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  August 31, 2012
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2012 Belvedere Community Foundation Photo Contest marina

The Peninsula online photo contest is underway.

Whether you are looking back on Belvedere from your sailboat on the bay or looking down on the Tiburon Peninsula from atop Saint Hillary’s open space, there is no denying we live in one of the most beautiful and photogenic places on earth. For the past decade, the Belvedere Community Foundation has been inviting professional and amateur photographers alike to share their most captivating images of our home in their annual photography contest. For the eleventh year of the photography contest we have six categories to submit photos under:

  • Architecture of the Tiburon Peninsula
  • Events on the Tiburon Peninsula
  • Wildlife on the Peninsula
  • Views of Belvedere and the Tiburon Peninsula
  • People of the Tiburon Peninsula
  • Life in Tiburon and Belvedere (Entrants aged 5-18)

The contest is open to everyone. Photographs must reflect some aspect of the Belvedere Tiburon Peninsula in color or black and white.

  1. All visitors to the Photo Contest will register to submit photos. After users are approved, they will be able to upload their photos.
  2. Any photos uploaded will be previewed to ensure they are in the spirit of the contest.
  3. There is no fee to enter. There is a limit of 5 photographs per entrant. Photos should not be larger than 3MB in size.

The contest is already open and accepting photographs. All submissions must be received by October 31, 2012. A panel of judges will determine a winner in each of the three categories. There will also be a People’s Choice Award determined by community voting on our website so even if you don’t submit photos, visit the Photography Contest on the Foundation website to vote for your favorites.

To vote, please go to the gallery page and select one of our six photo contest category galleries, then highlight the picture you wish to vote for. Scroll down to the rating stars. To vote, roll your cursor over the blue stars until they turn green and click at the number of stars you wish to give to the photo.


For more information, please visit their website at

Belvedere Community Foundation Photo Contest

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Back to School Driving Safety

Schools are open again and the Belvedere Police Department would like to remind everyone to drive carefully, especially around the schools. The Belvedere Police Department will be providing extra patrol presence around the schools, especially around drop-off and pick-up times at Reed School due to construction in the area.

Safety tips to keep in mind when taking/picking up your child:
•    Plan ahead and allow extra time to deliver your child to school
•    Young children may dart into path of cars, so watch, watch, watch!
•    Don’t assume that your child is safe in a crosswalk; tell them to stop and look both ways, if not accompanied by a crosswalk guard.
•    Be familiar with school zones and speed limits at your child’s school.
•    Do not let your cell phone, palm, or other wonders of technology distract you from the primary goal:  the ultimate safety of your child and other children.
•    Motorists must obey all traffic laws and speed limits.
•    Be sure to stop for school buses that have stopped to load or unload passengers.
•    When you are backing out of your driveway, be sure to watch for kids hurrying to school, either walking or on their bikes.

We take many things for granted in our daily routines: our jobs, families, and health.  A blunder caused by rushed, careless driving could alter many lives, so slow down, and drive carefully!

Tricia Seyler, Police Chief

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September 29 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Daylogo

The City of Belvedere will host a prescription drug take-back day on September 29th from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Belvedere Community Center.

Get rid of your unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications. Bring your medications for disposal to the Belvedere Community Center at 450 San Rafael Ave.  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. A Belvedere Police Officer will be available to take your medication and have it disposed of safely.  Please bring your pills,  (no liquids or creams will be accepted) in plain plastic baggies.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.  Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

Last April, Americans turned in 552,161 pounds—276 tons—of prescription drugs at over 5,600 sites operated by the DEA and nearly 4,300 state and local law enforcement partners.  In its four previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners took in over 1.5 million pounds—nearly 775 tons—of pills.  

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One Bedroom Unit Available in Farley Place Apartments EAH logo

Applications Available for Wait List for Low Income Seniors (Income at 50% Marin Median Income)

Farley Place, an 11 unit affordable housing community located on San Rafael Ave in Belvedere, provides housing for low income seniors whose entire family is comprised of individuals who are age 62 and older.

The apartment is 550 square feet. Rent of $1,144 includes $44 per month cable.

Applications may be requested anytime. D
uring business hours in person, mail, email, phone, or download from the EAH website:

Farley Place Information and Application 

Completed signed applications must be hand-delivered, faxed, scanned, or mailed. Qualified applications will be placed on the wait list in order of receipt.

Management Office: 321 Cecilia Way Tiburon CA 94920
Phone: 415.383-1321 Fax: 415.389.8917
TDD: 1.800.735.2929 Email:

Office Hours: Mon – Fri 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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Labor Day Parade - CANCELLEDBTJR Logo

Please note that the Labor Day Parade this year has been cancelled.

The Belvedere-Tiburon Joint Recreation Department thanks you for your participation and support for all of the community events they organize each year.

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Come Grow with Marin Master Gardenerslogo

Do you enjoy gardening and working with people?

Volunteer and be trained by the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) to offer information and assistance to home gardeners in Marin County:

  • Answer residents garden questions on the telephone hotline
  • Educate residents at Farmers Markets and fairs
  • Assist educators in establishing school gardens
  • Be an environmental steward - work on community service projects and gardens within the county


The Marin Master Gardeners are a group of local volunteers trained to serve as consultants to home gardeners. They teach classes and provide information on plant health and gardening practices including vegetable gardening, trees, soil, lawns, ornamental horticulture, integrated pest management, diseases, water-wise gardening and related topics.

Training sessions are held on Thursdays through early May 2013.

Learn more at an information session:

Where: Marin Art and Garden Center
Livermore Room - 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Time: 6 p.m.

Applications available online at Marin Master Gardeners

or call the Master Gardeners Help Desk at 415-473-4204

Applications due September 14, 2012

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logoFriday Nights on Main
Main Street  
June 22 through Sept. 14

It's Friday Nights on Main (FNOM) time! This great community event will continue every Friday throughout the summer until September 14 (except August 24). Come join the celebration of Friday Nights on Main with food and fun for all ages.  
For more information, contact the Tiburon Peninsula Chamber of Commerce at 435-5633 or visit their website  Friday Nights on Main

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Counci_Chambers.JPGPublic Meetings

City Council
Second Monday of the month at 6:30pm at Belvedere City Hall Council Chambers. The next regularly scheduled meeting is September 10, 2012.

Planning Commission
Third Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm at Belvedere City Hall Council Chambers. The next regularly scheduled meeting is September 18, 2012.

Belvedere Tiburon Joint Disaster Advisory Council
Speakers from NOAA and CalEMA are scheduled to speak about the Storm and Tsunami Ready programs on September 25, 2012 at 4pm. The meeting is held at Tiburon Town Hall.

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2012 Golf.jpgSign Up for the 2012 Belvedere-Tiburon Open Golf Tournament!
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at the San Geronimo Golf Course

Save the Date! Tuesday, September 11 is this year's date for the Belvedere-Tiburon Open. We would like to invite you to join us for the 17th Annual event.

This year's event will take place at the beautiful San Geronimo Golf Course in San Geronimo. Thanks to the City of Belvedere and the Town of Tiburon, Belvedere Tiburon Community Recreation is designated as this year's beneficiary with the tournament helping to ensure continued high quality recreation services.

This year's player fee is $160 and includes green fee for 18 holes, lunch before the shotgun start, a sit-down dinner and drinks post play and lots of prizes! We would like to extend an invitation to join us either as part of a foursome that you form on your own or if you would like to sign up as a single player - we will add you to an open slot.

There are also sponsorship opportunities available, some include a twosome or a foursome in the tournament! We certainly hope that you can be a part of it. If you have questions, please contact Belvedere City Hall at 415-435-3838 or email

If you would like to sign up now, click the player registration link below.

2012 Player Registration Form

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Felicia Wheaton
Community Development Director/Assistant City Manager
City of Belvedere
(415) 435-3838

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