Burby participants on the road at Strawberry Festival

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Nearly 300 people do the Burby, raise money for scholarships

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 1:30AM

A total of 294 people completed a walk or run during the 36th Annual Bill Burby Inspirational 10K & 5K Fun Runs & 5K Walk on Saturday morning. From children to seniors, people walked and ran a loop near the north end of town and gave money — in the form of their registration fees — to fund the Bill Burby Wellness Scholarship.


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July 4th hydro race is part of island’s history

  • Jul 6, 2016 at 1:30AM

Islander Karl Olsen won the traditional early morning hydro race around the island on July 4, edging out two fellow competitors to retain the perpetual trophy, passed from winner to winner.

Rowing: Two Vashon boats finish in country’s top ten

  • Jun 15, 2016 at 1:30AM

One might be tempted to assume that the 2016 USRowing Junior National Championships were plagued by leprechauns. First was the unrelenting greenness of the Lake Mercer course with trees hovering out from the banks. Then, the cancellation of all racing on Thursday's practice day eliminated the chance to fine-tune the rigging of the boats that the club borrowed for this distant regatta. Finally, in a very unusual circumstance late on Friday after a day of heat races, officials decided to cancel Sunday's finals in anticipation of high winds.

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.

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.

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