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Fire Station Burrito Breakfast

Fire Station Burrito Breakfast

“We are a family” is how one volunteer described being a member of the volunteer fire team. The all-volunteer firefighters are not paid. Yet every one of the firefighters and medical staff undergoes the same extensive training as paid firefighters. Bonny Doon Fire Team was dispatched 138 times in 6 months. Volunteers are equipped to […]

Cinco De Mayo Fundraiser

Cinco De Mayo Fundraiser

For Aptos History Museum at Best Western Seacliff Inn Attention wine collectors, wine drinkers, and fans of Marilyn Monroe! A seven bottle collection: 5 bottles of limited addition “Marilyn Merlot” wine and 2 Norma Jeane wines, will be available in the silent auction at the Aptos History Museum’s Annual Fundraiser and Cinco de Mayo celebration […]

One-Year Countdown to 2020 Census Begins

One-Year Countdown to 2020 Census Begins

Accurate Count Means Millions in Local Funding for Housing, Roads and More A broad coalition of Santa Cruz County elected officials, community leaders, local nonprofits and residents on Tuesday marked the beginning of the one-year countdown to the 2020 Census. In an unprecedented display of unity, Board of Supervisors Chair Ryan Coonerty was joined by […]

Bay Fed Awards $7,500 in Scholarships

Bay Fed Awards $7,500 in Scholarships

Bay Federal Credit Union honored the winners of its 2019 Education Scholarship and 2019 Mac McCormack Employee Scholarship at its annual meeting. Carrie Birkhofer, Bay Federal President and CEO, and Jim Phillips, Chair of the Board of Directors, presented the scholarships. “I am so inspired by the potential of each of these outstanding winners,” Ms. […]

Local Artist’s Unique Way of Creating Abstract Art

Local Artist’s Unique Way of Creating Abstract Art

Olivia Barney is a Santa Cruz local, originally from Seattle. She works as an esthetician, specializing in eyelash extensions. A unique vision came to Olivia over a year ago: an untapped artistic potential exists in the remains of eyelash glue leftover from each extension session. She found that on what she had initially regarded as […]

Modern Woodmen Honored

Modern Woodmen Honored

Local Members Earn 2018 Impact Maker Award Members of Modern Woodmen of America chapter 7777 in Aptos, California, were recently recognized for coordinating an exemplary Matching Fund fundraising event. The event that received the recognition was a community barbecue and auction for the San Jose Firefighters Burn Foundation. The event was inspired by another chapter’s […]

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Thursday, April 25 • 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. • Lighthouse Point, West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz The Santa Cruz Community is joining Monarch Services to raise awareness about sexual assault/violence in our community. Walk a Mile is a nationwide event that invites the community to participate in a one mile walk, literally in his/her […]

Mariners’ Celebrate Golden Anniversary

Mariners’ Celebrate Golden Anniversary

Aptos High Inducting Nine in Sports Hall of Fame at Annual Dinner Aptos High School is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2019, and as part of that celebration it will be holding the annual Hall of Fame Dinner Saturday, May 4, at the Seascape Golf Course Clubhouse, one day after the Aptos Sports Foundation’s annual […]

MovementLab Celebrates Santa Cruz Dance Week

MovementLab Celebrates Santa Cruz Dance Week

Free Event on Friday, April 19, 2019 • 7: 30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Which shapes of light illuminate our path, what qualities of light attract us, do we, at some point become aware of our lightness? MovementLab brings performance and participatory installations to the Old Wrigley Building halls and The Art Cave’s gallery, concluding […]

Naturalist Night

Naturalist Night

Meadow Stewardship with Grey Hayes Thursday April 18 • 7-8:30 p.m. • Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History Join the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History for another lively and engaging science talk! Home to richly diverse species, California’s coastal prairies sustain agriculture, harbor precious life, store carbon, and enrich our lives with their beauty. […]

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