Sisters and frequent Granny’s Attic shoppers Faith, left, and Emma Sohl check out a coffee maker at Granny’s make-an-offer day last week.  - Susan Riemer/Staff Photo

At 40, Granny’s Attic sees business boom in town

  • Feb 3, 2016 at 5:00AM

When Granny’s Attic closed its doors last week for its annual break, it marked 40 years supporting health care needs on the island and one year at its new location, where it had its busiest year ever.

Woman pulled from water off Manzanita Beach identified

  • Today at 11:16AM

The deceased woman pulled from the water off Manzanita Beach on Jan. 15 has been identified as a Puyallup woman. King County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Cindi West said the county Medical Examiner's Office is investigating the death as a possible suicide.

County homeless population up from 2015

  • Feb 3, 2016 at 5:00AM

More than 1,100 volunteers spent three hours combing the streets throughout King County last Friday in the annual effort to count the increasing number of men, women and children who are homeless and sleeping outside.

Chautauqua Elementary School principal retiring

  • Feb 3, 2016 at 5:00AM

Chautauqua Elementary School principal Jody Metzger will retire at the end of the school year, six years after she began leading her pod of 542 “orcas” and their more than 30 teachers.

Park district commissioners approve increases to user fees for parks, schools

  • Feb 3, 2016 at 5:00AM

Vashon Park District commissioners voted last week to approve a 5 percent increase in fees for the use of several island park and school district facilities.

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