 28

Originally developed as a learning and applied research laboratory in the field of Sustainable Agriculture, this garden grows a myriad of vegetables, herbs, varieties of citrus, grapes, and fruit trees. Find their homegrown produce at StanFresh, a fruit stand at California State University, Stanislaus!

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Issue 28

1. SWISS SINGING AND YODEL FESTIVAL Picture yodeling, alphorn blowing, traditional Swiss outfits, and probably some giant cow bell swinging. It’s the 29th Pacific Coast Swiss Singing and Yodeling Festival! The Grand Concert will feature approximately 250 singers from the eleven participating societies of the Pacific Coast and Canada. Join

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Issue 28pulse

By Noel Daniel As heat sweeps through the Valley, it’s obvious the summer months are upon us. Nothing sounds better than a fresh pitcher of strawberry lemonade, or homemade blueberry popsicles—except maybe the tradition of picking them yourself. Gather up your friends and family and head to a UPick farm

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featured-contentmentIssue 28

By Noel Daniel Thousands of people across the nation have mental illness—and those people have found help in the National Alliance for Mental Illness. NAMI is the number one organization that supports families and individuals who experience mental illness and has over 120 members in Stanislaus County, alone. Support groups

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arts and cultureIssue 28

EVERYTHING FITZ  What’s better than a high-energy family band expertly playing a wide variety of violin tunes? How about all that, and choreographed dance numbers and unique Ottawa Valley step dancing. This champion family of fiddlers is ready to spirit you away on a musical journey with jigs, bluegrass, Celtic

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May is National Bike Month, a coast-to-coast celebration of cycling. This May 15, the single largest cycling event in the nation, the largest spectator sporting event in California, will race through Modesto. Amgen Tour of California has selected Modesto for the Stage II Start of the 2017 race! The Tour

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DIYIssue 28

  By Ashley Stinson Spring is in full bloom, and it’s the perfect time of year to get outside, get your hands in the dirt, and start growing something. While the heat of the Valley can sometimes make growing a flower garden a bit of a challenge, a garden full

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Issue 28Travel

By Ashley Stinson The Big Sur region of California is a beautiful, rugged, largely unpopulated stretch of coastal mountains offering some of the most beautiful scenery in the state. If you want to get out and see the view at Big Sur, but don’t necessarily want to rough it in

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food and wineIssue 28

By Noel Daniel Everyone, at some point, gets a craving for some prime New Orleans cuisine. Maybe you want a plateful of shrimp fritters, crab cakes, or a steaming po’boy on a fresh bun. Having trouble locating Louisiana’s finest eats? Look no further: the Bayou’s just come to Modesto. The

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