Saturday, January 18, 2020
Windermere Vashon

Something Warm from the Oven

One of the best things about winter, January in particular, is that now it’s cool enough for heating up the kitchen by baking something. We’re through making gingerbread men and gingerbread houses. We can...

Tess Mueller fundraiser

Benefit dance concert for Tess Mueller, former VCD dance alum who has been recently diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Tess has been an outstanding role model in the dance community on Vashon for many...

My Ambition

There was a time when I stood five feet six and three-quarters inches tall. Never made that last quarter inch to five feet seven. Now they tell me I am five feet five inches. Once...

Sold-Out Concert Raises Funds for Local Nonprofit

Last fall, Open Space for Arts and Community hosted a successful benefit for LGBTQ+ youth. After the event, Open Space for Arts and Community donated $1,000 of the proceeds to DOVE, and used additional...

Thoughts for the Season

This is a column I wrote for this season in 2011.  With some minor changes, it still says what I want to say. For thousands of years, the winter solstice and the return of the...

Sounds of “New Years”

I had just traded a black lab pup to Uncle Jerry for a Krag 30-40 rifle and was looking forward toward shooting it in the air as soon as the clock said it was...

13th Annual Storytelling Festival

Vashon Wilderness Program sponsors a free family friendly event on January 26th at the Vashon Theater. Vashon Wilderness Program will host its 13th Annual Storytelling Festival on Sunday, January 26 at 1pm the Vashon Theatre...

Moonlight Beachwalk

Friday January 10th will be a big night on the beach. That night, the low tide of the first full moon of 2020 will be met with points of light floating under the North-end...

The Glories of GARLIC

You can get a lot of goodness out of garlic: Cut a clove in half and rub the inside of your salad bowl to convey a subtle flavor to the salad you’ll put into...

Didn’t Expect to See That

Front page story in a newspaper the other week: In America the average life expectancy is going down, while in other first world countries people are living longer. Actual causes of earlier deaths in the United...

Argument

I am sitting here staring at a gallery of staunch supporters of the current president. Their images have been pilfered from the internets, printed to about the same size and rubber-cemented to foam core...

Confessions of a Slow Learner

As the latest climate summit, COP 25, finishes its first week in Madrid, I assume little has been done, because next to nothing has been reported.  Since they began in 1994, the COP summits...

Entertainment

RiverBend

RiverBend is Paul Colwell, Peter Larsen, Chuck Roehm, Dave Lang, Dick Gordon and Mike Witmer. Paul is well known for playing many years with...

Drama Dock presents “A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol”

A comedy-drama-musical treat for Vashon audiences of all ages arrives just in time for full-out holiday fun. Opening Friday, Dec. 20 at 7 pm,...

Classic holiday ballet, The Nutcracker, returns to VCA with some surprises

When the curtain rises at Kay Hall on December 13,14, and 15, the beloved overture to Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker will transport audience members back in...

A staged reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

Islanders are invited to experience the magic of Charles Dickens’ prose first-hand December 14thand 15that Open Space for Arts and Community. In this staged...

Concerts in the Dark The Paperboys

The Vashon Park District is proud to present our first ever Concert in the Dark! Join us at the Vashon Theater on Thursday, December...