Morgan Hill – Today marks the 50th anniversary of the city's Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4112, a once thriving group that's shrunk considerably over the years to just a few active members.
The 37th annual Mushroom Mardi Gras food, art and wine festival will take place Memorial Weekend, May 28 and 29 in downtown Morgan Hill.
Parents, are you nervous about how your children and teens will spend their time in an active, productive and challenging way when school gets out this summer?If so, the YMCA of Silicon Valley’s Summer Day Camps might assuage your concerns. Camps are available at YMCA facilities throughout Santa Clara County, including in Morgan Hill. Children can register for “traditional day camps,” which offer a variety of fitness, arts, life skills and educational (yet fun) activities for youth, according to the YMCA’s website at ymcasv.org.In addition to the traditional day camps, the youth organization also offers arts camps, specialty camps, sports camps, STEM camps, teen day camps and overnight camps. The YMCA even offers a “High Five Camp” for children who are too young for other options.More information about all of the YMCA’s summer youth camp and activity offerings is available on the organization’s website.Summer is a crucial time for children to remain active and continue learning when school and seasonal sports are not in session, according to YMCA staff. Spending the time indoors glued to technology can waste valuable developmental time for children. Kids and teens left at home throughout the summer can become bored and disengaged.“Connecting with friends and staying physically active are the backbone of an amazing summer,” YMCA of Silicon Valley spokeswoman Rachel Basso said in a press release. “Engaging and interactive programs allow kids and teens the opportunity to embrace the exciting potential of the summer months. Campers discover a passion for learning that leaves them confidently seeking new experiences and striving for success.”YMCA’s day camps and overnight camps help ensure children’s summer is “filled with adventure, friendship and discovery,” the press release states.The YMCA offers five clear benefits of summer camp:• Adventure: cooking, singing, dancing, solving, creating, running, playing and more;• Healthy fun: Summer camps set the foundation for a healthy lifestyle, emphasizing the importance of nutrition and staying active;• Personal growth: developing skills, making friends and exploring the unknown helps kids build confidence, establish independence and find a lifelong love of learning;• Friendship: Campers can make new friends and strengthen existing relationships. The confidence built at summer camp helps youth flourish throughout the year;• Memories: Summer camp offers an unforgettable experience, as campers return to school with a renewed spirit and stories of summertime adventures.There are more than 300 varieties of affordable day camps and other summer programs offered by the YMCA of Silicon Valley. Financial assistance and reduced member pricing is available to ensure all youth have access to these programs, reads the press release.
On Wednesday, the Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) and the Santa Clara County Farm Bureau hosted a mixer at Andy’s Orchard in Morgan Hill for farmers to connect with buyers. The mixer was attended by dozens of local farmers and ranchers, restaurants, distributors, school districts, and others. The event was part of CAFF’s Buy Fresh Buy Local campaign and it provided an opportunity for local farmers and ranchers to connect with local buyers so that more locally grown produce is consumed locally.