Tag archives: Memorial Day

Mission Possible: I Madonnari Returns
By Steven Libowitz   |   May 31, 2022

Art intended to be much more ephemeral makes its heralded return this Memorial Day weekend as the I Madonnari Festival Street Painting event resumes its annual three-day takeover of the plaza in front of the Santa Barbara Mission after two years as a virtual event. It’s also the first festival since the retirement of Kathy […]

I Madonnari: Beloved Event’s Triumphant Return 
By Madeleine Nicks   |   May 31, 2022

On Memorial Day weekend, the I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival will finally return to Old Mission Santa Barbara after three years. Admission is free and open to all, and the event will take place from Saturday, May 28, to Monday, May 30, from 10 am to 6 pm each day. Along with the art […]

Letters to the Editor
By Montecito Journal   |   June 13, 2019

A Strange and Risky World We have a president who has led his caretakers in the Republican White House to think it is reasonable to insist on a petty hiding of a destroyer docked in Japan during the president’s recent visit because it has the name of a Republican senator, a former prisoner of war […]

Flag Dedication on Coast Village Road
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   May 30, 2019

As a prelude to Memorial Day and as a way to honor the first responders of the Thomas Fire and 1/9 debris flow, the businesses and merchants of 1187 Coast Village Road joined with Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation (PCVF) last Wednesday to unveil and dedicate a large flag made from actual fire hose. Some 25 […]

I Madonnari
By Joanne Calitri   |   May 30, 2019

Every year for over 20 years, our local community has celebrated outdoor public art at the annual Memorial Day weekend I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival. Here is where one can get grounded, literally, and draw their choice of art with chalks on the pavement in front of the Mission Santa Barbara. The front grass […]

Memorial Day
By James Buckley   |   June 7, 2018

More than a thousand participants gathered at the Santa Barbara Cemetery to honor military veterans on Memorial Day. The idea behind this yearly event sponsored by the Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation is to celebrate the everyday heroes who’ve given their all and to keep the fallen in our minds. Bill Boetticher and the Sheriff’s Bagpipes […]

Honoring the Fallen
By Montecito Journal   |   May 31, 2018

A recent incident in Los Angeles caught my attention and has really troubled me. A high school teacher was fired for his reaction and rant to a student wearing a shirt that had the word Marines on it. His diatribe on the status of anyone in the military as being the “lowest of the low” […]