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Nature Notebook, March 8, 2018

03/08/2018
The days continue to lengthen as daylight savings time arrives on March 11 and the vernal equinox on March 20, with its equal day and night. In the Celtic world, it is the feast of Ostara, whose name comes from the Saxon goddess of spring, Eostre. This equinox feast day...

Art Rogers Family Album, March 8, 2018

03/08/2018
Baby of the Week “Baby Boom” ALDON CALVIN PORTER–SULLIVAN — BORN DECEMBER 22, 2016 Son of Caitlin Sullivan and Matthew Porter of Marshall Grandson of Kina and John Sullivan of Marshall and Laura and Calvin Porter of Goochland County, Virginia Nephew of Meghan Sullivan and Kevin Forrester of Point Reyes...

Children may benefit from omega-3 fatty acids in fish

03/01/2018
According to a new report from the University of Pennsylvania, children who eat fish at least once a week sleep better and have IQ scores that are four points higher on average than those who consume fish less frequently or not at all. These findings were recently published in the...

County continues reduction of toxin use in landscaping

03/01/2018
Marin County Parks rangers removed an invasive acacia at Chicken Ranch Beach on Tuesday and will return to cover the stump with fabric—rather than with a pesticide—so the stump doesn’t sprout. The county gradually cut back on the use of glyphosate over the last 20 years and now doesn’t use...

Art Rogers Family Album, March 1, 2018

02/28/2018
ISIS HOCKENOS PAINTING THE MURAL IN THE DINING ROOM AT THE NEW SIDE STREET KITCHEN IN DOWNTOWN POINT REYES STATION Isis was born and raised in Marshall and attended the original Huckleberry preschool. She has a bachelor’s degree from Sarah Lawrence College and studied printmaking in Florence, Italy. Though she...

The organic movement’s pioneers tell their story in new documentary

02/22/2018
The organic food movement exploded in the early ’80s after a representative from Berkeley’s Chez Panisse visited Bolinas with a peculiar request. As detailed in a new documentary by San Franciscan filmmaker Mark Kitchell, forager Sibella Kraus came out to Star Route Farm in search of ingredients for a mesclun—a...

Nature Notebook, February 22, 2018

02/22/2018
The first of March’s two full moon rises next week on Thursday, March 1 and brings afternoon low tides and six-foot tides in the morning. Coastal areas have been blustery this past weekend, making whale watching difficult. Typically by February, most whales have passed south to Mexico; they begin their...

Art Rogers Family Album, February 22, 2018

02/22/2018
Baby of the Week “Baby Boom” RIDGE LATHAM EASTMAN — BORN JANUARY 5, 2017 Son of Laughty Nixdorf and Evan Eastman and little brother to Liam of Point Reyes Station Grandson of Peggy Day of Point Reyes Station and the late Jeffrey Nixdorf of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Laurie and...

Marnie Jackson’s beauty line: Products for a cleaner planet

02/15/2018
The ocean lies about 15 miles from Marnie Jackson’s Nicasio farm but it’s a fixture in her daily ruminations as she tends to her sheep and rabbits. In particular, she considers how we humans are destroying it through particles of plastic and the choices we make at the grocery store...

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