Think Local First for your Holidays!

Think Local First for your Holidays!

Find the Best Gifts at Local, Independently Owned Businesses Happy Holidays! Every year, we wonder what to buy for our friends and family — and where to buy it. One thing to consider is creating a special connection with your loved ones by gifting something you can’t get online or in generic chain stores. When […]

Holiday Food Drive

Holiday Food Drive

Second Harvest Food Bank Makes Your Donations Count When family and friends gather to celebrate and give thanks, thoughts often turn to those who are not so fortunate. Generous folks may be interested in helping those who struggle with food insecurity, but it can be difficult to know the best way to help. Since tens […]

Capitola Library Pavers for Christmas?

Capitola Library Pavers for Christmas?

Now that the City of Capitola has broken ground for the new branch library and demolition is under way with construction soon to follow, the public phase of fundraising has begun. The public fundraising committee has developed interesting programs to encourage every member of the local community to get involved and contribute. During the groundbreaking […]

Santa Cruz County Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Santa Cruz County Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Think Local First for Your Holidays • Santa Cruz Ballet Annual Nutcracker • Pets Like Holidays Too! • 2018 Agape Nutcracker • Second Harvest Food Bank • Holiday Event Calendar • Santa Cruz County Charitable Organizations • Holiday Family Fun • Traditional Holiday Dishes • Olive Health … and much more!

Holiday Story Hour at Capitola Mall Used Bookstore

Holiday Story Hour at Capitola Mall Used Bookstore

Presented by Friends of the Capitola Branch Library Saturdays, Dec. 1-22 • 10-11 a.m. To celebrate the Holiday Season, The Friends of the Capitola Branch Library used book store will be hosting a holiday story hour for families in the Capitola Mall on Saturdays during the month of December.  The first reading will start on First […]

Blanca Moreno to Close Rio Del Mar Mexican Cuisine

Blanca Moreno to Close Rio Del Mar Mexican Cuisine

Thirty Years of Family Ownership Comes to an End By Noel Smith If you live in Aptos you’ve probably driven by it a hundred times, but when was the last time you stopped in for a meal at Rio Del Mar Mexican Cuisine? If so, you already know about their homemade tamales, scrumptious skirt steak […]

2018 Nutcracker at Cabrillo’s Crocker Theater

2018 Nutcracker at Cabrillo’s Crocker Theater

Agape Dance Academy’s Show is All About BLESSINGS! From its inception nearly seven years ago, Agape Dance Academy created for it’s classical dance technique training, the mission statement of, “Training Up Dancers for Great Purposes!”   As Owner / Artistic director Melanie Useldinger knew first hand how many hours of sacrifice, discipline, and dedication it […]

Snow Flurries fall in Scotts Valley

Snow Flurries fall in Scotts Valley

WOW! There is only one word for Gabriella’s Snow Day this year … A-mazing! This year, Team G Childhood Cancer Foundation, a nonprofit established in 2013, just completed the 6th Annual Gabriella’s Snow Day on December 1st at Scotts Valley’s Skypark. In collaboration with Esther B. Collishaw Memorial Foundation, Ow Family Properties, MJS Packaging, SnoWonder, […]

Scotts Valley Times: December 2018

Scotts Valley Times: December 2018

2018 Nutcracker at Crocker Theater: Agape Dance Academy’s Show is All About BLESSINGS! • Holiday Food Drive: Second Harvest Food Bank Makes Your Donations Count • The Power of Shen Yun: Uplifting Energy — Experience a Truly Different Performance • Breakfast with Santa! • Santa Cruz METRO Adds Single-Ride Tickets • Volunteer for the Child […]

Aptos Times: December 1, 2018

Aptos Times: December 1, 2018

I Can’t Fully Repay Them – But I’ll Try: 16-Year-Old Cancer Patient Raises $5K for Jacob’s Heart • Holiday Food Drive: Second Harvest Food Bank Makes Your Donations Count • Think Local First for your Holidays!: Find the Best Gifts at Local, Independently Owned Businesses • Cough That Won’t Quit? Think Pertussis (Whooping Cough) • […]