Publisher’s Message

Bee Boppin’ Around…

This month’s issue features two local events that wrap up our summer and kick off the fall. The first is The Northern California Renaissance Faire out at Casa De Fruta, which we plan to attend in full costumes. If you haven’t dressed up I highly recommend it! It’s totally fun and to help you out, Belrose Costumes has a coupon in their ad on page 17. Bring the coupon with you and join the party in full dress.

The Taste of Morgan Hill is also a fun event, with music, shopping and yummy food. What more can you ask for! We have the official program in this month’s issue.

We have been playing around with a new look, just for fun, and are adding two new monthly columns, both near and dear to my heart. Our sweet office companion at Out & About Magazine, Mimi the Maltipoo, kicks off her own column and comic strip called Adventures With Mimi. The other column is by Jackie Palmer, a twenty-something interior designer who grew up in the area and now works and lives in San Francisco, and has a lifestyle blog featuring her love for interior design, fashion and just about everything else.

Gilroy’s first Porchfest takes place on September 30. Stroll down historic Hanna Street and listen to various groups as they entertain you from the porches. It’s a perfect way to get a little fresh air and exercise, and maybe make a few new friends.

Don’t miss our Third Annual Kids Fest in Morgan Hill at the Sport Park on Sunday, October 5. This new, larger, outdoor location will allow us to make it bigger and better than ever. I hear Smokey The Bear will be there. I was so excited when I first saw him at the Santa Clara County Fair when I was a little girl and I have loved this guy ever since. We will be handing out tote bags for the first five hundred families and vintage Beanie Babies to the first three hundred children. There is still time to sign up if you would like to be a vendor this year. See the ad on page 55.

See you out there in Out & About Country!

~ Bobbi Jo Palmer
A proud member of the Gilroy Rotary