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Tough budget hangs over state, lawmakers

  • Jan 12, 2010 at 12:46PM

As we prepare for the 2010 legislative session, the deep recession we entered in 2008 continues to cloud the futures of many families as well as the state’s budget forecasts.

Another ferry survey is in the works

  • Jan 12, 2010 at 12:44PM

Remember that 12-page ferry customer survey two years ago? Many people were unable to participate in it because it was done on a hit-or-miss basis while people waited for the ferry.

Letters to the Editor: Jan. 13

  • Jan 12, 2010 at 12:42PM

It’s levy time again.

Vashon teachers earn national certification after months of work

  • Jan 12, 2010 at 12:33PM

Two Vashon teachers earned national certification recently, after an intensive year-long process that pushed them to examine their work and meet national standards by creating a work portfolio and completing a comprehensive exam.

Vashon Lacrosse registration now open

  • Jan 12, 2010 at 11:09AM

Authorities investigate meth lab explosion on Vashon

  • Jan 7, 2010 at 12:00PM updated Jan 11, 2010 at 5:13PM

Authorities are still investigating the Vashon property that was rocked last week by an explosion to determine whether they'll file charges against the man who lived there for manufacturing methamphetamine on the property.

County reduces hours of permitting office on Vashon

  • Jan 7, 2010 at 5:00PM updated Jan 8, 2010 at 9:58AM

King County's Department of Development and Environmental Services, facing a decline in revenue, will significantly reduce the hours of its field office at Courthouse Square on Vashon.

Suspected meth lab on Vashon explodes, officials investigate

  • Jan 4, 2010 at 3:00PM updated Jan 8, 2010 at 9:58AM

King County Sheriff's officers are investigating a Vashon property to see whether residents were manufacturing methamphetamine there, following an explosion Monday morning that leveled a backyard shed at the home.

Vashon's Dig-In to close on New Year's Eve

  • Dec 28, 2009 at 3:00PM updated Jan 8, 2010 at 9:30AM

Citing slow sales and a lingering recession, Dig Floral & Garden owners Sylvia Matlock and Ross Johnson are closing Dig-In, their artful, eclectic home furnishings store adjacent to their nursery. The store’s last day is New Year’s Eve. They opened the shop about four years ago.

More music and events on Vashon

  • Jan 5, 2010 at 1:00PM updated Jan 7, 2010 at 3:04PM

Acclaimed pianist returns for a concert on the Island

  • Jan 5, 2010 at 1:00PM updated Jan 7, 2010 at 3:04PM

Pianist William Chapman Nyaho will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at Blue Heron Art Center.

Galleries get set to kick off a new year with a gallery walk

  • Jan 5, 2010 at 1:00PM updated Jan 7, 2010 at 3:04PM

The Island’s visual art spaces will be open this Friday evening for a gallery cruise. Highlights will include new work at the Blue Heron, Café Luna and VALISE.

A festival shines a light on Vashon’s film professionals

  • Jan 5, 2010 at 1:00PM updated Jan 7, 2010 at 3:04PM

Islanders will have a chance to revel in the accomplishments of Vashon’s thriving film community when a new film festival debuts this week at Vashon Theatre.

A clinic strapped for space claims an old wing

  • Jan 6, 2010 at 7:00AM

For years, staff at the Vashon Health Center has struggled with cramped quarters at Sunrise Ridge, where their floor-to-ceiling stacks of charts are stored in three separate locations and doctors have to share their offices with one another.

Islanders brace for tough state budget

  • Jan 6, 2010 at 7:00AM

When state lawmakers assemble in Olympia next week, they’ll likely replay a drama from their last session, when they faced a staggering multi-billion-dollar deficit and slashed programs to balance the budget.

Park district board poised to pass 2010 budget

  • Jan 6, 2010 at 7:00AM

The Vashon Park District’s board is poised to pass a $1.5 million spending plan that maintains the agency’s popular concerts-in-the-park series, enhances its maintenance program and includes money to plan for taking on ownership of the Vashon Pool.

Pirates dominate three games during winter break

  • Jan 5, 2010 at 12:43PM

The Pirate boys’ basketball team had a busy winter break, beating three teams from across the state in games on Vashon and in Yakima.

Vashon grapplers taste success in two tourneys

  • Jan 5, 2010 at 12:40PM

There is an old sports adage that a team improves faster if it competes against more talented opponents. The Vashon wrestling team followed this philosophy when it participated in two top-tier tournaments in three days, carving out a niche for itself in the ever-changing competitive world of high school wrestling.

Girls’ hoopsters fall to tough teams

  • Jan 5, 2010 at 12:40PM

The Pirate girls’ basketball team dropped two games in the Sundome Shootout in Yakima during winter break.

Vashon Aquatic Club nominated for award

  • Jan 5, 2010 at 12:37PM

Vashon’s oldest nonprofit aquatic organization, Vashon Aquatic Club, was nominated last month for the National Drowning Prevention Alliance’s “Lifesaver Award” for its work to help prevent childhood drownings.

Groups challenge Islanders to make their homes ‘coal-free zones’

  • Jan 5, 2010 at 12:32PM

The Backbone Campaign’s newest venture is to reduce Vashon’s dependence on coal, making the Island a “coal-free zone” by 2015.

Open-air picnic shelter planned for Maury Island Marine Park

  • Jan 6, 2010 at 7:00AM

A simple picnic shelter overlooking the beach could soon be constructed at Maury Island Marine Park, providing a respite and destination for those visiting the dramatic and primitive park.

Vashon Island Day Spa opens in town

  • Jan 5, 2010 at 12:26PM

Vashon Island Day Spa opened its new location in town last month with little fanfare but has already begun serving customers in the shop where Island Thyme was formerly housed.

Want to draw the ‘thoughtful tourist’ to Vashon? Try on these grand ideas!

  • Jan 5, 2010 at 12:21PM

A recent Beachcomber article outlined the conclusions of a report commissioned by the Chamber of Commerce regarding attracting tourists to the Island during the “off season,” which seems to be roughly three quarters of the year. The author of the report concluded that tourists won’t visit unless there is a solid reason for coming and that we should market ourselves as an “events and activities get-away,” so that we could entice the “Thoughtful Tourist” (read, “Single and Powerful But Subdued Woman with Lots of Money”) during the months when it’s raining or threatening to rain.

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