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Violette Film Festival returns to Merced Theater

The Violette Film Festival will be returning to the Merced Theater, on Saturday, Nov. 9, and Sunday, Nov. 10. The big cinematic showcase will feature more than 40 short films and movies from local and foreign directors. “In the beginning, I remember I sat down with my wife and told her I wanted to do a film festival,” recalls…

Itsy Bitsy more than just a spider movie

Eeeek! Those of you who are fearful of spiders — BEWARE! Or if you happen to be an enthusiast, gather in closer for a peek, because the tale of “Itsy Bitsy” is coming to a local theater near you. The 2019 independent film directed by Merced native, Micah Gallo, will be making its way — for the first time — to the big screen in…

Discover the great pumpkins at Dutch Hollow Farms

Farmer John Bos of Dutch Hollow Farms is celebrating his 13th year selling pumpkins and providing family entertainment to all who visit his farm. Dutch Hollow Farms, located at 5101 Oakdale Road, sits right across the street from Riverbank Crossroads in Riverbank. A selection of pumpkins — big, small, green, orange, and yellow —…

Livingston celebrates the all-mighty sweet potato

Livingston, the sweet potato capital of California, celebrated its eighth annual Sweet Potato Festival last weekend with crowds of fans of the vitamin-rich and sweet-tasting root vegetable. Held at the Max Foster Sports Complex, the three-day event featured a carnival, live entertainment, music, a petting zoo, educational exhibit,…

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