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Tennis player makes state

  • May 26, 2009 at 12:34PM

Vashon High School senior Max Burnham will represent the Island at the boys tennis state tournament in Yakima this weekend.

A new swim team emerges

  • May 26, 2009 at 12:33PM

The Vashon Island Stingrays, a newly formed swim club, are already seeing success at regional competitions, with one of the team’s swimmers competing in a prestigious invitation-only meet this month.

Mayor and coach Paul Wallrof named to sports hall of fame

  • May 26, 2009 at 12:32PM

Vashon Pirate Youth Football coach Paul Wallrof will be honored at the annual Banquet of Champions on June 4, when he will be inducted into the Tacoma-Pierce County Sports Hall of Fame. The Tacoma Athletic Commission will recognize Wallrof for his outstanding sports accomplishments and contributions to the community that have brought significant local and regional acclaim in the Tacoma-Pierce County area.

Rowers take home 33 medals from regionals

  • May 26, 2009 at 12:29PM

Aching and tired, yet excited about their success, the members of the Vashon Island Junior Crew (VIJC) team took home more than 30 medals after competing in the US Rowing 2009 Northwest Junior Regional Championship Regatta May 15 to 17 at Vancouver Lake, Wash.

School board vets off-Island students

  • May 22, 2009 at 2:44PM

For years, Vashon Island School District has been willing to accept as many off-Island students as it can handle.

Weekend promises a plethora of performances

  • May 19, 2009 at 4:00PM updated May 22, 2009 at 1:11PM

Music lovers can prick up their ears this weekend and hear something they like — the Island will boast eight separate music events in a three-night span, and many of the shows are free.

Murdery mystery comes to the Bike

  • May 19, 2009 at 4:00PM updated May 20, 2009 at 1:59PM

The Red Bicycle Bistro will be the scene of a murder mystery dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 4. The event is billed as “Chocolate Lover’s Die-Lite, a Murder ‘n’ Mayhem Murder Mystery Dinner.”

Arts briefs: May 20

  • May 19, 2009 at 4:00PM updated May 20, 2009 at 1:59PM

Keeping Vashon poetic

  • May 12, 2009 at 2:00PM updated May 20, 2009 at 1:54PM

A small group of Island poets and poetry lovers has been hard at work for the past several months, passionately planning an event they hope will put Vashon on the map as a Northwest poetry destination.

Editorial: Drugs in our cabinets

  • May 20, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 9:35AM

Conscientious parents have long known not to leave a loaded gun in their closet. They know to keep poisons out of reach from small children, to lock their liquor cabinets and to insist on seatbelts and bike helmets.

Troubling rise in heroin use seen on the Island

  • May 20, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 9:29AM

Some who keep a close eye on the drug scene on Vashon say that black tar heroin, for the first time in recent memory, is being sold on the Island.

State awards VAA $1 million grant

  • May 20, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 9:21AM

Vashon Allied Arts is slated to receive more than $1 million in state funds to help it move forward on its ambitious plans to build an expansive new arts campus — including a state-of-the-art performance hall, exhibition space, classrooms and more.

Low tide fest offers a window into another world

  • May 20, 2009 at 7:00AM

Imagine gazing at a nudibranch with nearly miniscule fluorescent dots on its feet-like serrata or an anemone that collects shell fragments that adhere like a pearl necklace around its soft, vulnerable body.

Row by row, Islanders help a new garden grow

  • May 20, 2009 at 7:00AM

Sixteen Islanders gathered under sunny skies on Sunrise Ridge Saturday to prepare a garden for planting. They tilled, installed a deer fence and hung a sturdy gate.

Land trust sells easement to county

  • May 20, 2009 at 7:00AM

The Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust has sold a 30-acre conservation easement in Paradise Valley to King County, ensuring the parcel retains its natural habitat and improving the salmon-spawning capacity of Judd Creek, the land trust announced last week.

Beachcomber to move to tabloid format

  • May 20, 2009 at 7:00AM

Library system doesn’t need a special permit to remain at Ober

  • May 20, 2009 at 7:00AM

The King County Library System will not have to apply for a conditional use permit if it builds a new branch or expands its current one at Ober Park, the county’s Department of Development and Environmental Services (DDES) has stated.

Students tackle drug use — from the stage

  • May 19, 2009 at 4:13PM

Islanders’ words come to life on the stage this week, when “Wake Up: The World’s On Fire” tackles youth substance use through documentary theater — a performance taken almost entirely from first-hand interviews and articles.

Track and field athletes head to tri-district championships

  • May 19, 2009 at 4:09PM

The Vashon track and field team was met with harsh rain and bone-chilling gusts of wind on the first day of the Nisqually League Championships at Fife High School on May 13.

Pirate soccer team ends season

  • May 19, 2009 at 4:07PM

Juniors and masters row at Opening Day

  • May 19, 2009 at 4:07PM

Despite the rain, thousands of spectators showed up to cheer from the banks of the Montlake Cut, the Montlake Bridge and from nearly 300 yachts for their favorite rowers at the Opening Day Regatta on Saturday, May 2.

Vashon lacrosse goes on to state

  • May 19, 2009 at 4:06PM

With a thrilling overtime victory over Northshore in its final regular season game, the Vashon High School Lacrosse Club earned a playoff spot for the Division I Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association Championship.

Letters to the Editor: May 20

  • May 19, 2009 at 3:55PM

Editorial: The low tide festival

  • May 20, 2009 at 7:00AM

Conservationists often struggle with a dilemma.

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