Story Archives

Archive Results — 7101 thru 7125 of about 8550 items

Letters to the Editor: April 1

  • Mar 31, 2009 at 1:05PM

Weigh in on library’s location and help shape Vashon’s future

  • Apr 1, 2009 at 7:00AM

Vashon’s public library connects our community to the world, just as Thriftway, Vashon Market and the Farmers Market feed us and The Beachcomber and The Loop help inform our civic debates. All are vital parts of our town culture; none are expendable. Where they are, what they look like and how effectively they operate are important to the complex daily life of our community. We depend on them.

Ferry system’s future rests with the state Legislature

  • Apr 1, 2009 at 7:00AM

Last Thursday the state Senate released its 2009-11 proposed Senate Transportation Budget.

Compassion can deepen parents’ connections with their teens

  • Apr 1, 2009 at 7:00AM

Editor’s note: According to statewide data, Vashon teens are more likely to have used marijuana or alcohol in the last 30 days than their peers statewide.

Vashon commandments discovered

  • Apr 1, 2009 at 7:00AM

Horse arena project loses promised funding

  • Mar 27, 2009 at 2:30PM

Equestrians on Vashon won't have a covered riding arena any time soon, after former Islander Tom Stewart informed the group last month that he won't pony up the $220,000 he'd promised to the project several years ago.

Video: Vashon farmers market springs to life

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 7:00AM updated Mar 26, 2009 at 1:23PM

The Vashon Farmers Market opened on Saturday, celebrating the first day of spring with live music, free soup, lots of plant starts and plenty of hand-crafted goods.

Cyber-campaign garners attention for conservation district election

  • Mar 25, 2009 at 7:00AM updated Mar 26, 2009 at 9:21AM

On Thursday, when a county conservation agency held an election for one of its board members, more than 30 times as many Vashon residents voted than in 2008 — suggesting a powerful get-out-the-vote campaign had swelled the Island’s numbers.

Pending sale of Vashon Village adds fuel to library debate

  • Mar 25, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 2:57PM

Vashon Village owner Dan McClary, who waged a contentious, three-year battle to secure water for his long-desired inn, is now poised to sell the 4.5-acre commercial park to two businessmen.

Vashon's beloved tulip treee comes down

  • Mar 25, 2009 at 2:55PM

A beloved and massive tulip tree at the edge of Island Lumber's parking lot on Bank Road was felled on Wednesday, leaving an empty spot not only along the busy road but also in many Islanders' hearts.

Events spotlight Island’s growing wine scene

  • Mar 25, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 2:55PM

Island winemakers have banded together to hold a weekend of wine-and-dine events, when wineries will be open to visitors and wine tastings and wine-paired dinners will be held.

Back Bay Inn to reopen with new owners, new name

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 12:00PM updated Mar 25, 2009 at 8:25AM

Vashon’s Back Bay Inn, a much-loved Burton establishment that closed last month, is poised to reopen under the ownership of well-known Islanders Troy Kindred and Marie Browne.

Editorial: Where should the library be?

  • Mar 25, 2009 at 7:00AM

If the King County Library System’s preliminary analyses are correct, we have new and significant information to consider as we debate the future of our beloved branch at Ober Park.

Communication is key in addressing teen drug abuse

  • Mar 25, 2009 at 7:00AM

According to statewide data, Vashon teens are more likely to have used marijuana or alcohol in the last 30 days than their peers statewide. A group of Islanders who work with youth or on youth-related issues has put together a series of talks and workshops focused on teens, parenting and drug and alcohol use in an ongoing effort to address teen substance abuse on Vashon.

Island industries need our support today

  • Mar 25, 2009 at 7:00AM

When I agreed last year to run for the position of president of the Vashon-Maury Chamber of Commerce, I was well aware of the problems related to our national declining economy, but was not totally prepared for the seriousness of the downturn that would coincide with the beginning of my tenure.

Romance and murder in the Vashon library

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 2:04PM

The votes are in. Judging from the e-mails and comments I’ve received on the street, readers of this column are happier when I rant and rave than when I wax thoughtful.

Bird songs and calls fill the spring air

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 2:02PM

It’s spring, and bird song is in the air. What are they all excited about? Like tree frogs and the rest of us critters, birds are responding to the longer and warmer days, a burgeoning crop of food and a rising amatory urge.

Letters to the Editor: March 25

  • Mar 25, 2009 at 7:00AM

Vashon author, 87, writes about her 'neighbors'

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 12:52PM

Emma Amiad admits she was a little dubious when an elderly Vashon woman told her she planned to publish a book about Islanders as a fundraiser for the Vashon-Maury Interfaith Council on Homelessness.

Roller derby takes to the track for Vashon park

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 12:47PM

Neither figure skating nor skateboarding has the intensity of roller derby, a fast-paced, rough-and-tumble all-female sport. And this weekend, derby’s coming to Vashon for the first time.

Lelavision: theater with a bang

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 12:39PM

Lelavision Physical Music, an innovative performance duo that creates and debuts much of its groundbreaking work on the Island, is preparing to present an ambitious new work that features high-minded science and low-flying projectiles.

A jazz singer does her first Island show with ‘Panache’

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 12:37PM

Vashon Allied Arts’ next Panache jazz series show will showcase the soulful sounds of Seattle singer Gail Pettis.

Michael Meade searches for the soul’s ‘hidden gold’ in economic hard times

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 12:25PM

Vashon author and mythologist Michael Meade will bring his unique blend of storytelling, poetry and discussion to the Island this weekend, focusing on a timely theme — how to not only survive but thrive during hard times.

Arts briefs: March 25

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 11:31AM

There’s no excuse for staying home ­— Vashon venues offer a wealth of events

  • Mar 24, 2009 at 11:29AM

Legendary folk duo Ginny Reilly and David Maloney take to the Blue Heron stage to play at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28. Reilly and Maloney have performed together since the 1970s and have recorded momre than 20 albums.

Read the Feb 3
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates