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HolidayView

Holiday ViewBy Middagh Goodwin Tis the Season and good tidings too all. None of us have experienced a year quite like this before in our lives and we can all enjoy a bit of Holiday Cheer. Enjoy these annual events in their altered states and remember to be kind to each other(Santa is watching.) This […]

By November 30, 2020 Read More →
Non Profit View: Time for Giving

Non Profit View: Time for Giving

Non Profit View:Time for Giving By Middagh Goodwin Our local charitable organizations and non profits do so much for our community all year long. This year unfortunately most of their fundraisers have been severely altered or cancelled altogether due to the Worldwide pandemic. For this month Non Profit View we are not going to focus […]

By November 29, 2020 Read More →
FW: AllAgesView – Donations for Fall

FW: AllAgesView – Donations for Fall

All Ages View By Sofia Johnson Happy November Modesto! This month I would like to take the time to tell you about Interfaith Ministries (IMF), a service organization fighting for the health of our citizens. Whether it is providing healthy food options through Feed Modesto Programs or giving access to emotional support through Humanitarian Services, […]

By November 22, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
AuthorView – Ride Sharing

AuthorView – Ride Sharing

AuthorView Ride Sharing by Mike Monson By Chris Murphy I have always loved short stories. Maybe it is because of my ADD attention span, but these little episodes of writing are good for me. Mike Monson is one of Modesto’s prolific authors. Our area is really fortunate with amazing literary talent. I opened this book […]

By November 22, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
Center for Human Services Crab Feed

Center for Human Services Crab Feed

8thANNUAL OAKDALE CRAB FEED TICKETS ON SALE TO BENEFIT OAKDALE RESIDENTS  WHO: Center for Human Services Oakdale Family Resource and Counseling Center (FRC)  WHAT: Crab Feed fundraiser to raise money for the Oakdale FRC’s numerous programs for children, families and individuals. The Oakdale FRC will be celebrating their 10-year anniversary in 2021. This year the […]

By November 18, 2020 Read More →

Food & Drink

FoodView – Harvest Moon is Back!

FoodView – Harvest Moon is Back!

FoodView Harvest Moon By Chris Murphy I learned to love Harvest Moon soon after moving back to Modesto in 1996. After we bought our house, we decide to remodel and had no kitchen. So with our 1-year old and our 6-year old in tow, we explored looking for places to dine out. We had already […]

By November 1, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
GoModesto – Shop Local

GoModesto – Shop Local

Go Modesto This year, it is more important than ever to shop local. Our local businesses have been hit so very hard this year. Even if you are not confortable dining indoors, or being inside, you can purchase a gift card at nearly every local restaurant and business. Please consider starting here. Local businesses like […]

By November 1, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
FoodView – Tresetti’s, A Downtown Original

FoodView – Tresetti’s, A Downtown Original

FoodView By Chris Murphy Tresetti’s – a 90s Start Up and Great Today Some people just have to be first, and back in 1994, downtown Modesto was in trouble. The 80s saw many closures and something good had to happen. Mitch and Tammy Maisetti were owners of the Tiki Lounge. In 1993 the Graffiti Cruise […]

FoodView – Dining Al Fresco

FoodView – Dining Al Fresco

FoodView Dining Al Fresco By Chris Murphy There is a huge change happening in our world of dining. Outside is the new inside and our local restaurants are fighting hard to stay alive and there’s creativity in the streets and parking lots and even drive-throughs. With the closing of indoor dining, outdoor became the solution […]

Modesto Openair Initiative

Modesto Openair Initiative

MODESTO OPENAIR INITIATIVEThe City has launched the Modesto OpenAir Temporary Outdoor Dining Initiative. This initiative is in response to Governor Newsom’s July 1, 2020 and Stanislaus County Public Health order of July 13, 2020 prohibiting indoor food service. Restaurants may use this opportunity to expand seating outdoors to remain open while mitigating the spread of […]

By August 1, 2020 Read More →

Event Calendar

GoModesto: VMI Rocks

GoModesto: VMI Rocks

Go Modesto: VMI RocksThe Valley Music Institute year-end concerts will take place the year at Harvest Moon 1213 I St. Modesto, December Wednesday, 9 at 6 pm, Sunday 13 at 10 am, and 16 at 5 pm. Several bands from the school of rock will perform each night, schedule to be determined. Each year VMI […]

By November 30, 2020 Read More →
VirtualPerformingView

VirtualPerformingView

Virtual PerformingView By Chris Murphy We are in uncharted waters now for the performing arts. Some of our local companies are doing some wonderful live performances, that are streamed to audiences. Upside is that maybe more people can experience these shows, but the downside is that the beauty of live performances is the audience feedback. […]

GoModesto: Somebody Scream

GoModesto: Somebody Scream

GoModesto: ModStock goes Virtual Somebody Scream! This year ModStock sponsored by Robert’s Automotive celebrates ten years. Normally Darin Morris’s VMI School of Rock would host the event at Graceada Park on the last weekend of Summer with 50 plus youth and probands performing. This year due to the global pandemic ModStock is going virtual and […]

By July 24, 2020 Read More →
Livin in These Tryin Times

Livin in These Tryin Times

Jazz and BluesView: Livin’ in these Tryin’ TimesBy Eric Benson Where have you all been? It has been a minute but I have not got out much Governator’s orders. It has been a while since I have seen a lot of my friends except on social media sharing what juice they had for breakfast, belting […]

By May 31, 2020 Read More →
Virtual Graffiti Summer 2020

Virtual Graffiti Summer 2020

It’s Virtually Graffiti Summer! By Chris Murphy @modestochris So much has changed in the last few months and things continue to change daily. There were some really big plans that have been cancelled due to the pandemic, but there are some smaller events that still may happen. We will do our best to keep our […]

Music

GoModesto: VMI Rocks

GoModesto: VMI Rocks

Go Modesto: VMI RocksThe Valley Music Institute year-end concerts will take place the year at Harvest Moon 1213 I St. Modesto, December Wednesday, 9 at 6 pm, Sunday 13 at 10 am, and 16 at 5 pm. Several bands from the school of rock will perform each night, schedule to be determined. Each year VMI […]

By November 30, 2020 Read More →
MAMA Awards 2020

MAMA Awards 2020

MAMAView Virtual MAMA 2020 By Chris Murphy Everyone is sick of hearing it by now, but this year has upended so many of our community events and traditions. We all miss the things we used to do, but we need to do the right thing. One of the hardest hit has been live music and […]

By November 5, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
MAMAView Celebrating in a Pandemic

MAMAView Celebrating in a Pandemic

MAMAView: Celebrating in a Pandemic By Middagh Goodwin MAMA Radio first aired on Monday, November 25th at 5 pm on KCBP 95.5 FM and has been going strong ever since playing the music by artists from the greater 209 area code, all genres going back decades. Who could have imagined the hardships musicians and artists would start […]

By November 5, 2020 Read More →
UnpluggedView: Homeward Bound

UnpluggedView: Homeward Bound

UnpluggedView: Homeward Boundby Aaron Rowan When I grow up, I want to be like George Clooney in ‘Up In The Air’ and travel full-time for a living. This is one of my favorite movies. Modesto even gets mentioned as one of Clooney’s destinations. Much like his character, I am most at home when I’m out […]

By November 3, 2020 Read More →
MetalView: The 209 Scene 2000-2010

MetalView: The 209 Scene 2000-2010

Metal View: The “209” Metal Scene 2000-2010By Mike Vanek Check out his blog Mike Vanek Sucks Hello friends and neighbors. It’s your old friend Mike Vanek and I still suck!! I’ve come out of hiding to talk about possibly the best ten years in the history of the Modesto area Metal scene 2000-2010. I could […]

By November 1, 2020 Read More →

Stage Art

ArtView: Red Letter Day

ArtView: Red Letter Day

Art View By Jim Christiansen It’s a red-letter day, we’ve reached the red tier, there is hope for the holidays. Thanksgiving this month, but this year you will have to wait for ModShop 2021. Red tier status does mean more opening of museums and galleries, so you will find Mistlin Gallery open limited hours, mask […]

By November 4, 2020 Read More →
MSO Virtual Youth Orchestra Concert

MSO Virtual Youth Orchestra Concert

MODESTO SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA TO PRESENT  VIRTUAL CONCERT NOVEMBER 18 MODESTO, CA – The Modesto Symphony Youth Orchestra (MSYO), led by Music Director Ryan Murray, will open its 45th season with a virtual concert on Wednesday, November 18 at 7:00 pm. The virtual performance will feature both MSYO orchestras performing pieces including Pachelbel’s Canon and Bizet’s […]

By October 29, 2020 Read More →
Strut Performing Arts

Strut Performing Arts

Strut Performing ArtsOn Site Winter Session 2020Classes begin Monday, November 2nd!    DRUM ROLL PLEASE …We are opening for our Winter  2020 Session ON SITE!! After careful consideration and guidance from local officials, SPA developed a weekly schedule that we feel would best suit our students and will allow our dancers of all ages / levels, […]

By October 28, 2020 Read More →
VirtualPerformingView

VirtualPerformingView

Virtual PerformingView By Chris Murphy We are in uncharted waters now for the performing arts. Some of our local companies are doing some wonderful live performances, that are streamed to audiences. Upside is that maybe more people can experience these shows, but the downside is that the beauty of live performances is the audience feedback. […]

Art View: Ever-Evolving ARt

Art View: Ever-Evolving ARt

Art ViewJim Christiansen For October and November, the pandemic has knocked out two Annual favorite art events until 2021. Stanislaus Artist Open Studio scheduled for October 10 and 11, has been rescheduled to April of next year. ModShop posted that 2020 event has been cancelled, to resume in 2021. One art event that will take […]

By October 3, 2020 Read More →

Community

GoModesto: VMI Rocks

GoModesto: VMI Rocks

Go Modesto: VMI RocksThe Valley Music Institute year-end concerts will take place the year at Harvest Moon 1213 I St. Modesto, December Wednesday, 9 at 6 pm, Sunday 13 at 10 am, and 16 at 5 pm. Several bands from the school of rock will perform each night, schedule to be determined. Each year VMI […]

By November 30, 2020 Read More →
HolidayView

HolidayView

Holiday ViewBy Middagh Goodwin Tis the Season and good tidings too all. None of us have experienced a year quite like this before in our lives and we can all enjoy a bit of Holiday Cheer. Enjoy these annual events in their altered states and remember to be kind to each other(Santa is watching.) This […]

By November 30, 2020 Read More →
Non Profit View: Time for Giving

Non Profit View: Time for Giving

Non Profit View:Time for Giving By Middagh Goodwin Our local charitable organizations and non profits do so much for our community all year long. This year unfortunately most of their fundraisers have been severely altered or cancelled altogether due to the Worldwide pandemic. For this month Non Profit View we are not going to focus […]

By November 29, 2020 Read More →
Center for Human Services Crab Feed

Center for Human Services Crab Feed

8thANNUAL OAKDALE CRAB FEED TICKETS ON SALE TO BENEFIT OAKDALE RESIDENTS  WHO: Center for Human Services Oakdale Family Resource and Counseling Center (FRC)  WHAT: Crab Feed fundraiser to raise money for the Oakdale FRC’s numerous programs for children, families and individuals. The Oakdale FRC will be celebrating their 10-year anniversary in 2021. This year the […]

By November 18, 2020 Read More →
ZenView – New Energy

ZenView – New Energy

By Mary Layton New Energy I have been busy lately, the days go by so fast and some days I forgot if I’ve eaten. There’s so much to do, projects, daily chores, organizing, reorganizing, helping friends move, out of the old and in with the new. I seem to be in perpetual motion. I’ve been […]

By November 5, 2020 0 Comments Read More →

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