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Chorale returns to Benaroya Hall

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

Islanders will have to travel off-island to hear the Vashon Island Chorale when they perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall.

Maestros will talk Mozart

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

Gary Cannon, artistic director of the Vashon Islandhorale and Cascadian Chorale, will explore questions about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with his mentor and former teacher, Abraham Kaplan, in the Arts & Humanities lecture “What’s So Great About Mozart?” this weekend.

Festival premieres forgotten manuscript

  • Mar 11, 2014 at 1:16PM

The fourth annual Salish Sea Early Music Festival will premiere “A Little Evening Concert for Louis XIV” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, at Bethel Church.

Wit and intrigue star in Drama Dock show

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 7:00AM

Want to hear a scintillating tale of political corruption and greed run amok, spiced up with romantic intrigue and comic shenanigans?

Valkyries get set for season at weekend jamboree

  • Mar 11, 2014 at 12:58PM

The Vashon Valkyries lacrosse team played their first three games of the year under pouring rain at a jamboree on Bainbridge Island on Saturday. The team won two of the three games, and coach Larry DuBois said he was pleased with what he saw.

Middle school wrestler takes first place at state

  • Mar 11, 2014 at 12:56PM

Adrian St. Germain, a seventh-grader at McMurray Middle School, won the state championship in folkstyle wrestling in the 136-pound weight class schoolboy division late last month.

Island quilter is semi-finalist in international competition

  • Mar 11, 2014 at 12:42PM

Miss Dottie Dresden is taking island quilter Ann Rindge back home to Kentucky. The two share a close friendship, one that began with a needle and thread, a swath of Amish double-black cloth, patches of brightly colored material, a traditional quilting pattern and Rindge’s creative imagination.

Library to reopen in two weeks, all locations closed for a week

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 7:00AM

The newly renovated and expanded Vashon Library will reopen Saturday, March 29, the King County Library System announced last week.

New foundation will raise funds for care center

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

To improve the long-term financial health of Vashon Community Care (VCC), a group of islanders has recently created a nonprofit foundation.

Let’s welcome Edipure and create jobs for islanders

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

I support changing the K2 zoning for Edipure to proceed with their business plan.

We need to know more about contamination

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

I am not writing a letter for or against a marijuana operation at the K2 site. I simply want to clarify why I think it is important that a more thorough site evaluation to assess potential contamination be done at K2. I understand why people are asking, “Why bring up these issues now?” I did not know that a site evaluation had been done back in 2008 and only recently obtained a copy of the reports. These reports were apparently commissioned by K2 and were intended to be internal documents.

K2 says it will address pollution, has not yet taken action with DOE

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 9:00AM

The company that owns the K2 building says it will address known contamination at the site, but it has not yet taken steps to get the property removed from the state Department of Ecology’s (DOE) cleanup list, according to a DOE official.

Islander to offer class on issues related to hepatitis

  • Mar 11, 2014 at 12:19PM

Hepatitis C, a common blood-born illness that affects the liver, will be the subject of a class on Vashon next week.

Cannabis confusion creates increased risk for teens, who can be harmed by its use

  • Mar 11, 2014 at 3:00PM

Awareness about the risks of marijuana use by teens is at a critical point right now in our state and our own community on Vashon. The “new normal” in our society includes the availability of both medical cannabis and legal recreational marijuana and all the confusion in between.

With eyes on Vashon, let's debate pot the right way | Editorial

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

The potential marijuana edibles factory at the K2 building has divided our community like nothing we can remember. For every islander that has reasonable worries about locating one of the state’s largest marijuana businesses in the heart of Vashon, there’s another person with a reasonable stance on why the legal and highly regulated business makes sense here

Businessman reflects on decades in septic work

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

His business has taken him to thousands of homes on the island and dubbed him Vashon’s number one exporter. It has been difficult, smelly and sometimes messy, but Larry Niece still calls pumping septic systems his “true calling.”

VARSA reassesses efforts with youth, works to keep funding

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

group working to tackle Vashon’s high levels of teen substance abuse The group is coming out of an ongoing dispute with Vashon Youth & Family Services (VYFS), and volunteers say they are now working to refocus their efforts in order to maintain their funding.

Grisly scene at camp is drill for young volunteers

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 6:00PM

Camp Sealth turned into a disaster scene last weekend, when five fire department Explorer and cadet groups from around the region gathered for team building and training exercises that sharpened their emergency medical skills.

Drama Dock’s latest show pokes fun at political corruption

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Mar 6, 2014 at 5:50PM

The delightful screwball comedy about romance and political satire, “Born Yesterday,” will hit the Drama Dock boards for two weekends of performances beginning Friday at the new Vashon High School theater.

Vashon applications lined up as state begins to issue pot licenses

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 4:53PM

As the state Liquor Control Board (LCB) begins to issue marijuana business licenses this week, several people are in line to start small marijuana growing and processing operations on Vashon

Scrimmage launches spring rowing

  • Mar 4, 2014 at 1:00PM updated Mar 5, 2014 at 4:52PM

The Jensen Point boathouse buzzed with activity early Saturday as coach Richard Parr mixed masters and junior rowers into the same shells to make this year’s masters and juniors scrimmage a competitive one

Free seminar on aging will provide information on range of issues

  • Mar 4, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Mar 5, 2014 at 11:40AM

A free seminar for islanders concerned about aging will take place this weekend and cover a variety of issues, ranging from retrofitting a home to making end-of-life decisions.

Chautauqua to host open house for incoming kindergartners

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 11:32AM

Chautauqua Elementary School will host an open house from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, for incoming kindergartners and their families.

What's Happening: Arts Briefs

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 11:16AM

Several arts events will provide entertainment for islanders and guests this weekend.

Country music variety show comes to the Red Bike

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 11:13AM

The Pretty Good Opry — Vashon’s twist on an old-time country music variety show — is all about mixing comedy and music in three acts delivered in the format of a bygone country music radio show.

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