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Ask parents of teenagers how it is to get them up and out the door on school mornings, and the answers, nearly invariably, come back the same: difficult, frustrating, stressful. Now, an increasing number of people - parents, health care professionals and educators - are taking notice of the science of sleep and are speaking out about school start times for teens.
On a windy knoll behind a prehistoric walled settlement in beguiling and enigmatic West Penwith, England, an American archeology team makes an unnerving discovery. Beneath a Stone Age burial quoit, at the site of an Iron Age village, a single, skeletal finger sticks up out of the soil.
Contemporary Northwest native artist Shaun Peterson is slated to give a free presentation about Coast Salish art and culture for the Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Association's ongoing exhibition about Vashon natives, at 3 p.m. Saturday, at the Penny Farcy Center next to the museum. Following in the footsteps of his ancestors who inhabited the shores of the Salish Sea, Peterson learned his craft under the tutalage of his elders - master artisans who shared their technique, insight and discipline with him.
In an effort to raise awareness about the potentially tragic plight of the Northwest's wild salmon, Vashon's Fendershine and the Seattle band Big Dirt will play a free show at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Red Bike. The two bands are particularly concerned with the proposed construction of the Pebble mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska.
IN a state House race that features two Democratic candidates, incumbent Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon of Burien is the best choice in the 34th Legislative District. This area includes Vashon and Maury islands and West Seattle.
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.
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. The school has teamed with island metal artist Atom Kahn, to create metal silhouettes of children in active playful poses to adorn the chain link fence between the VES Ball Field Park and Harbor School's campus.
Vashon's new water taxi, set to hit the water in 2015, will be named the Sally Fox, after a late islander who advocated for Vashon's passenger-only ferry service. The name was chosen by voters in a contest put on by the King County Ferry District earlier this summer.
This year, a VAA's Art Auction is held a in a new location at the spectacular Outer Space of Open Space for Arts & a Community, only a few starsa down Vashon's interplanetary superhighway. The auction's all-star team features emcee Jeff Hoyt at ground control, spaceman a Kevin Joyce conducting the auction launch, Steffon Moody and his crew orbiting the room with otherworldly entertainment and an entire weekend of exceptional art-gazing.
In these late summer days two hundred years ago, the people of Vashon were occupied with harvesting horse clams, fish, and the berries of salal and huckleberry bushes. They were smoking and drying many of them for winter, because they had no grocery stores or coffee shops to visit during the cold January drizzle.
In recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day, islanders are invited to attend a candlelight gathering this evening in town or light a candle in their homes. Globally, more than 800,000 people die by suicide each year, which translates to one death every 40 seconds, according to the International Association for Suicide Prevention, one of the sponsors of this year's initiative.
A bike ride along Vashon Island's rolling central roadway fails to reveal the steep challenges that can be found at the island's edges. On Saturday, September 13, 2014, hundreds of area cyclists will spend their entire day at those edges, taking on all of Vashon's least fair, most gnarly hills, during the 4th annual Passport To Pain.
Vashon Household current project is the construction of 14 affordable homes for low-income first-time buyers. Sunflower Community Land Trust , built in partnership with Northwest Housing Development, will be the first Vashon Household project to earn a Built-Green rating.
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