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Bicycle graffiti continues

08/13/2015
BICYCLES: Graffiti art produced a month ago on numerous West Marin roads has expanded to include commentary on the recent, suspected purposeful collision between a vehicle and bicycle.

Smileys begins non drinking activities upstairs

08/13/2015
SMILEYS: With painting supplies at the ready, Smiley’s Schooner Saloon is gearing up to host regular Monday craft nights in the Captain’s Quarters above the bar. Interested patrons last Monday painted cornholes, and this week, owner Leila Monroe and assistant manager Blair Harris worked on restoring the historic Smiley’s sign...

Art opportunities at Ink.Paper.Plate

07/23/2015
ART: Models from the Bay Area Models’ Guild have been striking poses at figure drawing sessions on Wednesdays at Ink Paper Plate in Point Reyes Station for the last month. (The last session is scheduled for next Wednesday, but classes will continue in August if there are enough registrants.) Sirima...

Fog net is tested on Point Reyes

07/23/2015
DROUGHT: In an effort to capture water from fog during one of the worst droughts in California’s history, a small team of locals erected a “fog net” on Coast Guard land on the Point Reyes Peninsula on Sunday. Richard Kirschman, who spearheaded the project with his partner, Doris Ober, said...

Circus of Smiles at the Dance Palace

07/16/2015
FUN: A two-man vaudeville performance by Circus of Smiles, an Oakland troupe, on Monday featured juggling and tricks of the eye. A Bolinas show drew mostly the very young, performer Tyler Parks said; an appearance at the Dance Palace (above) was greeted by a hearty group from the community center’s...

Homes cleared at Drakes Bay Oyster Company

07/02/2015
DRAKES ESTERO: A crane took apart vacant worker housing at the site of the former Drakes Bay Oyster Farm on Thursday. According to West Marin Community Services, some former employees of the farm have stayed local; others have moved places like to southern California and Mexico.

Bolinas Sun Festival and Baby Blessing 2015

06/25/2015
BOLINAS: One-year-old Otis Manson was one of 24 new babies, small children and one young man who were paraded around and serenaded at the annual Sun Festival and Baby Blessing on Bolinas Beach last Sunday. Mark Butler (center) stepped in as the blessing’s leader this year; longtime leader Tom D’Onofrio...

Pitch Canker poses fire danger

06/18/2015
FIRE HAZARD: Vast swathes of young bishop pines that were seeded on the Inverness Ridge by the Mount Vision Fire of 1995 are being attacked by pitch canker disease, turning the landscape into a virtual tinder box. The airborne pathogen causes the ends of branches to die off; in some...

Bruce Fox's steel whale

06/04/2015
ART: After purchasing a crane truck to use as a ladder, laboring nine months and welding 500 pounds of metal, Bruce Fox completed his “Knølhval” (Norwegian for humpback) in March on the Point Reyes Station mesa. The 13.5-foot steel sculpture, which spins in the wind, was Mr. Fox’s answer to...

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