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:...

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...

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...

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...

Glorious Party in the Park

The second annual FHA-sponsored Party in the Park was again blessed by perfect weather, drawing about 100 people to the award-winning park in Waldo Point Harbor. This year, following our recent power outage, the concentration was on Floating Life, with booths devoted to emergency preparedness, line tying and other tips...

Norman Carlin Memorial Sept 28

Norman Carlin, long term Liberty Dock resident known for decades as Norman the Plumber, died on September 4. His son Joey reported: “While having dinner with his girlfriend and another friend he was short of breath and he collapsed; he most likely had a heart attack. He was taken to...