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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.

Construction begins on 9-11 memorial in town

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 2:14PM

Vashon Island Fire & Rescue’s 9-11 memorial has gone from plan to reality, as the first of its pieces was set in place on Thursday

VYFS hopes to break world record on the harbor

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 2:06PM

With one month to go until it attempts to break a world record, Vashon Youth & Family Services is looking to recruit around 2,500 people to take to Quartermaster Harbor in kayaks and canoes for a gathering that organizers hope will be fun as well as bring in needed funds for the social services agency.

Visitors could ‘eat 20 miles of strawberries’ on Vashon

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 2:34PM

Echoing Clara Peller’s famous statement in a Wendy’s commercial from the 1980s, “Where’s the beef?” islanders have been asked as we celebrate the annual Strawberry Festival, “Where are the strawberries?”

Quartermaster Harbor closed for shellfish harvesting

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 5:00PM updated Aug 8, 2014 at 2:25PM

Quartermaster Harbor has been closed for shellfish harvesting after unsafe levels of Diarrhetic Shellfish Poison (DSP) were detected there.

Teens head to Junior Olympics

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 3:16PM

Two island sophomores will compete in national Junior Olympic competitions later this month.

Funk and soul will fill the Bike Friday

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 3:15PM

Get ready for the funk and soul sound of the seven-piece band Soul Senate, which will play its high-energy rhythm and dancing tunes beginning at 9 p.m. Friday at the Red Bike.

Publish The Quest returns to Vashon

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 3:10PM

Publish the Quest, a band with deep Vashon roots that has made a name for itself worldwide as both a musical and philanthropic force, is coming home to play during the Strawberry Festival. It will play a concert at 9 p.m. Saturday at The Red Bike.

Drama Dock pulls of ‘Gypsy’ with comic flair

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 3:06PM

Who’d a thunk that a play about a stripper could be a family show? But “Gypsy” is and has been since its Broadway premiere in 1959. Drawn from the memoirs of famed burlesque stripper Gypsy Rose Lee, the musical with Jule Styne tunes, Stephen Sondheim lyrics and an Arthur Laurents story is all about family with a focus on Mom.

K2 enters state's Voluntary Cleanup Program

  • Jul 17, 2014 at 5:34PM

K2 Sports has taken the first step in obtaining a No Further Action (NFA) determination from the state regarding environmental contamination at its former factory on Vashon Highway.

Cupcakes found outside business not believed to contain marijuana

  • Jul 18, 2014 at 5:31PM

A spokeswoman for the King County Sheriff’s Office said there is no evidence that cupcakes found Friday on Vashon were laced with marijuana.

Islander keeps the art of herding alive

  • Aug 12, 2014 at 6:06PM

“For him, it’s like his best ever bowl of ice cream; he never gets tired of it. For me, the best part is the relationship with my dog.”

Program to rent tools gets off the ground

  • Aug 12, 2014 at 6:10PM

In an effort to bolster Vashon’s community self-sufficiency, a group of volunteers has created a tool-lending library where islanders can go to borrow tools for any project.

New documentary explores issues of war

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 10:38AM

The veteran experience and issues of war will be explored in a documentary shown at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Vashon Theatre.

Frequent ferry delays are expected to continue

  • Aug 12, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Aug 13, 2014 at 11:00AM

Vashon’s north-end ferry route, which has been plagued by delays, had nearly 500 late sailings last month, more than twice the delays it had in July two years ago.

Vashon rower earns third medal at junior world competition

  • Aug 12, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Aug 13, 2014 at 12:35PM

Island rower Mia Croonquist has won her third world medal, taking silver in a women’s four at the World Junior Rowing Championships last week in Hamburg, Germany.

A decade old, Engels show will feature more than cars

  • Aug 12, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Aug 14, 2014 at 10:33AM

This weekend’s car show at Engels Repair & Towing will include a lot more than cars, with antique tractors, hydroplanes and a vintage semi-truck on display at the annual event.

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