Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Windermere Vashon

Vashon Farmers Market Closed for Summer

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the current virus statistics here on Vashon, and the staggering list of state and local, health and safety requirements that would have to be met in order to operate...

Vashon Relief Fund Supports Island Pandemic Response and Recovery

Vashon Island’s VashonBePrepared volunteer emergency response group has launched a major fundraising effort to expand relief to rural Vashon Island residents and businesses. The Vashon COVID Relief Fund distributed $25,000 in late April to...

Isolating On Down to New Normal

Crumbling up newspapers to start a fire in the wood stove this morning, I came across the Seattle Times issue of March 2, 2020. The headline reads: “2nd U.S. coronavirus death in King County; more...

Quarantine

“When the little red bumps appeared with a fever, Mom would segregate our dishes and silverware, so the rest of the family wouldn’t get the measles.  If two of us came down with it,...

Away with Allergies

Now that flowers are blossoming, both wild ones and the garden variety, we’re hearing a lot more sneezing, and experiencing more stuffy noses and clogged sinuses.  Relatives and friends call in to report seasonal...

Strike While the Iron is Hot

Recently, for at least a day, oil companies in West Texas had to pay $37/ barrel to get somebody to take their oil!  It has since gone back to having a positive value of...

Depopulated

“Millions of chickens, pigs and cattle will be depopulated because of the closure of our processing facilities, Tyson writes. The food supply chain is breaking.” Just a little more than a year and a half...

111th Annual Vashon Island Strawberry Festival Postponed Until 2021

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the state’s social-distancing guidelines, the Vashon-Maury Chamber of Commerce is announcing that the 111th annual Vashon Island Strawberry Festival, scheduled to be held July 17-19, 2020, will...

Vashon Relief Fund Supports Island Pandemic Response and Recovery

Vashon Island’s VashonBePrepared volunteer emergency response group is starting a major fundraising effort to expand relief to the 10,000 rural Vashon Island residents. The Vashon COVID Relief Fund distributed $25,000 in one week in...

Heaven Forbid, CoVid19 . . .

I have decided to share my plans, such as they are, should I develop symptoms of having caught CoVid-19. Not because I have any expertise with this virus or have any medical expertise to...

Do Clams Have Eyes?

“Hey Kit, do you wanna see the eyes of a clam?” The bucket of fresh clams was in the shade in a corner of the wood shed and the clams were squirting water out...

Voice of Vashon Names new Executive Director

The Voice of Vashon is pleased to announce the appointment of Kate Dowling to the position of Executive Director, replacing Lisa Breen who is stepping down to spend more time with her family. “We...

Entertainment

Free Range Folk Choir

Save the date! Saturday, March 7th, 7pm at the VHS Theater.  Come enjoy the music that brings us together in community and gives us...

Day of Remembrance Film Screening

Tuesday, March 3rd - Day of Remembrance Film Screening Day of Remembrance Film Screening “A Bitter Legacy” with Filmmaker ClaudiaKatayanagi & Tetsuden Kashima Ph.D. Tuesday, March 3,...

Chandler O’Leary & Jessica Spring – Dead Feminists: Speaking Volumes

It started as a collaboration between two Tacoma artists who created a series of colorful broadsides featuring quotes by historical feminists tied to current...

Roger Fisher of Heart

The music of HEART has captivated radio and live audiences for decades. Original member Roger Fisher co-wrote many of the band’s early hits including,...

An Evening with Nikkita Oliver

Culture survives and thrives on the breath of our storytellers and cultural workers. Our stories tells us who we’ve been, who we are and...