Nature Notebook, June 6, 2019

Early summer is the best time of year to identify one of the easiest constellations: the Big Dipper, which is almost directly overhead each night. It goes by many names—the Drinking Gourd, as the constellation helped guide escaped slaves along the Underground Railroad; the Plough and the Wagon, honoring the...

Art Rogers Family Album, June 6, 2019

NICASIO CELEBRATES THE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT'S NEW ENGINE 763 ON THE LAFRANCHI BALLFIELD — JUNE 1, 2019 In keeping with recent tradition, the community of Nicasio welcomed fire engine 763 with a ceremonial wetting down and water transfer from engine 762, which will remain in the department as a retiree...

The important Mediterranean diet

The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Mayo Clinic are endorsing the Mediterranean diet as a way to reduce the risk of heart disease, inflammation, blood sugar and body mass index. The diet is a plant-based eating plan consisting of a daily intake of whole grains, olive...

Mike Meszaros: A lot more than meets the eye

Mike Meszaros has lived in the same Inverness house for most of his life and, with one or two exceptions, has managed with the same, now-dated furniture. He drives a rust-embellished 1983 B.M.W. he inherited from his late father in 1991 and a 1975 Ford truck he bought from a...

Sacred Heart's two devout communities

As evening fog drifted over the Inverness Ridge, congregants gathered in the parking lot to pray. It was Good Friday, and they had come to Sacred Heart Church in Olema to walk through the Stations of the Cross. The service was bilingual, a nod to the mix of white and...

Art Rogers Family Album, May 23, 2019

"Yesterday & Today" “Baby Mania” ESTELLA AND LOURDES, THE MORA — LOPEZ TWINS, 2004 AND 2019 Estella and Lourdes were born one minute apart on April 4, 2003. They were the “Babies of the Month” at 1 year old. The daughters of ChouChou and Hector Mora–Lopez of Bolinas, they just...

Marna Clarke sheds light on aging

In her 2011 memoir “Blue Nights,” Joan Didion writes, “Aging and its evidence remain life’s most predictable events, yet they also remain matters we prefer to leave unmentioned, unexplored.” Inverness artist Marna Clarke takes a nuanced and unflinching look at this event in “Autumn,” her solo exhibition at Gallery Route...

Art Rogers Family Album, May 9, 2019

Baby of the Week “Baby Boom” HARRISON STEWART BUNNETT — BORN DECEMBER 15, 2017 Son of Ashley and Will Bunnett of San Francisco. Grandson of the late David Bunnett and Wendy Friefeld and Gary Thompson of Inverness Park and Debbie and the late Tony Wilson of Houston, Texas