Hermitage, an Inverness shop, opens doors

SPACES: Margaret Weir and Michael Barnett (left) play games at their new shop, Hermitage, in Inverness behind the Post Office on Monday. The space is primarily a gallery for Mr. Barnett’s wood sculptures, with some wares in the back room, but she has other ideas, too. Ms. Weir hopes to...

Inverness tennis camp

SUMMER CAMP: Xerxes Whitney led local youths in drills at the Second Valley tennis court in Inverness on Tuesday. The Inverness Tennis Club sponsors the camp by providing the attending children with scholarships.

IPUD hires new general manager

INVERNESS: The outgoing general manager of the Inverness Public Utility District, Scott McMorrow (right), offered advice to Ken Eichstaedt, who was hired to replace him, on Tuesday. Mr. Eichstaedt, an Olema resident and co-owner of the Bear Valley Inn with his wife, Amanda, has worked as a civil engineer in...

Bolinas celebrates May Day

RITUALS: May Day observers gathered at Mesa Park in Bolinas on Sunday to give thanks to local flora and fauna—and other local treasures, such as dirt roads and potholes. Some dressed as "beyond humans," and the group went on parade down Wharf Road and sang songs about habitat.

Tomales Town Hall hosts music for restoration funds

RESTORATION: The nearly 150-year-old Tomales Town Hall is due for structural improvements, so money must be raised. Country western band Attila Viola and the Bakersfield Boys played on Saturday night, the first in a series of concerts that will direct proceeds to a restoration fund. The Bootleg Honeys play on...

Students donate time and plants for quadriplegics

FUNDRAISER: Lagunitas Open Classroom students David Hernandez and Pahache Sharp helped volunteer Amy Valens prepare plants on Tuesday for the annual In Spirit plant sale this weekend in Woodacre. The benefit raises funds for quadriplegics.

Shepherdess holds benefit

LAND STEWARDS: Bolinas shepherdess and entrepreneur Brittany Cole Bush spoke about her efforts to create work that is environmentally friendly, satisfying to the soul and profitable at a benefit and "walking buffet" at the Peace Barn on Sunday. Proceeds from the event will help her establish a herd that she...

West Marin School student awarded for bilingual skills

EDUCATION: West Marin School seventh grader Emily Cardwell was honored by the California Association for Bilingual Education for her essay about why being bilingual and biliterate are important. Ms. Cardwell won the essay contest for sixth through eighth grades in California.

No camping sign posted in wetlands

OPEN SPACE: A newly erected sign in the Giacomini Wetlands will discourage both homeless people and visitors from sleeping in the creekside willows bordering Point Reyes Station. At least, that is what the sign's proponents hope.