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Dry Creek Clean Up- April 21st (Love Modesto)

Dry Creek Clean Up- April 21st (Love Modesto)

Greetings Modesto Friends, Here is a note from one of our community Champions, Darin Jesberg who will be coordinating this key event. Thank you for all of you that volunteer. We will be hosting a clean up event on April 21st as part of LOVE MODESTO from 9 am- noon. After you leave the Love […]

Chef View – It’s Hot Dog Time – A&W

Chef View – It’s Hot Dog Time – A&W

Chef View By the ViewCrew Hot dogs, get your hot dogs here! As we wrap ourselves in baseball season, one thing is for sure; you can’t go to a baseball game without getting a hot dog. In many cases, I anticipate the dogs more than the game. Hot Dogs are one of the all-time hall […]

HeartView – Go Red For Women

HeartView – Go Red For Women

HeartView By Chris Murphy This time last year I had no idea that heart issues would be part of my life, but now they are. Fortunately, I did the research, got the help I needed and had a successful heart procedure that will hopefully get me back on track. That is why I am proud […]

BarView – DoGood GINger Martini

BarView – DoGood GINger Martini

BarView By Chris Murphy Photos: Michael J Mangano DoGood GINger Martini “I am so into ginger right now” explains Raw Bartender and health and fitness trainer Melinda Jaco. When she is not getting people into shape, she is working on ways to create fresh tasting cocktails that DoGood for the body. The DoGood Tiki Gin […]

FitView – Train Like a Frogman

FitView – Train Like a Frogman

FitView By Efren Martinez Train Like A Frogman When we think of a frogman, most of us usually tie that with a Navy Seal. My comparison would be to train similar to one of these heroes if you’re a tri-athlete. Just recently I headed back to the Sea of Cortez for some winter open-ocean training. […]

Food & Drink

ChefView Go Green

ChefView Go Green

ChefView: Go Green By Tasha Williams Ann Endsley is a beautiful person both inside and out. She has a heart to serve our Modesto community in as many ways as she possibly can. I spoke with her just long enough to briefly discuss her beautiful restaurant, Greens on Tenth. Though our conversation was short, she […]

By March 5, 2018 Read More →
March BrewView Erin “Go Bragh!” at P. Wexford’s Pub

March BrewView Erin “Go Bragh!” at P. Wexford’s Pub

Erin Go Bragh! at P. Wexford’s Pub By Brandilyn Brown & Christopher Mitchell You will not want to miss the St. Patrick’s Party at the MAMA winning P. Wexford’s Pub!  It’s the best little Irish pub, and it’s located right in the heart of Modesto! It has an impressive array of 25 taps, and serves […]

By March 1, 2018 Read More →
March BargainView Spring Into Savings!

March BargainView Spring Into Savings!

Spring Into Savings by Monica Barber There’s something magical about the month of March that makes it a special time of year. It marks the end of the long winter days and warmly welcomes the shorter days of Spring. Admiring the new blooms, Ms. M thinks it’s a perfect time to get out of the house and see the town. It’s […]

By February 26, 2018 Read More →
CrabView – It’s time!

CrabView – It’s time!

CrabView By Middagh Goodwin Is there a better more mouthwatering way to satiate your appetite? Do you wait all year long for Dungeness Crab season? Do you like lots of crab? Not just for a delicious night out but also for giving to great causes. It is Crab Feed Season and it seems like every […]

ChefView: Romance is Just A Crepe Away

ChefView: Romance is Just A Crepe Away

ChefView: Romance is Just A Crepe Away by Brandilyn Brown Photos by Michael Mangano   Looking for a special Valentine’s evening?  Something delicious and exotic , served with wine and dessert in a romantic European atmosphere? Me too! And I found it! Loza Wine and Crepes in Turlock, owned by Yelena Tsymbal, has been open […]

By February 1, 2018 Read More →

Event Calendar

SongwriterView: Spurs

SongwriterView: Spurs

Spurs By Patty Castillo Davis In Rodeo, spurs are a tool, dull and proven, with rowels used for prompting persuasion to confront being uncomfortable and encourage moving forward. We can spur our local music community on by putting our support behind venues that propel diverse music choices. The Barkin Dog Grill, Congregation Beth Shalom, Moon […]

GEEKView: May the Fourth Be With You

GEEKView: May the Fourth Be With You

GEEKView: May the Fourth Be With You By Middagh Goodwin   Since 1977, “May the Force be With You” has been part of the global lexicon. This phrase, created by Modesto native George Lucas symbolizes the magic and influence of his epic film Star Wars, the follow-up film to his breakthrough American Graffiti. Just say […]

By April 4, 2018 Read More →
April BrewView: Discover the 108

April BrewView: Discover the 108

BrewView: Discover the 108 By Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell If you’re like us, you are always on the look out to try new drinks at new places. But being us, who tend to be oblivious at times, you might drive right past a great place many times before stopping in, not aware of any […]

By April 1, 2018 Read More →
Help Us Walk a Mile in Her Shoes!

Help Us Walk a Mile in Her Shoes!

NonProfitView Walk a Mile for Haven By Chris Murphy We have no use and there are no excuses for spousal or domestic abuse. Period. This is something that we all must stand up against and prevent sexual abuse of any kind. We must support those that protect our most vulnerable in our community. The Haven […]

By March 30, 2018 Read More →
March BargainView Spring Into Savings!

March BargainView Spring Into Savings!

Spring Into Savings by Monica Barber There’s something magical about the month of March that makes it a special time of year. It marks the end of the long winter days and warmly welcomes the shorter days of Spring. Admiring the new blooms, Ms. M thinks it’s a perfect time to get out of the house and see the town. It’s […]

By February 26, 2018 Read More →

Music

View from the Pit: Shinedown

View from the Pit: Shinedown

View from the Pit: Shinedown By Middagh Goodwin and MJ Mangano Pictures by MJ Mangano Shinedown the Florida based band that formed in 2001 played the Modesto Centre Plaza Monday night supporting their 6th album Attention Attention and the new single “Devil” which is released appropriately enough on May 4th. Playing their unique brand of Hard Rock/Alt Metal to […]

By April 12, 2018 Read More →
MetalView: Mind of a Machine

MetalView: Mind of a Machine

MetalView: Mind of a Machine By Eve Oberlander Mind of a Machine is a band from Modesto and Los Banos and has been around since 2013. Collin Torres, Lead Guitar and Chico Barker, Drums are the original members with Roger Guajardo on Bass and Eric Doran on Vocals. Each member has been in previous killer bands […]

By April 8, 2018 Read More →
SongwriterView: Spurs

SongwriterView: Spurs

Spurs By Patty Castillo Davis In Rodeo, spurs are a tool, dull and proven, with rowels used for prompting persuasion to confront being uncomfortable and encourage moving forward. We can spur our local music community on by putting our support behind venues that propel diverse music choices. The Barkin Dog Grill, Congregation Beth Shalom, Moon […]

GEEKView: May the Fourth Be With You

GEEKView: May the Fourth Be With You

GEEKView: May the Fourth Be With You By Middagh Goodwin   Since 1977, “May the Force be With You” has been part of the global lexicon. This phrase, created by Modesto native George Lucas symbolizes the magic and influence of his epic film Star Wars, the follow-up film to his breakthrough American Graffiti. Just say […]

By April 4, 2018 Read More →
MAMAView: Preparing for the Road

MAMAView: Preparing for the Road

MAMAView: Preparing for the Road By Middagh Goodwin We have entered the first days of Spring, and as musicians, we are looking towards the Summer. The weather is warming up, and plans for touring is at least in the back of your mind. Unfortunately quite often like the rabbit we are not entirely prepared when […]

By April 3, 2018 Read More →

Stage Art

Comedian Paul Reiser at the Tracy Grand

Comedian Paul Reiser at the Tracy Grand

 COMEDIAN, ACTOR, WRITER PAUL REISER BRINGS HIS TALES OF LOVE, LIFE AND THE FUNNY THINGS ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS TO THE GRAND THEATRE CENTER FOR THE ARTS ON FRIDAY, APRIL 13th  The Grand Theatre in Tracy, CA is proud to present the legendary Paul Reiser Friday, April 13th.  Comedian, actor, television writer, author, and musician Paul Reiser […]

By April 5, 2018 Read More →
Colored by Spring

Colored by Spring

“Colored by Spring”  – A Writing by Dave Storm As I take up a moment and look to the sky I ask myself nothing, for no reason why. I shade in the shadows of spring with a smile. Enveloped in silence. I stay for a while. I stay for the day I go for the night I […]

By April 2, 2018 Read More →
StageView: Belchy and Green and Everything in Between

StageView: Belchy and Green and Everything in Between

  Belchy and Green and Everything in Between By Patty Castillo Davis ” What Makes Us Special Makes Us Strong” is the prevailing theme of SHREK-The Musical. Based on the 2001 Dreamworks animated feature film, this fairytale with a contemporary edge is this Spring’s musical theatre offering by Thomas Downey High School. Under the direction […]

By February 28, 2018 Read More →
StageView: Hairspray the Musical

StageView: Hairspray the Musical

StageView: Hairspray By Tasha Williams Surely you do not want to miss this year’s Hairspray musical production put on by The Modesto Junior College Theatre Department! It will run from March 16, 2018 to March 25, 2018 and with the actors being directed by Professor Lynette Borrelli-Glidewell, music being directed by Professor Cathryn Tortell, and […]

By February 26, 2018 Read More →
March BargainView Spring Into Savings!

March BargainView Spring Into Savings!

Spring Into Savings by Monica Barber There’s something magical about the month of March that makes it a special time of year. It marks the end of the long winter days and warmly welcomes the shorter days of Spring. Admiring the new blooms, Ms. M thinks it’s a perfect time to get out of the house and see the town. It’s […]

By February 26, 2018 Read More →

Community

Mentor High School Students

Mentor High School Students

Interested in Mentoring a High School Student? SCOE Looking for Mentors for 6 Cups to College Mentoring Program   Interested in mentoring a high school student as he or she transitions to college? The Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) is currently looking for mentors for its 6 Cups to College Mentor Program. This program […]

By April 18, 2018 Read More →
Boat Expo at Woodward Reservoir

Boat Expo at Woodward Reservoir

Stanislaus County Parks and Recreation is bringing a Boat Expo to the main boat ramp of Woodward Reservoir from Friday, April 20th through Sunday, April 22nd, 2018. Hours of the event are Friday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The public is invited […]

By April 13, 2018 Read More →
SongwriterView: Spurs

SongwriterView: Spurs

Spurs By Patty Castillo Davis In Rodeo, spurs are a tool, dull and proven, with rowels used for prompting persuasion to confront being uncomfortable and encourage moving forward. We can spur our local music community on by putting our support behind venues that propel diverse music choices. The Barkin Dog Grill, Congregation Beth Shalom, Moon […]

ComedyView: April Showers

ComedyView: April Showers

ComedyView By Felicia Aleman Hello, hello, hello.  Welcome to the April edition of Comedy View.  This month’s theme for the Modesto View is sports.  As a comic, I will do my best to resist making any “kicking it into the basket for a home run” jokes. Have you been keeping up with my monthly interview videos, “Run the Light” on ModestoView.com? It […]

By April 7, 2018 Read More →
Non Profit View:Before I Die Wall

Non Profit View:Before I Die Wall

Non-Profit View: Community Hospice Presents Before I Die Wall Stanislaus and San Joaquin County will be celebrating National Healthcare Decisions Day, April 16. 2018, by helping to promote positive conversation about death and dying in our community. Community Hospice will be hosting a “Before I Die Wall” to help friends and neighbors think about the […]

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