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School board bringing bond options to public ahead of ballot

  • Sep 30, 2015 at 5:00AM updated at 9:38AM

A more than $32 million plan to renovate Vashon High School’s gym, track, tennis courts, Building K and service buildings will be presented to the public beginning next week after a recent decision by the school board.

Land Trust finalizes purchase of Matsuda Farm, aims to protect it

  • Sep 30, 2015 at 6:00AM updated at 9:37AM

Nine months after it was announced that the Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust planned to purchase the Matsuda Farm, the organization announced this week that the sale of the former strawberry farm has been completed, and a ribbon cutting will be held today at 3 p.m.

Mortgage office slated to open soon on Vashon

  • Sep 29, 2015 at 11:00AM updated at 1:12PM

After nearly five years managing Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union (PSCCU), Patte Wagner has left to open a mortgage office on the island through Evergreen Home Loans.

Fire candidates will speak at Thursday’s debate

  • Sep 29, 2015 at 11:00AM updated at 1:11PM

In a change to Thursday’s school board debate, the two candidates vying for a seat on the fire board will speak and answer a small number of questions at the end of the evening.

Football: Pirates fall to South Delta Sun Devils in offensive battle

  • Sep 30, 2015 at 6:00AM

It was a last minute pick-up game to fill an unexpected empty spot in the schedule that turned into a battle between the small, quick Pirates and the behemoth Sun Devils from South Delta, British Columbia whose starting lineup looked like a Divison I collegiate team.

Girls soccer: Regular season begins with losses to rival, state champs

  • Sep 29, 2015 at 12:38PM

The Pirates kicked off their regular season Tuesday, Sept. 21, with an away league game at their greatest rival: Charles Wright Academy in Tacoma.

Cross-country teams finish in top 10, set personal records

  • Sep 29, 2015 at 12:33PM

Vashon’s cross-country teams showed 10 less free-spirited teams how to celebrate after combined Emerald City and Nisqually League races last week by jumping into and swimming in Lake Washington at Magnuson Park in Seattle.

Drama Dock presents ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’

  • Sep 29, 2015 at 12:30PM

This weekend and next Drama Dock will bring the gruesomely funny comedy “Arsenic and Old Lace” to the stage.

End the week with art and music on the Gallery Cruise

  • Sep 30, 2015 at 8:00AM

End the week with art and music on the Gallery Cruise, Most galleries and arts spots will be open from 6 to 9 p.m.

Swamp Bottom Jamboree takes stage this weekend

  • Sep 29, 2015 at 12:21PM

From deep in the swamps of Vashon comes an evening of inspired performance featuring some of the island’s most imaginative entertainers.

Testing debate offers opportunity to reflect on what is important

  • Sep 30, 2015 at 7:00AM

Last spring’s national testing program has been the subject of some controversy here on Vashon and across the nation.

Participate with DoVE during national Domestic Violence Awareness Month

  • Sep 30, 2015 at 7:00AM

October is nationwide Domestic Violence Action Month (DVAM). The original purpose of DVAM was to connect domestic violence advocates around the country and region, but as the month has gained more attention, it has expanded to involve everyone interested in learning about domestic violence, reporting instances and breaking the cycle of violence.

The importance of being an educated voter|Editorial

  • Sep 30, 2015 at 7:00AM

Educated voter: It’s a term we hear hundreds of times during election seasons thrown around in the communities in which we live. It’s also a pretty straightforward phrase, but becoming one is easier said than done.

Final review set for VES Fields

  • Sep 29, 2015 at 11:47AM

Five years after the park district broke ground at the VES Fields, the agency is poised to meet a major milestone there this week, when a county official conducts a final review of the project.

American citizens need to become better people

  • Sep 29, 2015 at 11:43AM

More and more citizens are becoming aware that we are in big trouble. Our government has failed us, and our economy is on the precipice of collapse.

PIE phone-a-thon helps local schools

  • Sep 29, 2015 at 11:42AM

The nonprofit organization Partners in Education (PIE) has supported our three schools by giving grants to enrich the classroom curriculum. On Oct. 6 to 8, PIE volunteers will be calling to ask for a donation. You can also donate at I urge you to visit their website to see the many good works PIE supports.

Too much push to bring events to quiet island

  • Sep 29, 2015 at 11:40AM

Thank you, Kate Severson, for your letter (“Visitors affect residents who prefer Vashon’s quiet nature,” Sept. 23). I also realize change is inevitable; however, many have moved here precisely because the island was a quiet, unassuming place to live.

Seattle police, county bring Safe Place initiative to Vashon

  • Sep 24, 2015 at 8:39AM

A Seattle Police Department initiative garnering attention for its focus on preventing and responding to anti-LGBTQ bias crimes will launch on Vashon next week, concluding in a public meeting for business owners and community members.

School, park district candidates to debate

  • Sep 24, 2015 at 8:37AM

Candidates for contested positions on the Vashon Park District board and school board will answer questions from voters in the upcoming weeks, and share their platforms at two separate debates ahead of the Nov. 3 election.

Photographers capture China’s ancient, modern cultures

  • Sep 23, 2015 at 8:00AM updated at 10:24AM

One year ago, Ray Pfortner, his wife Nancy Wing and 13 other photographers and artists set out to China to capture the aesthetic beauty of a both ancient and modernized culture.

VAA begins Science Series lectures with solar advocate

  • Sep 22, 2015 at 12:00PM updated at 3:06PM

Vashon Allied Arts is kicking off its yearly science series Sunday afternoon with a lecture on solar power and its varied uses. The presentation, titled “Our Solar Future,” will be given by solar advocate, lawyer and author Philip Warburg.

Vashon cross-country teams set personal bests at first meets

  • Sep 22, 2015 at 2:53PM

The approach of fall colors signaled the start of another season for the Pirate and Mustang cross-country runners, whose first two meets of the season resulted in new personal bests, a triumphant win, and signaled an exciting season to come.

Soccer team wins one, drops two in non-league play

  • Sep 22, 2015 at 12:44PM

The second week of Pirate soccer got off to a tremendous start with a decisive 2-1 victory over Hazen Senior on Wednesday, Sept. 15.

Pirates topple Tarriers in mayhem-filled scoring frenzy

  • Sep 23, 2015 at 6:00AM

It was an improbable outcome from an improbable game last Friday as the Pirates mounted a stunning comeback in the fourth quarter to beat the Charles Wright Academy Tarriers 52-48 at the VHS stadium.

Point Robinson lighthouse keeper’s granddaughter returns to remember

  • Sep 23, 2015 at 6:00AM

Climbing up old wooden stairs to pick apples, sneaking into her grandmother’s garden to eat peas and hearing her grandfather yell about his cow that kept turning the outdoor water spigot on are some of Karen Musselman’s fondest memories of the time she spent at the Point Robinson lighthouse

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