Colleen O'Connell, owner of Curves at 111-113 N. Third Ave., Oakdale, is passionate about helping women get a complete workout.
The first Cruzin for a Cure car, truck, hot rod, and bike show benefit on Saturday, June 22 had a steady crowd throughout the day at the Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo Grounds.
The 21st Annual Chocolate Festival will be hitting the streets of Oakdale on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19. Chocolate Avenue will be returning and will have a few new vendors as well as some of the returning favorites.
May always makes me think of Mother's Day and flowers. And this year we added a graduation, planning for a wedding in June, and everything else in between.
Rhys Ludlow is an eight-year-old second grader that will be having a 'Dog Gone Good Lemonade Stand' at Sierra View Elementary School on Saturday, May 18 from noon to dusk … or until he no longer has lemonade. This lemonade stand is not only to participate in National Lemonade Day but also to raise funds for a good cause.
Have you ever wanted to have your own garden but lived in the city with limited space? If so, you may want to learn a little bit about urban gardening. Living within the city limits has not stopped Miles Wampler from growing a plethora of fruits and vegetables in his urban garden. Urban gardening is a creative way to grow a garden in a city or town with limited space.
Basically bursting at the seams, the Oakdale Animal Shelter will be the subject of an upcoming needs assessment to determine what size of building they should have to meet future needs and what kind of costs would be incurred. Animal experts at the A.S.T.R.O. Foundation will be doing the assessment.
Cloudy skies covered the Escalon Golf Course like a canopy on Saturday, March 2, but that did not prevent The First Tee of Central Valley from having an open house from 10 a.m. to noon.
The nice weather and the sunshine means spring is in the air with the occasional rain which helps things grow. This is the time of year that many people start gardening, planting, or are motivated to do some outdoor projects. P&L Concrete Products, Inc. and Garden Center, 1900 Roosevelt Ave., Escalon, may be the destination that you are looking for to help get those projects under way.
If you went to bed at night with your yard looking normal and woke with several plastic pink flamingos in your yard, then you have probably been 'Flocked.' Cindy Logan and her team have been 'Flocking for a Cure' for the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life.
Not your usual stop, but a tour bus pulled up in the parking lot of the A.L. Gilbert Company in Oakdale recently, filled with nearly four dozen Italian dairymen and their spouses. For the most part, the Italian visitors were in California on vacation, but decided to work a few days so they took a tour of the A.L. Gilbert Company and of a few dairies in the Stanislaus-San Joaquin County area.
Dr. Chet Mahida and Dr. Upinder Basi are an internal medicine practice team. If you aren't sure what an Internal Medical Doctor is, the best way to explain is it they have the ability to do everything that a family or general practice doctor does, but they only treat adults age 18 and older. They are specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of adults from regular health matters to complex illness. They may also be known as internists, need to be certified in internal medicine and must recertify every 10 years.
While the economy remains tough, you may see some empty storefronts or the occasional 'going out of business' sign, but that is not the case for locally owned and operated A&M Tires and Wheels at 9837 Highway 120 in Oakdale. Small business owner Alex Ruiz opened the doors to A&M approximately two years ago and business is good. Tires and wheels are his business and he started in the tire industry in 1995, working for Big O Tires in Oakdale and Manteca before branching out with his own private shop.
It's not a trip he will forget. Ever.
The new owners of the flower shop at 304 F St., downtown Oakdale, are a family. Leanne Hunteman and Cydni Staal are a mother and daughter team that work very well together. Other family members have jumped on board to help the business bloom, like Staal's daughters, Hannah, Haleigh, Elizabeth, and her brother, Matt Gordon. Judy Elam, Leanne's cousin, is the store manager and according to Hunteman, a true cowgirl. Elam is also a calf buyer and makes trips to Oregon to pick up cattle when she's not busy in the shop.
Offering your home to an exchange student from another country may be something to think long and hard about, but for Carol Berger it was an easy choice. Starting out being a host family, Berger invited several exchange students into her home over the past 20-plus years and has been a representative for exchange companies for more than two decades.
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