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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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 →
Thanksgiving 2016 Events

Thanksgiving 2016 Events

Impalas Luxurious In4Life Thanksgiving Food and Toy Drive November 5th, 10am-2pm, Pep Boys on McHenry It is that time of the year that the Luxurious Impalas and In4Life Car Clubs come together for their Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. Join them along with KWIN and Girls Scouts Troop 4265 to help feed needy families this Holiday […]

By October 24, 2016 Read More →
Metal View: October

Metal View: October

Metal View: October By Eve Oberlander Raised here in Central Cali, I’m proud to call Modesto home and the place where I was introduced to local metal. Being a part of local metal is a huge chunk of my life. I am a fan and supporter. I have a blast with the bands, the friends […]

By October 6, 2016 Read More →
Bargain View: Haunting Change of Season

Bargain View: Haunting Change of Season

Bargain View: Haunting Change of Season by Monica Barber      It’s the first week of Fall and the weather feels like it. There’s an Autumn chill in the air this evening as the sun dips below the horizon. As the pink disappears and blackness envelops the sky, I find myself walking through Downtown Modesto […]

By October 1, 2016 Read More →
BrewView Harvest Libations at The Market at La Comisaria

BrewView Harvest Libations at The Market at La Comisaria

“I wish we had a market downtown.” We do! “I wish I didn’t have to drive across town for good craft beer.” You don’t! The Market at La Comisaria is THE best small market in town. And they have a craft beer section to put all others to shame. It brings exposure to the market […]

By October 1, 2016 Read More →
14th Annual “Tastes Of The Valley”  At The Stanislaus County Fairgrounds

14th Annual “Tastes Of The Valley” At The Stanislaus County Fairgrounds

Turlock, CA (September 29, 2016) — “Come Grow with Us” as Stanislaus State Agricultural Studies Department and Friends of the Fair Foundation present the 14th annual Tastes of the Valley Wine and Cheese event at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds. The Tastes of the Valley event will be held on Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 6 […]

By September 29, 2016 Read More →