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Learn tips for fall prevention at VCC

  • Dec 5, 2012 at 12:00PM

Vashon Community Care (VCC) and Vashon Fire & Rescue (VIFR) will team up to present an open house on Friday focused on fall prevention for seniors.

Vashon Allied Arts has not engaged the community | Letter to the Editor

  • Dec 5, 2012 at 7:00AM

My name opens a recent letter to the editor about Vashon Allied Arts (“VAA has led the way in historic preservation,” Nov. 21), which prompts me to respond and state my position on the VAA project and the recent nomination to designate Center as a King County historic district. As the owner of The Old Fuller Store, my intention was to get it designated prior to my selling it. After discussing it with staff at the county’s Historic Preservation Program, I decided I would pursue designation only if Center were not designated, since there was no need to do so if it was part of a district. I began the process the day the nomination for Center was suspended.

We must strive for tolerance and civility | Letter to the Editor

  • Dec 5, 2012 at 7:00AM

Regarding the Mormon church and same-sex marriage, terms such as freedom of speech, bias, tolerance and civility have been thrown around with apparent disregard for their meaning and context.

Hate is evil, and we need to stay away from religions that espouse it | Letter to the Editor

  • Dec 6, 2012 at 7:00AM

The Finding Faith series seems to be taking on a weird but somewhat familiar pattern. So far we seem to be getting into “The Blame Game.” This religion did that and that one did this and so on. The culprits doing these vile and atrocious acts against humanity are not the apostles or emissaries of the faith system they claim. They enter in on the reputation of this or that faith and commit crimes later when in power. When you enter in singing praise songs and turn them into a battle cries on humanity, the name of that faith is hate. Hate is evil, and we ought to stay away from a religion whose leader asks me to “worship” in an evil way.

Proposed coal train would carry high risks | Guest Column

  • Dec 6, 2012 at 7:00AM

Not long ago, Vashon citizens won a 10-year struggle to stop a gravel mine and dock that would have wounded our home place and damaged the health of Puget Sound. Today we face a greater threat to the health of our region, the Sound and the Earth. Mining interests propose to mine coal east of the Rockies, transport it west by rail and ship it to Asia from five proposed docks, two in Washington and three in Oregon.

Park district’s fiscal mess calls for a measured response | Editorial

  • Dec 5, 2012 at 7:00AM

There’s plenty of blame to go around at the Vashon Park District, an agency that seems to be imploding financially.

Fire agency’s board passes $5.4 million spending plan

  • Dec 6, 2012 at 7:00AM

Vashon Island Fire & Rescue will see slightly less tax revenue next year but will still meet its operational needs and complete some needed projects, while pushing less important budget items into 2014.

Park district faces a deficit; could shut its doors for four months

  • Dec 5, 2012 at 7:00AM

Vashon Island Fire & Rescue will see slightly less tax revenue next year but will still meet its operational needs and complete some needed projects, while pushing less important budget items into 2014.

Whales make a splash, delighting hundreds of Islanders

  • Dec 5, 2012 at 7:00AM

The Puget Sound’s famed southern resident orcas have been no strangers to Vashon lately, making three dramatic passes by the Island in a week and a half. Each time — on Nov. 24 and 27 and Dec. 3 — news of the whales drew crowds of Islanders to Point Robinson, where groups of 20 to 45 orcas, mostly from the J and K pods, delighted onlookers with their trademark moves — tail slaps, spy hops and awe-inspiring breaches. On Tuesday, Nov. 27, nice weather made for especially pleasant whale watching and what amounted to a truly Northwest scene as several of the whales stopped and lingered under a clear, looming Mt. Rainier.

Seattle fundraiser selected to helm Vashon agency

  • Dec 5, 2012 at 7:00AM

Kathleen Barry Johnson, a fundraising professional and former criminal defense attorney, will become the new head of Vashon Youth & Family Services, a $1.5 million agency that provides a wide range of social services on the Island.

Activity at house near airport has long vexed neighbors

  • Dec 5, 2012 at 7:00AM updated Dec 7, 2012 at 8:37AM

Neighbors have complained for years about the grey-blue house on 109th Avenue S.W., a modest split-level on 12 acres of marshy land abutting the eastern edge of the Vashon Airport.

Ferry commuters face long lines this week due to emergency repairs

  • Dec 10, 2012 at 5:42PM

Ferry commuters will likely see long waits during peak hours on the north-end route through the rest of the week, and possibly longer. The route is on two-boat schedule until at least Friday after three ferries went out of service for emergency repairs.

Islanders embrace historic moment for marriage equality

  • Dec 12, 2012 at 7:00AM

Last Wednesday evening, hundreds of people lined up downtown at the King County Administration building, forming a long line that twisted around roped barriers and spilled out onto the sidewalk. As the stroke of midnight neared, the crowd counted down, New Year’s Eve-style, then erupted into cheers as the doors to the county’s Recorder’s Office were opened.

Neighbors raise concerns about ‘rustic’ church camp

  • Dec 12, 2012 at 7:00AM

Morningside Farm is a quiet, park-like expanse on the south end of Vashon, surrounded by a white split-rail fence and dotted by towering firs. On a recent rainy day, hardly a soul was there, save for a couple of men driving tractors to repair potholes in the gravel road leading up to it.

Island proves it still leans left in most recent election results, but Maury is slightly less liberal

  • Dec 11, 2012 at 10:36AM

Recently released election results show what most on the Island already suspected: Vashon tends to vote liberal.

Cause for Columbia Tower climb hits close to home for VHS

  • Dec 12, 2012 at 7:00AM

A team of seven from Vashon High School recently climbed 57 flights of stairs at Seattle’s Columbia Tower for the 24th Annual Washington Stair Climb, an event benefitting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The cause hit close to home, as the team’s organizer, high schooler Paulina Hernandez, suffers from cystic fibrosis.

Girls basketball team notches first league win

  • Dec 11, 2012 at 10:39AM

The Vashon girls basketball team opened Nisqually League play with a come-from-behind win over the Cedar Park Christian Eagles on Tuesday, Dec. 4.

Wrestling team dominates the mat

  • Dec 12, 2012 at 8:00AM

Last week Pirate wrestlers had a great showing both at home and on the road, giving Elma a run for its money on Thursday and taking down several teams over the weekend.

Pirate hoopsters split season so far

  • Dec 12, 2012 at 7:00AM

This season the Pirate basketball team started off hot, winning its first two games. The beginning of league play, however, has seen the team stumble, losing two in a row and leaving them with a record of 2-2.

Winter entertainment blows in | Arts & Entertainment Briefs

  • Dec 12, 2012 at 7:00AM

Local author Bob Ward will sign copies and read from his book, “Le Reve (The Dream),” from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, at The Hardware Store Restaurant. The event will include refreshments and a chance to get an up-close look at Ward’s fanciful illustrations for the book. “Le Reve” is a children’s adventure fantasy about a young girl’s journey of hope and discovery. According to Ward, it’s a “tale of a young girl dreaming of far-off places and all the possibilities they hold,” and the lead character of the book is based on his daughter, who is now head chef at The Hardware Store Restaurant. Cash donations for the Vashon Kiwanis Club toy drive will be accepted in exchange for copies of the book.

Roasterie coffee makes it to high-end restaurant

  • Dec 12, 2012 at 7:00AM updated at 12:45PM

A decades-long dream for Jim Stewart, who founded a coffee company and now serves as a mentor to the Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie, recently came true.

It’s time to look drug users right in the eyes | Commentary

  • Dec 12, 2012 at 2:00PM

Shortly after I moved to Vashon, I was driving too fast through town and had to brake hard at a crosswalk to let an older woman amble across the street. She threw up her hands at me, and I yelled something unkind out the window. Two weeks later, I went to the first meeting of my book club and who should walk in the door but that very same woman. One thing quickly became clear to me. You have to behave on Vashon, because no one is a complete stranger.

State DNR is right to try to steward Quartermaster Harbor | Editorial

  • Dec 12, 2012 at 7:00AM

The state Department of Natural Resources is right to try to address the moorage situation in Quartermaster Harbor, where a sort of Wild West mentality has led to congested coves, navigational hazards and potential environmental harm.

Puget Sounds killer whales need continued protection | Editorial

  • Dec 12, 2012 at 8:00AM

The killer whales that grace our waters are besieged by so much.

County tells park district it needs better cash management

  • Dec 11, 2012 at 2:46PM

King County’s highest financial official said the county won’t let the Vashon Park District default, a specter raised last week after the agency’s four commissioners failed to reach an agreement on a plan to pay off a $410,000 loan due Dec. 31.

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