New Dinner Delivery Service

Davey “Jones” Johnson of Davey Jones Deli and his Van Damme Dock neighbor Maria Finn have just started a dinner delivery plan for Sausalito, Marin City and Mill Valley called Port & Provisions. They’re preparing one dinner for Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings, with vegan/vegetarian options. The meals will be... Read more

Mardi Gras Pop-Up on East Pier

Bruce Thomas, who once lived in New Orleans, hosted a Mardi Gras pop-up dock party on Fat Tuesday. The party was actually held at the home of Jenny Silva and Jeff Davis. Dock residents festooned in beads and masks feasted on jambalaya and kings cake, with plenty of appropriate libations.... Read more

Gate 6 ½ Loses a True Original

Serafino James Presta, better known as “Uncle Jimmy” on Gate 6 ½, passed away on February 7 after a long illness. Jimmy first moved to Gate 6 1/2 in 1995, shortly after meeting Susie Dupuis through their good friend and floating homeowner Jane Colton. Jim rented #18 on the dock... Read more

Qaddafi’s Cook Comes to Town in May

West Pier’s resident playwright Lance Belville has another play opening in the Bay Area May 23. Fresh from a London run in the West End’s Latin American Theatre Season, Bons Tempos Theatre Company’s Fringe Festival hit, “Qaddafi’s Cook,” brings its immersive energy to Ft. Mason’s Southside Theatre, May 23-24, 2020,... Read more

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:... Read more

Culinary Champ on Gate 6 1/2

Samantha Gordon of Gate 6 ½ recently won $10,000 on the Food Network show Chopped. In each episode of Chopped, chefs face off to prepare a full day’s worth of meals. They’re under a time limit, and have to use all the ingredients the show provides them. At the end... Read more

Meet the New FHA Membership Co-Chairs

The new FHA Membership Committee Co-Chairs are raring to go. Lisa McNelley and Jill Sherman, Main Dock neighbors and friends, have teamed up. They’re excited about their new role and see lots of opportunity for enhancing FHA visibility that will be both useful and fun. “We want to go beyond... Read more

Donna Lunsford: Outing the Dinghy Dame

If you’ve been in the floating homes community for more than three years, you’ve probably read the Dinghy Dame’s resident profiles called Water You Doing Here? For 20 years, Donna Lunsford wrote those profiles. “The Dinghy Dame was a lot of fun to write,” she tells me with a smile.... Read more

Paella Plus on Liberty Dock

Julie and Rick DiNapoli treated their Liberty Dock neighbors to a paella party last month before the float-in screening of the documentary, Ghost Fleet. Their dockmate (director and producer) Shannon Service, and other members of the film crew, attended the screening. Ghost Fleet is the tale of an amazing woman who... Read more

Sausalito Village Art Show Opens Nov 3

The 7th Annual Sausalito Village Art Exhibit opens on Sunday, November 3 at the Sausalito Library. An opening reception will be held that evening from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. The public is invited to help celebrate the artists and authors of Sausalito Village. Libations and appetizers will be served, and The... Read more