Carrie’s Dream Dance Showcase 2016

The Second Annual Carrie’s Dream Dance Scholarship Showcase and Auction is set for Sunday, February 21, 2016 (1:pm & 5:pm) at the Aptos High School Performing Arts Center. Carrie’s Dream looks forward to hosting its second annual community dance event that gives over 150 dancers a chance to perform and dazzle the audience, all while […]

Seacliff Village Park Now Open

After nearly twenty years of work by our community, the Seacliff Village Park is now open! Despite the damp conditions for the event, dozens of community members came out for the ribbon cutting. Food was provided by Manuel’s Restaurant and Severino’s, and many children got their first chance to break in the new play structures. […]

Rail Trail Debate Rages on

The Rail Trail Debate Rages on! TRAILNOW.ORG is continuing the neighborhood meeting outreach effort to educate the public on the facts on the train, trail, highway 1 and other transportation issues across Santa Cruz County. The next meeting is to be held Tuesday, November 17th at 7 PM at the Best Western Seacliff Inn. If […]

Aptos Village Meeting on April 22

The Aptos Village Meeting on April 22 was held at the Rio Sands Hotel by the Rio del Mar Beach.  It was standing room only, with the room full to its limit, an estimated 150 people. The meeting was headed by 2nd District Supervisor Zach Friend and Mary Gourlay with Barry Swenson Builder. Extensive information was […]

Capitola Junior Guards Registration

I’m a morning person – I’m usually up by 5 or 5:30 AM, sometimes even a bit earlier than that…and I don’t have to set an alarm to do it. But on Monday this week, I actually did set my alarm for 4:00 AM so I could get in line for the Capitola Junior Guards […]

Santa Cruz Bansai Show 2015

I sat down this morning to talk with Ben Willis, a local Aptos resident who has a really interesting and apparently quite fun hobby: bansai trees. Ben is the vice president of the Santa Cruz Bansai Kai Club, and he loves his Bansai! We talked for a half hour or so, and I learned a […]

Kayaking in Elkhorn Slough

Have you ever gone Kayaking in Elkhorn Slough? My wife and I drove down yesterday and spent a couple of hours out on the water. I had gone before – years and years ago, on a tour with some friends. This time, it was just the wife and I, paddling around and taking in the […]

Carrie’s Dream has Come True

The Carrie’s Dream Dance Showcase, held last month at Performing Arts Center at Aptos High School, was a resounding success. After two performances, the event surpassed its $20,000 goal and raised $23,500 toward youth dance scholarships. It can be said that Carrie’s Dream has come true. Nearly 150 dancers ranging from ages 4 through 18 […]

Caroline’s Non Profit Thrift Shop

Caroline’s Non Profit Thrift Shop is located in Aptos Village. The shop was founded in 2010 by Christina Licker, who continues to work as the director today. Their primary mission is to raise funds for Santa Cruz County non-profits that have programs and/or services for children with special medical, developmental, or psychological needs. The majority […]

Great White Shark Visited Aptos this week

A great white shark visited Aptos this week, on both Saturday and Wednesday. The shark was reportedly about 8 or 9 feet long, and was spotted swimming around the cement boat at Seacliff State Beach. Shark sightings in Aptos are apparently fairly common between October and February, with several sightings reported in the news media […]