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New conductor brings baton to Vashon Island Chorale

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

The Vashon Island Chorale has named choral conductor Gary D. Cannon as its new artistic director. Cannon served as guest conductor in the fall of 2007, giving members of the chorale and the community a chance to get to know him.

FYI

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

On Aug. 11, 2008, Gregory Hampel was hit and killed by a car in West Seattle, as he tried rescue his dog Paloma, who had scampered into the street. He was 39 years old.

SCENE & HEARD

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

La Petite Etoile moves and grows

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

La Petite Etoile French Language Preschool has a new home this fall. The school’s new location at Bethel Church boasts a larger classroom and a full playground with field and forest.

VMCP adds two teachers this fall

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

With the 2008-09 school year just around the corner, the Vashon-Maury Cooperative Preschool (VMCP) is gearing up for the school year. We are excited to offer a new blended toddler-2/3 class. Toddlers will attend on Mondays with their parents, and 2/3’s will attend Monday and Tuesday.  

Kenny will open outdoor preschool

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

Spending the entire school day outdoors sounds like a foreign concept, and in a way it is. Although there are more than 700 forest kindergartens — waldkindergartens — in Germany, in which children spend their entire class time outdoors year-round, the concept is still novel here in the United States.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

Flowers will help food bank

CALENDAR

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program will be on Vashon today, Aug. 20.

HAPPENING

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

Donate school items soon

‘Greenmapping’ program begins to seek input this weekend

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

The Social Ecology Education and Demonstration School (SEEDS) is beginning its public phase of the “Vashon Greenmapping Program” Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Farmer’s Market on the Village Green.

VoV to install radio tower atop Heights Water tank

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

Voice of Vashon has signed a lease with Heights Water, a private

Vandals hit schools and bus barn

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

A spree of vandalism last Tuesday morning left the school district reeling — causing $6,000 in damage and leaving more than 20 windows and doors broken just three weeks before school starts.

County dive unit recovers safe

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

St. John Vianney Catholic Church got its safe back last week. It was full of wet checks — and one soggy five-dollar bill.

Fire chars business in heart of downtown Vashon

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

An environmental consulting business on Bank Road caught fire at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 — one of the three biggest fires on the Island in the last year, said Bob Larsen, Vashon Island Fire & Rescue (VIFR) assistant chief.

Preschool at Chautauqua: Prinicipal sets the record straight

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 1:00AM

There have been many questions raised about Chautauqua’s preschool program. As a parent of a 4-year-old who attended this program for the past two years, I can honestly say that I am honored to be a part of it, both as parent and principal. The following is my attempt at providing a brief overview of the program, including how students are being served, the district’s obligations for providing a preschool program and where we go from here.

Vashon sees increase in ‘quality of life’ crimes this year

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 1:00AM

From partying at KVI Beach to mailbox bashings along the roads, the Island, some say, seems rowdier than usual this summer, raising concerns about both the quality of life on Vashon and the safety of some of its young people.

Sun Island Farm in Dockton bursts with the earth’s bounty

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 1:00AM

People swear that Maury Island has a different climate than Vashon, and a visit to Celina and Joe Yarkin’s sunny acreage offers edible proof in early August.

Corbin Beach to close out Vashon's world music, folk dance party series

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 1:00AM

At 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, Corbin Beach will host the last of this summer’s World Music concert and folk dance parties sponsored by Vashon Park District and Vashon Folkdancers.

Hints of autumn arrive in the undercurrents of summer

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM

The spherical webs of the forest spiders glisten in the afternoon sunlight, the slight breeze stirring the yellowing leaves of the Indian plum and unleashing a sprinkling of fir and hemlock needles. The crunch of the madrona’s leaves and peeled bark under my feet is the only sound except for the territorial chatter and occasional piercing alarm cry of the native Douglas squirrel. The image of the squirrel, at the top of Douglas fir trees tossing down ripe cones to then gather and store, is the quintessential expression of this season: a celebration of the bountiful summer harvest with an equal appreciation for the need to begin storing for winter. I call this season “Hints of Autumn in the Undercurrent of Summer.”

Vashon Library: a place where there is plenty going on all year

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM

Boy, have we been busy!

A sense of refuge, a view and the grapevine create a home

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM

My first home on Vashon was a nine-month winter rental.

More than our fair share of vandalism — and trash

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM

While it’s wonderful to hear that the Island has seen a slight decline in assaults and other serious crimes in the last year, a contrasting yet unsurprising crime statistic is disheartening: “Quality of life” crimes on Vashon have seen a 20 percent spike since 2007.

The incident at the synagogue is a lesson in the power of words

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM

I love you. You’re terrific. Great job. Congratulations. I’m so proud of you.

The Vashon Maury Island Heritage Association still has

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM

The Vashon Maury Island Heritage Association still has a few tickets available for a cruise around the Island on Sunday, Aug. 17, aboard the Virginia V. Boarding will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the north-end passenger ferry dock. It will cruise south around Point Robinson, into Quartermaster Harbor and north along Colvos Passage past Camp Sealth and other historic sites, returning to the dock around 5:30 p.m.

Circumnavigate Vashon on the ‘Virginia V’

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM

Islanders will have an opportunity to see a maritime treasure when the steamer “Virginia V” visits Vashon and Maury’s waters on Sunday, Aug. 17.

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