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Julia Adam’s dance in the woods

07/30/2015
Behind the dead center of the stage stood a tall and leafy bay laurel tree, a multitude of trunks shooting up out of the base. Its presence as a backdrop to a performance the past two weekends in Nicasio brought the unusual woodsy setting of the modern but balletic dance...

Moving Out of the Frame: Claudia Chapline’s life in dance and art

07/30/2015
Unless you’re an intimate friend of hers, those of us who thought we knew Claudia Chapline will be astonished by her newest memoir (after the delightful “Falling Up the Stairs,” published in 2013). In less than 150 pages, which include a chronology and selected bibliography, “Moving Out of the Frame”...

Mystery novel sheds light on global war

07/23/2015
Inverness author Ivan Light’s new novel, “Deadly Secret of the Lusitania,” is a story about two mysteries: one factual, one fictional. A partial account of the events surrounding the sinking of this great liner—resulting in the deaths of over 1,100 passengers and crew—is wrapped around a tale of a deadly...

Planning for pets in emergencies

07/23/2015
In the summer of 1995, locals Susan Sasso and Peter Svirsky penned columns for the Light on protecting animals in a disaster. It was especially timely: a couple of months later, the Mount Vision Fire broke out. Their advice remains vital today, with just a little updating. Contingency planning for...

Tracing forgotten footsteps

07/09/2015
Not so long ago, the prevailing wisdom held that the Miwok Indians were extinct. In protest, the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria loudly proclaimed, “We are still here.” On Saturday, July 18, we’ll have an opportunity to trace the sometimes-forgotten path of the native people of Point Reyes in a...

A summertime barn dance for Christmas cheer

07/09/2015
Holiday spirit rises each morning on the Dickson Ranch in Woodacre until it pours down wonder just before Christmas. At this time of year it gathers the resources that find their way into Santa’s sleigh by means of a barbecue and barn dance, a benefit for Valley Toys and Joys...

Art Rogers Family Album, July 9, 2015

07/09/2015
THE CAST AND CREW OF THE WEST MARIN PLAYERS PRODUCTION OF “THE MOST HAPPY FELLA” THIS FAMOUS 1956 BROADWAY MUSICAL, WITH WORDS AND MUSIC BY FRANK LOESSER, WILL BE PRESENTED AT THE DANCE PALACE THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT, WITH A MATINEE ON SUNDAY

Art Rogers Family Album, July 2, 2015

07/02/2015
IN MEMORY JEANETTE PONTACQ — DECEMBER 24, 1943 – JUNE 1, 2015 Jeanette, pictured at the far right in this photograph made in 2006, used to host a “French Salon” at her home in Point Reyes Station

Rick Yoshimoto on nature and geometry

06/25/2015
Meticulous clay plates designed by artist and sculptor Rick Yoshimoto are on exhibit at the Bolinas Museum. But which side of the plate is on display? If you look closely, some pieces are marked with Mr. Yoshimoto’s initials and a date. That is because you are looking at the back...

Acting a little squirrelly

06/25/2015
Many of you may have noticed, while walking through our Douglas fir forests this spring, occasional spots where the trails are massively littered with small, green fir cone scales. It’s a beautiful and impressive sign of California grey squirrel feeding, and I have seen it in years past, but this...

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