Aptos

Apple Barn Relocation Completed

Apple Barn Relocation Completed

Construction on Building 4 and Barn Rehabilitation Begin this Month Barry Swenson Builder and Kelly Brothers House Movers have completed the relocation of the Hihn Apple Barn and are lowering the historic building to its new foundation in the heart of the future Aptos Village. Depending on the weather, the next step is for crews […]






Update on Rancho Del Mar

Update on Rancho Del Mar

Community Meeting at Seascape Golf Course • 6-7:30 p.m. on Feb. 23 By Zach Friend Almost a year ago in the spring of 2016 we hosted a community organized with Terramar Retail Centers (the new Rancho Del Mar ownership group). Nearly 300 people attended for an opportunity to hear from Terramar about their ideas for […]






“Made In Vienna”

“Made In Vienna”

Presented by the Santa Cruz Chamber Players The Santa Cruz Chamber Players sponsored a concert on Sunday, January 14 at Christ Lutheran Church in Aptos that will be long remembered. The concert featured six excellent performers: Shannon Delaney, Violin I, Rebecca Wishnia, Violin II, Chad Kaltinger, Viola, Kristen Garbeff, Cello and diva Mezzo Soprano Solmaaz […]






Lincoln Day Dinner

Lincoln Day Dinner

Black Tie Event: Time to bring out your best! February 18, 2017 • 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. • Seascape Golf Course, 610 Clubhouse Dr. Aptos “I leave you, hoping that the lamp of liberty will burn in your bosoms until there shall no longer be a doubt that all people are created free and equal.” — Abraham Lincoln […]






Santa Cruz Jewish Film Festival

Santa Cruz Jewish Film Festival

Opening Night Reception Saturday, April 1st Jewish Community Center 3055 Porter Gulch Road, Aptos Established in 2000, The Santa Cruz Jewish Film Festival was inspired by the mutual love of Jewish film and baseball. We began with a single film, The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg, about the first Jewish ballplayer in the major […]






Valencia Road Damage Update

Valencia Road Damage Update

Communications Manager Jason Hoppin, County of Santa Cruz We sent the following press release out today. Just an FYI for neighbors: Due to continued significant movement on Valencia Road, the County of Santa Cruz plans to install fencing on either side of the closed section of roadway at Trout Gulch Road and Aptos School Road to […]






Community Foundation Welcome Four onto Board for 2017

Community Foundation Welcome Four onto Board for 2017

  Community Foundation Santa Cruz County welcomes four new board members for 2017. Joining the board of directors are Tonée Picard, Kirk Schmidt, Liliana Diaz and Judy Franich. Tonée Picard is executive vice president and chief development officer at Bay Federal Credit Union, where she is responsible for strategic planning for marketing, business and product […]






The Historic Advocate Tree of Nisene Marks

The Historic Advocate Tree of Nisene Marks

By Kevin Newhouse Most stories about Aptos history begin in 1833 with the Rancho Aptos land grant to Rafael Castro. Prior to that, this land was inhabited by a tribe of Native American Indians who never kept a written record of their language, practices, or lifestyle. We know very little about the happenings in Aptos […]






Casualties of January Storms

Casualties of January Storms

By Noel Smith For years during the drought fallen trees, limbs and branches have been accumulating along our local stream and riverbeds along with the refuse of illegal dumping sites. Then comes a rainy season like this one when rain and its runoff scour these areas clean bringing tons of debris down from our hills […]






Caroline’s Thrift Shop Gifts $275,000 to Local Nonprofits

Caroline’s Thrift Shop Gifts $275,000 to Local Nonprofits

On January 8, 2017 Caroline’s Nonprofit Thrift Shop gifted $275,000 to help fund 24 non-profits specializing in children’s programs. Caroline’s is a secondhand store located at the corner of Trout Gulch Road and Soquel Drive in Aptos. The shop was founded by Christina (Christy) Licker. Its primary mission is to raise funds for Santa Cruz […]






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