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Car-free commute shows society at its best

  • Jul 2, 2013 at 3:00PM

The other night, as I was sitting on the water taxi on my way home to Vashon, I struck up a conversation with a couple from Cambridge, England, who appeared to be headed to the island for a visit. As it turned out, they didn’t plan to set foot on Vashon. They were simply taking a sunset cruise on the water taxi. A ride on the King County-owned catamaran, they noted, was as lovely as a cruise on one of those big, tourist-filled commercial boats and a lot less expensive.

Fireworks can be both safe and fun | Letter to the editor

  • Jul 2, 2013 at 3:00PM

Vashon enjoyed two years of incident-free fireworks usage until last year. Thankfully, there were no reported fireworks injuries on-island last year, but there were two significant fires on hillsides.

A special program on Vashon is at risk | Editorial

  • Jul 2, 2013 at 4:00PM

When we learned that Camp Goodtimes was back in session on Vashon and that campers were fishing at the pond at the Sportsmen’s Club, we expected to find a lovely scene there. Kids of all ages and backgrounds tossed lines in the pond, some intent on the task at hand, others chatting away with friends they met at the camp. A couple times everyone joined in on a camp song. Besides some visible medical needs, you’d hardly guess these young people all had lives dramatically altered by cancer. On Vashon, they left hospitals, appointments and stresses behind and joined others who are facing the same challenges them to just be kids.

Mukai fence can stay for six more months

  • Jul 3, 2013 at 3:00AM

A county commission ruled last week that Island Landmarks can keep a fence up at the Mukai farmhouse for at least six more months.

Data collection is necessary | Letter to the Editor

  • Jul 3, 2013 at 5:00AM

This letter is a response to alarmists and conspiracy theorists who claim NSA surveillance programs violate our privacy. Even if that were true, I’d gladly trade my media privacy to foil a Boston Marathon plot, but the NSA does not individually scrutinize communications. They aren’t monitoring our e-mailed jokes, baby pictures or Facebook postings of the last meal we ate.

Take a walk on the arty side

  • Jul 3, 2013 at 6:00AM

The Hardware Store Restaurant’s gallery will be filled with two exhibits organized by island photographer Ray Pfortner. Viewers will be able to cast People’s Choice Award ballots for both shows

Island group hopes to open woodworking cooperative

  • Jul 3, 2013 at 6:00AM

Thanks to the generosity of an islander retiring from a career in high-end cabinetry work, Vashon may soon have its own woodworking cooperative and is seeking community input to make it happen.

Campers escape worries, reel in fun on Vashon

  • Jul 3, 2013 at 6:00AM

Last Friday morning a quiet pond tucked in the woods behind Vashon Sportsmen’s Club came to life with chattering kids. A mix of children and teens from Camp Goodtimes, some of them were currently battling cancer, others recovering from the disease and others were siblings of those affected by it. But at the pond that day, their main focus was reeling in a rainbow trout.

Our rights should be defended | Letter to the Editor

  • Jul 3, 2013 at 7:00AM

Last month you printed a letter I wrote in which I said that Obama ought to be impeached. I also said that what we need is to have a public airing of what is happening to our Constitution. Since then, we have the revelations of Edward Snowden and Russ Tice, whistleblowers who tell us that the government has recorded, for some time now, the contents of every email and phone call we’ve made

DoVE provides specific services | Letter to th Editor

  • Jul 3, 2013 at 8:00AM

The DoVE Project does not wish there to be any misinformation about services relating to domestic violence on Vashon. Below are a few key points that we feel need clarification.

Police don't plan to stop noisy annual race

  • Jul 3, 2013 at 9:00AM

Despite a flood of complaints about the Fourth of July hydroplane race last year and a threat from the sheriff’s office to stop the annual event unless it’s permitted, the race will apparently go on uninterrupted tomorrow.

Film on UFO sighting unfolds on Maury Island

  • Jul 10, 2013 at 11:33AM

One of the weirdest chapters in island history will soon light up the big screen.

State calls for higher ferry fares

  • Jul 10, 2013 at 11:41AM

Under a state proposal, ferry riders will see fares increase by about 5 percent over the next year.

Arts center, other projects garner millions in state funding

  • Jul 10, 2013 at 11:38AM

Vashon Allied Arts was recently awarded $2 million in state money to help fund the construction of its new performing arts center.

Granny’s awards large grants to DoVE, VCC

  • Jul 17, 2013 at 9:00AM updated Jul 24, 2013 at 1:22PM

Granny’s Attic has given two significant grants as part of the first round of its new funding cycle.

Enterprising partners milk their love of farming

  • Jul 18, 2013 at 11:47AM

Natalie Sheard and Bethany Dilworth are not your typical milkmaids. And tiptoeing through cow pies is a long way from pirouetting across the stage.

Local music promoters line up a new place for Vashon entertainment

  • Jul 18, 2013 at 11:51AM

For island couple Pete Welch and Allison Shirk, spreading the word about Vashon’s lively arts, cultural and charity scenes has become a passion in recent months.

Couples who play together, stay together on Vashon stages

  • Jul 19, 2013 at 9:19AM

Beginning in 1928, Broadway legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne set the bar on what it meant to be a theatrical power couple, refusing for the next 32 years to appear on stage separately.

‘Into the Woods’ is a feast of storytelling and song | Review

  • Jul 23, 2013 at 3:52PM

Drama Dock’s rendition of Into the Woods, under the capable direction of Charlotte Tiencken, sparks the imagination, incites laughter and entertains, all while reminding us of the infallible human spirit.

Characters make life richer and are part of genuine community | Letter to the Editor

  • Jul 23, 2013 at 3:33PM

A recent letter about rudeness toward summer people (“Summer residents bring money, deserve respect,” July 10) coincided nicely with an all-islander gathering, where the first comment I heard upon arrival was, “Oh! The summer people are here!” I laughed, mentioned the letter and enjoyed as we regaled each other with stories of the cashiers at Thriftway through who’s lane we, too, will not pass.

All are welcome at the gatherings | Letter to the Editor

  • Jul 23, 2013 at 3:37PM

Perhaps the fourth Sunday Continuing Conversations need some explanation. These conversations grew out of the need to talk more about various subjects aired by visitor speakers some years back at the Vashon Unitarian Fellowship.

Hawk should not have been shot | Letter to the Editor

  • Jul 23, 2013 at 3:35PM

In the late morning of Sunday, July 14, an adult male red tail hawk was shot and killed in my neighborhood. No, I didn’t actually see this happen but had been watching this huge beautiful bird flying over my house minutes before and heard gun shots. Then he never was seen again. His mate has been screaming regularly since. I think I’m almost as heartbroken as she. Both had been around here for months.

Fields project has come at too high a price

  • Jul 23, 2013 at 6:00PM

First, the good news. As you read last week, the Vashon Park District has finally managed to get the VES athletic field improvement project to a point where it can fulfill its purpose: to provide improved space for kids to play sports on Vashon.

Algae kills hundreds of fish in harbor

  • Jul 23, 2013 at 6:00PM

County scientists believe a toxic algae bloom is to blame for a large fish kill in Quartermaster Harbor last week

Head of VARSA steps down as group rethinks relationship with VYFS

  • Jul 24, 2013 at 7:00AM

After a dispute with Vashon Youth & Family Services, the volunteer group working to reduce youth substance abuse on Vashon has announced it has a new organizational structure that will allow it better serve the island and that the group’s former head has stepped down.

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