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Dear Mr. Adams - A first for me...WOW! Many thanks for the SB Zoo tickets, my grand children will love going. And, rest assured, I will tell all my friends about SBLIFE! Gratefully - Karen — Karen Dillon, Santa Barbara

Hi, I am editor of a gardening magazine (Landscaping Your Backyard) which sells throughout Australia & New Zealand. I also write books and magazine articles for various publishers. I will be travelling from L.A to San Francisco this year collecting information & taking photos for magazines, books etc. which I write in Australia. My wife photographs for my publications & will be with me. We are looking for gardens to write up in our Garden Travel pages. Can you assist in any way? John Mason-Australian Correspondence Schools — John Mason, Australia

Santa Barbara has the best Gelato places, theater and concerts - parasailing...Everything! — Shersey Benson, Santa Barbara

Thanks for this very attractive site. It's exciting to see the site grow. It is shaping up to be a one-stop info source for Santa Barbara! I enjoy seeing more participation by Santa Barbara businesses (which is bound to happen as the site's value becomes apparent to them) keep it up! — Jay Schmidt, Ventura

I wanted to say thank you very much for the tickets to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art! It is such a suprise to get something in the mail from you. I will be sure to pass along your website to all my friends! — Jenn Elkins, Santa Barbara

Great web page! I'm a native son and this is the first time I have visited your site and I'm impressed. Love the movie files!! Keep up the good work! Ron Fisk — Ron Fisk, Santa Barbara

I know a lot of people read your website because I've won twice and lots of people have congratulated me — Laura Motley, Santa Barbara

Hello - This is an interesting web site . . . I am interested in being a vendor at the Sunday arts and crafts show. Please forward this to the appropriate person or e-mail me any information I may need. Thank you, Steve Leisenring — Steve Leisenring, San Luis Obispo

I am a Santa Barbara local and there is always so much to see and do on Santa Barbara Life - KEEP IT UP! — Maria Gonzalez, Santa Barbara

I have a question, would you happen to know when the whale festival is - I know it's in late march, but would happen to have an actual date?? Also - do you know where i can get information on what types of plants are found in Alice Keck Park? Thanks! — Marie Claire Munnelly, Santa Barbara

Thanks for picking me as a prize winner! I used my gift certificate to Natural Cafe in Old Town Goleta yesterday and was very pleased with the food and service. Now that I know they have off-street parking in the back, I have plans of returning to try other lunch favorites. (I hear good things!) Once again - Thank you! — Nancy Sherman, Goleta

53 years ago my new husband and I went to Santa Barbara shortly after our honeymoon in Catalina. Being from L.A. we enjoyed shopping in all of the quaint places. We still enjoy our trips there to rekindle our ongoing romance. — Doreen Mickens, Newport Beach

I am scheduled to be in Santa Barbara during the last week of March for a seminar at the Four Seasons Biltmore. For financial reasons, I will be unable to stay at the Biltmore for the 10 days that I will be in town. Are there any hotels near the Biltmore that you would recommend? Thanks - Howard — Howard Cleveland, San Diego

Hi, I saw your web site and I think it looks very nice! I am looking for a Bareboat sail boat charter in May. Do you know any charter companies that can help me? Thank you. Bob Daniel — Bob Daniel, Simi Valley

Bacara, Bed & Breakfast and ice cream!!! There are so many wonderful things to do here! — Santiago Williams, Santa Barbara

Hi my name is Nabely Christalin. I live in Boston, MA and I am planning on getting married. I am looking for a wedding orginizer to give me some advice and maybe organize my wedding in your area. If you know the price of a full package please feel free to email - Thanks! — Nabely Christalin, Boston

Dear Harold, Thanks so much for the gift certificates to Max's Restaurant - We can't wait to eat dinner there! Every time I visit I find new things on SBLIFE - I really like the News Hub addition with a great variety of local sources - You can't find anything else like this in our area - GREAT JOB! — Cindy Scheid, Santa Barbara

Greetings! Nice site - I didn't realize that we had so many unique Santa Barbara Treasures. I guess that I would have to say that my favorite local short movie was the Santa Ynez Valley & Wine Tour. Respectfully, Nancy Starks PS-I love the new look! — Nancy Starks, Carpinteria

Well i went camping there few years ago, we camped by the beach. It was my first time camping and i remenber what a beautiful scenery it was. I had a wonderful time. Marisa Estrada — Marisa Estrada, Oxnard

Terrific videos on your site! I found the clips easily, forwarded your web address to several friends. It will be viewed in Wales, UK for sure. I especially love the Summer Solstice parade clip. The motion is inherent in the subject and the myriad of colors caught my eyes. Great job. Well done site. Meryl Wieder — Meryl Wieder, Wales

Dear Mr. Adams - I was pleasently surprised the other day when I opened up my mail and saw that I had just won 2 tix to the SB Museum of Art! I am looking forward to visiting with my husband - Sounds like fun!! — Mary Lewandowski, Santa Barbara

Thanks so much for the gift certificates from Petrini's and the Santa Barbara Sailing Center. I was surprised to receive them in the mail yesterday. I love using SBLIFE online and reading the Montecito Journal. My wife and friends have been regular advertisers for a while with great results. Keep those presses humming and thanks very much for your thoughtfulness! — Jim King, Montecito

Hi! I'm a student in a fourth grade class, and am doing a county report on Santa Barbara. I'm looking for information such as main attractions and sights that families, or single members of a family, would enjoy. I also need information on transportation for visitors coming to your county. The SBLIFE site has some nice information on it - Thank You! Kendra — Kendra Louder, Santa Ynez

Well put together - good video pages - nice video editing . . . — Jim Moran, Santa Barbara

Hi - Thank you for picking me as a winner for the Educated Car Wash gift certificate! That made my day! — Sylvia Tivadar, Santa Barbara

Wow!! What a great idea to get people to come to your site. I had no idea about this great site. I'm so happy my friend sent this to me to enter in the contest. i will past this on to my friends as well. Thank you. Make me a winner!!!! — Brady Charette, Santa Barbara

I've been entering this contest for many months and always hope to win, of course. But in the course of entering each month, I have become accustomed to using sblife to help me find the things I want in town. I also always recommend it to my friends who are coming to visit and want to do the tourist thing; they can pick their hotel, restaurants and check out the "events." Saves me a lot of trouble going over what to do here with them. — Stacy McCrory, Santa Barbara

Dear SBlife - A TSUNAMI of thanks for your great site!! Lots of super info and a great monthly contest. Just received gift certificates to the Paradise Cafe. As a long time local I actually remember it as La Paloma Cafe! Which according to some Santa Barbara history research opened in 1949. I am so thrilled with the Paradise certificates as well as a cruise on the Condor Express. We will extend our greetings to the dolphins on your behalf. — Claudia Guastad, Montecito

What a surprise! I am taking my kids for McConnell's Ice Cream on my Birthday with the gifts I won on SB LIFE - Thank you sooo much! — Denise Thomas, Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Life is just the name for this wonderful and helpful site! It has helped me out for new places to go and visit. Thanx - I just love this site!It fills us in on any new happenings and new places to visit here in Santa Barbara. — Darlene Lopez, Carpinteria