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A folk festival touts talent from near and far

  • Aug 18, 2009 at 1:05PM

Wine, song and the waning days of summer will be celebrated this weekend as Vashon Winery presents its second annual folk festival on the winery grounds.

A scrappy, do-it-yourself event returns for its 18th year on Vashon

  • Aug 18, 2009 at 12:59PM

This weekend, Islewilde will present “Tales From an Organ Grinder,” the 18th annual version of its unique festival.

Island stages will feature rock, twang and a gospel star this weekend

  • Aug 18, 2009 at 12:57PM

Vashon’s music scene will be lively this weekend, with a number of events planed at Island venues.

Hogsback is home to farmers who consider their trade a skill and an art

  • Aug 18, 2009 at 12:37PM

Everybody wants Brian Lowry’s job.

Nonprofits pledge to cooperate

  • Aug 12, 2009 at 7:00AM updated Aug 13, 2009 at 1:44PM

Five Vashon nonprofits plan to collaborate to see what they can do together that they could not do alone.

Editorial: Cooperative move is a step in the right direction

  • Aug 12, 2009 at 10:00AM updated at 4:00PM

On Friday evening, more than 50 people crowded into the dining room at Vashon Community Care Center. They were united by a common concern — how the economy is affecting the Island’s most vulnerable residents. And at this community forum, attendees did more than talk: They made plans for the future.

Letters to the Editor: Aug. 12

  • Aug 12, 2009 at 11:01AM

It’s a great time to help a charity and help yourself, too

  • Aug 12, 2009 at 10:58AM

Charities are among the hardest-hit victims of the current economic slowdown. If you’re like me, you get two or three requests in the mail every day for help during tough times — most of them from well-known, deserving organizations.

Islander takes first at Washington state shoot

  • Aug 12, 2009 at 10:57AM

Mikie Hoffmann participated at the Washington State Sporting Clay Shoot at the Tacoma Sportsman’s Club July 31 through Aug. 2. More than 170 people participated in the three-day event in hot weather that topped 100 degrees.

An Island filmmaker captures the beauty of ancient trees

  • Aug 12, 2009 at 10:53AM

Redwoods will tower above the audience at Vashon Theatre on Sunday, as a new documentary film about the enormous trees graces the screen.

Priest welcomed to Catholic church

  • Aug 11, 2009 at 3:47PM

Rather than lecturing or reciting Bible verse, Father Marc Powell read a story he’d written about a farm boy during church last week.

Islanders divided about Chamber of Commerce’s tourism marketing plan

  • Aug 11, 2009 at 9:39AM

Several Islanders weighed in last week on plans by the Vashon-Maury Chamber of Commerce to market Vashon to off-Island tourists, with some suggesting the idea made enormous sense while others sounded a note of caution.

Gardening: Make Way for Winter in the Veggie Patch

  • Aug 7, 2009 at 12:55PM

In the middle of the heat-wave, I was dreaming of winter. Not to cool off, but to consider whether I can squeeze in a fall/winter garden. My lettuce has bench-pressed its shade-cloth into the air.

School district seeks Islanders to write voter's pamphlet statements about maintenance and tech levy

  • Aug 7, 2009 at 11:36AM

Vashon Island School District is looking for writers to compose 75-word statements in support and against the $2.7 million maintenance and technology levy that will be on the Nov. 3 ballot.

Johnny Depp is not headed to Vashon, officials say

  • Aug 4, 2009 at 10:00AM updated Aug 5, 2009 at 10:22AM

The rumor has been circling the Island like a gull at KVI Beach: Johnny Depp, word has it, just bought Tom Stewart’s spectacular 525-acre estate near Paradise Valley.

Chamber looks to tourism to lift Vashon’s economy

  • Jul 15, 2009 at 7:00AM updated Aug 5, 2009 at 9:25AM

Concerned that several businesses are “hanging on by a thread,” the Vashon-Maury Chamber of Commerce has hired an Island-based public relations firm to craft a broad-based plan to figure out how to bring more tourists to Vashon.

Gallery cruisers will soon be able to drink legally

  • Aug 5, 2009 at 7:00AM

For years, the “first Friday” art walk has been a time for Island art lovers to gallery hop, munch on appetizers and help themselves to glasses of wine.

Lost Boy to reunite with his mother

  • Aug 5, 2009 at 7:00AM

Jacob Acier last saw his mother 15 years ago, when he was a 7-year-old boy forced to flee his village in the high plains of Eastern Africa.

Two till plat of land behind Country Store

  • Aug 5, 2009 at 7:00AM

CZ Reins is worried about the garlic.

Editorial: Water conservation on Vashon — It’s high time

  • Aug 4, 2009 at 3:36PM

Signs have popped up over the last week urging Islanders to conserve water. Some were put up by managers of Heights Water, when record temperatures were placing strains on the small system. Others were put up by King County Water District 19, the Island’s largest water purveyor, when last week’s power outage raised concerns about the district’s ability to keep its water flowing.

Letters to the editor: Aug. 5

  • Aug 4, 2009 at 3:32PM

Let's not forget to welcome newcomers

  • Aug 4, 2009 at 3:30PM

In the discussions and public meetings being sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce on the issue of tourism, some points are being missed, I think.

Islanders cope with record temperatures

  • Aug 4, 2009 at 2:36PM

The mercury in thermometers around the region is lingering at typical numbers this week, while forecasters are predicting cooler days and even rain, but last week’s scorcher is still emblazoned in people’s minds.

Old gym will soon come down

  • Aug 5, 2009 at 7:00AM

The Vashon school board voted last week to tear down the Vashon Elementary School gym, an old wooden structure that’s beloved by some Islanders but has been deemed a safety hazard by others.

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