Monday, July 13, 2020
Windermere Vashon

Be Part of Island History

Today, we are living through an historical moment — facing a worldwide pandemic, political upheaval, social unrest, continued racial injustice toward our own species, and man-made environmental catastrophes that threaten to extinguish life itself....

A Ladder can be Many Things

“Molly, just put one foot out the window,” Dad called from the grass below our bedroom window.  “I can’t do it,” Molly called down, “I’m too scared, I’m going to fall.”  We were in...

The Texas Relatives

Opened a paper bag the other day and came upon letters from the mid-70s from my mother’s oldest sister, Gladys, in Texas, to Sister, my aunt whom I knew growing up. Now, these were the...

Home Remedies

My Grandmother, Fanny Wey Brunson, who raised eleven Children on a farm eight miles by horse-drawn wagon from a doctor, and no telephone, always had a home remedy for any illness or accident.  I...

Whiteness

In the 1950’s, I grew up in Chicago on the far south side, about 5 miles south and about 2 miles west of the southside black neighborhood.  It stretched from just south of downtown...

Return to Normal

I guess it sounds pretty good, right about now- getting back to some sort of normal that is. There is a certain amount of safety and comfort there, with equal parts of denial and...

Virtual Pride Parade

Following on the success of the Vashon Heritage Museum’s exhibit IN AND OUT: Being LGBTQ on Vashon Island, a number of Island organizations are planning virtual events for Pride month, June 2020.  The exhibit...

Library Offers Curbside Service

The King County Library System (KCLS) is pleased to add two new services to select library locations during the COVID-19 closures, including book returns and Curbside to Go. Visit kcls.org/reopening for more information on...

Metro Bus Service Returns

Some previously reduced Metro service is being restored on Monday, June 22. Routes   118, 119 will resume service. King County Water Taxi Vashon and West Seattle routes will resume their Winter schedule on Monday. Transit riders...

Kids Smoking and Other Bad Habits

Everyone smoked in the 1950’s, or, so it seemed.  Our Grandma Ollie smoked chesterfields and when her feet hit the ground in the morning, she would sit on the edge of her bed in...

Interesting Times

Remember that old Chinese curse? “May you live in interesting times.” The curse is working. A lot of people are feeling despair over all that is happening – the pandemic and the pressure of being in...

Boost Your Immunity

Our immune systems have been severely stressed during these many weeks of the novel coronavirus. Fortunately our island has a wide moat and the ferry has room for social distancing. Most of us have...

Entertainment

Catch Drive-In Movies This Summer at the Night Light Drive In

Open Space for Arts and Community and Vashon Theatre are teaming up to bring the drive-in movies to Vashon this summer. Beginning on July...

Summer Arts Fest

Now in its third year, Vashon Center for the Arts is set to open its annual two-month Summer Arts Fest Friday, July 3rd. The...

Open Space teams with Island organizations to hire artists and create public art.

What does an event space do when it cannot have events? Vashon Island event space Open Space for Arts and Community is finding new...

Free Range Folk Choir

Save the date! Saturday, March 7th, 7pm at the VHS Theater.  Come enjoy the music that brings us together in community and gives us...

Day of Remembrance Film Screening

Tuesday, March 3rd - Day of Remembrance Film Screening Day of Remembrance Film Screening “A Bitter Legacy” with Filmmaker ClaudiaKatayanagi & Tetsuden Kashima Ph.D. Tuesday, March 3,...