Young woman killed in accident remembered as bright, caring

  • Sep 23, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Sep 24, 2014 at 1:16PM

Katie Chale seemed full of potential. Described by those who knew her as bright, confident and a leader who was mature beyond her years, many say the 22-year-old who recently graduated from college had everything going for her.

Couple promotes community events | Welcome Vashon Interview

  • Today at 2:00PM

Vashon islanders Pete Welch and Allison Shirk met four years ago through music. She is a singer/songwriter/guitarist and grant writer. He says he can’t sing or play music, but he loves being around it, and that is how he got into booking shows at many island venues like the Red Bicycle, the island’s Strawberry Festival and Concerts in the Park.


Support the new effort at the Vashon Theatre

  • Today at 1:51PM

Vashon is a small place, and we are being given a big gift by the Vashon Theatre. This fall they are screening superb live theater and dance events. So far I have seen two remarkable performances, “Two Gentlemen of Verona” as performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford-Upon-Avon, and “Medea” by England’s National Theatre. It doesn’t get any better than this.w Sadly, the turnout has been less than encouragin


Cool night at the campfire closes out summer

  • Today at 1:49PM

I’m sitting on a wobbly green plastic resin chair, on the front lawn, in the dark. Across the harbor, pale-yellow lights of a distant cabin echo on black water, undulating pillars of light, a dozen stilled comets.


Recent deaths are not a trend, but one is too many | Editorial

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In small communities, death is felt greatly. The untimely death of one of our own sends ripples of shock and grief that are felt not only by the deceased’s loved ones, but by wider circles on Vashon and sometimes by people who didn’t even know the them.


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