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December 29, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


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


December 21, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


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


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

Modesto’s ‘Lightazmic’ illuminates neighborhood

The Christmas season wouldn't be complete without a light display, but fireworks in your own backyard? That is what Will and Wendy Solymanbeyk imagined when they wanted to AMP up the Christmas spirit at their 4004 Thornhill Way, Modesto residence.

December 14, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209

Manteca windshield tour yields plenty of Christmas sights

Hands down, the 150,000-lights Christmas spectacle at Mercedes Avenue beats all must-see decorations in Manteca.

December 14, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209

Ceres Christmas Tree Lane draws crowds from all over Valley

For the cost of gas and a bit of time to get there, Ceres is still the place to go for a spectacular array of Christmas sights and sounds in a potpourri of Christmas cheer that is 51 years old.

December 14, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209

Musical Yule lights all part of Ripon family tradition

RIPON - The Nutt family in Ripon is known for going all out with their Christmas decorations – a tradition that started years ago at the home of now Mayor Red Nutt at his residence on Idaho Street and followed up by his adult son John with nearly 12,000 lights underscored by music on an FM station.

December 14, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209

Lights in Lathrop: From bright homes to driving on the farm

LATHROP – It's beginning to look a lot like…Clark Griswold went crazy with the Christmas lights again and turned your house into an airport runway light.

December 14, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209

Y Explore offers Yosemite winter wonderland tours

SONORA – Winter's early arrival in Yosemite National Park has captivated travelers from around the world.

December 14, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209

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August 21, 2015 | Nina Frisby | LIVING IN 209


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