Meet Katie Killebrew of Flow & Glow Yoga

Nestled along the base of the foothills in Hollister is a peaceful spot where Katie Killebrew welcomes students of all ages and abilities to her aerial yoga classes. Aerial yoga is a combination of traditional yoga postures and Pilates exercises with the use of silk hammocks or “silks” to aid and support the poses. Killebrew began practicing aerial yoga as an extension of her yoga practice in an effort to treat her severe case of scoliosis and avoid surgery. As a young [...]

Celebrating 150 Years!

San Benito County has certainly seen some big changes over the years. As we get ready to celebrate Hollister’s 150th Anniversary, it seems appropriate to share a bit of history about the city in which we live and also outline the great activities planned for this summer in celebration of Hollister’s incorporation back in 1872! HOLLISTER HISTORY The area we now know as Hollister was originally inhabited by the Mutsun band of the Ohlone Native Americans. When Mission San Juan Bautista [...]

Spotlight: Summer Chic

Irma’s Fashions in downtown Hollister has been a go to shop for ladies wanting to pick up the latest in fashions and accessories. A favorite is their collection of Brighton purses and jewelry. Be sure to check out their website and Facebook page for their new arrivals! Phone: (831) 637-2653 Location: 230 Fifth Street, Hollister Hours: M-F 10:00a-5:00p; Sat 10:00 am – 4:00 p [...]

Searching for that Great Cup of Joe!

Heading out on a crisp morning in search of a good cup of coffee? San Benito County is fortunate to have a handful of independent coffee houses and roasters that offer delicious handcrafted espresso drinks, coffee, and beans. Independent Coffee Houses Vertigo Coffee Roasters is located just a block off of Highway 156 in historic San Juan Bautista. Vertigo sits in a quaint building with a welcoming patio decorated with flowering vines-and twinkling lights, anchored by a wood burning pizza oven from [...]

Sweet Success!

The onset of the pandemic in 2020 led Courtney Lopez to a unique solution for the age-old problem of making a living. Staying at home to take care of her young daughter, Lopez filled her spare time with baking.“I started by mostly making things for my kids,” she said. “And then a couple of friends asked me to do some things for them. I started thinking, ‘Maybe I could make a business out of this.’ So I started looking into how to [...]

The Smoke Point Difference

If you haven’t been to The Smoke Point BBQ & Provisions yet, you are missing out on incredible food at a relaxed and friendly BBQ joint. Just off the main drag in San Juan Bautista, the little converted house with the lighted front patio offers a fine dining experience, while maintaining all the trappings of an outdoor BBQ. This is family–friendly dining at its best. Owner Jarad Gallagher is the driving force behind this one-of-a-kind BBQ place. A third-generation chef, Jarad [...]

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