Author Archive: Brandilyn Brown

Always up for trying something new. Obsessed with coffee. Loves to sleep. Bring on the rain, and a bottle of Wonky & Wry's Honey Braggot Ale.

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Music Is  Love In Search of a Lyric

Music Is Love In Search of a Lyric

Music Is  Love In Search of a Lyric By Patty Castillo Davis Everyone loves a love story. Everyone is intrigued by romantic pairings in music. Pat Benetar and Neil Giraldo, Johnny and June, Elvis Costello and Diana Krall, Bruce Springsteen and Patty Scialfa- you get the picture. The local music scene is no different and […]

By February 13, 2017 Read More →
“Can’t Help Falling In Love” With Ub40 Legends Ali, Astro & Mickey At Stanislaus County Fair

“Can’t Help Falling In Love” With Ub40 Legends Ali, Astro & Mickey At Stanislaus County Fair

CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE’ WITH UB40 LEGENDS ALI, ASTRO & MICKEY AT STANISLAUS COUNTY FAIR Turlock, CA (February 9, 2017) — UB40 Legends Ali, Astro & Mickey bring their unique pop-reggae blend to Turlock for the 2017 Stanislaus County Fair. UB40 will be performing Saturday, July 15, 2017 at the Stanislaus County Fair on […]

By February 9, 2017 Read More →
BrewView: The Brewins: Homebrewers Celebrate All Brews!

BrewView: The Brewins: Homebrewers Celebrate All Brews!

BrewView The Brewins: Homebrewers Celebrate All Brews! By Christopher Mitchell and Brandilyn Brown If you are interested in homebrew beer, cider, wine or mead, the Brewins HomeBrew Club is the place to be! Get out of the house and come hang out with a fun group of people, at various restaurants and locations around the […]

By February 1, 2017 Read More →
The 31st Sonora Celtic Faire Hosts The International Ultimate Jousting Championships!

The 31st Sonora Celtic Faire Hosts The International Ultimate Jousting Championships!

On March 10-12th, 2017, the Gold Rush community of Sonora, California will showcase the sights and sounds of medieval combat.   Tickets are now on sale! By going to the events website, www.sonoracelticfaire.com, patrons can save big!  The Celtic Faire uses one of the most trusted event purchasing compaines for pre-sale tickets known as Ticket-River.  […]

By January 23, 2017 Read More →
BrewView: Drink the Rainbow in 2017

BrewView: Drink the Rainbow in 2017

BrewView: Drink the Rainbow in 2017 By Christopher Mitchell and Brandilyn Brown We are looking forward to some really cool stuff in 2017 in the libations department. Fuzio will soon be serving craft beer, Camp 4 has reopened, St. Stan’s is likely to return, and there is rumor of Modesto’s first meadery. Not to mention, […]

By January 1, 2017 Read More →
The Reading “Twas The Night Before Christmas” at Santa HQ was a Success

The Reading “Twas The Night Before Christmas” at Santa HQ was a Success

The Stanislaus County Library, official Vintage Faire Mall Kids Club partner, read “Twas The Night Before Christmas” at Santa HQ Dec 15th.   Please Support your local library and literacy programs. Modesto Library Children’s Department, with 50+ Library Volunteers were present Santa HQ staff, including Santa himself read “Twas The Night Before Christmas” to local kids. […]

By December 19, 2016 Read More →
Vintage Faire Mall Welcomes Back Camp Taylor Gift Wrapping

Vintage Faire Mall Welcomes Back Camp Taylor Gift Wrapping

VINTAGE FAIRE MALL WELCOMES THE CAMP TAYLOR GIFT WRAPPING BOOTH Camp Taylor Gift Wrapping Brings Holiday Gifts to Life and Supports Great Cause WHAT:     Camp Taylor Gift Wrapping Booth arrives at Vintage Faire December 14th, 10 a.m. Gift Wrapping provided in a variety of styles, colors and sizes. Free 5×7 Photo Coupon to […]

By December 14, 2016 Read More →
BarView Do Good Manhattan East

BarView Do Good Manhattan East

BarView Do Good Manhattan East Kimoto Sake and Sushi’s take on the Manhattan is delicious! If you love drink interpretations, Kimoto is a great place to try an inspired twist on a classic beloved recipe. For their barrel-aged “Manhattan East”, they replace the dry vermouth with a dry sake, and they give a touch of […]

By December 1, 2016 Read More →
BargainView: Happy Xmas

BargainView: Happy Xmas

BargainView: Happy Xmas by Monica Barber So this is Christmas… Another year is over and what have you done? The barista calls my order as John Lennon croons the eternal question over the airwaves.  This morning as Ms M sips her Americano she wonders where the year has gone. The streets are littered with autumn […]

By December 1, 2016 Read More →
BrewView: Tis’ the Season for Ales!

BrewView: Tis’ the Season for Ales!

BrewView: Tis’ the Season for Ales! by Brandilyn Brown & Christopher Mitchell   Here in sunny Central California, our winters are hardly rough. While some countries focus on Lagers this time of year, we tend to lean more towards Ales as our winter beer, because temperatures are mild and perfect for brewing (or drinking!) ales. […]

By December 1, 2016 Read More →
3rd Annual Modesto Rockin’ Holiday Opens in Downtown Modesto

3rd Annual Modesto Rockin’ Holiday Opens in Downtown Modesto

3rd Annual Modesto Rockin’ Holiday Opens in Downtown Modesto Opening night – December 3 after the Modesto Holiday Parade – Theme is Classic Holidays Opening night Rockin’ Holiday them will be Rockin’ Classics with the “Fabulous” Sensations. Rockin’ Holiday is live Thursday, Friday, & Saturdays December 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 from 6-9 pm. 10th […]

By November 30, 2016 Read More →
Give the Gift of Zen

Give the Gift of Zen

The end of the year can be a bit taxing on us, even though it is also full of visits from friends and family, gift-giving, quality time and lots of food. This chica definitely needed an afternoon of relaxation in preparation for the bustle of the holiday season, so I tried out Mystic Body and […]

By November 23, 2016 Read More →
An Act From The Heart, Our Community Hospice

An Act From The Heart, Our Community Hospice

An Act from the Heart Modesto (October 19, 2016)– Local community member and boy scout Aidan Cabelera, age 17, has a dream to follow in the footsteps of his role models, his grandfather Dennis Snider and great-grandfather Hank Ethier, both of whom have passed. Giving back and supporting the community is something that is near […]

By November 16, 2016 Read More →
“Dog’s Best Friend” Coming Soon to Center Stage

“Dog’s Best Friend” Coming Soon to Center Stage

The saying goes “Man is dog’s best friend.”, at least it does in this family-friendly comedy. Hannah Monroe is a young girl without any friends, but the family’s 17-year-old border collie, Lucky. A wish made on her 15th birthday, causes Lucky to become a 17-year-old boy. Hi-jinx ensues when Hannah and Lucky, in human form, try to hide the transformation from her mother, Linda, as […]

By November 15, 2016 Read More →
BrewView: Fall Beverages! No Pumpkins Here!

BrewView: Fall Beverages! No Pumpkins Here!

Fall Beverages: No Pumpkins Here! By Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell Ah, autumn. The sun comes up later and goes down sooner. There is a chill in the air in the morning, and we are needing to ask ourselves if we’re going to be out past dark. “Will it be cold enough for a sweater […]

By November 1, 2016 Read More →