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Art Rogers Family Album, August 18, 2016

08/18/2016
“SIGN OF THE TIMES” — CREATORS OF THE NEW DANCE PALACE SIGN Pictured from the left are Rick Didia, Dance Palace technical director; Bill Hoffa, all-around volunteer; Paul Korhummel, builder and volunteer; Barry Linder, professional painter and volunteer; Bill Majoué, electrical volunteer; Elizabeth Zarlengo, board member and volunteer; and Alison...

Paul Elmore on sociology, isolation and life in Marshall

08/11/2016
Paul Elmore was born in Petaluma and was a student and then a professor of sociology. He was president of the East Shore Planning Group for 11 years, and is still on its board. His essays appear on the Local Organon on KWMR and in the Tomales Writer’s Group publication TWiG. He has been a West Marin resident for over two decades, but has been coming to Marshall since he was a teenager. I was interested in how he came to view the world as he does...

Exhibit of early Bolinas surf paraphernalia ends soon

08/11/2016
In the days before high-tech wetsuits, when surfing was just beginning to catch hold in Bolinas, the town’s founding wave-riders would gather around bonfires built on Agate Beach. There, they told stories and began forming friendships, blissfully unaware of a future in which visiting surfers would swamp Bolinas on busy...

End-of-life wishes not always guaranteed

08/11/2016
The soft sounds of her breathing measured the slowing moments of Carol’s last six days of life. Friends, neighbors and fellow church members exchanged greetings and updates on their way to and from vigils at her bedside. Carol drifted in and out of a mystic reverie, awakening only momentarily for...

The American badger

08/11/2016
While it may look soft and cuddly, the American badger is one of the toughest animals on the planet. Weighing only 15 to 20 pounds, this fierce hunter has no problem defending itself against coyotes, mountain lions and even bears. With its two-inch claws, 1.5-inch razor-sharp canine teeth, powerful jaws...

Scott Jennings, avian ecologist

08/04/2016
A great egret careens above the Bolinas Lagoon, intent on landing in the crown of a thick pine grove. Extending its long, spindly legs, it flaps and squawks while groping for purchase in the branches. Neighboring egrets raise a ruckus, and the new arrival clambers onto its nest, where three...

Art Rogers Family Album, August 4, 2016

08/04/2016
D.J. WILLIAM “CRICKET” KOLB BROADCASTING “CRICKET’S RADIO SHOW” LIVE ON KWMR WITH SOUND ENGINEER JAMIE CRESPO Cricket, age 13, who is pictured on the right, is one of the students in the KWMR Youth DJ Project. He plays his favorite music, tunes from the 1940’s and 50’s, on Tuesdays at...

A conversation with Inverness sculptor Michael Barnett

07/28/2016
The Inverness Ridge is filled with amazing artists, and one of the great pleasures of living in this community is the opportunity to discover new work and speak to them about their inspiration. Last week, I ventured into the Hermitage Gallery, a new gallery and shop behind Saltwater and The...

An impressive new book from Point Reyes Station author

07/28/2016
“Anne and the Twentieth Century” is the surprisingly appropriate title of the newly published memoirs of Anne R. Dick, a longtime Point Reyes Station resident, bed-and-breakfast owner, jewelry-maker and author of seven books of poetry and reminiscences. In telling stories about herself and her family, Anne—now 89—uses contemporaneous news events...

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