“Celebrate Springer!” marks the 15th anniversary of the dramatic rescue in the waters off of Vashon Island of the orphaned orca Springer (A-73) and the heroic efforts by Washington and British Columbia teams working together to return her safely to her home 300 miles north in Johnstone Strait at the north end of Vancouver Island.
Consider our indigenous people.
We believe that they came across a land bridge from Siberia and from there spread south through the Americas. There is some evidence that aboriginal people from Australia sailed in and settled in South America and Baja California, as well.
This week’s column features an Italian recipe for vegetarians and vegans, but anyone can enjoy it, even those who normally shun beans for fear of flatulence. The trick is to start a couple of days before you want to serve the delicious dish. You start from scratch with dried beans that you soak overnight, drain,
Help us close out Earth Month with an Indigenous tribute to an Orca Legend. Saturday, April 29, 2:00 PM, at the Ober Park Performance Room, Orca Annie and Odin unveil “GRANNY’S GIFT - J2: A Sacred Matriarch’s Legacy.” Their special guest is researcher Mark Sears.
For some reason we find ourselves this week somewhere outside of Phoenix, dodging wildfires and driving around looking at all the development, the already oversized freeways waiting to be clogged with newcomers, and wondering,
I could see “old crooked neck” sneaking thru the grass off to my left. He was out in front of the dogs, running in a crouch with his head canted to one side, because he had a broken neck, which is why we called him “old crooked neck”
“Doing all the writing” was a lot of work, but “interviewing David Gruenewald and learning history was a lot of fun.” This is the opinion of partners Neve DeVoght and Julianna Steffans whose entry, “Matsuda Farm History Project” took first place in the 2017 Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Association’s “Vashon Story History Contest.” Winners were celebrated at an awards party at the Heritage Museum Friday evening, April 21.
Across the world’s oceans and seas, small, silvery, schooling fish – known collectively as forage fish – are critically important as prey for birds, fish, and mammals and commercial catch. Pacific herring in particular are foundational species in many marine and estuarine ecosystems.
Burn Design Lab will hold an open house on Sunday, April 30th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at its headquarters in the Sheffield Building, 18850 103rd Ave SW, Vashon.
Visitors will see Burn’s cookstoves — designed for efficient, clean cooking in the developing world — in use, and can tour Burn Design Lab’s shop and testing facilities.
Team Silver Three, a group of 12, ages 18 to 24 serving with AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), is working with Camp Fire USA, Central Puget Sound Council, and Camp Sealth from March 28, 2017 until May 15, 2017.
Nothing like a couple of days of food poisoning to purge your body and clear your mind. Not that I recommend or condone it. The first and worst day I went through wondering if I was going to die, old and weak as I am, with so many regrets, so many things undone.
Some time ago I wrote a series of columns on which foods and herbs help people combat which ills. Now some readers have inquired what they can to remedy for their problems. One of them asked what to do for fatigue. Besides recommending that she turn off TV and computer after supper, and to reduce the evening light level in her house, I suggested a little extra Vitamin Bl.
As spring in the Northwest slowly unfolds, the Vashon Art Studio Tour and Waterworks Studio are ready to welcome it with open arms! On the weekends of May 6-7 and May 13-14, 10 of Waterworks artists will welcome visitors with delightful refreshments and a huge bouquet of art with gifts for moms, dad, brides, grads and yourself- you’ll need something to face all the family and friends who want to visit you and this special Island!
Writer / Director Robin Swicord (Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Memoirs of a Geisha, Matilda) has graciously offered to let us screen her new film “Wakefield” before its LA and NY premieres on May 19th. 100% of the proceeds will go to Vashon Community Care! Robin will do a Q&A after the show.
Vashon Island Chorale concerts feature world premiere of “Song of Songs” by Abraham Kaplan.
Under the direction of Dr. Gary D. Cannon, the Chorale presents concerts this weekend at Vashon Center for the Arts
Zero Waste Vashon is celebrating Earth Day on the GreenTech movie night Tuesday, April 18th at the Vashon Theater. Starting at 6 pm, we are showing the documentary Trashed. Some of us don’t think twice once the garbage is out of the house, but your neighbors in ZWV are working to reform the current model creating garbage. Like our local efforts, this movie tracks trash deposits and efforts to reduce waste.