Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Windermere Vashon

Philippine Flavors

When you think of the Philippine Islands, you usually think of the Spanish influence and expect their cuisine to be like that of Spain, but the fruits, vegetables, nuts and spices are somewhat different...

Post Op Notes

There is not much to say. To be honest, I am in no shape to say anything, because I am taking pain medication following my lumpectomy surgery, and writing is difficult to impossible when...

Sleepwalking To Oblivion

Climate denial comes in many colors and shapes.  It is usually defined as not believing it is even happening or the refusal to accept the idea that climate change is caused by human activity. ...

Is More Orange a Bad Thing

Old Bill worked at Bill Joslins as a handy man and was able to tell us kids things we never knew and scary things too.  We learned early about Bill’s dill pickles, hotter than...

AnnLGBTQ Film Series Starts on Vashon

Five Vashon organizations will present a series of historic LGBTQ films for the island. Organized by the Heritage Museum, the Senior Center, Voice of Vashon, Island GreenTech, and the Vashon Theatre; the film series...

Refuge-E

A thunderhead of judgement was Gathering in my gaze And it made most people nervous They just didn’t want to know What I was seeing in the refuge of the roads… Excerpt from Refuge of the Roads by Joni...

Okra Doesn’t Have To Be Slimy

I always thought okra was that slimy vegetable people in the south liked to put in their gumbo or to thicken their soups with. Then Jamila showed me how she cooks Okra. I loved...

Carpe Your Diem

Warning: the subject matter of this piece will be hard for some people. ♫ The reminder letter came at least a year ago. “It’s time for you to make an appointment to get a mammogram,” it...

The Soil Carbon Sponge

Walter Jehne, an internationally known Australian soil microbiologist and climate scientist has some potentially very good theories about how we can mitigate global warming, solve the water crisis, grow abundant food, and create wildlife...

Can Scallops Fly

John and I had just finished building a clam-gun for catching geoduck and were headed for the point at Dockton where other people were taking advantage of the minus tide to dig clams and...

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,...

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...