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BigView – October Corn Mazes

BigView – October Corn Mazes

Corn Maze Fun! It’s time to pick out your pumpkins and get lost in a corn maze with your family and friends. Fantozzi Farms Rated as one of the best corn mazes in California, Fantozzi corn mazes are designed to be enjoyed by all ages! This year’s Corn Maze theme is out of this world […]

Singer Songwriter View

Singer Songwriter View

OCTOBER SONGWRITER VIEW 2021 Who’s Your MAMA? By Patty Castillo Davis Every Fall the local entertainment community comes together to celebrate their achievements. Hip hop artists rub elbows with Punk Rock and Country players and Comedians share shop talk with Opera singers. It’s the one time of the year that all of these eclectic parts […]

AllAgesView – Welcome Grace McNamara

AllAgesView – Welcome Grace McNamara

AllAgesView Intro Welcome By Chris Murphy It has been many years since we launched ModestoView Magazine in 2006. I really believe that Modesto will only be great if our youth enjoy growing up here. It is up to us as parents to pay attention and it is our job to build a city where people […]

ZenView – Necessity

ZenView – Necessity

ZenView Mary Layton Necessity I knew a wise man who always used to ask: “Is it necessary?” – I think this is a really good question that I can apply to anything I think or do all day long! It is amazing when you find out that a lot of what we think or worry […]

In Memoriam – Brian Swander

In Memoriam – Brian Swander

In Memoriam – Brian Swander An Artist Has Left By Paul Forakis Brian Swander slipped away in the cool morning hours on September 17, 2021. He was surrounded by loving, caring friends and his dog Oro, in his remarkable home that he built, with a print room, painting studio, bike restoration and wood shop. In […]

Food & Drink

BrewVeiw: Lumberyard Cellars, A Great Addition to the 120

BrewVeiw: Lumberyard Cellars, A Great Addition to the 120

BrewVeiw: Lumberyard Cellars, A Great Addition to the 120 By Brandilyn Brown & Christopher Mitchell   If your friend asks you “Wanna go to the Lumberyard?”, and you respond “No, I don’t really want to go to Home Depot today,” you are gravely misinformed! Lumberyard Cellars is a new wine bar in Escalon, and yes, you do […]

By October 3, 2021 Read More →
BrewView: Swing Into Squeeze In

BrewView: Swing Into Squeeze In

BrewView: Swing Into Squeeze InBy Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell We’ve had some great bloody marys in our day, so when a friend shared with us about how much they enjoyed the “Hail Mary” at Squeeze In on Roselle & Floyd, we had to check it out for ourselves. It is named after the football […]

By September 3, 2021 Read More →
FoodVIew – Very Good Butchers

FoodVIew – Very Good Butchers

Very Good Butcher By Chris Murphy You can have amazing vegan meat delivered right to your door to your door. Do you love the idea of British Bangers, Smokin Bangers, Roast Beast, Jack Fruit and even Taco Stuffer? Do you like it even better if it was all made from vegetables? You can get all […]

BrewView: Hey There, Manmosa

BrewView: Hey There, Manmosa

BrewView Hey There, Manmosa By Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell Chef Tye Rhone Bauer is a household name, one of Modesto’s local celebrities. He opened Bauer’s 66 ½ in the back of McHenry Village in November 2009. If that sounds familiar to you, it should! It was featured on the popular show “Diners Drive-Ins and […]

By August 5, 2021 Read More →
ChefView: Magnolia Southern Kitchen

ChefView: Magnolia Southern Kitchen

ChefView: Magnolia Southern KitchenBy Tasha Wilson I walked into Magnolia Southern Kitchen on a bright Thursday afternoon, and I felt right at home! Upon opening the door, the aroma of the soul food almost knocked me down, (in the best kind of a way)! It was as if I was walking into my grandma’s kitchen […]

By August 4, 2021 Read More →

Event Calendar

GoOakdale: Chocolate is Life

GoOakdale: Chocolate is Life

GoOakdale: Chocolate is LifeThe Oakdale Chocolate Festival will be taking place September 25th and 26th 9 am-5 pm at Wood Park in Oakdale Ca. There will be 2 stages with live music, over 25 food booths, and another 200 vendors, crafters and exhibitors. There will be a kids zone, classic car show, skate boarding demonstration, […]

By September 18, 2021 Read More →
GoModesto: Music in the Plaza

GoModesto: Music in the Plaza

Music in the Plaza kicks off in September in conjunction with First Friday on 10th Street and in the 10th Street Plaza. Texas Funk performs on the 3rd bringing you their blend of Latin Funk, Tejano and Tex Mex to the Plaza. Threshold performs on the 10th playing all the hits from the 60’s on […]

By August 29, 2021 Read More →
GoOakdale: Rodeo Returns

GoOakdale: Rodeo Returns

GoOakdale: Rodeo ReturnsReturning after a year and a half break the 69th Annual Oakdale Rodeo will take place this year on August 14th and 15th at the Oakdale Rodeo Grounds. The Oakdale Rodeo Parade starts at 9 am on Saturday the 14th beginning at Oakdale High School and heading down E Street to the SaveMart. […]

By August 9, 2021 Read More →
Go Modesto: Furiously Fast Weekend

Go Modesto: Furiously Fast Weekend

GoModesto: Furiously Fast WeekendAugust 27th-30th at the State Theatre you can watch the first 8 Fast and Furious movies you can buy a weekend pass and watch all 8 movies at a discounted rate. Also part of the FF weekend check out Cars & Coffee 8 am – 10 am on August 28th, they bring […]

By August 7, 2021 Read More →
GoModesto: Concerts Back at the Fruit Yard

GoModesto: Concerts Back at the Fruit Yard

GoModesto: Concerts Back at the Fruit YardThe Basi Nationwide Amphitheater at the Fruit Yard 7948 Yosemite Blvd. Modesto, California is back for a new season of fantastic not to be missed talent. Kicking off August on the 5th Warner Brothers recording artist Cole Swindell(“Chillin It” “Aint Worth the Whiskey” “Middle of Memory”) and Nick Tyrrel(“Now […]

By August 1, 2021 Read More →

Music

MAMAView: Post Pandemic Renaissance

MAMAView: Post Pandemic Renaissance

MAMAView: Post Pandemic RenaissanceBy Middagh Goodwin Historically after a pandemic or any life-altering event on a major scale happens there is an explosion in creativity. We are not there yet(though I am looking forward to it) but we have seen many of our fantastic local entertainers back out and performing with a newfound joy. Hopefully, […]

By October 12, 2021 Read More →
UnpluggedView: Strange Magic

UnpluggedView: Strange Magic

UnpluggedView: Strange Magicby Aaron Rowan High art goes high-tech this month when Opera Modesto returns to the Gallo Center with its first production of the season: Mozart’s final opera ‘The Magic Flute.’ Featuring a cast of about 20 vocalists, the piece is a fairytale full of gorgeous music, comical star turns, laughter, sorrow, and unusual […]

By October 4, 2021 Read More →
Jazz/BluesView: Support It and It Will Grow!

Jazz/BluesView: Support It and It Will Grow!

Jazz/BluesView: Support It and It Will Grow!By Eric Benson Fall is upon us with the hope of coolness, turning colors of the leaves and pretty please with sugar on top let it rain! We survived the sizzle of summer, California fires, the second wave of a global pandemic. I don’t know about you but I’m ready […]

By October 1, 2021 Read More →
RockabillyView: Cruise Night

RockabillyView: Cruise Night

RockabillyView: Rockabilly Cruise NightBy Middagh Goodwin Rockabilly music owes a debt to Modesto and more directly to the Maddox Brothers & Sister Rose and to be specific Fred Maddox big thumping slap bass sound. One of the key components to any good rockabilly act is that rhythmic slap bass that we hear from everything from […]

By September 27, 2021 Read More →
MAMAView: Charity Starts With You

MAMAView: Charity Starts With You

MAMAView:: Charity Starts With YouBy Middagh Goodwin A fantastic way to help get your name out there, play in front of new faces and give back to the community is by performing for non-profit and community events. One such event is the annual Modstock which just took place on August 22nd. Performing at or creating […]

By September 12, 2021 Read More →

Stage Art

UnpluggedView: Strange Magic

UnpluggedView: Strange Magic

UnpluggedView: Strange Magicby Aaron Rowan High art goes high-tech this month when Opera Modesto returns to the Gallo Center with its first production of the season: Mozart’s final opera ‘The Magic Flute.’ Featuring a cast of about 20 vocalists, the piece is a fairytale full of gorgeous music, comical star turns, laughter, sorrow, and unusual […]

By October 4, 2021 Read More →
ArtView: Falling Leaves and Halloween

ArtView: Falling Leaves and Halloween

ArtView: Falling Leaves and Halloween By  Jim Christiansen The season of Falling Leaves and Halloween.  In the middle of October is Stanislaus Artist Open Studio, rescheduled 3 times since 2020 to October 16 and 17.  Hard copy maps are available from the 40 or so participating artists and downtown galleries. Online,  get the map pdf […]

By October 1, 2021 Read More →
ArtView: Honoring the Artists

ArtView: Honoring the Artists

Art View: Honoring the ArtistsBy Jim Christiansen Brad Hawn is the “Best of Show” winner of the Mistlin Gallery/ Central California Art Association Autumn Art Festival 2021. His watercolor painting “Home Stretch” is on display at the gallery, along with the other award winners, including his wife Nancy Hawn, first prize in Oil Painting division […]

By September 1, 2021 Read More →
Prospect Theater Project Presents “The Underpants

Prospect Theater Project Presents “The Underpants

Prospect Theater Project Presents “The Underpants WHAT: From the author of Picasso at the Lapine Agile comes this exquisite adaptation of a classic German farce. Louise and Theo’s bourgeois existence is shattered whenLouise’s wardrobe malfunction becomes the talk of the town. What follows is afast and furious romp that skewers gender roles, double standards, fleetingmoments […]

By September 1, 2021 Read More →
PerformingView – New Stagings

PerformingView – New Stagings

PerformingView By Chris Murphy It is a new strange time in our local performing arts. We are trying to open up, we are trying to get larger audiences and yet we hang on the door step. Many venues in the larger cities are requiring vaccination proof or a fresh negative COVID PCR test. This is […]

Community

MAMAView: Post Pandemic Renaissance

MAMAView: Post Pandemic Renaissance

MAMAView: Post Pandemic RenaissanceBy Middagh Goodwin Historically after a pandemic or any life-altering event on a major scale happens there is an explosion in creativity. We are not there yet(though I am looking forward to it) but we have seen many of our fantastic local entertainers back out and performing with a newfound joy. Hopefully, […]

By October 12, 2021 Read More →
ZenView: Necessity

ZenView: Necessity

ZenView: Necessity Mary Layton  I knew a wise man who always used to ask : “Is it necessary ?” – I think this is a really good question that I can apply to anything I think or do all day long! It is amazing when you find out that a lot of what we think […]

By October 6, 2021 Read More →
FitView: Wham-O Fitness

FitView: Wham-O Fitness

FitView: Wham-O Fitness By Efren Martinez   Back in high school, I was known to many of my friends as the “flying flyer”. Unknown to any of us back then were the benefits we got when we gathered to play Frisbee. Many times after a full day of school we would gather at a local park […]

By October 5, 2021 Read More →
UnpluggedView: Strange Magic

UnpluggedView: Strange Magic

UnpluggedView: Strange Magicby Aaron Rowan High art goes high-tech this month when Opera Modesto returns to the Gallo Center with its first production of the season: Mozart’s final opera ‘The Magic Flute.’ Featuring a cast of about 20 vocalists, the piece is a fairytale full of gorgeous music, comical star turns, laughter, sorrow, and unusual […]

By October 4, 2021 Read More →
BrewVeiw: Lumberyard Cellars, A Great Addition to the 120

BrewVeiw: Lumberyard Cellars, A Great Addition to the 120

BrewVeiw: Lumberyard Cellars, A Great Addition to the 120 By Brandilyn Brown & Christopher Mitchell   If your friend asks you “Wanna go to the Lumberyard?”, and you respond “No, I don’t really want to go to Home Depot today,” you are gravely misinformed! Lumberyard Cellars is a new wine bar in Escalon, and yes, you do […]

By October 3, 2021 Read More →

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