From left: Laurie Tucker, Brandon Reynon, Rayna Holtz holding their Peace and Friendship Awards at the annual meeting of the Washington State Historical Society at the Washington State History Museum June 20,
The Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Museum’s special exhibit on its indigenous people, the sxwoabc, which was displayed from June 2014 through mid-March 2015, has received three awards from state and national organizations.
One of the feelings which is part and parcel of grief but seldom is mentioned is relief.
The relative silence on the subject is perhaps due to the guilt a person might feel admitting that he or she feels relief that someone has died.
To help plan your Tour, here is a preview of the amazing gardens and Garden Art Market, a schedule of gardening seminars, and sneak peek of artists in the gardens. Tickets—$25, valid both days—are available at VAA, Heron’s Nest and VashonAlliedArts.org.
“Oh-No, another red light”, I said to myself, as I pushed hard on the brake pedal, trying to stop my 38 Pontiac for the light. The mercury in the back seat slopped yet another time and rolled out the rusty holes in the floorboards to grease the street between East Marginal Way and the Fauntleroy ferry dock.
I just finished reading The Soil Will Save Us by Kristin Ohlsen. I highly recommend this book. Don’t be put off by the schlocky title; it is a well-researched and incisive report on the state of knowledge about soil. It shows that much of the carbon now in the atmosphere could be locked up in healthy soil. However, it is the nature of healthy soil that was most enlightening for me.
Opening night is always exciting. But this summer, opening night holds special meaning for island youth. Maijah Sanson-Frey summarized it like this, “There are shows where the audience is saying, “Oh, what a cute play!” With a show like Carrie, it’s more of an art piece and more of a moving piece. People will say, “Wow...you did a really great job of sharing those messages.”
In responding to the question “How’s it going?”, one could easily be any number of miles from an aquatic environment and still be able to answer “swimmingly” if one were so inclined, and could very well do so whether or not that was indeed the case. In the word association game that one’s brain tends to constantly be playing, the mention of the word “swimmer” almost cannot exist without a picture of something blue, relatively clear and viscous appearing at least somewhere in the corner of the mind’s eye.
The second season of Picnics in the Park, the Vashon Maury Community Food Bank’s newest program, designed to provide free lunch and activities to Vashon’s kids and teens, starts on Monday, June 22, and will run, five days a week, through August 28.
Orange construction fencing loosely waved in an effort to remain standing around the parcel of land. A crudely created sign designating an unsafe area inside the fence and warding off potential looky-lous, was stabbed into the earth at one end of the property.
Sellen Construction began earthwork following the demolition of the existing structures on the site. Materials were recycled or properly disposed, and the ground cleared of stumps and brambles. Old underground tanks were decommissioned and removed. Testing showed that there were no toxic materials in the soil.
Every year, Dance!Vashon brings a familiar tale to life through the beautiful art of dance. These productions feature original choreography and music and are performed by students of Vashon Dance Academy.
At it’s core, the band consists of Henry Kammerer (Guitar, Banjo, Vocals) and John Johnson (Buckets, Drums, Clanks, Grunts); two worn, but exuberant voices singing and shouting above a swirling mass of banjo, buckets, slide, washboard, and car parts.
Join Vashon Events at the Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi on Saturday, June 20th at 8pm as we celebrate dads and their special connection to their kids. This unique showcase features fathers and their children of all ages performing together.
Carter Castle is one of Vashon Island’s most original musicians and lyricists. Inspired by our rich heritage of folk artists and blues greats, Castle’s music expresses universal themes and his personal stories. His sound is touched by his love of the American folk sounds of Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, and country artists such as John Prine, Steve Earle and Dave Van Ronk. His lyrics bring all the senses into play, conjuring up shapes, images, colors and moods.