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food and wineIssue 22

By Michele Laverty If you are searching for local, fresh Italian food in Modesto, look no further than Ciao Bella. This restaurant brings fine dining to Modesto’s Century Center. Ciao Bella’s story begins with chef and owner Chau Nguyen. Chau started in the restaurant business as a dishwasher at the

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contentmentIssue 22

By Michele Laverty At the young age of eight, Isabelle Alkhas may sell lemonade in her hometown but her sights are set on helping people on the other side of the world. After hearing what was happening to her own people in Iraq and Syria—that children her age didn’t have homes,

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arts and culturefeatured-art-and-cultureIssue 22

By Jacqui D. Sinarle The homemade farm machinery of yesteryear may have been replaced by modern high-tech farm equipment, but the Patterson Township Historical Society Barnstormers are hard at work collecting, preserving and restoring the valuable evidence of our unique agricultural history, one piece at a time. “The West Side

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food and wineIssue 22

By Jacqui Sinarle If you’ve always dreamed of starting your own food business from home but never knew where to begin, the university of California Cooperative Extension in Stanislaus County can teach you how in its popular workshop, starting a successful cottage food business. “The workshop is very fun and

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food and wineIssue 22

  By Michele Laverty Living in Central California means we have many opportunities to eat amazing and healthy foods right from our own backyards and nearby orchards. The sweet, but short fresh cherry season is no exception, bringing the best of the Bings, Raniers and Queen Anne’s into our kitchens

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By Jacqui D. Sinarle This month, 300 people will gather in downtown Modesto to enjoy a Sunday dinner prepared by the area’s best chefs, fine wine, and live music, all while supporting local youth at One Table—literally. “One Table is a relaxed, alfresco community dining experience where all guests dine

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food and wineIssue 22

By Jacqui D. Sinarle If you’ve ever wanted to preserve some type of food, chances are the Gypsy Cowgirl–a.k.a. Bambi Porter–can teach you. That’s because Porter, owner of Gypsy Cowgirl Kitchen Co., is enamored with all types of food preservation and eager to share her knowledge and passion. “I think

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By Jacqui D. Sinarle If your season’s bounty is overflowing, think gleaning and gathering. That’s the name of a program operated by Interfaith Ministries that helps homeowners and farmers who have excess produce get it harvested and donated to people in need throughout community. It’s easy, philanthropic, and good for the environment, too. “With

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contentmentcover-storyfeatured-contentmentIssue 22

By Michele Laverty In 1870, Rising Sun country school opened on the Westside of the county in Vernalis.  A few years ago the program re-opened,  after a few years of dormancy, as a transitions program for young adults with developmental disabilities. The dream was bigger than providing just a place

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