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On May 5, National Charity League’s Marin Chapter will honor its graduating class of 21 high school seniors for contributing over 2600 hours of community service. Together with their mothers, these Marin students, who represent Redwood High School, Drew School, Marin Academy, Bay High School and Marin Catholic High School, have devoted their time since seventh grade to a wide range of local charitable organizations.  Pictured (front row, left to right) are Sutter Portner, Elise Lamarre, Mary Conner, Ulla Wilcox, Taylor Rhoads, (second row, left to right) Simone Mardell, Lucy Robbins, Madeline Wolfson, Caroline Soja, Mackenzie Kenneally, Kaitlin McGrath, (third row, left to right) Melissa Block, Rachel Kimball, Tillie Moore, Miranda Jacobson, Lily Baldwin, (fourth row, left to right) Daisy Dalzell-Piper, Sophia Margulies,  Katie Treene, Gabriella Lewis, Bay High School, and (not pictured) Taylor Leslie.  Photo by Michelle Minami launched its first refrigerated truck on April 2 at the Marin Community Foundation in Novato, extending its reach and its capacity to deliver fresh food to more areas and more people in need. The collective efforts of ExtraFood’s truck sponsors, investors, food donors, recipient partners, staff and volunteers will now be able to help more of Marin’s tens of thousands of food insecure residents. Pictured at the launch celebration (left to right) are Ronelle Scardina and Alena Wall, Kaiser Permanente, (hidden) Mike Montross, Marin General Hospital,  Jazzmen Simms, Nugget Markets, (hidden) Carrie Machleder,, Kathy Carver,, Marv Zauderer,, Janet Tight,, Jorge Perez Martinez, West Marin Community Services, (hidden) Miriam Goldstein,, Martha Martinez, West Marin Community Services, Vicki Masseria, St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marin County, Joe O’Hehir, Whistlestop, Paul Fordham, Homeward Bound of Marin, Vikki Garrod, Marin Community Foundation, Kim Scheibly, Marin Sanitary Service, Garen Kazanjian, Recology, Judith Silver, Zero Waste Marin and Amber Parker, Whole Foods Market.        -Photo by Curt Wise for

More than 100 Marin Villages’ members, volunteers and guests enjoyed a nostalgia-filled luncheon with guest speaker, longtime resident and Marin nostalgia buff, Jason Lewis who gave a presentation on Marin history from the 1950s to the 1980s. Lewis showed photos and videos of significant buildings, movies, people and events in the past while engaging guests with questions about their own memories of living in Marin. Pictured (above) are Marin Villages founder and President Emeriti  Loulie Sutro and Lewis.

Pictured (above, left to right) are Sandy Yoffie, Marin Villages’ Executive Director, Lisa Brinkmann and founding board member, Suzie Pollak.                     -Photos courtesy of Marin Villages

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