Saturday, November 28, 2015     Volume: 16, Issue: 38

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Santa Maria Sun / Arts

Nipomo's new community theater group, Central Coast Theater Works, presents 'It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play'


A new community theater group has formed in Nipomo. It was born out of the small community’s love of the stage, and a deficit it’s felt since the Adobe Players disbanded nine years ago, explained Angi Herrick, one of the founding members of the new Central Coast Theater Works. Herrick, ...

Daytripper: Living large in the tiny Western town of Santa Margarita


It’s a little after 10 a.m., and I’m working behind the bar of Ancient Peak’s tasting room in Santa Margarita. Soon, folks will be coming in for bottles of cabernet sauvignon, wine tasting, and cheese and charcuterie boards. Zip liners—flushed from their flight across four Ma...

Growing Grounds Gallery showcases work of John Michael Byers


Growing Grounds Gallery and Gifts, part of Transitions-Mental Health Association (TMHA), usually shows only the artwork of its members, but the gallery in Santa Maria also showcases local guest artists for short shows, including an upcoming showcase of the work of John Michael Byers on Nov. 27 and 2...

Toymaker donates wooden creations to Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum


Local toymaker Gene West and his wife, Patricia, recently gifted the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum with dozens of handmade wooden toys, representatives of the local nonprofit museum said in a press release Nov. 13. The various wooden contraptions have an elegant simplicity, but lay docile unti...