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Get ready to hear the sounds of summer

Boom. Crackle. Whistle. Sparkle. Poof.

June 30, 2012 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 Columnist | LIVING IN 209


A rundown of 12 of the more popular fireworks options

TNT Fireworks

June 30, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


FOURTH OF JULY IN THE 209

Looking to a quick getaway for the Fourth of July?

June 30, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Vintage baseball showdown, fireworks at Banner Island on 4th

STOCKTON - Banner Island may be the inspiration of Ernest Lawrence Thayer's famous poem "Casey at the Bat."

June 30, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Fourth & other celebrations in Stanislaus County

Saturday, June 30

June 30, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Fourth fun in Tracy, Lodi & Galt on Independence Day

The Tracy Chamber of Commerce calls the Fourth of July "A Hometown Celebration."

June 30, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Want to deal with the bull?

ESCALON – Dennis Borba is a busy man.

June 23, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Breeding champions at Maxfield Riding Center in Turlock

Hidden in a rural corner of Turlock, champion horses and riders are being groomed at the Maxfield Riding Center. Every year for the past 16 years Maxfield has boasted amateur and professional level state, national or reserve champions in dressage and three-day eventing.

June 23, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Wildlife center gives injured animals second chance at life

HUGHSON - Local wildlife orphaned or injured have a second chance at survival thanks to the efforts of dedicated staff and volunteers at the Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center.

June 23, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


It’s all happening at the zoo

LODI – Ever see a Chilean pudu?

June 23, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Adopt an animal at Micke Grove Zoo

The Micke Grove Zoo gives folks and opportunity to adopt their favorite animal.

June 23, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


The home of the Bakersfield Sound

Driving through California's Central Valley it's easy to speed right on by Bakersfield, the southernmost of the Valley's good-sized cities and the last one you'll pass before you head up the Grapevine toward Los Angeles. But next time, consider this: You're passing through Music History and it just might be worth your while to stop.

June 22, 2012 | By CARY ORDWAY CaliforniaWeekend.com | LIVING IN 209


Merced offers oasis to cranes, geese along Pacific Flyway

MERCED - The Merced National Wildlife Refuge encompasses 10,258 acres of wetlands, native grasslands, vernal pools, and riparian areas. It was established in 1951 under the Lea Act to attract wintering waterfowl away from adjacent farmland where foraging ducks and geese were causing extensive damage to crops.

June 22, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE IN THE 209

MEFRCE - The San Luis National Wildlife Refuge encompasses over 26,600 acres of wetlands, riparian forests, native grasslands and vernal pools. A thriving population of tule elk is showcased by one of three auto tour routes. The refuge is host to significant assemblages of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects and plants; some of which, such as the tiger salamander and San Joaquin kit fox, are endangered species.

June 22, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Sierra Rep presents musical treasure with Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel

COLUMBIA - Glorious songs, a moving story of love and redemption and a robust, seaside setting have kept Carousel among the most beloved American musicals ever created.

June 22, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


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FARM FRESH

Finding fresh produce isn't hard in the 209.

June 19, 2015 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


MUSIC & MARKET IN MANTECA

Last summer I wasn't able to attend Manteca's Farmers Market (revamped as Market & Music in Manteca) and I wasn't about to have a repeat of that great loss this year. So on Tuesday afternoon I hopped into my old car and putt-putted my way down to Library Park for some fresh produce adventure.

June 19, 2015 | By MONICA CANE 209 Living correspondent | LIVING IN 209


Manteca farmers market is now a mini-festival of sorts each week

What makes a good farmer's market?

June 19, 2015 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


Ripon offers small, cozy farmers market

Stouffer's Park in Ripon provides a lush green carpet for the Thursday farmers market from 4 to 7:30 p.m.

June 19, 2015 | By GLENN KAHL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


TURLOCK CERTIFIED MARKET

Although Nutcher Milk Company only made its first appearance at the Turlock Certified Farmers Market last week, Rick Nutcher reported that his family's idea to build their own creamery and bottle their own milk was years in the making.

June 19, 2015 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


American Graffiti Festival

Usually when there is an aggregation of cars in one area, it means traffic.

June 12, 2015 | BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


Lions Club cruise roars into Escalon

The first of the Friday night 'Pre-Cruise' events has been staged in Escalon, adjacent to Hula's Restaurant on Jackson Avenue, and they will continue throughout the summer. They are a popular weekly 'lead in' to the annual downtown Autumn Cruise the Escalon Lions Club hosts each September.

June 12, 2015 | By MARG JACKSON 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


ON STAGE IN GOLD COUNTRY

COLUMBIA - Barbershop quartets, Fourth of July celebrations, ice cream socials and marching bands find a home at Columbia State Park's Fallon House Theatre when Sierra Repertory Theatre presents The Music Man, June 26 – August 16.

June 12, 2015 | | LIVING IN 209


Kilts, hit men make for latest Sierra Rep comedy

SONORA - Fast-moving comedy comes to the East Sonora stage through June 28 in Sierra Repertory Theatre's Unnecessary Farce.

June 12, 2015 | | LIVING IN 209


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


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