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TOASTING IN 2013

What New Year's Eve celebration is complete unless it has the traditional midnight toast of either champagne or sparkling wine?

December 29, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


New Year’s state of mind in Mo Town

Looking for the ultimate party, but don't want to go too far? Ring in the New Year with familiar sights and pleasures. Modesto offers several large facilities hosting their own New Year's Eve parties for young and old alike.

December 29, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


New Year’s cheer in Turlock

It is no secret that New Year's Eve can be an expensive night. Most residents of Turlock buy their drinks in advance and navigate towards house parties to celebrate with friends and family members.

December 29, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


SPECIAL DELIVERY

When New Year's Eve comes to mind, most adults think solely of drinking, partying, and upcoming resolutions; but for the members of the Mary Stuart Rogers Birthing Center at the Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock, New Year's Eve is just as special as any other day.

December 29, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


SEEING THE SIGHTS IN BIG LA

Los Angeles. Aside from the Big Apple, is there any other place in America that might legitimately call itself the Center of the Universe? In the case of Los Angeles, it is the center of the entertainment universe and has more legitimate movie stars per square inch than just about any other place on earth.

December 29, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Comedian Bill Cosby appearing Jan. 26 at Stockton’s Bob Hope

STOCKTON – Bill Cosby is appearing on Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Bob Hope Theatre.

December 29, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


209 Region Happenings

BENEFIT DINNERS

December 29, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


ORANGE MADE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

Since 1918, June Bruce has experienced almost 94 years of Christmas celebrations.

December 21, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


All she wanted for Christmas at age 6 was a horse blanket

Evelyn Prouty is no spring chicken. But you wouldn't dare call her a senior citizen even though she has finally retired and given up such pastimes as horseback riding, grave digging and holding tightly to the reins of the Manteca Historical Society.

December 21, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


She really did ride in a one-horse open sleigh

To borrow a few lyrics from 'Jingle Bells,' Joan Nixon took a ride "on a one-horse open sleigh" one Christmas season.

December 21, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Museum offers holiday gifts featuring Manteca twist

It's not that tough to give a gift this Christmas that says "Manteca."

December 21, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Last minute gifts for teens, kids

For most parents and relatives, shopping for teenagers can be a nightmare. Especially if the gifts you are buying are a last minute endeavor.

December 21, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Region happenings

MANTECA TONIGHT

December 21, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


HEAVENLY SKI SCENERY

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE - With around a million skiers and snowboarders visiting Heavenly Mountain Resort each year, sometimes it can feel a little bit like they're all there the same weekend. But careful planning can help make your visit an experience more memorable for the mountain's unbelievable amenities than for the time you spent waiting in line.

December 21, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


ON THE RIGHT TRACK

Oxford Court is once again assuming its role as the holiday cul-de-sac for the Turlock community, welcoming visitors from neighboring towns of Modesto, Merced, and beyond to view the anticipated Oxford Court Train.

December 14, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


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Places to play in the snow along 108 above Sonora

A favorite destination in the winter for a day or weekend playing in the snow along Highway 108 above Sonora is the family-owned and -operated Leland High Sierra Snow Play. The family likes to call their tourist attraction with a cozy Alpine feeling "the biggest and best snow play facility in the Sierra."

December 12, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


WINTER WONDERLANDS

The best time to visit Yosemite Valley? It's now. Although the approach of spring in April usually means incredible waterfalls with relative sparse crowds, nothing beats winter for solitude on the valley floor. And with the storm that just passed by dumping plenty of snow, Yosemite Valley is a feast for the eyes with snow blanketing meadows, accenting trees, and softening the surrounding granite outcroppings.

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


Bear Valley: Part Grizzly & Teddy

The first big winter storm of the season is just a few degrees too warm to pepper the ski resorts closest to home with enough snow to open for the season.

December 12, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


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


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