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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.
Chase away the blues
Foster parents gather
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
The Vashon Road Crew, a group of Island walkers, held a dress-up, potluck dinner to celebrate the first anniversary of the establishment of “United Walkers’ Way” — a fund to which they contribute and which will benefit Island human-need-based nonprofit organizations.
Beth Tuttle and Henry Hazleton’s long-haired daughters have brought lice home twice. The first time, the girls and their mom — who’s head had also begun to itch — doused their hair in olive oil and covered it in plastic for a few hours to begin the process of getting rid of the bugs.
Nursing moms meet
The class “Eating for Health and Weight Loss” will offer three new sessions, and each will run for five weeks. They start at 7 p.m. on the following dates: Wednesday, Aug. 27 (for men only), Monday, Sept. 1 and Thursday, Sept. 18.