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As Friends of Vashon Pool, we thank the Vashon Park District for agreeing last Tuesday to consider budgeting for a four-week extension of the summer swimming season. We believe the most important impact is that the extra weeks overlap the school year. School district officials tell us they are eager to develop academic, physical education and after-school sports programs around the pool.
Community Events, December 2014
My sincere thanks to the Vashon community for showing support for me after a nasty fall from my horse in September along 220th Street (“Woman seriously injured when car spooks horse,” Sept. 17).
I often walked home from The Beachcomber when I worked there, and on one night, I headed home in a downpour, walking in the road to avoid the ponds forming on the sidewalks. It was after midnight, a Monday night. I was the only soul around.
Although I applaud the work of the Vashon Maury Health Collaborative (“Group seeks innovative solution to local health care challenges,” Nov. 19), the real concern facing delivery of medical care on Vashon is low and inadequate reimbursement from insurance and Medicare
Recently, government programs are being expected to pay for themselves. Ferries should be supported by users, buses by riders, parks by visitors. “Self-supporting” programs don’t cost taxpayers money, and that’s good, right?