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Airport dispute blown out of proportion

  • Jul 7, 2009 at 3:31PM

I’d like to commend editor Leslie Brown for her even-handed coverage of the controversy at the Island’s airport (“Stormy weather hits Vashon’s quiet airport,” June 24).

Charter change gives us a chance to protect county’s rural gems

  • Jul 7, 2009 at 3:29PM

Our region is filled with majestic places. As two kids growing up in King County, we experienced the trails and backcountry of Washington as our playground, shaping who we are and what we value. Though we both ventured afar to pursue academic and professional opportunities, we could not escape the hold of this region’s natural beauty and its access to open space. It played a prominent role in each of our decisions to return to King County.

Letters to the Editor: July 8

  • Jul 7, 2009 at 3:27PM

The color purple reigns during Lavender Tour

  • Jul 7, 2009 at 3:22PM

It’s a plant that has been celebrated throughout history for its soothing scent, beautiful blossoms, medicinal properties, culinary uses and even its potent power as an aphrodisiac.

Drama Dock opens ‘Urinetown’

  • Jul 7, 2009 at 3:16PM

Drama Dock will present “Urinetown,” a Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, from July 9 to 12 and 16 to 19 at Vashon High School.

‘Lavender Under the Stars’ wine garden blooms at Café Luna

  • Jul 7, 2009 at 3:15PM

As part of the weekend’s Lavender Tour, Café Luna will offer a “Lavender Under the Stars” wine garden outside the café from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 11.

Master rowers excel at regional regatta

  • Jul 7, 2009 at 2:40PM

The weekend of June 26 to 28, the Vashon Island Rowing Club (VIRC) masters left the Island looking for a little competition. They found plenty of it at the USRowing Northwest Regional Masters Championships.

Island teen heads to rodeo championships

  • Jul 7, 2009 at 2:38PM

Addie Davis, a junior at Vashon High School, has earned a position on the Washington State High School Rodeo Team and will be traveling to two prestigious rodeo events in July. First, as a top 10 finalist in the state, she is competing in barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying and breakaway roping at the Silver State International Rodeo in Fallon, Nev., July 4 to 8, a rodeo that includes more than 1,500 contestants.

Hydros have a ball on the Fourth

  • Jul 7, 2009 at 2:36PM

An Island tradition of more than 50 years was kept alive Saturday when three vintage outboard hydroplanes left Jensen Point at 5:26 a.m.

Time&Again: K2 Skis began an illustrious career here on Vashon Island

  • Jul 7, 2009 at 2:31PM

K2 Skis, founded 45 years ago on Vashon and once its biggest employer, relocated off-Island and off-shore in 2006, but remains a significant piece of the Island’s history.

Island photographers capture this place they call home

  • Jul 1, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 7:19PM

Dozens of Island photographers are setting out to prove that when it comes to artistic inspiration, there’s no place like home.

Boy molested at Vashon swimming pool

  • Jul 1, 2009 at 2:39PM

A 12-year-old boy was molested at the Vashon Pool on June 21 by a sex offender from Seattle, according to the King County Prosecutor’s Office.

District finds funds to retain teachers

  • Jul 1, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 2:40PM

Several public school teachers whose jobs were on the line have been retained in the wake of a community-wide fundraising drive and a number of budget-cutting efforts by the Vashon Island School District.

Gallery cruise offers gems both real and imagined

  • Jun 30, 2009 at 5:54PM

Vashon gallery and shop owners will open their doors from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 3, to share a bounty of new work by local artists.

Young filmmakers have a screening

  • Jun 30, 2009 at 5:46PM

Two 2004 Vashon High School graduates who have been studying film and video will show their latest films at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 5, at Vashon Theatre.

Gallery Cruise: July 3

  • Jun 30, 2009 at 5:46PM

Drama Dock gets set for a summer musical

  • Jun 30, 2009 at 5:42PM

Drama Dock is putting the finishing touches on a new production — a celebrated Broadway musical with an odd and edgy title.

Editorial: A healthy dose of caution can keep the Fourth safe

  • Jun 30, 2009 at 5:40PM

The Fourth of July can be a tough holiday for some Island residents.

Our Puget Sound ecosystem is a special place, altered by Scotch broom

  • Jun 30, 2009 at 5:39PM

Puget Sound is a forested place. It is a forested place because the trees and other forest plants have adapted over the ages to the unique soils and climate that make up the growing environment of this place. The wild species of Puget Sound — from soil microbes to deer, goldfinches, eagles, salmon and orca whales — have in turn grown up with the forests and other natural communities of this part of the world. Together, these plants and animals — this biological signature — say very emphatically: HERE. This place right HERE. There is no other place on Earth like it.

Letters to the Editor: July 1

  • Jun 30, 2009 at 5:36PM

It’s summer — break out the white bucks and floating docks

  • Jun 30, 2009 at 5:34PM

You may have noticed that summer has arrived. This, of course, means three things.

Do the Burby and help schools, too

  • Jun 30, 2009 at 5:33PM

It is no secret that the school district is struggling financially.

Grand marshal is a man who’s given decades to the Island

  • Jun 30, 2009 at 5:32PM

Vashon’s newly anointed Strawberry Festival grand marshal is glad to pass on a few morsels of wisdom to a loyal subject. “Keep happy. Exercise. Don’t eat junk food,” Leo Montague, 86, said from his armchair throne last week.

Devastating fire destroys home, leaves Maury family with little

  • Jun 30, 2009 at 1:26PM

A family of four lost nearly everything they owned in a devastating fire that swept through their unoccupied home on Maury Island Thursday night.

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