Local artist works to keep Native traditions alive

Vashon artist Odin Lonning tells a group of second graders about the totem poles he is carving. - Natalie Martin/Staff Photo
  • May 26, 2015 at 10:00PM

At the Vashon Forest Stewards lumber yard last Friday, a group of second graders crowded around two 11-foot totem poles in the making. Shuffling their feet in wood chips and occasionally touching the colorfully painted poles, the Chautauqua students peppered the totems’ creator, acclaimed Native artist Odin Lonning, with questions.


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New teen center aims to be resource for sexual health

  • May 27, 2015 at 6:00AM updated at 2:42PM

Island teens with questions about relationships, sex and sexuality now have new resources for answers: DoVE’s Teen Centre and its confidential texting line.

Park district hopes to offer camp for teens and tweens this summer

  • May 26, 2015 at 9:00PM updated May 27, 2015 at 2:42PM

In recent years, some islanders have criticized the Vashon Park District for cutting its program offerings, but this summer, the district hopes to serve island families by offering a summer camp for youth ages 11 to 15.

Lacrosse Vultures end season at top of division

  • May 27, 2015 at 2:35PM

The Vashon High School boys’ lacrosse team ended its season last week after a loss in the playoffs to powerhouse Juanita High School.

High school recognized with architecture award

  • May 27, 2015 at 5:00AM

The American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Washington Council recognized the new Vashon High School and its design team at Integrus Architecture with its highest award for civic design at an award ceremony earlier this month.

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