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Enjoy period music from 18th century during two-concert series at Bethel

  • Jan 9, 2013 at 7:00AM

A two-concert series called the Vashon French Baroque Festival will begin tonight at Bethel Church and continue next Wednes-day, Jan. 16, with programs of chamber music from the court of Louis XIV.

Snowboarder carves out a small business

  • Jan 10, 2013 at 7:00AM

Tahoma Snow Sports clothing that lines the walls at Spider’s Ski & Sports in town looks at first like it could be just another cool brand for skiers and snowboarders. But unlike most sport brands, these T-shirts, sweatshirts and hats are the work of an aspiring 16-year-old designer

Popular island dentistry practice changes hands

  • Jan 9, 2013 at 7:00AM

Vashon’s longest-serving dentist has sold his practice to a young man who once shadowed him as a high school student — a passing of the torch that both men say they’re ready for.

A cautionary tale about hunting, dogs and Island Center Forest | Commentary

  • Jan 10, 2013 at 7:00AM

This is an advisory to dog owners, hunters and those who manage the deer hunt in Island Center Forest.

Living next to a meth house is scary | Letter to the Editor

  • Jan 8, 2013 at 10:43AM

Cindy Pollock’s recent commentary in the paper (“It’s time to look drug users in the eyes,” Dec. 12)made me remember my own experience several years ago of living in very close proximity to a meth lab on Cove Walk. In order to go to and from our house, we had to walk by this place where clusters of unfriendly, very wasted people lounged on the lawn with a group of pit bulls.

Let’s work to keep the words of MLK alive | Commentary

  • Jan 10, 2013 at 7:00AM

I have been sponsoring and organizing a Martin Luther King, Jr., commemoration on the island for 23 years, always held on Jan. 15, his birthday. We’ve had some wonderful guest speakers and local musicians involved over the years, as well as many of our local clergy. It’s been one of my missions in life to keep the memory of Dr. King alive.

Movie and a live video shoot come to the theater

  • Jan 8, 2013 at 10:46AM

Islanders can escape the rain to watch a vibrant dance movie, “Step Up 2 the Streets,” and then appear in a new music video being shot at the Vashon Theatre at 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Ensemble to play music inspired by a legendary guitarist

  • Jan 9, 2013 at 7:00AM

The Greg Ruby Quartet, an ensemble that plays music inspired by virtuoso jazz guitarist and composer Django Reinhardt, is coming to town on Saturday for a concert at the Blue Heron Arts Center.

County, conservation groups to discuss status of 13 projects

  • Jan 8, 2013 at 10:56AM

Calling it a “habitat stewardship whirlwind,” King County’s Vashon basin steward is organizing an evening event where islanders can learn the status of a number of conservation efforts currently under way on Vashon.

Former VHS student, now Harvard prof, to speak to students, public about her work

  • Jan 10, 2013 at 7:00AM

A Harvard professor with deep roots on the island will visit Vashon High School next week, speak to students at a lunch gathering and offer a presentation to the public about her area of expertise.

Tech prognosticator to give lecture on trends and the job market

  • Jan 10, 2013 at 7:00AM

An internationally known expert in technology and economics will visit Vashon next week to give students and their families insights about the world they will enter after graduation.

Store owners purchase vacant land

  • Jan 9, 2013 at 7:00AM updated at 9:56AM

The owners of Vashon Thriftway have purchased a 4.5-acre parcel in Vashon town, considered the largest piece of vacant, developable land in the town core and zoned for both commercial and multi-family residential development.

Park district board considers proposal to privatize kayak center

  • Jan 8, 2013 at 11:00AM updated at 1:43PM

An islander with a passion for kayaking would like to take ownership of the Vashon Park District’s kayak center and run it as a private, for-profit enterprise.

The park district and the power of the spoken word | Editorial

  • Jan 9, 2013 at 9:34AM

It’s time for the commissioners who run the Vashon Park District to comport themselves professionally and honorably. To use words thoughtfully. To show they get it.

Yacht club plans to replace its aging dock

  • Jan 9, 2013 at 9:40AM

The Quartermaster Yacht Club’s docks have long been a labor of love. The small, nonprofit club built its first docks in Burton by hand decades ago, added onto them as club numbers grew and in recent years have painstakingly maintained and repaired the aging, 100-slip structure.

Auditor’s report questions costs of Chetzemoka

  • Jan 9, 2013 at 9:42AM

Washington’s ferries are among the most expensive in the nation, and the Chetzemoka, which serves Vashon, was especially costly to build, according to a recent state audit.

Library staff gear up for a big move

  • Jan 9, 2013 at 9:47AM

The shelves are barren and empty. A checkout counter has yet to be installed. And on a rainy morning last week, it was icy cold in the cavernous space at the southern end of Vashon Plaza.

Beachcomber's parent company purchases Seattle Weekly

  • Jan 9, 2013 at 9:56AM

Sound Publishing, the state's largest community news organization and owner of the Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber, announced it has purchased the Seattle Weekly, according to a press release Sound Publishing issued today.

Sheriff's office closes case of India Castle's death

  • Jan 10, 2013 at 11:44AM

The King County Sheriff's Office has concluded its investigation into the death of islander India Castle. Because the King County Medical Examiner's office determined she died from an accidental drug overdose and exposure, no criminal charges will result, said Sgt. Cindi West, a spokeswoman for the sheriff's office.

Grapplers big and small dominate the mat

  • Jan 16, 2013 at 7:00AM

From the largest to the smallest grapplers, it was another successful week for the Pirate wrestling team, which won a match against Cascade Christian and put up a fair showing at a prestigious weekend tournament.

Pirates take down Tarriers but fall to top-ranked team

  • Jan 15, 2013 at 11:42AM

The Pirate boys basketball team ended the week in another split. Vashon won its first contest against Charles Wright Academy, but lost at home against a dominant Cedar Park Christian team.

Girls basketball players give their all in busy week

  • Jan 16, 2013 at 8:00AM

The Vashon girls basketball team played three games last week, including a non-league contest with a select traveling team from Australia, the Mornington Breakers.

Swim season brought success, lots of spirit | Sports Commentary

  • Jan 17, 2013 at 8:00AM

You are very nervous. You have never given such an important presentation in front of so many people, and now you are standing at the head of a 25-yard boardroom table, flanked by others who want to outperform you — and you’re standing there in your underwear!

VAA gets green light from the county to build project into a wetlands buffer

  • Jan 15, 2013 at 11:51AM

Vashon Allied Arts cleared a regulatory hurdle last week when King County ruled that the arts organization can build a portion of its proposed performing arts center into the buffer of a low-grade wetland on its five-acre site.

Open Space holds another grand inaugural ball

  • Jan 17, 2013 at 8:00AM

In January 2009, the Open Space for Arts & Community, a brand-new venue at the time, was the site of a rousing celebration for the inauguration of Barack Obama. More than 500 Islanders flooded into the cavernous new event center to eat, dance and celebrate the induction of the country’s first African-American president.

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