April is Civic Pride Month

Greetings ModestoFans!

ModestoView is declaring April 2012 as Modesto civic pride month! We hear all the time about the national news that makes us look bad, but in reality, we have so much to be proud of and so much to celebrate. A strong commitment to history makes a city strong. An awareness about what makes us unique and different creates a sense of pride that makes people want to get involved and make a difference. We are all looking for the authenticity that makes Modesto USA “A Classic American City”

Over the last few months, we have celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the Arch, the Chamber of Commerce our library system and a really cool architectural tour. The City of Modesto is embracing the spirit of American Graffiti with the new Historic Cruise Route that will be in place this year for Graffiti Summer. George Lucas is even excited about what is happening as he made special videos for the Chamber 100th celebration and a special look back at Modesto for the Cruise Route project. www.modestocruiseroute.com

It is time and we are ready. We have a rich and talented music scene. Take time to go to one of our clubs, restaurants or theaters and check out a local band and buy their music. Youwill be amazed. If you haven’t been downtown lately, go this month and check out the farmers markets, music in the plaza and our local restaurants. Modesto is flat, so ride your bike on the Virginia Corridor or Mensinger trail and stop off at a café or coffee shop and soak up the local scene andmeet a bunch of new friends. When you shop, shop at a locally owned store so that your money stays here and makes us all more financially strong and builds our local economy. It is time to look around and see all of the good and look at the things that we will be remembering at the end of our next 100 years. What will be in the 2112 (Rush anyone?) painting?

It is up to us! Celebrate the good. Explore the interesting. Listen to the talent. Taste our local cuisine and tell the world how great we can be. You have already started by reading ModestoView Magazine and following us on line. With ModestoView, you will get the positive Modesto message 24 hours a day 7 days a week in print, video, song and 140 character messages. Thanks for reading, thanks for advertising and thanks for making a positive Modesto part of your day.

Chris Murphy Founder and Publisher- ModestoView Chrism@modestoview.com



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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.