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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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 →
BrewView: Jeremy Wine Co.

BrewView: Jeremy Wine Co.

Stewart & Jasper now carries Jeremy Wine Co. If you have ever wine tasted in Lodi, you have likely had some Jeremy Wine. Although Jeremy Wine’s Albarino (a light, fruity white wine) has been available here for some time, now you can get the Chocolate Port, a delicious dessert wine with 5 varietals (including Portuguese) […]

By June 1, 2016 Read More →
BrewView: Sandude Opens Brand New Tap Room

BrewView: Sandude Opens Brand New Tap Room

BrewView Sandude Opens Brand New Tap Room By Christopher Mitchell and Brandilyn Brown Downtown Modesto is growing and getting back its glamor. One of store fronts 11th Street can boast about now is Sandude’s first tap room. Yes, first. There are more coming, but Modesto is proud to be the city that John & Janette […]

By June 1, 2016 Read More →
EducationView: Ag in Motion Brings Careers in Agriculture to Forefront

EducationView: Ag in Motion Brings Careers in Agriculture to Forefront

Have you seen this trailer around Stanislaus County, or maybe even at El Portal in Escalon or Ripon Christian in Ripon? It’s highly possible, considering it has existed since 2007 and 11,000 students a year study Agriculture science in it. But it’s not a trailer, it’s a MOBILE CLASSROOM! It contains everything needed to teach science […]

By May 31, 2016 Read More →
Unleash Your Inner Child With The Fair’s Entertainment!

Unleash Your Inner Child With The Fair’s Entertainment!

Unleash Your Inner Child With The Fair’s Entertainment! Let your imagination run wild at the Stanislaus County Fair with three new features. The Stanislaus County Fair introduces the interactive Gaming Expo, the spectacular High Diving Pirates of the Caribbean, and the adorably entertaining Pig Races. “We try to make each Fair better than the year […]

By May 26, 2016 Read More →
Sunrise Senior Living & Huskyshows Present Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers

Sunrise Senior Living & Huskyshows Present Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers

Sunrise Senior Living & Huskyshows Present Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers in a Concert Benefitting Music & Memory   As part of the 16th Annual Huskyshows summer concert series, powerhouse saxophonist/vocalist Mindi Abair & the Boneshakers will perform a benefit concert on Saturday, July 23rd at the Red Lion Hotel Woodlake, 500 Leisure Lane.  Their performance […]

By May 23, 2016 Read More →
Crow Trading Company Showcases Art from “The Art of Justice”

Crow Trading Company Showcases Art from “The Art of Justice”

By Jennifer Williams of Crow Trading Company Crow Trading Company is excited to be showcasing art that was created for the 2016 “The Art of Justice” annual fundraiser for the Stanislaus Family Justice Center. The proceeds from the sales of this art will benefit the Family Justice Center and their “Art Restores Kids” program. This art […]

By May 20, 2016 Read More →
Shalom Deli-Jewish food and cultural celebration

Shalom Deli-Jewish food and cultural celebration

Shalom Deli event announced in Modesto Modesto, CA – Congregation Beth Shalom, the Center for Jewish Life in Modesto, has announced their plans for a new Jewish food and cultural celebration on Sunday June 5th called Shalom Deli.  Running from 10:30am – 2:00pm at the congregation’s campus on Sherwood near Doctor’s Hospital and Lady of […]

By May 20, 2016 Read More →