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Family of Wendell Berry to visit for fundraiser

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 11:00AM updated Nov 6, 2014 at 3:44PM

The family of Wendell Berry, a famous author and advocate of sustainable agriculture, will visit Vashon for a fundraising dinner tomorrow evening.

Newsman tells of heady days working in media

  • Nov 5, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 9:16AM

With nearly four decades of working in the print media, broadcast and entertainment industries under his belt, islander Brian Brown has a treasure trove of entertaining stories to share. This Sunday, Brown, 79, will offer some of the most memorable ones from his 30 years of working for Time magazine in New York as the next talk in Vashon Community Care’s (VCC) Telling Stories speaker series.

Vashon Theatre hosts fashion show and screens new documentary

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 12:00PM updated at 2:30PM

The Vashon Film Society and the Vashonistas, a collective of island clothing designers, will celebrate ageless style with a live fashion parade before a screening of the new documentary “Advanced Style” at 9:30 p.m. Friday at the Vashon Theatre.

Cross country runners head to State

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 12:31PM

The look of district champions was no Halloween disguise as the girls’ Vashon High School cross country team ran to win the West Central District III Championship last Saturday at American Lake in Lakewood.

Fall rowing season ends on high note

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 6:00PM

The first Sunday in November is the date for the Northwest’s premier fall regatta, the Head of the Lake race through the University of Washington’s Montlake Cut.

At end of season, football team notches big win

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 6:00PM

It was a perfect setting for a Halloween night football game. Darkness fell, the temperature dropped, and the steam rose in waves off the football players’ sweaty bodies. The fog rolled in off the treeline, settling low over the Pirates’ home field, and Vashon rolled over the Chimacum Cowboys, scoring a season-high seven touchdowns, and winning the contest, 54-20.

VHS tennis team sees mixed results at districts

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 7:00PM

The final tournament of the season for Vashon boys tennis took place last Thursday and Friday at the Lakewood Racquet Club. Vashon had a somewhat daunting task due to some unfortunate seeding, which had them facing first or second seeds in the first round.

Cruise into a world of art at First Friday openings

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 5:00PM

The Vashon Sheepdog Classic drew more than just dogs and handlers to the annual event last August. A raft of photographers — Kim Farrell, Clara Kappelman, Julian White-Davis and others — also gathered to capture the trials. Their photographs will be on display at Café Luna

Soccer advances in playoffs

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 4:00PM

The Vashon High School girls’ soccer team is in the midst of a playoff run. The West Central District tournament kicked off last weekend, as the Pirates took on the Coupeville Wolves of Whidbey and produced a dominating 3-0 Vashon win.

A slate of island musicians will bring 1960's nostalgia to the Red Bike

  • Nov 5, 2014 at 5:00AM

Vashon Events will present its third annual showcase of local musicians this weekend. The theme — “Hits of the 60s Showcase” — will feature music from the 1960s beginning at 8 p.m. Friday at the Red Bike.

Singer-songwriter to play at Snapdragon

  • Nov 5, 2014 at 5:00AM

Snapdragon will host an evening of free music with Greg Dember from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

VHS football struggles with low turnout

  • Nov 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

No amount of cheering from the crowd could help the Pirates at their Homecoming game last month. A paltry 16 players suited up to face a 40-man force from Cascade Christian High School. Some Vashon players would later describe going onto the field as scary. By halftime, they were down 49-0.

Construction of skate bowl begins

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 11:22AM

Skate board enthusiasts celebrated the beginning of construction of a skate bowl at the Burton Adventure Recreation Center (BARC) on Monday.

Having officers at lunch may help prevent incidents

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 11:05AM

As I heard the news of the school shooting at Marysville, I found myself thinking, once again, how we can keep our community safe from this type of disaster. Clearly this is a multi-faceted problem of our generation, and I applaud any and all efforts to address the problem at its roots.

Put aside issues of war to consider those who served, as well as their families

  • Nov 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

I am a Vietnam veteran, and like millions of other veterans, I will observe Veterans Day next Tuesday. This national holiday pays tribute to all American veterans, but especially to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or during peacetime. Vashon will offer some special programs and activities for veterans and their families. I encourage you to attend an event or plan one of your own.

As holiday shopping starts, remember our local shops | Editorial

  • Nov 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

November is here, and with it the beginning of the holiday season. Jack-o-lanterns may be moldering on our porches, but this is the month that shopping begins, and many of us are already thinking about what we might give. While the focus of the season should never be on presents, now is a good time for the shoppers among us to start thinking about shopping locally.

Park district looks for public feedback on raising fees

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 10:34AM

The Vashon Park District will take on the issue of user fees tonight at a special meeting, where one commissioner will lead a conversation about raising fees to help the district, which has struggled financially, build its reserves.

Man jumps from Vashon ferry

  • Oct 31, 2014 at 2:00PM updated at 4:44PM

A man jumped off a Vashon ferry today and was rescued from the water by ferry workers, according to George Brown, assistant chief of Vashon Island Fire & Rescue.

Windstorm downs trees, knocks out power

  • Oct 28, 2014 at 1:00PM updated Oct 31, 2014 at 3:06PM

A powerful windstorm blew into the region Saturday, downing trees throughout the island and knocking out power to thousands on Vashon and Maury.

String orchestras star in Saturday night concert

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 5:00AM updated Oct 31, 2014 at 9:43AM

Strings are the thing at the Vashon Maury Chamber Orchestra’s (VMCO) fall concert, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Vashon High School theater.

Locals find success in a tricky island hunting scene

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 5:30PM

For years Phil Volker left the island to hunt deer, usually heading east of the mountains. But about a decade ago, Volker said, he realized hunting was just as good right on Vashon, a place he can hunt in his own backyard and where meat is flavored by the apples and gardens deer feed on.

Homegrown band plays on Halloween

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 12:50PM

While Halloween draws out the spooks and witches, the Vashon-born band Trolls Cottage brings out islanders who love to dance to the band’s blend of reggae, rock and world music.

Singer-songwriter will rock the Bike this weekend

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 12:47PM

Songwriter and musician Bill Carter will return to the Red Bike for a show at 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Caspar Babypants to perform twice on Vashon

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 12:43PM

In the first of two island appearances coming up, Caspar Babypants — a Vashon family favorite — will perform at the Blue Heron as part of Vashon Allied Arts’ Family Series at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

What's Happening: Entertainment Briefs

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 12:35PM

Let Seattle gardener and author Marty Wingate take you on a tour of England, Scotland and Ireland with tales of the gardens and gardeners who inspired her new Potting Shed mysteries at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at the Vashon Library.

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