Conversations about child care start in West Marin

CHILD CARE: Barbara Clifton Zarate (left), of the Marin Community Foundation, introduced the first of what will be many meetings of child care providers on how to improve child care in West Marin, during a Tuesday meeting at the Dance Palace. Some suggested that better access to food through school...

Garageland Marketplace opens in Lagunitas

RETAIL: Inverness Park residents Samantha and Cheyenne Young recently opened up a consignment, retail and vendor shop selling handmade and selected vintage items next to the farmstand on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in Lagunitas. Their store, called Garageland Marketplace, will be open Thursday through Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 6...

Library clears West Marin student fees

READING: Jennifer Livingston and Bonnie Clarke passed out new library cards to students at West Marin and Inverness Schools Monday. The director of the Marin County Free Library, Sara Jones, also cleared off any late fees students may have accrued.

Last farmers market of the season

FARMERS MARKET: Last Saturday marked the end of the Point Reyes Farmers Market for the season. A small group of cribbage players gathered for the 1st Annual Sandy Jacobs Memorial Tournament, and past and present members of Marin Organic toasted farewell to the organization.

New mercantile, North South East West, opens in Olema

RETAIL: Jennifer Jones chatted with Kurtis Major about hanging a print of a halibut—made by pressing an inked, freshly caught fish to paper—in her newly opened clothing and home goods shop, North South East West, in Olema. The store features new and used clothing and home wares, as well as...

Ken Levin gets ready for rain

READY FOR RAIN: Ken Levin cleared the gutters on an Inverness home last Thursday to prepare for the winter rains. Mr. Levin recently started promoting gutter services in addition to his window washing business in light of the looming El Niño.

Millerton Point to close during invasive eradication

INVASIVES: The state parks department will close Millerton Point from Nov. 1 to 18 to remove non-native plants including eucalyptus, salt cedar, acacia (above), pampas grass and Himalayan blackberry.

Attendant controls crowds at Palomarin

CROWDS: A parking attendant for the National Park Service guided cars into position at the Palomarin Trailhead on Sunday. The position was created this summer to deal with the increasing crowds, and will continue until further notice.

Pine Ridge Indians visit Woodacre to learn about healthy eating

HEALTHY LIVING: Woodacre resident Avis Licht handed out samples of cherry tomatoes while giving a tour of her garden to visitors from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation on Saturday. The tour was a follow up to a visit Ms. Licht, and her husband, Avis, made in June to the reservation...

Bread making workshop at Brickmaiden

BREAD: Brickmaiden Bread’s Celine Underwood led eight people through the sourdough-making process—mixing, shaping and baking naturally yeasted breads and working with different grains—in a workshop on Sunday at the bakery. More workshops are planned for the spring.