San Benito Lifestyle (Home, Garden, Food & Culture)

Santa at the Library Photo courtesy San Benito County Free Library

Santa at the SBC Free Library in Hollister

Santa comes to San Benito County Free Library on the evening of Thursday, Dec. 14

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Local Organic Food Delivered to SJB Through CSA

Vertigo Coffee Roasters of SJB has teamed up with Farm House Cafe's "Eating with the Seasons" CSA to become a new food drop-off location

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Vina and Mike Statua stand outside their new store Mission Hardware at 507 Third St. in San Juan Bautista.

New hardware store opens in San Juan Bautista

San Juan Bautista couple opens new hardware store in town

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Kat and AJ Nobile sit in two of their rocking chairs made from wine barrels at a craft show. Photo courtesy of AJ and Kat Nobile.

Noble Made: Local Family Creates One of a Kind Pieces Using Re-Claimed Wood

Moving to San Benito County in February, AJ and Kat Nobile started creating custom-made furniture with their company Noble Made

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Pate takes a moment out of demonstrating to explain a concept to the mixed group.

Low-stress sheep handling taught in a tranquil setting

A couple dozen people, both local and from out of state, attended a "Low-Stress Sheep Handling Clinic" put on by Paicines Ranch

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Pledge of Champions is made of individuals like you

Community members let us know that they appreciate what BenitoLink brings to the community.

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Coffee with a Cop comes to Hollister

Hollister-Gilroy CHP invites community members to an open conversation about increased traffic on local roadways and other topics of interest.

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 Jim Ostdick shoveling holes for trees being planted at the Historical Park in spring 2017. Photo by Anita Kane

Local author Jim Ostdick to speak at SBC Historical Society

Ostdick's writing provides geologic history and tells stories of the many "trail angels" he met on his cross-county trek.

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Schipper Design office is in San Juan Bautista. Photo courtesy Schipper Design

Kathy Schipper of Schipper Design recognized by San Juan Bautista Committee

San Juan Bautista Committee showed its appreciation for Kathy Schipper on Philanthropy Day. The committee thanked her for volunteering on local projects and giving regional nonprofits support through her "Creatives through Community"

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Laura Romero and Leslie David work on messaging and social media for #GivingNewsDay

For us, #GivingTuesday is #GivingNewsDay

Tuesday, Nov. 28 is a global giving day that lets you be philanthropic and demonstrate your support for local nonprofit news.

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Gavilan students take part in a science symposium

Gavilan College Bond Survey: A closer look

Gavilan College is examining the possibility of a $248 million bond issue in 2018. A recent survey conducted by True North Research provides some feedback from Santa Clara and San Benito residents.

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San Benito County Chamber of Commerce

Chamber of Commerce to host Man, Woman and Business of the Year Mixer

18 Man and Woman of the year nominees are in the running for this year's annual Chamber event, being held at San Juan Oaks

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Lights on Celebration

Lights on Celebration and Parade Saturday, Nov. 25

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Dr. Armstrong, an Obstetrician-Gynecologist in Hollister

Philanthropy with a medical perspective

Keynote speaker Dr. Ralph Armstrong shared his perspective as a local physician on the importance of giving back where you live during National Philanthropy Day dinner celebration.

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Bartolo (Jesse Huerta) trying to talk young lovers Bato (Edie Flores) and Gila (Jasmine  Rios) out of marriage. Photo by Robert Eliason

La Pastorela opens at Mission San Juan

A traditional Christmas story, La Pastorela returns to Mission San Juan Nov. 24 until Dec. 17.

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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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Community Groups Developing a San Juan Bautista Historic Walking Trail and Plaques

San Juan Bautista's rich California heritage is highlighted with an enhanced self-guided walking trail of 49 historically significant sites.

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Why should I pay for news?

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

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Construction has begun on the site development for the Rancho Vista project in San Juan Bautista. An old barn borders the property. Photo by Leslie David

Growth Comes to San Juan Bautista

Meritage Homes' Rancho Vista fits in with the company's strategy

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