The Gym at Stinson Beach looks to lift membership

Under the shade of palm and banana trees and with a constant soundtrack of crashing waves, The Gym at Stinson Beach is unlike any fitness center in the county. Its design and atmosphere were inspired by tropical Hawaii, in particular the north coast of Kauai, both in its indoor facilities...

How West Marin neighborhoods, CERTs and fire departments work together

As the West Marin Disaster Council coordinator, I frequently am asked to explain how our nine community disaster councils and Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, trainees fit into the bigger picture of disaster response in West Marin. Here is how we all work together. West Marin communities have volunteer...

Art Rogers Family Album, October 13, 2016

Baby of the Month WILLAMINA JEWEL VINCENT–SPRINGER — BORN JULY 30, 2015 Daughter of Beau Vincent and Rick Springer of Bolinas Granddaughter of Laurie Vincent of Santa Rosa and the late Bo Travers of Vallejo and Sue and the late Dan Springer of Endicott, New York

Creature Comfort Choir brings melodies to pets in need

The paw of a 13-year-old sleeping collie named Neva started twitching last Tuesday evening—a telltale sign of dreaming—as a small group circling her sang a cappella. “She’s running. She doesn’t run so much anymore,” said Neva’s owner, Veronica Kleinberg, a Woodacre artist. The group was the Creature Comfort Choir, which...

Ceremony celebrates return of famous Morse code station

For decades, Morse code keys clicked in West Marin, providing communications with ships at sea under the iconic call sign KPH, but the keys fell silent in 1997. Though the Maritime Radio Historical Society restored the famous station and operates it under a new call sign, this Saturday, Oct. 8,...

Art Rogers Family Album, October 6, 2016

THE STAFF OF THE POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE AT THE ANNUAL SUNRISE BREAKFAST, CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, AT THE RED BARN IN BEAR VALLEY On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the act creating the National Park Service. The Organic Act states that the fundamental...

Permaculture experts bid farewell to Bolinas home

The founders and co-directors of the Regenerative Design Institute, James Stark and Penny Livingston-Stark, recently announced their plans to leave Commonweal Garden in Bolinas. The site has been their home and the base for their permaculture and leadership organization for the last 13 years. Although they will continue to direct...

Books, interpreted: Point Reyes gallery celebrates artist books

For almost a decade, Mary Eubank and Zea Morvitz have been co-directors of Sometimes Books, an informal gallery specializing in artist books that’s tucked off Highway 1 in Point Reyes Station. Here, books are reinterpreted as unique works of art that challenge the conventional shelf life of a paperback or...

Art Rogers Family Album, September 29, 2016

Baby of the Month ABEL ALI WRIGHT — BORN ON THE SUMMER SOLSTICE ON JUNE 21, 2015 Son of Erin and David Wright and little brother of Safia of Inverness Grandson of Helene and Charles Wright of San Francisco, Susan Weideman of San Francisco and Don and Donna Weideman of...

Marlie de Swart: off the axis and on the page

Marlie de Swart never relies on patterns when she knits a new sweater, vest or bonnet. Instead, she sketches a rough plan and makes decisions about textures and construction as she goes, letting the piece grow and morph organically, stitch by stitch. It was a bit of a challenge, then,...