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GreetingsView – It’s Fall!

Greetings Modesto Friends,

Step outside and breath in.
There is something really special about this time of year. In November, it finally feels like fall, the evenings are crisp and the smells are intense. The scent of pumpkin spice seems to be just about everywhere and appears magically like the smells at Disneyland and the clink of glasses celebrating family get togethers over Thanksgiving are truly special times, and bring back memories of every reunion and gathering.

Harvest in Modesto is amazing. Soup, Squash, Fall Colors, Turkey Trots, Jazz on 10th and 11th, Buskers on the corner for ModShop and those crisp evenings where we finally get to get our sweaters out. These are the changes that snap your nose and make you pay attention. The college kids come home for Thanksgiving and there is touch football in the parks, and bike rides to the Yogurt Mill, Saturday breakfasts at Deva after the Farmers Market and so many uniquely Modesto things to do. These are the times that family memories are made, whether you are young and just starting out, or a teen in high school, or a couple that have been here forever and have your favorite habits. It all comes together in the fall. This is going to an amazing coupe of months. Great events at the Gallo Center, Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving, school drama and music concerts, ModShop Craft Faire downtown after Thanksgiving, B93 Acoustic Christmas on Dec 2 at the State, Modesto Holiday Parade, Rockin’ Holidays in 10th St Place with Rockin’ Santa and snow beginning Dec 5 and for the first time ever in downtown Modesto (since the old ice rink burned down at JC in the 80s) we will have Modesto On Ice beginning on Nov 22 for fun for all ages and our Spirit of Giving Run on Dec 12 and then we are into the Nutcracker and then Christmas. Wow. This is going to be some fall winter roller coaster ride. Hang on and dig it. This is why ModestoView is here, so you don’t miss a thing. Check before you leave your home or office so you always know what is happening. We are here for you!

And last but not least, I am so very thankful. Beyond thankful actually. I am thankful that my family is healthy and that Madison and Ryan have settled here in Modesto and are surviving their home remodel, and Abbey is recovered from West Nile and is doing great at Berkeley. I am thankful for all of you that made donations to the CSUS One Purpose Scholarship program as we are making a solid bet on the future. I am thankful for my friends that mean so very much. I am truly lucky to have so many that feel like family and they are the reason that it is so wonderful to live here in Modesto. When I think of all the crazy things we think up do to, and then actually make it happen, we are all just crazy and love living here. From the MAMAs to Rockin’ Holiday or the Cruise Walk of Fame, we are creating wonderful memories for us and the people that come after.

Thank you to the awesome stellar businesses that advertise in ModestoView and help bring this magazine loaded with 100% goodness to the community. Thank you to the amazing team at Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group that works so hard for our company and allow us to be supportive to our community. Thank you so much for the bottom of my heart.

Can’t wait to see what we create and make next.
Wishing you the best Thanksgiving this season.

Chris Murphy
Founder and Publisher, 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.