Three Vashon Energy employees were injured in a fire that destroyed the building where the business is located. The fire broke out around 12pm. Both propane delivery trucks were moved away from the building. Several small propane tanks were heard exploding behind the building
It was 1952, or thereabouts and Bob Gregg and I weren’t very far from Ridge Road and down on the beach. The sound of the ram pump in the woods above us echoed down the creek. The creek-driven ram pumped water 200 feet up the hill,a tablespoon at a time, day and night, to a thousand gallon tank on a 20 foot tower providing a gravity feed to the families living on the ridge.
When I was young, I used to wonder why the people of Germany didn’t up and leave during the 1930s, when they saw how things were going in their country. Many of them did leave, but I understand now why many stayed. It was their home. They and their families had lived there for generations.
Cooking the traditional centerpiece of a Thanksgiving meal is easy; the directions come with the bird. But what do you do with the leftover carcass? There’s a lot of good meat on it, well worth the time to cut off that meat and transform it into a big pot pie, or a casserole.
A year ago, who could have imagined that a perfect storm of discontent, fear, and blind folly would land us in the world we have today? I’ve always said that this is one of the most exciting times to be alive, and our current scenario fits that description in spades.
Learning to march was tough, responding to all those marching commands and not stumbling over our own feet. Drilling like an army was part of scouting. Boy Scouts had to work together so the whole line reversed direction when Uncle Bruce gave the command, “about face.”
It may not feel like it, but winter will soon be upon Vashon-Maury Islands. The October windstorm was just a rehearsal for tougher weather ahead. And, that means power outages, ferry disruptions, road closures and more. For years, Islanders have counted on VoV’s 1650AM Emergency Alert Service
“In twenty-six years, I’ve never had a cartoon turned down,” says Ed Frohning. “Sometimes I get tired and say I’ll quit, but then people tell me how much they love the cartoons, and how they follow me, and I keep going.”
Back in 1988, Joy Goldstein strong-armed me into working with her and a handful of others on the Community Council Affordable Housing Committee. We went on to form Vashon Household (Joy’s name). I put about twenty years into the effort, and despite some notable successes, such as Charter House, JG Commons, Roseballen, Eernisse Apts., and Mukai Commons, I’ve never felt that our efforts put a dent in the structural foundations of housing unaffordability.
COMEDY NIGHT IS COMING !!! First Friday, December 2nd at 8pm, at the Red Bicycle Bistro and Sushi bar. The evening is osted by local humorist and provocateur, Steffon Moody, and features an All-Star crew of locally famous on-island comedians, plying their craft as only locally famous amateur comedians can ply.
Publish the Quest, a band with deep Vashon roots that has made a name for itself worldwide as both a musical and philanthropic force, is coming home to Vashon for another epic Strawberry Festival show at the Red Bicycle Bistro. This is the busiest night of the year on Vashon Island!