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Modestination Proclamation

Modestination Proclamation

Modestination Proclamation “Be who you are and it will show the way…” Chris Murphy 2016 Oh yeah, pretty epic quote right? Branding is a very simple process. What is a brand? Why do we do it? What does it mean? It is quite simple really. Branding is taking the thing that is your soul, your […]

ZenView – Inspiration

ZenView – Inspiration

ZenView By Mary Layton Inspiration An inspiration is something mysterious and magical. The word comes from the Latin words “inspirare”, which means inflame or blow into, and “spiritus” which means breath, soul or spirit. Put together inspiration is taking ‘a breath from above’. A Persian Sufi master once described inspiration as an “idea from God” […]

Veterans Memorial Day Ceremony – May 29

Veterans Memorial Day Ceremony – May 29

Annual Veterans Memorial Day Ceremony to be held (Modesto, CA) – The Modesto American Legion Post #74 and Veterans Organizations of Stanislaus County announce their annual Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 29 at Lakewood Memorial Park, 900 Santa Fe Avenue in Hughson, CA. The public is invited to attend the 1 p.m. ceremony. Performing […]

Ethen Beavers Interview

Ethen Beavers Interview

Modesto Artist In Star Wars By Middagh Goodwin With the Anniversary of Star Wars and the Explosion of Pop Culture Events in Modesto and all over Northern California in the last few years it is quite appropriate to have Ethen Beavers as our May interview. Ethan is a Comic Book Artist who calls Modesto home. […]

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May the 4th Toast!  – Star Wars Drinks at Twisted Pig

May the 4th Toast! – Star Wars Drinks at Twisted Pig

Episode XIII: Galactic Cantina by Brandilyn Brown for StarWarsView It is a period of civil wonkiness. Drunken vagrants have managed to steal secret plans to the Empire’s ultimate drinks. Pursued by sinister agents, you must run to The Twisted Pig to restore freedom to the galaxy…or something. Episode XIII: Galactic Cantina by Brandilyn Brown for […]

GreetingsView – I Love May

GreetingsView – I Love May

Ill bet you didn’t know that I love Modesto. I love living here, raising my kids here and being a part of a community that loves to create things, get things done and most of all looks out for each other. Thank you all so much for the support last month as we Walked the […]

MoBand Is Coming

MoBand Is Coming

MoBand is Coming! By Chris Murphy A big brass band, in a bandshell, in a park, with food, drink, wine, and fun sounds like the perfect evening. Add to this 3,000 of your best friends, blankets, and picnic baskets and you have a hall of fame slice of Americana, or Modestocana as we like to […]

BackStageView – Live at the Gallo Center

BackStageView – Live at the Gallo Center

BackStage View By Shannon Carmack-Mize When an audience sits down to watch a live performance they each experience something different and each time they watch the same show, they see something different than the time before. That’s the beauty of a live performance. That’s what makes them exciting and often magical. What the audience doesn’t […]

ChefView – Bayou Bar and Grill

ChefView – Bayou Bar and Grill

Get your Cajun on! The Bayou Bar & Grill by Middagh Goodwin, Brandilyn Brown, Chris Murphy Modesto misses Vito’s, but in its place is now the Bayou Bar and Grill, filling a need Modesto didn’t even know it had. With Chef Christopher Bonora at the helm, we will now be spoiled with local Cajun food […]

The BigView

The BigView

The BigView By Chris Murphy Festivals and Fun The outdoor word starts firing on all cylinders each May. This year, we had those much needed “April Showers”, and now we are going to have May flowers, fun, and family festivals. Now is the time to makes sure your bike is all tuned up with new […]

BarView – Tesoro’s DoGood Fresh Mojito

BarView – Tesoro’s DoGood Fresh Mojito

BarView By Chris Murphy Tesoro Do Good White Rum Fruit Mojito Our friends at Do Good Distillery make a spirit for every purpose. We decided to go over the border at Tesoro Mexican Restaurant in Turlock. When you are thinking about your Cinco de Mayo, or heck, any day drinks, this is a new creation […]

PerformingView – May Madness

PerformingView – May Madness

PerformingView A Time to Perform in May By Kaye Osborn & Chris Murphy May Madness is here! Concerts, recitals, graduations and local fairs are handy for your patronage. The school year is close to an end. Summer plans are being made. There is much to celebrate. Embrace each moment and accomplishment. Last month, we celebrated […]

Star Wars View – May the 4th Be With You

Star Wars View – May the 4th Be With You

StarWarsView May the 4th Be With You! All over the world, Star Wars will be on everyone’s mind on May 4th. This is a special day here in Modesto USA where we are the “#homeofstarwars Yes friends, this is our day and we are going to celebrate and bring the action to 10th St Plaza. […]

SongwriterView – Flowering With Faires and Fests

SongwriterView – Flowering With Faires and Fests

SongwriterView By Patty Castillo Davis Flowering with Faires and Fests May is one of the best months in the garden year. Beauty is in bloom, at it’s peak and music in May is no exception. Celebrations of friendship, Tastings and Pairings, The Sierra Dinner Train, Markets, Community Festivals and Faires are bringing together the finest […]

Non-ProfitView –  Hospice Gatsby Event May 20

Non-ProfitView – Hospice Gatsby Event May 20

Non-ProfitView The 16th annual Community Hospice Foundation Gala will take place on Saturday, May 20, 2017 in Oakdale, CA. The “Great Gatsby Gala” fundraiser will benefit the terminally-ill patients and families that we provide care, grief and bereavement support to in our community, regardless of ability to pay. This is a wonderful way to support […]