Features

Scary, Man

10/24/2013
Inverness author Jeffrey Hickey’s third novel, Scary, Man , was released earlier this month and is available in bookstores and online at Amazon. He will read selections this Saturday, October 26 at 9 p.m. at Vladimir’s, in Inverness. The book follows Griffin Donnelly, an attractive, fortysomething Mill Valley dad who...

David Bunnett, 1948 — 2013

10/24/2013
David Bunnett, a man whose artistry, intellect and desire to serve brought energy to West Marin for four decades, died from a heart attack in the garden of his Inverness Park home on Oct. 13. He was 65. David left behind his partner, Ellen Shehadeh, his son, Will, and countless friends and collaborators. These included fellow directors of the boards of KWMR and the Coastal Health Alliance, and the staff of The West Marin Citizen, where he wrote, photographed and edited until his death. He helped the health alliance and radio station weather episodes of crisis, solving problems he saw as mental puzzles to unlock, Will said. “David had unlimited ideas,” said Gail Graham, the vice president of KWMR’s board. “He had such a strong ethic about care and generosity, about doing the right thing, about keeping people engaged in a positive way. He had a real touch for that. His leadership style was very inclusive.” David was equally adept at...

New York Times columnist Verlyn Klinkenborg on writing and rural life

10/17/2013
Verlyn Klinkenborg, a columnist for The New York Times , a member of that newspaper’s editorial board and a teacher of the writer’s craft, will speak and sign copies of his new book, More Scenes from the Rural Life , at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 25 at the Point...

In loving memory of Esther Silver, among others

10/17/2013
In its heyday, the consciousness of Inverness didn’t merely exist: it was on unapologetic, if low-key, parade. As an East Coast refugee arriving in 1971, I was astounded. Who were these people, dancing like loons around fires at Drake’s Bay—men and women, old-timers and newcomers, gray-haired elders with grandchildren riding...

Danny Vitali crosses genres and mixes players

10/17/2013
A girl sporting a gold sash and glittery red shoes, a woman sitting quietly in a cowboy hat while tapping her cowboy boots, a young couple jetéing, a man blowing kisses to—one hopes—a happy recipient. It was a welcome assortment for Danny Vitali, who played last Friday in the Dance...

Art Rogers Family Album, October 17, 2013

10/17/2013
IN MEMORY OF DAVID BUNNETT — JULY 2, 1948 - OCTOBER 13, 2013 “Thoughts and memories of David Bunnett eclipse my daily rounds. I know the community is full of friends with the same reverie, hearts exposed and sweetly sad against the beauty of these days. He gave us so...

Art Rogers Family Album, October 17, 2013

10/17/2013
IN MEMORY OF DAVID BUNNETT — JULY 2, 1948 - OCTOBER 13, 2013 “Thoughts and memories of David Bunnett eclipse my daily rounds. I know the community is full of friends with the same reverie, hearts exposed and sweetly sad against the beauty of these days. He gave us so...

Art Rogers Family Album, October 10, 2013

10/10/2013
Great Moments in West Marin History BUILDING KULE LOKLO, THE MIWOK VILLAGE AT BEAR VALLEY, with VOLUNTEERS AND STAFF OF THE POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE — SEPTEMBER 1976

Nancy Griffith, 1934 — 2013

10/10/2013
Nancy Griffith, a one-time West Marin resident and industrious sailor who circumnavigated the globe three times, passed away on Sept. 23. She was 79. Nancy lived in Inverness on and off in the late 1960’s and early 70’s, between sailing expeditions with her husband, Robert Griffith, who worked as a...

Sim Van der Ryn and the architecture of empathy

10/03/2013
Throughout his life, Sim Van der Ryn has been at the forefront of architectural design that incorporates natural systems into people’s lives and habitats. His new book, Design for an Empathic World , is a welcome addition to the discussion. In its pages, Mr. Van der Ryn turns inward to...

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