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March 18, 2015

Washington State Ferries sails into its busy season with the spring schedule starting Sunday, March 22. Peak season surcharge fare increases go into effect May 1. Three-boat service on the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route returns on Saturdays and Sundays, plus five minute sailing time adjustments during weekday a.m./p.m. commute hours.

Washington State Ferries sails into its busy season with the spring schedule starting Sunday, March 22. Peak season surcharge fare increases go into effect May 1.

Three-boat service on the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route returns on Saturdays and Sundays, plus five minute sailing time adjustments during weekday a.m./p.m. commute hours.

Annual peak-season fare surcharges begin May 1 and remain in effect until Sept. 30. Surcharges apply to single-use vehicle and driver fares only. Customers using multi-ride tickets are exempt.

March 18, 2015

Vashon Allied Arts is pleased to announce its sixth season of informative talks to enhance your appreciation of the arts and humanities and provide the Vashon community with opportunities for lifelong learning.

Vashon Allied Arts is pleased to announce its sixth season of informative talks to enhance your appreciation of the arts and humanities and provide the Vashon community with opportunities for lifelong learning.

March 10, 2015

In our religion, we have an obligation to protect our brothers and sisters, the nations of salmon, and so it was a religious conviction, as well as a need for social and economic change. 

In our religion, we have an obligation to protect our brothers and sisters, the nations of salmon, and so it was a religious conviction, as well as a need for social and economic change.  
 – Ramona Bennett, recounting the story of the September, 1970, fishing camp Puyallup Tribal members set up beside the river, culminating in a police attack. ( Lynda Mapes, “Fish-camp Raid Etched in State History,” Seattle Times, Sept. 6, 2010)

March 4, 2015

SPOKE, a new business focused on body wellness and performance art, is set to liven up the downtown business scene. Spoke’s grand opening will be March 6th during First Friday Art Walk. Spoke Gallery is thrilled to be showing the work of Olivia Pendergast.

SPOKE, a new business focused on body wellness and performance art, is set to liven up the downtown business scene. Spoke’s grand opening will be March 6th during First Friday Art Walk. Spoke Gallery is thrilled to be showing the work of Olivia Pendergast. Spoke also is excited to have Acrobatic Conundrum who will be performing their new work at our grand opening. Do stop by and check it out!

March 4, 2015

View the designs at the Library! The design posters from last Saturday’s public meeting are hanging up in the Vashon Library’s Meeting Room for all to view. Stop by and take a look. The third poster shows two different design options and the UW Storefront studio welcomes feedback and preferences on these ideas.

View the designs at the Library! The design posters from last Saturday’s public meeting are hanging up in the Vashon Library’s Meeting Room for all to view. Stop by and take a look. The third poster shows two different design options and the UW Storefront studio welcomes feedback and preferences on these ideas. Feel free to use the paper clipped to the posters to provide your comments and ideas and leave them clipped to the big posters. Or, email your ideas to me. These posters will be at the library until March 7th.
 

February 22, 2015

Vashon’s favorite auction, the Labor of Love online auction to benefit Vashon Community Care will soon be open for bidding! The Labor of Love auction begins at noon on Wednesday, February 25, and runs for two weeks, concluding at noon on March 11.

Vashon’s favorite auction, the Labor of Love online auction to benefit Vashon Community Care will soon be open for bidding! The Labor of Love auction begins at noon on Wednesday, February 25, and runs for two weeks, concluding at noon on March 11. To participate in the auction or to donate an item or service, go to  www.LaborofLoveVashon.org. Above is one of the items included in the auction, a red fluted, fused glass vase, made by Kasia Anna Studio.

February 18, 2015

The Backbone Campaign celebrates 11 years of community engagement, artful activism and political theatre this month.

The Backbone Campaign celebrates 11 years of community engagement, artful activism and political theatre this month.
Renowned writer Chris Hedges recently gave a shout out to the work of Vashon’s own Backbone as one of a few key “Professional Revolutionist” organizations, the Backbone Campaign.  “And it is the rebel alone who can save us from corporate tyranny. I do not know if these rebels will succeed. But I do know that a world without them is hopeless,” he writes.

February 18, 2015

Now Islanders at their desks and in local Vashon businesses can count on a steady diet of music on KVSH-FM throughout each weekday. As always, the “Morning Scramble” kicks off the weekday from 8 to 11 am, with a different team of personalities each morning bringing their own unique musical sensibilities to the airwaves.

Now Islanders at their desks and in local Vashon businesses can count on a steady diet of music on KVSH-FM throughout each weekday.

As always, the “Morning Scramble” kicks off the weekday from 8 to 11 am, with a different team of personalities each morning bringing their own unique musical sensibilities to the airwaves.

From 11am to 3pm, Caitlin Little hosts the “Midday Island Mix,” playing only songs from artists who have lived, played, or recorded on Vashon Island.

February 18, 2015

Vashon Film Society rolls out the red carpet for its eighteenth annual Oscar Night at the Vashon Theatre on Sunday, February 22.

Vashon Film Society rolls out the red carpet for its eighteenth annual Oscar Night at the Vashon Theatre on Sunday, February 22.

The all-ages scholarship gala’s festivities start at 4 pm when a vintage limo pulls up to the red carpet at the front entrance of the movie theatre. An Academy Award nomination is not required to take a spin around the block and arrive in style on the red carpet -- limo rides are just $10 a carload and include a picture of your red carpet arrival taken by photographer John Sage.

February 18, 2015

The University of Washington (UW) College of Built Environments (CBE) Storefront Studio is returning to Vashon Island to develop designs that re-imagine the Vashon Farmers Market for the Vashon Island Growers Association (VIGA).

The University of Washington (UW) College of Built Environments (CBE) Storefront Studio is returning to Vashon Island to develop designs that re-imagine the Vashon Farmers Market for the Vashon Island Growers Association (VIGA). Under the direction of UW Storefront Studio Director Jim Nicholls, three graduate students –Jared Luther, Kirk Malanchuck, and Michael Riha – will be developing design ideas to revitalize and reconfigure the Vashon Farmers Market to better serve the community and the growth of the Farmers Market.

February 15, 2015

On Wednesday, January 21, five Harbor School students were honored by VFW Local Post #2826 as part of the 2014-15 VFW Youth Essay Contest. Harbor School had three 1st Place award winners for their grade and and two 3rd Place winners.

On Wednesday, January 21, five Harbor School students were honored by VFW Local Post #2826 as part of the 2014-15 VFW Youth Essay Contest. Harbor School had three 1st Place award winners for their grade and and two 3rd Place winners. Harbor School’s First Place winners for VFW Local Post #2826 are Julia Ellison (8th Grade), Ethan Davis (7th Grade), and Martin Ellison (6th Grade). Third Place honors were awarded to Evan Erickson (7th Grade) and Cleo Hudson (8th Grade).

February 15, 2015

Voice of Vashon has realized another long-held dream – succession. We are doing that in collaboration with faculty and students at Vashon High School to bring talented young people into the VoV fold.

Voice of Vashon has realized another long-held dream – succession. We are doing that in collaboration with faculty and students at Vashon High School to bring talented young people into the VoV fold.

February 14, 2015

Two teams of AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) members arrived to Vashon Island on January 15th. The teams, Blue Five and Gold Four, will be serving on the Island until March 20th. Blue Five, consisting of twelve young adults is being hosted by the Rotary Club of Vashon Island and will be working for five organizations of the Island: the Vashon Parks District, the Land Trust, Sunrise Ridge, the Fruit Club, and Camp Sealth. Gold Four, made up of nine young adults, will be working full time for Camp Sealth.

Two teams of AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) members arrived to Vashon Island on January 15th. The teams, Blue Five and Gold Four, will be serving on the Island until March 20th. Blue Five, consisting of twelve young adults is being hosted by the Rotary Club of Vashon Island and will be working for five organizations of the Island: the Vashon Parks District, the Land Trust, Sunrise Ridge, the Fruit Club, and Camp Sealth. Gold Four, made up of nine young adults, will be working full time for Camp Sealth.

February 14, 2015

Hestia Retreat (hestiaretreat.org) is a Vashon group dedicated to the support of women’s emergence. We offer day retreats and monthly gatherings that allow women to learn about themselves and live more whole, fulfilling lives.

Hestia Retreat (hestiaretreat.org) is a Vashon group dedicated to the support of women’s emergence. We offer day retreats and monthly gatherings that allow women to learn about themselves and live more whole, fulfilling lives. And we are working to create a retreat center for women housed on our beautiful island. Here is our mission:

February 5, 2015

On January 5, long-time islander and  community volunteer Dave Rogers was up on his roof, straightening out a large tarp that he had recently put up to cover a leak.  Suddenly a gust of wind rushed under the tarp and pushed him off the roof.  He landed flat on his back on the stairs below.

On January 5, long-time islander and  community volunteer Dave Rogers was up on his roof, straightening out a large tarp that he had recently put up to cover a leak.  Suddenly a gust of wind rushed under the tarp and pushed him off the roof.  He landed flat on his back on the stairs below.  With no one around to help him, he managed to drag himself up the stairs and into the house to call 911.

February 5, 2015

The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit will host a shape note singing school on Saturday, February 7, from 2 to 5 p.m. This event is free, and open to the whole Vashon Community.

The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit will host a shape note singing school on Saturday, February 7, from 2 to 5 p.m. This event is free, and open to the whole Vashon Community.

Shape note singing will be taught by Karen Willard of Seattle. All voices are welcome. Books available for loan & for sale at event.

January 26, 2015

Saturday, February 7th at 7:00 pm at Camp Burton. Calling All Logophiles! Are you a verbophile? Graphophile? Oenophile? Apiophile?

Saturday, February 7th at 7:00 pm at Camp Burton. Calling All Logophiles! Are you a verbophile? Graphophile? Oenophile? Apiophile?

If the answer is YES to any of these words, then the Vashon Community Scholarship Foundation invites you to partake in a convivial and insouciant evening of cerebral tittivation, while enjoying nectarous and sapid comestibles and selection of piquant libations…         

January 21, 2015

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.

Friends of Mukai will present a program featuring Michael Sullivan, Principal and Historian of Artifacts Consulting, Inc. at 7 p.m.

January 21, 2015

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.”

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.”  Roger Fernandes invites us to listen as he tells some of the old teaching and healing stories in a free family evening at the Land Trust Building on Saturday, January 24, at 6:30pm.

January 21, 2015

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.

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.

A $20,000 grant to VAA enables installation of a generator interface in the new Vashon Center for the Arts so one of the Fire District’s mobile generators can power the building during a major emergency and allow it to serve as a warming/sheltering center or command center.

January 15, 2015

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.

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. From his work with NASA and private consultancies, Lang offers an alternative energy source in the form of high altitude wind power harvesting.

January 15, 2015

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)

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). No sink filled with dirty dishes, hungry cats, whining dogs, piles of laundry, or dirty floors begging for your attention? No anxiety or stress bubbling forth within you, hour after distracted hour, until you’re losing your cool like you promised not to do just last night?

January 7, 2015

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.

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. The ninth annual VCSF sponsored Spelling Bee will be held at 7 PM on Saturday, February 7 at Camp Burton. Come join the cross generational fun!

December 21, 2014

Vashon Artists in Schools (VAIS) is a collaboration between Vashon Allied Arts and Vashon Island School District, pairing professional artists with teachers and students (k - 12) for meaningful, curriculum based arts learning.

Awarded Teachers:  Nancy Herrington, Chris Muller, Holly Boyajian, Tara Brenno, Esther Morrison, Sarah Hamill, Aristy Gill, Samantha Hirman, Frank Daniels, Kelly Brynn, Barron Steffen, Geri Wilson, Joleen McCauley, Glenda Berliner, Colleen Sweeney, Sara Filanoski, Patty Gregorich, Tim Heyford, Karen Stendahl, Julie Jaffe, Carolyn Zikes, Jennifer Martin, Siobhan Avolio-Toly, Stephanie Detwiler, Katie Lewandowski, Harris Levinson.