New in Town
Free the Children at Ross’ Wade Thomas Elementary, an extracurricular service-learning club, has changed its name to Children for Change; children4change.org.
The Sausalito Art Festival celebrates its 65th year this September by bringing together more than 270 award-winning artists from around the country; sausalitoartfestival.org.
Street Soccer USA, a nonprofit focused on fighting poverty and empowering underserved communities through soccer, opens in New in Town San Rafael. The outdoor field is open for dropin mini tournaments Fridays and Saturdays and is available to rent; streetsoccerusa.org.
Adam Shapiro launches The Empower Project in Fairfax, an alternative one-year schooling curriculum for boys ages 12-14; theempowerproject.com.
Eat and Drink
Firehouse Coffees and Teas has taken over the former Philz Coffee shop in Sausalito; firehousecoffeetea.com.
In spite of Marin’s famed cheeses, there hasn’t been a proper cheese shop until now. Kiri Fisher, owner of the Cheese School in San Francisco, opens Fisher’s Cheese + Wine at Marin Country Mart; fisherscheese.com.
Headlands Brewing Company announces a new IPA, Wolfback Ridge, now available in 16-ounce cans and on draft at select distributors and restaurants throughout the Bay Area; headlandsbrewing.com.
Thai Terrace in Sausalito has closed. But not to worry, you can still get your Thai fix with My Thai Street Food, opening a third location in the space; mythai.com.
A mother-and-daughter team, Lisa and Paloma Tenorio, opened Baba Yaga in Sausalito, a vintage clothing boutique offering curated items for men and women; babayagastore.com. (pictured right)
The 30-year-old West Marin nursery Mostly Natives made the move to Point Reyes and is now owned by former employee and horticulture lover Darlene Johnson; mostlynatives.com.
Bolinas’ 2 Mile Surf Shop is stoked on its snazzy new website featuring updated info and the option to book surf lessons online; 2milesurf.com.
Larkspur local Kim Koen launched My Red Tea, an online tea company focused on organic roobios tea products cultivated from the “red bush” plant found high in the mountains of South Africa; myredtea.com.
Novato: What's new up north.
Staying healthy just got easier with the opening of the new $2.2 million multidisciplinary MARIN HEALTHCARE DISTRICT Center in Novato. Offering primary care services as well as rotating specialists, it will provide access to a variety of doctors specializing in treatments like vascular surgery, endocrinology, urology and general surgery. marinhealthcare.org, 75 Rowland Way
After shutting its doors for six-plus years, THE FEATHERED NEST, a well-loved home and gift shop, has reopened in Pacheco Plaza Shopping Center. Owner Pam Garcia carefully culls a selection of goods ranging from modern and vintage home decor to jewelry, women’s accessories and baby clothing. thefeatherednestnovato.com, 444 Ignacio Blvd
Brothers Joe and Matt Tachis began home-brewing beer with their father in 2012. What started as a hobby quickly became their passion and almost five years later INDIAN VALLEY BREWING, a two-barrel nano brewhouse, was born. You can find the beer at Bicycle Brüstop and Finnegan’s in Novato. indianvalleybrewing.com
It’s a family affair at MANTRA WINES, where husband-and-wife team Mike and Dez Kuimelis are opening a new Novato tasting room. It specializes in juicy reds from their Sonoma Vineyards; expect to sip awardwinning cabs and zinfandels in a cozy intimate setting. mantrawines.com, 881 Grant Ave
YOGAWORKS NOVATO added a new community class to the schedule, taught Monday and Wednesday mornings from 7:30 to 8:25 a.m. yogaworks.com, 7320 Redwood Blvd
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