Publisher’s Message

Bee Boppin’ Around…

Spring is officially here although it seems like spring has been here for at least a couple months with our unseasonably warm weather. I’ve enjoyed my short commute to work and enjoying all the cherry and apricot blossoms along the way. I’m ready for the fruit stands and farmers markets to start selling them. Read all about what you can get at your local farmer’s markets in our new Foodie feature.

Speaking of food, I’d like to share the planning and execution of my B-52 birthday party last month. The day of the party I headed over to Shag Beauty Bar and Jackie did my hair and make-up, making me look fabulous and oh so retro! I highly recommend treating yourself next time you have a fun place to go or an evening event, you deserve it! I hosted my party at The Gilroy Arts Alliance Interim Center for The Arts and Kevin Heath, the operations manager, did a fabulous job setting up for us. It is the perfect place to throw a party for up to 49 people. Earl Joseph of San Jose DJ was our music man and we danced to the 70s and 80s. Russ Cox and Scott Jensen performed some great easy listening music for a few hours. Instead of having one establishment cater my party, I put a menu of comfort food together from Café 152 Burger Restaurant, The Milias Restaurant and Old City Hall Restaurant, (all Who Do You Love? winners this year!) Café 152 delivered Sliders, yummy berry mixed salad and their world-famous chocolate chip cookies. Milias supplied the homemade potato chips with caramelized onion dip and their yummy macaroni and cheese. Old City Hall supplied tomato bisque soup and Caesar salad. My guests went home with a bottle of Pepper Plant Hot Sauce made right here in Gilroy by Blossom Valley Foods and Roz Farotte’s Rocky Road Ahead yummy rocky road. Just like me the favors were Sweet & Spicy!

Hope to see you out there in Out & About Country enjoying all the local events, supporting all our great non-profits and fundraising efforts and our local businesses.

Have fun and be safe.

~ Bobbi Jo Palmer
A proud member of the Gilroy Rotary