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SUV celebrates a year of healthy influence

  • Nov 29, 2012 at 1:28PM

Shape Up Vashon (SUV), an organization designed to help Islanders take charge of their health, will celebrate its first year this weekend.

Vashon man faces up to five years in prison for alleged drug trafficking

  • Dec 5, 2012 at 8:00AM updated Dec 6, 2012 at 9:45AM

Richard Grant is scheduled to appear in court next week, facing a drug charge related to an August arrest where he was found to possess nearly 10 grams of methamphetamine.

Girls basketball team opens the season on top with two wins, one loss

  • Dec 5, 2012 at 7:00AM

The Vashon High School girls basketball team opened its season with three games in less than a week — all non-conference games against Emerald City League squads. The Pirates followed a 3-point loss to University Prep on Tuesday, Nov. 27, with wins over The Northwest School and Seattle Academy on the following Friday and Sunday.

Strong start for Pirate grapplers

  • Dec 4, 2012 at 12:22PM

The first day of December saw the first action of the season for the Vashon High School wrestlers. Vashon grapplers, 27 in all, competed against nine much larger schools (both 3A and 4A) in the Auburn Invitational Tournament at Auburn High School.

Anti-domestic violence program gets funding from King County

  • Dec 4, 2012 at 12:24PM

DoVE, Vashon’s anti-domestic violence program, will receive $20,000 from King County next year, its first infusion of public dollars since it was founded in April 2011.

Hardware Store to offer guest bartender events monthly

  • Dec 8, 2012 at 7:00AM

Voice of Vashon garnered $700 when it held a “guest bartender night” at The Hardware Store Restaurant in October.

Nirvana to host benefit dinner for VYFS

  • Dec 7, 2012 at 7:00AM

Nirvana will hold a special five-course benefit dinner and beer-tasting for Vashon Youth & Family Services at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13.

Schleigh launches second Giraffe shop in Tacoma

  • Dec 4, 2012 at 12:31PM

Giraffe, Vashon’s popular shop for fair-trade housewares and gifts, has expanded off-Island. Last month, shop owner Priscilla Schleigh opened another Giraffe store in Tacoma.

Common Thread moves, holiday shop opens

  • Dec 6, 2012 at 7:00AM

Common Thread, a collective of more than a dozen textile artists, has moved its scarves, hats, clothing and other artful wares to Center.

Coffee shop opens with an eye on variety

  • Dec 5, 2012 at 7:00AM

the former home of Movie Magic, and the drive-through business is open, under new ownership and with a new name, The Ravell’d Sleeve Espresso Bar.

Mark your calendar for these holiday happenings

  • Dec 5, 2012 at 7:00AM

Island Dance Theatre, a Vashon Park District-affiliated program, will perform “The Nutcracker” at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Dec. 14, 15, 21 and 22, and at 2 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 16 and 23, at Vashon High School. Stop by the park district office to buy advance tickets.

An acclaimed film takes viewers back in time

  • Dec 4, 2012 at 12:51PM

Fans of cinema-as-art shouldn’t miss an upcoming 3D film “Cave of Forgotten Dreams” to be shown at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Vashon Theatre.

Island dancers light up a new ‘Nutcracker’

  • Dec 5, 2012 at 7:00AM

For many on Vashon, it’s a holiday ritual, on par with trimming a tree or heading out on a frosty evening to carol — if it’s December, it means it’s time for Vashon Allied Arts’ Center for Dance’s production of “The Nutcracker.”

Learn tips for fall prevention at VCC

  • Dec 5, 2012 at 12:00PM

Vashon Community Care (VCC) and Vashon Fire & Rescue (VIFR) will team up to present an open house on Friday focused on fall prevention for seniors.

Vashon Allied Arts has not engaged the community | Letter to the Editor

  • Dec 5, 2012 at 7:00AM

My name opens a recent letter to the editor about Vashon Allied Arts (“VAA has led the way in historic preservation,” Nov. 21), which prompts me to respond and state my position on the VAA project and the recent nomination to designate Center as a King County historic district. As the owner of The Old Fuller Store, my intention was to get it designated prior to my selling it. After discussing it with staff at the county’s Historic Preservation Program, I decided I would pursue designation only if Center were not designated, since there was no need to do so if it was part of a district. I began the process the day the nomination for Center was suspended.

We must strive for tolerance and civility | Letter to the Editor

  • Dec 5, 2012 at 7:00AM

Regarding the Mormon church and same-sex marriage, terms such as freedom of speech, bias, tolerance and civility have been thrown around with apparent disregard for their meaning and context.

Hate is evil, and we need to stay away from religions that espouse it | Letter to the Editor

  • Dec 6, 2012 at 7:00AM

The Finding Faith series seems to be taking on a weird but somewhat familiar pattern. So far we seem to be getting into “The Blame Game.” This religion did that and that one did this and so on. The culprits doing these vile and atrocious acts against humanity are not the apostles or emissaries of the faith system they claim. They enter in on the reputation of this or that faith and commit crimes later when in power. When you enter in singing praise songs and turn them into a battle cries on humanity, the name of that faith is hate. Hate is evil, and we ought to stay away from a religion whose leader asks me to “worship” in an evil way.

Proposed coal train would carry high risks | Guest Column

  • Dec 6, 2012 at 7:00AM

Not long ago, Vashon citizens won a 10-year struggle to stop a gravel mine and dock that would have wounded our home place and damaged the health of Puget Sound. Today we face a greater threat to the health of our region, the Sound and the Earth. Mining interests propose to mine coal east of the Rockies, transport it west by rail and ship it to Asia from five proposed docks, two in Washington and three in Oregon.

Park district’s fiscal mess calls for a measured response | Editorial

  • Dec 5, 2012 at 7:00AM

There’s plenty of blame to go around at the Vashon Park District, an agency that seems to be imploding financially.

Fire agency’s board passes $5.4 million spending plan

  • Dec 6, 2012 at 7:00AM

Vashon Island Fire & Rescue will see slightly less tax revenue next year but will still meet its operational needs and complete some needed projects, while pushing less important budget items into 2014.

Park district faces a deficit; could shut its doors for four months

  • Dec 5, 2012 at 7:00AM

Vashon Island Fire & Rescue will see slightly less tax revenue next year but will still meet its operational needs and complete some needed projects, while pushing less important budget items into 2014.

Whales make a splash, delighting hundreds of Islanders

  • Dec 5, 2012 at 7:00AM

The Puget Sound’s famed southern resident orcas have been no strangers to Vashon lately, making three dramatic passes by the Island in a week and a half. Each time — on Nov. 24 and 27 and Dec. 3 — news of the whales drew crowds of Islanders to Point Robinson, where groups of 20 to 45 orcas, mostly from the J and K pods, delighted onlookers with their trademark moves — tail slaps, spy hops and awe-inspiring breaches. On Tuesday, Nov. 27, nice weather made for especially pleasant whale watching and what amounted to a truly Northwest scene as several of the whales stopped and lingered under a clear, looming Mt. Rainier.

Seattle fundraiser selected to helm Vashon agency

  • Dec 5, 2012 at 7:00AM

Kathleen Barry Johnson, a fundraising professional and former criminal defense attorney, will become the new head of Vashon Youth & Family Services, a $1.5 million agency that provides a wide range of social services on the Island.

Activity at house near airport has long vexed neighbors

  • Dec 5, 2012 at 7:00AM updated Dec 7, 2012 at 8:37AM

Neighbors have complained for years about the grey-blue house on 109th Avenue S.W., a modest split-level on 12 acres of marshy land abutting the eastern edge of the Vashon Airport.

Ferry commuters face long lines this week due to emergency repairs

  • Dec 10, 2012 at 5:42PM

Ferry commuters will likely see long waits during peak hours on the north-end route through the rest of the week, and possibly longer. The route is on two-boat schedule until at least Friday after three ferries went out of service for emergency repairs.

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