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All Ages View – What An Amazing Year

By Leia Johnson

What an amazing year it’s been. Now that I am in retrospect, it’s making me insanely happy to think of all the awesome shops, galleries and restaurants Modesto has added in the past 12 months. Take a second to name three great things that you witnessed in our great city in

Now keeping that thankful trend going, it’s time to give back to our amazing organizations.
The Society for disABILITIES is showing pro-skier, Warren Miller’s films, which benefits the society’s Winter Unlimited program. So, on top of helping a fantastic cause, you also receive a free lift ticket to Bear Valley. I highly recommend this event to everyone, be sure to buy tickets ASAP because it is being shown December 2nd and 3rd. Though this event is super early in the month, there are still ways to participate in this program for the whole ski-season. Society for disABILITIES Winter Skiing Unlimited program gives blind, deaf, paraplegic, quadriplegic and disabled individuals the opportunity to ski and try snow activities. This stellar organization needs volunteers of all ages and skill levels from the community to help at these events. Check out the website to see what you can do.

Downtown will be the place to be this holiday, between the State’s Christmas movie marathons and the ice skating rink a couple blocks away and Rockin’ Holiday in 10th St Plaza, so much fun is in a compact area.

I also couldn’t disregard Modesto’s easy access to a winter wonderland. Pinecrest and Dodge Ridge are way too close to us for you to not take a trip! This is going to be such a phenomenal month, we are so lucky to have Modesto’s organizations and volunteers. My songs for the month are “Sound & Color” by Alabama Shakes and “Times Goin” by The Riverside.
Have a great one!!!



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About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.