Issue 29

Issue 29

Understanding Alzheimer’s All around us are families trying to find their way through the impact of memory loss. The disease is deceptively prevalent—maybe you even know someone with it. There are over five million Americans who have to live with Alzheimer’s disease, and 610,000 of them are in California alone.

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Issue 29

Trends In: Buying and Selling a Home For some, it’s a far-flung dream with countless Pinterest boards dedicated to it. For others, it’s an impending reality, with words like HOA and mortgages popping up more in conversation. No matter if your home dreams are near or far, it’s never too

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Issue 29Out and About

By Noel Daniel It’s important to encourage a healthy lifestyle in children—that’s why Get Fit Modesto is holding Kid Fit Camp, a four day fitness and nutrition program for kids in first to sixth grade. The name of the game is to provide kids with the skills and motivation to

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Issue 29Out and About

By Noel Daniel Community Hospice raised more than $300,000 to support their patients, families, and programs during the Great Gatsby Gala. Several community members—among them, Mr. Kenny and Pam Phillips and Mr. Ron and Pam Ridenour—were recognized for their service. The aforementioned couples even received the John and June Rogers

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food and wineIssue 29

By Ashley Stinson Middle eastern peoples learned to cultivate figs more than ten thousand years ago, a full millennium before cultivating other plants such as wheat and barley. If you’ve ever had a ripe summer fig, I think you’d understand where they were coming from. The first figs brought to

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By Noel Daniel The Fourth Of July is couched in by weeks of heat, pool parties, barbecues, and American flag-branded merchandise from sea to shining sea. That’s why we decided to get patriotic and offer up some of our favorite eateries that make us think about brews, honeydews, and barbecues. Whip

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arts and cultureIssue 29

          YES – Footloose It’s time to get loose and kick off your Sunday shoes. Based on the famous 1984 movie, this production of Footloose brings all of the energy and classic songs of the film onto the stage right in front of you. Join city

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arts and cultureIssue 29

By Noel Daniel Modesto’s burgeoning music community is one that’s been blooming for decades now. Big names like Grandaddy, Built Like Alaska, and Francesca Bavaro found a home in Modesto once—and may still to this day. This integral part of our culture would be so much harder to maintain without

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By Noel Daniel Not only is the Center a cultural and entertainment hub for the entire San Joaquin Valley, but it’s also a powerful economic engine for downtown Modesto. More than 200,000 people a year visit the Gallo Center and research tells us that more than 60 percent of those

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healthIssue 29

By Ashley Stinson It’s no hidden wisdom that life is stressful. Balancing all the demands in your life such as work, your significant other, children, pets, family, hobbies, daily activities, bills, and so on, can take a toll on you. As the stress builds, often your body reacts with physical

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Issue 29Travel

By Ashley Stinson The Valley heat can sometimes be overwhelming and leave you looking for somewhere to escape to. For times like these, a beach getaway might be just the thing, and Santa Cruz could be the perfect coastal day trip to give you a break. Santa Cruz boasts scenic

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contentmentIssue 29

By Ashley Stinson Outside play is one of the most important things for growing children, who need physical activities to help develop their sense of balance, location, healthy exercise habits, and social interaction.  Playgrounds serve a vital role in giving children a place where they can run, hide, climb, swing, and

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contentmentfeatured-contentmentIssue 29

By Noel Daniel To say that Modesto feels the iconic grief Don McLean must’ve felt so long ago—as he teetered on the cusp of musical change and dealt with the death of a music legend—almost doesn’t capture the heartbreaking hole that bassist Kevin Garcia’s passing left in lo-fi, indie rock

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DIYIssue 29pulse

By Ashley Stinson  I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream, and in July you can scream your very loudest while you celebrate national Ice Cream month. You could celebrate the month by buying a few tubs at the store, or you could do something really special and

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Issue 29pulse

By Ashley Stinson In 1991, Prime Shine opened its very first location on McHenry Avenue in Modesto. Now, 26 years later, the company is opening the doors on its 18th location. Prime Shine is a small business success story, rising up to become California’s largest independently-owned, express-exterior car wash in

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  By Ashley Stinson California has been in the midst of a beer brewing Renaissance in recent years, with independent breweries operating all over the state to make unique craft beers in styles not often made by the giant breweries. The brand new Contentment Brewing Company carries that torch in

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By Noel Daniel When the Central Valley heats up, it doesn’t pull its punches. The temperature soars as high as summer kites, and when the going gets tough—the tough go swimming. Make sure to stay cool this summer. We might suggest sticking to the water!   SPLASH GROUNDS Both Modesto

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capturedIssue 29

  We’ve always thought that “Contentment” accurately captured the community here in Modesto. And now this sign has set it in stone.

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