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...

Strumming Along on Gate 6 1/2

Filmmaker Helen Vandeman of Gate 6 ½ has posted a 32–minute video of her neighbor, legendary banjo virtuoso Carl Lunsford, reminiscing about this musical career and his move to the floating homes community in 1974. Self–taught as a boy, Carl became a mainstay of many great traditional jazz bands, including...

Floating Times Seeks Volunteer Proofreader

Jenny Stein, who was instrumental in setting up this online newsletter, has been proofreading copy from the beginning. Now it’s time to thank Jenny for her years of service, and to find her replacement. The commitment is about one to two hours per week, on Mondays and Tuesdays, to ensure stories...

A Look Back – 2017 Environmental Posts

Looking back over 2017 it’s clear the FHA Environmental Committee supports individual actions and choices—with posts addressing alternatives to herbicides for weed management, oyster shell recycling, and invasive plant species removal—alongside the bigger picture of sea level rise. To read a post, click the link/story title.  For 2018 expect more...

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