Throughout May, Tlingit artist Odin Lonning is demonstrating traditional Coastal carving at the Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie/Minglement. Look for his display on the front porch. He is currently working on a commission consisting of three sculpted bird heads for a local restoration project. Be sure to stop by to ask him about this noteworthy endeavor.
Show mom how special she is this Mother’s Day! Bring the whole family out for a unique night of music, poetry, juggling, and performance comedy and drama at The Mother of All Shows, Saturday, May 10th, 8:00Pm, at The Red Bicycle Bistro and Sushi.
Be one of the few, the proud the wonderfully awesome and run to be Unofficial Mayor of Vashon Island. Even if you don’t win you win because the Unofficial Mayor Race has been known to raise up to $15,000 for Island non-profits.
After so many moves and the annual feeding frenzy that has gone on every Spring since 2009 when renters get chased out of homes in deference to the promise of a ‘hottest ever’ sales season pitch to landlords, I stopped unpacking completely.
We live in a time-stressed culture. “Faster and better” are spoken so frequently as a pair that we’ve come to view them as synonyms. Faster might be nice for internet connections, but it causes problems when applied to human beings.
I drove to California last week to say good-bye to my cousin Nancy, who is now in hospice care. My memories of the trip include the sides of freeways as I whizzed by, and the times I spent with Nancy, who is hanging in there so far, and with my mother-in-law Diane.
Voice of Vashon has taken another step towards the 14 year dream of giving the Island its own FM radio voice. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has granted the call letters KVSH for the new FM station that will soon be broadcasting at 101.9 Mhz.
Harbor School students, under the guidance and instruction of renowned island artists Christine Beck and Ray Pfortner, will be featured in an upcoming exhibit at Two Wall Gallery beginning May 2, 2014, and running throughout the month of May.
Residents of unincorporated King County can meet with County officials, learn about small grant opportunities for their community, and be informed about current County work in their community during a series of town hall-style open houses, scheduled in May.