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The environment suffers when we fail to take responsibility

  • Jun 1, 2010 at 2:00PM updated at 4:28PM

Every day I ride my bike to school, saving fossil fuels and giving me the added benefit of being able to sleep in for a extra 30 minutes. As I ride to school I pass the decaying, abandoned Beall Greenhouse complex.

Vashon School Board makes final round of cuts

  • Jun 2, 2010 at 7:00AM

The Vashon Island school board approved a final suite of cuts to its 2010-11 budget Thursday night, agreeing to lay off two janitors, three para-educators and all of the campus monitors.

Music on the Rock

  • Jun 1, 2010 at 3:10PM

High school thespians will take to the stage with short plays

  • Jun 1, 2010 at 3:13PM

Students from Vashon High School’s drama department are gearing up to perform what’s being billed as an “eight-course meal for the theatrical gourmet” this Thursday through Sunday.

A new Vashon gallery is a labor of love for its artful owners

  • Jun 1, 2010 at 1:00PM updated at 3:16PM

Art lovers out on the First Friday gallery cruise will have a new stop this month. A new gallery, specializing in affordable, functional art, has opened at the intersection of Vashon Highway and Cemetery Road.

Islander ‘arrests’ herself in solidarity with Burma’s imprisoned leader

  • Jun 1, 2010 at 3:06PM

For more than a decade, Burmese leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi has been under house arrest, making her one of the world’s most celebrated symbols in the struggle for human rights.

Vashon resident is honored for her years of work on behalf of Island youth

  • Jun 1, 2010 at 12:00PM updated at 3:07PM

Maryam Steffen, an Islander who has been active for years in a range of efforts to empower teens, was recognized for her contributions last week with a new award created by two youth-centered Vashon organizations.

Renowned authors visit Vashon to discuss ‘greening’ the local economy

  • Jun 1, 2010 at 3:00PM

Vashon’s local farmers, nursery owners and “green” entrepreneurs have diverse ideas and products, but could be even more powerful if they worked together, say a group of Islanders hoping to strengthen the Island’s local food system and green economy.

Pirate Blend coffee supports Vashon High School

  • Jun 1, 2010 at 2:59PM

Island coffee drinkers now have a chance to brew a good pot of coffee and support activities at the high school with the newly created Pirate Blend from the Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie.

McMurray athletes finish track season

  • Jun 1, 2010 at 2:39PM

The McMurray track and field team closed its season on May 25 at North Kitsap High School in the West Sound League Meet.

Vashon man charged with raping two teenagers, including an assault in 2003

  • May 26, 2010 at 5:00PM updated May 31, 2010 at 8:52PM

A longtime Islander has been charged with two counts of first-degree rape for assaulting two teen girls — one last January and another in 2003 — both times by allegedly sneaking into the girls’ home while their parents were asleep in another room.

Longboard crash leaves Vashon man in critical condition

  • May 25, 2010 at 3:00PM updated May 27, 2010 at 4:13PM

An Islander who was often seen longboarding down Vashon’s streets, his black dreadlocks flying behind him, was seriously injured on May 15 when he fell off his board during a fluke accident near Port Orchard.

Vashon Islanders give their all to save Puget Sound orcas

  • May 26, 2010 at 7:00AM updated May 27, 2010 at 3:01PM

When a lost orphan killer whale found Vashon’s north end in 2002, Ann Stateler and Odin Lonning became the 2-year-old’s self-appointed honorary nannies.

As county rethinks Vashon’s recycling, Islanders hatch an innovative plan

  • May 26, 2010 at 7:00AM updated at 5:19PM

In a week or two, Islanders will receive a survey from King County, asking Vashon residents if they’d like a service already offered in nearly every other community in the county — curbside yard waste and food waste recycling.

A festival offers a full plate of literary thrills

  • May 25, 2010 at 3:44PM

Islanders will be able to slip into a world of imagination when a brand new festival of books, readers and writers has its debut this weekend.

Arts briefs

  • May 25, 2010 at 3:43PM

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