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Could mussels heal an ailing Quartermaster Harbor? Researchers will find out

  • Feb 3, 2010 at 9:00AM updated at 5:07PM

Two divers who explored the submerged floor of inner Quartermaster Harbor last week were pleased with what they found — flat, featureless muck. Or as ecologist Brian Allen put it, “A whole lot of nothing.”

Vashon Community Care residents are focus of photography show

  • Feb 2, 2010 at 11:00AM updated Feb 3, 2010 at 4:39PM

The faces of Vashon Community Care’s residents will grace the hallways at the center when the photography show “Perfectly Aged: Faces of Vashon” opens during the gallery walk on Friday.

Pirates win one, lose one in final weeks of the season

  • Feb 3, 2010 at 10:18AM

The Vashon Pirates lost their first league game of the season last week in a spirited and tough match against their league nemesis, Cascade Christian.

Vashon's grapplers lost to Orting, finish second in their league

  • Feb 3, 2010 at 10:03AM

Vashon Wrestling lost its showdown for the Nisqually League title to the Orting Cardinals 46-27 in a dual meet last Thursday and finished its season in second place.

New development planned for 45-acre site on Vashon's west side

  • Feb 2, 2010 at 11:00AM updated at 2:24PM

Two businessmen have purchased and begun prepping a 45-acre property on Vashon’s west side for development — a project, they say, that will preserve habitat and build community by setting aside 30 acres as commonly owned forestland.

Little House suffers break-in; little is stolen

  • Jan 28, 2010 at 4:41PM

Someone broke into The Little House last week but apparently took only loose change, owner Bettie Edwards reported.

UW oceanographer studies Quartermaster Harbor's paralytic shellfish poisoning problem

  • Jan 27, 2010 at 7:00AM updated at 9:49AM

As the sun hung low on the horizon, a small Boston Whaler plied the waters of Quartermaster Harbor last week, crammed with scientists and students trying to unravel a mystery. They stopped at regular intervals along the way, dropping instruments overboard that measured the water’s salinity, its temperature, its turbidity, the amount of dissolved oxygen and its nutrient load. Used to the routine, they bantered easily among themselves, including many cracks about the pizza they hoped to eat that night, after they got in out of the winter chill. But their quest was serious. Research five years ago showed that Quartermaster Harbor hosts the highest concentration in all of Puget Sound of an alga that causes paralytic shellfish poisoning. Cheryl Greengrove, a physical oceanographer and professor at the University of Washington Tacoma, is determined to find out why.

Basketball: Champion Vashon boys take a trio of games in one busy week

  • Jan 26, 2010 at 11:00AM updated at 4:40PM

The Vashon High School Pirate boys’ basketball team hit a milestone in its quest for a sixth consecutive Nisqually 1A/2B League title last week. After demolishing Charles Wright Academy on Wednesday, the Pirates finished the first half of the season undefeated in the league. They made easy work of Chimacum on Friday. On Monday, the Pirates had survived a close call against the state’s seventh-ranked Kings Knights in a showcase game at the Martin Luther King Hoopfest.

Girls Basketball: Vashon wins a pair of league games

  • Jan 26, 2010 at 11:00AM updated at 4:40PM

The Pirates girls basketball team won twice last week, improving their record to 11-3. They hosted league foes Charles Wright Academy on Wednesday and Chimacum High School on Friday. Wednesday’s game with Charles Wright marked the midway point of Nisqually League play.

Vashon wrestlers demonstrate technique, conditioning and desire at two meets

  • Jan 26, 2010 at 11:00AM updated at 4:39PM

During a wrestling match, wrestlers have no one to back them up during the bout, no time-out to rest, no ability to substitute in a teammate and no halftime pep talk to re-inspire them. Thus, the wrestler must be a self-contained force with an arsenal of technique, conditioning and desire.

King County Library exec says ballot measure is critical

  • Jan 26, 2010 at 1:00PM updated at 3:33PM

King County Library System’s top executive visited Vashon on Saturday to urge support for an upcoming ballot proposition.

With the advent of Netflix, Vashon's Movie Magic finds a new path

  • Jan 26, 2010 at 1:00PM updated at 3:29PM

For more than 20 years, one Vashon business has enlivened Islanders’ rainy afternoons, weekends and sick days with the magic of home film viewing. But Movie Magic has struggled in the last few years to compete with mail-in DVD service Netflix and cable TV movie offerings, so much so that co-owner Jackie Merrill said the business is shaking things up to stay viable on Vashon.

Rowers plan to circumnavigate Vashon to prepare for cross-Atlantic row

  • Jan 26, 2010 at 1:07PM

Every day, a range of vessels, from ocean-going barges to single kayaks, frequent the waters near Vashon Island. This Sunday, weather permitting, Vashon’s waters will host the beginning of a grand adventure.

Letters to the Editor: Jan. 27

  • Jan 26, 2010 at 1:20PM

Levy is essential to our schools’ excellence

  • Jan 26, 2010 at 1:15PM

Ballots will soon arrive by mail for the renewal of the Vashon Island School District’s Maintenance and Operations (M&O) levy.

Tax cuts do more harm than good and little for the local economy

  • Jan 26, 2010 at 1:14PM

I must take issue with John Cushing’s argument that what we need in Washington state is more tax cuts (“Tax increases are not what we need,” Jan. 20).

Vashon teen sexually assaulted in the middle of the night

  • Jan 19, 2010 at 4:00PM updated Jan 26, 2010 at 1:08PM

A teen girl was sexually assaulted in the middle of the night earlier this month by a man who came into the home she shares with her family on Vashon, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.

Cabaret performers take to the air for UMO Ensemble

  • Jan 26, 2010 at 1:03PM

Open Space for Arts & Community will be the destination for partygoers on Saturday night, when an extravagant fête takes over the cavernous space and turns it into the site of a cabaret variety show.

Hot guitarist comes to Vashon to support Rotary’s Guatemalan project

  • Jan 26, 2010 at 1:03PM

Trace Bundy, an up-and-coming guitarist who has won over audiences with his complex finger-style playing and sweet renditions of well-known songs, will take to the stage for a one-night benefit concert to support the Vashon Island Rotary Club.

Take a musical journey on Vashon this weekend

  • Jan 26, 2010 at 1:00PM

Three concerts will provide a variety of musical genres for Islanders’ listening pleasure this weekend.

Arts briefs: Jan. 27

  • Jan 26, 2010 at 12:57PM

Corporation undertakes effort to market K2 property on Vashon

  • Jan 21, 2010 at 6:19PM

K2 Sports has begun actively marketing its 180,000-square-foot former manufacturing site on Vashon now that a lawsuit over its zoning change from industrial to commercial has ended in K2's favor.

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