Articles by Kimberly Ewertz

About Kimberly Ewertz
Kimberly Ewertz is a freelance writer for South Valley magazine and Gilroy Dispatch.

Kitchen personalization

In today’s world, home delivery is not only a convenience—it’s essential, and Gilroy resident and entrepreneur Ann Marie McCauley of Lazy Suzan Designs has provided that convenience to her clients since 2005. “I felt it would be much lower overhead to do a mobile [...]

Vicki Goicovich, volunteer extraordinaire

Vicki Goicovich was 21 and a communications major living in Los Angeles with her sights set on broadcast radio when she received the call that changed everything. Her mother, Tamiyo Mano, was diagnosed with cancer.  Goicovich immediately left L.A. and returned home to [...]

Program teaches health and stability for families

Three years ago, licensed marriage and family therapist and certified family life educator Ana Morante helped establish a resource that ensures the health and stability of the families and children of the Gilroy community: Resilient Families Gilroy—Familias Resilientes [...]

A treasure trove of resources

In this time of uncertainty, one resource remains intact—local libraries, a life-line for the community that provides information, resources, entertainment and a much-needed source of relief. “We are hearing from people who seem to just need a way to connect, stay connected, [...]

Role models in tech

Not only does this year usher in a new decade, but 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States. There’s no better time than the present to pay homage to women everywhere. Silicon Valley Reads, a program instituted in 2003, encourages reading and [...]

Volunteers provide comfort at Bonita Springs

Philanthropy runs high in the Gilroy community and Bonita Springs Hospice Care volunteers are a perfect example of that generosity. Although the way they see it, what they receive in return is much more than what they give. Dr. Syeda Omer, CEO and administrator of Bonita [...]

Library, DA’s office team up in aftermath of tragedy

The Gilroy Library, a staple in Gilroy and valued asset to the South County community, provided the first step in the healing process for victims of the tragic shooting at the Garlic Festival, offering a welcoming and familiar environment to connect with agencies and services [...]

Wheeled warriors

Ten players, two teams of five, roll onto the track geared up and ready for battle. Each takes their position, blockers in front, the jammer directly behind them. The starting whistle sounds and the blockers attack, pushing and shoving the opposing team, protecting their jammer [...]

Gilroy Mini Maker Faire arriving at library

Creative minds can put their design skills to the test, as the Gilroy Mini Maker Faire is coming to the Gilroy Library. “We want to show making to the community,” said teen services librarian Kelly McKean. “We want to start forming a community of makers in Gilroy that we [...]

Community transforms troubled park

Hand-painted murals adorn lighted basketball and handball courts in San Ysidro Park in east Gilroy, a welcoming invitation for local families and children. But this wasn’t always the case. For decades the park had been a hangout for gangs, violence and drugs. “Now you drive [...]
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