PEOPLE NORMALLY KNOW ME AS… A Principal in the Technology firm ITSolutions Currie. BUT WHAT THEY DON’T KNOW IS THAT I… Have been an avid hang glider for more than 25 years. I GOT STARTED WITH MY HIDDEN TALENT WHEN… An acquaintance of mine who was a hang glider pilot
Camp 4 Wine Café By Haley Brown “Where do you want to eat tonight?” It’s that daunting question that leaves you scratching your head, reading Yelp reviews until your eyes hurt and then, after desperation sets in, leaves you eating frozen pizza instead of going out. Now, there’s nothing wrong
The Family Recipes of Amalia’s Cocina By Nathan Lloyd Although they were never wealthy, the Portillos always had each other, and they had their garden, with its riches of herbs, fruits and vegetables. Amalia Portillo and her mother Maria bonded over bubbling pots, simmering fresh chili peppers and other home-grown
By Dana Koster It’s difficult to pin down Modesto artist Nicole Slater’s work in just a few words— her art runs the stylistic gamut from old world to contemporary, her media from oil paints to vibrant plexiglass masterpieces to geometric creations on unconventional forms like cardboard and rubber. The two
By Justin Souza The first thing your eyes are drawn to upon entering the Luthier shop of Thomas & Vessel Stringed Instruments in Downtown Modesto is a large wall hung with antique violins, their burnished wood grains reflecting a swimming amber light from a window set in the opposite wall.
BUDGET FRIENDLY CLASSES By Jacqui D. Sinarle Costs of Community Education classes can vary from class to class, but are designed never to bust your budget. Fitness, Dance and Activity Classes Average from $29-$79 Monthly MAAC Swimming $38 with discounts available for 4-month or annual enrollment Blue Tide Competitive Swimming
Tony Trevino and His Vinatage Barber Shop By Nathan Lloyd Formerly the office of a car lot tucked away just off McHenry on Drake Avenue, the quirky little structure that houses Trevino’s Barber Shop and Shave Parlor was built in 1948. Owner Tony Trevino has himself lent even more historical
by Anne Marie Bergthold At first it may seem intimidating to enter a room and have the doors lock behind you. That was the experience of Marian Martino, one of the Mentoring Youth Project’s volunteer mentors at Juvenile Hall. For Martino, the rewards soon overshadowed the initial anxiety. Martino was