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The next generation of UMO performs

  • Jan 22, 2014 at 9:00AM

There comes a point in the life of every performer when they pass the baton onto the next generation. For the acclaimed UMO Ensemble, that moment will happen on Saturday evening at the Open Space for Arts & Community when students — not the professionals — of the UMO School of Physical Arts will jump through hoops, tumble on mats, swing from aerial silks and generally clown around in the first annual Circus Spectacular.

Funds used for Right to Life March could be put to better use

  • Jan 22, 2014 at 12:00PM

The miracle of birth is not actually a miracle. It is science, and it is something that most 12-year-old girls can accomplish with very little effort.

Michael Spakowsky remembered as a prolific artist, local legend

  • Jan 28, 2014 at 3:42PM

Michael Spakowsky, a revered local watercolorist and musician, died on Sunday, Jan. 26. He was 64.

Policy change prompted by new development

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 3:00AM

The board of Water District 19 unanimously approved a policy change last week that will allow new developments providing temporary lodging to split water shares among multiple structures.

We might have something to learn about respect

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 6:00AM

I am not a Catholic and have not practiced approved Catholic family planning.

Audit takes issue with VPD debt

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 6:00AM

The financial condition of the Vashon Park District puts it at risk of not being able to meet its financial obligations or maintain its current services, said state officials, who recently audited the district.

Signs of change as park district moves forward | Editorial

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 6:00AM

We’re encouraged by continued signs of fiscal responsibility at the Vashon Park District.

Chronicles of a farm-to-table meal

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 6:00AM

Islander Kurt Timmermeister’s name is in the news a lot these days. Google him and links to national media pop up — the New York Times, Boston Globe, Washington Post, Seattle Times, PNW Magazine and Bloomberg Radio. His new book, “Growing a Feast,” published by W.W. Norton, hit bookstores Jan. 1, and considerable buzz is building about this local tale of “one meal two years in the making.”

Levy provides needed funding

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 6:00AM

It’s school election season again on Vashon. You may have noticed the reappearance of the colorful lawn signs all over the island. They are in the yards of people who support the schools’ renewal of the Maintenance and Operations Levy, which will be on the Feb. 11 ballot.

Volunteers set to lend a hand to seniors

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 6:00AM

When islander Nancy Slater had difficulty hauling wood needed to heat her home earlier this winter, she called upon a new program that provides free help to Vashon seniors.

Investing in our future

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 6:00AM

It’s that time again when the Vashon Community Scholarship Foundation asks our community to help give the gift of opportunity for Vashon High School seniors who complete a scholarship notebook

Vashon’s teachers deserve our support

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 6:00AM

I have been an active member of the school community on Vashon for nearly 20 years, with a child who graduates Vashon High School this year and one at the Harbor School.

State still processing pot applications

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 6:00AM

The state Liquor Control Board is still processing more than 7,000 applications it received from around the state for marijuana business licenses.

Levy supplements state funding to meet school district needs

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 6:00AM

I hope that you will join us in supporting the school district’s four-year renewal levy on Feb. 11.

We need to open our minds, accept responsibility and work together

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 6:00AM

The United States as we once knew it, or thought we did, is finished

Education is most vital to our future

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 6:00AM

I have called Vashon Island my home for 20 years and have contributed time and money to dozens of island organizations — everything from those who protect pets to land, from the oldest to our youngest citizens and for every kind of sports, arts and service group our citizens have created to enrich island life. Each provide an important dimension of color and strength to the fabric of our community.

Marijuana company says it is close to purchase of K2 building

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 7:00AM

The K2 building could one day be home to a large operation for producing edible marijuana products, should a company close to purchasing the property complete the deal and clear several regulatory hurdles.

Students need financial support now more than ever

  • Jan 29, 2014 at 7:00AM

As I toured the new, beautiful high school this past week, I was flooded with memories of my own time growing up on Vashon. I feel lucky to be a part of a community that supports the success of our students.

VASHON’s 12th man cheers hawks to big win

  • Feb 4, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Feb 5, 2014 at 12:42PM

More than 300 Vashon football fans celebrated the Super Bowl in true island style on Sunday — by packing into the Vashon Theatre. For three hours, the movie house roared with the sounds of the big game and the cheers of Hawks fans of all ages as the Seattle team routed the Denver Broncos for their first-ever Super Bowl win.

Ferry system cancels Monday runs

  • Feb 4, 2014 at 3:14PM

Commuters experienced long waits to get off the island Monday morning after Washington State Ferries (WSF) cancelled several sailings because of lack of qualified crew.

VALISE celebrates 5 years with a reunion show

  • Feb 4, 2014 at 3:58PM

The VALISE Gallery turns 5 this month and will celebrate with a reunion show of current and former members. The show opens on Friday.

Reproductive freedom does not empower women

  • Feb 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

Can anyone doubt that reproductive freedom has arisen because women, fully human and created by God, were treated and continue to be treated as objects?

Buyers, sellers get in on an improving housing market

  • Feb 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

After years of sluggish sales and falling prices, Vashon’s real estate market is firmly on the upswing, with an 18 percent jump in home prices in 2013.

Purchase is a boon to ongoing conservation on Maury | Editorial

  • Feb 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

Tonight at a public meeting on Vashon, officials from King County will discuss the development of a new plan for stewarding one of Vashon’s most popular public lands: Dockton Forest. While we expect most islanders won’t have comments on the specifics of this proposed plan, the significance of this step should not be lost on us either.

Starfish die-off baffles experts

  • Feb 5, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 12:42PM

As scientists work to understand what’s killing off millions of starfish up and down the West Coast, a small group of islanders is joining a regional effort to help monitor the mystery epidemic.

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