Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Family Pizza Day

Julie Engelhardt at a 2010 Story Time
Mars Hill Coffeehouse.

Photo courtesy of Mars Hill Coffeehouse

Stories and pizza. Pizza and stories. Now, that's a winning combination for a fun time, don't you think?

You may want to check out Family Day at Neighborhood Pizza  then. For the next three Sundays, the local pizza restaurant will hold a  family fun time from 1 to 3 p.m, featuring local story teller Julie Engelhardt. Many of you know may know her as Mrs. Santa during the Christmas season.

Each Family Day will have a specific theme, and also include games and crafts:
• April 15: Pizza Party!
• April 22: Prince and Princess Pizza Party!
• April 29: Pirate Pizza Party!  (A face painter will also be there.)

All children are invited to come dressed in costume.

Neighborhood Pizza is located at 580 Tres Pinos Road in the Goodwill shopping center. The restaurant is next to the Dollar Tree.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Coming Up: The 95th Anniversary!

On Thursday, April 12, 2012, the San Benito County Free Library will be celebrating its 95th year of providing services to the City of Hollister, as well as to the whole county.  Whoo-hooo! 

Quite a lot of fun will be going on between 12 and 8 p.m. at 470 5th Street. There will be local history displays and children's activities in addition to:
12 to 4: Customer Appreciation and Technology Demonstration
5:30 to 6: Family Story Time (with readings by Sheriff Darren Thompson and Firefighter Josh Buzzetta)
6:30 to 7:30: Musical Entertainment
7 to 7:30: Unveiling of the new library logo (with Supervisor Jaime De La Cruz)
By the way, check out the Library Use Value Calculator. It gives you an idea of the value of the free services you personally receive from our local library. It was certainly an eye opener for me!

Be sure to check out the cool display about the library's history in the lobby.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Pacific Harvest Seafoods

As you drive east on Highway 156, you may see this sign as you come to the traffic light outside of San Juan Bautista. On Fridays and Saturdays, that is.

You may also see the sign (or one similar) as you're turning left from San Juan Bautista onto Highway 156. If you're like the Husband and me, you see the sign too late and head home wondering what the sign is all about.

Well, it took several weeks before the Husband and I remembered to be in the correct lane to cross Highway 156. We followed additional signs and just past the fork to the Juan Bautista de Anza Historic National Trail, we found Pacific Harvest Seafoods.

Yep. You read correctly. A seafood distributor in San Juan Bautista! Pacific Harvest Seafoods processes and delivers fresh and frozen fish and shellfish  to restaurants and markets throughout San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas. They sell both wild-caught and farmed fish.

Every Friday and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the fish place sells directly to the public. Cash only. The other week, we bought fresh snapper. And, I mean fresh! Yummmmm.

Note to FTC: Nope, I was not given any money or free fish to write about this company. I'm just happy there's a source for fresh, wild-caught seafood in my neck of the woods. I'm sure others would be happy to know, too.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Hello Art!

You never know when you'll meet or see Art as you take a walk on San Benito Street in downtown Hollister.

Here. . .

Blak Sage Gallery of Fine Art

 And Here. . .

Hollister Muffler

Sunday, April 1, 2012

A View from Sunset Drive

I usually think of Sunset Drive in Hollister as the street where Hazel Hawkins Hospital and various medical offices are located. So, I'm always surprised at the sights when I'm walking or pedaling my bicycle on the eastern end of Sunset Drive. For example:

The view of St. Benedict Church from Sunset Drive.



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