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Thanksgiving at Eagles, ‘Shop Talk’ on sustainable consumption, new VoV show on learning disabilities

  • Wednesday, November 24, 2021 2:41pm
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Dine with Eagles on Thanksgiving

In keeping with long-standing tradition and service to the community, The Vashon Eagles will host a free Thanksgivingdinner for all community members from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 25, at 18134 Vashon Hwy. SW, Vashon.

Vashon’s local Eagles chapter was founded and chartered in 1958. The club boasts over 600 members and raises money for many important island organizations such as the Back-Pack Pantry, DoVE Project, Senior Center lunches, Blue Bird Medical Transport, Vashon Island High-School Scholarship Program, and many others. They also support Vashon Fresh, Fix-it Cafe, and the Vashon Tool Library.

‘Shop Talk’ Series focuses on sustainable consumption

“Shop Talk,” presented by The Whole Vashon Project and sponsored by the Backbone Campaign and Zero Waste Vashon, is a new series of community forums for building conversations focused on sustainability, consumerism, and climate change. Join us for the first of the Shop Talk series, “Unshopping the Holidays” hosted by Siobhan McComb of One Glass Bottle. Siobhan is a sustainable consumption expert and on the Whole Vashon Project advisory board, who will discuss how toreduce your personal consumerism during the holiday season. This will be a free online event, taking place from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 1. The link is posted on Facebook, on the Vashon Island Time Exchange and Zero Waste Vashon pages, as well as the Whole Vashon Project FB group page.

VoV launches radio series on learning disabilities

“Specific Learning Disabilities: The Invisible Disability,” a 10-part series hosted by Steven W. Nourse and Lynda Price, will run on Voice of Vashon KVSH 101.9 radio, at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays, starting Nov. 30.

The broadcast will offer interesting facts, stories, and tips about how people live with a non-apparent disability every day. Topics will include information about specific learning disabilities, accommodations, how people can make “soft skills” work for themselves, optimism as the “secret sauce” of successful employment, how to assist people with learning disabilities, and more.

Lynda Price, Ph.D. is a retired Associate Professor of Special Education at Temple University where she taught students for more than 25 years. She has published more than 60 journal articles, book chapters, and position papers in the area of adolescents and adults with LD and dyslexia. She has been awarded two Fulbright Awards and received over $2 million in federal, state, and private grants about transition, psycho-social issues, and quality of life for adults with learning disabilities.

Dr. Steven W. Nourse has been working as an ADA/504/IDEA consultant since 1993. He has worked with over 50 school districts nationally and also serves as a professional witness in cases related to the ADA & Section 504. Dr. Nourse retired as a full professor at Central Washington University’s Des Moines Center in 2016, where he taught and coordinated the Master Teacher program.

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