Thursday, December 2, 2021
Windermere Vashon

Island Historian Presents Talk on Mosquito Fleet

Island historian Jean Findlay will provide unique insight and information about Puget Sound’s historical steamboats during the Vashon Heritage Museum’s next monthly Museum Talk series “Stories of Our Mosquito Fleets,” taking place at 7:00...

Vashon Kids Beats COVID

Essential program serves families throughout COVID “I am an essential worker for King County,” explains a Vashon Kids mom, “Plain and simple, I would not have been able to keep my job if it weren’t...

The Five Fork Pancake And flaming marshmallow camping adventures

“Oh … look at that!” Seán exclaimed as he screeched to a stop and abruptly lurched off the road at the old Minglement.   Thankfully, it was a ‘local’ behind us who forgave the somewhat...

AFOG: Another Foolish Opportunity for Growth

The experience of falling and breaking a vertebra has turned out to be a much bigger deal than I could have imagined. A few days of denial and agony at home, then a few...

This Dragon is Delicious!

In hot countries, hot dishes and spicy foods help people sweat, and thus cool off. Here, we rather like cold soups. Today, I give you a Chinese soup that’s served hot or tepid. My...

The Day the Earth Stood Still

The other night I finally got around to watching “The Day the Earth Stood Still.”  I had intended to watch the original 1951 movie but saw that there was a remake in 2008 that...

Tomorrowland

“…And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!” Macbeth- Billy S. I decided to take the teevee plunge the other night and punched the square with the smiling A...

Vashon Heritage Museum Wins 2021 AASLH Award of Excellence

The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) proudly announces that the Vashon Heritage Museum is the recipient of an Award of Excellence for IN and OUT: Being LGBTQ on Vashon Island. The...

Rip Tide

Sean and I were headed out to the marina dock to give a yearly bottom haul and cleaning to our little skiff we called “the Crabber.”  We optimistically still called it “the Crabber” in...

Rehab – Day 18

I greet you from Wesley homes, where I am safely ensconced during this heat wave. They have air conditioning, but even so, it’s warm. My house does not have air conditioning, but it tends to...

One Hot Dish for a Hot Day

A quick curry supplies fuel for summer activities without heating up the kitchen and the cook while preparing it. The theory in Thailand and in the warmest provinces in China is that a spicy...

The Future is Here

I’ve been trying to muster an interesting topic for this week, but it has been difficult to think in the heat.  It’s Sunday, June 27, and likely to be the hottest June day on...

Entertainment

2021 Vashon Island Concerts in the Park

The Vashon Park District and Vashon Events have announced the lineup for the annual Summer Concerts in the Park. The extremely popular and free...

Kenny Alton on display at PSCCU

I built my first altar in honor of my dog Blue after her passing and continued to create personal spiritual altars as gifts for...
Jiji Saunders, suitcases with house paint and plaster

Please keep your baggage with you at all times

In July, VALISE Gallery presents Baggage, an exhibit of VALISE artists that revisits the earliest days of the artist collective. In 2009, the Great...

Unscripted – VALISE Artists Fill the Gallery in June

VALISE Gallery presents Unscripted, an exhibit of VALISE artists working independently to fill the gallery with their latest wild creations, including rhinos, aliens, and...

A Swamp Bottom Jamboree

Tickets are on sale now for A Swamp Bottom Jamboree, a fundraiser for Vashon Community Care.  The event will be on June 5th at...