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Editorial: Tax reform can help heal our ailing public schools

  • May 4, 2010 at 12:13PM

Once again, we’re watching our school district struggle to find its way out of a yawning financial chasm.

Quartermaster: A harbor worth saving

  • May 4, 2010 at 12:13PM

Even on a double island with 50 miles of wonderful beaches, Quartermaster Harbor stands out as special.

Letter to the editor: Regarding Glacier, how many parks are enough? (May 5, 2010)

  • May 4, 2010 at 12:10PM

The past few weeks I have followed the news of a potential buyout of Glacier with great interest.

Letter to the Editor: Having vaccinations as a child keeps others healthy (May 5, 2010)

  • May 4, 2010 at 12:06PM

We have a responsibility to protect the health of others.

A ‘Glee’ fan confesses and remembers her very own Mr. Schuster

  • May 4, 2010 at 12:05PM

OK, you’ve probably heard of “Glee,” the new hit show that just about every teenager (and teenager at heart) watches these days. I love it, too — mostly because it brings me back to my “glee” days.

Historic Mukai farmhouse gets placed on the real estate market

  • May 3, 2010 at 10:39PM

The Mukai farmhouse, its legendary garden and the adjacent barreling plant were officially placed on the real estate market this week, months after Islanders began a concerted effort to find an on-Island buyer for the historic properties.

Electives at Vashon High School would get cut under district's proposed budget

  • Apr 30, 2010 at 4:50PM

Several humanities electives would be eliminated at Vashon High School and a pre-school teacher let go at Chautauqua Elementary School under the first iteration of a budget-trimming plan put forward by Vashon Island School District Superintendent Michael Soltman.

One woman's campaign: Confronting Vashon’s low vaccination rates

  • Apr 28, 2010 at 7:00AM updated Apr 29, 2010 at 3:22PM

Islander Celina Yarkin, a mother of three young girls, a farmer and a fixture at her family’s produce table at the weekly Farmers Market, has taken on the issue of the low vaccination rate in Vashon’s children.

The Dockton Road debate: Let's have a conversation

  • Apr 28, 2010 at 10:56AM

Islanders crammed into the multipurpose room at McMurray Middle School last week to learn the latest about the fate of Dockton Road along Tramp Harbor, ask questions and offer up their opinions.

Glacier: The facts speak for themselves

  • Apr 28, 2010 at 10:54AM

In his recent commentary, Todd Myers from the Washington Policy Center (WPC) presents an ill-informed diatribe against the preservation of the Maury Island nearshore and the environmental groups and elected officials working to protect it.

Vashon soccer builds momentum for final push

  • Apr 27, 2010 at 2:45PM

Despite a loss to Charles Wright on Thursday, the Vashon High School boys soccer team had a good week.

Vashon baseball beats Orting and Cascade Christian

  • Apr 27, 2010 at 2:44PM

The Pirates ended their losing streak in style last week, defeating Orting 11-5 on April 19 and taking down the Cascade Christian Cougars 11-4 on April 22.

Vashon lacrosse club faces two top-ranked opponents

  • Apr 27, 2010 at 2:42PM

The Vashon boys lacrosse club continued through the toughest stretch of its season schedule with games at top-ranked and nationally recognized Mercer Island on April 21 and a visit to Bothell High School to play Northshore on April 24.

Vashon girls take second, boys third at Charles Wright track meet

  • Apr 27, 2010 at 2:42PM

The Pirate track and field team competed at Charles Wright on April 22. The boy’s team placed third with 47 points, while the girls took second with 71 points.

Vashon artists fling open their doors for a spring studio tour

  • Apr 27, 2010 at 2:15PM

Vashon’s spring art studio tour is a two-weekend long celebration of Vashon’s artistic bounty and gives the public a chance to meet dozens of artists and see artwork in a wide variety of Island settings.

Laura Love duo to play Blue Heron on May 1

  • Apr 27, 2010 at 2:12PM

Laura Love, a Northwest performer known for her embrace and mastery of many musical styles, will concentrate on bluegrass and old-time American folk music at a concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 1, at the Blue Heron.

Ian Moore and Buttercup will play Red Bicycle on April 30

  • Apr 27, 2010 at 2:12PM

Fans of Ian Moore, a well-known singer, songwriter and guitarist who lives on Vashon, will be excited to hear he’ll be back on an Island stage, performing with the San Antonio band Buttercup at 9:30 p.m. Friday, April 30, at Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi.

Vashon's 'Operation Medicine Cabinet' offers a chance to get rid of expired meds

  • Apr 28, 2010 at 7:00AM

Islanders will have a rare chance to drop off their unwanted or expired prescription medications at a community checkpoint on Saturday, when the Island’s first-ever Operation Medicine Cabinet takes place at the Vashon Farmers Market.

Common start time for Vashon schools probably won't happen

  • Apr 27, 2010 at 2:22PM

An effort to create a common start time for Vashon’s three public schools has hit a snag and likely won’t happen, according to school district Superintendent Michael Soltman.

WSF staff come to Vashon May 5 for Q&A on ferry issues

  • Apr 27, 2010 at 2:20PM

Islanders will have a chance to meet and speak with high-ranking officials from Washington State Ferries at a May 5 community meeting. Ferry staff plan to discuss issues currently facing the large transit agency, including new vessel construction, on-time boat departures, the vehicle reservation system and planning for emergencies.

Architects engage Islanders over how to design a new Vashon High School

  • Apr 27, 2010 at 2:21PM

A group of Islanders is in the throes of deciding how Vashon High School should be set up if it’s remodeled, and they’re taking a non-traditional approach to the process.

Letters to the Editor: April 28

  • Apr 27, 2010 at 2:19PM

At a public meeting April 22, I was alarmed to hear that the King County Roads Division will not recommend keeping the road along Tramp Harbor open.

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