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
By Noel Daniel It’s the season of the gourd, and people everywhere are playing in patches, decorating, and drinking lattes. So what are some of the best places in Stanislaus County to fuel your pumpkin fire? We’ve found local stops that’ll curb your cravings for pumpkin fun, style, and eats.
By Jacqui D. Sinarle When it comes to Modesto Moves, the name says it all. “The Modesto Moves Training Team is a nonprofit organization whose main purpose is to get people out and moving,” explained Leanne Mason. She and husband Mike, both longtime members of ShadowChase Running Club and Team
Not only is Pokémon GO affecting Stanislaus County in a big way, but Modesto-Con was a huge success, with fans and enthusiasts of all ages coming together from Jul. 9 to 10. Started to “further the culture of geekery,” the success just might mean we’re in for a nerdier Modesto.
Luigi’s Pizza to Go KitchenLocated in a nondescript strip of storefronts on Yosemite Avenue in Modesto, Luigi’s Pizza To Go Kitchen is almost literally a hole in the wall. Step into the little shop and you’re met with two tables, a handful of chairs, a beautiful brick oven and the
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
By Noel Daniel The Central Valley is the large, flat central point in California—a sprawling landscape permitting a view to the far mountains, if you cared to look. Traveler and artist Tyler Abshier put pen to paper, documenting his travels in handwritten and sketched journals in a series he calls
By Noel Daniel By now, you’ve probably had potatoes prepared in at least five ways: as chips, fries, baked potatoes, scalloped potatoes, or any other number of comfort food goodness. But potatoes are used in more ways than you’d think. Potatoes are fermented for vodka, as well as the Irish
By Noel Daniel Next time you get a craving for some creamy, spicy deviled eggs, you might want to consider stopping in at Concetta— but they won’t be your grandma’s deviled eggs. Served with shrimp or else a tangy Sriracha kick, Concetta’s food is the most gourmet comfort food you’ll
By Noel Daniel It’s a run for only the boldest runners, where some races include fire jumps, crawling in mud under barbed wire, wall climbing, spear throws, rope climbs, monkey bars, tractor pulls, diving under water-submerged walls, skipping across stumps in a pond, and even more madness. And we have
By Noel Daniel A young college student visiting Philadelphia thinks he’s about to have the night of his life. He climbs a wire fence on the way to a college party and the unexpected happens: he injures a major blood vessel in his leg. He’s bleeding extensively and is transported
By Contentment Health & Lifestyle Magazine Staff In the cold embers of the year, when joy and comfort disappear, the sharp notes of Richard Thompson’s expert guitar and the bite of his gallows humor might be just what you need. Thompson’s music has a uniqueness that breeds fervor in his
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
By Noel Daniel The 10-day Stanislaus County Fair is a staple of not only Turlock, but the whole county at large. The mission of the Stanislaus County Fair is to provide a family and community oriented experience promoting agriculture, entertainment and technology—and arguably that’s just what it does every year
By Noel Daniel We know Halloween is on a Monday—so we’re recommending that you make the weekend before Halloween count this year. We’ve planned out a three-day road trip through the Mother Lode region to get you in the mood for the scariest day of the year. Make sure to