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Country legend Willie Nelson kicks of 2012 – 2013 Season At The Grand

TRACY – Willie Nelson & Family Live in Concert kicks off the sixth Presenting Season at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts.

July 27, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Cool time on Stanislaus

KNIGHTS FERRY - It was somewhere just below the Knights Ferry Resort and a minute after getting nailed by a kid sporting a water launcher from the safety of the bank that my apprehensions about rafting down the Stanislaus River disappeared.

July 21, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Tuolumne River’s wild waters, scenic views call to rafters across the country

From its headwaters in Yosemite National Park, one extraordinary river winds sharply down the Sierra Nevada. It passes nearly 150 miles through the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne, foothill villages, and valley farmland before finally emptying into the San Francisco Bay.

July 21, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Sciabica’s family history, olive oil deeply intertwined

MODESTO - When Father Francisco Naranjo of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Lathrop was looking for suggestions to help their church-building fund-raiser, his parishioners strongly recommended Sciabica's extra virgin olive oil.

July 21, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Martina McBride performing in Stockton

STOCKTON - An Evening with Martina McBride takes place Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Stockton's Bob Hope Theatre.

July 21, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Ironstone offers Heart, Jeff Foxworthy, Fogarty

MURPHYS - Tickets are on sale for the 2012 Ironstone Vineyards Concert Series featuring some world-class performers, including John Fogerty on Aug. 3, Heart on Aug. 11, and Jeff Foxworthy on Sept. 8.

July 21, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Josh Turner concert set Oct. 26 at Stockton’s Bob Hope Theatre

STOCKTON - Josh Turner returns to Stockton on Friday, Oct. 26, to perform at the Bob Hope Theatre.

July 21, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Kernville: The old west & river fun

Those people raised on TV westerns like Bonanza will feel like they've stepped right onto the Ponderosa when they take the one-hour drive northeast from Bakersfield to the town of Kernville. There's good reason: dozens of TV and movie westerns have been filmed in the immediate vicinity.

July 21, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Highlights of the Stanislaus River trip from Knights Ferry to Orange Blossom

The scenic section of the Stanislaus River from Knights Ferry to Orange Blossom is popular with both experienced and inexperienced paddlers due to its outstanding mix of wildlife and variety of topography.

July 21, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Four mistakes to avoid on the Stanislaus River

MISTAKE NO. 1: IMPROPER DRESS ON THE RIVER

July 21, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


New Christy Minstrels staging concert July 21 at State Theatre

MODESTO - The New Christy Minstrels will appear in concert on Saturday, July 21, at the State Theatre.

July 14, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


YCCD offers nature photography in Sierra

SONORA - Spend three days with National Geographic Photographer Phil Schermeister learning the art of nature photography at the High Sierra Institute's Baker Station located on Highway 108 near Kennedy Meadows.

July 14, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Here come the laughs with SRT’s comedy There Goes the Bride

SONORA - Join Sierra Rep for a fun and frantic wedding day like no other this summer as we present There Goes the Bride, a mad-cap dash to the altar with an unexpected twist.

July 14, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


History gold standard: Columbia State Park

History buffs could hardly do better than a visit to California's Gold Country in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada where gold was discovered in the mid-19th Century, setting off a population explosion that helped shape what California is today. And maybe the best place to get a sense of what it all was like back then is Columbia State Park, hailed as the state's best preserved ghost town.

July 14, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Cache it if you can: A different way to explore state parks

You may have played pirates as a wee one in your backyard, digging up and burying hidden treasure. As an adult, you can relive those days of discovery by geocaching. Geocaching is an activity that involves using a Global Positioning System receiver to navigate and find or plant containers, called geocaches, that contain a logbook or small treasure. Presently, with an estimate of over a million such caches all over the world, geocaching is one of the fastest growing outdoor recreation activities in the world. Because of the popularity of the sport and its nature, the California State Parks became ...

July 14, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


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Cruise on down to the A&W Drive-In

LODI - Cruise Night is back at A&W Root Beer of Lodi.

June 12, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


CASWELL COOL

The coolest spot in the Manteca-Ripon area without the aid of air conditioning can be found along the Stanislaus River in one of the few remaining stands of riparian woodland in the Central Valley.

June 05, 2015 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


River fun in Stockon

Buckley Cove is one of those tucked away places in the 209.

June 05, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


McHenry Rec: Hidden river gem

ESCALON – I used to tell my parents when I was leaving to head out to the river with my friends.

June 05, 2015 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Lodi Lake: Fun on water, swimming & more

Lodi Lake has something for practically everyone.

June 05, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Down by the riverside in Ripon

A delicate blanket of "cotton" from falling seed pods coated the narrow path amid oaks, cottonwoods, and undergrowth.

June 05, 2015 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


PIXIE WOODS

Since the beginning to the month, Pixie Woods Amusement Park has re-opened for the new season.

May 29, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Carnegie art camps paint fun-filled summer

Kids looking for the perfect way to spend their summer in Turlock will not have to look further than city limits.

May 29, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


Modesto parks break up boredom

School is out for the summer.

May 29, 2015 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


MICKE GROVE FUN FOR KIDS

My memories of Micke Grove Regional Park are unforgettable.

May 29, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


ONLINE DRIVER’S EDUCATION

Getting young children involved with summer activities in Manteca is fairly easy for two reasons.

May 29, 2015 | By MONICA CANE 209 correspondent | LIVING IN 209


SONDance

As a shy, introverted little girl, scared of her own shadow, Jolynda Lyon grew up feeling as if it wasn't safe to express her thoughts and feelings for fear of being judged or rejected but then she committed her heart to God and things began to change.

May 22, 2015 | By MONICA CANE 209 correspondent | LIVING IN 209


GOTTA DANCE

Although this year marks the first time that Backstage Academy of Dance students have competed in the Rainbow National Dance Competition in Sacramento, audience members probably could not have guessed as the dancers stole the spotlight and secured a number of awards.

May 22, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


Ballroom Boot Camp in Stockton

Dance is alive and kicking in the 209.

May 22, 2015 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


NEW MELONES FUN

SONORA – The Bureau of Reclamation is offering summer interpretive programs and activities at New Melones Lake, located in Calaveras County.

May 22, 2015 | | LIVING IN 209


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