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West Seattle man pleads guilty to Vashon theft

  • Jan 8, 2014 at 7:00AM

The man who burglarized the Jensen Point boathouse and a north-end home last fall has pled guilty and is awaiting sentencing.

Park district: Take lessons from far and near

  • Jan 8, 2014 at 7:00AM

Having spent the last two months living and learning in the Netherlands, France and Italy, I’ve gained some perspective on public works, public servants and their lasting impact.

The Rev returns for another Sunday Social Hour

  • Jan 8, 2014 at 7:00AM

Once again, it’s time for Sunday Social Hour with The Rev, 4 p.m. Sunday at the Open Space for Arts & Commmunity. Joining the Rev on stage for this rollicking event will be Michael Meade, Sarah Christine, Jeff Hoyt, Dianne Krouse, Kevin Joyce, Jason Staczek, Azula, Gregg Curry, Chaz Reed, Fletcher “Dr. Drum” Andrews, a young singer named Anelaya plus other performers yet to be announce

Ruling stands for park district as court closes Rosser case

  • Jan 8, 2014 at 7:00AM

The state Court of Appeals has declined to reconsider a case between the Vashon Park District and islander Gay Rosser, potentially bringing their long-running property dispute to a close.

New school honors our investment in education | Editorial

  • Jan 8, 2014 at 2:00PM

Walking the crowded halls of the new Vashon High School last weekend must have felt surreal for so many islanders. After nearly a decade of talks, two bond proposals and a year and a half of construction, the school district has delivered a building that has impressed the community while also honoring taxpayers’ willingness to invest in the schools.

Nirvana closes its doors

  • Jan 8, 2014 at 2:00PM

Nirvana Bistro & Bar, which had become a popular spot on Vashon’s restaurant scene, shuttered its doors last week.

Great scoring runs don’t bring victory for hoopsters

  • Jan 14, 2014 at 12:57PM

Though Anya Quig scored a team high of 19 points and Siena Jannetty added 11, the Pirate girls basketball team still dropped its league game on Tuesday, Jan. 7, against the Bellevue Christian Vikings.

Pirates shooting for State with 10-0 record

  • Jan 14, 2014 at 12:58PM

Last week the Vashon boys basketball team, still undefeated, improved their winning record to 10-0, beating Bellevue Christian, 65-37, and dominating Chimicum, 67-28. On Tuesday after press deadline, The Pirates traveled to Eeatonville to take on the Eatonville Cruisers.

Pro-life argument doesn’t stand up

  • Jan 14, 2014 at 12:36PM

I find Mr. Charles Lovekin’s attempt to equate abortion to Herrod’s mass murder campaign (“Join March for Life this month,” Jan. 8) completely absurd. Herrod’s genocide was motivated by politics, and his executioners butchered living children in front of their families.

Island women share their 'sense'

  • Jan 14, 2014 at 1:39PM

When island aerialists Martha Enson, Janet McAlpin and Leah Mann all turned 50 last year, they saw an opportunity.

War in Sudan hits close to home for some islanders

  • Jan 14, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Jan 15, 2014 at 1:57PM

In what can only be described as a cruel twist of fate, islander and former Lost Boy Peter “Deng Deng” Dut must wait and worry from afar, as unexpected violence in South Sudan threatens his newly repatriated family.

Sometimes in life it’s better to not see the scary monster

  • Jan 15, 2014 at 6:00AM

One of my favorite things to do is watch old 1950s monster movies. They always seem to use the time-honored storytelling technique of foreshadowing. You have to sit through a whole bunch of lousy dialogue and implausible plots to get to finally see the incredibly cheesy monster

New credit union to open in former bank location

  • Jan 15, 2014 at 6:00AM

Vashon’s second credit union is set to open in the former home of Bank of America later this month.

Seattle organization leads living will workshop

  • Jan 15, 2014 at 6:00AM

A class covering advance directives — or living wills — will be provided next week to help islanders determine the care and treatment they would like, or would like to avoid, at the end of life.

Play illuminates civil rights stories

  • Jan 15, 2014 at 7:00AM

Vashon Allied Arts’ Family Series 2014 opens with the multimedia theatrical performance of the Broadway Center for Performing Arts (BCPA) touring show “Becoming Bridges” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Blue Heron.

Planning ahead now can ease life’s final stages | Editorial

  • Jan 15, 2014 at 7:00AM

If a disease or accident left you incapacitated, would your loved ones know what to do? Do they know your wishes surrounding topics such as life support, resuscitation or hospice care? When you can’t make decisions for yourself, what will guide the decisions your family makes for you?

International performer comes to Vashon

  • Jan 15, 2014 at 7:00AM

Singer-songwriter, composer and musician Chris Brokaw is no stranger to the world of rock fame, having recorded and toured to international acclaim since 1990. Brokaw will bring his music as a solo artist to the Blue Heron for a performance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

King County orders VARSA and VYFS to improve communication, collaboration

  • Jan 15, 2014 at 7:00AM

Vashon Youth & Family Services (VYFS) and the Vashon Alliance to Reduce Substance Abuse (VARSA) will participate in communication training this month and have been told to develop new communication plans after a dispute between the two organizations last year.

Seattle Symphony guests will kick off chamber series

  • Jan 15, 2014 at 7:00AM

Vashon Chamber Music will lauch its popular Concert Series B for 2014 with special guests Laura de Luca (clarinet) and Mikhail Shmidt (violin) from the Seattle Symphony at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Vashon United Methodist Church.

Experience shows pot can harm a community

  • Jan 15, 2014 at 7:00AM

Coming of age in the late 1960s means I’ve seen the whole drug “revolution” come and go and leave behind in its wake some open thinking (based around pain control), but a lot more devastation.

Grapplers are consistently on top as wrestling season continues

  • Jan 15, 2014 at 12:00PM

In another strong week, the Vashon wrestling team competed in its first Nisqually League dual meet against Eatonville on Thursday and finished the week with grueling action at the always-tough Justin Norton Memorial Tournament in Rainier on Saturday.

VHS grapplers win lopsided victory

  • Jan 21, 2014 at 12:35PM

The Pirate traveled Bellevue Christian for a Nisqually League dual meet last Thursday, when the Pirates put a choke hold on the Vikings, winning the match by a remarkable score of 75-3.

Local government is the most effective option in managing parks

  • Jan 21, 2014 at 12:13PM

n a recent opinion column, CC Stone wrote that a nonprofit might be preferable to local government in taking care of our parks. I disagree because I appreciate the unique value of a locally controlled government entity. I was there 30 years ago when the Vashon Park District was formed.

Strong Vashon team meets its match in Eatonville

  • Jan 21, 2014 at 12:33PM

Last week the Pirate basketball team showed it is a team of warriors. Both of its games were fought all the way to the end, the first one ending in a heartbreaking loss at Eatonville, 66-65. The Friday night game, however, was an intense thriller, as Charles Wright made the trip across the sound and lost to Vashon, 49-45.

Marijuana company is close to purchase of K2 building

  • Jan 21, 2014 at 5:08PM

A legal marijuana company has placed an offer on the K2 building and the offer has been accepted, according to Dan Anglin, a spokesman for the company, Bakkhos Holding.

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