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Art Rogers Family Album, September 19, 2013

09/19/2013
THE BAKERS OF BRICKMAIDEN BREADS — DOWNTOWN POINT REYES STATION From the left are Jessie Frost, Missi Armstrong, Leilani Martin, Chris MacLeod, Celine Underwood, Naima Yoshimoto, Ashley Griffin, Josie Taylor and Tatton Whit “Maybe it was the fresh loaves of homemade bread that my mother used to make, or maybe...

Art Rogers Family Album, September 12, 2013

09/12/2013
Great Moments in West Marin History THE FIRST TOMALES BAY TRANSBAY SWIM — SEPTEMBER 14, 1974 “Locals who like to swim in Tomales Bay sooner or later get the urge to swim across the bay, and back in 1974 that’s exactly what happened. Nancy Hemmingway and I probably thought this...

Heidrun’s mead steals an effervescent niche

09/12/2013
West Marin has long been known for its artisanal cheeses, organic farms and historic ranches. Many may be unaware, however, that for the last year Point Reyes has also been home to perhaps the only producer of naturally sparkling mead in the country. Gordon Hull relocated Heidrun Meadery to West...

Two respected poets, one benefit

09/05/2013
“Only in Russia is poetry respected, it gets people killed. Is there anywhere else where poetry is so common a motive for murder?” — Osip Mandelstam There must be something in Marin’s air that seeds poetry. How many among the other 3,143 counties or their equivalents have produced not one,...

Private gain to a few trumps public good for the many

08/29/2013
Congress is in recess, but you’d hardly know it. This has been the most do-nothing, gridlocked Congress in decades. But the recess at least offers a pause in the ongoing partisan fighting that’s sure to resume in a few weeks. It also offers an opportunity to step back and ask...

Solo crescendo up Turkey’s Mount Erciyes

08/15/2013
The pull-tab I pried from a discarded sardine can almost fit over the nut that secured the adjustable fittings of the crampons. I needed to widen the right crampon in order that my boot would fit snugly. Otherwise, my painstakingly planned sojourn up Erciyes was going to fall through altogether,...

Art Rogers Family Album, August 15, 2013

08/15/2013
Baby of the Month MAKENNA JOANN PATTERSON — BORN DECEMBER 12, 2011 Daughter of Jennifer and Jeremiah Patterson and little sister to William. Grandaughter of Ann and Jim Patterson of Point Reyes Station and the late Marcia and Bill Rigsbee of San Anselmo

Living and dying with Alzheimer’s

08/08/2013
Doris Ober’s latest book, The Alzheimer’s Years: A Mother and Daughter Reunion , offers a glimpse into the paradoxical world of a dreaded disease and its human impacts. The author promises that readers will often find themselves laughing and, true to her word, Ms. Ober delivers an uplifting and often...

Raising dough: Elizabeth Ü on 
financing food

08/08/2013
A new book by a Marin native helps entrepreneurs navigate the complex and daunting task of financing their food ventures, whether they have only the vaguest notion of a void in the market they could fill or are seasoned producers looking to finance an expansion. Raising Dough: The Complete Guide to Financing a Responsible Food Business will be the topic of discussion on August 20 at a free Dance Palace event in hopes of helping entrepreneurs as well as those seeking to invest locally. West Marin is no stranger to passion-driven individuals determined to contribute...

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