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Walker Creek music camp livens up old tunes

04/13/2017
The sound of rhythmic stomping poured out of a red barn on Walker Creek Ranch last Sunday afternoon. There was heal-toe clacking and wood-floor pounding, and the commotion grew thunderous as 24 feet traded licks. Standing in a circle around instructor Rebecca Stout, a dozen students were learning the old-time...

Parents learn tips for protecting children from predators

04/13/2017
A group of worried parents left a presentation at the Fairfax Library last month feeling energized and invigorated about keeping children safe from sexual predators. The program, designed by the national nonprofit Darkness to Light, encouraged proactive, cooperative community action to protect children from sexual abuse. Adults often react with...

Green spring potato salad

04/13/2017
I’m not sure why anyone would want to eat stinging nettles. The forager will most certainly get stung, and their texture when cooked is like chalky wool. Their taste is described at best as herbal and at worst like gym socks. But people do, perhaps because nettles are a quintessential...

Art Rogers Family Album, April 13, 2017

04/13/2017
“Yesterday & Today” PAT HEALY — THE FOUNDER AND OWNER OF THE STATION HOUSE CAFE IN 1975, 1988, and 2017 Pat Healy, who just turned 90, founded The Station House Café in 1974. The restaurant moved to where the 2 Ball Inn once stood, across the street from the Grandi...

Lloyd Kahn’s new book highlights not-so-tiny homes

04/06/2017
Lloyd Kahn is a journalist at heart, but on paper he’s a craftsman. “I like to tell people what’s going on,” said the author, publisher and longtime Bolinas resident. Since 1970, when he founded Shelter Publications, Mr. Kahn has promoted hand-made homes through a long list of books, inspiring people...

Prediabetes: A lot of us have it

04/06/2017
Prediabetes is a condition in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as full-blown diabetes. According to studies from a number of universities and national surveys, 37 percent of adults in the United States have prediabetes and 12 percent to 14 percent...

Sacred Heart Sweets, Zucchini chocolate cake

04/06/2017
2 1/2 C flour 1/2 C cocoa 2 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 1/2 tsp soda 1 tsp each salt and cinnamon 3/4 C soft butter 2 C sugar 3 eggs 2 tsp each vanilla and grated orange peel 2 C coarsely shredded zucchini 1/2 C milk 1 C chopped...

Nature Notebook, April 6, 2017

04/06/2017
If the skies are clear on Friday, April 7, there will be a rare opportunity to see the planet Jupiter all evening, when the earth passes between the sun and Jupiter; astronomers call this an “opposition of Jupiter.” With the sun shining brightly on the planet, a strong set of...

Ancestors & the Land: 75 years ago

03/30/2017
I first saw the photograph in the book “Point Reyes Peninsula,” by Dewey Livingston and Carola DeRooy. The 1930s image haunted me: Italian and Japanese families enjoying a picnic at Limantour Beach on a day off from their endless farming labors, taking in the sun, sand and surf. My wife,...

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