Author Archive: Monica Barber

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BargainView: Taste of Turlock

BargainView: Taste of Turlock

Taste of Turlock by Monica Barber Stepping out of your comfort zone is a great way to promote change. Getting a new perspective by visiting a different city to taste what they have to offer is a bold approach to change. As Ms. M steps out of One Sixteen Bijou onto Main Street in Downtown […]

By April 25, 2016 Read More →
BargainView – Happy April

BargainView – Happy April

BargainView By Monica Barber Happy April! Between the warmer temperatures and beautiful days, there’s nothing foolish about taking the view of lovely flowers and the busy bees while walking your dogs in Downtown Modesto. After stopping to smell the flowers this morning, Ms. M realizes just how much she loves to spend her time enjoying […]

Bargain View March

Bargain View March

BargainView Spring is on the way! By Monica Barber Spring is on the way and the beauty of the season must be enjoyed. Ms. M finds herself enamored with the warm temperatures. As I watch the birds sing in the trees and sunbathe in fountains, I’m reminded of the simplicity of living and how easily […]

By March 2, 2016 Read More →
Make-A-Wish Reveals a Wish at Stanislaus Athletics Game

Make-A-Wish Reveals a Wish at Stanislaus Athletics Game

The Make-A-Wish Foundation has been inspirational in giving hope and fulfilling dreams. On February 27th the CSU Stanislaus Athletics banded together with Make-A-Wish to fulfill Alan Ojeda’s dreams of meeting the Warrior Soccer Team and taking an all expenses paid shopping spree with his family. “I am so excited! Thank you so much,” said Alan […]

By February 29, 2016 Read More →
BargainView – Enjoy February

BargainView – Enjoy February

BargainView By Monica Barber Enjoy February! There’s no rain but it’s hardly a reason to be blue. Leave being blue to the gorgeous sky that graces Downtown Modesto. Ms. M finds herself writing this afternoon amid the newly green trees while watching a family enjoy the beautiful day walking with their children. One of the […]

By January 31, 2016 Read More →
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 →