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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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 →
Morgan Dorr to Play Patterson’s “Let there Be Music Fest” Exclusive Interview

Morgan Dorr to Play Patterson’s “Let there Be Music Fest” Exclusive Interview

I am so sad when people complain there is nothing to do here. I can tell you with conviction that we are one of the busiest cities on the west coast. We have great venues, great festivals, great holiday celebrations, and every weekend you will find something fun to do. Our calendar is always jam packed […]

By September 23, 2016 Read More →
8th Annual All Hallows Fantasy Faire returns to the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora Oct. 22 & 23, 2016

8th Annual All Hallows Fantasy Faire returns to the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora Oct. 22 & 23, 2016

The Original 8th Annual All Hallows Fantasy Faire returns to the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora, California on Oct. 22 & 23, 2016. This year’s theme is a celebration of Ancient New Year Traditions of the Celts and Vikings. The event will bring historical cultures alive with costume characters and non-stop entertainment.  The festival will […]

By September 19, 2016 Read More →
The 31st Annual Soroptimist Community Christmas Tree is About to Open

The 31st Annual Soroptimist Community Christmas Tree is About to Open

A child, no matter their circumstance, deserves to live the dream of a “Magical Christmas Morning!” This is the gift of hope that we at Soroptimist envision for our children on the Soroptimist Community Christmas Tree at Vintage Faire Mall. This year our Tree runs from November 19th to December 18th. Visit us and shop […]

By September 16, 2016 Read More →
14th Annual Tastes of the Valley

14th Annual Tastes of the Valley

14TH ANNUAL “TASTES OF THE VALLEY” AT THE STANISLAUS COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Turlock, CA (September 13, 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 […]

By September 13, 2016 Read More →
Art Class at Queen Bean with Patrick Barr Comic Artist

Art Class at Queen Bean with Patrick Barr Comic Artist

If you are anything like me, you sometimes find yourself bored in Modesto. It’s not that we mean to be bored, because there is so much to do, but because you want something NEW and EXCITING to do. I often browse through upcoming events on facebook hoping something catches my fancy. Like the other day […]

By September 13, 2016 Read More →
Kimoto Sake & Sushi is Counting Down to Sake Day!

Kimoto Sake & Sushi is Counting Down to Sake Day!

by Guest Writer, Brandon Dodge Co-owner of Kimoto Sake & Sushi “Sake, sake, sake! Bomb, bomb, bomb! Sake! Bomb! Sake! Bomb!” An often heard chant in sushi bars across America, accompanying shots of warm sake dropped into glasses of cold beer. Sake bombs are actually an American invention said to be created by US military […]

By September 12, 2016 Read More →