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BargainView – Happy New Year

BargainView – Happy New Year

BargainView By Monica Barber Happy New Year! Happy New Year! From my place in the valley to yours I wish all of you nothing but the best in 2016. Ms. M finds herself sipping a lovely mimosa this morning pondering the thought of happiness in 2016. Often people wish happiness for themselves and others in […]

By January 3, 2016 Read More →
BargainView  – Ho Ho Holidays

BargainView – Ho Ho Holidays

BargainView By Monica Barber Ho Ho Ho Holidays! Oh it’s the holidays again and it’s been an eventful morning! Ms. M is enjoying a warm day in Modesto and reflecting on her annual conversation with the man in red… Santa Claus. He’s been curious if the girls and boys in Motown have been good this […]

By December 9, 2015 Read More →
Modesto On Ice is Here!

Modesto On Ice is Here!

The Winter Season just skated into town at high velocity on Saturday, November 21st with the public opening of “Modesto On Ice” skating rink. Located in the heart of downtown Modesto on on the corner of K and 12th Street, the rink is 120 x 70 feet. It is also made of real ice under a covered […]

By November 24, 2015 Read More →
BargainView: Happy November Modesto

BargainView: Happy November Modesto

BargainView By Monica Barber Happy November, Modesto! Sun sets a little earlier this evening in Downtown Modesto and Ms. M realizes that the time change is coming. Much like life, you have the choice to change how you see it, and time won’t wait for you to see it all differently. You might miss something […]

By November 4, 2015 Read More →
BargainView – Happy Halloween

BargainView – Happy Halloween

BargainView By Monica Barber Happy Halloween Making my way home on an autumn evening through Downtown Modesto, I spot a full moon on the rise. This sends a chill up my spine as a howl echoes across the night. Ms. M believes there’s a good chance the howling she’s hearing isn’t your favorite furry friend […]

By October 1, 2015 Read More →
BargainView – Fall Transformation

BargainView – Fall Transformation

BargainView By Monica Barber Fall Transformation Fall is an interesting time of year in the Central Valley, because it’s when a transition takes place. The streets are a little emptier with the children back in school, and the foliage begins to change as Ms. M finds herself exiting the Transformations Salon on McHenry, she’s welcoming […]

By September 5, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Bargain View- August Cool

Bargain View- August Cool

BargainView By Monica Barber August Cool As Ms. M is shading herself beneath a lovely Oak in one our area’s finest parks she realizes it is already August. The weather is hotter than usual this year and that means only one thing… Get cool! How do you get cooler in a town that’s already such […]

By August 3, 2015 Read More →
BargainView – July Around Town

BargainView – July Around Town

BargainView By Monica Barber July Around Town Oh my lovelies, it’s been way too hot! Are you melting? Although the temperatures are rising, Ms. M has remained a social butterfly and has been making my way around the Modesto area to find new things for you to do. It’s always amazing and appreciated when a […]

By July 1, 2015 Read More →
BargainView- Oldies & Nostalgia

BargainView- Oldies & Nostalgia

BargainView By Monica Barber Monica Oldies and Nostalgia The afternoon sun is warm on my skin as I sit sipping a Lemon Drop in Fuzio’s patio. Ms. M can’t help but people-watch as the crowd disperses home from a packed matinee at Brendan Theaters in Downtown Modesto. The hint of cool in the air indicates […]

By June 5, 2015 Read More →
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BargainView By Monica Barber May Whirls Again! May is a whirlwind of activity during the Spring season. There are plenty of things to do, but certainly the VIP on your list should be spending time with your Mom. Ms. M happens to love spending time with her mom and she finds there is absolutely nothing […]

By May 6, 2015 Read More →
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BargainView By Monica Barber Let the fools be plenty and the hearts merry, as the Spring cheers on through. It’s an unusually warm afternoon as I’m watching ants marching in the sun and I think about the end of the month stomping into April. Ms. M often wonders if people notice the foolishness of the […]

By April 2, 2015 Read More →
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BargainView By Monica Barber Waiting on the world to change is as much fun as watching paint drying, but on this lovely pre-spring morning I catch my breath. After witnessing the flowers start to open up between the mist and grey this morning, I know my waiting isn’t entirely in vain. Some believe that luck […]

By March 4, 2015 Read More →
BargainView – The Simple Joys

BargainView – The Simple Joys

The Simple Joys By Monica Barber The fog of the day has yet to burn off entirely and there’s a few birds dancing in the trees. The day is fairly grey as Ms. M finds herself writing in Downtown Modesto. A smile crosses my face with the sight of a man and his wife walking […]

By February 10, 2015 Read More →
BargainView – Bright Lights Big 2015

BargainView – Bright Lights Big 2015

BargainView By Monica Barber Bright Lights, Big 2015! It’s a warm winter’s eve and Ms. M has found herself walking through downtown Modesto after gathering with friends to celebrate the new Solstice. Looking up at the stars I wonder what 2015 will bring when lights flash in the sky above me. Fireworks paint the sky […]

By January 1, 2015 Read More →
BargainView – Santa Baby

BargainView – Santa Baby

BargainView By Monica Barber Santa Baby! It’s a time-honored tradition that Ms. M visits her favorite man in red and his best lady: Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus! I simply love to catch up with people and it’s a treat to get a peak at the naughty and nice list. This year I stopped by […]

By December 9, 2014 Read More →