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Now is the time for Islanders to be on the lookout for the noxious weed tansy ragwort. This is a persistent pasture and roadside weed that was introduced from Europe and Western Asia and is now unfortunately well-established on Vashon.
The Belle Baldwin House, one of three historic vacation rentals owned and managed by the Vashon Park District, has been wildly successful since it opened its doors to renters in June. The 1912 three-bedroom home — built for one of the Pacific Northwest’s first female physicians — sits just a few yards away from the beach at Fern Cove, perhaps the Island’s ecologically richest estuary.
James and Stephanie Cook were married June 21, 2008, at Assumption Catholic Church in Bellingham.
Are you interested in learning more about the science of horticulture and sustainable gardening? Are you willing to share your knowledge with others to help them learn more about environmentally friendly gardening?
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A free workshop on Stress Relief Training will be offered at the Vashon Library. Participants will be introduced to three techniques for resolving stress and restoring balance.
Vashon College is gearing up for its fall 2008 course offerings. Early bird special tuitions are available until Aug. 17. Following is a list of the college’s highlights:
The market will be open at the Village Green from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6. (Note the extended hours until 6 p.m.) Island farmers will be selling sweet and hot peppers, potatoes, basil, eggplant, carrots, broccoli, cut flowers, cottage bouquets, dahlias, gourmet salad mix, micro-greens for salads, cucumbers, kohlrabi, raspberries and more. Artist Anne Gordon will sell her scenes of Vashon Island as postcards and prints.
Commissioners for King County Water District 19 voted last week to suspend negotiations with developer Dan McClary after a day of mediation resulted in little progress, board chair Frank Jackson said Friday.
Nearly 100 people gathered on Vashon’s main intersection Friday evening in a quiet show of support for Vashon’s Jewish community and to denounce what Father Tryphon called “a sin against God and a sin against humanity.”
On Saturday morning, when members came to worship at the Havurat Ee Shalom, the Island synagogue, what they found was “tremendously shocking,” as one member put it.
After several weeks of tweaks, cuts and financial wizardry, the Vashon Island School District — closing a deficit that at one point reached a staggering $800,000 — put forward a $15 million spending plan that won unanimous approval by the five-member school board last week.
Some Islanders expressed concern after hearing two series of sirens in the evening of Thursday, July 24, requiring much of Vashon Island Fire & Rescue’s firefighting force.
As the costs of petroleum increase, many people are contemplating the long-term sustainability of our way of life. Are you interested in learning how to create a sustainable world? Permaculture — a combination of the words “permanent” and “culture”— is an exploration of how humans can make choices that support their lives while respecting the rights of all beings to meet their needs to exist indefinitely on this planet.
Chamber hosts party
No change in PO boat fares