Food trucks will be offering a delicious and diverse mix of foods available for purchase.

Photo by Robert Airoldi
Herb Robbins, a longtime Wings of History Museum volunteer, works on a plane propeller.


By Robert Airoldi

Robert Airoldi

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a food truck? San Martin Airport is home to private airplanes, helicopters, pilots and flying  lessons and on Saturday, Sept 11, the airport will welcome the community to enjoy a day of delicious food, aircraft  displays, aviation centered entertainment and live music.

“This is a great opportunity for the public to mix with the pilot community in a day of fun, food and festivities at this  south county airfield,” said Niki Britton, co-organizer of the event. “This invitation comes with the hope of showing our neighbors the importance of having an airport in our community.”

In honor of the date, September 11, all profits from the event will go to first responders in the area, Britton said.

People coming to this family-friendly event will be invited to walk the flight line of parked aircraft. Businesses based at the airport including skydiving, flight instruction and Gavilan College’s aircraft maintenance school will  be there to answer questions. A variety of locally owned and operated food trucks will be offering a delicious and diverse mix of foods available for purchase. Plus, the Wings of History Aircraft Museum will be open.

Sounds like a fun day. Hope to see you there!

Morgan Hill Historical Society Pandemic Project

The Morgan Hill Historical Society would like your help in creating a record for future generations of the COVID-19 pandemic within our city. If you would like to help:

Fill out the Pandemic Project donation form at www.morganhillhistoricalsociety.org, list your submittals, and sign it. Donor’s permission is required. Or submit via U.S. mail to Morgan Hill Historical Society, Pandemic Project, P.O. Box 1258, Morgan Hill, CA 95038-1258.

  1. Submissions may be used in exhibits, on Facebook, or the society’s website.

What better record could we have than what all of you have seen and experienced? Here are a few examples of things within Morgan Hill that you, your family and friends can record for future generations.

  • Photos of long lines at stores.
  • Photos of the social distance signs and how they are or are not being followed.
  • Photos of empty shelves or over loaded shopping carts.
  • Photos of businesses shuttered due to the pandemic or restaurants advertising To Go Only, or businesses closed due to the pandemic.
  • Photos of churches or other groups holding outdoor services, or a screenshot of an organization’s home page showing changes due to the pandemic.
  • Photos of relatives, friends or neighbors working from home or children involved in remote learning. What age and what school do they attend?

If you know someone who doesn’t think the pandemic is real, that it is overblown or someone that is anti-mask or anti-vaccination, let them know that the society is interested in recording their point of view. It is also interested in stories of anyone who has had the disease or has known someone who has died from it.

We’ve gone through a historic crisis. Go get those stories and pictures to share with historians!

Photo courtesy Kathryn Walker Airoldi
Kathryn Walker Airoldi with the Lugg.com workers who helped move the piano to Live Oak High School.

Former Morgan Hill resident Charles Swann, 94, who recently moved to a retirement community in Arizona, and his deceased wife, Carmelita Swann, donated their Clavinova piano to Live Oak High School.

But the donation did not come without a few hurdles. The school was unable to come up with the money to move the piano from the Jackson Oaks neighborhood, so local Coldwell Banker Realtor Kathryn Walker Airoldi (yes, my wife), found the company Lugg.com to move it and paid the $120 to transport it.

“It was very important to him to make this donation to Live Oak High School’s music department,” Kathryn told Dusty Cline, administrative assistant to Principal Tanya Calabretta. “It would mean the world to him if a student were able to play ‘You Light Up My Life’ on the piano and send him the recording.”

That would be a great way to honor Charles and his former wife. Let us know when the video is completed. We’d love to publish it on our website.

Robert Airoldi