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Pirate grapplers start season strong

  • Dec 11, 2013 at 2:35PM

The Vashon Pirate wrestlers started their season off with two strong showings right out of the gate.

Basketball season tips off with two victories

  • Dec 11, 2013 at 2:33PM

The high school basketball has officially begun. On Nov. 30, the Vashon varsity team played a pre-season jamboree at Chief Sealth High School, where they defeated Sultan High School and Evergreen High School.

Peek into studios on second weekend of tour

  • Dec 11, 2013 at 2:12PM

In the early 1980’s, several Vashon potters and the artist collective at Barnworks invited the public into their studios during the first two weekends in December. This weekend that tradition continues, when dozens of island studios and art spots will open their doors to visitors for holiday shopping and a peek into where art is made.

An artist says thanks to Vashon with a free event

  • Dec 11, 2013 at 2:26PM

On Saturday night, stone sculptor Anthony Kaufmann will hold a special event of gratitude for the community at his 3000BC Studios. At 5 and 6 p.m., Japanese Butoh dancers Jyl Shinjo Brewer and Katrina Wolf will perform dances inspired by Kaufmann’s art and philosophy, weaving their way around his sculptures, ankle deep in autumn leaves.

Group addressing teen substance use continues struggle with VYFS

  • Dec 11, 2013 at 3:42PM

The volunteer group working to tackle teen substance abuse on Vashon is again in conflict with Vashon Youth & Family Services, and this time the dispute is leading some to worry that the VYFS PlaySpace is at risk.

Many reasons to be thankful for the care center

  • Dec 11, 2013 at 6:00PM

I recently read a letter here from Phoebe and Tom who live at Vashon Community Care (VCC) (“Residents are happy here,” Nov. 13). I agree with all they wrote to you, which inspired me to write too.

Holidays help us to reflect on the gift of life

  • Dec 17, 2013 at 12:20PM

A main point of holidays and holy days alike is to find moments of wholeness. Holidays are intended to break the march of common time and interrupt the surface flood of details and distractions in order to turn to things that are deeper, greater and more enduring. Not just things that are more wholesome, but that are also more holy

Seattle man charged with island thefts

  • Dec 17, 2013 at 12:23PM

The man implicated in a home burglary and the theft of several students’ bags from the Jensen Point boathouse last September has been charged with the crimes.

We need to consider all the facts about marijuana

  • Dec 17, 2013 at 12:12PM

As a long time islander, I would like to weigh in on an off island growing operation moving to Vashon. I applaud Kevin Joyce’s witty article highlighting the conundrum with the K2 building (“We can do better than pot at the K2 building,” Dec. 11)

Marijuana could help island thrive

  • Dec 17, 2013 at 12:07PM

Our island needs two things: increased industry of export goods and a thriving city center that serves the local community.

Unexpected whale watching

  • Dec 17, 2013 at 12:00PM updated Dec 19, 2013 at 9:35AM

Ferry riders were in for a treat on Saturday afternoon as a pod of orcas passed through the north-end ferry lanes, coming close to the ferries. Passengers crowded onto the car decks and pickle forks to get a glimpse of the whales, which one ferry worker estimated to be a pod of about 20.

The new school gives a sense of pride

  • Dec 17, 2013 at 12:08PM

OMG, as the kids would text. Yesterday my John L. Scott office was treated to a guided tour of the new high school building with Eric Gill, architect and capital projects manager for the school district.

Pampas grass does not belong here

  • Dec 17, 2013 at 12:09PM

I suspect that Washingtonians in general, and the inhabitants of Vashon Island in particular, consider themselves to be more environmentally conscious than most Americans.

Musicians team up to benefit food bank

  • Dec 17, 2013 at 12:45PM

This Friday at Nirvana, a stellar lineup of local musicians will sing for food — though not for themselves, to help islanders in need. The evening show kicks off an annual seasonal tradition, and all proceeds will benefit the Vashon Maury Community Food Bank

New effort to get businesses ready for the big one

  • Dec 17, 2013 at 6:00PM

Citing statistics that fewer than half of businesses that suffer major disasters reopen their doors, volunteers are teaming up to help ensure that island businesses are prepared for emergencies of all kinds

Park district passes budget, looks ahead

  • Dec 18, 2013 at 6:00AM

The Vashon Park District passed a $1 million budget for 2014 last week, with four commissioners approving the spending plan and Scott Harvey, the newly seated board member, dissenting.

Couple leaves a legacy of protection at Judd Creek

  • Dec 18, 2013 at 6:00AM updated Dec 21, 2013 at 8:58AM

When Jim and Elaine Scott moved to their property at the mouth of Judd Creek 50 years ago, the creek teemed with salmon.

Volunteer effort is impressive, but are you prepared? | Editorial

  • Dec 18, 2013 at 6:00AM

When it comes to disaster preparedness, Vashon is doing pretty well. Should a major storm, earthquake or other catastrophe strike the island, volunteers are ready to staff our local Emergency Operations Center and direct emergency efforts.

Wrestlers soar through grueling season

  • Dec 18, 2013 at 6:00AM

Last weekend the Pirate wrestlers had an exceptionally tough schedule and came out on top after seven dual meets in a 24-hour period. At the end of the second full week of competition, the small Pirate squad had racked up an impressive 7-1 record.

Girls drop two games in league play

  • Dec 18, 2013 at 7:00AM

The Vashon Pirate girls basketball team opened Nisqually League play last week with two league games. The Pirates lost competitive games to the Cedar Park Christian Eagles on Dec. 11 and to the Seattle Christian Warriors on Dec. 13.

Island musician on a quest for change

  • Dec 18, 2013 at 7:00AM

Island native Jacob Bain believes that music, like any art form, has the power to change lives. Founder of the African-influenced hip-hop/pop band Publish the Quest, he’s a true believer — both in the way music profoundly affects his life and the ways he sees music improving the lives of children, seven Zimbabwe girls in particular, orphaned by the country’s pervasive and devastating effects of HIV.

Rotary gives thousands for homelessness prevention

  • Dec 18, 2013 at 7:00AM

Last week homelessness prevention efforts on the island got a boost when Vashon Youth & Family Services (VYFS) and the Interfaith Council to Prevent Homelessness (IFCH) garnered a $10,000 Rotary grant to be split between the two nonprofits.

Shows for the season

  • Dec 18, 2013 at 7:00AM

Step out on the island and enjoy yourself this holiday season

Vashon students at top of state math contest

  • Dec 18, 2013 at 8:00AM

Sixteen Vashon students representing The Harbor School, McMurray Middle School and Vashon High School took high honors at a statewide math competition this month.

Hoopsters win two as season opens

  • Dec 19, 2013 at 6:00AM

The Pirates tipped off the regular basketball season last Wednesday with a home game against Cedar Park Christian. The Pirates were victorious, defeating the Eagles, 65-4

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