By Alex Cantatore When Mabel Wong was 10, her mother saw a poster at work. It advertised a new youth golf program, The First Tee of Central Valley, which promised to teach its students valuable life skills — and how to play the game, of course. Eight years later, Wong, of Oakdale, is now
By Alex Cantatore WAY BACK IN 2010, almost on a whim, Modestoan Lindsay Pearce decided to enter a talent show — the first ever Valley’s Got Talent. Now, Pearce is an up-and-coming Hollywood actress on the verge of breaking out. She’s been on “Glee,” in films with Kevin
It’s finally summer. Local stores are bursting with plenty of beautiful California grown fruits and vegetables to choose from. So much variety can make selection kind of overwhelming. Let us help. Eggplant is an underrated “fruit” and it is the perfect superfood to accompany your workouts and healthy lifestyle.
BY ALEX CANTATORE Contentment Health’s recent story “The Real Story of Abandoned Easter Bunnies” (p. 38-39, March/April 2015) has gone global, thanks to the support of the rabbit community. Randy Koga, founder of Trinket’s Memorial Rabbit Sanctuary, has received more than $800 in donations due to the Contentment Health article.
Quilting is on the rise. So says Sue Siefkin from the Country Crossroads Quilt Guild of Modesto. And with the large display of traditional and art quilts on display recently in Modesto’s Mistlin Gallery and on deck for a major exhibit at Modesto Center Plaza this January, Siefkin definitely has some persuasive proof.
But after chance landed Brenda Goates in the NICU as a patient, she did everything she could to come back — as a nurse. And now, more than 20 years later, her twin daughters hope to soon work alongside their mother in the same unit that saved their lives.