Art Rogers Family Album, August 13, 2015

WOOLSEY JONAN HETT — BORN APRIL 7, 2014 Son of Kimberly and Ryan Hett of Point Reyes Station. Grandson of Becky Glynn and the late Jimmy Glynn of Orange County, California and Barb and Ron Hett of Bottineau, North Dakota.

Julia Adam’s dance in the woods

Behind the dead center of the stage stood a tall and leafy bay laurel tree, a multitude of trunks shooting up out of the base. Its presence as a backdrop to a performance the past two weekends in Nicasio brought the unusual woodsy setting of the modern but balletic dance...

Moving Out of the Frame: Claudia Chapline’s life in dance and art

Unless you’re an intimate friend of hers, those of us who thought we knew Claudia Chapline will be astonished by her newest memoir (after the delightful “Falling Up the Stairs,” published in 2013). In less than 150 pages, which include a chronology and selected bibliography, “Moving Out of the Frame”...

Mystery novel sheds light on global war

Inverness author Ivan Light’s new novel, “Deadly Secret of the Lusitania,” is a story about two mysteries: one factual, one fictional. A partial account of the events surrounding the sinking of this great liner—resulting in the deaths of over 1,100 passengers and crew—is wrapped around a tale of a deadly...

Planning for pets in emergencies

In the summer of 1995, locals Susan Sasso and Peter Svirsky penned columns for the Light on protecting animals in a disaster. It was especially timely: a couple of months later, the Mount Vision Fire broke out. Their advice remains vital today, with just a little updating. Contingency planning for...

Tracing forgotten footsteps

Not so long ago, the prevailing wisdom held that the Miwok Indians were extinct. In protest, the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria loudly proclaimed, “We are still here.” On Saturday, July 18, we’ll have an opportunity to trace the sometimes-forgotten path of the native people of Point Reyes in a...

A summertime barn dance for Christmas cheer

Holiday spirit rises each morning on the Dickson Ranch in Woodacre until it pours down wonder just before Christmas. At this time of year it gathers the resources that find their way into Santa’s sleigh by means of a barbecue and barn dance, a benefit for Valley Toys and Joys...