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Island favorites bring flavor to Luna

  • Nov 26, 2008 at 10:00AM updated at 12:38PM

Two local bands will play shows at Café Luna over Thanksgiving weekend. Both performances are free.

‘Nutcracker’ comes to life

  • Nov 26, 2008 at 10:00AM updated at 12:37PM

Blue Heron Dance Company, with more than 50 dancers ages 6 to 18, will present their “Nutcracker” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5 and 6, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Vashon High School theater.

Vashon Island Chorale presents ‘Celebration of Carols’

  • Nov 26, 2008 at 10:00AM updated at 12:37PM

Vashon Island Chorale will continue the tradition of kicking off the Island’s holiday season with its annual presentation of “A Celebration of Carols.”

Backbone benefit salutes the Stones

  • Nov 26, 2008 at 10:00AM updated at 12:37PM

The Backbone Campaign and will present “Start Me Up!” — another musical extravaganza of Vashon Island talent, this time featuring the music of The Rolling Stones. The fundraiser will kick off at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 29, at Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi.

Something for everyone

  • Nov 26, 2008 at 10:00AM updated at 12:37PM

The 2008 Vashon Island Holiday Art Studio Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Dec 6, 7, 13 and 14, at 32 art studios located all over the Island.

A special P.E. class helps kids find their balance

  • Nov 26, 2008 at 12:11PM

The students are taking part in McMurray’s Challenge P.E. class, which is designed to fit the ability levels of those in the course. It’s an integrated class that brings typically developing students together with those who have physical or other limitations that make it difficult for them to participate in a traditional physical education class, said Greg Allison, McMurray principal.

Defying the odds, Ross Krinsky holds on to life

  • Nov 26, 2008 at 10:00AM updated at 12:37PM

Two months ago, when it looked like Ross Krinsky was near the end, his small room at Harborview Hospital was transformed into what Vashon High School teacher Harris Levinson called “a Paris salon from the early part of the 20th century.”

Vision for a new arts center begins to come into focus

  • Nov 26, 2008 at 10:00AM updated at 12:36PM

Should the organization’s ambitious plans come to fruition, the new arts campus could include a 250-seat theater, exhibition space, offices, classrooms, outdoor spaces and room for a parking lot, replacing the McFeeds building and another small house that stands on a parcel of land next door to the Blue Heron Art Center.

Vashon author reveals new truths about why Titanic went down

  • Nov 18, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Nov 19, 2008 at 10:30AM

Islander Brad Matsen may have rewritten history. His book, “Titanic’s Last Secrets,” posits a shocking new theory about the mammoth ship’s sinking, a theory that implicates the ship’s builders and designers in the tragic accident at sea.

Cuts could shutter DAWN

  • Nov 18, 2008 at 6:34PM

King County’s budget woes will likely spell the end to Vashon’s only domestic abuse protection program, a small but important set of services provided by the Domestic Abuse Women’s Network (DAWN), administrators with the advocacy organization said Monday.

Duo to lead dialogue on parenting kids in 20s

  • Nov 18, 2008 at 6:32PM

Parent Devon Atkins and her friend and colleague Joyce Victor, a therapist and group facilitator, plan to offer up their insights and personal stories and hear those of others when they hold three “facilitated conversations” this month and next about parenting children who are now in their 20s.

Pirates bask in a season of success

  • Nov 18, 2008 at 6:31PM

On Saturday, the Pirate football team played its first ever state playoff game. And though the Pirates fell to perennial powerhouse Montesano 14-7, they did so in the finest form, displaying some of the best ball this Island has ever seen, spectators said.

K2 rezone debate grabs attention

  • Nov 18, 2008 at 6:25PM

A standing-room only crowd of Islanders crammed into Courthouse Square’s meeting room Monday night to hear what many thought would be a spirited discussion about whether the King County Council followed the rules when it voted to rezone the K2 property last month.

Club and organization news

  • Nov 18, 2008 at 11:00AM updated at 6:56PM


  • Nov 18, 2008 at 11:00AM updated at 6:56PM

All-ages event closed the generation gap

  • Nov 18, 2008 at 12:00PM updated at 6:56PM

About 40 Islanders — half youth, half adults — gathered in the VYFS Playspace (formerly the YMCA) Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Island’s 14th Youth-Adult Dialogue.

Students earn spots in multi-state honor bands

  • Nov 18, 2008 at 12:00PM updated at 6:56PM

Seven Pirates chosen for competitive bands.

Water shapes our Island life

  • Nov 18, 2008 at 6:44PM

Mainland cities have always been built near dependable fresh water sources: large rivers, lakes, snowcapped mountains. Small islands rarely enjoy such luxuries but depend upon rainfall to replenish their wells and creeks. Like Vashon, most islands are sole-source aquifers with nothing but juicy clouds to wet their whistles.

Grab ahold of joy and don’t let go

  • Nov 18, 2008 at 6:42PM

Letters to the Editor: Nov. 19

  • Nov 18, 2008 at 6:41PM

Editorial: A debate stifled

  • Nov 18, 2008 at 6:40PM

For more than an hour, a standing-room only crowd waited patiently as the Vashon-Maury Island Community Council waded through committee reports and other business to get to the hot topic on hand: an emergency motion by Tom Bangasser about King County’s rezone of the K2 site. But when the issue finally came up, three people — one-third of the community council board members present — voted that the measure was not an emergency. And thus it ended, with scarcely a word on the topic spoken.

Father Roach’s moving funeral served as his final gift

  • Nov 18, 2008 at 6:36PM

If there was one thing that anyone who ever attended St. John Vianney Catholic Church in the past 10 years knew, it was that our parish priest, the Rev. Richard Roach, was a man of many words.

Acclaimed author lives and writes on Vashon

  • Nov 18, 2008 at 6:28PM

An Island resident for six years, award-winning author Karen Cushman said she never set out to be an author of young adult fiction. “It’s just what comes out,” she said.

A delicious night of poetry at Café Luna

  • Nov 18, 2008 at 11:53AM

Poetry aficionados will gather at Café Luna this week to share new work and explore a topic that is particularly relevant to the month of November.

Arts briefs: Nov. 19

  • Nov 18, 2008 at 11:54AM

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