So why are people nuts about the Ripon Almond Blossom Festival? If you're a Ripon resident it's a way to enjoy an old-fashioned community celebration with neighbors and family. If you're from neighboring communities, it is a great way to celebrate the approach of spring with the first "street fair" style event, and parade on the 2013 calendar for the San Joaquin Valley. If you're a former Ripon resident, it's a ...
It is bud time - and we don't mean "bud" as in Budweiser beer.
Ashley Bloemhof grew up a lot over the last year. She learned how to greet people at business openings; how to flash a smile to people in other communities when representing her own; how to be a good example for younger girls that might be watching. But most of all she learned to love Ripon even more – realizing that the cliché "small town feel" that everybody cites as a reason to ...
Bethany Home has made its mark on the Ripon community over the last 50 providing senior citizens a home away from home when families could no longer provide adequate care for them.
(Editor's note: This story first ran in 2012.) Today there is somewhere in the neighborhood of 528 billion bees buzzing around almond orchards around Manteca, Ripon, and Escalon. And just how busy they are will determine the fate of 33,000 acres of almonds in the South County. The more the bees cross pollinate the white and pink blooms the better the odds are for bigger yields. And right ...
The Ripon Christian Close-Up Club are selling tri-tip sandwiches on Almond Blossom Saturday, Feb. 23, at two locations: Calvary Reformed Church at 2nd and Vera between 11a.m. and the end of the parade or drive through the RC High School gym parking lot between 11a.m. and 6 p.m.
They are good for family get-togethers and camping trips. In fact, "they're good at any time," Tracy Vander Veen says with utmost confidence.
RIPON - The Ripon Chamber of Commerce's 31st annual Almond Blossom Run is Saturday, Feb. 23 at Mavis Stouffer Park.
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LATHROP – Dell'Osso Farms is Disneyland for fall enthusiasts.
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