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King County considers water taxis’ unsustainable future

  • Nov 19, 2014 at 6:00AM

As King County takes measures to reduce the cost of running its two water taxis, officials say they will still have to raise taxes to sustain the service past 2016.

Japanese family farm reflects a troubled time in our history

  • Nov 18, 2014 at 7:23PM

The Matsuda Farm at Center, just behind the K2 facility, along with the Otsuka Farm just north of Vashon town, were the last large-scale commercial strawberry farms on Vashon.

Art based on geology reminds us the earth is warming

  • Nov 18, 2014 at 7:17PM

Julie Speidel’s erratics are haunting 3-D images of massive stones once supported and transported here by ice (“Local sculptor draws on geology as her works dot the country,” Nov. 12). Those objects and her metallic visions of them are now resting on warm ground that is becoming warmer.

Group sees that our health care hangs in the balance

  • Nov 19, 2014 at 7:00AM

Health care on Vashon has always been tricky, as it is in any small town. Basic care has been easy to find, but islanders have found themselves going to Seattle or Tacoma to see specialists, for urgent care or even for something as simple as an ultrasound

Historic deal with China paves the way for a global fight against climate change

  • Nov 19, 2014 at 7:00AM

By now many people know about the historic agreement last week between the United States and China to lower greenhouse gas emissions. This agreement is a positive step forward and will hopefully pave the way for a global fight against climate change.

Granny’s Attic signs lease, finalizing decision to move to town

  • Nov 18, 2014 at 6:00PM

Seven months after Granny’s Attic members voted to move the store into town, a lease has been signed and plans are in place for the thrift shop to relocate to the Vashon Market IGA building.

Island Center Forest sees record number of registered hunters

  • Nov 19, 2014 at 6:00AM

About 70 hunters registered at Island Center Forest during last month’s 21-day deer hunt, a record for the pilot hunting program.

Free assistance is available for health insurance enrollment

  • Nov 18, 2014 at 2:28PM

Free assistance is available for health insurance enrollment

Group seeks innovative solution to local health care challenges

  • Nov 18, 2014 at 2:13PM

With the island facing health care changes and challenges, a group of islanders is working to develop creative ways to strengthen the delivery of medical care on Vashon.

Emerging singer performs at Snapdragon

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 4:06PM

Singer-songwriter Emree Franklin will perform at Snapdragon from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday.

Zimbabwean musician plays solo show

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 4:04PM

Last summer, island-born musician Jacob Bain (Publish the Quest and Trolls Cottage) helped bring the Zimbabwe band Mokoomba to the island for a wildly successful evening of African world music.

VHS theater class performs original works

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 4:01PM

The Vashon High School’s Theatre Arts II class will perform the play “30 Reasons Not To Be In A Play” for one weekend only, beginning on Friday.

What's Happening: Entertainment Briefs

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 3:59PM

Art historian Rebecca Albiani will give a talk on the German still-life painter, naturalist and scientific illustrator Maria Sibylla Merian at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the Methodist church.

Popular slack key musician returns to the island

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 3:58PM

Enjoy the sounds of Hawaii without leaving Vashon when slack key guitarist Makana returns to perform at the Open Space for Arts & Community at 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Don’t judge a man by his combover

  • Nov 11, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Nov 12, 2014 at 12:46PM

I have reached that stage in life when hearing a dreaded diagnosis comes with the territory. I got one the other day. It was from my barber.

Sunken tugboat emerges with a story

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 10:50AM

Thomas Donovan has always been fascinated by The Murph, an old Navy tugboat that sank in Quartermaster Harbor in 2007.

Local sculptor draws on geology as her works dot the country

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

Julie Speidel’s studio sits on a rolling piece of land that runs along the spine of the island.

Unable to settle, Mukai activists prepare for trial

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

The legal battle over the Mukai farmhouse continues, as the island group attempting to take control of the property was unable to reach a settlement with its current owner, despite an offer from King County to purchase the house.

Ferry route gains larger boat

  • Nov 11, 2014 at 12:35PM

The north-end ferry route now has one larger boat assigned to it, something state officials hope will reduce ferry lines during busy travel times.

Former restaurant kitchen will open to public

  • Nov 11, 2014 at 12:33PM

Addressing what he believes to be a long unfulfilled need on the island, Chris Lueck plans to turn his former Express Cuisine restaurant space into a community kitchen while the property remains for sale.

Affordability, fairness top list of public concerns over park user fees

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

After last week’s meeting about Vashon Park District’s user fees, the commissioner who led the meeting says any increase in fees he will seek will be nominal and that he may also seek to lower some fees or provide additional services.

Vouchers available for teens seeking confidential health care

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 7:00AM

Vashon’s medical voucher program, which covers the cost of some medical care for people who cannot afford it, now provides an expanded number of vouchers for teens seeking confidential medical care regarding sexual and reproductive health.

Nonprofit continues to send quilts overseas

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

The war in Afghanistan made headlines last month when the remaining Marines left Helmand Province, where some of the worst fighting took place during the 13-year war.

Parents hope to make changes for Vashon’s Millennials

  • Nov 11, 2014 at 12:21PM

Following the death of their son Rj Ontiveros, Judith Neary and Ramon Ontiveros have launched a nonprofit and are reaching out to islanders in their teens and 20s to learn what they believe would make Vashon a better place for them.

Mukai owner should take county up on its offer | Editorial

  • Nov 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

It’s clearly time for the Mukai farmhouse to change hands, and its owner should have taken King County up on its offer to purchase the property.

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