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AllAgesView – What’s Curling?

AllAgesView – What’s Curling?

AllAgesView By Leia Johnson Over the winter holiday, I had the awesome opportunity to practice the Olympic sport of curling while in Lake Tahoe. It was such an interesting experience and inspired me to continue trying new and even unusual sports. I highly recommend looking out for clubs and events to expand your ‘game repertoire’. […]

By January 31, 2017 Read More →
All Ages View – Who is Man’s Best Friend?

All Ages View – Who is Man’s Best Friend?

AllAgesView By Leia Johnson Who is Man’s Best Friend? A steady companion of many years or a new addition to the household, a dog can bring so much happiness to the new year. What most people don’t know is that many Modesto establishments have outside patios and encourage you to bring your furry friend. Harvest […]

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AllAgesView By Leia Johnson Between the Turkey Trot and ModShop, I’m sure you have a grasp on how packed with events this month is going to be. Before your calendar is completely filled; plan for an outing using my favorite form of travel; the train. I am infatuated with the idea of transportation and the […]

By November 5, 2016 Read More →
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AllAgesView By Leia Johnson I am a huge fan of clouds and rainy day music so naturally these fall months have me feeling wonderful. After a long, hectic summer, it feels so great to be back into the swing of things. With influence from friends and family, I have always had a strong will to […]

By September 30, 2016 Read More →
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AllAgesView By Leia Johnson Hey Modesto! Hopefully you all had a stellar summer break and are as amped for the school year as I am. The beginning of school is always so exciting to me; new supplies, new teachers and old friends. The start of school is also great because you can improve your studying […]

By July 30, 2016 Read More →
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AllAgesView By Leia Johnson Hey Everyone! Finally it’s getting to be pool weather, I hope that your first month of summer was as fun as mine! Between Concert in the Park, ice cream runs and all Modesto has to offer, it’s almost impossible to be bored. I was fortunate enough to visit Norway with my […]

By June 30, 2016 Read More →
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AllAgesView By Leia Johnson “Get the American Baseball experience in your very own hometown!”. My good friend Jairus Lovell recently got a job with the Modesto Nuts and is super excited for this summer. When asked what age group he recommends to go to games, he says “Families, teens, kids, grandparents and anyone who wants […]

By June 1, 2016 Read More →
All Ages View – End of School is Almost Here

All Ages View – End of School is Almost Here

AllAgesView By Leia Johnson The end of the school year is approaching and there’s nothing I’d rather do than study for finals! The best way to get through the long grueling hours of preparing for exams is to spend some free time enjoying the good things in life. I’m especially excited about the new room […]

By May 1, 2016 Read More →
All AgesView – Sister Cities

All AgesView – Sister Cities

AllAgesView By Leia Johnson As you may know, I had a life changing summer last year. The greatest experience was the opportunity to be a youth ambassador on the exchange to one the Modesto Sister Cities International (MSCI) sister cities. This volunteer organization began in 1983 in Modesto. Over the last 33 years , Modesto […]

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AllAgesView By Leia Johnson Tra la it’s March! For the past few months I have been rehearsing with my classmates for our schools’ theater production of Camelot! Why Camelot? Well, when our director Mr. Johnson was a student, Downey would bus in schools to see their productions. After seeing his first live show, Mr. Johnson […]

By March 2, 2016 Read More →
February All Ages View

February All Ages View

AllAgesView By Leia Johnson Though the holiday festivities are coming to an end, the winter snow is here for a while. Dodge Ridge Ski Resort in Pinecrest will likely be open through April. A classic family resort, Dodge Ridge is a great place to learn to ski or Snowboard. (But extreme shredders like it too!). […]

By January 31, 2016 Read More →
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AllAgesView By Leia Johnson Here‘s to a year of new beginnings! Imagine yourself exactly a year ago…today. It’s absolutely insane how much you change in just twelve months. Within these twelve months you have had hundreds of experiences that help shape who you have become today. For the most part, you get to pick and […]

By January 3, 2016 Read More →
AllAgesView – Escape Modesto!

AllAgesView – Escape Modesto!

AllAgesView By Leia Johnson This past week, Modesto’s coolest new addition opened…Escape Modesto! Five of my classmates and I, along with four new friends got to experience this for the first time. For those of you who don’t know, escape rooms are essentially real life video games. They all have different themes and within the […]

By November 4, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
AllAgesView – Our Town

AllAgesView – Our Town

AllAgesView By Leia Johnson For the past couple of weeks, I have been involved in a wonderful production called “Our Town”. Thomas Downey High School and our lovely director, Mr. Johnson are putting this show on. It is a production about life, love, family and growing up in the early 1900’s. If you saw either […]

AllAges View – Momoka Interview

AllAges View – Momoka Interview

AllAgesView by Leia Johnson Over the summer I was fortunate enough to go to Kurume, Japan and stay with a wonderful girl named Momoka. The exchange was reciprocated, so the Modesto students had the privilege of showing Momo and the other Japanese students around California. The Japanese students went to Sacramento and San Francisco, I […]

By September 5, 2015 Read More →