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Gallo Center releases 'eBartender' iPhone app

Gallo Center releases 'eBartender' iPhone app

MODESTO - The Gallo Center for the Arts has announced the release of a new, free application for the Apple iPhone and other smart phones operating on Google’s Android operating system. Dubbed “eBartender,” the app allows patrons to go online to pre-order and pay for food and beverages, allowing for fast pickup either prior to a show or at intermission.

Patrons of the Gallo Center are encouraged to visit the iTunes App Store or Android Market and conduct a search for eBartender. Customers who download the free app and opt-in for text messages and e-mail will then be able to select and purchase beverages and snacks offered at Gallo Center concession stands. There is a 99-cent transaction fee per transaction for placing orders.

EBartender users can place their orders hours in advance on the day of a performance, and then pick them up simply by presenting their phone or picture ID at the eBartender concession line at the center.

Breastfeeding Coalition presents Mother-Baby Friendly Award Feb. 9

Breastfeeding Coalition presents Mother-Baby Friendly Award Feb. 9

MODESTO - On Wednesday, Feb. 9th at 12 noon, the Breastfeeding Coalition of Stanislaus County will present a Mother-Baby Friendly award to an area employer. The Center for Human Services, located at 1700 McHenry Village, Suite 14, was nominated by an employee for being supportive of breastfeeding mothers. After evaluation by the Coalition it was found they met criteria to receive a Mother Baby Friendly Award.

A Mother-Baby Friendly Workplace provides support to parents who wish to continue to provide breast milk for their baby while working and complies with the 2002 California Lactation Accommodation Law requiring employers to provide unpaid break time and use of a private space, other than a toilet stall, for mothers to express milk during work hours. The Center for Human Services exceeds the minimum requirements by providing education, support, a dedicated location and adequate time for pumping.

Plan your Valentine's Day getaway in Modesto

Plan your Valentine's Day getaway in Modesto

MODESTO - Planning a romantic Valentine's Day for that special someone? Modesto is offering hotel packages and dinner specials for the "lovers" in town.

Clarion Hotel and Conference Center
1612 Sisk Road Modesto, CA 95350
(209) 521-1612

Available: Feb. 11 - Feb. 14

Package includes a romantic candlelit dinner for two served with choice of champagne or cider. Includes appetizer for two, choice of entrees & dessert to share. Dinner Only - $59.95
Make it a night add $99.95 (Total: $159.90): Enjoy Dinner for 2 described above, as well as overnight accommodations in a room decorated with rose petals and chocolates, bubble bath & fruit basket. Breakfast served in your room in the morning.

For reservations, call (209) 521-1612.

DoubleTree Hotel
1150 9th Street Modesto, CA 95354
(209) 526-6000

Available: Feb.

How do I up my chances of sticking with my news year's resolution?

How do I up my chances of sticking with my news year's resolution?

Inspiration comes in many forms. While the old "New Years Resolutions" are largely ineffective, there are a lot of ways to be successful with your health goals in this upcoming year. I wanted to share about "social contagion" today and how it can impact your health. 

One huge indicator of your health isn't necessarily how healthy you are, but how healthy your friends are! In fact, a couple of researchers in the UK so that your friends- friend getting fat could be an indicator that YOU would gain weight. You can learn more about this interesting research here.

Modesto's Jeremy Renner gets second Oscar nod

MODESTO, CA - For the second consecutive year Jeremy Renner received an Oscar nomination.

Renner's character James "Gem" Coughlin in the Warner Bros. film "The Town" earned him a nod in the category of best supporting role by an actor.

News10 photojournalist Brandon Atchison sat down with Renner's father, Lee, and younger sister, Kym Vieira, to hear the family's reaction to the news.

Free tax preparation clinic to be held in Modesto

Free tax preparation clinic to be held in Modesto

MODESTO - A free tax preparation clinic will be held at the Neighborhood Center at Marshall Park, located at 420 Chicago Avenue, on Saturday, Feb. 12 from 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The clinic is available to low income individuals and families, disabled and elderly people who earn less than $49,000 annually.

Healthy: Mind, body and soul

I like to think I am pretty healthy emotionally and mentally ;0) My work (which I love) requires me to be in a space where I am ready to help people heal from some pretty intense stuff. Not being in a good "head space" is just NOT an option. 

Physically, I wouldn't have categorized myself as the picture of health. I would say I was "somewhat" healthy. Unfortunately, I KNOW that physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, social, etc. health are all interconnected. I had been a little stuck in getting physically healthy on my own- so last June I decided to get some outside help in my journey towards physical health. 

I was completely amazed by the parallels in physical training and counseling! As a therapist going through the personal training process here, I noticed the following: