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School district appears close to resolving budget crisis

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

Vashon Island school officials, grappling with one of the district’s worst financial crises in years, said they believe they’ve found a way to balance the budget while restoring the half-time high school counselor position that many say is desperately needed.

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  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

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VoV raises funds for third radio tower

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM

Thanks to a sock hop and a hefty donation from VashonBePrepared, Voice of Vashon has the $12,000 needed to purchase the third and final radio transmission tower for Voice of Vashon Standing By, the Island’s AM radio station that could save lives in the event of an emergency.

Vashon women walk more than 10,000 miles collectively

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Jun 10, 2013 at 1:19PM

A group of 25 Vashon Island women, members of the Island-based Road Crew Walkers, recently completed their 13-week winter walking challenge.

Vashon-Maury FYI

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Jun 10, 2013 at 1:11PM

Jasmine Charlotte Azpiri of Vashon, daughter of Tressa Azpiri and David Hakala, and granddaughter of Ray and Edith Aspiri, graduated from Willamette University on May 11, 2008, with a bachelors degree in cultural anthropology.

Vashon's Back Bay to host Japanese chef | Vashon-Maury Community Briefs

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Jun 10, 2013 at 1:08PM

The Back Bay Inn will hold the first dinner in its “Taste the World Guest Chef Series,” featuring Japanese cuisine from chef Paul Motoyoshi at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 9. The five-course excursion into Japanese fare includes such dishes as chicken tempura with lotus roots and a soba noodle fan, pan-grilled orange miso salmon with deep-fried walnuts and a side of dragon sushi and plum ice cream.

Vashon-Maury couple discusses Rwanda work

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Jun 10, 2013 at 1:05PM

Ann and George Lewis, Islanders who have spent considerable time in Rwanda, will speak at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, June 8, to the Unitarians. The fuse was long, but Rwanda exploded in a flash in April 1994.  Genocide ensued.  In 1996 Ann and George Lewis took a three-year assignment to Rwanda with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), George to re-launch and direct the USAID program there. 

Vashon-Maury Club and Organization Briefs

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Jun 10, 2013 at 1:03PM

A look at what's happening with various clubs and organizations on Vashon and Maury islands.

Vashon-Maury Community Calendar

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Jun 10, 2013 at 1:02PM

A listing of community events on Vashon and Maury islands.

Vashon Islanders' replica of award-winning hydroplane is one stylish ride

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Jun 9, 2013 at 4:53PM

This weekend, a replica of the 1950s hydroplane Miss Thriftway will take to the water in Lake Sammamish, skating on top of the water at 130 miles an hour. The boat — a replica of the one made famous by Bill Muncey, one of the best hydroplane racers of the sport’s heyday — was created by 10 people, many Islanders, a labor of love by a group of men who relish the sport.

Vashon man honors friend's memory with tireless AIDS awareness work

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Jun 9, 2013 at 4:49PM

Larry Flynn lives on a back road, but he’s a strong presence on Vashon. His small green house, surrounded by native woods and cultivated gardens, overlooks Puget Sound. There’s a walking trail down the steep bank to a beach below, where an osprey lands as we talk. Flynn explains that he inherited the house from his friend John Thompson, who died almost 20 years ago of AIDS.

Vashon-Maury Sports Briefs — Vashon Aquatic Club opens swim registration

  • Jun 3, 2008 at 2:11PM

Sports updates and announcements from around Vashon and Maury islands.

League track finals wrap for Vashon athletes on Bainbridge

  • Jun 3, 2008 at 2:11PM

Under cloudy skies, Vashon took 29 McMurray Middle School athletes to Bainbridge Island for the league finals in track and field. The races were exciting, and many athletes set personal records in field events.

Animal owners should be 'responsible,' cultivate good behavior

  • Jun 3, 2008 at 2:20PM

That and more in the Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber's letters to the editor section.

Vashon's Blue Heron to feature woodwork, works of woods June 6

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 4:00PM

Rebecca Dvorin Strong, known for her abiding interest in dark and light interiors and landscapes, began a new series of tree paintings in fall 2006. These oils and gouaches will be featured, along with fine woodworking by Island artist Steven Caldwell, at Blue Heron Gallery in June. The exhibition will open 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 6, with a reception with the artists, refreshments, and live music by Richard Person, Jim Hobson and George Heidorn.

Vashon High students fight to keep campus open

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 2:00PM

When he’s a senior next year, Chris Carter noted, many of his classmates will be old enough to help determine the next president of the country or tote a gun in Iraq. But if a proposal put forward by Vashon High School’s administration is approved by the school board, neither he nor his friends will be able to leave campus for a sandwich at Subway.

Cindy Sheehan keeps the Democratic Party honest

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

Most of us are aware of Cindy Sheehan’s activism against the war in Iraq and the very public stand that she took in Crawford, Texas, camping out next to President George Bush’s ranch and confronting the president’s support for the war.

Helping other Islanders have enough to eat comes at a small cost in the next few weeks

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

I grew up in a suburb north of Chicago where one could find every kind of restaurant, from the noisy hustle and bustle of Andy’s Hamburgers to the elegant and music-filled atmosphere of San Pedro’s at Theatro de Lago.

We can save the Sound by working together

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

I’m not going anywhere this summer! Every year at about this time, I pledge that I will not leave the Island for the next three months.

Helping our kids grow up

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

There are many compelling reasons to close the Vashon High School campus, putting an end to a senior ritual that administrators say is often abused. Thirty minutes is hardly time to get into town and back with a Subway sandwich. Why should kids be burning up fossil fuel for a jaunt like that anyway? And then, of course, some are doing more than grabbing a sandwich. In light of the Healthy Youth Survey that found teen marijuana use higher on Vashon than the rest of the state, administrators have legitimate reasons for concern.

With purchase of McFeed’s building, Vashon Allied Arts grows into central role

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

We have found ourselves in an exciting position — adjacent to the future Vashon Allied Arts (VAA). With the promising development of the purchase of the McFeed’s property, VAA, it seems, is poised to grow into the physical manifestation of its ongoing role as the center of the Vashon arts community.

Ceramics take center stage at Little House

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

The Little House will feature the ceramic and photographic works of Island artist Christine Beck, opening at 6 p.m., Friday, June 6.

Burton and desert inspire paintings

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

The Back Bay Inn will feature the work of watercolor artist Marilyn Blitz in an exhibit opening from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 6.

Scott shows new paintings at Gallery 070

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

Gallery 070 will present new paintings by Jeff Scott in an exhibit that opens from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 6.

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