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Greetings View – February is the Cutest Thing

Greetings Modesto Friends

Awwww, isn’t February the cutest thing. February is always that time of year when shake off our January, start to make sure our year is all planned out and it is also time for serious cuteness and endless adorableness. When you think of that song, a “My Favorite Things”, it really does cheer you up, “Raindrops on roses & whiskers on kittens”. When you are down, had a tough day or feeling blue, when you think about the good things in your life, it brings you back and cheers you up. Even Life of Brian says “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life”. That is what February is all about to me. The wreckage of failed or unreachable New Year’s resolutions are in the rear view mirror and we are about to spring ahead toward the future.

Take time Modesto to find the adorable, the cute, the special and the truly fun things about living in our community. If you have great ideas, tell us so we can help spread the word so more people learn about them. I am counting on you, my ModestoView friends to be the leaders, the helpers and the cheerleaders about things we are doing, need do to and can do. We are a “Can do” group of people.

Valentine’s Day is so much more than a night out to dinner or a bouquet of flowers, it is really a reminder to think about doing the little things, making sure people know how much you love them, that simple thank you note, or that extra kiss before you leave to work. So make your Valentine’s Day everyday, not just February 14.

I love the rain. And we are all so very lucky that we have been getting some thumping rain storms and the mountains have the biggest snowpack in 5 year. Not only do we celebrate some drought relief, we can ski. Dare I think it? Spring skiing? That would be fantastic and our farmers are getting much needed relief and our aquifers are filling up again. Let’s hope it keeps going. We love the rain so much we even put a rainy day on the cover of this issue featuring one of Modesto’s most #adorable couple.

This is a fast month. Not only is it physically short, but everything is happening so quickly. If you can believe it, Mardi Gras at Tresettis is happening on Feb 6 and the month is loaded with crab feeds and great music events. It is a leap year so we get an extra whole day, but we wrap up the month at the State Theatre for the Academy Awards on the big screen. How do you say “this is all a blur” in 10 different languages. Anyone how does this and sends me the answers, will get a cool ModestoView prize.

This month we really think about matters of the heart. We have some dating tips for young lovers, we have fantastic events and contests for couples all over the community and we even take time to talk about heart safety and staying healthy and recognizing the sounds and feelings of both heart break and heart ache. We want you all to stick around to share more great Modesto area events together.

Modesto is filled with fantastic people. This is what makes our community special. We love our Modesto friends and family. We love living here and we love sharing good times and even the bad times if we all have each other to make sure we all have each other’s backs. Modesto is about teamwork, friendship and love, and few people exemplify this like Grace Lieberman. You can meet here on page 14.

Our February goal is to: Find the good, Find the interesting, Find the creative, Find the adorable and then celebrate them all together. Let’s make sure the world knows the good stuff. We need to make sure that our visitors have a fantastic experience while they are here.

Looking forward to a love filled February,
Chris Murphy
Publisher / Founder – ModestoView<>




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About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.