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West Marin's Absentee Winery: All about natural chemistry

12/19/2018
Avi Deixler will readily tell you that he doesn’t know how to make wine. “Pretty much I use intuition and hard work,” said Mr. Deixler, owner and cellar master of Absentee Winery, which is located inside the former Gallagher Dairy on Point Reyes-Petaluma Road. Where milk once flowed, wine now...

Igor Sazevich: Painting his story

12/19/2018
Inverness architect and painter Igor Sazevich was shut out of his father’s studio as a little boy, but he now owns two of his own at his ridgetop home. This month, at Gallery Route One, where his show, “Time in My Art,” is on display through Sunday, he reminisced about...

Nature Notebook, December 20, 2018

12/19/2018
It feels like winter already, with cold temperatures and misty days, but the official first day of winter is Friday, Dec. 21. The winter solstice, marked by many communities around the world, occurs when the earth’s North Pole leans farthest away from the sun, creating the fewest hours of daylight...

Supreme Court ruling may help Point Reyes ranches

12/13/2018
The United States Supreme Court finally ruled in favor of Drakes Bay Oyster Farm, in a way. The ruling came too late to save Drakes Bay, but perhaps just in time for many of the Point Reyes ranchers. When former Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar decided against renewing Drakes...

Nature Notebook, December 6, 2018

12/06/2018
More winter meteor showers drop late at night this week, as the Geminids fall in the eastern skies. With 120 multicolored stars per hour, it is considered one of the most prolific showers of the winter. This week’s new moon, on Thursday evening, brings extreme high tides of over six...

Three kings and a miracle: A one-act opera visits the Dance Palace

12/06/2018
Coming up this month is a musical event that is perfect for the holiday season, one that will entertain and enrich families. “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” a one-act opera, will show in the Dance Palace Church Space at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29 and at 2 p.m. on...

Margaret Graham, who explored, nurtured and engaged, died at 70

11/29/2018
Margaret McClintock Graham, a former director of the Tomales Village Community Services District who helped run Mostly Natives nursery for over 30 years, died last June in a car accident in Colorado. She was 70 years old. Margaret is remembered by many in West Marin as a warm, straightforward friend...

The impacts of time change

11/29/2018
When Californians voted to make daylight saving time last year-round, they were voting to eliminate the twice-yearly change that people tend to like in the fall, when the clock is set back and we gain an hour of sleep, and dislike in the spring, when the clock is set an...

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