Friday, November 18, 2016

Community News – Fall 2016

Graduating class CERT Training Kappas Green October 2016 
With all this warm weather it's hard to believe that winter is just around the corner. Ever since the Tour, and even without the traditional holidays, it feels like it's been one event piling onto the next. October saw a generously attended CERT training, an All Dock Alert (party), a Float-in Movie Night, and our first ever e-Waste Collection. Then it was Halloween and now we're heading into Thanksgiving.

All Dock Alert (Party) Kappas Green – photos by Flo Hoylman
Before we know it we'll be thick into the holiday dock parties, and some special events that could only take place on the water.

Steve Sekhon and gang are busy organizing another Float-in Movie night for November. Recognizing that not everyone can sit in a kayak for several hours at a stretch, Steve is looking to flip the idea on its head: gather people to watch the next movie from one of the docks (possibly South 40) and place the screen on a float. Stay tuned for details.

Closer to year's end we hope to see Blaze Nash's tug Otto plying the waters, alit with Christmas lights and Blaze and friend(s) aboard broadcasting carols for all to hear.

Already on the calendar is the Sausalito 2016 Lighted Boat Parade and Fireworks:
Saturday, December 10, 2016: Boat Parade at 6:00 PM, Fireworks at 7:30 PM. 
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Dave Pangaro of East Pier dropped off two TVs
he's been itching to get rid of for quite some time
Mac and Turner Hudson take a break
from selling lemonade

Our first e-waste collection event, on October 22, was a big success. 40 participants dropped off 1338 lb of electronic waste: TVs and computers, old phones and discarded cables. While some people arrived by car, others lugged their e-waste over to the WPH parking lot using shopping carts and trolleys, and still others walked over carrying tote bags bulging with items to discard. The central location, at the corner of Bridgeway and Gate 6 Road, worked well for both the floating home community and for Sausalito residents. 

The Conservation Corps North Bay will be back next year, as will the Hudson twins with their lemonade stand. Be sure to mark October 14, 2017 on your calendars – and start to think of this event as your electronic fall cleaning. Definitely something to look forward to.  

post and e-waste photos by Jenny Stein