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Destination Vashon hits the racks this week, just in time to be picked up by spring and summer visitors looking to learn what the island has to offer. But don’t dismiss this magazine as a publication only for tourists.
Community Events, May 2015
Since the local high school promenade is approaching, I thought I’d offer a lesson learned from my own prom.
Last weekend’s warm, sunny weather was a reminder that summer is almost here. On an island surrounded by water, warm temperatures mean time to get out and enjoy the Puget Sound. Boating, kayaking, paddleboarding and swimming are all in order for many families. As the fun begins, don’t forget that the water can be more dangerous than you might think, and a fun day can quickly turn deadly.
It’s May of 2025, and 21 island farms served up an array of produce, from early strawberries and salad greens to spring chicken and Maury mussels at the first farmers market. Crafters and artists were out in force, selling everything from handmade pocket knives to socks, fishing poles and furniture made of old encyclopedias. The Maypole dance and concert heightened the festive air; town was lively from dawn to midnight.
The news coming out of Nepal is devastating: thousands killed and injured, towns destroyed and remote villages going days without help after a massive earthquake. The focus in the country and beyond is on relief, as it should be. The efforts by Vashon Islanders to give assistance are commendable. But as we watch and try to help from afar, let’s also consider our own preparedness for a major quake.