Story Archives

Archive Results — 6676 thru 6700 of about 7975 items

Arts briefs: Feb. 11

  • Feb 10, 2009 at 11:28AM

Grapplers will send 13 athletes to regional tournament

  • Feb 10, 2009 at 11:15AM

The Vashon High School wrestling team hosted the 1A Sub-Regional Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 7, with 13 athletes qualifying for the regionals competition this Saturday at Bellevue Christian.

Girls suffer two losses

  • Feb 10, 2009 at 11:13AM

For the first time this year, Vashon’s girls basketball team suffered back-to-back losses last week.

Region’s ferry advocates press for a new ferry plan

  • Feb 4, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 12:44PM

Residents from Vashon, Bainbridge and several other ferry-served communities have banded together to draft an alternative to the long-term plans put forth by Washington State Ferries — plans some say are unrealistic and unacceptable.

Library board tells KCLS to reconsider Ober Park

  • Feb 4, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 12:44PM

After an outpouring of opposition to the library’s potential move out of Ober Park, the King County Library System (KCLS) and the Vashon Park District are poised to resume discussions about the location of the Island’s heavily used branch.

State ferry officials recommend ending the so-called triangle route

  • Feb 4, 2009 at 12:25PM

State ferry officials — in an updated proposal delivered to the Legislature Saturday night — have recommended that the so-called triangle route that serves Vashon, Fauntleroy and Southworth get replaced by three separate runs serving the three communities.

Life in the slow lane is wearing thin

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 6:37PM

First, let me take a moment to thank all those folks who’ve stopped me in town to say how much they liked my seven-part series, “The Anatomy of Home.” Thank you. To both of you.

Sunrise Ridge is a community jewel

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 6:36PM

Despite downturns in our local and national economies, the Sunrise Ridge board of directors is considering future uses of the 17-acre Sunrise Ridge property.

No matter how you spell ‘Pickelhaube,’ this year’s bee promises some fun

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 6:38PM

Watch out, would-be Island spellers: The Icelandic Sledders are now in training for this year’s Third Annual Community Spelling Bee, sponsored by the Vashon Community Scholarship Fund.

The time is right to build a new high school

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 6:48PM

Vashon High School has outlived its useful life. It is beyond repair and requires new design and vision. We have the design and vision; now is the time to move forward and build it.

Editorial: A sorry chapter

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 5:04PM

Arts briefs: Feb. 4

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 3:00PM updated at 6:50PM

Red Bike begins First Friday tradition

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 4:00PM updated at 6:50PM

The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi will initiate a “live acoustic showcase night” during the First Friday Gallery Cruise, starting at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, with singers Mary Win from Tacoma and Anna Coogan from Seattle.

Americana and 'poetry band' come to Luna

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 4:00PM updated at 6:50PM

Jump rope film shows at theater

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 4:00PM updated at 6:50PM

If you thought skipping rope was just for the playground, the high-energy documentary “JUMP!” will yank you up to date on the competitive extreme sport of jump rope.

Kingbees make Red Bike debut

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 4:00PM updated at 6:50PM

Bill Brown and the Kingbees will play at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at The Red Bicycle.

Chelsea Adomaitis apprentices with Pacific Northwest Ballet

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 4:00PM updated at 6:50PM

Chelsea Adomaitis recently accepted an offer as an apprentice dancer with Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB), according to her mother Jill Adomaitis, who teaches ballet for Vashon Allied Arts.

Orchid Ensemble brings its exotic repertoire to the Heron

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 4:00PM updated at 6:50PM

Celebrate Chinese New Year and the year of the ox with Orchid Ensemble, a trio from Vancouver, B.C., that expertly blends ancient musical instruments such as erhu, zheng and marimba with traditions from China, Persia and India.

‘Innovative project’ brings solar power to two Island buildings

  • Feb 4, 2009 at 7:00AM

Thanks to a grant from Puget Sound Energy, solar power will come to downtown Vashon this spring when solar arrays — the term for complete solar energy systems — are installed at the Land Trust Building and Vashon HouseHold’s Charter House apartments.

Stories help build wilderness program

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 6:42PM

Several of the Island’s best known storytellers will join together next Saturday for an evening of tall tales to benefit the Vashon Wilderness Program.

Hendricks to leave Vashon HouseHold this spring

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 6:39PM

Sam Hendricks, whose nine-year tenure as the head of Vashon HouseHold has encompassed a period of immense growth for the affordable-housing developer, will step down in April.

Letter to the Editor: Library could move and still be in town

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 5:03PM

What happened to the third option for the Vashon library to be built anew just west of the Napa store? The branch would remain inside the town core, conveniently close to the Post Office, and offering a chance to revitalize nearby Vashon Plaza. Moving to K2 will only contribute to further sprawl and increased traffic congestion along Vashon Highway; tearing down and building a new branch at its present location would inconvenience patrons during construction and seems to be objectionable to the King County Library System.

Letter to the Editor: School bond — tour convinced us it's needed

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 5:02PM

I must admit that I was highly skeptical when I first heard of the Vashon High School bond issue. Why remodel a school that looks so great as you drive past it? To learn more about the situation, my wife and I took one of the school tours being offered, and grim reality quickly set in as we saw, firsthand, the inside story of overcrowded classrooms and inadequate facilities.

Letter to the Editor: Vashon currency could add value

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 5:00PM

Issuing a bond in U.S. dollars to rebuild the high school will create future hardship. But that is not the only means, as there could be a parallel process in community currency: Vashon investors put up U.S. dollars, the dollars purchase stockpiles of critical materials at present prices, and the investors get repaid in community currency. The benefits of a parallel process go beyond the obvious merit of sidestepping inflation. The extra benefit is the economy resulting by use of Vashon talent compensated with community currency for all phases of design and construction. And there is a little engine of gain hidden in the parallel process. Islanders paying the tax in community currency to investors who have with good-will invested in Vashon will repay those investors with cups filled to overflowing.

Letter to the Editor: Foreign aid could do more for poor

  • Feb 3, 2009 at 4:56PM

My Grandma Skov wanted to help poor people back in the ’20s when the men came to the kitchen door asking for food. One time she gave a man a dime and then watched to see what he did with it. He went into the saloon with Grandma after him, demanding to get her dime back. It wasn’t going to make him less poor, and she didn’t want her dime to be used foolishly.

Read the Jul 22
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates