Cultivating a Heart for Service

Cultivating a Heart for Service

Nurturing a child’s heart to be mindful of serving the community and protecting our coastal home can never be taught too early. The Girl Scout organization shares this important value in asking troops to plan at least one annual community service project that is part of their leadership program for girls. This may include protecting […]

Monterey Mushrooms Awards Scholarships

Monterey Mushrooms Awards Scholarships

Monterey Mushrooms presented 99 children of its employees with $239,000 in scholarship awards for the 2019-20 academic year. Some $217,000 was issued to recipients in the United States and another to $22,000 to recipients in Mexico. Dependent children of full-time employees are eligible to apply for a scholarship up to $3,000 and for up to […]

Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia!

Presented by Mountain Community Theater Mountain Community Theater is proud to present Mamma Mia! By Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus with songs from Stig Anderson, book by Catherine Johnson and originally conceived by Judy Craymer. This unforgettable production is directed by Kathie Kratochvil with musical direction by Mazera Cox Coulter and choreography by Katie Larsen […]

2019 “Drive for Schools” Now Underway

2019 “Drive for Schools” Now Underway

Drive for Schools, Santa Cruz County’s largest school fundraiser, is now underway throughout the county. Over 70 schools in Santa Cruz County are selling tickets to raise money for school programs while giving the community an opportunity to win a new car, cash prizes, merchandise and gift certificates from local businesses. Each school keeps all […]

Santa Cruz County’s 34th Annual Open Studios

Santa Cruz County’s 34th Annual Open Studios

Visit Artists Over The First Three Weekends In October Free self-guided art tour featuring 300 artists opening their studios to the public throughout Santa Cruz County this October, join us for the 34th annual Open Studios Art Tour, a free self-guided tour that invites the public into 300 artist studios working in dozens of mediums […]

Local Student Finalist in National STEM Contest

Local Student Finalist in National STEM Contest

Rinoa Oliver, a 13-year old STEM student from Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory has been named one of the most promising middle school STEM students in the country! Rinoa is a Top 30 Finalist in the Broadcom MASTERS®, the nation’s premier Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) middle school competition. She will be traveling to Washington, […]

Monte Foundation Fireworks Extravaganza Turns 25

Monte Foundation Fireworks Extravaganza Turns 25

By Lori Landino The Monte Foundation’s annual Firework Extravaganza will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary on Sunday, October 13 at 8 p.m. with an amazing display off the Capitola wharf that you will have to see to believe. Dedicated to the children of Santa Cruz County, the Monte Foundation has been raising money for schools, […]

Fifth Annual Capitola Plein Air

Fifth Annual Capitola Plein Air

Wednesday, Oct. 30 thru Sunday, Nov. 3 The City of Capitola Art & Cultural Commission is delighted to host the fifth annual Capitola Plein Air, juried art competition, exhibition, and sale. This is a FREE event, with hands-on art making for all visitors, live music, and forty local and regional artists selling their works and […]

Noel Smith: A Celebration of Life

Noel Smith: A Celebration of Life

A memorial service celebrating the life of Noel Smith will be held on Sunday, October 20, at Twin Lakes Church. The service will begin at 2 p.m., followed by a reception. For 14 years, Noel was the editor here at Times Publishing Group, Inc., responsible for the content published in our three news publications: Scotts Valley […]

Another Amazing Annual Coastal Cleanup Day!

Another Amazing Annual Coastal Cleanup Day!

2,189 passionate volunteers worked from 9 to Noon on Saturday, September 21, collecting more than 6,000 pound of trash and over 1,700 pounds of recycling from 64 beaches, rivers, and inland areas across Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties! Annual Coastal Cleanup Day is California’s biggest cleanup of the year, which takes place annually on International […]