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Practicing real listening can bring understanding in tough moments

  • Apr 8, 2014 at 12:47PM

What is the value of listening? This may seem a peculiar question, perhaps like questioning the value of breathing. Still, there are so many moments of our breathing that go by each day without our conscious consideration that we could say we hardly even know our personal breathing patterns.

Granny's members vote to move

  • Apr 8, 2014 at 12:44PM

The members of Granny’s Attic voted on Monday to move the thrift store into Vashon town.

Farmers Market begins new season with a new manager

  • Apr 1, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Apr 2, 2014 at 7:18PM

Farmers Market will kick off its 2014 season with a new manager, new vendors and an eye on future possibilities.

Breaking: Pot company terminates contract to buy K2

  • Apr 2, 2014 at 2:43PM

Bakkhos Holding, the company that was under contract to purchase the K2 building, has terminated its contract and has decided to look elsewhere, said Dan Anglin, a spokesman for the company, on Wednesday.

Committee moves legislation to allow pot at K2

  • Apr 2, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 1:12PM

The King County Council on Tuesday passed legislation out of committee that would allow marijuana business at the K2 building. It will go before the full council in about a month.

Filmmakers to discuss new film on Maury UFO tale

  • Apr 1, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Apr 2, 2014 at 11:05AM

On June 21, 1947, something happened to Harold Dahl while he was trolling the waters in his boat off of Maury Island

The FieldHands will rock First Friday at the Red Bike

  • Apr 1, 2014 at 3:52PM

The longtime rock band The FieldHands will play original music at the Red Bike beginning at 8:30 p.m. Friday

Filmmakers will be on hand at film about sex trafficking

  • Apr 2, 2014 at 6:00AM

“Eden,” a dramatic feature film telling a survivor’s story of human trafficking, will be shown by Vashon Film Society this week as part of the First Friday Art Film Series at the Vashon Theatre. The movie is based on the real-life horror story of teenager Chong Kim, who was abducted in Oklahoma and trafficked into Las Vegas and California.

Around town

  • Apr 2, 2014 at 6:00AM

Fill your social calendar with island entertainment

Cruise into First Friday

  • Apr 2, 2014 at 6:00AM

Most galleries and hotspots for art are open from 6 to 9 p.m.

New building is as impressive as its staff

  • Apr 1, 2014 at 3:22PM

The new Vashon Library is incredible. It’s light and roomy and welcoming to all.

Commissioner stands by opinion piece

  • Apr 1, 2014 at 3:21PM

Scott Harvey was upset by my Feb. 26 commentary about the Vashon Park District (“Park board charts course for the future”).

Islanders should consider forming a city

  • Apr 1, 2014 at 3:18PM

The recent strong arm imposed on our island by King County to support a rezone of the K2 site is just the tip of the iceberg.

Islanders should consider forming a city

  • Apr 1, 2014 at 3:18PM

The recent strong arm imposed on our island by King County to support a rezone of the K2 site is just the tip of the iceberg.

Progress blocked by a divided Legislature

  • Apr 2, 2014 at 6:00AM

It is now a couple of weeks since the end of the 2014 legislative session, and I look back on the flurried and brief 60 days with mixed feelings. There are many bills, small and great, that I am proud passed. Possibly none more important than the Dream Act, which ensures all hard-working Washington students can apply for the State Need Grant, regardless of where they were born.

Long path has ended with an impressive new library

  • Apr 2, 2014 at 6:00AM

It’s hard to make everyone happy, especially on Vashon, but we think the county library system has come close with its newly remodeled branch at Ober Park, which was unveiled last weekend.

Bennedsen honored in Hawaii, on Vashon

  • Apr 1, 2014 at 5:00PM

Last week a group of islanders gathered at the grave of First Lt. Robert Bennedsen at the same time the soldier was honored in Hawaii.

Vendors collaborate to bring wedding and event business to the island

  • Apr 1, 2014 at 6:00PM

Hoping to bring more off-island business to Vashon, a group of local merchants has banded together to bill Vashon as a destination wedding spot.

A spacious, high-tech library is unveiled

  • Apr 2, 2014 at 6:00AM

Hundreds of islanders flocked to the Vashon Library on Saturday, getting a first look at the newly renovated library, complete with large banks of windows, expanded spaces for meeting and working and features to appeal to those who have left the printed word behind for electronic devices.

Granny’s Attic considers move into town

  • Apr 2, 2014 at 6:00AM

Nearly 40 years after Granny’s Attic opened at Sunrise Ridge, its members are scheduled to vote next week on moving the non-profit thrift store into town.

Sailboat overturned near north end

  • Mar 29, 2014 at 11:00AM updated Mar 31, 2014 at 1:06AM

Quick response to single boat accident leads to rescue near the north end ferry dock.

Popular chamber ensemble will return to the Blue Heron

  • Mar 25, 2014 at 3:30PM

The Finisterra Trio, a favorite from last year’s Vashon Chamber Music Concert Series, will return to the Blue Heron for a show at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Choral to perform Mozart at a joint concert at Benaroya

  • Mar 25, 2014 at 3:25PM

The sound of Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor will fill Seattle’s Benaroya Hall when 75 singers from the Vashon Island Chorale join members from the Sacred Music Chorale and Northwest Chamber Chorus in a spring concert at 2 p.m. Sunday at Benaroya Hall.

Young dancers choreograph their own show

  • Mar 25, 2014 at 3:24PM

Six years ago, Christine Juarez, the artistic director of the VAA Center for Dance, offered her senior dancers an opportunity to choreograph their own dances. She called the program Original Works and included the student choreographed dances in the annual spring ballet.

Vashon hosts rowing scrimmage, juniors accumulate wins

  • Mar 25, 2014 at 3:14PM

More than 150 junior rowers from Bainbridge Island, Olympia and Vashon arrived at the Jensen Point boathouse at dawn on Sunday for the fifth annual Saltwater Scrimmage.

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