Art Rogers Family Album, December 3, 2015

THE NICASIO VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT LADIES AUXILIARY PRESENTS A CHECK FOR $12,000 TO THE NICASIO VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT. The Nicasio Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary was incorporated in 1959 as an association of women (fondly known as “The Ladies”) who provided assistance (and sandwiches!) to firefighters and neighbors when the...

Great horned owls: Ubiquitous hunters

Great horned owls are the most common owl in the Americas, populating the icy north of Canada, the southern tip of Argentina and nearly everywhere in-between. They are equally at home in suburbia and remote woodlands. Even so, they are much more likely to be heard than seen. Their distinctive...

Former Station House chef releases poetry book

In the Allegory of the Cave, Plato teaches that perceptions are like shadows of reality. But for Inverness poet Denis Bold, those shadows are real. “I know/if you are/only shadow/or maybe/smoke/or a blackness’s/stealth/across lonely/deaf walls,/you are still/real, you’re/real, you/and the fire,” he writes in Plato’s Cave, one of 62 poems...

Marin Organic: A history

A small group of food producers and their supporters gathered at Tomales Bay Foods on a recent November evening to commemorate the end of Marin Organic, the 14-year old nonprofit that has played a central role in promoting sustainable farming in the county. Around a potluck buffet and plenty of...

Why preserve native languages?

In the pre-colonial period, there were over 1,000 different tribes in California with over 500 distinct languages. Today, all these languages are highly endangered and some might even be called extinct. It’s a profound loss. Language is culture and culture is cosmology, and when we lose languages, we lose the...

Many dimensions at Toby’s gallery

Wendy Schwartz and Bruce Mitchell, friends and Inverness neighbors for over 30 years, work in different dimensions: Wendy is a painter while Bruce sculpts wood. But we are lucky that Wendy, scheduled to hold her show at Toby’s Feed Barn’s art gallery, asked Bruce to join her. These twin solo...

Art Rogers Family Album, November 19, 2015

IN MEMORY OF JEFF PFLUGRATH – APRIL 9, 1942 — November 4, 2015 For 35 years, Mr. Pflugrath was the superintendent, principal, 6th, 7th and 8th grade teacher and coach at Nicasio School, retiring in June 2000.

Art Rogers Family Album, November 12, 2015

THE 7TH ANNUAL VETERANS DAY SERVICE AT THE OLEMA CEMETERY — NOVEMBER 7, 2015 This year, the Honor Guard Unit from the Coast Guard’s Two Rock Training Center assisted the community in celebrating Veteran’s Day at the Olema Cemetery, where close to 100 military veterans are buried. As in years...

Animal tracking at your public beach

John Muir famously pointed out that any time you pull on a thread in nature, you find that it is connected to the whole universe. The truth of this is nowhere more evident than in the dry sand of a public beach. There is a secret world of complex and...

Life without barriers

Life without barriers: this is the motto, indeed the very soul, of the Halleck Creek Ranch. Its therapeutic horseback riding program and equine-assisted therapies, used by clients with a range of challenges, have been working their compassionate magic for over 38 years. The organization’s committed staff, supporters and volunteers never...