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Nature Notebook, July 13, 2017

07/12/2017
The summer sky’s fireworks begin this week in the east, as the Delta Aquarids meteor showers arrive. They will peak on July 28 and 29 and stretch through August. Waiting at the stop sign at the painted bridge? A fine display of apricot-colored sticky monkey-flower is on the rocky hillside...

A curatorial collection with local roots

07/06/2017
Though the late sculptor J.B. Blunk’s 1950s house in Inverness commands all the respect of a museum, it remains the home of his daughter, Mariah Nielson, and the headquarters for her design brand, Permanent Collection. “Living with beauty, as opposed to preserving it, putting it away, was always my family...

Inverness Garden Club 2017 graduates

07/06/2017
Graduation: the ultimate goal of our scholars—yet their aspirations reach even further. Thanks to our generous donors, these young people are on their way. The Inverness Garden Club Scholarship Fund committee is proud to present this outstanding group of scholars. Bronimer Adler-Ivanbrook is graduating from Swarthmore, where he majored in...

Rhubarb: Its history and uses

07/06/2017
The Chinese had been using rhubarb as a medicinal plant for thousands of years before its introduction to Europe. Rhubarb was considered valuable because of its laxative properties, and its root was considered to have anti-cancer properties. Here I will discuss the properties of the stems; the root is not...

Solomon on Democrats’ challenges

07/06/2017
Norman Solomon is a lifelong activist and critic of the news media. As all the fatuous Summer of Love celebrations were announced, I thought of his book “Made Love, Got War,” which tracks the rise of militarism in the United States in the last 50 years. Norman ran as a...

Art Rogers Family Album, July 6, 2017

07/06/2017
THE PROCESSION FROM ST. COLUMBA’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH TO THE INVERNESS YACHT CLUB FOR THE ANNUAL “BLESSING OF THE FLEET” — SUNDAY, JULY 2, 2017

Art Rogers Family Album, June 29, 2017

06/29/2017
REV. RAFAEL de AVILA AND FRIENDS OF SACRED HEART CHURCH AT THE FIRST ANNUAL “ONE HEART—ONE COMMUNITY” BENEFIT BBQ — SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 2017 This annual event is a benefit for Sacred Heart Church and the Sanctuary Project, which helps our West Marin friends and neighbors in these unsettled times...

Little Wing’s new stand

06/29/2017
She restocks the shelves on Thursdays. Bags of mixed lettuce, onions and bouquets of snapdragons are neatly arranged alongside other produce; inside an ice chest lies a specialty item: coturnix quail eggs, $7 for a dozen. Little Wing Farm’s new farmstand all but sprouted out of the gravel of a...

Nature Notebook, June 29, 2017

06/29/2017
Summer officially began last week with the solstice and all the accompanying notes of barn swallows in the air, thimbleberries ripening and word of the first huckleberries. As I look for the various notes of summer, one of my favorites is the return of the summer camp at the Dance...

Kule Loklo: A vision for the future, vivified by volunteers

06/22/2017
Tucked behind the Bear Valley Visitor Center is a living prehistory museum honoring the Coast Miwok who inhabited the region for centuries before the arrival of European settlers. Spread across an open field are replicated buildings of the Miwok: a sweathouse, a roundhouse, acorn granary and multiple cone-shaped structures called...

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