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- Dec 4, 2013 at 8:00AM
The Vashon Park District will vote on its 2014 budget at its board meeting next week. The public is invited to attend.
- Dec 4, 2013 at 3:00PM updated Dec 6, 2013 at 10:04AM
Vashon will kick off the holiday season this weekend with activities for all ages.
- Dec 10, 2013 at 11:04AM
The Vashon Terrace apartments, an apartment building that serves low-income families, has been purchased by the King County Housing Authority (KCHA), ensuring that it will continue to serve islanders in need.
- Dec 10, 2013 at 6:00PM updated Dec 11, 2013 at 1:55PM
It isn’t unusual to hear the twang of guitars or throbbing of drums from a backwoods studio or garage on Vashon. But the music that emanates from Ela Lamblin and Leah Mann’s studio, at the end of long dirt road in Burton, sounds like none other.
- Dec 10, 2013 at 6:23PM
I find the hand-wringing over growing marijuana on Vashon pathetically hypocritical or, at best, terribly misinformed. We welcome wineries, beer breweries and a distillery with front-page celebrations, despite the fact that alcohol causes carnage on our highways, lingering deaths due to liver failure and untold numbers of domestic violence incidents.
- Dec 10, 2013 at 6:24PM
The potential of growing legally sanctioned marijuana is a mixed bag for our community. Yes, seemingly usable commercial space is going to be put to use, some more shekels will trickle down into the community and we’ll get a kilo of new party jokes. That said, recent history of legally sanctioned growing operations in Puget Sound has a back story of additional crime — some of it violent.
- Dec 10, 2013 at 6:19PM
Nearly 100 islanders showed up at a Washington State Ferries meeting last week, largely to express concern over a state proposal to rewrite the north-end ferry schedule.
- Dec 10, 2013 at 6:25PM
A note to praise our Vashon community, particularly the Vashon Health Center and our pharmacy. Our daughter Bria came home for Thanksgiving break from her senior year at college with a cough and fever and feeling really lousy.
- Dec 10, 2013 at 6:26PM
A remarkable trait among salmon is their ability to rebound from temporary environmental disasters. A severe flood or drought that disrupts their up- or downstream migration may decimate one year’s run, but if spawning and forage habitat remain healthy, a recovery can occur in as little as one life cycle.
- Dec 10, 2013 at 6:30PM
Vashon Allied Arts should reconsider the location for the new Center for the Arts. When I go out to a show, I would prefer to park once, enjoy the shops and food in town and then walk leisurely to a performance rather than hop back in the car and drive to a show. No one wants to be concerned about having that extra glass of wine. Locating the new center at Cemetery Road as planned would take away from this “do the town” experience.
- Dec 11, 2013 at 7:00AM
It’s been a while since I’ve written, dear reader, but last week’s front pager about a new plan for K2 got me sort of worked up. I had several simultaneous reactions.
- Dec 11, 2013 at 7:00AM
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced recently that the use of cell phones during flight is being considered. The best evidence of that being a really bad idea was noted by those of us on a 5 p.m. Fauntleroy boat last week
- Dec 11, 2013 at 7:00AM
Last week on Vashon we saw the public process work well. Officials from Washington State Ferries, after hearing wide concerns about the rewrite of the north-end ferry schedule, seemingly changed their tune.
- Dec 11, 2013 at 2:12PM
In the early 1980’s, several Vashon potters and the artist collective at Barnworks invited the public into their studios during the first two weekends in December. This weekend that tradition continues, when dozens of island studios and art spots will open their doors to visitors for holiday shopping and a peek into where art is made.
- Dec 11, 2013 at 2:32PM
Of the many Christmas classics, “A Charlie Brown Christmas” remains a perennial favorite. Beloved Charlie Brown, in his inimitable bumbling fashion, helps recover the true meaning of Christmas buried beneath the commercial focus around him.
- Dec 11, 2013 at 2:33PM
The high school basketball has officially begun. On Nov. 30, the Vashon varsity team played a pre-season jamboree at Chief Sealth High School, where they defeated Sultan High School and Evergreen High School.
- Dec 11, 2013 at 2:26PM
On Saturday night, stone sculptor Anthony Kaufmann will hold a special event of gratitude for the community at his 3000BC Studios. At 5 and 6 p.m., Japanese Butoh dancers Jyl Shinjo Brewer and Katrina Wolf will perform dances inspired by Kaufmann’s art and philosophy, weaving their way around his sculptures, ankle deep in autumn leaves.
- Dec 11, 2013 at 2:35PM
The Vashon Pirate wrestlers started their season off with two strong showings right out of the gate.
- Dec 11, 2013 at 3:42PM
The volunteer group working to tackle teen substance abuse on Vashon is again in conflict with Vashon Youth & Family Services, and this time the dispute is leading some to worry that the VYFS PlaySpace is at risk.
- Dec 11, 2013 at 6:00PM
I recently read a letter here from Phoebe and Tom who live at Vashon Community Care (VCC) (“Residents are happy here,” Nov. 13). I agree with all they wrote to you, which inspired me to write too.
- Dec 17, 2013 at 12:20PM
A main point of holidays and holy days alike is to find moments of wholeness. Holidays are intended to break the march of common time and interrupt the surface flood of details and distractions in order to turn to things that are deeper, greater and more enduring. Not just things that are more wholesome, but that are also more holy
- Dec 17, 2013 at 12:12PM
As a long time islander, I would like to weigh in on an off island growing operation moving to Vashon. I applaud Kevin Joyce’s witty article highlighting the conundrum with the K2 building (“We can do better than pot at the K2 building,” Dec. 11)
- Dec 17, 2013 at 12:07PM
Our island needs two things: increased industry of export goods and a thriving city center that serves the local community.
- Dec 17, 2013 at 12:00PM updated Dec 19, 2013 at 9:35AM
Ferry riders were in for a treat on Saturday afternoon as a pod of orcas passed through the north-end ferry lanes, coming close to the ferries. Passengers crowded onto the car decks and pickle forks to get a glimpse of the whales, which one ferry worker estimated to be a pod of about 20.
- Dec 17, 2013 at 12:23PM
The man implicated in a home burglary and the theft of several students’ bags from the Jensen Point boathouse last September has been charged with the crimes.