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New Year, New Entertainment Coming To Merced

What are your 2020 resolutions? Save more money? Exercise more? Lose weight? Get organized? I believe those are in the top 5 every year, year after year. Well, how about “Get out more?” See what the Merced area has to offer. This would be a perfect month to start. Of note on Jan. 17, 7 p.m.  – the Merced Theatre presents the…

Big Band Era Returns For Special Night

Let’s try a quiz. Hold up your hand if you know these names: Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and Tommy Dorsey. Hand still up? Lower it if you can’t name one song that each made famous. Yes, these are the “golden oldies” of the big band era – back in the 1940s and ’50s. Tomorrow, June 21, right here in Merced at the…

Thinking about taking a cruise? 

Second of two parts If so, you need to make lots of decisions.  There are many choices for destinations, cruise lines, ship sizes, cabin types and travel to and from the ship.  One would think that popular destinations with short cruising seasons, such as Alaska, would be hard to book.  After all, the Alaska season is just the late spring to…