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November 13, 2014

What’s Happening to Our Bees? Numerous theories have been posited to explain the mysterious affliction that began plaguing honeybees in what is now known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), where bees across North America and Europe were dying in epidemic numbers.

What’s Happening to Our Bees? Numerous theories have been posited to explain the mysterious affliction that began plaguing honeybees in what is now known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), where bees across North America and Europe were dying in epidemic numbers. Were bees the victims of mites, fungus, virus, stress and/or cell-phone signals? What would happen to our food supply without honeybee pollination?

November 8, 2014

Harbor School students were excited to spend three days in the Service Learning program that they call “GiveBack.” Groups of students identify and engage with complex issues like hunger, pollinator collapse, homelessness, childhood illness, or elder care. The mixed age groups find projects and needs with which they can begin to help.

Harbor School students were excited to spend three days in the Service Learning program that they call “GiveBack.” Groups of students identify and engage with complex issues like hunger, pollinator collapse, homelessness, childhood illness, or elder care. The mixed age groups find projects and needs with which they can begin to help. The students rebuilt the Eden Reframed garden at the B.A.R.C. Skatepark to promote bees. They worked with both our Vashon Food Bank and the Northwest Harvest Food Bank to prepare food.

November 8, 2014

Vashon resident Brian Brown, a former newspaper reporter, wire service correspondent, television documentarian and commentator, magazine writer and editor, as well as a political speech writer, comedy collaborator, media strategist and publicist for Time Magazine
 

Vashon resident Brian Brown, a former newspaper reporter, wire service correspondent, television documentarian and commentator, magazine writer and editor, as well as a political speech writer, comedy collaborator, media strategist and publicist for Time Magazine, will be the upcoming speaker for Vashon Community Care’s Telling Stories speaker series, November 9 at 4:30 pm at Bethel Church on Vashon.

November 8, 2014

Quail eggs are not easy to find.  Quail raised with local and organic feed and in humane conditions is especially unique.  Except for those reared by backyard bird keepers, quail are generally kept in crowded battery cages built for commercial production.

Quail eggs are not easy to find.  Quail raised with local and organic feed and in humane conditions is especially unique.  Except for those reared by backyard bird keepers, quail are generally kept in crowded battery cages built for commercial production.  These cages offer very little stimulation or variety to the lives of these birds.  Over the years I have tried four different housing structures in an effort to provide quail with optimum comfort while at the same time making it feasible to tend to their care.  Our quail are thriving and I now have eggs (as I&rsqu

November 5, 2014

The collective of island designers dubbed the “Vashonistas” are banding together with Vashon Film Society on Friday, November 7 to co-produce an irrepressible First Friday event celebrating ageless style.

The collective of island designers dubbed the “Vashonistas” are banding together with Vashon Film Society on Friday, November 7 to co-produce an irrepressible First Friday event celebrating ageless style. If you’re uptown enjoying the Gallery Cruise art openings, you’ll surely notice some jubilant women distributing invitations to that evening’s Fashion Parade and “Advanced Style” film screening at 9:30 pm at the Vashon Theatre.

November 5, 2014

The Vashon Schools Foundation hosted a Major Donor Thank You event on the evening of October 23rd located in the former Nirvana restaurant space in Vashon town.  Invitees included private individuals and business owners in the Vashon community who had made large scale donations to the Foundation during the 2014 fundraising campaign.  

The Vashon Schools Foundation hosted a Major Donor Thank You event on the evening of October 23rd located in the former Nirvana restaurant space in Vashon town.  Invitees included private individuals and business owners in the Vashon community who had made large scale donations to the Foundation during the 2014 fundraising campaign.   Representatives from all three public schools, and the Vashon School District Board, also attended.

October 22, 2014

VashonBePrepared invites the entire community to learn more about landslide risks on Vashon, a risk that ranks in the top three for the Island, right up there along with earthquake and severe weather.

VashonBePrepared invites the entire community to learn more about landslide risks on Vashon, a risk that ranks in the top three for the Island, right up there along with earthquake and severe weather. The informational meeting, which will include a question and answer session, will take place on Wednesday, October 29th, at McMurray school. Doors will open at 6:30pm for pre-meeting chat and the program will begin at 7:00pm sharp.

October 22, 2014

Laura Wishik is now the Executive Director of SUV replacing the founder, Kathleen Davis.  Her first week included showing FED UP at the Vashon Theater and announcing her seminar series,  “Food for Life”. Come to the first class, Sunday, November 2nd
3:30 – 5:00
at Chautauqua Elementary School

Laura Wishik is now the Executive Director of SUV replacing the founder, Kathleen Davis.  Her first week included showing FED UP at the Vashon Theater and announcing her seminar series,  “Food for Life”. Come to the first class, Sunday, November 2nd
3:30 – 5:00
at Chautauqua Elementary School, to see if these classes are for you. These meetings will focus on the reasons why we have such trouble managing our weight and keeping up with healthy exercise routines.

October 22, 2014

Voice of Vashon is now broadcasting Vashon High School sports live. David Leonhardt has just completed covering the soccer games for VoV unless he makes it off island to cover some of the girls’ playoff games.

Voice of Vashon is now broadcasting Vashon High School sports live. David Leonhardt has just completed covering the soccer games for VoV unless he makes it off island to cover some of the girls’ playoff games.

The VHS Football squad will face Cascade Christian at home on Friday, October 24th at 7pm, and Chimacum High School will visit the Pirates at 6pm on Friday, October 31st. John Yates and Kevin Linnell will be doing play by play while Dan Schueler and Michael Golen-Johnson will be in the KVSH studio to make the live feeds available.

October 22, 2014

Join the many friends of Captain Joe Wubbold for “The Great Captain Joe Roast Toast Party” to celebrate Joe’s 80th birthday.  There’ll be big laughs, tall tales, and great music from Geordie’s Byre, who will sing some salty sea shanties (say THAT 3 times fast!) 

Join the many friends of Captain Joe Wubbold for “The Great Captain Joe Roast Toast Party” to celebrate Joe’s 80th birthday.  There’ll be big laughs, tall tales, and great music from Geordie’s Byre, who will sing some salty sea shanties (say THAT 3 times fast!)  

October 16, 2014

Norm Mathews, owner of the Vashon Thriftway, was presented with the 2014 “Excellence in Operations” award by the Washington Food Industry Association. Mathews received the honor in a surprise ceremony which highlighted his many achievements within grocery business.

Norm Mathews, owner of the Vashon Thriftway, was presented with the 2014 “Excellence in Operations” award by the Washington Food Industry Association. Mathews received the honor in a surprise ceremony which highlighted his many achievements within grocery business.   

October 13, 2014

Voice of Vashon will make history at 7am on Monday, October 13 when KVSH 101.9FM begins broadcasting. It will be the first new community FM station to go on the air in the Puget Sound Region

Voice of Vashon will make history at 7am on Monday, October 13 when KVSH 101.9FM begins broadcasting. It will be the first new community FM station to go on the air in the Puget Sound Region.

“We’re proud to announce this wonderful news” said Jean Bosch, President of Voice of Vashon. “It was a big deal when we won FCC approval to build the new FM station on February 21 of this year, and now we will actually say live on the radio ‘This is your community radio station KVSH 101.9 FM, Vashon Island’.”

October 8, 2014

The enigmatic subject of crop circles will be the focus of a talk and slide show presentation at Vashon Intuitive Arts. Crop circle enthusiast and former Vashon Islander Mark Schrader will be speaking on his five summertime visits to Wiltshire, UK between 2008 and 2013 to experience the crop circle phenomenon.

The enigmatic subject of crop circles will be the focus of a talk and slide show presentation at Vashon Intuitive Arts. Crop circle enthusiast and former Vashon Islander Mark Schrader will be speaking on his five summertime visits to Wiltshire, UK between 2008 and 2013 to experience the crop circle phenomenon.

October 8, 2014

The Vashon Island School District (VISD) has received a highly sought after grant from Washington State’s Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) to start a free Spanish/English bilingual preschool for three to four year old children whose families are income eligible.

The Vashon Island School District (VISD) has received a highly sought after grant from Washington State’s Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) to start a free Spanish/English bilingual preschool for three to four year old children whose families are income eligible. The program, called Mi Escuelita Preschool, will have its first day November 4, 2014 and is currently accepting applications to fill 20 spots. The preschool hours will be Monday through Thursday, 9am to 3:30pm at Chautauqua Elementary and follow the school district calendar.

September 26, 2014

Join together to acknowledge and remember lost loved ones.  Participate in a healing ceremony led by Michael Meade.  Celebrate life with music by our youth bands and Island musicians.

Join together to acknowledge and remember lost loved ones.  Participate in a healing ceremony led by Michael Meade.  Celebrate life with music by our youth bands and Island musicians.    

September 24, 2014

Variety: the spice of life! Vashon Nature Center Director Bianca Perla will discuss the importance of biodiversity through presenting major findings of the 2014 Vashon Nature Center Bioblitz, a 24-hour species marathon where scientists,

Variety: the spice of life! Vashon Nature Center Director Bianca Perla will discuss the importance of biodiversity through presenting major findings of the 2014 Vashon Nature Center Bioblitz, a 24-hour species marathon where scientists, naturalists, and local community members come together to discover as many species as they can in an island preserve in one full day and night. There have been 3 Bioblitzes on Vashon so far.

September 24, 2014

Run the entire length of the island or just part of the way – it’s up to you!  Dock to Dock, or D2D, is not a race, but a low key fun run and a refreshing way to experience our beautiful island.

Run the entire length of the island or just part of the way – it’s up to you!  Dock to Dock, or D2D, is not a race, but a low key fun run and a refreshing way to experience our beautiful island. The run begins on the Tahlequah ferry dock after the 8:00 boat departs and a few pictures taken. No registration necessary – just show up and run! How easy is that?

September 24, 2014

Vashon Island School District was listed in Puget Sound Business Journal’s Puget Sound Region Top 10 Neighborhoods based on school performance (September 5, 2014 issue).

Vashon Island School District was listed in Puget Sound Business Journal’s Puget Sound Region Top 10 Neighborhoods based on school performance (September 5, 2014 issue).

September 18, 2014

If you like playing games, doing art projects, working with your hands, or eating snacks, then the Heritage Museum has something for you!  “Kids Discover Local Native Culture.”

If you like playing games, doing art projects, working with your hands, or eating snacks, then the Heritage Museum has something for you!  “Kids Discover Local Native Culture.”

On Saturday Sept. 20th from 9AM to noon, all kids in grades 1 through 5 are invited to attend a morning of hands-on activities focused on our Island’s native people.

September 11, 2014

Since we live in a part of the world that has been minimally impacted by chaotic weather, we may tend to downplay the urgency of addressing climate change.  On my weather page, I have seen severe weather march across the Midwest and East virtually non stop all summer.

Since we live in a part of the world that has been minimally impacted by chaotic weather, we may tend to downplay the urgency of addressing climate change.  On my weather page, I have seen severe weather march across the Midwest and East virtually non stop all summer.  Now the arid Southwest is greening at best and being inundated by heavy rain and flash floods at worst.  Climate change is here; I know that there is no scientific criteria that can tell us exactly when it starts, but we can draw our own conclusions from the unprecedented weather we have already seen in recent

September 11, 2014

The Vashon-Maury Island Chamber of Commerce is looking to put your photograph on the cover of the 2015 Heart of the Sound Map! Show the world the visual delight that is Vashon! Submit an image of Vashon that you want to share with visitors, friends and the Island community.

The Vashon-Maury Island Chamber of Commerce is looking to put your photograph on the cover of the 2015 Heart of the Sound Map! Show the world the visual delight that is Vashon! Submit an image of Vashon that you want to share with visitors, friends and the Island community. It could be anything, from sweeping vistas of the sound, tranquil country roads, majestic mountain views or island pleasures like homegrown vegetables, food, animals or a twisted piece of driftwood. Whatever Vashon means to you is a welcome submission.

September 10, 2014

In 2013, Harbor School launched a comprehensive Arts Initiative to expand the scope of the school’s art curriculum, but also to strategically improve our campus design through artistic endeavors which would enhance our day-to-day environment and beautify the community in which we live.

In 2013, Harbor School launched a comprehensive Arts Initiative to expand the scope of the school’s art curriculum, but also to strategically improve our campus design through artistic endeavors which would enhance our day-to-day environment and beautify the community in which we live.

September 8, 2014

Vashon Household Homeshare Partners connects people who are interested in sharing their home with another Islander seeking a home.  We require detailed applications, references, and background checks to make the process of finding a housemate more manageable.

Vashon Household Homeshare Partners connects people who are interested in sharing their home with another Islander seeking a home.  We require detailed applications, references, and background checks to make the process of finding a housemate more manageable.  All information is kept confidential.  When a person seeks a Homeshare situation through Homeshare Partners, they are drawing from a select group of qualified applicants, rather than the very broad reach of a public listing such as Craig’s List.

August 27, 2014

Hey all you old car and movie buffs, have we got a show for you! On Saturday the 30th at 5:00 in the evening we will have a showing of one of the best hot rod movies of all time, The Rebel of the Road!

Hey all you old car and movie buffs, have we got a show for you! On Saturday the 30th at 5:00 in the evening we will have a showing of one of the best hot rod movies of all time, The Rebel of the Road! This is an all-ages, family-friendly (made for television in 1979) film that features a lot of character actors of the era and stars a gray primered 40 Willys gasser coupe.