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Dig owners look at a way to keep nursery going in tough times

  • Apr 29, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 11:17AM

Fourteen years ago, Sylvia Matlock and Ross Johnson transformed a sprawling jumble of blackberries into an artful nursery — where today a bounty of plants is interspersed among tiled birdbaths, colorful pots and the tiny purple building that houses their office.

Vashon man found dead in the woods at Maury's marine park

  • Apr 29, 2009 at 11:17AM

A 62-year-old Vashon man was found dead near a trail in the Maury Island Regional Marine Park Wednesday afternoon.

Pirates squeak in to second place in soccer league finale

  • Apr 29, 2009 at 11:00AM

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.

Tour gives a peek into the popular world of chicken raising

  • Apr 28, 2009 at 2:54PM

For every 10 people on Vashon, there is a chicken.

Mural brings Vashon history to light

  • Apr 28, 2009 at 2:58PM

Many Islanders will see something special in the larger-than-life mural that now adorns the north side of the U.S. Bank building.

Four new ferries called for in finalized transportation budget

  • Apr 28, 2009 at 2:51PM

In what some are calling a partial victory for ferry-served communities, the Legislature’s newly approved transportation budget calls for construction of four ferries in the next four years.

Library helps Islanders tackle recession with classes, information

  • Apr 28, 2009 at 2:51PM

The Vashon Library will open its doors two hours early next week to offer resources and assistance to those affected by the recession.

Art studio tour is a feast for the eyes

  • Apr 28, 2009 at 2:10PM

After a long and dreary winter, as soon as rhododendrons begin to burst with color on Vashon, you can bet that art is about to start blooming as well.

Quilts and tiles add spice to art tour

  • Apr 28, 2009 at 2:09PM

The first weekend of this year’s Art Studio Tour, Saturday and Sunday, May 2 and 3, will be augmented by special events showcasing two art forms particularly beloved on the Island — tilemaking and quilting.

Baseball team drops the ball toward end of regular season

  • Apr 28, 2009 at 1:36PM

Pirate baseball coach Steve Hall is puzzled by his team.

Pirates notch a win over Life Christian Eagles in final home game

  • Apr 28, 2009 at 1:34PM

Vashon boys soccer finished last week just shy of clinching second place in the Nisqually League.

Rowers invited to Opening Day

  • Apr 28, 2009 at 1:32PM

Coach Lucas Ridinger is brimming with excitement about the Vashon Island Junior Crew (VIJC).

Letters to the Editor: April 29

  • Apr 29, 2009 at 7:00AM

PTSA auction should be a celebration for all

  • Apr 29, 2009 at 7:00AM

It’s hard to feel optimistic about the funding of our public schools these days.

Editorial: A sustainable Island

  • Apr 29, 2009 at 7:00AM

Vy Biel, the owner of The Country Store, called The Beachcomber recently with an interesting observation. “It’s not enough to buy locally,” she said. “We have to create locally.”

School budget problems are no surprise

  • Apr 28, 2009 at 1:15PM

The recently announced budget gap and reduction in force (RIF) at the schools is disappointing. Much of the budget gap is a result of the state unexpectedly cutting funding for established programs. In response to this, there is little we can do other than come to terms with it, hope that the state restores some funding and support the school district’s fundraising campaign and the PTSA auction to the extent we are able.

Now’s the time to forage native and non-native edibles

  • Apr 28, 2009 at 1:10PM

As the big leaf maple pollen settles in a fine layer of yellow dust on everything, it signals that the cornucopia of spring edibles has arrived.

An Earth Day report: Islanders bring energy conservation home

  • Apr 24, 2009 at 8:45AM

When Rob Harmon had an energy audit done on his home a few years ago, he discovered that 43 percent of the heat from his garage-based furnace was getting lost between the garage and his house.

Students’ silence supports gay rights

  • Apr 22, 2009 at 7:00AM updated Apr 23, 2009 at 11:05AM

More than a third of all Vashon High School students took part in the national Day of Silence April 17, showing their support for the school’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) community by refraining from speaking all day.

VIFR board may appeal discrimination lawsuit decision

  • Apr 22, 2009 at 7:00AM

Vashon Island Fire & Rescue, facing a potential out-of-pocket judgment of more than $750,000, is considering appealing a recent King County Superior Court ruling that it discriminated against Islander Lanora Hackett.

Board endorses fundraising to help shore up ailing school district

  • Apr 22, 2009 at 7:00AM

Parents of students in Vashon’s public schools will be asked to lend a helping hand to the Island’s financially strapped school district.

Sound Food comes alive with lunch, dinner, music and events

  • Apr 21, 2009 at 3:54PM

When caterers Nadia D’Aoust and Mardi Ljubich re-opened Sound Food restaurant last year, it seemed as though the restaurant — an Island institution since 1974 — would be relegated to the status of part-timer, open to the community only for special events.

Trio of McMurray students take history competition to the next level

  • Apr 21, 2009 at 3:53PM

A handful of McMurray eighth-graders took a required class project and ran with it, creating competition-ready exhibits that were chosen as some of the best in the Puget Sound last month.

Community council asks officials to keep library in town core

  • Apr 21, 2009 at 3:52PM

By a near-unanimous vote and with scant discussion, Islanders at the Vashon-Maury Island Community Council (VMICC) meeting Monday night urged the King County Library System to keep the Vashon library branch in the town core.

Editorial: Silence speaks volumes

  • Apr 22, 2009 at 7:00AM

How inspiring that more than 200 Vashon High School students showed that discrimination doesn’t belong in their school on Friday, April 17 — the national Day of Silence. By choosing to be silent in support of those who feel silenced, these students sent a loud message that day: that harassment of any kind because of someone’s gender, sexual orientation or personal identity choice is unacceptable.

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