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Friday Nights on Main 2015

 Business of the Month:
Jean Ludwick, Zephyr Real Estate

One of the most bizarre transactions Jean Ludwick ever conducted in her real estate career was to sell a house to a couple in China without their seeing it beforehand. She finally met them only after the sale was completed.

The Zephyr Real Estate company broker associate is our newest chamber member. “I’m known to be very calm and attentive to detail,” she says, “but people who know me say when I get to my limit, I’m very, very strong.”

A Nebraska native, Jean earned a teacher’s certificate from the University of Nebraska and taught elementary school for a number of years before moving to Portland, Oregon with her family, including three children, Wally, Matt and Amy.

In 1976, they all relocated to the Bay Area where she worked in sales and sales management before going into real estate. An avid skier, she later moved to Tahoe where she sold homes and managed three offices in North Lake Tahoe for the next 10 years. She also was very involved in a number of charities, including the Truckee Tahoe Cancer Advisory Council, Best of Chefs Committee and the Lake Tahoe Music Festival. She also has been on the Mill Valley Film Festival Committee and was a docent for the Marin Designer Showcase. She is currently involved with 10,000 Degrees, an organization that helps low-income students to go to college.

Returning to Southern Marin, Jean joined Zephyr last spring as a broker associate because, she says, “Zephyr is a well established, high-end real estate company in San Francisco, and I’m excited to help grow the business in Marin.”

Founded in 1978, Zephyr has six offices in the city and the new Marin office opened in May. Jean believes it is important to stay current with knowledge of her industry and market trends. To this end, she has achieved several designations in addition to her broker license. These include: American Buyers Representative, Senior Real Estate Specialist, Certified Broker Manager and Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist. These designations require higher education, special sales requirements and provide
ongoing national connections.

The Zephyr Real Estate office is at 350 Bon Air Center, Suite 100, in Greenbrae. The office is in a separate building at the east end of the shopping center. www. zephyrsf.com; phone, 415 496 2600.

To contact Jean,call 415 690 8003 or email her at jeanludwick@zephyrmarin.com

                        Summertime on Main

The Town of Tiburon launched a new, pilot series of weekday events on Main Street to encourage residents and visitors to come enjoy the downtown:  Summertime on Main!

Starting on Wednesday, July 22, and running for four consecutive Wednesdays through August 12, Main Street will become “pedestrian only” from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm. Summertime on Main will offer children’s entertainment, live music, sidewalk sales and the opportunity to wine and dine al fresco on the street. Participating merchants on Main Street and Ark Row will offer discounts and shopping incentives. Up to 2 hours validated parking, too!

The Town is joined by The Ranch (Belvedere-Tiburon Recreation) and the Tiburon Peninsula Chamber of Commerce in orchestrating this exciting new event series.

Everyone is invited to come and enjoy summer days every Wednesday in our wonderful downtown!

Tiburon Wine Festival
Saturday, May 16, 2015
1 to 4 pm

One of the Bay Area’s premier wine events, the Tiburon Wine Festival pairs 60 of the finest wineries with 20 of the area’s most popular local restaurants to create a unique wine tasting experience that sells out every year. Located in downtown Tiburon, the festival boasts beautiful views of San Francisco and the Bay, live music and a spectacular silent auction with one of kind experiences and special wines from participating wineries. This is a great opportunity to try some amazing wines and the meet and learn from the winemakers themselves!

Tickets are $75 for unlimited wine & food tasting. Must be 21. Advance tickets only!

Click here for tickets to the Tiburon Wine Festival!

For more information, click here Tiburon Wine Festival

SUP Tiburon!
Tiburon Waterfront Standup Paddle Board Race
July 11, 2015

 A fun race with courses suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced standup paddle boarders. The races will start and end at Sam's Anchor Café in downtown Tiburon and will proceed along the Tiburon waterfront with incredible views of San Francisco, Angel Island and the Golden Gate Bridge. Come on out to enjoy incredible people, amazing views, support local business and win some great prizes!

Space is limited, REGISTER NOW!

Congratulations as well to the winner of our first ever #SUPTiburon photo contest from our first race in March: Marissa Miller for her fantastic photo capturing the sky above Angle Island as the beginner class crossed the starting line of the race.

What to Do on the Tiburon Peninsula

Tiburon's fascinating history and natural beauty also provide a variety of unique attractions. In Tiburon, the 1884 Tiburon Railroad-Ferry Depot Museum-the only dual-use railroad terminal to survive west of the Hudson River-is on the National Register of Historic Places. Old St. Hilary's, a Carpenter Gothic church set in the midst of a wildflower preserve, was built in 1888 and offers stunning views of the Bay and Golden Gate Bridge.

Ark Row, former houseboats on Tiburon Lagoon before it was filled in the 1940s, now houses restaurants and shops along upper Main Street. Tiburon Playhouse, site of the Tiburon International Film Festival, shows first-run domestic and foreign films.

And in Belvedere, the China Cabin is the restored Social Saloon of the SS China (1866), a national maritime monument with a gilded Victorian drawing room. Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society


No time? No muscles? No matter. Tiburon Uplands Nature Preserve, a tiny preserve tucked into a shady canyon along Paradise Drive, offers a very easy, 0.7 mile loop trail that's perfect for a quick hike or a leisurely wildflower walk. This little-known gem wanders through a thick forest of California bay, climbs moderately through woods with coast live oak and toyon, then segues to grassland, crossing a seasonal creek en route.

Angel Island State Park

For a short course in California history, board the Angel Island-Tiburon Ferry for the 10-minute boat trip to Ayala Cove, entry to Angel Island State Park. From here the 740-acre mountain island encompasses the history of the Golden State from its Coast Miwok beginnings to the Army presence through the Civil War, World Wars I and II, and most recently, as a NIKE missile base. Immigration's pivotal role comes to life at the Immigration Station, where thousands of mostly Chinese immigrants were detained-and some denied entrance to the United States-during a period of exclusionary immigration laws. www.angelisland.org

Directions to the Tiburon Peninsula

After exiting Highway 101, take Tiburon Boulevard (Highway 131) east until you reach the tip of the peninsula. As you approach Main Street, the downtown hub, you'll find the Boardwalk Shopping Center on the right and Point Tiburon Plaza to the left. 

Park your car at one of the several lots downtown. Tiburon is a pleasantly walkable destination. For a helpful map, pick up a self-guided historical walking tour brochure (free) from the Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society in the Donohue Building on Paradise Drive or visit the Tiburon Peninsula Chamber of Commerce office at 96B Main Street.


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