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Vashon Youth & Family Services announces today that it is consolidating its Mental Health and Chemical Dependency treatment programs into a single Mental Health program.

In the hands of a skilled carpenter/cabinetmaker, the antique dresser was suddenly not a piece of junk. Fortunately I had called to see whether or not the tall boy with the scroll back and tiny old-fashioned wheels could be repaired or just needed to be thrown out.

Vegetables from the sea bring you 97 different vitamins, minerals, enzymes and probably nutritional elements our food scientists haven’t discovered yet.

VAA Center for Dance’s Original Works for the first time stands as its own production rather than as part of Spring Ballet.

High and Lonesome was formed in 1985 and played all the bluegrass festivals throughout the Northwest. 

The Finisterra Trio presents two piano trios popular with chamber music audiences,

The Vashon Island Chorale begins rehearsals on Tuesday, April 1 to prepare for its celebratory 25th anniversary concert “No Bridges” to be held at Bethel Church

I write this on the sorrowful anniversary of Tsu’xiit/Luna’s death. Hail pounds the roof, as it did on the day Luna died. Tsu’xiit left his earth swim during a freaky, powerful thunderstorm. Killed on March 10, 2006 at the tender age of 6½,

Things have definitely changed in my times with the television set. Having gone from Captain Kangaroo and Leave it to Beaver to South Park and the Daily Show, we have seen what some might call a shift in the available viewing spectrum of shows.

Over three years ago, our Transition Vashon group formed to address our community’s preparedness to face the changes that we saw coming in adapting to climate change and avoiding its worst affects.


Are you planning to experience the Joan Miró exhibition at Seattle Art Museum or Isamu Noguchi’s show at the Frye Art Museum this Spring?

The changing plumage of local birds provides another sign of spring.  In the last column, I talked about how the resident birds already are beginning to perform their breeding season music.

King County Executive Dow Constantine will join King County Sheriff John Urquhart, District Court Chief Presiding Judge Corinna Harn, King County Councilmember Joe McDermott, and other local leaders on Thursday, March 20

Amy Dubin was an inspirational and well loved art teacher at Vashon High School.  She made an impact on her students that will not be forgotten.  Her classroom was a creative and fun place to be where everyone was welcome.

Kathy Abascal’s recent article, Time to Quit Using Stevia, brought up some excellent points. That said, I’d like to encourage you to “consider” Stevia,

Whenever I chop an onion I think of Iréne, who taught me how to chop an onion.

If Voltaire’s characters Candide and Professor Pangloss had been a dinner guests at my house this week, the professor would have recommended the recipe I give you in today’s column

Who knows why suddenly the tide turns and good things, blessing after blessing, start to happen? Some theorize it’s when we’ve learned our lessons, others think it’s when God is good and ready.

Years ago, Medora was a booming rural community with a thriving middle class. But the factories and farms are now closed and the population has dwindled. Poverty and despair have moved in.

Soul Senate is a 7-piece, high-energy, adrenaline-inducing, audience-oriented, original soul/funk party powerhouse.

High and Lonesome was formed in 1985 and played all the bluegrass festivals throughout the Northwest.   The band broke up at the end of 1989, but reunited in 1993 and were hired to play 3 shows at the very first Wintergrass Bluegrass Festival that year.

Harbor School students had a great showing in the recent VFW “Patriot’s Pen” essay contest, earning places in all middle school grades.

On Friday, February 21, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved Voice of Vashon’s application for an FM radio station.

Vashon Film Society and the Oscar Night committee are bringing the island’s annual Academy Awards bash back to the Vashon Theatre on Sunday, March 2.