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Montesano squeaks past Vashon, 14-7

  • Nov 18, 2008 at 12:03PM

The curtain fell on the Vashon High School football season last Saturday night, when the Pirates suffered a heartbreaking 14-7 loss to the third-ranked Montesano Bulldogs.

Feeling the pinch, a music store diversifies

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 7:00AM updated Nov 13, 2008 at 10:32AM

Vashon Island Music, which will celebrate its four-year anniversary on Thanksgiving, is “definitely feeling the economic downturn,” said owner Karen Eliasen.

Yoga studio struggles with need to raise fees.

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 7:00AM updated Nov 13, 2008 at 10:29AM

At Island Yoga Center, owners Kathryn Payne and Elizabeth Freeman are facing a conundrum at the small studio they’ve owned for nearly six years.

Has the recession hit Vashon?

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 7:00AM updated Nov 13, 2008 at 10:27AM

Since September, when the stock market crashed and major financial institutions faltered, the country has been in an economic tailspin. Islanders, it appears, are also struggling.

Pirates beat Trojans in a playoff nailbiter; next game on Saturday

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 8:39PM

This victory moves them into another playoff game, against unbeaten Montesano (10-0) at Tumwater at 7 p.m Saturday, November 15.

Editorial: Economic turmoil

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 7:00AM updated at 11:25AM

Newspapers are inherently flawed mediums. They take snapshots in the moment, without the benefit of hindsight or the polish of analysis and try mightily to make sense of them. The “rough draft of history” — delivered to your home. And yet these snapshots are invaluable because they can — especially when pieced together into a bigger whole — offer a window into our lives and our community.

Arts briefs: Nov. 12

  • Nov 11, 2008 at 6:40PM

Radio theater returns to Ober

  • Nov 11, 2008 at 6:38PM

Radio theater will return to the Island at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, when Voice of Vashon Radio Theater’s Ten-Minute Play Festival makes its debut at the Ober Park performance space.

Hans York in rare Island concert

  • Nov 11, 2008 at 6:37PM

Hans York, an award-winning songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist, will play a rare Vashon concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at Havurat Ee Shalom at 115401 Westside Hwy.

Kid rocker plays high-octane music

  • Nov 11, 2008 at 6:35PM

Justin Roberts and his Not Ready for Naptime Players will serve up some memorable music for the whole family during a special concert slated for 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at Vashon Theatre.

Zap it!

  • Nov 11, 2008 at 6:33PM

Zap. I thought it was an electric car. It’s a play, bits and pieces that are braided together with audience participation.


  • Nov 11, 2008 at 7:15PM

Club and organization news

  • Nov 11, 2008 at 7:11PM

Stock up on good books at book fair

  • Nov 11, 2008 at 7:18PM

Chautauqua Elementary School and the Vashon PTSA will host the annnual Book Fair Nov. 17 to 25.

Buds’ Bombers beat Orting Animals

  • Nov 11, 2008 at 7:39PM

Sophomores run in Pasco

  • Nov 11, 2008 at 7:36PM

Sophomore cross-country runners Savannah Krug, at left, and Leigh Sheridan participated in the state meet in Pasco, placing 41st and 54th out of the 131 runners on the 1A course.

Pirates fell to Cougars last week, but beat Meridian Trojans 22-21 on Tuesday night

  • Nov 11, 2008 at 7:32PM

The Pirates will have their next playoff game — time, place and opponent TBA. Check this Web site tomorrow for a complete story on the game, and upcoming game information.

Back Bay dresses down, dubs itself a pub

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 7:00AM

For Back Bay Inn in Burton, the financial disaster on Wall Street has hit home — hard. October saw the eatery’s lowest sales in years, prompting the small family establishment to remake itself entirely. This weekend, the once linen-and-china restaurant quietly reopened as Quartermaster Pub, with new decor and nine menu items under $9.

New fire chief offers up his first budget

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 7:00AM

When Vashon Island Fire & Rescue’s five commissioners hold a public hearing on Chief Hank Lipe’s first budget tomorrow night, they’ll have before them a $4.14 million budget that not only reflects the new fire chief’s priorities, but also a 4 percent decrease over last year’s budget.

School board opts for a $79.45 million campus plan

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 7:00AM

The Vashon Island School Board, after months of discussion, analysis and debate, is ready to ask voters to approve a $79.45 million bond measure to fund a far-reaching makeover of the Island’s aging high school campus.


  • Nov 11, 2008 at 7:30PM

After a first quarter of three Meridian touchdowns, with Vashon scoreless, it seemed like the game would be an annihilation of the Pirates. But after the first quarter, the Pirates came alive, and kept the Trojans scoreless for three quarters. Vashon ran in two touchdowns and put in two field goals to bring the score to 22-21.

Festive wrapping paper doesn’t belong over photos of indigenous people

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 7:00AM

The photographs of indigenous people from Puget Sound and the rest of Washington State are especially poignant; they are beautiful images. Yet the Lummi, Duwamish, Suquamish, Snohomish and other Native people in the images, even those who physically survived, were the victims of genocide. I’m glad these pictures are on display to remind us of local history. At the same time, I’m perturbed by the way they are sometimes treated.

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