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Contract will raise district teacher salaries By SUSAN RIEMER

In 2011, the state Legislature cut teachers’ The Vashon Island salaries for two years by School Board is expected to 1.9 percent. The state has approve the teachers’ con- restored those cuts, and tract tomorrow evening, with the passage of the conproviding the island’s pub- tract, the district’s teachers lic school teachers with an will receive raises beyond 8 percent raise over three that of 3 percent this year, 3 percent next year and 2 years that administrapercent the third year. tors say will help Vashon These raises are in line remain competitive with with those at other disnearby districts. tricts, Soltman added. By approving the conIndeed, The Seattle tract, which T i m e s covers the recently “Parents demand d i s t r i c t ’s reported roughly 100 the best. If we really that teachteachers mean it, we have to be ers there libraria ns approved competitive.” and couna two-year selors, the Michael Soltman, c o n t r a c t VISD superintendent board will that will commit the provide a district to 2 percent paying an increase this year, a 2.5 peradditional $175,000 in salacent increase next year and ries this school year and additional changes that will increasing to $465,000 by add another 1.8 percent. the third year, said Michael On Vashon’ school board, Soltman, the district’s chair Bob Hennessey said superintendent. he, too, feels it is imporThe raises are essential tant to be competitive in for the island to recruit and order to provide quality retain the best teachers, education and noted that Soltman added. Vashon has a high cost of “Parents demand the living, more in line with best,” he said. “If we really Seattle than with some mean it, we have to be com- nearby rural districts. petitive.” “Money matters,” he said. The district has had dif- “If we want to retain and ficulty drawing new teach- attract the best, we have to ers, particularly in math pay a fair salary.” and science, Soltman noted. Hilary Emmer, a citizen Vashon pays between 8 activist, has raised conand 12 percent less than cerns about just how fiscalcomparable districts, such ly responsible this raise is. as Seattle, Tukwila and “I am concerned,” she Snoqualmie, he said. said. I do not see this as The state sets a base sal- sustainable.” ary for teachers, and disLast year, she said, she tricts set salaries above and went to a school board beyond that for extra time meeting where they decidand responsibility. Vashon ed not to buy certain textpays roughly 13 percent books for each student above that base pay, Soltman because they were consaid, while other districts cerned about the cost. pay as much as 22 percent above the state-set base.

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Cyclists to test their mettle on one tough ride Lookout, Chilly Hilly, here comes Vashon By SUSAN RIEMER Staff Writer

On Vashon this weekend nearly 200 bicyclists will take part in what some cyclists say is the toughest ride in Puget Sound. The Passport to Pain, or P2P, covers 78 miles of the island and takes in many of its hills, topping out at 10,000 feet of elevation gain, according to Bruce Morser, the ride’s mastermind and one of its primary organizers. Known as an extremely fit cyclist, Morser made clear just how difficult the race is. “This shreds me,” he said. Last year on the ride, first his quadriceps locked up then his hamstrings. “I rode the last hill by a shuffling motion. Everything else was cramped,” he said. The ride, now in its third year, continues to grow, and Morser expects to draw 180 men and women this weekend. In addition to the nearly 80-mile

ride — christened “The Idiot,” — there are shorter rides offered as well. The Weasel climbs 6,300 vertical feet over 50 miles, and even The Weenie is not for the faint of heart with 3,400 feet of elevation gain over 30 miles. Morser created the ride as a fundraiser for the Vashon Island Rowing Club (VIRC), of which he is a member, and the result is a ride — not a race — marketed with attitude and a lot of humor. It is also a ride that Morser and others say they hope will come to rank among the top rides in the region, including the Chilly Hilly and the Ride Around Mount Rainier (RAMROD). At the beginning of P2P, each rider is given a passport, which is then stamped at 18 checkpoints along the route. The checkpoints, staffed mostly by members of the rowing club, will all have themes this year, Morser said, including Hawaii, Mexico and the South Pole. Riders on the P2P secure their passport with a pledge of $100 but are given a $4 rebate for each stamp. If they collect all 18 checkpoint stamps,

they will donate a minimum of $20 plus $8 for the barbecue at the end of the ride. If they get only two stamps, they will donate $92. “The further you go, the tougher you are, the less you pay,” Morser said. The ride is not all about toughness, Morser was quick to point out, but about togetherness as well. With the stops at checkpoints and crossing paths with cyclists going up and down the hills, Morser said it is the most social ride he has ever been on. “Nobody comes to the ride and does not go home with a bunch of new friends,” he said. And nearly everyone donates something extra to the club, he noted. Islander Steve Abel, an avid cyclist who participated in the first two P2Ps and is recently home from cycling in the French Alps, has a few words of advice for those who are considering the ride. “Train, train, train,” he said. “Ride nothing but hills.” The number and steepness of the hills makes the elevation gain more

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It’s right that the Vashon Island School District pay its teachers more. Public education is the bedrock of a democracy, and the quality of our teachers matters enormously. Higher salaries, as union activist and Vashon High School teacher Martha Woodard notes, will help retain quality teachers on an island where the cost of living is high. Our teachers deserve to be paid decently. There’s no question about it. At the same time, we’re concerned about the fact that the district is having to dip into its reserves to balance its $16.3 million spending plan. The school board has worked hard Washington recently to create a healthy reserve fund received an ‘F’ in after a disastrous situation sevan independent eral years ago, when the district nationwide analysis of was on the brink of bankruptcy. This increase in teacher pay — education spending. contained in a new three-year contract slated to be voted on Thursday night — won’t add to the amount the district has to borrow from its reserves this year, thanks in part to an unexpected increase in the number of off-island students. But it does put pressure on the budget, committing the district to built-in obligations over the next few years. We urge the district administrators to be careful. They could find themselves on a slippery slope. That said, Woodard — a fierce advocate for a more progressive tax structure — is right when she says the state’s failure to adequately fund education shouldn’t be borne on the backs of teachers. Or para-educators, librarians or school nurses, for that matter. The problem resides in Olympia, where lawmakers have long been unwilling to confront a flawed funding formula that has put the state’s public schools near the bottom of the heap when it comes to education funding. The state recently received an “F” from Education Week, an independent news source, in its nationwide analysis of education funding. The Evergreen State, home to a remarkable software industry, progressive politicians and an educated populace, ranked 42nd in per-pupil spending and 44th in state expenditures as a percent of state taxable resources. Classroom size continues to be an issue in districts across the state. And according to the Washington Education Association, teacher salaries in Washington are not nearly as high as those in other parts of the country. The statewide teachers lobby says the average teacher salary is a little over $52,000, 4.8 percent below the national average. So yes, teachers need to be paid better. Olympia needs to address a flawed tax structure that continues to result in an underfunded public school system. The public needs to continue to do all it can to support public education. And here on Vashon, school district administrators need to be careful that they don’t put the district on an unsustainable path.

Eighty-five thousand years ago the spectacular twin Los Chocoyos volcanos in Guatemala erupted in a seismic event that spread ash as far south as Panama and formed the volcanic crater that today holds Lago Atitlán. Known as one of the world’s most beautiful lakes, Lago Atitlán is 12 miles long and more than 1,000 feet deep, held by mountainous folds of trees, coffee and corn. Rising above this setting are the volcanos San Pedro, Santiago and Toliman. Beneath them, Tz’utzujil Maya pueblos with concrete houses in yellow, pink and blue are interspersed with hives of traditional adobe and tin-roofed homes, tumbling bougainvillea and bananas drooping with crowded hands of fruit. On the lake fishermen stand paddling shallow wooden boats, unfolding hand lines as they roll their wrists one over the other. In 1995, I visited Santiago Atitlán as a member of Vashon’s sister city committee. Sixteen years later I returned to Lago Atitlán and revisited Santiago and neighboring San Pedro La Laguna. I was afraid the traditional Maya way of life had been ruined by modern commercialism and inclusion on the gringo trail. San Pedro has indeed changed hugely since the day I required a guide to lead me down the narrow paths through coffee and corn to find a hidden hotel. But Tzu’tujil pueblos, Maya identity and tradition continues to live, even as the town has grown to meet the needs of visitors from around the world. As a writer with a PhD in creativity and communication, I am passionate about “live” experiences of communication and art. As an American weary of mass consumption and technology, Guatemala offered me the richness of a deeply rooted, handmade life. In San Pedro as throughout Guatemala, most Maya women wear traje, traditional handwoven clothing: a huipil, which is distinctive to each pueblo, and a faja,

LIVING ABROAD By LOUISE WISECHILD, PhD a wide intricately decorated belt that secures the corte, a multihued woven skirt. The traje of the women maintains and affirms Maya cultural identity. The patterns, colors and figures on the cloth tell a story of Maya cosmology and history. Their cloth is made to be washed on rocks. It survives to be passed down through generations while also supporting local craftswomen. Their clothes are functional as well as beautiful, worn for the tasks of daily life, sweeping floors, cooking tortillas on wood fires and weaving. The women weavers sit with their legs tucked beneath them on concrete or dirt floors, backstrap looms tied around their waists, hundreds of threads managed without pause as intricate designs are born beneath their hands. When the weavers rise to stand, they unfold without using their hands to push themselves up. In the morning, women carry heavy plastic baskets of laundry atop their heads and possibly a baby in a rebozo firm against their backs, following narrow paths to wash on the ancient flat rocks in the lake. In the space between homes and restaurants, corn sways with the wind, and squash plants offer up goldenrod blossoms, while pink frijole pods and red coffee cherries dry on roofs and cement pads. Men in sombreros with machetes at their sides carry loads steadied by trumplines worn across their foreheads, their bags heavy with wood, corn and coffee from the campo. And yet, there is always time for us to exchange greetings, “Buenos dias,” my neighbors and I call to each other as I wander down the street for my fresh orange juice. “Que te vaya bien,” (have a good journey) they may add. The words are sung, not rushed, and given with eye contact and a smile.

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There seems always time to play with children and to wish other diners in a comedor, “Buen Provecho” — have a good meal. Babies carried in woven rebozos are easily repositioned for feeding. There is time to sing in church, nap in a hammock, play soccer with neighbors and join with other women in making 100 chuchitos for a wedding. There are fiestas, fireworks and bustling markets. And there is color, all of the colors ever created are somewhere in San Pedro. Since the Peace Accords, the traditional crafts of the Maya have seen increasing innovation. Handwoven huipils are cut to form cloth shoes and sandals, with soles from used tires — sturdier and more beautiful than the footwear churned out by the maquiladoras. Woven cloth is increasingly combined with leather work to make backpacks and bags. Santiago, the capital of the preconquest Tz’utujil world, remains the largest and most traditional pueblo on the lake. In addition to hosting the Maya saint Maximón, Santiago produces exquisite embroidery of birds. Indeed in Tz’tujil, Santiago is known as the house of birds. San Pedro has a reputation for folk art painters who depict scenes of Maya life, sometimes from the perspective of a bird or an ant. In neighboring San Juan, women grow and spin their own cotton, coloring it with natural dyes. Every month I find something new being made in this region Recently two murals were painted near the central market. One opposes the push to plant genetically modified corn here, among the “people of the corn;” the other challenges the mining companies that increasingly degrade Maya land. These are beautiful and courageous works in a land where opposition has been fatal. I have traveled through Central America, but after over two years of life abroad, it is Guatemala that continues to call me home. — Louise Wisechild leads community-based tours to Guatemala and blogs about Central America at www. brightfutureglobaltours.com

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Summer camp: the end of an era LETTERS TO THE EDITOR My right foot works the brake pedal like a kick drum in a polka band. The wheel feels sticky under my hands as our minivan plows through clouds of dun-colored dust on the narrow gravel road. We’re 20 minutes late picking up our oldest boy from summer camp. I got lost after I impatiently skimmed the complex directions, freeassociating an improvised route while my wife Maria stared out the window, her hands folded in her lap, a model of inscrutable serenity. I am the thing she cannot change, the reason she needs courage to change the things she can and the wisdom to know the difference, because obviously I have neither. Speeding along the nowfamiliar rutted gravel road to camp, we encounter the same grinning young man in a red T-shirt bounding from the underbrush like a pop-up marksmen’s target, pointing us toward the same clearing with the same 40 cars splayed like pick-up-sticks across a haphazardly mowed field. The earnest and cheerful camp counselors with Hi! nametags and clipboards who had assigned our shy camper a cabin and checked his head for lice last week welcome us like out-of-town relatives on our return. I’d bet the kids that 60 percent of the camp counselors would have neatly-trimmed goatees. I lost the bet, even if you counted only the men. They check our name off the list and wave us on. We tiptoe inside a modern glass and clearfir gathering hall where the closing ceremony has already begun, gingerly latching the heavy door behind us with a muted metallic clunk. We push our pig-pile of kids toward the gaggle of other latearrivals shushing small

FAMILY LIFE By Kevin Pottinger children in exaggerated pantomime. The campers are lined up on rows of wooden benches, an ocean of identical fidgeting blue T-shirts. A slide show of campers in candid poses plays on a retractable screen, accompanied by a recording of a sincere-sounding young singer delicately finger-picking a guitar. He sings like he probably has a goatee. We comb the benches for our son and discover his blond head bobbing on the waves of blue shirts near the front. I didn’t realize how much I had missed him. I wave hesitantly, not sure that he sees us across the expansive auditorium. The song is making me cry. I think it’s about growing up. The sea of blue T-shirts suddenly ignites like a fistful of bottle rockets, laughing and wooting derisively at a private joke displayed on the screen — a boy with his cheeks crammed full of dessert, crumbs of yellow cake falling from tightly pursed lips. Our camper stands momentarily in the projector’s glare, then stoops selfconsciously as he works his way past 30 pairs of summer-scarred knees to join us by the doors. His siblings circle around him; Maria and I hug him in turn. Several more slides follow: a counselor mobbed by a squad of muddy-wet campers, kids reading quietly in their bunks. A cherubic camp director intones a few benevo-

lent closing words, then from the back of the room several counselors with campfire guitars congaline to the front, climb on tables and count off a shout-along song set to the tune of “Brown-Eyed Girl.” The room explodes into a writhing mass of blue T-shirts. At each chorus the campers yell as loud as they can, their voices blending into a single distorted yowl in the reverberating glass and polished-concrete hall. Eventually the song collapses into chaos; the hysteria sputters and finally fades. The kids turn to each other soberly and say their goodbyes. Maria signs a form, returning our camper to our custody. In the car, we learn that he didn’t sleep very much. He’s shouted himself hoarse. Yet he’s different. He takes time to explain himself. He’s polite. Halfway home, we stop to shop for school supplies. The kids begin the arduous task of touching every single item in the vast Fred Meyer. Maria hands out photocopied lists and the kids load up shopping carts with glue sticks, packs of multicolored Sharpies, protractors, boxes of jet-black Ticonderoga pencils, backpacks. As I bend down to begin unloading a cart onto the conveyor belt at checkout, rolling past my eyes are a set of lawn darts, two dozen powdered donuts, Barbie’s Fashonista Ultimate Closet, an iPad. Our oldest boy and I push the wobbly shopping carts into the afternoon sun. It seems like summer might never end. But it seems like the endless summer days of his childhood are already coming to a close. — Kevin Pottinger and his wife Maria live on Vashon wth their four children.

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Write letters to avert violence Fellow Vashonians, please write your congressional representatives and tell them not to bomb Syria. Syria has smart people who will do everything possible to embarrass us by putting innocent civilians in the way of our cruise missiles. How can we in good conscience launch an attack that is very likely to kill more civilians than the Syrians killed with gas? Then there is Iran. I think we underestimate them. Bombing Syria will only make things worse. — Mark Massutti

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WEDNESDAY • 11 Parent Talk: Join parent educator Melanie Salonen and other elementary school parents for a coffee hour each week. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Minglement.

THURSDAY • 12 Lecture Series: The second week in the Burton Community Church program will feature the topics of Divine Predestination and Foreknowledge and Causal Determinism. All lectures are open to the public. 4 to 6 p.m. at Lewis Hall behind Burton Community Church.

FRIDAY • 13 Vashon Sheepdog Classic: A three-day event where sheepdogs from across the country will compete in a national- level, open competition. Tickets will be available at the gate or through www. brownpapertickets.com. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Misty Isle Farms. (For more information, see page 4.) Master Gardener Clinic: Interested in growing vegetables this winter? An expert can tell you how. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside True Value. Vashon Drum Circle: The community is invited to this all-ages event for drumming and singing. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. 7 p.m. at Vashon Intuitive Arts. Four Shillings Short: This Celtic/ folk/world music duo, which plays

more than 30 different instruments, will perform. Admission by donation, $10 is suggested. 7 to 9 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Spirit. (For more information, see page 11.)

SATURDAY • 14 Sheepdog Classic: (Continued.) 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Misty Isle Farms. Passport to Pain: Now in its third year, this fundraiser for the Vashon Island Rowing Club is billed as the “toughest ride in the Puget Sound.” For more information or to register, go to www.passport2pain.org. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting at the Jensen Point boathouse. (For more information, see page 1.) Master Gardener Clinic: When is it time to prune roses? Ask an expert. This will be the last clinic of the season. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside True Value. Adopt-a-Cat Day: Vashon Island Pet Protectors holds adoption days each week. See www.vipp.org for pets available for adoption and directions. Or call VIPP at 3891085. 11:30 am. to 2:30 p.m. at its adoption center at 12200 S.W. 243rd St. Weekly Cribbage Tournament: Win cash prizes and earn national ratings points. Visitors are welcome. The cost is $8 for visitors, $10 for members. Membership is $20 per year, and anyone who joins in September will receive a free travel cribbage board. 1 to 4 p.m. at Vashon Eagles. Total Experience Gospel Choir: The choir performs in its annual concert to benefit Seattle’s Bailey-Boushay House. Entry is by donation. 7 p.m. at Vashon Island Community Church.

SUNDAY • 15 Sheepdog Classic: (Final day.) 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Misty Isle Farms. Hestia Retreat Hearth Circle: Transforming Fear, with professional intuitive and author Aimée Cartier. Learn to move beyond common misconceptions about fear and how to form a new rela-

PUBLIC MEETINGS King County Cemetery District 1: 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Vashon Cemetery, 19631 S.W. Singer Rd. Vashon Island School District: 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at Chautauqua Elementary School. Vashon-Maury Island Community Council: 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at McMurray Middle School. King County Airport District #1: 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at Courthouse Square. Vashon Sewer District: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Vashon Senior Center.

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tionship with it to create a more powerful life. Cost is $20, and space will be limited to 20 women/ girls. For more information and location go to www.HestiaRetreat. org. Register in advance with valerie@hestiaretreat.org. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vashon Time Bank: Welcome Vashon has created a community time bank, where neighbors and businesses can exchange their time instead of dollars. Members and anyone interested in joining are invited to the kick-off dinner and orientation. 4 p.m. at the Vashon Senior Center. (For more information, see page 5.)

MONDAY • 16 Pet Partner/Delta Society: Learn how you and your dog can become a certified Pet Partner therapy team. 5 to 6 p.m. at Vashon High School.

TUESDAY • 17 Friends of Island Center Forest: Meetings take place on the third Tuesday of every month. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Land Trust Building. Vashon Quilt Guild: The group will meet; guests are welcome. For more information call Nancy Olszewski at 463-1970. 10 a.m. at the Presbyterian church. Sunrise Ridge Health Services Board: Monthly meeting will be held and is open to the public. 10 a.m. in the conference room at Sunrise Ridge. American LegionPost 159: The group welcomes guests Paul Whitfield, 1st District Commander, and Terry Newby, 1st District Service Officer. Newby will talk about filing claims with the Veteran’s Administration. The public is welcome to attend the presentation and dinner from 6 to 7 p.m.; regular meeting for members only starts at 7 p.m., at Vashon Eagles.

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The Island Family Harvest Celebration will take place this weekend at the Farmers Market. There will be King Caramel apples, an Island Meadow sauerkraut demonstration, chicken beauty contest, freaky veggie contest, butter making, wool spinning and more. The musical backdrop will be provided by Vashon’s own Riverbend, above. For details on how to enter the contests, go to www.vigavashon.org. The event will be from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Village Green. and alcohol treatment services, yearly reviews and to answer any questions on active cases or about any of their services. 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Vashon-Maury Food Bank and 3 to 5 p.m. at Vashon Market, Wednesday, Sept. 18. Wine and Dine for Education: The Vashon Winery is collaborating with Nirvana to create a five- course wine dinner as a fundraiser for the Vashon Island Public Schools Foundation. Each course of the dinner will be paired with a unique wine. The dinner costs $70 per person (not including gratuity) by advanced ticket purchase only. Tickets may be purchased at Nirvana. Information is available by visiting or calling Nirvana at 4634455, or online at NirvanaVashon. com. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18 at Nirvana Vashon Vespers: Open to all, this 35-minute service will be meditative and musical. Childcare will be provided. 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Church of the Holy Spirit. Super Saturday: Three Island traditions — Energy Fair, Island Ingenuity Tour and Solar Tour — create a one-day conservation extravaganza. Tour maps and site information will be available on WisEnergy, VIGA and Sustainable Vashon websites, as well as at the Energy Fair and Farmers Market. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, in the Island Lumber parking lot, 17633 97th Pl., S.W. Forest Stewardship Site Tour: The tour will include the upcoming thinning and harvest sites, as well as the 2007-08 forest stewardship sites that harvested aging red alder and Douglas-fir infected with root rot. 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Cemetery trailhead. Picnic Shelter Dedication: King County Parks will celebrate the completion of the new shelter, as well as several other Island Center Forest enhancements. Noon Saturday, Sept. 21, at the picnic shelter

at the 188th St. trailhead. Introduction to the Sikh Community: The King County Library System, Friends of Vashon Library and Aasra Punjabi English Magazine, invite all to attend a presentation to learn about this community. 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Land Trust Building. Vashon Island Parents Read: All are invited to join this second annual community reading program/ morning book group. This year the group will read and discuss “The Whole Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind” by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson. Copies are available for checkout at the Vashon Library. No registration required. The first discussion will take place at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Minglement. Friends of Vashon Library: The group that supports the library will meet. Please call 463-2069 for meeting location. 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. Palm of the Hand Memoir Workshop: With poet and publisher Michael Czarnecki, sponsored by the King County Library System and the Vashon Island Poets Laureate. For more information, email spiers@centurytel.net. Noon Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Land Trust building. 48 States Poetry Tour Across America: Michael Czarnecki, founder of Foothills Publishing and poet, is taking his 48 States Poetry Tour across America, traveling Highway 20. The tour started with a reading in Maine in August and will make a stop on Vashon at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Land Trust Building.

CLASSES Incredible Years Parenting: A child development expert will address parenting questions in

a supportive environment. Fees are $12 to $80 for VYFS PlaySpace members and $15 to $100 for nonmembers. For more information, email apalmer@vyfs.org. 5:30. to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays for 12 weeks beginning Sept. 19 at the VYFS PlaySpace Pilates Mat and Ball Class: Arlette Moody teaches the class. Fees are $13 for walk-ins or $50 for five classes. 7 a.m. Thursdays starting Sept. 19 at Ober Park. Learn to Row: Coach Richard Parr will teach this two-day class for adults. The cost is $75. For more information, go to www. vashoncrew.com. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, and 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Jensen Point Boathouse. Autumn Wreath Class: Decorative wreath-making class. Cost is $80. 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, in the Bloomroom at Blooms and Things. Free ESL Classes: Learn how to speak, read and write in English. Free weekly lessons are taught by an ESL Instructor. For more information, call 206.463.2069. 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Vashon Library. TEENshakes: Shakespeare studies and performance class for teens.Participants will study and perform the tragedy of Macbeth. The cost is $150 with scholarships available. For more information or to register, email info@vashonshakes.org. 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 3 to Nov. 21, at the Ober Park performance space.

THIS MONTH Portraits of Elders: Will Forrester’s portraits of Vashon elders will be on display at the Vashon Senior Center this month . This is a collection of 17 portraits that have not been previously shown and all are welcome to stop by.


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As is tradition in the late summer of every year, the Vintage Motorcycle Enthusiasts (VME) hosted its Isle of Vashon motorcycle ride, with a poker ride around the island and an afternoon of games at the Sportsmen’s Club. More than 930 motorcyclists participated in the daylong event, according to Jody Heintzman., one of the organizers. There were no injuries this year, and the event went smoothly, he added. The VME guards the date of the annual event, but the sound of motorcycles leaving the ferry early on a Sunday morning is a sign that event day is at hand.

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I would like to thank the King County Sheriff’s Department for recovering jewelry that was stolen from my home in May of this year. While they were unable to locate all of my stolen pieces, I am thrilled they were able to recover my great grandmother’s wedding band. In particular, Detective Debby Schmitz spent numerous hours working on Vashon jewelry theft cases- which involved the combing of pawn shops throughout the Seattle area. I’m very thankful! Kirsten Frandsen

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Olde John Croan thanks the following folks for making the Memorial Day Service at the Vashon Community Center on May 27 a time of reminding all to be grateful for the sacrifices that our military veterans and the citizens of the United States have made and are still making to provide us all the freedoms that we enjoy. The message that freedom is not free and that we all need to help each other was emphasized. Everyone present was told that they are patriots, because each of them help each other and each had the opportunity to recognize their loved ones that helped to maintain our freedoms by laying a flower on a white cross. The service was a time of remembering and strengthening our spiritual being. I thank all that attended the service; Christopher Gaynor, a Vietnam Veteran; Chris Coldee as my backup; Holly Tuttle who played Taps; Cara Aguilera, Pamela Schubert and Kathy Flynn, VCC staff; Peter Ray who developed the DVD of the service for $5 each and Sarah Kelly for the snacks and beverage. If you desire a DVD, contact Olde John at 463-2852.  You all are respected for encouraging others to be the persons that they are capable of being.

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Thank you from the Kiwanis We would like to publically acknowledge all the help the Vashon Kiwanis received in putting on the annual Strawberry Festival Pancake Breakfast – which is the chief source of funds which the Kiwanis donates to the community. In addition to the hard work of all our members we received a great deal of help performed in a variety of ways, from the following: Sammy Fall, Riley Rimmiel, Kate Stackhouse, Yvone Pitroff - Food Bank, Lynn Mahurin, Paul Beytebiere – Bob’s Bakery, Steve Kincinski- Boy Scouts, Andy Parker – long time supporter, Jon Flora, Mike Wolczko – Boy Scouts, Peter Wolczko – Boy Scouts, Eva De Loach – Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie, Ken Atkinson – Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie, Dan Brown and His Singers, Shawn Hoffman – IGA Vashon Market Fresh, Jim Marsh – Vashon Chamber of Commerce, Windemere Realty – use of their truck. We would also like to acknowledge the support and publicity provided by the Beachcomber and staff, without whose help in spreading the word we would not have been able to have such a successful event. The over $4000 which we netted this year will be used to support island non-profit groups and individuals in need. Vashon Kiwanis Club


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Sing shaped notes: The Pacific NW Sacred Harp Singers will come to the Church of the Holy Spirit on Sunday and offer a singing school during the religious exploration hour, from 9 to 10 a.m. The class will cover the history of the tradition, as well as fundamentals of shape note music. The group will also offer many hymns as a part of the 10:15 a.m. worship service. Visit www.pnwshs.org for information.

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Vashon Opera takes wing with ‘Die Fledermaus’

‘CAMELOT’ ART AUCTION

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Vashon Opera will present “Die Fledermaus” at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Vashon High School Theater. A discounted ($15) final dress rehearsal will be open to the public on Wednesday, Sept. 18. For more information and to purchase regular tickets ($32) online, visit www.vashonopera. org. Tickets are also on sale at the Vashon Bookshop.

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Vashon Allied Arts’ Camelot-themed auction is set to take place on Friday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept. 28, in a big tent in VAA’s parking lot. Expect merry mummers, saucy wenches and, of course, a king’s ransom of art created by more than 100 local artists. Experiences, trips and other one-of-a-kind items will also be on the block, all to support VAA’s many educational and cultural offerings. An unusual item in this year’s auction, and one likely to spark a bidding frenzy, is “Elements: Reflection by Vashon Island Artists,” an art book created by 15 island artists. The project was coordinated by nationally recognized book artists Suzanne Moore and Donald Glaister, who also handbound the book. (In photo above, Suzanne Moore shows off the book at VAA’s auction preview held Aug. 30.) Artists with work in the book include Mary Liz Austin, Mark Bennion, Donna Botten, Morgan Brig, Terry Donnelly, Jean Emmons, Brian Fisher, Don Glaister, Pam Ingalls, Suzanne Moore, Ilse Reimnitz, Carol Schwennesen, Julie Speidel, Janice Wall and Valerie Willson. For more information on the auction and to purchase tickets, visit www. vashonalliedarts.org.

GOSPEL CHOIR SINGS

Concert is for a good cause The Total Experience Gospel Choir, hailed as one of the Pacific Northwest’s finest gospel ensembles, will sing in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Vashon Island Community Church. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with refreshments offered before the show. Admission is by donation, with proceeds going to the Bailey-Boushay House, a Seattle facility offering programs for people living with HIV/AIDS. Its mission is to provide exceptional care to people with HIV disease, promoting their health, wellbeing and functional independence.

GROWN-UP FUN

Comedy Night at the Bike Vashon’s long-running Comedy Night series will return at 8 p.m. Friday at the Red Bicycle Bistro. The evening, which as usual will pair a crowd-pleasing mix of local yuksters with a better-known headliner from the region, will be hosted by Steffon Moody. Nigel Larson, a comedian who plies his jokes at clubs throughout Tacoma and Seattle, will be the star of evening, and follow local acts, including Erik Lundeen, Anders Blomgren, Cara Rosellini, James Cottrell, Mick Etchoe, Per Lars Blomgren and Jim Ferrell. It’s a chance to laugh it up with friends and neighbors and have a grown-up night out on the town. There will be bawdy jokes, swear words and plenty of spicy set-ups. In other words, don’t bring the kids. Admission to the show is $7. NEXT TOPIC

wo star-studded performances of Johann Strauss’ “Die Fledermaus” — a work Vashon soprano Jennifer Krikawa calls an “exquisitely beautiful and bubbly spectacle” — are set to take place next weekend at the Vashon High School theater. This latest presentation by the five-year-old Vashon Opera, founded in 2009 by Jennifer and her baritone husband, Andrew Krikawa, will boast a stellar cast of principals, a large chorus, a chamber orchestra filled with island musicians and appearances by local dancers and other guest stars. “There’s so much to be excited about,” said Jennifer. The operetta, which debuted to great acclaim in Vienna in 1974, seems particularly well suited to Vashon Opera’s populist hybrid of community and professional involvement. A tale of comical revenge and mistaken identities, set to the lilting music of Strauss, the opera features characters drawn from upper-crust Vienna — perfect parts for the professional opera luminaries who have been recruited for principal roles. However, a party scene in the second act will provide opportunities for cameos by Vashon performers usually not associated with opera: ballerinas, a team of aerialists recruited by Martha Enson and Vashon’s own magician, Tom Pruiksma. Local singer Joe Farmer will lead a chorus of 45 islanders.

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Ksenia Popova will play the role of Adele in “Die Fledermaus.” “I think it is exciting to create what is a show within a show,” said Jennifer, referring to the party scene. As in past productions, the Krikawas have recruited regional and national opera singers to play

the principal roles in the show. Cast members Karen Early Evans, Gino Lucchetti, Wesley Morgan, Ksenia Popova, Charles Robert Stephens, Cheryse McLeod Lewis, Barry Johnson and Emily Belshaw all have long

and storied resumes as opera performers. Both Andy and Jennifer Krikawa are sitting this opera out, as singers, at least. “I love to perform, but I also love coordinating and working with all these amazing artists,” said Jennifer. “This is a really huge show, so it’s a good time for me to be able to concentrate on the mechanics of everything coming together. In a way I get to enjoy it more because I don’t have to worry about my memorization or vocal abilities.” Helming the opera as conductor, stage director, musical director and orchestral arranger will be James Brown, who has lent his talents to five other Vashon Opera productions. Though written in German, “Die Fledermaus” (which translates to “The Bat”) will be sung in English, and as a comic operetta, it includes spoken acting along with singing. “An operetta sort of crosses a little bit into the musical theater side,” Jennifer said. “I think it’s really accessible to a person who’s not quite sure about the seriousness of opera.”

A Brazilian music concert at Open Space is a family affair The Open Space for Arts & Community will host a night of Brazilian music quartets at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13. Headlining the evening is the Gurgel Quartet, an acclaimed mother-daughter group that includes Debora Gurgel and Dani Gurgel, as well as drummer Thiago Rabello and bassist Sidiel Vieira. At the concert, the family-style ensemble will play selections from “UM,” a new album featuring original compositions and bold arrangements of Brazilian standards. Debora, the mother, and Dani, the daughter, have always been involved in each other’s projects, as composition and interpretation partners, but UM is their first collaborated album. Known as a modern Brazilian singer-songwriter, Dani has four previous solo albums and one live DVD performance recorded atop São Paulo’s landmark building, Viadutos. Debora is a pianist, arranger, composer and educator. Her compositions are known for their jazz harmonies and classical influences merged with Brazilian rhythms. She

has written for Jazz Sinfônica Orchestra, the Tom Jobim Orchestra, Filó Machado, Lilian Carmona, Chico Pinheiro and Amilton Godoy. A performance at the 12th Tokyo Jazz Festival kicked off the quartet’s current tour, and since that time, they have been winding their way through an itinerary that includes San Francisco, New York, Boston, Seattle and Portland. The quartet will top off their 2013 tour with eight shows throughout Paulo State, Brazil. For more information about the quartet’s music and tours throughout South America and the United States, visit http:// um.dapavirada.com. The evening will open with a performance by the Seattle-based Adriana Giordano’s Quarteto. That group is made up talented and well-traveled players — Brazilian-born vocal Giordano, pianist Eric Verlinde, bassist Dean Schmidt and drummer, percussionist, vocalist and composer Jeff Busch. Tickets to the concert, $12 in advance and $15 on the day of the show, are on sale at the

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An artist who is new in town shows off his latest work Mike Leavitt, a Seattle sculptor who recently moved to Vashon, will host an open studio from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at his new home and workspace at 11329 103rd Ave. S.W. It’s a chance to meet an interesting, up-and-coming artist and see his newest body of work: “Empire Peaks,” a collection of articulated Star Wars action figures, painstakingly crafted from wood and clay. As carved and painted by Leavitt, the characters have been reimagined as belonging to the faces and bodies of such historical and pop culture figures as Ghandi, Abraham Lincoln, Sarah Palin, Martin Luther King, Angelina Jolie, Donald Trump, Kim Jong Il and many others. Leavitt’s new work — bound for a major exhibition at New York’s Jonathan Levine Gallery in November — is an outgrowth of his long-running “Art Army” series — more than 300 “one-off” artist action figures depicing, in miniature, such art and music giants as Van Gogh, Dali, Picasso, Stevie Wonder, Bjork, Dale Chihuly and Jeff Koons. Leavitt, who is 35, has also drawn inspiration from pop culture for other art series, including paint-by-number sets, wedding cake toppers, sets of cardboard shoes and coffins, handpainted toilet seats, skatedecks and trading cards. Another project has been “Pitchfork

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Mike Leavitt with his newest work, a set of reimagined Star Wars action figures. Pals,” a collaboration with controversial Seattle ceramicist Charles Krafft of busts, tea pots and Chia pets inspired by such figures as Charles Manson, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Amy Winehouse and Vladimir Putin. Examples from most of these projects, and more, will be on display at Leavitt’s open house. Pay a visit and see the work that has garnered writeups in major publications, includ-

ing New York Magazine, Juxtapoz Art and Culture Magazine and the London Observer. “Like the objects that they celebrate, Leavitt’s lightweight replicas sit on the border between culture and commerce,” said a 2012 review in Wired Magazine. For more information on the artist, visit www.intuitionkitchenproductions.com.

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Four Shillings Short, a world music duo made up of Aodh Og O’Tuama and Christy Martin, will play a concert at 7 p.m. Friday at the Church of the Holy Spirit. Admission is suggested at $10. The husband and wife team, together for 18 years, perform music from Ireland and Scotland, Indian ragas, folk ballads and medieval and Renaissance tunes. Over the years, they’ve recorded 10 albums and performed as many as 150 concerts a year, immersed in a lifetyle they liken to “troubadours of old, traveling from town to town” to take the stage everywhere from coffee houses to major folk festivals. O’Tuama, who grew up in Cork,

Ireland, plays tinwhistles, medieval and Renaissance woodwinds, recorders, spoons, a Moroccan doumbek and a bowed zither called a psaltery. He sings in English and Gaelic. Martin, from California, is a highly accomplished player of both the North Indian sitar and hammered dulcimer. She also plays the mandolin, mandola, bouzouki, banjo, guitar, bodhran, charango and bowed psaltery, and sings in many languages.

Mark Ettinger Mark Ettinger, joined by Kate Copeland and Kiyota Sage, will play a free show at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Nirvana. Ettinger, a Moisture Festival and Flying Karamozov Brothers veteran, has worked with island acts, including Kevin Joyce, Jennifer Sutherland and the UMO Ensemble. He’s also appeared with Jim Page, Baby Gramps and other Northwest icons. Copeland is a composer who has penned folk songs inspired by such diverse sources as medieval chants, Igor Stravinsky and Joni Mitchell. Sage, from Port Townsend, builds houses, designs websites and performs music.

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New ferries will be delayed as county seeks additional bids Construction will be slowed by about two months By NATALIE JOHNSON Staff Writer

The construction of new water taxis has been slightly delayed after the county underestimated how much the project would cost. The King County Marine Division must put the project out to bid a second time after its first request for proposals produced no bidders that could construct the two new 250-passenger ferries within the county’s $11.1 million budget. Around the same time, the county received an engineering estimate that also showed its construction budget was low, said Michelle Allison, a legislative aid to county Councilmember Joe McDermott, who chairs the Ferry District board. The county will now rebid the project with a new budget of $12.8 million. “By tweaking the budget amount, we believe we will be able to get responsive bidders,” Allison said. The rebidding will delay the construction schedule by about two months. Allison said the delay wasn’t serious, but still unfortunate.

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Passengers are sometimes left at the dock because of passenger capacity rules. Officials expect more growth on the popular route. “We are really anxious to get the boats on the water,” she said. Eighty percent of the project will still be covered by a federal grant, and the county will kick in slightly more than anticipated to cover

the other 20 percent. Allison said the 20 percent matching funds will come from the King County Ferry District’s reserves. “This just comes from the reserves, but it’s not a significant amount to change the balance of the reserves,” she said. With increasing ridership on both the Vashon to downtown Seattle route and West Seattle to downtown route, the ferry district, which currently leases aging boats, has been moving forward on plans to build two new 250-passenger catamarans. Paul Brodeur, director of the King County Marine Division, said the new boats are badly needed, as ridership is consistently increasing, sailings sometimes fill to capacity, and at times riders are left on the dock. “We anticipate growth on that route,” Brodeur said. On the Vashon route, ridership was up by about 6 percent in 2012 compared with 2011. In August of 2012, the ferry district took steps to increase the capacity of the Melissa Ann which sails the Vashon route, from 150 to 172. This July, the Vashon route carried almost 16 percent more passengers than it did in July 2012.

Road closed for seawall repairs King County Road Services will close a section of Vashon Highway S.W. along outer Quartermaster Harbor for two weeks beginning Saturday, Sept. 14. The road will be closed daily from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. between 115th Avenue S.W. and S.W. Burton Drive, while crews work to rebuild the seawall and bulkhead. During closure hours, traffic, including the Metro Transit Route 118, will be rerouted onto S.W. 232nd Street and Wax Orchard Road S.W. Residents can expect delays, and transit riders should consider catching an earlier bus to make ferry connections. For more information, contact Alice Ann Wetzel, at 684-1154 or aliceann. wetzel@kingcounty.gov.

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Field guide appeals to nature enthusiasts ences. Then we essentially crowd-sourced island experts in various fields for the rest,” True said. The Vashon land trust, Vashon-Maury Audubon Society, the Forest Conservancy and Vashon Beach Naturalists are among those that contributed to the guide. Waterford Press is publishing it, and True said that the funding for the project was provided by a lender who prefers to remain anonymous and will be paid back once the guides are sold.

By SARAH LOW Staff Writer

The goal of the Vashon Nature Center (VNC), founded in 2011, is to connect islanders and visitors to Vashon with the natural world around them. Now, thanks to one islander’s suggestion and another’s generosity, the organization has published a pocket field guide that will help make this goal a reality. “It was the missing piece,” said Kathryn True, who heads the Vashon Nature Center with ecologist Bianca Perla. True says that the idea for the field guide came from Vashon environmentalist Jane Neubauer, who approached VNC after seeing a similar guide in the Methow Valley. “She thought it would be a good fit for our organization, and Bianca and I agreed,” True said. “We moved forward from there last spring.” The small, laminated guide that the center

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Quinn and Jason Williams use the new field guide with Vashon Nature Center Director, Bianca Perla. recently published identifies more than 130 different species of Vashon plants and wildlife — from skunk cabbage to Pacific tree frogs — and includes a map to the best areas for wildlife viewing on the island. While the VNCsponsored BioBlitz, a species survey held for the

second time this year, aims to obtain specific numbers for species, True said the new guide is more of a general catalogue of what is where and when it can be seen. “Trying to find a balance between rare sightings and common ones, we came up with a list from our own experi-

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Fire department moves closer to building its 9-11 memorial After two to three years of planning, fundraising and permitting, Vashon Island Fire & Rescue (VIFR) officials hope to soon begin construction of its September 11 memorial. The memorial, spearheaded by VIFR chief Hank Lipe, will include an actual piece of steel from the World Trade Center. The New York/New Jersey Port Authority made 1,300 pieces available to various fire and firstresponder agencies across the country, after the 9-11 memorial and museum had what it needed to construct a memorial at the site of the World Trade Center. Vashon was one of several agencies that received a piece — in the island’s case, a 29-inch, 95-pound piece of steel. The memorial was designed by islander and landscape architect Bob Horsley. Others integral to the project include Al Bradley, a stone artist and VIFR volunteer, Michael Bradley, Jan Nielsen and Bob Larsen.

The World Trade Center steel is to be embedded in basalt, with other basalt columns to go around it. The structure will be built in front of the station. “We just received our building permit from King County last month,” said Lipe, “so now we’re looking forward to making plans for construction.” Lipe, who had hoped to have the memorial completed by 2011, the 10th anniversary of the tragic event, acknowledged that the process has been slow. Funds for the memorial have come solely from private donations, Lipe said, including sales of a VIFR cookbook, put together by staff and volunteers. “But we’re moving forward,” he said. “We want it done well, and we want it done right.” “The community has really come forward on this,” he added, “so it will be nice to finally see it coming together.” — Sarah Low

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New principal wants to encourage teens school involvement in the community? Rock: This island has so many activities and people pursuing their passions. What high school students often are in need of is connecting their passions with learning. One of the things that we want to focus on in this coming year, especially with the new building, is our Career and Technical Education credit requirements. These are courses By JENN REIDEL that prepare students for practical, real-world job skills. For The Beachcomber Everything from video production to web development to carpentry. These are natural opportunities to connect kids New Vashon High School Principal Danny Rock into our community and to partner them with our local recently welcomed students back to classes, and soon he’ll entrepreneurs and business people to get them out into the welcome them into the new high school building. At the community. It is also an opportunity to bring those people time of our interview, Danny was in the midst of unpackfrom the community into our school to strengthen those ing boxes. He and his family moved to Vashon in early partnerships. July from Edmonds, where he worked Reidel: How will you help teens to be as principal of Edmonds Heights K-12 “They have a lot of energy citizens of Vashon? alternative school program. Rock: What young people need are and ideas and they need Jenn Reidel: It is not only a new job experiences and opportunities to exercise to see there is a difference leadership and for you, but a homecoming of sorts autonomy. They have a lot for your family, isn’t it? they are going to be able to of energy and ideas and they need to see Danny Rock: Yes. My wife Taj grew make in the world and the there is a difference they are going to be up on Vashon, and her parents, Geo able to make in the world and the comcommunity.� and Zoe Cheroke, are well-known edumunity. cators in the community. For years we In the nicest terms, we want to help talked about moving here, but one of students be fearless. We want to help them understand the obvious barriers was that there was no job. My backhow they are going to tackle the biggest problems of our ground in alternative high school was part of the good fit generation. They aren’t going to be tackled by people my for me coming to Vashon, because I am used to working age or your age. They are going to be tackled by teenagers, with a whole family, a whole community. because they have the natural capacity to dream big and Reidel: What do you think of the new building? Does to not recognize obstacles. They don’t carry mortgages or it shout welcome? have families to distract them. So they are well positioned Rock: Oh, yes. It will be the pride of the community. to take risks and to do bold things. The entry way has lots of green space and glass. There is The experiences I have had of working with teens is that more friendly space. It will be a completely different expe- when they are given the opportunity to exercise leadership rience visiting the school. We will have a big celebration to do real and meaningful things, they come alive in a after the winter break. different sort of way than when they are simply following Reidel: What are your plans for having more high directions. Welcome Vashon, a nonprofit group that aims to welcome and connect islanders, recently interviewed several well-known Vashon residents on the idea of welcoming. Jenn Reidel, a member of Welcome Vashon, conducted the interviews and wrote articles about what welcoming means to various islanders.

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FALL SPORTS: The season is in full swing, and three high school sports have their first meets of the season this week. Girls soccer played on Tuesday too late for deadline at Cedar Park Christian, while the boys tennis team plays today at Charles Wright, and cross country has its first match tomorrow, also at Cedar Park Christian. WWW.VASHONBEACHCOMBER.COM

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Young Pirate team wins season opener against Orcas Island By JACKY MILES For The Beachcomber

Last Saturday the sun was shining, the Cook Shack was grilling and the fans were filling the stadium after a cheerleader parade through town. Fans couldn’t ask for a better day for Pirate football. The team of 32 players and the new coaching staff made their way onto the field to face their spirited opponents, The Orcas Island Vikings. The first quarter started off well. Six minutes into the game Nick Amundsen, the Pirate’s quarterback, ran the ball in for the first touchdown of the game. The Viking defense struggled to read the Pirate offense, and they soon realized the Pirates showed up ready to play when Clyde Pruett intercepted a pass and scored the second touchdown in the first quarter. Linda Henley Photo The second quarter looked Winter Krimmert, number 45, takes down the Orcas Island quarterback in Saturday’s lopsided victory on the home field. promising for the Vikings as they made it on to the score board, earning a touchdown scoring. The defense was doing its job well, preventing the for the Vikings to score. In the end the Pirates pulled off a kick return. But soon enough the Pirates answered Vikings; it looked to be 28-7 entering the fourth, when in together two more successful drives, with touchdowns by back. Chester Pruett’s defense was on fire as he caught an the last seconds of the third quarter, the Vikings blocked Winter Krimmert and Nick Amundsen. The Pirates fininterception, returning the ball to the Pirates once again. their own punt return, leaving Evan Anderson an oppor- ished the game with a 50-14 victory. On offense, Sam Schoenberg bombed a 50-yard pass down tunity: He scooped up the ball and ran it in for the score. The Vashon Bounty Club treated the Vikings, Pirates and the field to receiver Ezra Lacina for the third Pirate touchA high snap on the point after looked like disaster as it cheerleaders to a picnic after the game. Though defeated, down. As they ran into the locker room for halftime, only bounced off the holder’s hands, only to be caught by kicker the Vikings were great sports and expressed their appreciainches ahead of the crowds heading down for a snack, the Austyn Heit who ran it in for two points. The score at the tion for Vashon hospitality and good sportsmanship. score was Pirates 21, Vikings 7. end of the third quarter was 36-7. Coach Kelvin Goliday later commented on the game. The Pirates got the fans on their feet early in the The fourth quarter picked up for the Vikings as they “It’s a young team with new staff and a new system. third quarter with another touchdown. Freshman Bryce ran the ball in for a touchdown, dragging a Pirate defender Hoisington read the Vikings quarterback perfectly and across the goal line with one leg. The Pirates made one There were some mental errors we need to get rid of; other made a very important tackle, keeping the Vikings from thing perfectly clear: They were not going to make it easy than that, they played well. The team is excited.”

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OPPOSITION Orcas Island H S Bellevue Christian School Cascade Christian Schools Eatonville HS Port Townsend HS Charles Wright Academy Darrington Sr H S Chimacum H S Cross Over Game Cedar Park Christian Cascade Christian Schools Charles Wright Academy Life Christian School Bellevue Christian School Seattle Christian School Eatonville Chimacum Cedar Park Christian Bothell Campus Cascade Christian Schools Charles Wright Academy Life Christian School Bellevue Christian School Seattle Christian Schools Eatonville Chimacum Tri-District Soccer Tournament

LOCATION Vashon Lake Washington Vashon Eatonville Vashon Hs Vashon Darrington Chimacum Hs TBA

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VHS Sophomore Quarterback Sam Schoenberg gains some yards while Junior Ezra Ende attempts a tackle.

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VHS Cheerleaders rally the fans during the season’s opening game.

Boys Tennis Fall 13

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Charles Wright Academy 3:30 PM Northwest Christian Vashon 3:30 PM Cascade Christian Schools Vashon 3:30 PM Eatonville Vashon 3:30 PM Northwest Christian Vashon 3:30 PM Charles Wright Academy Vashon 3:30 PM Cascade Christian Schools Cascade Christian 3:30 PM Eatonville Eatonville 3:30 PM Charles Wright Academy Charles Wright Academy 3:30 PM Northwest Christian Northwest Christian 3:30 PM Cascade Christian Schools Cascade Christian 3:30 PM Eatonville Vashon 11:30 AM Nisqually League Tournament TBA

Varsity Volleyball Fall 13 09/11/2013 Wed. 5:45 PM 09/13/2013 Fri. 6:30 PM 09/18/2013 Wed. 5:45 PM 09/23/2013 Mon. 5:45 PM 09/25/2013 Wed. 5:45 PM 09/30/2013 Mon. 5:45 PM 10/02/2013 Wed. 5:45 PM 10/07/2013 Mon. 6:45 PM 10/10/2013 Thu. 5:45 PM 10/15/2013 Tue. 5:45 PM 10/21/2013 Mon. 5:45 PM 10/23/2013 Wed. 5:45 PM 10/28/2013 Mon. 5:45 PM 10/30/2013 Wed. 5:45 PM 11/02/2013 Sat. TBA

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Vashon Bellevue Christian Cascade Christian Vashon Vashon Vashon Vashon Cedar Park Christian Eatonville Vashon Vashon Chimacum Seattle Christian Life Christian Life Christian Academy TBA King’s TBA TBA

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Vashon Bellevue Christian Bellevue Christian Cascade Christian Vashon Vashon Vashon Vashon Cedar Park Christian Eatonville Vashon Vashon Chimacum Seattle Christian Life Christian

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Orcas Island Bellevue Christian School Cascade Christian Schools Eatonville Port Townsend Charles Wright Academy Darrington Sr Chimacum Cross Over Game

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difficult than sustained long climbs, he said, and riders have to change in and out of climbing mode both physically and mentally. “Vashon is a fabulous place to train,” he said, “but a tough place to ride.” New this year is a team element, in which a group of people can share riding the hills of the island. Nine women — representing a shell of eight rowers plus a coxswain — are participating as a team this year, and all are members VIRC. This will allow them to ride two hills each, support the club financially and volunteer at checkpoints, but just two of Vashon’s hills can prove challenging for even the fittest rowers. Kim Goforth rode her designated route yesterday. “My two hills are killing me,” Goforth said. “There are hills between the hills.” In fact, she said, a fellow rower told her that he counted the hills and there are 34 of them, more than as portrayed on the map. Rowing club coach Richard Parr is also planning on par-

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Gary Schoch leads Jeanine Mackey up the final feet to the last checkpoint on Maury Island last year. ticipating, though, he hastened to say, “at a very leisurely pace.” “I’m frightened,” he joked. More seriously, he said that he appreciates the fundraiser because it is not simply people asking others for money, but

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provides something for everyone. For the club, he said, the funds raised will help purchase a new rowing shell, possibly a quad, which cost about $23,000 new. “The masters and juniors all train very hard, and we should get them the best equipment. The P2P goes a long way toward making that possible,” he said. Morser noted that he appreciates what rowing offers teen rowers in particular in terms of esteem and camaraderie and that a whole range of students can participate, including those not drawn to ball sports. “I love what rowing does for kids,” he said. “It just rises kids up.” As for a financial goal for this year’s ride, he said last year they brought in $10,000 for the club, and they hope to meet or exceed that. Meanwhile, he said he is pleased word about P2P is traveling. Riders this year are coming from as far away as Texas, Maryland and Pennsylvania. The hills of Vashon await them. The first one done with the ride, Morser said, is not given a trophy, but — in the true spirit of the ride — is handed the spatula to take the first shift of flipping burgers at the post-race barbecue.

The Passport to Pain is set for this Saturday. Riders will leave Jensen Point in small groups between 8 and 9 a.m. The barbecue will begin at the boat house at 2 p.m. For more information, see passport2pain.org.

Phyllis Ann Fleener

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Phyllis Ann Fleener, went to be with her Savior and Lord on September 4th. She was born October 6th, 1935 to George and Florence Haehl in Shelbyville, Indiana. She was baptized and confirmed at Zion Evangelical Church. In her youth she was active in 4-H. She graduated from Shelbyville High school in 1953. She graduated from Ball State Teacher’s College with a Bachelor of Science in Education in 1957 and married Wendell Fleener later that summer. She taught in Indiana before moving to Washington in 1959. They made homes on Vashon, in Normandy Park and Grapeview. Each home was full of love, faith, wonderful books, music, fun and laughter in which they raised their family. Phyllis was actively involved in school, church and community life. She was a past moderator of Normandy Park United Church of Christ and active in the garden society. She loved family gatherings and time sp ent with her grandchildren, sowing and tending her beautiful gardens and travelling to many corners of the world. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Wendell Fleener, her children Tessie Fleener, Tammie Rabura (Chuck), Nancy Fleener, Nate Fleener (Hillary), grandchildren, Rob, Gaven, Erika, Phyll, Martha, Elliott and Dexter, her sister Nina (Andy) Monroe and many nieces, nephews and friends. We were not ready to say goodbye. Our love cannot be taken away. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, September 12th at 11 AM at North Mason United Methodist Church. Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, P.O. Box 19023, Seattle WA 98109-1023 You may sign an online memorial at tuellmckeebremerton.com

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“If we don’t have enough money for textbooks, I don’t see how we can give teachers a 3 percent raise when they’re already getting 1.9 percent,” Emmer said. For this year’s budget, she added, the district had to take $250,000 from its reserves as well as rely on $275,000 from the Vashon Schools Foundation, drawing on more than $500,000 above what it gets from state and levy. Soltman and Hennessey agree the salary increase is a lot of money for Vashon, but said they believe the district can afford it, in part because the district received $600,000 from the state as a down payment to fulfill the Supreme Court’s McCleary decision, which requires the state to fully fund education by 2018. Some of that money will go to teacher salaries, Soltman said, and he expects the district to receive additional state funds in the coming years to support future salary increases. In addition, Hennessey noted, the district has some personnel costs this year it will not have next year, including paying Susan Hanson, the former principal at Vashon High School, who resigned last year but is staying until Jan. 31 to help with the transition to the new building. Additionally, the district allocated funds equivalent to that of a full-time teacher to assist this year as the high school moves from a trimester schedule to a semester schedule, ensuring students are able to take all the classes they need during the transition period. Martha Woodard, co-president of the Vashon Education Association and part of the contract bargaining team, said the raise is important for teachers. Academically, she said, Vashon frequently ranks second to Mercer Island but comes in at the “very, very low end” of what teachers in neighboring districts earn. After the cuts of recent years, teachers were pleased to see an increase in their salaries, she said, but she noted the salary gap still exists. “It’s still not enough,” she said. “Islanders need to know it is still not enough.” Woodard has taught for 34 years at the district, she said, and often has seen young, talented teachers decide they can’t remain on Vashon because of the island’s high cost of living and low salaries — teachers who end up taking positions nearby where they can earn more money.

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“As that gap in salary gets larger and larger and they can make $10,000 or $15,000 more a year somewhere else, that gets to be a problem,” she said. As more island teachers retire, the salary disparity is going to have to be addressed further, she said, as the district works to bring more new teachers on board. The heart of the problem, she and many others say, lies with the state. “Education is not fully funded on Vashon by taxes. That’s the reality,” she said. “Every school is at a deficit when it starts because of state funding.” As members of the community, Woodard noted, teachers know the district faces financial constraints. At the same time, she said, teachers need to be compensated fairly. “I don’t want the problems of money to be solved on the backs of teachers,” she said. Several other districts have also raised their salaries in percentages comparable to Vashon, Soltman said, so that while the district has not closed its salary gap it has not backslid, either. Backsliding, he said, would be “unconscionable.” But catching up completely to other districts right now did not seem prudent, he added. “We’ve stretched to where I think it’s fiscally responsible,” he said. “That’s as far as I was willing to go.” Soltman noted that with every budget, priorities are set and tradeoffs are made. The priority with this budget is retaining and attracting quality teachers, and he said he believes the tradeoffs will be few. The district has been prudent with its money for several years now and established a healthy fund balance, he said. Additionally, 44 more off-island students are attending Vashon schools than projected, bringing in an unanticipated $230,000 in unexpected revenue — and costing the district little in return. “We were able to (accommodate them) within the resources we had allocated this year,” he said. Both Soltman and Woodard had high praise for the community support islanders have shown the schools, particularly through the Vashon Schools Foundation. Because of the realities of government funding, community financial assistance in the schools has been vital to their success in recent years, and that continues to be the case now, Woodard said. “The Legislature does not give full funding for a college curriculum, period,” she said.

Edra Christina (Olson) Haynes Edra Haynes passed away peacefully at home on the afternoon of September 4th.  She was born in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada on the 27th of July, 1937, the daughter of Edwin and Agnes Olson.  Her family had moved away from Seattle while her father played Semi-Pro baseball in Westminster, BC.  She moved to West Seattle as an infant and lived there until she was married.  Edra attended West Seattle High school, graduating in 1955 as a member of the Honor Society, the Junior Orthopedic Guild, and the Girl Scouts.  In 1955, she attended the State College of Washington, now Washington State University, majoring in Elementary Education until her marriage to Donald Clifford Haynes, of Richland Washington, in August of 1958.  During college she was a member of SPURS and the Alpha Chi Omega sorority.   Edra was preceded in death by her husband Donald and is survived by her sister, Janis Peterson and three children, Rick Haynes, Andrew Haynes, and Janis McWhirter, and six grandchildren, two from each of her children.  Through her life, she raised her family in West Seattle, Boston MA, Nenana AK, Paso Robles CA, and then on Vashon Island in 1960.  After building a home on Vashon, she lived there the remainder of her life.  During her time on Vashon, she was a founding member of the Vashon Country Club, a life member of Eastern Star and Alpha Chi Omega and a member of PEO and the Vashon Senior Center.  She delivered Meals-on-Wheels for 30 years and volunteered at the Vashon-Maury Food Bank, becoming a friend and confidant of people throughout Vashon.  Don and Edra also ran the Seven Seas Trading Company producing trophies for nearly all events on Vashon since 1977.  Along with raising children, making trophies, and volunteering her time to help others, she was a voracious reader and lover of crossword puzzles. A celebration of her life, for all who knew her, will be held on Sunday, 15, September from 3:00 to 5:00 at the Vashon Country Club.  Please bring memories to share.  Edra has asked that donations be made to the Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation, PO Box 5371, Seattle WA 98145 or the to Vashon Food Bank, PO Box 1205 Vashon, WA, 98070,  in her name in lieu of flowers.  Please visit the online guest book at www.islandfuneral.com. 

In addition to the salary raise in the contract, Woodard noted there are other important provisions as well, including that administrators will consult with instructors before asking them to do more work and the reinstatement of language limiting class sizes, a provision that had been dropped during the recession.

The school board will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Chautauqua Elementary School.

Denise Renuart Lanigan

9-22-1920 to 9-6-2013 Born in St. Pierre, Manitoba, Canada to Denis and Edith Renuart. She moved with her family to Coral Gables, Florida when she was 3.  She had a wonderful life there with five brothers and one sister and extended family. In 1946 she married her sea captain sweetheart, Roddy Lanigan, and they had 45 loving years together. After he passed away in 1991 we easily convinced her that she would love being in the great Northwest with her three daughters and their families.  And she did! She loved the Vashon community and especially being close to her children and their families. She is survived by daughters Kate Lanigan, Linda Weiner and husband Tom, and Anni Lanigan.  Grandchildren Indigo Lewis, Sky Lanigan, Bryan Weiner, Jenn and Karin Weiner, Ian and Noah Crozier, and seven great grandchildren. WE LOVE YOU, Always have and always will. Memorial Mass at St. John Vianney Catholic Church Wednesday September 11, 2013 at 11AM. Please visit our online guest book at www.islandfuneral.com.

Terry Smith October 27, 1944 – August 29, 2013 Terry Smith comes from family deeply rooted on Vashon Island, he spent his first year of life here and after growing up in Fairbanks Alaska he returned to raise his family. He travelled the world and was drafted into the US army while working on tugboats in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. He retired from the ferries after 29 yrs. where in the last years of his career he enjoyed his time perfecting his smooth landings as a quartermaster. The biggest pride and joy and love of his life was his family. Terry never imagined one could be so in love with one’s children until Walker and Lillie came along. He had a tender tender heart and will be dearly missed. His knowledge and passion for WWII history and aircraft was unprecedented. He loved his cooool 49 Merc. He enjoyed tending his garden and chatting with the neighborhood ladies who admired his flowers. He was a colorful character whose presence did not go unnoticed. He died at home surrounded by his family after a long battle with cancer. He leaves behind his wife Carrie Oliver and children Walker and Lillie Smith, mother Delyle Cronander sister Charmaine Nichole, Sister-in-law Ellen Jones and nieces Kimberly and Christina and many cousins and nieces and nephews from Carrie’s large extended family including his mother-in-law, island resident Dee Oliver. We are so happy his dear friend Bob Cesario was able to visit and spend precious time with us before Terry left us. He was preceded in death by his father William H. Smith and Stepfather Rus Cronander and Brother Michael Jones. We thank the wonderful Vashon hospice nurses for their loving guidance in the final journey of Terry’s life. There will be no formal service…Terry wanted a party. We plan a gathering at our home 9311 SW 274th Street on Sept. 28th 3:00-6:00. Please visit online guestbook at www.islandfuneral.com.


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