Thursday, October 2, 2014     Volume: 15, Issue: 30

Weekly Poll
Should Buellton put an electronic billboard along Highway 101?

No: It would be tacky and unattractive.
Aren't there laws against that?
Yes: Buellton needs to bring in more tourists.
I don't live there; I don't care.

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Spread your wings


Spread your wings

The Solvang Faeriefest is a magical gathering of those who revel and fantasy and the imagination. The event includes interactive environments for kids, arts activities, live music, storytelling, and other fantasy-themed attractions. Perfect for young kids, or grown-up goblins and pixies, Faeriefest is perfect to excite the magic in all of us.

Solvang Faeriefest features art, music, storytelling, and fantasy on Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Solvang Park, Mission and First Streets, Solvang. More info: 794-8958,, or

The local eye


The local eye

The Santa Barbara County Arts Commission is currently showing an exhibition of photography titled Under the Influence: Responses to Place. The exhibit was curated by local photographers who chose works and is composed of artists who capture the Central Coast in a unique way. The exhibition features different depictions of the local area, including the monochromatic works of Brett Leigh Dicks (pictured).

The Betteravia Gallery North and South presents the exhibit Under the Influence: Responses to Place, showing through Jan. 22. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Joseph Centeno Betteravia Government Center, 511 E. Lakeside Parkway, Santa Maria. More info: 568-3994,, or

Colorful culture


Colorful culture

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians is holding its 19th annual Intertribal Pow-Wow, a massive meeting of Native American tribes for competition, socializing, and performance. Styles of dance, music, and more will be demonstrated from tribes hailing from throughout the country.

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians presents the 19th annual Intertribal Pow-Wow, featuring music, dance, healing, and socializing Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Live Oak Camp, Highway 154, Santa Ynez Valley. Cost is $5 for parking, $25 for camping. More info: 688-7997.