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HAPPENING

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

Rhodie pulled from route

Lowest tides in years

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

Some of Puget Sound’s lowest tides in years will occur today and tomorrow, meteorologists say.

Island children can take water safety class for free

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

Any Islander who will complete third or fourth grade this school year is eligible for two weeks of swim lessons for free at the Vashon public pool this summer, thanks to a program called Make A Splash that King County and Vashon Park District have agreed to fully fund this year.

Humpback whale has lingered off Vashon for two weeks

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

A humpback whale, a rare visitor to central Puget Sound, has been spotted several times off the shores of Vashon since its arrival on May 12, according to Anne Stateler with the Vashon Hydrophone Project.

Vashon Islanders' replica of award-winning hydroplane is one stylish ride

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 4:53PM

This weekend, a replica of the 1950s hydroplane Miss Thriftway will take to the water in Lake Sammamish, skating on top of the water at 130 miles an hour. The boat — a replica of the one made famous by Bill Muncey, one of the best hydroplane racers of the sport’s heyday — was created by 10 people, many Islanders, a labor of love by a group of men who relish the sport.

League track finals wrap for Vashon athletes on Bainbridge

  • Jun 3, 2008 at 2:11PM

Under cloudy skies, Vashon took 29 McMurray Middle School athletes to Bainbridge Island for the league finals in track and field. The races were exciting, and many athletes set personal records in field events.

Vashon-Maury Sports Briefs — Vashon Aquatic Club opens swim registration

  • Jun 3, 2008 at 2:11PM

Sports updates and announcements from around Vashon and Maury islands.

Vashon-Maury Community Calendar

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 1:02PM

A listing of community events on Vashon and Maury islands.

Vashon-Maury Club and Organization Briefs

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 1:03PM

A look at what's happening with various clubs and organizations on Vashon and Maury islands.

Vashon women walk more than 10,000 miles collectively

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 1:19PM

A group of 25 Vashon Island women, members of the Island-based Road Crew Walkers, recently completed their 13-week winter walking challenge.

Vashon-Maury couple discusses Rwanda work

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 1:05PM

Ann and George Lewis, Islanders who have spent considerable time in Rwanda, will speak at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, June 8, to the Unitarians. The fuse was long, but Rwanda exploded in a flash in April 1994.  Genocide ensued.  In 1996 Ann and George Lewis took a three-year assignment to Rwanda with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), George to re-launch and direct the USAID program there. 

SCENE & HEARD

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

Vashon's Back Bay to host Japanese chef | Vashon-Maury Community Briefs

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 1:08PM

The Back Bay Inn will hold the first dinner in its “Taste the World Guest Chef Series,” featuring Japanese cuisine from chef Paul Motoyoshi at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 9. The five-course excursion into Japanese fare includes such dishes as chicken tempura with lotus roots and a soba noodle fan, pan-grilled orange miso salmon with deep-fried walnuts and a side of dragon sushi and plum ice cream.

Vashon-Maury FYI

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 1:11PM

Jasmine Charlotte Azpiri of Vashon, daughter of Tressa Azpiri and David Hakala, and granddaughter of Ray and Edith Aspiri, graduated from Willamette University on May 11, 2008, with a bachelors degree in cultural anthropology.

Vashon's Blue Heron to feature woodwork, works of woods June 6

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 4:00PM

Rebecca Dvorin Strong, known for her abiding interest in dark and light interiors and landscapes, began a new series of tree paintings in fall 2006. These oils and gouaches will be featured, along with fine woodworking by Island artist Steven Caldwell, at Blue Heron Gallery in June. The exhibition will open 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 6, with a reception with the artists, refreshments, and live music by Richard Person, Jim Hobson and George Heidorn.

Dancers reach for the stars in new work

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

Vashon Junior Civic Ballet is a free program sponsored by the Vashon Park District. It is open to all members of the community who would like to dance or work backstage in two productions a year. The company currently includes 24 dancers, ages 4 to 24, who rehearse on Saturday afternoons at Ober Park. A summer dance camp for two age groups will be offered in August, and rehearsals for the company’s annual “Nutcracker Ballet” will begin in September. For more information, contact Vashon Park District at 463-9602.

Two poets explore power, mortality and sexuality

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

“How the End Begins: Two Poets on Power, Sexuality and Mortality” will meet 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, at the Vashon Library.

Silverwood Gallery: Women as keepers

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

Silverwood Gallery will open an exhibit of Ivonne Escobar de Kommer’s new copper repousse sculptures from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, June 6.

Arts briefs

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

Buy tickets to Garden Tour

New works come to Blue Heron

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

The New Works series, presented by Vashon Allied Arts, continues at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at the Blue Heron with two musical groups in one evening.

‘Shoot to Show’ exhibit opens at Hardware Store

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

This spring, Island photographer Ray Pfortner offered what he called the most challenging installment of his popular “Shoot to Show” classes at Vashon Allied Arts. The subject matter and theme were the animals of Vashon-Maury Island.

Scott shows new paintings at Gallery 070

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

Gallery 070 will present new paintings by Jeff Scott in an exhibit that opens from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 6.

Burton and desert inspire paintings

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

The Back Bay Inn will feature the work of watercolor artist Marilyn Blitz in an exhibit opening from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 6.

Ceramics take center stage at Little House

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

The Little House will feature the ceramic and photographic works of Island artist Christine Beck, opening at 6 p.m., Friday, June 6.

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