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AllAgesView – Firefighting Dreams

AllAgesView – Firefighting Dreams

AllAgesView By Leia Johnson “Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts. ” –Albert Einstein Not only does Modesto’s Max Raymond have a dream, but he also has the facts! At the age of four, Max had an encounter […]

By June 29, 2018 Read More →
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AllAgesView By Leia Johnson Spring is a tough act to follow, God created June -Al Bernstein It’s Gemini season! This means June should be spent with your friends doing things that are energetic and intellectual! This is a month to be conscious of your environment, figuratively and literally. Be sure to surround yourself with positive […]

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AllAgesView By Leia Johnson There is a vast amount of excitement and chaos towards the end of the school year. Though having a lot on your plate can be appealing, it is extremely important to take a step back and reflect on yourself! I consider April a month of rejuvenation. There are many ways that […]

AllAgesView – Ready to “Rock”

AllAgesView – Ready to “Rock”

AllAgesView By Leia Johnson 2018 is going to rock. Between The Shire Community Space soon opening downtown and the Mother Lode Mineral Society’s Rock and Gem Show occurring in early March, there are a lot of exciting things coming up in our area! The Shire is an incredible venue that has supported local musicians, artist […]

By February 18, 2018 Read More →
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AllAgesView By Leia Johnson Modesto’s newest electronic duo, The Marbles, are already shaking up our music scene. Brooke Harvey and Tristian Napoleone just released “Soda Machine”, their first EP. These four tracks highlight the immense originality the group already possesses. The first track, “Pool Table” displays Brooke’s ethereal vocals paired with Tristian’s keyboard, and leaves […]

By December 21, 2017 Read More →
All Ages View – Lessons from the Beatles

All Ages View – Lessons from the Beatles

AllAgesView By Leia Johnson At five years old, ‘Here Comes the Sun’ was my favorite song. As all do, I grew and changed, but my love for The Beatles was firm. Last Spring, I took the Modesto Junior College class regarding the history of the British group. ‘The Music of The Beatles’ covers the magnitude […]

By November 4, 2017 Read More →
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AllAgesView By Leia Johnson I want you to stop and think about what you are reading. The magazine you have been flipping through for years or only minutes, has done so much for our community. ModestoView is an entity with a heartbeat and an open mindset. The people of Modesto have all combined their interests […]

By September 6, 2017 Read More →
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AllAgesView By Leia Johnson I just spent half of June traveling through the beautiful country of Spain with my family. The distance from my hometown really increased my fondness for all of the wonderful things here. Make sure that this summer you don’t miss those exciting Modesto-specific events like Graffiti nights and concert in the […]

By July 11, 2017 Read More →
AllAgesView – 50 Years Ago Today

AllAgesView – 50 Years Ago Today

AllAgesView By Leia Johnson It was 50 years ago today, Sergeant Pepper taught the band to play! The Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ is ranked by Rolling Stone Magazine as the #1 album of all time…and it’s birthday is June 1st 1967! In the spirit of retrospect, I will be spending my summer […]

By May 31, 2017 Read More →
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AllAgesView By Leia Johnson This month I have one main focus: Literature. Music and books are huge influences in my life. Now with the end of school, I have the ability to devote time to these interests. Music is what I breathe. Before I could form words, my parents were filling my ears with The […]

By May 2, 2017 Read More →
AllAgesView – Stellar March

AllAgesView – Stellar March

AllAgesView By Leia Johnson The past month has been absolute mayhem, some school days lasting up to 15 hours for me! Despite my love for sleep, I have gladly spent morning to evening at Downey to ensure my involvement in the arts programs. My two main extracurricular focuses this year are theatre and film. I’m […]

By March 2, 2017 Read More →
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 →