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WRITTEN BY: JORDAN SEVERNS HAVE YOU EVER HAD AUTHENTIC ITALIAN PIZZA? Neapolitan pizza is the original pizza, made in Naples, Italy hundreds of years ago. MidiCi The Neapolitan Pizza Company is bringing this Italian favorite to Modesto in a unique Italian inspired courtyard setting where friends and family can gather

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WRITTEN BY: ASHLEY STINSON A NEW YEAR IS COMING, AND WITH IT COMES A CHANCE TO CHANGE THE HABITS IN YOUR LIFE THAT YOU WISH YOU COULD BE FREE OF. The New Years diet is basically a cliche at this point. Every year, millions of people across the country throw

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WRITTEN BY: JUSTIN SOUZA PHOTOS BY: PHOTOS JUST SO THERE’S A NEW STOREFRONT OPEN FOR BUSINESS ON J STREET THIS WINTER, AND IT’S HERE TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF EVERYONE IN THE COMMUNITY. On a cold afternoon in December, Barbara Asher is radiating warmth from just inside the glass front

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WRITTEN BY: BARRY CROCKER WITH SUMMER BEHIND US AND THE COLDER WEATHER HERE, MANY WILL BE FIRING UP THEIR FURNACES TO FIGHT OFF THE CHILL. Unfortunately, that means higher bills are on the way. Below are a few tips to help reduce your heating cost while maintaining a comfortably warm

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WRITTEN BY: NOEL DANIEL IT’S EASY TO FEEL OVERWHELMED—ESPECIALLY IF YOU’RE SUFFERING. Whether you’re overweight, stressed out, enduring body aches, or feeling the effects of aging, Kelly Frederick with StudioFit 50+ wants to help. At Studio50+, clients can build relationships to help each other stay healthy and get stronger as

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WRITTEN BY: JORDAN SEVERNS PHOTOS BY: BIANCA ANCHETA IN MARIN COUNTY—NOT FAR FROM ALL THE URBAN SPRAWL OF THE BAY BUT ENTIRELY ISOLATED FROM IT—LIES A MAGNIFICENT MONUMENT TO THE ENDURING BEAUTY AND POWER OF NATURE, JUST BEGGING TO BE ADMIRED AND EXPLORED. You’ll find Muir Woods in an isolated

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WRITTEN BY: NOEL DANIEL PHOTOS BY: PHOTOS JUST SO MODESTO IS, AND HAS ALWAYS BEEN, A PLACE OF MANY VOICES. There are thousands of stories living in the neat rows of houses, or walking down our historic streets. And, as it happens, so many of those stories were originally told

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WRITTEN BY: JORDAN SEVERNS JOURNALING CAN BE A USEFUL, INTROSPECTIVE, AND THERAPEUTIC HOBBY THAT MAKES YOUR LIFE FEEL MORE MANAGEABLE, BUT DID YOU KNOW IT CAN ALSO BE AN OUTLET FOR CREATIVE EXPRESSION, AND A SHOWCASE FOR YOUR ARTS AND CRAFTS ABILITIES? With a junk journal, you can turn anything

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WRITTEN BY: JORDAN SEVERNS PHOTOS COURTESY OF BOARD & BRUSH SOMETIMES IT CAN FEEL LIKE DOING SOMETHING INTERESTING, CREATIVE, AND CLASSY WITH YOUR FRIENDS IS THE KIND OF THING YOU HAVE TO LEAVE TOWN FOR. When you think of a beautiful workshop where you can relax after work, flexing your

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WRITTEN BY: NOEL DANIEL PHOTOS BY: PHOTOS JUST SO CRESCENT SUPPLY HAS A LONG AND STORIED HISTORY IN THIS AREA. Starting in 1946—with the downtown storefront opening in 1963—Crescent Supply became a bastion in the community. For a time, these two stores operated simultaneously, serving two very different demographics. The

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PHOTOS BY: PHOTOS JUST SO The Celebration of Lights Parade is Modesto’s way of officially ringing in the season. The downtown area becomes aglow with a wintery magic. The day starts with a plethora of holiday activities and culminates in the parade that’s become a staple of so many Christmas

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WRITTEN BY: JUDY BORINGCommunications Coordinator, Stanislaus County Office of Education NATHAN ALLAN AND HIS WIFE WERE SELF-EMPLOYED AND HAD BEEN GETTING BY FINANCIALLY; BUT THEN CIRCUMSTANCES OUTSIDE OF THEIR CONTROL CHANGED. They celebrated the birth of their son, but he required extra medical care, which left them with unexpected medical

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THIS ISSUE MARKS OUR FIRST-EVER COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT SECTION. After 37 issues, we developed the Community Spotlight section to showcase the voices from our area. We love the idea of giving our community the floor, and so have incorporated this section dedicated to those readers who want to hear and be

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