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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11th annual Carpinteria Artist Studio Tour on Mother’s Day weekend

The annual Carpinteria and Summerland Artists Studio Tour takes place for the 11th consecutive year on Mother’s Day weekend, May 13th and 14th from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. This event is free and open to the community with approximately 30 artist studios open for touring throughout beautiful Carpinteria and Summerland. The Artists Studio Tour is a unique opportunity to see and buy work of established artists as well […]

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Farmers markets provide fresh produce year-round

Staff Report Even in the winter, farmers in Santa Barbara County and surrounding areas continue to provide high-quality produce at local farmers markets. While markets may be slightly smaller on rainy days, all markets organized through the Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market Association (SBCFMA) remain open as regularly scheduled, unless the weather is so horrendous the farmers can’t get their […]

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Teen Star performers chosen for finale on Feb. 25

After months of preparation and three big days of auditions from some of Santa Barbara’s most talented teenagers, Teen Star is proud to announce the top ten finalists who will perform and compete in the Showcase Finale on February 25 at the Arlington Theatre. These young singers have been selected after interviewing and auditioning before a panel of judges, and the top 10 will go […]

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SB Symphony presents Concerts for Young People Jan. 26 & 27

Staff Report In response to growing demand, the Santa Barbara Symphony will present four Concerts for Young People over two days at the Granada Theatre – a twofold increase over last year. Performances will take place at 10 and 11:30 am on Thursday, January 26, and Friday, Jan. 27. Now in its sixth decade, the Concerts for Young People program is designed to introduce […]

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Economic Vitality Team of Santa Barbara County Charts Course for 2017

Star Report The County’s Economic Development Organization, the Economic Vitality Team of Santa Barbara County (EVT), will hold its first annual meeting on Tuesday, January 31, at the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott in Buellton. The morning starts off at 7:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast and the program at 8 a.m. with Santa Barbara County CEO Mona Miyasato. The event […]

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After 19 years, Nansie Chapman passes her SB Family & Life Magazine to new owners

Nansie Chapman performing at Soho in Santa Barbara   By Raiza Giorgi Nansie Chapman fondly recalls her modest beginnings as the publisher of Santa Barbara Family and Life Magazine, walking the streets of Santa Barbara with her mock-up, telling stories of her publication and looking for advertisers to support her dream. “We spent around six months before we moved back […]

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