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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 28, 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.

August 16, 2014

Who: VHS Class of 2015 Safe Grad Night Committee. What: Recycling fundraiser for need-based Grad Night scholarships. When: 10 AM–3 PM, Saturday, August 23, 2014

Who: VHS Class of 2015 Safe Grad Night Committee
What: Recycling fundraiser for need-based Grad Night scholarships
When: 10 AM–3 PM, Saturday, August 23, 2014
Where: Parking lot behind K2, near the intersection of Vashon Highway SW and SW 192nd St.
Get rid of electronic and other unwanted items AND keep them out of the landfill!
THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WILL BE ACCEPTED:
• Computers, laptops, printers, computer parts, faxes, scanners, modems, cables, toner cartridges, computer batteries, etc.

August 16, 2014

Elissa Thau raises sheep on lush green grass in Roseburg, Oregon.  It’s a gentle business.    She and her husband, Mel, aim for a minimum of stress for both sheep and the dogs she calls her partners.

Elissa Thau raises sheep on lush green grass in Roseburg, Oregon.  It’s a gentle business.    She and her husband, Mel, aim for a minimum of stress for both sheep and the dogs she calls her partners.

She starts her dogs on voice commands but then moves to the whistle.  She likes the whistle because it carries further so she doesn’t have to  shout.  

August 16, 2014

King County and the Vashon Forest Stewards have organized a walking tour on Thursday, Aug. 21 of Island Center Forest, where the county recently completed a stewardship project to improve the overall health of the forest.

King County and the Vashon Forest Stewards have organized a walking tour on Thursday, Aug. 21 of Island Center Forest, where the county recently completed a stewardship project to improve the overall health of the forest.

The tour is set for 6-8 p.m., and will be led by Vashon resident and consulting forester on the project, Derek Churchill, along with King County forester Bill Loeber. The tour will start from the Cemetery Trailhead at 115th Avenue Southwest off Southwest Cemetery Road.

August 16, 2014

Chinook/Puyallup basket weaver Karen Reed will exhibit baskets, mats and other examples of her art at the Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Museum on Friday, August 22, 1-4pm, and again on Saturday, August 23, 10am-noon and 1-3pm.

Chinook/Puyallup basket weaver Karen Reed will exhibit baskets, mats and other examples of her art at the Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Museum on Friday, August 22, 1-4pm, and again on Saturday, August 23, 10am-noon and 1-3pm.  Her event is the latest in a series on Salish culture, art, archaeology, and history that explore themes of the museum’s current special exhibit, “Vashon Island’s Native People: Navigating Seas of Change.”

August 1, 2014

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.

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.

August 1, 2014

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

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

There will be free workshops for all from Monday through Friday, as we build lanterns, props and costumes for our community performances. The traditional lantern walk will begin on Friday the 22nd, at dusk. Performances and games will be going on all day on Saturday.

August 1, 2014

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. 

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.  The drawing for this community based art project will take place Sunday, August 24 at the Vashon Sheepdog Classic. Cascade Yarn’s Eco Duo, a soft blend of merino wool and alpaca, was donated to the project by the Vashon Pharmacy.  It’s been estimated that a total of 900 hours of volunteer labor. went into the creation of of this original piece.