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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.

American Hero Quilts to host fundraiser

  • Oct 30, 2013 at 6:00AM updated Nov 8, 2013 at 9:14AM

American Hero Quilts, which has provided more than 14,000 quilts to wounded service men and women for a decasde, will host a fundraiser next week.

VES Fields project meets major milestone

  • Oct 30, 2013 at 6:00AM updated at 12:42PM

Scores of soccer players took to the pitch at the VES Fields Sunday afternoon, too young to know that the fields complex had cleared a hurdle just days before, when the agency providing funds for the project gave its final approval.

State hoists hazardous boat to the surface

  • Oct 30, 2013 at 7:00AM

In last Thursday morning’s fog, a massive crane lifted a sunken 60-foot steel boat hull off the floor of Quartermaster Harbor in Dockton, removing what could have been a hazard to the large number of boaters that use the area.

Ferry schedule changes discussed at open house

  • Oct 30, 2013 at 7:00AM

Dozens of islanders dropped by Ober Park on Saturday, when officials from Washington State Ferries (WSF) came armed with several boards full of statistics on the north-end ferry schedule and answered questions about why and how the agency plans to rewrite the schedule.

Two pastors leave Vashon congregations

  • Oct 30, 2013 at 7:00AM

Two island churches are in the midst of transition after the departures of their pastors in recent months.

The best stories at home have yet to happen

  • Nov 5, 2013 at 10:55AM

Because they’re frequently mentioned in this monthly column, our youngest kids recently argued with each other about which of them is more famous

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