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contentcover-storyIssue 18

By Justin Souza Here’s a name to add to your list of famous Modestans, right alongside the likes of George Lucas and Jeremy Renner: Suzy Powell, a three-time Olympian, record setting discus thrower, and proud member of our local community.   Since the fifth grade, Powell’s life has been about the

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featured-hidden-talentshidden talentsIssue 18

PEOPLE NORMALLY KNOW ME AS… I’m a CPA by trade. I’m a Principal at Grimbleby Coleman CPAs, a Modesto accounting firm. BUT WHAT THEY DON’T KNOW IS THAT I… I also roast and sell coffee as a hobby and side business. I call it “Bean Counter Coffee Roasters.” I GOT STARTED WITH

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Issue 18Out and About

By Alex Cantatore For the past year and a half, a small group of dedicated Modestoans have spent their weekends cleaning up the Tuolumne River. The effort has focused on one of the river’s most blighted areas, stretching from the 9th Street Bridge to Highway 99 — hence the clever name, Operation 9-2-99. From that small,

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food and wineIssue 18

By Alex Cantatore You may be more familiar with this squash as Cinderella’s carriage, or as the Headless Horseman’s replacement head.But the magical pumpkin is, first and foremost, food. The staple squash traces its roots to ancient Mexico, though our name for the pumpkin comes from the Greeks, of all places. On first

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featured-food-and-winefood and wineIssue 18

By Jacqui D. Sinarle You could say that milk is in Rick Nutcher’s blood.   Nutcher grew up working in the family dairy, milking cows in the morning before going to school and raising dairy cattle in the local 4-H club. So although he left the industry for a time to grow cattle feed,

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arts and culturefeatured-art-and-cultureIssue 18

  By Anne Marie Bergthold “Alphonse Mucha is one of those artists who, for a long time, flew under the radar,” says Lisa McDermott, Director of the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock.   While people might not recognize the name, many will recognize what McDermott describes as “elegant, beautiful, swirling compositions” as the

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featured-healthhealthIssue 18

    By Alex Cantatore Tammy Wu stood up in her sixth grade classroom. In broken English, she recited a sentence she’d memorized: ” I want to go to an Ivy League school and become a physician.”   At the time, it seemed like a pipe dream for the Taiwan-born immigrant.

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fitnesshealthIssue 18

By Gitaine Reis & Angel Chere, In-Shape Health Clubs The kids are going back to school, and it’s time for you to go back to class too! Regularly schedules group exercise classes can ve a great addition to your daily workouts.   The average group exercise class can burn 140 to

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featured-healthhealthIssue 18

  By Alex Cantatore It all started with a seemingly simple freshman English assignment at Modesto’s Gregory High School: Write about a goal, a dream of yours.   Some kids wrote about getting bigger muscles. Others wrote about getting rich. Most were standard high schooler dreams, in short. But Dominic Barandica’s essay

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contentfeatured-contentmentIssue 18

By Alex Cantatore Four years ago, Hilary Zwahlen knew nothing about the fashion business. And sure as heck didn’t know anything about the internet. Yet, for some reason, Zwahlen decided to open an online clothing business. Today Zwahlen’s business, White Plum, is one of the hottest up-and-coming clothing brands on the internet. White

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