Happenings | Sept. 15 edition

Here’s what’s coming up on Vashon

Bid farewell to Orca Eats

Emily Wigley, the owner of the popular Orca Eats food truck, has announced her retirement. The final service of Orca Eats — an island fixture since 2016, will be at Vashon Farmers Market, on Sept. 17, though the food truck will continue to serve free lunches at Vashon Food Bank this winter. The business is not for sale, Wigley said.

Community Council

The next meeting of Vashon’s Community Council will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, at the Zoom link tinyurl.com/bdd6bth6. The agenda will include a report from King County Sheriff’s Office, updating Vashon on recent crimes and clarifying firearm laws on Vashon in anticipation of hunting season, the council’s process for its upcoming election for board members in October, and a proposed plan to change the dates of council meetings to the first and third Wednesdays of the month. The council will also vote on a measure that would establish the council on a the new 501c4 organization, beginning in October. Find out more at vmicc.net.

Radio show offers election insights

Voice of Vashon’s “Brown Briefly” show has a new segment, with mostly local guests describing the work they are doing to make the world a better place. At 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, the show will offer insights about priorities for the November election with guest Lennon Bronsema, Washington Conservation Voters advocate for environmental progress and justice.

Bronsema will discuss actions necessary to elect champions for the environment in a talk with show hosts Truman O’Brien, Bruce Haulman, Craig Beles and Kevin Jones. Tune in at 101.9PM to hear the talk.

Vashon Villages

With a commitment to supporting healthier, happier futures for island seniors, the Vashon Senior Center Villages program invites all, especially residents on the north end, to learn more about neighborhood villages forming on Vashon. The gathering will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at the Grange Hall at 10365 SW Cowan Rd.

Participants will discuss the concept of Vashon Villages — a group of neighbors joining together to make sure all who need help, get help. Much like NEROs are organized to lead and help in case of emergency, the Villages program is intended to bring islanders together to help each other. Find out more at vashon.helpfulvillage.com, or by contacting Maria Glanz by calling 206-929-0823 or emailing villages@vashoncenter.org.

Webinar on mass incarceration

An online webinar, “Ending Mass Incarceration in Washington State,” will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22.

Presenters will include Larry Jefferson, executive director of the Washington State Office of Public Defense, and David Trieweiler, director of the End Mass Incarceration Project for the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

To register and request a Zoom link, email WDA@defensenet.org, writing“Race and Criminal Justice” in the subject line.

King County Recycling Event

King County’s large household residential recycling event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Vashon High School. The event will accept such items as bulky wood waste, computer monitors, papers for secure shredding, broken concrete asphalt, rock, brick, toilets and sinks, electronic equipment, mattresses, scrap metal, polystyrene block and packing peanuts, televisions, and tires. For information and fees, visit/tinyurl.com/2dufb3vm.