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Open Your Minds To The Clairvoyants

Is it magic or a gift? Does it give you an eerie feeling or do mentalists blow your mind? These questions may be answered after seeing the talents of Thommy Ten and Amelie Van Tass, known as the Clairvoyants, live at the Gallo Center for the Arts on Thursday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m.

March 29, 2017 | Virginia Still | Local News


Throw Down The Gauntlet At Sonora Celtic Faire

In a time that was lawless, chaotic and a bit ominous, there was also the light that gleamed from the sword yielded by a knight in his shining armor during the medieval times. Today things are quite a bit different than the medieval period; however, in celebration of Celtic heritage and the Middle Ages, the 31st annual Sonora Celtic Faire is being staged this month at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora, March 10 through 12.

February 27, 2017 | Virginia Still | 209 LIVING


Glow Red Event Celebrates American Heart Month

The month of February is American Heart Month and the first Friday is National Wear Red Day, which was celebrated at the Glow Red event sponsored by Doctors Medical Center (DMC) and the American Heart Association. The Friday, Feb. 3 event was designed to raise awareness about heart disease. The breakfast was held at The Century in Modesto and began with a greeting from DMC's Chief Nursing Officer Cheryl Harless.

February 08, 2017 | Virginia Still | Local News


Veterans First Holiday Giveaway Aids Families

Veterans First has been helping veterans throughout the community since their inception in August. Having a stress free environment or a safe haven for veterans is very important to Duke Cooper of Oakdale, himself a Marine veteran, and Coordinator of the Veterans First organization. This venture has catapulted them into some new ventures as well like the creation of a mobile museum, a coat and blanket drive, and Toys for Tots giveaway.

December 14, 2016 | Virginia Still | Local News


Pink Martini Brings Musical Spectacle To Gallo Center

With the recent release of their ninth studio album "Je dis oui," Pink Martini will be performing at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto for the first time on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m., showcasing newly recorded tracks along with selections from the band's holiday album.

November 23, 2016 | Virginia Still | Local News


Coopers Leads Patriotic Stand

The timing was just right for the very first Veterans Standing For American Patriotism movement led by organizer Duke Cooper of Veterans First in Riverbank. The gathering coincided with the United States Marine Corp' 241st birthday, Thursday, Nov. 10 and was hosted at the Vintage Faire Mall in Modesto.

November 16, 2016 | Virginia Still | Local News


OVCB Celebrating 25 Years Of Banking Success

The idea to create a local bank in Oakdale began in 1990 where a few local investors sat at a table and began the process to capture that old spirit of one on one relationship banking. They raised approximately $3 million in capital to start Oak Valley Community Bank, OVCB, and today it is worth over $80 million.

November 09, 2016 | Virginia Still | Local News


Tasty Treats And Refreshing Drinks

If you like food and beverages then the place to be this past Tuesday was at the Eighth Annual Taste of Oakdale hosted by the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce at the Gene Bianchi Community Center.

September 07, 2016 | Virginia Still | Local News


Veterans First Has Opened

The opportunity for the public to thank a veteran and first responders occurred this past Saturday at the Grand Opening celebration of Veterans First on Patterson Road in Riverbank. The festivities began at 9 a.m. with an opening prayer. With approximately 80 to 100 people that stopped by throughout the day, the Veterans First building buzzed with positive energy, kindness, and support.

August 17, 2016 | Virginia Still | Local News


GRAND OPENING

Willie Podesto, left, owner of the Rear End Shop in Riverbank donated the shop next door to Duke Cooper, a Marine Corps veteran that is opening a privately run Veterans First program in nearby Riverbank, a new retreat for veterans and first responders. The Grand Opening is set for Saturday, Aug. 13 at 9 a.m. at the location, 2372 Patterson Road. The event is free to the community and everyone is invited to celebrate veterans and first responders, shake their hand and say "thank you" for their service. Active duty and retired veterans will participate in a 25-mile bicycle ...

August 10, 2016 | Virginia Still | Local News


Sheriff’s Elite Dive Team Aims To Provide Closure

Waterways have been busy during the summer in this area, including Woodward Reservoir and nearby Jacob Myers Park packed with rafters, boaters, and swimmers. With the increase in visitors to the reservoirs and the rivers during the summer months, people are sometimes more focused on fun instead of water safety. The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department Dive Team has been very busy this summer. They hold monthly trainings at the reservoirs and have been out several times on rescues and recovery missions. Their most recent training was at Woodward Reservoir on Aug. 4.

August 10, 2016 | Virginia Still | Local News


Caliendo Brings Cast Of Characters To The Gallo

With all the political rhetoric that is going around and the negativity that can surround us, sometimes we just need to laugh. Frank Caliendo will soon be entertaining residents in the Central Valley, bringing his unique blend of comedy to the Gallo Center for the Arts. His show, Friday, Aug. 5 at 8 p.m., will include impressions of celebrities like Morgan Freeman, Al Pacino, Robin Williams, politicians like George W. Bush, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, and broadcasters John Madden, Jon Gruden and Charles Barkley as well as talk show hosts, Dr. Phil, Jay Leno and David Letterman. Many ...

August 04, 2016 | Virginia Still | Local News


Love, Shelter Pets Soar With Wings Of Rescue

During July, an organization called 'Wings of Rescue' picked up several dogs from the Oakdale Animal Shelter and transported them to Washington. They were flown in a plane with a logo stating "love is in the air" on it to find permanent homes for these furry four legged pets.

August 03, 2016 | Virginia Still | Local News


Oakdale Shelter Dog Finds Forever Home

A young Catahoula mix, about two years old, had been at the Oakdale Animal Shelter for a few weeks waiting to be adopted. He arrived at the shelter as a stray and after several attempts to find his owner, the dog was placed with the other shelter pets and made available for adoption.

June 15, 2016 | By VIRGINIA STILL | Local News


Oakdale Athlete Preps For Water Polo Championships

Curtis Lineberger has a long list of accolades, along with articles, awards, medals, and trophies amassed during his career as a water polo goalie throughout the years. The desire to compete continues to flow through the now 60-year-old, as does the thrill of the win.

June 08, 2016 | Virginia Still | Local News


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Articles By Author - Virginia Still


American Veterans First Outfits Vet With ‘Wheels’

Waiting for the new Stanislaus Veterans Center at Sylvan Avenue and Coffee Road in Modesto to open, holding on to a walker, was World War ...

May 17, 2017 | Virginia Still | Local News


LaPorte Stand-Up Comedy Show For A Good Cause

The Comedy Benefit for H.O.S.T. House Comedy night in Patterson presents Rocky LaPorte, which will benefit people in more ways than one ...

May 17, 2017 | Virginia Still | Local News


Car Show Success For Vets

The cars began rolling in to the 50's Roadhouse in Knights Ferry early Saturday morning for the third annual Car and Motorcycle show hosted ...

May 10, 2017 | Virginia Still | Local News


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