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Mother Nature 3, Pirate baseball 1 so far this spring

  • Mar 24, 2015 at 1:31PM

After a stellar start to practices with two straight weeks of fair weather, the Vashon Pirates baseball team fell victim to Mother Nature’s whims last week.

Track season begins with success

  • Mar 24, 2015 at 1:25PM

The Vashon High School track and field team set sail on its inaugural meet of the season last Thursday at Charles Wright Academy.

Vashon firefighters climb for a cause

  • Mar 24, 2015 at 1:19PM

Nearly a dozen responders from Vashon’s fire department put their legs to the test and raised money to fight cancer when they climbed the Columbia Tower in Seattle earlier this month.

New water taxi to be christened, begin service

  • Mar 25, 2015 at 5:00AM

Vashon’s new water taxi, the Sally Fox, will sail to the island this weekend for a dedication ceremony and is expected to begin service on the Vashon to downtown Seattle route in early April.

Park district board votes to support Paradise Ridge project

  • Mar 24, 2015 at 7:00PM

At a recent meeting, Vashon Park District’s board of commissioners voted to allocate $10,000 to help fund improvements at Paradise Ridge Park.

Legislature misses chance to limit vaccine exemptions

  • Mar 24, 2015 at 10:56AM

Washington State Medical Association says opportunity to boost vaccination rates and protect children was lost

An elevating retreat

  • Mar 18, 2015 at 1:00PM updated Mar 19, 2015 at 2:57PM

It started out innocently enough. After a day of playing in the snow at Snoqualmie a few winters back, my partner Richard Parr and I stopped for a quick turn through the gift shop at the Salish Lodge to find presents for some far-away family members.

Getting rid of rats is a snap for local duo

  • Mar 18, 2015 at 4:00PM updated Mar 19, 2015 at 2:57PM

In a contest to determine Vashon’s dirtiest jobs, a leading contender for the grand prize would have to be the work done by one local business called The Rat Detective.

Drama Dock show playfully ponders serious questions

  • Mar 19, 2015 at 2:54PM

My mother always said laughter is good for digestion. If that’s true, then my turkey burger last Friday went to all the right places as I watched the opening night of Drama Dock’s production of “The Curious Savage.”

Northwest writer reads poems seasoned by the heart

  • Mar 19, 2015 at 2:44PM

Former poet laureate Billy Collins once said that poetry tells the story of the human heart. For poet Yvonne Higgins Leach, that truth runs throughout her new book of poems “Another Autumn,” which Leach will read from and discuss at 6 p.m. Friday at Vashon Bookshop.

Around Town

  • Mar 19, 2015 at 2:39PM

There’s a new dance band in town that takes its name from the controversial sleeper lines along Vashon Highway. The Rumble Strips will perform world dance music at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Red Bike.

County wants ‘attractive nuisance’ demolished, owner appeals

  • Mar 18, 2015 at 4:22PM

Just a few years ago, the former Vashon Island Realty building at the north end of the island was a tidy, well-maintained structure.

Couple and kids move in as Point Robinson’s first caretaker family

  • Mar 18, 2015 at 4:17PM

Next time you visit Point Robinson, don’t be surprised if a little girl with dark curls and as many answers as she has questions greets you and gives you the rundown on Vashon’s most iconic landmark.

Park board to vote next week on keeping Tramp Harbor dock open

  • Mar 18, 2015 at 4:13PM

The Vashon Park District board is expected to vote next week to keep the Tramp Harbor dock open to the public, after obtaining advice from the district’s attorney and listening to public comment.

Teens win with custom-built robots

  • Mar 18, 2015 at 4:02PM

On a recent sunny afternoon, balls could be heard clinking at Vashon High School as baseball players began practice for the spring season.

Cookie season creates a Thin Mint high

  • Mar 18, 2015 at 3:47PM

We have two girls involved in scouts. Our youngest daughter is a real green-sashed Girl Scout. Her older sister attends an alternative girl scout-type thingy on Saturday afternoons. The Girl Scouts have better cookies.

Can a win-win deal be found at quilt shop?

  • Mar 18, 2015 at 3:45PM

Along with so many others, I’m saddened at the plans for the current Island Quilter space. Island Quilter offers a destination for quilters and stichers, a glorious burst of color on gray winter days and a perpetual source of visual inspiration.

Let’s end the public debate about quilt shop

  • Mar 18, 2015 at 3:44PM

Like so many people, I was disappointed when I first read that the Vashon quilt shop was leaving the Robinson Building on Vashon Highway.

Debate teaches many skills

  • Mar 18, 2015 at 3:43PM

Seeing accomplished debater Callan Foster acknowledged as team captain in the paper this morning, alongside news of our beloved Vashon High School Basketball team placing at State gives me pause to share a parent’s reflection on the value of competition, specifically in debate.

Valued items were stolen from cemetery

  • Mar 18, 2015 at 3:41PM

Sadly, the Vashon Island Cemetery gravesite of Ryan Krug was vandalized sometime between late afternoon March 13 and early afternoon March 14.

Schools set to take a holistic approach to sex ed | Editorial

  • Mar 18, 2015 at 3:39PM

When Vashon’s school district applied for and received a CDC grant to redo its sex education program, it wasn’t because our young people have gone astray in this area.

With babysitting, it’s best to start before you are too old

  • Mar 18, 2015 at 3:37PM

I was the youngest child in my family, by a long shot. My closest sibling was almost a decade older than me. Yeah, I’m one of those.

A garden oasis: Islanders look to create outdoor space at VCC

  • Mar 18, 2015 at 2:02PM

If the dreams of some of Vashon’s garden visionaries come true, soon they will begin creating a garden at Vashon Community Care (VCC) that would include the most nutritious fruits and vegetables as well as space for recreation, quiet reflection and community gatherings

Rowers brave weather to survive weekend scrimmage

  • Mar 18, 2015 at 1:47PM

“Beware the Ides of March” proved to be a fateful message to Julius Caesar over 2,000 years ago and was no less an apt warning for this past Sunday. There are those that believe in a karmic bank account as far as weather goes, with nice days being withdrawals to be paid back in full (and with interest) on days like Sunday, where the rain poured down, the wind whipped and junior rowers from Bainbridge and Vashon joined host Olympia in a contest of shivering and teeth chattering, comprising this year’s Saltwater Scrimmage.

Wrestlers take medals at freestyle competition

  • Mar 18, 2015 at 1:34PM

Eight wrestlers from Vashon competed in the South Sound Scuffle, a freestyle and Greco Roman wrestling tournament at Mount Tahoma High School on Saturday, and several returned with medals. There were 650 participants on the freestyle side and 400 in Greco.

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