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Hollywood, 1927: the silent-film romantic team of Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) and Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen) is the toast of Tinseltown. While Lockwood and Lamont personify smoldering passions onscreen, in real life the down-to-earth Lockwood can’t stand the egotistical, brainless Lina.

The experience of Eric Apoe is a walk through a cinematic time capsule, his lyrical masterworks chill the soul and enlighten the mind. Eric Apoe’s songwriting crosses genres like fiberoptic cable crosses the world. The song is the focus not the style, the song decides the style it desires to exist in.

Come dance yourself warm on Vashon’s biggest Dance Floor!
All-ages, and all are welcome. $5 Cover at the Door, no one turned away for lack of funds!

A Path Appears:Breaking the Cycle of Poverty goes to the USA, Colombia, and Haiti to reveal the incredible adversity faced every day by millions of women and girls, while also presenting glimpses of hope and change. From the team that brought you the groundbreaking Half the Sky:

Friends of Mukai will present a program featuring Michael Sullivan, Principal and Historian of Artifacts Consulting, Inc. at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 29th at the Vashon Maury Island Land Trust Building.  Friends of Mukai commissioned his firm to perform a detailed architectural assessment of the historic landmarked Mukai fruit barreling plant for Friends of Mukai.

We watched the Seahawks game against the Packers. Before it started I said to my son that I hoped it was a good game. At the end of the fourth quarter with the score tied, my son turned to me and asked, “Is this tense enough for you?”

The season of short days and long nights, of cold rain outside and warm fires inside the longhouse, was perfectly suited for the native Salish people of Puget Sound to tell stories in the evenings.  According to Roger Fernandes, “For all of human history there has been storytelling. It is the most effective and powerful way of sharing, teaching, and communicating.”

Vashon Island emergency preparedness got a big boost last Friday when Puget Sound Energy Foundation delivered a truly big check to Voice of Vashon and Vashon Allied Arts. The two grants total $30,000.

He emerged from the finished basement which had become our family’s recreation room looking like he had been threatened with immediate death. His deep brown eyes had a tinge of “wild seeking escape” to them.  His usually erect shoulders were even further drawn back.

When she said, “Eat your vegetables, they’re good for you,” she had the nutritional fact right, but she could have put it in a more kid-enthusing way. And she could have cooked the veggies in chicken broth, or put a little butter with them.
 

Vashon Island’s new musical trio, The Van Redeker Band, will be appearing live in concert at Havurat on Saturday, January 24th, at 7 PM.

With a New Year comes a fresh new Sunday Social Hour - a chance to listen, laugh, ponder, visit and enjoy life on this island of ours. The REV returns with a stage full of talented guests: Jeff & Cindy Hoyt, Terri Cole, Jon Whalen, Lyn McManus, Jim Farrell, David Godsey, Lou Mangione, Maijah Sanson-Frey and music from the band – Loren Sinner, Chaz Reed, Steve Meyer...and More!!!!

Always a crowd pleaser on Vashon Island, Clinton Fearon & The Boogie Brown Band is coming back to the Red Bicycle for another amazing performance of his roots reggae music on Saturday, Jan 24th.

I don’t know how you treat the transition from one year to the next, but generally I tend to try and temper disgust with what has taken some three hundred plus days to ebb and flow with a modicum of hope that the next, similar cluster of days and nights offers a chance at redemption and renewal,

Sound impossible? Not when you’re lucky enough to live on Vashon Island ~ home of Coworking Office HUB070.com!
Hmmm. What could an office in town do for you and your goals? No kids (or spouses) interrupting you (every 18 minutes)

I recently read Naomi Klein’s new book, This Changes Everything.  She relates a cautionary tale about an island in the South Pacific that is about the same size as Maury Island.  For thousands of years, the island of Nauru was a tropical paradise on which people thrived on the abundance of fertile forest and sea.

This month, more than thirty local rising stars perform a kids-only adaptation of the celebrated Broadway classic Annie. The lovable crew of depression-era orphans, New Yorkers and dancing servants has been rehearsing diligently since October—and under the direction of Marita Ericksen, they are sure to put on quite the show.

Vashon Dance Academy will begin a new session on January 12th.
The Dance Academy has offered Island Dancers of all ages the opportunity to experience and excel in many forms of dance since 1996.

To celebrate Robert Burns Day, VAA welcomes back
Seattle choral ensemble whateverandeveramen. (w&ea.) to lead a lively evening of Burns songs and other traditional Scottish and Irish drinking songs.

Harbor School students, grades 4 through 8, will exhibit their art during January at Two Wall Gallery

As our society continues to wean ourselves from dependence on dwindling and polluting fossil fuels, we look to greener energy alternatives. With over 40 years of experience in aerospace flight dynamics and simulation, Dave Lang has made a career of studying objects and dynamics in the high altitude.

When I started my career as a designer, it was at a small, independent kitchen design firm. I had no idea what the average kitchen cost to remodel. As a recent college graduate, I was lucky enough to just plan and draw spaces- no budget! $20,000? $40,000?

Vashon Community Scholarship Foundation is abuzz planning Spell It! 2015.  This annual benefit event helps raise scholarship funds for Vashon Island School District graduating seniors.

When the beautiful dancer Nikiya and the warrior Solor meet in secret, they swear eternal mutual fidelity. However, the High Brahmin, who is also in love with Nikiya, overhears them.