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Issue 21Out and About

By Noel Daniel Modesto citizens dusted off their capes and got their backstories straight. That’s right, for one day at least, Modesto had a whole lot of heroes, all ready to do some good in their community for the Superhero Fun Run. This do-gooder dash took place in East La

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Issue 20Out and About

Somewhere between family and work, the volunteers of Murals in Motown find time to inspire positive change wherever they can in Modesto— and that’s exactly what they did at the Gallo Center for the Arts on Nov. 5. The Finger Painting Face-Off features Modesto’s most influential people in a Finger

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Issue 20Out and About

People from all around came to wet their skates on Modesto’s new ice skating rink. The rink is close to the cinema as well as a few restaurants, making it the place to be last winter. Even though it was the rink’s first year, it was impressively large, standing at

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Issue 19Out and About

By Alex Cantatore Hundreds of Stanislaus County residents ate, drank, and were generally merry on Sept. 3 — all for a good cause. The annual Edible Extravaganza fundraiser brought roughly 1,500 guests to Modesto Center Plaza for the region’s premiere foodie event. The region’s best restaurants, caterers, bakers, wineries, breweries, and distilleries were all on hand, offering

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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 18Out and About

By Alex Cantatore For the past year and a half, a small group of dedicated Modestoans have spent their weekends cleaning up the Tuolumne River. The effort has focused on one of the river’s most blighted areas, stretching from the 9th Street Bridge to Highway 99 — hence the clever name, Operation 9-2-99. From that small,

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contentIssue 17Out and About

By Alex Cantatore P-51s, B-52s, and just about every other letter number military aircraft you can think of were recently on display in Turlock. But these historical warplanes were much smaller than you might expect – they were all models, built and flown by the Turlock R/C Club’s members. These amazingly detailed model airplanes took over

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contentIssue 17Out and About

By Alex Cantatore If you’re hosting a dinner fundraiser, it’s generally a bad idea to only have one table. Unless, of course, that table is 150 feet long. One Table brought more than 200 diners to that massive table in Downtown Modesto on June 7, turning a block of 15th Street into the city’s largest

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Issue 16Out and About

BY ALEX CANTATORE The sun, the arch, and agriculture. Three elements that define Modesto – and dominate the city’s newest mural. The mural, “Corazón del Valle,” was unveiled on March 31. It’s the newest work to be organized by Murals in Motown, a local nonprofit that brings art to Modesto’s

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Issue 16Out and About

BY ALEX CANTATORE Running 26.2 miles may sound like torture to some, but for thousands of local residents it was the highlight of 2015. The Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon came to town on March 29, celebrating all things running. More than 3,000 people competed in the event, running the marathon,

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