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Acclaimed UMO Ensemble to present new work

  • Jun 4, 2013 at 3:03PM

UMO Ensemble will debut a new work, “Box Set,” at Vashon Allied Arts on Saturday.

Artist’s show looks back at 50 years of creativity

  • Jun 4, 2013 at 3:00PM updated Jun 6, 2013 at 9:37AM

Carol Schwennesen, a founding member of VALISE, will exhibit “Hunting in the Bends of Time,” a 50-year retrospective of her artwork, at the artists’ cooperative gallery this month.

Poorly placed crab pots are a hazard for island boaters | Letter to the Editor

  • Jun 4, 2013 at 5:00PM

Warning boaters: There’s a mine field at the entrance to Quartermaster Harbor. Not the exploding kind, rather the kind that imperils navigation, snags propellers, stops engines and can cost thousands of dollars in towing and repairs for boaters.

Vehicle was towed after parking for too long | Letter to the Editor

  • Jun 4, 2013 at 6:00PM

Our truck was towed off-island last month from the lower section of the north-end ferry parking lot. The tires were marked, a notice was appended and then the vehicle was removed a week later.

Vashon’s teen drinking levels still above state average

  • Jun 5, 2013 at 7:00AM

Vashon high schoolers continue to drink alcohol and use marijuana at rates higher than their peers in the rest of the state, but middle-school use is down, according to a recent survey, giving hope to those working to address Vashon’s high levels of youth substance abuse

Many now support action at the Mukai farmhouse | Editorial

  • Jun 5, 2013 at 7:00AM

We expected Saturday’s event outside the Mukai farmhouse to draw a crowd of islanders concerned about the situation at the historic site and supportive of the Friends of Mukai’s efforts. What we didn’t expect was the impressive slate of county and state officials who also attended.

Changing seas already threaten some creatures

  • Jun 5, 2013 at 8:00AM

Some of the local beach residents, the Pacific blue mussels, have been in the headlines recently. Not unlike many human Americans, it seems they are threatened with homelessness.

Granny’s Attic looks to fund community health projects

  • Jun 5, 2013 at 8:00AM

After more than 35 years serving the island, Granny’s Attic is in the midst of a sea change in how it bestows its funds, ending its monthly subsidies and adopting a grant-based approach that will provide financial support for a variety of health-related programs.

Vashon Presbyterians eager to serve | Finding Faith

  • Jun 5, 2013 at 8:00AM

Stepping into the sanctuary of the Vashon Presbyterian Church on a weekday afternoon, guests are enveloped in silence and could easily think of the church as a place for quiet contemplation. Yet just outside the sanctuary doors, a variety of activities are often under way — a testament to the church’s commitment to honoring its location in the heart of town and serving the wider Vashon community.

New health board seeks applicants

  • Jun 7, 2013 at 7:00AM

A new board focusing on island health care is forming to relay community concerns about health-related issues and needs to the Highline and Franciscan board of directors, who oversee the Vashon Health Center.

Hundreds show for event at Mukai

  • Jun 7, 2013 at 7:00AM updated Jun 11, 2013 at 12:14PM

About 200 people showed at the Mukai farmhouse and garden on Saturday for an event organized to rally support for revitalizing the historic site.

New health care coalition seeks input

  • Jun 11, 2013 at 12:03PM

A new group is seeking feedback from islanders about concerns they have regarding health care on Vashon.

Islanders to lock doors, store valuables, be vigilant

  • Jun 11, 2013 at 10:50AM

Sadly, after living on Vashon Island for 30 years, my husband and I have been forced to install an alarm system on our home

Residence could threaten sensitive habitat

  • Jun 11, 2013 at 10:53AM

To my jaw-dropping surprise, I saw the huge posted “Combined Notice of Application” sign down near the south end of Vashon on Bachelor Road.

Stolen items hold a lot of value, reward offered | Letter to the Editor

  • Jun 11, 2013 at 10:51AM

My jewelry was stolen, taken off the hooks on the wall next to my dresser, out of a jewelry box and from a box nestled inside of my dresser drawer.

Changes will occur at health center | Letter to the Editor

  • Jun 11, 2013 at 10:45AM

Count me in as another citizen perplexed by the takeover of the Vashon Health Center by the Franciscan Health System.

Local authors read

  • Jun 11, 2013 at 11:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 12:44PM

Two island authors read from their books on Friday at the Vashon Bookshop

No ferry cuts, but other issues lie ahead

  • Jun 11, 2013 at 11:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 12:46PM

Lawmakers have once again staved off cuts to ferry service, but fare increases and schedule changes may still be on the horizon for Vashon ferry riders, according to state officials

Trip to Thailand is personal for three young islanders

  • Jun 11, 2013 at 12:00PM

Tianna Koenig hasn’t seen the Thai Red Cross Children’s Home since she was 18 months old and was adopted from there by a couple from Vashon Island. Koenig, now a teenager, will return next month, this time to volunteer at the orphanage in Thailand’s bustling capital with two of her closest friends.

National climate change movement comes to Vashon

  • Jun 12, 2013 at 7:00AM

Climate change will take center stage next week when a small group of concerned islanders show a documentary about the environmental crisis and invites those in the audience to join a national movement to slow its progress.

Catholic-run care infringes on rights | Letter to the Editor

  • Jun 12, 2013 at 7:00AM

This week, a letter was sent by the ACLU and 10 other groups to Gov. Jay Inslee requesting a temporary moratorium on hospital mergers in our state.

VAA moves forward with arts center project

  • Jun 12, 2013 at 7:00AM

Bruce Morser, a Vashon Allied Arts board member, said he’s sometimes asked if VAA is still planning to build a performing arts center.

Man files grievance with sheriff’s office, cites racial discrimination

  • Jun 12, 2013 at 8:00AM

A man who frequently works on Vashon has filed a grievance with the King County Sheriff’s Office, saying he feels he was a victim of racial profiling by Vashon deputies last month.

Grand marshals: Two women who have worked for island youth

  • Jun 12, 2013 at 8:00AM

Two prominent islanders have been named as grand marshals for this year’s Strawberry Festival.

Islanders should speak up on ferry issues

  • Jun 12, 2013 at 8:00AM

A number of ferry issues are up for change or proposed to change in the near term. Most of the changes are already in motion. Most need input from the public, especially the users. One of them needs immediate attention.

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