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Community briefs Land trust purchases Piner Point property

King County has purchased a little more than an acre of waterfront on the southern tip of Maury Island as part of its ongoing Maury Island Conservation Initiative, an attempt to protect important marine habitat on both Maury and Vashon islands.

  • Sep 9, 2008

Library signs pledge to move to K2

Saying it was the only way he could fulfill his promise to Island voters, the head of the King County Library System (KCLS) has pledged to move the Vashon Library to the proposed K2 Commons — should the ambitious redevelopment project come to fruition.

Vashon Beachcomber’s historical archives to appear online via Google

The entire historic archive of the Vashon Beachcomber will be made freely available online.

  • Sep 8, 2008

Forum to offer voters a glimpse at school district’s renovation options

The Vashon Island School District and its five-member board will hold a community-wide forum Tuesday, Sept. 9, in an attempt to gauge Islanders’ potential support for a multi-million dollar bond measure to rebuild parts of the district’s aging infrastructure.

Panel seeks Islanders’ input on range of transportation issues

A Vashon citizens’ committee is mailing a survey to all Vashon households this week in the hope that it will help Islanders influence a range of state and county decisions on both ferry and bus service on Vashon.

Vashon’s WASL scores offer mixed picture

Vashon Island School District’s standardized test results came in last week, revealing strong gains as well as losses across the board, a mixed picture for a district that prides itself for its strong academic achievements.

  • Sep 3, 2008

Arts briefs

Chase away the blues

  • Sep 2, 2008

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Foster parents gather

  • Sep 2, 2008

CLASSES

A Transformational Breath Workshop will meet from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 3, 10, 17 and 24, at the Hanna Barn, 7712 Pt. Robinson Rd.

  • Sep 2, 2008

CALENDAR

The Vashon Farmers Market will be open in the Village Green from 2 to 6 p.m. today, Sept. 3. Farmers will sell Island-grown fruits and vegetables, including fresh corn, tomatoes, salad mix, sweet peppers, basil, pumpkins and more. There will also be fresh flower bouquets.

  • Sep 2, 2008

Summer ends, school begins HAPPENING

Poetry at the book storeThe Poetry Salon will resume after its summer break at 7 p.m. tonight, Sept. 3. As Samuel Green, the state’s poet… Continue reading

  • Sep 2, 2008

Petition drive launched to ask state to deny Glacier a lease

Opponents of Glacier Northwest’s plans to expand its mining operation on Maury Island are gathering signatures in an effort to dissuade Public Lands Commissioner Doug Sutherland from granting the mining giant a lease to state-owned tidelands at the site.

Driver dives into water after collision on dock

Just before 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, a pickup truck and trailer slammed into a dumpster, a small tractor and a guardrail at Vashon’s north-end ferry dock, knocking the tractor into the water and reducing service at the terminal from two ferry slips to one for four hours.

  • Sep 2, 2008

Glacier foes find gold on Maury site

For months, opponents of Glacier Northwest’s massive sand and gravel mine on Maury Island have insisted the state owns the mineral rights to that sand and gravel and can’t hand them over to a corporation without receiving compensation.

From the community Two silent films touch upon one thing that matters hugely in life: It’s who you love that counts

I’ve read that Buster Keaton’s stated goal was to get the audience to laugh, which is no small undertaking.

  • Aug 27, 2008