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Wrestlers place fourth of 19 teams in Everett

  • Jan 13, 2009 at 1:08PM

Nineteen high school wrestling teams sloshed and floated their way to the Everett High School gymnasium on Saturday, Jan. 10, where they slipped out of their survival suits to don their singlets and participate in the Everett Classic Wrestling Tournament, held for varsity and junior varsity teams.

Boys trounce Seattle Christian

  • Jan 13, 2009 at 1:07PM

The battle was won before the game was over against the Warriors on Friday, Jan. 9. Pirate fans, including Stanford basketball coach Rodney Tention, filled the Seattle Christian gym, dulling the team’s home advantage.

Pirates take a bite out of third-ranked Cougars

  • Jan 13, 2009 at 1:05PM

The sweet taste of winning is fast becoming a staple of Pirates basketball. On Jan. 11, they savored the taste of the Cascade Christian Cougars.

Islanders rally around Maury plant nursery

  • Jan 13, 2009 at 12:42PM

On Friday morning, a dozen Islanders gathered at Colvos Creek Nursery on Point Robinson Road. Friends, neighbors, strangers, gardeners, customers — they all came to the woodsy farm on a knoll to help nursery owner Mike Lee deconstruct his three greenhouses.

Club and organization news

  • Jan 13, 2009 at 12:48PM


  • Jan 13, 2009 at 12:46PM

Islander helps snowbound residents during storm

  • Jan 13, 2009 at 12:41PM

While Islanders are known for lending a hand to their neighbors in times of trouble, several people on Vashon say one Islander — Barrett Fox — stood head and shoulders above everyone else for the efforts he took to help people during the recent snows.

Stimulus package cabaret

  • Jan 14, 2009 at 6:00AM

Vashon’s performance art troupe, UMO Ensemble, is gearing up to present its third annual cabaret on the Island.

Local actors visit ‘On Golden Pond’

  • Jan 13, 2009 at 12:30PM

“On Golden Pond,” a play that won Oscars for Henry Fonda and Katherine Hepburn in its 1981 screen adaptation, will open on the Blue Heron stage this month with an all-star Island cast. The play is a co-production of Drama Dock and Vashon Allied Arts.

Set sail for two nights of music by local bands

  • Jan 13, 2009 at 12:29PM

Red Bicycle Bistro and Sushi will serve up some homegrown music this weekend, with free shows planned on Friday and Saturday featuring a roster of Island talent.

Arts briefs: Jan. 14

  • Jan 13, 2009 at 12:28PM

Where have all the grebes gone?

  • Jan 7, 2009 at 7:00AM updated Jan 13, 2009 at 12:17PM

For years, Quartermaster Harbor has provided a winter refuge to the western grebe, an elegant, long-necked diver that has experienced a precipitous decline throughout Puget Sound.

Islanders urge state officials to maintain ferry service levels

  • Jan 11, 2009 at 3:55PM

Hundreds of Islanders made their way through torrential rains and strong winds Wednesday night to let state officials know they’re worried about potential cuts to Vashon’s ferry service.

Pirate boys basketball team dominates Orting

  • Jan 8, 2009 at 5:00PM updated Jan 9, 2009 at 4:20PM

The Pirates Varsity boys basketball team continued their winning way on Tuesday, Jan. 6 — Pirates 81, Orting Cardinals 33 — and go on the road today and tomorrow to face some of their toughest opponents yet.

Park board holds retreat at Fern Cove

  • Jan 9, 2009 at 1:00PM updated at 3:15PM

The Vashon Park District board of commissioners will conduct its 2009 planning retreat from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, January 11, in the Belle Baldwin house at Fern Cove.

‘Little Women’ provides lessons on life remarkably relevant today

  • Jan 7, 2009 at 7:00AM updated Jan 9, 2009 at 9:43AM

It’s a new year. We have a new president and a new sense of possibilities. Hopes should be running very high on this bright and clear morning.

Commemoration of King’s birth will carry a special meaning

  • Jan 7, 2009 at 7:00AM updated Jan 9, 2009 at 9:43AM

It was 45 years ago that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. and closed his famous “I Have a Dream” speech with these words: “Free at last, free at last, thank God almighty, we are free at last.”

Activists seek support to halt Glacier

  • Jan 7, 2009 at 7:00AM updated Jan 9, 2009 at 9:43AM

We are writing this letter as the nine Vashon-Maury residents who risked arrest on Friday, Jan. 2, blockading the two main entrances of the Glacier Northwest gravel mine on Maury Island.

It’s the right time to invest in schools

  • Jan 7, 2009 at 7:00AM updated Jan 9, 2009 at 9:43AM

As a concerned property owner, parent and someone who has studied property taxes on this Island, I’d like to share my perspective regarding the school board’s proposal to renovate Vashon High School and make important improvements to McMurray Middle School and Chautauqua Elementary. These renovations are necessary, and the scale and cost of this project is reasonable.

Bird count offers up data to help us shape future policy

  • Jan 7, 2009 at 7:00AM updated Jan 9, 2009 at 9:42AM

Editorial: Quite a showing

  • Jan 7, 2009 at 7:00AM updated Jan 9, 2009 at 9:42AM

Kudos to the Islanders who are stepping forward to show their opposition to Glacier Northwest’s construction project on Maury Island.

Hundreds turn out to oppose Glacier

  • Jan 6, 2009 at 12:00PM updated Jan 8, 2009 at 9:10AM

In one of the largest rallies on Vashon in years, more than 500 sign-toting Islanders gathered on the rocky shores south of Gold Beach Sunday to protest Glacier Northwest’s efforts to dramatically expand its mining operation.

Human barricade slows Glacier's workflow

  • Jan 7, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 9:39AM

Protesters with their arms in long steel tubes created a human chain blocking the road that leads to Glacier Northwest’s mine site Friday morning — the first act of civil disobedience to halt the mine’s controversial expansion since it was proposed more than a decade ago.

Sunday snow stuns Vashon Island

  • Jan 6, 2009 at 12:00PM updated at 3:47PM

A wet snow began falling on Vashon and its weather-weary residents Sunday afternoon and kept up well into the night, knocking out power to a third of the Island and creating innumerable problems for drivers on Sunday and Monday.

Fire department orders custom ambulance to replace 1994 vehicle

  • Jan 7, 2009 at 7:00AM

Vashon will have a brand-new aid car by this summer, replacing one that’s outlived the normal life expectancy of an ambulance. Vashon Island Fire & Rescue officials ordered an ambulance from Chehalis-based Braun Northwest on Dec. 31, after the fire board approved the purchase at its meeting last week.

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