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- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Sep 15, 2015 at 10:57AM
Considering giving to Vashon Community Care? Now’s the time.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Sep 16, 2015 at 8:00AM
Community continues to brainstorm ideas for building
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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