Issue 23

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By Noel Daniel If there’s any fruit that perfectly captures the feeling of summer, it’s a melon. Biting into a juicy watermelon on the 4th of July is a memory at least most of us have. Now that summer’s back in full force, so are the delicious melons that help

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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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People normally know me as… A nonprofit philanthropy executive committed to advancing the work and value of Central Valley organizations. But what they don’t know is that I… I am committed to CrossFit trainings, Spartan obstacles course racing, and a paleo lifestyle. This has helped me build balance in my

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By Jacqui D. Sinarle It’s not often that a new educational program makes an immediate and significant impact on everyone involved, but when it does, it’s an obvious winner. That’s certainly the case with the Stanislaus County Office of Education’s (SCOE) professional development and instructional support opportunities program, which provides

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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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If you like beer, wine, tequila or other spirits, you won’t go thirsty in Modesto. Here’s a roundup of some of the newer businesses that provide special adult beverages. Sandude Brewing Co. 1028 11Th St., Modesto www.sandudebrewing.com Sandude is a tasting room with a relaxed, beach-themed vibe and a comfortable

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  By Noel Daniel Dancing away your woes is more likely than you might think. “Dance Therapy gives many of the participants, primarily women, the opportunity to network and build relationships with other women or men in the community,” said Keenon Krick, Program and Grant Manager of Riverbank Unified School

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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 Noel Daniel If you’ve been searching for a restaurant that’s the perfect blend of atmosphere and gourmet cuisine and you haven’t been to Redwood Café, then you should start making dinner plans. Perfect for a date, a night out, or even a casually elegant lunch, Redwood Café is just as ponderous with style as

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Oakdale Community Christian Reformed Church Hayden Lee captured this breathtaking sight of an Oakdale church on a perfectly overcast day.

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Help for Depression in Stanislaus County By Noel Daniel – Resources at the bottom of this article. Lisa Sanchez had a very rough start in life. She was diagnosed very early with Rapid Cycling Bipolar disorder, meaning her condition could cycle from manic to depressive in as quickly as a

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By Gitaine Reis, In-Shape Health Clubs Strength training helps build muscles and endurance. It also increases mobility and range of motion. Small changes in muscle strength can make a big difference in performing everyday activities. Carrying groceries, walking upstairs, and lifting your grandchild can become easier with time. In order

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By Noel DanielFrank Lloyd Wright was a cornerstone in American architecture. It’s almost a little hard to believe that such a household name would establish a custom home in Modesto, California. It’s said that Wright would encourage those looking for a place to settle down to “go out as far

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  Some days, it might seem impossible to get kids and grandkids to sit down for anything—but summer is the best time to try! Squeeze in some quality crafting time before school starts with these fun ideas from Parents.com. Forever Flowers It’s the bouquet that never quits! Needed: Egg carton

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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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arts and cultureIssue 23

By Jacqui D. Sinarle It’s entertaining, it’s fun, and it’s free! The Downtown Modesto Art Walk is a great way to soak up some local culture, and now it’s even better than ever. “The Art Walk has always been a family-friendly destination, but it also makes a great date night,

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Oodles Oodles’ tasty yogurt varieties are made with the freshest, highest-quality ingredients and are as nutritious as they are delicious, helping you get your daily dose of active probiotic cultures. Oodles’ fantastic array of fresh yogurts are low in calories and fat and high in protein. Just add some fresh

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By Noel Daniel It’s a thing that can strike suddenly and without warning. Heralded by tremors, muscular rigidity, and imprecise movement, parkinson’s disease is an ailment associated with degeneration of the brain and a deficiency of dopamine. “You have to be ready. You have to be able to accept that

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LES MISÉRABLES Poignant and lasting, “Les Misérables” is one of the greatest musicals ever written. It’s won over 100 international awards and has been watched by over 65 million people all over the world. The musical boasts some of the most memorable scores and characters in musical theatre. The story

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By Noel Daniel It’s a style that’s just perfect for summer, capitalizing on the bright and living colors of nature. Plein air painting, or “en plein air,” just means a painting process that’s done out in the open air. “If you want to paint out of doors, you should ‘love

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  By Chris Murphy Nearly 400 riders came out to get in gear, support fitness and health, and take a Ride for Mom. Despite the spits of rain, the riders had a blast—cruising through the countryside east of Modesto, getting in a few hills, and meeting new friends with a

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