Thursday, July 19, 2018
Windermere Vashon

Hosting the first event of the Strawberry Festival

Hosting the first event of the Strawberry Festival is a tradition at the Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Association. The tradition continues with the eighth consecutive event named for the fifth Strawberry Festival queen, Melissa Lucy...

Strawberry Festival Goes Greener

Each year approximately 35,000 people attend the Strawberry Festival. This fun annual event creates a lot of garbage, totaling about 140,000 pounds of combined materials that is usually trucked off island to the landfill....

The Lincoln Geranium

I’m getting pretty close to “old as dirt” now, and I’m not supposed to learn new things or so they say, but there are things I hear that I surely want to pass on,...

Get Over It

Perhaps you have noticed that I have not been appearing in this space for a while now. The reason for this absence was at least partly expressed in something I wrote here months ago...

Killer Whale Tees for LTC

First Nations environmental educators and marine mammal stranding responders Odin Lonning and Orca Annie created a new t-shirt for the 2018 Low Tide Celebration (LTC). Yes, the LTC was on July 14, but the...

Keeping Jobs on Vashon

By now we have all heard a sad tale of some Mid-western or New England town that, for decades and through many generations, thrived on the jobs and revenue of a local business but,...

Memory Enhancers

Do you ever walk into a room and not remember why you went there? Open your refrigerator and find only that you can’t remember what you meant to get from it? Struggle to introduce...

You Never Know

There are people who claim the name of Nazi in our country, but most of the people who are steering our decline are not Nazis. To paraphrase the immortal words of Paul Anka, we’re...

VCA announces Vashon Summer Arts Fest

Vashon Center for the Arts announces a free two-month summer arts festival slated to open Friday, July 6, and run through Sunday, August 26. The festival will showcase and sell artwork by more than...

Bad Behavior

Last issue, I left the “good guys and bad guys” discussion incomplete.  If I had more room, I would have went on to say that the absence of “bad guys” doesn’t imply that nothing...

Catch Us While You Can! 25+ Years Making Art on Vashon

One of the first questions Islanders ask each other is “how long have you lived on the Island”? For an artist or performer, there are some slightly humbling ways to quantify that question- if...

How to Visit a Sea Slug at Home

July 14th will be a special day for us humans to get together with our seashore neighbors in their sandy and cobbly living rooms.  There are hundreds of animals on Pt. Robinson beach waiting...

Entertainment

Tim Couldn’t Make It

Tim Dahms has been called “one of the finest bass players to come out of the islands” and has played with music icons from...

Publish The Quest

Publish the Quest, a band with deep Vashon roots that has made a name for itself worldwide as both a musical and philanthropic force,...

Joel McHale, On Stage at VCA

Join us for an evening of hilarity featuring Joel McHale, one of the most sought after comedians and actors in the industry. He can...

Lit Lounge

On Saturday, June 23rd, Vashon’s Lit Lounge returns in an intimate new setting… Gather. Island storytellers and writers are invited to come with a true...

Moody Little Sister performs at Open Space

Modern-folk and husband/wife duo Moody Little Sister bring their road-inspired sound to Open Space, Saturday, June 30, 8 p.m.  Their 2015 debut album Wild...