Community

Modesto is our town. There are tons of things that make it great. There are a bunch of things that we can do to make it better. We can volunteer, help others, give ideas, talk a lot, gather together, get a new job and a variety of things. We try to make it easier to find some community resources to make life better and more fun.

When a friend comes up to you and complains, “I would really like to volunteer, but I don’t know where to go”, you have a snappy answer. Here are some organizations that really need help. Whether you have time, money, ideas or all of the above, please contact these organizations and help our community. Every project, no matter how small will have a positive impact. There are so many things in Modesto that make our community great. This page has a variety of resources to help make you aware of things that we all can do in our city. Here are some main issues that you need to know.

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BigView – Red Hot Summer Fun!

BigView – Red Hot Summer Fun!

The BigView By Chris Murphy Red Hot Summer Fun is the plan for July. There are so many things to do and July is buzzing with fairs, music, festivals, tomatoes, cocktails, and so much more. You really need to plan things out this month as July will be done before you know it and we […]

FairView – July 13-22

FairView – July 13-22

FairView By Chris Murphy County fairs are some of America’s great traditions. Movies with Elvis have been made about State and County Fairs and these are some of the gatherings that bring us all together. Fairs have long been a place to showcase the local agriculture and in our area, the 4H and the animals […]

By July 3, 2018 Read More →
StageView – Gathering Place Needed

StageView – Gathering Place Needed

StageView By Chris Murphy We need a community gathering place. This summer, when we were planning the 2018 Music in the Plaza series, we were struggling on how to make this more of an event, where more people can gather and enjoy and see the band better. A stage, or some kind of community platform/ […]

By July 2, 2018 Read More →
GreetingsView – Happy July Modesto

GreetingsView – Happy July Modesto

Happy July Modesto By Chris Murphy Greetings Friends It is a red-hot sizzling summer in so many ways. It feels like it’s the 4th of July all month long. There are fun events, BBQs, parades, fairs, live music in the plazas, rock and roll on the patios and new splash pads. We are on the […]

By July 2, 2018 Read More →
InterView American Made Ingenuity

InterView American Made Ingenuity

InterView American Made Ingenuity – Eli Lester By Chris Murphy From the blues, rockabilly, to chrome, steel and environmental lubricants, Eli is the classic renaissance man. Born and raised here in Modesto, Eli went to Davis High and earned a degree from San Francisco State. Eli lives life surrounded by his wife Jaci and their […]

By July 2, 2018 Read More →
ChefView – The Scene to be Seen

ChefView – The Scene to be Seen

Chef View The Modesto Scene’s” Hottest Place to “Be Seen By Tasha Williams ATTENTION: NEW HOTSPOT ALERT! Whether you’re eating, drinking, and/or socializing, lately, Skewers Restaurant is the hottest place to “Be” and to “Be seen”! If you are a native of Modesto, then you are fully aware that Skewers Restaurant is not new; only […]

By July 2, 2018 Read More →
AllAgesView – Firefighting Dreams

AllAgesView – Firefighting Dreams

AllAgesView By Leia Johnson “Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts. ” –Albert Einstein Not only does Modesto’s Max Raymond have a dream, but he also has the facts! At the age of four, Max had an encounter […]

By June 29, 2018 Read More →
JazzView – July R&B Fun

JazzView – July R&B Fun

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson What’s new with Jazz and the Blues News? If you luv music you’re gonna love this And the summer rolls on and it’s time to go to summer camp, Coop Camp Sierra is a destination I have gone to since I was 12 years old every year. First girl friend, carving […]

By June 28, 2018 Read More →
BargainView – Hello July!

BargainView – Hello July!

BargainView By Monica Barber Hello July! Hope you’re ready for the Summer, Modesto because it’s ready for you. Today finds Ms. M by the pool sipping iced tea and reading a murder mystery. She’s been trying her hand at the Summer Reading Challenge at the Downtown Modesto Library this year. Good news dolls, the challenge […]

By June 28, 2018 Read More →
5 questions with Josephine Johnson

5 questions with Josephine Johnson

5 questions with Josephine Johnson Written by Monica Barber   As a singer-songwriter, Josephine Johnson has continued to create music that resonates with the hearts of her listeners. Josephine is a talented instrumentalist switching between ukulele and guitar in her live performances. More often than not her songs are an insight into her life and tell the tales […]

By June 21, 2018 Read More →
FitView – Fitness Bursts

FitView – Fitness Bursts

By Efren Martinez Fitness Bursts The standard has been set up for years, long workouts are the most beneficial to your overall health and life span. Or are they? Just recently all this has changed. New studies out now are continually starting to show that fitness bursts are and can be just as effective as […]

AllAges Pages

AllAges Pages

AllAgesView By Leia Johnson Spring is a tough act to follow, God created June -Al Bernstein It’s Gemini season! This means June should be spent with your friends doing things that are energetic and intellectual! This is a month to be conscious of your environment, figuratively and literally. Be sure to surround yourself with positive […]

RockabillyView – Blues fest June 23rd

RockabillyView – Blues fest June 23rd

RockabillyView By Jennifer Allsup Modesto Blues Festival makes another comeback! John Black and Peer Recovery presents Bill Clinton Chicken Whisky Band. With Mr. Clifton’s new project coming from Fresno California he is no stranger to playing music in the Modesto Area. Bill started many years ago as a guitar player for the MAMA Winning Mofo […]

5 Questions with The Spicy Latina, Serena Gamboa

5 Questions with The Spicy Latina, Serena Gamboa

5 Questions with The Spicy Latina, Serena Gamboa By Monica Barber   Some people have a better knack at being completely comfortable with themselves than others are. They’re the types who are at ease instantly in a new situation, and seem as natural to the environment the way the sun looks perfect no matter where […]

By June 11, 2018 Read More →
Amy Grant comes to the Fruit Yard

Amy Grant comes to the Fruit Yard

The new Fruit Yard Amphitheater and Richter Entertainment Group are proud to announce their first concert featuring Grammy award-winning artist Amy Grant.  Amy Grant will be joined by contemporary Christian artist Tim Timmons for a night of inspiration, stories, songs and more in the comfort of our new amphitheater among our famous fruit orchards. Amy […]

By June 11, 2018 Read More →