Kathy Schipper (center), Heidi Connor, and Zack Shubkagel (to her right) with Schipper Design talk about Creatives for Community with BenitoLink board members (clockwise) Deane Judd (foreground right), Lois Locci, Karminder Brown, Robert Marden, and Rohit Sharma. Not shown: BenitoLink board member Raul Céja. Photo by Jessica Willis.

Nonprofits

Local marketing and design agency helps nonprofits

BenitoLink receives Schipper Design Creatives for Community grant and will share its new look in coming weeks.

BenitoLink intern Francisco Romero (Center) with other Emma Bowen Fellows at the opening night of the 2019 Emma Bowen Foundation Annual Summer Conference in New York City. Photo Provided by Jules Shapiro, INN Director of Communications and Marketing.

Nonprofits

BenitoLink welcomes Emma Bowen fellow

Francisco Romero joins team to work on web development.

Photo of Red Cross volunteer walking through the flooded areas of Hollister during the Winter 2017 floods. Provided by Red Cross.

Nonprofits

American Red Cross elects new officer, welcomes new board members

The Board of Directors of the American Red Cross of the Central Coast has approved a new officer for the 2019-20 year. The board also begins the new fiscal year, which began July 1, with four new members who were voted on in recent months.

Mason Churchill, a 17-year-old with fragile x syndrome, has blossomed since starting work with Growing Hearts Garden Center. Photo provided by Chris Evans.

Nonprofits

Growing Hearts one at a time

Hollister nonprofit is helping Mason Churchill, a 17-year-old resident with fragile X syndrome, develop both personally and professionally.

The 2019 LEAD Cohort. Pictured from left to right front to back: Laura Romero, Kaki Rusmore, Ceci Romero, Lenina Sanchez, Alexandria Dami, Ivan Meza, Jennifer Ramirez, Maribel Alvarez, Brandi Lamb, Clare Margason, Darren Gertler, Richard Cheatham, Mindy Sotelo, Salina Chacon, Jody Rogers and May Nguyen. Photo Provided by LEAD.

Nonprofits

LEAD offers lessons for tri-county area nonprofits

Professional development institute hosts information session Aug. 6.

Buena Vista Apartments. Photo provided by CHISPA.

Land Use

CHISPA application waitlist opens July 29

Accepting preliminary applications for Buena Vista Apartments in Hollister.

The Sun Street Centers house on Sixth Street in Hollister. File photo.

Nonprofits

Sun Street Centers celebrates renewed three-year accreditation

Since 1968, Sun Street Centers has worked to treat patients with alcohol and drug addiction.

Derek Lacasa and Pat Ricotti entertain the crowd on their bucking tractor. Photo by Blaire Strohn.

Agriculture

2019 Saddle Horse Show Downtown Parade winners revealed

Groups and individuals placed in categories like Best Commercial Float and Drill/Dance.

Top Hatters Motorcycle Club Secretary "Q" dressed as Uncle Sam at the second annual trike night. Photo by Heather Graham.

San Benito Lifestyle (Home, Garden, Food & Culture)

Top Hatters MC race tricycles in fundraiser

The second annual “Trike Night” happened downtown during Hollister Rally.

Linda and Pat Lampe cutting the ribbon in front of Worth Saving Thrift Store. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Our Economy

Worth Saving has grand opening

Hollister thrift store supports local low-income residents and homeless.

Community Foundation President Gary Byrne and Grants/Projects Manager Salina Chacon receive check from the Teichert Foundation. Photo provided by the Community Foundation for San Benito County.

Nonprofits

Community Foundation receives grant for nonprofit education

Teichert Foundation awards $5,000 to address areas of need.

American Legion Chapter 69 members pose next to the Blackhawk statue, a memorial to the 86th Infantry Division, at Camp San Luis Obispo. Photo provided.

Nonprofits

Legion Riders visit World War II memorial

Local riders visit 86th Infantry Division memorial at Camp San Luis Obispo.

Susan Carpenter of Pet Friends with Bobby the dog. Photo by Heather Graham.

San Benito Lifestyle (Home, Garden, Food & Culture)

Pets ready for adoption

After owner's passing, Bobby the dog is ready for love.

100 plus old sheepherder's wagon was restored by Dave Wright for the Downtown Parade. Photo courtesy of Blaire Strohn.

San Benito Lifestyle (Home, Garden, Food & Culture)

Parade kicks off San Benito County rodeo festivities

A herd of longhorns leads dozens of parade participants.

Constrution zone at San Health Foundation. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Our Economy

Hollister healthcare center goes green

San Benito Health Foundation installs solar panels, retrofits lighting and moves to bioethanol generator.