The new year always brings hope for the better. After a pretty abrupt and somewhat painful end in 2012, this “Yardbird” is looking forward to the new year and is most thankful. As I walk along this special place, I appreciate the beauty that surrounds this tiny point on earth I call home.
Christmas 2011 is here on Mare Island. Last night, inspired by my talented neighbor and lead Nocturne Tim Baskerville, I made the mile-long hike along the lighted trees and pathways of the Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve. I must say it was quite a wonderful experience. Kudos to Myrna Hayes and the numerous volunteers that [...]
Mare Island’s Historic “Building 680″ is being reborn as a new home to factory built homes made by builder Blu Homes, Inc. After being dark since 1996, the iconic structure that bears the sign “Mare Island Naval Shipyard” is once again shining brightly across the water. The nearly 260,000 square-foot structure, known as the periscope [...]
Several hundred people from around the region gathered at Mare Island’s Building 680 for an open house and ribbon cutting celebration to mark the official opening of the Allied Defense Recycling, Mare Island Dry Docks. As rain drizzled outside the massive building, dignitaries spoke of new bright days ahead for the former naval shipyard. The [...]