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“What is Death with Dignity? Does it have something to do with death row?,” a friend of mine asked me when I told her the topic of my eighth-grade forum paper.
t As prices for all food rises, organic and local food will start to seem like a bargain.
In these strange days that we live in, when public schools are increasingly reliant on private support to balance their books, the Vashon Island School District has had a couple weeks of good news.
Pictures, lately, have consumed my life. Pictures everywhere, in every corner of my office, in huge envelopes in my car, piled high on the desktop, splayed as tiny icons across my computer screen, in albums stacked next to the front door — literally thousands of pictures, and the imperative to look at every shot, to divine a connection between decades of photo-taking and the phenomenon that has been my parents’ relationship for what will be 60 married years on June 14 of this year.
Save money, save weeding time, reduce pollution, reduce your ecological impact and adapt to a changing climate. Those are five good reasons for using water more wisely on Vashon.
Vashon Allied Arts’ $600,000 purchase of an adjacent lot — the current home of McFeed’s — is a bold move for the 40-plus-year-old organization. It shows courage on the part of the board and administration. It reflects foresight — VAA raised $1 million before making the deal and announcing it to the public. And it’s a measure of Islanders’ remarkable generosity.
t History suggests we might have cause to be alarmed.
I want to congratulate Joe Sutton-Holcomb on providing a well thought-out and reasoned column about his peers’ experience and opinions about teens’ use of alcohol and drugs. It reminds me, some 25 years out of high school, how intelligent and mature high school age youth are. Therein lies the problem, of course.
Where do we go from here?
By STEPHEN BOGANIn response to Joe Sutton-Holcomb’s op-ed piece “Teens know the difference between experimentation and addiction” in the April 22 Beachcomber, I would like… Continue reading
By ANNE ATWELLIn my new role as communications consultant for the Vashon Island School District, I find that I am more perplexed each day by… Continue reading
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