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Vashon moments are times to celebrate

  • Apr 22, 2015 at 6:00AM

t was a Vashon moment. Walking in lower Gold Beach, we spotted a mature bald eagle landing on a tree just ahead. As we drew closer, it seemed that this eagle had an awfully large head. At least there was a very large shock of white near the top of the tree.

 

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Foundation is realistic as it works for robust schools | Editorial

  • Apr 22, 2015 at 11:00AM

In past years, spring was when the Vashon School District was in crisis. With insufficient funding from the state, layoff notices were issued to teachers, sending ripples of worry that beloved instructors and entire classes would be lost. Volunteers stepped in and created the Vashon School Foundation and raised hundreds of thousands each year to fill the school district’s large budget gap. One year, as part of the effort, a multi-age class at Chautauqua even held a bake sale to raise funds for their teacher’s position.

Win in Mukai case saves an important Vashon place | Editorial

  • Apr 15, 2015 at 6:00AM

A recent court ruling puts a group of islanders in charge of the historic Mukai farmhouse. Their long-sought legal victory is also a win for Vashon, a chance for us to take back this sadly neglected piece of local history.

Don’t feel guilty for skipping the market

  • Apr 14, 2015 at 5:00PM

If I had a nickel for every time I saw a Vashon local avoid the uptown scene on a Saturday morning, I’d have the cash to personally buy and clean up the K2 site. I’m using hyperbole to get your attention, but you get the point.

Each spring, the French repeat the rat race of competitive cycling

  • Apr 14, 2015 at 12:04PM

Sometimes getting a newspaper out every week can be a hard-nosed business. Take for instance this article. It was supposed to hit the streets last week because of its time-sensitive subject matter, but it got bumped. I laid out a logical argument to my editor that included breath holding and foot stomping, but all it got me was a woozy head and a sore foot.

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