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Kiwanis looks back as club comes to an end

  • May 6, 2014 at 11:45AM

After nearly 70 years of serving the island, Vashon’s Kiwanis club will disband this month because of a lack of members.

Vashon marijuana shop chosen in state lottery

  • May 6, 2014 at 11:44AM

Vashon is one step closer to having a recreational marijuana shop in town.

More needs to be done for improved harbor health

  • May 7, 2014 at 3:33PM

I read the article by Natalie Martin titled “Quartermaster Harbor gets a boat pumpout” (April 7). I applaud the installation of a pump for watercraft sewage. This is long overdue. I also strongly support repair of failed septic systems that may contact the Harbor.

Giving can mean more than opening your wallet | Editorial

  • May 7, 2014 at 3:00PM updated May 8, 2014 at 8:44AM

Tuesday, as many people learned when they opened their email and saw several funding appeals, was GiveBig.

Vashon Island Bicycles closes its doors

  • May 7, 2014 at 3:12PM

After 18 years in business, Vashon Island Bicycles shuttered its doors last week.

Long hair and a pony tail can wait, but a pickup is essential

  • May 7, 2014 at 3:35PM

I enjoyed Will North’s column about trucks (“Old pickup trucks: at home on Vashon,” April 30).

Food bank’s largest food drive to take place at the curb

  • May 7, 2014 at 3:19PM

The National Association of Letter Carriers will hold its annual food drive this weekend, with all the food collected at mailboxes and the post office going to the local food bank.

We all play a part in making forests healthy

  • May 7, 2014 at 3:32PM

This time of year, the sun-yellow blossoms of the Scotch broom burst forth like accidental fireworks. You are suddenly reminded of that nagging weed problem down in the lower 40 that has been all too easy to ignore during the snuggle-by-the-fire months. So you rush to the land trust office to borrow a weed wrench and march away with resolve.

Art Everywhere: Doors open at local studios

  • May 7, 2014 at 3:05PM

The two-weekend spring Art Studio Tour began last Saturday, when a slate of Vashon artists opened their doors to meet visitors, show works in progress, discuss their craft and sell art.

What's Happening: Entertainment Briefs

  • May 7, 2014 at 3:48PM

Music and dance are on deck on Vashon throughout the month

Orchard takes on a new purpose

  • May 7, 2014 at 3:00PM

When Cheryl Lubbert and Jim Gerlach first looked at their Asian-style home on Wax Orchard Road, they passed on buying it. The 27 acres of land and large pear orchard, they decided, would require too much upkeep.

Our pickups may not pass emissions tests

  • May 7, 2014 at 3:36PM

Will has it right about all the interesting old pickups on the island.

Senior center to install new kitchen, close for three weeks

  • May 7, 2014 at 3:14PM

The Vashon Senior Center will close for three weeks this month for the installation of a new commercial kitchen.

Vashon’s demographic history is revealed through new project

  • May 7, 2014 at 3:26PM

After two years and countless hours of painstaking research and data transcription, a pair of islanders has created a one-of-a-kind online archive where anyone can find detailed Vashon census data for the last 144 years.

Islanders win big at wrestling state championships

  • May 7, 2014 at 4:27PM

The Vashon Pin City Wrestling Club took the Tacoma Dome by storm this weekend at the Freestyle and Greco Roman State Championships

Strong lacrosse team ends season

  • May 7, 2014 at 4:35PM

The high school boys lacrosse team extended its winning streak to four games after defeating Gig Harbor last Thursday evening, 10-4, in a dominant performance.

Pirates on fire as they stretch winning streak to 6

  • May 7, 2014 at 4:38PM

Fans were treated to a high-scoring affair last Monday as the Pirate baseball team outscored Chimacum 13-8.

‘Werther’ concludes Vashon Opera’s fifth season

  • May 7, 2014 at 3:58PM

The Vashon Opera turned five last fall, and according to its founder and artistic director Jennifer Krikawa, it’s full steam ahead for the thriving nonprofit.

Dancers ignite the stage with 'Firebird'

  • May 7, 2014 at 4:05PM

Every fall for the past 18 years, Christine Juarez, director of the VAA Center for Dance, has thought about spring. That’s because she has the challenging task of choosing and adapting a classical ballet to showcase her graduating dancers in the annual spring ballet.

The ‘Mother of all Shows’ returns for Mother’s Day

  • May 7, 2014 at 4:15PM

A wide range of talented artists, musicians and entertainers are slated to perform during the annual “Mother of all Shows” at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Red Bike

Crew competes in prestigious regatta

  • May 7, 2014 at 4:32PM

Vashon’s rowing club was invited to three races at the Windermere Cup regatta at the University of Washington last weekend.

Soccer heads to season’s end

  • May 7, 2014 at 4:29PM

The Vashon High School boys soccer team played three games off-island last week, and the intensity was agonizing as each game was a come-from-behind battle that either resulted in a win or a tie

Author tells honest fish tale

  • May 7, 2014 at 4:09PM

Island author John van Amerongen caught a big fish when he landed the story for his new book, “Catching a Deckload of Dreams,” which van Amerongen will discuss and read from at 6 p.m. Friday at the Vashon Bookshop.

Gluten-free duo earns national acclaim

  • May 13, 2014 at 1:00PM updated May 14, 2014 at 2:07PM

When Shauna James Ahern and Daniel Ahern first learned they had won the prestigious James Beard Award, they were on a ferry heading to Seattle. The announcement arrived via Twitter, and the couple squealed like little girls, Daniel said.

Local family goes on first vacation with help from Make-A-Wish

  • May 13, 2014 at 1:11PM

A Vashon family with a child with a terminal condition will take their first vacation ever this month thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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