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Historic vineyard

Bev Stenehjem is a wine columnist for South Valley Magazine and is the author of the Wineries of Santa Clara Valley, Arcadia Publishing. Bev also promotes the Wineries of Santa Clara Valley association on Facebook and Twitter. Reach her at [email protected]
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Solis Winery, one of Santa Clara Valley’s oldest wineries, is always a pleasure to visit. A small house, built in the 1900s and adorned with abalone shells that sparkle in [...]

Best of Out & About, Feb. 17, 2017

Counting Birds The phrase “strictly for the birds” is not a bad thing when talking about The Great Backyard Bird Count. Counting the birds is done around the world in [...]

Outlandish in the Ozarks

Lover of arts & books; ukulele learner; therapeutic knitter; long-distance runner. Former Arts and Books Editor at Herald-Tribune.
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Farce is one of the theatrical forms well suited to the community theater, what with its over-the-top characters, zany plots and wild action. Gilroy’s Pintello Comedy Theater is making the [...]

Winning wines of South Valley

Bev Stenehjem is a wine columnist for South Valley Magazine and is the author of the Wineries of Santa Clara Valley, Arcadia Publishing. Bev also promotes the Wineries of Santa Clara Valley association on Facebook and Twitter. Reach her at [email protected]
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Congratulations to our eight local wineries that earned a combined 47 medals at the 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Martin Ranch Winery led the way with 12 medals, and [...]

Lotions & potions

Kimberly Ewertz is a freelance writer for South Valley magazine and Gilroy Dispatch.
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Some will choose flowers, others candy, but for those ready to cross the line from traditional gifts this Valentine’s Day, the Black Label Jack Rabbit personal massager, a sleek black [...]

Longing for stardom

Lover of arts & books; ukulele learner; therapeutic knitter; long-distance runner. Former Arts and Books Editor at Herald-Tribune.
Susan Rife
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A theatrical family plus some wish-they-were-famous folks get together for a summer theater festival in Massachusetts a year after a key family member’s death with the expected range of emotional [...]
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