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Emergency services hang in the balance with Medic One levy

  • Oct 22, 2013 at 1:08PM

A failure of the Medic One levy on this November’s ballot would leave Vashon’s fire department with a gaping hole in its budget and officials scrambling to fund emergency medical services on the island, according to department officials.

Loggers cut down the Pirates, 35-15

  • Oct 22, 2013 at 1:53PM

Nestled against the backdrop of Whitehorse Mountain, the Pirates took on the Loggers in Darrington Stadium Friday night under crystal clear skies. A large contingent of Vashon fans made the three-hour journey north to cheer on their Pirate team. Despite the enthusiastic crowd, the Loggers pulled away early with 14 points in the first quarter, paving the way to a victory in a game that was plagued by frequent turnovers by both teams.

Ferry service changes are really coming this time | Editorial

  • Oct 22, 2013 at 1:24PM

It’s been said that Vashon’s ferry advocates — a small group of islanders who campaign for sustained ferry service — seem to “cry wolf.” Annually these volunteer ferry watchdogs warn us that state budget cuts could cancel sailings if residents don’t make their objections known. And annually the Legislature comes up with 11th-hour funding for the ferries, avoiding the proposed cuts and leading to a laissez-faire attitude among islanders.

County seeks feedback for strategic planning

  • Oct 22, 2013 at 1:16PM

As part of its strategic planning process, King County will hold a public forum on Vashon next week to hear feedback on county governance

Acclaimed family musician will entertain this weekend

  • Oct 22, 2013 at 3:00PM

A new season of Vashon Allied Arts’ family series will kick off this Sunday with a performance by Seattle entertainer Linda Severt.

The Edwards era will continue at The Little House this holiday season

  • Oct 22, 2013 at 4:00PM

Island merchants are gearing up for the holiday season, including one merchant who had planned on the Christmas season of 2012 being her last in business.

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.

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