Artists’ Studios Open Apr 30

The 29th Annual Marin Open Studios begins on the weekend of April 30-May 1, continuing on the following weekend. Dozens of local artists will invite visitors into their studios as in the past. But there will also be group exhibitions at public venues, including the ICB Building, Falkirk Mansion and...

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...

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...

Jim McCullough’s Pyramid Scheme

In 1988 Jim McCullough and Meli Cook moved to Liberty Dock from downtown Sausalito. But over a decade before that, what started as an idea to turn a quick buck on a national holiday morphed into a potential million-dollar idea for Jim. The story was told in a recent issue...

Float-Ins Bustin’ Out All Over

It’s spring and float-in concerts are in full swing once again. Here’s an upcoming lineup: May 1, 2:00 p.m.: ‘Nother Mother Brothers, at the Tipi (white geometric) anchor-out May 2, 3:30 p.m.: A Dock hosts Three Rivers and a short opening set by Gabriel Barkin May 15, 2:00 p.m.: Stephen...

Uprise Skyward Performed at Sea Level

Earlier this month Elana Yonah of East Pier and Joey Carlin of Liberty Dock co-hosted an acrobatic performance by ShiftShapers, a troupe of touring artists collaborating to inspire and shape the shift needed in the world through art performance and activism. The water-access performance, “Uprise Skyward,” was quite an extravaganza,...

Bouquets to Pam Bousquet

Recently, Rachelle Dorris of Issaquah Dock sent this notice to neighbors: A bright light on the dock went dark on Friday, with the passing of 32-year resident, Pam Bousquet. She resided with her longtime partner, Cornell Ross, who passed in June, at #38 Issaquah. Pam had been an Assistant District...

Floating Homes Victory Flotilla – Biden/Harris 2020!

This Saturday, following the announcement of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 United States presidential election, together with the historic announcement of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris as his Vice President, residents of our floating homes community joined millions across the country in celebrating our nation’s new leadership. Almost as...

Halloween Haunts at the Harbor

COVID-19 didn’t slow down Halloween at Waldo Point Harbor this year. Residents came together to put up spooky decor, organize socially-distant events, and devise COVID-safe trick-or-treating for the children of our floating homes community. Things kicked off Friday afternoon with the annual Issaquah dog parade and pumpkin carving contest. Malia...