Author Archive: Monica Barber

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BargainView – Ambiance of Fall

BargainView – Ambiance of Fall

BargainView By Monica Barber There’s a slight chill in the breeze that tickles the bones on this fine afternoon. In fact, Ms. Monica has caught a light sneeze while sitting outside of Concetta’s enjoying a glass of wine. Folding my handkerchief I realize how lovely it is to enjoy the ambiance of fall and a […]

By October 2, 2014 Read More →
Bargain View – September Specials

Bargain View – September Specials

BargainView By Monica Barber It’s nearly 8 pm on a Monday and I’m watching the Sunset from the veranda of the Queen Bean Coffee House. As the glowing orb of orange slides behind the church across the street I’m reminded in a month this will happen an hour earlier without the trick of the changing […]

By September 6, 2014 Read More →
BargainView – Sunday of the Summer

BargainView – Sunday of the Summer

BargainView Words and Photos by Monica Barber “August is like the Sunday of the summer,” she tells me before finishing the thought with a giggle, “And it’s pretty hot too!” I’ve settled in this afternoon in the Stanislaus County Library in Downtown Modesto for the next 30 minutes to write. Miss Aly who about to […]

By August 6, 2014 Read More →
BargainView-Beat the Heat on the Cheap

BargainView-Beat the Heat on the Cheap

BargainView By Monica Barber The heat is on and summer is in full swing! Rising temperatures have everyone occupied looking for anything to do before the dog days arrive. Now the drought may keep the crops from being knee-high by the Fourth of July but it shouldn’t damage your finances. Here’s a few distractions on […]

By July 8, 2014 Read More →
BargainView -May

BargainView -May

BargainView By Monica Barber To Market, to market to buy Mom a gift! May certainly has a lot to offer in the way of things to do, but perhaps the most important of all is spending time with your Mom. There’s nothing worse than running short on cash when you want to treat your favorite […]

By May 5, 2014 Read More →