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Chamber music ensemble commemorates the Holocaust

  • Jan 21, 2015 at 10:38AM

On January 27, 1945, Russian troops liberated Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp in Germany. Seventy years later that date is now recognized as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Island to take part in wide survey of homeless

  • Jan 21, 2015 at 6:00AM updated at 9:49AM

This week Vashon will take part in two annual events to count its homeless, part of a broader effort to document the extent of homelessness in King County and obtain funding for resources.

A bowl of fun

  • Jan 21, 2015 at 5:00AM

Strains of Willie Nelson’s “Blue Skies” filled the air last week as skaters spent the late afternoon hours at the new skate bowl at the Burton Adventure Recreation Center (BARC).

Lack of progress in Olympia should end this year | Editorial

  • Jan 21, 2015 at 6:00AM

Washington’s Legislature reconvened last week with a gamut of issues to address — many of them the same as past years

Look for signs your zodiac symbol has it out for you

  • Jan 21, 2015 at 5:00AM

With the new year upon us, I thought I would put my prodigious prognostication skills to work and give everyone an insight into what the year holds for them.

Pedestrians should walk facing traffi

  • Jan 20, 2015 at 7:00PM

I want to add to the recent discussion of pedestrian safety: I am appalled by the large percentage of pedestrians who walk the highway and other roads facing the same way as traffic.

Consider the claim that chemical is linked to autism

  • Jan 20, 2015 at 7:00PM

I’ve been writing and researching about the loss of our rights and freedoms for many years now. What I’ve discovered now is something some might even consider more ominous and immediate.

Hunter should consider the lives of deer

  • Jan 20, 2015 at 7:00PM

Appreciation goes to the black tail deer who have given their lives (“Vashon visitors appreciate island hospitality,” Jan. 7). Not for sport, one would hope, but from a quick kill, for food, not to waste, but to give thanks.

Struggling financially, women’s health center drops insurance

  • Jan 21, 2015 at 6:00AM

At a time when the island is facing challenges regarding health care, the Vashon Women’s Health Center is undergoing a large change and becoming a cash-only practice.

Park district approves budget, will vote again on adjusting user fees

  • Jan 21, 2015 at 6:00AM

The Vashon Park District commissioners passed the district’s 2015 budget at their meeting last week and are expected to vote next week on the upcoming levy and on proposed changes to user fees for park and school facilities.

Get set to spell at the annual benefit spelling bee

  • Jan 20, 2015 at 6:00PM

Vashon Community Scholarship Foundation’s annual spelling bee is set for Saturday, Feb. 7, and registration is under way.

Wrestlers post winning week on the mats

  • Jan 20, 2015 at 1:51PM

The Pirate wrestlers posted big wins during an exceptionally exhausting and productive 72 hours of wrestling last week.

Girls’ basketball team loses one on the road, wins one at homevcc

  • Jan 20, 2015 at 1:46PM

The Vashon High School girls’ basketball team traveled to Bellevue on Tuesday, Jan. 13, for its second league game of the season against the Bellevue Christian Vikings.

Day care center struggles to get licensed

  • Jan 14, 2015 at 6:00AM updated Jan 15, 2015 at 11:56AM

Last fall, when Amanda Lawson set her mind on opening a licensed day care center, she had hoped it would be running by Jan. 1 . While that date has passed, the end of what Lawson says has been a difficult process may soon be in sight.

New series brings hip hop to Vashon

  • Jan 15, 2015 at 11:55AM

Last Friday more than 100 people filed into the Open Space for Arts & Community, where four performers filled the cavernous performance hall with hip hop and rap.

Age is important when learning about hunting

  • Jan 15, 2015 at 11:50AM

John Hasty’s letter of appreciation of our island’s hospitality during hunting season was most gracious (“Vashon visitors appreciate island hospitality,” Jan. 7). It was good to see that he, with his family, was able to enjoy our woods and wildlife, both live and dead.

Cast of kids takes on the Broadway classic “Annie”

  • Jan 14, 2015 at 5:00AM updated Jan 15, 2015 at 11:48AM

Young performers will take to the stage this week to put on a kids-only version of the Broadway classic “Annie.”

Harvest the benefits of locally grown food

  • Jan 15, 2015 at 11:47AM

Eating local food could seem like an onerous project, one more way to complicate your life along with being organic, vegetarian, low-carbon, anti-inflammatory, and Paleolithic. (It’s actually difficult to do all of these at the same time.)

Island fishermen awarded for heroic rescue in Alaska

  • Jan 13, 2015 at 4:00PM updated Jan 15, 2015 at 11:44AM

Two local fishermen recently received prestigious national awards for a harrowing at-sea rescue they helped carry out two years ago off the coast of Alaska.

Audience can sing along at concert to honor Scottish poet Robert Burns

  • Jan 15, 2015 at 11:27AM

Vashon Allied Arts will hold an evening of singing to honor the Scottish poet Robert Burns, who is often recognized on his birthday, Jan. 25.

Jazz standards and sultry ballads will fill Snapdragon for a CD release party

  • Jan 15, 2015 at 11:20AM

Vashon performers Delilah Pearl & The Mantarays will hold a Saturday show and event at Snapdragon to mark the release of their first CD.

String band brings its eclectic sound to the Bike

  • Jan 15, 2015 at 11:13AM

The Moonshine, a string band out Portland, will play at the Red Bike on Saturday evening.

New nonprofit focused on Vashon’s young people gains traction

  • Jan 14, 2015 at 6:00AM

When Judith Neary’s son ended his life last fall, she vowed she would make a difference for Vashon’s young people. Now, less than three months later, results are beginning to show themselves in offerings for islanders in their teens and early adulthood and in initial efforts to achieve Neary’s goal: creating a community center.

In wintertime, a dilapidated garage sale find evokes warmer days

  • Jan 13, 2015 at 5:00PM

We bought the lemonade stand at a garage sale last summer, 10 bucks. On a heat-wave-hot Saturday afternoon in August, we followed hand-lettered signs on hot-pink paper advertising a huge moving sale. We saw the lemonade stand at anchor in a sea of green salal, moored under a tall evergreen tree.

As groups plan prevention programs, data shows fewer suicides in 2014

  • Jan 13, 2015 at 12:49PM

As local organizations begin suicide prevention programs, new data shows the suicide rate on Vashon apparently dropped last year after a small spike in 2013.

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