New mooring servicing boat sets sail

Skip Vilicich, whose family has owned the Marshall boatyard for a century, on Saturday celebrated the launch of a 36-foot boat fitted to service moorings, after six years of restoration. His sister, Susan Welch, broke a champagne bottle over the bow to christen the craft, which was orginally built to...

Astrid Lindo opens new shop inside Flower Power

Astrid Design Home, a shop located within Point Reyes Station’s Flower Power, opened last Saturday. Owner Astrid Lindo will sell art, accessories and home furnishings, mostly reclaimed or repurposed.

Non-profits thank volunteers at Dance Palace appreciation event

Susan Deixler, a care manager for West Marin Senior Services, talked with a volunteer last Thursday at a first annual volunteer appreciation party at the Dance Palace Community Center. Organizers sent out 280 invitations to volunteers throughout West Marin who keep organizations afloat by cooking meals, chauffeuring seniors, hosting classes,...

Locals born in '47 come together

CELEBRATION: Ten years ago, a group of people born in 1947 convened in Inverness Park to celebrate their shared birth year. Last Saturday, most of them came together again, with a few additions, in Bear Valley. Pictured from left are Carlos Porrato, Alex Hinds, Barbara Gaman, Robin White, Barry Linder,...

Tomales Fire Station set to be rebuilt

SAFETY: Marin County has set aside roughly $8 million for a complete renovation of the Tomales Fire Station. Construction is set to begin next spring, and officials say response times will not be compromised.

Inverness Tennis Club potty gets vandalized

VANDALISM: Inverness Tennis club members arrived on Monday to find the Porta-Potty at the Second Valley court crushed against an alder tree several yards from its original location. Club member Terry Aleshire suspects that teens rammed a vehicle into it.

West Marin sixth grader wins award for essay

AWARDS: West Marin School sixth grader Seth Wollenburg earned $50 for himself and $200 for his class last week, when his essay on gratitude placed in the top 20 of 350 entries from middle schoolers across the county. The Phillips Writing Contest has awarded prizes for the last 25 years...

Todd Pickering opens new gallery in Inverness Park

ART: Photographer Todd Pickering’s new gallery, Still Point Studio, opened on weekends earlier this month in Inverness Park. He greeted guests last weekend during the area’s Memorial Day open studios event, and hopes to host more people at artist’s talks in the future.

Saint Columba's host get away for caregivers

ENRICHMENT: Senior Access, “Marin’s favorite club for folks with memory loss,” offered a retreat for local caregivers at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church last Thursday, in Inverness. Caregivers enjoyed relaxing activities, lunch and guest speakers Lois Hirsch and Rev. Kirsten Spaulding. The event was sponsored by Visiting Angels and St. Columba’s.

Farewell play for longtime drama teacher at Tomales High

THEATER: The Tomales Players took the stage last Thursday for “Attention Detention, Why Were You Tardy?,” an original comedy written and performed by Tomales High School students. Director Ellen Webster, an English and drama teacher, made a special appearance (above). She is retiring after 28 years at the school, where...