Marin Magazine - June 2008

Green Dad

Marin dad creates an eco-friendly showroom

The Brilliance of Boyd

In a world of big-business home furnishings and cookie-cutter home design, Dorothy Boyd Sweet is an inspiration. A still-hardworking octogenarian at the helm of her family lighting business, she muses on how it all happened. “They were idyllic summers, so…

Nursery Style

Back across the bridge in San Francisco, Marin natives Serena Dugan and Lily Kanter, cofounders of Serena & Lily, an upscale children's linen and furniture company, raised money for Holy Family Day Home at a luncheon to celebrate the release of their new coffee table book Nursery Style.

Lights, Camera, Action

It was Lights, Camera, Action as Marin Symphony supporters descended on the Mill Valley Community Center for a film-themed evening to raise funds for symphony programs and honor Lou and Marge Bartolini. Marilyn Monroe and Groucho Marx impersonators mingled with red-carpet-ready guests who were treated to a martini bar, Grgich Hills wine and tantalizing auction items.

Marin Music Chest

In late March, members of the Marin Symphony and the Marin Music Chest (a music scholarship organization celebrating its 75th anniversary this year) gathered for a preconcert reception to welcome guest artist Hai-Ye Ni, principal cellist of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Ni is a former Marin resident and a recipient of a Marin Music Chest scholarship.

Lehrer Jewelry Design

In Larkspur, Lehrer Jewelry Design opened its doors to Marin Montessori School to show the kids the process of carving gemstones and making fine jewelry as part of their study of gems and minerals.

Boys and Girls Clubs

In San Francisco, Lycia Carmody Fried and Ann Ferrell Millham cochaired the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Francisco's largest fundraising event, which brought out 340 locals and raised $520,000 to support the groups' programs and services.

San Francisco Garden Club

The San Francisco Garden Club held its annual luncheon benefit at the San Francisco Four Seasons Hotel, auctioning off 21 "bouquets to go" by local floral designers.

Macy's Annual Flower Show

At Macy's Annual Flower Show, a rare exhibit of work by late photographer David George, with son Donn Tice appearing on his behalf, brought crowds eager to see the images that were discovered in George's home.

Children's Cottage Cooperative Preschool

Recently, the Larkspur Children's Cottage Cooperative Preschool held its annual fundraiser at the Corte Madera Recreation Center with an auction to benefit the general fund of the school.

Art for Kids' Sake

Youth in Arts sees to it that visual and performing arts are an integral part of young people’s lives

The Green Option

Much has been written and said lately about Community Choice Aggregation, but I don’t think the message is getting across. Let’s see if I can explain it.The state Legislature created Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) in 2002. It allows cities, counties…

View from Mt. Tam

Ah, to be an innkeeper! To hold reign over a pastoral domain of hospitality, good cheer and the company of people who have a taste for life lived slow. A dream? Yes, but for the many innkeepers of West Marin…

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