Tag archives: All Saints by the sea

Friendship and Brass Bears
By Richard Mineards   |   August 8, 2023

Heidi Holly, executive director of the Friendship Center in Montecito and Goleta, has retired after 38 years, and 120 friends and supporters gathered at a fun-filled farewell bash at Brass Bear Brewing Uptown to give her a rousing sendoff. Kathryn Cherkas, Heidi’s successor who worked as a program director of the organization as well as […]

By Richard Mineards   |   June 20, 2023

It was all kids play when 18 children, aged four to five from the preschool at All Saints-by-the-Sea Episcopal Parish School, enjoyed a “graduation” ceremony at the Summerland estate of hotel magnate Pat Nesbitt and his wife, Ursula. Students in the Bear class were all handed little diplomas by Jennifer Tucker, school director, while the […]

The Hands Team Takes on the Point
By Sharon Byrne   |   February 28, 2023

We’ve written in these pages before about how the Hands Across Montecito project is a solid outreach team that helps people leave homelessness in our area. In January, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) required every jurisdiction to perform a point-in-time count of the people living unsheltered to allocate funding for homeless […]

New Chair for Almost, Live from New York
By Richard Mineards   |   February 21, 2023

Prince Harry, 38, was this close to hosting the iconic NBC show Saturday Night Live as part of the promotional tour for his bestselling memoir, Spare. But talks reportedly stalled at the final hurdle and he went on to appear on other high-profile shows, including 60 Minutes with Anderson Cooper and The Late Show with […]

All Saints-by-the-Sea Reopens
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   July 22, 2021

After an extensive 2.5-year remodel project coupled with a complete shutdown due to the COVID pandemic, All Saints-by-the-Sea Church in Montecito reopened last weekend, welcoming dozens of parishioners eager to reconnect with one another. “It was a true homecoming,” said Reverend Aimee Eyer-Delevett.  In 2012, engineering consultants advised leadership that the church’s iconic bell tower […]

All Saints’ Padric Davis
By Sigrid Toye   |   April 2, 2020

Entering the campus of All Saints-by-the-Sea Parish School was actually a homecoming of sorts for a variety of reasons, the most recent being that our granddaughter, now 10 and a big fifth grader, attended the Parish School as a toddler. Not that long ago she could be seen hopping around the playground laughing, playing, and […]

Bob Easton: Montecito’s Whole Earth Architect
By Nick Schou   |   January 30, 2020

Over the decades since he became a highly successful architect, Robert Easton has constructed custom design homes for a litany of celebrities – everyone from Barbara Streisand, Jane Fonda, Michael Douglas and Michael J. Fox to Joe Cocker, Barry Manilow, Mike Love and Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys – even Charo of “Cuchi-Cuchi” and […]

Saints Marching In
By Richard Mineards   |   February 8, 2018

All Saints by the Sea Episcopal Church played a critical role on the night of the deadly mudslides, I learn. The church was spared the worst of the damage, but became a triage center for those injured in the disaster, says parishioner Sheri Benninghoven. “Hundreds of people descended on the church during the heart of […]

School Updates
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   January 18, 2018

Several Montecito schools – Montecito Union, Cold Spring, Crane, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Laguna Blanca, All Saints-by-the-Sea – have resumed classes at various locations. “Getting the students back in school and on a regular schedule is a top priority, and MUS administration and staff have been working around the clock to bring this about,” […]