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Club and organization news

  • Nov 11, 2008 at 7:11PM

Stock up on good books at book fair

  • Nov 11, 2008 at 7:18PM

Chautauqua Elementary School and the Vashon PTSA will host the annnual Book Fair Nov. 17 to 25.

Buds’ Bombers beat Orting Animals

  • Nov 11, 2008 at 7:39PM

Sophomores run in Pasco

  • Nov 11, 2008 at 7:36PM

Sophomore cross-country runners Savannah Krug, at left, and Leigh Sheridan participated in the state meet in Pasco, placing 41st and 54th out of the 131 runners on the 1A course.

Pirates fell to Cougars last week, but beat Meridian Trojans 22-21 on Tuesday night

  • Nov 11, 2008 at 7:32PM

The Pirates will have their next playoff game — time, place and opponent TBA. Check this Web site tomorrow for a complete story on the game, and upcoming game information.

Back Bay dresses down, dubs itself a pub

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 7:00AM

For Back Bay Inn in Burton, the financial disaster on Wall Street has hit home — hard. October saw the eatery’s lowest sales in years, prompting the small family establishment to remake itself entirely. This weekend, the once linen-and-china restaurant quietly reopened as Quartermaster Pub, with new decor and nine menu items under $9.

New fire chief offers up his first budget

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 7:00AM

When Vashon Island Fire & Rescue’s five commissioners hold a public hearing on Chief Hank Lipe’s first budget tomorrow night, they’ll have before them a $4.14 million budget that not only reflects the new fire chief’s priorities, but also a 4 percent decrease over last year’s budget.

School board opts for a $79.45 million campus plan

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 7:00AM

The Vashon Island School Board, after months of discussion, analysis and debate, is ready to ask voters to approve a $79.45 million bond measure to fund a far-reaching makeover of the Island’s aging high school campus.

PIRATES BEAT MERIDIAN TROJANS, 22-21

  • Nov 11, 2008 at 7:30PM

After a first quarter of three Meridian touchdowns, with Vashon scoreless, it seemed like the game would be an annihilation of the Pirates. But after the first quarter, the Pirates came alive, and kept the Trojans scoreless for three quarters. Vashon ran in two touchdowns and put in two field goals to bring the score to 22-21.

Festive wrapping paper doesn’t belong over photos of indigenous people

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 7:00AM

The photographs of indigenous people from Puget Sound and the rest of Washington State are especially poignant; they are beautiful images. Yet the Lummi, Duwamish, Suquamish, Snohomish and other Native people in the images, even those who physically survived, were the victims of genocide. I’m glad these pictures are on display to remind us of local history. At the same time, I’m perturbed by the way they are sometimes treated.

On Election Day, young Islanders remind us of their wisdom

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 7:00AM

Listening to the deep caring and thoughtfulness of my own daughters led me to plan a celebration for the young citizens of Vashon Island on Nov. 4, at the Backbone Campaign’s election night party.

Letters to the Editor: Nov. 12

  • Nov 11, 2008 at 7:05PM

The anatomy of home: The need for comfort is ancient and primitive

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 7:00AM

Why is that? Why do some places grab us by the throat, the way a good detective mystery does right from the first paragraph, so we can’t let go? What is it about them that makes us feel so comfortable?

Two gramps in hard times

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 7:00AM

Sinus Block sounds like a nasal problem, but it was also the name of my maternal grandfather.

La Boucherie brings Sea Breeze Farm’s field-fresh wares to the plate

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 7:00AM

Since its inception eight years ago, Sea Breeze Farm has filled a niche on Vashon, producing farm-fresh meat, dairy and eggs that go “beyond organic” and sell out week after week. Opening a retail market and restaurant on Vashon in August was a natural progression for the north-end operation, said Sea Breeze owner George Page, 39. La Boucherie, or butcher shop in French, occupies the building on S.W. 100th Street that once housed Splash.

Pirates to play Meridian Trojans on Nov. 11

  • Nov 7, 2008 at 11:16AM

The Pirates fell to the Cougars 34-17, but will have a chance to redeem itself on Tuesday, when it faces the Meridian Trojans in a "loser-out" playoff game. The 4:30 p.m. game is at Civic Stadium in Bellingham.

Vashon voters turn out in droves

  • Nov 6, 2008 at 3:13PM

Voter turnout was strong on Vashon on Tuesday, according to poll workers at Ober Park, where people were waiting to come in when the doors opened at 7 a.m. and small crowds and in some cases lines persisted throughout the day.

Islanders celebrate Obama's win at Backbone Campaign benefit

  • Nov 6, 2008 at 1:44PM

A crowd of 400 Islanders came together for a raucous election night party held in the cavernous warehouse now housing the "O" performance space.

Another face of Halloween

  • Nov 6, 2008 at 11:03AM

The faces and fun of Halloween

  • Nov 6, 2008 at 11:00AM

Vashon community council urges state to charge less for small cars, walk-ons

  • Nov 5, 2008 at 7:00AM updated at 2:44PM

Following the results of a comprehensive survey of Islanders, Vashon’s community council is urging state ferry officials to reject the idea of higher fares for peak commute hours and offer discounts for walk-on passengers or those driving compact cars. The 10-page position paper, submitted to state officials last month, also calls on the state to develop an “integrated transportation network,” coordinating schedules and fares for ferries, buses, carpools and other transit options.

Vashon residents wary of proposed ferry reservation system

  • Nov 4, 2008 at 11:44AM

Rachel and Fred Miles have struggled for years with the vagaries of running a towing service on a ferry-dependent island. They’ve faced long lines, late boats, even ferries unexpectedly out of service. Now, they shudder at the thought of what might lie ahead: A reservation system that could require them to call an hour or more in advance of catching a boat to secure themselves a space.

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