Friday, December 4, 2020
Windermere Vashon

Vashon Calling series, CD

Vashon Events has done it again! The nonprofit organization just release the second volume of their popular Vashon Calling series, which is an annual compilation album of songs by local musicians. Vashon Calling II...

The Bunk of a Homeless

I’ve lived on outer Quartermaster for the past sixteen years and have never locked myself out.  John Sweetman, a friend of forty years, has never complained or refused to feed my cat while I...

Veterans in the Family

It will be the day after Veterans’ Day when this essay hits print, so I am going to ramble on about the veterans in my family. My grandfather, Percy Litchfield, served in World War I....

Bake Gluten free

The biscuits below can be made with 1 ¾ cups of barley flour for a produce that’s less expensive and low on the glycemic index product. But if you or anyone else in your...

Bridging the Divide

Slightly more than half of us are breathing a huge sigh of relief.  The problem is that we don’t know how the other half, which is hugely disappointed, is going to react.  This divide...

Party Like It’s 1961

Sometime last week, a friend of mine recommended that we journey on over to the Netflix box on the multi-faceted display page on our sort of big teevee, and tune in to a show...

Mukai Farm & Garden Introduces New Master Class Series

Mukai Farm & Garden has a new series of Mukai Master Class online experiences that encourage us to dig deeper into the food, culture and art of the Japanese and Asian American experience. The...

“A Vashon Adventure through the Alphabet”

Island photographer and educator, Barbara Gustafson, has just released her newest children’s book entitled “A Vashon Adventure through the Alphabet.”  Filled with colorful images of Vashon’s  rural, unique, and iconic sights, this book is...

Many Treats, Few Tricks

Our Grandma Ollie was one of five daughters of a wheat farmer in the Palouse south of Spokane.  Though she was married to a giant in the food distribution industry, she never shed the...

American Fatigue Syndrome

We are having a rough time after all these months of the “new normal.” The pandemic, economic and housing struggles, and our racist chickens once more coming home to roost. I am calling it American...

Life for the Pumpkin after Halloween

Were you lucky enough to find an edible pumpkin for your jack-o-lantern? If so, you can peel it, cut it into 1-inch squares, and steam it. When it’s very tender, puree it in a...

Pandemic Fatigue

Eight months is a long time for your life to be in upheaval to a greater or lesser extent.  For people who have lost their job and/or have school-age children and/or have little in...

Entertainment

VCD’s The Nutcracker Pastiche!

A holiday tradition at VCA, The Nutcracker has been beloved by island families and celebrated in our community every holiday season for decades. With...

The Miniature Show

For its 14th consecutive year, Vashon Center for the Arts presents their annual Miniature Show. This year’s show is one of the largest miniatures show...

The Annual 5” x 5” Show is back!

VALISE is pleased to invite you to our Annual 5” x 5” show opening First Friday, November 6, 5-8pm! A resounding gallery of insightful,...

New Public Art Unveiling at Open Space

The “Mural Project” began in the spring of 2020, when 21 local artists began work as part of the !Attention! Artists at Work jobs...

VIVA 3rd Annual Members Show Opening

Vashon Island Visual Artists’ (VIVA) annual show boasts participation of 100+ Vashon artists from their 300+ membership. This is an exciting exhibition that reflects...