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PIE delivers for Island kids

  • Oct 6, 2009 at 1:55PM

What do Lego robotics kits, a comfy carpet covered in letters and a cell microscope projector have in common? They’re all housed in classrooms on Vashon and used by Island students, thanks to Partners in Education, or PIE, which awards mini-grants each year to teachers for enriching the classroom experience.

Editorial: Ride the bus every day, not just next week

  • Oct 6, 2009 at 1:51PM

We commend the Vashon Island School District and the Vashon PTSA for encouraging parents to get their kids onto school buses next week. It definitely matters. Funds are tight, and the number of kids who climb aboard between Oct. 12 to 16 will dictate the amount of money the district receives to cover its high transportation costs.

Some ranting and raving about the Island’s recent road paving

  • Oct 6, 2009 at 1:48PM

I don’t know about you, but I don’t know much about paving. This may be because I’m from New York City where no new paving has been done since just after the Revolutionary War. Or because my immigrant ancestors arrived in New York expecting the streets to be “paved with gold,” and were sorely disappointed because, at that time, the streets were mostly covered in horse manure. This is why men are trained to this day to walk close to the curb: to protect their ladies’ skirts from being besplattered. This is a silly rule to obey here on Vashon, not just because, while rural, there are very few horse-drawn carriages, but also because for the most part there are no curbs. Or sidewalks. Or even shoulders. And we like it that way.

Pirates plow through Charles Wright Tarriers, 38-14

  • Oct 6, 2009 at 1:07PM

It was a dark and stormy night — just what the Pirates ordered. It seems to be a tradition that is gaining momentum: Vashon High School plays Charles Wright Academy in the rain. Last year the Pirates took away a 3-0 victory in a downpour. Last Friday, Vashon soaked the Tarriers, 38-14, in similar weather.

Rowers take on the Tail of the Lake Regatta in downtown Seattle

  • Oct 6, 2009 at 1:06PM

Vashon Island Junior Rowing Club rowed in the Tail of the Lake Regatta on Sunday, Oct. 4. The Tail of the Lake is the first Seattle area head race of the fall rowing season. The city skyline provides the backdrop for the 4,000-meter course, held on beautiful Lake Union in downtown Seattle.

Girls soccer tallies a win and a loss

  • Oct 6, 2009 at 1:05PM

Vashon's soccer girls stayed in the thick of the Nisqually League race with a win and an overtime loss last week.

Cross-country races on home course

  • Oct 6, 2009 at 12:59PM

Letters to the editor: Oct. 7

  • Oct 6, 2009 at 12:57PM

In his Sept. 30 letter to the editor, Bruce Chattin, who is the head of the Aggregates Industry Lobby in Washington State, notes his belief that the information I presented in my Sept. 9 letter to the editor regarding the allowed use of the aggregates found at Glacier Northwest’s proposed Maury Island site was incorrect.

Beachcomber launches four new community blogs

  • Oct 6, 2009 at 12:45PM

The Beachcomber has joined the blogosphere. Four blogs written by community members — on sports, gardening, film and Island life — were launched this week on the Beachcomber Web site, and authors have posted on everything from composting, chicken processing and oven-dried tomatoes to superb Pirate soccer and the engaging nature of film.

Letters to the Editor: Sept. 30

  • Sep 29, 2009 at 12:00PM updated Oct 5, 2009 at 2:17PM

In response to Kathy Abascal’s letter (Sept. 23) I would like to reassure her that my letter to the editor (Sept. 16) was fully grounded in a broad review of the scientific literature, including the Cochrane database she mentions.

Vashon deputies will continue to patrol, contrary to reports

  • Oct 2, 2009 at 3:31PM

Vashon won't be seeing a reduction in its police force any time soon — despite remarks made by King County Sheriff Sue Rahr last week suggesting Vashon could lose both of its patrol officers if county budget cuts go through as planned.

County proposes closure of Vashon Pool

  • Oct 1, 2009 at 10:48AM

Vashon's only public pool could be one of the casualties in King County's latest budget crisis.

Island stages fill up with a wealth of talent

  • Sep 29, 2009 at 12:00PM updated Oct 1, 2009 at 9:44AM

This weekend will bring a variety of musical genres to various Vashon locales.

Grist’s founder rides to new heights

  • Sep 30, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 4:43PM

When Chip Giller’s friends heard he would spend the $100,000 award he just received to start a college fund for his kids, support his online environmental publication and weatherize his 1911 farmhouse, one of them joked an intervention was needed.

King County Exec: Constantine & Hutchison interviewed by Seattle Times editorial board

  • Sep 30, 2009 at 3:33PM

The Seattle Times editorial board interviewed Susan Hutchison and Dow Constantine yesterday as part of their process in endorsing a candidate for King County executive.

Taking preparedness to the next level

  • Sep 30, 2009 at 7:00AM

If awards were given out for emergency preparedness, Georgia and John Galus would be serious contenders.

VHS students to prep for green jobs

  • Sep 30, 2009 at 7:00AM

Vashon students will be able to test the waters of Quartermaster for chemicals, plant native trees in Island forests and study the health of eelgrass beds off Maury Island, thanks to a new effort to prepare Island students for jobs in sustainability and green technologies.

Solar Tour features 11 Island properties

  • Sep 29, 2009 at 12:54PM

In the last year, solar power generated on Vashon has tripled: Eight or nine businesses and homes have installed solar arrays since last fall, according to an Island electrical contractor who installs arrays.

Pirates suffer a disappointing loss to Port Townsend

  • Sep 29, 2009 at 12:47PM

Just outside Memorial Stadium in Port Townsend last Friday, it was a beautiful night. The Puget Sound was calm and peaceful, the moon rising above the Cascades. Inside the stadium, if you were a Pirate fan, a storm was brewing. Vashon, in its first Nisqually League game of the year, suffered a 14-10 defeat at the hands of the Port Townsend Redskins.

Soccer team makes fourteen goals in two games and wins both

  • Sep 29, 2009 at 12:46PM

Fourteen goals in two games spelled victory for the Pirates girls soccer team.

Runners have strong placing at Fort Steilacoom

  • Sep 29, 2009 at 12:45PM

Sept. 24 saw the Pirate cross-country team return to Fort Steilacoom for the third consecutive 3.1-mile meet of the year. The boys took third overall, and the girls took second.

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