Celebrate Morgan Hill

Posted May 8, 2015 By admin

The Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 Celebrate Morgan Hill Awards

January 25, 2015

—Woman of the year, Janie Knopf

—Man of the year, Dennis Dal Poggetto

—Volunteers of the year, Terry and Tom Moriyama

—Student of the year, Jordyne Atkins

—Educator of the year, George Flores

—Business of the year, Mama Mia’s


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Celebrating 90 Years, The Guglielmo Legacy

Posted May 3, 2015 By Larry MIckartz

22 GuglielmoWritten By Larry J. Mickartz

Every now and then in life we get to know someone who might be really rich, a corporate kingpin or a powerful political figure. More rarely, we might get to experience someone or something that is a legacy… Guglielmo Winery and the three brothers, Gene, Gary and George (photos above) might just fit that legacy ID!

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Bike Maps

Posted May 2, 2015 By Larry MIckartz
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The green lines represent Google Bike Maps

Written by Larry J. Mickartz

Once upon a time, bike maps were treasured, well-worn paper maps or word-of-mouth information. Today with GPS, the Internet and Google maps the choices are infinite and not paper-based. One of the Internet bike-mapping programs, MapMyRide.com, lists 6,039 rides in and around Morgan Hill, and 5,072 rides in and around Gilroy. The setup of these Internet mapping programs is based on bike riders’ participation. Riders record their rides with GPS and load them into the program.

One way or another everyone has some experience with Google Maps. But did you know that there is a bike option in Google Maps? Click on the bike option in Google Maps and a maze of rides/trails pops up all over the maps of Gilroy and Morgan Hill. Again, bike riders submit their rides to Google Maps. Google even has a bike sharing world map.




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Cycling Around South Santa Clara Valley

Posted May 1, 2015 By Robin Shepherd
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Photo of 2014 Spring Challenge from Specialized

Written By Robin Shepherd


If you long for fresh air, wide open spaces and the feel of the wind at your back, go ride a bike. You’ll be in good company. More than 67 million Americans say they’re riding these days – and their numbers are growing.

Here in South County the opportunities to enjoy and benefit from cycling are limited only by our community’s collective imagination. Athletes crave the adrenaline rush of racing and trail blazing. Commuters pedal their way to school and to work. Families hop on their bikes for fitness and recreation. Local folks ride to raise funds for local causes. And the list goes on.

Thanks to some creative and collaborative folks in our midst, our region is becoming one of the most cycling-friendly-and-fun places in Northern California.

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Bicycle Dreams

Posted April 30, 2015 By Robin Shepherd

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Written By Robin Shepperd

Morgan Hill native Michelle Reuter was a 9th grader at Presentation High when she learned that a single act of generosity can inspire an entire community. It all started with her decision to donate a bicycle to her school’s annual toy drive for the Sacred Heart Community Center in San Jose.

The year was 2004. Michelle talked to her parents, Mark and Cindy Reuter, about the toy drive. To her way of thinking, a bike seemed like the perfect gift; one that allows kids to explore their world with a sense of adventure and independence like nothing they’ve known before. She also knew that while some kids take having a bike for granted, many others only dream of ever owning one.

“Some of my greatest childhood memories are riding my bike around the neighborhood with friends,” Michelle said. “I think every kid deserves the chance to create those types of memories.”

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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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