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Dismay mounts over the state of Vashon’s fields

  • Oct 24, 2012 at 7:00AM

The rains have barely begun, but Vashon’s busiest athletic field is already pockmarked by large brown patches, worn areas that will turn into mud holes as the play continues and the rain intensifies this fall.

State urges landowners to locate abandoned wells

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 10:31AM

The state Department of Ecology, concerned about the number of pets that fall into abandoned wells, is encouraging property owners to locate and ensure old wells on their property are properly decommissioned.

County begins fining property owners in effort to clean up failing septic systems

  • Oct 30, 2012 at 11:11AM

King County has sent letters to seven property owners on Vashon informing them that they’re now accruing $25-a-day fines — civil penalties for their alleged failure to respond to the county’s order to have their septic systems inspected or repaired.

Pirate football team wins again

  • Oct 30, 2012 at 11:12AM

The VHS football team took its second win of the season on Saturday in an away game against Seattle Lutheran. The Pirates beat the Saints, 34-6, at West Seattle Stadium.

Rowers head north for two regattas

  • Oct 31, 2012 at 7:00AM

Last weekend Vashon Island Rowing Club traveled to Victoria, B.C., where master and junior rowers had a strong showing at two regattas held annually and hosted by the University of Victoria. Vashon placed in 12 races overall, with three first-place wins. The events draw some Northwest teams and numerous Canadian teams.

Vashon volleyball wraps up the season

  • Oct 31, 2012 at 7:00AM

Going into the final week of league play, Vashon volleyball players knew they had their work cut out for them. They needed at least one more win to make it into the Nisqually League playoffs, but faced two tough teams — Seattle Christian on Monday, Oct. 22, and top-ranked Life Christian on the following Wednesday at home.

Runners finish the season at district meet

  • Nov 1, 2012 at 7:00AM

Last weekend the Vashon High School cross-country team competed against a large contingent of runners from 20 other schools at the 1A Tri-District cross country meet, also called the Westside Classic.

Pirate soccer trounces Chimacum, heads to state playoffs

  • Oct 30, 2012 at 11:46AM

The VHS girls soccer team wrapped up its regular season with a 7-0 victory over Chimacum on Thursday at home.

Pool brings in more revenue after a strong summer season

  • Nov 1, 2012 at 7:00AM

The Vashon Park District’s pool fared better than expected this season, operating at a $46,464 deficit rather than the $49,245 deficit forecast in the park district’s 2012 spending plan.

November brings new art openings | First Friday

  • Oct 31, 2012 at 7:00AM

Feast on art Friday night at Vashon’s galleries and shops. Most venues are open from 6 to 9 p.m.

Music on the Rock | Entertainment Briefs

  • Oct 31, 2012 at 7:00AM

Garth Reeves, a Seattle singer and guitarist with strong ties to Vashon, will return to the Rock Saturday for a one-night concert and birthday celebration (his) at the Red Bicycle Bistro.

Preventing suicide: Let go of the myths and understand the facts

  • Oct 31, 2012 at 7:00AM

After my husband committed suicide, I struggled to understand why. I also struggled with what I now know is a common feeling — self blame. This was made worse by the fact that he pointedly blamed me in his suicide note.

Voting for public safety will make the public safer | Humor

  • Nov 1, 2012 at 7:00AM

It is time for people on this island to take a moment and ask themselves, “Would I kill for public safety?” If your answer is “yes,” then I urge you to support Initiative 0 this November. Initiative 0, if enacted, would direct revenues toward the elimination of public hazards.

Let’s widen the discussion on abortion | Letter to the Editor

  • Oct 30, 2012 at 12:27PM

Difficult as it is to challenge the opinions of someone you respect, I feel compelled to weigh in on abortion and its political implications (“Choose someone who won’t fund abortion,” Oct. 24) and perhaps expand the debate.

Let the ritual of marriage be available to all | Letter to the Editor

  • Nov 1, 2012 at 7:00AM

When my mother died, it was my father’s wish that her body be cremated immediately. A friend of our family, a priest who had been close to my mother, convinced us to wait until after her funeral Mass. The presence of her body — honored, blessed and consecrated by the ritual of the Mass and the healing and solace for all who would attend — was important. “Let the ritual do its work,” the priest said and we agreed. When the Mass was over and still, years later, our family is truly glad we followed the priest’s advice.

Local Rotarians strive to play a part in eradicating polio

  • Oct 31, 2012 at 7:00AM

I recently joined the Vashon Island Rotary, and I find their motto, “We live on an island. We are part of the world,” both inspiring and relevant. And its relevance has come into dramatic focus for me around the issue of polio.

The politics of yard signs and marriage equality | Editorial

  • Oct 31, 2012 at 7:00AM

Barb and Heather Rhoads-Weaver installed their fourth yard sign in support of Referendum 74 Monday evening.

School district addresses sensitive issue of youth suicide

  • Oct 31, 2012 at 7:00AM

Staff from the Youth Suicide Prevention Program met with students at Vashon High School last week, where two professionals in teen suicide prevention talked about stress, depression and mental illness as well as ways to intervene if a classmate seems suicidal.

Whale experts predict Vashon could see a lot of orcas this winter

  • Oct 31, 2012 at 7:00AM

Whale watching season has begun in south Puget Sound, and local experts are already predicting that large salmon runs mean it will likely be a good year for spotting orcas.

School district, park district discuss fields and gym use

  • Oct 30, 2012 at 12:00PM updated Oct 31, 2012 at 9:45AM

After months of tension over the state of Vashon’s public fields and gyms, officials from the park district and school district came together Monday night, resolved a few of their differences and pledged to meet soon to continue the discussion.

Hearing over Mukai slated for Thursday

  • Oct 30, 2012 at 12:55PM

The two sides in a dispute over control of the famed Mukai farmhouse and garden will go before King County Superior Court Judge Monica Benton on Thursday.

Thrill and chills on Cemetery Road

  • Oct 30, 2012 at 1:01PM

When Mike and Yolanda Rugg moved to their home at the end of a long driveway off of Cemetery Road eight years ago, neighbors told them not to expect many visitors on Halloween night.

Mormons on Vashon embrace a faith that’s little understood | Finding Faith

  • Oct 31, 2012 at 7:00AM

A sign in the parking lot of Vashon’s Mormon church reads “Visitors are welcome,” and sure enough, the Islanders standing in the foyer of the church on a recent Sunday morning offered firm handshakes, big smiles and hearty greetings to everyone who entered.

Authentic Flamenco comes to Vashon

  • Oct 30, 2012 at 2:55PM

An intimate performance of traditional Flamenco music and dance will come to Vashon this week. The show, “Por el Flamenco,” will take place at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at the north end grange.

Judge rules takeover of Mukai Farmhouse wasn't valid

  • Nov 1, 2012 at 5:00PM updated Nov 6, 2012 at 5:06PM

An effort by a group of well-known Islanders to assume control of the historic Mukai Farmhouse was dealt a blow Thursday when a King County judge ruled the group had not orchestrated the takeover legally.

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