This Thursday: The Meal of the Year… downtown Boulder Creek

Looking for a memorable dinner in an intimate, hand-built living room? What if you could sit down, enjoy wine and appetizers and then a four course family-style meal from a chef at Felton’s Cremer House…. with custom beer pairings from the head brewer at Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing… all while enjoying a personal living room show from the Naked Bootleggers’ own banjo extraordinaire, Don Mackessy… right here in downtown Boulder Creek? This Friday, you can at Lille æske. Tickets are very limited. To reserve a set click HERE.

Announcing the lille æske Supper Table Series, a monthly event in which top culinary artists curate extraordinary meals using the freshest local ingredients available.

This Thursday: A Late Spring Supper – California Calçotada

Thursday, June 18, 6:00pm, $85

Join to celebrate the end of Spring’s delicate and delicious harvest with a meal inspired by a traditional Spanish festival, the Calçotada. Small bites are followed by a four-course meal featuring spring onions, grilled and served with a rich romanesc, or salbitxada, sauce, in the traditional Catalan way. Guests are encouraged to feast with abandon, enjoying the best of Spring produce, fresh and preserved, as well as delicious, local beer and wine pairings, and sustainable meat and cheese.

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Emily Eder is the Pantry Chef at Felton’s The Cremer House. Her love of food is inspired by a love of growing it. Before joining the staff at The Cremer House, Emily worked at Camp Joy Gardens in Boulder Creek.

Beer pairings were made for this meal, in collaboration with Maggie Appleby Thomas, head brewer at Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing. Musical entertainment by Boulder Creek’s own Don Mackessy of the Naked Bootleggers.

Tickets are very limited. To reserve a set click HERE.

In the News: KSBW: Boulder Creek getting historical street lights

Boulder Creek residents wanted to make sure PG&E and CalTrans got the lighting just right for their historic mountain town. Check out this video from KSBW regarding the new acorn streetlights you’ll see in downtown.

Click HERE to view the video.

 

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Throw Back Thursday – Bruce McPherson… where are you?

Below is a Q&A our current supervisor Bruce McPherson completed during his campaign. Dated October, 12, 2012.

We’ve taken the liberty of highlighting some of his key statements. As crime increases in Boulder Creek making it a less hospitable town for commerce, tourists and families, we gotta wonder……  Bruce… where are you man?

 

October 12, 2012….

Why do you want to be Supervisor?
Simply put, I believe that public service is what many of us should
aspire to.  Our democracy, and our governments won’t work unless we,
as citizens get and remain involved in serving our community and
working to make our democracy more vibrant, sustaining and
representative.  My family has been here since the 1840s, and we have
both served the community, and helped build it.  I want to continue
helping my neighbors, and serving my community because I am fulfilled
by the experience, I believe I can do a good job, and I enjoy working
with people and finding new solutions and ways to make our lives and
communities better.  This will be a full-time job for me.  I’m
dedicated to the 5th District and to Santa Cruz County.

How will you help Boulder Creek?
I will continue to “deliver”, just as I had when I was elected to be
your Assemblyman and State Senator.  I know that the San Lorenzo
Valley and Boulder Creek haven’t received adequate funding and other
resources from the County for years;  We have clear needs to better
serve those who live in Boulder Creek;  better roads and road
maintenance, ensuring that our watershed and river water remain
healthy, working Valley-wide to find solutions to our air-quality
standards, and building a bigger, and better ‘eco-tourism’ local
economy based on our environment, parks and rural attractions.   I
have found ‘new’ state money to help ourl fire departments, I have
fought for bond funds to improve our local parks. I have been a leader
in class-size reductions and changing local bond elections that
allowed passage of the SLV school bond that funded the new library and
performing arts building.

What are the obstacles facing Boulder Creek and how will you address them?
There are a series of obstacles, some of which are physical and
geological.  In an interesting turn, those obstacles are also some of
our most significant strengths, so we need to continue to enhance our
image, enhance our natural resources and carefully adhere to our
slow-growth and stringent environmental regulations so we preserve our
strengths.  Resources, as in “money” is the other obsticale, and that
challenge is getting worse, not better during this economic downtourn.
Community participation, volunteerism and synergy and cooperation can
help, but – “we” need the money that previously flowed into other
parts of Santa Cruz County to improve our downtown, increase sheriff
and public safety programs, improve our local parks, schools and begin
planning to implement those elements of the Boulder Creek Town Plan
that are achievable in the short run.

Why do you think you are the best person for this appointment?
The “County” as a government entity is both an official extension of
the State, and it is our “local government” for unincorporated areas.
I have been elected to represent the SLV and Boulder Creek four times,
and I believe I know Boulder Creek and the issues that we need to work
together on, and I believe I have served the area well.  However, we
face a series of new challenges, as the state continues to reduce
spending on local issues while at the same time, it is shifting more
and more ‘state’ responsibilities to the local communities (Counties).
So, I believe the fair question is;  Who would you want to represent
you now?  An individual who has had decades of experience representing
this local community, and working at the State level – with that
knowledge and experience, or someone who is less qualified?  Our
county resources can easily be re-directed to doing the business of
the State, and that shift will make it even more difficult to do the
good things we need to do locally.  Or, our Supervisor can fight for
our “fair share”, and can fight to keep the State from shifting more
and more resources away from our local needs and local agenda.  I am
that person – the one with the experience and knowledge and clear
vision to “fight” for our fair share.

I have delivered for the 5th District throughout my career, and I want
to work for you again.

Bruce McPherson

 

DIO Fest Day Passes – on sale now

DIO Fest begins this coming weekend. There is great line-up of bands performing including Boulder Creek’s own Naked Bootleggers and Sugar By the Pound. For those of us that live nearby, going to the event may seem like a great idea, but when it comes to the included camping, you may prefer being home in your nearby cozy bed. If that’s the case, DIO Fest is offering day passes.

 

Click HERE for more info on DIO Fest Day Passes.

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Help Wanted: Camp Krem

Camp Krem is hiring for summer 2015. Camp Krem is a beautiful camp, located just outside of Boulder Creek. It also happens to be the location for next week’s DIO Fest.

 

Camp Krem

 

Available Positions

 

Outdoor Adventure Camp Director: Sleep in tipis or under the stars and engage campers in a multitude of outdoor activities such as hiking, overnight backpacking, kayaking, archery, rock climbing, orienteering, and more.

 

Travel Camp Assistant Director: Assist with leading camping trips to regional, state, and national parks. Locations include Zion National Park in Utah, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, and more! Must possess or be willing to obtain Class B license (training provided).

 

Head Cook: Plan, prepare and serve delicious and nutritious meals for 100+ campers, staff, and volunteers.

 

Camp Counselor (for male cabins)

 

Lifeguard

Learn more:
campingunlimited.org
https://www.facebook.com/campkrem.campingunlimited

Apply:  https://campingunlimited.org/get-involved/employment-opportunities/

 

Questions:  Katiegiampa@campingunlimited.org

 

Calendar 2/2015

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Meetings & Evenings happening in Boulder Creek during the month of February

Wednesday 2/4/2015 from 9:00am, 1st Wednesday of every month
What: SLV Water District – Finance Committee Meeting
Where: Operations Building, 13057 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
Agenda: http://slvwd.com/agendas/OTHER/2015/Finance%20Committee%202-4-15.pdf

Wednesday 2/4/2015 from 5:30pm – 8:00pm
What: SLV Water District – Meet & Greet with Your New Board & District Manager
Where: Oak Tree Ristorante, 5447 Highway 9, Felton, CA 95018
Invite: http://slvwd.com/admin/YOU%20ARE%20INVITED.pdf

Wednesday 2/4/2015 from 6:00pm, 1st Wednesday of every month
What: Boulder Creek Business Association General Meeting
Where: IOOF Oddfellows Hall, Upstairs, 13119 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
Note: Board elections is this month.
http://bcba.net/membership-information/#upcoming_meetings

Wednesday 2/4/2015 starting at 7:00pm, 1st Wednesday of every month
What: BC Recreation & Park District – Regular Meeting
Where: 13333 Middleton Avenue, Annex Room, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
Agenda: http://media.wix.com/ugd/ede4c2_4e5764de2f2b452488a7ac0a195bb11a.pdf
http://www.bcrpd.org/#!meetings/c11m6

Thursday 2/5/2015 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm, 1st Thursday of every month
What: SLV Museum Board Meeting
Where: SLV Museum, 12547 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
http://www.slvmuseum.com/calendar.html

Thursday 2/5/2015 from 7:30pm – 9:30pm, 1st & 3rd Thursday of every month
What: SLV Water District – Board of Directors Regular Meeting
Where: Operations Building, 13057 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
Agenda: http://slvwd.com/agendas/Full/2015/2-05-2015/2-05-2015.htm

Tuesday 2/10/2015 from 10:00am – 11:00am, 2nd Thursday of every month
What: SLV Water District – Environmental Committee Meeting
Where: BC Community Church, 13090 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
http://slvwd.com

Sunday 2/15/2015 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm
What: SLV Museum – new exhibit “Bear With Us” opening Reception
Where: SLV Museum, 12547 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
http://www.slvmuseum.com

Wednesday 2/18/2015 from 9:00am – 10:00am, 3rd Wednesday of every month
What: SLV Water District – Finance Committee Meeting
Where: BC Community Church, 13090 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
http://slvwd.com

Thursday 2/19/2015 from 7:30pm – 9:30pm, 1st & 3rd Thursday of every month
What: SLV Water District – Board of Directors Regular Meeting
Where: Operations Building, 13057 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
Agenda: not yet available, check their website closer to the date of the meeting
http://slvwd.com

 

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Evenings happening in Big Basin during the month of February

Saturday 2/7/2015 at 2:30pm
What: Redwood Loop Walk
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5935

Sunday 2/8/2015 at 10:00am
What: The Road Less Traveled – A Dog-Friendly Walk
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5883

Sunday 2/8/2015 at 12:00noon
What: Discover Big Basin Redwoods with naturalist Barry Grimm
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5936

Sunday 2/8/2015 at 1:00pm
What: Nature Wander at Rancho del Oso Nature and History Center
Where: Rancho del Oso Nature Center, 3600 Highway 1, Davenport, CA 95017
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5958

Sunday 2/8/2015 at 2:00pm
What: Mushroom Hunt!
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5937

Saturday 2/14/2015 at 9:00am
What: Volunteer with the Trail Crew
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5939

Saturday 2/14/2015 at 10:00am
What: SP Hike to Buzzard’s Roost
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5940

Saturday 2/14/2015 at 10:00am
What: Wildflower Hike at Rancho del Oso Nature & History Center
Where: starts at the Yellow gate located across the street from Waddell Beach
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5957

Saturday 2/14/2015 at 11:30am
What: Romance in the Redwoods
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5628

Saturday 2/14/2015 at 12:00noon
What: Discover Big Basin Redwoods with naturalist Barry Grimm
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5936

Sunday 2/15/2015 at 9:30am
What: SP Berry Creek Falls Hike
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5941

Sunday 2/15/2015 at 12:00noon
What: Discover Big Basin Redwoods with naturalist Barry Grimm
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5936

Sunday 2/15/2015 at 2:00pm
What: Mushroom Hunt!
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5937

Saturday 2/21/2015 at 11:00am
What: Redwood Loop Walk
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5935

Saturday 2/21/2015 at 10:00am
What: Hike to Ocean View Summit
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5942

Saturday 2/21/2015 at 10:00am
What: Winter Wildflower Walk!
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5943

Sunday 2/22/2015 at 10:00am
What: Winter Wildflower Walk!
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5943

Sunday 2/22/2015 at 10:30am
What: The Road Less Traveled – A Dog-Friendly Walk
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5883

Sunday 2/22/2015 at 12:00noon and 2:00pm
What: Redwood Loop Walk
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5935

Sunday 2/28/2015 at 12:00noon
What: Discover Big Basin Redwoods with naturalist Barry Grimm
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5936

Saturday 2/28/2015 at 1:00pm
What: Redwood Loop Walk
Where: meet at Big Basin Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8860
http://www.parks.ca.gov/Events/Details/5935

If there is a public event going on in Boulder Creek during February that is not listed, please comment below and we will update the list as soon as we can. Thanks for making this such a wonderful and active community.

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