Santa Cruz Mountains wineries Food & Drink Local News 

Sipping the Santa Cruz Mountains

By Julie Horner Hallcrest Vineyards Felton There’s a feeling you get when you pull into Hallcrest Vineyards in Felton. The sun is warmer here, the light more healing and soft. Tucked into a mountainside neighborhood of Victorian farm houses, roses and oaks and rolling meadow, the sound of the Roaring Camp steam train whistle echoes high and lonesome and you… Read More
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Masood’s Lodge

By Julie Horner For years it was known as the Merrybrook Lodge, a charming collection of cabins just off Big Basin Way near downtown Boulder Creek. Described by visitors as “rustic with beautiful views, clean and comfortable,” proprietor Masood Madani says, “We have the best river view in the area!” Following a shady footpath to the creek’s edge, ferns and… Read More
San Lorenzo Valley Museum Art Culture 

Art, History, and Nature Exhibits Welcome Visitors During Museum Month

May is Museum Month in Santa Cruz County By Mary Andersen After a year of pandemic closures, with economic reopening now in sight, area cultural institutions are cautiously and joyfully welcoming visitors back. After working diligently to bring art, history, and nature to supporters through creative online channels, attention turns now to in-person exhibits, tours, and classes. “If you feel… Read More
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Dark Star Orchestra at Roaring Camp

By Larry Stumpers May 10, 2021 Smiles! That’s what’s been missing in the masked-up year. And there were smiles galore at this past weekend’s outdoor concert at Roaring Camp in Felton. The crowd was jubilant, dancing, grooving to the renowned Grateful Dead cover band Dark Star Orchestra (DSO). Attendees were assigned a “pod” made out of four short stakes with… Read More