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The best wines and cheeses can be found right here

08/24/2017
There are great pairings in the food world—peanut butter and jelly, mac and cheese and spaghetti and meatballs, for starters. But no pairing in the gourmand’s world can match that of fine wines with cheeses. There are hundreds of great cheeses and thousands of fine wines, so you might think...

Nature Notebook, August 24, 2017

08/24/2017
The solar excitement is over, so pack up your viewing glasses for the next seven years, until the next total solar eclipse will be seen in the United States on April 8, 2024. Now is the time for berry picking: blackberries and huckleberries have long been a sweet treat, their...

Gini Havel, artist and gardener, dies at 90

08/24/2017
Gini Havel, an Inverness gardener, artist and fierce tennis player who helped found a countywide nature education program, died peacefully on July 28. She was 90 years old. Gini had an adventurous spirit and traveled extensively with her husband of 70 years, Dick, to explore exotic plants and birds. She...

Art Rogers Family Album, August 24, 2017

08/24/2017
THE SOLAR ECLIPSE PARTY AT THE BEAR VALLEY VISITOR CENTER ON THE MORNING OF AUGUST 21, 2017 On Monday, Aug. 21, the National Park Service hosted a free eclipse viewing party, complete with free glasses. There was a presentation by ranger Greg Purifoy, a park interpreter, educator and eclipse enthusiast,...

Tod Friend, who lived and died on Tomales Bay

08/17/2017
Tod Friend, a hard-working oysterman who protested against the Vietnam War and was known for his generosity, charm and modest lifestyle, died last month in a boat accident on Tomales Bay. He was 70 years old. Tod’s reputation was one of perseverance and dedication, both in caring for his family...

Nicasio couple makes art out of twice-recycled, and sometimes grafted, wood

08/17/2017
Nicasio resident Barbara Contini was looking for the ideal cutting board with her sister-in-law a few years ago and, after being thoroughly disappointed by the options, pulled out some forgotten tools in her garage and got to work. For Ms. Contini and her husband, Patrick McDonnell, who now run Nicasio...

The spirit of our appeal

08/17/2017
The mission of the Inverness Foundation and Association is, in part, “to maintain and preserve the environment and natural beauty of the Inverness area, Tomales Bay and its watershed, and to take such initiatives and to support such endeavors as will strengthen and support the wellbeing of the Inverness community.”...

The eclipse is coming! The eclipse is coming!

08/10/2017
It’s being called “The Great American Eclipse,” a phrase coined long before we started making America great again. Nevertheless, the eclipse could be the event that makes America great again. At least for a few minutes. On Monday morning, Aug. 21, the shadow of the moon will race across the...

Art Rogers Family Album, August 10, 2017

08/10/2017
Baby of the Week “Baby Boom” ROWAN ELINOR PATTERSON — BORN APRIL 7, 2015 Daughter of Caroline and Daniel Patterson and little sister to Leighton of Laguna Hills, California Granddaughter of Ann and Jim Patterson of Point Reyes Station and Aimee and Stephen Cella of Las Vegas, Nevada

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