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Ice cream shop named 2018 Business of the Year

Margot’s scoops up award A section of the Hollister Free Lance

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spot in town Margot’s Ice Cream Parlor is named the Business of the Year of 2018 BY JENNY ARBIZU PHOTOGRAPHS BY SCOTT HINRICHS

rowing up in Hollister, Margot Tankersley had a knack for making sweets. “I started making lollipops in the eighth-grade,” she says. And by the time she was a student at Boise State University, she realized her candymaking skills could thrill more than just the select few—so she used them to her advantage. “I sold lollipops at the student union in college for gas money to get back home from Idaho,” she says. “Always the entrepreneur,” she laughs. Tankersley’s ice cream parlor, which she co-owns with her mom, Naomi Medina, is now being recognized—many thanks to Tankersley’s witty entrepreneurship and delicious handiwork. ➝ 4

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SWEET TREAT Everyday’s a sundae at Margot’s Ice Cream Parlor in San Juan Bautista.




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Margot’s Ice Cream Parlor in San Juan Bautista has been named San Benito County (SBC) Chamber of Commerce “Business of the Year” of 2018—one of three businesses in the county honored with the title this year. Recipients of this award are chosen on their excellence in business, customer service, and community involvement. The SBC Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors make selections from nominations that were submitted by the community. “We feel blessed and honored to be awarded business of the year,” Tankersley says. The parlor is known for its premium ice cream, Lappert’s Ice Cream, which Tankersley deems the “best ice cream in the county.” It is also known for Tankersley’s delicious candies. “So many people don’t know we make candy,” she says. “But lately, little by little, people have been recognizing that Kayla’s Kandies is our candy that we make there at our shop.” Though Tankersley, 52, has made candy since childhood, she never considered owning a business while growing up. After graduating San Benito High School in 1983, she had other career paths set out for her. “My parents sent me to Idaho State University for pharmacy school; I wanted to be a secretary,”

she says. “So I went to pharmacy school, but my dad said ‘You’re not going there to get an MRS. degree.’” Three years later she did indeed end up marrying her first husband—who became a pharmacist. “And I ended up going to Boise State University to get my secretarial degree,” she laughs. Ever the entrepreneur and handicrafter, though, Tankersley’s love of candymaking allowed her to make some sweet money after she was married—but it started with unwanted results. “I took a cake decorating class, and then 10 pounds later I thought, there’s got to be something smaller I can make—I’m just eating too many of these cakes.” she says. That’s when she discovered how to make candies—sweet morsels including chocolate truffles and chocolate lollipops. Tankersley began selling candies to friends and for her husband’s work fundraisers. And when her daughter Kayla was born in 1988, she had an epiphany on what to call them. “I said if Wendy’s can be named after [Dave Thomas’s] daughter, I’ll name mine Kayla’s Kandies,” she says. When Tankersley returned to Hollister in 1995 with Kayla, her entrepreneurial side took over once again, and she went to school for her esthetician license. While in school, she made ➝ 6



SYMPHONIC CONCERT Experience a symphonic duo concert with Francesco Attesti and Matteo Galli on piano and organ. Attesti is from Cortona, Italy and is a pianist of international acclaim. Galli is from Milan, Italy and is the chief organist at local Basilicas in his hometown. The duo will perform a free concert to the community at large Thursday, Feb. 15, 6:30-8:30pm at Hartnell College, 411 Central Ave. For more information, visit


HISTORICAL MEMORIES Join the San Juan Bautista Historical Society and longtime resident Jon Mansmith at the SJB Historical Society February Meeting. Mansmith will share memories of people and places in San Juan Bautista. Everyone is welcome to bring questions and old photos and Mansmith may be able to help identify people and places. Take a step back in time Saturday, Feb. 10, 11:30am-1:30pm at Dona Esthers Mexican Restaurant, 25 Franklin St. For more information, visit tinyurl. com/yd2w58ud.


VALENTINE’S COMEDY Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a night of laughter, dinner and dancing. Enjoy the comedy of Dennis Gaxiola and dance to the music of Soul Kiss. Executive chef Mark Johnson will present a three-course dinner in the romantic Barrel Room. Guests must be 21 or older and dress to impress with collared shirts and no ball caps. Celebrate Valentine’s Day Saturday, Feb. 10, 6-10pm at Leal Vineyards, 300 Maranatha Dr. For more information and to register, visit


Indulge during the Valentine’s weekend with a very special pairing of chocolate and wine at Jason-Stephens Winery. Each chocolate has been hand selected to express and compliment the flavors of wine. Children and pets on leashes are welcome on the front patio; the tasting room and back patio are restricted to guests that are 21 and over. Experience this special wine and chocolate pairing Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 10-11, 11am-6pm at Jason-Stephens Winery, 6500 Brem Lane. For more information, visit

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ICE CREAM FAN Even as a child, Tankersley loved sweets. Here she holds up a picture of herself as a little girl taken by her grandfather. some good money by getting her fellow classmates hooked on her truffles and selling it to them. She realized she needed to find a store that could make and sell her chocolates to the public. At the same time, Medina, who ran a daycare center, was looking for a restaurant to buy in San Juan Bautista. Fate would have it that the owners of an ice cream parlor in San Juan Bautista were selling their business. After friends of Medina let them know, the mother daughter duo jumped at the opportunity. “I thought, wow I can make and sell my candy there.” Tankersley says. “Well, let’s go for it, I said. How hard can it be?” Tankersley and Medina have been co-owners of Margot’s Ice Cream Parlor since their first cone was sold on June 14, 1996. Since opening, Tankersley married Craig Tankersley and had a daughter, Laurie, 14. The parlor has since become part of the family, says Tankersley’s daughter, Kayla Shinneman, 29. “Although the family has grown over the years, everyone is still involved and something about a family-run business is so incredibly special,” Shinneman.

Margot’s has sold Lappert’s Ice Cream, which is handmade in Hawaii, exclusively at the store for 20 years. And Lappert’s works with Margot’s to personalize its ice creams. “The late Mr. Walter Lappert loved coffee and chocolate, so chocolate is in all of his flavors,” she says. Knowing that some people don’t like chocolate, Tankersley requests Lappert’s leave the chocolate chips out of the Big Cherry Cordial ice cream, as well as the pie crust pieces and nuts out from its Pumpkin Pie ice cream, for the store. And when Mr. Lappert heard about Tankersley’s candy, Kayla’s Almond Butter Crunch, he felt it should go in an ice cream. “And so we do, now, have Kayla‘s Almond Crunch, and it has the candy that I make,” Tankersley says. And what does the name holder of Margot’s candies think of her mom’s success? “Being the face behind the famous Kayla’s Kandies has been exciting,” says Kayla Shinneman, 29. “I learned about running a business, valuable job skills, and great work ethics. I live in Oregon now, and I am very grateful ➝ 12

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with romantic live music during an elegant three-course champagne dinner at beautiful San Juan Oaks Golf Club. Guests will enjoy appetizers, champagne and dinner including San Juan Oak’s famous chocolate mousse served in an edible chocolate box with locally-made chocolate dipped strawberries. The Moondance Band will set the mood for this romantic evening with live swing, jazz and blues music. Have a romantic Valentine’s Day Wednesday, Feb. 14, 6-10pm at San Juan Oaks, 3825 Union Road, Hollister. Reservations are required, please call 831.636.6127. For more information, visit

HOLLISTER TASTE OF SPAIN Enjoy a Taste of Spain at DeRose Winery with

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are welcome. Reservations are not required, but are greatly appreciated. Join the party Saturday, Feb. 10, 11am-5pm at DeRose Winery, 9970 Cienega Road. Make reservations at 831.636.9143 or info@derosewine. com. For more information, visit FAIRY GARDEN BRUNCH Join ARTI-Culture for a Brunch & Fairy Succulent Garden Making Event at The Grove by Leal Vineyards. Make and take a fabulous miniature fairy themed succulent garden. All supplies will be provided, but attendees are encouraged to bring their own items to add a personal touch to their gardens. Brunch and drinks will be available for separate

purchase to be enjoyed prior to fairy garden assembly. Get creative and make and take a fairy garden Sunday, Feb. 11, 11am-2pm at The Grove by Leal Vineyards, 7511 Pacheco Pass Highway. For more information, visit

SAN JUAN BAUTISTA POETRY CONTEST Join the San Benito County Arts Council at Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. The competition, taking place in San Benito County for the first time, is part of a national program encouraging high school students to learn about great poetry.


Experience “The World Around Me, Celebrating Diversity in the Arts,” a County Arts Showcase featuring the work of students in grades Pre-K through twelfth. Artwork categories include 2D, 3D and literary art. Live student performances will be featured along with paintings, drawings, ceramics, sculpture, mixed media, fiction, nonfiction and poetry. All are welcome and admission is free. Celebrate student art Thursday, Feb. 15, 5-7pm at Veterans Memorial Building, 649 San Benito St, Hollister. For more information, visit

Attend the competition to watch students from San Benito and Anzar High Schools compete in Live Poetry Contest County Finals. One winner will be chosen to represent SBC at the State Finals. Witness the County Finals Friday, Feb. 9, 6-8pm at Anzar High School, 2000 San Juan Highway. Visit

Seek out early wildflower blossoms that bloom and are gone before the start of spring during an afternoon hike at Rancho Cañada del Oro. Participants will stroll along the Longwall Canyon and Mayfair trails during this 4.5-mile long hike. Be prepared for muddy conditions and a stream crossing. Look for early blossoms Sunday, Feb. 18, 1-5pm at Rancho Cañada del Oro Open Space Preserve, 4289 Casa Loma Road, Morgan Hill. For more information, visit

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VALENTINE’S PARTY Dance the night away at the Tortilla Soup Annual Valentine’s Dance at The District Theater. Enjoy Tortilla Soup’s R&B, Soul, Cumbia, Top 40 and Old School sounds as they play music from the ’60s to the present at this Valentine’s celebration for all. Dress to impress in club-dressy attire, no jerseys allowed. Don’t miss the party Saturday, Feb. 10, 8pm-2am at The District Theater, 7430 Monterey St. For more information, visit tinyurl. com/ybr2jq8q.

COMEDY THEATER Enjoy a comedy with heart at Limelight Actors Theater’s production of The Savannah Sipping Society. Over the course of six months four very different Southern women share laughter, misadventures and cocktails, and form lasting friendships while taking back the joy of life. Guests are invited to bring dinner and wine to enjoy, corkage fee does apply. The Savannah Sipping Society runs February 9 through March 3 at Gilroy Center for the Arts, 7341

BLACK HISTORY Join the Gilroy Center for the Arts at the Fourth

Annual Black History Month Exhibit. Experience the featured art of Black Folk artists, collage artists, photographers, sculptors and more through March 3 at Gilroy Center for the Arts, 7341 Monterey St. Admission to the gallery and receptions are always free. For more information, visit

SAN JOSE Celebrate Lunar New Year and the Year of the Dog at Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose. Guests will learn about the customs and traditions of Lunar New Year, traditionally observed by many Asian cultures. ➝ 10

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MARDI GRAS Head to San Juan Bautista and celebrate Fat Tuesday at Bear’s Hideaway’s Annual Mardi Gras Party, featuring DJ Val. Enjoy a wide selection of local and boutique wines, premium cigars, handcrafted beer and more. Guests must be 21 or older. Join the party Saturday, Feb. 10, 5-9pm




9 BBQ & BEER Join The Running Shop and Hops as it welcomes Oregon’s Breakside Brewery’s beers to the area. Be sure to come hungry to this special Launch Event. Running Shop will be smoking up some delicious barbeque to pair with Breakside’s award winning brews. Don’t miss the fun and great food Sunday, Feb. 11 4:30-8pm at The Running Shop and Hops, 17500 Depot St, Morgan Hill. For more information, visit ybstteuq.


Enjoy an intimate Valentine culinary experience at the estate home of Fernwood Cellars. Dinner will feature library wines and a multi-course dinner unlike anything Fernwood Cellars has done to date. Several other special treats and surprises will make this the ultimate date night for couples and lovers. Experience an unforgettable Valentine Estate Winery Dinner Saturday, Feb. 10, 5:309:30pm at Fernwood Cellars Winery, 7137 Redwood Retreat Road, Gilroy. Seating is limited. For tickets and more information, visit

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Revel in the lively Lion Dance, make culturally-relevant art and crafts and enjoy traditional and contemporary music and dance performances. Explore Lunar New Year Saturday, Feb. 17, 10am-5pm and Sunday, Feb. 18, noon-5pm at Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, 180 Woz Way. For more information, visit


EVENTS BOOK SALE Hunt for literary treasures from every genre at the Friends of the Library Book Sale. Bring the family and support the local Friends of the San Benito County Free Library at a giant book sale. Head to the book shop behind

the library and find something for everyone Saturday, Feb. 10, 10am-noon at the bookshop behind the library, 470 Fifth St, Hollister. For more information, call 831.205.1373. SUCCULENT PLANTING Make your own succulent garden with The GardenShoppe. Learn how to keep succulent plants healthy and happy for a long time. Class cost is determined by supplies chosen by participants, many containers will be available to choose from. Feel free to bring snacks, beverages can be purchased on site. Plant a garden Saturday, Feb. 10, 11am-2pm at The GardenShoppe, 364 Seventh St, Hollister. For more information, visit

CREATE & PLAY Encourage learners ages two through five to use their imagination in a fun and creative environment at Create & Play, presented by San Benito County Arts Council. This class introduces new creative activities every week, including painting, collage, clay building, music and movement and helps students build their creative, social and fine & gross motor skills along with their peers and parents. Create & Play meets on Mondays and all materials are included for a $5 drop-in rate. Create and play Monday, Feb. 12, 10-11am at ARTspace Annex, 217 Fifth St, Hollister. For more information, visit WRITER’S LAB Authors of all genres are invited to drop in and experience The Writer’s Lab weekly workshop. Enjoy flexible space to imagine, experiment and refine the craft of writing. Participants will discover creativity through discussion, peer to peer mentoring, guest author talks and more. Attendees are welcome to bring working pieces, exciting writing prompts and examples of stellar work to share. The Writer’s Lab will meet Wednesday, Feb. 14, 6-7pm at ARTspace Annex, 217 Fifth St, Hollister. For more information, call 831.636.2787 or visit BELLY DANCING Learn basic belly dancing techniques in KULA Yoga’s beginner belly dancing class. Participants will explore the fundamental movements of belly dancing at a pace set for beginners. Discover a deeper connection

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I was able to attend the Chamber Award Dinner to receive the award together as a family.” San Juan Bautista native, Barbara Gonzales, knows Margot and the ice cream parlor all too well. Gonzales is the owner of Visions of Christmas in San Juan Bautista, and her father Louis Ayala Sr. was the owner of Plaza Market when he opened the ice cream parlor in his store. It was then moved to its current location in 1979, on 211 Third St, where Margot’s is now. Ayala’s daughter, Cindy Vasquez, was the original owner. “She’s just a very pleasant, strong, and hard-working lady,” Gonzales says of Tankersley. And Tankersley left an impression on Juli Vieira, President and CEO of SBC Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau, when they met years ago. “What I remembered was her smile,” Vieira says. “She has been very generous with donations to the Chamber over the years and is always willing to help when needed.” As for Tankersley’s bright views on the future, she would like to venture out in selling her candy. “I would love to get an online shipping and candy sales going and expand that way,” she says. Though at the moment, Margot’s Ice Cream Parlor website is

under construction, everything Tankersley does is for the love of her customers. “We strive to give excellent product and customer service, and we’re also open seven days a week,” she says. “That makes a difference in a tourist town—we’ve got to be open.” And walk into the ice cream parlor, and you’ll see on the menu creations that Tankersley and her daughter, Laurie, 14, have created. “We make up items,” Tankersley says. “Laurie has ‘Laurie’s Razzmatazz’ drink that she created. And we have ‘Margot’s Granita’ and ‘Hawaii Coffee Granita,’ all made with the ice creams. I get creative when I get bored and start make up some things.” Tankersley says that she isn’t too far off from becoming the pharmacist that her parents wanted her to be. “I guess I go back to the chemistry of inventing stuff,” she laughs. Margot’s Ice Cream Parlor is located at 211 Third St, San Juan Bautista, and is open Mon.-Thurs. 11am-5pm, Fri.- Sat. 11am-7pm, and Sun. 11am - 6pm. Hours are extended during summer and for special town events. Call 831.623.9262 or email margot11@ for more information.


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Ladd Ranch

San Benito St. & South Side Rd. in Hollister 2121 Cobalt Court, Hollister 95023

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Friday, February 9


Friday, February 9