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Two till plat of land behind Country Store

  • Aug 5, 2009 at 7:00AM

CZ Reins is worried about the garlic.

Editorial: Water conservation on Vashon — It’s high time

  • Aug 4, 2009 at 3:36PM

Signs have popped up over the last week urging Islanders to conserve water. Some were put up by managers of Heights Water, when record temperatures were placing strains on the small system. Others were put up by King County Water District 19, the Island’s largest water purveyor, when last week’s power outage raised concerns about the district’s ability to keep its water flowing.

Letters to the editor: Aug. 5

  • Aug 4, 2009 at 3:32PM

Let's not forget to welcome newcomers

  • Aug 4, 2009 at 3:30PM

In the discussions and public meetings being sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce on the issue of tourism, some points are being missed, I think.

Islanders cope with record temperatures

  • Aug 4, 2009 at 2:36PM

The mercury in thermometers around the region is lingering at typical numbers this week, while forecasters are predicting cooler days and even rain, but last week’s scorcher is still emblazoned in people’s minds.

Old gym will soon come down

  • Aug 5, 2009 at 7:00AM

The Vashon school board voted last week to tear down the Vashon Elementary School gym, an old wooden structure that’s beloved by some Islanders but has been deemed a safety hazard by others.

School tech levy to come before voters

  • Aug 5, 2009 at 7:00AM

Islanders will vote on a school levy proposal in November, after the school board voted last week to place a maintenance and technology measure on the ballot.

Galleries and shops will strut their stuff during Friday’s gallery cruise

  • Aug 4, 2009 at 2:23PM

Despite a new law that may temporarily stem the flow of wine at openings (see story, page 1), Vashon’s art spaces are gearing up for a festive First Friday, with receptions planned to launch the openings of several new exhibits. The gallery cruise will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7. For complete listings, see page 13.

Two artists, separated by a century, celebrate Vashon

  • Aug 4, 2009 at 2:21PM

The connection between two women artists, born almost a century apart yet bound together by temperament, talent and a shared love of Vashon, will be celebrated in joint exhibitions slated to open this weekend.

4-H Rock Riders take King County Fair by storm

  • Aug 4, 2009 at 2:18PM

Members of the Vashon Rock Riders 4-H Club returned from King County Fair with sunburns, smiles, lots of ribbons and a very large trophy.

Equus Projects pair dance and horses

  • Aug 4, 2009 at 2:16PM

An acclaimed dancer will perform with powerful partners this weekend, when the New York City-based performance company The Equus Projects brings “An Evening With Equus” to Vashon.

First Friday Gallery Cruise listings

  • Aug 4, 2009 at 2:13PM

The First Friday Gallery Cruise takes place 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 8.

Music lovers can find a wealth of options this weekend on Vashon

  • Aug 4, 2009 at 2:11PM

Vashon venues will overflow with musical acts in the next few days, with shows for every taste on tap.

Community cools off at Wednesday event, another will be held Friday

  • Jul 30, 2009 at 3:00PM updated Jul 31, 2009 at 9:23AM

Hundreds of Islanders turned out, many of them kids, to the Island's "community cool-off," held on Wednesday at Ober Park.

Vashon men shed clothes to support schools

  • Jul 29, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 8:10PM

When Islander Scott Benner had his portrait taken last month, he didn’t spend much time deciding what to wear. After all, his outfit consisted a red bow tie, a tweed hat and nothing more.

Vashon school board mulls maintenance and tech levy

  • Jul 29, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 8:10PM

The Vashon Island school board is expected to decide Thursday whether to ask voters to approve a $2.7 million levy aimed at continuing the district’s technology program and fully implementing a maintenance plan for its aging buildings.

Park levy could be placed on November ballot

  • Jul 29, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 8:10PM

The Vashon Park District board will discuss its upcoming levy election, including how much money to ask for and when to put its proposal on the ballot, at a special Aug. 4 meeting.

700 homes, businesses hit by three-hour power outage Wednesday

  • Jul 29, 2009 at 8:09PM

A three-hour power outage on Wednesday — the hottest day of the year — forced businesses to close, raised concerns among Islanders and threw Vashon’s two grocery stores into a frantic rush to keep food items from spoiling.

King County executive candidates spar over foot ferries

  • Jul 28, 2009 at 7:00AM updated Jul 29, 2009 at 10:09AM

All five of the major candidates for King County executive have proposed dramatically curtailing the county’s newly formed ferry district, with some even suggesting the route between Vashon and downtown Seattle be axed.

Clothing swap offers a fresh take on fashion

  • Jul 28, 2009 at 2:09PM

Arlette Moody’s closets are full of one-of-a-kind items — multi-colored capri pants for her daughter, a Mad Hatter’s jacket she’s sewn for her theatrical husband and creative costumes she sometimes dons in her work as a performer.

Vashon bike share program aims to inspire Islanders to ride around town

  • Jul 28, 2009 at 2:00PM

Vashon Island Bicycle owner Jeff Ammon was talking recently with the Backbone Campaign’s Bill Moyer about their hopes to create a new community bike program, and Ammon said to Moyer what they really needed to bring the program to life were some bike frames and parts.

Editorial: Vashon’s foot ferry: awash in controversy

  • Jul 29, 2009 at 7:00AM

Vashon Island gets little attention during countywide political races, and for the most part, that has been true this year — in the wide-open contest for the next King County executive.

Even after a decade, the Island holds surprises

  • Jul 28, 2009 at 1:53PM

It’s a loaded question, and one all newcomers to Vashon learn to dread — “How long have you lived on the Island?”

Guys, the possibilities for festival are truly endless

  • Jul 28, 2009 at 1:52PM

A number of people have remarked that because I am a graduate of two engineering schools at a time when female students were at a premium and when drunken debauchery was celebrated, I better than most should be able to recommend events of interest to 18- to 30-year-old males.

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