December 209 Agenda

Holidays on the Farm @ Dell’ Osso Farms Dec. 17- Jan. 2 With so much to see and do, where does one begin?! Whether you’re ready to go tubing down snow mountain, grab a pair of skates and hit the ice, enjoy the light show […]

Low Cost High Impact Updates For Your Home

Of course, we’re all running around with our heads cut off mid holiday season. The in-laws will be here in a few weeks, and the last thing we have time, or money, for is home improvement projects. With your sanity in mind, we’ve compiled a […]

Hope For The Holidays

“What is my purpose?” Shauna Jacob asked herself while working through The Purpose Driven Life program with her husband at Lodi’s First Baptist Church. Without a clear answer, “We went on a journey to figure it out.” At that time, the mother of two and […]

5 Hot 5 Cold

Ten Worthy Winter Trips Winter has welcomed cold weather to San Joaquin County giving residents two choices when it comes to this season’s vacation plans: they can either head to the snow-capped mountains where winter activities abound, or they can get the hell out of […]

SJ City Guide

Blissful Bites

The holiday season is never complete without a freshly baked batch of cookies. Be they ginger snaps, shortbread, or something in between—that delightful smell drifting from room to room is the best way to bring families together. And in honor of the most wonderful time […]

More Mallow Than Meets The Eye

Begin with a marshmallow. You know; those bright-white puffballs you hang over an open fire, or watch disappear into your cocoa on a cold night. Now, add the imagination of Heather and Jennifer Frades, sprinkle in an experimental afternoon in the kitchen, three years of […]

A Sip Of Sweet Lavender

It doesn’t get much better than a freshly prepared latte on a chilly winter day. Or does it? Imagine yourself nestled in a brick laced alley, settled at one of the tables dotting the patio. Barreled plants keep you company under the crisp, blue skies […]

Parents Magazine

Peppermint Delight!

‘Tis the season to be jolly! And what better way to kindle that holiday spirit than by cooling down during your last minute shopping spree with a Peppermint Bark Milkshake? Your friends at the Pink Turtle Shoppe in Tracy are ready to take a step […]

In Season: Persimmons

There’s definitely a reason why this fruit’s Latin name means “Food of the Gods.” Persimmons are delightfully sweet treats to slip your spoon into when ripened. Originating from China, the persimmon has travelled across the world and split into several variations of itself, including the […]

It’s Wine O’ Clock Somewhere

Looking for a memento from all those trips to the winery, but can’t quite fit a barrel into the backseat of your car? Why not go for a clock? Rick Serna of Lodi Barrel Designs has taken our Lodi Appellation by storm, crafting unique furniture […]

Twisted Barrel Winery

When you’ve got the gumption to think outside the box, things can get a little twisted. And that’s how they like it at Twisted Barrel Winery, where wicked results are expected out of each and every barrel. Owners Verl Tanner, Mark Tanner, and Mike Salimbeni […]

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