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Stanislaus County Moves to Orange Tier

Stanislaus County Moves to Orange Tier

Stanislaus County Moves to “Moderate” Orange Tier Stanislaus County – California Department of Public Health announced today that Stanislaus County hasmet the requirements to move into the Orange Tier of the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy effectivetomorrow, June 9th, 2021. This tier allows many activities to resume, according to the State’s expandedcapacity limits and […]

By June 8, 2021 Read More →
StaRT and Turlock Transit offer Free Rides

StaRT and Turlock Transit offer Free Rides

Stanislaus County Region Transit Agencies Offering Free Transit During July 2021  Modesto, CA — The Stanislaus Regional Transit Authority (StanRTA) and Turlock Transit announced today that all rides on all fixed-route buses will be free for passengers during July 2021 as part of a joint, free ride promotion.  This includes MAX to BART Commuter Express, MAX […]

By June 7, 2021 Read More →
InterView – The Arts Are Back, Hopefully

InterView – The Arts Are Back, Hopefully

Interview The Arts are Back, Hopefully. by Chris Murphy As a musician, I so dearly miss the feeling of playing to people, making people want to dance, sing along and enjoy themselves. This is what makes the arts so exciting. The possibility of opening back up this month is truly magical and be one of […]

InMemoriam- Marie Gallo

InMemoriam- Marie Gallo

Marie Gallo By Chris Murphy It was so sad to learn of the passing of my friend Marie Gallo. She was the optimists’ optimist and always made everything she did better. Marie thought big, dreamed big and acted big to fundamentally change our community for the better. She was a champion of the arts, friendships, […]

New Empire Library set to open June 9

New Empire Library set to open June 9

New Empire Library set to open June 9 Dedication ceremony scheduled for Tuesday, June 8 The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors is pleased to announce the successful completion of the new Empire Library! The new Empire Library, located at 98 I Street in Empire is scheduled to open on Wednesday, June 9. A dedication ceremony […]

By June 2, 2021 Read More →

Food & Drink

Irish Food & Drink View:

Irish Food & Drink View:

Irish Food & Drink View By Chris Murphy St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Wednesday this year.  It was this time last year that COVID took center stage and literally shut our community down over two to three days.  This year, it will be a different kind of St. Patrick’s Day where most people will […]

By March 16, 2021 Read More →
Crab n’ Go

Crab n’ Go

Is there a better more mouthwatering way to satiate your appetite? Not just for a delicious meal but also for giving to great causes. It is Crab Feed Season and it seems like every Non Profit hungry for donations are boiling water and melting butter. These events are some of the biggest fundraisers for very worthy groups so […]

By February 27, 2021 Read More →
Food & Wine View: The Patio is the New Star!

Food & Wine View: The Patio is the New Star!

Food and Drink View: The Patio is the New Star! By Chris Murphy Well, the bars are not open and what do we do?  Yes, I know you want to go bar hopping as much as I do, but we just can’t.   So, how do we enjoy our favorite libations during this time?  Yes, friends, […]

By February 9, 2021 Read More →
Crab and Go

Crab and Go

Crab and Go!Is there a better more mouthwatering way to satiate your appetite? Not just for a delicious meal but also for giving to great causes. It is Crab Feed Season and it seems like every Non Profit hungry for donations are boiling water and melting butter. These events are some of the biggest fundraisers […]

By February 1, 2021 Read More →
Crab Feed

Crab Feed

8th ANNUAL OAKDALE CRAB FEED TICKETS ON SALE TO BENEFIT OAKDALE RESIDENTS    WHO:               Center for Human Services Oakdale Family Resource and Counseling Center (FRC)  WHAT:              Crab Feed fundraiser to raise money for the Oakdale FRC’s numerous programs for children, families and individuals. The Oakdale FRC will be celebrating their 10-year anniversary in 2021. This year the Crab Feed is drive-thru or delivery, […]

By January 17, 2021 Read More →

Event Calendar

CWB Creations

CWB Creations

CREATIONS, Choreography in America• May 14 to 23 LIVE at the Liz and Royal Robbins Studio5033 Pentecost Dr. 95356Tickets: http://www.centralwestballet.org/cwbevents.htmlChoose your dates and times! See this exciting and entertaining program up-close!• Pictures at an Exhibition ~ Mussorgsky’s famous suite as interpreted by our talented artists.• Love Duets ~ a lyrical ballet full of inspired moments.• […]

By April 29, 2021 Read More →
SongwritterView: Tears for Tiers

SongwritterView: Tears for Tiers

SongwritterView: Tears for TiersBy Patty Castillo Davis Spring Fever AND Cabin Fever.We haven’t had the opportunity to live life as normal and continue a sense of well-being that comes from a healthy social circle -you, like me, might be ready to run screaming. Health experts say that guessing at a reopening timeline is no easier […]

Irish Food & Drink View:

Irish Food & Drink View:

Irish Food & Drink View By Chris Murphy St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Wednesday this year.  It was this time last year that COVID took center stage and literally shut our community down over two to three days.  This year, it will be a different kind of St. Patrick’s Day where most people will […]

By March 16, 2021 Read More →
The Postman Always Rings Twice at the Prospect

The Postman Always Rings Twice at the Prospect

Prospect Theater Project’s Radio Cavalcade Presents “The Postman Always Rings Twice”WHAT:  A middle-aged roadside diner owner hires a drifter to work at his restaurant. The drifter quickly begins an affair with the owner’s beautiful young wife and the two conspire to kill her husband and seize his assets. When they succeed, a local prosecutor becomes […]

By March 15, 2021 Read More →
ComedyView

ComedyView

Go Modesto: ComedyThe Fun Junkies and Erik Powers are bringing the laughs to the 209 with some of the best local and regional comedians. March 17-19th they are hosting comedy shows at Grains of Virtue in Oakdale, The Boardroom in Downtown Modesto and Corbin Cash Distillery in Atwater. The shows will feature Danielle Arce, Erik Powers, Zach Lord, […]

By March 9, 2021 Read More →

Music

SongwriterView: Hopin’ For A Safe Reopen

SongwriterView: Hopin’ For A Safe Reopen

SongwriterView: Hopin’ For A Safe ReopenBy Patty Castillo Davis 19 is a fool’s errand. Not wearing a mask is a fool’s behavior demonstrated by this country’s previous administration which put us in this predicament of mistrust, misinformation and remaining in the Red Tier indicating that we have a consistent substantial spread of the virus in […]

ArtView: Arts Alive

ArtView: Arts Alive

Art View: Arts Alive By Jim Christiansen Graffiti Summer has been rescheduled until August. You can do the traditional cruise tour of the many murals downtown and up McHenry fun until the new car shows and parades return. Kruse Lucas Gallery will be celebrating the return of the Graffiti Parade and Car Show with art […]

MAMAView: timmi-kat Turns 30

MAMAView: timmi-kat Turns 30

MAMA Records: timmi-kat Turns 30By Middagh Goodwin I first remember meeting Moon Trent and David Cole the owner/operators of timmi-kat ReCoRDs(who recently celebrated their 30th Anniversary as a couple in April), after Modesto Organization of Bands was formed, Originally I had several band members over to my apartment to discuss the discourse in local music […]

By June 4, 2021 Read More →
Unplugged View: Old Souls

Unplugged View: Old Souls

Unplugged View: Old Soulsby Aaron Rowan What’s the coolest band name you’ve ever seen? Mine might just belong to the posse of players that songwriter Marty O’Reilly has backing him, because it combines two of the things I appreciate most. The musical highlight of my June is happening on Thursday the 10th, in a cozy […]

By June 3, 2021 Read More →
Jazz BluesView: Sunshine Don’t Take My Blues Away

Jazz BluesView: Sunshine Don’t Take My Blues Away

Jazz BluesView: Sunshine Don’t Take My Blues AwayBy Eric Benson I heard a rumors things will be opening on June 15th, I think the cat is out of the bag already. The smile are returning to our faces and here comes the sun…It’s all right! Our numbers are down for the virus and more people […]

By June 1, 2021 Read More →

Stage Art

ArtView: Arts Alive

ArtView: Arts Alive

Art View: Arts Alive By Jim Christiansen Graffiti Summer has been rescheduled until August. You can do the traditional cruise tour of the many murals downtown and up McHenry fun until the new car shows and parades return. Kruse Lucas Gallery will be celebrating the return of the Graffiti Parade and Car Show with art […]

ArtView: May Day

ArtView: May Day

Art View: May Day By Jim Christiansen May Day brings more flowers and good news than alarm bells this year, as venues and events starting to bloom and open. Summer class registration and schedules going at Chartreuse Muse, Dragonfly Art for Life, Queen Bean, Mistlin Gallery and the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock. Kaila Kindley […]

CWB Creations

CWB Creations

CREATIONS, Choreography in America• May 14 to 23 LIVE at the Liz and Royal Robbins Studio5033 Pentecost Dr. 95356Tickets: http://www.centralwestballet.org/cwbevents.htmlChoose your dates and times! See this exciting and entertaining program up-close!• Pictures at an Exhibition ~ Mussorgsky’s famous suite as interpreted by our talented artists.• Love Duets ~ a lyrical ballet full of inspired moments.• […]

By April 29, 2021 Read More →
ArtView: April Showers May Flowers

ArtView: April Showers May Flowers

ArtView: April Showers May Flowers By Jim Christiansen April showers bring May Flowers and sunny spring days, gardening and Earth Day. Good month for Plein Air painting, activities in the park. Art Skulk Number 2, the daytime version, takes place April 10, 10 am to 2 pm at 224 and 230 Sycamore across from Graceada […]

By April 1, 2021 Read More →
UnpluggedView: Slow And Steady

UnpluggedView: Slow And Steady

UnpluggedView: Slow And Steadyby Aaron Rowan Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know when you’re gonna meet the Reaper. At least that’s the case if you should happen to visit a certain chocolatier in Asheville, NC which makes a truffle-infused with the dreaded Carolina Reaper chilli, among the very hottest peppers known […]

By April 1, 2021 Read More →

Community

DMC Nurse Shaina Vales Wins Super Heavyweight in Strongman Competition

DMC Nurse Shaina Vales Wins Super Heavyweight in Strongman Competition

One of Doctor Medical Center’s emergency department nurses, Shaina Vales, took home first place in the Women’s Super Heavyweight Division at the United States Strongman National Competition earlier this month in Minnesota! She won her weight class overall. In order to win, Shaina competed in a series of events throughout the day that she trains […]

By June 21, 2021 Read More →
Stanislaus County Moves to Orange Tier

Stanislaus County Moves to Orange Tier

Stanislaus County Moves to “Moderate” Orange Tier Stanislaus County – California Department of Public Health announced today that Stanislaus County hasmet the requirements to move into the Orange Tier of the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy effectivetomorrow, June 9th, 2021. This tier allows many activities to resume, according to the State’s expandedcapacity limits and […]

By June 8, 2021 Read More →
StaRT and Turlock Transit offer Free Rides

StaRT and Turlock Transit offer Free Rides

Stanislaus County Region Transit Agencies Offering Free Transit During July 2021  Modesto, CA — The Stanislaus Regional Transit Authority (StanRTA) and Turlock Transit announced today that all rides on all fixed-route buses will be free for passengers during July 2021 as part of a joint, free ride promotion.  This includes MAX to BART Commuter Express, MAX […]

By June 7, 2021 Read More →
SongwriterView: Hopin’ For A Safe Reopen

SongwriterView: Hopin’ For A Safe Reopen

SongwriterView: Hopin’ For A Safe ReopenBy Patty Castillo Davis 19 is a fool’s errand. Not wearing a mask is a fool’s behavior demonstrated by this country’s previous administration which put us in this predicament of mistrust, misinformation and remaining in the Red Tier indicating that we have a consistent substantial spread of the virus in […]

ArtView: Arts Alive

ArtView: Arts Alive

Art View: Arts Alive By Jim Christiansen Graffiti Summer has been rescheduled until August. You can do the traditional cruise tour of the many murals downtown and up McHenry fun until the new car shows and parades return. Kruse Lucas Gallery will be celebrating the return of the Graffiti Parade and Car Show with art […]

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