Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Stephanie McAnnally celebrated her sweet 17 at Carpinteria State Beach with a surprise sunset picnic. McAnnally’s mother, Elizabeth, invited the teen’s friends and decorated a beach blanket with tea lights, candles and candy. “Under the fairy lights, the kids enjoyed sweets, fresh fruits, a …

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Carpinterian Tyson Willson will turn 91 on June 25. Willson was principal of Carpinteria Middle School between 1960 and 1990. Willson is doing great, his son Tyler told CVN. 

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Baby Boden was born on April 1, 2021 at 12:11 a.m. at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds 12.3 ounces and measured 20 inches long. He joins his very excited big brother, Cannon, and parents, Rose Deacon Brown and Kacey Brown. Baby Boden’s maternal grandparents are Leigh and T…

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Former Carpinteria Middle School secretary Phyl Hansen celebrated her 98th birthday on Saturday, Feb. 27, with a drive-by birthday party at the Carpinteria Community Church parking lot. Hansen is a familiar face for many lifelong Carpinterians and enjoyed distanced visits from friends and fa…

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Longtime Carpinteria resident Barbara McCurry celebrated her 105th birthday on Jan. 12. Known as the “Carpinteria Waffle Lady,” for many years, McCurry opened her home to friends, neighbors and family on Star Pine Road every Saturday morning for a waffle breakfast. On her birthday, McCurry e…

Wednesday, February 03, 2021

Evelyne (née Bastlin) Houdek, a resident of Carpinteria since 1987, turned 100 on Jan. 9. Houdek was born in Chicago, and after marrying her late husband Larry in 1941, she moved to White Bear Lake, Minnesota, and raised three daughters. After Larry retired, the Houdeks moved to Carpinteria,…

Virginia “Ginny” Margaret Ashford was born on Jan. 30, 1925 in Amherst Junction, Wisconsin. In 1968, Ashford and her husband Jim purchased their home in Carpinteria where she raised eight children. Known as GG by her 18 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren, Ashford worked in a welding fa…

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

To celebrate Barbara Hurd’s 96th birthday, family members reserved the Alcazar Theatre marquis. “It was a joy, people honked their horns, stopped by to chat and yelled happy birthday from across the street,” said Hurd’s granddaughter Katelyn Kirchner. 

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
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“…if you are among the very young at heart,” Frank Sinatra sang, and at 99-years-young, Alma Heck (with her daughter Karen Cornelius) knows just what he meant. She has lived in Carpinteria and served First Baptist Church for 51 years.   

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Carpinteria resident Wilma Heiderrich turned 90 on May 23. Heiderrich was born in 1930 and has lived in Carpinteria for five decades, moving to town with her late husband Fred in 1972.

Wednesday, March 04, 2020
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Recently, the Hansen family gathered in Carpinteria to celebrate Phyllis Hansen’s 97th birthday. Family members came from as far as Alaska and enjoyed the Carpinteria sun while toasting Phyllis. Family members included: Risa Hansen Claypool of Eureka; Scott Claypool of Ukiah; Kevin Hansen of…

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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

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

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 …