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Vashon’s Strawberry Festival starts July 11

  • Jul 1, 2008 at 2:43PM

The annual Strawberry Festival — with its parades, carnival, music and more — is right around the corner, set for July 11 through 13.

Workers are Vashon’s backbone

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

t And what if they all went on strike?

The hottest months of the year can be busy and stressful

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

“You can always tell the English. You can always tell the Dutch. You can always tell Lubahn’s class, but you can’t tell much. Thank goodness it’s Friday!”

Stretch your shrinking dollar by enjoying a ‘staycation’ at home

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

I predict the next edition of Webster’s Dictionary will contain a word born from this economic period: ‘staycation.’ You’ve likely heard this new word beat to death by the media as the answer to the cost-prohibitive summer vacation of 2008. Instead of paying skyrocketing fuel costs to jet or drive off to get away from it all, many of us are planning to hunker down in our own domains for a long staycation.

Often shunned, horsetail actually has an abundance of medicinal benefits

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

Many plants that are maligned as weeds are actually highly beneficial, with a long history of use by humans. After hearing about a friend’s determination and challenges in eradicating horsetail from his yard and listening to his children mimic his “I hate horsetail” mantra, I felt compelled to point out the practical and important uses of this botanical oddity.

Fighting Glacier

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

To some of us, it may seem like tilting at windmills to take on Glacier Northwest. The company is huge, rich and relentless. It also, obviously, has a keen financial interest in the tons of sand and gravel that lie beneath its arsenic-laced soil — a commodity that has proven to be quite valuable in booming Pugetopolis, where new development means new roads and new roads mean a hunger for gravel.

Vashon artists show their art in Ober Park

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

More than 30 artists will be in Ober Park again this year, for the sixth year in a row, showing and selling their work. Many will open their booths Friday evening while there is music in the park, but all will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Plenty of hot fun in the summertime!

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

Fun Run and Walk

Farcical ‘Tartuffe,’ with a modern-day twist, will be staged at Ober Park

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

Paul Shapiro, the Islander who last year brought “Twelfth Night” to the Village Green, is directing another outdoor drama production that again promises to be a crowd-pleaser.

Two Wall to feature works by Two Wall’s curator Greg Wessel

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

Two Wall Gallery will present a retrospective of prints from one of its curators, Greg Wessel, opening with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 3. The artist will be in attendance.

‘Feeding ourselves’ Vashon College’s new lecture series explores local food production

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

Vashon College, responding to Islanders’ growing interest in local foods and mounting concerns about oil prices, will offer a new lecture series focused on local food production, featuring talks by some of the Island’s most well-known farmers and food specialists.

Into Africa Two artists return with scenes of a ‘magnificent continent’

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

Two Islanders will share the artistic bounty of their epic trek through Africa when Vashon Community Care Center presents “On Safari with Kendra and Lynn,” an exhibition opening from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 3.

ARts briefs

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

Folk and blues come to Luna

Talking back to Barbie at 070 Photographer explores toys, culture and art

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

An exhibition of work by John Sloan, “Almost Perfect,” will open with an artist’s reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 3. The exhibit, billed as “a photographic exploration into the manufactured culture of stereotypes and desire found in children’s toys,” will remain on view through July 26.

Fiber, leather and lace grace Blue Heron

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

Blue Heron Gallery will host two exhibits in July: “Ancient Message,” a show of fiber art by Regina Benson, and “Leather and Lace,” ceramic work by Mary Hosick.

FYI

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

On Nov. 3, 2007, Mica Michelle Lawson and Matthew Steven Karasick joined hands in marriage at The W Hotel in downtown Seattle. Lawson is the daughter of Kathy and John Pierce of Sammamish and Vashon and Mike Lawson of Vashon.

SCENE & HEARD

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

Play cribbage on Saturdays

CLASSES

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

A Transformational Breath workshop will meet from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, at the Hanna Barn on Point Robinson Road.

CALENDAR

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

Brown Bag Story Time at the Vashon Library will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesdays, July 2 to Aug. 6, for ages 6 to 10.

HAPPENING

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

Quartermaster closed July 3

Sail through the dog days of summer

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

This summer, the 18th season of sailing programs, co-sponsored by Quartermaster Yacht Club and the Vashon Park District, still has a few places open for young sailors.

Vashon master rowers earn medals at NW Regionals in Vancouver

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

The Vashon Island Rowing Club scored on multiple fronts at this year’s NW Masters Regional Championships in Vancouver, Wash., June 20 to 22.

A car fire and a brush fire in two days

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

With the hottest months of the year upon us, Vashon experienced two fires last week, and Islanders are urged to use common sense this Friday around fire and fireworks.

Former Obama delegate will work as page at national convention

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

Laura Hicks, 18, made a remarkably strong political showing at the Washington state Democratic convention in June, energized by Barack Obama’s powerful promise to change the nation. She was one of 400 vying for 29 national delegate positions left, and made it to the final round of selections.

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