COMMENTARY|Help needed to save historic Grange Hall

  • Nov 25, 2015 at 7:25AM

When I unlock the door to the Grange hall and show it to potential renters, I always describe it as either the island’s second living room or like the mess hall at summer camp where you drank bug juice. Either way, for the last 10 years, it has been an honor to be a Grange member, rental agent and one of the stewards of this cherished island institution.


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Editorial|Do not let pressure, stress of holidays take over

  • Nov 25, 2015 at 7:29AM

Human nature these days seems to come with a predisposition to focus on the negative aspects of life. Every day, people talk about how negative the news is and how much they hate to hear about wars, saddness and crime, yet not much is done in our personal lives to counteract that negativity.

COMMENTARY|VIGA, farmers can combat food insecurity by encouraging expansion

  • Nov 25, 2015 at 7:27AM

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, food security means access by all people at all times to enough food for an active and healthy lifestyle. Conversely, food insecurity is “the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.”

Beat the cold weather blues with a warm workout | Editorial

  • Nov 18, 2015 at 5:00AM

Autumn is the time when trees lose their leaves and everything seems to turn to beautiful shades of orange, gold and vibrant red, but for those of us living up in the north, autumn is the time when days get short.

Important understanding of other cultures comes with hosting exchange students

  • Nov 17, 2015 at 11:36AM

Recently while cleaning off my desk, I came across an email from Vashon High School principal Danny Rock that I had printed out last spring.

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