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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...

The Inverness Garden Club: Keeping West Marin vibrant

06/18/2015
A few weeks ago, I came across my friend, Ewell McIslaac, weeding the narrow garden patch in front of the Point Reyes post office. Ewell also tends the flowering plants in the planter boxes there. Perhaps you’ve seen Linda and Barry Linder weeding in the median island in Inverness, or...

Larry Sultan at the Bolinas Museum

06/18/2015
The Bolinas Museum is opening three new exhibitions and a history exhibit this Saturday, June 20, with two of the museum’s galleries focusing on an internationally recognized Marin artist, Larry Sultan, who died in 2009. Though Sultan settled in Greenbrae and often summered in Bolinas, his best-known photographs capture seemingly...

Art Rogers Family Album, June 18, 2015

06/18/2015
EZ’S LEMONADE STAND — THE END-OF-TREATMENT PARTY AT THE LITTLE YELLOW HOUSE AND THE WEST MARIN COMMONS IN DOWNTOWN POINT REYES STATION “Thank you, West Marin, for your continued support of our family. Last Sunday, the community came together to celebrate Ezequiel Mason Powell’s completion of cancer treatment. In January...

A deeper understanding of human impacts on habitat

06/11/2015
I recently participated in a field walk across riparian, meadow and rangeland habitats in the Halleck Creek Valley, led by Wendell Gilgert and Geoffrey Geupel of Point Blue Conservation Science and focused on understanding landscapes through birds. I had not expected to also learn about the impacts of human habitation...

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