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County takes over cost of foot ferry

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

King County this week assumed the cost of providing passenger-only ferry service between Vashon and downtown Seattle, a move that marks the beginning of the county’s eventual full operation of a route that for years has been provided by Washington State Ferries.

Fire commissioners are close to selecting new chief from among six finalists

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

The board of commissioners at Vashon Island Fire & Rescue has chosen six finalists in its search for a new chief to head the fire department and will likely select one of them to lead the agency in as soon as next week.

Maury park could soon get a facelift

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

t A $7,500 grant will pay for signage, trail work and more.

New director to take helm at troubled county animal care program

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

A new acting manager has been named to lead King County’s troubled Animal Care and Control program, which has come under harsh criticism for the crowded conditions at the county’s main shelter in Kent.

School board votes to close high school campus, ending senior perk

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

Vashon High School seniors will no longer be able to zip to Subway, take a quick trip home or run to the beach during their lunch period as a result of a decision made by the five-member board that oversees the Vashon Island School District.

Amidst the chaos, Loren Hill fostered a love of learning

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM

Loren Hill strolled leisurely across the front of the classroom, thumbs in his belt-loops and shoulders thrown back, “moseying” for his third-grade class at Chautauqua Elementary School.

Vashon mother considers miracle of new baby

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Jun 26, 2008 at 1:31PM

On March 28, with six weeks to go until my due date, my midwife worried that the baby’s growth had slowed. She ordered an ultrasound. The technician started out chatty as she squirted goo on my tummy and flashed grey blobs on the screen. Then she fell silent. The doctor, too, looked gravely at the screen and didn’t say anything. They sent me straight to the hospital, sheet of indecipherable medical jargon in hand.

Summer can be mischevious, dangerous time for Vashon kids

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Jun 26, 2008 at 1:28PM

Kids are rejoicing. Parents who work outside of the home are scrambling to piece it all together. And a new energy has already, it seems, come to the Island.

Abundant Vashon deer could be profitable if domesticated

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Jun 26, 2008 at 1:27PM

The pea sprouts are about 10 inches high now. Noticing this, I decided I’d better patrol the perimeter of the deer fence that was erected after one summer when we got home to find the deer had eaten every single pea plant down to the nub.

Eric Horsting stepping down after run as arts editor, sports editor, reporter...

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jun 26, 2008 at 1:25PM

Last August, after a brief vacation, I returned to The Beachcomber with a gift for Eric Horsting, who had steered the ship in my absence. It was a smooth, pale-gray rock with a poem on it, and it seemed the perfect token for this man who loves poetry and is rock solid and dependable.

Big biz could trample little guys on Vashon | Letters to the Editor

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Jun 26, 2008 at 1:21PM

Great idea to bring Allstar Fitness to K2 Commons. And a great idea to buy out the locally owned and operated Vashon Athletic Club.

Plenty to do at Vashon Allied Arts for kids 3 and up

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Jun 26, 2008 at 1:19PM

Kids ages 3 and up can find plenty to do this summer, thanks to an array of camps provided by Vashon Allied Arts (VAA).

Vashon author North to read from new novel June 27

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Jun 26, 2008 at 1:18PM

Vashon Island author Will North will read from and sign his book “The Long Walk Home,” recently issued in paperback, and share excerpts from his new novel to be released next spring, “Water, Stone, Heart,” at Books by the Way.

Singer Ian Moore to bring band to Vashon for first time

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Jun 26, 2008 at 1:17PM

Ian Moore and his Lossy Coils come to the Red Bicycle at 9 p.m. Saturday, June 28, for a performance that marks the first time the renowned singer has brought his full band to the Island.

Grammy-winning blues guitarist John Hammond to play Vashon Theatre

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Jun 26, 2008 at 1:15PM

John Hammond, a Grammy Award-winning blues guitarist and a long-time icon of the music industry, will play at a special benefit concert at the Vashon Theatre at 7:30 Thursday, July 31.

Vashon's Café Luna to screen 1984 version of 'Nineteen Eighty-Four'

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:00PM updated Jun 26, 2008 at 1:14PM

Directed by British filmmaker Michael Radford, “Nineteen Eighty-Four” — the second film adaptation of the famous George Orwell novel — is set during April 1984 in post-atomic war London, the capital city of the repressive totalitarian state of Oceania, ruled over by dictator Big Brother. Oceania is permanently at war, though the opponent changes from Eurasia to Eastasia and back again. Tele-screens watch your every move and pump out propaganda 24 hours a day.

Drivers needed for Vashon Senior Services

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:00PM updated Jun 26, 2008 at 12:57PM

Senior Services’ transportation program provides an essential service to local seniors by arranging transportation to medical appointments. The programs is in need of more volunteer drivers. Every week the program turns away 10 or 20 seniors who call, due to the shortage of drivers.

Vashon Fire board to meet July 1 | Notes

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:00PM updated Jun 26, 2008 at 12:54PM

The Vashon Island Fire & Rescue board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, in the Penny Farcy Memorial Training Center.

Famous photographer grandson presents raffle prize | Photo

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jun 26, 2008 at 12:45PM

Vashon Susans get together | Photo

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:00PM updated Jun 26, 2008 at 12:44PM

Vashon-Maury Clubs & Organizations

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:00PM updated Jun 26, 2008 at 12:41PM

A listing of various clubs and organizations on Vashon and Maury islands.

Researcher to discuss world conflict June 27 | Vashon-Maury Meetings

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:00PM updated Jun 26, 2008 at 12:38PM

Yaani Drucker has spent 25 years researching the underlying cause of conflict and injustice in the world and would like to share her findings and engage Islanders in a meaningful discussion on the problem and the solution in a weekend intensive called “Planetary Enlightenment and You.”

School board to decide open/closed Vashon campus June 26 | Community Briefs

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:00PM updated Jun 26, 2008 at 12:37PM

School board to meet tomorrow

Vashon High track team honored | Vashon-Maury Sports Briefs

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:00PM updated Jun 26, 2008 at 12:34PM

A quick look at what's going on in sports on Vashon and Maury islands.

Burby Fun Run supports Vashon High students, athletes

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:00PM updated Jun 26, 2008 at 12:29PM

The Bill Burby Inspirational Fun Run and Walk is a family affair. Burby was a beloved coach, teacher and mentor at Vashon High School who died suddenly of cardiac arrest in 1989. His legacy lives on in this community event. Proceeds from the event support Vashon High School (VHS) varsity athletics and the Vashon Community Scholarship Fund.

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