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Americana and 'poetry band' come to Luna

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 4:00PM updated at 6:50PM

Jump rope film shows at theater

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 4:00PM updated at 6:50PM

If you thought skipping rope was just for the playground, the high-energy documentary “JUMP!” will yank you up to date on the competitive extreme sport of jump rope.

Kingbees make Red Bike debut

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 4:00PM updated at 6:50PM

Bill Brown and the Kingbees will play at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at The Red Bicycle.

Chelsea Adomaitis apprentices with Pacific Northwest Ballet

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 4:00PM updated at 6:50PM

Chelsea Adomaitis recently accepted an offer as an apprentice dancer with Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB), according to her mother Jill Adomaitis, who teaches ballet for Vashon Allied Arts.

Orchid Ensemble brings its exotic repertoire to the Heron

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 4:00PM updated at 6:50PM

Celebrate Chinese New Year and the year of the ox with Orchid Ensemble, a trio from Vancouver, B.C., that expertly blends ancient musical instruments such as erhu, zheng and marimba with traditions from China, Persia and India.

‘Innovative project’ brings solar power to two Island buildings

  • Feb 4, 2009 at 7:00AM

Thanks to a grant from Puget Sound Energy, solar power will come to downtown Vashon this spring when solar arrays — the term for complete solar energy systems — are installed at the Land Trust Building and Vashon HouseHold’s Charter House apartments.

Stories help build wilderness program

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 6:42PM

Several of the Island’s best known storytellers will join together next Saturday for an evening of tall tales to benefit the Vashon Wilderness Program.

Hendricks to leave Vashon HouseHold this spring

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 6:39PM

Sam Hendricks, whose nine-year tenure as the head of Vashon HouseHold has encompassed a period of immense growth for the affordable-housing developer, will step down in April.

Letter to the Editor: Library could move and still be in town

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 5:03PM

What happened to the third option for the Vashon library to be built anew just west of the Napa store? The branch would remain inside the town core, conveniently close to the Post Office, and offering a chance to revitalize nearby Vashon Plaza. Moving to K2 will only contribute to further sprawl and increased traffic congestion along Vashon Highway; tearing down and building a new branch at its present location would inconvenience patrons during construction and seems to be objectionable to the King County Library System.

Letter to the Editor: School bond — tour convinced us it's needed

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 5:02PM

I must admit that I was highly skeptical when I first heard of the Vashon High School bond issue. Why remodel a school that looks so great as you drive past it? To learn more about the situation, my wife and I took one of the school tours being offered, and grim reality quickly set in as we saw, firsthand, the inside story of overcrowded classrooms and inadequate facilities.

Letter to the Editor: Vashon currency could add value

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 5:00PM

Issuing a bond in U.S. dollars to rebuild the high school will create future hardship. But that is not the only means, as there could be a parallel process in community currency: Vashon investors put up U.S. dollars, the dollars purchase stockpiles of critical materials at present prices, and the investors get repaid in community currency. The benefits of a parallel process go beyond the obvious merit of sidestepping inflation. The extra benefit is the economy resulting by use of Vashon talent compensated with community currency for all phases of design and construction. And there is a little engine of gain hidden in the parallel process. Islanders paying the tax in community currency to investors who have with good-will invested in Vashon will repay those investors with cups filled to overflowing.

Letter to the Editor: Foreign aid could do more for poor

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 4:56PM

My Grandma Skov wanted to help poor people back in the ’20s when the men came to the kitchen door asking for food. One time she gave a man a dime and then watched to see what he did with it. He went into the saloon with Grandma after him, demanding to get her dime back. It wasn’t going to make him less poor, and she didn’t want her dime to be used foolishly.

Letter to the Editor: A thank you from California

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 4:56PM

As we settle into our house here in Sebastopol, Calif. — a true sister city to Vashon — today I came across a large bundle of cards. It will be two years this April since David passed, his death touching all of us in some way.

Letter to the Editor: Let’s work to improve Island roads

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 4:55PM

I’ve noticed around the Island after the recent snows that the plows scraped many of the new reflectors off our roads. Some of them are still in good shape by the roadsides.


  • Feb 3, 2009 at 4:50PM

Wrestlers bested by Cruisers, Cardinals

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 4:45PM

Last Wednesday, in their last home dual match, the Vashon Pirates lost a hard, tough wrestling match to the Eatonville Cruisers, 33-45.

Girls hoopsters take two more games

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 4:43PM

Vashon’s girls basketball team had a full week of play the last week of January. Starting off the week, the Pirates hosted the Cascade Christian Cougars on Tuesday, Jan. 27.

Boys come out on top after tussle with Cougars

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 4:41PM

The Vashon High School boys’ Pirate basketball team notched a key win against a strong Cascade Christian Cougar basketball team last week. The Cougars came into the game on Tuesday only one game behind the Pirates in the Nisqually 1A league.

Island woman wins suit against fire department

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 11:49AM

In a resounding judgment against the fire department, a King County judge ruled Monday that volunteer firefighter Lanora Hackett was routinely harassed, treated as inferior and wrongly denied a paid position at Vashon Island Fire & Rescue. Superior Court Judge Cheryl Carey awarded the former insurance broker $150,000 in emotional distress damages as well as six years’ pay — roughly $250,000, Hackett’s lawyer estimated — for the job Hackett was denied because she is a woman. The fire department will also be ordered to pay Hackett’s legal fees, the lawyer noted.

KCLS to reconsider keeping Vashon's branch library at Ober Park

  • Jan 28, 2009 at 7:00AM updated Jan 29, 2009 at 2:06PM

After an outpouring of opposition to the library's potential move out of Ober Park, the King County Library System (KCLS) and the Vashon Park District are poised to resume discussions about the location of the Island's heavily used and much-loved branch, both sides reported Wednesday.

Boys tame Tarriers, trounce Cowboys

  • Jan 28, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 3:18PM

The Vashon High School boys basketball team notched two more wins last week. On Wednesday, they defeated the Charles Wright Tarriers 56-33. On Friday, they pummeled the Chimacum Cowboys, 89-23.

Island Quilter brings splash of color to Vashon’s core

  • Jan 28, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 11:00AM

After nearly two years serving area quilters from a home nestled in the woods off Thorsen Road, Anja Shive Moritz, the owner of Island Quilter, plans to open the store next week in downtown Vashon, bringing with her roughly 4,500 bolts of fabric — and plenty of color.

Huff has experience, skill to oversee King County elections

  • Jan 27, 2009 at 2:00PM updated Jan 28, 2009 at 10:10AM

Voters throughout King County are casting their ballots for a new elected position: Director of Elections. The public decided in November to change the position from one that is appointed to an elective position, bringing King County in line with most other counties in the state.

On Luna’s musical menu are dulcimer, Celtic and roots

  • Jan 27, 2009 at 3:02PM

Vince Conaway brings his hammered dulcimer music to Café Luna at 7:30 p.m Friday, Jan. 30, followed the next night, Saturday, Jan. 31, by folksinger/guitarist Rose Laughlin, who will perform from 7:30 to 10 p.m.

Feed the creative mind with Allied Arts classes

  • Jan 27, 2009 at 3:04PM

Creative outlets for all ages abound at Vashon Allied Arts; classes in dance, clay, drawing, music and metal arts start now.

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