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GreetingsView – Fall is Here!


Greetings Friends,

The fall breezes are blowing in, and with them, they are taking time away at an amazing pace. I’m sure you, just like me are wondering where our year went? We haven’t been sitting around, but we have been going from place to place, event to event and the days slip away. With the fall, we center ourselves around family and friends and find places that are simple and we embrace the makers who create simple hand made items and the smells of harvest food are richer than ever and those scents and sounds take us to a special place. If you can’t guess, I love this season.

We all need to take time to enjoy November. Take time to connect with people and really make sure that we embrace this time all the way through Thanksgiving. We cheer those businesses that are closed on Thanksgiving and we highlight the local craftspeople and the small businesses for Black Friday and Shop Small Saturday. It is all about making Modesto and our region strong. Our local businesses need to work together and it is up to us to make sure we spend our hard earned dollars here in our town. These are our friends, and dear ModestoView readers, you are the leaders in our town to champion our local spirit. I am counting on you to spread the good word about the positive aspects of our city. We need each other and I thank the local business that support us producing this magazine each month and hope that you will check them out first when you need goods and services.

You will discover cool new things here in the pages of Modesto, and we celebrate the accomplishments of our ViewCrew. This is a really special group of people that are the makers and creators in our community. Aaron Rowan has created the Moon & Sixpence Music and Art House. Middagh Goodwin is taking the Modesto Area Music Association to a new level, Eric Benson continues to make Blue Mondays special and I can’t thank them enough for being such a great champions for local music. This is all about more than just cool stuff, it is about creating a city, a scene, a place to live. We are lucky to have friends that create events like Chris and Kim Ricci, Kate Trompetter, Ruhi Sheikh, Sam Pierstorff, Barry Day and others that make an effort to improve our city and ModestoView is proud to help support their efforts.

We hope you enjoy your fall football, local school sports, the evening on the patios, the neighborhood gatherings and truly hope that you enjoy and celebrate all you are thankful for as transition into December. I hope you can come out and see play with my band Third Party at the Tom Petty Tribute show at the State Theatre on November 18 with four other amazing local bands. You will really like the show.

I am most of all thankful for my wife and kids, without whom, none of this would be worth doing. Times together are irreplaceable and treasure. I am thankful for all of my friends that really make everyday worthwhile and fun. You are all so important and if I don’t thank you enough, I am truly sorry and will try to do more.

We can make a difference if we are all staying positive and focusing on the good.
Thank you for reading,

Chris Murphy
Publisher & Founder, ModestoView
chrism@modestoview.com<mailto:chrism@modestoview.com>

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