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Santa Cruz Mountain Sol Fest & Big Trees Scottish Games

Felton’s Final Fanfare to Summer Festivals By Julie Horner Amber hues and a tinge of wood smoke suffuse the final local music festivals of summer as Roaring Camp welcomes the annual Santa Cruz Mountain Sol Festival and Big Trees Scottish Festival and Highland Games to The Meadow. Hundreds of music lovers, families, and followers of

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Valley Women’s Club Annual River and Road Cleanup

The 31st Annual SLV River & Road Clean-up, organized by The Valley Women’s Club (www.valleywomensclub.org), takes place in Boulder Creek, Ben Lomond, and Felton on Saturday, September 16th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Lompico Community Center holds their annual Cleanup the same morning from 9:00 am to noon. The VWC and Lompico coordinate the

A Total Eclipse of the Sun

Local Friends of the Eclipse Awed – Even Through the Fog   By Nick Herbert   The much-awaited all-USA total eclipse of the Sun on August 21, 2017 sent many residents of Boulder Creek to Oregon, Idaho, and Wyoming to abide in the path of totality for two glorious minutes – a nationwide personal pilgrimage

The Price of Functioning Infrastructure

 By Chris Finnie  Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1902 to 1932, was reported to have said in a speech, “Taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society.” I’m going to lump fees in with that—in this case, water fees.   In recent decades,

SLV Water District Updates

SLV Water District Announces Watershed Education Grants Grant Program Supports Districts Healthy Watershed Focus   BOULDER CREEK, CA – The San Lorenzo Valley Water District (SLVWD) announced it has awarded seven grants totaling $17,500 to local organizations as part of its Education Grant Program. The mission of the Education Grant Program is to provide funding

What’s Actually Happening at SLV Water?

What’s Actually Happening at SLV Water?   By Chris Finnie If you’re like me, you might have noticed some local media—social, print, and radio—accusing the San Lorenzo Valley Water District of a wide range of misconduct. But I’ve been a customer for 22 years now. I’ve found the staff to be polite and helpful, the

Horse Balm and Hard Work 

Boulder Creek Neighbors social network founded by an old-school cowboy with community at heart.   By Julie Horner   Kevin Foster and his rodeo buddy, Billy Ray Coffey, stood tall and lean in front of Jenna Sue’s, chiseled, well-tanned faces shaded by crisp cowboy hats. Both men seemed naturally compelled to greet passersby – with

Do You Know the Way to San Jose…and Back Again? 

How social media saved our skins during winter storms. By Chris Finnie Throughout  this year’s winter storms, websites and social media have played a big part in keeping mountain residents informed about what roads were open. During the height of the onslaught, the ever-changing road conditions meant that people made it to work, school, and

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Felton’s Fanfare to Summer Festivals

Annual Sol Fest and Big Trees Scottish Highland Games This year promises to be the best year yet. We have expanded and are now occupying Bret Hart hall which will be home to the all new Numpty’s Tavern featuring main stage acts Tempest, The Fire featuring our own hometown success story David Brewer and the world

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Power Foods for Kids

By Marcey Klein BS, CNC Back to school is upon us, believe it or not – this summer went by in record speed.  And what that means is plenty of preparing for school lunches, snacks, quick breakfasts, and dinners. Our children are growing at a rapid pace and need essential building blocks from the nourishing

Quail Hollow Kitchen’s –  Sourdough Hotcakes

The Recipe Box    by Quail Hollow Kitchens   We were big on camping and loved this recipe. Sourdough starter is an easy camping item. It needs no refrigeration, and just requires a daily feeding of flour and water, which is easy to carry as well as mix up while camping.   Quail Hollow Kitchen’s –

Astrology – September 2017 Horoscope

By Mr. Astrology Friday, September 22, 2017 at 1:02 PM (PDT) is the fall equinox, also called the autumnal equinox. There are two equinoxes every year in March and September when the angle of the Earth’s axis is oriented neither away from nor in the direction of the Sun. On this day the Sun’s rays

Food 831 – A Taste of the Santa Cruz Mountains

By Pam Nectar Gharibians   Mint is Mint!!   There is a little café along Scotts Valley Drive that is more than meets the eye. Mint reminds me of something out of another era…so friendly, so real, so cozy and warm. The location has its own connection to history. It’s where the old tree museum

A Year in the Life, Living on the Edge of the Redwood Forest

Breathing new life into a very old place By Lori Suzanne Holetz In a sleepy little hollow of the Redwood forest along the Central Californian Coast, my ancestors came, were given a land grant by the then President of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant, in 1876, and built the original cabin, which remains as

#1 Secret to Happiness Or how comfort kills happy

What makes you happy? Think of something that really sticks out. I love Thai food and take-out Chinese. If I can slurp sweet and sour and see a movie on the big screen, I’m in paradise. If I did this a second day in a row, it would mean less. Five days straight wouldn’t add

What’s Actually Happening at SLV Water?

What’s Actually Happening at SLV Water?   By Chris Finnie   If you’re like me, you might have noticed some local media—social, print, and radio—accusing the San Lorenzo Valley Water District of a wide range of misconduct.   But I’ve been a customer for 22 years now. I’ve found the staff to be polite and

Fun in the Sun, Responsibly

By Marcey Klein BS, CNC Wonderful summer has finally arrived!  It’s easy to bask in the sun, stay out all day and overdo it either at the beach or at festivals and amusement parks. I have a tendency to become a weekend warrior myself, and when that happens, I come home fatigued, burnt from the

Boulder Creek on the Beat

Boulder Creek Business Association in Action | bcba.net   Boulder Creek 4th of July Parade a Raging Success   Hundreds turned out for the hugely popular annual Boulder Creek 4th of July Parade hosted by the BCBA. The BC Volunteer Fire Department Pancake Breakfast and the music, BBQ, and panning for gold at Junction Park

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