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Tradition of giving

Kimberly Ewertz is a freelance writer for South Valley magazine and Gilroy Dispatch.
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The holidays are all about tradition and St. Joseph’s Family Center’s, (SJFC), tradition ensures hundreds of South County families are provided the opportunity to revel in the happiness of the [...]

Apricot Bliss

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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Few born before 1970, says author Lisa Prince Newman, will forget the endless magic carpet of white blossoms that once covered the Santa Clara Valley. Prunes, apricot, peach and cherries [...]

Mr. Rough and Ready

Wallace Baine is a staff writer for New SV Media with extensive experience covering community arts in the region.
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The sky is an alarming swirl of gray and orange. You can’t tell just by looking if it’s day or night. Everything smells burnt. Chaos surrounds you. You’re standing in [...]

Revitalizing tradition

Wallace Baine is a staff writer for New SV Media with extensive experience covering community arts in the region.
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Driving west toward Gilroy on Leavesley Road, the unmarked back side of the Gilroy Premium Outlets appears on the horizon as a fortress, marking a clear boundary between a commercial [...]

Savoring sips

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.
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Get ready to “Party Like It’s 1979,” as the Garlic Festival celebrates 40 years of family fun Friday, July 27 through Sunday, July 29. Genuine Iron Chef Michael Symon hosts [...]

Curiously curated cloves

Wallace Baine is a staff writer for New SV Media with extensive experience covering community arts in the region.
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There is no evidence that Scottish-born 19th-century seaman John Gilroy ever tasted garlic. But today, especially in Northern California, his name (and his namesake city) is as deeply linked to [...]
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