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Science

Searching the Sky: Why Binoculars?

David Baumgartner writes that one of the best reasons to use binoculars is that two eyes are better than one when it comes to viewing the skies.

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.

Events

CattleWomen Paint & Play

“This really isn’t really a fundraiser. It’s just a fun night,” said San Benito County CattleWoman, Cheri Holliday, who provided photos and information afterwards. Despite being planned more as a social occasion, it brought in funds due to high attendance. The Nov. 20  paint party at Paines Restaurant had over 50 CattleWomen members and their

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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Sports & Recreation

Hollister’s first-ever ice skating rink debuts

Open Nov. 29 through Dec. 8 on Sixth Street.

Photos courtesy of Ed Wong and provided by SBHS.

Schools & Education

SBHS holds fourth annual Baler Buckaroo Rodeo

Life Skills students participate in events such as steer roping, bucking barrel, barrel racing, goat tail untying and more.

"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.

Marilyn Ferreira sits with her husband and her six grandchildren. Photo provided.

History & Profiles

Sponsor Highlight: A pioneer for women in business and leadership

As a single mother, Marilyn Ferreira's interest in real estate started with wanting a career that allowed time for her three daughters.

Photo by Lisa Robinson.

Art & Culture

Lisa Robinson Photography makes The Knot Best of Weddings list for 2020

Local photographer has also been inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

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.

Hollister resident Connor Halterman (center) poses with Noah Lowry and Mike "Tiny" Felder. Halterman was honored at the Giants Community Fund's 15th annual luncheon at Oracle Park on Nov. 16. Photo provided by @SFGiants2019.

Sports & Recreation

Hollister residents receive Willie Mac Award

The award is named after SF Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey and is bestowed in recognition of outstanding leaders.

The Golden Eagle Mortgage team at the 2018 toy drive. Photo provided by Golden Eagle Mortgage.

Children and Youth

Golden Eagle Mortgage annual toy drive returns

Accepting donations of new, unwrapped toys for Hollister families.

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Children and Youth

Santa Claus is coming to the San Benito County Free Library

Community members are invited to participate in 13th annual holiday program on Dec. 5.

Photo provided by Teknova.

Science

Teknova hosts tech and science fair

Schoolchildren visit presentations on DNA extraction, bacterial growth, fire and more.

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.

The Esperanza Center, located at 544 San Benito Street Suite 102, is San Benito County Behavioral Health's wellness center. File photo.

Health / Fitness

The Esperanza Center offers services to county residents

Services such as social and emotional support, school performance focus, and coping skills are offered to county residents through a variety of groups, activities, and case management.

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County Express bus at a Fixed Route stop. Photo provided by COG.

Transportation

Public input requested for Hwy. 25 Corridor Transit Study

Meeting is expected to cover plans on how to provide faster transportation services between Hollister and Gilroy.

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Transportation

Caltrans and CHP remind motorists to drive safely on Thanksgiving weekend

Caltrans and the CHP said they are prepared to respond to any emergencies that may affect the state highway system.

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Transportation

Frazier Lake Road construction to last until Nov. 8

Daily closures between Bloomfield Avenue and Shore Road from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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