Issue 31

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1. AIRPORT BREAKFAST Fly high with a filling pancake breakfast and help support the Central California Valley Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force. This organization helps to preserve heritage military aircraft. You can find them and their pancake breakfast at the Modesto Airport on the second Saturday of every month.

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Issue 31Out and About

By Noel Daniel Power of the Purse is an inspiring luncheon and purse raffle presented by United Way Women’s Leadership Council. The event is used to celebrate the power of women to create a community supportive of women and children’s issues. Proceeds from the event benefit Graduation Coach, an academic

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Issue 31Out and About

By Noel Daniel Edible Extravaganza, held annually on the first Thursday of September at the Modesto Centre Plaza, offers a taste of the region’s finest in food and drink. Guests were welcomed to savor over 50 of the best restaurants, caterers, bakers, confectioners, vintners, beverage purveyors, and local growers that our

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By Noel Daniel It’s hard to propose a dinner downtown without someone mentioning Commonwealth—and there’s a good reason for that. Commonwealth is Modesto’s home of craft beer, wine, and great food. Combining a strong, west coast-centric beer menu and a wine list from around the globe, Commonwealth creates the perfect

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By Ashley Stinson Built in 1883, McHenry Mansion is the only original Victorian home still standing in Modesto. The house was built by Robert McHenry, a director at the Modesto Bank. This house has been an enduring Modesto landmark since 1976, when it was granted to the City of Modesto

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  SOUTH MODESTO PARTNERSHIP The South Modesto Partnership is an organization geared towards mobilizing faith, neighbors, private and public, partners and inspiring them to act together and support the health and well-being of the community. They do this by developing partnerships among South Modesto residents and leaders as well as

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By Noel Daniel After opening on Aug. 15, Cobblestone Bakery has been serving as Downtown Modesto’s only bakery. Owner Gerit Sand—whose education and expertise spans from previous work with Ethan Allen and First Data to a current study of law—has big plans in mind for his Valley flagship. Sand has

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Items Courtesy of Vintage Faire Mall FOR KIDS   FINGERLINGS INTERACTIVE BABY MONKEY Mr. Toys, Vintage Faire Mall, Level 1 $24.99 TSUM TSUM COLLECTABLES The Disney Store, Vintage Faire Mall, Level 2 3.5″ – $5.95 11″ – $12.95 17″ – $24.95 HOVERHEART FOLDABLE THREE WHEEL ELECTRIC SCOOTER Mr. Toys, Vintage

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By Noel Daniel The holidays are chaotic at the best of times. Your calendar’s full of parties, your lists are full of gift ideas, and your every waking moment may or may not consist of “have I forgotten something?” No matter what you celebrate, just navigating a store during the

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By Noel Daniel For some, the holidays are a time where spending spirals out of all control. Splurging on that cousin’s gift or that aunt’s birthday card can lead to a budget that’s hundreds of dollars beyond what you initially thought. And have you given any thought to investing in

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By Connor Duewell It’s that time of year again! The excitement and stresses of the Holidays are coming to an end, and all that’s left is the one big night of celebration: New Year’s Eve. You’ve got the balloons, the champaign, the glasses–everything you need to ring in the new

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 By Ashley Stinson Since the 1800s, oranges have been an essential flavor of the holiday season, alongside cloves and cinnamon. Although oranges have been cultivated in Asia for thousands of years, this bright little fruit only made it’s way across Europe in the 16th century. Europeans began to develop recipes

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By Noel Daniel Modesto is a city of talent and power. In spite of its hardships, Modesto’s artistic heart continues to beat with a growing strength as the community comes together to enrich it. Mod Shop is just one of the many success stories that gives Modesto its well-crafted roots.

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By Noel Daniel Maybe you’ve come across a very common ideology when it comes to cleaning: that is, that if you pick up one thing at a time, you can make a whole lot more progress than you’d think with significantly less effort than you’d expect. Sound familiar? You also

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By Noel Daniel The holidays are here and with them come the most indulgent dishes of the year. Plates of peanut brittle, toffee with nuts, peanut butter cookies and so much more. In fact, nuts are a huge hit around the holidays. But do you recall—one of the healthiest nuts

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By Connor Duewell The season of giving is here again, which means it’s time to brush up on our gift wrapping techniques! The first–and possibly the most important–step is to make sure that your wrapping paper is the right size. If the paper is too small it won’t cover the

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  While some home cooks find pies intimidating, the truth is they’re a very easy and forgiving dish to prepare. The key to a good pie is a good crust recipe, and as long as you have that the rest is easy. The following recipe is a good starting point for

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL Modesto Performing Arts brings you this much-beloved holiday classic. Ebenezer Scrooge, rich and miserly, shuns the people around him in pursuit of wealth and looks down his nose at the concept of charity, especially where holidays are concerned. When he’s visited by the ghost of his dead

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Issue 31Travel

By Ashley Stinson In the heart of the Mother Lode, where Valley and foothills and mountains all meet, rests Amador County. Sparsely populated, the area is peaceful and serene with a plethora of campgrounds, historic sites, and winter ski resorts. But with a name like Amador, it’s a natural fit

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By Author Ken White We choose to rejoice because our hometown is blanketed with roses. Showcasing those roses is the purpose of “Touchstones: Life and Times of Modesto,” a new book commissioned by the McHenry Museum & Historical Society, as we near the sesquicentennial founding of our city. Touchstones is

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