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

Coleen and one of her customers at Country Groomers.

Fundraiser underway to help owner of Country Groomers fight cancer

Coleen Howell, who was recently diagnosed with leukemia, has been a business owner in Hollister for more than 10 years

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A gathering of gardeners

Transition Aromas will host a Gardening of Gardeners on Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Aromas Grange

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Author to discuss local historical buildings

Arichitectural historian Krista Van Laan will discuss her new book, "Wolfe & Higgins, master architects of Spanish Revival"

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OPINION: Future Library Community Center Group invites feedback

The group is working toward buildng a new library. Meetings will be held monthly and everyone is welcome to attend

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24th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival returns to Tres Pinos

The festival is a showcase of top California bluegrass talent and a small, friendly jamming event

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A selection of instruments students can learn to play at Mission City Music.

Mission City Music opening in San Juan Bautista

The business, opening Aug. 7, will offer lessons for multiple instruments

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Jane and Mike Hulme, with one of their friendly Guernsey goats. Photos provided by the Hulmes.

Evergreen Acres Farms makes sweet milk from goats

Mike and Jane Hulme work to bring healthy, Grade A-certified products to their local clientele

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Relay for Life helps the fight against cancer

18th annual event brought in more than $100,000 in donations

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It's an Olive Date -- Saturday, October 14, 2017, at Brigantino Park in Hollister

San Benito Olive Festival returns in October

Early date discounted tickets are available until Aug. 31 for the Brigantino Park event

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Is a hospitality career in your future?

Gavilan College is starting a new series of classes on hospitality and tourism. This first class will be offered in August in San Benito County and Morgan Hill

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A morning with author Julie Morris at Luck Library

Local author shares her novel in San Juan Bautista

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The Wapple house is shown under construction in 1909

Walking tour to focus on architecture

Historical Society event will showcase homes by Wolfe & Higgins followed by a presentation by author Krista Van Laan

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Edie Littlefield Sundby lighting candles at Mission San Juan Bautista on Day 45 of her mission walk. Photos courtesy of Edie Littlefield Sundby.

The Mission Walker

In her debut memoir, "The Mission Walker: I was given three months to live...," cancer survivor, Edie Littlfield Sundby, recounts her battle with illness and the 1,600-mile journey that healed and empowered her

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New website for San Juan Bautista

Community Foundation Impact Grant award helps pay for redesign of the site

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Fire danger prompts restrictions on target shooting on public lands

Restrictions in San Benito County and others mean target shooting is only permitted between 30 minutes before sunrise until noon until fire danger subsides

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The status of the drought and atmoshperic rivers

How atmospheric rivers ended the drought in California and how we need to manage our water supply

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"Annie: The Musical" runs through July 29

Check out the cast list below the story

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Annual Street Festival, Car Show & Chili Cook-Off July 15

Event will take place in downtown Hollister on Saturday, July 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Shoppers browse the selection at the Community FoodBank of San Benito. Pictures by Jessica Caimi.

Food bank construction to finish at the end of July

The $2.25 million construction project will give the Community FoodBank an entirely revamped space

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Column: Why buy a home this summer?

When mortgage rates increase, your purchasing power declines

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