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Rock and blues will fill the Bike

  • Feb 19, 2014 at 9:50AM

Get ready for rocking entertainment when Captain Dick & The Portholes take the stage 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Red Bike

Bask in the music of Beethoven

  • Feb 19, 2014 at 9:49AM

Spend a musical evening with Beethoven as Trio Pardalote bows to life the maestro’s magical “String Trio in E Flat, op. 3” at the next concert of the Vashon Chamber Music series at 7 p.m. Sunday at the United Methodist Church.

Friends and family raise both spirits and funds for cancer patient

  • Feb 19, 2014 at 9:47AM

Cancer is no laughing matter, but on the last Friday night in January at the Red Bike, eight comedians stood up for their friend and fellow comic — and cancer patient — Andy Royer. With the hope of raising money to help Royer defray the exorbitant costs of his ongoing cancer treatment, islanders Jim Farrell and Steffon Moody invited Seattle comedians Andrew Rivers and Cory McMichaelis to headline the benefit show.

Pot business pushes forward, goes public

  • Feb 19, 2014 at 6:00AM

The company that hopes to grow marijuana and make THC-infused edibles in Vashon’s largest commercial building continued to press its campaign last week, part of its ongoing effort to get the land use changes it needs to move forward on its ambitious plans.

County should hear out islanders before it moves on town plan | Editorial

  • Feb 19, 2014 at 6:00AM

It’s clear that a Vashon Town Plan plan change being considered by the county would be good for a group of three investors hoping to manufacture edible marijuana products on Vashon.

This weeks marks a tragic day in history

  • Feb 19, 2014 at 6:00AM

President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared Dec. 7, 1941, when Pearl Harbor was attacked, “a date which will live in infamy.” But there is another, lesser known date that also lives in infamy because the two days are inexorably linked. The first led directly to the second.

School district awarded sexual health education grant

  • Feb 19, 2014 at 6:00AM

The Vashon Island School District is one of 16 Washington schools recently selected to take part in a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) project to improve sexual health education.

County services set to move to town this week

  • Feb 18, 2014 at 12:39PM

The Vashon Rural Services Center, which offers county services on the island, will move into town this week.

Monetary support eases the financial stress of college

  • Feb 19, 2014 at 6:00AM

I’m writing to express my gratitude and urge the continued support of the Vashon Community Scholarship Foundation. As a member of the 1990 graduating class at Vashon High School, I was fortunate to receive a scholarship sponsored by the K2 Corporation. Their financial generosity enabled me to pursue my coursework without excessive financial stress.

Construction crew members have done an excellent job in their work

  • Feb 19, 2014 at 6:00AM

I’m really excited about the new Vashon library. I live behind the construction site and have really enjoyed watching this progression.

The problem is common among teens and needs to be talked about

  • Feb 19, 2014 at 6:00AM

Not my kid. This is often what parents tell me when they think about domestic violence. They tell me that it wouldn’t happen to their daughter because she is way too feisty.

Company’s plans to grow marijuana indoors could strain the environment

  • Feb 19, 2014 at 6:00AM

I am happy that the initiative to legalize marijuana passed and that we have an opportunity to regulate the drug and end the failed attempt to control the substance through criminalization. For that reason I welcome EdiPure as a prospective business that will provide good jobs to the island.

Pot at K2 would be bad for Vashon for a variety of reasons

  • Feb 19, 2014 at 6:00AM

As the owner of property adjoining the K2 site and a 20-year member of the Vashon community, I strongly oppose situating a marijuana factory there. While I support marijuana legalization and participated in efforts to find a use for the K2 facility, marijuana production is not the solution.

Slow down the town plan change so the community can vet its implications

  • Feb 18, 2014 at 12:16PM

In a community our size, the location and scale of any given industry matter. We have before us the possibility of a large-scale marijuana manufacturing operation in the biggest building on our island and in a spot that could hardly be more high-profile. This is a watershed moment for our island. It’s important that we think hard about it. That we discuss it. That we vet the implications, the pros and cons, the full meaning of this.

Vashon voters approve school levy renewal

  • Feb 12, 2014 at 4:56PM

Vashon Island School District’s Maintenance and Operations Levy passed this week, with more than 70 percent of those who cast ballots approving the measure.

Musicians sing for love and money on Valentine’s Day

  • Feb 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

This Valentine’s Day more than 40 local singers will pair up to croon about love at 8 p.m. at the Red Bicycle. And in the best tradition of the heart, all funds raised will benefit the Rock Island String Kollective (RISK), an organization that provides musical instruments and lessons for low-income children.

Wrestlers roll through sub-regionals

  • Feb 11, 2014 at 10:00PM

The Vashon Pirate grapplers made an impressive statement, winning their sub-regional tournament by more than 100 points last Saturday at Bellevue Christian High School.

Basketball victories lead to new coaching record

  • Feb 11, 2014 at 1:07PM

The Vashon Pirate hoopsters went 2-0 last week with commanding victories over Bellevue Christian and Chimacum.

Pirates end week with decisive victory

  • Feb 12, 2014 at 7:00AM

The Pirate girls basketball team played twice last week, dropping a close game at home against the Bellevue Christian Vikings on Tuesday before winning on the road versus the Chimacum Cowboys on Friday.

West Seattle man who pled guilty to Vashon thefts is sentenced

  • Feb 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

Sean Jeffery Jeardoe, 21, was sentenced in King County Superior Court last week to four years in prison and four years in community custody, an alternative program with many requirements, including substance abuse treatment.

Island food bank to move its farm to town this spring

  • Feb 11, 2014 at 8:00AM updated at 12:54PM

After three years of growing food on a plot of land in the southern reaches of Vashon, the food bank will soon move its farm to town.

County purchases large swath at Shinglemill

  • Feb 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

The King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks (DNRP) has purchased a 67-acre property at Shinglemill Creek, preserving a piece of land that includes salmon habitat, mixed forest and one of the most popular hiking trails on the island.

Super Bowl: Let the Seahawks inspire us

  • Feb 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

Vashon was consumed by the Seahawks over the past several weeks, just as much if not more so, than the rest of the region, nation, world and universe. It was a fascinating and enthralling, all-encompassing vortex

Now’s the time to speak up about marijuana at K2 | Editorial

  • Feb 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

Few things have gotten Vashon talking lately like the potential purchase of the K2 building by a marijuana company. Indeed, the transformation of the largest commercial property on Vashon into a facility for growing marijuana and producing pot-infused candy and other edibles would be a huge development on the island. On one hand, this legal marijuana company would make use of a large commercial building that has sat vacant for years. It could provide local jobs and could pump money into our local economy.

Singers take off with saucy telegrams

  • Feb 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

On an island where fleece and muck boots predominate as everyday apparel, it’s hard not to be startled when you first spot two women decked out in false eyelashes, corsets, taffeta skirts and cocktail hats adorned with ribbons and marabou.

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