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Editorial: A healthy dose of caution can keep the Fourth safe

  • Jun 30, 2009 at 5:40PM

The Fourth of July can be a tough holiday for some Island residents.

Our Puget Sound ecosystem is a special place, altered by Scotch broom

  • Jun 30, 2009 at 5:39PM

Puget Sound is a forested place. It is a forested place because the trees and other forest plants have adapted over the ages to the unique soils and climate that make up the growing environment of this place. The wild species of Puget Sound — from soil microbes to deer, goldfinches, eagles, salmon and orca whales — have in turn grown up with the forests and other natural communities of this part of the world. Together, these plants and animals — this biological signature — say very emphatically: HERE. This place right HERE. There is no other place on Earth like it.

Letters to the Editor: July 1

  • Jun 30, 2009 at 5:36PM

It’s summer — break out the white bucks and floating docks

  • Jun 30, 2009 at 5:34PM

You may have noticed that summer has arrived. This, of course, means three things.

Do the Burby and help schools, too

  • Jun 30, 2009 at 5:33PM

It is no secret that the school district is struggling financially.

Grand marshal is a man who’s given decades to the Island

  • Jun 30, 2009 at 5:32PM

Vashon’s newly anointed Strawberry Festival grand marshal is glad to pass on a few morsels of wisdom to a loyal subject. “Keep happy. Exercise. Don’t eat junk food,” Leo Montague, 86, said from his armchair throne last week.

Devastating fire destroys home, leaves Maury family with little

  • Jun 30, 2009 at 1:26PM

A family of four lost nearly everything they owned in a devastating fire that swept through their unoccupied home on Maury Island Thursday night.

Youth choir robbed during Vashon tour

  • Jun 24, 2009 at 4:42PM

State high court withdraws ruling on Yousoufian’s landmark suit

  • Jun 24, 2009 at 12:00PM updated at 4:44PM

Fire association disbands, gives building to Vashon fire department

  • Jun 24, 2009 at 12:00PM updated at 4:44PM

Vashon Firefighters’ Association will disband this year and give its association building to Vashon Island Fire & Rescue (VIFR).

Three Islanders vie for seat on Vashon's Community Council

  • Jun 24, 2009 at 12:00PM updated at 4:44PM

The Vashon-Maury Island Community Council’s ex-ecutive board at its July 13 meeting will choose a replacement to Jolene Lamb, who resigned in May from the nine-member board.

Voice of Vashon extends reach across the Island

  • Jun 24, 2009 at 12:00PM updated at 4:44PM

Voice of Vashon’s AM radio station can now be heard across both Vashon and Maury Island, after installation of the station’s third and final radio antenna was completed at the Dockton Fire Station on June 11.

A girl's fall from a swing prompts questions and soul-searching

  • Jun 24, 2009 at 12:00PM updated at 4:44PM

Eva Anderson, 9, celebrated the end of school last week with what has become a summertime tradition for many on the Island: She clambered onto a swing just down the beach from Lisabeula Park and sailed over the water.

County, VMICC sued over K2 rezone

  • Jun 24, 2009 at 12:00PM updated at 4:44PM

Island activist Tom Bangasser has filed a far-reaching lawsuit against King County, charging that government officials failed to comply with several codes when they rezoned the K2 property from industrial to commercial last fall.

Stormy weather hits Vashon's quiet airport

  • Jun 24, 2009 at 11:00AM updated at 4:44PM

The Vashon Municipal Airport has a rural charm to it, with its grass runway and its rows of colorful, metal-sided hangars.

Vashon girls hoopsters play All State in Spokane

  • Jun 24, 2009 at 4:40PM

The Vashon Pirates sent two of their own — Kelly Costello and Zelda Porter — to the June 2009 1A All State Game in Spokane last weekend.

It takes a village to support our elders, too

  • Jun 24, 2009 at 3:50PM

How many times over the past years have you heard, “It takes a village to raise a child”? And we know it’s true and it works, especially on Vashon with its caring and inclusive environment. But did you know that the same village is needed to care for our elders and that essentially the same ratio of caregivers is required for both ends of the age spectrum?

Letters to the Editor: June 24

  • Jun 24, 2009 at 3:07PM

K2's history tells a rich story of our not-so-distant past

  • Jun 24, 2009 at 1:29PM

My sweet godmother Pat Wittman, the first proudly Irish person I ever knew, died last week after a long illness, and so I found myself making an impromptu trek to Idaho to help my cousins and the rest of our big family lay her to rest.

A new chamber music series comes to Vashon Island

  • Jun 24, 2009 at 12:41PM

The first concert in Vashon Allied Arts’ new chamber music series is coming up this weekend, when renowned Island cellists Rowena Hammill and Doug Davis will be joined by Francoise Regnat, a pianist from Los Angeles.

A music fan keeps the shows rolling at Vashon's bustling bistro

  • Jun 24, 2009 at 12:01PM

In the past year, a soft-spoken man who says he “can’t play an instrument or sing a note” has become one of the most important figures in Vashon’s vibrant music scene.

Vashon care center turns to the community to help it succeed in challenging times

  • Jun 17, 2009 at 5:00PM updated Jun 19, 2009 at 2:14PM

Vashon seniors celebrate an ending — and a beginning

  • Jun 17, 2009 at 10:00AM updated Jun 18, 2009 at 11:31AM

The Vashon High School Class of 2009 graduated on Saturday, June 13, to the claps and cheers of friends, family and community members on the high school football field.

Islander releases picture book about Vashon

  • Jun 17, 2009 at 12:30PM

Author, artist and acupuncturist Ann Leda Shapiro published a book last month about the Island she calls home, a publication that she hopes can become a tool for social change. She’ll read from her book on Friday.

Stop and smell the roses on Vashon's Garden Tour

  • Jun 17, 2009 at 10:00AM updated at 12:30PM

A bounty of bucolic blooms, inspired artwork, live music and informative workshops will all come together later this month as part of Vashon Allied Arts’ 19th annual Garden Tour.

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