LAST DAYS – SLV Museums’ Special Smithsonian Exhibit

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The exhibit has been extended for one more day, so if you have not seen it yet catch it before it’s gone. The last days is this Saturday and Sunday from 12:00noon – 4:00pm.

SLV Museum’s exhibit “The Way We Worked”, is a Smithsonian exhibition which have exhibits all over the United States. Our exhibit is from March 9 – April 12 now till April 13, 2014. The Way We Worked, is adapted from the original exhibition developed by the National Archives, explores how work became such a central element in American culture by tracing the many changes that affected the workforce and work environments over the past 150 years. The exhibition draws from the Archives’ rich collections to tell this compelling story. The exhibition invites visitors to hear workers tell their own stories, or view films of various industries. Interactive components convey the experiences of multiple generations of families involved in the same industry. So go see it before it’s gone!

http://www.slvmuseum.com

The Bar is Open – Boulder Creek Brewery

From Winslow, the head brewer:

The bar is back open! We have completed our brewery floor renovation and we’re celebrating with extended happy hour, a fresh batch of Dragon’s Breath IPA, and a very special beer. “The Trapper” is our Brettanomyces conditioned pale ale inspired by our favorite Brett. finished Trappist ale. Herbal hop aromas are complimented by a delicate fruitiness from wild yeast, creating a subtle ale with an unsurpassed depth of flavor. 

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ON TAP: Boulder Creek Brewery

We don’t just have a ‘brewery’ in Boulder Creek… we have a KICK A$$ BREWERY and brewmaster.

 

On Tap in Boulder Creek

 

From the brewer:

“Louisville Special” is our Kentucky Common, a long forgotten style that made up for almost 80% of beer sales in Kentucky before prohibition. Based on a Bourbon sour mash recipe, this Brown ale is brewed from corn, rye, and molasses, it was sour mashed for a hint of refreshing tartness. Come in and try a taste of beer history.

SLV Museum 2014 Essay Contest

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SLV Museum’s upcoming exhibit “The Way We Worked”, is a Smithsonian exhibition which have exhibits all over the United States. The exhibit is from March 9 – April 12, 2014. To help get the community involved, our Museum is also having an essay contest. 5th through 8th graders are asked to identify someone who has worked in the San Lorenzo Valley, meet them, interview them about their work experience in the valley, and write an essay about it. They recommend that a parent, guardian, or teacher accompany the student during the interview. The closing date for entries is April 17, 2014.

Eligibility:
All 5th through 8th grade students of public, private, or charter schools in the Valley, and students who are home schooled. Work should be original and not taken from published or copyrighted materials.

Students:
To enter, print your full name, address, phone number, school name, grade, and your teacher’s name at the top of the first page on the left hand side. There are no length requirements; however your goal should be a minimum of 300 words or one full page. Entries may by typed or hand written. Entries may include supplemental material such as copies of photographs or documents. Entries may be in English or Spanish. Entries will be judged by a panel selected by the Museum.

Student Awards:
There will be two cash awards per grade, Best in Grade $50 and Runner-Up $25.

Teachers:
You may collect your students’ essays and submit them in a batch to the Museum. The closing date for entries is April 26, 2013. The combined entries of each class that submits five entries or greater will also be judged, and the teacher of the class considered to have the highest quality submissions will receive a $50 stipend. Batched entries should be placed in an envelope and marked “2014 Essay Competition.”

Award Celebration:
Winning and participating students, and their teachers, will be recognized at an open celebration in May 2014.

Contact Information:
Office is open Wed-Friday 11am-5pm. Call (831) 338-8382, or email slvhm@cruzio.com for more information.

Boulder Creek Brewery: ON TAP

From our resident brewer, Winslow:

We have two new beers for the weekend, for a full 15 beer tap list.

“Red Ribbon Blonde”, our lightest ale, is inspired by the timeless Pilsners of Bohemia and the Czech Republic is made with the organic hops from the Hallertau , and the finest Pilsner malt from Germany. “Dr. Greenthumb” IPA is brewed with New Zealand Green Bullet and Pacific Northwest Zeus hops for an extra dank aroma of pine and tropical fruit. Come and get it while it’s fresh!

Boulder Creek Brewery On Tap

 

Brewer in the kettle

Spotlight – Up the Creek

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Up the Creek opened their doors in November of last year. They feature local-themed clothing, jewelry, birdhouses, postcards, and beading supplies.

The designs on the clothing are Heather and Marcus Bray’s own concept, they show the beauty and local pride of Boulder Creek. Their line of clothing is meant for locals and tourists alike. It is displayed along both walls of the store and is printed in Boulder Creek keeping with the Bray’s theme of being local. They currently have three designs with more coming soon. Their first design shows our beautiful skyline. The second design shows our creek forest life. The newest design is on their yoga pants, it’s two paddles and the words Boulder Creek California. (see logo above and images below) They also carry Pleasure Point clothing as well, one of their designs is of a female logger and her dog.

The jewelry in the store is made by Heather Bray and is sprinkled throughout the store. She works with glass blown art beads and pendants which are strung on wire or leather cord. There is also faceted stone rings and pendants, as well as Swarovski crystal jewelry. The jewelry is made right there in the store while their 6-month-old dog Bruce keeps her company.

If you want to make your own jewelry the two display cabinets in the middle of the store have jewelry supplies. The supplies include findings, Swarovski crystals, natural stones beads, as well as Pandora style glass beads, and other fun stuff.

To help bring the feeling of the outdoors into their store they also sell birdhouses by Gary Herbert. These birdhouses are all handmade and extremely beautiful, they come in a variety of sizes. The one below is actually a bird feeder and would look beautiful in any yard.

There are also postcards towards the back of the store. These postcards are of photographs taken throughout the Santa Cruz mountains by Heather and Marcus. Next time you need a small gift and want to show some of our local beauty these are perfect.

It is all about being local with a clothing line that the town can call their own, which is also printed in Boulder Creek. Jewelry made by Heather and postcards of Heather and Marcus photography, who have been Boulder Creek residents for 4 years and now proud business owners. The handmade birdhouses by long time Boulder Creek resident Gary Herbert, and jewelry supplies for the local crafter making it a fun and completely Boulder Creek shopping destination. So drop by and check it out, pick up some apparel to show your local pride, or just say high to Bruce who is trying his best to be a good puppy behind the counter. They are open Wednesday – Saturday from 10am till 6pm and Sundays from 11am till 5pm.

For more info or to see it yourself visit them at:
13124 Central Avenue (aka Highway 9), Boulder Creek, CA 95006
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Up-the-Creek-LLC/403978439670620
or call: (831) 419-6708

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