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Downtown utility boxes to become works of art

In the coming days, if you happen to see someone downtown with a spray paint can in hand as they eye a street utility box — don’t call the police or Public Works. Instead, give the person a shout out of encouragement. Or maybe a bottle of water to stay cool. Why? Well that person is most likely a paid local artist participating…

Playhouse Merced to launch Summer Youth Program

Youngsters ages 6 through 18 will have fun this summer participating in Playhouse Merced’s Summer Youth Program where they will learn parts in a musical and then put on a show. Angelina Thompson was hired by Playhouse Merced in April to be the Summer Program director, and now she is excited to get the program up and running. “Kids who…

‘Mercado’ on Main to commence on ‘Cinco de Mayo’ 

Live music, an open-air art gallery, a car show, Main Street shops and vendors galore are coming to Downtown Merced starting Wednesday, May 5 — or Cinco de Mayo, a day to celebrate Mexican-American culture and traditions.  The Merced County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is calling it “The Mercado,” an outdoor marketplace along Main…

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