New Farmers’ Market Now Open

Posted June 6, 2014 By admin

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Gilroy Today Article By Moti Phillips, CFMA

The Gilroy Certified Farmers’ Market had a successful opening day on May 10th! Community members came out to see their favorite vendors and meet several new local farms and gourmet food purveyors. Among the new farms participating this year are Swank Farms, JSM Organics, and Ledesma Farm, who all bring freshly picked organic vegetables and fruits grown locally and sustainably.

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The Gilroy Library…Turning the Page

Posted June 5, 2014 By Robin Shepherd

Gilroy Today Article By Robin Shepherd

“It’s not just about the books, it’s about the people.” - Lani Yoshimura

People tend to think of libraries as stuffy buildings stacked with ancient books, uncomfortable chairs and spinsterish librarians who take pleasure in shushing the patrons.  The Gilroy Library defies this funny old stereotype in every way. It’s a remarkably welcoming place offering a wealth of resources and programs. There is literally something for everyone at the Gilroy Library.

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Gilroy Gardens – 50 Years in the Making

Posted June 4, 2014 By Larry MIckartz

Gilroy Today Article By Larry Mickartz / Contributing Writer Laura Wrede

Residents of Gilroy are fortunate to have such a unique venue as Gilroy Gardens. It might have been the vision of one man, Michael Bonfante, but it has become the source of many dreams, education and fun for all the residents of Gilroy and for the thousands who visit every year.

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Gilroy Today Article By Robin Shepherd

WE LIKE TO REMIND OUR YOUTH about the value of a good education, but we sometimes forget or underestimate the value that a good public education system provides to our community.  It’s an incubator for future business and community leaders, a significant local employer, and a hub that brings families together.

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Gilroy Today Article By Sam Bozzo

In the last issue of Gilroy Today, I interviewed my neighbors (folks who live on Fifth Street) and enjoyed reminiscing about the changes our neighborhood had experienced over the years. Since the publishing of the story, we lost one of our dear neighbors, Lucy Gori. I am so happy that we had that brief time together and Gilroy Today showcased a small piece of her life here on Fifth Street.

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Gilroy Today – From the Editor – Summer 2014

Posted June 1, 2014 By J. Chris Mickartz

jchrisSpring was a very busy time here in Gilroy. As you will see in our Community Happenings section, we were pretty busy going to all the wonderful events, celebrations and community activities. I am again in awe of the amount of support provided to our youths and seniors through organizations such as the Gilroy Foundation, Gilroy Rotary and the Gilroy Assistance League. This community is so rich in volunteerism and philanthropy.

My husband, Larry, and I are particularly happy that the Farmers’ Market is open once again. We live just a block away and enjoy walking over and getting fresh produce and flowers each Saturday morning. It’s a great way to start the weekend.

Now that I’ve mentioned weekends, isn’t it great that Gilroy Gardens is open on weekends and will soon be open all week? I have four grandchildren who absolutely love Gilroy Gardens so we spend a lot of time there. I feel it a privilege to have the opportunity to share a piece of the story of how Michael Bonfante’s dream has turned into our community’s treasure. How many communities can boast of having their very own amusement park? (See pages 22-28) Read the remainder of this entry »

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Everyone has a Story: Michael Brookman

Posted April 24, 2014 By Kelly Barbazette

_DSC0275Morgan Hill Today Article By Kelly Barbazette

An author and a police officer, Brookman, 55, is passionate about his adopted hometown of Morgan Hill and sharing its stories with others. He is on the brink of retiring from the Morgan Hill Police Department after 29 years of service and beginning the next chapter of his life.

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Helping Hands Luncheon

Posted April 20, 2014 By admin

 Morgan Hill Today Article By COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS

Community Solutions’ Annual Helping Hands & Healing Hearts Awards Luncheon is a “do not miss” event. The 2014 Helping Hand award was presented to Deputy District Attorney Stuart Scott for his advocacy for survivors of violence. The 2014 Healing Heart award was presented to Guinevere Starr, a survivor of domestic violence who has drastically and positively changed the course of her future.

Proceeds from this sell-out event directly support children, families and individuals as they create positive changes in their lives.

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Community Theater Takes a Bow

Posted April 18, 2014 By Robin Shepherd

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Morgan Hill Today Article By Robin Shepherd

Morgan Hill is a small city with a big heart for the performing arts. With a resident theatre company and our own playhouse – who needs New York?  Each year, the South Valley Civic Theatre brings five months of Broadway magic to the Morgan Hill Community Playhouse. It’s a program with something for everyone, featuring stage productions like Fiddler on the Roof, The King and I, Deathtrap, Anything Goes, Miracle on 34th Street and Oliver!

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Morgan Hill Today – From the Editor – Spring 2014

Posted April 14, 2014 By J. Chris Mickartz

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Holy summer! Well that’s what if feels like today and it’s barely spring. This has been such an interesting year, weather wise. I have my closets totally messed up trying to find the appropriate attire so that I won’t be too hot or too cold depending on the whim of the day’s climate. You just can’t count on anything anymore and the weather is working it.

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