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A program focused on Kuni Mukai’s historic landmark garden will be offered by Friends of Mukai at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 23rd at the Vashon Maury Island Land Trust Building.

The seals are barking and morning is a long ways off. They started about the same time the cover band next door stopped playing Jimi Hendrix ‘Changes” followed by Average White Band’s “Play that Funky Music White Boy”

Since the Southern Residents left us in January, Vashon-Maury waters have been drearily devoid of tall dorsal fins. That changed on April 4, when ten or more Transient killer whales blazed down the Sound from Edmonds. In East Passage, NOAA researchers clocked one male in the group

From a time way before the magic of shopping the internets, I’m still trying to remember how I wound up in a hobby shop in New York City buying that radio controlled plane kit.

As many of you know, Hestia Retreat is being created as dedicated space for all women to nurture their personal development and emergence.

Woman’s Way Red Lodge launches its 2014 Women’s Film Series with FEMME: Women Healing the World, Tuesday, April 15th, at 6 PM at the Vashon Theatre

For humans, the drive to learn is as powerful as the drive to eat. There’s a good reason for this. Eating and learning are both equally vital for our survival.

I don’t have to agree with you; I don’t even have to like you. But my life is richer, deeper and more meaningful when you and I can speak and listen to one another.

Depression has been a part of my life since I was about fourteen years old, or at least that’s when I first noticed it.

Antioxidants stop free radicals from trashing your immune system. They help you stay younger longer, and free of inflammation, infection, heart disease, and cancer.

Cordaviva is a 9-piece powerhouse of dance music influenced by the disparate rhythms and styles of the African diaspora.

Club O has been growing month by month, with more and more Islanders of all ages coming to dance and relax. And we have two very special Club Os in April and May! On Friday, April 11, donations will be collected to support Islander Larry Flynn and his annual AIDS LifeCycle.

Transport yourself to Paris ...an evening with Rouge, Seattle’s premiere nostalgic French music group. International touring musicians based in the Northwest, they perform racing waltzes, romantic ballads and happy jazz-swings

Scott Harvey was upset by my February 26th commentary about Vashon Park District (VPD).  So upset, he felt the need to create his own public response

The Vashon Maury Island Heritage Association has embarked on a vigorous campaign to raise $195,000 needed to respond to a sudden and unexpected opportunity. In just a few weeks a private residence next door to the museum,

This article is being written by a private citizen of Vashon, who happens to be a Vashon Park District Board Commissioner,  in response to a article by Lu-Ann Branch, which was not reviewed or approved by the Park District Board before it was published. 

Mustelid mania overcomes our Jack Russell terrier, Nashoba, when she detects Ono the Otter scampering under our deck with a juicy flounder or other succulent prey item. Nashoba whimpers and snorts at the floor above the spot where the river otter hides. This can be challenging when it happens at 3:00 AM.

In one week my Dad will be eighty nine years old. On that day, he will be two things- one new and one that he’s always been.

During the week of March 10, Mariah DeForest served as a page with the Washington State Senate in Olympia.

State Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson today named Capt. George A. Capacci interim assistant secretary in charge of the Ferries Division for the Washington State Department of Transportation.

My Honda is in the shop being inspected for needed repairs, so I am driving Rick’s truck this week. My Honda has an automatic transmission. Rick’s Nissan has a manual transmission.

To mark the grand opening of the expanded and renovated Vashon Library, a community ribbon-untying celebration will be held Saturday, March 29, 9:30am at 17210 Vashon Highway SW, Vashon Island. Please join community leaders, library staff, Friends of the Library and residents in celebrating the landmark occasion.

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.