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Two new health & fitness spots opening this weekend

The Ripon Veterans of Foreign Wars (12455 W. Ripon Road) will have a Karaoke Nite on Saturday, August 1, at 6:30. The evening begins with pizza-by-the-slice for $3 and karaoke performances from 7 to 10. For more information, please call 209.599.6815.

July 29, 2015 | Nina Frisby | NEWS

Countdown to your Weekend

It's going to be all about tomatoes at The Greenery Nursery and Garden Shop (742 E. Olive Ave., Turlock) on Saturday, July 25. At first, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. they will have a free tomato tasting where you get to taste several varieties of locally grown tomatoes. Which one is going to be your favorite? Remember the name, because you will need it when Adria, the Greenery's Certified Preserving Expert, will talk about preserving tomatoes. She will discuss correct preserving techniques for dehydrating, canning and freezing tomatoes and tons of uses for your finished ...

July 23, 2015 | Nina Frisby | Countdown to your Weekend

Laurel’s Cafe ready for Friday opening

Laurel's Vintage Café is having an opening celebration Friday morning at 10 a.m. at the corner of Main Street and Stockton Avenue in Ripon– former home of the Corner Eatery. Don't miss their fresh breads and pastries served in a unique friendly atmosphere.

July 08, 2015 | Nina Frisby | Countdown to your Weekend

Ripon VFW Ladies Auxiliary serving Father’s Day breakfast

Take your dad out for a fabulous breakfast hosted by the Ripon VFW Post 1051 (12455 W. Ripon Road) and sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary on Sunday, June 21, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Enjoy eggs any style, omelets, waffles, and more for a suggested donation $8-$10. Please call 209.599.6815 for more information.

June 18, 2015 | Nina Frisby | Countdown to your Weekend

Customers: Diamond store’s best friends

New York Diamonds' Customer Appreciation Party is on Saturday, June 13, from noon to 5 p.m. at their location at 1167 S. Main Street. Come and enjoy appetizers and drinks and enter a drawing for a beautiful diamond necklace.

June 11, 2015 | Nina Frisby | Countdown to your Weekend

Tex/Mex Dinner-Dance set for Saturday at Senior Center

Tony & Mrs. K's Bakery & Cafe (1195 E Yosemite Avenue, Manteca) is celebrating their second anniversary! Come enjoy an open house today and sample fresh pastries, breads, breakfast and lunch items and enjoy their fresh roasted coffee for free.

May 28, 2015 | Nina Frisby | Countdown to your Weekend

Plant sale today, Tex-Mex dinner/dance next Saturday

Colony Oak Elementary School's 7th grade is having a garden sale. All of the plants are grown at the school and taken care of by kids. The sale will be held in the school parking lot today, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

May 21, 2015 | Nina Frisby | People & Entertainment

Mud, barn dancing & more!

St. Anthony of Padua Parish School Barn Dance and Rib Feed will take place in the school gym (505 E North Street) on Saturday, May 16, from 5 to 11 p.m. Dinner will consist of all-you-can-eat Fagundes tri-tip and ribs, baked potato with all the fixings, salad and bread. This is a fun-filled family event with face painting, games, and dancing. Tickets are $30 for adults, $15 for ages 5-12 and children 4 and under are free. For more information, please call Dawn McElrath at 209.481.2448.

May 14, 2015 | Nina Frisby | Countdown to your Weekend

Rina’s Run this Saturday adding healthy kids fun fair

Rina's Run, an annual Half-Marathon Run & 5K Run/Walk, held to raise awareness and funding for the Ripon High Stadium Project, is adding an exciting feature this year – Ratto Bros Healthy Kids Fun Fair so kids can play while their parents run. Check it out on Saturday, May 9. Registration opens at 6:30 a.m. For more info go to

May 07, 2015 | Nina Frisby | Countdown to your Weekend

Playful approach to thrifty fashion

If you know me just a little bit, you know I'm all about shopping at thrift stores. I am passionate about fashion for less and I believe you should never pay full price for a clothing item.

April 30, 2015 | Nina Frisby | Countdown to your Weekend

ICF shrimp feed Saturday; prayer breakfast set May 7

The Italian Catholic Federation will be having its annual "All You Can Eat" shrimp dinner Saturday, May 2, at the St. Anthony Church gym. No-host cocktails begin at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7. Dinner will include pesto pasta, salad, bread, dessert, and beverages. Don Garibaldi will provide accordion music. There will be a raffle and silent auction of baked goods. Tickets are $35 each ($17.50 for children ages 12 and younger), and are available from Ida at 209.982.5710, Marilyn at 209.612.7770, or Anna at 209.403.7634.

April 30, 2015 | Nina Frisby | Countdown to your Weekend

St. Anthony School stages auction dinner Saturday

St. Anthony of Padua School is celebrating its 60th anniversary with their first annual auction dinner on Saturday, April 25. Please call 209.401.6712 for more information.

April 23, 2015 | Nina Frisby | Countdown to your Weekend

Snakes, Paragon 3, Love Manteca & more

The Manteca High School Band Boosters is hosting an All-You-Can-Eat-Spaghetti Dinner at the Manteca Transit Center (220 Moffat Blvd.) on Saturday, April 18, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. There will be a no-host bar, spaghetti, salad, rolls, and silent dessert auction. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Please call 209.610.4025 for tickets or more information about the event.

April 16, 2015 | Nina Frisby | Countdown to your Weekend


I love books. I taught myself to read at the age of 5 and haven't put a book down ever since. As a child I won several "Queen of Children's Readers" contests held at the local library, where they kept track of every book I borrowed, and several years in a row I came close to the number 300.

April 09, 2015 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns

Poker benefits foster families

It's time to gamble – for a great cause. Agape Villages presents a Poker Tournament at the Manteca Senior Center (295 Cherry Lane) on Friday, April 10, from 7 to 11 p.m. to support foster children. The entry fee is $40 per player. For more information, please call Nina at 209.992.8346 or email

April 09, 2015 | Nina Frisby | Countdown to your Weekend

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