Saturday, September 22, 2018
Windermere Vashon

Never Too Late

Early in my performing life as a singer and songwriter I observed that in music, it was never too late to be nobody. All you had to do was stop promoting yourself and stop...

Fish for Friday

Time  was when people always ate fish on Fridays. For Catholics, at least, it was a religious custom.  We eat seafood more often than that. I’ve adapted three recipe below from  one in the...

Resource taxes

Initiative 1631, which puts a tax on industrial carbon emissions in Washington State, easily qualified to go on our November ballot.  The main purpose is to wean us off high-carbon-emitting fuels, such as coal,...

Willow

I woke up this morning to a red ball of light piercing the forest where a brighter, more yellow one should have been. Just this side of the broad trunks of that fir grove...

Scarlet Letter

A month ago, we were blessed to see J and L Pod Southern Residents in Haro Strait. As the orcas streamed by the Lime Kiln Lighthouse, we searched anxiously for Scarlet (J50) and Tahlequah...

RJ’s Kids Kenpo Karate Classes with Alex Echevarria

American Kenpo Karate is a modern self-defense system that trains students to instantly respond to physical attacks from locks, chokes, pushes, punches, kicks and weapons.  Vashon Kenpo incorporates other martial arts systems including ju-jitsu,...

Quartermaster Harbor beaches closed for shellfish harvesting

Paralytic Shellfish Poison (PSP) has been detected at unsafe levels in Quartermaster Harbor shellfish on Vashon-Maury Island.  As a result, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has closed Quartermaster Harbor beaches to recreational...

Sweet Old Bob and the Siren Song of Technology

When I came to the island in 1973, among the hippies I got to know was a tall slender guy named Bob. He had long black hair and a beard. He made his living...

Controlling Our Foibles

Last week, I read an article by Naomi Klein that critiqued a lengthy opus in last week’s New York Times Magazine called “Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change.”  The title of...

K2 Sold

The For Sale Sign at the K2 factory at center has come down and was replaced with a For Lease Sign. Brad Middling confirmed that family owned Sound Properties LLC., is the new owner...

4 Paws Veterinary Clinic

4 Paws Veterinary Clinic is the long-term dream of Teri Byrd. Teri is a veterinarian who lived on Vashon from 1999 to 2007 doing house calls and working with Vashon Island Pet Protectors. She...

Entertainment

Catch Us While You Can! 25+ Years Making Art on Vashon

One of the first questions Islanders ask each other is “how long have you lived on the Island”? For an artist or performer, there...

Bill Brown & The Kingbees

Bill Brown just got back from Mexico where he performed with several groups. The rest of the Kingbees have many other projects and continue...

La Boheme

Please join us for our 10th Season with a return to our beginnings and a salute to contemporary American Opera. In September, Vashon Opera presents...

Photographs by Julian Dahl & paintings by Jon Haaland

After our wars are fought and grass has grown over our cities, this is what is left behind: earth and wood, fire and water,...

Cherrywood Station

Cherrywood Station is a husband-and-wife folk duo whose soulful harmonies revive great tunes from America’s past with a touch of original magic. Gus and...