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On Vashon, we care for our own when it comes to health | Editorial

  • Mar 25, 2015 at 6:00AM

This week marks five years since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, setting the stage for universal health care in this country.

We all benefit from affordable health care

  • Mar 25, 2015 at 6:00AM

Since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law five years ago, Washingtonians have sent a powerful message: The Affordable Care Act is working, and the quality healthcare coverage choices offered on Washington Healthplanfinder are what consumers need, want and like. They have also made it clear they don’t want this coverage taken away.

Lacrosse teams look to successful season

  • Mar 24, 2015 at 1:39PM

The Vashon high school boys’ lacrosse team, the Vultures, opened its season with an overtime victory against Division I Bellarmine Prep, 13-12.

Soccer team wins 1, loses 1

  • Mar 24, 2015 at 1:33PM

ashon High School boys’ soccer season officially got underway last week. The varsity players arrived at the first match, at Eatonville High School, late due to a longer than expected travel time.

Mother Nature 3, Pirate baseball 1 so far this spring

  • Mar 24, 2015 at 1:31PM

After a stellar start to practices with two straight weeks of fair weather, the Vashon Pirates baseball team fell victim to Mother Nature’s whims last week.

Track season begins with success

  • Mar 24, 2015 at 1:25PM

The Vashon High School track and field team set sail on its inaugural meet of the season last Thursday at Charles Wright Academy.

Vashon firefighters climb for a cause

  • Mar 24, 2015 at 1:19PM

Nearly a dozen responders from Vashon’s fire department put their legs to the test and raised money to fight cancer when they climbed the Columbia Tower in Seattle earlier this month.

New water taxi to be christened, begin service

  • Mar 25, 2015 at 5:00AM

Vashon’s new water taxi, the Sally Fox, will sail to the island this weekend for a dedication ceremony and is expected to begin service on the Vashon to downtown Seattle route in early April.

Park district board votes to support Paradise Ridge project

  • Mar 24, 2015 at 7:00PM

At a recent meeting, Vashon Park District’s board of commissioners voted to allocate $10,000 to help fund improvements at Paradise Ridge Park.

Legislature misses chance to limit vaccine exemptions

  • Mar 24, 2015 at 10:56AM

Washington State Medical Association says opportunity to boost vaccination rates and protect children was lost

An elevating retreat

  • Mar 18, 2015 at 1:00PM updated Mar 19, 2015 at 2:57PM

It started out innocently enough. After a day of playing in the snow at Snoqualmie a few winters back, my partner Richard Parr and I stopped for a quick turn through the gift shop at the Salish Lodge to find presents for some far-away family members.

Getting rid of rats is a snap for local duo

  • Mar 18, 2015 at 4:00PM updated Mar 19, 2015 at 2:57PM

In a contest to determine Vashon’s dirtiest jobs, a leading contender for the grand prize would have to be the work done by one local business called The Rat Detective.

Drama Dock show playfully ponders serious questions

  • Mar 19, 2015 at 2:54PM

My mother always said laughter is good for digestion. If that’s true, then my turkey burger last Friday went to all the right places as I watched the opening night of Drama Dock’s production of “The Curious Savage.”

Northwest writer reads poems seasoned by the heart

  • Mar 19, 2015 at 2:44PM

Former poet laureate Billy Collins once said that poetry tells the story of the human heart. For poet Yvonne Higgins Leach, that truth runs throughout her new book of poems “Another Autumn,” which Leach will read from and discuss at 6 p.m. Friday at Vashon Bookshop.

Around Town

  • Mar 19, 2015 at 2:39PM

There’s a new dance band in town that takes its name from the controversial sleeper lines along Vashon Highway. The Rumble Strips will perform world dance music at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Red Bike.

County wants ‘attractive nuisance’ demolished, owner appeals

  • Mar 18, 2015 at 4:22PM

Just a few years ago, the former Vashon Island Realty building at the north end of the island was a tidy, well-maintained structure.

Couple and kids move in as Point Robinson’s first caretaker family

  • Mar 18, 2015 at 4:17PM

Next time you visit Point Robinson, don’t be surprised if a little girl with dark curls and as many answers as she has questions greets you and gives you the rundown on Vashon’s most iconic landmark.

Park board to vote next week on keeping Tramp Harbor dock open

  • Mar 18, 2015 at 4:13PM

The Vashon Park District board is expected to vote next week to keep the Tramp Harbor dock open to the public, after obtaining advice from the district’s attorney and listening to public comment.

Teens win with custom-built robots

  • Mar 18, 2015 at 4:02PM

On a recent sunny afternoon, balls could be heard clinking at Vashon High School as baseball players began practice for the spring season.

Cookie season creates a Thin Mint high

  • Mar 18, 2015 at 3:47PM

We have two girls involved in scouts. Our youngest daughter is a real green-sashed Girl Scout. Her older sister attends an alternative girl scout-type thingy on Saturday afternoons. The Girl Scouts have better cookies.

Can a win-win deal be found at quilt shop?

  • Mar 18, 2015 at 3:45PM

Along with so many others, I’m saddened at the plans for the current Island Quilter space. Island Quilter offers a destination for quilters and stichers, a glorious burst of color on gray winter days and a perpetual source of visual inspiration.

Let’s end the public debate about quilt shop

  • Mar 18, 2015 at 3:44PM

Like so many people, I was disappointed when I first read that the Vashon quilt shop was leaving the Robinson Building on Vashon Highway.

Debate teaches many skills

  • Mar 18, 2015 at 3:43PM

Seeing accomplished debater Callan Foster acknowledged as team captain in the paper this morning, alongside news of our beloved Vashon High School Basketball team placing at State gives me pause to share a parent’s reflection on the value of competition, specifically in debate.

Valued items were stolen from cemetery

  • Mar 18, 2015 at 3:41PM

Sadly, the Vashon Island Cemetery gravesite of Ryan Krug was vandalized sometime between late afternoon March 13 and early afternoon March 14.

Schools set to take a holistic approach to sex ed | Editorial

  • Mar 18, 2015 at 3:39PM

When Vashon’s school district applied for and received a CDC grant to redo its sex education program, it wasn’t because our young people have gone astray in this area.

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