Anniversaries

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, …

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
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Bonnie Donovan met her husband-to-be Larry Donovan on the day he got out of the Marines after the Korean War.  “I never got to see him in uniform,” she said. The couple were married at St. Joseph Chapel in Carpinteria in 1954 and are celebrating 65 years of marriage on Thursday, June 20. The…

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
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Joe and Lucy Overgaag celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 2. The couple were married in Lucy’s hometown of Schipluiden in the Netherlands. They moved with their four children to Carpinteria in 1978, where they started and operated Westerlay Roses up until Joe’s retirement.

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, 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…

Monday, June 03, 2019
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Matthew and Sara Macias welcomed their second child, sweet little baby girl Izabella Lianna Macias on May 9, 2019, at 8:41 a.m. at Capital Medical Center in Olympia, Washington. Izabella was quite punctual arriving on her due date, which is the case of less than 5 percent of pregnancies. She…

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
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James Mueller and Rhona Stuart of Oakland, California, welcomed their baby boy Lawrence Michal on March 24, 2019. Lawrence weighs 7 lbs and 2 oz, and measures 19 inches. Grandparents Ron and Susie Mueller of Carpinteria, and Duncan and Fortunee Stuart of Albany, California, joined the happy …

Engagements

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.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
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Catarina Janotti of Santa Barbara and David Chamlee Jr. of Carpinteria have announced their engagement and set their wedding date, April 19, 2019. Janotti is a high school social studies teacher in Idaho Falls, Idaho and Chamlee is a student at Brigham Young University, Idaho. The bride’s pa…

Weddings

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
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Heather Breedlove and Scott King, both of Carpinteria, were married in a private ceremony in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 5, 2019. The wedding was officiated by Bob Patel. Breedlove, a graduate of UCSB, is the owner of Breedlove’s Boutique, and King is a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard. Parent…

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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 …