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Violation doesn’t discount years of service to Vashon

  • Jul 21, 2015 at 4:04PM

I wanted to speak a few words on behalf of Jeffrey Zheutlin, who has had the unfortunate experience of having intimate details of his personal life paraded through the newspaper (“Former VYFS therapist penalized for misconduct,” July 8). First of all, this is obviously a difficult and hurtful situation for his entire family, and I wish all sides privacy and healing in dealing with the consequences of his actions.

Schools should involve the public in bond discussion

  • Jul 21, 2015 at 4:03PM

The Vashon School District is working on a plan to replace and add buildings around the new high school called Phase II for another capital bond measure.

Park commissioners voted too soon for runaway spending

  • Jul 21, 2015 at 4:02PM

I am deeply disappointed that three fellow park district commissioners voted on July 7 to waive the rules and proceeded to vote to spend $240,000 more than was budgeted for the next phase of the VES Fields construction, thereby preventing Commissioner Doug Ostrom and over 11,000 islanders from participating in the most important financial discussion of 2015.

What local providers need is fair reimbursement

  • Jul 21, 2015 at 4:00PM

What is meant by “strengthening island health care?” From my general understanding, it means more Medicare and Medicaid providers and more services. When I grew up on Vashon, we had approximately 10,000 residents and two health care facilities. No imaging, no urgent care. We are surrounded by water, but also by two cities with excellent medical care very close by. I tried to find rural towns in Washington that currently have more health care options than we do, but was unable to do so.

Storefront for island dairy producers set to open

  • Jul 21, 2015 at 3:55PM

Downtown will soon be home to an island first, as the Vashon Island Baking Company branches out to open a permanent storefront for island dairy and egg vendors.

New laundromat is under way

  • Jul 21, 2015 at 3:53PM

With the sale of the former laundromat building closed, Vashon is one step closer to having a laundromat in business again.

Yearlong project will affect dock traffic

  • Jul 21, 2015 at 3:50PM

After a delay, a major construction project is slated to begin at the north-end ferry dock next week.

Franciscan clinic ends after-hours office visits

  • Jul 21, 2015 at 3:47PM

The island’s largest health clinic recently announced that beginning next month, it will no longer provide after-hours office visits to its patients.

Fire department to rely on private ambulances for more transports

  • Jul 21, 2015 at 3:48PM

The fire department has implemented a new policy that will likely increase the number of patients transported to hospitals via private ambulance service.

Ferries to go to two-boat schedule this week

  • Jul 15, 2015 at 5:00PM updated Jul 20, 2015 at 11:30AM

Vashon's north-end ferry will go to a two-boat schedule next Monday through Wednesday, as other boats in the state's fleet undergo emergency repairs.

Peace and beauty are found in unexpected places

  • Jul 15, 2015 at 5:21PM

When I leave my apartment and drive west on Bank Road, knowing that I’m heading for Vashon Cemetery, something begins to happen deep inside — a sense of peace and of beauty. I drive on; the feeling intensifies.

Sanders needs local support

  • Jul 15, 2015 at 5:19PM

Reading the news from the past weeks, I have been struck by the relevance of what Senator Bernie Sanders is saying. Here’s a fellow who actually says what he means and means what he says. And when I’ve spoken with others about his message, folks have been enthusiastic for many of the same reasons I am.

Strengthening island health care will require cooperation

  • Jul 15, 2015 at 5:16PM

Two points in your recent article on the work of the Vashon-Maury Health Collective deserve clarification (“Attempts to support island health care unsuccessful so far,” July 8).

Volunteering has many benefits

  • Jul 15, 2015 at 5:17PM

I joke that on Vashon, we all get dressed out of the same closet: Granny’s. Granny’s Attic is the greatest common denominator of island life, one of the strongest threads that binds our community together.

Gardeners should turn more crap into crops

  • Jul 15, 2015 at 5:11PM

As we say in the recycling business, “One person’s trash is another’s gold.” Vashon farmers and gardeners can mine a lot of gold from the nuggets left behind by our neighbors’ horses, goats, llamas and other ruminants.

Many play a role in saving our best natural places | Editorial

  • Jul 15, 2015 at 5:10PM

In the booming metropolis that is the Puget Sound region, Vashon stands out. On an island reachable only by ferry, many of the our forests and beaches have not been developed like they have on the mainland. These ecologically rich places provide important natural habitat that helps sustain the region’s ecosystem. It’s encouraging that our lawmakers, at both the state and county levels believe these Vashon places are worth investing in.

Tireless activist named Strawberry Festival grand marshal

  • Jul 15, 2015 at 3:21PM

Local real estate broker and community activist Emma Amiad has been selected as the grand marshal for this year’s Strawberry Festival.

Yacht club will host historic vessel over Strawberry Festival weekend

  • Jul 15, 2015 at 3:16PM

Strawberry Festival, boating and history enthusiasts should plan to chart a course to the Quartermaster Yacht Club (QYC) this weekend and take a tour of the MV Lotus for a step back in time to the Puget Sound of the early 20th century.

Island company awarded for innovative stove

  • Jul 15, 2015 at 3:12PM

Vashon’s innovative stove manufacturer Burn recently received the Ashden Clean Energy for Women and Girls Award.

Return of the red berry: Local growers work for a strawberry comeback

  • Jul 15, 2015 at 2:53PM

As the annual Strawberry Festival begins, it appears strawberries, once a staple on Vashon, are making a comeback on the island.

Organizers hope new type of carnival will appeal at the festival

  • Jul 15, 2015 at 3:08PM

After holding a hastily prepared alternative carnival at last year’s Strawberry Festival, event organizers have planned what they hope will be a more engaging experience for this weekend’s event.

Nelson announces millions more for environmental conservation

  • Jul 15, 2015 at 3:03PM

As a group gathered last week to celebrate a flurry of recent conservation purchases on Vashon, State Sen. Sharon Nelson (D-Maury Island) announced that she has secured another $2 million for environmental preservation on the island.

Strawberry Festival musicians no longer play for free

  • Jul 14, 2015 at 2:21PM

Something new will hit the music stages this year at Vashon’s Strawberry Festival. It will play a crucial role but remain behind the scenes, invisible to the audience.

Vashon band will play the blues at the Red Bike

  • Jul 14, 2015 at 2:34PM

Two years ago, One More Mile played at the Red Bike to a sold-out house. The band will return to the bike at 9 p.m. Friday for another packed show.

New Vashon poets laureate to be announced today

  • Jul 14, 2015 at 2:33PM

Vashon’s 2015-17 poets laureate will be announced today, July 15, at a celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Vashon Winery.

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