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Grateful Dead revived for final show at Open Space

  • Jul 2, 2015 at 12:07PM

If you were one of the thousands whose artfully decorated envelopes did not win a ticket to the Grateful Dead’s “Fare Thee Well” concerts in Chicago, do not despair. The Open Space for Arts & Community has worked steadily since January to be granted a license to broadcast a live feed of the final three shows on July 3, 4 and 5.

1940s music to fill Bike

  • Jul 2, 2015 at 12:06PM

Delilah Pearl and the Mantarays will return to the Red Bike at 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Outdoor concerts begin

  • Jul 2, 2015 at 11:56AM

Former Seattleite and rising country singer Zoe Muth will lead her band, the Lost High Rollers, to kick off this year’s Summer Concerts in the Park series, presented by the Vashon Park District and curated by Vashon Events.

Celebrate summer with a colorful bouquet of art

  • Jul 2, 2015 at 11:37AM

Most art spots and galleries are open from 6 to 9 p.m.

Stephen King tale carries a modern message for today’s youth

  • Jun 30, 2015 at 7:00PM updated Jul 2, 2015 at 9:02AM

This summer, my teenaged kids will spend a few weeks in a dark theater, rehearsing a musical with toe-tapping tunes but also themes including bullying, mental illness, child abuse, and revenge. Oh, with a little supernatural powers thrown in, and the worst prom ever.

Small fire results in big damages for restaurant

  • Jul 1, 2015 at 6:00AM

A fire broke out at La Boucherie last Wednesday, with damages expected to total $50,000 for island business owner George Page.

Vashon’s amateur radio operators use national exercise to tune their skills

  • Jul 1, 2015 at 6:00AM

Several of the island’s amateur radio enthusiasts gathered in an open field at Sunrise Ridge last Saturday, where they set up an off-the-grid communications center in preparation for disaster.

Schools narrow options for next bond measure

  • Jul 1, 2015 at 6:00AM

Rob Kearns remembers shooting hoops at the Vashon High School gym when he was a kid. Standing in the same gym last week, Kearns, who is now 46 and a basketball coach, said he thinks it’s past time for a new one.

Concerned about fire risk, chief urges islanders not to light fireworks

  • Jun 30, 2015 at 10:23AM

In light of the dry conditions on the island, George Brown, acting chief at Vashon’s fire station, said on Monday that he is urging residents not to light fireworks this Fourth of July.

Plan for paramedics sounds half-baked

  • Jun 30, 2015 at 3:00PM

Although our community was informed that Vashon Island Fire & Rescue’s (VIFR) paramedic program is being absorbed into South King County, we have not received any updates on this move or what the actual impact to our community will be.

Use fireworks safely and responsibly to avoid a fire this holiday

  • Jun 30, 2015 at 10:18AM

For many years Vashon has enjoyed the benefits of responsible fireworks usage — we have had four years of no fireworks injuries and fires.

Supreme Court ruling paves the way for true equality

  • Jun 30, 2015 at 10:16AM

I just heard the news that the Supreme Court ruled in favor of equal marriage rights. Although I had expected it, I felt a visceral reaction to the announcement. It will not end discrimination or bigotry, but it moves our country one step closer to true equal rights.

Department fined by L&I for handling of house fire

  • Jul 1, 2015 at 6:00AM

Vashon’s fire department has been fined $900 and has increased its training after the state Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) issued a citation earlier this year.

County oversight leads to primary mix-up

  • Jun 30, 2015 at 10:08AM

There will be no primary election for a Vashon Park District commissioner race with three candidates, King County Elections announced last week.

Heights Water cancels boil alert

  • Jun 25, 2015 at 11:00AM updated Jun 29, 2015 at 9:35AM

Heights Water has cancelled its boil-water alert for customers living south of its water towers.

Solo show rises from the ashes

  • Jun 25, 2015 at 11:53AM

Performance artist Mik Kuhlman's new show "House #30" will open at Seattle's West Lenin Theater this weekend.

Dancers step in time to classic modern fairy tale

  • Jun 25, 2015 at 11:44AM

The supercalifragilisticexpialidocious magic of “Mary Poppins,” the classic Disney movie based on P.L. Travers novels, will be danced to life by Vashon Dance Academy students this weekend at the Vashon High School theater.

VIFR looks to expand volunteer force

  • Jun 24, 2015 at 6:00AM updated Jun 25, 2015 at 11:34AM

Vashon’s fire department will close the window on a new round of volunteer applications next week, and district officials say they hope many islanders will step forward, willing to serve.

Author illuminates the art of sanctuary

  • Jun 24, 2015 at 4:59PM

Author and landscape designer Terry Hershey will read from his latest book, “Sanctuary: Creating a Space for Grace in Your Life.”

Small fire occurs in downtown Vashon

  • Jun 24, 2015 at 1:00PM updated at 3:24PM

A small fire with heavy smoke broke out in downtown Vashon at lunchtime today.

Biologist brings his passion for jellyfish to local aquarium

  • Jun 24, 2015 at 6:00AM

Chad Widmer thinks jellyfish have gotten a bad rap.

Bench in the woods honors late islander

  • Jun 23, 2015 at 6:00PM

On the morning of Saturday, June 13, a quiet gathering of a dozen people surrounded a new bench in the Burton woods. They gathered in memory of Samantha Burkart, who died there two years ago.

VARSA’s missing sign served a purpose

  • Jun 23, 2015 at 12:59PM

Somehow one of our brand new sandwich boards went missing sometime between June 12 and 14. It was placed on the northwest corner of the Sound Food intersection (Vashon Highway and SW 204th Street).

Beloved dog was friendly to others

  • Jun 23, 2015 at 12:57PM

We were very sorry to hear that Howard, the beloved guide dog of Lost Lake, is no longer with us (Paid obituary, June 17).

Many volunteers prepare for local emergencies

  • Jun 23, 2015 at 12:56PM

We wanted to thank you for the in-depth article on the CERT organization, (“As CERT changes hands, volunteers continue to prepare for the worst,” June 17) and we want to thank the 45 volunteers who donated their time and energy to become even better prepared to help their island neighbors in an emergency

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