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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.

December 21, 2014

The Curious Savage, written by John Patrick, is a comedic play about Ethel P. Savage, a woman whose husband recently died and left her ten million dollars. Contrasting the kindness and loyalty of psychiatric patients with the avarice and vanity of “respectable” public figures, it calls into question conventional definitions of sanity while lampooning celebrity culture.

The Curious Savage, written by John Patrick, is a comedic play about Ethel P. Savage, a woman whose husband recently died and left her ten million dollars. Contrasting the kindness and loyalty of psychiatric patients with the avarice and vanity of “respectable” public figures, it calls into question conventional definitions of sanity while lampooning celebrity culture.

Directed by Michael Barker
Performances at the Vashon High School~ March 13-15 and 19-22
 
Auditions:

December 21, 2014

If you’ve ever seen one of the blinking yellow lights around the island and tuned to 1650AM to hear a ferry alert, or read about a big storm on Voice of Vashon’s Facebook page, then you can thank members of the VoV Emergency Alert Team.

If you’ve ever seen one of the blinking yellow lights around the island and tuned to 1650AM to hear a ferry alert, or read about a big storm on Voice of Vashon’s Facebook page, then you can thank members of the VoV Emergency Alert Team.

December 17, 2014

On December 3rd, Vashon Island School District Superintendent Michael Soltman hosted King County Executive Dow Constantine for a tour of schools, meetings with principals, and a “round table” discussion with District leaders that included students.

On December 3rd, Vashon Island School District Superintendent Michael Soltman hosted King County Executive Dow Constantine for a tour of schools, meetings with principals, and a “round table” discussion with District leaders that included students. Topics that were a focus of discussion included: funding for mental health and suicide prevention services; early intervention services; expansion of early childhood programs; funding for alternative education; and capital improvements to athletic facilities.

December 3, 2014

When Jan Wall comes to the Thursday Night Drawing session, many of us marvel at her drawing. I’ll go into the kitchen on the pretext of getting some tea just so I can stand in the doorway and quietly watch her work. I watch Jan boldly and confidently apply tonal layers of conte or pastel, translating mere visual information into a spirited response to nature.

When Jan Wall comes to the Thursday Night Drawing session, many of us marvel at her drawing. I’ll go into the kitchen on the pretext of getting some tea just so I can stand in the doorway and quietly watch her work. I watch Jan boldly and confidently apply tonal layers of conte or pastel, translating mere visual information into a spirited response to nature. “Oh yeah,” I think, “That’s how it’s done. That drawing makes sense of this crazy world!” Such is the power and appeal of Jan’s pastel work.

December 3, 2014

On Thursday, December 11th Vashon-Maury Audubon Society presents Woodpeckers of North America, A Naturalist’s Guide with Paul Bannick. This free program starts at 7pm at the Land Trust Building on Bank Road.

On Thursday, December 11th Vashon-Maury Audubon Society presents Woodpeckers of North America, A Naturalist’s Guide with Paul Bannick. This free program starts at 7pm at the Land Trust Building on Bank Road.

November 29, 2014

Waterworks Studio always puts on a stellar show for the Vashon Island Holiday Art Studio Tour, but for 2014 it’s a virtual meteor shower of Island artists.

Waterworks Studio always puts on a stellar show for the Vashon Island Holiday Art Studio Tour, but for 2014 it’s a virtual meteor shower of Island artists. The stars come out on Friday, December 5 between 6 pm and 9 pm for the Waterworks Preview and continue to shine December 6 & 7 and 13 & 14 from 10 am to 4 pm each day. And each of those stars offers something to fulfill every holiday wish list.

November 19, 2014

On Monday, November 3rd, 20 children excitedly entered room 105 at Chautauqua for their first day of Mi Escuelita Spanish/English bilingual preschool. Earlier this year, Vashon Island School District secured an annual $150,000 grant to fund this groundbreaking free preschool program for income eligible families on Vashon.

On Monday, November 3rd, 20 children excitedly entered room 105 at Chautauqua for their first day of Mi Escuelita Spanish/English bilingual preschool. Earlier this year, Vashon Island School District secured an annual $150,000 grant to fund this groundbreaking free preschool program for income eligible families on Vashon.

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!)