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Fast pitch off to a slow start

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 6:00AM

Last week marked the beginning of the Vashon High School girls fastpitch season. Every new high school season brings a lot of excitement and mystery, with the development of veteran players and the young talent that comes up every year. This season started a little rocky for the Pirates, who dropped their first two games, 11-1 to Seattle Christian, then 8-4 to Eatonville.

Pirates drop one, win one as season opens

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 6:00AM

The Vashon High School baseball team began the 2014 season with a three-inning jamboree in Orting and a non-league game with Fife, coming out of the jamboree with a tie and a win, only to drop 1-9 to Fife with few hits and a struggling pitching staff

Let’s move ahead together

  • Mar 25, 2014 at 2:49PM

How have questions about K2/Jarden’s responsibility to this community in its exit devolved into character assassination and obstructionism? Why are we so divided about marijuana in this brave new post-prohibition world? Why is the middle ground so hard to hold with civility, actual listening and compromise?

Rotary: so much more than a traffic circle

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 2:00PM

In a moment of weakness (these moments seem to be coming more frequently as I get older), I agreed recently to talk to Vashon’s Rotary Club.

Now is the time to create new park district

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 6:00AM

I am writing this commentary as a private citizen of Vashon who happens to be a park board commissioner. It is in response to a commentary by Lu-Ann Branch, which the other commissioners and I did not review or approve before it was published. (“Park board charts course for the future,” Feb. 26.)

USPS should communicate better on Vashon | Editorial

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 7:00AM

The U.S. Postal Service should learn from the recent case of missing mail on Vashon and develop better procedures for communicating with customers and the press.

Auction will fund travel study as students discover the world

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 9:00AM

The Harbor School will hold its annual benefit auction on Saturday, with an eye toward celebrating the addition of a new building. Auction-goers will also celebrate the fulfillment of an arts initiative and increasing enrollment, as well as set a new focus on the school’s travel study program and work toward accreditation with the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS).

VYFS closes addiction treatment program

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 6:00AM

Vashon Youth & Family Services (VYFS) recently announced it will close its addiction treatment program and has begun working with clients to connect them with appropriate services inside and outside the agency.

State to continue sampling yards for arsenic, invites 400 to be tested

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 9:00AM

This week about 400 Vashon homes will receive letters from the state urging them to take advantage of a free program that tests yards on the island for arsenic contamination.

Cookstove effort takes off with new factory

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 6:00AM

At a large factory in Nairobi, Kenya, about 300 Kenyans will soon begin building small, black cookstoves that one islander hopes will alter the face of Africa.

Marijuana company may back out of K2

  • Mar 25, 2014 at 1:53PM

The company attempting to purchase the K2 building and transform it into a factory to produce edible marijuana products may give up its effort on Vashon, a spokesman for the company, Bakkhos Holding, announced last weekend.

Diverse congregation keeps Jewish tradition alive at the Havurat

  • Mar 18, 2014 at 1:00PM updated Mar 21, 2014 at 12:21PM

A tradition of faith and inquiry that is thousands of years old comes alive each Saturday morning, when members of Vashon’s Jewish community gather to study the ancient text of the Torah at Havurat Ee Shalom, a former country chapel now remade into a synagogue

Post office investigates missing mail from Vashon

  • Mar 14, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Mar 20, 2014 at 9:56AM

One Sunday earlier this month, Vashon Community Care’s Ruth Steen mailed nearly 20 envelopes containing gift certificates for items people had won during the center’s recent fundraising auction. Those gift certificates — and hundreds of other pieces of mail sent from Vashon at roughly the same time — never made it to their intended destinations, and postal investigators have been called in to find the mail and determine what went wrong.

Modern manufacturer makes a classic farming tool

  • Mar 19, 2014 at 1:43PM

A quiet revolution is taking place in a drafty warehouse on Vashon, where a handful of islanders are earning decent wages manufacturing steel farming implements. The effort defies, if not the myth of America, certainly the myth of Vashon Island — that manufacturing is dead and that nobody really makes anything anymore.

Designer uses feng shui to create spaces that welcome

  • Mar 19, 2014 at 1:35PM

When Pattie Hanmer first saw the clapboard house perched above Quartermaster Harbor, she knew she had found her Northwest home. Supported from behind by the wooded hillside, embraced on either side by tree-covered slopes and fronted by a vista of sparkling water, this dwelling had all the elements needed for ideal feng shui.

Tools and tips make for gardening without the aches

  • Mar 19, 2014 at 1:17PM

It’s spring! You sprang from the couch, grabbed a tool and hit the garden. And what did you get? Aches and pains! In early spring (and at a certain age), what you need are some tips, tools and techniques for low-ouch gardening.

Family builds a small cabin with big character

  • Mar 19, 2014 at 1:12PM

A colorful, cozy secret is tucked away on a central island property that many who drive by every day likely don’t realize is there.

Gardening on the wild side

  • Mar 19, 2014 at 6:00AM

Down a quiet lane at the southernmost end of Maury Island, the most nutritious fruits and vegetables a Northwesterner can grow fill author Jo Robinson’s garden.

Crew eases into spring season

  • Mar 19, 2014 at 2:00PM

The 52nd annual Green Lake spring regatta featured something not experienced for this event in a few years — actual spring conditions

Lacrosse team scores big win

  • Mar 18, 2014 at 2:50PM

The high school boys lacrosse team opened its season in an impressive fashion on Saturday, tallying an 11-5 victory over Klahowya High School

We should support Bakkhos

  • Mar 19, 2014 at 6:00AM

Many of our neighbors are perhaps allowing their idealism to devolve into elitism. The K2 complex has been vacant for far too long, and the desires of turning it into something for the common use of the community are not going to become a reality in this post-Great Recession world. While not meeting the hopes of some of us, the current Bakkhos proposal is the best practical deal for what has been a “white elephant” for quite some time.

Center needs local support as much as ever

  • Mar 19, 2014 at 6:00AM

Vashon Community Care, unlike most adult care programs across the country, is owned and financed by the community

Trouble ensues when a day on the high seas does not go as planned

  • Mar 19, 2014 at 6:00AM

Did I ever tell you about being stranded on a Pacific island? A genuine remote island off the coast of Papua New Guinea.

Heritage association hopes to buy historic house

  • Mar 20, 2014 at 6:00AM

Vashon’s heritage association is launching an ambitious fundraising campaign to secure the property adjacent to its museum for eventual use as a family-friendly education center.

Nonprofit projects earn county grants

  • Mar 18, 2014 at 2:19PM

King County has awarded three grants totaling $6,500 to fund new projects by Vashon organizations.

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