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Swiss Hall entertainment every month

The Swiss Hall in Ripon comes alive with a party – sometimes even two or three celebrations – every month – with several of them open to anyone including those who have no blood connections to someone in the Alpine region of Europe.

April 11, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


BUILT ON FAITH

Every church has a story. Manteca's churches are no exception. St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, for one, started as a small frame church that was built in 1916 on East Yosemite Avenue on a piece of land donated by the Bacigaloupi family. The first people to attend Masses at the church were Portuguese dairy farmers who came to this once dry and sandy area at the start of the irrigation district in 1909.

April 10, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Symbolism abounds at St. Paul’s

The 1981 booklet is simply titled "Symbolism… as displayed and used at St. Paul's."

April 10, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Renovation a testament to strong faith

Once upon a time in Manteca, there was a small church with a big dream.

April 10, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


BACK TO DRY

Tuesday's heavy downpour is turning out to be just a one-day watery weather wonder, so it appears from the weather forecast in Northern California for the next 10 days.

April 08, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Lathrop High senior gets full Harvard scholarship

Melonie Vaughn of Lathrop High School could be going from Lathrop to Harvard.

April 08, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Sierra High presenting ‘Damn Yankees’

"Damn Yankees," the modern retelling of the Faust legend comes alive at Sierra High School. The musical comedy, which ran an impressive 1,019 performances in its original Broadway production in 1955, is being brought to life by the Advanced Theater class of Timberwolves' drama teacher, Dianna Puett.

April 08, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Ripon 4-H, FFA students receive Friends of SJ Fair scholarships

Thirteen seniors from various high schools in San Joaquin County were the recipients of scholarships this year presented by the non-profit organization Friends of the San Joaquin Fair.

April 07, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


St. Anthony School 8th graders re-enact Stations of the Cross

Every eighth grader who graduates from St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School in Manteca leaves with plenty of memories. But there is one memory that they all share – the Living Stations of the Cross that has become a Good Friday tradition for more than two decades.

April 04, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Easter Vigil service tonight follows Good Friday at St. Anthony’s

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Manteca observed Good Friday in a solemn service that was repeated in other Catholic churches throughout the world. It did not have the extreme drama that took place in the Philippines, with devotees allowing themselves to be nailed on a cross, but the roughly two-hour worship was just as solemn and meditative.

April 04, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Easter Vigil service tonight follows Good Friday at St. Anthony’s

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Manteca observed Good Friday in a solemn service that was repeated in other Catholic churches throughout the world. It did not have the extreme drama that took place in the Philippines, with devotees allowing themselves to be nailed on a cross, but the roughly two-hour worship was just as solemn and meditative.

April 03, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Benefit for baby with congenital disease

Angela Seamas of the Portuguese Fraternal Society of America and her group have a new fund-raising project this year.

April 03, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Driver unscathed after hitting city fire hydrant

An octogenarian female driver escaped unscathed after the car she was driving hit the fire hydrant on the corner of the Manteca Presbyterian Church at North Main and East North streets.

April 03, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Manteca High displays artistic talent

Hundreds of Manteca High students put their best feet forward, aesthetically speaking, Wednesday night for the annual springtime Day of the Arts.

April 03, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Teachers ask for return of salary cuts

A salary raise for Manteca Unified teachers is long overdue, said Ken Johnson, the president of the Manteca Educators Association which is in the midst of continuing salary negotiations with the school district.

April 01, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


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