Author Archive: Monica Barber

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Community in Art

Community in Art

Community was the emphasis of the evening. An almost familial atmosphere could appropriately describe the reception for Entangled, a selected retrospective by Castillo and The Buddy System by Rob Fatal at the Art Space on Main, Thursday September 8th. Welcome to two impressive displays of installation art. Castillo and Fatal both discussed their contribution to […]

By September 19, 2016 Read More →
BargainView: Fall in love with Autumn

BargainView: Fall in love with Autumn

Fall in love with Autumn BargainView By Monica Barber Fall in love with the season of autumn! It’s a pretty amazing time of year where you can’t help but swoon at all the colors changing! Ms. M finds herself quietly enjoying a lavender lemonade while watching the leaves gently shake from an old oak tree. […]

By September 1, 2016 Read More →
BargainView

BargainView

BargainView By Monica Barber The August heat rushes through like a herd of galloping horses… it’s completely unstoppable. This burst of fire scorches everything down to the leaves on the trees. The only thing it can’t scorch is your spirit and your wallet. Leave everything to Ms. M because I’ve got a few ways you […]

By July 30, 2016 Read More →
BargainView Summer is Here!

BargainView Summer is Here!

Summer is Here! by Monica Barber The summer season is in full tilt with the temperatures on the rise, my lovelies. Ms. M has been occupied looking for anything cool to do or new to appreciate in the Modesto area. It’s always amazing how a little sunshine can put you in the mood for fun. […]

By July 1, 2016 Read More →
Josephine Johnson Comes Home to The Shire

Josephine Johnson Comes Home to The Shire

Josephine Johnson Comes Home to The Shire Josephine Johnson took out her ukulele from its case and began tuning by strumming. A normal thing to do before a show, for sure. But the singer wasn’t winding up backstage, she was warming up for her intimate show at The Shire on Saturday Night. She walked over, […]

By May 13, 2016 Read More →
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 →