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Wit and intrigue star in Drama Dock show

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 7:00AM

Want to hear a scintillating tale of political corruption and greed run amok, spiced up with romantic intrigue and comic shenanigans?

Library to reopen in two weeks, all locations closed for a week

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 7:00AM

The newly renovated and expanded Vashon Library will reopen Saturday, March 29, the King County Library System announced last week.

K2 says it will address pollution, has not yet taken action with DOE

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 9:00AM

The company that owns the K2 building says it will address known contamination at the site, but it has not yet taken steps to get the property removed from the state Department of Ecology’s (DOE) cleanup list, according to a DOE official.

Grisly scene at camp is drill for young volunteers

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 6:00PM

Camp Sealth turned into a disaster scene last weekend, when five fire department Explorer and cadet groups from around the region gathered for team building and training exercises that sharpened their emergency medical skills.

Post office investigates missing mail from Vashon

  • Mar 14, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Mar 20, 2014 at 9:56AM

One Sunday earlier this month, Vashon Community Care’s Ruth Steen mailed nearly 20 envelopes containing gift certificates for items people had won during the center’s recent fundraising auction. Those gift certificates — and hundreds of other pieces of mail sent from Vashon at roughly the same time — never made it to their intended destinations, and postal investigators have been called in to find the mail and determine what went wrong.

Low-interest septic loan program expands after few applications

  • Mar 18, 2014 at 2:11PM

About 2,000 Vashon homeowners are now eligible to apply for low-interest loans through King County for septic system repair or replacement.

Diverse congregation keeps Jewish tradition alive at the Havurat

  • Mar 18, 2014 at 1:00PM updated Mar 21, 2014 at 12:21PM

A tradition of faith and inquiry that is thousands of years old comes alive each Saturday morning, when members of Vashon’s Jewish community gather to study the ancient text of the Torah at Havurat Ee Shalom, a former country chapel now remade into a synagogue

Nonprofit projects earn county grants

  • Mar 18, 2014 at 2:19PM

King County has awarded three grants totaling $6,500 to fund new projects by Vashon organizations.

Lacrosse team scores big win

  • Mar 18, 2014 at 2:50PM

The high school boys lacrosse team opened its season in an impressive fashion on Saturday, tallying an 11-5 victory over Klahowya High School

We should support Bakkhos

  • Mar 19, 2014 at 6:00AM

Many of our neighbors are perhaps allowing their idealism to devolve into elitism. The K2 complex has been vacant for far too long, and the desires of turning it into something for the common use of the community are not going to become a reality in this post-Great Recession world. While not meeting the hopes of some of us, the current Bakkhos proposal is the best practical deal for what has been a “white elephant” for quite some time.

Center needs local support as much as ever

  • Mar 19, 2014 at 6:00AM

Vashon Community Care, unlike most adult care programs across the country, is owned and financed by the community

Trouble ensues when a day on the high seas does not go as planned

  • Mar 19, 2014 at 6:00AM

Did I ever tell you about being stranded on a Pacific island? A genuine remote island off the coast of Papua New Guinea.

Gardening on the wild side

  • Mar 19, 2014 at 6:00AM

Down a quiet lane at the southernmost end of Maury Island, the most nutritious fruits and vegetables a Northwesterner can grow fill author Jo Robinson’s garden.

Family builds a small cabin with big character

  • Mar 19, 2014 at 1:12PM

A colorful, cozy secret is tucked away on a central island property that many who drive by every day likely don’t realize is there.

Modern manufacturer makes a classic farming tool

  • Mar 19, 2014 at 1:43PM

A quiet revolution is taking place in a drafty warehouse on Vashon, where a handful of islanders are earning decent wages manufacturing steel farming implements. The effort defies, if not the myth of America, certainly the myth of Vashon Island — that manufacturing is dead and that nobody really makes anything anymore.

Designer uses feng shui to create spaces that welcome

  • Mar 19, 2014 at 1:35PM

When Pattie Hanmer first saw the clapboard house perched above Quartermaster Harbor, she knew she had found her Northwest home. Supported from behind by the wooded hillside, embraced on either side by tree-covered slopes and fronted by a vista of sparkling water, this dwelling had all the elements needed for ideal feng shui.

Tools and tips make for gardening without the aches

  • Mar 19, 2014 at 1:17PM

It’s spring! You sprang from the couch, grabbed a tool and hit the garden. And what did you get? Aches and pains! In early spring (and at a certain age), what you need are some tips, tools and techniques for low-ouch gardening.

Crew eases into spring season

  • Mar 19, 2014 at 2:00PM

The 52nd annual Green Lake spring regatta featured something not experienced for this event in a few years — actual spring conditions

Heritage association hopes to buy historic house

  • Mar 20, 2014 at 6:00AM

Vashon’s heritage association is launching an ambitious fundraising campaign to secure the property adjacent to its museum for eventual use as a family-friendly education center.

Marijuana company may back out of K2

  • Mar 25, 2014 at 1:53PM

The company attempting to purchase the K2 building and transform it into a factory to produce edible marijuana products may give up its effort on Vashon, a spokesman for the company, Bakkhos Holding, announced last weekend.

Let’s move ahead together

  • Mar 25, 2014 at 2:49PM

How have questions about K2/Jarden’s responsibility to this community in its exit devolved into character assassination and obstructionism? Why are we so divided about marijuana in this brave new post-prohibition world? Why is the middle ground so hard to hold with civility, actual listening and compromise?

Choral to perform Mozart at a joint concert at Benaroya

  • Mar 25, 2014 at 3:25PM

The sound of Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor will fill Seattle’s Benaroya Hall when 75 singers from the Vashon Island Chorale join members from the Sacred Music Chorale and Northwest Chamber Chorus in a spring concert at 2 p.m. Sunday at Benaroya Hall.

Vashon hosts rowing scrimmage, juniors accumulate wins

  • Mar 25, 2014 at 3:14PM

More than 150 junior rowers from Bainbridge Island, Olympia and Vashon arrived at the Jensen Point boathouse at dawn on Sunday for the fifth annual Saltwater Scrimmage.

Young dancers choreograph their own show

  • Mar 25, 2014 at 3:24PM

Six years ago, Christine Juarez, the artistic director of the VAA Center for Dance, offered her senior dancers an opportunity to choreograph their own dances. She called the program Original Works and included the student choreographed dances in the annual spring ballet.

Popular chamber ensemble will return to the Blue Heron

  • Mar 25, 2014 at 3:30PM

The Finisterra Trio, a favorite from last year’s Vashon Chamber Music Concert Series, will return to the Blue Heron for a show at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

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