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Dockton Road project raises tough issues

  • May 6, 2009 at 7:00AM updated May 8, 2009 at 4:51PM

The nearly one-mile stretch of King County roadway that hugs Tramp Harbor is a vexing dilemma to those who pay attention to such things.

To Africa, with love: A retired Islander heads to Ghana to teach

  • May 5, 2009 at 1:42PM

Like anyone about to join the Peace Corps, Rhoda Karusaitis is immersed in preparations for her journey. She’s excited; she’s nervous, and she’s spending a lot of time learning the language of her future home.

As flu fears lessen, Vashon stays prepared

  • Apr 30, 2009 at 3:00PM updated May 5, 2009 at 1:37PM

The H1N1 flu virus is proving to be less worrisome than feared initially, and Vashon’s health care providers and the Vashon Island School District are acting accordingly.

Food bank wins award, receives donation

  • May 5, 2009 at 1:37PM

The Vashon Maury Community Food Bank won a $5,000 award from Food Lifeline for creating a way for its clients to sign up for subsidized health insurance and other services while stocking up on goods at the small food bank at Sunrise Ridge.

Island high schoolers can take criminal justice class on Vashon

  • May 6, 2009 at 7:00AM

Vashon High School students interested in crime scene investigation, law enforcement or security can get a jump start on their careers this fall by taking a criminal justice class that is being offered on the Island for the first time.

Editorial: Closing Dockton Road is a notion worth considering

  • May 6, 2009 at 7:00AM

In some ways, it’s a radical notion to suggest abandoning the stretch of Dockton Road that runs along Tramp Harbor and turning it into a promenade for pedestrians and cyclers. In other ways, it makes all the sense in the world.

K2: Let’s think in terms of shared facilities

  • May 6, 2009 at 7:00AM

OK, Vashon, it is time to show that vision thing, thinking outside the box, the “keep Vashon weird” spirit.

Don’t ever forget what a wonderful place we live in

  • May 6, 2009 at 7:00AM

Not a day goes by without my wife Christel and I telling each other how lucky we are to be living on beautiful Vashon Island. Friendly, supportive people with varieties of nationalities, religious beliefs, no prejudice.

Future of ferries is in the hands of riders

  • May 5, 2009 at 1:29PM

A significant grassroots effort, spearheaded by Vashon and other ferry-served communities, culminated last week.

Beloved greenhouse is the glass heart of our farm

  • May 5, 2009 at 1:27PM

I was starting to give up on that old greenhouse; a 25-by-50 foot patchwork of old windows and scrap wood built by the former owners of the farm.

A dog’s recovery — and a family’s joy

  • May 5, 2009 at 1:23PM

I used to call our dog Terri the Terrific but Sometimes Terrible Terrier. Now I call her Slumdog Millionaire.

Rowers race against tough international teams at British Columbia regatta

  • May 5, 2009 at 1:21PM

About 30 miles north of Victoria, British Columbia, Vashon Island Junior Crew competed April 24 to 26 against rowers from all over Canada and the United States at the 2009 Brentwood International Regatta.

Soccer team enters postseason

  • May 5, 2009 at 1:13PM

Thanks to undefeated Charles Wright, the Vashon boys soccer team secured second place in the Nisqually League, giving the Pirates a potentially much easier early playoff schedule.

Track stars shine on the road

  • May 5, 2009 at 1:11PM

The Vashon Pirate track and field team traveled south for a four-way meet with Steilacoom, Orting, and Seattle Christian on April 30.

Baseball finishes the season in fifth

  • May 5, 2009 at 1:10PM

The Vashon High School Pirate baseball team closed its season on a positive note with a win last Friday against the Life Christian Eagles. Playing in Tacoma, the Pirates put together 11 hits and played error-free ball for the 17-1 victory.

Performers converge for 'mother of all shows'

  • May 5, 2009 at 10:20AM

A constellation of Island performers will come together on Mother’s Day eve to raise money for Islewilde, Vashon’s annual homegrown performance festival.

Blue Heron dancers take a leap

  • May 5, 2009 at 10:17AM

More than 100 dancers are in the final rehearsals for an ambitious spring concert that will include two much-loved ballets.

Spotlight on local music

  • May 5, 2009 at 10:15AM

Island Jazz Quintet will play a free, all-ages show at 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 8, at Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi.

Arts briefs: May 6

  • May 5, 2009 at 10:14AM

Arts briefs: April 29

  • Apr 28, 2009 at 1:00PM updated Apr 30, 2009 at 12:08PM

High school artists get chance for a ‘real world’ gallery show at Blue Heron

  • Apr 28, 2009 at 1:00PM updated Apr 30, 2009 at 12:07PM

More than 15 years ago, Vashon Allied Arts began to partner with Vashon High School’s art department to showcase student art in the Blue Heron Gallery.

Guild’s goal is to transform town with tiles

  • Apr 30, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 11:59AM

An ambitious group of artists has announced a bold plan to make Vashon a more beautiful place — one tile at a time.

High school at K2? Developers put forward a proposal

  • Apr 29, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 11:18AM

Two Islanders working to develop the former K2 site into a commercial and community hub have approached school district officials with an offer — a state-of-the-art, fully developed high school at the site for $48 million.

PTSA auction will put on a good show during a tough time

  • Apr 29, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 11:18AM

Cafeteria food, the under-appreciated cuisine of public schools far and wide, is also the fare of this year’s PTSA Auction. Lunch ladies, gloves and all, will serve auctiongoers their dinners — on genuine Vashon High School cafeteria trays — at the Saturday event.

Plastic at Farmers Market means more Islanders can shop there

  • Apr 29, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 11:18AM

Thanks to a recent grant, people who receive food stamps will be able to shop at Vashon’s thriving Farmers Market beginning this weekend.

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