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With the advent of Netflix, Vashon's Movie Magic finds a new path

  • Jan 26, 2010 at 1:00PM updated at 3:29PM

For more than 20 years, one Vashon business has enlivened Islanders’ rainy afternoons, weekends and sick days with the magic of home film viewing. But Movie Magic has struggled in the last few years to compete with mail-in DVD service Netflix and cable TV movie offerings, so much so that co-owner Jackie Merrill said the business is shaking things up to stay viable on Vashon.

Rowers plan to circumnavigate Vashon to prepare for cross-Atlantic row

  • Jan 26, 2010 at 1:07PM

Every day, a range of vessels, from ocean-going barges to single kayaks, frequent the waters near Vashon Island. This Sunday, weather permitting, Vashon’s waters will host the beginning of a grand adventure.

Letters to the Editor: Jan. 27

  • Jan 26, 2010 at 1:20PM

Levy is essential to our schools’ excellence

  • Jan 26, 2010 at 1:15PM

Ballots will soon arrive by mail for the renewal of the Vashon Island School District’s Maintenance and Operations (M&O) levy.

Tax cuts do more harm than good and little for the local economy

  • Jan 26, 2010 at 1:14PM

I must take issue with John Cushing’s argument that what we need in Washington state is more tax cuts (“Tax increases are not what we need,” Jan. 20).

Vashon teen sexually assaulted in the middle of the night

  • Jan 19, 2010 at 4:00PM updated Jan 26, 2010 at 1:08PM

A teen girl was sexually assaulted in the middle of the night earlier this month by a man who came into the home she shares with her family on Vashon, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.

Cabaret performers take to the air for UMO Ensemble

  • Jan 26, 2010 at 1:03PM

Open Space for Arts & Community will be the destination for partygoers on Saturday night, when an extravagant fête takes over the cavernous space and turns it into the site of a cabaret variety show.

Hot guitarist comes to Vashon to support Rotary’s Guatemalan project

  • Jan 26, 2010 at 1:03PM

Trace Bundy, an up-and-coming guitarist who has won over audiences with his complex finger-style playing and sweet renditions of well-known songs, will take to the stage for a one-night benefit concert to support the Vashon Island Rotary Club.

Take a musical journey on Vashon this weekend

  • Jan 26, 2010 at 1:00PM

Three concerts will provide a variety of musical genres for Islanders’ listening pleasure this weekend.

Arts briefs: Jan. 27

  • Jan 26, 2010 at 12:57PM

Corporation undertakes effort to market K2 property on Vashon

  • Jan 21, 2010 at 6:19PM

K2 Sports has begun actively marketing its 180,000-square-foot former manufacturing site on Vashon now that a lawsuit over its zoning change from industrial to commercial has ended in K2's favor.

After a successful year, Vashon Bookshop begins expansion

  • Jan 20, 2010 at 12:21PM

Vashon Bookshop, which has been in business for nine years, is expanding — adding enough space to increase its inventory by 10 to 15 percent, owner Karen Barringer said.

Vashon responds wholeheartedly to crisis in Haiti

  • Jan 20, 2010 at 7:00AM updated at 9:59AM

Days after a massive earthquake shook Haiti, Vashon Islanders have rallied behind the small Caribbean island, planning fundraisers and raising thousands of dollars for the people of the ravaged nation. From concerts to an enormous bake sale at Bob’s Bakery, Vashon residents have thrown their support behind the country where as many as 200,000 people may have been killed by the 7.0 quake that hit on Jan. 12.

Ballots mailed for Vashon school levy; Election Day is Feb. 9

  • Jan 19, 2010 at 12:00PM updated at 4:36PM

Ballots for King County’s Feb. 9 election, which were mailed to Vashon voters this week, include a request for a four-year levy to help fund the Island’s three public schools.

Lavender Festival to take one-year hiatus in 2010

  • Jan 19, 2010 at 12:00PM updated at 4:36PM

Vashon Park District offers grants to Islanders and groups

  • Jan 19, 2010 at 10:00AM updated at 4:36PM

Vashon Park District reinstated its popular community grant program this month, after the five-member park board voted to set aside $10,000 for the program in 2010. The program offers small grants to Islanders and nonprofit organizations with visions for events or programs that benefit the community. Last year’s park district budget did not have funding for the grant program, and officials said they’re happy it could be reinstated this year.

Hilary Emmer offers tax help Feb. 1

  • Jan 19, 2010 at 12:00PM updated at 3:55PM

The Washington State Combined Excise Tax Return is due Feb. 1 for small businesses.

Guitarist Ian Moore to play two Blue Heron shows

  • Jan 19, 2010 at 10:00AM updated at 3:24PM

Ian Moore, an acclaimed guitarist, singer and songwriter, will rock the Blue Heron this weekend, when he takes the stage with an accomplished band of musicians for a full weekend’s worth of concerts.

Michael Johnson kick-starts a musical weekend on Vashon

  • Jan 19, 2010 at 10:00AM updated at 3:22PM

There won’t be a shortage of music on the Island this weekend, with note-worthy shows on tap at two Island venues. The fun will start with a show by Michael Johnson, a renowned singer, songwriter and showman, who will take the stage at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, at Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi.

'In Search of Amelia Earhart' is Vashon Arts' newest show for kids

  • Jan 19, 2010 at 10:00AM updated at 3:21PM

Portland’s Nomadic Theatre Company will bring acrobatics, clowning, masks, dance and puppetry to “How to Fly: In Search of Amelia Earhart,” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24. The performance is part of Vashon Allied Arts’ new family series. The show incorporates humor in a quest to discover Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean. During the performance, a chicken also learns to take wing, albatrosses dance on stilts and migrating geese turn upside down.

Vashon arts events: Save the date

  • Jan 19, 2010 at 9:00AM updated at 3:18PM

“Comedy is Good for the Soul,” an evening of comedy and dining, will be presented at Sound Food on Saturday, Jan. 23. A soul food dinner will begin at 5 p.m., and the comedy show will start at 7:30 p.m. There is a cover charge of $8 for the comedy, which is for adults only. Comedians on the bill include Laura Park, Sean Ottey, Tom Sullivan, Jay Hollingsworth and others.

Vashon wrestlers win big at dual meet

  • Jan 19, 2010 at 10:00AM updated at 2:46PM

The Vashon wrestling team blasted the talented 2A Washington Patriots 51-28 in a lopsided dual meet on Thursday.

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