Spring 2024 DITP pickle jar drawing

While you’re enjoying Day in the Park this Sunday, be sure to stop by the Pickle Jar table for a chance to win one or more exciting prize packages. Here’s a preliminary list: Beauty and wellness bundle: eyelashes from LashOut, acupuncture with Dr. Arcadia Farber, Katya jewelry. Barrel House Dinner...

Eco Evolution Exhibition Opens May 16

The Sausalito Center for the Arts is launching a multi-week exhibition uniting artists, authors, filmmakers, and game changers in a collaborative effort to spark awareness and ignite inspiration for meaningful change. Entitled ECO EVOLUTION: EMPOWER FOR CHANGE, the exhibition will run until June 9. Participating artists and special appearances are...

Cyra McFadden: Full Speed Ahead

Long time Main Dock resident Cyra McFadden passed away recently, leaving behind an “only in Marin” legacy. In the 70s, Cyra wrote a satirical look at the New Age heyday hereabouts, which first appeared each week in the Pacific Sun. It was eventually published by Knopf in a spiral bound,...

Special Announcement

The dock that signs up the most volunteers for the FHA’s May 19 Day in the Park will get a free dock party including wine, courtesy of the FHA. Let’s see which dock has the most community spirit! Go to our signup site to choose the job and shift you...

Diatoms: algae that live in glass houses

We don’t notice much of the life in the water around our floating homes because the individual organisms are too small. Diatoms fit that description; they range in size between 2 and 200 microns (0.002 to 0.2 mm). Anything 2 microns long, about 4 wavelengths of light, is well below...

A Full Afternoon for Day in the Park May 19

Day in the Park chair Julie Durbin has put together a full day of food, fun, games, and attractions for the FHA’s May 19 festival. Here’s the schedule for the day: The Waldo Stage (main stage) Glen Brown – sound Emcee – Heather Lerner 12:00-12:30 PM The Nother Mother Brothers...

Junior Sponsorships Available for Day in the Park 5/19

Day in the Park chair Julie Durbin is offering to customize sponsorships to fit the needs of smaller businesses and organizations. The accompanying graphic shows the different sponsorships tiers, and the marketing opportunities available at each level. If you or someone you know may be interested in working with our...

Will Fair Plan Rate Increases Affect Us?

“Californians on the FAIR Plan — the state’s ‘insurer of last resort’ — can expect to see their rates rise sharply in the near future,” reported the San Francisco Chronicle last week. Since many floating homes are covered by the Fair Plan, the Floating Times reached out to Samantha Fazio...

Marin Open Studios Start This Weekend

More than 250 talented painters, sculptors, jewelers, photographers, and creatives will invite the public to visit their workspaces throughout Marin County over the next two weekends. Locally, the MOS Preview Gallery at the Sausalito Center for the Arts at 750 Bridgeway is displaying an array of works from participating artists....

Who Challenged AB252?

Here’s another multiple-choice quiz from the FHA’s Legislative Action Committee: In 2023, which of these requested a legislative repeal of AB252, including its legal prohibition of increased berth rent when a houseboat sells and legal cap on annual berth rent increases of 5%? Select all that apply: American Civil Liberties...