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Vashon's first FM station goes live

  • Oct 14, 2014 at 11:00AM updated Oct 15, 2014 at 4:29PM

On Monday morning there were cheers and tears as Voice of Vashon took to the airwaves on 101.9 FM, realizing what has been a dream of some in the organization for over a decade.

Cross country’s ‘bench’ helps team succeed

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 5:00AM updated at 1:58PM

How can a team be down two of its top cross country runners and still win a meet? It can happen when a team has a deep bench

Crew gathers blue ribbons at regatta

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 1:57PM

The American Lake Regatta last weekend presented good rowing conditions to participants from 30 area clubs in more than 50 events.

Pirate football team falls in lopsided loss

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 1:54PM

The second meeting of two Nisqually League rivals resulted in a disappointing loss for the Vashon football team last Friday.

Two-day event sheds light on the world of fiber arts and animals

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 5:00AM updated at 1:42PM

A group of islanders interested in local fiber production has organized a two-day event to raise awareness about what they call an important but not well recognized part of agriculture and the arts.

Burlesque returns for another tantalizing night

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 5:00AM updated at 1:39PM

Burlesco Notturno will present its eighth show, called “Fantasma,” at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Open Space for Arts & Community, with doors opening at 7 p.m.

VHS soccer team sees success on the pitch

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 1:37PM

The Vashon Pirates girls soccer team continued to notch impressive matches this month, splitting two home games last week and boosting their season record to an impressive 6-2 while holding on to second place in the Nisqually League.

Acclaimed poet will slam at the Open Space

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 1:30PM

Internationally acclaimed poet, spoken word artist and storyteller Kealoha will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at the Open Space for Arts & Community.

Duo will play acoustic set

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 1:16PM

Well-known local musicians Star Anna and Mark Pickerel will play an acoustic set of alt-county and rock music at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Blue Heron.

Slate of female singers takes the spotlight at the Bike

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 1:13PM

A group of singers will perform both original and cover songs at Vashon Events’ third annual Voices of Women Showcase at 8 p.m. Friday at the Red Bike.

What's Happening: Arts Briefs

  • Oct 14, 2014 at 7:00AM updated Oct 15, 2014 at 1:11PM

From circus arts to politics, coming up, there is something for everyone.

Retired rescue dog saved after wide effort

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 9:11AM

A retired avalanche rescue dog was rescued himself last week after an community effort to find him when he became lost, and islanders then rallied to get the dog the medical help he needed.

Vashon pool manager deserves recognition

  • Oct 14, 2014 at 12:20PM

Thank you so much for the excellent reporting on the pool and the support of your editorial. (“Friends group forms around vision for the pool” and “Pool group is young, but its motivation is right,” Oct. 8)

Domestic violence is complex and genderless, and each case is unique

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 12:00PM

I spent most of the last year working as the lead advocate at The DoVE Project. As I leave my position, I wanted to come forward and share a bit about my experience working as a domestic violence advocate

With help, abuse victims do leave, find hope

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 6:00AM

October is Domestic Violence Action Month. Domestic violence is a universal problem, and Vashon Island is not immune.

Past group proved creating town plan is tough terrain | Editorial

  • Oct 14, 2014 at 12:14PM

The community council, while well-intentioned in its hope to update the Vashon Town Plan, should think carefully before taking on the task. The council should nail down how much help King County will provide and consider what it realistically will be able to accomplish by 2016. An out-of-date town plan that was done well 20 years ago would be better than one updated with changes that were not carefully considered and fully vetted by Vashon residents.

Man camping near Lutheran church arrested for burglarizing the building

  • Oct 14, 2014 at 12:04PM

A homeless man was arrested this month on suspicion of stealing items from the Vashon Lutheran Church, near where he was living in a tent.

VAA to hold groundbreaking ceremony for new arts center

  • Oct 14, 2014 at 12:01PM

After years of planning and fundraising, Vashon Allied Arts (VAA) will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for its multi-million dollar arts center next week.

New leader heads Shape Up Vashon, works to expand health programs

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 6:00AM

Shape Up Vashon marks three years on the island this month with a new leader, a sponsored film at the Vashon Theatre and a goal to reach even more islanders in its effort to promote healthy eating and regular exercise.

Islander seeks funds to light up kids and teens on the island’s dark roads

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 6:00AM

To help island children be more visible during the dark days of winter, an islander is raising funds to purchase lights and make them available to all island children and teens who need one.

Council hopes to update town plan, past changes found unsuccessful

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 6:00AM

Vashon’s community council is kicking off an ambitious effort to update the Vashon Town Plan, beginning with an informational meeting with county officials next week.

Open-water swimmer Lynne Cox featured in swim club benefit

  • Oct 7, 2014 at 12:00PM updated at 3:19PM

Famed open-water swimmer and writer Lynne Cox will speak on Vashon this Sunday at a benefit for the Vashon Seals swim team.

Vashon crew shows its strength in early fall test on Lake Union

  • Oct 7, 2014 at 1:17PM

The Tail of the Lake regatta in Seattle featured 44 events over a five-hour period starting early Sunday morning in near-mirror conditions and finishing on a lake made choppy by a frenzy of tour boats, float plane takeoffs and landings, squads of kayakers and even an oar-powered Viking ship.

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.

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