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Greetings from ModestoView | 09-18-2019

Greetings from ModestoView | 09-18-2019  
ModestoView News Letter

Greetings Friends! 

First off, thank you to all that donated to our Heart Walk team.  Our team was very successful and we made a good showing at the walk.  We appreciate your support.  I will be part of the Bow Tie Guys raising $ selling raffle tickets at the Power of the Purse on Thursday so I’ll be looking for you.  Coming soon will be our Walk a Mile in Her Shoes for Haven next year so stay tuned.   This is going to be a fun week after enjoying a bit of rain on Monday, we are in for cooler temps, which mean amazing evenings on the patios of our houses and restaurants.   On Thursday, enjoy Taste of McHenry Village and enjoy many treats, music, arts and crafts and a great night in the Village. You can get tix the night of the event.   Music in the Plaza gets exotic with Dharma Latin Jazz Friday evening and you really need to check this out and enjoy 10th St Plaza.  And the big annual taste treat of all is the Greek Food Festival at the Greek Church.  Enjoy the dancing, the coffee, the culture the food and have a lot of fun.  Don’t miss out on the Loukoumades.   You can get your country on with Billy Currington at the Fruit Yard on Friday. It is going to be a beautiful evening.  

Modesto has some amazing architecture and the MAD Week begins Saturday with the film kick off at the State Theatre.  Modesto Architecture and Design will be on display, with classes, tours, and craft events all week long.  Check out for the full week schedule.  It is a really cool Modesto experience.  

VOTE FOR MAMA!  Voting is now live for your favorite musician, event, venue, DJ, or band.   The winners will be announced at a Gala 20th Anniversary MAMA Awards at the State Theatre on October 15.  Vote now at 

If you are watching the Ken Burns series on Country Music, you will notice that they have regular talked about Modesto’s Maddox Brothers and Rose, but have not been mentioning Modesto or KTRB and the contribution of Fred Maddox’s slappin’ bass technique that changed music forever.   We hope that they cover more about Hillbilly Boogie / Rockabilly in the next segments. But Marty Stuart laid out the connection from our own Maddox Bros and Rose to the birth of Rock and Roll.  Learn more at   

On a sad note, we have lost one of our Legends of the Cruise.   Bart Bartoni passed away last week.  He was one of the innovators of the classic car age. He and friend Gene Winfield helped start the classic custom car shows and Bart was a pillar of our cruising and car era and his Bartoni Jewelers on 10th St was in the middle of it all.  Bartoni Lane was rededicated this week and there will be a celebration car show and cruise on Sept 22 in downtown Modesto with a final 10th St Cruise for Bart at 1:30 and then a celebration of life at the Fruityard.

Enjoy our Modesto events, our history and our classic culture and personalities.  
Hope to see you out and about. – Chris Murphy 

Thursday 11 am Power of the Purse at Gallo Center for the Arts
Thursday 5 pm Modesto ArtWalk in Downtown Modesto
Thursday 6 pm Taste of McHenry Village at McHenry Village
Thursday 7:30 pm Ron White at Gallo Center for the Arts
Friday 7 pm Dharma Latin Jazz at Music in the Plaza 
Friday 7:30 pm Billy Currington at Basi Nationwide Amphitheatre
Fri-Sat 7:30 pm Satchmo at the Waldorf at Prospect Theater Project
Fri-Sat 8 pm Men are from Mars at Gallo Center for the Arts
Sat-Sun 12 pm Greek Food Festival at Greek Orthodox Church 
Saturday 6:30 pm Architecture+Design Film Night at the State Theatre

Saturday 7 am 49er’s Festival at Mary Laveroni’s Community Park, Groveland
Saturday 7 pm Rock n Roll Dream Tour at the Bob Hope Theatre, Stockton 
Saturday 7:30 pm Scarub(of Living Legends) at the Partisan, Merced

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The BigView:  Vintage for the Future 

By Chris Murphy 

History and Civic Pride 101
History is for the young? Why, you say? It’s all part of civic pride and you don’t have to be old or retired appreciate the history of where you live or where you go. In fact, the earlier people learn about their city, the more pride we will have. Civic pride is based on history and you know when you go to places that have a lot of history, the pride of how much their citizens love their city really shows. Read More

BrewView: LoFi and Chill

by Christopher Mitchell and Brandilyn Brown  

Christopher and I went on the recent DoMo Prohibition Pub Crawl and one of the stops on the crawl was the new LoFi bar on J Street. Being a new bar, we had not yet had the pleasure of having a drink there. We each ordered a Hemingway Daiquiri (which is still on the menu!) created with rum, maraschino, grapefruit and lime and truly enjoyed the cocktail before we moved to the next location. We couldn’t stop thinking about that drink though and knew we had to go back! Read More    

Art View –The Dog Days of Summer   

By Jim Christiansen   

It’s the Dog Days of Summer, even if billed as the Central California Art Association Autumn Art Festival, and artist Eva Hass making the best of it, with “Dog in Yellow Sweater” as the Best of Show Award at Mistlin Gallery. Chella won four awards in this juried event. Bill Harris first in photography with Bicycle homage “Coral.” Other winners include Anna Barber, Nicole Slater, Aaron Buttram, Brian Paris, Randy Crimmel, Karen Kingsley.  Read More

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