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San Benito Lifestyle

Bethany Community Church to honor four at Martin Luther King Jr. awards breakfast

Honorees include deacon John Payne, Gavilan College President Kathleen Rose, Indian Canyon chairperson Ann-Marie Sayers and El Teatro Campesino founder Luis Valdez.

Christy Schroeder with Anderson Homes gives a check to Gary Byrne (left) and Tracy Taggart (right), both with the Community Foundation for San Benito County. Photo by Sharlene Van Rooy.

Nonprofits

Anderson Homes gives back

Several nonprofits benefit from campaign which introduces new homebuyers to local programs and projects.

The Esperanza Center, located at 562 San Benito Street, is San Benito County Behavioral Health's wellness center. File photo.

Children and Youth

Esperanza Center holds grand opening for new youth drop-in program

Drop-in center is aimed at supporting young people ages 14-21, particularly at-risk or systems-involved youth residing in San Benito County.

A few of the BenitoLink team members gather in downtown Hollister for a photo. Left to right: Leslie David, Carmel de Bertaut, Laura Romero, Nicholas Preciado, John Chadwell, Becky Bonner and Noe Magaña. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Features

BenitoLink reporters reflect on 2019

Several BenitoLink reporters share stories that they feel either impacted the community or meant something to them personally to work on.

Donated items at the 2019 KSBW Share Your Holiday drive. The local event was held at the Heritage Bank in Hollister. Photos by Carmel de Bertaut.

Nonprofits

‘Share Your Holiday’ benefits Salvation Army

Heritage Bank in Hollister hosts annual KSBW holiday donation drive.

The Rotary Club of Hollister recognized four SBHS students: Ella Shara Pascua, Kayden Rhodabarger, Kayla Sanchez and Abel Macias. Photo provided by Rotary Club of Hollister.

Schools & Education

Rotary Club of Hollister recognizes SBHS students

This is the 15th year the club has celebrated those in the Student of the Month program.

Photos courtesy of Catalina Lemos.

Schools & Education

San Benito High School’s canned food drive benefits Community FoodBank

Nearly 4,700 items donated.

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Health

Thanksgiving gatherings to feed those in need

Several Hollister organizations hosting holiday celebrations for residents and guests.

Members of the Top Hatters Motorcycle Club handed out free turkeys at a senior lunch hosted by Jovenes de Antaño on Nov. 19. Photos by John Chadwell.

San Benito Lifestyle

Top Hatters give away turkeys for Thanksgiving

Seniors treated during Jovenes de Antaño lunch program.

Attendees wave their napkins in the air in celebration of the honorees. Photos by Raul Ceja.

Nonprofits

Locals recognized at National Philanthropy Day dinner

San Benito County nonprofits honor individuals and groups in the community.

Features

Pledge of Champions: Protecting your local news for 2020

Individuals all over San Benito County support local news and make sure BenitoLink is here to read year in and year out.

Reporter John Chadwell (standing) asks a question at a BenitoLink team writing and photography workshop. Photo by Leslie David.

Nonprofits

Local news is a treasure

Being informed broadens community representation, helps fill government positions and keeps our democracy effective.

Rachelle Escamilla. Photo provided by Friends of the San Benito County Free Library.

Nonprofits

Friends of the Library recognize Rachelle Escamilla

Escamilla will be recognized along with other community members at the National Philanthropy Day event on Nov. 14.

Photo provided by Hollister United Methodist Church.

News Release

Hollister United Methodist Church begins capital campaign

The church was founded in 1869 and celebrates its 150th anniversary this year.

Women's Fund Committee members sort through the new card collection. Photo by Leslie David.

Nonprofits

Whimsical cards offered by Women’s Fund Committee

Cards available in themes of "Thinking of You" and "Celebrate."