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New location and vision for the Raven's Nest gallery

  • Oct 3, 2014 at 10:54AM

Raven’s Nest is on a roll. This Friday evening, Vashon’s Northwest Coast Native art gallery and gift shop will reopen in a different space. On Saturday, Raven’s Nest will bring Grammy-nominated Native flute player Vince Redhouse to the island for a concert at the high school. And in December, Israel Shotridge, co-owner of the gallery and shop, will be one of four featured Northwest Native artists at the National Museum of American Indians in Washington, D.C.

Football team loses a heartbreaker, presses on

  • Oct 3, 2014 at 10:25AM

Game time temperature was a sweltering 85 degrees as Vashon took on Goldendale in Naches on Saturday. It was 17 Pirates versus 50 Timberwolves. The stands were bathed in purple with at least 100 Goldendale supporters and about a dozen tie-dyed Vashon faithful.

Around town

  • Oct 3, 2014 at 10:21AM

Films, music and more will provide several arts opportunities in the coming days

Step into a world of art on First Friday

  • Oct 3, 2014 at 10:08AM

Beginning this Friday, Tom Conway, a photographer, writer, gardener and cook, will display his mouth-watering photographs at Café Luna this month. Inspired by things that look good enough to eat, Conway says he looks at what he grows and bakes and then shares the visual harvest and meal with the viewer. He sees the farm stand as an art gallery and the kitchen counter as a canvas. Anna Witte, Café Luna’s September featured artist, will also display new paintings.

Local winery draws accolades

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 1:00PM updated Oct 2, 2014 at 10:19AM

Last week Andrew Will Winery was bustling. Grapes had recently begun arriving from the east side of the state, meaning it was go time for the small winery. After some morning rain on Friday, a sweet, pungent smell filled the air as grapes were pressed in an open-sided building and deep purple juice was already fermenting in stainless steel vats.

Couple promotes community events | Welcome Vashon Interview

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 2:00PM

Vashon islanders Pete Welch and Allison Shirk met four years ago through music. She is a singer/songwriter/guitarist and grant writer. He says he can’t sing or play music, but he loves being around it, and that is how he got into booking shows at many island venues like the Red Bicycle, the island’s Strawberry Festival and Concerts in the Park.

Support the new effort at the Vashon Theatre

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 1:51PM

Vashon is a small place, and we are being given a big gift by the Vashon Theatre. This fall they are screening superb live theater and dance events. So far I have seen two remarkable performances, “Two Gentlemen of Verona” as performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford-Upon-Avon, and “Medea” by England’s National Theatre. It doesn’t get any better than this.w Sadly, the turnout has been less than encouragin

Cool night at the campfire closes out summer

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 1:49PM

I’m sitting on a wobbly green plastic resin chair, on the front lawn, in the dark. Across the harbor, pale-yellow lights of a distant cabin echo on black water, undulating pillars of light, a dozen stilled comets.

Recent deaths are not a trend, but one is too many | Editorial

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 1:46PM

In small communities, death is felt greatly. The untimely death of one of our own sends ripples of shock and grief that are felt not only by the deceased’s loved ones, but by wider circles on Vashon and sometimes by people who didn’t even know the them.

Investigation into fatal crash to take 3 months

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 1:42PM

An investigation into the fatal bus accident on Vashon Highway last month will likely take about three months, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office

President’s council recognizes islander for her pioneering research

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 1:40PM

Longtime island resident Barbara Drinkwater, PhD, was honored last month in Washington, D.C., by the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition.

FM station to launch later this month

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 1:21PM

Voice of Vashon will make island history later this month when KVSH begins broadcasting on 101.9FM.

Neighbors concerned about drug activity look for solutions

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 12:32PM

Fed up with what they say is a marked increase in drug activity, residents of the Eernisse Apartments have reached out to a variety of officials and are working to eradicate the narcotics problem they say is plaguing their neighborhood.

Islanders work to respond to recent deaths

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 11:00AM

Michael Meade travels throughout the country to work with people struggling with death and violence. But recently, the author and mythologist said, he’s seen this struggle more than ever in his own community.

Club works to stay relevant, keep up growth

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Sep 25, 2014 at 10:45AM

Last Sunday morning at the golf course, a visiting youngster got a quick lesson in how to swing and hit a long drive. After a few whiffs, 7-year-old Johnathon Palmer connected with the ball and sent it sailing through the air and down the fairway — then set off down the hill to look for it.

Local author writes noir thriller set in the West

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 1:26PM

A film in book form. That’s what one reviewer said of Mark Giles’ new noir thriller “The Wolf Hunter,” which the island author will discuss and read at 6 p.m. Friday at the Vashon Bookshop.

Arts Briefs

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 1:25PM

From auditions to music to comedy sketches, artful opportunities abound

Young woman killed in accident remembered as bright, caring

  • Sep 23, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Sep 24, 2014 at 1:16PM

Katie Chale seemed full of potential. Described by those who knew her as bright, confident and a leader who was mature beyond her years, many say the 22-year-old who recently graduated from college had everything going for her.

Families are not alone, can support one another

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 1:16PM

It’s been just a week now since about 125 caring Vashon citizens spent the afternoon learning all about Alzheimer’s disease.

Watch for school buses

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 1:12PM

It’s that time of year again when all the big yellow school buses are back on the roads. That means so are a lot of children.

We need to drive as though we are walking

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 1:10PM

I want to thank Char Phillips for her piece about drivers and the attention they need to pay to pedestrians, bicyclists and horses (“Island roads: We are all responsible for safety,” Sept. 7).

Many students are too busy for adequate rest

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 1:09PM

The flurry of concern about school start times and teen sleep seems to miss the point.

With fitness for moms, men can join in too

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 1:06PM

Anybody that knows me understands my life is essentially a tug-of-war between riding my bicycle and drinking beer.

More work needed to set Metro on a sustainable path | Editorial

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 1:03PM

Last spring when voters rejected a measure to sustain county bus service with a new car-tab fee and sales tax increase, many opponents said Metro should tighten its belt more before going to voters for money. Metro appears to have gotten that message

Senior feet are this nurse’s business

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 1:00PM

Veteran nurse Trish Macdonald has spent the better part of the last decade providing what she calls an invaluable service. Madonald, or the Foot Fairy, as she is known to those she cares for, provides foot care for people who find it difficult or are unable to do it themselves.

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