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A detailed look at the Capitola Art & Wine Festival

This is an album capturing the little details that you really remember when you go to the Capitola Art and Wine Festival. There is so much color, texture and artistic design to take in. Photos- Anna Hattis

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Monte fireworks set for Oct. 12 in Capitola

Hotel room tax increase put off; discussion on appointing treasurer July 24 By Jondi Gumz CAPITOLA >> A date has been set for the Monte Foundation fireworks fundraiser in Capitola: Oct. 12. Lisa Murphy, the city’s administrative services manager, announced the date at Thursday’s City Council meeting. She said the project, to help fund a […]

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Capitola to consider closing Esplanade for Begonia Festival and Monte fireworks

Council members: Idea could work at Begonia Festival, Monte fireworks By Jondi Gumz CAPITOLA >> After seeing the response to the first Open Streets Capitola event May 4 on a car-free Esplanade, City Council members are considering closing the Esplanade for the Begonia Festival on Labor Day weekend and the Monte fireworks show in October. Discussing […]

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Capitola Rod and Custom Car Show

Once again the Capitola Rod and Custom drew tons of visitors to Capitola Village to see the shiny, sleek, beefy and mean hot rods.  It was a beautiful Saturday with blue skies and warm weather. Photos- Jake Thomas

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Free sun hats June 19 in Capitola

By Jondi Gumz CAPITOLA >> For six years, hatmakers across America have set aside one day in the summer to give away wide-brimmed hats to protect people outdoors from overexposure to the sun. It’s been done in New York, Los Angeles and Boston, and this month, there will be a hat giveaway in Capitola Village. […]

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Capitola fireworks fundraiser proposed by Monte Foundation

October event would raise money for McGregor skatepark By Jondi Gumz, Santa Cruz Sentinel Thousands annually jammed into Seacliff State beach to attend the Monte Foundation’s Fireworks Extravaganza. (Shmuel Thaler — Santa Cruz Sentinel) CAPITOLA >> The Monte Foundation, which canceled its fireworks fundraiser last fall after 18 years due to skyrocketing costs of putting […]

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Open Streets Capitola Village

Sunday, May 4th, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on the Capitola Esplanade Open Streets promotes alternative transportation, an active lifestyle, community spirit and local business. There will be live entertainment, many interactive activities and demos, informational tables and more. Visit the Open Streets website for more information and a full lineup.

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She Sells Seashells hosts Thursday mixer

She Sells Seashells and More will host a networking mixer for the Capitola-Soquel Chamber of Commerce, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, inside the Capitola Mercantile, 115 San Jose Ave., in Capitola Village. There will be tastings of locally made gourmet toffee with Marci Prolo from Goose’s Goodies, gourmet jams and mustards from Peggy Dillon’s Twins […]

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A chat with Ronald of Windmill Farm

  This county is blessed to be in such a fertile farm area.  Add to that the healthy trending towards organic small farms who produce some of the most vibrant, delicious produce and it makes perfect sense to shop at the Farmers Markets.  Many people are eating seasonal and shopping local.  So I was delighted […]

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Capitola’s Art Inspired gathers five distinctive artists under one roof

By Jennifer Squires Santa Cruz Sentinel Ever increasingly, artisans are turning to the Internet to sell their wares on hosted sites like Etsy, eBay and Amazon. But five artists are bucking that trend in Capitola, coming together to create a brick-and-mortar cooperative gallery featuring their locally made art including jewelry, furniture, paintings and custom photography. […]

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