Lagunitas School prepares for new playground

PLAY: The old playground at Lagunitas School was demolished last week in preparation for a new structure that will replace it. Longtime trustee Richard Sloan is spearheading the project.

Dillon Beach store to be sold

STORES: The Dillon Beach Store is in escrow to be sold to a limited liability company called Shaloha. The current owners, Fred and Nancy Cline, out of Sonoma, have owned the store since 2001.

Library now offers kiddie classes

LITERACY: Marin County Free Library’s literacy coordinator, Annemarie Russo, of Bolinas, led songs and games for a dozen tikes during an early literacy program on Monday morning at the Point Reyes Library. The program returns every third Monday of the month at 10:30 a.m. A bilingual storytime takes place on...

Konevets Quartet vistis Saint Columbas

MUSIC: The Konevets Quartet of St. Petersburg prepared to take the stage at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church in Inverness on Tuesday. This is the second time the group has visited the church, with proceeds benefiting the restoration of their monastery.

Weeding broom in Bolinas

WEEDING: Volunteers coordinated by the Bolinas Land Stewardship Committee spent Sunday near the sewer ponds, pulling Scotch broom and cotoneaster and marking fragile young oaks. The workday was part of a larger oak woodlands restoration effort that includes the mechanical removal of bigger stands of the fast-spreading non-natives, a $250,000...

Heavy storms cause road closures

WEATHER: Heavy rains this week caused yet more road closures and flooding. Sir Francis Drake Boulevard was closed for most of Tuesday from east of Olema through Lagunitas. That, coupled with the closure of Nicasio Valley Road south of the Lucas Valley Road intersection, made for a hectic commute for...

Restoration plans begin for Roy's Redwoods

ROY’S REDWOODS: The Open Space District Board of Directors will give $49,375 to the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy to help plan restoration work at Roy’s Redwoods in the San Geronimo Valley. The parks department says heavier usage and “unregulated trail development” has led to problems, such as impacting the...

Adult coloring classes come to West Marin libraries

COLORING: Adult coloring classes take place at the Inverness Library on the first Wednesday of each month, and at the Bolinas Library on the third Thursday. The library calls it a “relaxing, stress-relieving activity” and provides supplies and refreshments.

First baby of 2017

FIRST BABY: West Marin’s first baby of 2017 was born at 8:58 p.m. on Jan. 5 at the Sutter Regional Hospital in Santa Rosa. Ridge Latham Eastman was born to Laughty Nixdorf, Evan Eastman and brother Liam Fisketjon. The Point Reyes Light and all the businesses on these pages welcome...

Redwoods felled

TREES: Arborists felled two giant—and long dead—old-growth redwoods along the road through Samuel P. Taylor State Park last month, a joint project of the county and Marin Municipal Water District. Though the idea was to cut the trees in such a way that they toppled into Lagunitas Creek to create...