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Marin County Libraries are a treasure trove of programs for students of all ages

Libraries are now so much more than loaning books. Ever expanding the Marin County libraries are also education centers:


  • Homework HelpNow! is a program that provides online homework help from 1:00pm - 10:00 pm Monday through Friday. This help is available in English and Spanish.
  • Live Tutoring: Join the online classroom and receive help from a ...

Helping Seniors Age with Grace and Confidence in their Own Homes


Marin Villages announces the launch of Novato Village on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, 8001 Redwood Blvd in Novato starting at 2:00 P.M. This event is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.


Novato Village joins the Marin Village family which includes villages in Mill Valley, Homestead, Tiburon, Ross Valley and Northern San Rafael. ...

Novato Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

Novato residents have another wonderful resource - The Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility is located at the Novato Recycling Center, 7576 Redwood Blvd (next to Shamrock Materials).

It is open the first and third Sunday and Monday of each month from 8:30 to 1:30pm excluding most holidays. No appointment is needed and it is free to residents.

HHW accepts the following:

Aerosols, of all kinds                                                Mercury thermostats & thermometers

Auto Products - polishes, brake fluids, cleaners           Paints (oil & latex), stains, solvents, sprays


1565 Buchanan Street, Novato - Sold

This lovely, three-bedroom, two-bath home tucked into the President's neighborhood of Novato received 12 offers and sold for $650,000. The sellers, who I represented, are thrilled as are the buyers. The home has lovely curb-appeal, dual-pane windows, hardwood floors, an inviting swimming pool and an expansivie side-yard.


The President's neighborhood is identified as such because many of the streets are named after U.S. Presidents. It is an area nestled between Indian Valley Road, Rowland and South Novato Blvd. The neighborhood schools are Rancho Elementary School and ...

The Novato Library is More than Books, Books, Books

Free Programs at the Novato Library

The Novato Library offers some wonderful programs for all ages. All are held at the Novato Library - 1720 Novato Blvd.                                                                           


For Teenagers

Free SAT Workshop for Teens - Essay Writing                                 

Saturday, March 21 from 1:00-2:00pm

This class covers strategies to improve your teen's performance and reduce some of...

Olompali State Historic Park - A Novato Treasure

It is embarrassing. After living in the lovely City of Novato for many, many years my family and I finally took the time to visit a Novato treasure - Olompali Park. What encouraged me to get in my car and drive the seven minutes is the new, safer entrance from Redwood Blvd. instead of the hair-raising turn-off from Hwy 101.


The 700-acre park is an interpretive and educational center that accommodates all visitors. We had our 3-month-old in a...

Sold - 221 Roundtree, San Rafael

Sold for more than asking- this single-story,2-bedroom PUD that is tucked away in the Roundtree complex. One of the few units with nice-sized rooms, a fireplace and secluded patio - just right for morning coffee - a real find. And it is located in the Dixie School District, close to Hwy 101, shopping and transportation.



Stafford Lake Park - You can help with its future

Have you ever been to Stafford Lake? The 139-acre park is about 2 ½ miles west of Novato and a true treasure.


Overseen by the Marin County Parks Department, the park is in need of improvements and there are two events this week where you will learn more about the park and have an opportunity to share your thoughts for its future.

The first is a meeting this Wednesday, October 15th at the Margaret Todd Senior Center, 1650 Hill Road, Novato from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Here you will...

Sold - 145 Harvard, Larkspur in the lovely Hillview Neighborhood

It was my pleasure to assist the sellers of this beautiful 3-bedroom, 2-bath Larkspur turnkey home in the sale. Elegant and comfortable, this home with amazing views of Mt. Tam is centrally located in a very desirable neighborhood.    


Congratulations to the buyers!


Marin Humane Society - The Place To Go For Lost Pets

Our pets are family; we cherish them and try to keep them safe.

When my beloved 15-year-old cat, Blanche, disappeared I was devastated. At first I didn't know what to do. After checking all of the hiding places in the house and asking neighbors, I went to the Marin Humane Society - a Marin County treasure. The staff was so helpful and understanding and said that visiting the shelter and utilizing its resources would increase my chances of finding her.                                                                                                                                                                        black_cat_93

At the front counter a staff person helped me fill out a lost report and insert it into the specific...

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