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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.

Honeybee decline causes concern on Vashon

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Jul 14, 2014 at 10:17AM

Bob Dixon has been raising bees on Vashon for nearly 20 years, but after losing two hives this spring, he is not sure how long he will continue.

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.

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.

Around town | Arts briefs

  • Jul 9, 2014 at 2:44PM

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

'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.

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.

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

Ferry worker found dead after being detained following incident on ferry

  • Jul 15, 2014 at 12:00PM

A ferry worker on Vashon’s north-end route was found dead in his cell at the Federal Detention Center in SeaTac last weekend after being taken into custody on suspicion that he violated his probation.

Strawberry Festival carnival is canceled

  • Jul 15, 2014 at 12:00PM

A contract disagreement has resulted in the cancellation of the Strawberry Festival carnival, leading festival organizers to say it may be time to rethink the carnival’s place at Vashon’s annual celebration.

Man arrested for weekend rape on Vashon

  • Jul 15, 2014 at 12:02PM

A 56-year-old man was arrested and booked into King County jail for an alleged rape on Saturday, according to DB Gates, a spokeswoman for the King County Sheriff’s Office.

Islander charged with assault

  • Jul 15, 2014 at 12:04PM

Island resident Benjamin Munday has been accused of biting off part of another man’s ear during a fight on July 6 and has been charged with assault.

Schools pass budget for next year with $1 million in added revenue

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 6:00AM

The Vashon Island School District has finalized a budget for next school year that maintains district programs, provides staff previously approved raises and adds part-time custodial and technology positions as well as a new Spanish preschool program.

Thriftway’s stand is reasonable and safety-minded

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 6:00AM

I am writing regarding last week’s letter about Thriftway’s new gun policy.

Mental illness can affect anyone

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 6:00AM

In responding to the letter from Clair Englander (“Thriftway has crossed a line with gun owners,” July 9), I do not wish to debate the ethics of gun control or concealed weapons. I would like to discuss the statement that if a gun massacre happened, “it would not be one of our Vashon gun owners” but “some mentally ill person.”

It makes sense to avoid harmful products

  • Jul 6, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Jul 15, 2014 at 12:13PM

Regarding the article about honeybee decline (“Honeybee decline causes concern on Vashon,” July 9), there is one thing that wasn’t mentioned.

Carnival alternatives planned for the Strawberry Festival

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 12:36PM

Although though the carnival will not be coming to the Strawberry Festival this year, there will be other activities for kids and their families on Friday and Saturday.

Daughter finds closure in family's war story

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 1:49PM

Later this month islander Nancy Bachant will follow in her father’s footsteps when she travels to Rennes, France, where he was killed during World War ll. There, she and her family will participate in events commemorating the city’s 70th anniversary of liberation from Germany.

In the summer, it's best to be a pool rat

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 2:16PM

A laugh track bleats from a TV down the hall while five-fingered maple leaves wave listlessly in mid-July afternoon heat. Our children are bundled up in the cool shade of the TV room, watching an insipid teen comedy while I’m seated at a computer, working from home after a week’s vacation.

Tickets for Vashon Opera’s 2014-15 season are online

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 2:44PM

Vashon Opera’s sixth season kicks off in September with Mozart’s “Don Giovanni.” Tickets for the 2014-2015 season are on sale now, with individual tickets for “Don Giovanni” going on sale in August.

Shirts will be for sale at the Strawberry Festival

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 2:54PM

Responding to a call for making a “cool” island T-shirt and with the aim of visually capturing what they call the quirks Vashon, two island artists — Ellen Parker and Megan Minier of Cowbelle Industries — launched a series of Vashon T-shirts last year at Strawberry Festival. The duo plan to return to a vendor booth this weekend to sell the distinctly Vashon T-shirts at Strawberry Festival.

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