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Subconscious Population….a band that everyone knows and is a huge part of Island history when it comes to music. If you think that maybe, just maybe…

Mark your calendars, Thursday, August 28th, 7-9pm.  Bring the family!  There’s plenty of grass and natural burms to spread out those picnic blankets and enjoy some wonderful music on a warm summer night.

“Remember when you were a little kid and you would spin until you had to fall down? Or run to cool off? Or jump from the back of a couch and really really fly?”

Carrie Akre is a musician best known for her work with Seattle underground bands Hammerbox and Goodness. Since Goodness disbanded in 1998

Her name was Juanita. She grew up in a Salvation Army orphanage in El Paso, Texas. It was not a kind and gentle place. She and the other children were beaten sometimes.

Why am I avoiding genetically modified foods, foods created by Monsanto to be able to tolerate huge amounts of insecticides, like Round-Up which Monsanto also sells? Read that sentence again and think about it .

Let me put it this way. What if God gave you three weeks away from your day gig, each week has like a different theme and at the end, you’ve been completely rejuvenated

Diarrhetic Shellfish Poison (DSP) has been detected at unsafe levels in Quartermaster Harbor shellfish on Vashon-Maury Island.  As a result, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has closed Quartermaster Harbor beaches to recreational shellfish harvest.

Recognized as one of Hawaii’s most versatile musicians, Jeff Peterson is at the heart of the Hawaiian music scene today. His passion for the guitar has allowed him to shine as a solo artist and has given him the opportunity to collaborate with a wide variety of artists

Burley Mountain has been playing their own form of country/rock in the Seattle area for several years. Fronted by Brandon Russell, who also plays rhythm guitar and writes most of the songs, it’s easy to hear their influences, ranging from classic country to southern rock, to the Grateful Dead.

Island Songwriter, performer and humorist Kevin Joyce will present an intimate solo cabaret show featuring Joyce on guitar and piano, singing original tunes written during his 25 years on Vashon

Voice of Vashon has started construction on KVSH, building as funds come in from the Raise the Tower campaign.  You can watch dramatic aerial video of the antenna installation and support VoV’s efforts to bring community FM radio to Vashon by visiting VoiceOfVashon.org/RaiseTheTower.

The 22nd annual IsleWilde celebration will be taking place from August 18th through 23rd on Old Mill Road.

T Martino Yamamoto is a writer with nine books to her credit and is an accomplished artist but her self-description is head shepherd and chief cowgirl at Yam Lamb Sheep Company, an agricultural non-profit she runs with her husband, Pete Yamamoto on Vashon Island.

Yesterday morning at about 5 a.m. New Hampshire time I had a rather hollow and knotting feeling in my stomach. This wasn’t due to a lack of food, but rather an absence of a crucial document.

At Chez VHP the other day, we heard loud bleating through an open window. We popped outside to ascertain who the unhappy camper was. A few feet from shore, a newborn Harbor Seal pup paddled frantically and yowled for Mom. Mama was away from Baby, and l’enfant did not like that at all.
 

For the second year in a row a group of talented Vashon knitters are helping to raise funds for island youth by creating an afghan that celebrates the wool from sheep. 

Any trip to the grocery store causes sticker-shock. Prices go up, but my income doesn’t. Frugality is the only way to survive. I means not wasting anything. Here’s where we can profit from my childhood during the Great Depression years.  Our motto was, “Use it up or wear it out; make it do or do without.”

Certain things just mean summer. Movies shown outdoors, fireflies, outdoor pools, ordinary dinners cooked on the grill, concerts under the stars, salads, sunshine, seersucker.

Many people are planting vegetables this year, some of whom have never gardened before. I gardened with great passion and little skill before I had children. We have a near-sunless, sodden little yard, but I planted in faith.

Put on Your Dancin’ Shoes for the Senior Center. The Senior Center is celebrating the big 30

Open Space is thrilled to welcome this all-ages, super-fun outdoor theatre treat:
Teatro Minestrone’s Around the World in 8 Stories.

Club Shostakovich is the roaming Seattle chamber music series that has brought the Shostakovich string quartets to Seattle-area venues over the last two years.

Bill Carter has been a pillar of the Austin music scene for nearly three decades, helping shape the city’s rich musical history along with his songwriting partner and wife, Ruth Ellsworth.