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Commissioned artist inspired by hands

  • Sep 1, 2015 at 11:55AM

The Acoma Pueblo located west of Albuquerque is known for its intricately designed pottery, an art form dating back 1,200 years. On a recent visit to the pueblo, island photographer Kim Farrell fell in love with a certain piece of Acoma pottery but found inspiration in the hands that created it.

Artist extends photography exhibit to her Vashon home studio

  • Sep 1, 2015 at 11:49AM

Andie Styner, who showed her photography in the exhibit “Eye of the Beholder” at The Hardware Store Restaurant last month, will open her Roobiblue Studio to “continue the experience.”

New art work by Vashon painter shown in Seattle

  • Sep 1, 2015 at 11:44AM

Island artist Ted Kutscher will exhibit new work in a show called “The Light in Places I Like” at the Fountainhead Gallery in Seattle for the month of September.

Fall in love with art during First Friday gallery cruise

  • Sep 2, 2015 at 6:00AM

Most galleries and art spots are open from 6 to 9 p.m.

Volunteers would help garden and art project blossom

  • Sep 1, 2015 at 11:36AM

The garden and art project, Eden Reframed, near the Burton Acres Recreation Center offers a place to contemplate the passing seasons and participate in a public art project that embraces permaculture principles, soil remediation, blossoms for bees and fruit for the picking.

Adequate investment has been delayed too long

  • Sep 1, 2015 at 11:34AM

There is no disagreeing with Katrina Lande’s observation that a new high school track is long overdue (“A new track is essential and overdue,” Aug. 26).

Electric wires prevent attacks

  • Sep 1, 2015 at 11:32AM

I was sad to hear of the loss of pets and livestock attributed to the coyotes. (“Coyote reports rise, group aims to educate islanders,” Aug. 26)

Our behavior will help keep coyotes wild

  • Sep 1, 2015 at 11:33AM

I appreciated the article on Coyotes in last week’s paper. However, I was deeply disappointed that the article didn’t state what to specifically do if one is sighted (other than to report it), nor did it state that we should not feed them.

Vashon Island: Better than a trip to France

  • Sep 1, 2015 at 11:29AM

As fall approaches, I’m working hard to keep our big summer vacation front of mind. We went to France, and o mon Dieu!

It is time for public input on school athletic facilities | Editorial

  • Sep 2, 2015 at 6:00AM

The Vashon Island School Board has had several discussions about what the district should seek in its next bond measure for the high school campus. It’s now time to pull the public into this discussion.

Sheriff’s office investigates harassment incidents

  • Sep 1, 2015 at 11:24AM

The King County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident that occurred about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 23.

Vashon Community Care looks to islanders for support

  • Sep 1, 2015 at 11:23AM

Vashon Community Care is looking to raise $300,000 by year’s end and has recently launched a campaign to bring in the needed funds.

Remnants of pier to be removed from natural area

  • Sep 1, 2015 at 11:21AM

On Thursday, the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks (DNRP) will begin working to remove the remnants of a concrete pier on the southeast shoreline of Maury Island.

Local property valuations rise again

  • Sep 1, 2015 at 11:19AM

Vashon property valuations have risen for the third straight year, according to the King County Assessor’s Office, but they are still below the pre-recession levels.

Washington fires bring climate change home | Editorial

  • Aug 25, 2015 at 11:00AM updated Aug 26, 2015 at 12:26PM

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe infamously brought a snowball onto the Senate floor earlier this year to suggest climate change is a hoax. Perhaps a member of our own state’s delegation should return from their August break with a charred limb of a Ponderosa pine to prove that it isn’t.

Coyote reports rise, group aims to educate islanders

  • Aug 25, 2015 at 10:50AM

When Angela Schonbok’s favorite cat did not return to the family’s north-end home after hunting voles one night recently, she knew something had gone terribly wrong.

Feeling the heat

  • Aug 19, 2015 at 8:00AM updated Aug 25, 2015 at 12:13PM

Record-breaking summer brings challenges to many island farmers

A new season, new coach, breathe new life into VHS football

  • Aug 26, 2015 at 11:00AM

The Seahawks aren’t the only local football team getting ready to start the fall season, as practices began last week for the Vashon High School (VHS) Pirates varsity and junior varsity (JV) football teams.

Reggae master plays free concert Thursday

  • Aug 25, 2015 at 11:48AM

Clinton Fearon returns to Vashon for a free concert in Ober Park from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Popular band returns to the Red Bike this weekend

  • Aug 25, 2015 at 11:44AM

The well-known all island band Subconscious Population will play a free show at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Red Bike.

Commissioned artist creates dolls inspired by other cultures

  • Aug 26, 2015 at 11:00AM

Island artist Kathy Johnson became fascinated with dolls at an early age. Not the typical baby doll with a cherubic face or a Barbie doll sporting infamous body proportions. Rather Johnson’s focus landed on dolls from around the world, dolls she understood to be cultural icons.

All-day music fest offers tunes for a good cause

  • Aug 25, 2015 at 11:42AM

Music students at McMurray and Chautauqua will benefit

Farmers’ success depends on customers

  • Aug 25, 2015 at 11:33AM

Thank you for your editorial highlighting healthy locally grown and produced food and the farmers who make it possible (Supporting local farmers, relishing the food, Aug.19)

Nation near to important conversation

  • Aug 25, 2015 at 11:32AM

Conservative friends of mine have a catchy slogan they are proud of: “If the government gives you something, it was taken from someone else.”

Good things happen there

  • Aug 25, 2015 at 11:31AM

That was a great article on the senior center and aging and thanks to Susie Kalhorn (“As a community, we should grow old together,” Aug. 19).

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