Colleen Bidwill, Vallejo Times-Herald

Colleen Bidwill

Vallejo Times-Herald

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Recent:
  • Vallejo Times-Herald
  • East Bay Times
  • San Jose Mercury News
Past:
  • Marin IJ

Recent articles by Colleen:

San Rafael resident creates publishing company to showcase LGBTQ+ stories

San Rafael resident Shannon Ronan, who owns Two Chicks Jerky with her wife, Breelyn MacDonald, started a publishing company to showcase marginalized voices. → Read More

Bay Area filmmaker tells complicated history of slave-owning relative in documentary

Marin filmmaker Jonathan Knight gets personal in his first film, “Invented Before You Were Born,” which will be shown Monday as part of the Tiburon International Film Festival. → Read More

Bay Area filmmaker tells complicated history of slave-owning relative in documentary

Marin filmmaker Jonathan Knight gets personal in his first film, “Invented Before You Were Born,” which will be shown Monday as part of the Tiburon International Film Festival. → Read More

North Bay pathologist carves music legends in pumpkins

Halloween is one of Che Prasad’s favorite times of the year. It’s when the musician and pathologist carves pumpkins featuring some of his favorite musicians. → Read More

Ghanaian-American citizen shares passion for African dance

A dual Ghanaian and American citizen, Kokayi Postell, of Sausalito, decided to bring what he learned while studying in Africa stateside, by teaching and performing dance. → Read More

Marin middle schooler brings happiness to dogs with canine treat business

Jasmine Thomas-Gainey, 12, has found success with her home-baked dog treat business, selling on Etsy and at markets around the Bay Area. → Read More

Bay Area end-of-life doula helps people navigate death and grief

Mill Valley’s Karen Murray works to break the taboo behind grief, dying and loss. → Read More

San Rafael man combines love of mechanics with music in repair work

Former Tommy Dorsey Orchestra saxophonist Anthony Bigham is one of a few who repair wind instruments in Marin full-time, an honor that he takes to heart. → Read More

San Rafael man combines love of mechanics with music in repair work

Former Tommy Dorsey Orchestra saxophonist Anthony Bigham is one of a few who repair wind instruments in Marin full-time, an honor that he takes to heart. → Read More

West Marin mask maker shows beauty of ‘timeless art form’

After living in Japan, West Marin’s Ernesto Sanchez turned his attention from entertaining to the visual and ceremonial arts. → Read More

Spinning Rabbi inspires both in and out of exercise class

Fred Fox, of Tiburon, is known as the Spinning Rabbi because his classes at the Bay Club are known for being inspirational. → Read More

Three online things to do this week

• In her new, first poetry collection, “The Favorite,” Sausalito resident Lucinda Watson reflects on her privileged childhood and the psychological costs associated with it, as well as her later ye… → Read More

Tiburon filmmaker puts lens on Phyllis Thelen for Mill Valley Film Festival

When Harris Cohen was growing up, watching movies was an escape from troubles and the world around him. It’s a love he’s carried with him throughout his life, except now he’s behi… → Read More

Shop, admire art and more this weekend at MAGC

Shop for houseplants, vintage items, home goods and more at the Marin Art & Garden Center’s outdoor pop-up marketplace from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the shop courtyard at 30 Sir Francis Dr… → Read More

Three interesting things to do Thursday

• Marin authors Chase Reynolds Ewald, of Tiburon, and Heather Sandy Hebert, of Larkspur, discuss their books and design with the Perfect Provenance founder Lisa Lori from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at th… → Read More

Master engraver leaves handcrafted coins for people to find in Fairfax

Since March, Harry Caldwell has made a point to leave love tokens and other coins scattered throughout the Deer Park area, on benches and other spots in Fairfax to bring some joy to people who come… → Read More

What’s playing in Marin

Here are some of the upcoming movie screenings in Marin. • Head to the movies for a good cause at the William Tell House’s Old High School Movie Night. The Tomales saloon and inn’s series will offe… → Read More

Marin concerts go virtual

• Marin musicians Deborah Winters, Joshua Holmes, Carolyn Gauthier, Chuck Tumminia, Desirée Goyette with Ed Bogas, Jason Myers and the Unity in Marin Choir perform inspirational songs at Novato-bas… → Read More

Marin author to discuss new book on grief

Marinda Freeman knows about grief and loss. Not long after her husband of five years, Mike, died of a heart attack, she realized people don’t talk openly about grief and mourning. She decided to ch… → Read More

5 fun things you can do this week

• Keith Knight, an award-winning artist and comic strips creator, discusses his work and more as part of Marin Comics Fest’s free online event at 6 p.m. Wednesday on Larkspur Library’s Facebook pag… → Read More