This year, our Island Low Tide Celebration will be on Sunday, 23 June 2013, and of course, it will be at our most popular and most used park, Point Robinson. The tide this year will be at 3.4 feet below datum, one of the lowest of the entire year.
In the last few columns, I was talking about how we need to stop seeing ourselves as consumers and start thinking and acting as citizens. Being a good citizen means striving for social, environmental, and economic justice through sustainable activity.
Before we get into the latest issue to arise from the ongoing string of issues flowing like an open sewer from the bowels of the Vashon Park District (VPD), I would first like to report on some good news that is parks related.
Went on a road trip the other week. Ever since my cousin Nancy moved back to California from Washington we’ve talked about meeting in the middle, and finally Nancy suggested we meet someplace on Interstate 5
We read that 60% of Americans are overweight. Where do these people live? Not on Vashon, surely. According to author Dr. David Brownstein, if you get enough iodine in your diet, your thyroid will be well nourished and you will be inspired to sufficient activity to get or stay slim.
Summer... A week until summer. Deep contented sigh. Lots of daylight. People sharing the fun things they are doing. Birds twittering. Swimming pools. Red white and blue food with lots of greens thrown in.
The Red Bicycle welcomes some of our amazing Island female musicians for a night of acoustic music. Performing musicians are: Allison Shirk, Cami Lundeen, Kate MacLeod, Jamie Jackson, Maya, Dianne Krouse, Delilah Pearl, Kiki Means & Kat Eggleston.
A fantastic new all-ages event at Open Space for Arts & Community!
Sunday Swing was inspired by our fabulous Inaugural Ball, which had teenagers swinging and elders tapping their feet, and folks of all ages dancing across the floor
I have not written anything for this paper for the last two issues, mostly because it all seems rather pointless. I have seen this attitude reflected in many parts of the alternate media, which these days is the only place one gets a glimpse at a semblance of what is really going on in the world
You may remember in the last column that I was saying that building a local economy and becoming more resourceful and resilient will not protect us from the ravages of climate change that we can expect from the present course of global activity.