GreetingsView- Happy March

Greetings Modesto Friends:

As a Murphy, March, and St. Patrick’s Day in particular, is one of our favorite times of the year. Why you ask? Because everyone is honorary Irish and a Murphy for a day and that means we are all family. That is what we have here at ModestoView with our ViewCrew and our amazing Modesto friends. We are so glad you are here, so glad you read ModestoView and we appreciate this conversation we have all year long. I, and my family of Murphy Girls toast and raise a pint to you all. We hope to see you at Murphy’s Pub at Luckyfest on the 12th and at P. Wexford’s on the 17th during this special month. We celebrate our community heritage and our relationships. Erin Go Bragh.

This year is going abnormally fast. Mardi Gras was early, February whizzed by and now it is March. Not only that, Before you can say St. Patrick’s Day, it will be Spring Break the last week of the month. So that is why this “Spring in to Action” issue is so important as we all get fit for the Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon and we pack up the family truckster for spring break vacations. So many things to do, so many places to see and so many people to meet around the greater Modesto Area. Plus the hills around Modesto are an emerald Irish green and it feels like Ireland for Spring Break.

We have a new View starting this month as we explore our local history. We need to know our own history. We have to know why our area is special and learn about the cool things that happened here and some of the places that are still here today to see. This month we find LaGrange and each month we will celebrate our authenticity, our reason for being, the real things that make the BRAND of what and who Modesto is. Who we are is the foundation what we say to the rest of the world. It is real, it is fun, it is exciting and the more we know about who we are and where we come from, the more civic pride we will create. That is why I started ModestoView 18 years ago, to celebrate our city and “Serve Civic Pride Daily”. That is our mission pure and simple. Oh yeah, and have a blast doing it. From the Gold Rush, to our agriculture and wine, to the birth of Rockabilly and as the intergalactic home of American Graffiti we have a lot to celebrate. This is who we are. Let’s fly our flag.

This issue would not be in your hands if it weren’t for the fabulous local businesses that advertise here. These are not just advertisers, they are our partners. This is like a race team and we are all working together to make sure it all works. They power our magazine and we power them with out amazing readers that shop local. We need to make sure that we shop local whenever we can. We don’t want to lose one more special business. Service and a smile, that is what we can all give each other so we make our community stronger.

Thank you for reading, thank you for being our ModestoView friends.
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.