Category: Colony People

Welcome Back Conrad

The AHS band will experience a significant change this year when it skips marching competitions to focus on musicianship and local events, says director Nate Conrad.

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Doug Filipponi savors the good life in Santa Margarita

It’s Monday in the tasting room at Ancient Peaks Winery in downtown Santa Margarita. What was pin-drop quiet minutes after unlocking the front door is bustling moments later. In an adjacent room, co-owner Doug Filipponi remains attentive while juggling a smartphone and mental calendars. He’s tying loose ends and stealing time for a meeting before leaving town the next day. It’s a busy life for this grape grower, well driller and cattle rancher. Doug’s many ventures all serve to underscore his affinity for the North SLO County terrain, in which he is well-rooted.

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