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- Dec 9, 2008 at 12:56PM
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Last year, organizer Sue Trevathan reported a record number of 121 species seen on Vashon in the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC), including another record of 78 Anna’s hummingbirds and more than 20,000 individual birds overall.
- Dec 9, 2008 at 12:39PM
The Vashon wrestling team opened the dual meet season with a 4-0 record, beating Rainier High School last Friday, 60-18, before departing to Bellevue the next morning for a triple dual meet.
- Dec 9, 2008 at 12:38PM
After taking a share of the Nisqually League title and finishing 11th at state last year, the Vashon girls basketball team started off their 2008-09 campaign with two solid victories.
- Dec 9, 2008 at 12:37PM
The Pirate boys basketball team skated to a 70-54 victory, in their home opener against the Seattle Academy Cardinals last Wednesday.
- Dec 8, 2008 at 3:34PM
More than 50 people showed up a stone's throw from Glacier Northwest's construction site on Maury Island early Monday morning in a show of opposition to the corporation's industrial-sized pier and the mammoth gravel-mining operation it could facilitate
- Dec 6, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Dec 8, 2008 at 11:15AM
After one of the longest environmental battles in Vashon's history, Glacier Northwest on Friday afternoon began laying booms in the waters surrounding its aging dock off the eastern rim of Maury Island — the first step in the construction of its controversial, 305-foot pier.
- Dec 2, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Dec 3, 2008 at 11:22AM
Café Luna’s December art exhibit, “The Imaginary Tourist,” will offer Island lore and a dash of Chamber of Commerce-esque marketing when local artist and geologist Greg Wessel presents a series of faux travel posters hyping the charms of Vashon.
- Dec 2, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Dec 3, 2008 at 11:18AM
The construction of the covered arena at Paradise Ridge Park has been held off for a year while King County Department of Development and Environmental Services processed the project’s permit applications. And in that year, steel and concrete prices skyrocketed, leading to an almost 50 percent increase in the project’s budget and causing some to fear the arena at the 43-acre former Nike missile site would never be constructed. And now, the arena’s designs are just weeks away from receiving final county approval.
- Dec 2, 2008 at 3:34PM
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Islanders have been responding in strong numbers to news that the Vashon Maury Community Food Bank is witnessing a significant rise in customers and a decrease in food supplies, the director of the food bank reports.
- Dec 2, 2008 at 3:48PM
The Vashon Island school board, slated to take a final vote Monday night on its proposed $79 million high school makeover, deferred its decision until next week amid questions about how to potentially lower the costs of the ambitious plan.
- Dec 2, 2008 at 3:49PM
A tentative settlement in Dan McClary’s lawsuit against Water District 19 has been reached, giving the Federal Way developer permission to build a smaller version of his proposed motel but requiring that he undertake several water-conservation measures.
- Dec 2, 2008 at 3:46PM
Yvonne Pitrof was a city girl when she came to Vashon 16 years ago, hoping to live in a yurt in the woods. The yurt was delayed, so she borrowed a tent. Her first night living outdoors, she lay awake, listening to the rustling in the bushes. An owl hooting overhead gave her a scare.
- Dec 2, 2008 at 3:28PM
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As is the case in most compromises, the 11th-hour settlement between developer Dan McClary and the water district he sued leaves both parties somewhat unhappy.
- Dec 2, 2008 at 3:23PM
As someone who has spent considerable time studying the management of marine protected areas, or MPAs, I find the Maury Island Aquatic Reserve of great interest. I applaud its creation and am fascinated by the planning process.
- Dec 2, 2008 at 3:21PM
The Cookie Fairy is supernal beauty and glory beyond, everywhere and nowhere at once. She takes many forms and gives us loving refuge in our sometimes-intolerable existence. She works seen and unseen, in the form of a grandmother one day, of a beloved neighbor another, your piano teacher the day after that.
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When Vashon Island Chorale takes the stage with a 15-piece chamber orchestra this weekend to perform “A Celebration of Carols” at Bethel Evangelical Free Church, it will be a concert that has been almost two decades in the making.
- Dec 2, 2008 at 3:02PM
Blue Heron Gallery will open its second annual “Masters in Miniature” exhibit at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5.
- Dec 2, 2008 at 3:00PM
Blue Heron Dance Company will bring the Nutcracker Ballet to life again this year with a cast of more than 50 dancers ages 6 to 18. Performances are slated for 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5 and 6, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Vashon High School theater.
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