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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.

Perfect pan cooks up food and memories

  • Jun 12, 2013 at 8:00AM

Driving down Vashon Highway on a Saturday in May, there can be no doubt that garage sale/porch sale/estate sale season is in full swing.

Local thespians will belt Broadway showstoppers at a benefit

  • Jun 12, 2013 at 8:00AM

From “Camelot” to “Spamalot,” the music of the Great White Way will be brought to the stage by a group of local performers next week in “Yet Another Night on Broadway.”

Postal service: A new normal is coming | Editorial

  • Jun 11, 2013 at 10:38AM

An article on this week’s front page tells of a severe funding gap in our state ferry system that’s been patched for two more years by the state. Turn the page, though, to learn about a larger government crisis that hasn’t been averted and will now affect Vashon

Well-traveled musicians are bringing it on home

  • Jun 12, 2013 at 9:00AM

A Vashon-centric night of songs will come to Red Bicycle Bistro this Saturday, when local favorite Ian Moore brings his band, the Lossy Coils, to the stage for a blistering night of music

Postal service slashes Burton office’s hours

  • Jun 12, 2013 at 9:48AM

Next month the Burton post office’s hours will be drastically reduced.

Young rowers shine on national stage

  • Jun 12, 2013 at 9:00AM

Junior rowers came home victorious from Nationals last weekend, where one Vashon boat medaled, three finished in the top 10 in their regattas and all 16 Vashon rowers qualified for the finals in their events. From Vashon, eight boats competed, tying for second most in this year’s championships.

Man behind suspected drug house goes free

  • Jun 18, 2013 at 10:00AM updated Jun 24, 2013 at 8:39AM

A man who’s been called Vashon’s top methamphetamine dealer had a significant drug charge thrown out last month, frustrating islanders who had long hoped his conviction would rid their neighborhood of suspected drug activity and related crime that centers around his home.

Moving up: The class of 2013’s big moment

  • Jun 18, 2013 at 1:00PM updated Jun 24, 2013 at 8:39AM

The class of 2013 graduated Saturday under sunny skies in the Vashon High School stadium. The ceremony, by turns spirited, funny and solemn, featured several speeches, including an address given by students Alec Spencer and Kelly Sullivan, who the graduates had chosen to speak that day. It provided many laughs, but also several moving moments, including when they noted about Vashon, “It’s incredible how much love can fit into 13 miles of length.”

Islanders put local bakery up for sale

  • Jun 18, 2013 at 3:00PM

After nearly six years running Bob’s Bakery, the owners have put the longtime island business up for sale.

Foundation funding short, but school district says no cuts

  • Jun 18, 2013 at 3:00PM

As the Vashon School District declares no cuts for the next school year, the schools foundation is scraping to round out the $350,000 in donations the district estimates it will need to avoid dipping into its reserves next year.

Marley’s Ghost heats up Open Space

  • Jun 18, 2013 at 4:00PM

Marley’s Ghost, a well-traveled music ensemble made up of singers and multi-instrumentalists Dan Wheetman, Jon Wilcox, Mike Phelan, Ed Littlefield Jr. and Jerry Fletcher, will play a show at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Open Space for Arts & Community.

Music comes back to Ober Park

  • Jun 19, 2013 at 6:00AM updated Jun 20, 2013 at 3:32PM

A summer tradition on Vashon will kick off Thursday with the first in a series of outdoor concerts in Ober Park.

Vashon’s annual celebration of sea life returns to Point Robinson

  • Jun 19, 2013 at 7:00AM updated Jun 21, 2013 at 12:54PM

This weekend Point Robinson will teem with life, not only because one of the lowest tides of summer will reveal a multitude of sea creatures, but also because of the many visitors expected to turn out for the eighth annual Low Tide Celebration.

Longtime employee made a difference at shop and beyond | Letter to the Editor

  • Jun 19, 2013 at 7:00AM

I and others with the American Hero Quilts were sad to hear that Mike Lambert left the Country Store with no fanfare. We assume no one had a retirement party for him and he left in the same way he did his job, quietly and effectively.

New kind of space could benefit Vashon

  • Jun 19, 2013 at 7:00AM

Imagine having office space that you only pay for when you need it. This is the idea behind a growing movement called coworking.

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