Rockin’ in Place

Throughout our community, people are finding creative ways to get together and let off steam—all at a safe distance. Annabelle Joy of Liberty Dock invited her friend Chloe Jean to sing and play keyboards on a motorized float one recent Friday night. Previously, Fiver Brown had given a similar performance....

Rich Stim Wins Fiction Award

Rich Stim of A Dock—and the godfather of this online newsletter—has won the Reed Magazine John Steinbeck Award for his short story, “Closer to Heaven.” Reed is California’s oldest literary journal, tracing its heritage to 1867. The magazine features the works of emerging authors alongside notable pieces by literary lions:...

Five New Homes on 9/14 Tour

The September 14 open homes tour will feature five homes that will be opening to the public for the first time. Thanks to homeowners Mari Steeno (Issaquah), Jane Thompson (Van Damme) plus Claire and Greg Simeone, Tim Dabner and Julie Carlson (Liberty) for volunteering their homes. These five will be...

FHA Tour Returning to Kappas Green

Due to logistical considerations, the FHA Tour Committee has decided to base the September 14 tour back at Kappas Green, rather than at the new WPH Park as previously planned. Kappas Green offers many amenities, such as shade trees, ample rest areas, and a natural setting for musical performers Between...

Cheers to Tom Dugan

Neighbors from the floating homes community joined other friends of Tom Dugan for a traditional Irish wake on Memorial Day. Tom and his wife Blaise had lived on A Dock and Gate 6 ½ for many years until he passed away two days before St. Patrick’s Day after a long...

King Tide Project Photo-Ops Jan 20, 21

Update from the California King Tides Project: Last month, Californians photographed some of the highest high tides of the year to help us better understand and plan for future sea level rise. You’ll get one more chance to participate this season, Sunday January 20 and Monday January 21.   Check...

Michael Labate is New FHA President

Michael Labate was elected President of the Floating Homes Association Board at its January 8 meeting. Michael and his family were long term residents of the Gates Co-op until they moved to a new home on A Dock as part of the Waldo Point Harbor configuration. Taylor Ray of Liberty...

Understanding Gender Identity

Janna Barkin and her husband Gabriel and are coming up on their one-year anniversary on A Dock. On Thursday, June 6, she will be speaking in City Hall on Understanding Gender Identity, based on her book He’s Always Been My Son. Here’s a brief excerpt from the introduction to the book:...