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- May 29, 2014 at 1:24PM
With the opening of Rachael’s at Sound Food, islanders will soon have a new option for breakfast and lunch.
- May 29, 2014 at 1:18PM
At Monday’s Memorial Day ceremony at the Vashon Cemetery, a large group of islanders gathered to honor and remember military men and women who lost their lives serving the countr
- May 29, 2014 at 1:07PM
The sound of swing will fill the Grand Hall of Open Space for Arts & Community at 4 p.m. Sunday when Vashon’s much-loved 18-piece Portage Fill Big Band plays the jazz music of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Bennie Goodman and more.
- May 29, 2014 at 1:02PM
Sharing the Stage will kick off the eighth show in the series on Friday, when four student groups will open a concert by Brothers From Another (BFA), a Seattle hip-hop group.
- May 27, 2014 at 12:00PM updated May 28, 2014 at 11:07AM
Last week, islander Phil Volker chatted and laughed with a visitor as he walked a well-worn trail at his home on Wax Orchard Road. With a hiking pole in each hand, the 66-year-old navigated pastures, the forest and hills with a pace that one wouldn’t expect from a man undergoing chemotherapy.
- May 27, 2014 at 11:49AM
At the Vashon Pool, everything is set for the summer season — the water’s pH is perfect; the boiler is running well, and the staff is ready to start work. Just weeks away from opening day, however, it is still not clear when and if the pool will open this summer, as officials at the school and park districts are continuing to work toward an agreement that will address the pool’s drainage needs.
- May 27, 2014 at 6:40PM
In a culture that places a high value on youth, islander and author Wendy Lustbader says that contrary to that notion, by almost every measure, life improves as people age.
- May 27, 2014 at 6:49PM
It’s been almost three years since Eden Reframed, an ecological and community art project, opened at the Burton Adventure Recreation Center (“Eco-art will tell stories of farmers and gardeners,” Oct. 5, 2010
- May 27, 2014 at 6:47PM
I have been trying to figure out how to write something funny about the Mother’s Day Chicken Coop Tour. Given the inherent silliness of the very fact of it, this is not easy. I mean, how do you top something like a chicken coop tour?
- May 27, 2014 at 6:46PM
When you bring up the word “tourist” to an islander, you learn a lot about them by how they react to that word. Some people get angry — they fear tourists and the effect they have on the island, going as so far as to sport bumper stickers that call for the outlaw of tourism on Vashon.
- May 28, 2014 at 6:00PM
What do you do when you want your thoughts made known? If you’re like many people today, you grab your computer or smartphone. Posting on social media means your friends and connections see your thoughts soon and can respond. This year marked the 10th anniversary of Facebook, an internet phenomenon that has vastly altered how we communicate and who we communicate with.
- May 27, 2014 at 6:37PM
After a decade located in an old farmhouse south of town, Vashon Natural Medicine is moving to the former veterinary clinic of Larry Glickstein, who retired last year.
- May 22, 2014 at 5:00PM
The VHS girls tennis team wrapped up its season on a beautiful tennis day with the Nisqually League tournament at Charles Wright on Friday.
- May 22, 2014 at 4:48PM
With regular season complete, each Pirate track athlete entered the two-day League Championship at Eatonville High School with a spot at the Tri-District meet on the line.
- May 22, 2014 at 4:41PM
The boys high school lacrosse team finished its regular season last week with a dominant victory over South Kitsap, 19-1.
- May 22, 2014 at 1:12PM
Last week the Pirates fast-pitch softball team played two games, one league and one non-league. The league game against Eatonville was a crucial game for the Pirates’ playoff hopes. Vashon rose to the occasion, beating the Cruisers 12-3.
- May 22, 2014 at 1:09PM
Comedy Night will return to the Red Bike at 8 p.m. Friday, when another night of laughs will be hosted by local funny man Steffon Moody. Seven comedians will join Moody on stage for the event, dubbed the Memorial Day Comedy Discount Show.
- May 22, 2014 at 12:56PM
Another Greek myth rolls into the Vashon High School theater, this time in the form of the pop-rock roller-disco musical “Xanadu.” For the next two weekends, VHS students will don roller skates to give this Broadway hit some amusing wheels.
- May 22, 2014 at 1:01PM
Vashon High School recently received one of the largest state-funded grants for K-12 public art in the history of the Washington State Arts Commission, recieving a $125,000 award for original artwork to be installed at the newly constructed school.
- May 22, 2014 at 12:49PM
A mass casualty drill held here on the island a few months ago reminded me of my own experience with emergency training.
- May 22, 2014 at 12:47PM
This holiday weekend islanders will have ample opportunities to pay their respects to service men and women with the traditional Monday ceremony, a photography exhibit and a quilt show.
- May 22, 2014 at 12:40PM
Running out of space for cremated remains, the Vashon Cemetery recently installed two new columbariums.
- May 22, 2014 at 12:38PM
The owners of Blooms & Things are retiring and selling their popular floral shop in Vashon town.
- May 21, 2014 at 6:00AM updated May 22, 2014 at 12:34PM
Just as we thought the Vashon Park District was beginning to come out from under the fields debacle, the agency finds itself in another tough situation. The Vashon Pool, operated by the park district but located at the high school, is now in need of a fix that could cost tens of thousands of dollars. It’s not clear who is responsible for the problem, and now neither the school district nor the park district, which is hurting for money, wants to take the bulk of the responsibility for paying for it.
- May 21, 2014 at 6:00AM updated May 22, 2014 at 9:21AM
The Vashon Pool is slated to open next month, but the island’s school and park districts are disagreeing about who is financially responsible to remedy the drainage problem there, a situation that could lead to litigation and the pool not opening this season.
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