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Ugandan priest sent back to Africa after struggling to adjust to life on Vashon

  • Mar 31, 2009 at 1:28PM

Rev. Sylvester Ssemanda, the Ugandan priest who was temporarily serving at Vashon’s Catholic church, is headed back to Africa earlier than expected.

Island expert growers give tips on jump-starting seedling growth

  • Mar 31, 2009 at 1:27PM

My vegetable seedlings have legs.

News briefs

  • Mar 31, 2009 at 1:23PM

Man who was in north-end ferry dock accident speaks out

  • Mar 31, 2009 at 1:22PM

Islander Kenneth Sudduth, whose accident at the north-end ferry dock Aug. 28 garnered much local attention, completed serving a six-month prison sentence and returned to Vashon last week.

Artists work together to weave a common thread

  • Mar 31, 2009 at 1:20PM

It’s not what you expect to find at an art gallery — a colorful line of hand-knitted socks hanging high above the entryway.

Renowned Iranian flutist to bring Persian classics to Vashon

  • Mar 31, 2009 at 1:18PM

A celebrated Iranian musician who’s achieved worldwide acclaim for his resurrection of classical Persian music will bring his ensemble and their haunting, passionate melodies to Vashon.

Teens slake a musical thirst

  • Mar 31, 2009 at 1:17PM

Islanders will be treated to a long, cool drink of some of Vashon’s finest music this weekend, thanks to an intrepid group of McMurray eighth-graders who are raising money to install a new water fountain at the school.

Film, music and a comedy night are on the Rock this week

  • Mar 31, 2009 at 1:16PM

Vashon Theatre and Vashon Film Society will present Morgan Taylor’s “Gustafer Yellowgold” at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 5.

Letters to the Editor: April 1

  • Mar 31, 2009 at 1:05PM

Weigh in on library’s location and help shape Vashon’s future

  • Apr 1, 2009 at 7:00AM

Vashon’s public library connects our community to the world, just as Thriftway, Vashon Market and the Farmers Market feed us and The Beachcomber and The Loop help inform our civic debates. All are vital parts of our town culture; none are expendable. Where they are, what they look like and how effectively they operate are important to the complex daily life of our community. We depend on them.

Ferry system’s future rests with the state Legislature

  • Apr 1, 2009 at 7:00AM

Last Thursday the state Senate released its 2009-11 proposed Senate Transportation Budget.

Compassion can deepen parents’ connections with their teens

  • Apr 1, 2009 at 7:00AM

Editor’s note: According to statewide data, Vashon teens are more likely to have used marijuana or alcohol in the last 30 days than their peers statewide.

Vashon commandments discovered

  • Apr 1, 2009 at 7:00AM

Horse arena project loses promised funding

  • Mar 27, 2009 at 2:30PM

Equestrians on Vashon won't have a covered riding arena any time soon, after former Islander Tom Stewart informed the group last month that he won't pony up the $220,000 he'd promised to the project several years ago.

Video: Vashon farmers market springs to life

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 7:00AM updated Mar 26, 2009 at 1:23PM

The Vashon Farmers Market opened on Saturday, celebrating the first day of spring with live music, free soup, lots of plant starts and plenty of hand-crafted goods.

Cyber-campaign garners attention for conservation district election

  • Mar 25, 2009 at 7:00AM updated Mar 26, 2009 at 9:21AM

On Thursday, when a county conservation agency held an election for one of its board members, more than 30 times as many Vashon residents voted than in 2008 — suggesting a powerful get-out-the-vote campaign had swelled the Island’s numbers.

Pending sale of Vashon Village adds fuel to library debate

  • Mar 25, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 2:57PM

Vashon Village owner Dan McClary, who waged a contentious, three-year battle to secure water for his long-desired inn, is now poised to sell the 4.5-acre commercial park to two businessmen.

Vashon's beloved tulip treee comes down

  • Mar 25, 2009 at 2:55PM

A beloved and massive tulip tree at the edge of Island Lumber's parking lot on Bank Road was felled on Wednesday, leaving an empty spot not only along the busy road but also in many Islanders' hearts.

Events spotlight Island’s growing wine scene

  • Mar 25, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 2:55PM

Island winemakers have banded together to hold a weekend of wine-and-dine events, when wineries will be open to visitors and wine tastings and wine-paired dinners will be held.

Back Bay Inn to reopen with new owners, new name

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 12:00PM updated Mar 25, 2009 at 8:25AM

Vashon’s Back Bay Inn, a much-loved Burton establishment that closed last month, is poised to reopen under the ownership of well-known Islanders Troy Kindred and Marie Browne.

Editorial: Where should the library be?

  • Mar 25, 2009 at 7:00AM

If the King County Library System’s preliminary analyses are correct, we have new and significant information to consider as we debate the future of our beloved branch at Ober Park.

Communication is key in addressing teen drug abuse

  • Mar 25, 2009 at 7:00AM

According to statewide data, Vashon teens are more likely to have used marijuana or alcohol in the last 30 days than their peers statewide. A group of Islanders who work with youth or on youth-related issues has put together a series of talks and workshops focused on teens, parenting and drug and alcohol use in an ongoing effort to address teen substance abuse on Vashon.

Island industries need our support today

  • Mar 25, 2009 at 7:00AM

When I agreed last year to run for the position of president of the Vashon-Maury Chamber of Commerce, I was well aware of the problems related to our national declining economy, but was not totally prepared for the seriousness of the downturn that would coincide with the beginning of my tenure.

Romance and murder in the Vashon library

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 2:04PM

The votes are in. Judging from the e-mails and comments I’ve received on the street, readers of this column are happier when I rant and rave than when I wax thoughtful.

Bird songs and calls fill the spring air

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 2:02PM

It’s spring, and bird song is in the air. What are they all excited about? Like tree frogs and the rest of us critters, birds are responding to the longer and warmer days, a burgeoning crop of food and a rising amatory urge.

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