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Cha-cha winter blues away Turlock offers dances lessons at downtown nightlife hotspots

BY ALYSSON AREDAS 209 Living Gabrielle Forrest's downtown dance lessons in many of Turlock's nightlife hotspots prove that there is no better way to warm up this winter than with a dance pa...

January 25, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

Dodge Ridge: Beat the blahs with snow

By JASON CAMPBELL 209 Living So it's cold outside. And it's wet. And it's windy. And all of those fun summer things that you enjoy doing to unwind – playing golf, going swimming, taking th...

January 25, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

Beating the blahs by staying fit at Weberstown

By VINCE REMBULAT 209 Living STOCKTON – Rains and heavy winds pelted the Central Valley on Friday morning. But for a few folks inside the Weberstown Mall, it was business as usual. They're...

January 25, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

Railtown 1897’s history

The Sierra Railway Company incorporated on Jan. 1, 1897 was the brainchild of Midwesterner Thomas Bullock. Bullock and his fellow investors - San Francisco banker William Crocker, rocker's brother...

January 25, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

MARK TWAIN’S CABIN IN THE 209 It sits atop Jackass Hill north of Sonora

By DENNIS WYATT 209 Living Samuel Clemens - aka Mark Twain - would have loved the irony. The popular and controversial 19th century author - who many credit with penning the words "Whiskey is f...

January 25, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

NEXT STOP, RAILTOWN 1897 Jamestown offers one of 209’s unique state parks

By DENNIS WYATT 209 Living JAMESTOWN - You may never have been to one of California's most unique state parks - Railtown 1897 - but the odds are if you are 50 or over you've seen glimpse of it as...

January 25, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

Two Funerals And A Birth

In the last six weeks, I've had a few moments that got me to reflect on who I am on this planet, where I came from, and all the many memories that come over 57 trips around the Sun. First off, ...

January 25, 2017 | Richard Paloma | Local Columns

More On Medicare

Don't Get Stuck With Late Fees This past holiday season, I found myself in line at the airport counter, waiting to check a bag prior to a flight to visit family and friends. The gentlemen in fr...

January 25, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

Guitar Workshops Scheduled At Big Valley Grace Church

A pair of guitar workshops are coming up at Big Valley Grace Community Church, with both acoustic and electric sessions scheduled. On Saturday, Feb. 18 an Acoustic Guitar Workshop will be hosted f...

January 25, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

Superstar Rimes Ready For Appearance At Fair

Country superstar LeAnn Rimes, will be opening for the 2017 Stanislaus County Fair. Rimes will be performing Friday, July 14, 2017 at the Stanislaus County Fair on the Bud Light Variety Free Stage...

January 25, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

Creating Kid-Friendly Spaces In Your Home

Maintaining a home that is welcoming and kid-friendly can be challenging. Kids are full of energy and oftentimes put fun ahead of tidiness. But no matter how energetic their youngsters are, parents...

January 25, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

Club Extends Invitation To Accordion Enthusiasts

The Good Time Accordion Club will host its next gathering on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at the Escalon Community Center, 1055 Escalon Ave., starting at 7 p.m. This monthly music and social is offered the s...

January 25, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

Easy Tips For Taming Indoor Household Odors

A clean home interior can make a strong first impression on prospective buyers, but only if that home is accompanied by pleasant scents. Odors can make a strong impact on buyers' perceptions of a h...

January 25, 2017 | | 209 LIVING

Film Fundraiser Slated

Get your tickets early for the upcoming Film 'Fun' Raiser for DKG Epsilon Nu Chapter. The event is scheduled for April 17 at the State Theatre, 1307 J St., downtown Modesto. Doors will open at 5...

January 25, 2017 | | Local News

County, Country Observing National School Choice Week

National School Choice Week is being observed in California and across the country. There are 1750 events planned in the Golden State to raise awareness about K-12 school choice, and 21,392 event...

January 25, 2017 | | Local News

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