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By Noel Daniel If there’s any fruit that perfectly captures the feeling of summer, it’s a melon. Biting into a juicy watermelon on the 4th of July is a memory at least most of us have. Now that summer’s back in full force, so are the delicious melons that help

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By Jacqui D. Sinarle When warm weather comes to Stanislaus County, so do two thirst-quenching festivals that celebrate the delicious harvests produced by area wineries and breweries: Central Valley Brewfest and Central Valley Vinofest. “Brewfest and Vinofest focus on community,” said founder Veronica Camp. “These events provide rare opportunities for

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People normally know me as… A nonprofit philanthropy executive committed to advancing the work and value of Central Valley organizations. But what they don’t know is that I… I am committed to CrossFit trainings, Spartan obstacles course racing, and a paleo lifestyle. This has helped me build balance in my

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By Jacqui D. Sinarle It’s not often that a new educational program makes an immediate and significant impact on everyone involved, but when it does, it’s an obvious winner. That’s certainly the case with the Stanislaus County Office of Education’s (SCOE) professional development and instructional support opportunities program, which provides

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By Noel Daniel It was a normal day for Freedom Smog owner Christina Portillo when she got the amazing news. Freedom Smog’s iconic decal, installed on May 2, 2016, features a large image of Rosie the Riveter, a WWII icon used for recruiting female workers for the munitions industry. The

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If you like beer, wine, tequila or other spirits, you won’t go thirsty in Modesto. Here’s a roundup of some of the newer businesses that provide special adult beverages. Sandude Brewing Co. 1028 11Th St., Modesto www.sandudebrewing.com Sandude is a tasting room with a relaxed, beach-themed vibe and a comfortable

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  By Noel Daniel Dancing away your woes is more likely than you might think. “Dance Therapy gives many of the participants, primarily women, the opportunity to network and build relationships with other women or men in the community,” said Keenon Krick, Program and Grant Manager of Riverbank Unified School

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By Noel Daniel “Modesto Garden Club” is no small name around town. They’ve planted the flowers in front of the Doubletree, take care of the Victims Garden in front of the courthouse, and they hold a widely successful annual Spring Garden Tour. This year it was in the college neighborhood,

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By Noel Daniel If you’ve been searching for a restaurant that’s the perfect blend of atmosphere and gourmet cuisine and you haven’t been to Redwood Café, then you should start making dinner plans. Perfect for a date, a night out, or even a casually elegant lunch, Redwood Café is just as ponderous with style as

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Oakdale Community Christian Reformed Church Hayden Lee captured this breathtaking sight of an Oakdale church on a perfectly overcast day.

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