Anniversaries

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
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Bob and Pat Wingate of Carpinteria celebrated 50 years of marriage at The Ranch House in Ojai. The couple was married on Nov. 8, 1969, at First Baptist Church in Oak View, California, and moved to Carpinteria in 1986. The Wingates have two daughters, Lanell Wingate and Jen Kelly, a son-in-la…

Wednesday, November 06, 2019
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Art and Magda Overgaag of Carpinteria celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary surrounded by their four children, Leo (Suzette) of Palm Desert, Ellen (Cary) Seyle of Santa Barbara, Pete (Shelley) of Santa Barbara, and Karin (Sean) Connolly of Santa Barbara, their 10 grandchildren and three …

Tuesday, August 06, 2019
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Lisa Guravitz and Fred Shaw of Carpinteria will celebrate their 40-year anniversary on Aug. 11, 2019. Guravitz is a Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District Boardmember, and Shaw is a Carpinteria City Councilmember and the former Mayor of Carpinteria. The couple has one son, Anthony, …

Birthdays

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
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Barbara “The Waffle Lady” McCurry and her great grandchild Penelope “Penny” Rowe celebrated their joint birthday on Friday, Jan. 12, at The Palms surrounded by family from Carpinteria, Ventura and Van Nuys. Penelope turned eight and Barbara celebrated her 103rd.

Monday, May 07, 2018
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Bob and Amanda George of Carpinteria have a new baby boy, Eli Donald George. Born on Feb. 9, weighing 7 lbs. 11 oz. and measuring 18 ¾ inches, Eli’s older siblings are Hannah and Nico, and his grandparents are Ed and Lynn George of Carpinteria and Don Nicolato of Buckeye, Ariz.   

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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Barbara “The Waffle Lady” McCurry and her great-grandchild Penelope “Penny” Rowe celebrated their joint birthday on Jan. 12 at The Palms surrounded by family from Carpinteria, Ventura and Van Nuys. Rowe turned 7 and McCurry turned 102. McCurry is known as “The Waffle Lady” because for years …

Births

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
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Samantha and Josh Dyer welcomed their baby boy, Karter Ryan Dyer, on Dec. 3, 2019, at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura. Karter weighed 8 lbs and 12 oz and was 21 inches tall. Karter’s sibling is two-year old Jonah Patrick and his grandparents are Cecelia and Kevin Murphy of Murphy's Vi…

Wednesday, November 06, 2019
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Brianna and Curt Direnzi of Santa Barbara welcomed their newborn Roman Richard on Aug. 11, 2019. Roman weighed 7 lbs and 8 oz and measured 21 inches. Roman’s grandparents are Lorie and Rick Stout of Carpinteria and Joanne and Gregg Direnzi of Pittsburgh.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
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The Jimenez family welcomes handsome Jagger Bernard Ford Jimenez to the tribe. Jagger was born at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital on April 28 and is the fifth April baby in his immediate family. Baby Jagger weighs 9 lbs and is 21.5 inches in length. Jagger’s paternal grandmother is Wonda Cran…

Engagements

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
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Mr. and Mrs. David Kephart and Mr. and Mrs. Ted Hontalas are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Ciera Rae Kephart and John “Cody” Hontalas. Both Ciera and Cody are graduates of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Ciera received her degree in nutrition and is employed by PRO*ACT, LLC…

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
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Emily Hansen and Nathan D. Wood of Carpinteria announce their engagement. Emily’s parents are Rick and Laurie Hansen of Carpinteria and Nathan’s parents are Carolyn Wood Friedman of Carpinteria and Michael Wood of Ojai. Emily graduated from Santa Barbara City College with a Radiology Degree …

Friday, February 08, 2019
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Marlene Bennett of Carpinteria and Ken Rife of Temecula, California announce their engagement. Rife proposed to Bennett while the two were on vacation in Rome, Italy in October 2018. The two currently live in Carpinteria and plan to wed sometime next year at a local venue.

Weddings

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
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Surrounded by close friends and family, Amy Woodworth and Matt Drain, both of Carpinteria, were married along Snake River in Swan Valley, Idaho, on July 21, 2019. Drain’s children, Kelsey Bender and Aaron Drain, officiated the wedding, and Woodworth’s sister, Lex McCarthy, was maid of honor.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
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On Saturday, March 9, five local couples began married life during a single, multiple wedding service at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Carpinteria. At the conclusion of the service, Fr. Castañedas said to the newlyweds: “May God bless these couples as they become signs of God’s love through …

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
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Theresa Suzi Keldsen and Paul Beierle, both of Carpinteria, were married on Nov. 18, in a ceremony held at sunset on the beach in South Lake Tahoe. The bride’s son Dylan gave away the bride and the officiant was Minister Irvalene Blount.