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Hoopsters breeze to 70-54 victory over Seattle Academy

  • Dec 9, 2008 at 12:37PM

The Pirate boys basketball team skated to a 70-54 victory, in their home opener against the Seattle Academy Cardinals last Wednesday.

Islanders protest Glacier at early-morning demonstration

  • Dec 8, 2008 at 3:34PM

More than 50 people showed up a stone's throw from Glacier Northwest's construction site on Maury Island early Monday morning in a show of opposition to the corporation's industrial-sized pier and the mammoth gravel-mining operation it could facilitate

Glacier begins work on controversial Maury Island pier

  • Dec 6, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Dec 8, 2008 at 11:15AM

After one of the longest environmental battles in Vashon's history, Glacier Northwest on Friday afternoon began laying booms in the waters surrounding its aging dock off the eastern rim of Maury Island — the first step in the construction of its controversial, 305-foot pier.

Artist’s show takes viewers on a trip to an imaginary Vashon

  • Dec 2, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Dec 3, 2008 at 11:22AM

Café Luna’s December art exhibit, “The Imaginary Tourist,” will offer Island lore and a dash of Chamber of Commerce-esque marketing when local artist and geologist Greg Wessel presents a series of faux travel posters hyping the charms of Vashon.

Vashon's long-sought equestrian covered arena is nearly at hand

  • Dec 2, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Dec 3, 2008 at 11:18AM

The construction of the covered arena at Paradise Ridge Park has been held off for a year while King County Department of Development and Environmental Services processed the project’s permit applications. And in that year, steel and concrete prices skyrocketed, leading to an almost 50 percent increase in the project’s budget and causing some to fear the arena at the 43-acre former Nike missile site would never be constructed. And now, the arena’s designs are just weeks away from receiving final county approval.

Islanders rally behind food bank in an ‘amazing’ show of support

  • Dec 2, 2008 at 3:38PM

Islanders have been responding in strong numbers to news that the Vashon Maury Community Food Bank is witnessing a significant rise in customers and a decrease in food supplies, the director of the food bank reports.

School board, in surprise move, defers vote on high school plan

  • Dec 2, 2008 at 3:48PM

The Vashon Island school board, slated to take a final vote Monday night on its proposed $79 million high school makeover, deferred its decision until next week amid questions about how to potentially lower the costs of the ambitious plan.

District 19, developer settle lawsuit

  • Dec 2, 2008 at 3:49PM

A tentative settlement in Dan McClary’s lawsuit against Water District 19 has been reached, giving the Federal Way developer permission to build a smaller version of his proposed motel but requiring that he undertake several water-conservation measures.

Pitrof knows personally about the importance of helping others

  • Dec 2, 2008 at 3:46PM

Yvonne Pitrof was a city girl when she came to Vashon 16 years ago, hoping to live in a yurt in the woods. The yurt was delayed, so she borrowed a tent. Her first night living outdoors, she lay awake, listening to the rustling in the bushes. An owl hooting overhead gave her a scare.

Letters to the Editor: Dec. 3

  • Dec 2, 2008 at 3:28PM

Editorial: A legal settlement

  • Dec 2, 2008 at 3:25PM

As is the case in most compromises, the 11th-hour settlement between developer Dan McClary and the water district he sued leaves both parties somewhat unhappy.

Aquatic reserve headed for failure unless DNR changes course

  • Dec 2, 2008 at 3:23PM

As someone who has spent considerable time studying the management of marine protected areas, or MPAs, I find the Maury Island Aquatic Reserve of great interest. I applaud its creation and am fascinated by the planning process.

The Cookie Fairy is real, and something worth believing in

  • Dec 2, 2008 at 3:21PM

The Cookie Fairy is supernal beauty and glory beyond, everywhere and nowhere at once. She takes many forms and gives us loving refuge in our sometimes-intolerable existence. She works seen and unseen, in the form of a grandmother one day, of a beloved neighbor another, your piano teacher the day after that.

Club and organization news

  • Dec 2, 2008 at 3:16PM


  • Dec 2, 2008 at 3:13PM

Calendar: holiday events

  • Dec 2, 2008 at 3:09PM

Vashon Island Chorale’s ‘A Celebration of Carols’ kicks off a festive season

  • Dec 2, 2008 at 3:03PM

When Vashon Island Chorale takes the stage with a 15-piece chamber orchestra this weekend to perform “A Celebration of Carols” at Bethel Evangelical Free Church, it will be a concert that has been almost two decades in the making.

Small works add up to a big exhibit at the Blue Heron

  • Dec 2, 2008 at 3:02PM

Blue Heron Gallery will open its second annual “Masters in Miniature” exhibit at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5.

Dancers go gung-ho for Nutcracker Ballet

  • Dec 2, 2008 at 3:00PM

Blue Heron Dance Company will bring the Nutcracker Ballet to life again this year with a cast of more than 50 dancers ages 6 to 18. Performances are slated for 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5 and 6, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Vashon High School theater.

Arts briefs: Dec. 3

  • Dec 2, 2008 at 2:58PM

Studio art tour promises a wealth of gift ideas

  • Dec 2, 2008 at 2:55PM

The 2008 Vashon Island Holiday Art Studio Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 6, 7, 13 and 14, at 32 arts studios.

Registration ends Friday for Ski School 2009

  • Dec 2, 2008 at 2:24PM

Registration can be done in person only at Vashon Park District’s Ober Park office. The deadline to sign up is this Friday, Dec. 5.

U11 soccer teams in championship tournament

  • Dec 2, 2008 at 2:16PM

Both Vashon U11 boys soccer teams have qualified for the Tacoma-Pierce County Junior Soccer Association post-season championship tournament.

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