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Food bank looks to nourish in more ways than one | Editorial

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 6:00AM

This week some may be surprised to read in a story about the food bank’s new summer lunch program (page 12) that nearly a quarter of the students on Vashon qualify for free or reduced meals at island schools. In a fairly affluent community, the food bank hasn’t forgotten that many families on Vashon struggle and that they’ll continue to struggle after school lets out this month.

State poet laureate will read poetry with local youth

  • Jun 11, 2014 at 6:00AM

When Washington state poet laureate Elizabeth Austen was invited to read poetry with three Vashon youth this week, she says she jumped at the chance to join them.

Fourth on the water

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 4:25PM

Quartermaster Harbor was a busy place this Fourth of July, as boaters from Vashon and surrounding areas dropped anchors in the bay to enjoy the water and watch the annual fireworks display.

Third species survey will continue gathering data on Vashon’s natural life

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 4:31PM

Vashon naturalists and other volunteers are gearing up for the island’s third 24-hour species survey. The Bioblitz, an annual event held by the Vashon Nature Center, will be from 3 p.m. Saturday to 3 p.m. Sunday at Lisabeula Park and several surrounding properties.

Naturopath moves clinic to former dental office

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 4:34PM

Nicole Maxwell, ND, opened her doors this week at her new clinic location, the former dental office of Dr. Ann Mayeda.

Alliances might keep your Vashon torch lit

  • Jul 8, 2014 at 4:49PM

At my house, we’ve been watching a lot of “Survivor” lately (don’t judge), and we have learned something important: Ozzy is super hot. That and a $1 million prize, a national audience and forced dehydration makes people mistrust everybody and want to vote them off the island.

Islanders should unite to save honeybees

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 6:00AM

This is a call to action in response to Bob Dixon’s intelligent letter regarding the chemicals that are killing the bees (“Consider the impact of chemicals that kill bees,” June 25).

From hydros to dogs, responders see a number of holiday incidents

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 6:00AM

Officials responded to a number of holiday-related emergencies over Fourth of July weekend, including an accident during the annual hydroplane race around the island.

Islanders start petition to Group Health regarding Catholic hospitals

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 6:00AM

A group of islanders concerned about access to health care at Catholic hospitals is seeking signatures they will submit to Group Health Cooperative (GHC) for a resolution they hope will be voted on this fall.

When bees are in trouble, so are we | Editorial

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 6:00AM

In a place that values local sustainability — and, simply put, food in general — we should pay close attention to what’s happening to bees.

Several preserves grow with a flurry of land purchases

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 6:00AM

Vashon’s land trust and King County recently announced a series of purchases that officials say expanded existing nature preserves and will allow aging structures that threaten local habitat to be removed.

Thriftway has crossed a line with gun owners

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 9:00AM

Thriftway is now a “no weapons, no drugs” zone. What in the world? Vashon is a small community with a thriving Sportsmen’s Club, many hunters and many longtime residents who carry concealed. I just can’t think why Thriftway needs this sign other than to jump on the bandwagon of “think with your emotions” anti-gun sentiment.

Vashon will fill with art for Friday's Gallery Cruise

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 2:30PM

Most galleries and arts spots will be open from 6 to 9 p.m.

'Gypsy' will light up Drama Dock boards

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 2:40PM

Drama Dock will present the 1959 Tony award-winning Broadway musical “Gypsy, a Musical Fable,” at the Vashon High School theater. The show, directed by Stephen Floyd, will open on Friday and run for two weekends.

Around town | Arts briefs

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 2:44PM

The sounds of music will be abound on Vashon over the next few days.

Beaches and cliffs offer a walk full of intrigue at Tahlequah

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 2:52PM

A suite of thrills occurs on this beach walk that proceeds west from Tahlequah, around Dalco Point and north to Spring Beach Park. Cliffs host locally rare flora, the salt-chuck churns as tidal currents snag on underwater Dalco Wall, and the sharp turn north opens views up Colvos Passage.

Island teens wrestle at national level

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 3:15PM

At just 13 years old, middle schooler Adrian St. Germain’s wrestling resume looks more like that of a veteran, after competing in several high-level competitions across the country last month

Olsen edges out two-time winner in Fourth of July hydroplane race

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 3:23PM

On a calm Fourth of July morning, Karl Olsen won the annual hydroplane race around the island, coming in with a personal best time of 40:19.

Bilingual GED course now available on Vashon

  • Jun 17, 2014 at 11:44AM

Looking to fulfill a need they saw in the community, the Vashon Social Services Network and Vashon Household have put together a General Educational Development (GED) program that will be offered free to Vashon residents starting this week at the Vashon Senior Center

A trip as a family gives new perspective to competition

  • Jun 17, 2014 at 11:46AM

With a buzz, whoosh and perfunctory clunk, a pink printed-paper ticket slips between two black-rubber rollers like a rakish pink tongue. I point the minivan into the cool darkness of the garage, following the traffic arrows and admonishments that roll by like a litany of bossy Burma-shave signs. Nosing into an empty slot, the van erupts into a writhing pig-pile of kids elbowing each other for advantage: the first-one-out-the-door contest.

Moving On: A big day for the class of 2014

  • Jun 17, 2014 at 11:21AM

The weekend rain held off on Saturday when the first group of students to attend the new Vashon High School graduated in the school’s stadium.

Being smart on the water could save a life

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 6:00AM

June is here and with it the longer, warmer days of summer. With local pools opening and water fun kicking into high gear, water safety should be making its way to the top of our priority lists. But unfortunately, not everyone thinks about safety before hitting the pool, the lake or the Puget Sound.

Rowers put Vashon on the map for crew

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Jun 19, 2014 at 7:33AM

As teenage brothers Baxter and Fletcher Call rowed a slim shell through a 2,000-meter course last weekend, they began to realize that despite their best efforts, their boat was too far behind to make it to the medal round they were aiming for. With water spraying and a desert wind whipping around them on Lake Natoma in Sacramento, the boys made a tough decision

Park district will receive additional funds for its temporary pool fix

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 6:00AM

The Vashon Park District will receive more compensation than it had anticipated for some of its costs expected at the pool this summer, according to Elaine Ott, the district’s executive director.

Park district revives effort to build outdoor skate bowl in Burton

  • Jun 18, 2014 at 6:00AM

More than three years after the Vashon Park District received a grant to create an outdoor skatepark, commissioners have voted to move ahead with a significant piece of the project.

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