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Plenty of fun was had at Bill Burby Inspirational Fun Run and Walk

  • Jul 21, 2009 at 12:18PM

Aaron Burby defended his title by crossing the finish line first for the second year in a row at the Bill Burby Inspirational Run/Walk on July 18, the annual Strawberry Festival competition named in honor of his father. Vashon High's John Gage verbally commits to Stanford

  • Jul 20, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 9:52AM reports that Vashon High School boys basketball star John Gage has verbally committed to playing at Stanford University next season.

Strawberry Fest aims to promote Vashon’s own

  • Jul 15, 2009 at 7:00AM updated Jul 17, 2009 at 1:27PM

One hundred years after the Strawberry Festival first began on Vashon, the event seems to be coming full circle, with an increased focus on Island artists, groups and businesses.

Fire department names assistant chief finalists

  • Jul 17, 2009 at 8:33AM

Vashon Island Fire & Rescue officials hope Islanders will turn out to meet the finalists in the department's search for an assistant chief.

Editorial: Goldmark’s bold move against Glacier is a step in the right direction

  • Jul 14, 2009 at 11:00AM updated Jul 15, 2009 at 2:31PM

Peter Goldmark has taken a bold step. Seven months onto the job as the head of the state Department of Natural Resources, he has issued an edict no other government leader has: He’s told Glacier Northwest to prove that its industrial operations along an ecologically fragile — and state-owned — stretch of Puget Sound won’t further erode our imperiled inland sea.

Times are tough as Kathy’s Corner waits for spring to arrive

  • Jan 23, 2009 at 8:00AM updated Jul 15, 2009 at 2:16PM

Oddly enough, Kathy’s Corner is nowhere near a corner. The roadside nursery boasts more than 100,000 plants on a straightaway south of town.

Schools’ new chief takes the helm

  • Jul 15, 2009 at 7:00AM

Off-road triathlon takes place in Dockton

  • Jul 14, 2009 at 1:14PM

The XTERRA Off-Road Triathlon took place on Sunday, July 12, in Dockton. Of the 96 competitors, none were from Vashon.

Backbone camp readies protesters for future campaigns

  • Jul 14, 2009 at 1:02PM

More than 50 people are gathering at a private family home on Vashon’s west side this week, learning how to use a kayak to block construction and climb towers to make a statement.

Council recognizes devoted Islander who’s leaving the place she loves

  • Jul 14, 2009 at 12:56PM

An Islander who’s made her mark in many community arenas is leaving Vashon this fall, and the community council plans to send her off with fanfare.

The tea shop takes on a new life

  • Jul 14, 2009 at 12:53PM

The Vashon Tea Shop, which has been for sale for some time, got a new lease on life earlier this month when Beng-Imm Low purchased it from Susan Bassett, who started the intimate café in the heart of town.

New counselor uses innovative approach

  • Jul 14, 2009 at 12:51PM

Islander John Koriath has recently opened a counseling practice at the Full Circle Wellness Center, where’s he’s offering an innovative approach to mental health that blends his 30 years of work in science, psychology and the therapeutic traditions of indigenous people.

Despite life’s vagaries, Wolftown continues to offer a sanctuary

  • Jul 14, 2009 at 12:45PM

Wolftown founder T Martino, an artist, author and educator, has risen to challenges big and small at the nonprofit wildlife sanctuary in the last 11 years.

Islander steps forward to manage Vashon’s thriving farmers market

  • Jul 14, 2009 at 12:05PM

Shoppers at the Farmers Market in the next few weeks may notice an enthusiastic new addition: Ivan Weiss, 65, Vashon’s new Farmers Market manager.

Vashon boasts a rare crop this year: cherries

  • Jul 14, 2009 at 12:04PM

Bob Norton, an Island expert on fruit trees and an extraordinary grower, said he’s been pleasantly surprised by a crop in his orchard.

New foot ferry fees will be higher for some, lower for others

  • Jul 14, 2009 at 11:56AM

The King County Ferry District has released its proposed schedule and fare structure for the passenger-only boat, suggesting the cost could be a bit higher for some and more affordable for others.

Dozens of Vashon hoopsters take on Hoopfest in Spokane

  • Jul 14, 2009 at 11:53AM

In the weeks before the end of the school year, during the evenings one could not arrive to any of the outdoor basketball hoops at Chautauqua or McMurray and find a vacant hoop.

‘Urinetown’ flows with fun and is flush with music

  • Jul 14, 2009 at 11:51AM

Try to see past its unsavory title. “Urinetown” is a hilarious show, one that pokes fun at itself and the concept of musical theater while inhabiting a high place in the musical genre at the same time.

The Bike will brim with song and dance all weekend long

  • Jul 14, 2009 at 11:50AM

Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi is rolling out a musical red carpet for Islanders and visitors alike during Strawberry Festival, with seven musical acts slated to take the stage over the busy weekend.

Quilters get wrapped up in Island art

  • Jul 14, 2009 at 11:49AM

Some of Vashon’s most prolific and beloved artists have been immortalized by quilters on the 24th annual Vashon Allied Arts Community Quilt, and a lucky winner will get to take the quilt home after a raffle held during Strawberry Festival.

Letters to the Editor: July 15

  • Jul 14, 2009 at 11:44AM

Americans should fight for a national health care solution

  • Jul 14, 2009 at 11:41AM

Health care. Everyone is talking about it. Legislation resulting from Congress’s efforts to repair our broken health care system will affect our quality of life for generations.

When a coffee grinder becomes a flaxseed grinder, change begins

  • Jul 14, 2009 at 11:40AM

The day my coffee grinder became a flaxseed grinder was the day I figured out how coffee affected my sleep patterns. For some “unknown” reason I was waking up at 2 a.m., unable to fall back asleep. Given I was in my late 40s, health professionals attributed my insomnia to peri-menopausal symptoms. But hormone tests discounted that theory. Instead, I stopped drinking coffee and voila! A full night’s sleep.

Remembering Michael Jackson at his best, as a young soprano

  • Jul 14, 2009 at 11:37AM

The other night, I was on my Facebook page. I pasted in a video clip of Michael Jackson, singing a beautiful rendition of “I’ll Be There” when he was a child. It made me feel better to watch him sing, to listen to the innocence of his beautiful boy soprano. I felt the need to reconnect with others who were blown away by news of his death. One person quickly responded to my Facebook post, and it shouldn’t have surprised me. It was my sister.

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