Summer Cassel

Summer Cassel, a 17-year-old Inverness native and junior at Tomales High—where she plays volleyball, basketball and softball and is on the cheerleading team—is vying for queen status at Western Weekend, taking place June 7 and 8. Point Reyes Station’s largest annual celebration includes a 4-H fair and a barn dance...

Alyssia Martinez

Fifteen-year-old Alyssia Martinez is the fourth generation in her family to live in Inverness, attend Tomales High School and be a cheerleader at the school. She is one of two candidates for this year’s Western Weekend Queen (whoever sells the most raffle tickets wins).

Lorraine Lucchesi

Lorraine Lucchesi was born on a vegetable farm near Drakes Beach in 1937. At age 7 she moved to downtown Inverness Park, an Italian enclave called “Little Italy” at the time. She and her husband, Tony Luchessi, bought a house for $6,000, paying a mortgage of $25 a month. Ms...

Ultimate Frisbee Point Reyes

After a two-year hiatus, an ultimate frisbee pickup game has returned to Love Field, held at 6 p.m. on Mondays. Other local pickup games include soccer at the Bolinas School on Sundays at 11:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. (moving to Mesa Park in damp weather); and softball at...

Cliff swallows late

Cliff swallows appeared at a Chileno Valley ranch this week, six weeks later than owner Sally Gale remembers them ever having shown up as part of their annual migration. In a normal year, she told the Light this week, they “arrive at the ranch on March 15. An advance guard...

Parking tickets West Marin

At least three calls placed with the sheriff’s office this week came from people claiming their vehicles were wrongfully ticketed or marked for towing, in each case saying the vehicles were parked on private property. This truck, parked in front of the Green Barn in Point Reyes Station, was one...

Ink.Paper.Plate opens in Point Reyes

Sirima Sataman prepared to bring a bit of the San Francisco art scene to Point Reyes on Tuesday, printing flyers for the opening reception of her new print shop, Ink.Paper.Plate, at the Greenbridge Gas building on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. The newly settled Tomales resident will be selling...

West Marin Commons Work

The Inverness Garden Service donated time this week to ready Point Reyes Station’s town commons for a “green revival” that kicks off on Earth Day. Next week will see new landscaping, a new path and improvements to the Little Yellow House; the work aims to demonstrate good environmental practices, such...

David van Leeuwen Bolinas Stinson Metal Shop Teacher

David van Leeuwen, who started the metalwork program at Bolinas-Stinson School 42 years ago, will retire at the end of this school year. Despite some concern that the program would be nixed, it will continue under new leadership. Mr. Van Leeuwen, who studied art as a college student, landed in...

Chiropractic clinic at Bolinas Community Center in April

Chiropractor Colleen Lindstrom is offering low-cost clinics every Monday in April at the Bolinas Community Center. Ms. Lindstrom specializes in pregnancy, pediatric and family care, and posters advertising her clinics (from 3 to 5 p.m. at a fee of $25 for children and $55 for adults) quote toddlers saying, “I...