I don’t have a good feeling about these gingerbread houses.
It’s welcome news that King County was able to avoid further cuts to Metro, saving Vashon some modest cuts to its already limited bus service. But our entire region still faces a transportation problem that will only worsen as lawmakers continue to put off finding new funding for buses, roads and ferries.
As an island community, we have had more than our share of death. We’ve witnessed in the past few years the suicides, as well as the accidental deaths, of many of our precious young people, and these deaths have exposed our frailty and our grief. Yet these deaths do not reveal our finiteness, but have revealed our infiniteness, our eternity.
Health care on Vashon has always been tricky, as it is in any small town. Basic care has been easy to find, but islanders have found themselves going to Seattle or Tacoma to see specialists, for urgent care or even for something as simple as an ultrasound
By now many people know about the historic agreement last week between the United States and China to lower greenhouse gas emissions. This agreement is a positive step forward and will hopefully pave the way for a global fight against climate change.
I have reached that stage in life when hearing a dreaded diagnosis comes with the territory. I got one the other day. It was from my barber.
It’s clearly time for the Mukai farmhouse to change hands, and its owner should have taken King County up on its offer to purchase the property.
I am a Vietnam veteran, and like millions of other veterans, I will observe Veterans Day next Tuesday. This national holiday pays tribute to all American veterans, but especially to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or during peacetime. Vashon will offer some special programs and activities for veterans and their families. I encourage you to attend an event or plan one of your own.
November is here, and with it the beginning of the holiday season. Jack-o-lanterns may be moldering on our porches, but this is the month that shopping begins, and many of us are already thinking about what we might give. While the focus of the season should never be on presents, now is a good time for the shoppers among us to start thinking about shopping locally.
Vashon Island School District’s board is leading our community to a brighter and healthier future as we are forging a “culture of ecology” in our schools.