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  • Nov 18, 2008 at 11:00AM updated at 6:56PM

All-ages event closed the generation gap

  • Nov 18, 2008 at 12:00PM updated at 6:56PM

About 40 Islanders — half youth, half adults — gathered in the VYFS Playspace (formerly the YMCA) Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Island’s 14th Youth-Adult Dialogue.

Students earn spots in multi-state honor bands

  • Nov 18, 2008 at 12:00PM updated at 6:56PM

Seven Pirates chosen for competitive bands.

Water shapes our Island life

  • Nov 18, 2008 at 6:44PM

Mainland cities have always been built near dependable fresh water sources: large rivers, lakes, snowcapped mountains. Small islands rarely enjoy such luxuries but depend upon rainfall to replenish their wells and creeks. Like Vashon, most islands are sole-source aquifers with nothing but juicy clouds to wet their whistles.

Grab ahold of joy and don’t let go

  • Nov 18, 2008 at 6:42PM

Letters to the Editor: Nov. 19

  • Nov 18, 2008 at 6:41PM

Editorial: A debate stifled

  • Nov 18, 2008 at 6:40PM

For more than an hour, a standing-room only crowd waited patiently as the Vashon-Maury Island Community Council waded through committee reports and other business to get to the hot topic on hand: an emergency motion by Tom Bangasser about King County’s rezone of the K2 site. But when the issue finally came up, three people — one-third of the community council board members present — voted that the measure was not an emergency. And thus it ended, with scarcely a word on the topic spoken.

Father Roach’s moving funeral served as his final gift

  • Nov 18, 2008 at 6:36PM

If there was one thing that anyone who ever attended St. John Vianney Catholic Church in the past 10 years knew, it was that our parish priest, the Rev. Richard Roach, was a man of many words.

Acclaimed author lives and writes on Vashon

  • Nov 18, 2008 at 6:28PM

An Island resident for six years, award-winning author Karen Cushman said she never set out to be an author of young adult fiction. “It’s just what comes out,” she said.

A delicious night of poetry at Café Luna

  • Nov 18, 2008 at 11:53AM

Poetry aficionados will gather at Café Luna this week to share new work and explore a topic that is particularly relevant to the month of November.

Arts briefs: Nov. 19

  • Nov 18, 2008 at 11:54AM

Bike brings back a lively band

  • Nov 18, 2008 at 11:54AM

Publish the Quest, a band known for its danceable sound, will hold a party for the release of its first CD, “The Threads,” at Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi at 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22.

'Accordion chaos' hits the Blue Heron

  • Nov 18, 2008 at 11:55AM

A Seattle-based accordion quartet, Hell’s Bellows!, will take the Blue Heron stage at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22. This is the group’s first Vashon appearance.

Youth football teams show sportsmanship in bowl

  • Nov 18, 2008 at 11:49AM

Youth Pirates play Sportsmanship Bowl.

Soccer teams to President’s Cup

  • Nov 18, 2008 at 11:46AM

The Blazers will play in the President’s Cup District Final on Sunday, Nov. 23, at Starfire Soccer Stadium in Tukwila.

Master rowers medal in Canada

  • Nov 18, 2008 at 11:42AM

With the sun shining on both venues, VIRC’s masters rowers shined on the water as well, highlighted by the club’s first-ever gold medal at Elk Lake on Sunday, Oct. 26.

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.

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