Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Windermere Vashon

Walking Tour Exhibit of Vashon Town

Thirty-four interpretive photo panels depicting the history of Vashon buildings are being installed to create “Main Street Vashon” A Walk Through History, presented by the Vashon Heritage Museum and curated by Brian Brenno, opening...
Tina Shattuck

Mukai Farm & Garden Hires First Executive Director

The Mukai Farm & Garden on Vashon Island has hired its first Executive Director, Tina Shattuck, an island dynamo in the arts and nonprofit community on the island and beyond. Shattuck has been a...
Nikola Tesla, June 17, 1901. Courtesy the Smithsonian Magazine.

All Things Electrical, “Shocking”

Bob Greg was my best friend in grade school.  We hunted flounder off their beach on Ridge Road, with a trident spear on a 10 foot pole and swung out over the bay on...

Karens, Among Other Things

Recently those of us who use social media have been treated to an onslaught of videos of mostly middle-aged white women being ridiculously racist, and the name “Karen” has been applied to these women. Now...

Household Hints, Part 1

A little green book titled: Watkins Household Hints caught my eye. It;s copyright: 1941. I thought, Wow! almost 80  years old. (No, I didn’t write it.)Are any of these hints still useful?  Oh, yes....

Truth and Conspiracy

This week, I give you an article by Jeff Krasno, edited for length.  I couldn’t have expressed this any better.  The whole essay will be, but is not yet, on his blog here: https://www.onecommune.com/blog. “On...

What’s in a name?

Well, I did finish the minute movie talked about here last time, and if you like, it can be viewed here on the youtubes:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zl9SGFmLG5M . Putting it together was a fascinating experience on...

Backyard Big Sky

We’ve got some exciting news from the Matsuda Farm, our trails and new land acquisition! Pour a glass of something and get ready! Join the Zoom call ten minutes before 5:00 on Saturday, August 1. Sit back...

Klahanie School 2020 Livestream Pie Auction

Klahanie School is hosting the annual school’s Pie Auction for Family Financial Aid, Saturday August 1, 2020 6pm-9pm Live Streamed via Facebook, for the first time ever! Thank you for helping us build Fun...

If Your Skin Isn’t White

Sean and I were discussing the ‘origins ‘of our mutual understanding of ‘race’ as we might have seen developing over our many decades. We agreed that our early concept of ‘race’ was really not...

Romance of the Rodeo Cowboy

Dear readers: I am taking a break from rants about current events to do some straight up storytelling. 2020 is making me tired. “There’s a young man that I know, his age is twenty-one Comes from...

Better Butters

The best butters for breads, biscuits, or rolls and for cooking vegetables such as carrots, celery, cabbage and other vegetables. They gain flavor with the enhancement of helpful herbs. Each variety of herb has...

Entertainment

“Facing Our Local Heroes”

Last chance to see Pam Ingalls work at The Hardware Store. Pam Ingalls “Facing Our Local Heroes” Oil portraits of Vashon Islanders Who Make A Difference The Hardware...

First Friday Virtual Gallery Cruise

Until we can get back to having the First Friday Gallery Cruise again, Vashon Events has been doing a Virtual First Friday Gallery Cruise. The...

Catch Drive-In Movies This Summer at the Night Light Drive In

Open Space for Arts and Community and Vashon Theatre are teaming up to bring the drive-in movies to Vashon this summer. Beginning on July...

Summer Arts Fest

Now in its third year, Vashon Center for the Arts is set to open its annual two-month Summer Arts Fest Friday, July 3rd. The...

Open Space teams with Island organizations to hire artists and create public art.

What does an event space do when it cannot have events? Vashon Island event space Open Space for Arts and Community is finding new...