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Issue 30Out and About

By Noel Daniel Continuing its legacy of success, Modesto Con was a definite hit this July, featuring all aspects of geek pursuits such as a plethora of cosplayers, crafts, and general nerdom. This event, held to revere and further the culture of geekery, provides a fun and safe event for

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Issue 30Out and About

By Noel Daniel Modesto joined the ranks of many bustling cities on Jul. 30 after throwing a wildly successful Porchfest. With more than 30 mini-concerts, Porchfest’s city-wide serenade was started and spearheaded by Kate Trompetter, Ruhi Sheikh, and Tricia Rosenow. Events like Porchfest, Modstock, and many others bring business to

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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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Issue 28Out and About

By Noel Daniel Hundreds of people came out to show their love for Modesto on Apr. 8! There was music, food, giveaways, and a rally in front of the Gallo Center for the Arts. Participants worked on projects from neighborhood cleanup and offering food to the hungry to visiting those

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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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Issue 27Out and About

By Noel Daniel For those Turlockers who remember digging gleefully through Ziggy’s used NES, SNES, and N64 cartridges back in the days where falling moons and Koopa Troopas were our only concerns, seeing Ziggy Star’s name pop back up as the organizer of the Turlock Comic Con just felt right.

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Issue 27Out and About

By Noel Daniel Jan. 21 was a day of unity for many people. Millions marched together across the world in organizations known as “women’s marches.” Although called the Women’s March, the marches unified under a greater purpose: equality for all. Support of minorities, LGBTQ+, the disabled, and even climate science

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Issue 26Out and About

By Noel Daniel It’s an important day in many hearts across the world—and it has its own parade in Modesto. On Nov. 11 at 9:30 a.m., the parade began at 10th and O St. and marched down Needham to Graceada Park. There was a program in Graceada after the parade,

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Issue 26Out and About

By Noel Daniel Modesto Rotary stopped by the Airport Neighborhood Community Center with a profound charity in mind. Boxes upon boxes of coats were stacked on tables as kids poured in from the two doorways. The chill of the air outside was effortlessly blocked by the puffy charity jackets. At

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