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With help, abuse victims do leave, find hope

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 6:00AM

October is Domestic Violence Action Month. Domestic violence is a universal problem, and Vashon Island is not immune.

 

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Past group proved creating town plan is tough terrain | Editorial

  • Oct 14, 2014 at 12:14PM

The community council, while well-intentioned in its hope to update the Vashon Town Plan, should think carefully before taking on the task. The council should nail down how much help King County will provide and consider what it realistically will be able to accomplish by 2016. An out-of-date town plan that was done well 20 years ago would be better than one updated with changes that were not carefully considered and fully vetted by Vashon residents.

Pool group is young, but its motivation is right | Editorial

  • Oct 8, 2014 at 6:00AM

The Friends of the Vashon Pool have some ambitious ideas and little evidence or plans yet to prove their ideas are financially viable. But the idea of a friends group for the pool seems obvious as a way to take this underutilized community resource to the next level.

Support for elders as vital as schools and arts

  • Oct 8, 2014 at 6:00AM

I am Captain Joe, and many of you know me as the head of the Keepers of Point Robinson, or as a member of the small — and getting smaller — public at the meetings of the Vashon Park District. This is not about parks, nor Point Robinson, but about Vashon Community Care (VCC) and its foundation, for I sit as treasurer of both of those organizations.

Cool night at the campfire closes out summer

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 1:49PM

I’m sitting on a wobbly green plastic resin chair, on the front lawn, in the dark. Across the harbor, pale-yellow lights of a distant cabin echo on black water, undulating pillars of light, a dozen stilled comets.

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