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Show at Giraffe marks Day of Dead and store anniversary

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 11:20AM

Giraffe will celebrate its eighth anniversary and the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos with a gallery opening of Day of the Dead artwork by Gregory Reyes-Herbold at 4 p.m. Sunday.

Eastern Washington poet will read at workshop

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 11:14AM

The novelist Salman Rushdie once said a poet’s work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world and stop it from going to sleep.

Rowers have strong showig at Boston's Head of the Charles

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 11:31AM

The 50th anniversary of the largest rowing regatta in the world, the Head of the Charles, Vashon’s junior, masters and recent alumni crew members posted best-ever results.

DoVE hosts evening of comedy for serious cause

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 11:18AM

Seattle’s first lady of comedy Peggy Platt will headline the DoVE Project’s second annual comedy night “Laughter is the Best Medicine” at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Open Space for Arts & Community.

What's Happening: Entertainment Briefs

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 11:10AM

The Vashon Theatre and Island GreenTech will bring Sir Laurence Olivier’s 1948 film adaptation of “Hamlet” to the silver screen for a free showing at 7 p.m. Saturday. The movie was the first British film to win an Academy Award for Best Picture.

Grassroots group sews seeds of health

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 10:58AM

After three years as the founder and director of Shape Up Vashon, I have turned the reins over to my successor, Laura Wishik.

Voters should keep Fitzgibbon in the House | Editorial

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 10:45AM

Joe Fitzgibbon, the incumbent who is being challenged for his seat in the House, is the clear best choice for Vashon and for the 34th District.

Fitzgibbon opposed by newcomer who wants state to fund private schools

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 10:42AM

Joe Fitzgibbon, who has represented Vashon in the state House or Representatives for four years, is challenged this fall by a political newcomer running on the platform that the state should solve its education funding problem by indirectly funding private schools.

Experts, Oso residents will speak at forum about landslides on Vashon

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 10:40AM

Islanders can learn about local landslide risk and preparing for landslides at a special Vashon Be Prepared meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at McMurray Middle School

County says amendments dropped in 2012 were not ready for town plan

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 10:37AM

King County did not move forward on amendments submitted by Vashon’s Town Plan Committee in 2012 after the amendments came in at the last moment and weren’t all suitable for the town plan, according to John Starbard, director of the county’s Department of Permitting and Environmental Review (DPER)

At The Little House, an island icon bids farewell

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 10:36AM

After nearly 39 years as the owner of The Little House, Bettie Edwards has announced she will close the shop at the end of this month.

Long-awaited skate bowl to be built in Burton

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 6:00AM

Almost four years after the Vashon Park District received a King County grant to build an outdoor skatepark, commissioners have voted to move ahead with the project, and construction of a skate bowl at the Burton Adventure Recreation Center (BARC) is expected to begin soon

State begins replacing contaminated yards

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 6:00AM

Mary Martin is getting a new yard. Last week, Martin looked out her kitchen window at a large excavator and explained how just days before, contractors had staked out the yard outside her modest Maury Island home and carefully scraped off a foot of topsoil. They left behind a giant mound of dirt and a wide hole to be filled and topped with sod.

Tracing our history, we find many layers of our lives to sift through

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 4:00PM

Halloween is nearly upon us along with that scary yearly ritual: the family gathering. Recently, my father and I traveled back to our ancestral home to visit his one surviving brother and to haunt the inhabitants of the places we used to live.

The DoVE Project begins teen outreach with dating abuse workshops

  • Oct 21, 2014 at 4:04PM

In an effort to address the issues of abuse and violence in teen relationships, Vashon’s anti-domestic violence organization, The DoVE Project, will host free workshops for both middle and high schoolers next week.

East-side rivals defeat VHS football team in Bellevue

  • Oct 21, 2014 at 3:58PM

The first and last drives of the game were impeccable. It was everything in between that was a struggle for the Vashon football team last week.

Tennis ends winning season

  • Oct 21, 2014 at 3:59PM

The VHS boys’ tennis season is winding down and was marked by improved play and match results.

Ferries may go to two-boat schedule this weekend

  • Oct 17, 2014 at 4:48PM

The triangle route may to go two-boat schedule this weekend, beginning on Saturday afternoon.

Vashon's first FM station goes live

  • Oct 14, 2014 at 11:00AM updated Oct 15, 2014 at 4:29PM

On Monday morning there were cheers and tears as Voice of Vashon took to the airwaves on 101.9 FM, realizing what has been a dream of some in the organization for over a decade.

Cross country’s ‘bench’ helps team succeed

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 5:00AM updated at 1:58PM

How can a team be down two of its top cross country runners and still win a meet? It can happen when a team has a deep bench

Crew gathers blue ribbons at regatta

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 1:57PM

The American Lake Regatta last weekend presented good rowing conditions to participants from 30 area clubs in more than 50 events.

Pirate football team falls in lopsided loss

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 1:54PM

The second meeting of two Nisqually League rivals resulted in a disappointing loss for the Vashon football team last Friday.

Two-day event sheds light on the world of fiber arts and animals

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 5:00AM updated at 1:42PM

A group of islanders interested in local fiber production has organized a two-day event to raise awareness about what they call an important but not well recognized part of agriculture and the arts.

Burlesque returns for another tantalizing night

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 5:00AM updated at 1:39PM

Burlesco Notturno will present its eighth show, called “Fantasma,” at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Open Space for Arts & Community, with doors opening at 7 p.m.

VHS soccer team sees success on the pitch

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 1:37PM

The Vashon Pirates girls soccer team continued to notch impressive matches this month, splitting two home games last week and boosting their season record to an impressive 6-2 while holding on to second place in the Nisqually League.

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