Katie Chale seemed full of potential. Described by those who knew her as bright, confident and a leader who was mature beyond her years, many say the 22-year-old who recently graduated from college had everything going for her.
Vashon islanders Pete Welch and Allison Shirk met four years ago through music. She is a singer/songwriter/guitarist and grant writer. He says he can’t sing or play music, but he loves being around it, and that is how he got into booking shows at many island venues like the Red Bicycle, the island’s Strawberry Festival and Concerts in the Park.
An investigation into the fatal bus accident on Vashon Highway last month will likely take about three months, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office
Longtime island resident Barbara Drinkwater, PhD, was honored last month in Washington, D.C., by the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition.
Voice of Vashon will make island history later this month when KVSH begins broadcasting on 101.9FM.
Last week Andrew Will Winery was bustling. Grapes had recently begun arriving from the east side of the state, meaning it was go time for the small winery. After some morning rain on Friday, a sweet, pungent smell filled the air as grapes were pressed in an open-sided building and deep purple juice was already fermenting in stainless steel vats.
Fed up with what they say is a marked increase in drug activity, residents of the Eernisse Apartments have reached out to a variety of officials and are working to eradicate the narcotics problem they say is plaguing their neighborhood.
Michael Meade travels throughout the country to work with people struggling with death and violence. But recently, the author and mythologist said, he’s seen this struggle more than ever in his own community.
Last Sunday morning at the golf course, a visiting youngster got a quick lesson in how to swing and hit a long drive. After a few whiffs, 7-year-old Johnathon Palmer connected with the ball and sent it sailing through the air and down the fairway — then set off down the hill to look for it.
A woman who hit and killed a motorcyclist near the north end last spring will not be charged with a crime for the accident.
The fall ferry schedule, which began on Sunday, has slightly fewer sailings than the previous fall schedule and changes to sailing times throughout the day on the north-end route.
It didn’t take residents of the Burton peninsula long to figure what the new birdhouse-like structure outside Collin Hennessey and Lin Holley’s home was. In fact, the eclectic set of books inside has turned over quickly, as passersby took the couple up on their sign’s offer to “take a book, leave a book.”
A young woman, islander Katie Chale, has died in the hospital after being involved in an accident with a bus on Vashon Highway on Wednesday.
Ask parents of teenagers how it is to get them up and out the door on school mornings, and the answers, nearly invariably, come back the same: difficult, frustrating, stressful.
In the coming week, representatives from the environmental organization Stewardship Partners will visit the island twice with information about their Salmon Safe certification program, part of an effort to get more island farms and other organizations to consider their environmental impact, not just on the island’s salmon streams, but on Puget Sound in general.
After several months of interim management, Washington State Ferries will soon be under the direction of Lynne Griffith, who will serve as the assistant secretary for the Washington State Ferries Division.
A West Seattle woman spent a week in the hospital after falling off her horse in an incident on Vashon’s west side, where she says a car came close to her horse and revved its engine
A Vashon man was booked into jail last weekend and could face charges after shooting a gun in a suspected drug house.
A group of islanders is exploring the idea of creating a public development authority on Vashon, something they say could stimulate economic growth and possibly lead to the development of the K2 building.
The killing of two coyotes at the Vashon Sheepdog Classic has prompted some to call for a community conversation about how to best live with the island’s increasing coyote population.