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Vashon-Maury Clubs and Organizations | July 9

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jul 10, 2008 at 3:17PM

A listing of clubs and organizations offering things for Vashon-Maury residents to do.

Vashon resident Macready hosts swim across Colvos Passage

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jul 10, 2008 at 3:24PM

Tall Ships find safe waters, many fans on Vashon

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jul 10, 2008 at 3:25PM

Calling young performers for summer fun

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM

t VAA’s summer classes for kids still have some room.

Vashon Islander Richard Cromwell, Bethany Weir announce engagement

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jul 10, 2008 at 3:27PM

Bethany Weir and Richard Cromwell announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Colleen and Dan Weir of Moorhead, Minn., and Sharon and Cecil Cromwell of Vashon.

Just Fiddlin’ ’Round to host CD release party on Vashon

  • Jul 8, 2008 at 2:41PM

Since they were 7 years old, the girls of Just Fiddlin’ ’Round have grown up while their music grew with them. Seeing “old music through young eyes,” the girls have ventured from strict instrumentals and rudimentary improvisation to complex vocal harmonies, fancy fiddling and country rock.

Vashon Allied Arts weaves 'Community Quilt' to raise funds

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jul 10, 2008 at 3:29PM

The 23rd annual Vashon Allied Arts Community Quilt is a tribute to the postcard-perfect views of Vashon Island.

Vashon's Drama Dock brings 'Importance of Being Earnest' to island

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jul 10, 2008 at 3:30PM

Drama Dock is gearing up to present Oscar Wilde’s elegant farce, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” with performances scheduled for the last two weekends of July at Vashon High School Theater.

Vashon Allied Arts offers chance to enjoy sounds of the world at August music festival

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jul 10, 2008 at 3:34PM

Islanders can take a whirlwind musical trip around the world this summer by attending Vashon Allied Arts’ annual World Music and Dance Festival. This year’s festival, scheduled from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at Camp Burton’s outdoor amphitheater, will include taiko drumming, Brazilian music, reggae/roots groove and music and dance from Ghana and West Africa.

Vashon Theatre, Film Society to screen outdoor film Thursday

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jul 10, 2008 at 3:35PM

A free family outdoor movie, presented by the Vashon Theatre and Vashon Film Society, will kick off Strawberry Festival fun at 9:15 p.m. Thursday, July 10. “Strictly Ballroom,” the colorful, kitschy Australian crowd-pleaser about a boy, a dream and a dance competition, will be shown on an outdoor screen at the theater.

Vashon Library offers way for teens to keep out of trouble

  • Jul 8, 2008 at 2:42PM

The Vashon Library was teeming with teens at 7 p.m. on the last Saturday in June. They polished their Guitar Hero and Dance Dance Revolution skills while snacking on Red Vines, updated their Facebook accounts online and drank soda or enjoyed a lively battle of Magic cards.

Rep. Nelson: Army Corps’ decision on Vashon dock was a failure of political will

  • Jul 8, 2008 at 2:42PM

This past week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers determined it would permit Glacier’s proposed barge-loading facility within Maury’s sensitive shoreline. The agency refused to require a federal environmental impact statement. With the federal government having listed the chinook as a threatened species and our beloved orcas as endangered, this decision casts a major shadow over efforts to recover these species and Puget Sound.

In our opinion Glacier’s green light, Vashon’s dark day

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM

Last week, this paper reported some of the first good news in a few years about the long, hard, Quixote-like struggle to keep Glacier Northwest at bay. Preserve Our Islands, the grassroots group opposing Glacier, had successfully convinced state regulators to hold the sand and gravel company to the highest standard possible under the state’s voter-approved toxic cleanup law.

Collective farming enriches the lives of all the farmers involved

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM

Shoulder-To-Shoulder Farm, one of Vashon’s hidden treasures, spreads out behind Vashon Cohousing on land leased from the Roseballen Community Land Trust.

Independence Day celebrations should be kind to creation as well

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM

Traditions are important. The things we do as each year follows another can be the ties that bind families, organizations, cultures and nations, to name a few possibilities. In a world that more and more crosses national boundaries, where people live in places they were not born, traditions can be strengths that hold one’s roots. They can be shared experiences that cross all national, racial and cultural boundaries and bring people together in celebrations of human ethos.

Fireworks are outdated, inappropriate for 4th | Vashon Letters to the Editor

  • Jul 8, 2008 at 2:46PM

Skull-splitting explosions, animals cowering in fear and sleepless nights hardly seem appropriate ways to celebrate the Fourth of July. Vashon Island is special because of its quiet repose and year-round serenity — except for the Fourth of July and New Year’s Eve, when everyone must endure the regressive, pathological need of a few to blow things up.

Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust goes after bullfrogs to save native newts

  • Jul 15, 2008 at 1:28PM

An osprey flew overhead shortly after Abel Eckhardt and his volunteer-partner for the evening, teenager Peter Evans, eased their red canoe into Meadowlake Pond in Island Center Forest on a recent Wednesday night. The light was beginning to fade, and the pond, nearly inaccessible due to the thick walls of brush that surround it, was still.

Fundraising effort launched for Fern Cove ed center

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 12:00AM

Fern Cove, one of the Island’s most significant parks ecologically and historically, could soon have a hub for environmental education, thanks to a seed grant and a fundraising effort just getting under way.

A festival as vibrant as Vashon

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 12:00AM

Report dead birds: West Nile virus testing season under way

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 12:00AM

With the mosquito season under way and West Nile virus once again a concern, King County residents are asked to contact Seattle-King County Public Health with reports of dead birds.

Islander challenges Jim McDermott for Congressional seat

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 12:00AM

Islander Mark A. Goldman has declared his candidacy for office in Washington state’s 7th Congressional District, running as an independent against Democratic incumbent Jim McDermott.

Bill Burby’s son Aaron takes first in Burby Inspirational Fun Run

  • Jul 15, 2008 at 1:29PM

Saturday’s Bill Burby Inspirational Fun Run and Walk was the biggest to date — more than 400 Islanders and visitors pounded the pavement in the event that honors one of the Island’s most memorable men.

Vashon-Maury Sports Briefs | July 16

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Jul 21, 2008 at 4:44PM

Islander Alex Swenson was named one of six members of the American national men’s team to compete in the Sixth World Championship 24-Hour Run of the International Association of Ultrarunners.

New Zoomies owner keeps the classics, adds teriyaki

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 12:00AM

Under different names and owners, Zoomies has supplied burgers and ice cream to Islanders young and old for decades and will continue that tradition under new owner Kelly Hwang.


  • Jul 16, 2008 at 12:00AM

Hey teens, take some pics

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