Sean Fitzharris pouring Chonk Beer. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Eat Drink Savor

Eat, Drink, Savor: Brewery Twenty Five’s newest beers celebrate apricots, raspberries and cats

Promoting San Benito County is second nature for owners Fran and Sean Fitzharris.

Ana Ramos-Aguilera with Cotton Candy ice cream. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Eat Drink Savor

Eat, Drink, Savor: La Michoacana Paleteria adds even more amazing flavors

The Hollister ice cream parlor innovates as it maintains its high quality and fresh ingredients.  

Volunteers spent three hours removing the hemlock from the property's grassland. Photo by Jenny Mendolla Arbizu.

Environment / Nature

Volunteers remove toxic, invasive hemlock from Nyland Property

They aim to restore native plants and make the property fire-safe.

Carlos Olivera (left) and Britt Bassoni at work on new meeting area. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Features

Hollister Rec Center makes changes

The new areas will serve clients who are concerned about COVID and accessibility.

Residents who took part of the program met for the first time in person during the graduation ceremony. Photo courtesy of Lizbeth Silva.

Features

San Benito County families learn money management in 6-month program

A $500 stipend and education lead to significant life changes.

Carlos Hernandez. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Eat Drink Savor

Eat, Drink, Savor: Heavenly Bakery lives up to its name with truly divine desserts

Trained in Mexico and South Carolina, Carlos Hernandez bakes with balance and sophistication.

Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Art & Culture

Hollister Concerts continues with ZZ Top and Eagles tribute bands

The Guerra family offers their Peppertree Ranch stage for evening shows.

Janet Norris and Kriss Costa have trained over 500 women in gun safety. Photo courtesy of Janet Norris.

Features

Gun safety for women

J&K Firearms Training owners Janet Norris and Kriss Costa have taught mostly women in San Benito and Santa Clara counties to be safe with guns and know how to use them.

Lisa Reyes and Vanessa Cattaneo. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Business

Sweet Cheeks Candy Company opens in San Juan Bautista

Barrels full of taffy and old-fashioned candies share space with fancy candied apples and other treats.

Al Guerra in his vineyard. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Eat Drink Savor

Eat, Drink, Savor: Wine tasting and music return to Guerra Winery

Its tasting room and amphitheater are Hollister summer highlights.

Features

Colleague reflects on pinot noir trailblazer Josh Jensen’s legacy

Jensen, founder of Calera Wine Company, died June 11.

BenitoLink Reporter Robert Eliason speaks to the SBC Historical Society at the SBC Historical Park. Photo by Jenny Mendolla Arbizu.

Features

San Benito County Historical Society learns about local vineyard history

BenitoLink’s Robert Eliason shares his research on Cienega Valley wines.

Reid Lerner with the 400 Block corner building behind him under construction. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Features

Gilroy architect helping to create a more vital downtown Hollister

Reid Lerner has three major projects within two blocks.

Cory Waller at Eden Rift. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Features

Eat, Drink, Savor: Barrel tasting with Cory Waller of Eden Rift Vineyards

An afternoon of sampling the wine before it becomes The Wine.

Guerra Cellars' Brooke Taylor pouring for Mark and Melissa Preader. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Business

Hollister Wine and Beer Stroll returns for the 9th year

A sold-out crowd enjoys samples from 23 wineries and breweries.