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We can save the Sound by working together

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

I’m not going anywhere this summer! Every year at about this time, I pledge that I will not leave the Island for the next three months.

Helping our kids grow up

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

There are many compelling reasons to close the Vashon High School campus, putting an end to a senior ritual that administrators say is often abused. Thirty minutes is hardly time to get into town and back with a Subway sandwich. Why should kids be burning up fossil fuel for a jaunt like that anyway? And then, of course, some are doing more than grabbing a sandwich. In light of the Healthy Youth Survey that found teen marijuana use higher on Vashon than the rest of the state, administrators have legitimate reasons for concern.

With purchase of McFeed’s building, Vashon Allied Arts grows into central role

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

We have found ourselves in an exciting position — adjacent to the future Vashon Allied Arts (VAA). With the promising development of the purchase of the McFeed’s property, VAA, it seems, is poised to grow into the physical manifestation of its ongoing role as the center of the Vashon arts community.

Ceramics take center stage at Little House

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

The Little House will feature the ceramic and photographic works of Island artist Christine Beck, opening at 6 p.m., Friday, June 6.

Burton and desert inspire paintings

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

The Back Bay Inn will feature the work of watercolor artist Marilyn Blitz in an exhibit opening from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 6.

Scott shows new paintings at Gallery 070

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

Gallery 070 will present new paintings by Jeff Scott in an exhibit that opens from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 6.

‘Shoot to Show’ exhibit opens at Hardware Store

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

This spring, Island photographer Ray Pfortner offered what he called the most challenging installment of his popular “Shoot to Show” classes at Vashon Allied Arts. The subject matter and theme were the animals of Vashon-Maury Island.

New works come to Blue Heron

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

The New Works series, presented by Vashon Allied Arts, continues at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at the Blue Heron with two musical groups in one evening.

Arts briefs

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

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Silverwood Gallery: Women as keepers

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

Silverwood Gallery will open an exhibit of Ivonne Escobar de Kommer’s new copper repousse sculptures from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, June 6.

Two poets explore power, mortality and sexuality

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

“How the End Begins: Two Poets on Power, Sexuality and Mortality” will meet 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, at the Vashon Library.

Dancers reach for the stars in new work

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

Vashon Junior Civic Ballet is a free program sponsored by the Vashon Park District. It is open to all members of the community who would like to dance or work backstage in two productions a year. The company currently includes 24 dancers, ages 4 to 24, who rehearse on Saturday afternoons at Ober Park. A summer dance camp for two age groups will be offered in August, and rehearsals for the company’s annual “Nutcracker Ballet” will begin in September. For more information, contact Vashon Park District at 463-9602.

SCENE & HEARD

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

Humpback whale has lingered off Vashon for two weeks

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

A humpback whale, a rare visitor to central Puget Sound, has been spotted several times off the shores of Vashon since its arrival on May 12, according to Anne Stateler with the Vashon Hydrophone Project.

Island children can take water safety class for free

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

Any Islander who will complete third or fourth grade this school year is eligible for two weeks of swim lessons for free at the Vashon public pool this summer, thanks to a program called Make A Splash that King County and Vashon Park District have agreed to fully fund this year.

Lowest tides in years

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

Some of Puget Sound’s lowest tides in years will occur today and tomorrow, meteorologists say.

HAPPENING

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

Rhodie pulled from route

Get a glimpse into another world

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

A world exists beneath the waves of Puget Sound, a world of colorful invertebrates, elusive fish and an intricate ecosystem that few Islanders have the pleasure to experience.

Vashon-Maury letters to the editor

  • May 28, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 2, 2008 at 11:35AM

Wallrof and Slaughter deserve votes...Posting on poles should be allowed...Vashon should take stand on Iraq war...more.

Pit bulls and Rottweilers don’t deserve reputation

  • May 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 2, 2008 at 11:28AM

I am writing in response to a letter in last week’s paper rebuking Vashon Isalnd Pet Protector’s (VIPP) request for Vashon residents to adopt dogs. To ask that responsible animal-loving citizens of Vashon Island not adopt homeless dogs simply because Thorne is afraid of them and doesn’t like their poop seems ignorant to me.

Everything your body needs is waiting right outside

  • May 28, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 2, 2008 at 11:27AM

Everyone’s talking about eating local in-season produce as the healthiest food to nourish their bodies. More and more people are supporting local farms in their quest to achieve the most wholesome diet. An excellent adjunct is to add a daily dose of the whole assortment of wild edibles available for foraging in copious amounts this time of year. Foliage, flowers, roots and berries of a variety of wild plants are in season on Vashon. Supplementing your diet with these foods is a potent source of raw natural vitamins, minerals, amino acids, bioflavinoids, and a host of other beneficial nutrients. It is the ultimate in food empowerment.

Vashon counselor needs support to save job

  • May 28, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 2, 2008 at 11:27AM

Shirley Ferris made a plea for her job at the school board meeting at Courthouse Square last week. Not for herself. But for a position she’s held for years. The popular counselor is about to step down after four decades in education. Due to a budget crisis Superintendent Terry Lindquist is working hard to resolve, her position — as it stands right now — will disappear when she retires in June.

Initiative would allow for peaceful, planned deaths

  • May 28, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 2, 2008 at 11:27AM

On the ferry ride home after helping my father to die, the first thing I did was buy a Beachcomber. Imagine my surprise when I saw a piece on Booth Gardner’s Death with Dignity campaign; how apropos. I had, a few days before, witnessed firsthand how to die with dignity intact, and I had helped to make it possible.

Disposal plan for glacier arsenic would have considerable impact on Maury

  • May 28, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 2, 2008 at 11:27AM

Preserve Our Islands, as The Beachcomber pointed out in a news story last week, is concerned about what Glacier Northwest plans to do with its arsenic-laced soil, assuming it eventually begins excavating millions of tons of sand and gravel from its 235-acre site on Maury Island. We’re also concerned about King County’s response to this pressing public health issue. Here’s why: The soil at the Glacier site contains arsenic, a carcinogen, at levels 20 times more than allowed under state law.

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