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Issue 28pulse

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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Issue 28pulse

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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Issue 27pulse

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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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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Issue 27pulse

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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Issue 26pulse

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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