Terra Linda Favorite Opens New Location in Montecito
Downtown residents won’t have to go too far for freshly prepared bagels, sandwiches and coffee, as longtime Terra Linda favorite Bagel Street Cafe celebrated their grand opening of a new location at the Montecito Shopping Center on Nov. 30.
Managed by the Tran family, the Montecito shop is slightly smaller than the original, but will offer the same bagels, sandwiches, pastries, coffees, smoothies and more. Open for breakfast and lunch, with over 15 different types of bagels, unique cream cheese combinations, daily specials and freshly baked bread, including the dutch crunch, whole wheat or sourdough rolls.
Hours will be the same as the Northgate One location. Bagel Street Cafe joins a recent flurry of openings at the center, including Pier One Imports and Tommy’s Bistro.
Backaches Begone! Community Acupuncture Comes to Town
San Rafael residents will have another location to relieve their backaches, now that Tao Community Acupuncture has opened on Fourth Street.
Based in the model of People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture, created in Portland Ore., all customers are seen in the same room separated by Shoji screens and the fees are on a sliding scale from $20 to $40, based on what each individual can afford to pay. Practitioner Kimberly Huffman emphasises the importance of each customer being able to decide how long treatments last and the community setting which allows for everyone to relax for longer than a private session might allow.
Tao also boasts an herb store including al-kemi alchemical spagyrics, apex energetics, evergreen herb formulas, gaia herbs, mayway plum flower brand herb formulas, nectar essences, Oregon wild harvest herbs and more. Both appointments and walk ins are welcome. For more information call 415.881.7865
Museum History Museum’s Mobile App Receives Prestigious Award
Marin History Museum volunteer and county resident George Thelen, was awarded the Dave Byrd Certificate of Meritorious Performance by the California Council for the Promotion of History.
Thelen was recognized for his work in the development and launch of the museum’s mobile app. Now, the museum is one of less than a dozen museums in the national that have developed applications as part of their public offerings. “This app is one of just a few museum apps in existence. It’s outstanding a local history museum is so groundbreaking. Instead of looking back at history it’s looking forward to the future and it’s ahead of the curve," Awards Chair Donna L. Harris said.
The app gives users access to the largest and most extensive collection of Marin County historical content. Users can travel through the county’s virtual history by viewing an interactive map with over 270 points of historical interest. Another tool includes access to virtual exhibitions of audio, video and photographs from the vast museum archives.
There are direct links to related historical sites coinciding with the Museum’s newest exhibition on San Quentin State Prison called "Justice and Judgment." There are also ancient Miwok Indian sites, historic residences, regional and local historical societies, movie filming locations, state and national historic landmarks and more than 75 historic shipwrecks off the Marin Coast dating back to 1595. The app is available forfree on iTunes for iphones, ipads, and Android devices.
Three San Rafael Students Selected for Bank Community Calendar
Bank of Marin Bancorp has announced the names of local students whose photography will be featured in the bank’s 2013 community calendar.
Students submitted close to 100 images and judges at Bank of Marin made the final selection. San Rafael High School students Emily Rutherford and Emily Lane and Marin Academy student Lena Felton will have their photos added to the calendar.
"We are committed to supporting our local schools in a variety of ways through financial contributions, volunteerism and partnerships, such as this year's collaboration for our annual calendar," Bank of Marin C.E.O. and President Russell Colombo said. "We are so pleased to highlight these talented students and give back to our schools in the process."
Bank of Marin will donate $100 to each participating high school for the purchase of photography supplies and equipment. The 2013 community calendars will be available for free at all Bank of Marin branches and at the Bank of Marin website at www.bankofmarin.com.
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