Thursday, June 24, 2021
Windermere Vashon

Night Light Drive-In Returns

The drive-in movies return to Vashon! Open Space for Arts and Community and Vashon Theatre have teamed up for the return of the Night Light Drive-In. Movies for all ages begin on Memorial Day...

Mukai 2nd Annual Haiku Festival Winners

This year’s second annual Mukai Farm & Garden Haiku Festival on Vashon Island drew nearly 400 entries, mostly from Vashon Island but also from as far away as Poland and Croatia.  “We are very...

Naked! Wild! And in Trouble Again.

The root of the bracken fern is black and hard, ideal for a spear in our war in the field across Cove Road.  I’m not sure if it was our property or not, as...

The Nuclear Family

December, 1943: Mom and Dad were on their way to Dad’s first duty station in Galveston, Texas, when they took a little detour to Dalhart to have the ceremony performed. After all, there was...

What Do You Do with an Artichoke?

In the Eiffel Tower near the bank of the River Seine, in the summer of 1957, I ate my first artichoke ever. It came to the table with a little bowl of melted butter...

Throw-away Culture

While working at the most recent Fixit Café at the Eagles on Saturday, I was presented with a newer vacuum cleaner with a faulty filter casing.  The casing would come loose during operation and...

The Big Lie- Pt. II

It has been what, almost six months now since we’ve had a self-serving liar in the White House? And yet, almost every time I hear mention of the term ‘the president’ being used in...

The Sky and Eye

“Lift that cigar higher and take a big draw!” I said to Seán as we sat out on his Indian Point deck, waiting for the late April ‘pink’ super-moon to rise.  His glowing cigar...

Big Fat Lies

When Trump was in the White House, I reached the point of feeling that a rock would cry out at the insanity going on. Some of my columns here were those rocky cries, expressing...

Marj’s Home Remedies Part 2: Burns

Of course, your best bet is to avoid burns in the first place. I keep hot pads in the kitchen drawer next to the stove, and know from experience to use them. Burns, first degree:...

Market Madness

When it comes to real estate, we on Vashon, like the rest of the country, have a schizoid relationship.  We seem to cheer on the rising property values as a sign of prosperity while...

The Big Lie

One of my go-to movies that I go to when I need to get away and don’t want any surprises is ‘Sneakers’ with Robert Redford, Sidney Poitier, David Strathairn, Dan Akroyd, Mary McDonnell and...

Entertainment

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...

Sound of Metal One Night Only

Blackgammon was a band comprised of Louise “Lou” and Ruben, who traveled across the United States with their form of rock. A genre that,...

Savage/Love Olivia Pendergast Studio Sale

Vashon Center for the Arts Gallery will be showing works by former Vashon resident Olivia Pendergast, all at substantially discounted prices to raise funds...

Mad Libs, Martinis & May Kitchen

Open Space for Arts and Community and May Kitchen & Bar invites the community to join them for an evening of hijinks and fun...