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Posted April 27, 2015 By Larry MIckartz

GMH_May15CoverWe are expecting delivery of the latest gmhToday any time now.

Look for it this week.







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Autographed Copy

Posted April 14, 2015 By admin



Earlier this week we stopped by the Milias Restaurant for a bite to eat. Ann Zyburra, one of the owners, shared with us a copy of our March gmhToday that young Megan graciously autographed for them. The smile on the cover is the one she wears all the time!

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gmhToday…Welcome Messages

Posted March 5, 2015 By admin

Mike Wasserman, Santa Clara County Supervisor

04 Miike WBeautifully photographed and smartly written, Gilroy & Morgan Hill Today is a must read for South County residents and visitors alike. The cities Gilroy and Morgan Hill distinguish themselves from each other in many ways, but they share the same strong sense of community which comes alive on the pages of this engaging publication. I keep the latest copy in my County office for visitors to read and enjoy. Congratulations to J. Chris and Larry Mickartz for publishing nearly 50 issues and best wishes for the next 50 issues of their gmhToday publication!  Read the remainder of this entry »

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The World of DreamPower Horsemanship

Posted March 4, 2015 By Robin Shepherd

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Written By Robin Shepherd

Martha McNiel loved horses even as a child. Her father had no problem with her taking horseback riding lessons, attending horse camp and going for trail rides. Buying a horse, however, was out of the question. Like the old saying goes, the best things in life are worth waiting for.

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A Heritage of Horses 

Posted March 2, 2015 By Robin Shepherd
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Written by Robin Shepherd
We owe a lot to the horse. The South County’s history and heritage of ranching and farming was literally fueled by horse power. These big, beautiful and graceful animals have been generous to us for centuries. Horses have tremendous ability to learn from and work for us, but it’s their ability to teach and even heal us that may be their greatest gift of all.

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Welcome to gmhToday

Posted February 20, 2015 By admin
The first issue of gmhToday is at the printer. The online version will be up soon. Below is the welcome message in the new magazine.
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“A lot has happened in the past few months. The combining of Gilroy Today and Morgan Hill Today into this new larger publication has been challenging and fun at the same time. My partner in life and publishing, Larry, and I are so excited to bring you The Lifestyle Magazine Of The South Santa Clara Valley — gmh TODAY. We hope you enjoy it and we look forward to your comments. We want you to remember that the magazine is for and about you. So, please let us know if there’s a person, event or place that you feel we should include in its pages. 

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A Lgendary Stage Driver on the San Juan Express…Charley Parkhurst

Posted December 20, 2014 By Elizabeth Barrett

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A Gilroy Today Story by Elizabeth Barrett

Driving a stagecoach was a matter of pride for the hardy men who operated the old Coast Stage lines. The drivers often worked in 24-hour runs and withstood all sorts of inclement weather. 

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Hard Hat, Soft Heart…Jenny Midtgaard Derry

Posted December 19, 2014 By admin

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A Gilroy Today story  written By Robin Shepherd

Recently I had the opportunity to spend the morning with Jenny Midtgaard Derry, learn about her multi-faceted career, and shadow her at work. Derry is a Construction Manager with the Gilroy Unified School District (GUSD), and it’s as interesting to see how she tackles the job as it is to understand the career journey that prepared her for it.

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Santa Clara Wine Trail

Posted December 16, 2014 By Larry MIckartz

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More material on the Santa Clara Wine Trail was published in the Fall issue of Morgan Hill Today….see below

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Gilroy Foundation…Give Where You Live

Posted December 12, 2014 By Larry MIckartz

A Gilroy Today story by Larry J. Mickartz

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In the late ‘70s, after the passage of Proposition 13, a lot of public service and nonprofit agencies began to worry about the future of their programs. Bill Ayer, Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Gilroy, was one of those. Along with a group of community leaders they started the Gilroy Foundation. The original idea to support Parks & Recreation evolved into a “permanent saving account” for all interests of Gilroy. The idea was to set up endowments where only 5% of the money would be used each year.

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