By March 2, 2016 Read More →

CommunityView – Be A Neighbor

Introducing Neighborhood Spotlights
By Maryann Spikes

The ViewCrew would like to put a spotlight on your neighborhood to showcase everything you love about living in it. Neighbors moving into your neighborhood want to know what’s good in the ‘hood. Send your neighbors’ answers to Maryann at<> and yours may be the next neighborhood under the spotlight!

The Questions:

1. What is the name, boundaries, and character of your neighborhood?

2. How well do your neighbors know each other and collaborate for the good of the hood? Do you know the story of how that all got started?

3. What do you like best about living in your neighborhood?

4. Why initially drew you and other neighbors to move to this neighborhood?

5. Where in your neighborhood would you take an out-of-towner on a lazy Sunday afternoon?

How to Get Involved:

1. Join Modesto Neighborhoods, Inc to get your neighborhood connected:!

2. Start a neighborhood watch group:

3. Join, the social media platform for your neighborhood



Posted in: community

About the Author:

Maryann Spikes holds an Associate of Arts degree in Humanities through Modesto Junior College, manages the Positive Modesto News page on Facebook, and enjoys coordinating Orchard Park Neighborhood Alliance under the umbrella of Modesto Neighborhoods Inc. Her favorite local coffee shop is the Queen Bean, and she calls Redeemer home. Maryann and her husband, Lee, are very proud of their young men, Ethan and David. Email Maryann at with CommunityView story ideas.