Summer has arrived and the birds are jubilantly chirping, the flowers are delightfully fragrant, and the sun-kissed blueberries are ripe enough to eat. Ah, summer. What’s not to like? Gardening, family strolls through San Juan Bautista and the occasional trip to the beach are just a few of my personal favorites. Prior to summer break [for my kiddos] I was carefully mapping out [their] summer enrichment programs. Swimming, YMCA day camp equivalents, and trips to the Boardwalk … You know, the usual. I was reflecting on the total cost of keeping my two boys engaged, busy and entertained throughout the summer. I kept thinking that just the attempt to make sense of the summer shenanigans was in itself absurd. I stopped jotting all the happenings and events in my calendar and did what any like-minded mother would do. I called my best friend for some of that old-time enlightenment.
Nearly 150 local students arrived at school this week with bags full of supplies thanks to a drive sponsored by the United Way of San Benito County.
While residents with school-aged children are focusing on replenishing their stock of class supplies before the fall semester begins on Aug. 19, the United Way of San Benito County has launched a drive to collect those same items for low-income families in the community.
The YMCA of the Central Coast has hired a regional executive director for Santa Cruz and San Benito counties. Andy Weighill will oversee the San Benito and Watsonville YMCAs.
Healthy Kids Day: The YMCA of San Benito County will host Healthy Kids Day April 27, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 351 Tres Pinos Road, in Hollister. The event will include information about the YMCA programs and summer camps, as well as informational booths of other community organizations. The day will include fun activities that focus on health and wellness. The event is free, though families can pay to join the YMCA or sign up for programs. Those who register for YMCA summer camps will receive an early registration rate and a free camp T-shirt. Details: 637-8600.
San Benito County supervisors will discuss two issues related to healthcare at Tuesday’s meeting, set for 9 a.m. in the board chambers.
With the start of a new year, the YMCA of San Benito County is focusing its programs on health and wellness. From the classes offered for active adults to preschool sports to after school programs, the annual community support campaign makes the offerings accessible to more people in the community.
The children in the YMCA of San Benito County afterschool programs have been hard at work again making a difference in the community.
Veterans Day Parade: The Veterans Day Parade will take place Sunday, Nov. 11 at 1:30 p.m. in downtown Hollister. The day's festivities will start with a resource fair for veterans, a moment of silence at 11:11 a.m. and a barbecue lunch at noon, followed by the parade. Details: Frankie Gallagher at 831-638-6434.
After spending the past year practicing out of the Maze Middle School gym, the Hollister Warriors youth wrestling program - and its 35 wrestlers - will open a permanent home later this month - possibly alongside the San Benito High wrestling program.
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