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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.

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

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

Vashon boys baksetball team remains undefeated

  • Dec 22, 2013 at 12:29PM

The Pirates entered this past week undefeated and ranked number one in the Nisqually League. The week's competition was made up of two road games at Auburn Adventist and Cascade Christian. The Pirates were victorious in both games, defeating Auburn Adventist 77-51, and Cascade Christian 62-38.

Girls basketball team takes first win of the season

  • Dec 22, 2013 at 12:14PM

The Vashon Pirate girls roundballers notched their first win of the season on Dec. 18 in a home game against the Auburn Adventist Falcons. The Pirates grabbed an early lead that they never surrendered on their way to a 32-16 final score.

Holiday stress can be managed with a plan

  • Dec 23, 2013 at 9:31AM

Most of us have mixed emotions related to the holidays. We tend to like the music, trees, decorations, lights and having fun with our friends. We don’t tend to like the hassle of crowds in the stores, financial pressures related to gift buying and obligations related to needing to see everybody and go everywhere. Some people totally love the holidays. But many people dread them

New website shows number of car spots available on ferries

  • Dec 23, 2013 at 9:25AM

Washington State Ferries (WSF) is piloting a new webpage that shows in real time how many vehicle spaces are available on upcoming sailings.

Caroling from a theater seat

  • Dec 23, 2013 at 9:20AM

Even the biggest Grinch would have had a smile on his face last week at the Vashon Theatre, when around 200 people gathered to celebrate the season in song at the annual holiday singalong.

'A Child's Christmas in Wales' is a holiday show worth unwrapping | Guest Review

  • Dec 23, 2013 at 11:00AM updated at 3:58PM

Vashon has many lovely holiday traditions, but one of my favorites is the Drama Dock Christmas show.

Island bakery to change hands

  • Dec 24, 2013 at 7:00AM

Bob’s Bakery will have a new owner after the holidays. After nearly seven years at the helm of the bakery, Paul and Jill Beytebiere plan to sell the business this month, and a baker, recently relocated from Washington, D.C., plans to open up shop shortly after the new year.

Vashon to host yearly wrestling tournament

  • Dec 24, 2013 at 8:00AM

The Vashon wrestling community will host the 25th annual Rock Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, when 15 teams from around the state will compete for the golden rock trophy.

Age outplays youth in annual club soccer match

  • Dec 24, 2013 at 9:00AM

What some consider to be one of the best soccer games to grace the island was played Sunday, Dec. 15, at the new VES Fields.

Granny’s Attic funds health care needs while large expense looms

  • Dec 24, 2013 at 3:00PM

Granny’s Attic, which funds a variety of health-related programs on the island, awarded another round of grants this month, at the same time it is preparing for a large capital expense of its own.

Legalization and growing on Vashon are both bad ideas

  • Dec 24, 2013 at 4:00PM

I’m a junior who goes to the high school here on Vashon, and I have to put my two cents in on the grow operation here. I think it’s a terrible idea. I mean, it’s great that there will be another business, but to sell pot? Really

Ferry district has a new head as it looks to the future

  • Dec 24, 2013 at 5:00PM

A King County Council staff member has been named the new head of the King County Ferry District, which operates Vashon’s passenger ferry service.

Another company has its eyes on K2 as pot applications roll in

  • Dec 25, 2013 at 6:00AM

A second company has applied to grow marijuana at the K2 building, and several islanders have tossed their hats in the ring to start smaller marijuana businesses on Vashon.

Resolve to plan for the unexpected next year | Editorial

  • Dec 25, 2013 at 6:00AM

Most of us would say we enjoy living on Vashon but could also quickly list the sacrifices we’ve made to live on an island only accessible by ferry. Most of those sacrifices involve difficult access to off-island jobs, friends and family in the Seattle area and goods and services only found in the city. We also know some medical providers, specialists such as orthodontists or oncologists, require a ferry ride to get to. But we may not think, until we’re faced with a serious medical crisis, about when a ferry ride won’t cut it.

Theatre group raises funds for show, nonprofits

  • Dec 25, 2013 at 6:00AM

A talented group of veteran performers, island women in their 40s and 50s, plan to push the limits of possibility in the form of a hybrid theatrical show called “50 Sense Circus” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18, and 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at the Open Space for Arts & Community.

Arts briefs

  • Dec 25, 2013 at 6:00AM

Have you ever dreamed of singing in a great performance space like Benaroya Hall? There’s an opportunity to bring that vision to life with the Vashon Island Chorale’s invitation to all island singers to register for the chorale’s spring 2014 season and the group’s performance of Mozart’s “Great Mass in C Minor,” scheduled for Sunday, March 30, at Benroya Hall.

Scientists unable to pinpoint cause of epidemic killing off many starfish elsewhere

  • Dec 25, 2013 at 6:00AM

The Pacific Northwest boasts the largest diversity and numbers of sea stars on Earth, but by all accounts, our population is experiencing a sudden, precipitous decline due to something called sea star wasting syndrome, which quickly turns these iconic creatures into puddles of goo.

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