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Atwater In-Shape reopens indoor fitness classes as of April 1

The Atwater location of In-Shape Health Clubs at 2501 Shaffer Road reopened for business on March 8, 2021, and starting on April 1, the club will again offer fitness classes for its members. Due to the pandemic, in March 2020 health clubs were initially shut down through Governor Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order.  Subsequently the Atwater club…

You can help celebrate the Pop Up People’s Pantry

The Pop Up People’s Pantry opened on April 4, 2020, and is celebrating its one-year anniversary on Saturday, April 3, 2021. The Pantry, located at the 18th Street People’s Garden at 936 W. 18th Street in Merced, has a collection of fresh local produce and other food items which are available for people to take at no charge between 1 p.m. and…

The Easter Bunny hops into Mall just in time for season

Peter Cottontail made his way into center court in the Merced Mall over the weekend. Over his first weekend at his new home, the Easter Bunny was on hand to welcome families and their young children as they made their way from store to store. Those who made their way up to the Easter Bunny were invited to join him for their…

UC Merced Research Week highlights opportunities for undergrads

UC Merced Research Week, March 1 through 5, consisted of five days of virtual presentations featuring some of UC Merced’s ground-breaking research and work. Highlights of the all-virtual Research Week included campus experts talking about COVID-19, wildfires and collaborative studies with communities, virtual tours of UC Merced’s eight core labs…

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