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- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- May 7, 2014 at 3:48PM
Music and dance are on deck on Vashon throughout the month
- 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.
- May 7, 2014 at 3:36PM
Will has it right about all the interesting old pickups on the island.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- May 13, 2014 at 1:29PM
Attending the last meeting of Vashon Kiwanis last week stirred up lots of memories, and I’ll pass on a few. I was a member of the Vashon club from 1958 through 1963. I rejoined in 2008, so I missed several meetings, but they let me back in anyway. Often Kiwanis met in the Alibi Café and sometimes at the golf club.
- May 13, 2014 at 1:43PM
Get out and about for music and dance on the island
- May 13, 2014 at 1:18PM
The grass in our front yard is 2 feet high, an undulating sea of leprechaun-green straw swaying in a taciturn breeze. My two young sons and I are seated around the breakfast table on a Saturday morning in early May, wiping up streaks of maple syrup on our plates with the last shards of salty bacon
- May 13, 2014 at 2:13PM
Last week was a mellow week for the Pirate fast-pitch softball, which played only one game and lost.
- May 13, 2014 at 2:10PM
The Free Range Folk Choir will celebrate the life and work of Nelson Mandela and Pete Seeger at a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Burton Community Church
- May 13, 2014 at 4:00PM
The Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Association has secured the historic house on Bank Road that it has been fundraising to purchase for use as an interpretive center.