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

Fruit Wines: A Crowd Pleaser At Casa De Fruta

What started out as a family owned fruit stand has grown into a popular destination where customers can stop to purchase and taste wines, with fruit wines being among the favorites

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Ramona Hill stands in the dance studio and performance area at Credo Studio in San Juan Bautista.

Credo Studio in San Juan Bautista celebrates its first year

Credo Studio in San Juan Bautista is a center for creativity and the arts for both youth and adults.

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Robert Rivas speaks to a community member.

OPINION: The clear choice is  Robert Rivas for Assembly

Aromas knew San Benito County Supervisor Robert Rivas was a champion of protecting the environment, fixing our local roads, building better schools for our children, and proving healthcare for all Californians.

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Column: Goal setting- The smart way to success

A few helpful tips on getting back on track after the holidays.

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Supervisor Robert Rivas Photo provided by Rivas for Assembly

San Benito County native, Robert Rivas to run for Assembly

Robert Rivas announces that he will be a 30th Assembly District candidate.

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After a week-long camp, students were able to perform what they learned for their families and friends. Photo courtesy of Kristy Burchard.

Final Curtain Call for Local Institution "Kids Rule"

15 years after starting Kids Rule in San Benito County, Kristy Burchard will be closing the popular summer theater camp for kids

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Local Powerlifters Get Ready to Compete

Four local residents are getting ready to compete in the United States Powerlifting Association Monterey County Open on Jan.13

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Margot Tankersley, owner of Margot's Ice Cream Shop in San Juan Bautista, makes an ice cream cone at the shop.

Chamber recognizes San Juan Bautista ice cream shop

Margot's Ice Cream Shop in San Juan Bautista wins Business of the Year honors from San Benito County Chamber of Commerce.

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Natalia teaches piano to all ages of students locally and around the Bay Area.   Photo by Michelle West

Natalia Pressman: The music flows from Argentina to California

Pressman first discovered the piano while exploring an old house in Argentina. The Hollister resident is now a professional piano accompanist in San Jose.

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Artists encouraged to apply to 2018 Open Studios Art Tour

Arts Council now accepting applications for annual art tour weekend

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35th Annual Mission 10 Race - January 27, 2018

Popular Mission 10 Race takes off Jan. 27

Registration (http://mission10.racemine.com) now open for 35th Annual Mission 10 Race, sponsored by Hollister Rotary Club. All proceeds benefit local scholarships and charities

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The mural on the outside of Johnny's Bar & Grill in Hollister.

Historic Hollister biker bar Johnny's changes hands

A new owner is taking over Johnny's Bar & Grill in Hollister, but it will still be a biker bar and popular local watering hole.

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Kelani Urata worked with her father Chris and dog Lisa in San Juan Bautista on Saturday

Urata family receives autism service dog

Kelani Urata was introduced to her autism service dog "Lisa" and soon she was enjoying more independence

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Here's to 2018!

Community support for local news and investigative reporting has reached an all time high during this fall's Pledge of Champions Campaign. That means an exciting year ahead for local in-depth journalism.

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Hoppin John: A New Year dish for good luck and prosperity

For the last 10 years Heidi Jumper has been cooking Hoppin John on New Years Day for her family

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Robinson's photograph with San Jose in the background earned her the #29 spot on The Huffington Post's  top 32 wedding photographs of the year. Photo courtesy of Lisa Robinson.

Local Photographer Gains National Recognition

Self-taught local photographer Lisa Robinson has gained national recognition by The Huffington Post and The Knot for her work capturing weddings

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Congratulations, you did it! Your donations have surpassed our Pledge of Champions $38,000 goal.

Thanks to you, BenitoLink reached its full match goal of $38,000! Donations of all sizes have come in, making it the most successful Pledge of Champions campaign yet.

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Baymont Inn and Suites replaces Best Western Hotel in Hollister

On Nov.1 the Best Western Hotel was replaced by the Baymont Inn and Suites which is part of the Wyndham Worldwide Corporation

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