Author Archive: Brandilyn Mitchell

Bring on the rain, and a bottle of Wonky & Wry's Honey Braggot Ale.
Loves to roast marshmallows over a fire.

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KidsView: Happy Artists Create Art Studio

KidsView: Happy Artists Create Art Studio

Happy Artists CreateBy Brandilyn Mitchell “Every child is an artist until he’s told he’s not an artist.” – John Lennon       It’s been pummeled into our brains that ages 0-5 are the most important for life-long development. Every parenting class hammers that into you. But there are so many nuances to that statement. It’s a […]

By December 15, 2023 Read More →
KidsView Winter Break Fun Cookie Decorating Kits

KidsView Winter Break Fun Cookie Decorating Kits

KidsView Winter Break Fun Cookie Decorating Kits In the “Winter Fun” series, we will introduce you to some seriously awesome things to do with your kiddos over winter break. Seasonal things (or in the warm indoors!) to keep your littles entertained for 3 whole weeks.  One of our favorite things to do at home is decorating […]

By December 11, 2023 Read More →
Cluedupp Games: Wizards and Wizardry

Cluedupp Games: Wizards and Wizardry

Cluedupp Games: Wizards and WizardryTeam #BrewView joined hundreds of players Saturday morning to play a virtual game much like Pokemon Go and Ingress, in the streets of Downtown Modesto. We started at Mocha Magic for some warm drinks and sweet treats, then went as far as the Gallo Center for the Arts, the Police Station, […]

By December 10, 2023 Read More →
BrewView Seasonal Libations

BrewView Seasonal Libations

By November 30, 2023 Read More →
Cluedupp Games: Beauty and the Beast

Cluedupp Games: Beauty and the Beast

Cluedupp Games: Beauty and the BeastTeam #BrewView joined hundreds of players Saturday morning to play a virtual game much like Pokemon Go and Ingress, in the streets of Downtown Modesto.  Starting at the Gallo Center for the Arts, going as far as 5 points and back, players got a glimpse of everything DoMo has to […]

By November 4, 2023 Read More →
Carnegie Arts Center Monthly Kids Craft Saturday Studio

Carnegie Arts Center Monthly Kids Craft Saturday Studio

Carnegie Arts Center Monthly Saturday StudioBy Brandilyn Mitchell My little and I recently attended the Toddler “Let’s Explore Art!” class offered at the Carnegie Arts Center. Our teacher told us about the monthly drop-in craft for kiddos, called “Saturday Studio”, held one Saturday each month. For the low price of $5, your kid can make a […]

By October 30, 2023 Read More →
BrewView: Indigeny Reserve Autumn Festival

BrewView: Indigeny Reserve Autumn Festival

BrewView: Indigeny Reserve Autumn Festival By Brandilyn & Christopher Mitchell  Nestled in the gorgeous woods of Tuolumne County in the city of Sonora, is a barn surrounded by several groves of apple trees. Those groves were purchased by Jay & Judy Watson back when Indigeny Reserve was just an idea. At first, he sold the […]

By September 30, 2023 Read More →
KidsView: Macedo Mini Acre, our Local Alpaca Farm

KidsView: Macedo Mini Acre, our Local Alpaca Farm

KidsView: Macedo Mini Acre, our Local Alpaca FarmBy Brandilyn MitchellEvery year, Macedo Mini Acre, owned by Larry and Maureen Macedo, participate in National Alpaca Day by opening the farm for kids to come tour the farm, feed alpacas, and learn about their wool. The tours are in hour-long increments, for only $5 a person. Larry […]

By September 25, 2023 Read More →
Carnegie Arts Center Turlock Kid’s Classes

Carnegie Arts Center Turlock Kid’s Classes

Carnegie Arts Center Kid’s ClassesBy Brandilyn Mitchell My little and I recently attended the Toddler “Let’s Explore Art!” class offered at the Carnegie Arts Center. It was a four-week long class geared towards littles ages 4-6. It was really fun getting to explore art using play. In this sensory based class taught by Mrs. Alyssa […]

By September 5, 2023 Read More →
BrewView: Track 424 Keeping It Simple

BrewView: Track 424 Keeping It Simple

Track 424: Keeping it SimpleBy Brandilyn Mitchell I wasn’t expecting to be blown away when I parked my car in the Sciabica’s parking lot, mentally preparing myself for a BrewView interview. In fact, I wasn’t even sure I was in the right place. When I walked into the gift shop and saw dozens of flavors […]

By September 2, 2023 Read More →
Kids View: Local Children’s Author Maureen Lemos Helps Kids to Fall in Love with Cows

Kids View: Local Children’s Author Maureen Lemos Helps Kids to Fall in Love with Cows

Kids View: Local Children’s Author Maureen Lemos Helps Kids to Fall in Love with CowsBy Brandilyn Mitchell    While shopping the Thursday Modesto Certified Farmers Market recently, I met Maureen Lemos-a children’s author of two books, “Clarice the Red Cow” and “Clarice the Red Cow Has a Surprise”. Her booth caught my eye because there […]

By August 18, 2023 Read More →
BrewView: Tap Travelers: Their Taps Travel to You

BrewView: Tap Travelers: Their Taps Travel to You

Tap Travelers: Their Taps Travel to YouBy Brandilyn MitchellThere’s nothing better than locally-crafted brews like beer, wine and cider — that is, unless they roll up to your event in a custom restored 1964 GMC Panel truck.Tap Travelers, owned by Julie Amaral and Monica Farhat, serves local beers, ciders and wines like Tapped Apple Cider, […]

By August 1, 2023 Read More →
Zinc House Farms Family Farm Day

Zinc House Farms Family Farm Day

KidsView: Zinc House Farms Family Farm DayBy Brandilyn MitchellZinc House Farms, located on Highway 120 in Escalon, offers a kids program designed to spark curiosity and foster a love for the earth in children of all ages. It allows your littles to dive into the world of sustainable farming and experience the joy of learning, […]

BrewView: Lucca Winery Delights

BrewView: Lucca Winery Delights

BrewView: Lucca Winery Delights By Christopher &  Brandilyn Mitchell Lucca Winery is a great little hidden gem in Ripon. If you thought good wine was only in Lodi, I am here to tell you otherwise. You’ll find it nestled in a luscious peach orchard, with plenty of parking, tables and shade. When the weather is […]

Kids View: Local Children’s Author Amy Phillips Grips Kid’s Attention with a Unique Character

Kids View: Local Children’s Author Amy Phillips Grips Kid’s Attention with a Unique Character

Kids View: Local Children’s Author Amy Phillips Grips Kid’s Attention with a Unique CharacterBy Brandilyn Mitchell    The Ripon Farmers Market is *the market* to bring your kids to. Not only because of the huge grassy area for them to play tag, ball, gymnastics or what have you-but the story time area, the Montessori kitchen, the […]