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It takes a village to support our elders, too

  • Jun 24, 2009 at 3:50PM

How many times over the past years have you heard, “It takes a village to raise a child”? And we know it’s true and it works, especially on Vashon with its caring and inclusive environment. But did you know that the same village is needed to care for our elders and that essentially the same ratio of caregivers is required for both ends of the age spectrum?

Letters to the Editor: June 24

  • Jun 24, 2009 at 3:07PM

K2's history tells a rich story of our not-so-distant past

  • Jun 24, 2009 at 1:29PM

My sweet godmother Pat Wittman, the first proudly Irish person I ever knew, died last week after a long illness, and so I found myself making an impromptu trek to Idaho to help my cousins and the rest of our big family lay her to rest.

A new chamber music series comes to Vashon Island

  • Jun 24, 2009 at 12:41PM

The first concert in Vashon Allied Arts’ new chamber music series is coming up this weekend, when renowned Island cellists Rowena Hammill and Doug Davis will be joined by Francoise Regnat, a pianist from Los Angeles.

A music fan keeps the shows rolling at Vashon's bustling bistro

  • Jun 24, 2009 at 12:01PM

In the past year, a soft-spoken man who says he “can’t play an instrument or sing a note” has become one of the most important figures in Vashon’s vibrant music scene.

Vashon care center turns to the community to help it succeed in challenging times

  • Jun 17, 2009 at 5:00PM updated Jun 19, 2009 at 2:14PM

Vashon seniors celebrate an ending — and a beginning

  • Jun 17, 2009 at 10:00AM updated Jun 18, 2009 at 11:31AM

The Vashon High School Class of 2009 graduated on Saturday, June 13, to the claps and cheers of friends, family and community members on the high school football field.

Islander releases picture book about Vashon

  • Jun 17, 2009 at 12:30PM

Author, artist and acupuncturist Ann Leda Shapiro published a book last month about the Island she calls home, a publication that she hopes can become a tool for social change. She’ll read from her book on Friday.

Stop and smell the roses on Vashon's Garden Tour

  • Jun 17, 2009 at 10:00AM updated at 12:30PM

A bounty of bucolic blooms, inspired artwork, live music and informative workshops will all come together later this month as part of Vashon Allied Arts’ 19th annual Garden Tour.

Preserve Our Islands heads to court to challenge Glacier’s state-issued lease

  • Jun 17, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 10:23AM

Former Public Lands Commissioner Doug Sutherland looked to the region’s economic needs and its appetite for sand and gravel to justify his decision to issue a lease to Glacier Northwest, according to a recently filed lawsuit against the state Department of Natural Resources.

Stop and smell the roses on the Garden Tour

  • Jun 17, 2009 at 7:00AM

Visitors will be welcomed to six lush private gardens on this year's tour.

Budget cuts put sports teams on chopping block

  • Jun 17, 2009 at 7:00AM

McMurray football will likely bite the dust.

As flowers bloom, consider their benefits

  • Jun 17, 2009 at 7:00AM

Northwest plants: Some that are ripe now are good for body and soul.

Loving family members, their quirks and all

  • Jun 17, 2009 at 7:00AM

Life's Mysteries

Coaching makes for a lifetime of memories

  • Jun 17, 2009 at 7:00AM

Growing Up on Vashon

A spirit of generosity helps us through tough times

  • Jun 17, 2009 at 7:00AM


Letters to the editor

  • Jun 17, 2009 at 7:00AM

Vashon teams finish in two of three top spots in Swiftsure Lightship Classic

  • Jun 16, 2009 at 8:00AM updated at 10:17AM

Three Islanders and their sailboats competed in the Pacific Northwest’s premier long-distance sailing race last month, and took two of the top three places.

Few vie for open seats on boards

  • Jun 10, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 9:13AM

Vashon community works to retain teachers

  • Jun 10, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 9:10AM

Molly Dillon sat in front of Vashon Thriftway selling homemade cookies and friendship bracelets on Sunday — not for an extracurricular club or Island nonprofit but to save teaching positions at her elementary school.

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