Artists@Issaquah Oct 15

At least fifteen artists—longtime and new residents, established and pre-professional—will show off their work at the Artists@Issaquah Show and Sale. The event is Saturday, Oct 15, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is free to the public. “When we rebooted Artists@Issaquah in 2018, after a five-year hiatus, we assumed...

Proposed New Home Triggers Petition on Issaquah

Approximately 90 residents of Issaquah Dock signed a petition to the Marin County Board of Supervisors and the management of Waldo Point Harbor expressing their concerns about a proposed home swap there. Here’s the precise wording of the petition: From the undersigned residents of Issaquah Dock, Sausalito Requesting our voices...

Lagoon Concert Sept 5

A local band named TNT will give a float–in lagoon concert on Monday, September 5 from 4 p.m. to dusk. TNT was previously known as the King Tide band, with a studio at Varda Landing. They feature both electric and acoustic original music, plus their own take on covers of...

Striking New Sculpture on Issaquah

When MJ Willard & Alan Burman bought their home on Issaquah Dock eleven years ago, they named it Walden Three for a number of reasons. MJ had worked for behavioral psychologist B.F. Skinner, author of a utopian novel by that name, and they felt that their neighbors were reflective of...

Ted Sempliner Suffers Fatal Fall

Ex-East Pier resident Ted Sempliner passed away peacefully on May 21 after a fall at SFO. He and his wife Linda were joining Teddie and Brad Hathaway for a cruise when he tripped and fell, hit his head, went into a coma, and never awakened. Dock rep Carole Angermeir wrote...

East Pier Gets a Book Shed

East Pierians Carole Angermier and Teddie Hathaway love the way the denizens of the dock share books. But books left out for neighbors to view often got caught in heavy dew or even, on rare occasion, rain. Plus, the green transformer box which was used to display no-longer-wanted items could...

Artists@Issaquah Plans a Comeback

Living on the water refreshes and inspires. The Artists of Issaquah show, founded in 2003, nurtured both pre-professional and established artists, celebrated creative expression, and aimed to develop the artist within all of us. It returned in 2018, reborn as Artists@Issaquah, but then the pandemic ended plans for 2020. Now,...

Dino Valenti, Waterfront Influencer

Singer-songwriter Dino Valenti, though little known today, was an early mover and shaker in Sausalito’s houseboat community. Born on the East Coast in 1937, Valenti (real name: Chester William Powers, Jr.) began performing in Greenwich Village and North Beach coffeehouses, occasionally with Karen Dalton, Bob Dylan, Lou Gossett, Josh White,...

Dancing in the Sunshine on Liberty

On a spring-like day in February, Donna and Eric Colson hosted a Liberty Dock party on their roof to celebrate the completion of work on their home. Neighbors danced for hours in the brilliant sunshine, to music by a band appropriately named The Barnacles. The Colsons served fresh sushi, sliders...