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Two companies look to open pot stores on island

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 6:00AM

Two off-island companies are apparently vying to set up recreational marijuana retail stores on Vashon, taking part in the state’s lottery for 11 licenses for such stores that will be granted in unincorporated King County.

Metro cuts are light here, but solution is still needed

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 6:00AM

Metro bus service cuts planned for King County will hit the region hard. Some areas will see drastic cuts to service and lose entire routes

Burma Road detour created problems for drivers

  • Apr 29, 2014 at 6:00PM

My sympathies to the victims and all those affected by the tragic motorcycle accident last Saturday on the north end on the 124th block of Vashon Highway.

Funding essential for new school district preschool

  • Apr 29, 2014 at 6:00PM

Thanks to the Vashon Schools Foundation (VSF) and partner agencies, ​our dream of starting a Vashon School District Spanish language preschool may become a reality.

Outdated textbooks need replacing

  • Apr 29, 2014 at 6:00PM

The recent editorial concerning the need for us to continue to support the schools foundation is quite accurate (“School’s foundation changing, but it’s still important to give,” April 16).

Old pickup trucks: at home on Vashon

  • Apr 29, 2014 at 1:29PM

Sometimes I think I’m a little slow (that was not an invitation for comments, by the way), but the other day it dawned on me that I have never lived anywhere where there were so many old pickup trucks as there are right here on Vashon Island. Have you noticed? How could you not?

Motorcyclist dies in car accident on Vashon Highway | Updated

  • Apr 26, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Apr 28, 2014 at 11:04PM

A West Seattle man riding his motorcycle on Vashon on Saturday was killed when he was struck by a vehicle on Vashon Highway near the north end.

District needs financial support to stay ahead

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Apr 28, 2014 at 1:36PM

As the wet, short days of winter morph into the wet but noticeably longer days of spring, and the Flickers rat-atat on my metal roof, I am frequently reminded of why we are so fortunate to live in the Northwest, and more specifically on Vashon Island. I also want to remind you that spring happens to be the time of year that the Vashon Schools Foundation reaches out to our community to ask for commitment in funding excellence at our schools.

DoVE director works to fight taboos | Welcome Vashon Interview

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Apr 28, 2014 at 1:36PM

The place where Betsey Archambault finds herself now — holding her daughter Emerson in her lap and a new puppy at her feet in her farmhouse overlooking Colvos passage — seems as they say “a far cry” from her life overseas.

Land trust secures two more properties along Judd Creek

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Apr 28, 2014 at 1:35PM

The Vashon Maury Island Land Trust recently purchased two more properties along Judd Creek, a step forward in its effort to protect Vashon’s largest watershed and eventually build a hiking trail there.

Go green in the garden: Free information cards make it easy

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 1:00PM updated Apr 28, 2014 at 1:35PM

Islanders concerned about the environmental effects of lawn and garden products have a new resource available to help make choices that protect the health of humans, wildlife and water.

General store meets modern times at the half-century-old Country Store

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Apr 28, 2014 at 1:34PM

Walking into The Country Store and Farm, a place that has been in business for 50 years on Vashon, is a feast for the senses.

Group hopes to halt trash, begin compost program

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Apr 28, 2014 at 1:34PM

When Shannon Brundle did a study of Vashon’s waste stream for her master’s thesis, she was surprised to learn that not only does the island not have centralized composting, but there’s no place to recycle yard waste either. It’s either burned or ends up in a landfill.

Pot company is out, ends contract to purchase K2

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Apr 28, 2014 at 1:26PM

The marijuana company hoping to purchase the K2 building has terminated its contract to do so, said Dan Anglin, a spokesman for the company, and it will look outside King County to set up its factory for edible marijuana products.

Quartermaster Marina gets a new boat pumpout

  • Apr 8, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Apr 27, 2014 at 11:15AM

The Quartermaster Marina recently installed a new pumpout, something the marina owner and officials hope will encourage boaters to pump their vessels rather than dump in the harbor.

Triathlons combine forces, will host one large event this summer

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Apr 24, 2014 at 10:31AM

The organizers of Vashon’s two triathlon events, the XTERRA Vashon Off-Road Triathlon and the Heart of the Sound (HOTS) triathlon, have joined forces this year to offer these races as well as a separate trail run and open swim, over one endurance-testing weekend.

Beachcomber website changes its digital subscription service

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Apr 24, 2014 at 9:29AM

This week The Beachcomber will change how it delivers its online content. Beginning Wednesday, April 23, The Beachcomber’s website will move from having an online pay-wall to a meter for digital subscriptions. Under the new system, readers can view up to five articles a month at no cost. After five articles, they will be asked to activate or purchase a digital subscription.

The way out: A new way into storytelling

  • Dec 11, 2013 at 2:00PM updated Apr 23, 2014 at 3:55PM

Heads up for a heart-stopping form of storytelling as members of Acrobatic Conundrum present “The Way Out,” an aerial acrobatic performance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at the Open Space for Arts & Community.

Two men, two lives tell one story in new play

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 1:00PM updated at 3:50PM

Islander Peter Serko insists he’s a glass half-empty kind of guy. But judging from the story he plans to tell in a one-man show Saturday night at the Blue Heron, you’d never know it. With the provocative title “My Brother Kissed Mark Zuckerberg,” Peter spins a humorous yet poignant multi-media tribute to his late brother, David Serko, who died of AIDS during the height of the epidemic in New York City.

Wrestlers have success at regional contest

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 2:26PM

Four Vashon wrestlers spent their spring break in Las Vegas, not to hit to slot machines, but to hit the mats, often, and against strong opposition at the Western Regionals competition.

Kids recreate 1950s in a classic musical

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 2:11PM

Vashon Allied Arts will present the musical “Bye Bye Birdie” this weekend at the Methodist church.

Orchestra plays twice, for adults and children

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 2:06PM

The Vashon Maury Chamber Orchestra will welcome spring with a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday for adults and at 11 a.m. Saturday for children. Both concerts will be held at the Blue Heron.

UMO offers free tickets to kids’ show

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 2:05PM

The UMO Ensemble recently caught a tiger by the tail. With the goal of bringing a live performance to under-served Seattle schoolchildren, UMO performed “Red Tiger Tales” off-island to an enthusiastic crowd of 1,200 kindergarten through 12th-grade students.

Around town | Arts briefs

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 2:00PM

Norm Hollingshead will give a preview lecture on Vashon Opera’s upcoming production of “Werther” at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Vashon Library. This lecture follows his preview of Seattle Opera’s “The Tales of Hoffman.”

Greywater can ease our dependence on the aquifer

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 1:45PM

How long do we have to continue to pull out increasing quantities of water from our watershed before irreparable damage to our environment is done? How long do we have before we must turn toward an alternative water supply instead of solely relying on our underground water and our streams?

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