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Vashon's Linda Sferra places 2nd in Calif. Oaks Blenheim Spring Series tournaments

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jul 10, 2008 at 3:00PM

Vashon Islander Amanda Ohmert, 12, heads to Europe for elite swim competition

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jul 10, 2008 at 2:57PM

Islander Amanda Ohmert, 12, will travel to Haarlem, Holland, in 10 days to compete in the elite Youth Friendship Games for athletes ages 11 to 19, an international event sponsored by People to People Sports Ambassador Programs.

Quartermaster Harbor hosts night of the shooting stars | Photo

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jul 10, 2008 at 2:51PM

Vashon High School tour, critique offered to residents | Briefs

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jul 10, 2008 at 2:50PM

Tour the Vashon High School campus from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 16. Before the tour, Eric Gill, the school district’s capital projects manager, will briefly explain the two campus overhaul options the school board would like Islanders to consider.

Kat Eggleston comes home to Vashon Island

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jul 10, 2008 at 2:47PM

For singer-songwriter Kat Eggleston, there is truly no place like home. The golden-haired, clear-voiced troubadour is known internationally not only for her virtuoso skills on guitar and hammered dulcimer, but also for her heart-felt songs about her childhood spent on Vashon Island.

Glacier gets OK for Maury Island dock, opponents vow to keep fighting

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Jul 10, 2008 at 2:44PM

Glacier Northwest received its final permit from a government agency last week for its dock-building project on Maury Island and says it could begin constructing the 400-foot pier that would open the door to its 192-acre gravel mine as early as mid-August.

Rep. Nelson: Army Corps’ decision on Vashon dock was a failure of political will

  • Jul 8, 2008 at 2:42PM

This past week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers determined it would permit Glacier’s proposed barge-loading facility within Maury’s sensitive shoreline. The agency refused to require a federal environmental impact statement. With the federal government having listed the chinook as a threatened species and our beloved orcas as endangered, this decision casts a major shadow over efforts to recover these species and Puget Sound.

Vashon Library offers way for teens to keep out of trouble

  • Jul 8, 2008 at 2:42PM

The Vashon Library was teeming with teens at 7 p.m. on the last Saturday in June. They polished their Guitar Hero and Dance Dance Revolution skills while snacking on Red Vines, updated their Facebook accounts online and drank soda or enjoyed a lively battle of Magic cards.

Just Fiddlin’ ’Round to host CD release party on Vashon

  • Jul 8, 2008 at 2:41PM

Since they were 7 years old, the girls of Just Fiddlin’ ’Round have grown up while their music grew with them. Seeing “old music through young eyes,” the girls have ventured from strict instrumentals and rudimentary improvisation to complex vocal harmonies, fancy fiddling and country rock.

Family congregates on Vashon for 5K run

  • Jul 8, 2008 at 2:38PM

The Bill Burby Inspirational Fun Run and Walk is this Saturday, July 12, and Islander Marcia Weidkamp’s three daughters and a granddaughter will converge on the Island to take part.

Fireworks are outdated, inappropriate for 4th | Vashon Letters to the Editor

  • Jul 8, 2008 at 2:46PM

Skull-splitting explosions, animals cowering in fear and sleepless nights hardly seem appropriate ways to celebrate the Fourth of July. Vashon Island is special because of its quiet repose and year-round serenity — except for the Fourth of July and New Year’s Eve, when everyone must endure the regressive, pathological need of a few to blow things up.

Independence Day celebrations should be kind to creation as well

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM

Traditions are important. The things we do as each year follows another can be the ties that bind families, organizations, cultures and nations, to name a few possibilities. In a world that more and more crosses national boundaries, where people live in places they were not born, traditions can be strengths that hold one’s roots. They can be shared experiences that cross all national, racial and cultural boundaries and bring people together in celebrations of human ethos.

Collective farming enriches the lives of all the farmers involved

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM

Shoulder-To-Shoulder Farm, one of Vashon’s hidden treasures, spreads out behind Vashon Cohousing on land leased from the Roseballen Community Land Trust.

In our opinion Glacier’s green light, Vashon’s dark day

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM

Last week, this paper reported some of the first good news in a few years about the long, hard, Quixote-like struggle to keep Glacier Northwest at bay. Preserve Our Islands, the grassroots group opposing Glacier, had successfully convinced state regulators to hold the sand and gravel company to the highest standard possible under the state’s voter-approved toxic cleanup law.

Calling young performers for summer fun

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM

t VAA’s summer classes for kids still have some room.

Vashon’s grand marshal is on mayoral ballot, too

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM

This year’s Strawberry Festival Grand Marshal wears his football uniform every day, even though he hasn’t been on a team for 50 years.

State needs to address tax issues to fix King County budget

  • Jul 1, 2008 at 2:44PM

How would cutting 100 sheriff’s deputies affect police response times? How would a reduction of 30 deputy prosecutors impact our ability to put criminal suspects on trial? These are examples of the grim decisions facing King County citizens and lawmakers as we confront a $68 million budget deficit for 2009 and a possible $80 million shortfall in 2010.

Vashon's gallery cruise moved to Thursday | A&E Briefs

  • Jul 1, 2008 at 2:41PM

On the first Friday of every month, Island galleries open their doors from 6 to 9 p.m.

Vashon’s Strawberry Festival starts July 11

  • Jul 1, 2008 at 2:43PM

The annual Strawberry Festival — with its parades, carnival, music and more — is right around the corner, set for July 11 through 13.

Workers are Vashon’s backbone

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

t And what if they all went on strike?

The hottest months of the year can be busy and stressful

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

“You can always tell the English. You can always tell the Dutch. You can always tell Lubahn’s class, but you can’t tell much. Thank goodness it’s Friday!”

Stretch your shrinking dollar by enjoying a ‘staycation’ at home

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

I predict the next edition of Webster’s Dictionary will contain a word born from this economic period: ‘staycation.’ You’ve likely heard this new word beat to death by the media as the answer to the cost-prohibitive summer vacation of 2008. Instead of paying skyrocketing fuel costs to jet or drive off to get away from it all, many of us are planning to hunker down in our own domains for a long staycation.

Often shunned, horsetail actually has an abundance of medicinal benefits

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

Many plants that are maligned as weeds are actually highly beneficial, with a long history of use by humans. After hearing about a friend’s determination and challenges in eradicating horsetail from his yard and listening to his children mimic his “I hate horsetail” mantra, I felt compelled to point out the practical and important uses of this botanical oddity.

Fighting Glacier

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

To some of us, it may seem like tilting at windmills to take on Glacier Northwest. The company is huge, rich and relentless. It also, obviously, has a keen financial interest in the tons of sand and gravel that lie beneath its arsenic-laced soil — a commodity that has proven to be quite valuable in booming Pugetopolis, where new development means new roads and new roads mean a hunger for gravel.

Vashon artists show their art in Ober Park

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

More than 30 artists will be in Ober Park again this year, for the sixth year in a row, showing and selling their work. Many will open their booths Friday evening while there is music in the park, but all will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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