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25 YEARS OF AG EXCELLENCE

25 YEARS OF AG EXCELLENCE

NATIONAL AG SCIENCE CENTER 25TH ANNUAL AG HALL OF FAME 25 YEARS OF AG EXCELLENCE MODESTO, California; September 2022 — The nonprofit National Ag Science Center (NASC) is pleased toannounce the 25th annual Stanislaus County Ag Hall of Fame Gala. This year we will be honoring all 33 previous Hall of Fame inductees as part […]

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Modesto Takes the Spotlight as CATS Prepares for National Tour

Modesto Takes the Spotlight as CATS Prepares for National Tour

By Chris Murphy You know those time when the Stones go on tour and they are discovered practicing at a local nightclub or performance hall? Modesto had something similar happen here as the Broadway road show prepared for a national tour following weeks of rehearsal and even casting here in Modesto. Following two weeks of […]

By September 16, 2022 0 Comments Read More →
Pony Car Stamps and Car Show

Pony Car Stamps and Car Show

Pony Car Stamps and Car Show By Carly Russell On Friday, September 16th the US postal service is holding a special event in honor of the Pony Car Commemorative Stamp release at the Graffiti USA Classic Car Museum in Modesto, CA.  Open to the general public from 10 AM-4 PM, attendees of this community event […]

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InterView – Katie Barber – Modesto Children’s Museum

InterView – Katie Barber – Modesto Children’s Museum

Intro by Chris Murphy & Abigail Power Modesto is the envy of many communities for our volunteer sprit. This is truly why so many of the special things happen in our community. MoBand? Volunteers. Gallo Center? Volunteers. Prospect Theatre? Volunteers. Graffiti USA Museum? Volunteers. Salvation Army? Volunteers. From our non-profits to our cultural experiences volunteers […]

By September 5, 2022 0 Comments Read More →
BigView –  Be a kid again!

BigView – Be a kid again!

It’s time for everyone to be a kid again! by Chris Murphy Every once in a while, we all need to be reminded to see the whimsy, the magic and the possibilities of our world. The way a kid views the world can be good for all of us. I kind of feel like a […]

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Food & Drink

NonProfitView – Brunch & Munch for a Great Cause

NonProfitView – Brunch & Munch for a Great Cause

Brunch & Munch for a Great Cause By Chris Murphy Do you want to enjoy the most amazing brunch and help local charities at the same time? You can do it at the Community Brunch. This is a wonderful event presented by the Costa Family and five of our area non-profits. There are two complete […]

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BrewView Cold Brews and Drinks Volume 2

BrewView Cold Brews and Drinks Volume 2

BrewView Cold Brews and Drinks Volume 2By Brandilyn & Christopher Mitchell We heard you loud and clear with all the great feedback after July’s issue. We’ve found even more amazing drinks for you to try, while you are kept nice and cold in this 100+F degree heatwave. Set your home A/C for 88F and then […]

By September 2, 2022 Read More →
JavaView: National Coffee Month

JavaView: National Coffee Month

JavaView: National Coffee MonthBy Middagh Goodwin August is National Coffee Month and if you are like me, you start your day off with a cup of coffee, I am and have been a serious coffee drinker my entire life, I buy whole beans and grind fresh daily(no Folger’s Crystals for me). Back in the nineties […]

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SweetView – All American Frozen Treats

SweetView – All American Frozen Treats

By Abigail Power During Modesto Summers, there’s nothing better than classic All-American frozen treats to cool down and enjoy the sunshine. This month we are breaking down the some of our fave local places to get ice cream and milkshakes! Mocha Magic 920 16th Street Modesto, CA MV PICK: Maria at Mocha Magic has amazing […]

Dave & Buster to Open on Memorial Day

Dave & Buster to Open on Memorial Day

Dave & Buster’s Continues to Expand in CaliforniaHighly Anticipated Modesto Location Will Open its Doors on Memorial Day Modesto, CA (May 16, 2022) – Dave & Buster’s, the ultimate entertainment and dining destination, will open its 18th location in California at the Vintage Faire Mall in Modesto on Monday, May 30th. The unique arcade and […]

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Event Calendar

Pony Car Stamps and Car Show

Pony Car Stamps and Car Show

Pony Car Stamps and Car Show By Carly Russell On Friday, September 16th the US postal service is holding a special event in honor of the Pony Car Commemorative Stamp release at the Graffiti USA Classic Car Museum in Modesto, CA.  Open to the general public from 10 AM-4 PM, attendees of this community event […]

By September 5, 2022 Read More →
Unplugged View: The Jewel Of The Isle

Unplugged View: The Jewel Of The Isle

Unplugged View: The Jewel Of The Isleby Aaron Rowan The listening room is the most satisfying sort of venue where I’ve presented music over this past decade. Modesto offers few such spaces, but this month I’m trying out a new one, which looks like it could be quite the experiment. Modesto Unplugged has partnered up […]

By September 3, 2022 Read More →
GeekView: Celebrating 10 Years of StocktonCon

GeekView: Celebrating 10 Years of StocktonCon

GeekView: Celebrating 10 Years of StocktonConBy Middagh Goodwin StocktonCon is celebrating 10 years of geeky fun at the Stockton Arena on August 13-14th 11 am-5 pm each day. Overwhelming fan support has helped StocktonCon move from a one-day event at the University of the Pacific in 2012, to one of the top pop culture events […]

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GeekView: Return of the Con

GeekView: Return of the Con

GeekView: Return of the ConBy Middagh Goodwin First things first, if you have not bought your tickets to see Star Wars: A New Hope with the Modesto Symphony Orchestra at the Gallo Center on June 3rd or 4th, do that now. You do not want to miss a live performance of John William’s Score while […]

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MSO Performs Star Wars

MSO Performs Star Wars

The Modesto Symphony Orchestra Performs Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert MODESTO, CA – The Modesto Symphony Orchestra (MSO), led by Associate Conductor Ryan Murray, will perform Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert on Friday, June 3rd at 7:30 pm and Saturday, June 4th at 2:00 pm at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto. Fans will be able to experience the […]

By May 13, 2022 Read More →

Music

Live Music in the Downtown

Live Music in the Downtown

Jazz-Blues View: Live Music In The DowntownBy Eric Benson Well, I am officially old and a card-carrying member of AARP, and Medicare! turned 65 years young with a celebration of a garden party in Berkeley. New Orleans food, live music with the Blue Monday Band and friends. Good to be alive and kickin!, as many […]

By September 5, 2022 Read More →
Unplugged View: The Jewel Of The Isle

Unplugged View: The Jewel Of The Isle

Unplugged View: The Jewel Of The Isleby Aaron Rowan The listening room is the most satisfying sort of venue where I’ve presented music over this past decade. Modesto offers few such spaces, but this month I’m trying out a new one, which looks like it could be quite the experiment. Modesto Unplugged has partnered up […]

By September 3, 2022 Read More →
Sounds of the Valley Last Chance for MAMAnees

Sounds of the Valley Last Chance for MAMAnees

MAMAView: Sounds of the Valley Last Chance for MAMAneesBy Middagh Goodwin As things slowly revert back to a semblance of normalcy we see more and more people going out to events. We are finding live music continuing at restaurants, cafes and local breweries with a few events here and there for good measure. We still […]

By September 1, 2022 Read More →
Music in the Plaza September

Music in the Plaza September

GoModesto: Music in the PlazaKicking off the month of September on the First Friday Greg Edwards of Off the Air has booked a trio of great artists Perhapsy, Mae Powell and The Breathing Room. If you have caught any of his showcases over the year you will know that this is going to be something special. […]

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SongwriterView: There Is A Harmony in Autumn…

SongwriterView: There Is A Harmony in Autumn…

SongwriterView: There Is A Harmony in Autumn… By Patty Castillo Davis It’s time. Can we get a break from this heat already? I know, last month, I was singing the songs of the Summer. I’m ready for Fall. I’m all over it. I’m picturing a very nice stroll through the downtown Modesto Certified Farmer’s Market. […]

By September 1, 2022 Read More →

Stage Art

Art View: Hot August Art

Art View: Hot August Art

Art View: Hot August Art By Jim Christiansen Hot August Nights in the 209, a time of car shows, late summer cruising, kid’s art camps, heated Art Walk and pop-up Art and Crafter shows.  Modesto lost a long-time supporter, and sometimes guerilla promoter of many of these fun community activities in Carman King. Otherwise known […]

By August 5, 2022 Read More →
PerformingView – Are You The Star?

PerformingView – Are You The Star?

PerformingView by Chris Murphy Have you ever wondered what it would take to be on the stage performances we talk about here at ModestoView? There is YES Company for our youth, and there are music lessons at VMI Music, our local School of Rock. But did you ever want to be in comedy, or just […]

PoetryView – GO TAKE A HIKE!

PoetryView – GO TAKE A HIKE!

By Salvatore Salerno What’s there to do in Modesto? Does everything have to need money? Yes, there is plenty and no, it does not! Come along and take a walk with me, If not side by side, at least stroll down This paper lane of stairstep lines, Then use that free and perfect exercise For […]

MODESTO SYMPHONY APPOINTS RYAN MURRAY AS PRINCIPAL POPS CONDUCTOR  

MODESTO SYMPHONY APPOINTS RYAN MURRAY AS PRINCIPAL POPS CONDUCTOR  

MODESTO SYMPHONY APPOINTS RYAN MURRAY AS PRINCIPAL POPS CONDUCTOR MODESTO, CA – The Modesto Symphony Orchestra (MSO) is excited to announce the appointment of Ryan Murray as the Symphony’s next Principal Pops Conductor. The MSO continues to search for the Symphony’s next Music Director who would be the artistic leader of the organization and the primary […]

By July 15, 2022 Read More →
GALLO CENTER APPOINTS RYAN FOY TO NEW LEADERSHIP ROLE

GALLO CENTER APPOINTS RYAN FOY TO NEW LEADERSHIP ROLE

GALLO CENTER APPOINTS RYAN FOY TO NEW LEADERSHIP ROLE MODESTO, CA   (JULY 5, 2022)  Ryan Foy has been named Director of Produced Theatre and Special Programming at the Gallo Center for the Arts beginning July 18. The newly created role will be part of the Center’s senior leadership team reporting directly to Chief Executive Officer […]

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Community

25 YEARS OF AG EXCELLENCE

25 YEARS OF AG EXCELLENCE

NATIONAL AG SCIENCE CENTER 25TH ANNUAL AG HALL OF FAME 25 YEARS OF AG EXCELLENCE MODESTO, California; September 2022 — The nonprofit National Ag Science Center (NASC) is pleased toannounce the 25th annual Stanislaus County Ag Hall of Fame Gala. This year we will be honoring all 33 previous Hall of Fame inductees as part […]

By September 20, 2022 Read More →
Operation 9 to 99 September 10th River Cleanup Event

Operation 9 to 99 September 10th River Cleanup Event

Cleanup-Details-September-2022.pdf Adult-Waiver-COVID-Rev-9.9.2021-002.pdf Minor-Waiver-COVID-Rev-9.9.2021-002.pdf VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! This e-mail is a reminder to everyone about Operation 9-2-99, our project to clean up the Tuolumne River through Modesto and promote recreation opportunities. Our next cleanup will be this Saturday, September 10th from 8:00AM-11:00AM. We will meet at 816 Crater Ave. between Dallas St. and Ustick Rd. off of […]

By September 6, 2022 0 Comments Read More →
Pony Car Stamps and Car Show

Pony Car Stamps and Car Show

Pony Car Stamps and Car Show By Carly Russell On Friday, September 16th the US postal service is holding a special event in honor of the Pony Car Commemorative Stamp release at the Graffiti USA Classic Car Museum in Modesto, CA.  Open to the general public from 10 AM-4 PM, attendees of this community event […]

By September 5, 2022 Read More →
Live Music in the Downtown

Live Music in the Downtown

Jazz-Blues View: Live Music In The DowntownBy Eric Benson Well, I am officially old and a card-carrying member of AARP, and Medicare! turned 65 years young with a celebration of a garden party in Berkeley. New Orleans food, live music with the Blue Monday Band and friends. Good to be alive and kickin!, as many […]

By September 5, 2022 Read More →
InterView – Katie Barber – Modesto Children’s Museum

InterView – Katie Barber – Modesto Children’s Museum

Intro by Chris Murphy & Abigail Power Modesto is the envy of many communities for our volunteer sprit. This is truly why so many of the special things happen in our community. MoBand? Volunteers. Gallo Center? Volunteers. Prospect Theatre? Volunteers. Graffiti USA Museum? Volunteers. Salvation Army? Volunteers. From our non-profits to our cultural experiences volunteers […]

By September 5, 2022 0 Comments Read More →

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