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The 209 family that rides together, stays together

Holidays are a time for family and friends to gather together for celebrations. Whether it's baking treats on Christmas Eve, or a game of flag football on Thanksgiving Day, each family upholds their own traditions. Will Mathews and his family celebrate the holidays in an unconventional way.

October 05, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


CAN’T GET ENOUGH CASH?

MERCED - The Art Kamangar Center at the Merced Theatre presents a Johnny Cash Tribute Concert featuring James Garner on Friday, Oct. 12, at 8 p.m.

October 05, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


CAN’T GET ENOUGH CASH?

JACKSON – Johnny Cash fans of all ages will enjoy Jimmie Ray's Black Train, a Tribute to the Life and Legend of Johnny Cash, coming Nov. 24 to Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort.

October 05, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Mayans take over Patterson corn maze

PATTERSON - For over 10 years, Fantozzi Farms in Patterson has attracted visitors from across the Valley with its numerous fall attractions and unique corn mazes.

September 29, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Air-powered weapons of ‘smash’ destruction

LATHROP - Question: How far can you lob a mini-pumpkin using a 6-foot barrel with sights?

September 29, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


On a roll in Manteca Pumpkins & people

Pumpkins and people – it's been a Manteca tradition for 43 years.

September 29, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Johnny Cash tribute concert Nov. 24 at Jackson Rancheria

JACKSON – Johnny Cash fans of all ages will enjoy Jimmie Ray's Black Train, a Tribute to the Life and Legend of Johnny Cash, coming Nov. 24 to Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort.

September 29, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Guess Who is coming to Jackson

JACKSON – One of today's top touring rock bands, The Guess Who, will perform their greatest hits at Jackson Rancheria on Friday, Oct. 12.

September 29, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Truck and Tractor Pull at MJC’s Ag Pavilion

MODESTO – Modesto Junior College Agriculture and Environmental Science Department will host the annual MJC Truck and Tractor Pulls on Saturday, Oct. 13 in the Agriculture Center for Education Pavilion located on the MJC West Campus at 2201 Blue Gum Avenue in Modesto.

September 29, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


26th Manteca Kindred Arts concert season

For the 26th anniversary season of the Manteca Kindred Arts Concert Association, expect to see fresh faces on the new concert slate.

September 29, 2012 | Rose Albano Risso | LIVING IN 209


Brubeck opens Stockton Symphony Classics season

STOCKTON - Chris Brubeck opens the Stockton Symphony's Classics season with a Mini-Brubeck Festival on Thursday, Oct. 11, and Saturday, Oct. 13.

September 29, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Gourds galore at Turlock, Ceres patches

From Halloween jack-o-lanterns, to interesting gourds and delicious winter squash, the fall tradition of loading a wagon full of pumpkins is alive and well in Turlock, thanks to R.A.M. Farms. Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes greet visitors to the R.A.M. Farms patch. The farm has over 40 varieties to choose from, and families can either pick their own or choose from a pre-picked selection.

September 28, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Fright Night at Winchester Mystery House

SAN JOSE - The Winchester Mystery House at 525 S. Winchester Blvd. in San Jose is bringing back their attraction 'Fright Nights' for a second year.

September 28, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Western Railway Museum offers special Pumpkin Festival Trains during October

RIO VISTA - Each Saturday and Sunday from October 13 through 28, the Western Railway Museum will run special Pumpkin Festival Trains. Now in its 15th year, this old time harvest festival is a highlight of autumn and for many, a family tradition.

September 28, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


LIL’ MUDDER FUN RUN

TRACY – At first glance it appears like any other obstacle course.

September 28, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


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Nellie Richetta remembers celebrating Christmas in Manteca’s Russian Colony

Christmas when Nellie Richetta was growing up was not exactly the kind that the Ingalls had in "Little House on a Prairie." Some elements of it were there though.

December 19, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Memory he won’t soon forget

Yes, Eduardo – there is a Santa.

December 19, 2014 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Montiel never surprised by Santa’s gift, but never disappointed either

Every year for Christmas Arnita Montiel got the exact same gift.

December 19, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Spending Christmas with her family, loved ones and less fortunate

Patricia Jimenez often drove along Lincoln Street in Stockton, passing many of the less fortunate in the area near the St. Mary's Interfaith Dining Room located directly underneath the Highway 4 crosstown freeway.

December 19, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


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


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