Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Windermere Vashon

Dinner with the Mustafa Family

Summer in Syria is a time of plenty. The farm the Mustafas left behind is harvesting tomatoes and small squash, much of which will be dried for winter cooking. People are sleeping outside in...

Primordial Goo

If you are a regular reader of this column, you might have noticed that I like to spend time on my kitchen porch. It is my form of meditation. I sit there watching the trees...

Open Borders

Republicans try to scare voters away from Democrats by telling us that Democrats are for “open borders”—something the Democrats then strenuously deny.  It seems to me that a “knee-jerk” reaction to something usually means...

Running in the Tide

The winter low tides come at night and in summer, they come at daybreak.  The stronger the pull of the moon, the lower the tide.  They say the tide is running when it’s coming...

Seal Pup Time

At this time of year, we scan the water for newborn Harbor seals snuggling with their mothers. Occasionally, we hear the cries of baby seals, who sound much like human infants, bleating for their...

Boy in the Bubble

I don’t know where he came from and I don’t know where he went when he went home. I do know that he had a German accent and was good with woodworking tools. Whenever...

Keep It or Toss It?

In June’s untraditionally hot weather, fruits grow riper fast in the fruit bowl, and anything left on the counter spoils promptly. But how can you tell whether to keep something or throw it away?...

Stop the Hurt, Start the Healing!

It started out as Rondi Lightmark’s New Year’s resolution. Rondi is the person on Vashon who does the greeting cards of dogs in cars (since 2006, she says).  She broadcast an email saying that...

We Have Arrived

In September 2018 the Public Broadcasting System debuted a one-hour special which documented the rise of fascism in Western Europe in the 20th Century. It traced how fascism in Italy and Germany rose out...

Construction finale to temporarily suspend King County Water Taxi service July 22-28

King County Water Taxi will suspend service July 22-28 as construction crews complete work that will allow vessels to operate out of the new downtown Seattle passenger dock at Pier 50. King County Water Taxi...

Conflicting Emotions: What horses can teach us about finding leadership from within

In December, Axiom Equine utilized a grant to team up with the Vashon Youth and Family Services Latino Outreach Program to provide an unforgettable experience for five children ranging from 11 to 13 years...

The Horse that Wouldn’t be Fenced

Johnny Adams was not one of those 10-year-olds that was full of the gimme-gimme’s.  He was a typical Vashon boy who generally worked for what he got, picking strawberries for the Matsumotos, or mowing...

Entertainment

VYFS Sponsors Summer Celebration to Honor Supporters

Vashon Youth and Family Services will host a special Summer Celebration to honor members of the VYFS community who continue to give back to...

In Concert: Jami Sieber, Ferron, & Cris Williamson

On Saturday, August 17, join us at Open Space for Arts & Community for a powerful night of women’s music featuring the iconic Jami...

Vashon Island Concert in the Parks

Vashon Events and the Vashon Park District have announced the lineup for the annual Summer Concerts in the Park. The extremely popular and free...

Frozen

Come see Elsa, Anna and the magical land of Arendelle come to life on the VCA stage. Based on the 2018 Broadway musical, Frozen...

It’s Vashon Summer Arts Fest Time!

It was such a success last year that Vashon Center for the Arts is doing it again this year.  We’re talking about Vashon Summer...