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Ed DeGroot with Saint Francis Retreat told the group that his team is working on succession planning. Photo by Leslie David.

Executive directors share challenges and solutions at roundtable

Nonprofit leaders meet with the Community Foundation several times a year to discuss projects, issues, and catch up on each other’s work.

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Former employee Chace Miguel said, "Mars Hill serves as a place for people to go enjoy themselves and hangout with their friends and family." Photo courtesy of Chace Miguel.

Mars Hill: A cornerstone of downtown Hollister

Coffeehouse marks 10 years in business with new furniture and a steady stream of customers.

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Learning Spanish for work may be more fun than you can imagine

Unable to find an equivalent in San Benito County, Jennifer Coile writes about attending the Salinas Adult School classes for adults who use Spanish in the workplace.

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Folks gathered at Paine's Restaurant in Hollister on March 5 to kickoff a fundraiser for the San Benito County YMCA. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

San Benito County YMCA starts fundraising campaign

Paine’s Restaurant lunch kicks off this year’s funding drive.

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The crowd at the Veterans Memorial Building on March 2 during a self-awareness, safety and anti-bullying event organized by SBHS student Samantha Slykas. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

SBHS student brings safety and anti-bullying message to Hollister

Ninth-grader Samantha Slykas and community members encourage tolerance.

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Fremont Peak and the Gabilan Range. Photo by Jim Ostdick.

San Benito Geology: Piece by Piece, How San Benito County Came to Be

This is the sixth and final article in a series about the geology of San Benito County by retired Earth Science teacher Jim Ostdick. This article is a summary of the geological events that formed our current landscapes.

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Downtown San Juan Bautista. Photo by Leslie David.

Indigenous New Year celebration and community mandala coming to San Juan Bautista

March 30-31 celebration to take place during annual Art and Crafts Festival.

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Students listen as Reed Sanders talks about his career. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Career Day inspires Ranch San Justo students

Professionals in various fields visit middle school to help guide kids’ future choices.

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Jayleaf site visit for green business certification. Photo courtesy of Celina Stotler.

15 San Benito County businesses seek green certification

Specialists say advantages include lower utility costs, healthier staff and new customers.

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Husband and wife restaurant entrepreneurs Kaley Arie and Lupe Farias (right) work hard every day to make their business a success. Photo by John Chadwell.

Customers follow Seabrisa's Eatery from downtown to airport

Road closures and detours hurt business, so the restaurant’s owners packed up and moved.

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Miryam Benito Angel. Photo by John Chadwell.

Searching for adventure, and a gemstone

Miryam Benito Angel traveled to San Benito County to search for her namesake gemstone.

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The Rayburn Brothers Band comprised of (left to right) Craig and Keith Rayburn. Photo courtesy of Keith Rayburn.

Rayburn Brothers Band set to play Aromas Grange

Monterey-based musical brothers have spent the last 30 years making music together.

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Lake terraces can be seen at the base of the Lomerias Muertas and above the San Benito River. This rich San Juan Valley soil was once the bottom of a Pleistocene lake. Photo by Jim Ostdick.

San Benito Geology: San Benito Underwater

This is the fifth in a series of six monthly articles about the geology of San Benito County by retired Earth Science teacher Jim Ostdick. The focus of this article is Pleistocene Lake San Benito.

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Anzar High sophomore Santino Leahy is headed to the Poetry Out Loud championship in Sacramento. Photo courtesy of San Benito Arts Council.

High school students recite poetry at Arts Council event

Anzar High sophomore heading to Poetry Out Loud state championship in Sacramento.

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Bill and Debbi Parcell (featured with grandchildren) both stated their proudest moment as a couple has been, "Seeing our sons reach major milestones in their lives, such as high school and college graduations, both of their weddings, and seeing them both become fathers." Photo courtesy of Bill and Debbi Parcell.

Local couple share relationship wisdom

Hollister school teachers Bill and Debbi Parcell give insight to creating a lasting relationship.

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Rustic Charm owner Stephanie Diaz-Kotel. The furniture and home decor store opened Jan. 26. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

New business adds to San Juan Bautista’s rustic charm

Third Street merchant sells restored antique furniture and home decor.

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Local author Josh Oelrich. Photo by John Chadwell.

Meet local author Josh Oelrich at the library

Q and A portion to follow book reading.

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Dance C with their instructor, Ms. Nichols, after the competition. Photos by Malia Chang.

BenitoLink Junior Journalism Project: High school dance class attends first competition

Passionate San Benito High School students show their art through dance.

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Where to spend Valentine’s Day in San Benito County

With a wide range of cuisine and entertainment in a variety of locations, there is something for everyone looking to celebrate.

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