Lauri Hennessey

All grown up on Vashon: facing an empty nest

“I hope the future is full of possibility and change rather than melancholy and sentimentality.”

 

‘Mamma Mia’ leaves audiences singing

The production is, in the end, the ultimate crowd pleaser.

 

U-Prep beats Pirates in team’s first loss of the season

Though the loss was unsettling, the Pirates still have a bright future ahead of them this season.

 

Undefeated, VHS boys’ soccer faces challenges ahead

Saturday this week will be a big game at home against University Prep.

Pirates soccer team undefeated so far

They have three wins and one tie after just one week of play.

Soccer team open season with tie game against state champs

Their rival Overlake was first in State last year.

VHS soccer starts Saturday

The Pirates are coming off a formidable year

Drama Dock’s `Odd Couple’ delights

A talented cast shines in a play about women, for women, starring women.

Football team falls in final game of difficult season

The Vashon Pirates football team wrapped up its season last Friday night with another tough loss at home, this time to rival Charles Wright Academy,… Continue reading

It’s a Homecoming win for the Pirates

The Vashon Pirates football team got its first victory of the season last Friday night in a nailbiter of a win over Chimacum, and a… Continue reading

Pirates look ahead to Homecoming after loss to Cascade Christian

The Vashon Pirates football team continued its long season last Friday night in Sumner with a 50-0 loss to the number-one ranked Cascade Christian team.… Continue reading

The meaning of Christmas comes to life | Review

What is it about “A Christmas Carol?” We all know the story. We know how it ends. But somehow, when you are sitting there in the crowd and watching Tiny Tim, Ebeneezer Scrooge and all of their friends, it is impossible to avoid getting a lump in your throat. What a tremendous gift to remember the story at Christmastime, to remember to be grateful for what you have. And that gift is handled with great care by Drama Dock this season with its wonderful retelling of the popular story.

Vashon’s schools need the community’s support

I heard a fact earlier this year and it stuck with me. Ours is the first generation that will produce children less educated than their parents.

Growing up on Vashon: A chapter ends

For about 13 years now, I have been very blessed. I am one of the only people I know who gets to tell her parenting journey in ink.

A 9-year-old son officially enters the ranks of Vashon football

Let’s make one thing perfectly clear. I love football.Now, the reason I have to say that upfront is because I know there are parents out… Continue reading

The demands of a daily commute put family life in a new perspective

It’s funny how perspectives change.For nine years, I have lived on the Island. I managed to cobble together a living running a business from my… Continue reading

Beloved Drama Dock director deserves community support

Tomorrow is my birthday. It is also the night we open Drama Dock’s “Oklahoma.” My youngest child and I are both in the show’s chorus. While it has been wonderful to finally have a chance to sing and dance with Will after doing so with his two older sisters, I do it with melancholy because the woman who started me on this path is taking a break.

Vashon 12-and-under softball finishes winning season

The Vashon Pirates girls’ 12-and-under fastpitch team wrapped up a memorable season last week with a tournament, where the team won two games and lost one.

When boys dance, they blossom

There are plenty of reasons that boys should dance.

Vashon High School’s ‘A Chorus Line’ needn’t ruffle feathers

Ours is a small pond. We know which kids imbibe and which couples are separating. It’s enough to make you pretty claustrophobic. Given this proximity, after a while, we decide it is easier on all concerned if we avoid shaking people up too much. After all, you’ll see them in Thriftway tomorrow. So I apologize in advance if I ruffle any feathers. Chalk it up to a 2010 goal to be a little less cognizant of feather-ruffling and more honest with folks.