Friday, February 26, 2021
Windermere Vashon

Fiddle Heads and Bracken

Dogfish.. Ugly as they are, were once considered worthy of low level individual commercial fishing in the Sound. According to John’s grandfather, dogfish were actually canned and sold in the area during WWII under...

Requiem for a Contractor

In the late summer of 1975, a restaurant called Sound Food opened a couple of miles south of town on the Main Highway. The restaurant was funded by several partners, of whom the most...

A Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two

For a supper that includes the Valentine’s Day motifs of the color red and a heart shape, you might try a heart-shaped Salisbury steak. It comes to the table under a blanket of red...

Education is Key

If we are to “build back better” as President Biden claims he wants to do, we will have to take bold steps and invest a lot of resources to make the sustainable economy that...

I See Dead People

You may be thinking that the title here is a bit old and dated and derivative, and you may be right. The thing is, I had been thinking about this general idea for the...
Three Fools Peak and Hopkins Lake. Photo by Andy Porter.

The Hopkins Pass Outhouse

One early morning, when the mist hung over the small lake, screaming and cursing came from the direction of the outhouse that Frank had asked me to build.  I had found two trees not...

Open Space for Arts and Community Expands Literary Program

Open Space for Arts and Community is expanding a new initiative to hire writers to create public art. “The Literary Project” is a literary flash fiction/prose poetry project by Island writers. The goal of...

Relief

We were all hurt by the insurrection at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on January 6. Honestly, I would like to ignore the seriousness of the situation. It is the time of year when I...

Chicken Soup for Soul & Body

We’re still in the flu season. I’m still working on getting my energy back from my this-years edition of The Flu. Many of you probably are. Whatever sort of malady is going around when...

Déjà Vu

After a tumultuous two weeks, we will most likely see the end of Trump’s pall over the country and the possibility of a beginning of what could be the most thoughtful reorientation of our...

The Laughingstock Guild

I believe somewhere back there, perhaps around the first impeachment of the former occupant of the White House, I mentioned that I thought a fitting purgatorial limbo land for his ass would be one...

VHS Math Teacher Honored for Changing Lives

Each year the Seattle Mariners Radio Network, WSECU and ESPN join forces to recognize 24 exceptional Washington State teachers with their Teacher of the Week Award. This year, Vashon High School Math teacher, Lisa...

Entertainment

Savage/Love Olivia Pendergast Studio Sale

Vashon Center for the Arts Gallery will be showing works by former Vashon resident Olivia Pendergast, all at substantially discounted prices to raise funds...

Mad Libs, Martinis & May Kitchen

Open Space for Arts and Community and May Kitchen & Bar invites the community to join them for an evening of hijinks and fun...

Savage/Love

Vashon Repertory Theatre (VRT) will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a televised performance of Savage/Love, Saturday, February 13, 7:30 pm on the Vashon Center for...

The Light at the End of the Tunnel

It’s a New Year and VALISE Artist Collective and Gallery is living in the moment with “The Light at the End of the Tunnel.”...

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...