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 Vashon Park District commissioners will hold their regular meeting Tuesday, January 22, 7PM at Ober Park. The agenda will be online at vashonparkdistrict.org Friday, January 18. 

The Vashon-Maury Island Garden Club’s airy and whimsical exhibit at the Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Association Museum, charmingly entitled "Passion in the Dirt", is, luckily, still available for viewing.

On Thursday, January 3, Harbor School students attended Vashon’s VFW Post #2826 award ceremony at McMurray Middle School for the 2012 Youth Essay Contest—competing in grades 6, 7 and 8.

Come One, Come All to the Inaugural Ball! In 2009, Open Space threw open its doors for the first Inaugural Ball. Four years later, we want to dance with you again!

4Culture, the cultural services agency for King County, offers free, public workshops to assist applicants interested in applying for project funding.

Storytelling is inseparable from human life. For generations, we have been telling story - be it around a fire to convey lessons for survival; at the dinner table to relay a funny happening from our day
 

A meeting will be held at the Land Trust Building, 7 p.m., Wednesday, January 23rd to update the community on the Friends of Mukai’s efforts to revitalize the mission of the Mukai house and garden.

A Spelling Bee for teens and adults!!! Saturday, February 2nd, 7:00 pm. Vashon High School Theater. Help us raise scholarships for the VHS Class of 2013
 

Don’t be left with your head in the weeds. Learn about efforts on your island to protect and enhance habitat and improve water quality.

Few of us would think of Vashon when the term "coral" is mentioned, and yet there are several corals that can be found on local shorelines.

Now through February 15th - The Chautauqua Preschool program is accepting names for the early interest wait list. Those who are put on this list by February 15th will be included in a lottery for wait list order.

January’s Guest Bartender Charity at the Hardware Store will be Vashon Community Care with guest bartenders Linda Bianchi, Captain Joe Wubbold and Charlotte Tiencken.

Freedom is a very expensive thing in every possible way you might define the word "expensive". It’s expensive financially, socially, philosophically, and politically. At least.

Harbor School 7th and 8th graders competed at the Washington State "Math Is Cool" Tournament in Moses Lake on Saturday, December 1st. Harbor School’s 7th grade team took 2nd Place for Division II schools in Washington State

In this column, I typically stick to observations about critters with flippers. Before I embarked on my current mission with marine mammals, however

Santa Claus will make a special visit to Nirvana restaurant this Sunday from 10am to 2pm. Kids of all ages, from babes in arms to senior citizens, are invited to enjoy the festivities including free photos with Santa, special treats, Holiday songs and more.

When Melinda Sontgerath first started Guest Bartender night at her Seattle restaurant, 50 North, it was a way to get the neighborhood to get to know the restaurant while giving back to the community by supporting local charities.

This time of year, most of us are celebrating the holidays in some fashion or other. Some of us do Christmas, some of us do Hanukah, some of us celebrate the winter season itself, and still others have their own holidays and traditions.

Vashon Youth and Family Services (VYFS) will benefit from a special five-course dinner at Nirvana restaurant on Thursday, December 13 at 6PM.

I’m wondering how islanders are preparing for the coming jump in food prices. Despite our 80 day drought in the NW, we’ve had it easy compared to the rest of the country.

A large-scale community event is planned for the evening of the winter solstice, Dec. 21, 2012, at Open Space. Called "The Beginning" and dubbed a "Party/Performance/Community Ritual", it’s the brainchild of Martha Enson and Kevin Joyce, aka EnJoy Productions.

Please help a local small and unique business to stay in business. Pure, Vashon’s only vegan, organic, gluten-free health and wellness cafe, opened in May of 2010.

Nov. 30 – Dec. 2 . Once again Vashon town becomes Holiday town during this weekend filled with festive activities for all ages!

The Holiday 2012 Vashon Island Art Studio Tour will be held on two weekends, December 1st and 2nd and 8th and 9th, 10-4 each day. It’s a free, self-guided event with 38 participating studios, shops and galleries.