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- posted Jul 10, 2013 at 11:41 AM
Under a state proposal, ferry riders will see fares increase by about 5 percent over the next year.
- posted Jul 10, 2013 at 11:38 AM
Vashon Allied Arts was recently awarded $2 million in state money to help fund the construction of its new performing arts center.
- posted Jul 17, 2013 at 9:45 AM— updated Jul 24, 2013 at 1:22 PM
Granny’s Attic has given two significant grants as part of the first round of its new funding cycle.
- posted Jul 18, 2013 at 11:47 AM
Natalie Sheard and Bethany Dilworth are not your typical milkmaids. And tiptoeing through cow pies is a long way from pirouetting across the stage.
- posted Jul 18, 2013 at 11:51 AM
For island couple Pete Welch and Allison Shirk, spreading the word about Vashon’s lively arts, cultural and charity scenes has become a passion in recent months.
- posted Jul 19, 2013 at 9:19 AM
Beginning in 1928, Broadway legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne set the bar on what it meant to be a theatrical power couple, refusing for the next 32 years to appear on stage separately.
- posted Jul 23, 2013 at 3:52 PM— updated Jul 23, 2013 at 4:14 PM
Drama Dock’s rendition of Into the Woods, under the capable direction of Charlotte Tiencken, sparks the imagination, incites laughter and entertains, all while reminding us of the infallible human spirit.
- posted Jul 23, 2013 at 3:33 PM
A recent letter about rudeness toward summer people (“Summer residents bring money, deserve respect,” July 10) coincided nicely with an all-islander gathering, where the first comment I heard upon arrival was, “Oh! The summer people are here!” I laughed, mentioned the letter and enjoyed as we regaled each other with stories of the cashiers at Thriftway through who’s lane we, too, will not pass.
- posted Jul 23, 2013 at 3:37 PM
Perhaps the fourth Sunday Continuing Conversations need some explanation. These conversations grew out of the need to talk more about various subjects aired by visitor speakers some years back at the Vashon Unitarian Fellowship.
- posted Jul 23, 2013 at 3:35 PM
In the late morning of Sunday, July 14, an adult male red tail hawk was shot and killed in my neighborhood. No, I didn’t actually see this happen but had been watching this huge beautiful bird flying over my house minutes before and heard gun shots. Then he never was seen again. His mate has been screaming regularly since. I think I’m almost as heartbroken as she. Both had been around here for months.
- posted Jul 23, 2013 at 3:21 PM— updated Jul 23, 2013 at 4:15 PM
County scientists believe a toxic algae bloom is to blame for a large fish kill in Quartermaster Harbor last week
- posted Jul 23, 2013 at 3:31 PM
First, the good news. As you read last week, the Vashon Park District has finally managed to get the VES athletic field improvement project to a point where it can fulfill its purpose: to provide improved space for kids to play sports on Vashon.
- posted Jul 23, 2013 at 3:14 PM
After a dispute with Vashon Youth & Family Services, the volunteer group working to reduce youth substance abuse on Vashon has announced it has a new organizational structure that will allow it better serve the island and that the group’s former head has stepped down.
- posted Jul 23, 2013 at 3:17 PM— updated Jul 23, 2013 at 4:15 PM
After a long and obsessive journey, a West Seattle filmmaker has crossed the finish line in his quest to make the perfect car movie, and the results will light up the big screen soon at the Vashon Theatre.
- posted Jul 23, 2013 at 3:25 PM— updated Jul 23, 2013 at 4:16 PM
When islander Carol Eggen told friend and fellow islander Jeannine Emery she was thinking of climbing Mount Rainier, Emery was supportive but declined an offer to join. When she learned they could climb as a fundraiser for the American Lung Association, a cause she had long supported, she immediately agreed to join Eggen.
- posted Jul 23, 2013 at 4:18 PM
It will be raining men at a singer-songwriter showcase set for 8 p.m. Friday at Red Bicycle Bistro.
- posted Jul 23, 2013 at 3:29 PM
We often describe Vashon by comparing it with other places. Usually our unique island situation makes for qualities we like in a home — more peaceful, more rural, better schools. But not everything that sets us apart is so positive.
- posted Jul 23, 2013 at 3:56 PM
Cool, gray morning skies welcomed the nearly 400 runners and walkers who gathered on Saturday morning for the 33rd annual Bill Burby Inspirational Fun Run and Walk. An estimated 130 participants wore stickers declaring “I’m Running for Ryan,” a fundraiser that brought in more than $1,800 for the Ryan Krug Memorial Scholarship Fund.
- posted Jul 23, 2013 at 4:19 PM
Billy Joe & The Dusty 45s will take the stage at Ober Park at 7 p.m. Thursday, the latest in a series of free outdoor summer concerts presented by Vashon Events, Vashon Allied Arts and Vashon Park District.
- posted Jul 30, 2013 at 6:52 PM
Our tires hiss on hot asphalt, a string-straight two-lane county road cutting through fields of potatoes, alfalfa, timothy hay. We’ve discovered that there’s no air conditioning in our bug-spattered minivan, and the ambient air temperature of late afternoon has reached the upper 90s. Hot blasts of desert-dry air roar through windows open at highway speed, buffeting our four kids in the back like bees in a giant beauty parlor hairdryer. Rumbling canvas-covered hay trucks and squealing 18-wheelers turn simple conversation into shouting contests
- posted Jul 30, 2013 at 7:11 PM
his Friday, August’s monthly Gallery Cruise promises a wealth of all kinds of art to gaze upon, as well as a chance to check out two new galleries. Most art galleries are open from 6 to 9 p.m.
- posted Jul 30, 2013 at 6:31 PM— updated Jul 30, 2013 at 7:47 PM
Island art lovers will see some changes in Vashon’s gallery scene on Friday evening’s Gallery Cruise.
- posted Jul 30, 2013 at 6:28 PM— updated Jul 30, 2013 at 10:18 PM
Nearly three years after a community effort brought Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union to Vashon, an additional credit union will open soon.
- posted Jul 30, 2013 at 6:55 PM
Get to know our son, Luther Marinez. If you do, the safer he will be.
- posted Jul 30, 2013 at 7:52 PM
Islander sells her apparel out of an iconic island building