PHOTO-ESSAY by John Helmlinger. For my Eagle Scout project we put markers in the Odd Fellows cemetery to help people in locating where a grave stone would be. The Markers we put in were all odd numbers identifying every other plot as shown on a historic map. This was a great project my friends and […]
The Coastal Butterfly
Join longtime local and social butterfly Michelle Dragony as she flits up and down the Coastside on her intrepid cruiser Flame, chatting with coastal characters at every turn!
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PHOTO / VIDEO. Thanks to for their service ~ (l-r) Tanner Islander, Matt Tolar, Nico Simrock, Grayson Capers, Jason Stark, North Cossman and the 2019 Guards SWIM WINNER, and HMBHS Senior, Nate Feix. Veterans North Cossman and Jason Stark coming out of the water after tryouts. This is the kind of work these local men […]
PHOTO ESSAY / VIDEOs. The Oriental Lady was high and dry for the better part of a month. Pillar Point Deputy Harbor Master, Cary Smith, came with his crew at high tide and tried to twist and drag the keel out of the water. After 20 minutes it was not looking good as the tide […]
ARTICLE. The final comp of the regular season for the Surfin Cougars started in clean offshore conditions for the team round, blessed with cloudless skies and a fresh pulse of swell. Unfortunately, that didn’t last long and the tide drained out with the predictable result that it wreaked havoc with the organized swell, resulting in […]
ARTICLE. Towering above the skyline just west of Woodside, CA, is a massive old-growth redwood. Its name is “Methuselah” and it is the oldest and largest living tree in the Santa Cruz Mountains (outside the trees in Big Basin State Park). ~ Article by Justin Garland, Redwoods Program Manager, Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST). It’s huge. When you first […]
VIDEO. Tom Woosnam ( as seen at Coastal Rep) presents ~ The Lost Town of Purissima March 14, 2019, 5:30 pm @ the Portuguese Cultural Center. The Lost Town of Purissima from mdragony on Vimeo. About HMBHA The varied history of the Coastside has been studied, shared and preserved by passionate volunteers for years. The Half […]