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The Wine Cooler Revolution

The Wine Cooler Revolution

The Wine Cooler Revolution By Middagh Goodwin   Wine Coolers were all the rage in the 80’s and were created right here in the Central Valley. Basically a sangria packaged in a 12 oz bottle.  The original was California Cooler founded in 1976 by Lodi High School friends  Michael Crete and R. Stuart Bewley and by […]

By September 6, 2020 Read More →
The Arcade Craze of the 80s

The Arcade Craze of the 80s

Arcades have a long history but the Video Arcade is a product of the ’80s even though the first video arcade games were made in the ’70s. The January 1982 Time MAgazine cover story was the Video Game touting how most brought in over $400 a week in quarters and that there were 13,000 dedicated […]

By September 4, 2020 Read More →
Growing up in the Eighties in the Two Zero Nine

Growing up in the Eighties in the Two Zero Nine

MAMAView: Growing up in the Eighties in Two Zero Nine By Middagh Goodwin      Moving to a town that only had 8 exits off the Freeway(what kind of cultural wasteland was my parents moving us to) was a pretty big shock for a teenager from LA(and what classic 80 movie plots seemed to be […]

By September 1, 2020 Read More →
MAD Week 2020

MAD Week 2020

Modesto Architecture and Design Week Goes Virtual for 2020 By Bob Barzan After twelve successful years in real time and space, Modesto Architecture and Design Week returns in a new virtual format for 2020. Everyone, anywhere in the world can safely view the collection of exceptional short movies, take a virtual tour, explore fun kid’s […]

Benni’s Night at Prospect Theater Project 

Benni’s Night at Prospect Theater Project 

Benni’s Night at Prospect Theater Project    WHAT: Chef Christopher Bonora (Piccolo Benni’s) and Chef Paul Tremayne (Concetta) will be serving a wonderful drive-through dinner in support of Prospect Theater Project. Dinner will include a bottle of red or white wine specially selected by Chef Tremayne.  Tickets for Benni’s Night at Prospect Theater Project will be […]

By August 17, 2020 Read More →
MSO Virtual Recital

MSO Virtual Recital

MODESTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO PRESENTVIRTUAL RECITAL AUGUST 26Dan Flanagan in Recital, hosted by Ryan Murray   (From left to right: Violinist Dan Flanagan, MSO Associate Conductor Ryan Murray) MODESTO, CA – The Modesto Symphony Orchestra (MSO) will present a virtual recital featuring MSO Concertmaster Dan Flanagan and hosted by Associate Conductor Ryan Murray on Wednesday, […]

By August 17, 2020 Read More →
WellnessView – Positive in Negative Times

WellnessView – Positive in Negative Times

WellnessView By Victoria Popoff What’s there to be positive about in a world of NO? Uncertainty leads to anxiety, stress and feelings of overwhelming emotion. The unknown, and loss are traumatic and heavy. Here are some ways you can boost your mood, naturally. Science shows being around positive, happy people is contagious. We can socially […]

BrewView My Mimosas

BrewView My Mimosas

My Mimosasby Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell    My Mimosas, the brand new breakfast & brunch restaurant owned by Ediun Gallon, opened on July 12th in downtown Modesto, which is good news for locals. With the bar scene being non-existent these days, we know you’re always looking for alternatives. Never fear, My Mimosas is handling […]

By August 1, 2020 Read More →
ComedyView: Local Comedian’s Amazon Prime Special

ComedyView: Local Comedian’s Amazon Prime Special

ComedyView: A.J. DeMello Comedy Special available on Amazon Prime Everybody knows that to be a good comedian, you need three things: A sense of humor, horrible self-esteem, and reliable transportation. Well… 2 out of 3 ain’t bad. Local comedian A.J. DeMello comedy special: I Didn’t Drive Here Either is now available on Amazon Prime: https://amzn.to/3jeYVSY […]

By July 21, 2020 Read More →
BrewView: Desert Fox Brewing Story & Fuzio Poptails

BrewView: Desert Fox Brewing Story & Fuzio Poptails

BrewView by Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell The Desert Fox Brewing Story We’ve been waiting for the opening of Desert Fox Brewing Company for a few months now. They are a small 1 barrel brewery located in the back of Renegade Brewing Supplies, which we’ve written about a few times because they are awesome! Renegade Brewing […]

By July 1, 2020 Read More →
BrewView’s Grab-N-Go Etiquette

BrewView’s Grab-N-Go Etiquette

By Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell Slainte, friends! As of this writing, Stanislaus County is moving to Stage 2 reopening. As exciting as that is, we still need to practice Covid common sense, and to help you with that we’ve made a list of grab-n-go libations etiquette. Be respectful and nice while you’re out and […]

By June 20, 2020 Read More →
BrewView: How to Drink Amid Covid-19

BrewView: How to Drink Amid Covid-19

Hey fans, thanks for continuing to support local business this month during this crazy time. While pick-up and delivery is still an option for many local establishments, the alcohol industry is taking a hit, especially our small valley breweries and distilleries. As of this writing on 3/20/20, Tapped Apple Cider is open for grab and […]

By June 1, 2020 Read More →
Music is Good Medicine Part 2

Music is Good Medicine Part 2

Marirose Powell, Hero On The Frontline: Music Is Good Medicine Part 2By Patty Castillo Davis Marirose Powell currently lives in Lodi, a Stockton native, former Modesto resident, whose face is familiar in the Central Valley music community. A former constant in the downtown Modesto festival scene and in most every venue therein, it is a […]

BrewView Star Wars Home Edition

BrewView Star Wars Home Edition

BrewView Star Wars Home Edition By Christopher Mitchell and Brandilyn Brown May the Fourth be with you! This month we highly recommend conducting your own Star Wars marathon, and heck, you even have the time to watch the director’s cut versions. We created some tasty themed drinks for you to enjoy during your trip down […]

MAMA Virtual Live

MAMA Virtual Live

ModestoView and the Modesto Area Music Association have been live-streaming local artists since almost the beginning of the pandemic. We plan to continue our nightly broadcast through May and beyond if needed. We feel music is essential and the way we interact with each other and the musicians are memories that last a lifetime.  All […]

By April 30, 2020 Read More →