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Beat the cold weather blues with a warm workout | Editorial

  • Nov 18, 2015 at 5:00AM

Autumn is the time when trees lose their leaves and everything seems to turn to beautiful shades of orange, gold and vibrant red, but for those of us living up in the north, autumn is the time when days get short.

Important understanding of other cultures comes with hosting exchange students

  • Nov 17, 2015 at 11:36AM

Recently while cleaning off my desk, I came across an email from Vashon High School principal Danny Rock that I had printed out last spring.

Save the whales, don’t use pesticides

  • Nov 17, 2015 at 11:33AM

The J pod orcas were visiting Point Robinson Friday. What an inspiring sight to see them and those little dorsal fins of the new ones. Finally, some baby orcas. Let’s hope these will survive and thrive.

In historic decision, gay islander wins legal battle for military benefits

  • Nov 11, 2015 at 6:00AM updated at 8:22PM

An island widower made history this fall when he was awarded military benefits following the death of his husband, a decorated Vietnam veteran.

Election: Islanders choose several new members for public boards

  • Nov 10, 2015 at 12:34PM

Nearly 55 percent of Vashon’s more than 8,300 registered voters cast ballots in last week’s election, unseating two incumbents and sending several islanders to seats on community boards, where they will be sworn in this December and January.

Vashon rowing teams close season strong

  • Nov 10, 2015 at 1:55PM

Vashon’s junior crew attended the Green Lake Frostbite regatta Saturday, Nov. 7, and then was joined by the masters at the grand finale Head of the Lake event on Sunday.

Cross-country ends season at state finals

  • Nov 10, 2015 at 1:54PM

Saturday, Nov. 7, saw the Washington State high school cross-country championships at the Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco.

One tennis player heads to state after tough meet

  • Nov 10, 2015 at 1:53PM

The 2015 boys’ tennis season ended with an exciting and successful run at the district tournament in Tacoma.

Football team finishes season with decisive 70-31 victory over Coupeville

  • Nov 10, 2015 at 1:52PM

The Pirate football team closed out its 2015 season with a strong statement, crushing the Coupeville Wolves 70-31 Friday at the VHS stadium.

Endangered whales pay a rare visit to Quartermaster Harbor

  • Nov 11, 2015 at 4:00AM

Fall is typically a time when south Puget Sound residents with their eyes on the water are often treated to breathtaking views of the beloved but endangered Southern Resident Killer Whale (SRKW) pods, who come to the area to forage for their preferred food source — salmon.

Mountain bike group hopes to build dedicated trails in Dockton Forest

  • Nov 11, 2015 at 4:00AM

The first of two public meetings to discuss the plans will be held on Tuesday next week


  • Nov 10, 2015 at 1:47PM

Island singer-songwriter Lance Morgan will play a free solo concert called “Songs for My Mom” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Havurat Ee Shalom.

Local musician working on new CD

  • Nov 10, 2015 at 1:45PM

Island singer-songwriter Ike Harmon recently launched a crowd-funding campaign to finance the recording of his CD, “These Mansions Made of Sky.”

Island artists help raise awareness about new HIV cases in youth

  • Nov 11, 2015 at 4:00AM

Island performance group Lelavision launched a Kickstarter campaign last September to fund a project to heighten awareness about the dramatic increase in new HIV cases among youth in the United States.

High school drama playfully raises serious questions

  • Nov 11, 2015 at 5:00AM

For a humorous play that explores the pitfalls of life as a teen in the 21st century, “Speech & Debate” makes for a less-than-inspiring title.


  • Nov 10, 2015 at 1:40PM

Animated film portrays the realities of World War I

On The Trail to Town

  • Nov 10, 2015 at 12:48PM

The first leg of the Town Loop Trail has been graded and is ready for walkers, runners, bike riders (but not quite ready for horses) to use.

School board reaches tentative bond amount decision

  • Nov 10, 2015 at 4:00PM

At a special meeting last Wednesday, the Vashon Island School District board tentatively set the Phase 2 bond amount for the February election at $26.9 million, including money for new athletic facilities at the high school and improvements to district buildings.

On-island substance abuse service opens this week

  • Nov 10, 2015 at 12:41PM

Islanders this week can expect to welcome a new resource to town: A substance abuse and mental health counseling service with counselors hoping to “fill the void” that currently exists for those who struggle with substance abuse on Vashon.

VHS junior breaks state rushing yards record

  • Nov 11, 2015 at 5:00AM

Bryce Hoisington rushed 573 yards during Friday’s game.

Feasibility study begins for new affordable housing project

  • Nov 11, 2015 at 6:00AM

It has been 10 years since islander and graphic designer Mike Masi bought his 7-acre plot of land on Gorsuch Road with the intention of turning more than half of it into an affordable housing development.

Election over, chances to get involved remain | Editorial

  • Nov 11, 2015 at 5:00AM

Island voters had some excellent candidate choices in last week’s election, and the fire, park and school districts will soon seat several new members.

Back by popular demand: Austin’s column

  • Nov 10, 2015 at 12:26PM

Maybe, “Austin is back due to mild interest” is closer to the truth.

Thanks for choosing fiscal responsibility

  • Nov 10, 2015 at 12:25PM

Thank you, Vashon, for voting for change. Thank you, Vashon, for voting for fiscal responsibility. I appreciated the 500 islanders who spoke with me for the first time to discuss what was important to them and what the Vashon Park District could be doing better.

Opportunities abound at island schools

  • Nov 10, 2015 at 12:24PM

I echo the sentiments of Laura Wishik in her Nov. 4 commentary, “Outdoor programs necessary for teens, youth.”

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