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Gallo Center’s Valley’s Got Talent on stage Aug. 24 & 25

MODESTO - The Gallo Center for the Arts' third annual Valley's Got Talent contest will be presented on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 24-25. Both performances begin at 7 pm. The shows will have 25 acts, comprised of 118 performers, for the Center's live stage variation on popular television shows such as 'America's Got Talent' and 'American Idol.'

August 18, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Tuolumne writer’s retreat setting at Columbia State Park

COLUMBIA - The Sonora Writers Group is now accepting registration for the Tuolumne Writers retreat in the Historic of Columbia.

August 18, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


State opens concert season with ‘Asleep at the Wheel’

MODESTO - The Modesto State Theatre kicks off the 2012-12 concert season next Friday night with Western swing band Asleep At The Wheel.

August 18, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Dennis the Menace doll worth $120? Not by a long shot

There's a Dennis the Menace doll in my spare bedroom closet.

August 18, 2012 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


HORSING AROUND THE 209

STOCKTON – The shouts from the floor usually tell you everything you need to know.

August 04, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Turlock principal shares passion for animals with students, community

Turlock elementary school principal Tami Truax has an unabashed love for farm animals. The self-proclaimed "animal freak" shares her passion by bringing her very own petting zoo to schools, farmers markets and nursing homes.

August 04, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Playing the ponies: Fun with a chance to earn some green

STOCKTON – It's become somewhat of a tradition for my father and me.

August 04, 2012 | Jason Campbell | LIVING IN 209


Jack Tone Ranch: California’s oldest horse ranch

Kathleen Tone Hammer, unlike most of us, does not have to relive the good old days.

August 04, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Stevinson Ranch’s Performance Center & Golf Academy is icing on the cake

STEVINSON -After years of conceptual planning and a combined 11 months of actual construction, Stevinson Ranch unveiled its Performance Center and Golf Academy to a group of excited golf enthusiasts in mid-July. The state-of-the-art facilities comprise of a one-acre short game course, which includes an 11,000-square-foot green and a 2,800-square-foot bunker, which is used in conjunction with the three-bay performance center that was erected in October.

August 04, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Gallo Center’s 2012 Valley’s Got Talent contest takes the stage Aug. 24 & 25

MODESTO - The Gallo Center for the Arts' third annual Valley's Got Talent contest will be presented on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 24-25. Both performances begin at 7 pm. The shows will have 25 acts, comprised of 118 performers, for the Center's live stage variation on popular television shows such as 'America's Got Talent' and 'American Idol.'

August 04, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


River spot at McHenry Rec offers respite from bustle

ESCALON - Summer offers a unique opportunity to find solitude along the length of the Stanislaus River in the unique string of recreation areas stretching from Knights Ferry east of Oakland to Caswell Park west of Ripon and south of Manteca.

August 04, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Ripon Garden Club hosts ‘September Stroll’ showcasing half dozen gardens on Sept. 8

RIPON - The Ripon Garden Club invites the public to its annual September Stroll on Saturday, Sept. 8. Six gardens owned by Ripon homeowners will be open for touring, inspiration and delight.

August 04, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


BATTLESHIP USS IOWA

SAN PEDRO - If you're looking for a chance to walk through history, you could hardly do better than Southern California's latest tourist attraction – the battleship USS Iowa, a vessel with a World War II pedigree as well as a rich history fighting America's enemies for many decades. Visiting a warship like the USS Iowa is a perfect family adventure and appeals to Dad's fascination with all things military yet has enough wow factor to please the kids. Even Mom can appreciate the ship's contribution to history and will grow more and more fascinated as she ...

August 04, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


Horsing around

LATHROP – Della Gaar-Todeschini has a lifetime experience working with horses.

August 04, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


ALL THE VALLEY’S IS A STAGE

STOCKTON - The Stockton Civic Theatre continues to be an important part of San Joaquin County.

July 27, 2012 | | LIVING IN 209


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Turlock Christian has been Bennett’s home for 14 years

TURLOCK - Not everyone who goes to a Christian school is Christian.

March 07, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Waterford found hoops & theology in Modesto

MODESTO – There it was right there practically in his backyard.

March 07, 2014 | By JASON CAMPBELL 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Central Catholic principal aims for student success

MODESTO - When Melissa Besseling came to Central Catholic High School in 1996 as a mid-year replacement math teacher, she did not anticipate that she would become principal.

March 07, 2014 | By ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN 209 staff reporter | LIVING IN 209


Healing Hands

For as long as she can remember, Kathy Rich has been good with her hands.

February 28, 2014 | James Burns | LIVING IN 209


Prepare to be pampered at Natural Path Wellness Center

RIPON – Ripon veterinarian Ann Scearce stops by once every four weeks for facials with aesthetician Edy Fowler.

February 28, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | LIVING IN 209


Spa of Turlock relaxing escape

Locals looking for a calming reprieve from the stress of daily life won't need to look far as The Spa of Turlock has all of the offerings of a quiet oasis.

February 28, 2014 | ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN / The 209 | LIVING IN 209


Modesto spa ‘heavenly’ experience

Upon entering The Heavenly Spa in Modesto, clients may be surprised that the relaxing environment is actually a popular hotspot for locals.

February 28, 2014 | ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN / The 209 | LIVING IN 209


Vintners aren’t the only ones collecting awards

LODI ­- One of the best spa getaways in the 209 just might be in Lodi.

February 28, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | LIVING IN 209


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