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Power outage hits entire Island Monday

  • Oct 16, 2012 at 10:04AM

Vashon lost power for about an hour Monday night after the main transmission line that feeds the Island from the Kitsap Peninsula tripped off, according to a spokeswoman for Puget Sound Energy.

Parent searches for leads on hit and run accident

  • Oct 16, 2012 at 10:14AM

A Vashon woman is looking for information about a driver who hit her teenage daughter in Vashon town, then fled the scene Saturday evening.

Latest data shows wide range of response times for fire department

  • Oct 17, 2012 at 7:00AM

A brand-new map produced by King County Emergency Medical Services shows what many at the fire station and on Vashon already know — the department’s response times in medical emergencies differ greatly by location.

Vashon competes at cross country invitational, prepares for league finals

  • Oct 17, 2012 at 7:00AM

Last Thursday the Pirate cross country team competed at Kelsey Creek Park in Bellevue at a mid-week invitational that included 12 other teams from various leagues and classifications.

Girls soccer team continues to dominate the field

  • Oct 17, 2012 at 7:00AM

The Vashon girls soccer team earned its eighth victory of the season against four losses with an 11-0 whitewash of the Life Christian Eagles on Thursday.

Pirates notch first win in game against Canadian team

  • Oct 16, 2012 at 10:39AM

After being on the losing side of several lopsided games, the Pirate football team came out on top against Pemberton, B.C., at home last Friday, winning 48-0.

Pirates notch first win in game against Canadian team

  • Oct 16, 2012 at 10:40AM

After being on the losing side of several lopsided games, the Pirate football team came out on top against Pemberton, B.C., at home last Friday, winning 48-0.

Experience some old-time radio drama

  • Oct 16, 2012 at 11:37AM

Vashon Allied Arts will present an evening of radio drama at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Blue Heron.

Local stars turn out to help their neighbors

  • Oct 17, 2012 at 7:00AM updated Oct 18, 2012 at 1:28PM

Some of Vashon’s most well-known performers will come together at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Blue Heron to stage what organizers are calling “an improv night about living and surviving with outrageous levity and depth.”

Burlesque is back: A slip of a show comes to Open Space

  • Oct 17, 2012 at 7:00AM

Janet McAlpin, a well-known local performer and a founder of both UMO Ensemble and the Open Space for Arts & Community, will bring another installment of her burlesque show back to the Island this weekend.

Movies and music for all | Arts & Entertainment Briefs

  • Oct 18, 2012 at 7:00AM

“Old Goats,” a film about the adventures of three older men who bristle at the idea of retirement, will have a run at Vashon Theatre Friday through Thursday, Oct. 19 to 25. Tickets are $9 general and $8 for seniors.

Hopelessly devoted to ‘Grease’: DramaDock puts on the 1970s classic

  • Oct 17, 2012 at 7:00AM

This weekend, Islanders can take a trip back in time to a bygone era of sock-hops, poodle skirts and the nascent days of rock and roll, with a rollicking, all-youth production of the blockbuster musical “Grease.”

Vashon’s faith community holds gathering and vigil in support of marriage equality

  • Oct 18, 2012 at 7:00AM updated Oct 20, 2012 at 11:55AM

As Washington residents prepare to vote on Ref. 74 — which will approve same-sex marriage if passed — the Vashon Unitarian Fellowship will host a public gathering and candlelight vigil in support of marriage equality on Sunday.

Thinking: In this political season, it appears to have fallen out of style | Humor

  • Oct 17, 2012 at 7:00AM

Thinking is one of my hobbies, but here in America, thinking has fallen out of style. I’m guessing it’s because the powers that be don’t want us to know what is really going on. A functional democracy requires a thinking electorate, but thinking is optional in the United States, whereas in Europe, it’s mandatory. This may be why so many politicians are down on Europe, similar to the way flat-Earthers don’t like Neil Armstrong.

Secret ingredient enhances a boisterous family dinner | Humor

  • Oct 18, 2012 at 7:00AM

“Nice things,” our youngest daughter murmurs. Four sets of eyes dart from one face to the next, and with the arch of an eyebrow and a subtle nod, a quorum is convened. Her twin brother looks at his splayed fingers splintered like a small shipwreck in his lap. “I hid the remote and then I let you use it,” he remembers, squinting at her.

A changing season on Vashon | Editorial

  • Oct 17, 2012 at 7:00AM

Just like that, the region’s nearly three-month-long drought ended and a new season blew in.

Climate change affects the school district, too

  • Oct 17, 2012 at 7:00AM

There's the earth's climate, and then there’s the “bid climate.” It’s not exactly a weather phenomenon, but it is, in fact, a trend that’s as important to note as the latest forecast. A recession that meant Vashon Island School District might be able to build its new high school under budget is apparently playing out differently.

Gun safety at issue in teen suicide | Letter to the Editor

  • Oct 18, 2012 at 8:00AM

In light of the tragedy and loss of Palmerston Burk, it is hard to ask questions when our community is in shock and grieving. I cannot imagine the profound grief and loss his family and friends are experiencing. We have had supportive meetings with students and staff at the schools, which I participated in on the day after the death.

Thanks go to all those who helped after teen's suicide | Letter to the Editor

  • Oct 18, 2012 at 8:00AM

My sincerest thanks go to the counselors and staff at Vashon Youth & Family Services, Vashon Island School District and Vashon’s independent counselors.

Gratitude and respect remain with grandparents after loss | Letter to the Editor

  • Oct 16, 2012 at 12:15PM

Early in the morning on Oct. 4, we received the most devastating telephone call we have ever received. We were told that Palmerston Robert Kelly Burk, the youngest of our eight grandchildren, had died.

Islanders lent support to our family during time of grief | Letter to the Editor

  • Oct 17, 2012 at 7:00AM

I want to thank the many Islanders who have stepped into our lives and helped us in untold ways during the past two weeks.

Highline’s proposed merger won’t affect care, CEO says

  • Oct 17, 2012 at 7:00AM

A proposed merger between the Highline Medical Center and the Tacoma-based Franciscan Health System would make the Vashon Health Center part of one of the largest health care systems in the state, according to Highline’s chief executive officer.

County takes first steps to join two popular parks on Maury Island

  • Oct 17, 2012 at 7:00AM

King County officials hope to purchase 20 acres adjacent to the Maury Island Marine Park, their first step in an effort to create a forested, upland corridor linking the waterfront park to the county’s new holdings at the former Glacier site.

Construction manager voices concern over VHS project’s contingency budget

  • Oct 17, 2012 at 12:00PM

The Vashon Island School District’s construction manager told the school board Thursday night that he’s worried about the size of the contingency budget for the Vashon High School building project.

SoundCorps begins extensive restoration project on Maury Island

  • Oct 17, 2012 at 7:00AM

This month 30 young adults in hard hats and work boots descended on Maury Island to begin what some say is the largest environmental restoration Vashon has ever seen.

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