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Colorful Field of Honor comes to a close

Residents filled the front lawn of Merced College last Sunday for the Closing Ceremonies of the 9th annual Field of Honor. Held in partnership with Merced College and the surrounding community, the Field of Honor highlights the service and sacrifice of local military veterans with a vast display of hundreds of American flags placed…

Playhouse Merced thinking small scale for short term

Are you looking forward to the usual stellar Playhouse Merced entertainment during the holidays? Playhouse Merced, located at 452 W. Main Street in Merced, has planned some fabulous stuff for the holidays, but unfortunately due to the unpredictability of the pandemic, the 2021-22 season of theater performances remains on hold. According…

It’s time to share sweet ‘Lagrimas de Amor’

“Lagrimas de Amor” — the 2021 Dia de los Muertos exhibition at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center (MAC) — is now open for viewing until Nov. 14. The annual reception for the Dia de los Muertos exhibition will be held Saturday, Oct. 30, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the MAC, located at 645 W Main St. The free event welcomes residents of all ages.…

For The Love Of Orphan Cars

Growing up more than 50 years ago, Robin Shepard has always liked unusual, no-longer-made American cars. He came by this zeal for "orphan" cars naturally as his father James loved Packards, Studebakers, and Henry J automobiles. "I like 'orphan' cars; I don't look for a Chevy or a Ford and I am really glad I did some research on them,"…

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