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Millennial beekeeper mixes CBD oil with honey products

A small bee garden grows and thrives down the south side of Merced. It’s a little miracle of nature thanks to Jessica Gonzalez, the garden’s 28-year-old caretaker and beekeeper. Gonzalez originally comes from a background in computer science, but she has just celebrated her first year in the honey business with her shop, Happy…

Local students win big at Spelling Bees

Students sat anxiously with a paper and pencil ready to take on the words that were soon to come. A proctor or two stood at the edge of every table ready to guide the students through a spell check system that would either eliminate them, or announce them as winners. Silence filled the room as adult word master Michelle Symes took the…

Artists, residents celebrate ‘Day of the Dead’ in Merced

Merced’s Multicultural Arts Center (MAC) and UC Merced teamed up this year for the MAC’s 20th annual Day of the Dead celebration, held last Saturday, Nov. 2. Día de los Muertos is celebrated from Oct. 31 through November 2. The time is reserved for praying and celebrating, gathering and uniting communities in one big cultural…

Groups celebrate Hispanic Heritage in downtown Merced

Singers, dance performers, vendors, and artists were out showcasing Hispanic pride in and around Bob Hart Square last Friday, Oct. 18. The event titled “Celbrando Nuestra Cultura” highlighted the important presence the Hispanic culture has in Merced and honored Hispanic Heritage month. The event was sponsored by the Merced School…

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