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SNOW FUN IN THE 209

You want to take the kids for a snow play date. Let's see, depending upon where the snow line is on any given day and how much of the white stuff is on the ground that is easily a two-hour one-way drive. That means traffic, driving in dangerous conditions, and dealing with anywhere from one to five kids inside a two-ton rolling box of steel. That winter family outing is starting to look less and less appealing. But you don't have to head up the mountain in search of snow fun. All you have to do is head ...

December 12, 2014 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


TOGETHER

With the holiday season in full swing, blue donation barrels are popping up all over Turlock with the start of Turlock Together's collection efforts for families in need.

December 05, 2014 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Love I.N.C. plays role of angel for those in need

On Steve Parsons' desk you'll find paperwork that has each applicant assigned a number before it's catalogued and computerized.

December 05, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Proving ‘Hope’ for needy families

Santa has his eye on the Hope Ministries and the Raymus House while garnering the support of Manteca churches and service clubs to add Christmas cheer to the non-profit's mission launched by the late developer Antone Raymus and his wife Marie 21 years ago.

December 05, 2014 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Be charitable without spending money

Many people equate charity to financial donations. But individuals can be charitable with their time as well.

December 05, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


Busy time for Mary Graham

Royce Farms BBQ once again provided a generous donation to the Mary Graham Children's Center.

December 05, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


The gift of volunteerism for the holidays

Donating is a popular way to show appreciation during the holiday season, but not every household has the funds to donate this year. In lieu of making a financial donation, a gift of time and service is just as valuable.

December 05, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


Plenty options for charitable donations

Statistically speaking, Americans are extremely generous. Consider the fact that in 2008, charitable giving in the United States exceeded $300 billion for the second year in a row -- despite the fact that many people in every part of the country are feeling the strains of recession and job loss.

December 05, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


Boat parade cancellation won’t sink Stockton’s plans

The annual Stockton Delta Reflections Light Boat Parade has been canceled for this year.

November 29, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Forecast for Christmas season: Fun

The forecast for the Christmas season calls for snow and ice in Lathrop and unique traditions in Manteca such as a wild game feed all the way to Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops to the oldest running twilight holiday parade in the Northern San Joaquin Valley.

November 29, 2014 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Night with the Stars of Christmas

Tis the season for parades, festivals, and - of course - Santa Claus and for those looking to get on the nice list this year, Turlock and its surrounding communities have them covered when it comes to holiday events and parades.

November 29, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Holiday Treet

The small-town feel of Ripon is no more apparent than with the advent of the Christmas season and the lighting of the festive trees at the Veterans' Museum Park and at the Mistlin Fountain at the 99 Freeways Highway 99 recognizing the Hospice Foundation.

November 29, 2014 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS

So what are we doing for Thanksgiving?" my girlfriend asked.

November 21, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


DEFYING THE ODDS

It is nothing short of a miracle that 19-year-old Tyler Murphy

November 21, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


OFF THE BEATEN PATH

Not too long ago, Jason White and Lisa Perez took their road bikes out and took a spin along San Joaquin County's wine country region.

November 14, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


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Easter Candy

It's a church holiday to be exact.

March 27, 2015 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


EGG-CITING TIMES ARE COMING

The Manteca Kiwanis free community Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday, April 4, at 11 a.m. sharp at the Northgate Sports Complex in Manteca. Kids get a chance to collect candy filled plastic eggs and win prizes.

March 27, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


BUNNY FUN

Turlock

March 27, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


HELPING SPIRITS SOAR

At first glance, the immense nature of Turlock's Our Lady of the Assumption, a Roman Catholic parish of the Diocese of Stockton, can make it difficult for onlookers to notice all of the little details.

March 20, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


St. Patrick’s: Mission roots

St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Ripon was created in 1874 when the pastor of St. Mary's in Stockton gifted land for a new "mission" to the community.

March 20, 2015 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Modesto worship: Modern to traditional

What makes a church?

March 20, 2015 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


DOWNTOWN BELLS & CROSS

A building is a building, said the Rev. Karl Hauser, pastor of Manteca Presbyterian Church in Manteca. It's the people who "make the church," he said by way of prefacing his comments about one of the Family City's visually prominent places of worship, particularly in the downtown district, and stating his order of priorities first.

March 20, 2015 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


The jewel of the Central Valley

The Cathedral of the Annunciation is a jewel of the Central Valley.

March 20, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Gearing up for green

The annual green day, better known as St. Patrick's Day, is happening close to mid-week this year. But that's not stopping those who have shamrock celebration in their minds and hearts. There are plenty of places to go to grab a green beer, but only two places – that we know of – to treat one's palate to the day's traditional food fare – corned beef and cabbage – and, maybe, even listen to bagpipe music played by a bagpipe player in complete kilt gear.

March 13, 2015 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


IT’S A LUCKY FEST IN MODESTO

It's the one day of the year that everybody is Irish.

March 13, 2015 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Stockton’s big St Patty’s bash

For Finnegan's Irish Pub and Restaurant, it's that time of the year.

March 13, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Catering service offers drive thru St. Patrick’s celebration

For those looking to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day without having to leave the comfort of their home, Neto's Catering is the place to go with their annual drive thru event, where customers can pay just $12 for the perfect St. Patrick's Day meal of corned beef and cabbage, potatoes, and carrots.

March 13, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Doughnuts in the 209

For David and Melinda Si, first came marriage then a small family business.

March 06, 2015 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


OLD TYME PASTRIES

It is widely accepted advice to not judge a book by its cover.

March 06, 2015 | | LIVING IN 209


Donut King rules on taste, price

When it's time to make a donut run, I know my go-to place in Stockton – Donut King at 6323 Pacific Ave.

March 06, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


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