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Candidates address Vashon’s water future

  • Oct 22, 2013 at 7:00PM updated Oct 29, 2013 at 3:25PM

Two islanders are vying to join the board of Vashon’s largest water purveyor, providing fresh leadership on a small commission with wide influence over the use of island water resources.

BARC skatepark ends supervised sessions, opens for free skating

  • Oct 23, 2013 at 7:00AM

Vashon’s skateboarders and inline skaters will be able to skate for free starting next month, when Vashon’s indoor skatepark switches from its pay-to-skate model to daily, unsupervised skating at no charge.

Treat your pets to style at The Fur Ball

  • Oct 23, 2013 at 7:00AM

First there were colorful ceramic cats. Then there were brightly tiled canines. This year, instead of art of pets, Vashon Island Pet Protectors is auctioning off art for pets at its 11th annual Fur Ball on Sunday at the Open Space for Arts & Community.

Mustangs dominate Middle school soccer

  • Oct 23, 2013 at 7:00AM

The McMurray Mustang boys’ soccer team has dominated the Middle Chinook League this fall. The Mustangs have defeated Seattle Christian three times, Showalter twice and Charles Wright once to get to their 6-0 recor

Filmmaker strives to keep sitting in life’s front row

  • Oct 23, 2013 at 7:00AM updated Oct 24, 2013 at 5:08PM

When islander Jessika Satori decided to switch career paths and become a filmmaker in her mid-40s, one of the first things she did was enroll in a class taught by Seattle legend Stewart Stern, a two-time Oscar nominee and Emmy Award-winning screenwriter.

Rare book collectors open store for their treasures

  • Oct 23, 2013 at 7:00AM

Setting up shop at Center, book dealers Casey DeLoach and Randy Barnes are bringing literary gold to Vashon with Bookman West.

Agencies file brief in support of Friends of Mukai

  • Oct 23, 2013 at 7:00AM

Last week four local, state and national agencies filed a brief in the lawsuit over the control of Island Landmarks, the nonprofit that owns the Mukai farmhouse and garden, arguing a group of island activists should be granted control of the organization.

State to hold open house on ferry changes

  • Oct 23, 2013 at 10:21AM

Washington State Ferries will hold a drop-in open house Saturday afternoon to give information and take feedback on upcoming changes to the north-end ferry schedule.

Know the facts on GMOs

  • Oct 29, 2013 at 2:57PM

In response to the letter by Leslie Carda about 1-522 (“Vote ‘no’ and keep government small,” Oct. 16) her talking points (credit Monsanto) were both wrong and exaggerated.

Letter writer was clever, but his point was wrong

  • Oct 29, 2013 at 2:53PM

Thank you, Gene Kuhns, for your entertaining letter to the editor (“Misuse of guns is responsible for deaths,” Oct. 23). The picture of your shotgun and ammo sitting peacefully on the porch while friends and neighbors walked by unharmed was clever.

Haunting stories: Poltergeists patronize our own halls and eateries

  • Oct 29, 2013 at 2:47PM

If you’re ready for a scare that goes beyond the shock of seeing another Miley Cyrus performance, you’re in luck because it’s nearly Halloween.

Hunting deer on the island is easy and cruel

  • Oct 29, 2013 at 2:49PM

Deer hunting season is once again upon us, but I use the word hunt quite loosely. Really, isn’t it more of a target practice? There really is no need for the camouflage, jacked-up 4-by-4s, and so on. The deer on this island are so used to human interaction that they hardly flinch when interrupted, more likely to continue on with grazing on our native offerings and domestic plants. They are a pest for sure; the only solution to stop them foraging on our lovely plants and shrubs is to install a deer fence.

Editorial missed the mark

  • Oct 29, 2013 at 2:48PM

Take a random slice of life anywhere on this island and it yields colorful cross-sections of style, opinion and preference.

Franciscans aren’t ideal, but may have saved the center

  • Oct 29, 2013 at 2:56PM

This is written in response to concerns expressed in this forum regarding the transition in sponsorship of the Vashon Health Center and the range of services offered, specifically related to women’s reproductive health.

Consider issues around water when you vote

  • Oct 29, 2013 at 2:51PM

Thank you for increasing discussion on water. Protecting our water and managing it well is vital. Critical to good management is responsibility with money

Bring common sense to discussions on gun violence

  • Oct 29, 2013 at 2:55PM

Thank goodness the hypothetical 12-gauge shotgun left in the doorway letter was an almost identical viral message “written” and recently sent to editors all across the country.

Discrimination can be found here

  • Oct 29, 2013 at 2:44PM

You don’t have to go to the deep south to find racism. It’s right here on our sweet li’l Vashon Island.

Chimacum turns out the lights on Vashon

  • Oct 29, 2013 at 3:42PM

The events that unfolded last Friday night came as a surprise to even the most seasoned football fans. The Pirates were leading 21-20 in a tight match with the Chimacum Cowboys.

Leo Kottke returns to Vashon for a special show

  • Oct 29, 2013 at 3:31PM

Grammy-nominated acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke will play a rare island show at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the Vashon Theatre. His last show at the theater, which took place 10 years ago, was a sold-out success.

An author’s new book shares her love of earthly delights

  • Oct 29, 2013 at 6:00PM

Take down that vampire-repelling garlic from your door and plant it. That’s the advice given in “Garden On, Vashon,” a new book just released by The Beachcomber’s garden blogger, Karen Dale.

Soccer team splits games, will go to tri-districts

  • Oct 29, 2013 at 7:00PM

The Vashon High School girls soccer team split a pair of games last week, defeating Bellevue Christian 4-1 and falling to Seattle Christian 5-1.

Islanders attempt to stop surprise sale of Mukai

  • Oct 30, 2013 at 6:00AM updated Oct 31, 2013 at 7:06PM

The group of islanders fighting in court over control of the Mukai house and garden is now trying to stop the property’s sale to an unknown buyer.

Pioneering expert comes to Vashon to talk about kids and computers

  • Oct 30, 2013 at 6:00AM

Responding to the growing concerns of many island parents, Vashon Youth & Family Services (VYFS) has booked Dr. Hilarie Cash, PhD., LMHC, one of the nation’s foremost experts on Internet, technology and video game addiction, to speak as part of its fall parenting class series.

A kid rocker performs for benefit

  • Oct 30, 2013 at 6:00AM

Cedarsong Nature School, Vashon’s acclaimed outdoor education program helmed by Erin Kenny, will offer “Beatles and Bugs,” a fundraising event, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, at the Open Space for Arts & Community.

Vashon’s junior and master crews show strength at Canadian regattas

  • Oct 30, 2013 at 6:00AM

The Angel of the Gorge holds a microphone in one hand and the fate of more than a million dollars worth of rowing equipment in his voice.

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