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Cash box at Maury farm stand is stolen

  • Jun 10, 2010 at 5:00PM

A cash box containing an estimated $600 in cash and checks was stolen from a popular farm stand on Maury Island Wednesday night or Thursday morning.

Presidents of the United States of America frontman brings kids songs to Vashon June 12

  • Jun 8, 2010 at 12:00PM updated Jun 9, 2010 at 11:36AM

Island music lovers are in for a treat this weekend, with two concerts coming up that promise to please both kids and grownups.

Chamber music series comes to Vashon Methodist Church June 15

  • Jun 8, 2010 at 11:00AM updated Jun 9, 2010 at 11:30AM

A three-concert series of intimate chamber music is coming to Vashon starting next Tuesday, courtesy of the Cohan-Shangrow Duo, featuring Jeffrey Cohan on flute and George Shangrow on harpsichord and piano.

Making music, raising funds: A teacher gives it his all

  • Jun 9, 2010 at 7:00AM

A new CD is about to be released on Vashon, featuring the talents of 450 Island musicians playing a breathtaking range of instruments while telling the story of a brave boy’s journey through the Amazon rainforest.

VAA lays the groundwork for a new arts center

  • Jun 9, 2010 at 7:00AM

Vashon Allied Arts has hired a new deputy director and increased the size of its board in recent months — steps the arts organization is taking to enhance its capacity as it moves forward on plans to build a performing arts center.

A race through the woods will put runners to the test

  • Jun 8, 2010 at 12:17PM

The sun shone in patches on the tall firs, oversized ferns and dirt trails of Island Center Forest as Kevin Kim-Murphy guided a group of runners along a winding path — part of the course that will soon be featured in an Island race.

Two Island women honored for decades of work on health care issues

  • Jun 8, 2010 at 12:14PM

Those who know the two women well say that Opal Montague was the gracious one, able to smooth ruffled feathers when the need arose, while Dorothy Johnson was the firebrand, the activist determined to right what she saw as a wrong.

Dave Peck brings a trio to Vashon

  • Jun 8, 2010 at 11:58AM

Dave Peck, a renowned jazz pianist from Seattle, will appear in concert at the Blue Heron at 8 p.m. Friday, June 11.

Arts Briefs

  • Jun 8, 2010 at 11:58AM

The Diggers (Islanders Camille Coldeen, Nick Simmons and David and Danny Salonen) will play their monthly gig at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 11, in a double bill with Vashon Winery’s Ron Irvine and his regular Second Friday wine tasting from 6 to 8 p.m at Café Luna.

Sen. Murray to honor Islander who sends quilts to injured soldiers

  • Jun 8, 2010 at 11:53AM

Sen. Patty Murray will honor Vashon’s Sue Nebeker at Murray’s annual Golden Tennis Shoe award luncheon this Friday in Seattle.

Grads take on current soccer team

  • Jun 8, 2010 at 11:52AM

Pirates represent Vashon in all-star fashion

  • Jun 8, 2010 at 11:51AM

The 2010 high school senior all-star feeder games were played June 1 at Henry Foss High School. Forty-three high school seniors from three leagues were invited to participate in the doubleheader, which featured the Narrows League 3A schools against the Nisqually League 1A/2A schools. Joe Gilmour and Wes Paulsen represented the Vashon Pirates.

Ray Aspiri named grand marshal

  • Jun 8, 2010 at 11:47AM

Islander Ray Aspiri was named this year’s Strawberry Festival Grand Marshal by the Vashon-Maury Island Chamber of Commerce. His wife Edith will assist him in his duties — which include riding in a convertible during the festival grand parade and making appearances at other festival events.

Three Islanders vie to be crowned Vashon’s next unofficial mayor

  • Jun 8, 2010 at 11:45AM

Three Islanders have announced that they are running for the role of Vashon’s unofficial mayor. According to the rules of the mayoral race, each will collect monetary votes for a nonprofit of his or her choice, and the person with the most votes — the most money — will win the title of mayor.

Letter to the Editor: A technical correction on airplane noise story

  • Jun 8, 2010 at 11:44AM

Just a technical correction to, and a comment on, your article on airplane noise. Airplanes do indeed take off and land into the wind.

Letter to the Editor: Many are praying for Daniel Haag's speedy recovery

  • Jun 8, 2010 at 11:42AM

It was devastating to learn of Daniel Haag’s tragic accident. Daniel is a gem.

Editorial: As seniors graduate, consider the state of our public schools

  • Jun 8, 2010 at 11:38AM

The 2010 Vashon High School class graduates on Saturday — and it’s a time, of course, to reflect on all they’ve accomplished. Like those who have come before them, they’re a smart, colorful and talented class, and their paths are rich and varied.

Schools need our help to stay vibrant

  • Jun 8, 2010 at 11:38AM

There are times, in the journey of parenting, when the clock and the calendar seem to warp and do funny things.

Man arrested for stealing cash fares from county water taxis

  • Jun 3, 2010 at 10:26AM

An employee of King County's Marine Division was arrested May 28 for theft of $7,500 in water taxi cash fares over the past two months.

Vashon competes at state track meet

  • Jun 1, 2010 at 2:00PM updated at 4:32PM

The Pirate track team sent three athletes to compete in the state championship track and field meet, held at Woodward Field at Eastern Washington University in Cheney. Each put in a strong showing, with two earning medals.

Vashon Seals open ‘long season’ in style | Swimming

  • Jun 1, 2010 at 2:00PM updated at 4:32PM

The “long season.” Parents of the Vashon Seals, the Island swim team, might prefer a more upbeat name for the summer swim season. Adults tend to take a more historical view: the Long March (Gandhi), the Long Death (Trail of Tears), et cetera — you get the idea. But the Seals’ long course season actually signifies the switch from races measured in yards (the short season) to meters.

Vashon School District's fiscal fate is in our hands

  • Jun 1, 2010 at 2:00PM updated at 4:30PM

When we moved here 20 years ago, one of the first things I learned is that the Vashon community values “local control.” Islanders created the Vashon Park District because King County Parks wasn’t responding to our needs. Islanders created the Vashon Health Center so they could get health care on the Island. The emergency preparedness efforts are a recent example of Islanders taking charge of our own destiny.

Editorial: Constantine pays a visit, gets an earful about Vashon issues

  • Jun 1, 2010 at 2:00PM updated at 4:29PM

King County Executive Dow Constantine visited Vashon last week, using the occasion to meet with the Vashon-Maury Island Chamber of Commerce, Island friends and colleagues and The Beachcomber, where he touched upon a range of issues. In his brief visit, before dashing off to catch a ferry, he said he’d gotten an earful about the importance of ferry service and public transportation on Vashon and expressed sympathy for an issue that is the bane of many Islanders — the lack of coordination between the state ferry schedule and the county bus schedule.

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.

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