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February 20, 2015 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


It’s Almond Blossom time! (plus more crab)

Almond Blossom Festival is here! Start your weekend right with some tasty breakfast. Ripon Grange #511 is holding its 53rd annual Almond Blossom Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 21, from 6 to 10 a.m. at the Grange Hall, 827 Ripona Ave., Ripon. Tickets for adults are $7 when purchased in advance or $8 at the door. Please call Helen at 209.599.7110 for more information.

February 19, 2015 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


Love is in the air as is smell of crab

The Pregnancy Help Center's annual crab feed is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Manteca Senior Center. The evening will begin with wine and cheese tasting from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and feature silent, live and dessert auctions. Dinner will begin at 6:30. The menu includes salad, pesto and marinara pasta, bread and of course, marinated crab. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online at www.omgpregnant.org. For more information, please call 209.640.2171.

February 12, 2015 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


Chocolate Salon, bull riding, BMX Crab Feed and more!

Get your dance shoes ready, because the Manteca Youth Advisory Commission is hosting the first middle-school dance of 2015 on Friday, Jan. 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Golden West Community Gym! All sixth through eighth graders are invited to dance and have fun with their friends. Bring your school I.D. (or other proof of school attendance), $5 for admission and don't forget about the school dress code! For more info click here:

January 29, 2015 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


$2 gasoline: Good times keep rolling at the pump across USA

NEW YORK (AP) - At some point this will end, perhaps even soon. The price of gasoline will not fall to zero.

January 23, 2015 | Nina Frisby | Nation


Want some crab? No problem in Manteca

St. Anthony's School is holding its 6th annual Crab Feed on Saturday, Jan. 24, from 6 to 11 p.m. in the school gymnasium located at 323 N. Fremont Ave., with dinner beginning at 7. Wine & cheese tasting is from 6 to 7 followed by marinated crab, pasta, salad, bread, music and dancing. You may purchase tickets in the school office for $50 per person. This is an adult-only event and you must be at least 21 years of age. For more information, please call the school at 209.823.4513.

January 22, 2015 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


Manteca, Stockton offer restaurant week specials

What are you doing this weekend?

January 15, 2015 | Nina Frisby | People & Entertainment


49ers squander 21-point lead

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Colin Kaepernick jumped into the open arms of his leaping coach and all seemed right with the San Francisco 49ers for a few hours Saturday night.

December 21, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Pro Sports


Drive-thru Living Nativity at Sequoia Heights Baptist

It wouldn't be Christmas without it! Sequoia Heights Baptist Church is presenting its annual drive-thru Living Nativity on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12-13, from 6 to 9 p.m. at 1050 S. Union Road.

December 10, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


Free Thanksgiving dinners in Manteca, Oakdale, Escalon

Join the 5th annual Thanksgiving in Manteca for a free traditional Thanksgiving meal at the Mountain Mike's Pizza (corner of Main and Louise) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

November 26, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


Chances to go holiday shopping plus order pie

It's time to go shopping! The Ripon Senior Center (422 S. Wilma Ave.) is holding its annual Craft and Bake Sale on Friday, Nov. 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event will feature local crafters and bakers, so come by and do some early Christmas shopping or pick up a yummy dessert for Thanksgiving.

November 20, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


Your choice: Dance Saturday after ribs or oyster dinner

What's better than ribs? Ribs and dancing! The New Haven School Community Club annual Rib Dinner and Dance will take place from 6 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Nov. 15, at the MRPS Hall, 133 N. Grant St. No host cocktails start at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7. Served will be all-you-can-eat-ribs by Fagundes, bread, salad, potatoes and wine. For more info about tickets go to http://community.mantecabulletin.com/events/detail/14164/

November 13, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


Rummage sale, bunco, crab ciopinno feed set

Rummage for success! A rummage sale supporting special needs classroom activities at Manteca High School will take place on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the school parking lot at 450 E. Yosemite. What treasure will you score?

November 06, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


Help sought for funeral expenses for young mom

Three Manteca Cowboy players and an 8-month-old baby girl suddenly lost their mom, Jessica Wilcox, on Thursday. Her passing was unexpected and leaves the family heartbroken.

November 01, 2014 | Nina Frisby | NEWS


Plenty of Halloween fun on Friday for kids

Journey Church, 444 Argonaut St., Manteca is having a Trunk or Treat on Friday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. or whenever the candy runs out. Admission is free and costumes are OK. If it rains, it will move inside the church. Price: FREE

October 30, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


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Articles By Author - Nina Frisby


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


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