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A protégé of the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar legends, including the late master Uncle Sonny Chillingworth, Makana has dedicated his life to perpetuating as well as evolving the traditional Hawaiian art form of Slack Key or “Ki Ho’alu”.

Vashon Events is pleased to present Hits of the Eighties - a fundraiser to showcase music of the this melodic decade, performed by almost two dozen songs by Island musicians. Join us on Friday, September 29th at 8pm at the Red Bicycle Bistro and Sushi.

In a time when I have been sitting on butt a lot while working on things in my magic computer box, to say that I walked uptown and back twice in one day is a bit of  a something. To say that I did it to be interviewed  for a live broadcast from the expansive studios of our own Voice of Vashon

There are exciting new programs for parents and young children at the Vashon Youth & Family Services Family Place this fall! The new schedule includes several innovative parenting classes, a book group, and expanded hours to better meet the needs of working families.

Vashon Youth & Family Services (VYFS) is pleased to announce Comunidad, VYFS’ new bilingual, bi-cultural case management service. Case management offers assistance to individuals and families seeking to overcome challenges that impact their ability to meet their own goals.

On August 30th, a front-page article in The Beachcomber reminded our community that the Neighborcare School Based Health Center (SBHC) is now operating at our island schools. This article made it clear that you, as a parent, are encouraged to promptly sign and return legal consent forms which allow your child to be treated at the SBHC.

Maintaining its commitment to continuing a dialogue with the community, King County Parks wants to hear from the public on a proposal to continue a limited deer-hunting season annually at Island Center Forest on Vashon Island.

A couple of weeks ago, Dona Bradley, Michael Shapiro, and I went over to Gig Harbor on a Tuesday night to play at an open mike that is run by Thea Wescott at a place called the Markee.

People from India are noted for their high intelligence, for which they credit turmeric. It’s the spice that gives Indian dishes their  yellow color. The intricate blend of other spices gives Indian cooking it’s mysterious and delicious flavor.  Most gourmet cooks believe that, if a dish contains coconut in any form

 Sung in Italian with English Supertitles
Caught between family honor and the man she loves, Lucia makes a choice that plunges her into a dark world of revenge and insanity.

If you were on the dance floor the night of The Van Redeker Band’s electrifying Red Bike show in June, you know you’ll want to be there again as the group returns for another evening of Rock ‘n Roll love.

From 1967 to 1968, Chris Gaynor was a soldier “in country” in the Vietnam war. While there, he took pictures and wrote letters home. Through some of these photos and through letters he both wrote and received from home, he tells of his experiences during the war, and ties those experiences to the group known as the Vashon 12, the twelve Vashon sons who were lost to the Vietnam war.

For Vashon Opera’s Ninth Season, the company will be presenting 3 events:  Lucia di Lammermoor, Tenor Limmie Pulliam in Concert, and The Magic Flute.

Re-Entry: Life After Incarceration, will take place, Sunday, September 24th, 4- 6 pm, at the Land Trust Building, Bank Road, Vashon. Doors open at 3:45. Admission by donation, $10-$20/person suggested. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

I get about a hundred emails every day.  I screen them for communications from people I know, but I end up deleting about 95 percent of them.  I have learned to screen quickly, so I don’t waste half my morning doing it.  I’ve considered unsubscribing to them, but there are so many, it would take a day or more to do it.

During a scheduled inspection early this morning, Washington State Ferries maintenance crews on the Hyak discovered a problem with a vessel service generator, which provides electricity to the boat. Based on the inspection, crews decided to replace the generator immediately.

In between researching and starting to write my next book (that will cover fats in depth, microbes, plateau testing, and more) I veered off into the world of Vashon’s ferries. No doubt the frustrating process of writing played a role but, in truth,

Due to construction delays, the Open Space venue will not be available by November 4 as originally scheduled, and the 2017 Fur Ball must be cancelled. The VIPP Board has considered various other venues on island, but there is no other space that would accommodate both the crowd and all the logistics accompanying the Fur Ball event.

This season, we highlight and celebrate women’s contributions to jazz as instrumentalists, singers, and composers. Series tickets $89. Tickets to Individual Shows On Sale August 14, if available.

The Doors were the quintessential American rock band of the late 60s. Their unique sound which blended elements of rock, blues, jazz, psychedelia, poetry, shamanism, rebellion, and live theatre has captured the imagination of every generation.

It is a pleasant sunny day in San Francisco in 1964 or ’65. My mother and I are walking westward on Market Street. Walking in front of us is a young family – mom, dad, boy of about eleven or twelve, slightly younger girl.

We do a lot with quickly cooked and marinated dishes like the ceviche recipe I grave you most recently in which briefly cooked fish marinated in lemon juice featured. This time we’ve enjoyed and pass on to you a dish deliciously presenting Thai rice noodles, shrimp and coconut cream.

My great grandmother, Noni Minaglia, arrived in the Pacific Northwest in the late 1800’s and settled in Black Diamond.  They were promised farms in this growing corner of the new country but found only coal mining jobs.

A single payer health care system makes so much sense, it’s hard to imagine how we got stuck with the system we have.  We all have to take responsibility for our own health, but if somebody is sick or injured, it is in nobody’s interest that they not receive the care they need.