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THE LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE OF MORGAN HILL, GILROY & SAN MARTIN

FEBRUARY 15, 2019

BROTHERS OF THE VINE A supplement to the Gilroy Dispatch & Morgan Hill Times

Solis Winery wins big in largest American wine competition

COYOTE CREEK P10 | THEATER THRILLS P12


WINEMAKER

EARNS HONORS Silver and Gold for Solis Winery BY LAURA NESS PHOTOGRAPHS BY STEVE FORMAN

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he new year got off to a golden start for Solis Winery in Gilroy, as they came home from the 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition with two gold medals and four silvers for their wines. This continues what has been an impressive streak of award-winning vintages for the winery, which became part of the Vanni family in 1989.

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These results are no fluke. Solis Winery has entered the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition for a number of years, consistently faring quite well. As the largest competition of American wines in the world, this year’s Chronicle competition attracted over 6,800 wines, and 64 wine judges. In the 2019 SF Chronicle Competition, Solis was awarded gold medals for their 2014 Reserve Estate Baciami and 2016 Estate Grenache, and silver medals for their 2014 Reserve Estate Cara Mia, 2014 Estate Seducente, 2014 Estate Syrah, and 2015 Estate Zinfandel. All the wines are grown and produced in the Santa Clara Valley, one of the oldest commercial wine regions in the state of California. Vic Vanni, co-owner of Solis Winery, who handles business and

marketing says receiving this number of awards in America’s biggest wine competition is truly an honor. “Quality always comes first at our family-owned business, and we take great pride in producing some of our region’s most outstanding wines and unique varietals,” says Vanni. “We encourage people to come visit our tasting room and try our award-winning wines for themselves!” Vanni says that he and his brother, Mike, the Solis winemaker, assumed the mantle of leadership from their father in 2007. Since 2000, though, Mike has handled all the vineyard operations and wine making. Both brothers have been working tirelessly to raise the quality and the visibility of their wines, their winery and of the region overall. Naturally, Vic wasn’t surprised by the ➝ 4


FAMILY VINEYARDS Committed to continuous improvement, the brothers Vanni are proud of most recent wins at the SF Chronicle Wine Competition.

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WINNING TEAM Vic and Mike Vanni of Solis Winery in

Gilroy pride themselves on award-winning vintages.

results, as they come on the heels of previous acclaim. In 2017, at the San Francisco Chronicle Competition, the winery scored a Double Gold for the 2013 Cara Mia, a Gold for the 2013 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, and Silver for the 2013 Estate Zinfandel. In 2016, the winery garnered Gold for the 2012 Baciami Reserve, Gold for the 2012 Estate Syrah and Silvers for the 2012 Seducente and 2012 Estate Zinfandel. There’s definitely a consistent pattern here. They enter half a dozen competitions each year, performing very well in each overall. In fact, at the 2015 California State Fair, their 2011 Solis Estate Merlot was awarded a Double Gold and Best Merlot in California, their highest winemaking honor to date. Asked how their focus on varietals and winemaking style has changed over the years, Vanni replies, “We used to make a second tier of wines, but when my brother and I took over, we stuck with only the premium level. We haven’t changed much from a varietal standpoint, but added the Baciami blend in 2010 to incorporate a heavier wine in our offering and to utilize our estate petite sirah.”

Vanni feels their blends have always been well received and are a testament to their winemaker and his style. “The Cara Mia is our Bordeaux blend and means ‘My Dear’ in Italian, but was really named after my dad’s favorite red rose,” says Vanni. “Our family had been in the cut flower business for almost 60 years.” They began making Baciami in 2010, while the Cara Mia dates back to the mid 1990s. The Grenache, though, is quite new to the Solis lineup. “In 2014 we planted a new vineyard and decided to try some grenache—2016 was our first vintage and it is very nice,” Vanni says. “Not sure how soon it will be until we release it though, as it is a very small production.” We had to ask if these wines are some of the best they’ve made to date, to which the ever humble Vanni replies, “I think we continue to learn how to improve quality, but there are always the uncontrollable factors in this business that can affect quality, so it is hard to say if these are the best we’ve done. I think it is up to the customer to ➝6 make that decision.”


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ARTISTIC ENDEAVORS

Get creative and learn a new artistic skill at Beginning Drawing with Charcoal and Pastels in Gilroy Feb. 21.

OUT & ABOUT

HOLLISTER

MORGAN HILL

SAN JOSE

DRAWING CLASS

THE ELDORADOS

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ACTIVE KIDS

Art enthusiasts ages 13 and up are invited to Beginning Drawing with Charcoal and Pastels at Gilroy Library. Artists of all experience levels are welcome. This class will be taught by local selftaught artist David Hofstad, who has created commissioned art in Gilroy for 25 years. Thursday, Feb. 21, 3:30-5:30pm at Gilroy Library, 350 W. Sixth St, Gilroy. Space is limited; to sign up, visit sccl.org/events.

Don’t miss the soul blues music of the Eldorados as the band returns to Grillin & Chillin Alehouse. Hear original songs in genres from R&B, blues, rock ‘n’ roll and country to south Texas Zydeco. Enjoy great food, drink and a night not to be forgotten Friday, Feb. 15, 7-10pm at Grillin & Chillin Alehouse, 401 McCray St, Hollister. Visit tinyurl.com/y8v9hmwa.

Get a sneak peek of spring with Open Space Authority docents at Rancho Canada del Oro. Seek out early wildflowers of the year while venturing on a moderately paced 4.5mile loop along the Mayfair Ranch Trail. Bring along a snack or lunch to enjoy at the midway rest stop. Monday, Feb. 18, 10am-2:30pm at Rancho Canada del Oro Open Space Preserve, 4289 Casa Loma Road, Morgan Hill. Heavy rain will cancel. For information and to register, visit openspaceauthority.org.

Kids are invited to groove it and improve it at Children’s Discovery Museum’s Kids Like to Move It Week. Boogie with dance instructors, enjoy activities with local sports teams and learn aerobics, Zumba and yoga moves at this fun event that is part of the museum’s commitment to Childhood Obesity Prevention. Monday, Feb. 18- Friday, Feb. 22 with two sessions daily, 10:30am-12:30pm and 1:30-3:30pm at Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, 180 Woz Way. Visit cdm.org.

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BIG FINISH The Vannis moved to a small vineyard in 1980 before expanding to Rancho de Solis Winery and Due Ponti Ranch. Come visit, taste the wines and decide for yourself. While you’re here, admire the sparkling house immediately visible as you come down the driveway. Its distinctive crushed abalone shell exterior made it shiny and unique, as there were only two such houses in Santa Clara County. It was built in 1922 by the original proprietor of the estate, Alfonse Bertero, who also planted the first vineyard there, establishing what became Bertero winery. It remained in business even during Prohibition, when Alfonse became a bootlegger to survive. The winery operated until about 1980, when it was sold to a group of investors who changed the name to Summerhill Vineyards. Vic and Mike’s parents, Dave and Valerie Vanni, originally came to Santa Clara Valley in 1980, moving their three sons from Los Altos to a small 5-acre vineyard next door to the old Bertero Winery. The Vanni family was in the cut flower business in Watsonville, and Dave was taking over the operation. Although he had no experience in vineyard management or winemaking, Vanni

had a green thumb and was soon on his way to turning a hobby into a new obsession. Over the next five years, Dave and his family replanted the old vineyard with chardonnay and merlot, supported by a new trellis system and irrigation. Vanni then acquired the adjacent property, again replanting the vineyard. Finally, in 1989, Vanni purchased the defunct Summerhill Vineyard and renamed it Rancho de Solis Winery, after the Mexican land grant dating back to 1830. Today, the Vanni family holdings include the 16-acre estate vineyard at Solis, which was planted to red grapes in the early to mid1980, along with a newly acquired 20 acres of land known as the Due Ponti Ranch, just west of Gilroy Gardens. They’ve been busily planting vines, positioning Solis to thrive well into what looks like a golden future. Solis Winery’s award-winning wines are available locally and online. To learn more, visit soliswinery.com.


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O& A CALENDAR

Alan Obata

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TOUCHING COMEDY

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Enjoy a wickedly, wonderfully touching discovery of the fragility and ferocity of life in the winter comedy, The Velocity of Autumn, directed by Kevin Heath. In this production, 80-year-old artist, Alexandra is in a showdown over where she’ll spend her remaining years, barricading herself in her home with Molotov cocktails, and surprised by her estranged son who returns after 20 years. Guests are invited to bring their own dinner and wine to performances. This production runs Friday, Feb. 22-Saturday, Mar. 23 at Limelight Actors Theater, 7341 Monterey St. For information, showtimes and tickets, visit limelightactorstheater.com.

GILROY SWEETS & WINE Enjoy a special dessert and wine pairing

at Fortino Winery. Bring that special someone to Sweetheart Saturday to enjoy dessert, live music and wine with descriptions

from the winemaker. Purchase tickets for $30 per person, or $25 for wine club members. Saturday, Feb. 16, 1-3pm at Fortino Winery, 4525 Hecker Pass Highway. Visit fortinowinery.com. BLACK HISTORY Join the Gilroy Center for the Arts at its fifth annual Black History Month Exhibit. See the featured art of black folk artists, collage artists, photographers, sculptors and more through Mar. 3 at Gilroy Center for the Arts, 7341 Monterey St. Admission to the gallery and receptions are always free. Visit gilroycenterforthearts.com.

SAN MARTIN OLD METHOD WOODWORKING Head to Terra Amico to learn to make a simple dowel-joined wooden box using a variety of hand tools. Learn old-method ways to saw, bore, plane and nail to make a sugar pine box, including how to make dowels to use as the pins to hold the sides of the box together. Class will be facilitated by woodworker Bernie Ross, who specializes in the original ways of the woodworking craft. This class is geared toward adults, but children over 11 years old are welcome with a parental to assist them. Saturday, Feb. 16, 1-5pm at Terra Amico, 12525


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Monterey Road. To sign up, visit terraamico.com/workshops.

internet technology will connect participants for a 20-minute legal consultation with an attorney. Advice will be offered on a variety of subjects including immigration, civil law, divorce, child custody, consumer law, elder issues and small claims court. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 6:30-8pm at Morgan Hill Library, 660 W. Main Ave. Space is limited; for appointments, visit probonoproject.org/virtual-clinics.

Join Author Jan Batiste Adkins at Author Talk: History of African Americans of San Jose and Santa Clara where historical photos and individual stories of political struggle, success and triumph will be showcased. The complicated history of the black community throughout Santa Clara County’s progress towards social and economic success is captured in the presented images in this newly released book. Signed copies will be available for purchase. Saturday, Feb. 16, 10-11:30am at Gilroy Library, 350 W. Sixth St, Gilroy. Visit sccl.org.

MORGAN HILL SUPERMOON VIEWING Enjoy

VIRTUAL LAWYERS Virtual Lawyers in the Library will be offering free legal advice at Morgan Hill Library Virtual Legal Advice Clinic. Video and

ART GUILD Valle del Sur Art Guild, South Silicon Valley’s premier association of visual artists, strives to encourage appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts, provide opportunities for visual arts education and

encourage exhibition opportunities for visual artists. Join Valle del Sur for its February meeting and enjoy a demonstration of Jackson Pollock’s expressionist painting technique presented by artist Steve Wise Tuesday, Feb. 19, 6:30-8:30pm at Morgan Hill Community Center, 17000 Monterey Road. Art Guild membership is open to all artists and art lovers, and meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month. Visit valledelsur.org. GAME NIGHT Morgan Hill Math invites families who like to have fun playing games of skill and logic to February’s Game Night. The Game Night program strives ➝ 11

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DANCE PARTY Head to Clos LaChance for an After Dark Dance Party. Enjoy the music as the lights are dimmed, the sound is turned up and the Johnny Neri Band performs all evening long. Pizza prepared by Chef Lou will be available for purchase. Outside food is not permitted, and attendees must be 21 or over. Saturday, Feb. 16, 7-11pm at Clos LaChance Wines, 1 Hummingbird Lane, San Martin. Visit clos.com.

a family-friendly viewing of the February supermoon as it rises over the distant eastern foothills. Wear warm clothes, bring a flashlight and water or hot chocolate to drink. Reservation is by parking space. Arrive before 5:45pm and join the group to walk together to the viewing site. Gates will close at 6pm to allow better viewing. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 5:30-8pm at Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve, 550 Palm Ave. To register, visit openspaceauthority. org.

Travel back in time to 1960s Las Vegas at Granada Theatre’s Vegas 1960s Tribute to the Rat Pack Era dinner and show. Enjoy a three-course dinner and dance to the music of the Jonathan Poretz Band. Guests must be 21 or older to attend and dress to impress with collared shirts and no ball caps. Celebrate the Kings of Cool Saturday, Feb. 16, 6-10pm at Granada Theatre, 17440 Monterey St, Morgan Hill. For tickets and more information, visit liveloveleal.com.

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GETTING OUT

Wildlife hums here

Ron Erskine

FEBRUARY 15, 2019

ANIMAL PATHWAY Many coyotes and bobcats call the valley between the Diablo Range and the Santa Cruz Mountains home.

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Early morning in Coyote Creek By RON ERSKINE

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recently moved to a place at the very northeast corner of Morgan Hill. Outside my front door is a vineyard. When I pass through the gate at the far end of the vineyard, I am standing on Coyote Parkway, the paved path that follows Coyote Creek to San Jose. I have walked and biked this path and the land around it many times, but having it at my doorstep, available at my whim, has awakened me to charms there I never would have imagined.

My first clue came early one morning. I woke to the sound of a robust chorus of coyote calls. I raced to my front door, looked out on the landscape, and listened. There were three, maybe four of them. They were so close. They had to be just beyond the vineyard, in the field between the Anderson Lake Visitor Center and the bridge across Coyote Creek. I know from the research that Tanya Diamond and Ahiga Snyder

have done at Pathways for Wildlife that Coyote Valley hums with wildlife. Many coyotes and bobcats call the valley home, and for the occasional mountain lion, it is a pathway between the Diablo Range and the Santa Cruz Mountains. The experts say they are there. I have heard them. Now, I want to see them. I rise early, and I know that is when critters are active. So I have begun a regimen of early morning runs. Before sunrise, but when dawn is warming the eastern sky, I strap on my shoes, grab the gate key and head out. The magic of predawn mornings in the fields between Coyote Ridge and Coyote Creek almost made me forget why I came. Few things equal the beauty of daybreak. My first morning out, a thin cotton candy layer of tule fog lay low and soft over the open field without hiding the color of warmly lit clouds above. No wildlife that morning, but what a show. Since that first morning, I have seen wildlife as frequently as Steph Curry hits threes. I am surprised when I don't see at least one coyote. I regularly see two or three pass by, more prancing than walking; wary, but indifferent to my presence. The greatest show came last week. I had turned toward home. Just ahead, but out of sight, several coyotes began to whoop and wail. The sound was so close. I emerged from the shaded creekside into the open field just north of the footbridge. One coyote scampered across my path and disappeared in the brush, but two others remained. For the next 10 minutes I watched and listened as they held forth, snouts turned toward the heavens, singing with an impressive primal canine enthusiasm. I have been doing this for only a short time. I have seen too many coyotes to count and several bobcats. So far, no mountain lions, but I have my fingers crossed.


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9 about integrated pest management for strawberries. A portion of the class will be held outside, so dress accordingly. Saturday, Feb. 23, 10am-noon at UC Master Gardeners of Monterey Bay, 1432 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville. Arrive 15 minutes early for check in. To register, visit tinyurl.com/yd64osuo.

BRUSH LETTERING

Get started on a lettering journey at Art of Yoga’s The Basics of Brush Lettering workshop. Participants will be guided through basic brush lettering skills including up and down strokes, letter shapes and incorporation of personal style. Take home supplies included in the workshop price consist of two lettering pens, pencil, eraser, tool pouch and lettering worksheet and guides. Saturday, Feb. 23, 10am-noon at Art of Yoga, 16165 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill. To register, visit tinyurl.com/yd5roba7.

EVENTS SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY Students in their sophomore or junior year of college are encouraged to apply for the AAUW Morgan Hill Branch scholarship

to attend the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders to be held May 29-Jun 1 at the University of Maryland, College Park. This local award includes conference registration fee and travel expenses. Complete applications must be received by Friday, Feb. 15, midnight. For scholarship information and applications, visit aauwmh.org. GROWING STRAWBERRIES Join UC Master Gardener Dawn Avery at the free class, “Grow Great Strawberries.” Learn about the different types of strawberries, optimum site selection and preparation and best watering and fertilization practices. Also learn

WINERY YOGA Breathe, stretch and unwind during 75 minutes of yoga in the beautiful surroundings of Guglielmo Winery, the oldest continuously operating, familyowned winery in the Santa Clara Valley. After yoga head to the tasting room and try award-winning, premium wines. During winter months yoga is held inside the Heritage Room. Dress in layers and bring a yoga mat. Enjoy yoga in the vines Sunday, Feb. 24, 10:45am– noon at Guglielmo Winery, 1480 East Main Ave, Morgan Hill. Visit artofyogamorganhill.com. DALLAS BRASS Join San Jose Wind Symphony for an afternoon of great music and good fun as it welcomes the world famous Dallas Brass to its next concert, “The Brass Ring.” Enjoy one of America’s foremost musical ensembles as the Dallas Brass augments the traditional brass quintet with a full complement of drums and percussion. Sunday, Feb. 24, 3pm at McAfee Performing Arts Center, 20300 Herriman Ave, Saratoga. Visit sjws.org. GRANT REQUESTS The Gilroy Assistance League is accepting grant requests for the year 2019 that will benefit

BRIDGE LESSONS Sharpen bridge playing skills at Intermediate Bridge Lessons in Gilroy. Six instructional sessions featuring lecture, pre-dealt practice hands and handouts will be held. Thursdays, Feb. 28-Apr. 4, 2:30-4pm at the Gilroy Senior Center, 7871 Hanna St. To register, call accredited bridge instructor Patty Stone, 408.981.1043 or 408.846.2952, or email patty. stone@charter.net. SPRING PASSPORT Join the Wineries of Santa Clara Valley for an exciting month of wine tasting along the Santa Clara Valley WIne Trail during Spring Passport 2019. Throughout the month of March meet the talented winemakers and enjoy complimentary wine tasting, other surprises and special perks at the tasting rooms of more than 30 wineries along the Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail. Enjoy Spring Passport 2019 through March 31. For individual winery hours, days of operation, tickets and a list of partnering restaurants, visit santaclarawines.com. OUTDOOR EXPLORATION Visit Coe Park for “Raincoats and Rubber Boots.” Bring rain slickers and boots to play in the creek, float rubber ducks and boats and hike along the creek on a scavenger hunt to discover plants and animals that exist there. Kids are encouraged to bring bikes and helmets to ride the obstacle course under supervision of experienced mountain bikers. Join the fun Saturday, Mar 2, 10:30am-2:30pm at Henry W. Coe State Park, Hunting Hollow Entrance. Visit coepark.net.

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to provide an outlet for families to get together to socialize and have fun playing games. Most games will be appropriate for ages 8 to adult, but everyone is welcome at this free event. Game Night will be held Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7-8:30pm in the El Toro Room, Morgan Hill Community Center, 17000 Monterey Road. Visit morganhillmath.org.

ROCKABILLY BLUES Experience Sweet Daddy & The Bad Cats as they rock The Longhouse with their brand of Southern-fried rockabilly blues with a Texas twist. Enjoy music by Freddy Fender, the Texas Tornados, Stevie Ray Vaughan and more mixed with great danceable original rockabilly blues Saturday, Feb. 23, 9pm-1am at The Longhouse, 8195 Monterey St, Gilroy. For more information, visit sweetdaddyband.com.

Gilroy youth organizations and programs. In 2018 Gilroy Assistance League distributed $24,000 in grants to various youth services. A formal grant request must be completed and returned no later than Monday, Feb. 25. Grant request proposal forms may be downloaded at gilroyassistanceleague.org. For additional information, call Gina Anderson at 408.843.8604.

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THEATER PREVIEW

Alexandra accepts changes

Alan Obata

FEBRUARY 15, 2019

LYRICAL TALE Limelight Actors Theater presents ‘The Velocity of Autumn,’ from Feb. 22-March 23 at Gilroy Center for the Arts.

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Limelight Actors Theater brings Broadway show By SUSAN L. RIFE

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evin Heath, co-founder of Limelight Actors Theater, will join forces onstage with frequent Limelight star Rosalind Farotte for Eric Coble’s comedy, The Velocity of Autumn, which opens Feb. 22 at the Gilroy Center for the Arts. The show, which played on Broadway in 2014 with Estelle Parsons in the starring role, opens with an alarming scene: An elderly woman is surrounded by dozens of Molotov cocktails in her brownstone, where she has dug in her

heels regarding her children’s plans to move her to a retirement home. Soon, Alexandra’s long-estranged son Christopher climbs in through the window in an attempt to talk sense into her before she does the unthinkable. It’s a script that Heath was initially attracted to because of its lyrical title. But when he began to read it, he picked up the phone immediately and invited Farotte to play the role of Alexandra. “I said, ‘I have a play for you,’” said Heath, who will direct himself and Farotte with some help from

JoAnna Evans. “‘Read this and get back to me with what you think.’” Farotte was quick in her acceptance. “I read it and I said I want to do this. She is a wonderful role; it is a beautiful script,” said Farotte. “I love the changes she goes through. I like something that has some depth to the story and depth to the character.” Heath, who played opposite Farotte in “The Outgoing Tide” in the 2017 season, said, “I really like shows that have women of a certain age and women with a strong character.” “The Velocity of Autumn” has “a similar theme in some ways, completely different in others,” he said. “Once I got through the script, I realized that when Chris comes in, his character is pretty messed up. By all means, he is not qualified to save the day. He cannot save himself.” Heath’s first impression of Alexandra was, “Wow, she’s a horrible mother. But she’s not at all a horrible mother. Emotionally, there’s a lot of good stuff to play there.” While Farotte is more than a decade shy of Alexandra’s age, she’s experienced the age-related losses in her mother and mother-in-law’s lives. Alexandra starts off as very strong, opinionated woman and by the end laments that she has lost herself. “She could not accept that things are changing and life’s not going to be the same,” said Farotte. Farotte has been a regular on the Limelight stage from its very first show, “The Outrageous Adventures of Sheldon and Mrs. Levine” in 2011. She enjoys working with Heath because he’s both relaxed and exacting. “I feel very comfortable with Kevin,” she said. “I have worked with him enough that if one of us gets in trouble, the other will take care of it.” Limelight Actors Theater presents “The Velocity of Autumn” Feb. 22-March 23 at Gilroy Center for the Arts, 7341 Monterey St, Gilroy. Tickets $25. 408.472.3292 limelightactorstheater.com.


THEATER

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HOLLISTER HOUND Maremma "Mima" Torrenueva (Sylvia) and

Jason Harris (Greg) star in SBSC’s, ‘Sylvia’ running till Feb. 23.

Clever canine A Man’s Best (Girl) Friend By JENNY ARBIZU

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Aroma Wine Cellars/ Mansmith’s BBQ is hosting the play in its downtown Hollister restaurant at 650 San Benito St. until Feb. 23. “David Adammo has been incredibly kind and is excited about us using his premises as a stage and to incorporate San Benito Stage Company,” adds Proctor. “It’s good for his business and its good for our business.” Shows run Fridays through Sundays; evening shows begin at 8pm and matinee shows begin at 2pm. Pre-purchased tickets are available at sanbenitostage.org for $20; tickets at the door are $25. Dinner and drinks can be purchased separately. The show is recommended for mature audiences. For more information contact info@sanbenitostage.org or call 831.636.0122.

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udiences are going to the dogs with San Benito Stage Company’s latest production about a man and his best (canine) friend. A.R. Gurney’s stage play, Sylvia, explores the love-triangle that can occur among empty-nesters and a newly adopted dog. Middle-aged Greg finds beautiful lab/ poodle mix, Sylvia, astray in Central Park—and it’s love at first sight. But his wife, Kate, is less than thrilled with him bringing the stray home; even more so after the clever and coquettish canine takes Greg’s attention away from his marriage. Directed by Duane Holt, and co-produced by Suzanne Proctor and Anne Hall, the show features local actors Jason Harris, Robin Harris, Maremma Torrenueva, and Matt Morrison. “The actors are very enthusiastic about their roles,” says Proctor, who says the cast has been in rehearsal since December.

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Sat & Sun 12-3pm Shannan Matthews (209) 410-8078 Listed by Tammy Davis (831) 801-3179 DEL CURTO BUILT ~ 4Br/2.5Ba w/custom touches: wood blind window coverings, water softener, reverse osmosis & more. Open kitchen w/ island, built-in desk, family room w/fireplace. 1291 Manzanita Drive, Hollister $595,000

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Exceptionally Clean—Pride of Ownership Shines QUAIL HOLLOW ~ Rarely available in this private, quiet area. 3Br/2Ba on over 1/3 acre. Highlights: solar (owned), wainscoting, designer flooring, huge attic, walk-in pantry, A/C, security. Call Today for an Exclusive Showing! $709,000 Hollister (831) 245-0321

Open Sat & Sun Noon-3pm Ana Milenewicz (831) 595-2036 Great opportunity to live in downtown Hollister! This 3Br/2Ba property was extensively remodeled in 2013. Beautiful eat-in kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and plenty of cabinets. In addition to providing a bright and open feel to the kitchen, a sliding glass door leads out to the back deck and large yard that’s great for BBQs and entertaining family and friends. Close to the high school and restaurants.

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