Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

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.

Zack Freitas. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Art & Culture

Zack Freitas: Guitar heroes, aliens, and 8-tracks

Hollister musician prepares for single release party and tour.

Starting your New Year's fitness routine can be as simple as taking a walk around your community. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Health / Fitness

Keeping fitness goals for the new year

Local experts give tips on maintaining motivation.

An inexpensive and exciting option, camping under the night sky. Photo courtesy of Pixabay

San Benito Lifestyle

Celebrating New Years Eve in and around San Benito County

Have you been too busy to plan your new year's eve entertainment? Sometimes staying close to home is perfectly satisfying.

Darlene Boyd with San Benito and Anzar High School volunteers

San Benito Lifestyle

Hope for the Holidays

28th annual dinner feeds homeless families from the Winter Shelter. Volunteers find the meal satisfying in a lasting way.

Max Martinez. Photo by Robert Eliason.

San Benito Lifestyle

Max Martinez: A Santa For San Juan Bautista

Meet San Juan's Santa. The former community organizer volunteers and participates in creative projects.

South Valley Community Church held its fourth annual Jingle Jam as a music and comedy filled the night to celebrate Christmas. Photos by John Chadwell.

San Benito Lifestyle

South Valley Community Church hosts fourth annual Jingle Jam

Christmas celebration brings families together for comedy skits and singalongs.

Attendees held candles while singing hymns. Photo by Noe Magaña.

San Benito Lifestyle

Las Posadas bring Latinx community together

Procession reenacts Biblical journey searching for shelter for the birth of Jesus.

Photo by Robert Eliason.

San Benito Lifestyle

Annual San Juan Bautista bonfire approaches

Attendees invited to community center afterwards for free photos with Santa.

Winter Solstice at Mission San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.

San Benito Lifestyle

Light of winter solstice returns to Mission SJB

Beam shines through the church the morning of Dec. 21.

Brenda Bonturi tends to a the grave of a friend's young niece. Photos by Carmel de Bertaut.

San Benito Lifestyle

Mother-daughter duo clean up Hollister graves

Brenda Bonturi and Sarah Klassen find fulfillment connecting with community members past and present.

Kinan Valdez, La Pastorela Rehearsal in 2019. Photos by Robert Eliason.

Art & Culture

Kinan Valdez brings Teatro tradition to a new setting

‘La Pastorela’ director talks about re-staging the Christmas play.

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Photos provided by Kollin Kosmicki.

San Benito Lifestyle

Victorian Home Christmas Tour scheduled for Dec. 7

This is the second year for the tour of historic Victorian homes in San Benito County.

Art & Culture

Daniel Valdez: A Teatro Campesino Life

This Thanksgiving, a time when families join together, BenitoLink recognizes the creative energy of the Valdez family and introduces its next generation to our readers.

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"We love what we do," said Gary Ibsen. Photos by Becky Bonner.

Agriculture

Sharing heirlooms with the world

Gary Ibsen and Dagma Lacey have a tomato seed library with 650 varieties.