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Lighthouse corps keeps it shining

12/14/2017
There’s an optical illusion that few ever see beneath the 147-year-old lens and clockwork mechanism inside the Point Reyes Lighthouse. In the middle of the room that sits below the lens room, two white support beams stand a few feet apart. To the naked eye, they appear to be angled...

“It’s a Wonderful Life” makes for a wonderful live radio play

12/14/2017
The closed sign had been flipped over for a while last Sunday evening at the Tap Room when 12 actors at a back table rolled through the first reading of a West Marin Christmas tradition. One had twisted his ankle en route to the rehearsal and sat icing it with...

“Wild Blackberries”: Claudia Chapline’s poems of transformation

12/07/2017
The prolific Claudia Chapline has given us a new book of poems, “Wild Blackberries: Love Poems,” recently published by San Francisco’s Norfork Press. It’s a small square volume that fits nicely in the hand; it is easy to carry and it’s illustrated with photos of paintings that are collaborations with...

Joint pleasures

12/07/2017
Great art lifts us out of our earth-caked shoes into the golden realm of imagination, and the current show at the Eubank Gallery is just such a site for take-off. Marlie de Swart, who runs the weaving and woven-clothing shop in downtown Point Reyes, is exhibiting tunics and vests alongside...

Art Rogers Family Album, December 7, 2017

12/07/2017
Baby of the Week “Baby Boom” WYATT MUIR WILLIARD — BORN AUGUST 8, 2016 Son of Melissa and David Williard of Inverness. Grandson of Elaine Schmidt of Concord, New Hampshire and Virginia and the late Thomas Williard of Columbus, Ohio. Nephew of 16 aunts and uncles and 17 cousins scattered...

Inverness potter to display wares at Dance Palace

11/30/2017
The day after Thanksgiving, Noelle Hiam sat on the porch of her Inverness cottage applying the finishing touches to a delicate coffee mug she had recently molded, sculpted and glazed. The closest big box store, with its Black Friday mania, was many miles away. “One of the reasons I’m selling...

Nature Notebook, November 30, 2017

11/30/2017
This weekend, a “super moon” shines over local festivities! As the moon makes its orbit, it will be slightly closer to the earth and thus appear bigger and brighter in clear skies. It will also bring very high tides in the 6-7 foot range peaking just around 10:15 a.m. on...

Mushrooms and your wellbeing

11/30/2017
Mushrooms are in the news. They may contain unusually high amounts of two antioxidants that could help to fight aging and increase health, according to research done at Penn State University, which has a “Center for Plant and Mushroom Products for Health.” When we use food to produce energy, we...

The 1971 spill: When people worked together for the environment

11/30/2017
Today, as our environment faces many threats, it is timely to remember the power of people who fearlessly join together to take positive action. In 1971, a terrible oil spill outside the Golden Gate threatened Marin’s coast. Young people in Bolinas led a monumental effort to protect the Bolinas Lagoon...

Art Rogers Family Album, November 30, 2017

11/30/2017
Baby of the Week “Baby Boom” WESLEY GABRIELLA BUNCE — BORN AUGUST 6, 2016 Daughter of Mariana Bustamante and Timothy Bunce of Olema Granddaughter of Myriam and Miguel Bustamante of Bolinas and Kim and Bob Bunce of Olema Great Granddaughter of Miguel Sr. and the late Nelly Bustamante of Santiago,...

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