Nicasio ladies host fundraiser for firefighters

EVENTS: A British sport called welly wanging, in which one throws a boot as far as one can, was a highlight for women dressed in their Sunday best during a fundraiser held by the Nicasio Volunteer Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary. The event, underwritten and hosted by Nicasio residents Bunny Spencer-Phillips...

Bass lake still drawing swimmers

SUMMER: The epic rope swing that once hung from a large fir tree at Bass Lake came down when the tree fell recently. That didn’t stop large groups of people from taking the three-mile hike on the Palomarin Trail to jump off of the roots on Sunday.

Wine bar and bistro, Eleven, hosts open house

WINE AND DINE: Patrons sampled finger foods and fine wines at an open house and crowdfunding event at Eleven, a new wine bar, bistro and bed and breakfast in dowtown Bolinas, at the site of the old Blue Heron Inn, on Sunday. Owners Kate and Rebecca Sterlin are raising money...

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.