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1046 COAST VILLAGE ROAD MONTECITO 93108 805-969-1515 antoinetteboutique.com always fashion FROM THE COLLECTION OF PIAZZA SEMPIONE MontecitoMag.com 7 Spring–Summer 2018 Santa Barbara Youth Sailing Foundation Learning to Sail ~ 20 Generations of local youth have become skilled, savvy and safe sailors through programs at the harbor–the perfect ocean classroom for kids. By Cheryl Crabtree Legendary Boatbuilder The Lindwall Legacy ~ 30 Paul “Sugar” Lindwall was a master craftsman whose wooden fishing boats and yachts are still treasured by discerning mariners. By Mark Lewis Illustrated Map of Montecito ~ 42 By Janice Blair Never Too Old Vista del Monte Retirement Community ~ 44 Seniors find many ways to pursue their passions. Cover Artist The Luminous Art of Gail McBride Kenny ~ 46 Gail’s watercolors capture the magic of a moment in time. By George Yatchisin Exploring the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Walking Through the Seasons ~ 50 Last year artist Patti Jacquemain visited the garden nearly every day and chronicled her reflections on nature’s awesome power to heal and transform. By Karen Hastings Music Academy of the West 2018 Summer School & Festival ~ 61 The academy embarks on its 71st season with a stellar lineup of more than 200 events, open to the public. Summerland ~ 62 Relax, replenish the body, heal the spirit, sooth the soul in this classic beach town between Montecito and Carpinteria. Art, Wine & Food ~ 68 Highlights of regional cultural, culinary and artistic events. By Nancy Ransohoff Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade Moving Mountains One Bucket at a Time ~ 77 Hundreds of neighbors, friends and other volunteers band together to help Montecito recover. By Cheryl Crabtree Santa Barbara Community College Foundation A Community Stands Together ~ 78 SBCC rose up to help in big ways in response to last winter’s local crises. By Adele Menichella