Community

Modesto is our town. There are tons of things that make it great. There are a bunch of things that we can do to make it better. We can volunteer, help others, give ideas, talk a lot, gather together, get a new job and a variety of things. We try to make it easier to find some community resources to make life better and more fun.

When a friend comes up to you and complains, “I would really like to volunteer, but I don’t know where to go”, you have a snappy answer. Here are some organizations that really need help. Whether you have time, money, ideas or all of the above, please contact these organizations and help our community. Every project, no matter how small will have a positive impact. There are so many things in Modesto that make our community great. This page has a variety of resources to help make you aware of things that we all can do in our city. Here are some main issues that you need to know.

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Waiting for Our Ship

Waiting for Our Ship

SongwriterView: Waiting For Our Ship By Patty Castillo Davis Hearts and flowers, the ultimate culmination for the Church of the NFL, a groundhog, some dead presidents, letting the good times roll, the Day the Music Died-all worthy of observance this month, this Leap Year, this last time before the thaw.February ushers out the frigid temps […]

By February 16, 2020 Read More →
Seven Guitars at Gallo Center for the Arts

Seven Guitars at Gallo Center for the Arts

Seven Guitars at Gallo Center for the ArtsBy Tasha Wilson This month is almost over. However, you have just about 48 hours – Enough time for you to go out and get your tickets to see August Wilson’s Seven Guitars! It’s playing at the Gallo Center for the Arts this weekend! The show will go […]

By February 12, 2020 Read More →
BargainView – February is Where the Heart Is.

BargainView – February is Where the Heart Is.

By Monica Barber It’s said that home is where the heart is and there’s plenty of love to go around in our hometown. Ms. M has spent this winter morning enjoying a Mocha at Preservation Coffee before devoting a little love to her favorite downtown Modesto locales. While taking a stroll in the wonderfully cool […]

By February 12, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
ArtView – Love Month

ArtView – Love Month

Art View By Jim Christiansen It is that love month, February. This year with an extended leap day along with Valentine’s Day. More time to express love for art and local artists. That love of art and artists and art events, main reason I write this column. After mourning losses last month with the year […]

ZenView – Benevolence

ZenView – Benevolence

ZenView Mary Layton Benevolence Do you know that song “Show me what love is“? Just heard it again the other day on AGT. Pets, no doubt, are the best in showing us what love is. Thank God for them. But when it comes to relationships with humans many of us wonder what love is, how […]

By February 12, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
Valentine’s View – Valentines for Single People

Valentine’s View – Valentines for Single People

Valentine’s View Valentines for the Single People By Victoria Popoff When we were in elementary school, we’d exchange Valentines Day cards and treats to everyone in our class, giddy with excitement. It was a day to celebrate friendship, your peers and what innocent love looked like. When we all got older, it morphed into a […]

Interview: Sterling Fountain

Interview: Sterling Fountain

By Tasha Wilson I should not be doing a simple article/interview on the history of the family lineage that Mrs. Sterling Fountain has here in Modesto, California. Instead, I should be writing a book about her life! Better yet, I should be drafting a movie script! Surely, her story would follow-up with an Oscar Award-winning […]

By February 6, 2020 Read More →
Epic Modesto All-Star Music Event on Saturday night!

Epic Modesto All-Star Music Event on Saturday night!

Featuring the 2017 winner of Best Male Vocalist at the Gallo Center’s Valley Talent Project, this performance will showcase Joe Barretta’s exceptional artistry as a singer, songwriter and guitarist, and as a HUGE bonus Joe will be joined by a line-up of Modesto music all-stars: pianist/vocalist Tim Allen, bassist Steve Ashman, guitarist/vocalist Patty Castillo Davis, […]

By February 5, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
Re-ignite your Resolutions!

Re-ignite your Resolutions!

FitView: Re-ignite your Resolutions! By Efren Martinez It’s February and time has flown right by us since we made those New Year’s Resolution to eat healthier, exercise and lose some weight. Last month you were all in and hit the gym running. You’re not alone if by now you’ve pushed those healthy resolutions aside. Back […]

Puppy Love – Rescue Your Love

Puppy Love – Rescue Your Love

Puppy Love Shelter Pets By Abigail Murphy We know that some of our closest loved ones on Valentine’s Day are the pets we celebrate and take care of everyday! They love us unconditionally. If you are married, single or looking, Valentine’s Day is always good when you have your pets. As in real life, there […]

By February 3, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
Blues&JazzView – Blue Monday Twice a Month

Blues&JazzView – Blue Monday Twice a Month

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson Blue Monday Party Jam goes to twice a month Blue Monday Party returns to its new home Café Urbano downtown Modesto every second and fourth Monday of the month. The blue Monday House Band will continue to have special guests and help promote other live music events in the Downtown. Monday […]

By February 3, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
GreetingsView – The Month of Love

GreetingsView – The Month of Love

Greetings Friends February is the month of Love. Well heck, every month should be the month of love right? But this is a really special month at our house. Not only is this the month of love, it is Heart Health month and that means a lot to me. It is also special as both […]

By February 3, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
ChefView: For Great Q it’s Doc’s

ChefView: For Great Q it’s Doc’s

Hey Positive Peeps! It has been a while since I have shared a “Fun Food Ride” with you guys and it sure feels good to be back! I couldn’t have returned at a better time either, because I’m covering my favorite food subject: SOUL FOOD!

By February 3, 2020 Read More →
fotoView – Adrian Mendoza

fotoView – Adrian Mendoza

fotoView by Chris Murphy You know we love photos of Modesto and the surrounding area. Heck, we even have VIEW in our name. Every year there is a great show presented in February called fotoModesto. This is run by local photographer David Schroeder who also currently runs the Mistlin Gallery. The first event was all […]

By January 31, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
GoModesto – Take a History Tour

GoModesto – Take a History Tour

Go Downtown Modesto Take a Tour! Want to learn about Modesto history. Grab your family and walk the Modesto Historic Cruise Route. Start in 10th St place and work your way down 10th, G 11th and back to K and see 25 information makers, loaded with Modesto music and cruising history fun facts. Each marker […]

By January 31, 2020 0 Comments Read More →