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Harvest the benefits of locally grown food

  • Jan 15, 2015 at 11:47AM

Eating local food could seem like an onerous project, one more way to complicate your life along with being organic, vegetarian, low-carbon, anti-inflammatory, and Paleolithic. (It’s actually difficult to do all of these at the same time.)

Island fishermen awarded for heroic rescue in Alaska

  • Jan 13, 2015 at 4:00PM updated Jan 15, 2015 at 11:44AM

Two local fishermen recently received prestigious national awards for a harrowing at-sea rescue they helped carry out two years ago off the coast of Alaska.

Audience can sing along at concert to honor Scottish poet Robert Burns

  • Jan 15, 2015 at 11:27AM

Vashon Allied Arts will hold an evening of singing to honor the Scottish poet Robert Burns, who is often recognized on his birthday, Jan. 25.

Jazz standards and sultry ballads will fill Snapdragon for a CD release party

  • Jan 15, 2015 at 11:20AM

Vashon performers Delilah Pearl & The Mantarays will hold a Saturday show and event at Snapdragon to mark the release of their first CD.

String band brings its eclectic sound to the Bike

  • Jan 15, 2015 at 11:13AM

The Moonshine, a string band out Portland, will play at the Red Bike on Saturday evening.

New nonprofit focused on Vashon’s young people gains traction

  • Jan 14, 2015 at 6:00AM

When Judith Neary’s son ended his life last fall, she vowed she would make a difference for Vashon’s young people. Now, less than three months later, results are beginning to show themselves in offerings for islanders in their teens and early adulthood and in initial efforts to achieve Neary’s goal: creating a community center.

In wintertime, a dilapidated garage sale find evokes warmer days

  • Jan 13, 2015 at 5:00PM

We bought the lemonade stand at a garage sale last summer, 10 bucks. On a heat-wave-hot Saturday afternoon in August, we followed hand-lettered signs on hot-pink paper advertising a huge moving sale. We saw the lemonade stand at anchor in a sea of green salal, moored under a tall evergreen tree.

As groups plan prevention programs, data shows fewer suicides in 2014

  • Jan 13, 2015 at 12:49PM

As local organizations begin suicide prevention programs, new data shows the suicide rate on Vashon apparently dropped last year after a small spike in 2013.

Young grapplers fare well at island tourney

  • Jan 13, 2015 at 12:43PM

Vashon’s youth wrestling program, the Rockbusters, wrapped up its regular season and began the trek to league championships last Saturday at the high school gym.

Hoopsters continue to find success

  • Jan 13, 2015 at 11:15AM

Vashon’s boys basketball team added two more wins to its impressive tally last week.

Brothers and wrestling coaches, Blomgrens sew seeds of success

  • Jan 13, 2015 at 12:41PM

Building a consistently winning team is no easy feat in any sport. But Vashon’s continued success on the wrestling mat has everything to do with the commitment, experience, hard work and unconventional nature of the two head coaches.

We should address suicide, but it’s not a trend | Editorial

  • Jan 14, 2015 at 6:00AM

When Vashon saw a small increase in suicides in 2013 — six people died by suicide, whereas past years saw three at most — islanders were saddened and alarmed.

Pirates grab third win, drop league opener

  • Jan 13, 2015 at 11:21AM

The Vashon girls’ basketball team secured its third win of the season on Wednesday, Jan. 7, when it met the Loggers from Darrington, a small 2B High School about 75 miles northeast of Seattle.

Man charged after ramming patrol car, fleeing from police last weekend

  • Jan 6, 2015 at 1:00PM updated Jan 8, 2015 at 12:16PM

A Vashon man was charged with four crimes on Wednesday after what court documents call an “utterly bizarre rampage” last weekend, when he allegedly rammed a patrol car and another car with his truck, was shot at by police and broke into a home to hide out.

Rabbi will share civil rights stories at forum honoring Dr. King

  • Jan 7, 2015 at 7:42PM

For the 24th year in a row, a local event will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King on his birthday, Jan. 15.

Heron’s Nest marks 30 years with event at shop

  • Jan 7, 2015 at 7:35PM

Heron’s Nest will celebrate its 30th anniversary Friday night with music, prizes activities, drinks and appetizers as a thank you to the island for supporting the nonprofit over the last three decades.

Second First Friday is another chance to see art

  • Jan 7, 2015 at 7:34PM

Café Luna will continue showing paintings by Kathy Larsdotter.

Latin concert will benefit a cause in Africa

  • Jan 7, 2015 at 7:32PM

World-renowned classical guitarist Enrique Henao will play a benefit concert on Friday night. The concert was organized by King Caramel’s Hedy Anderson and will be held at The Sugar Shack, the former Little House building and the new location of her business.

What's Happening: Entertainment Briefs

  • Jan 7, 2015 at 7:24PM

Check out what is happening on Vashon this weekend and beyond.

Grapplers continue on a winning roll at two tough tournaments

  • Jan 7, 2015 at 7:19PM

The Vashon Pirate wrestlers racked up another successful week, performing well at their own Rock Tournament and the massive Everett Classic Tournament.

Misty Isle Farms estate put back on the market

  • Jan 6, 2015 at 1:00PM updated Jan 7, 2015 at 5:22PM

Misty Isle Farms, the 500-acre estate once owned by the late Tom Stewart, was put back on the market last month, listed with a high-end international real estate broker for $43 million.

Local activist fuels daily free meals program

  • Jan 7, 2015 at 6:00AM updated at 9:45AM

Harmon Arroyo moved through the meeting hall at the Lutheran church like a man in his element, chatting amiably with several of the men and women eating platefuls of black-eyed peas, ham hocks and succotash.

Elders find the healing power of music

  • Jan 6, 2015 at 2:08PM

A new program on Vashon is proving that an activity many people take for granted — plugging in headphones and listening to music — can make a big difference in the lives of the elderly.

New storytelling event launches at Open Space

  • Jan 6, 2015 at 6:00PM

The Open Space for Arts & Community will launch a new program called “Lit Lounge” at 4 p.m. Sunday.

Local musician releases album at special concert

  • Jan 6, 2015 at 7:00PM

Local country-rock musician Allison Shirk will release her debut album “Break My Heart” during a special concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Red Bike.

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