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Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal will hold four town halls in April throughout Washington’s 7th District. The first will be a senior-focused event for residents of Horizon House in Seattle. The following three will take place on Vashon Island, Shoreline, and Burien, respectively.

Last year, Vashon voters smacked down a $27 million bond to upgrade facilities throughout the Vashon Island School District.
For too many islanders, it all just seemed like too much. So our school administrators and board listened, and are now back with another bond proposal, this time with a scaled-back $9.9 million ask. Here are some reasons why you should vote YES to this bond this time.

Here we go again: the school district want’s to spend 10 million on improvements.  We said no last time and now they’re back.  When did the no voters ever get a second chance?

“Mr. Gaga”, a spirited documentary feature film about ground-breaking choreographer Ohad Naharin,  will be presented by Vashon Film Society for April’s Art Film Series at the Vashon Theatre.

The series of concerts features the Seattle-based Girsky String Quartet performing all the string quartet masterworks of Ludwig van Beethoven in chronological order and in lecture-recital format.

King County Parks is hosting a public dedication ceremony and volunteer work party from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 1 at Vashon Island’s newest community forest – Frog Holler Forest.

Vashon Maury Chamber Orchestra’s Saturday, April 8 concerts usher in springtime with performances of Copland’s masterwork “Appalachian Spring” in the original scoring for flute, clarinet, bassoon, strings and piano

In 1998, my late husband, Rick, a Vietnam vet, was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He was 52, which I thought was young to have prostate cancer.
In Vietnam there were troops who were on the ground. There were also “brown water sailors,” who manned the river boats. Then there were the blue water sailors, on ships.

Long, long ago when Basque fishermen of Escadia, a province of northern Spain  first discovered the codfish-thronged undersea banks in the northwest Atlantic Ocean, they came home with their ships laden to the gunwales. Word soon spread to the fishermen of Genoa in northern Italy.

VCA Center for Dance “Original Works” returns this spring. Once a part of the spring recital, Original Works stands as its own production for the fourth year. This is the first Original Works to take place in the Katherine L White Hall.

Coming out of Seattle and Vashon is an awesome new band called Gypsy Wolf, who will be laying down groovy tunes and good times with their smooth rock, blues, reggae and psychedelic jams.

As a member of the on again, off again group known as the Friends of Vashon Pool, I have been receiving emails lately that have been detailing the latest efforts to make the Vashon Pool a year ‘round facility. In reading what these e-epistles had to offer I was left less than impressed

Economics as it has come to be studied has got to be one of the most stultifying subjects known to man.  Within the first three equations, my mind starts to wander and the soft murmurs of slumber begin to crowd out my consciousness.

The Vashon-Marry Island Heritage Museum is pleased to announce two events celebrating world-famous author Betty MacDonald’s 110th Birthday. Best remembered for her internationally bestselling book The Egg and I and for the beloved Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle children’s classics, MacDonald and her family lived on Vashon from 1942 to 1955.

Vashon Island School District & Barking Rooster Productions present renowned Irish Musician and Folklorist, Mick Moloney, at the Vashon High School Theater on Saturday March 25th at 7pm. Moloney will be joined by Celtic fiddler, Athena Tergis, for a one-of-a-kind evening to celebrate Irish culture with musicians who have performed together in the forefront of traditional Irish music for the past 15 years.

According to the US Census Bureau, there were 778 veterans living on Vashon Island as of 2015 and the number of Gulf War era veterans had doubled since 2010. “We are seeing a larger number of young veterans on the island and at the same time are seeing the veterans we have known for years experiencing various hardships.”

The Vashon High School Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dan Baker, will present its annual spring concert on Tuesday, March 21, at 7:00 p.m. at the Vashon High School Theater.   The ensemble will perform pieces prepared for a band competition that it will be participating in next week.

“What are cutthroat?” Cappy Berard asked.  They called him Cappy because he was so big at birth, that the nurses called him Captain.  Cappy was a cousin from West Seattle and didn’t know that peaches grew on trees.  He only knew they came from the store.  “You can’t go cut throating if you don’t know what a cutthroat is,” Cousin Jim told him.

Enter VoV’s First Annual Singing Contest! Here’s how:
Clear your calendar for April 1, 2017 – No kidding! Record yourself singing your two (2) favorite cover tunes. Save them in MP3 format. Send those MP3 files by email to voicesubmissions@voiceofvashon.org.

A couple of months into the so-called Trump presidency, there is talk of Trump being mentally ill. I don’t know for sure if he is, but he sure seems to be a carrier.

For the weeks until Easter, which will be Sunday, April 12 this  year, good Christians will be following a medieval pope’s command that everybody abstain from eating animal foods and stick to fish. “Fish” to me includes all seafoods. For the sake of variety, the French made  the escargot (snail) an honorary fish.

Come celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day and our beautiful friend Karla Hill at The Red Bike! Enjoy music, food and AWESOME friends as we dance, celebrate and remember…

Vashon Island Chorale in partnership with Vashon Center for the Arts presents its Fourth “Occasional” Trivia Night on Friday, March 17 with proceeds benefiting the Chorale’s orchestra fund. The event begins at 7 pm in the lobby of Vashon Center for the Arts and is open to the public.   A light snack will be provided and beverages, including wine and Cliff’s “St. Paddy’s Day Green” Beer will be available for purchase. Additional food items will be for sale.

We’re celebrating 10 years of mentoring 2100+ people of all ages to feel deeply connected with themselves, each other, and nature. And we’re raising important funds to ensure that more youth, adults, and families continue to experience a vital connection with the Earth - one that brings balance to their lives, and helps them to live and lead with joy, vitality, peace, and clarity of mind and heart.