Nature Notebook, November 8, 2018

It is a sparkly time in the sky, with both the Taurid and Leonid meteor showers in the month of November. The Taurids, which peaked on Nov. 5, originate in the constellation Taurus, located just above Orion in the sky. Watch for fireballs above Orion’s three-starred belt. The Leonids begin...

Nature Notebook, October 25, 2018

The full moon that passed yesterday was known in the Dakotah Sioux tradition as the “quilling and beading moon.” Cooler weather means more inside time for handiwork and less outdoor gathering work as plants become dormant. West Marin remains a little nutty after last column’s hazelnut story. This week, nuts...

Art Rogers Family Album, October 25, 2018

Baby of the Week “Baby Boom” DOTTIE FERN AREIAS — BORN AUGUST 9, 2017 Daughter of Courtney and Brannon Areias and little sister to Oliver and Alexa and big sister to Finn of the Point Reyes Farmstead Dairy at the Robert Giacomini Ranch in Point Reyes Station.

Talking about race in West Marin

For the last year and a half, I have hosted twice-monthly conversations about race in America and in our lives. We select a book to read and, through respectful listening to one another’s reflections on the writer’s thoughts on difference, acceptance and denial, we illuminate our shared condition and provide...

Art Rogers Family Album, October 18, 2018

BOATWRIGHT JEREMY FISHER–SMITH WITH THE “KOHLENBERG,”AN 18–FOOT ROWING GIG HE BUILT AT HIS MARSHALL BOATWORKS FOR SAN FRANCISCO’S DOLPHIN CLUB Born and raised on Mount Tamalpais, Jeremy got his first job in 1976 as a teenage apprentice to wooden boatbuilder Bill Grunwald on the Santa Cruz coast. He returned to...

In Bolinas, helping kids become stewards of land and community

Under last Friday’s early October sun, a handful of Bolinas schoolchildren huddled under trees in a nearby orchard, filling buckets and expectant mouths with a dozen apple varieties. Out by the Pine Gulch Creek, another group of students cleared out invasive species. One girl passed a ball of black pond...

Nature Notebook, October 11, 2018

I watch the passing of seasons with the constellation Orion. As the winter approaches, I see it overhead as I pick up newspapers in the morning darkness of southwest skies (look toward Bolinas). This constellation brings a sparkle of meteor showers in mid-October, the Orionids, beginning on Oct. 18 and...

Art Rogers Family Album, October 4, 2018

Great Moments in West Marin History “Yesterday & Today” RACHEL’S ZUCCHINI — 1979 AND 2001 Rachel Pedemonte won the Point Reyes Light’s Largest Zucchini Contest in 1979.