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Art Rogers Family Album, March 14, 2019

03/13/2019
REBECCA AND CARLOS PORRATA AND MARTHA PROCTOR, THE HONOREES OF THE FOURTH ANNUAL DANCE PALACE COMMUNITY AWARDS BANQUET FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICE AND LEADERSHIP

Nature Notebook, March 14, 2019

03/13/2019
The vernal equinox of March 20 is the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and a full moon. With sun directly above the equator, we experience equal amounts of day and night; then the earth begins tilting toward the sun and our days grow longer until the summer...

Will Thoms: Simple elegance on cardboard

03/13/2019
The next time you go to the Dance Palace, give yourself ample time to take a tour of “Will Thoms: Paintings and Collage on Cardboard,” on display in the lobby through March 28. Thoms, a Forest Knolls resident, turned a trove of discarded scraps from his years as a building...

Longtime park chief to retire

03/07/2019
For nearly four decades, John Dell’Osso has been an integral part of the Point Reyes National Seashore. As the park’s chief of interpretation and resource education, he helps educate the public about the seashore, whether through social media, the press or interpretive materials. In his 36 years at Point Reyes,...

In Tomales, a writers group endures

03/07/2019
The writers gather at a high table under a single overhead lamp as their elbows compete for space with bottles of seltzer, thick slices of cake and dutifully annotated pages of paper. It’s Thursday night in Tomales, and the members of the Tomales Writers Group begin—carefully and earnestly—to pick one...

Art Rogers Family Album, February 28, 2019

02/28/2019
Great Moments in West Marin History 22 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK — ECOLOGIST DR. SARAH ALLEN, SCIENCE ADVISOR FOR THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE PACIFIC WEST REGION, WITH ONE OF THE EARLIEST MALE 1-TON ELEPHANT SEALS FOUND AT DRAKES BEACH IN MARCH 1997

At Zuma, she's got everything from Z to A

02/27/2019
When children walk into Zuma, a gift shop on Highway 1 specializing in arts and crafts, parents often caution them not to touch the fluffy white llamas and alluring wooden flutes. But Melanie Stone, an Inverness resident who opened Zuma nearly three decades ago, gently pushes back on such parental...

Anne Louise Burdett, herbalist

02/27/2019
One wall of Anne Louise Burdett’s office, a small, sunny space above the Western Saloon, is lined with what she calls an “abbreviated apothecary.” Jars of various shapes and sizes pack long shelves, their contents shades of deep browns and amber. Indian ginseng sits alongside holy basil, waiting to be...

Seashore Realty: A historic Bolinas business

02/27/2019
It’s been a hot year for the owner of Seashore Realty, Flower Fraser, and her partner, Constance Pepper-Lewis, who together sold seven properties in Bolinas, including two to the Bolinas Community Land Trust. Though both women live in Point Reyes Station now, their roots in Bolinas run deep. Ms. Fraser,...

Resilience in stressful times: How herbal medicine can help

02/27/2019
Is it more stressful now than at any other time in human history? To most people I speak with, it feels that way. But in fact, stress has been a part of our lives in extreme ways for as long as we have been a part of this planet. What...

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