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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 4, 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 4, 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.

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.