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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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By Noel Daniel “You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it.” – Edith Head Fashion Week is coming to Modesto Sept. 14 through 18, and bringing an air of pride with it. Reggie Rucker, Co-Founder and Fashion Week Committee Chair, wants Modesto to realize that

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By Justin Souza Even if you’ve never touched a video game in your life, chances are good that you know Pokémon. From trading card games to TV shows, movies and video games, those adorable little creatures have been a two-decade long phenomenon that has spanned every form of media. But

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By Jacqui D. Sinarle When warm weather comes to Stanislaus County, so do two thirst-quenching festivals that celebrate the delicious harvests produced by area wineries and breweries: Central Valley Brewfest and Central Valley Vinofest. “Brewfest and Vinofest focus on community,” said founder Veronica Camp. “These events provide rare opportunities for

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By Noel Daniel It was a normal day for Freedom Smog owner Christina Portillo when she got the amazing news. Freedom Smog’s iconic decal, installed on May 2, 2016, features a large image of Rosie the Riveter, a WWII icon used for recruiting female workers for the munitions industry. The

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By Noel Daniel “Modesto Garden Club” is no small name around town. They’ve planted the flowers in front of the Doubletree, take care of the Victims Garden in front of the courthouse, and they hold a widely successful annual Spring Garden Tour. This year it was in the college neighborhood,

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By Jacqui D. Sinarle Anything is possible in Jasen Bracy’s world. Name just about any activity a ten-year-old boy could dream of doing and chances are he’s done it. Play baseball with his peers? Yep. Perform music at Gallo Center? Check. Try indoor skydiving? Done it. And while they appear

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