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Children’s store celebrates grand opening

A store selling new and used children’s clothing, books, toys and other goods will host a grand opening in Boulder Creek this week.

After a soft opening in October, the official opening of Sweet Child O’ Mine is scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at the store’s downtown Boulder Creek location, 13124 Highway 9.

Co-owners Christy and Ben Unger and Zephyr Pfotenhauer have plans to offer community events and services, including daily story times. Free and low-cost classes in sign language, Spanish and environmental education may follow. 

"For such a small town, Boulder Creek offers its residents a great variety of services, stores and products," Pfotenhauer said in a statement. "We created Sweet Child O’ Mine to be a safe and fun space specifically for children and their families to gather, shop, share stories and meet with friends.”

During the Sunday open house, coffee, tea and hors d’oeuvres will be provided from Jenna Sue’s Café. 

A percentage of the day’s proceeds will be given to the science program at Boulder Creek Elementary School.

For information: 338-2866 or


Reiki business opens in Ben Lomond

Santa Cruz Reiki Works has opened in Ben Lomond.

Joyce Leonard, a Ben Lomond resident, has opened a studio at 10295 Riverside Drive that is open by appointment.

Since 2005, Leonard has been a teacher of the spiritual practice that is often used to promote peacefulness and self-healing.

She performs classical Reiki treatments and teaches beginner through master-level classes. She also offers Reiki in hospice and for animals.

For information: 421-1877 or 


Bank collects food

Santa Cruz County Bank in Scotts Valley, 4604 Scotts Valley Drive, is one of the five bank branches collecting nonperishable food donations for Second Harvest Food Bank’s Holiday Food Drive.

People can make cash donations or drop off food, such as canned soups and stews, rice, beans, pasta, cereal, canned meats, tuna, peanut butter and canned fruits and vegetables

For information: 461-5000 or

n Submit information about business openings, management changes and other news to or 5215 Scotts Valley Drive, Scotts Valley, CA 95066.

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