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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 →
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 →
ZenView Friendship

ZenView Friendship

ZenView By Mary Layton Friendship To have a friend is a lucky thing. As Charlie Chaplin once said, you can buy a house but not a home, you can buy food but not an appetite, you can buy a bed but you can’t buy sleep, you can buy help but you cannot buy a friend. […]

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

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 →
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 – 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 →
ZenView2

ZenView2

ZenView By Mary Layton Making Decisions Making a decision isn’t always easy, especially when there are as many good reasons to do something as there are reasons not do it. My family and friends know that decision making isn’t my favorite thing. Mostly because I tend to consider all sides of a decision. So it […]

By December 9, 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 →
ArchitectureView -Artistic Bike Racks

ArchitectureView -Artistic Bike Racks

Architecture View Bob Barzan Artistic Bike Racks Bring a Touch of Beauty to the Design District Watch for more design changes in the coming months on the streets of the Modesto Design District and the Graffiti Cruise Route. The Downtown Design Group has selected three artistic bike rack designs for the area and they are […]

By June 1, 2014 Read More →
ArchitectureView – New Courthouse

ArchitectureView – New Courthouse

ArchitectureView By Bob Barzan New Courthouse Will Recreate Downtown Modesto will get a new courthouse. The building will be between 9th and 10th and G and H, about one block from the current courthouse and less than a block from the temporary make-shift courts in the old city hall building and in the Tower Building […]

ArchitectureView

ArchitectureView

ArchitectureView By Bob Barzan Bike Racks and Movies for Modesto Design District The Modesto Design District is already home to a few pieces of publicly displayed art and has several bike racks, but not near enough of either. The Modesto Art Museum is planning to increase their number with three artistic bike racks and this […]

By February 3, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
AllAgesView

AllAgesView

AllAgesView By Leia Johnson Football season is finally here and everyone’s getting excited! I’m looking forward to my third year of cheering for the Central Saints. The Saints are a Pop Warner football and cheer league in the Tri Valley Youth Football League or TVYFL. Being a member of Saints Cheer means we learn and […]

By August 29, 2013 0 Comments Read More →