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Local Author Fair – Sept 23

Local Author Fair – Sept 23

Author Fair at the Library You can meet a variety of local authors at the Stanislaus County Library’s 8th annual Local Author Fair this Saturday, September 23. Join a large cross section of our regions’ authors on the Modesto Library portico from 10 am to 1 pm to meet authors of children’s, teen, and adult […]

By September 18, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
GoModestoFootball – New With Gregori & Enochs

GoModestoFootball – New With Gregori & Enochs

Go Modesto Football By Chris Murphy It is football season! About time huh? The ViewCrew loves this time of year and we especially love the fun and the spirit of high school football games. But, where and when are they? The ViewCrew is here to help and have compiled a handy-dandy cheat sheet so there […]

By September 17, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
GoDowntown Modesto – ArtWalk Goes Rockabilly!

GoDowntown Modesto – ArtWalk Goes Rockabilly!

GoDowntown Modesto ArtWalk goes Rockabilly! This is going to be fun. We are combining our Modesto music, art, fun, and an amazing pop up bar located under the giant 57 Chevy Mural on J St between 11th and 12th. There will be a bike ride scavenger hunt to collect cool bike trinkets to lead you […]

By September 17, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
GoModesto – TEDxModesto

GoModesto – TEDxModesto

TEDxModesto is coming to the Gallo Center Let’s put Modesto on the top of those national lists. We need to constantly tell our story and promote our positive elements. This focus on improvement is being highlighted in this year’s TEDx event. The theme chosen for 2017 is “ideas that elevate.” It is this perspective, where […]

By September 17, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Guitarraganza is Coming to MJC – Oct 17

Guitarraganza is Coming to MJC – Oct 17

Guitarraganza! is a 5 day festival starting Tuesday October 17th through Saturday the 21st with work shops, concerts, and more. They are really excited about the festival and will be featuring world renowned international artist, a Grammy nominated artist, as well as top notch performances from MJC faculty and students. Here are a list of […]

By September 17, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Food & Drink

ChefView – Papachino’s Mediterranean Heaven

ChefView – Papachino’s Mediterranean Heaven

Chef View By Tasha Williams Papachino’s – A Smooth Transition into Mediterranean Heaven My picture may not have given it away. So, just in case, I am going to help you out here. I am not Greek. I have never sailed the Mediterranean Sea, nor have I had an opportunity to visit any of the […]

By September 6, 2017 Read More →
BrewView: Wine Tasting in Modesto

BrewView: Wine Tasting in Modesto

BrewView: Wine Tasting in Modesto By Brandilyn Brown and Christopher Mitchell One question that comes up a lot on Modesto’s reddit page is, “Where can I take my wine loving relatives while they’re here visiting?” Most responses are to drive them to Lodi, but we’re here to set the record straight: you don’t have to […]

By September 1, 2017 Read More →
ChefView– Tour de Modesto

ChefView– Tour de Modesto

Publisher’s Note: Our Chef View takes a detour with our newest ViewCrew Tasha Williams. Mother, Student and wonderful writer, she takes you on a whirlwind ride of our local culinary specialties. Please welcome her to these pages. – Chris Bike Riding and Foodie Dreams with Modesto’s Very Own Tour de Food By Tasha Williams Bicycles […]

By August 6, 2017 Read More →
BrewView Last Call Brewing

BrewView Last Call Brewing

Last Call Brewing “Anyone can drink beer, but it takes intelligence to enjoy it.”-Stephan Beaumont When you think of Oakdale, you likely think, “The place Hershey used to be.”, “Cows!”, and “Isn’t that where we stop on our way to Sonora?”. All three are correct, but now you can add another thought, “Let’s swing by […]

By July 1, 2017 Read More →
June 2017 BrewView: ChurchKey

June 2017 BrewView: ChurchKey

  When your favorite watering hole goes viral thanks to a TV cooking show guy, and you have grown weary of showing up for decent beer to find all tables are full, you pick up the ModestoView to find your new favorite place to quench your thirst. We try our best to inform you of […]

By June 1, 2017 Read More →

Event Calendar

MAMAView 18 Years Strong

MAMAView 18 Years Strong

The MAMAs are turning 18, can you believe that? When Murphy & Ricci first conceived of this brainchild, I am sure they never imagined that it would grow as it has. Going from 8 to over 20 Categories from Rock to Jazz, Americana to Hip Hop and everything in between. The Awards Show has become […]

By September 11, 2017 Read More →
ArchitectureView -10th Annual Architecture Festival

ArchitectureView -10th Annual Architecture Festival

ArchitectureView by Barrett Lipomi Design impacts nearly every aspect of our lives. So naturally investing in good design enhances our lives and improves our community. When buildings, parks, roadways, and signs are well designed they add to our lives and become something worth encouraging and celebrating. The Modesto Architecture Festival does just that, it’s a […]

By September 6, 2017 Read More →
SongwriterView

SongwriterView

Songwriter View By Patty Castillo Davis Music never goes out of fashion. Never. Not Gregorian Chant, not Kassia (the first female composer of the 9th century), not Scott Joplin, not Count Basie, not Pete Seeger, not Little Richard, not Nina Simone, nor Jimmy Webb. You get it? The resurgence of the collection of vinyl affirms […]

By September 6, 2017 Read More →
ChefView – Papachino’s Mediterranean Heaven

ChefView – Papachino’s Mediterranean Heaven

Chef View By Tasha Williams Papachino’s – A Smooth Transition into Mediterranean Heaven My picture may not have given it away. So, just in case, I am going to help you out here. I am not Greek. I have never sailed the Mediterranean Sea, nor have I had an opportunity to visit any of the […]

By September 6, 2017 Read More →
BargainView – Fall Back In

BargainView – Fall Back In

BargainView By Monica Barber Fall back in! School is back in and summer is on the way out. As the cooler autumn temperatures slowly inch closer the sound of children making their way to and from school fills the air. Ms. M has begun stocking up on her school supplies and recalling the challenge of […]

By September 6, 2017 Read More →

Music

MAMAView 18 Years Strong

MAMAView 18 Years Strong

The MAMAs are turning 18, can you believe that? When Murphy & Ricci first conceived of this brainchild, I am sure they never imagined that it would grow as it has. Going from 8 to over 20 Categories from Rock to Jazz, Americana to Hip Hop and everything in between. The Awards Show has become […]

By September 11, 2017 Read More →
MetalView All in the Family

MetalView All in the Family

Little recaps of last month’s Metal events: Our beautiful, amazing 209 Metal family raised $1,135 for Keith Peters at his Parkinson’s benefit August 5th. The benefit was a huge success thanks to all of our friends and family. We had over a hundred people in attendance and the promoters, bands, hosts, and acts put on quite the show. […]

By September 11, 2017 Read More →
MAMA PromotersView

MAMA PromotersView

PromoterView by Middagh Goodwin There is a lot of work that goes into promoting a show well. Most local promoters secure the date and venue, book the bands (touring and locals), make the flyer, arrange for sound, often work the door and for the most part for little or no pay or glory. There are […]

By September 8, 2017 Read More →
SongwriterView

SongwriterView

Songwriter View By Patty Castillo Davis Music never goes out of fashion. Never. Not Gregorian Chant, not Kassia (the first female composer of the 9th century), not Scott Joplin, not Count Basie, not Pete Seeger, not Little Richard, not Nina Simone, nor Jimmy Webb. You get it? The resurgence of the collection of vinyl affirms […]

By September 6, 2017 Read More →
The Metal MAMAnees are…

The Metal MAMAnees are…

It’s MAMA time again and I have the pleasure of giving you an overview of this year’s 2017 Best Metal MAMAnees. Choosing a band to vote for is a hard decision for most. Our 209 Metal scenes like no other. We go to countless shows; we watch and enjoy each of these bands on this […]

By September 6, 2017 Read More →

Stage Art

ComedyView

ComedyView

Comedy View by Felicia Aleman Hello, hello, hello.  Welcome to my first installment of the Comedy View column.  The purpose of this column is to keep you informed of local shows and what local comics are up to in the 209 and on the road.  Also, if I’m honest, I really hope this inspires more […]

By September 11, 2017 Read More →
PerformingView – Autumn Favorites

PerformingView – Autumn Favorites

From: Chris Murphy <chrism@spwg.com<mailto:chrism@spwg.com>> Date: Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 10:03 AM To: Pete Grimaldi <pete@pgrimaldicreative.com<mailto:pete@pgrimaldicreative.com>> Subject: PerformingView A Time to Perform in September 2017 By Kaye Osborn Autumn is my favorite time of the year. Hopefully our temperatures begin to cool, leaves change colors, and the Delta breeze swirls relaxingly. Many local theater groups […]

By September 6, 2017 Read More →
ArtView – Labor Day and Back to School

ArtView – Labor Day and Back to School

Art View By Jim Christiansen Labor Day and back to school. Time to consider some classes. Mistlin Gallery, Chartreuse Muse, Carnegie Arts Center all field art classes. So do other groups like The Shire, The Black Sheep’s ink, Black Hearts and the Tri-Chromatic Gallery. Commercial party art places, Art Time and Sip Wine, and Pinot’s […]

By September 5, 2017 Read More →
PoetryView – House Outside our Homes

PoetryView – House Outside our Homes

PoetryView by Sam Pierstorff The House Outside our Homes I. The four walls pucker the way cheeks do when the tongue has tasted something bitter. The sky has committed itself to rain. The roof wants to give up. Underneath, a girl hears the plinking of the drops against the bony house. II. You might want […]

By September 3, 2017 Read More →
UnpluggedView – A Moon With A View

UnpluggedView – A Moon With A View

A Moon With A View By Aaron Rowan Moon & Sixpence Music And Art House is the happening new concert destination in town. Somewhere between a theater venue, warehouse space, and house show, M&S is our area’s newest home for all sorts of performing & visual art. In August we enjoyed everything from in-your-face rock […]

By September 3, 2017 Read More →

Community

MAMAView 18 Years Strong

MAMAView 18 Years Strong

The MAMAs are turning 18, can you believe that? When Murphy & Ricci first conceived of this brainchild, I am sure they never imagined that it would grow as it has. Going from 8 to over 20 Categories from Rock to Jazz, Americana to Hip Hop and everything in between. The Awards Show has become […]

By September 11, 2017 Read More →
Power of the Purse Shop Local

Power of the Purse Shop Local

by Middagh Goodwin Modesto’s population is approximately 204,933, it is the 18th largest city in California. What does that ultimately mean? There are a lot of people living in and around Modesto. Statistics show that about 68% of what is spent locally is reinvested in the community. Remember that statistic. Independent retailers return back into the […]

By September 11, 2017 Read More →
ComedyView

ComedyView

Comedy View by Felicia Aleman Hello, hello, hello.  Welcome to my first installment of the Comedy View column.  The purpose of this column is to keep you informed of local shows and what local comics are up to in the 209 and on the road.  Also, if I’m honest, I really hope this inspires more […]

By September 11, 2017 Read More →
MAMA PromotersView

MAMA PromotersView

PromoterView by Middagh Goodwin There is a lot of work that goes into promoting a show well. Most local promoters secure the date and venue, book the bands (touring and locals), make the flyer, arrange for sound, often work the door and for the most part for little or no pay or glory. There are […]

By September 8, 2017 Read More →
ArchitectureView -10th Annual Architecture Festival

ArchitectureView -10th Annual Architecture Festival

ArchitectureView by Barrett Lipomi Design impacts nearly every aspect of our lives. So naturally investing in good design enhances our lives and improves our community. When buildings, parks, roadways, and signs are well designed they add to our lives and become something worth encouraging and celebrating. The Modesto Architecture Festival does just that, it’s a […]

By September 6, 2017 Read More →

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