Articles by Kimberly Ewertz

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

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 [...]

Day of giving

Five acres of lush greenery highlighted by a backdrop of Gilroy’s rolling hills presents the perfect venue for any function. When that venue is filled with a giving community, a swimming pool, games, food and an assortment of beverages, topped off by five live bands, the end [...]

Mobilized to greatness

Challenges faced by individuals with disabilities or those recovering from a serious injury are incomprehensible, and many times what’s needed most is an environment that not only promotes physical healing, but inspires the motivation to overcome these dramatic challenges, and [...]

Help for the holidays

The holidays are all about tradition and St. Joseph’s Family Center’s, (SJFC), this year tradition ensured hundreds of South County families were provided the opportunity to revel in the happiness of the holiday season through the nonprofit’s annual Toy and Food Giveaway [...]

Vintage finds

The holiday season is filled with excitement, festivities and food, but in the midst of it all looms the age-old question: Where to find that perfect gift? With a variety of local stores, offering unique and specialized items, this holiday season can be not only stress-free but [...]

Relics renewed

Linda Ashford, wife, mother, grandmother, and local business owner, first opened Ashford’s Heirlooms, located at 7547 Monterey Street, Gilroy, in 1993.“It’s not the same as it was 25 years ago but we’re holding our own,” Ashford said. The store has been undergoing a [...]
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