Author Archive: Monica Barber

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March BargainView Spring Into Savings!

March BargainView Spring Into Savings!

Spring Into Savings by Monica Barber There’s something magical about the month of March that makes it a special time of year. It marks the end of the long winter days and warmly welcomes the shorter days of Spring. Admiring the new blooms, Ms. M thinks it’s a perfect time to get out of the house and see the town. It’s […]

By February 26, 2018 Read More →
Looking to the future of music with Mr. Mumfest: Aaron Rowan

Looking to the future of music with Mr. Mumfest: Aaron Rowan

Looking to the future of music with Mr. Mumfest Aaron Rowan   By Monica Barber   ”We could look back and say, ‘Oh, my it’s come that far in that short a time?” Yet in the last 6 years since the start of MUMfest and the frenzy of change it’s hard to argue that Aaron […]

By January 19, 2018 Read More →
BargainView- New Year’s Savings

BargainView- New Year’s Savings

BargainView By Monica Barber Start the New Year by Saving! Start off the New Year with a fresh mindset and fill it with new experiences. The month of January welcomes great ways to embrace & spread positivity and joy as brightly as you can. Ms. M finds herself slinking into an oversized chair in a […]

5 Questions with Mattéa Overstreet

5 Questions with Mattéa Overstreet

5 Questions with Mattéa Overstreet By Monica Barber Mattéa Overstreet’s soothing voice and songs are loved by many fans in the Central Valley and growing in numbers every day, but she seems to have a very quiet and earthly presence to herself and her life out of the spotlight. Mattéa is foremost a singer and […]

By December 14, 2017 Read More →
BargainView: The Holiday’s don’t have to be expensive!

BargainView: The Holiday’s don’t have to be expensive!

  Watching the winter fog rolls in this evening, makes Ms. M question, “Where did 2017 go?” and smile. I hope it’s been as good to you as it has been to moi. The holidays bring home the friends and family we haven’t seen most of the year and it’s wonderful to share all our […]

By December 1, 2017 Read More →
5 Questions with The Panduhs’ Neil Cassidy

5 Questions with The Panduhs’ Neil Cassidy

5 Questions with The Panduhs’ Neil Cassidy  By Monica Barber     For The Panduhs new album, frontman Neil Cassidy found his muse on the basketball court. Switching up your aesthetic is a sure way to get the attention of your audience but the transformation of The Panduhs on the new album is so effortless […]

By October 18, 2017 Read More →
BargainView – Fall Back In

BargainView – Fall Back In

BargainView By Monica Barber Fall back in! School is back in and summer is on the way out. As the cooler autumn temperatures slowly inch closer the sound of children making their way to and from school fills the air. Ms. M has begun stocking up on her school supplies and recalling the challenge of […]

By September 6, 2017 Read More →
5 Questions with Jake Yates

5 Questions with Jake Yates

5 Questions with Jake Yates by Monica Barber     When it comes to mainstream music there is much to question regarding the current evolution of spoken word, hip hop and wordplay, minus a few, fresh glimmers of hope. One such glimmer is wordsmith, lyricist and local performer, Jake Yates. Where other artists become monotonous […]

By July 25, 2017 Read More →
5 Questions with The Black Sheep’s Ink

5 Questions with The Black Sheep’s Ink

5 Questions with The Black Sheep’s Ink            By Monica Barber   Standing out from the ordinary definitely gets the attention of others, which is something that The Black Sheep’s Ink has transformed into an asset. Kristy Moore and Patrick Barr met many years ago and have been working together ever since. Both strong personalities with […]

By July 2, 2017 Read More →
5 Questions with Gillian Wegener

5 Questions with Gillian Wegener

5 Questions with Gillian Wegener By Monica Barber       As many poets in Modesto are tentatively trying to get their work out there, there is one person they are all fortunate to become acquainted with, Gillian Wegener. Wegener coordinates and is the co-founder of the Modesto-Stanislaus Poetry Center, MoST, has served as the […]

By June 7, 2017 Read More →
BargainView

BargainView

BargainView By Monica Barber Enjoy Modesto! Getting out of the house and enjoying the beautiful weather is a great way to change your perspective. As Ms. M approaches change & life boldly she makes her way through the crowd at Farmers Market in Downtown Modesto this morning realizing the new month has great things to […]

By May 2, 2017 Read More →
5 Questions with Jim Christiansen

5 Questions with Jim Christiansen

5 Questions with Jim Christiansen by Monica Barber     For much of the last decade it has been the status quo to move forward, boldly plunging into the depths of contemporary art in the forefront of community. One of many local talented artists, Jim Christiansen has proven that art offers boundless opportunities for ingenuity, narrative, […]

By April 21, 2017 Read More →
BargainView: Lovely Spring

BargainView: Lovely Spring

Lovely Spring! by Monica Barber It’s a lovely spring day filled with sprinkles of rain, and rays of sunshine in Downtown Modesto. As Ms. M gets the final punch on her Preservation Coffee card and her free drink, she realizes it doesn’t matter if you’re a townie or a visiting out-of-towner: getting a deal when […]

By April 1, 2017 Read More →
5 Questions with Creative Refuge

5 Questions with Creative Refuge

5 Questions with Creative Refuge by Monica Barber     Haylee White is a humanitarian photographer that lives in the Modesto Area, balances her time between local humanitarian causes, crafting jewelry & clothing and makes her way in the area documenting the beautiful people she meets and sharing candid portraits of them on her Facebook […]

By March 31, 2017 Read More →
March is Marvelous! BargainView

March is Marvelous! BargainView

BargainView March is marvelous! March says goodbye to the cold winter and gives a warm welcome to spring. There’s something for everyone in the month of March; outdoor enthusiasts can say hello to warmer temperatures and longer daylight hours, students and teachers anticipatespring break, garden lovers celebrate the beginning of the new growing season as flowers bloom and who doesn’t love St Patrick’s Day?  It’s time for the senses […]

By March 1, 2017 Read More →