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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Halloween Alternatives

Halloween Alternatives

Halloween will soon be upon us and this year many will be looking to celebrate differently. Here is a list of low to moderate risk activities to enjoy with the whole family.  Carving or decorating pumpkins with members of your household and displaying them Carving or decorating pumpkins outside, at a safe distance, with neighbors […]

By October 22, 2020 Read More →
Mc Henry Mansion Gift Store Now Open

Mc Henry Mansion Gift Store Now Open

The McHenry Visitor Center & Gift Store located at 924 15th Street in downtown Modesto, CA has reopened! The Gift Store is now open to the public from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, closed weekends. Masks and social distancing are required in the store and hand sanitizer is readily available. Customers who desire to […]

By October 15, 2020 Read More →
Stanislaus County Moves to Red Tier

Stanislaus County Moves to Red Tier

Stanislaus County Moves to Red Tier Stanislaus County – Stanislaus County has been cleared to move forward to Tier Two (Red Tier) per the Blueprint for a Safer Economy by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). The primary changes allowed under the state order as Stanislaus moves into this tier include:• Mall, outdoor malls, […]

By October 13, 2020 Read More →
Free Code Academy

Free Code Academy

BAY VALLEY TECH’S FREE CODE ACADEMY EXPERIENCING PHENOMENAL GROWTH AS STUDENTS LAND LOCAL TECH JOBS Modesto, Turlock and Patterson School Districts Join Stanislaus County Office of Education in Bay Valley Tech Partnership To Train 1,000 New Tech Workers MODESTO, CALIF., Oct. 13, 2020 — According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be 1.8 million software-related […]

By October 13, 2020 Read More →
Modesto Sound Fundraiser

Modesto Sound Fundraiser

MODESTO SOUND IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THEIR 15TH ANNUAL FUNDRAISER EVENT Modesto Sound is honored to invite the public to join us for this awesomeevent!!! Mark your calendars for November 21st from 5-7pm. We will bestreaming on Youtube-Modesto Sound. There will be live music with various artists that will please your ears. There will be […]

By October 11, 2020 Read More →
ZenView – Lost and Found

ZenView – Lost and Found

ZenView By Mary Layton Lost and Found Have you ever desperately searched for a lost item and while you were turning your house upside down looking for that thing, you found something else that you had been looking for a long time ago but had given up on ever finding again? I have. It’s one […]

By October 9, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
BargainView – Soak up the Spooky Season

BargainView – Soak up the Spooky Season

Soak up the Spooky Season! By Monica Barber October is here! It is the centerpiece of Fall and everyone’s favorite spooky part of the season. The pumpkins are being carved, pies are being made and the costumes are about to come out. Walking her favorite pooches on this wonderful autumn day in Modesto, Ms. M […]

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 […]

Visit Modesto Launches Podcast

Visit Modesto Launches Podcast

Visit Modesto is excited to launch their podcast channel to help visitors, and locals, learn more about what’s unique and cool about Modesto by talking with locals in the know. They visit with Darin Jesberg, a founder of the Dry Creek Trail Coalition supporting biking and cycling in the area. There’s a fact filled interview […]

By October 8, 2020 Read More →
Healthy Aging Association Dignity At Home Program

Healthy Aging Association Dignity At Home Program

Are you an older adult 60 years or older who has fallen or at risk of falling? Do you need injury prevention solutions added to your home at no cost? Please call Healthy Aging Association for the Dignity At Home Program (209) 558-8698 to apply for fall prevention home modifications and education to keep you […]

AuthorView: Ride Sharing

AuthorView: Ride Sharing

Modesto crime writer Mike Monson has independently published RIDE SHARING, a book that is described on the back cover as: “37 stories, vignettes, and sketches based on Mike Monson’s two years working as an Uber and Lyft driver in Northern California. Some of the material is verbatim accounts of events, some of it is completely […]

By October 4, 2020 Read More →
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 →
Music in the Nineties

Music in the Nineties

BigView: Music in the NinetiesBy Middagh Goodwin Original music in the early nineties shifted, hair metal and new wave were old news and grunge, punk and Ska had not taken a stranglehold just quite yet but they were all circling and making waves. This was certainly the case in places like Modesto and the 209. […]

By October 2, 2020 Read More →
GoModesto – VOTE!

GoModesto – VOTE!

Go Modesto Vote! Simply Vote. This may be the most consequential election in modern history. You need to research the issues, what people actually stand for, what they have done and what they say they will do and filter out the social media, the conspiracy theories and use your voice to vote. It is what […]

GreetingsView – Fall Memories and Possibilities

GreetingsView – Fall Memories and Possibilities

Greetings Friends I don’t really know if we are at the mid-point of the COVID pandemic or not, but with all that is happening and the uncertainty out there, it has been really good for us at ModestoView to be looking back through Modesto’s 150 years, a decade at a time. It has been a […]