Publisher’s Message

Bee Boppin’ Around…

Summer is officially here and in Out & About Country we have so much to see and do you won’t be able to do it all! Our month starts off a bit late as our small but mighty Out & About staff were busy working simultaneously on our inaugural Out & About Country Visitors Guide. You can find it at various locations around our distribution area; see page 65 for our initial list, or you can stop by our office at 7516 Eigleberry St., Suite 100 in Gilroy. If you’d like to pick up a bundle just call ahead and we will be happy to provide them. We would like our new Visitors Guide to go far and wide inviting visitors to our amazing Out & About Country. If you would like to carry our Visitors Guide at your business send me an email.

This month is filled with so many types of music! I’ve already enjoyed the Fortino’s Friday Night Music Series and danced to Sexy Back, who I first heard last year at the Garlic Festival. Fortino’s had a sausage kabob dinner available as well as their award-winning wine for purchase.

We have a special section on music this month, with a personal take on playing for the local scene, written by our very own fishing writer, Jeff Strametz, and information on who is playing where through the summer.

Later in the month we celebrate the 36th Annual Garlic Festival; I’ll be working The Wine Pavilion with my Rotary friends on Saturday and Gourmet Alley and the GAA Wine Spritzer Booth Sunday. I make a pretty tasty faux Sangria!

Over at the Bone Marrow booth, Be The Match is looking for people of color within the age of twenty to forty-five as donors for their registry. I have been a donor for over six years but have yet to be called. It takes about 15 minutes to register, which could save a life someday, well worth your time!

Take time this summer to share what Out & About Country has to offer and enjoy this beautiful area we are blessed to live in. Play safe and don’t forget the sunscreen.

~ Bobbi Jo Palmer
A proud member of the Gilroy Rotary