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The fast-paced, high stakes and hazardous world of gardening is rarely more so than on Vashon Island, and the Vashon Maury Island Garden Club Annual Flower Fair provides the general Island population with their best opportunity to see the hard-won "fruits" of Garden Club member's efforts.

 

Delicious food! Marinated grilled salmon grilled cooked garlic bread, green salad, beans, cole slaw, hot dogs, ice tea, lemonade, ice cream.  Music by Loose Change - Activities for Kids - Family & Friends 

The Vashon Maury Island Heritage Museum is planning an exhibit for October 2011 titled ‘Home of Record: Vashon and the Viet Nam War’. A key feature of this exhibit is a special recognition in memory of  the twelve Vashon-Maury veteranswhose names are on the Vashon Vietnam Veterans Memorial.  We would like to contact any family members of these men

“Outstanding teachers are the lifeblood of a great school, and we have an amazing group of educators joining our veteran faculty for the coming year.” – James Cardo, THS Head of School

Given the deep practical interest Island residents have in the Washington State ferry system (WSF) for obvious reasons, it would probably not come as any great shock to learn, somewhere in the sediments and mists of time-gone-by, that some Vashon-Maury Island residents actually participated, at least in some small way, in the creation of the Washington State ferry system.

I just spent 2008 – 2010 in Mali, West Africa with the Peace Corps. Coming home I still have a strong spirit to keep on helping. Inspired by my volunteer experience with Habitat in Madagascar and Costa Rica I am excited to lead this trip to build in Malawi. So please come join me, Maridee Bonadea and Habitat for Humanity in exploring Malawi upfront and personal.

The Vashon Healthcare Committee was created to serve all Islanders as a voice for healthcare issues in the community. We will strive to create a strong collaboration between all Island healthcare providers, enable better accessibility and funding of needed healthcare services for Islanders without insurance or in need of financial support

The Seattle Childens’ Hospital, Vashon Guild would like to thank the community, local businesses and vendors for their particpation and contributions over the last several years for our holiday fundraiser -- THE HOLLY DAZE BAZAAR,

In America it is easy to take the necessities of life for granted.  We have water, food, and clothing in abundance – or at least most of us do.  The average American today lives better than most kings have in history.  True, the economic crisis is certainly a game changer, but living within walking distance of a grocery store with ten different kinds of bottled water on the shelf (not including the flavored ones!) is a unique privilege. 

A jam-packed weekend of uniquely old-fashioned fun, food, arts and crafts, music events, parades, family activities, carnival rides, pancake breakfast, and much, much more…

Friday evening July 15 kicks off the 102nd Vashon Island Strawberry Festival and runs thru Sunday the 17th.

It is an honor to name Kay White as Strawberry Festival’s Grand Marshal for 2011.  Kay is a long time Islander.  She has been a generous supporter of the Garden Club, Senior Center, Vashon Island Chorale, Vashon Opera, and Vashon Chamber Music, among many others.   Her wide interests include the arts, gardening, and social services.  Her home has been on the Vashon Allied Arts Garden Tour twice in recent years. 

When the Washington State Fairies heard that the Vashon public schools were in trouble, they couldn’t flit idly by. Kalakala and Klahowya-Tahlequah knew that their community was counting on them.

This year, the Low Tide Festival will be held from 10AM to 3 PM, at Point Robinson Light Station and Park. The tide this year is at its lowest at approximately 12:15 PM, and will e at 2.6 feet below datum.

Do you want to learn the fascinating game of bridge, or refresh your playing skills?

The Vashon Island Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Center has outgrown our existing space at Vashon Village.

In our culture today, it can be a sticky thing to talk about "God." God, it seems, has been very busy offending people. So much so, that he has found himself replaced. God is now only working part time, getting political gigs mostly. Around Christmas time, Santa Claus rents out space on metro busses to remind our children that God isn’t real.

The Vashon Loop along with our partner website www.VashonGuide.com are now offering a new online classifieds section. The classified ads run online for a period of 14 days and can include photos and description. The new classified ad section can be found on the Loops website www.vashonloop,com

As I write this, it is the morning after our church’s first Sunday in borrowed space – the cafeteria at McMurray middle school.  For several years now we have wanted to remodel and improve our building.  Raising the necessary finances to do so has been a challenge. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 will be the annual Vashon Maury Island Audubon Society meeting, featuring a program presentation by Nate Chappell. Nate Chappell is a lucky man who appears to be living a dream life that many would envy. He organizes and leads small (2-10 individuals) group tours to exciting birding hot spots all over the world

Join Vashon Drum Circle to drum and sing with Buffalo Heart, our big community drum, on Friday, June 10, 7 PM outdoors at Village Green. All ages are welcome. Buffalo Heart just returned from a 3000 mile journey to Flagstaff to witness and hold space for the birthing of a new sister drum to serve that community.

Now is the time of year that mother wild animals are having their young and raising them. Often wild mothers leave their young alone for stretches of time. So don’t panic if you see a baby fawn or seal pup alone.

Join the Vashon-Maury Heritage Association when it takes to the water for "The Gatsby Cruise," an around-Vashon Island trip aboard the historic steamboat Virginia V on Sunday, August 21.

Last March the Vashon Island Chamber of Commerce partnered with Comcast to put together a promotional piece for Vashon Island on their Neighborhoods series.

Have you dreamt about a career in politics? Here is your chance to become the Unofficial Mayor of Vashon Island AND support your favorite non-profit organization at the same time!