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Issue 29

Issue 29Out and About

By Noel Daniel It’s important to encourage a healthy lifestyle in children—that’s why Get Fit Modesto is holding Kid Fit Camp, a four day fitness and nutrition program for kids in first to sixth grade. The name of the game is to provide kids with the skills and motivation to

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Issue 29Out and About

By Noel Daniel Community Hospice raised more than $300,000 to support their patients, families, and programs during the Great Gatsby Gala. Several community members—among them, Mr. Kenny and Pam Phillips and Mr. Ron and Pam Ridenour—were recognized for their service. The aforementioned couples even received the John and June Rogers

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food and wineIssue 29

By Ashley Stinson Middle eastern peoples learned to cultivate figs more than ten thousand years ago, a full millennium before cultivating other plants such as wheat and barley. If you’ve ever had a ripe summer fig, I think you’d understand where they were coming from. The first figs brought to

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featured-food-and-winefood and wineIssue 29

By Noel Daniel The Fourth Of July is couched in by weeks of heat, pool parties, barbecues, and American flag-branded merchandise from sea to shining sea. That’s why we decided to get patriotic and offer up some of our favorite eateries that make us think about brews, honeydews, and barbecues. Whip

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arts and cultureIssue 29

          YES – Footloose It’s time to get loose and kick off your Sunday shoes. Based on the famous 1984 movie, this production of Footloose brings all of the energy and classic songs of the film onto the stage right in front of you. Join city

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arts and cultureIssue 29

By Noel Daniel Modesto’s burgeoning music community is one that’s been blooming for decades now. Big names like Grandaddy, Built Like Alaska, and Francesca Bavaro found a home in Modesto once—and may still to this day. This integral part of our culture would be so much harder to maintain without

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arts and culturefeatured-art-and-cultureIssue 29

By Noel Daniel Not only is the Center a cultural and entertainment hub for the entire San Joaquin Valley, but it’s also a powerful economic engine for downtown Modesto. More than 200,000 people a year visit the Gallo Center and research tells us that more than 60 percent of those

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healthIssue 29

By Ashley Stinson It’s no hidden wisdom that life is stressful. Balancing all the demands in your life such as work, your significant other, children, pets, family, hobbies, daily activities, bills, and so on, can take a toll on you. As the stress builds, often your body reacts with physical

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Issue 29Travel

By Ashley Stinson The Valley heat can sometimes be overwhelming and leave you looking for somewhere to escape to. For times like these, a beach getaway might be just the thing, and Santa Cruz could be the perfect coastal day trip to give you a break. Santa Cruz boasts scenic

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contentmentIssue 29

By Ashley Stinson Outside play is one of the most important things for growing children, who need physical activities to help develop their sense of balance, location, healthy exercise habits, and social interaction.  Playgrounds serve a vital role in giving children a place where they can run, hide, climb, swing, and

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