Tag archives: Seen Around Town

A Fond Farewell
By James Buckley   |   August 30, 2022

Lynda Millner has represented Montecito Journal at myriad nonprofit events all over the Santa Barbara area for almost as long as Montecito Journal has been around, which is 27 years and counting: the paper was launched in the summer of 1995 and Lynda joined us shortly thereafter. She announced her retirement from “Seen Around Town” […]

Goodbye
By Lynda Millner   |   August 23, 2022

Over 27 years ago I walked into the Montecito Journal’s offices and told the founder of the new paper, Jim Buckley, that he didn’t have a society column. He replied, “Write one and if we like it, it’s yours.” Seen Around Town was born and my life changed forever! I always had liked to dress […]

Happy (Fiscal) New Year!
By Lynda Millner   |   July 26, 2022

This was the 9th annual “Fiscal New Year” fête hosted by Ernesto Paredes to get executive directors together for a sip and greet. He had help from a committee of Heidi Holly, Kim Olson, and Sophia Davis.  It was held at the former Chuck’s Waterfront Grill near the Maritime Museum. There was even a sponsor […]

Reina del Mar Parlor Number 126 Tea
By Lynda Millner   |   July 26, 2022

The Casa de la Guerra Adobe came to life the other Sunday when the Reina del Mar Parlor No. 126 Native daughters of the Golden West gave their annual Pre-Fiesta Tea. Master of Ceremonies Thea Palencia told us, “The Tea had been a part of every Old Spanish Days celebration since the 1920s except for […]

Going for Gold
By Lynda Millner   |   October 13, 2020

Coast Village Road had an extra bit of excitement last Saturday morning. The Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation held a masked and social distanced event, partnering with Renaud’s Pattisserie and Bakery, which provided free coffee and yummy croissants, and Nurture Cottage and Mesa Burger, which provided the space for silent auction items (more than 100 online), […]

Who Should Pay?
By Montecito Journal   |   February 15, 2018

Two videos on the 93108fund.org website were brought to my attention. Both ladies profiled currently work for Pierre Lafond, and they say in the video that they have missed up to 90 hours [of] work due to the fire/flood and are now receiving checks from the 93108fund.org to make up for lost hours. I’m wondering […]