Foxen Canyon wineries to host ‘Christmas on the Trail’ Dec. 9-10

By Donna Polizzi Did you know that in the heart of Santa Barbara County’s Wine Country, 13 fantastic wineries line a 30-mile stretch of road between Los Olivos and Santa Maria? Affectionately known as the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail, this area is perfect for a day trip or weekend escape to enjoy exceptional wine and beautiful views. Since Rancho Sisquoc […]

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Danish Days celebrating 81st year in Solvang

Staff Report Solvang Danish Days — with a theme of “Solvang, How Sweet It Is!” — will celebrate its 81st anniversary this year with a three-day-weekend of entertainment on Friday through Sunday, Sept. 15-17. The event promises a “total Danish immersion experience” as it celebrates the 1911 establishment of Solvang by Danish-American settlers. This year the festival is offering, as an on-line purchase only, a “Dane For A […]

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Whittier Fire activity expected today within containment lines

Firefighters battling the Whittier Fire are expecting fire activity today as full sun and higher temperatures are forecasted for Wednesday, according to Cpt. Dave Zaniboni with Santa Barbara County Fire. “Those who are watching the smoke from residential areas might see more smoke plumes, but know they are well within the containment lines,” he added. Yesterday a flare up and […]

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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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