Tag archives: Village Fourth

Village 4th
By Joanne A Calitri   |   July 11, 2023

See the cars, colors, and smiling faces in this year’s July 4th celebration cruising the streets of Montecito! And make sure to scroll down and watch the video below!

Thank You for the Most Amazing Village 4th Ever!
By Sharon Byrne   |   July 12, 2022

If you came out and watched the Village 4th motorcade roll by, you know it was a smash hit. From the flyover of vintage planes that kicked it off, to a slew of historic autos in the Loudest, Proudest motorcade, all festooned with July 4th decorations, our terrific Grand Marshall Diane Pannkuk, the Sheriff’s Paddy […]

Montecito’s 27th Village Fourth Parade
By Joanne A Calitri   |   July 12, 2022

It was the perfect sunny day for the Montecito Village Fourth car parade to celebrate Independence Day. The parade drew a huge turnout with the crowds along the route cheering and waving flags, most dressed in red, white, and blue. It is our town’s great privilege to start the parade with the annual flyover of […]

Village 4th Brings Festive Fun, But Also Honors Our Villagers
By Sharon Byrne   |   June 28, 2022

The Village 4th is coming! Yes, on July 4th, the Montecito community will be treated to the third annual Rolling Motorcade Parade. Entries are reflective of the community, so you’ll see the Montecito Community Foundation, Montecito Bank & Trust, Adam’s Angels, MERRAG, Montecito Fire, our sheriffs including Sheriff Brown, CHP, Bucket Brigade, and Friends of […]

Riding in Style A Pictorial Journey of the 2021 Village 4th Road Show
By Joanne A Calitri   |   July 15, 2021

The roaring sound of 1955 Vintage Beech T-34 Mentors Air Force and Navy planes in a V-formation broke through the cloud cover as they flew over the Montecito Association’s Village 4th Road Show starting gate on San Ysidro Road on Sunday, with 18-year Montecito resident, veteran, and Montecito Association member Michael “Viper” Maloco leading the […]

America Needs a Couples Counselor
By Gwyn Lurie   |   July 1, 2021

I was talking with a friend about the institution of marriage — why some marriages last and others don’t. We agreed that for a marriage to last, both partners must, first and foremost, be committed to the institution itself; because on any given day they may not agree on the same ideas or course of […]

Montecito’s Village Fourth Roadshow
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   July 1, 2021

While being mindful of both the cautious emergence out of the pandemic as well as the community’s desire to gather and celebrate, the Montecito Association has decided to once again take their popular patriotic show on the road, instead of gathering for the traditional parade on San Ysidro Road. This Sunday, July 4, 30 vintage […]

Montecito’s Village 4th Parade
By Joanne A Calitri   |   July 9, 2020

Our town’s Annual Village 4th Parade was a great success! The Montecito Association went to great efforts to have a car parade whose route included all the Montecito area schools and where most of the students lived, as well as Channel Drive. The parade was well attended all along the parade route, lined with happy […]

Montecito Village Fourth Roadshow
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   July 2, 2020

Montecito Association’s Village Fourth committee is taking their patriotic show on the road! This Saturday, July 4, over 30 vintage vehicles, firetrucks, and police cars will go on a “socially-distanced” parade throughout Montecito, in an effort to bring patriotic cheer during a pandemic. “It’s going to be really fun, and a parade to remember!” said […]

24th Annual Village Fourth
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   July 11, 2019

It was another successful and patriotic parade and barbeque last Thursday in Montecito, marking the 24th Annual Village Fourth, sponsored by the Montecito Association. Thousands of residents came out to partake in the festivities, lining the parade route on San Ysidro Road. Co-chairs Mindy Denson, Kathi King, and Trish Davis were once again at the […]

Save the Date for Village Fourth
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   June 27, 2019

Next Thursday, July 4, marks the 24th annual Village Fourth celebration in Montecito! Sponsored by the Montecito Association and the Montecito Community Foundation, the event is a patriotic day of old-fashioned fun.  Co-chairs Mindy Denson, Kathi King, and Trish Davis, along with their committee Helen Buckley, Bill Davis, Chris Denson, Michael Edwards, Cindy Feinberg, Dana […]

Letters to the Editor
By Montecito Journal   |   June 27, 2019

Just Another 101 Fable J.B.’s editor’s note in last week’s issue re “Failure to widen the 101 in 1993,” reminded me of my 25-year issue on this subject as a retired commuter. So here it is in the following: Another Fable from Santa Barbara County Association of Governments, SBCAG – Updated. In the News-Press for […]

Getting Ready For The Village Fourth – We Want YOU!
By Sharon Byrne   |   June 20, 2019

We’re delighted to report that our July 4th Committee is busy making all the magic happen that’s required for a stellar Village 4th Parade and Country Fair. This is Montecito’s annual community-based and highly patriotic event, also known as “The Biggest Little Parade in the World.” We’ll have fabulous treats and a performance from American […]

Crane Says Goodbye
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   June 13, 2019

At an assembly last Wednesday, June 5, the entire student body at Crane Country Day School gathered to bid adieu to two longtime fixtures on campus: teacher Pat Bixler, who is retiring, and employee Anne Perkins, who is moving on to her next chapter.  Crane staff and students spoke about both Bixler and Perkins, sharing […]

Our Common Table
By James Buckley   |   July 19, 2018

Well, now, here’s a good idea, and it’s one we believe will receive a hugely positive response from Montecito residents. The recent Village Fourth Parade and Celebration – sponsored by the Montecito Association and financed by the Montecito Community Foundation – was an expression made up of equal parts of patriotism, community, joy, and relief, […]

Outlaw Sacramento Rent Mandates
By Montecito Journal   |   July 19, 2018

At a recent California State Senate hearing on how to help those adversely impacted by post-disaster emergencies and in need of temporary housing, representative Monique Limon called AB1919 to the attention of the Montecito audience. The #1 listed pending bill on the handout was this: “This bill prohibits price gouging of rental housing that was […]

Rebirth of a Village
By James Buckley   |   July 12, 2018

This year’s Montecito Association (MA) Village Fourth Parade & Celebration was the biggest, baddest, boldest parade in Montecito history. Everybody participated: from California Highway Patrol, SB County Sheriff, SB County Fire, Montecito Fire, Boy Scouts, to all the schools, all the organizations, all the groups that matter to Montecito and care about Montecito. Montecito’s Village […]

Rockin’ the Boat
By Richard Mineards   |   July 12, 2018

After “kinging” as George III for the sixth year in the village July 4 parade, with Dallas dynamo Charles Ward, Santa Barbara Polo Club promoter, as George Washington, in a $418,000 two-toned Rolls Royce Dawn convertible lent by the O’Gara Coach Company in Westlake, with former Miss Alabama Tara Gray and ex Miss California, Kerri […]

Montecito Association Meets
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   July 12, 2018

At this month’s Montecito Association (MA) Board meeting, board members thanked the co-chairs of the Village Fourth festivities for one of the best turnouts in event history. “Every year I say, ‘This is the best year yet,’ but this time I really mean it,” said board president Charlene Nagel. Mindy Denson, Trish Davis, and Kathi […]

Save the Date for Village Fourth
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   June 7, 2018

Mindy Denson and her dedicated team are once again planning an old-fashioned “country faire” and parade for the 4th of July. “This year is extra special, given what we’ve been through,” Denson said, adding that instead of choosing one or two grand marshals, those being honored this year include first responders who worked round the […]