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Serving America aS soldier, teacher

Paying it forward.

November 07, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Military gave her direction

One of the best decisions Denise Johnson ever made was joining the military.

November 07, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Tea Time

In the heart of the town that labels itself as the Gateway to Yosemite, aka Groveland, is a quaint cottage where you can relish being pampered by almost everything that is traditional English before you head out to the wilds. That place is Dori's Tea Cottage & Café at 18744 Main Street, which is also Highway 120. The famous

October 31, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


TEA PARTIES ON THE ‘FLY’

MODESTO – You need your porcelain. You need your finest china. And you absolutely need your tea.

October 31, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 Staff Reporter | LIVING IN 209


BIG TREES

ANGELS CAMP -Three miles north of Arnold off Highway 4, the colossal trees of Calaveras Big Trees State Park stand in quiet testimony to prehistoric times. These massive relics, which can reach a height of 325 feet and a diameter of 33 feet, are descended from trees that were standing when dinosaurs roamed Earth, and birds, mammals and flowering plants began to appear. Some of today's trees are thought to be as old as 2,000 years.

October 31, 2014 | | LIVING IN 209


Turlock events provide ‘treat’ in trick-or-treat

TURLOCK – With the spookiest holiday just around the corner, the city of Turlock has both children and canines covered with events including BARKtoberfest, a downtown trick-or-treating event, and Haunted Housing at California State University, Stanislaus.

October 24, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


From maize to maze

LATHROP – Trick-or-treating is so passé.

October 24, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Port City has it all: musical & Fall Fest

STOCKTON – Halloween in Stockton has something for folks of all ages.

October 24, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Many Halloween festivities in Manteca, Lathrop taking place a week early

Most Halloween celebrations last for just a day. At Manteca Care and Rehabilitation Center in Manteca, it will be double the fun in two days full of costumes, cupcakes, and live entertainment.

October 24, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Rec havens abound in Manteca, Lathrop

MANTECA – There's Pixie Woods in Stockton and Micke Grove in Lodi – places that offer plenty of attractions and recreational facilities for the young.

October 17, 2014 | By ROSE ALBANO RISSO 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Grinding out fun in Patterson

PATTERSON – Whether kids like to skate, bike, or even rollerblade, the skate park in Patterson is the only place to go according to local skateboarders Abraham Garcia-Ramos and Joel Becerril.

October 17, 2014 | By ALYSSON AREDAS 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Pixie Woods: Never-ending playgrounds

STOCKTON – Pixie Woods Amusement Park was once described as Stockton's own fairyland for the "young in age and young at heart."

October 17, 2014 | By VINCE REMBULAT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Bored? Go climb wall

MODESTO – "Dad – what are we going to do today?"

October 17, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


HIGHWAY 99 ROAD TRIP

Its been called California's Main Street. It splits from Interstate 5 some 90 miles south of Mt. Shasta – the state's most imposing volcano – and remerges with Interstate 5 at the base of the Grapevine that takes you over the Tehachapi Mountains and dumps you into the Southland.

October 10, 2014 | By DENNIS WYATT The 209 | LIVING IN 209


GOING OUT OF their Gourds

Forget about the Norman Rockwell touchy feely approach to pumpkins.

October 03, 2014 | By DENNIS WYATT 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


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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


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


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