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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BrewView: Indigeny Reserve

BrewView: Indigeny Reserve

BrewView: Indigeny Reserve: Cider! by Brandilyn Brown & Christopher Mitchell Nestled in the gorgeous woods of Tuolumne County in the city of Sonora, is a barn surrounded by several groves of apple trees. Those groves were purchased by Jay Watson back when Indigeny Reserve was just an idea. At first, he sold the apples straight […]

By September 1, 2016 Read More →
LightBox Theatre Company presents the world premiere of “The Super Cilantro Girl”

LightBox Theatre Company presents the world premiere of “The Super Cilantro Girl”

LightBox Theatre Company presents the world premiere of “The Super Cilantro Girl” TURLOCK — LightBox Theatre Company is starting its second season with “The Super Cilantro Girl,” a world premiere production based on the works of U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera. “The Super Cilantro Girl” is an original script written by Dr. Arnold Anthony […]

By August 29, 2016 Read More →
Center Stage Conservatory to stage Gidion’s Knot written by Johnna Adams

Center Stage Conservatory to stage Gidion’s Knot written by Johnna Adams

  Center Stage Conservatory will be turning their Lower Level Studio into a 5th grade classroom as we go back to school in Gidion’s Knot written by Johnna Adams and directed by James Kusy. A concerned mother (Traci Sprague) arrives at a parent teacher conference wanting answers to why her 5th grade son was suspended from school. There, the […]

By August 22, 2016 Read More →
Christian Berets Need  Supplies for Care Packs

Christian Berets Need Supplies for Care Packs

Urgent Need: Supplies for Care Packs Christian Berets is hosting our first ever Veteran’s Camp (Aug. 25-28)!  At this camp, veterans will connect with each other and be presented with the Hope of Christ.  As an activity during the camp, in cooperation with Operation Creekside, we hope to assemble, pray over, and mail off 100 Care Packs […]

By August 19, 2016 Read More →
Edible Extravaganza: A Look Back

Edible Extravaganza: A Look Back

Edible Extravaganza: A Look Back By Elizabeth Rowan    This year, Center for Human Services (CHS) celebrates the 30th anniversary of Edible Extravaganza, the Central Valley’s most anticipated food and beverage show. To commemorate the anniversary, let’s take a look back at the very first Edible Extravaganza in 1986. The very first Edible Extravaganza, “Edible […]

By August 10, 2016 Read More →
Miracle League of Stanislaus County Fall Signups

Miracle League of Stanislaus County Fall Signups

Miracle League of Stanislaus County Fall Signups     Who: Miracle League of Stanislaus County What: Baseball When: August 20, 2016-October 1, 2016 Where: 1129 8th St. Ste. 101 Modesto, CA 95354 Contact: Anthony Arellanes There is nothing more heartwarming than to see children playing America’s pastime. But for children facing serious physical and mental disabilities, that opportunity isn’t always […]

By August 8, 2016 Read More →
Healthy Aging and Association Free Balance Program in Ceres

Healthy Aging and Association Free Balance Program in Ceres

Healthy Aging and Association Free Balance Program in Ceres For Older Adults Ages 60 & Better Do you have concerns about falling or know someone who does? The Healthy Aging Association has opened free registrations for their award-winning program “A Matter Of Balance” designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. Ceres Community Center (2701 […]

By August 8, 2016 Read More →
BargainView August Heat

BargainView August Heat

The August heat rushes through like a herd of galloping horses… it’s completely unstoppable. This burst of fire scorches everything down to the leaves on the trees. The only thing it can’t scorch is your spirit and your wallet. Leave everything to Ms. M, because I’ve got a few ways you can stretch your dollar […]

By August 1, 2016 Read More →
Local Fruit Stands

Local Fruit Stands

Our local fruit stands are an absolute treasure and will help you stay fit and healthy by eating fresh and tasty produce grown right here in the Central Valley. This handy list of local certified farmer’s market locations will help you find your groove and stay on track with your health goals. Remember to take […]

By August 1, 2016 Read More →
BrewView: Sangria

BrewView: Sangria

BrewView: Sangria by Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell Sangria has been a beloved beverage for centuries. We can thank Spain for this refreshing, easy-to-drink beverage. It’s grown even more in popularity in the last few years, and Starbucks just introduced a non-alcoholic tea-based version.  There are fewer alcoholic beverages as refreshing as Sangria. Sangria is […]

By August 1, 2016 Read More →
BrewView Putting the Produce in Producing Cocktails

BrewView Putting the Produce in Producing Cocktails

BrewView: Putting the Produce in Producing Cocktails Christopher Mitchell & Brandilyn Brown Not only is Modesto the home of 3 farmer’s markets (see list below), there are fruit stands on almost every corner. We are home of Loretelli’s, Rodin Farms, Fidel’s, and more. Have you wondered about making your own cocktails at home with fresh produce? […]

By July 15, 2016 Read More →
Wine Festival Coming to the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds

Wine Festival Coming to the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds

Wine Festival Coming to the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds Turlock– The Central Valley Vinofest is coming to the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds. The summer festival centers on a wine lineup of some of the valley’s heaviest hitters. Guests will enjoy unlimited sampling, a souvenir tasting glass, admission to a charity art gallery, free parking, and great music. […]

By July 6, 2016 Read More →
Songwriter View Let Freedom Sing

Songwriter View Let Freedom Sing

SONGWRITERVIEW Let Freedom Sing by Patty Castillo Davis Independence Day is upon us and I thought it timely to explore the beautiful, monumental events which inspired the poetry of the lyrics to the Star Spangled Banner. I thought it could be educational and informative, but my Singer’s sensibility took over and the subject of the […]

By July 5, 2016 Read More →
RockabillyView: The Hooten Hallers Conquering Modesto

RockabillyView: The Hooten Hallers Conquering Modesto

The Hooten Hallers Conquering Modesto In 2007, Modesto was introduced to a firestorm of two men taking the shallow cove at Minnie’s on McHenry We were unaware that these two men were going to be such a powerhouse; like none other. The promoter for the show didn’t have a place for these two gentle dogs […]

By July 1, 2016 Read More →
BrewView: Bourbon Barrel in Sonora

BrewView: Bourbon Barrel in Sonora

BrewView: Bourbon Barrel by Christopher Mitchell & Brandilyn Brown We are loving this California summer, but everyone needs a break sometimes. If you find yourself wanting to escape the heat, head north up the hill to the Bourbon Barrel in Sonora, for a nice cold beverage to cool you down. It has an 1850’s feel, […]

By July 1, 2016 Read More →