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On the home field, football team wins its first game this season

  • Oct 7, 2014 at 1:14PM

After weeks of steadily improving play, the Vashon Pirates finally notched their first win of the season.

‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ comes to Vashon

  • Oct 8, 2014 at 1:00PM

Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece “A Streetcar Named Desire” will be rebroadcast live from London by National Theatre Live at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, and 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Vashon Theatre.

Contemporary choreographers perform new works

  • Oct 8, 2014 at 6:00AM

Vashon Allied Arts has invited six contemporary choreographers to mount short snapshots of new work in a show called “Flashpoint” at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Vashon High School Theater.

New manager heads artist-in-the-school program

  • Oct 8, 2014 at 6:00AM

Vashon Artists in Schools (VAIS) celebrates its 26th year with a new program manager at the helm. Holly Houston assumed her post in mid-July, taking over from Pamela McMahan, a longtime arts supporter and one of the founding members of VAIS.

Children’s author reads from second book in a series

  • Oct 8, 2014 at 6:00AM

When an author wakes up in the middle of the night with a concept and first line for a book completely formed in his head, then it might be worth taking notice. For writer Tom Brenner, paying attention to just that paid off with the publication of his children’s book “And Then Comes Halloween” by Candlewick Press

Pool group is young, but its motivation is right | Editorial

  • Oct 8, 2014 at 6:00AM

The Friends of the Vashon Pool have some ambitious ideas and little evidence or plans yet to prove their ideas are financially viable. But the idea of a friends group for the pool seems obvious as a way to take this underutilized community resource to the next level.

Support for elders as vital as schools and arts

  • Oct 8, 2014 at 6:00AM

I am Captain Joe, and many of you know me as the head of the Keepers of Point Robinson, or as a member of the small — and getting smaller — public at the meetings of the Vashon Park District. This is not about parks, nor Point Robinson, but about Vashon Community Care (VCC) and its foundation, for I sit as treasurer of both of those organizations.

Despite early drainage issue, Vashon Pool ends a strong season on budget

  • Oct 8, 2014 at 6:00AM

After a rough start this summer, the Vashon Pool had a strong season, according to Vashon Park District Executive Director Elaine Ott.

Island fruit expert’s military service honored with special trip

  • Oct 7, 2014 at 12:36PM

Many islanders likely know Bob Norton as “the fruit guy,” and given his co-founding of the Vashon Fruit Club and long career as an expert horticulturist and director of University of Washington’s research facility in Mount Vernon, it’s not an inaccurate reference. But Norton’s adult life and career started out on a very different path, one that resulted in a special trip to Washington, D.C. on Sept. 27.

Island Center Forest to close again for hunting

  • Oct 8, 2014 at 6:00AM

Island Center Forest will close beginning Saturday for a 20-day deer hunt.

Local property values up again

  • Oct 8, 2014 at 6:00AM

For the second year in a row, Vashon property owners are seeing a slight increase in their property values.

VARSA attempts to turn a new page in prevention

  • Oct 7, 2014 at 12:32PM

With a new sponsor for its grant, new leadership and new plans for how it will spend over $100,000 a year, a group of local volunteers say they are ready to get back to trying to reduce youth drug and alcohol use on Vashon.

Friends group forms around vision for the pool

  • Oct 7, 2014 at 12:28PM

A group of islanders interested in the benefits of swimming and other water sports has set its sights on extending the Vashon Pool’s season and expanding its programming to benefit islanders of all ages.

Pressing on in a growing market

  • Oct 7, 2014 at 12:26PM

Last week at the Vashon Winery, apple juice flowed. Hundreds of apples were crushed and juiced, their golden, tangy-sweet liquid poured into plastic barrels for fermenting before eventual aging in oak barrels.

Solar tour will feature five local homes

  • Oct 7, 2014 at 12:14PM

Vashon’s Artisan Electric will host its annual solar tour this weekend, making it possible for islanders to see a variety of solar arrays.

VYFS clinical director resigns, state opens investigation into his conduct

  • Oct 7, 2014 at 12:13PM

Jeffrey Zheutlin, the clinical director at Vashon Youth & Family Services (VYFS), has resigned from the agency, and the Washington State Department of Health has opened an investigation into his professional conduct.

Soccer starts off strong

  • Oct 3, 2014 at 11:05AM

The Pirate soccer team has started off the season strong and now boasts a 4-1 record so far. Coach Karen Olsen, new to the program this year, says she likes what she has seen and is looking ahead to future success.

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.

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