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  • Valentine’s Weekend 1/2-Off Sale!

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    The Grey Bears Thrift Store, Computer Electronics Store and Bookstore are now open 7 days a week, 10am-3pm daily, and to celebrate everything storewide is 1/2-Off for Valentine's Day weekend, this Sat-Sun, Feb ...

  • Holiday dinner reconnects a large family

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    Santa Cruz Sentinel - Monday, December 7, 2015 -- As the Kirby Choir harmonized on “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” from the stage, diners enjoyed Grey Bears’ Holiday Dinner at the Santa ...

  • Thrift Store has values galore

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    Huge selection of housewares, furniture,  clothing and accessories, computers, peripherals, electronics, TVs and audio-video gear, books, appliances, bikes and sporting goods, tumbled glass, medical equipment and more. Browse through thousands of book and books ...

  • Check out our Winter 2015 Newsletter

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    The Grey Bears Bears Winter 2015 Newsletter is out, featuring the latest on our fire recovery news, a healthy recipe and breathing exercise, volunteer spotlight on Eleanor Stitt (pictured), events and class calendar, ...

  • Lifetime Volunteer Award – Eleanor Stitt

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    Eleanor Frances Stitt Born in Boston MA on October 1, 1938. "I was raised on seven acres southwest of Boston. We butchered and smoked a pig every year and enjoyed domestic geese. I took ...

  • Chair Yoga breathing exercise

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    New science is showing that slowing down and deepening your breathing can have profound effects on well-being. Breathing exercises have been shown to help control blood pressure, lower heart rate, make arteries more ...

  • Recycled Paper’s Climate Impact 100 Times Lower

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    Recycled paper has less than one percent of the impact in terms of global climate change and ocean acidification than virgin paper, according to a new Life Cycle Analysis (LCS) released by New ...

  • Grey Bears – Organization of the Year

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    Watch Video: Grey Bears was named Organization of the Year by the Aptos Chamber and community for 2015. They were honored at the Chamber's annual awards dinner on Friday, October 30, 2015 at ...

  • Capitola waste-disposal inequities challenged

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    By Bonnie Linden, Special to the Sentinel - "Global warming is changing the political and economic landscape. You ask, “What’s a householder to do? How exactly do we respond as a community to ...

  • Woodstock’s Pizza supports Grey Bears

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    TONIGHT! Tuesday, November 10, 5pm-9pm - Enjoy dinner at Woodstock's Pizza on November 10 and support Grey Bears. Just present the flyer at right when ordering (or show on your phone) and Woodstock's ...

  • Thrift Store 1/2-Off Sale this Saturday!

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    This Saturday, November 14, 10am-3pm. Holiday decorations and unique gifts, housewares, furniture, art, clothing and accessories, computers, peripherals, electronics, TVs and audio-video gear, appliances, bikes and sporting goods, tumbled glass, medical equipment and ...

  • Dancing in the Park

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    Video: Island Breeze Band rocked Harvey West Park at the Grey Bears 42nd Annual Harvest Picnic on Tuesday. Special thanks to all of the volunteers, raffle donors, board members, Santa Cruz Mayor Don Lane, ...

  • First U.S. Food Waste Reduction Goal Set

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    Two government agencies have established the United States first-ever food waste reduction goal, calling for a 50-percent reduction by 2030. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) combined ...

  • Check out our Fall 2015 Newsletter

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    Featuring a fire recovery update, volunteer spotlight, a healthy recipe, upcoming events, donor profile on Driscoll's, composting update (pictured at right) and more! Read more>>>

  • Volunteer Spotlight

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    Susan Duncan - Born: December 16, 1948 in Oakland and grew up in the East Bay. “We moved to Boulder Creek in 1970. We were caretakers at Camp Krem, 40 acres that caters ...

  • Chair yoga pose of the month

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    Seated Triangle Pose (Trikonasana) This pose integrates the basic elements of yoga: stability, expansion, steadiness and ease. Triangle pose builds strength in the feet and legs, and flexibility in the hips, torso, shoulders ...