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September 06, 2016

For Release: Raise a Glass to Wine-Related Events in Santa Cruz County During California Wine Month

The wine scene in Santa Cruz County is as diverse as the region’s sights and as inspired as its culture.  And so, it’s no surprise that local wineries – along with Visit Santa Cruz County - are raising a glass to California Wine Month.  Here are some fresh new ways to experience Santa Cruz County’s wine country.

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August 31, 2016

For Release: Let's Cruz into Fall in Santa Cruz County

The fall season is the best-kept secret among locals in Santa Cruz County. With fewer crowds, amazing hotel deals and some of the year’s best weather, the autumn months are packed full of things to do.  To add to the excitement of the fall festival season, Visit Santa Cruz County (VSCC) is debuting a Let’s Cruz Events Grand Prize contest include a two-night stay at the Beach Street Inn & Suites, a $150 Gift Card for The Picnic Basket/Penny Ice Creamery, and tickets for four guests on Stagnaro Charter Boats Whale Watching, Mount Hermon Adventures, and Roaring Camp Railroads.

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May 01, 2016

Powder Works Bridge in Felton is Newest National Historic Monument

Joining more than 2,500 other sites throughout the United States, the California Powder Works Bridge near Felton has been designated as a National Historic Landmark by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell.

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May 01, 2016

Monterey Bay Sanctuary Exploration Center Debuts New and Enhanced Exhibits

New exhibits and artwork are on display at the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center.  These exhibits feature dynamic new artwork in an existing fisheries display, a new watershed exhibit, enhanced messaging for an underwater sonar mapping display and an engaging interactive presentation about animal migrations and seasons in the sanctuary.

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May 01, 2016

Martinelli's Complimentary Cider Tasting Room and Retail Store Opens for Business

S. Martinelli & Company, founded in 1868 and still specializing in non-alcoholic apple juices, has debuted a new company store and tasting room in Watsonville where the business is headquartered.

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May 01, 2016

Scotts Valley Turns 50!

Scotts Valley, located amidst the area's dramatic redwood forests in the western region of the Santa Cruz Mountains, is a small suburban community with a proud link to the past. Once a stagecoach stop between San Jose and Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley’s deep history goes back more than 150 years.

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May 01, 2016

The Cremer House Opens as Newest - and Oldest - Restaurant in Felton

Expanding her love of farm-fresh food and craft beer, Emily Thomas of Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing has opened The Cremer House in the San Lorenzo Valley.  Lovingly restoring the 1874 vintage building - the oldest in downtown Felton – The Cremer House features a main bar created from 18th century barn wood and vintage light fixtures, preserving the integrity and honoring the history of the space.

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May 01, 2016

Interpretive Signage Enhances UCSC Arboretum Visitor Experience

Twelve new interpretive signs designed to introduce visitors to the each of the gardens at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum are the latest features at this hidden gem adjacent to campus.  Free and open to the public, many of the species in the arboretum collections are not otherwise available for study in American botanical gardens and arboreta.

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May 01, 2016

Newly Renovated Hotel Paradox: An Autograph Collection by Marriott Hotel

Celebrating the redwood forests surrounding Santa Cruz, The Hotel Paradox is now part of Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International’s distinctive portfolio of independent properties. The Autograph Collection Hotels brand features properties that embrace their locale through refined design, thoughtful amenities and stand-out service.  Located in the heart of Santa Cruz near the downtown’s iconic Pacific Avenue, the property was recently renovated, with an open floor plan in its Solaire Restaurant + Bar, new guestroom furniture, and additional fire pits and updated cabanas surrounding its pool.

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April 30, 2016

City of Santa Cruz Receives Gold-Tier Award as Bicycle-Friendly Community

Citing its strong infrastructure, cycling education programs and the fact that 10 percent of its population bikes to work on the sixty percent of Santa Cruz’s arterial streets which have bike lanes, the City of Santa Cruz was honored with a Gold Award by the League of American Bicyclists.

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