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DIYIssue 27pulse

Let’s just be honest—when’s the last time your spring cleaning included your garden? When it comes to freshening up your greenery game, maybe you’re falling a bit behind. Fear not: we’ve found three ways to bring glam back into your garden. Coffee Can Lights  Plan a design, first mapping it

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By Jacqui D. Sinarle Next time the bright spring sun lures you into your yard, take a look around and consider how you might make your landscape more healthy. “A healthy garden is a happy garden,” observed Cynthia Austin Tanis, landscape designer at Morris Nursery in Riverbank, organic gardener and

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By Jacqui D. Sinarle Do you love your city? You can show it by participating in Love Modesto or another Love Our Cities event this spring! “Healthy communities need everyone to get involved,” observed Jeff Pishney, Executive Director of Love Modesto and Love Our Cities. “We’re trying to make a

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arts and cultureIssue 26pulse

By Noel Daniel Every year, the community gets stronger. That’s because, each year, the community has hundreds of thousands of volunteers who come together to make Modesto a better place. The Modesto Chamber of Commerce Leadership Modesto Program takes time each year not only to identify, educate, and motivate potential

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Issue 26pulse

By Jacqui D. Sinarle “Why dream, when you can plan?” Wedding season is coming—and Modesto wants to be prepared. With rows and rows of providers, couples can plan a whole wedding in as little as a day! Countless locals are sure to come out in droves to the largest bridal

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By Jacqui D. Sinarle – above quilt by Penni Barger You don’t have to be a quilter to enjoy the Heart of the Valley Quilt and Textile Arts Show.   Sponsored by Country Crossroads Quilters on Jan. 21 and 22, the quilt show promises something for everyone. “It is a

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ByNoel Daniel For those out of the design loop, Pantone chooses one—or, in last year’s case, two—colors for the year. These colors appear in home decor, in fashion, and in graphic design. Colors like this are chosen two years in advance and after careful analysis of color trends. Those who

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Issue 26pulse

By Noel Daniel Although the saying “new year, new you” has lost a lot of its luster by now, it’s still one that rings true to this day. 45 percent of Americans usually make New Year’s Resolutions—but only eight percent are successful, according to a survey conducted by the University

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By Jacqui D Sinarle This year, get some face time with Santa at the following holiday events scheduled throughout the Central Valley and look for more information online. McHenry Village in Modesto hosts daily visits from Santa beginning the day after Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve. Special holiday activities include professional

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By Jacqui D Sinarle The next time you bite into a peach, crunch on an almond, or nibble an olive, keep in mind there’s a good chance that snack originated very close to home. Not only does the Central Valley produce the best fresh produce around, nurseries in our own backyard also

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