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Greetings from ModestoView | 03-17-2020

Greetings Friends!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day.   I wish you a special Irish greeting from our Murphy family.     
It is a very different week and there are many things changing that may be permanent, but hopefully most are temporary as we work through the COVID-19 situation.  First of all, we want all of our friends to be safe and healthy as we have lots to look forward to in the future.  At the same time, we need to keep our local economy going so that our local businesses stay afloat.     

We have a new top 10 format of things that you can do for take out, to go, virtual or otherwise.    There are some really good ideas to really explore during this time.  Now is the time to try a restaurant you may not have experienced before with Grubhub or Doordash.  All of your fave places can prepare your meal to go so you can stop by and pick it up.   If you are working from home, maybe it is time to explore some remodeling other upgrades.  There are some great stories of people helping people with child care or shopping for the elderly.   We can all lend a hand during these tough time, but let’s all make sure that we continue to support our local businesses and keep as many of our dollars local as possible.    

I hope you will take time to explore have over a decade of great stories, interviews, ideas, profiles and history lessons online.  You will learn something fun in the digital pages of ModestoView.  We are here for you all, giving you as much up to date information, letting you know what events are still happening and ways for your to have a good time in town, whether it is a group of 10 six feet apart or all alone.   It’s a good time to ride your bike on the trail, go for a walk, paint a picture and grab a cup of coffee.  Remember-  Soap AND warm water for 20 seconds will break down the COVID virus so you really don’t need the scarce hand sanitizer. 
We are working hard on the April ModestoView.  We will be there for you, in print and on time as we need to all work together to get the most out of our days and the time we have.  Be safe, have fun and live local.   

Thanks so much for being a regular reader –   Chris Murphy 

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Check-in on older neighbors, friends, and family members
Order Take-Out or delivery from your Favorite Local Restuarant
Buy a Gift Certificate from one of our local Theatres, the Gallo, the State, Prospect
Buy a Gift Certificate from your favorite local business 
Do a virtual tour of a museum
Create an activity schedule for your kids 
Read a book or watch a documentary with the family
Do some Spring Cleaning
Tune into KCBP 95.5 FM Modesto’s Community Radio 
Read the ModestoView online

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National Women’s History Month

The Future is Female
By Patty Castillo Davis

While the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad vastly increased the pace of urbanization, agricultural development, and industrialization which integrated California, the women who lived in and around 1870 in the newly established albeit, the unruly village of Modesto did not enjoy progress the same way as their male counterparts. Employment roles of servitude in saloons and in brothels were the eventual offerings in this wild west settlement for many women. On September 6, eleven hundred miles away in Laramie, Wyoming, Louisa Ann Swain became the first woman in the United States to vote in a general election. Read More

InterView: Trish Christensen

By Chris Murphy

The Modesto Chamber of Commerce has been a vital part of Modesto for over 100 years. As Modesto evolved in the early 1900s, it was all about our commerce, getting our goods and services to market and helping new businesses get started. The small and local business really is the key to a healthy economy. When we keep the dollars local, good things happen in our community and when we do business with people we know, it creates a great city. The Modesto Chamber of Commerce is there today, bringing local business together. This year, the Chamber took a bold step and named a community volunteer, fundraiser, non-profit event coordinator, and active school parent to the CEO position. Trish Christensen takes over the Modesto Chamber in a challenging time. Read More

Free Transit during Go Green Week

By ModestoView

Modesto, CA — The four transit providers in Stanislaus County, including Ceres Area Transit (CAT), Modesto Area Express (MAX), Stanislaus County Regional Transit (StaRT), and Turlock Transit announced today that all rides on all fixed route buses will be free for passengers during Go Green Week (March 15-21, 2020) as part of a joint, free ride promotion.  This includes MAX to BART Commuter Express, MAX to ACE Commuter Express, and StaRT’s BART Commuter bus services, but excludes ADA Paratransit, Medivan, and Dial-a-Ride services. Read More 

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