Central Home Supply

Central Home Supply

“Santa Cruz County’s Largest and Friendliest Landscape and Building Supply” By Edita McQuary In 1974 Rick Santee’s parents, John and Ann Santee, established their building materials supply business at 808 River Street, Santa Cruz, at what had been the Henry Cowell Lime and Cement Company. Today Rick and his brother, Rusty, are the principal owners […]

Celebrating Over 30 Years of Marriage

Celebrating Over 30 Years of Marriage

By Roy Verley of Aptos — TPG 2017 Poetry Contest Winner When I read about the Valentine’s Day Poetry Contest in the Aptos Times in January, I knew I had to give it a shot. It wasn’t just the winner’s prize – a $100 gift certificate to Sanderlings, one of the area’s finest restaurants – […]

International Migratory Bird Day

International Migratory Bird Day

Organizations Collaborate to Host 2017 Community Celebrations The Watsonville Wetlands Watch and the City of Watsonville Nature Center are working together to celebrate this years’ International Migratory Bird Day on Saturday, May 13, by holding free, fun-filled community events that highlight the birds of the Watsonville Wetlands. The Watsonville Wetlands support over 250 resident and […]

2016 Measure L Bond Progress

2016 Measure L Bond Progress

By Bill Beecher, Chair, Citizens Oversight Committee This past year was a busy year for the Pajaro Valley Unified School District (PVUSD) implementing the Measure L funds. We replaced or repaired roofs on 32 buildings at 8 school sites. If we had not completed these, we could have incurred significant and expensive damage during this […]

Touch-A-Truck

Touch-A-Truck

Fun For The Whole Family On May 7, 2017, the Scotts Valley Educational Foundation is planning a countywide Touch-A-Truck event in Scotts Valley (www.TouchaTruckSC.com). Touch-A-Truck events have become a big draw throughout California, attracting thousands of families, and we are the first to host one in Santa Cruz County. Touch-A-Truck is a fun event for […]

A Night at the Theater

A Night at the Theater

Friday, June 2, 6 – 10 p.m. A fund raising event in support of the new Scotts Valley Performing Arts Center with Entertainment-Food-Wine-Silent & live Auction-Raffle. Expect to be thoroughly entertained by talented local community theatrical groups who will be using the new Performing Arts Center Great news! Our event page featuring A Night at […]

Ebb & Flow’s Kinetic Parade

Ebb & Flow’s Kinetic Parade

The Art Movement that Moves A giant Froggy head? A lamprey team? A dog in a tutu? Or maybe just a fish painted on a stick? It’s up to you. Imagination is the key for this year’s Ebb & Flow River Arts Celebration. Ebb & Flow is a movement, a parade, a sculpture, and a […]

Leo’s Haven Receives $10,000 Grant From PAMF

Leo’s Haven Receives $10,000 Grant From PAMF

The Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) has awarded Shane’s Inspiration a $10,000 grant towards the construction of LEO’s Haven, Santa Cruz County’s first inclusive playground for children of all abilities. “We are very thankful to the Palo Alto Medical Foundation for this significant grant towards the construction of the playground, and we are excited they […]

Capitola City Hall Update: May 2017

Capitola City Hall Update: May 2017

By Jamie Goldstein, Capitola City Manager Initial Capitola Branch Library Design Approved In late March, the City Council approved the schematic design for the new, permanent Capitola Branch Library, which will replace the temporary structure on Wharf Road. The 11,700-square-foot building will include separate spaces for children, teens, and adults, a community meeting room, and […]

Input Sought For County Parks Strategic Plan

Input Sought For County Parks Strategic Plan

What do YOU want to see in YOUR County Parks? The Santa Cruz County Parks Department wants to hear from residents as they create the County’s first Strategic Plan to help guide the future of local parks, facilities, coastal access, open spaces, public art and recreation activities in unincorporated areas of the county. County parks […]