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Nicasio Notes: Fire fundraiser delivers food and fun

10/08/2015
The annual summer gathering of Nicasio Volunteer Fire Department supporters blossomed the evening of Sept. 19, with weather more reflective of a solstice than an equinox. The Ladies Auxiliary has been sponsoring this event since the 1970s, when the fire department needed a new fire truck. Prior to this the...

Sandbox experiments and violet cakes

10/08/2015
From the kitchen window, I heard the companionable sounds of my pre-schooler Claire and her best friend playing in the sandbox. Their relationship could be tumultuous, so any time they got along was a little blessing. I was making dinner—I don’t remember the meal, but I remember the era. It...

Is a calorie just a calorie?

10/05/2015
A paper just published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has caused nutrition experts to rethink the adage that a calorie is a calorie. In terms of weight gain in humans, “foods have complex mechanisms that help or hinder weight long term,” according to the paper’s authors. Researchers from...

Bruce Bramson, who loved Tomales, dies at 69

10/01/2015
Bruce Bramson of Tomales, known for his love of community, friendly demeanor and expansive intellect, died on Sept. 13 of a recurrence of cancer. He passed one week before his 70th birthday. Bruce, who spent decades working at Renaissance faires in California, loved to tell stories, listen to music, read...

Art Rogers Family Album, October 1, 2015

10/01/2015
PIPER MADISON EASTMAN — BORN MAY 2, 2014 Daughter of Celine Underwood and Ben Eastman of Inverness, g randdaughter of Cathy Chaney and the late Robert Underwood of Laguna Beach and Barbara and the late Don Eastman of Point Reyes Station. This is the first girl in born in four...

Mount Vision fire: What happened

10/01/2015
The Inverness Ridge Fire of October 1995 (a.k.a. the Mount Vision Fire) was big—even for a state that has become accustomed to large wildfires. The amount of damage was staggering. The fire, which began on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 1995, destroyed 45 homes in Inverness Park. The blaze charred 12,000 acres,...

Harvesting fruits for scholars

10/01/2015
Huckleberries, blackberries, apples, pears, quince: members of the garden club scholarship fund have been trekking all summer from backyard to orchard, from garden to bramble, from low ground to high looking for the fruit we will preserve and sell at the annual Dance Palace Christmas Craft Fair. Every year is...

Sharon Mooney reflects on ministering to elders

09/24/2015
Sharon Mooney, a 40-year resident of West Marin and a chaplain for West Marin Senior Services, is moving to San Carlos, on the eastern shore of the Gulf of California, in Mexico, next month. Over the years here she’s owned a used bookstore, washed dishes, run a cleaning service, been...

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