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Art Rogers Family Album, February 15, 2018

02/15/2018
DARLENE JOHNSON AND FAMILY — THE OWNERS OF MOSTLY NATIVES NURSERY IN DOWNTOWN POINT REYES STATION Margaret Graham and Walter Earle started Mostly Natives Nursery in Tomales in 1983. When they decided to retire in 2016 after 33 years, Darlene, who had worked for them for a year and a...

Mara Nelson’s Cover Girls: Upholstery made to last

02/15/2018
An invitation to move to Inverness in 1971 opened an unexpected door for Mara Nelson, then a 23-year-old early childhood education graduate from Illinois. For nearly five decades now, Ms. Nelson has relied on her skill with fabric—which she first tested sewing doll clothes at the age of 9—to carve...

Geography of Hope: Building resilience in nature

02/15/2018
At first, what might seem remarkable is the quiet. Silence becomes more palpable when hundreds of people gather in a room, in quiet anticipation or contentedness, or a private moment of meditation. Before long, though, the silence will be filled with words and ideas. Passionate speakers will share their insights,...

Katie Beacock: Reflections from Seadrift

02/15/2018
When Katie Beacock and her husband founded Seadrift Realty in 1973, the gated community just north of Stinson Beach was home to roughly 20 houses. Relocating from East Marin with their four—soon to be five—children, the couple built a home overlooking the lagoon and set up an office at the...

Marisol Salgado: Evolution at the Whale

02/15/2018
The lunch rush at the Whale of the Deli on Monday arrived in waves as patrons floated in to gaze at three blackboards announcing custom sandwiches, pizza and Mexican food. Cheers from the Winter Olympics played on the television in the maroon-tinged room while the deli’s matriarch presided from behind...

Kelle Kearney: A people person veterinarian

02/15/2018
Inside the San Geronimo Valley Veterinary Clinic last Tuesday, an Australian shepherd named Teddy lay stoically on a stainless steel treatment tub as his teeth were cleaned. The six-year-old dog has been coming to Dr. Kelle Kearney for his entire life, and this time the veterinarian noticed an irregular bump...

Sunnyside: Light at the end

02/08/2018
The trauma of the 1995 Mount Vision Fire churns at the center of a new documentary by Belgian artists Frederik Carbon and Katrien Vermeire, called “Sunnyside.” The film, named after a winding road that dead ends on the Inverness Ridge, follows the final months in the lives of the iconoclastic...

Nature Notebook, February 8, 2018

02/08/2018
The February sky is quiet, with no full moons, but March is bookended with full moons on March 2 and 31. The new moon on Feb. 15 brings afternoon minus tides throughout the week. Warm temperatures and moist soil are ushering in the first wildflowers. Amid the deep green and...

New rules for San Geronimo Golf Course

02/08/2018
A Valley family tossed stones into a pond on the golf course on Sunday. Now that the county manages the course, fishing and stone-skipping are permitted, along with free putting on the practice greens. Driving golf balls and playing the sport itself is not allowed.

Art Rogers Family Album, February 8, 2018

02/08/2018
Great Moments in West Marin History 40 YEARS AGO — THE 1976 AND 1977 DROUGHT ENDS AND THE NICASIO RESERVOIR IS FULL! — JANUARY 16, 1978 During the drought of 1976 and 1977, Marin County was bone dry. For three years, precipitation dropped to almost half of normal. The Nicasio...

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