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Commissioned artist draws patterns of light and dark

  • Sep 16, 2015 at 6:00AM

I have watched Bruce Morser draw for over 30 years, and I still don’t understand how he manages to create the illusion of realism in his work.

Paintings are a portal for artist commissioned by VAA

  • Sep 15, 2015 at 11:11AM

For island artist Carol Schwennesen, whose often large canvases are a vibrant choreography of color, painting is a kind of gateway to another dimension. Indeed, the panel she painted as a commissioned artist for Vashon Allied Arts’ auction, “Vive La France,” is called “Portal,” and the painting will be auctioned Saturday night.

Pool should be open year-round

  • Sep 15, 2015 at 10:59AM

Hats off to Scott Bonney and crew for another successful summer at the public Vashon swimming pool operated by the park district.

Protect against computer viruses

  • Sep 15, 2015 at 10:58AM

Back in July, I wrote about malware designed to trick you out of personal information or money. This note is about ransomware, a new and more sophisticated type of malware that encrypts your important files and then demands hundreds of dollars for the keys to recover them.

Vashon’s elders need support

  • Sep 15, 2015 at 10:57AM

Considering giving to Vashon Community Care? Now’s the time.

Donors should give to community care center

  • Sep 15, 2015 at 10:55AM

Thanks to the many generous, forward-looking islanders who opened their wallets, the new performance center is rising from the pits like a giant ship.

Locals will benefit from big weekend’s fundraisers | Editorial

  • Sep 15, 2015 at 10:53AM

The island temporarily added thousands of people to its population, and the ferries were jammed, causing many islanders last weekend to be somewhat annoyed with the fact that Vashon’s Passport to Pain and sheepdog trials were held in the same weekend.

Eat super foods, nutritional grenades, not sugar

  • Sep 15, 2015 at 10:52AM

I avoided avocados for decades because they are high in fat. It turns out that avocados contain “good fat,” the same kind that is in olive oil.

Next chapter of island nano-brewer’s story might be a cliffhanger

  • Sep 16, 2015 at 6:00AM

Islander Cliff Goodman’s Vashon Brewing Company, born of an empty nest and a desire to no longer give several hours a day to an off-island commute, is on the verge of making a big leap, both in production and distribution.

Festival brings in thousands for music programs

  • Sep 15, 2015 at 10:43AM

Last month’s Chautauqua Musical Festival, hosted by the Vashon Eagles, netted $5,000 for music programs at Chautauqua Elementary and McMurray Middle schools.

More than a dozen local sailings missed Sunday due to ‘lack of crew,’ medical emergency

  • Sep 15, 2015 at 10:42AM

A ferry schedule change to a two-boat schedule Sunday morning due to “a shortage of Coast Guard documented crew” led to 13 sailings along the triangle route being missed.

Athletic club welcomes new owners

  • Sep 15, 2015 at 10:39AM

After 11 years, Kevin Allman has handed ownership of the Vashon Athletic Club over to local personal trainer Nick Maier.

EVENTS RAISE NEARLY $40,000 FOR ISLAND CAUSES

  • Sep 15, 2015 at 1:00PM

Last weekend throngs of people came to the island for events that rate second only to the Strawberry Festival for drawing an off-island crowd.

Sheriff’s office asks public for help solving racial harassment incident

  • Sep 16, 2015 at 9:00AM

In the midst of public concern about a possibly racially-motivated incident that occurred last month, the sheriff’s office continues to ask that the public come forward with any information, while the victim says he would like the attention surrounding the incident to die down.

Report reveals groundwater contaminants at former K2 site

  • Sep 16, 2015 at 8:00AM

Community continues to brainstorm ideas for building

County: Input needed to improve transportation

  • Sep 9, 2015 at 6:00AM updated at 10:44AM

Looking to expand transit options on Vashon, King County Metro is calling on island residents to help identify transportation deficiencies and propose alternatives that would better meet local needs.

Vashon shows importance of community, interaction | Editorial

  • Sep 9, 2015 at 8:00AM updated at 10:41AM

On a recent bike ride through the north end of the island into town, I witnessed a phenomenon that I thought had become completely extinct: Children playing outside, in the rain no less, completely detached from any electronic device.

Vashon firefighters join the effort in Eastern and Central Washington

  • Sep 2, 2015 at 8:00AM updated Sep 8, 2015 at 1:37PM

When fire surrounded their home near Chelan last month, Avé and Drew Dover packed their cars to evacuate, but in an effort to save their property, Drew began clearing fire lines with his tractor while the flames encroached.

Pirates victorious over Spartans after ‘nail biting’ season opener

  • Sep 8, 2015 at 1:30PM

The first game of the Vashon Pirates’ football season was a nail-biting, come-from-behind 12-7 victory in front of a packed home grandstand Friday.

Concerts in the Park series wraps up with island band

  • Sep 8, 2015 at 1:28PM

All-island band The Great Divide will play the final show of the Concerts in the Park series from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, at Ober Park.

Similarities in former archbishop and new pope inspire book

  • Sep 9, 2015 at 5:00AM

In the early 1990s, island author John McCoy recorded more than 20 extensive interviews for a biography about the recently retired Archbishop of Seattle, Raymond Hunthausen.

Local band returns to the Red Bike

  • Sep 8, 2015 at 1:22PM

Gregg Curry and Ragged Glory will play a show at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Red Bike.

Nature inspires artist commissioned by VAA

  • Sep 8, 2015 at 1:21PM

As an industrial designer, islander Bill Knox has designed everything from buttons to battleships. As an artist, he has worked in multiple media from chalk to oil, but since moving to Vashon 50 years ago, Knox’s medium of choice has been transparent watercolor.

Commissioned artist finds passion in quilt making

  • Sep 8, 2015 at 1:20PM

Island quilter Jo Ann Bardeen has always enjoyed sewing, but not until she retired did she discover her passion for quilting.

When we accept that racism exists, then we can become effective allies

  • Sep 9, 2015 at 6:00AM

The problem with most discourse on white privilege is that it leads to blame, guilt, punch, counter-punch. I have been reading, writing and speaking about this issue off-and-on for much of a lifetime, but at some point I took a break.

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