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Proposition 1 is a deal, vote ‘yes’

  • Jan 26, 2016 at 3:00PM

Proposition 1, the bond for Vashon Schools is a great deal. What am I getting for $19 a month (cost to average homeowner on Vashon) from this bond?

Proposition 1 cheaper in long run

  • Jan 26, 2016 at 3:00PM

Even if you are immune to the kid-centered arguments being offered in support of Proposition 1, you should still vote for it because it is in your own best interests:

Athletics give children a place to belong

  • Jan 26, 2016 at 3:00PM

I grew up in a small, rural community in Idaho and entered my teen years in the late 1970s. Had it not been for the opportunity to participate in organized sports, I can honestly say I would not be alive.

Proposed bond is reasonable

  • Jan 26, 2016 at 2:00PM

The upcoming school bond election is about more than just improving athletic facilities.

Community does not need athletic facilities

  • Jan 26, 2016 at 2:00PM

The slogan used by those urging us to support the school levy, “Campaign for a Healthy Community,” seems odd.

Small organization needs funding like other nonprofits

  • Jan 26, 2016 at 2:00PM

Drama Dock has been active for 40 years, entertaining us and educating young, future performers.

Vashon boys' basketball team dominates Bellevue Christian, loses to Lindbergh

  • Jan 22, 2016 at 4:51PM

The Vashon High School boys' varsity basketball team hosted the Bellevue Christian Vikings (Clyde Hill) at the high school on Tuesday, Jan. 12, and came away with a solid win based on superior speed and aggressive defense.

Sheriff’s office meeting may lead to increased community partnerships

  • Jan 20, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Jan 21, 2016 at 11:56AM

King County Sheriff's Office officials led a meeting last week that may help islanders partner with the department more closely on a range of issues, including underage alcohol and drug use.

New owners of Sound Food building begin repair work

  • Jan 20, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Jan 21, 2016 at 11:56AM

The former Sound Food building has been bustling with construction activity in an attempt to remedy "years and years of deferred maintenance," Mike Urban, one of the building's two new owners, said last week.

Fire department loses four volunteers, amount of full-time island help drops

  • Jan 20, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Jan 21, 2016 at 11:55AM

Four of Vashon fire department's volunteers, including the volunteer coordinator, have left recently, drawing concern from some about the state of the volunteer program, but department management says the program is the strongest it has been in years.

Boys’ basketball 11-3 overall

  • Jan 20, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Jan 21, 2016 at 11:55AM

The Vashon High School boys' basketball team is 11-3 overall and 2-0 in the Nisqually league heading into the final three games of the season. The team defeated Bellevue Christian 50-24 at VHS on Tuesday, Jan. 12, and then fell to Lindbergh at home by a score of 46-43 on Monday night. The team will take on Cascade Christian at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Puyallup.

Multiple Vashon churches are in transition as leaders retire, move on

  • Jan 20, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 4:46PM

As the nation looks ahead at this election year and the leadership change it will bring, there are leadership changes happening outside the political arena and much closer to home, as several island congregations are about to say, or have already said, good-bye to their ministers.

Isola closing doors after six months

  • Jan 20, 2016 at 4:45PM

After six months of serving Mediterranean-inspired small plates from a restaurant nestled between the print shop and Valise in downtown Vashon, Isola is closing its doors.

Public input sought for proposed methanol production plant

  • Jan 20, 2016 at 12:47PM

Environmental activists are voicing concerns about a proposed methanol production plant at the Port of Tacoma, saying the plant's potential wastewater and chemical pollutants could harm the region's air quality and impact an already fragile Puget Sound.

School bond election underway

  • Jan 20, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 9:58AM

Ballots are being sent out today for the election to decide whether the school district's $26.9 million bond will pass, allowing an overhaul of Vashon High School's athletic facilities.

Creative duo perform new works

  • Jan 20, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 9:56AM

The dynamic and experimental duo of Leah Mann and Ela Lamblin, the creative directors behind Lelavision, will return to the Blue Heron for two performances at 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Telling our story: ancient tradition sheds new light on island character

  • Jan 20, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 9:55AM

Writer Wendell Berry once said that if you don't know where you are, you don't know who you are. The sense of place — both the spirit of the land and the character of the community — has long been a beguiling subject for many a writer and storyteller.

Art history talks about German artist

  • Jan 20, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 9:54AM

German painter, printmaker and sculptor Kathe Kollwitz will be the subject of art historian Rebecca Albiani's Vashon Allied Arts' Art History Talks lecture set for 1 p.m. Thursday at the Vashon High School theater.

Vashon’s Dogwood Associates welcomes new owner

  • Jan 20, 2016 at 1:30AM

Jeanne Dougherty, founder and owner of the island financial business Dogwood Associates, is retiring from the business and handing over the ownership reins.

Vashon Park District to vote on raising user fees next week

  • Jan 20, 2016 at 1:30AM


COMMENTARY: School support of athletic programs can change lives

  • Jan 20, 2016 at 1:30AM

My sister was four years older than me and four years ahead of me in school; she had gone to college on an academic scholarship, was our high school valedictorian, had super SAT scores and super grades. She was exceptional.

Riptide defeat men in annual Ryan Krug Vashon Cup soccer game

  • Jan 20, 2016 at 1:30AM

The 4th Annual Ryan Krug Vashon Cup, hosted by the Vashon Island Soccer Club, was played on Saturday Dec 12th, 2015, at VES field, Saturday 10 AM, with a full FIFA recommended 4 referee crew.

Girls’ basketball loses second league game against Bellevue Christian

  • Jan 20, 2016 at 1:30AM

The Vashon High School girls' basketball team hosted the Bellevue Christian Vikings for their second league contest on Tuesday, Jan. 12, and ended the game with a loss.

Public’s help needed to identify body pulled from water Friday afternoon

  • Jan 15, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Jan 19, 2016 at 2:11PM

The body of an Asian woman who appeared to be in her 40s was pulled from the water off Manzanita Beach Road Friday afternoon and detectives are asking for the public's help to identify her, King County Sheriff's officials said.

Beloved clinic doctor, a man of varied talents

  • Jan 13, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Jan 14, 2016 at 1:26PM

Decades of practicing as a family medicine physician at Vashon's largest medical clinic have allowed Michael Kappelman the chance to do a little bit of everything, from delivering babies to treating traumatic injuries and dealing with the ailments that come with old-age.

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