Issue 28

Issue 28

Be prepared for whatever life throws at you. We asked local businesses to weigh in on some of life’s toughest questions.  HOW TO: COOK HEALTHY WITH OLIVE OIL The idea of cooking healthy can sometimes be daunting. And when it comes to finding healthy substitutes, it’s hard to discern what

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By Ashley Stinson If there’s one fact in life that we can all depend on, it’s that there’s no food that isn’t improved by the addition of avocado. Delicious, full of vitamins, and just as good in sweet dishes as in savory dishes, the avocado is the miracle fruit of

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Issue 28Out and About

By Noel Daniel Hundreds of people came out to show their love for Modesto on Apr. 8! There was music, food, giveaways, and a rally in front of the Gallo Center for the Arts. Participants worked on projects from neighborhood cleanup and offering food to the hungry to visiting those

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May is national Bike Month. The weather’s perfect—why not bike? May has three big bike events that are perfect for those looking for the excuse to put the pedals to the mettle. BIKE TO WORK  If you’ve got a bike, take it to work on May 18 between 6:30 and

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By Noel Daniel Being hungry in Stanislaus County is one of the best places to be. Even visitors from LA and the Bay Area flock to local establishments to curb their cravings. The Valley has some of the freshest foods and cooks up some classic comfort food on top of

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By Noel Daniel Last year saw some tumult in quiet Turlock surrounding the Cipponeris and the customary Saturday morning slot of the Turlock Certified Farmers Market on Main Street. It was a move that infuriated many Turlockers, who followed the TCFM to the fairgrounds—but this year brought good news. On

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By Noel Daniel Dr. John Mayer carries himself with the sort of stature and surety that only a man who has spent his life following his passions can. Although he is now the chairman of California State University, Stanislaus’ (CSUS) theatre program, he came of age some two thousand miles

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By Noel Daniel  For many years, National Night Out has stood as a bastion of neighborhood safety and camaraderie. In fact, it’s one of the largest crime-prevention events in the county. What seems at first to be a simple block party is, in reality, one of our greatest defenses against

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By Noel Daniel The soft lowing of cattle and the fresh smell of country air complete that down-home, farmland feeling. Nestled in the rolling countryside south of Turlock is Top Line Milk Company, a sprawling dairy surrounded by nature and self-tended fields of winter grass. And they offer one of

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The Central Valley is known for its bountiful produce and swaths of plentiful farmland. This shot of a stormy, rustic fixture speaks volumes about the beauty of the land we tend.

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Issue 28Out and About

By Noel Daniel  Runners from all over came to compete on Mar. 19 in the Modesto Marathon, a run founded to serve the local community by promoting physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle. Proceeds benefit the Teens Run Modesto program that challenges area youth to set goals, develop their character,

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Originally developed as a learning and applied research laboratory in the field of Sustainable Agriculture, this garden grows a myriad of vegetables, herbs, varieties of citrus, grapes, and fruit trees. Find their homegrown produce at StanFresh, a fruit stand at California State University, Stanislaus!

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Issue 28

1. SWISS SINGING AND YODEL FESTIVAL Picture yodeling, alphorn blowing, traditional Swiss outfits, and probably some giant cow bell swinging. It’s the 29th Pacific Coast Swiss Singing and Yodeling Festival! The Grand Concert will feature approximately 250 singers from the eleven participating societies of the Pacific Coast and Canada. Join

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By Noel Daniel As heat sweeps through the Valley, it’s obvious the summer months are upon us. Nothing sounds better than a fresh pitcher of strawberry lemonade, or homemade blueberry popsicles—except maybe the tradition of picking them yourself. Gather up your friends and family and head to a UPick farm

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By Noel Daniel Thousands of people across the nation have mental illness—and those people have found help in the National Alliance for Mental Illness. NAMI is the number one organization that supports families and individuals who experience mental illness and has over 120 members in Stanislaus County, alone. Support groups

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May is National Bike Month, a coast-to-coast celebration of cycling. This May 15, the single largest cycling event in the nation, the largest spectator sporting event in California, will race through Modesto. Amgen Tour of California has selected Modesto for the Stage II Start of the 2017 race! The Tour

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arts and cultureIssue 28

EVERYTHING FITZ  What’s better than a high-energy family band expertly playing a wide variety of violin tunes? How about all that, and choreographed dance numbers and unique Ottawa Valley step dancing. This champion family of fiddlers is ready to spirit you away on a musical journey with jigs, bluegrass, Celtic

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DIYIssue 28

  By Ashley Stinson Spring is in full bloom, and it’s the perfect time of year to get outside, get your hands in the dirt, and start growing something. While the heat of the Valley can sometimes make growing a flower garden a bit of a challenge, a garden full

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Issue 28Travel

By Ashley Stinson The Big Sur region of California is a beautiful, rugged, largely unpopulated stretch of coastal mountains offering some of the most beautiful scenery in the state. If you want to get out and see the view at Big Sur, but don’t necessarily want to rough it in

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food and wineIssue 28

By Noel Daniel Everyone, at some point, gets a craving for some prime New Orleans cuisine. Maybe you want a plateful of shrimp fritters, crab cakes, or a steaming po’boy on a fresh bun. Having trouble locating Louisiana’s finest eats? Look no further: the Bayou’s just come to Modesto. The

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