Sarah Low

The Olympics: An alternative distraction to the internet’s cat videos

I don't know about you, but I'm exhausted. As the media, both social and what passes for news these days, bombard us endlessly with both the worst of humanity and latest attention-grabbing but not-worth-your-energy political tidbits, it's getting harder and harder not to turn to internet cat videos or daydream of becoming Grizzly Adams just to stay sane.

New head of Harbor School keeps focus on kids

Mark McGough, an educator and school administrator with three decades of experience across four continents, has landed on Vashon ready to take the reigns as the new head of school for Harbor School and Carpe Diem Primary.

Nature center’s fifth BioBlitz event will be last one for a while

For the fifth and, this year, final time for a while, Vashon Nature Center staff, scientists and volunteers will spend the better part of 24 hours this weekend cataloging as many of the island's wildlife and plant species as possible within a specific island ecosystem during BioBlitz 2016.

Vashon Pirates baseball team ends championship season with members named to All Tournament and Senior Regional All State teams, coach retires on a high note

The accolades keep coming for the Vashon Pirate baseball team. Shortly after the state championship final, six Vashon High School players made the 13-member All Tournament team, and two more came in as alternates.

VHS Pirates heading to state final-four

On Saturday, May 21, on a soggy field in Castle Rock, Washington, the Vashon High School Pirate baseball team made school history, clinching a final four berth to the semi-final round of the state championships.

Turn-key business opportunity available as Essentials 4 sells

Islander Kathleen Fitch is selling Essentials 4 — her office, school, travel and art supply store — after 14 years in business on Vashon.

Baseball: Pirates move on to state tournament, will play away game Saturday in Castle Rock

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, and then … redemption. Vashon High School's Pirate baseball team played three tense games last week, winning the first, dropping one and then winning big when they needed to in order to advance to the 1A state tournament.

Baseball team racks up league awards

Capping a great regular season with a perfect league record of 12-0, a record number of Vashon High School baseball players and their coach received numerous Nisqually League awards.

Vashon High School student is future of music industry, thanks to island mentor

Islander Bob Moses feels the weight of a broken industry on his shoulders. A long-time audio engineer, pioneer of the digital music era and current executive director of the 14,000 member Audio Engineering Society (AES), Moses has seen, and been directly involved in, incredible innovation on the technical side of the music industry. But that innovation has also led to an unforeseen disaster for the artistic side, as people stopped buying record albums and started downloading — legally and otherwise — their music one song at a time and sharing it with their friends. Record stores went out of business, and, according to Moses, 90 percent of the income dropped out of the industry. The previously existing infrastructure, essentially, collapsed.

Vashon High School student is future of music industry

Islander Bob Moses feels the weight of a broken industry on his shoulders.

VHS baseball Pirates cap an outstanding season with three wins, perfect record in league play

The Vashon Pirates baseball team capped a record-setting season, winning three close games last week to take the Nisqually League title with a perfect 12-0 record in league play.

With one home game left, baseball sits atop league

The Vashon Pirate baseball team entered this week still undefeated in Nisqually League play with an impressive 9-0 league record. With just three games to go in the regular season, all it needs to do is win one of them to take the league championship. Results of Monday's home game with Seattle Christian were after press time.

Media coverage of new law falls disappointingly short | EDITORIAL

When it comes to the media, it's often what you don't see that is the most telling.

Former islander worked to pass new Washington law that brings suicide prevention activists, gun rights groups together

On March 31, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed the Suicide Awareness and Prevention Education for Safer Homes Act into law after an unprecedented collaborative effort between suicide prevention and gun rights activists to craft the legislation and garner support from lawmakers.

Baseball Pirates move to 7-1, with season’s first loss to Cedar Park Christian and back-to-back wins against Charles Wright

The Vashon Pirates lost their first game of the season in an error-filled debacle against Cedar Park Christian on Monday, April 4, by a final score of 11-5, but rebounded with two solid wins over league rival Charles Wright on April 5 and 8. The team's season record now stands at seven wins and one loss.

HOME & GARDEN: From taxing to relaxing — islander’s change in perspective leads to garden overhaul

For many people, the form and function of a home’s outside spaces are just as important as the inside spaces.

Farmers Market opens Saturday

The Vashon Farmers Market will launch its 2016 season this Saturday with an expanded food access program, continued work on plans to update its space and more fresh produce than ever before.

VARSA speaker to focus on digital safety for teens

A Seattle-area expert on teen sex education and counseling will be on the island tonight

Music program for seniors and dementia patients is growing

Music Mends Minds, a music program for seniors and those with dementia, Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease that started on the island last fall, is picking up steam in a new location while its local organizer, Amy Huggins, works with the program’s founder to expand its reach nationally.