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What's Happening: Entertainment Briefs

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 3:59PM

Art historian Rebecca Albiani will give a talk on the German still-life painter, naturalist and scientific illustrator Maria Sibylla Merian at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the Methodist church.

Popular slack key musician returns to the island

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 3:58PM

Enjoy the sounds of Hawaii without leaving Vashon when slack key guitarist Makana returns to perform at the Open Space for Arts & Community at 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Don’t judge a man by his combover

  • Nov 11, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Nov 12, 2014 at 12:46PM

I have reached that stage in life when hearing a dreaded diagnosis comes with the territory. I got one the other day. It was from my barber.

Sunken tugboat emerges with a story

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 10:50AM

Thomas Donovan has always been fascinated by The Murph, an old Navy tugboat that sank in Quartermaster Harbor in 2007.

Local sculptor draws on geology as her works dot the country

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

Julie Speidel’s studio sits on a rolling piece of land that runs along the spine of the island.

Unable to settle, Mukai activists prepare for trial

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

The legal battle over the Mukai farmhouse continues, as the island group attempting to take control of the property was unable to reach a settlement with its current owner, despite an offer from King County to purchase the house.

Ferry route gains larger boat

  • Nov 11, 2014 at 12:35PM

The north-end ferry route now has one larger boat assigned to it, something state officials hope will reduce ferry lines during busy travel times.

Former restaurant kitchen will open to public

  • Nov 11, 2014 at 12:33PM

Addressing what he believes to be a long unfulfilled need on the island, Chris Lueck plans to turn his former Express Cuisine restaurant space into a community kitchen while the property remains for sale.

Affordability, fairness top list of public concerns over park user fees

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

After last week’s meeting about Vashon Park District’s user fees, the commissioner who led the meeting says any increase in fees he will seek will be nominal and that he may also seek to lower some fees or provide additional services.

Vouchers available for teens seeking confidential health care

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 7:00AM

Vashon’s medical voucher program, which covers the cost of some medical care for people who cannot afford it, now provides an expanded number of vouchers for teens seeking confidential medical care regarding sexual and reproductive health.

Nonprofit continues to send quilts overseas

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

The war in Afghanistan made headlines last month when the remaining Marines left Helmand Province, where some of the worst fighting took place during the 13-year war.

Parents hope to make changes for Vashon’s Millennials

  • Nov 11, 2014 at 12:21PM

Following the death of their son Rj Ontiveros, Judith Neary and Ramon Ontiveros have launched a nonprofit and are reaching out to islanders in their teens and 20s to learn what they believe would make Vashon a better place for them.

Mukai owner should take county up on its offer | Editorial

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

It’s clearly time for the Mukai farmhouse to change hands, and its owner should have taken King County up on its offer to purchase the property.

Family of Wendell Berry to visit for fundraiser

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 11:00AM updated Nov 6, 2014 at 3:44PM

The family of Wendell Berry, a famous author and advocate of sustainable agriculture, will visit Vashon for a fundraising dinner tomorrow evening.

Newsman tells of heady days working in media

  • Nov 5, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 9:16AM

With nearly four decades of working in the print media, broadcast and entertainment industries under his belt, islander Brian Brown has a treasure trove of entertaining stories to share. This Sunday, Brown, 79, will offer some of the most memorable ones from his 30 years of working for Time magazine in New York as the next talk in Vashon Community Care’s (VCC) Telling Stories speaker series.

Vashon Theatre hosts fashion show and screens new documentary

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 12:00PM updated at 2:30PM

The Vashon Film Society and the Vashonistas, a collective of island clothing designers, will celebrate ageless style with a live fashion parade before a screening of the new documentary “Advanced Style” at 9:30 p.m. Friday at the Vashon Theatre.

Cross country runners head to State

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 12:31PM

The look of district champions was no Halloween disguise as the girls’ Vashon High School cross country team ran to win the West Central District III Championship last Saturday at American Lake in Lakewood.

Fall rowing season ends on high note

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 6:00PM

The first Sunday in November is the date for the Northwest’s premier fall regatta, the Head of the Lake race through the University of Washington’s Montlake Cut.

At end of season, football team notches big win

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 6:00PM

It was a perfect setting for a Halloween night football game. Darkness fell, the temperature dropped, and the steam rose in waves off the football players’ sweaty bodies. The fog rolled in off the treeline, settling low over the Pirates’ home field, and Vashon rolled over the Chimacum Cowboys, scoring a season-high seven touchdowns, and winning the contest, 54-20.

VHS tennis team sees mixed results at districts

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 7:00PM

The final tournament of the season for Vashon boys tennis took place last Thursday and Friday at the Lakewood Racquet Club. Vashon had a somewhat daunting task due to some unfortunate seeding, which had them facing first or second seeds in the first round.

Cruise into a world of art at First Friday openings

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 5:00PM

The Vashon Sheepdog Classic drew more than just dogs and handlers to the annual event last August. A raft of photographers — Kim Farrell, Clara Kappelman, Julian White-Davis and others — also gathered to capture the trials. Their photographs will be on display at Café Luna

Soccer advances in playoffs

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 4:00PM

The Vashon High School girls’ soccer team is in the midst of a playoff run. The West Central District tournament kicked off last weekend, as the Pirates took on the Coupeville Wolves of Whidbey and produced a dominating 3-0 Vashon win.

A slate of island musicians will bring 1960's nostalgia to the Red Bike

  • Nov 5, 2014 at 5:00AM

Vashon Events will present its third annual showcase of local musicians this weekend. The theme — “Hits of the 60s Showcase” — will feature music from the 1960s beginning at 8 p.m. Friday at the Red Bike.

Singer-songwriter to play at Snapdragon

  • Nov 5, 2014 at 5:00AM

Snapdragon will host an evening of free music with Greg Dember from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

VHS football struggles with low turnout

  • Nov 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

No amount of cheering from the crowd could help the Pirates at their Homecoming game last month. A paltry 16 players suited up to face a 40-man force from Cascade Christian High School. Some Vashon players would later describe going onto the field as scary. By halftime, they were down 49-0.

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