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Dancers gather to perform spring show at VCA

  • Jun 1, 2016 at 1:30AM

It's been almost 15 years since Vashon Center for Dance has brought Prokofiev's classic ballet, "Cinderella," to Vashon audiences. The last time was in 2001. It was one of the first ballets Christine Juarez, director of Vashon Center for Dance, choreographed for her students, and it was performed in the lecture hall-cum-theater in the old Vashon High School building. This weekend, Juarez and her students will present a newly choreographed version of "Cinderella" on the new stage as the inaugural dance performance in the Katherine L White Hall at Vashon Center for the Arts.

Arts around town

  • Jun 1, 2016 at 1:30AM

Islanders invited to All Island Reads kickoff on Thursday

All Island Reads event can help make island aware of bullying, privilege

  • Jun 1, 2016 at 1:30AM

Reading about the bullying lawsuit I am overwhelmed by the pain. The pain of we who bully, of we who've experienced being bullied, of we who want to protect our loved ones, of we, the people in authority being blamed for this phenomena and we who are witnessing the greed and further bullying of the judicial system process — it is indeed overwhelming. I agree with my neighbor who said"bullying is all of our responsibility. She means, I think, we need to cut to the cause of this kind of thinking and acting. Where does the behavior start?

Vashon Schools Foundation needs community donations

  • Jun 1, 2016 at 1:30AM

Our kids need you. Vashon Schools Foundation (VSF) is committed to filling the gap in public school funding; helping to ensure quality education for all kids. We are not the School Board-who sets policy or the Superintendent who implements policy. We are an organization that identifies funding priorities that our important to our community and in alignment with the District's goals.

Sheepdog classic is a testament to personalities, relationships of both dogs and handlers

  • Jun 1, 2016 at 1:30AM

My husband and I moved to Vashon Island in 1992. We had been living in Seattle for several years and wanted to live in a more rural setting and build our own home. While building our home we were living in our barn and a 1968 Airstream trailer. We both loved dogs and, given the rough living quarters we were in, we opted to get a puppy.

Land Trust will not lease Matsuda Farm, other projects move forward

  • Jun 2, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 9:19AM

Five months after the Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust announced it was seeking a farmer to lease the historic Matsuda Farm, the organization has decided not to lease the farm and will instead focus on developing it further.

Cascadia Rising: Exercise next week will test local groups during disaster

  • Jun 2, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 9:20AM

Vashon's fire department, scores of island volunteers and the National Guard will take part in a region-wide exercise next week, simulating a response to a powerful earthquake.

Investigation shows school district did respond to harassment complaints

  • Jun 1, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Jun 2, 2016 at 10:42AM

Vashon school district employees correctly addressed complaints of harassment and discrimination from parents who are now filing a lawsuit against the district, according to the results of an independent investigation.

All Island Reads about racism, culture and white privilege

  • May 25, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Jun 2, 2016 at 11:41AM

Islanders Lois Watkins and Janie Starr have each lived on Vashon for just over a decade, but they only met a few months ago. They share a passion for activism and a love of writing, and they grew up in segregated America in the Southeast during the 1950s. But they could not have arrived on Vashon from two more different backgrounds. Watkins, black, and Starr, white, lived in vastly different worlds, and as they say, they came to their activism from flip sides of the race coin.

Cascadia rising exercise begins

  • Jun 7, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 12:17PM

Dozens of National Guard soldiers arrived via watercraft at Jensen Point on Monday afternoon. With vehicles and days of supplies in tow, the soldiers headed to Sunrise Ridge where they will camp for the rest of the week while the Cascadia Rising disaster drill is underway. They will provide humanitarian aid and work with local agencies to respond to a disaster scenario based on the possibility of a 9.0 earthquake and tsunami.

Newberry medalist releases new book

  • Jun 8, 2016 at 1:30AM

When island author and Newberry award-winner Karen Cushman sat down to write her 10th book for young readers, she knew only two things — the title of the book and that she wanted to do something different from her trademark historical fiction. Her efforts culminated in "Grayling's Song," Cushman's first fantasy novel. The author will sign and read from her recently released book at 6 p.m. Thursday at Vashon Bookshop.

Island musician returns to Vashon roots

  • Jun 8, 2016 at 1:30AM

Former islander, indie-pop and rock singer-songwriter Cami Lundeen will return to her Vashon roots with a show at 8 p.m. Friday at the Red Bike.

David Bowie tribute band, 80s prom this weekend

  • Jun 8, 2016 at 1:30AM

With the recent death of David Bowie, the rock world lost one its great icons and trailblazers. In celebration of his life and career, Vashon Center for the Arts will present BowieVision, the Northwest's premiere tribute band on Saturday evening. With video and lighting effects, deft musicianship and strong stage presence, the band will cover some of Bowie's greatest hits.

Two VHS tennis players end season with close defeat at state tournament in Yakima

  • Jun 8, 2016 at 1:30AM

Vashon High School sent two senior tennis players to the state tennis tournament in Yakima on May 26 and 27. Josh Tillman qualified from the boys' team — which ended its season in the fall, but Tillman has waited until spring for the state tournament — and Taryn Mulvihill qualified from the girls' team — which just ended its season.

Vashon Pirates baseball team ends championship season with members named to All Tournament and Senior Regional All State teams, coach retires on a high note

  • Jun 8, 2016 at 1:30AM

The accolades keep coming for the Vashon Pirate baseball team. Shortly after the state championship final, six Vashon High School players made the 13-member All Tournament team, and two more came in as alternates.

VCA Musical Theater will present new show

  • Jun 8, 2016 at 1:30AM

Vashon Center for the Arts will hold its first musical theater production on the new stage. Vashon children, grades 4 to 12 will perform a stage version of the popular show, Disney's "Aladdin JR."

Likely more to ferry tollbooth changes than meets the eye

  • Jun 8, 2016 at 1:30AM

Notably lacking in stories about the Fauntleroy tollbooth debacle are the real reasons for the procedure change. Instead, the ferry system spokesman is forced to utter mushy-mouthed statements like "we're finding creative ways to meet needs."

EDITORIAL: Support local events for future of island organizations

  • Jun 8, 2016 at 1:30AM

Temperatures in the Puget Sound region last weekend climbed to above 90 degrees, causing hundreds to flock to beaches and to the water by kayak, paddleboard and sailboat. With temperatures expected to drop, but remain pleasant just in time for the annual Vashon Sheepdog Classic slated for this weekend, more than 10,000 summer tourists are expected to come to Vashon.

Vashon Ultra runners test themselves on island trails

  • Jun 8, 2016 at 1:30AM

With unseasonably warm temperatures for this time of year, 160 runners were undaunted and competed in the seventh annual running of the Vashon Island Ultramarathon and Trail Run last Saturday.

Settling with plaintiffs will be admission of guilt for something that didn’t happen

  • Jun 8, 2016 at 1:30AM

Vashon Island School District Superintendent Michael Soltman should not agree to settle with these families. If he does, it is an admission of some wrongdoing that I am absolutely sure was never committed. I have two children that have gone through the district from kindergarten through high school, one student graduated last year and is in his first year of college, and I have a junior going to Vashon High School and Seattle Central to finish with an AS degree. I have loved and supported the VISD school system for 13 years: I have been part of fundraisers, volunteered, voted for taxes on my property and always supported our education system. I moved here when I was pregnant for the quality of life and the fantastic schools. It has worked for my family and many others I have befriended through the journey of our children's education.

COMMENTARY: DoVE Project opens dialogue about family violence, Title IX and sexual harassment

  • Jun 8, 2016 at 1:30AM

There has been a lot in the news lately both locally and nationally regarding domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment and bullying. These are complex issues, and many islanders have been reaching out to The DoVE Project with questions and concerns. As advocates for social change, we'd like to begin a dialogue to address your questions and concerns and explain how we can and cannot help.

COMMENTARY: Vashon Fibershed aims to teach about importance of using local, recycled fibers

  • Jun 8, 2016 at 1:30AM

Eight and a half years ago, my husband and I were driving across the country destined for Vashon. I was running out of the hideously purple alpaca yarn I was knitting with when not behind the wheel, so I Googled "Yarn + Vashon." A local alpaca farmer was included in the results that popped up, and I thought, "meant to be."

Culture of bullying, non-acceptance is not new

  • Jun 8, 2016 at 1:30AM

To be clear, the problems facing our district are not new.

VISD superintendent should not air lawsuit in public

  • Jun 8, 2016 at 1:30AM

We are all disappointed about the lawsuit against the Vashon Island School District (VISD), especially the families of the students involved.

Poetry Well for June features island’s first poet laureate

  • Jun 8, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 9:33AM

The Poetry Well is a monthly column that showcases island poetry. This month includes a poem by Vashon's inaugural poet laureate Ann Spiers.

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