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Gage Jumper stops by his grandfather's house and checks on the dolmas as they cook

Armenian Dolmas: a Thanksgiving treat

Hollister resident Keith Bonner prepares traditional Armenian dolmas to share with his family on Thanksgiving Day

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Luis (left) and Pete (right) enjoy the holiday spirit in their new homes. Photo by Robert Eliason

A Home for Thanksgiving

After years of instability, neighbors enjoy a simple meal together, capturing the sentiment of Thanksgiving.

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Cerra Vista Elementary in the Running to Win $10,000

Cerra Vista Elementary School learned last week that they are a finalist in the Frigo Cheese Heads Build a Bright Future campaign.

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12 Days of Giving provides another child something to smile about on Christmas morning.

Emmaus House is part of 12 Days of Giving

Non-profit Emmaus House is part of the 12 Days of Giving Campaign. Donations help Emmaus' House

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Benitolink is nonprofit news fueled by its own community. Your support is what makes it all happen.

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Baler athletes shine in the classroom

Student-athletes in the fall sports season had an average GPA of 3.2 and 16% had at 4.0 GPA or above

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Our Father's House; helping the homeless, one person at a time

Linda Lampe has been helping the homeless in San Benito County for over 20 years, and her nonprofit Our Father's House gives them a place to find compassion and a way out of homelessness.

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Little girl lays wreath at the base of a tombstone. BenitoLink photo by John Chadwell

Honoring Veterans with Wreaths Across America

San Benito Chamber of Commerce sends reminder to "remember our heroes, honor their service and teach the value of freedom". Dec. 16 is Wreaths Across America Day honoring veterans at Calvary Cemetery.

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The Panoche Inn: Not just a bar and restaurant, but a community center

Located in South County, the Panoche Inn is a popular destination for locals and people driving through the Panoche Valley

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SBHS Robotics Club members present their vision at board meeting. Photo Courtesy of Adam Breen

SBHS Robotics Club Exposes Students to STEAM Learning

The student run club hopes to raise enough money to be able to compete in their first robotics competition

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Enz in the helicopter she is licensed to fly. Photos provided by Mikael Enz.

Mikael Enz's Path to the Sky

At only 17 years old, Enz saw the sky as a challenge she had to conquer.

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Walking San Benito: Griswold Hills

This is the sixteenth in a series of articles in which local adventurer Jim Ostdick will introduce readers to the many walking opportunities throughout San Benito County.

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Roberto Nolasco singing Jail House Rock

Last performances for “All Shook Up” Nov. 10 and Nov 11.

The San Benito Stage company teen cast gives a great comedic performance of star crossed lovers while singing songs inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley.

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Small Steps celebrates 20 years

With roughly 270 volunteers in attendance, local children in need were able to shop to get coats and shoes for the winter as Small Steps celebrates 20 years of operation

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Kelly Burbank during his early years in the military. Photo Courtesy of Nereyda Burbank

Local Veteran, Kelly Burbank continues to serve SBCo

San Benito County Sheriff Sergeant Kelly Burbank continues to serve his community through his career in law enforcement.

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Student Ethan Lopez created his altar to honor multiple family members

Rancho San Justo Middle School puts on first Day of the Dead event

Attended by roughly 70 people, Rancho San Justo's first Day of the Dead event was a way to share fond family memories

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Photo courtesy Off the Chain

Hollister: Check-out these three weekend activities

Several things to do in San Benito County this weekend.

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Chamber of Commerce invites participation in visitor guide

The San Benito County Chamber is once again in the process of creating “The Guide, San Benito County”

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Michael Thomas rallied 4-H clubs around the county to donate. Photo provided by Patrice Kuershner

Local Teen Hosts Multi-Club 4-H Community Service Project

With the help of ten 4-H clubs throughout San Benito County, Thomas was able to collect two truckloads of supplies.

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Jack and Rita Gifford live independently and care for each other. They are part of a growing population navigating the challenges of aging.

Caregiving 101: San Benito County Provides Resources

As our population ages, primary caregivers need as much attention as those they serve

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