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By Jacqui D. Sinarle “Why dream, when you can plan?” Wedding season is coming—and Modesto wants to be prepared. With rows and rows of providers, couples can plan a whole wedding in as little as a day! Countless locals are sure to come out in droves to the largest bridal

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By Jacqui D. Sinarle – above quilt by Penni Barger You don’t have to be a quilter to enjoy the Heart of the Valley Quilt and Textile Arts Show.   Sponsored by Country Crossroads Quilters on Jan. 21 and 22, the quilt show promises something for everyone. “It is a

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ByNoel Daniel For those out of the design loop, Pantone chooses one—or, in last year’s case, two—colors for the year. These colors appear in home decor, in fashion, and in graphic design. Colors like this are chosen two years in advance and after careful analysis of color trends. Those who

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By Noel Daniel Although the saying “new year, new you” has lost a lot of its luster by now, it’s still one that rings true to this day. 45 percent of Americans usually make New Year’s Resolutions—but only eight percent are successful, according to a survey conducted by the University

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By Jacqui D Sinarle This year, get some face time with Santa at the following holiday events scheduled throughout the Central Valley and look for more information online. McHenry Village in Modesto hosts daily visits from Santa beginning the day after Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve. Special holiday activities include professional

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By Jacqui D Sinarle The next time you bite into a peach, crunch on an almond, or nibble an olive, keep in mind there’s a good chance that snack originated very close to home. Not only does the Central Valley produce the best fresh produce around, nurseries in our own backyard also

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For some people, half the fun of Christmas is in the decorating. Instead of breaking the bank this Christmas, save money for presents by crafting some Christmas decor of your own! Cinnamon Candle Holder This is one simple and fragrant DIY that you’ll wonder how you’ve lived without. It’s not

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By Jacqui D Sinarle There’s something both exciting and inspiring about Mod Shop, Modesto’s annual handmade market. Born in 2013, Mod Shop combines one-of-a-kind local makers with unique downtown venues to produce a shopping experience that’s becoming more popular every year. “Mod Shop is a showcase of independent designers, artisans,

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By Noel Daniel  Modesto on Ice was such a runaway success that it’s hard to imagine Modesto without it. Thankfully, one of the area’s favorite ice rinks is coming back in full swing this year—and with some interesting additions. There will be nights like the Ugly Christmas Sweater party, Mascots

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By Jacqui D. Sinarle If there’s anyone who can appreciate the fragility of life, it’s Rebekah Gregory. As a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing, Gregory also knows how incredible it feels to overcome tragedy and rediscover the joy of living every precious day. “Before the bombing, I didn’t realize

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