Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Windermere Vashon

Cranberries: Delicious raw or cooked

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...

Common Ground

Watching the news coverage of the fires in California the last few days it occurred to me that no firefighter, no police officer, no volunteer, no regular Joe or Joleen, stopped to ask anyone...

Hope For The Courts

I wanted to write something about my disappointment with the not entirely unexpected defeat of I 1631, the initiative proposing a fee on carbon, meant to begin weaning us off fossil fuels.  Given the...

An Incurable Trickster

John Sweetman and I were sipping beer in front of a roaring fire in the cozy confines of my log cabin overlooking outer Quartermaster Harbor.  “Why don’t you write about that thieving raven you...

Stonewall to Border Wall: AIDS Activism As A Model For Change In Uncertain Times...

For a brief moment each year AIDS enters public awareness across the globe as World AIDS Day is commemorated on December 1st. For most, it will be just another day in the hectic runup...

Getting the Band Back Together

I recently found myself in another quandary of sorts. Having just returned from six weeks on the road, I was feeling rather traveled out and more than a bit hesitant about getting on a...

Why Art? It’s Got to be Love!

The Holiday 2018 Vashon Island Visual Artists Studio Tour will take place on Dec 1st-2nd and 8th-9th, from 10am-4pm each day.  Brochure/maps are available at most Vashon businesses, or go online at VIVArtists.com. I recently...

Superfoods and Magic Potions

The colder, windier weather of late fall and winter can turn a temporary  slight sniffle into a horrid cold that drags on and drags you down for two weeks or more. It doesn’t have...

Uncivil War

By the time this is published, the election will be over, and there will be rejoicing and dancing in the streets, and weeping, wailing, and gnashing of teeth, depending on what your hopes were. In...

Money, Money, Money

I’m submitting this article a day before the election, so I know some of you are elated and some depressed right now.  I also know that I’m tired of the massive amount of funding...

Whale Gumbo

Throughout October and into the first week of November, a number of distinguished cetacean visitors have graced Vashon-Maury waters. A single Humpback whale named Vivaldi has been here for three weeks, often foraging near...

Roast Beef

Marie opened the oven door, letting all those delicious smells from her famous roast- beef come out.  Years later, I can’t forget roast beef at Marie’s.  It had taken hours to cook and she...

Entertainment

Will Sing for Vashon

The holiday season is the perfect time to give the gift of charity to our Island nonprofits. For the sixth year, Vashon Events is...

When You’ve Seen It All, There’s More!

The VIVA Holiday Art Studio Tour is fast approaching, and Waterworks Studio will fling wide the doors Friday, November 30 at 6pm, with its’...

Beer and Puppet Theater, Vashon Island’s first puppet slam!

Vashon Brewing and Jawbone Puppet Theater present: Beer and Puppet Theater, Vashon Island’s first puppet slam! Don’t miss this fun-filled night of short form experimental...

My Mother, MySelf premiers on Vashon

Take A Stand Productions, a Vashon non-profit devoted to providing artistic experiences that entertain, educate, empower and inspire change is proud to present the...

Borys Kossakowski

Vashon Events is pleased be working with Megan & Adam at Snapdragon to bring you live music in the Gallery adjacent to the restaurant,...