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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...

Art Rogers Family Album, May 17, 2018

05/17/2018
Baby of the Week “Baby Boom” ANNABEL KARUNA PERZIGIAN — BORN JANUARY 12, 2017 Daughter of Louise and Andrew Perzigian of Inverness Granddaughter of Claire and Patrick Bleakley of Featherston, New Zealand and Donna and Anthony Perzigian of Cincinnati, Ohio

Nostalgic adventure marks Bolinas film

05/10/2018
Speeding down Ocean Parkway on a motorcycle, discovering a pot grow hidden in the woods, calling your best friend over a walkie-talkie from a treehouse: such are the scenes of Ole Schell’s childhood in 1980s Bolinas. The filmmaker, son of photographer Ilka Hartman and Orville Schell III, who co-founded the...

Jessie: One woman’s struggle in tumultuous times

05/10/2018
In her newly published novel, Gina Kutchins, a West Marin resident, tells the heart-wrenching story of her grandmother. Rich with detail and sensitivity, “Jessie” is a wonderful tribute to all women who have strived to preserve their families and protect their children under difficult circumstances during the early 20th century...

Straus solves seal issue on yogurt containers

05/03/2018
Straus Family Creamery says it has solved a little problem with its yogurt containers. In recent years, when a consumer removed the lid to pull off the plastic seal, oftentimes just a strip of plastic would come off: not because of flimsy plastic, but because of a problematic seal. Owner...

The OA in Point Reyes

05/03/2018
Point Reyes Books put up a new sign that read “Calendula Country Books” on Monday, and closed its doors to the public. Outside, a production crew set up camp, blocking off parking spaces and periodically stopping pedestrians after the call, “Rolling!” It was the last day of filming in California...

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