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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Whimsical cards offered by Women’s Fund Committee

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

Out on the town and celebrating the inevitable cycle of life, one couple poses before the altar designed for the BenitoLink Dia de Los Muertos celebration at 18th Barrel on Nov. 1. Photos by Raul Céja and Leslie David.

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Dia de los Muertos celebration comes alive in San Juan Bautista

Event was a collaboration between BenitoLink, 18th Barrel and Brewery Twenty Five.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

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Jovenes de Antaño selling poinsettias for the holidays

Options include individual plants or cases.

Freshly baked conchas from El Nopal Bakery are stirred into the new brew "Dulce de Muertos" from Brewery Twenty Five. Photo provided by Fran Fitzharris.

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BenitoLink’s Dia de los Muertos Fiesta: A tasty collaboration

Nov. 1 celebration to include samplings of Brewery Twenty Five’s newest beer, “Dulce de Muertos.”

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

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Central Coast YMCA offers Halloween events at five locations

Games, treats and costume contest at San Benito location to take place on Oct. 25.

Susana Valle and son Gael paint a rock together. Photos by Patty Lopez Day.

Schools & Education

Painting rocks at Calaveras Elementary

Parents and students spend Saturday revitalizing campus garden.

Current Girls Inc. members checked in attendees at the door to the fifth annual Tastes and Treasures fundraiser at San Juan Oaks. Photo by Becky Bonner.

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Fifth annual Tastes and Treasures raises $20,000

Girls Inc. of the Central Coast works to support young women to achieve success.

Families play games during SPIN's family fun day at Dunne Park in June. Photo provided by Ricardo Cornejo.

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SPIN offers Spanish-language workshops for parents with special needs kids

Topics are chosen based on concerns raised in support groups.

Photo provided by JMM Dance Co.

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JMM Dance Co. gives thanks for impact grant

Funds will help expand the Social Emotional Dance project and growth of the organization.

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The results of San Benito GIVES 2019

Over $180,000 raised for 34 San Benito County-based nonprofits.

Gary Byrne and Sharlene Van Rooy with the Community Foundation for San Benito County organize nonprofit leaders for a group photo. Photo by Leslie David.

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The community event called San Benito GIVES

Articles about the achievements of local nonprofits fill the BenitoLink home page as the event comes to a close at midnight on Tuesday, September 10.

Operation Youth Power. Photo provided.

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San Benito GIVES: Youth Alliance

YA provides after school programs, youth leadership development, school based counseling, teen parent advocacy, and works with local school systems to try to incorporate restorative justice in schools.