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Islanders tour high school’s aging gym, ask tough questions

  • Sep 22, 2009 at 12:00PM updated at 2:35PM

A couple dozen Islanders toured Vashon High School’s gym last week, where they saw lockers that no longer open, sinks that have no hot water and a boiler that frequently floods.

Vashon's community council elects new board member

  • Sep 22, 2009 at 2:08PM

The Vashon-Maury Island Community Council selected Allison Shirk, a grant writer with experience in strategic planning and fund development, as the newest member to its executive board.

A new lecture series aims to expand Islanders’ horizons

  • Sep 22, 2009 at 12:30PM

Vashon Allied Arts is branching out with a new program that will bring acclaimed art world movers and shakers, authors, conductors and other cultural heavyweights to Vashon for a series of informative lectures.

Island author shares a new Halloween tale

  • Sep 22, 2009 at 12:29PM

Debut children’s book author Tom Brenner doesn’t think Halloween should be scary.

Arts briefs: Sept. 23

  • Sep 22, 2009 at 12:25PM

School children feast on farm fresh food

  • Sep 23, 2009 at 7:00AM

Last Tuesday, the lunch ladies at Chautauqua happily heaped hot lunch plates with harvest veggie pasta — whole wheat spirals tossed with green beans, carrots, broccoli, squash and parmesan and mozzarella cheese.

Public health officials: Get your H1N1 flu vaccines this fall

  • Sep 23, 2009 at 7:00AM

As the H1N1 virus flu virus spreads in many communities, public health officials are continuing to press the importance of prevention — particularly, being immunized against this new virus.

Pacific Potager: A place where care is taken with every bean

  • Sep 22, 2009 at 12:01PM

Eight hundred vegetable varieties, 20 beetle species, seven cats, four home-schooled kids, three greenhouses, two acres and one dog named Spot.

Pirates take third consecutive win

  • Sep 22, 2009 at 11:57AM

On Sept. 16 the first AP football rankings were released, and Vashon High School was sitting seventh in the state for division 1A teams. The rankings are determined by sportswriters from 12 local papers, including The Seattle Times, Kitsap Sun and The Tacoma News Tribune.

Youth Pirates win two

  • Sep 22, 2009 at 11:55AM

Vashon Pirate Youth Football head coach Matt Amundsen identified the secret ingredient that propelled the seventh- and eighth-grade Pirate team to a 7-0 win in their first game of the season Sept. 12, played against Gig Harbor in 90-degree weather under a punishing sun. It was all about conditioning, the coach said.

Girls soccer team has a successful week on the road and at home

  • Sep 22, 2009 at 11:54AM

It was a busy week on the Vashon soccer pitch for the Pirates. The varsity played three games in four days, coming out with two wins and a loss. The JV had two games, both big wins. And the girls finished the week with picture day on Friday.

Cross-country runs at Steilacoom

  • Sep 22, 2009 at 11:47AM

Pirate runners ran hard and fast at two away meets last week, and the athletes finished strong in both events — one of which had athletes from 60 schools.

Editorial: Quartermaster needs our help; let’s wait no longer

  • Sep 22, 2009 at 11:45AM

It’s understandable that homeowners are hesitant to step forward to become the “poster child” in King County’s efforts to clean up Quartermaster Harbor.

Thirty-one ‘daughters’ teach valuable lessons

  • Sep 22, 2009 at 11:44AM

For years, the fall air made me yearn for helmets, pads and tackling dummies. I would wake up from vivid dreams of Friday nights on the gridiron — my four years of high school eligibility somehow restored, and me now capable of catching passes rather than blocking for them! A true Walter Mitty moment.

Letters to the Editor: Sept. 23

  • Sep 22, 2009 at 11:43AM

The Vashon Park District by law is considered a non-essential service. This means that there is no continued funding. Every four years the park district asks the voters of Vashon to approve a maintenance and operations levy. If the levy is approved, the park district continues. If the levy fails, there will be no park district.

With the arrival of autumn comes an abundance of seasonal fruits

  • Sep 22, 2009 at 11:33AM

The smell in the air is distinctly autumnal.

For some parents, fall isn’t the most wonderful time of the year

  • Sep 22, 2009 at 11:29AM

Who ever thought a Staples commercial could be so controversial?

Three Islanders dangle over Niagara Falls to protest Canadian oil extraction practice

  • Sep 16, 2009 at 2:00PM updated Sep 18, 2009 at 3:55PM

Three Islanders holding a banner dangled over Niagara Falls Tuesday as a way to protest Canada's efforts to extract oil from the tar sands of its boreal forests, what one protester called "the most environmentally destructive project" on Earth.

Vashon properties drop 8.4 percent in value

  • Sep 18, 2009 at 3:52PM

Vashon's property values fell 8.4 percent this year, while countywide they've dropped around 14 percent, the first countywide decline in property values in nearly 20 years, according to County Assessor Lynn Gering.

Vashon surprises Bainbridge with 28-7 victory

  • Sep 11, 2009 at 11:00PM updated Sep 16, 2009 at 2:19PM

Island officials ready Vashon for the H1N1 flu pandemic

  • Sep 16, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 1:32PM

With fall approaching and the H1N1 virus spreading, several Islanders are working to make sure Vashon is as ready as possible to face a flu season health officials believe will be twice as bad as a typical one.

Letters to the Editor: Sept. 16

  • Sep 15, 2009 at 4:18PM

Vashon and Friday Harbor CPA firms merge

  • Sep 15, 2009 at 4:11PM

R. Peter Lake, a CPA with a firm on Vashon, and Kennedy McCulloch, a CPA firm in Friday Harbor, have merged operations and formed a new company, Lake Kennedy McCulloch, CPAs, Lake announced Monday.

Sylvan Beach divided over otter deaths

  • Sep 16, 2009 at 7:00AM

A string of graceful homes perched above Colvos Passage lines Sylvan Beach on the northwestern edge of Vashon Island. Many of the houses have been owned by the same families for generations, and the community, according to residents, is close-knit.

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