Monday, September 16, 2019
Windermere Vashon

Community Service Area Town Hall Open House events

King County Local Services’ Community Service Area Town Hall Open House. Monday, Sept. 23, 7-9 p.m.; Vashon High School, 9600 SW 204th Street, Vashon These events give unincorporated King County residents a chance to meet...

Katrina Spade, Founder of Human Composting, Coming to Vashon

Washington became the first state to legalize “human composting” on May 21, when Gov. Jay Inslee signed a law that will allow human bodies to be converted into soil in licensed facilities.  On Thursday,...

Pickles for Health

My doctor told me I should eat pickles for the electrolytes and to help my digestion. Pickles? Really? I LOVE those sweet gherkins I buy at the grocery store and the pickles Mustafa makes!...

Requiescat in pace, Hugh Jones

Hugh Jones, the husband of Bruce Blakemore, has died. Bruce is the sister of an old friend, John Blakemore. John has lived in Australia for many years now with his Australian wife Julie. Before that...

R.I.P. Dear Friend

I have been preoccupied of late and am having trouble focusing on the next topic, so I decided to go with the flow.  My oldest friend on Vashon, Bill Tobin, died on August 2. ...

Buzz Cuts and Curly Hair

“What wonderfully curly hair your children have,” a visitor from Seattle exclaimed, as she ran her fingers through my curly hair and made me cringe.  Since my brother Mike was dark complexioned, a throw-back...

Island Life Overlandia- A Redux

I got another writing reprieve the last time here, and so it did not become general news that I was on the road again. I believe at this moment I am somewhere over the...

Limited deer hunt set for Oct. 12-31 at King County’s Island Center Forest

A recently added hunting season for deer on private land on Vashon-Maury Island does not include King County Parks’ Island Center Forest, which is scheduled to have its annual limited deer-hunting season Oct. 12-31,...

Zahra Maqaliya from Mustafa’s Syrian Kitchen

I thought I didn’t like cauliflower, until I tasted Jamila’s Zahra Maqaliya. Jamila is at home in the kitchen, whether she is cooking for the seniors at the senior center, cooking with Mustafa in that...

A Dog, Two Cats, and Integration of the New Kid

I have one dog and one cat, both rescues. The dog, Marley, is an all-white American Staffordshire Terrier with a black nose. She came to us as a foster dog. I was asked if I...

Eating Mindfully

Last October, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a report stating that our children will be toast if we don’t make substantial progress by 2030.  On August 8, they will be issuing another...

Why Doesn’t the Crow Call Work

The first thing I bought from Earl McCormick was a crow-call and it was all black and shiny with white lettering on the side.  I was twelve years old and cocky because I thought...

Entertainment

True Colors

Vashon Events is hosting their second showcase of the year at the Open Space for Arts & Community in the Grand Hall! Enjoy island...

Kristen Grainger & True North perform at Open Space

Join us for another exciting Vashon debut as Kristen Grainger & True North take the stage here at Open Space for Arts & Community! Americana...

Sneak Preview of Upcoming Film on the Citizen Uprising that Helped Stop...

First-time account of the youth-led resistance to a government in the wrong. Producers of the upcoming documentary The Boys Who Said NO! Draft Resistance and...

The JD Hobson Band

Welcome to the Outlaw Blues! Welcome to the JD Hobson Band!  When Outlaw Country and Americana meet the Delta Blues you get a whole...

“Unfractured” Comes to Vashon Theatre

This past May, Governor Jay Inslee signed a state ban on fracking for oil or natural gas exploration in Washington State, becoming the fourth...