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By Anne Marie Bergthold Tuesday, Aug. 4, is the day for block parties, Barbecues, and getting to know your neighbors. Communities across America – and in Stanislaus County – celebrate National Night Out every Aug. 4, banding together against crime. “National Night Out is a national program that is designed to raise crime prevention awareness,

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BY ALEX CANTATORE Contentment Health’s recent story “The Real Story of Abandoned Easter Bunnies” (p. 38-39, March/April 2015) has gone global, thanks to the support of the rabbit community. Randy Koga, founder of Trinket’s Memorial Rabbit Sanctuary, has received more than $800 in donations due to the Contentment Health article.

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BY ALEX CANTATORE The heart of the world’s most productive agricultural region. No, it’s not Christmas. But if you ask a local foodie, you might hear that Farmers’ Market Season is actually the most wonderful time of the year. Across Stanislaus County, in the heart of the world’s most productive agricultural region, a slew

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Everyone has sold chocolate, or cookie dough, or popcorn to help raise money for his or her school. But here, in the heart of America’s agricultural heartland, why not sell something local – and healthier? Why not sell fruit trees?

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BY ALEX CANTATORE Want to grow your own fruit, vegetables, and herbs? There’s no better way to get started than with your own raised garden box. Why build a garden box? The better drainage and aeration leads to improved harvests; one 4-by-4-foot box can produce 80 pounds of tomatoes. A 16×10 foot

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BY ALEX CANTATORE The Mistlin Gallery was the hub of January’s Modesto Art Walk, with both paintings and dance on display. The New Member Exhibition, “Almond Blossom Time,” hung on the walls, while local artists were on hand to discuss their work. Central West Ballet conducted an interactive dance experience

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BY JACQUI D. SINARLE Going green may be a new concept for some communities, but in Stanislaus County it’s become a tradition. Annual Earth Day and Arbor Day celebrations are held across the county, celebrating all things green, leafy, and environmentally-friendly. All are invited to take part in the Modesto’s

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BY JACQUI D. SINARLE Think diabetes doesn’t affect you, just because you haven’t been diagnosed with it? Think again. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in Stanislaus County, the underlying cause of 3.1 percent of deaths in the county. And in 2012 an estimated 29.1 million Americans (9.3

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BY JACQUI D. SINARLE It doesn’t take the luck of the Irish to find the biggest St. Patty’s Day pub crawl in Northern California. Just head to downtown Modesto on Saturday, March 21 for Lucky Fest. “Lucky Fest is 25 pubs built from the ground up for one day only,”

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BY ROSS DICKERSON DON’T KEEP YOUR POOCH COOPED UP IN THE BACKYARD. TAKE MAN’S BEST FRIEND TO A LOCAL DOG PARK, OR ON A DOG- FRIENDLY HIKE.YOU’LL BE SURPRISED AT WHAT STANISLAUS COUNTY HAS TO OFFER. VIRGINIA CORRIDOR TRAILWAY From Needham Avenue to Bangs Avenue, Modesto The Virginia Corridor Trailway

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