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Back-to-School Drive donations still needed

  • Sep 1, 2009 at 11:58AM

Every year around this time, I get that feeling of the back-to-school excitement I felt as a kid. September has become an annual checkpoint for me, almost more relevant than New Year’s. It’s the bittersweet feeling of letting go of the last few days of summer fun to get ready to dive headfirst back into the classroom schedule.

Letters to the Editor: Sept. 2

  • Sep 1, 2009 at 11:56AM

This gardener finds joy in banana trees

  • Sep 1, 2009 at 11:50AM

As the do-it-yourself season slides into squash and tomatoes, I’ve discovered that even ordinary gardeners can experience extraordinary things.

Bird song quiets as migration begins

  • Sep 1, 2009 at 11:49AM

While the songs of summer birds are on the wane, many birds are already on the move. By early September, millions of migratory songbirds and shorebirds will fill the skies.

Sound Food reunion celebrates a flavorful past

  • Sep 1, 2009 at 11:46AM

The flavors of the past will mix with the music of today at Sound Food on Sunday, when friends and former employees of the iconic Island eatery get together for a reunion bash and concert.

Art auction pieces will be featured on Friday at the Blue Heron

  • Sep 1, 2009 at 11:44AM

Gallery Cruisers will find something special at the Blue Heron on Friday: an array of items that will be auctioned off at the Vashon Allied Arts Art Auction later this month.

Music makers bring their best to the Bike and Luna this weekend

  • Sep 1, 2009 at 11:43AM

The First Friday art walk brings lively music to the Red Bike this week. Kate Mann, Lee Tyler Post and Sidestreet Reny will play at the Bike, beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4.

From audio art to lush paintings, Friday has it all

  • Sep 1, 2009 at 11:42AM

The Sept. 4 gallery opening at Silverwood Gallery will feature Ted Kutscher in his 10th annual exhibit there. The Burton gallery will be open for First Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.

More First Friday destinations

  • Sep 1, 2009 at 11:40AM

DreamBoats calendar unveiled on Thursday

  • Sep 1, 2009 at 11:23AM

The much-anticipated 2010 Vashon DreamBoats Calendar will be unveiled at a launch party from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, at Café Luna.

Pirates set sights on state football championship title

  • Sep 1, 2009 at 11:19AM

Vashon High School head football coach Clay Eastly didn’t hesitate when asked about the Pirates’ prospect this season.

New crew coach brings experience to the junior and master clubs

  • Sep 1, 2009 at 11:18AM

There is a new coach in town. Vashon Island Junior Crew lost its former head coach early this summer. Samuel Burns, a veteran rower, was recently hired to replace him.

Swimmers take on the open water

  • Sep 1, 2009 at 11:16AM

Several members of Vashon’s Seals Swim Team took part in the 25th annual Emerald City Open Water Swim on Lake Washington on Aug. 15.

For the love of orcas: Vashon Islander gives her all to fight Glacier

  • Aug 26, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 3:06PM

Amy Carey’s home, a modest structure on a graceful sweep of land, reveals much about the life of a woman who has given over the last two years of her life to the Island’s biggest environmental battle.

Editorial: When it comes to drugs, the message is muddled

  • Aug 26, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 2:41PM

There’s a curious trend in the results from the latest Healthy Youth Survey, a comprehensive measure of Island teens’ attitudes and behaviors on a wide range of issues. Ninety percent of the sixth-graders who answered the survey said they believe the adults in their neighborhood think marijuana use among young people is “very wrong.”

Teen drug use rates remain high, survey says

  • Aug 26, 2009 at 7:00AM

Far fewer eighth-graders reported using drugs or alcohol in the latest survey of Island teens, suggesting to educators and youth advocates that efforts to curb Vashon’s high substance abuse rates are beginning to have an impact.

Fire chief looks ahead to an eventful year

  • Aug 26, 2009 at 7:00AM

Fire Chief Hank Lipe has been playing a lot of catchup in his first year on the job.

State considers charging higher peak ferry fare during summer

  • Aug 25, 2009 at 12:21PM

The state Transportation Commission recently proposed a 2.5 percent increase in ferry fares this fall as well as a 10 percent peak summer surcharge to take effect next July and August.

Island Center Forest earns sustainable forest certification

  • Aug 25, 2009 at 12:20PM

King County has earned the highest level of green certification possible for the way it’s managing Island Center Forest, a 363-acre expanse that shelters the headwaters of Vashon’s largest salmon-bearing stream and provides miles of recreational trails.

Judge’s Glacier ruling is a victory for us all

  • Aug 26, 2009 at 7:00AM

All of us who worked for nearly a decade to protect Maury Island’s waters from Glacier Northwest’s proposed industrial dock were relieved, jubilant and thankful for Judge Ricardo Martinez’s careful ruling that halted construction. Judge Martinez grasped that Puget Sound, its orcas and salmon are dying because of the failure to take a “hard look” at specific projects. It’s great to want a healthy Sound, but the decision makes clear that this depends on preventing many cumulative, damaging actions.

Facebook offers a window into the sometimes forgotten past

  • Aug 25, 2009 at 12:17PM

My husband does this thing. I call it “hrrmmphing.”

Letters to the Editor: Aug. 26

  • Aug 25, 2009 at 12:16PM

Time&Again: Portage Store has gone through several incarnations

  • Aug 25, 2009 at 12:13PM

Portage has long been an important and interesting part of Vashon-Maury Island, providing the link between what was once two islands.

Pirate boys basketball team has a successful summer season

  • Aug 25, 2009 at 12:12PM

The Vashon High School boys basketball team was back on the court for the summer season starting June 1 and played a final game on July 19.

'Lords of Nature': Documentary details predators' importance

  • Aug 25, 2009 at 12:10PM

Birds, butterflies, beavers, wildflowers and frogs — could their survival possibly be connected to top predators such as the wolf and cougar?

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