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Thursday, September 11, 2014 -- 7:01 pm
The Vashon-Maury Island Chamber of Commerce announces photo contest...
Vashon Loop - The Vashon-Maury Island Chamber of Commerce is looking to put your photograph on the cover of the 2015 Heart of the Sound Map! Show the world the visual delight that is Vashon! Submit an image of Vashon that you want to share with visitors, friends and the Island community. It could be anything, from sweeping vistas of the sound, tranquil country roads, majestic mountain views or island pleasures like homegrown vegetables, food, animals or a twisted piece of driftwood. Read more...
Thursday, September 11, 2014 -- 7:01 pm
Tears of a Clown
Vashon Loop - ... this Saturday, and then hop in a kayak to lead the way on the cross sound swim happening Sunday from Pt. Defiance to Vashon and back, all of which should be at least somewhat fun, in comparison with what has been going on here. While I did start out ... Read more...
Thursday, September 11, 2014 -- 4:50 pm
Editorial: The Times recommends Joe Fitzgibbon in the 34th Legislative District
Seattle Times - IN a state House race that features two Democratic candidates, incumbent Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon of Burien is the best choice in the 34th Legislative District. This area includes Vashon and Maury islands and West Seattle. Read more...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 -- 9:58 pm
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Vashon Loop - ... The music is composed by Michael Bruce with sound by Christopher Shutt. The Movement director is Jonathan Goddard. At Vashon Theatre on Saturday, September 20 at 8pm & on Sunday the 21st at 1pm. Tickets at VashonTheatre.com or the Box Office. Read more...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 -- 9:58 pm
Music at Snapdragon
Vashon Loop - ... herself to play. The songs she writes are her own stories, and the stories of those she meets. Joe Panzetta is a Vashon based multi-instrumentalist, composer, and singer. He performs original songs on guitar, banjo and harmonium, singing melodic ... Read more...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 -- 9:57 pm
Coast Salish Art Discussed by Noted Artist Shaun Peterson
Vashon Loop - In these late summer days two hundred years ago, the people of Vashon were occupied with harvesting horse clams, fish, and the berries of salal and huckleberry bushes. They were smoking and drying many of them for winter, because they had no grocery stores or coffee shops to visit during the cold January drizzle. Read more...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 -- 9:57 pm
2014 an Art Odyssey
Vashon Loop - This year, a VAA's Art Auction is held a in a new location at the spectacular Outer Space of Open Space for Arts & a Community, only a few starsa down Vashon's interplanetary superhighway. The auction's all-star team features emcee Jeff Hoyt at ground control, spaceman a Kevin Joyce conducting the auction launch, Steffon Moody and his crew orbiting the room with otherworldly entertainment and an entire weekend of exceptional art-gazing. Read more...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 -- 9:57 pm
A Family Affair
Vashon Loop - Dear Readers...Some of you may have read a companion piece , "In the Wake of Tragedy" I wrote for the Vashon Beachcomber. In it I refer to a column that was pulled in deference to the tragic death of Kirsten Anderson Profitt. Read more...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 -- 9:57 pm
Harbor School's Arts Initiative Teams with Metal Artist To Visually Enhance Campus and Fields
Vashon Loop - ... Ball Field Park and Harbor School's campus. After conceptualizing the designs, Head of School James Cardo approached Vashon Park District Executive Director Elaine Ott with a proposal in August. Last week, the VPD commissioners approved the ... Read more...
Monday, September 8, 2014 -- 10:30 pm
The Ultimate Vashon Bike Ride
Vashon Loop - A bike ride along Vashon Island's rolling central roadway fails to reveal the steep challenges that can be found at the island's edges. On Saturday, September 13, 2014, hundreds of area cyclists will spend their entire day at those edges, taking on all of Vashon's least fair, most gnarly hills, during the 4th annual Passport To Pain. Read more...
Monday, September 8, 2014 -- 10:30 pm
Vashon Household HomeShare Program
Vashon Loop - Vashon Household current project is the construction of 14 affordable homes for low-income first-time buyers. Sunflower Community Land Trust , built in partnership with Northwest Housing Development, will be the first Vashon Household project to earn a Built-Green rating. Read more...
Monday, September 8, 2014 -- 9:41 pm
Vashon tries to get a handle on famed bike’s vandals
Seattle Times - The Vashon Island bike in the tree is barely a bike, missing a number of key parts. Islander Jeff Ammon, who once owned a bike-repair shop on Vashon, has helped keep the bike looking complete. Read more...
Thursday, August 28, 2014 -- 12:46 am
The Dance Club that Vashon has always needed... is here
Vashon Loop - ... weekend night running in to Seattle just to find a cool place to dance. Now you've got your own place to go, club O: Vashon's own dance club. club O is a regular monthly event, a chance for people to bust through the Friday blues and bust a move ... Read more...
Thursday, August 28, 2014 -- 12:45 am
The Rebel of the Road
Vashon Loop - ... Sound interesting? Come join us Saturday evening starting with a classic car/hot rod show at 4p.m. In front of The Vashon Theater followed by the 5p.m. showing of the film. Security will be eyeing the ve hicles while their owners are enjoying the ... Read more...
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 -- 6:03 am
Waterfront development: Will new rules harm fish, Puget Sound?
Crosscut.com - ... organization. Sound Action's been around a couple of years under its current name, but before that it made news as a Vashon-based organization called Preserve Our Islands. It took on - and defeated in court - a powerfully connected gravel mining ... Read more...
Monday, August 25, 2014 -- 6:03 am
Vashon, Wash. man seeks his gay partner's federal VA benefits
Stars and Stripes - ... penalized for being gay. "If I had a vagina, and my name was Josephine, this would not be a discussion," the Vashon resident said. "What is the definition of marriage? It's a contract." Last Monday, Lambda Legal, a national advocacy group for ... Read more...
Friday, August 22, 2014 -- 11:28 pm
Vashon Island Sheepdog Classic 2014
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - Border Collies relax in the the shade between competitions during the annual Vashon Sheepdog Classic Friday, August 22, 2014, at Misty Isle Farms on Vashon Island, Washington. Read more...
Monday, August 18, 2014 -- 7:30 am
Traffic/Transit Today: Monday updates; what's ahead, including Highway 99 closure
West Seattle Blog - No major problems right now as the heart of the morning commute approaches. As reported here very early this morning, the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth ferry run is back to three boats. Read more...
Monday, August 18, 2014 -- 12:54 am
Ferry-alert update: Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth back to 3 boats
West Seattle Blog - We noticed on Washington State Ferries' VesselWatch that the M/V Evergreen State, which broke down on Saturday, was back on the move earlier this hour - and now, WSF has sent official word that it's back to the three-boat Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth for today's morning commute: Necessary repairs on the Evergreen State have been made and the route ... (more) Read more...
Sunday, August 17, 2014 -- 6:15 pm
Raft Up at Vashon Island
Seattle Times - Beulah Ellison-Taylor, bottom right, 7, shields her eyes as she looks up at a drone taking a group photo as Cara Aguilera holds onto her kayak during a world record attempt for most kayaks and canoes rafted up, or held together, at Raft Up at Jensen Point on the waters of Quartermaster Harbor at Vashon Island on Aug. 17, 2014. Read more...

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