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Opportunity as New PVA Executive Director

Opportunity as New PVA Executive Director

Our Pajaro Valley Arts Administrative Director, Sharon O’Neill, is relocating out of the area, and we need a super-star! Help us spread the word, and let your friends know about this opportunity. Summary Requirements: 3-5 years ED, CEO or nonprofit senior management experience Proven track record in fund development, grant writing, program development and/or institutional development. […]

Family Fun: Elkhorn Slough Reserve Open House

Family Fun: Elkhorn Slough Reserve Open House

Estuaries Week • Saturday, September 22 • 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. ELKHORN SLOUGH — The Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve welcomes the community to its 2018 Open House on Saturday, September 22, to celebrate National Estuaries Week with a variety of events and activities. Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, 1700 Elkhorn Road, […]

Public Art Project makes a Call To Artists

Public Art Project makes a Call To Artists

Watsonville’s Behavioral Health Office Building An artist will be selected to create a site-specific public art component for the Behavioral Health Office Building (BHOB) in Watsonville. All experienced professional artists, including those who are new to the field of public art, are encouraged to apply. Accepted art forms for this project are murals, mosaics, and metal […]

Elkhorn Slough $685,000 Grant for Visitor Center Improvements

Elkhorn Slough $685,000 Grant for Visitor Center Improvements

Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) announced that the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve received a $685,000.00 federal grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA). These funds will support Phase II of the Reserve’s Visitor Services Enhancement Project. NOAA’s grant will fund improvements to the Reserve’s Visitor Center, including the construction of a redesigned […]

Bontadelli Family Establishes Memorial Fund

Bontadelli Family Establishes Memorial Fund

It was announced that local farmer Steve Bontadelli has donated $25,000 to the organization, Agri-Culture, for the purpose of establishing the Ernest & Beverley Bontadelli Memorial Fund. Ernie Bontadelli passed away peacefully at his home this summer. On the previous evening he had attending the 101st Annual Dinner of the Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau on […]

New Air Medical Base to Open in County

New Air Medical Base to Open in County

CALSTAR Air Medical Services, a subsidiary of REACH Air Medical Holdings, has announced that it will open a new air medical transport base in Santa Cruz County California at Watsonville Airport. The base will provide emergency air medical transport services to the communities of Santa Cruz County and the surrounding regions. “We are incredibly proud […]

Groundbreaking for New PVPSA Home

Groundbreaking for New PVPSA Home

Pajaro Valley Prevention and Student Assistance (PVPSA) will be holding a groundbreaking ceremony for their new additional location located at 411 East Lake Avenue in Watsonville. Guests and speakers will include community leaders and dignitaries. PVPSA’s Kids Corner Plus! Capital Campaign has raised $2.7 million of the $3.1 million project that will house the expansion […]

10th Annual Testicle Festival

10th Annual Testicle Festival

Spahn Family Wins ‘It’s All in the Sauce’ Contest The Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee of the Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau announced that the Spahn Family (Brad Spahn, Mara Miller Spahn, Marack Miller Spahn and Mayla Miller Spahn), of Watsonville won the “It’s All in the Sauce” contest at the 10th Annual Testicle Festival. The […]

Silver Circle Sizzles

Silver Circle Sizzles

By Joyce Oroz Watsonville’s best secret is well known among many of its senior citizens. The secret to a full and happy life is staying active, and Silver Circle members are active — mind, body and happy feet. They attend classes in the Redwood Room at the Watsonville Hospital on Airport Blvd., where they meet […]

PVP Receives Grant From Monterey Peninsula Foundation

PVP Receives Grant From Monterey Peninsula Foundation

The Monterey Peninsula Foundation generously awarded Pajaro Valley Prevention and Student Assistance (PVPSA) a $100,000 grant for capital support, with an additional $50,000 grant for additional operating support to go towards the new PVPSA home at 411 East Lake Avenue in Watsonville. “This new home will be a warm, welcoming environment for children and families; […]

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