Pictured from top left clockwise are: Christiano Threlkeld-Flores, Ivan Kennedy, Deena Paz Hernandez (teaching assistant), Alejandra Esquiviez, Caden Kiehnle, Kirby Little, Roxanne Lyons (District Curriculum Director), and Luis Nunez Hernandez
On Monday, November 3rd, 20 children excitedly entered room 105 at Chautauqua for their first day of Mi Escuelita Spanish/English bilingual preschool. Earlier this year, Vashon Island School District secured an annual $150,000 grant to fund this groundbreaking free preschool program for income eligible families on Vashon.
Well, my SAD friends, it is that time of the year, when the sun goes down early and comes up late, and there are fewer minutes of daylight every day. For people who have SAD, it is the least favorite time of the year.
Down on the coast, this year’s cranberries have been raked, sorted and packaged for our pleasure and good nourishment. We’ve enjoyed them in baked goods this month, especially these scones, made with low-gluten barley flour or no-gluten sorghum flour combined with almond meal for texture and flavor.
The caseworker, who had been with us for five years already after our first adoption, sidled up to me as we prepared to take our weekend respite charge home with us and said, “I wouldn’t mind if you fell in love with this one. We don’t have anywhere to place him.”
In observance of Native American Heritage Month, we -- Orca Annie and Odin Lonning -- will present “THE SACRED WHALE: Requiem for Ruffles (J1),” on Thursday, November 20, at 7:00 PM in the Vashon Land Trust Building.
This article finds us a day or two after the mid term election. For the last 8 months, we have been besieged by non-stop daily emails (“All is lost!”, “No Hope!”, “Triple Match!”) desperately pleading for donations. We knew it was coming after the Supreme Court decision in favor of faux grass roots group Citizens United.
Vashon is full of creative, pure and thoughtful minds. I imagine many color lovers are among us. Being a color lover, it is hard to see poor color choices bringing an interior space down. Picture the walls of a 3 pack-a-day indoor smoker.
What’s Happening to Our Bees? Numerous theories have been posited to explain the mysterious affliction that began plaguing honeybees in what is now known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), where bees across North America and Europe were dying in epidemic numbers.
Harbor School students were excited to spend three days in the Service Learning program that they call “GiveBack.” Groups of students identify and engage with complex issues like hunger, pollinator collapse, homelessness, childhood illness, or elder care. The mixed age groups find projects and needs with which they can begin to help.
Vashon resident Brian Brown, a former newspaper reporter, wire service correspondent, television documentarian and commentator, magazine writer and editor, as well as a political speech writer, comedy collaborator, media strategist and publicist for Time Magazine
Quail eggs are not easy to find. Quail raised with local and organic feed and in humane conditions is especially unique. Except for those reared by backyard bird keepers, quail are generally kept in crowded battery cages built for commercial production.
Vashon Island’s own Free Range Folk Choir will present a Concert on Sunday November 23rd, 7pm at the Burton Church (23905 Vashon Hwy SW). Come enjoy the harmonies of a cappella choral music from around the world!
Vashon Film Society presents the Vashon Family Film Festival on Saturday, November 22 from 12 noon to 2:15 pm. The afternoon of live action and animated short films is brought to the Vashon Theatre every year by Northwest Film Forum’s Liz Shepherd.
The Pharaoh’s Daughter performed by the Bolshoi Ballet. Will be shown Sunday November 23rd, 1:00pm.
Music Cesare Pugni Libretto Jean-Henry Saint-Georges and Marius Petipa Choreography, sets and costumes Pierre Lacotte.
Vashon Events presents an evening song and story.The first annual singer-songwriter showcase will feature over a dozen artists. Each artist will have 5 minutes to play 2-3 songs and tell the stories behind them. This is an evening not to be missed.