Issue 26

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By Noel Daniel The very idea of strapping on your running shoes at 5:30 in the morning is not only daunting—it almost feels impossible. How could you possibly hope to be that paragon of fitness that only drinks kombucha, practically lives on a yoga mat, and runs because it’s fun

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By Noel Daniel While there’s still some chill in the air, we’d recommend enjoying a few last delicious bowls of soup. But where can you find some of the county’s best?  We’ve put together a list of five  stops where you can get a steamy  bowl of goodness. Phoenix Noodle

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By Noel Daniel “World-class dining” evokes images of prime steak, decadent wine, and gleaming crystal stemware holding rich and precious liquors. Fortunately for those in the Central Valley with a taste for the exquisite, Ernie’s Food & Spirits has all of this and more. Ernie’s offers the class of a

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  Modesto came prepared to have fun at the 2016 Salvation Army’s annual “Kettle Kickoff” and donate to an organization that always ventures to help the community in need. Friends, neighbors, and coworkers were all welcomed to join in helping their favorite bell-ringer fill their kettle.

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By Noel Daniel Every year, the community gets stronger. That’s because, each year, the community has hundreds of thousands of volunteers who come together to make Modesto a better place. The Modesto Chamber of Commerce Leadership Modesto Program takes time each year not only to identify, educate, and motivate potential

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1. HISTORIES AND THE GRAPHIC NOVEL Graphic novels have made a splash in recent years, drawing more popular and media attention. The medium, however, is far from a new way of telling a story, and in his Jan. 15 talk at Turlock’s Carnegie Arts Center, Dr. Mario Sifuentez wants to

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By Jacqui D. Sinarle Buy a ticket to Sankofa Theatre Company’s next performance and you’ll get more than a wonderful night at the theatre. “Our mission is both to develop and promote the cultivation of African American history, life and culture through the performing arts, and also to create unforgettable

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By Noel Daniel The premier event for women in business—featuring insights, inspiration, and motivational ideas from successful business leaders—was held on Nov. 3 at Greens on Tenth. That event was the Business Women’s Symposium: Overcoming Obstacles, Celebrating Success and it featured powerful women from the community with equally powerful advice.

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Issue 26Out and About

By Noel Daniel It’s an important day in many hearts across the world—and it has its own parade in Modesto. On Nov. 11 at 9:30 a.m., the parade began at 10th and O St. and marched down Needham to Graceada Park. There was a program in Graceada after the parade,

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By Noel Daniel It’s time to bundle up again. And when Jack Frost starts nipping at your nose, it’s unsurprisingly bad for your skin. “Cold weather is very drying for the skin,” said Dr. Catherine Biren, Board Certified Dermatologist at Dermatology Affiliates Medical Group. “We dermatologists even have a term

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By Noel Daniel The parsnip, a relative of the carrot, is a long, sweet root vegetable with a lengthy history. Cultivated since the days of Ancient Rome, parsnips have served as food as well as being utilized as a sweetener in Europe. Aside from being tasty, parsnips can be a healthy addition

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By Jacqui D. Sinarle “Why dream, when you can plan?” Wedding season is coming—and Modesto wants to be prepared. With rows and rows of providers, couples can plan a whole wedding in as little as a day! Countless locals are sure to come out in droves to the largest bridal

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By Jacqui D. Sinarle – above quilt by Penni Barger You don’t have to be a quilter to enjoy the Heart of the Valley Quilt and Textile Arts Show.   Sponsored by Country Crossroads Quilters on Jan. 21 and 22, the quilt show promises something for everyone. “It is a

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ByNoel Daniel For those out of the design loop, Pantone chooses one—or, in last year’s case, two—colors for the year. These colors appear in home decor, in fashion, and in graphic design. Colors like this are chosen two years in advance and after careful analysis of color trends. Those who

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By Jacqui D. Sinarle Have you given any thought to your heart’s health lately? You really should, because although you can’t change your family’s history of heart disease, there are lots of things that you can do to reduce your risk of developing it. “Heart disease is the number one

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By Noel Daniel No, really! Spas have skin specialists that can help you find the perfect blend of masks and moisturizers so you can get your glow on. One of the hardest skin types to keep in line is combination skin. Reneé Matias, owner of Renee’s Day Spa and Salon,

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  By Jacqui D. Sinarle Haven Women’s Center of Stanislaus has much more to offer local residents than many people realize. In addition to emergency shelter, Haven provides all kinds of valuable programs to assist people whose lives are affected by domestic or sexual abuse. “People tend to think of

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Issue 26Out and About

By Noel Daniel Modesto Rotary stopped by the Airport Neighborhood Community Center with a profound charity in mind. Boxes upon boxes of coats were stacked on tables as kids poured in from the two doorways. The chill of the air outside was effortlessly blocked by the puffy charity jackets. At

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By Noel Daniel Carrie Arnold’s paintings look like the sort of art that’s taken a lifetime of drawing and color study to perfect. In actuality, her story is an inspiring combination of fierce determination and a passion for art. “I got started with the desire to learn to draw and

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By Noel Daniel Although the saying “new year, new you” has lost a lot of its luster by now, it’s still one that rings true to this day. 45 percent of Americans usually make New Year’s Resolutions—but only eight percent are successful, according to a survey conducted by the University

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Issue 26Travel

By Elisa Hutsell Among the rolling hills and rocky mountains of California is one of America’s best preserved natural gems. Designated in 1984 as a World Heritage Site—a landmark which has been officially recognized by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization—Yosemite has been considered one of the most

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RENT — 20th Anniversary Tour  20 years ago, “Rent” opened on Broadway. It was an original rock musical by a little-known composer, but it still shook the foundations of American theatre. The show has won the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® and is coming to the Gallo Center for the Arts

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How To Plan Your Wedding Holding a wedding can be stressful. From finding a venue and arranging flowers and cakes to hair, makeup, photographers, DJs, and so much more, it’s no surprise that “wedding” is synonymous with “the big day.” Thankfully, finding local wedding professionals is made easy with the

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By Noel Daniel Was one of your New Year’s Resolutions to treat your wallet a little better? Well, worry not—we’ve found five apps to save green for your new year. Feel free to start planning that summer vacation: you’ll have earned it. Vip Voice  This survey site was rated an

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