Issue 11

featured-hidden-talentsIssue 11

PEOPLE NORMALLY KNOW ME AS… The CEO of Advancing Vibrant Communities (AVC). BUT WHAT THEY DON’T KNOW IS THAT I HAVE… A career as a ventriloquist, stage performer and magician. I GOT STARTED WITH MY HIDDEN TALENT WHEN… I was six years old. I fell in love with the Winchell

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featured-healthIssue 11

by Jacqui D. Sinarle When it comes to saving for your child’s college education, there’s no time like the present to begin. That’s because college costs are rising and making small, consistent contributions to a savings fund can be less painful than facing an overwhelming tuition bill or the lingering

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featured-food-and-wineIssue 11

These days, it’s not enough for a summer salad to be simply fresh, crisp and creamy. From utilizing unconventional ingredients and locally grown products to harmoniously balancing every facet of flavor from salty to sweet, sour to umami, a satisfying and memorable summer salad is nearly a work of fine

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featured-fitnessIssue 11

by Kerri Johnson, In-Shape Health Clubs | www.inshapeclubs.com Start with the right routine. To get the most from your summer fitness routine, be sure to choose the right exercises for the areas we hide all winter. For your lower abdomen, try hip lifts off of an exercise ball and leg

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featured-art-and-cultureIssue 11Uncategorized

by Billy Gay, Fruit Tree Music School If you have been to Sunday breakfast at Café Deva, heard some amazing blues at the Barkin Dog Grill, attended the Modesto Area Music Awards (MAMA) or listened to the opening act for B.B. King at the Gallo Center for the Arts, then

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featured-contentmentIssue 11

by Justin Souza As the summer heats up in the Valley, more and more residents are paying attention to the big concern of the summer: water. Or, more specifically, the lack of it. Reducing water consumption is something that every California citizen should be striving for. For some valley residents,

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featured-aestheticsIssue 11

by Dana Koster When Patty and George Kapor first purchased the Turlock land that would become Pageo, they knew they wanted to turn the 10-acre plot of earth and rustic old buildings into a working lavender farm. What they didn’t know was that they had just unwittingly purchased the very

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cover-storyIssue 11

by Justin Souza Summer is a great time to be in Stanislaus County.   No matter who you are or what you’re into, there’s definitely something spectacular in store for you this July and August. So bust out your calendar, check out our list of 25 great summer activities and

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