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Dance the winter away

  • Feb 24, 2009 at 10:21AM

Islanders are invited to welcome spring — and chase away winter’s darkness and cold — at a traditional Bulgarian-style dance sponsored by the Vashon Folkdancers.

The Blue Heron brings back a night of the blues

  • Feb 24, 2009 at 10:20AM

A bluesy thing happened on the way to Vashon Allied Art’s “Blues Reunion” concert in December — it got snowed out.

Arts briefs: Feb. 25

  • Feb 24, 2009 at 10:17AM

Five of eight Pirates who wrestled at state earned medals

  • Feb 24, 2009 at 10:04AM

The Tacoma Dome was the last stop for the Vashon High School wrestling team this past weekend.

Shiosaki repeats state championship at 112 pounds

  • Feb 24, 2009 at 10:02AM

Sylvie Shiosaki didn’t remember her final match on Saturday, but she did know she had just won her second consecutive championship at Mat Classic XXI, the state wrestling tournament. Last year she won the 112-pound bracket.

Boys beat Redskins and play King’s on Friday

  • Feb 24, 2009 at 10:01AM

The Vashon High School boys Pirates basketball team took a giant step in their quest for a 1A state championship on Saturday, beating the highly ranked Port Townsend Redskins 59-38 winner-to-state subdistrict contest at the Orting High School gym.

Girls face Cedar Park in home game tonight

  • Feb 24, 2009 at 10:01AM

The Vashon Pirates girls basketball team lost to the Seattle Christian Warriors Saturday night in the sub-district title game to decide the number one and number two team to tri-district.

Ferry supporters from around Puget Sound rally in Olympia

  • Feb 19, 2009 at 4:00PM updated Feb 20, 2009 at 1:52PM

More than 100 people, most of them Vashon Islanders, descended on the State Capitol Wednesday morning to make some noise about the state ferry system. Residents of various ferry-served communities turned out to hear legislators, activists, businesspeople and community organizers speak.

A better way to eat and grow

  • Feb 17, 2009 at 4:00PM updated Feb 19, 2009 at 10:32AM

“Good Food,” a new documentary film about organic farming, is coming to Vashon Theatre for a screening at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21.

Islanders tell two sides of bond story

  • Feb 18, 2009 at 7:00AM

In a spirited debate last Wednesday over Vashon Island School District’s bond measure, Bob Hennessey contended that the seven-building high school is crowded, substandard and horribly inefficient while Hilary Emmer countered that the district’s proposal amounts to “run-away spending.”

Park board says library should stay in Ober

  • Feb 18, 2009 at 7:00AM

Park officials passed a resolution Feb. 10 stating unequivocally that they want the library to stay put.

Superintendent search draws dozens of qualified applicants

  • Feb 18, 2009 at 7:00AM

Nearly 30 administrators in public education — including superintendents, assistant superintendents and principals from around the region — say they’d like to leave their current posts to helm Vashon’s 1,500-student school district.

Payday loan shop may soon open in town

  • Feb 18, 2009 at 7:00AM

A payday loan and pawn shop that will also sell luxury tobacco and snuff is slated to open March 1 at the former site of the 070 Gallery, according to a news release issued last month.

Pirates primed for playoffs

  • Feb 17, 2009 at 4:26PM

The Vashon High School boys Pirates basketball team completed a perfect Nisqually League season last week by taking their last two games from Life Christian and Charles Wright Academy. This year’s title is the fifth in a row for the successful program under coach Andy Sears.

Citizens continue crafting ‘Plan C’ for ferry system

  • Feb 17, 2009 at 4:21PM

The vision of a small group of people concerned about the future of Washington’s ferries is beginning to come into focus in the form of “Plan C,” an alternative to the long-range proposals put forth by Washington State Ferries. Its preliminary draft was released Monday.

Tattoo shop opens in Old Fuller Store

  • Feb 17, 2009 at 4:20PM

Few people would count tattooing among Vashon’s cottage industries. But then again, few people know an Islander designs and builds some of the world’s best custom tattoo machines, and he just opened a tattoo shop on the Island.

Park board endorses school bond

  • Feb 17, 2009 at 4:17PM

On Feb. 10, the Vashon Park District board unanimously threw its support behind the Island’s upcoming school bond proposal.

Property taxes up 4 percent

  • Feb 17, 2009 at 4:16PM

The average Vashon property owner will see his or her property taxes increase by nearly 4 percent this year, from an average tax bill of $4,166 to an average bill of $4,328, according to the King County Assessor’s Office.

Girls basketball team tallies two final league wins

  • Feb 17, 2009 at 4:15PM

The Vashon Pirates ended the 2008-09 regular season with two league victories last week, bringing their record to 15-4, or 10-2 in the Nisqually League.

Three girls grapplers grab state slots

  • Feb 17, 2009 at 4:14PM

Three girls advance to Mat Classic, the state championship wrestling tournament, and the Pirates were the sixth place team in the regional tournament last Saturday at Emerald Ridge.

Five boys grapplers head to state

  • Feb 17, 2009 at 4:13PM

At the regional wrestling tournament held last Saturday at Bellevue Christian High School, five tough Vashon Pirates ascended the ladder into the Tacoma Dome where the state tournament will be held this weekend. Once inside the Dome, each wrestler will compete with 15 others in his weight class to determine the best in the state.

Seals swim to first-place finish in Port Angeles

  • Feb 17, 2009 at 4:11PM

Four members of the boys relay team from Vashon’s swim team, the Seals, attended the Division 5 February Challenge Meet, Feb. 7 and 8, in Port Angeles.

Vashon troupe premieres new play

  • Feb 17, 2009 at 4:02PM

A new full-length production by the acclaimed Island performance troupe, UMO Ensemble, is about to have its world premiere.

The Bike brings twang and reggae beats to town

  • Feb 17, 2009 at 4:00PM

Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi’s upcoming musical offerings will include two bands, each offering a different style of high-energy dance music.

Arts briefs: Feb. 18

  • Feb 17, 2009 at 3:59PM

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