Help needed to fill ‘care packages’ for troops

Help needed to fill ‘care packages’ for troops SBFLM Staff Cathy Calabro, an independent sales director for Mary Kay Cosmetics, travels from the Santa Barbara area to Solvang each month with dozens of bottles of sunscreen — not for local customers, but for American troops in combat zones. Santa Ynez Valley We Support the Troops Inc. is seeking more sponsors […]

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Single Tickets Now on Sale for Opera Santa Barbara’s New Season

Company will present Massenet’s Manon and Rossini’s The Barber of Seville in 2017-18. Standout casts include acclaimed soprano Sarah Coburn. Staff Report Single tickets are on sale for Opera Santa Barbara’s 2017-18 season, which will open with a sumptuous production of Jules Massenet’s sultry Manon starring celebrated soprano Sarah Coburn on November 3 and 5, followed by a frolicsome staging of Gioachino Rossini’s enduring comic masterwork The […]

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State grant providing arts education in New Cuyama

State grant providing arts education in New Cuyama Staff report The California Arts Council has awarded $4,500 to Explore Ecology as part of its Artists in Schools Extension program. With support from this grant, Explore Ecology’s Art From Scrap program will provide arts and environmental education to youth from 6 to 12 years old in New Cuyama. Those students in the far northeast corner […]

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Caballero to chair local Heart Walk

Caballero to chair local Heart Walk Staff report Union Bank Regional Manager Vince  Caballero will chair the American Heart Association’s Santa Barbara Heart & Stroke Walk/Run for the second consecutive year. In this role, he will be responsible for overseeing the American Heart Association’s “Healthy Living” initiative with a key focus on bringing new leadership and company involvement to the […]

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Leading From Within named nonprofit of year

Leading From Within named nonprofit of year   Staff report Leading From Within, which is dedicated to training leaders who are “prepared, renewed, connected and collaborating,” has been honored as the Nonprofit of the Year for California’s 37th Assembly District. The local nonprofit was honored at a ceremony June 28 in Sacramento by Assemblywoman Monique Limon of Santa Barbara. Nearly […]

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Research Reveals Historic Shipwreck Off Point Conception

FYI More information about the sunken Coast Guard Cutter McCulloch is available at sanctuaries.noaa.gov/shipwrecks/mcculloch. Robert V. Schwemmer will give a talk about the ship’s history at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 10, at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum.   The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter McCulloch sank after a collision with a steamship in 1917; 100 years later, a remotely operated […]

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Cottage Health Honors Retired Nurses

Cottage Health Honors Retired Nurses Staff report   Cottage Health recently honored retired nurses and alumnae of the former Knapp College of Nursing at a special event featuring a traditional English tea service at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. More than 80 retired nurses attended the event at Burtness Auditorium, including several who graduated from the Knapp College of Nursing in […]

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