Features

Sadja Greenwood, leader in health, moves to Oregon

06/07/2018
Longtime Bolinas resident Sadja Greenwood, whose articles on health and medicine have appeared in local publications for years, moved to Portland last month, though she will continue publishing on her blog. Her writings, which appeared nearly monthly in the Light for the last several years, digest the latest medical studies...

Art Rogers Family Album, June 7, 2018

06/07/2018
WEST MARIN SCHOOL NOMINEES FOR THE JUNIOR NATIONAL YOUNG LEADERS CONFERENCE IN WASHINGTON, D.C. FROM JULY 27 TO AUGUST 2, 2018 From the left are seventh graders Angel Amador, Eli Rocco–Zilber, Brinlee Stevens, Viviana Villalobos and Anastasia Bonini. They can be supported by donating to West Marin Future Leaders at...

Point Reyes was a baseball town

05/31/2018
Imagine if Juan Marichal, Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher, strolled onto the mound at West Marin School to play ball. Crowds would gather, just as they once did to watch the Point Reyes team and its “flame-thrower” pitcher, Vernon “Lefty” Gomez, in the 1920s. From his humble beginnings digging post...

At the print shop in June: Preston Sturges’s comedic pandemonium

05/31/2018
Each month, Ink Paper Plate presents a thematic film series, screened on Thursday nights at 7 p.m. I am programming this month’s theme, “Summertime Screwball with Preston Sturges,” aiming for laughter and irreverence in the face of electoral primaries and a poison summer of cronies-gone-White-House-wild. Sturges was a playwright, screenwriter,...

I’m still here (Or, how I found my socks)

05/31/2018
It took a couple of days, but all I had to do was look for them. After the park ranger confiscated them while arresting me in the Point Reyes National Seashore last month, he left them inside the tailgate of my S.U.V. I did not look for them right away;...

Lawn party benefit for Bolinas Museum

05/25/2018
This year the Bolinas Museum’s annual Benefit Lawn Party will be held on May 27 in a lovely setting at a private property across from the Bolinas-Stinson School, on Gospel Flat—the heart of the town’s early history. The family-friendly party includes sumptuous seasonal food, wonderful wine, a special cocktail, Hog...

Art Rogers Family Album, May 24, 2018

05/25/2018
AN ENGLISH TEA PARTY AT PATSY FAULKNER AND PHIL JONIK’S SECRET GARDEN IN INVERNESS, CELEBRATING CLAIRE PTAK’S ROYAL WEDDING CAKE COMMISSION FOR THE MARRIAGE OF PRINCE HARRY AND MEHGAN MARKLE — MAY 15, 2018 Claire Ptak, born and raised in West Marin, grew up baking with her mother, Elisabeth, in...

What we have in common

05/25/2018
Two Sundays ago was a good day in greater West Marin. On the walkway outside the Dance Palace Community Center, a couple dozen souls, aged 15 to 75, gathered to rededicate the giant carved bench that commemorates the life of Jonathan Rowe. Jonathan was a visionary spokesperson for the value...

Nature Notebook, May 17, 2018

05/17/2018
A new moon this week brings extreme low tides during the morning daylight hours, with Friday and Saturday, May 17 and 18 at the lowest points, at 7:26 a.m. and 7:57 a.m., extending through Tuesday morning. Good time for beachwalking! The first tule elk calf of the year has been...

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