Anneli Fogt

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Park district, Seals consider covering pool

Commissioners overseeing the Vashon park District are poised to make a move…

  • Feb 21st, 2017 10:47am

Vashon’s Adrian St. Germain two-time state wrestling champion

For the second time in as many years as he has been…

  • Feb 21st, 2017 10:52am

School board finalizes nearly $10 million bond for April election

The Vashon school board on Thursday approved a $9.9 million bond measure…

  • Feb 21st, 2017 10:37am

West Seattle pastor teaching classes about Koran on Vashon next month

According to a Pew Research Center study published last Wednesday, while Americans…

  • Feb 23rd, 2017 10:06am

Island couple intends to purchase former Playspace building

After two weeks on the market, Vashon Youth & Family Services’ Playspace…

  • Feb 21st, 2017 10:47am

New head of Ferries ready to tackle system’s issues, build relationships

The new head of Washington State Ferries has been on the job…

  • Feb 14th, 2017 11:11am

VPD renegotiating contract with school district amid bond finalization

The Vashon Park District voted in an emergency meeting last week to…

  • Feb 14th, 2017 11:32am

Youth-adult dialogue event tonight

For the first time in six years, youth-adult dialogues will return to…

  • Feb 14th, 2017 11:18am

High school principal’s lawyer claims Wright suit is retaliation

Ten months after islander Kelly Wright filed a lawsuit against Vashon’s school…

  • Feb 9th, 2017 1:38pm

Two island students celebrate major extra-curricular accomplishments

With graduation five months away, Vashon seniors are beginning to think about…

  • Feb 7th, 2017 1:43pm

Coming Home: River-guiding, West Seattle natives found rural paradise

Editor’s Note: This story is part of a series about the interesting…

  • Feb 7th, 2017 2:06pm

Police: Road rage led to Friday crash

A woman driving a blue minivan crashed into a tree near the…

  • Feb 7th, 2017 2:21pm

School board further narrows bond options

The Vashon school board on Thursday discussed the $10 million bond proposal…

  • Jan 31st, 2017 11:32am

Massive education cuts possible as state Senate ponders bill, school districts wait

As Vashon’s school board works to finalize a proposal for a $10…

  • Feb 1st, 2017 12:47pm

School district settles one lawsuit, depositions begin with other

The Vashon Island School District has agreed to pay $20,000 to an…

  • Feb 1st, 2017 12:22pm

Vashon High School wrestlers moving into postseason

Vashon High School’s Pirate wrestlers beat Port Townsend 48-14 last Thursday, to…

  • Jan 31st, 2017 12:27pm

Standing Rock elder coming to Vashon to speak about spirituality, religion, unity

A leader of the Water Protectors at Standing Rock will come to…

  • Jan 24th, 2017 12:50pm

South-end ferry workers recognized for actions during captain’s medical emergency on Dec. 24

Three crew members of the Chetzemoka were honored Friday morning for their…

  • Jan 24th, 2017 11:12am

New head of Ferries as system sees bump in ridership, works on triangle route

Following a December announcement by Washington State Ferries chief Lynne Griffith that…

  • Jan 24th, 2017 11:22am

Island philanthropist dies at 96

Katherine “Kay” White, an islander, longtime member of the Vashon Island Chorale…

  • Jan 18th, 2017 2:35pm

Report: Puget Sound salmon struggling

Half of Washington State’s 15 endangered salmon populations, including Puget Sound chinook…

  • Jan 17th, 2017 11:44am

Burton Inn open under new owner, aims to bring community back

It’s been 90 days since Burton Inn owner Deborah Kohler took over…

  • Jan 10th, 2017 1:07pm

Two Pirate wrestlers take first place at annual Rock Island tournament

For Vashon High School’s wrestling team, older doesn’t necessarily mean better, as…

  • Jan 3rd, 2017 10:42am

Four businesses move from Vashon Village as development empties, owner plans for new tenants

Four former Vashon Village tenants have moved from the commercial park in…

  • Jan 3rd, 2017 10:45am

Backbone Campaign launching Solutionary Rail effort Saturday

More than one month after island activist Bill Moyer presented a book…

  • Jan 3rd, 2017 10:46am

Ringing in the new year at 2017 Polar Plunge

Dozens of brave individuals unfazed by the sub 40-degree air temperature and…

  • Jan 3rd, 2017 10:59am

Islander, WSF workers help island man survive after heart attack at ferry dock

A 72-year-old island man who suffered a heart attack and collapsed on…

  • Dec 27th, 2016 11:08am

Coming Home: Betty MacDonald interview drew Longhis from Chicago

Editor’s Note: This story is the second in a series about the…

  • Dec 27th, 2016 11:10am

Southern resident orca found dead, sixth to die this year

A member of the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whale population found dead…

  • Dec 27th, 2016 11:13am

Park district audit shows progress, resolutions to previous negative findings

Washington State auditors say the Vashon Park District has taken steps to…

  • Dec 27th, 2016 11:15am

County funding sought for Creekside Village not awarded

An affordable housing project on Gorsuch Road dubbed Creekside Village has not…

  • Dec 20th, 2016 1:11pm

End of year brings three new purchases for Land Trust

Every December, the Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust completes multiple conservation purchases, and…

  • Dec 20th, 2016 11:29am

Islanders revive effort to pay off student school lunch accounts

The list of local needs that islanders can contribute to has recently…

  • Dec 20th, 2016 11:33am

180 acres of harbor open to shellfishing

After eight years of work to fix faulty septic systems leaking sewage…

  • Dec 13th, 2016 12:15pm

School board seeks public input on approved bond plan

Members of the Vashon school board have approved a $10 million bond…

  • Dec 13th, 2016 11:23am

PIE awards annual teacher grants

Vashon Partners in Education — a 30-year-old island organization that raises money…

  • Dec 13th, 2016 12:11pm

Coming home: House-sitting invitation brought islander here

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of stories about…

  • Dec 6th, 2016 12:33pm

Vashon Ultra registration now open

Registration for the 2017 Vashon Island Ultramarathon & Trail Run, which will…

  • Dec 6th, 2016 12:53pm

Washington State Ferries director announces retirement

Lynne Griffith, the leader of the state’s ferry system, announced her retirement…

  • Dec 6th, 2016 12:58pm

Making a difference, missing home: Islander doing education, conservation work on Hudson River

* This is the first story in an occasional series following islanders…

  • Dec 1st, 2016 12:47pm