RACES: Students raced in the annual West Marin School TurkeyTrot at the Bear Valley trail on Monday. Winners in the boys division were Marcos De la Cruz (1st place), Joshua Espulgar Rowe (2nd place) and Matteo Nagle (3rd place). In the girls division, winners were Emily Cardwell (1st place), Isabella...
CHILD CARE: Barbara Clifton Zarate (left), of the Marin Community Foundation, introduced the first of what will be many meetings of child care providers on how to improve child care in West Marin, during a Tuesday meeting at the Dance Palace. Some suggested that better access to food through school...
READING: Jennifer Livingston and Bonnie Clarke passed out new library cards to students at West Marin and Inverness Schools Monday. The director of the Marin County Free Library, Sara Jones, also cleared off any late fees students may have accrued.
FARMERS MARKET: Last Saturday marked the end of the Point Reyes Farmers Market for the season. A small group of cribbage players gathered for the 1st Annual Sandy Jacobs Memorial Tournament, and past and present members of Marin Organic toasted farewell to the organization.
RETAIL: Inverness Park residents Samantha and Cheyenne Young recently opened up a consignment, retail and vendor shop selling handmade and selected vintage items next to the farmstand on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in Lagunitas. Their store, called Garageland Marketplace, will be open Thursday through Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 6...
RETAIL: Jennifer Jones chatted with Kurtis Major about hanging a print of a halibut—made by pressing an inked, freshly caught fish to paper—in her newly opened clothing and home goods shop, North South East West, in Olema. The store features new and used clothing and home wares, as well as...
READY FOR RAIN: Ken Levin cleared the gutters on an Inverness home last Thursday to prepare for the winter rains. Mr. Levin recently started promoting gutter services in addition to his window washing business in light of the looming El Niño.
INVASIVES: The state parks department will close Millerton Point from Nov. 1 to 18 to remove non-native plants including eucalyptus, salt cedar, acacia (above), pampas grass and Himalayan blackberry.
CROWDS: A parking attendant for the National Park Service guided cars into position at the Palomarin Trailhead on Sunday. The position was created this summer to deal with the increasing crowds, and will continue until further notice.
HEALTHY LIVING: Woodacre resident Avis Licht handed out samples of cherry tomatoes while giving a tour of her garden to visitors from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation on Saturday. The tour was a follow up to a visit Ms. Licht, and her husband, Avis, made in June to the reservation...