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Dispute over Island Landmarks heads to court

  • Sep 19, 2012 at 7:00AM

A dispute over the leadership of Island Landmarks, a Vashon nonprofit that owns the historic Mukai Farmhouse, is slated to go to court next month, where both sides hope a King County Superior Court judge will make a swift decision in their favor.

Reclaiming the Beall Greenhouses

  • Sep 19, 2012 at 7:00AM updated Sep 21, 2012 at 11:24AM

A mile outside bustling Vashon town sits a relic of the past. Dozens of greenhouses, once filled with world-renowned orchids and roses, are now in various stages of disrepair and decay. Beaten by harsh Northwest weather and slowly swallowed by thick undergrowth, the buildings, some of them a century old, seem to be quietly returning to the earth.

Ref. 74 advocates look to Vashon for support

  • Sep 19, 2012 at 7:00AM

As the November election draws near, many Islanders are speaking up and taking action on a hot-button issue they say is especially personal on Vashon: same-sex marriage.

Property valuations mean another decline in tax revenue on Vashon

  • Sep 18, 2012 at 12:49PM

The King County Assessor’s Office released its latest figures for the region’s combined property values, numbers that suggest the Vashon Park District will see another decline in revenue next year.

Islanders invited to forum to learn about Affordable Care Act

  • Sep 20, 2012 at 10:29AM

A community forum on The Affordable Care Act, the health care bill signed into law by Pres. Obama in 2010, will meet next week and include a panel with expertise in a variety of health issues.

Park commissioner proposes streamlined agency

  • Sep 25, 2012 at 10:58AM

A Vashon Park District commissioner has put forward a proposal to address the agency’s ongoing financial problems by dramatically reducing the scope of its services.

Young volleyball team splits first few games

  • Sep 26, 2012 at 7:00AM

When the Vashon varsity volleyball team began the season, they weren’t sure what to expect. Many of last year’s varsity players graduated, and the Nisqually League is now expanded, meaning tougher competition.

Pirate football racks up another loss to a strong Eatonville team

  • Sep 26, 2012 at 7:00AM

The Vashon Pirates football team suffered a disappointing home loss to a new Nisqually League team, the Eatonville Cruisers, 47-7, on Friday. Their record is now 0-4.

An Islander makes his way down the long path of recovery

  • Sep 26, 2012 at 7:00AM

In a longboarding accident on a spring day two years ago, Islander Daniel Haag suffered a brain injury so severe it nearly took his life. Now, after prolonged medical care and rehabilitation, Haag is back on Vashon, living in the place he calls home.

Drama Dock reprises its ‘best date night show ever’

  • Sep 26, 2012 at 7:00AM

The chills and thrills of dating, love, marriage and all that comes after will get the musical theater treatment when Drama Dock presents the off-Broadway hit, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” this weekend at Vashon High School.

Don't let VAA project complicate Center's historic nomination | Editorial

  • Sep 26, 2012 at 7:00AM

Those who attend the King County Landmarks Commission’s hearing on Center Thursday night might be tempted to make the proceeding a referendum on Vashon Allied Arts’ proposed performing arts center — either in support of the new structure or in opposition to it.

Sharing a van is simple, smart | Editorial

  • Sep 25, 2012 at 11:40AM

At a time when public resources for those in need are declining, how refreshing it is to see five Vashon agencies work together to obtain a van for their clients. And how smart.

Park board failed to steward our money | Letter to the Editor

  • Sep 26, 2012 at 7:00AM

I think the Vashon Park District board as a whole has failed our community in its fiduciary responsibilities. As a medical center CEO, I know what it is like to have financial “surprises,” but not finding thousands of dollars of bills from a prior year or to suddenly find there is a substantial deficit in cash flow when the budget forecast was a surplus — these are all things that get chief financial officers fired.

Vashon agencies awarded van after presenting a plan to work together

  • Sep 26, 2012 at 7:00AM

King County has awarded a surplus passenger van to five Vashon social service agencies, a gift, the agencies say, that will enable them to more fully accommodate the needs of their clients.

State again puts forward threat of ferry route cuts

  • Sep 25, 2012 at 11:44AM

Washington State Ferries — faced with a mandate to shave $5 million from its budget — has proposed service reductions on both the north and south ends of Vashon that would likely mean longer lines and longer waits for Island commuters.

County says Center should be declared historic

  • Sep 26, 2012 at 7:00AM

King County’s historic preservation office has recommended that the county’s Landmark Commission approve a request to designate Center as a historic district.

A practice of borrowing money raises concerns

  • Sep 26, 2012 at 7:00AM

Both the King County treasurer and the banker who extends the Vashon Park District its line of credit have raised concerns about the small agency’s history of using bank loans to manage its cash flow.

Saving forests, making lumber

  • Sep 26, 2012 at 7:00AM

When the head of Vashon Forest Stewards led a group through the woods next to Chautauqua Elementary School last July, trying to explain why it is that cutting some trees would save the forest, he could tell one Islander — a teacher with a keen interest in nature — was critical of the effort.

Jim McDermott to hold Vashon fundraiser

  • Sep 27, 2012 at 11:27AM

U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Seattle) will visit Vashon Sunday for a low-dollar fundraiser where he will also take questions from the community.

Publish the Quest brings its energetic music back to the Rock

  • Sep 27, 2012 at 1:49PM

Publish the Quest, a band with deep Vashon roots that has made a name for itself worldwide as both a musical and philanthropic force, is coming home to Vashon this weekend after several whirlwind trips around the world.

Vashon Allied Arts’ auction brings out Island stars for a favorite cause

  • Sep 27, 2012 at 1:57PM

Roughly 400 Islanders came out dressed to the nines last weekend for “Bond with the Arts” — a James Bond-themed, two night auction to benefit Vashon Allied Arts. The gala netted approximately $120,000.

Out on the town | Arts and entertainment briefs

  • Sep 27, 2012 at 2:08PM

What’s being billed as “A Magical Night of Improvisation, Music and Movement” will take place at Hanna Barn Studio at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26. The studio is located at 7712 S.W. Point Robinson Rd. The evening will feature a set of Indonesian music by renowned Island composers and musicians Jessika Kenney and Eyvind Kang, a performance by the Island duo Lelavision and a dance piece called “Spell” by Karen Nelson. The performance is a benefit for KTO Sari Alam, an organization in West Java, Indonesia, that promotes traditional herbal medicine and sustainable farming and living practices. The suggested donation for the show is $10 to $20.

Make a dove, take a stand against domestic violence

  • Sep 27, 2012 at 2:16PM

October is almost upon us — time to give the annual ugly face and heart of domestic violence a public showing. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the purple month. and this year the sign of awareness on the Island will be the DoVE Project.

Landmarks Commission postpones decision on Center nomination

  • Oct 2, 2012 at 3:20PM

A hearing to get Center declared a historic district drew a standing-room-only crowd of Islanders Thursday night, many of whom said they feared the designation could impede Vashon Allied Arts’ plans for a new performing arts center at the storied intersection.

Vashon bursts with art for First Friday gallery cruise

  • Oct 2, 2012 at 3:31PM

This Friday the Gallery Cruise will once again bring a diverse mix of art into Vashon’s studios and businesses — painting, sculpture, photography and more by all ages, from budding students to masterful creators. Most galleries open at 6 p.m.

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