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Small Business of the Year: Terry Asten Bennett of Cliff’s Variety Store beams as she accepts the award for Small Business of the Year at the Small Business Network of San Francisco’s 25th Annual Gala and Awards Dinner on May 14. Bennett, whose family has owned and operated the iconic Castro Street store since the 1930s, won the award for a small business in the category of 25 or fewer employees. Steve Adams of Merchants of Upper Market and Castro presented the award. (photo: Bill Sywak)

Long-time Harvey Milk Principal to Retire
Sande Leigh, the beloved principal of Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy, will be retiring after 35 years working in San Francisco schools at the end of the school year. To commemorate her service and her 13 years as principal at Harvey Milk, a block party will be held in her honor on June 6, between 7–10 p.m. on 19th Street between Collingwood and Diamond streets.

Moby Dick Celebrates 30 Years of Drinks and Merriment
Through calm and rough seas, Moby Dick has stayed afloat for 30 years and has battled to keep its big fish status among locals and tourists alike.
The nautical-themed watering hole on 18th Street has remained a trademark since 1979, offering cheap drinks and a long happy hour, and even though ownership has changed a few times, it has changed little as a local establishment.