Art Rogers Family Album, July 2, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Haggards get real famous, throw benefit for everybody

The recent meteoric ascent to international fame by West Marin’s “outlaw country boy band,” the Haggards, has come as a surprise to many. “It all happened so fast, once we hit 300 likes on Facebook,” said Merlin Haggard, the band’s bass player and so-called “smart one.” Even Tammy Owens, the...

Art Rogers Family Album, June 4, 2015

“Blast from the Past” THE 53RD ANNUAL 4-H FAIR AND LIVESTOCK SHOW — FIRST PUBLISHED IN THE LIGHT ON JUNE 6, 2002 The 4-H Fair and Livestock Show has always been a big part of the traditional Western Weekend events, along with the parade, town barbecue and the coronation of...