Author Archive: Brandilyn Brown

Bring on the rain, and a bottle of Wonky & Wry's Honey Braggot Ale.
Loves to roast marshmallows over a fire.
Enjoys the mix of cigars and whiskey.

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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 →
Volunteer Opportunities at Local Make-A-Wish in September and October

Volunteer Opportunities at Local Make-A-Wish in September and October

Volunteer Opportunities at Local Make-A-Wish in September and October Join Make-A-Wish® Northeastern California and Northern Nevada in our upcoming volunteer trainings. You can be a part of granting wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions in our community.   The dedication of our volunteers is what makes our mission possible. With more than 300 volunteers […]

By September 8, 2016 Read More →
Turf Club to be Rented in Turlock

Turf Club to be Rented in Turlock

Stanislaus County Fair officials announced today that the Turf Club will be rented to Northern California Off Track, Inc. to run the satellite horse racing facility in Turlock, CA. “We are excited to find a way to continue the operations of the Turf Club for another few weeks and are committed to finding a way […]

By September 1, 2016 Read More →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →