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By Noel Daniel “Come Grow with Us” as the Stanislaus State Agriculture Department and Friends of the Fair Foundation present the 15th Annual Tastes of the Valley Wine and Cheese event at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds. The Tastes of the Valley event will be held on Oct. 5 from 6 to 9

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By Ashley Stinson  I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream, and in July you can scream your very loudest while you celebrate national Ice Cream month. You could celebrate the month by buying a few tubs at the store, or you could do something really special and

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By Ashley Stinson In 1991, Prime Shine opened its very first location on McHenry Avenue in Modesto. Now, 26 years later, the company is opening the doors on its 18th location. Prime Shine is a small business success story, rising up to become California’s largest independently-owned, express-exterior car wash in

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  By Ashley Stinson California has been in the midst of a beer brewing Renaissance in recent years, with independent breweries operating all over the state to make unique craft beers in styles not often made by the giant breweries. The brand new Contentment Brewing Company carries that torch in

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By Noel Daniel When the Central Valley heats up, it doesn’t pull its punches. The temperature soars as high as summer kites, and when the going gets tough—the tough go swimming. Make sure to stay cool this summer. We might suggest sticking to the water!   SPLASH GROUNDS Both Modesto

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By Noel Daniel Last year saw some tumult in quiet Turlock surrounding the Cipponeris and the customary Saturday morning slot of the Turlock Certified Farmers Market on Main Street. It was a move that infuriated many Turlockers, who followed the TCFM to the fairgrounds—but this year brought good news. On

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By Noel Daniel  For many years, National Night Out has stood as a bastion of neighborhood safety and camaraderie. In fact, it’s one of the largest crime-prevention events in the county. What seems at first to be a simple block party is, in reality, one of our greatest defenses against

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By Noel Daniel As heat sweeps through the Valley, it’s obvious the summer months are upon us. Nothing sounds better than a fresh pitcher of strawberry lemonade, or homemade blueberry popsicles—except maybe the tradition of picking them yourself. Gather up your friends and family and head to a UPick farm

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May is National Bike Month, a coast-to-coast celebration of cycling. This May 15, the single largest cycling event in the nation, the largest spectator sporting event in California, will race through Modesto. Amgen Tour of California has selected Modesto for the Stage II Start of the 2017 race! The Tour

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By Jacqui D. Sinarle A variety of professionals are available to help with a wide range of home and garden projects at the Stanislaus County Home and Garden Show, presented every spring by Metro Expositions. This year’s show is scheduled for Mar. 3, 4 and 5 at the Modesto Centre

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