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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.

Fast pitch off to a slow start

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 6:00AM

Last week marked the beginning of the Vashon High School girls fastpitch season. Every new high school season brings a lot of excitement and mystery, with the development of veteran players and the young talent that comes up every year. This season started a little rocky for the Pirates, who dropped their first two games, 11-1 to Seattle Christian, then 8-4 to Eatonville.

Pirates drop one, win one as season opens

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 6:00AM

The Vashon High School baseball team began the 2014 season with a three-inning jamboree in Orting and a non-league game with Fife, coming out of the jamboree with a tie and a win, only to drop 1-9 to Fife with few hits and a struggling pitching staff

VYFS closes addiction treatment program

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 6:00AM

Vashon Youth & Family Services (VYFS) recently announced it will close its addiction treatment program and has begun working with clients to connect them with appropriate services inside and outside the agency.

Cookstove effort takes off with new factory

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 6:00AM

At a large factory in Nairobi, Kenya, about 300 Kenyans will soon begin building small, black cookstoves that one islander hopes will alter the face of Africa.

Now is the time to create new park district

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 6:00AM

I am writing this commentary as a private citizen of Vashon who happens to be a park board commissioner. It is in response to a commentary by Lu-Ann Branch, which the other commissioners and I did not review or approve before it was published. (“Park board charts course for the future,” Feb. 26.)

USPS should communicate better on Vashon | Editorial

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 7:00AM

The U.S. Postal Service should learn from the recent case of missing mail on Vashon and develop better procedures for communicating with customers and the press.

State to continue sampling yards for arsenic, invites 400 to be tested

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 9:00AM

This week about 400 Vashon homes will receive letters from the state urging them to take advantage of a free program that tests yards on the island for arsenic contamination.

Auction will fund travel study as students discover the world

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 9:00AM

The Harbor School will hold its annual benefit auction on Saturday, with an eye toward celebrating the addition of a new building. Auction-goers will also celebrate the fulfillment of an arts initiative and increasing enrollment, as well as set a new focus on the school’s travel study program and work toward accreditation with the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS).

Rotary: so much more than a traffic circle

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 2:00PM

In a moment of weakness (these moments seem to be coming more frequently as I get older), I agreed recently to talk to Vashon’s Rotary Club.

Sailboat overturned near north end

  • Mar 29, 2014 at 11:00AM updated Mar 31, 2014 at 1:06AM

Quick response to single boat accident leads to rescue near the north end ferry dock.

The way out: A new way into storytelling

  • Dec 11, 2013 at 2:00PM updated Apr 23, 2014 at 3:55PM

Heads up for a heart-stopping form of storytelling as members of Acrobatic Conundrum present “The Way Out,” an aerial acrobatic performance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at the Open Space for Arts & Community.

Commissioner stands by opinion piece

  • Apr 1, 2014 at 3:21PM

Scott Harvey was upset by my Feb. 26 commentary about the Vashon Park District (“Park board charts course for the future”).

New building is as impressive as its staff

  • Apr 1, 2014 at 3:22PM

The new Vashon Library is incredible. It’s light and roomy and welcoming to all.

Islanders should consider forming a city

  • Apr 1, 2014 at 3:18PM

The recent strong arm imposed on our island by King County to support a rezone of the K2 site is just the tip of the iceberg.

Filmmakers to discuss new film on Maury UFO tale

  • Apr 1, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Apr 2, 2014 at 11:05AM

On June 21, 1947, something happened to Harold Dahl while he was trolling the waters in his boat off of Maury Island

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