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Island officials ready Vashon for the H1N1 flu pandemic

  • Sep 16, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 1:32PM

With fall approaching and the H1N1 virus spreading, several Islanders are working to make sure Vashon is as ready as possible to face a flu season health officials believe will be twice as bad as a typical one.

Letters to the Editor: Sept. 16

  • Sep 15, 2009 at 4:18PM

Vashon and Friday Harbor CPA firms merge

  • Sep 15, 2009 at 4:11PM

R. Peter Lake, a CPA with a firm on Vashon, and Kennedy McCulloch, a CPA firm in Friday Harbor, have merged operations and formed a new company, Lake Kennedy McCulloch, CPAs, Lake announced Monday.

Sylvan Beach divided over otter deaths

  • Sep 16, 2009 at 7:00AM

A string of graceful homes perched above Colvos Passage lines Sylvan Beach on the northwestern edge of Vashon Island. Many of the houses have been owned by the same families for generations, and the community, according to residents, is close-knit.

Open Space reshapes the artistic landscape

  • Sep 15, 2009 at 2:03PM

It’s an oft-quoted line from a movie about baseball, but as it turns out, it also applies to a cavernous former coffee warehouse on Vashon: “If you build it, they will come.”

Catamaran replaces Vashon-Seattle foot ferry

  • Sep 16, 2009 at 7:00AM

Commuters who ride the Vashon-downtown Seattle foot ferry will board a catamaran on Sept. 28, a new vessel leased by King County to operate the route from now on.

Editorial: Ferry woes — A commission listened. Will lawmakers?

  • Sep 16, 2009 at 7:00AM

Not many Islanders turned out for a meeting with the state Transportation Commission when it came to the Island to discuss proposed changes to the ferry fare structure earlier this month. But those who did spoke clearly, civilly and passionately.

Drive safely, and keep our kids safe

  • Sep 15, 2009 at 1:38PM

Our Island children are all back to school again, and the yellow school buses are running along Vashon’s roads and highways, picking up and delivering students each morning and afternoon. Parents and students are adjusting to the new bus transportation plan, which includes reduced bus routes and fewer stops implemented as part of a plan to achieve a balanced school budget this year.

Let school board know your thoughts on bond

  • Sep 15, 2009 at 1:33PM

Last March, we, the community told the Vashon school board that we wanted preventive maintenance done on all our school buildings. We told them we wanted to have a fully funded maintenance program. Well, the Vashon school board heard our voices and is giving us a capital levy to vote on in November to cover a fully funded maintenance program and much-needed technology instruction and equipment.

Voice of Vashon airs special 200th ‘Jazz Guy’ episode

  • Sep 15, 2009 at 1:26PM

What started out as an exasperated wife’s clever trick to keep her retiree husband occupied has turned into an opus for Bill Wood — Voice of Vashon’s “Jazz Guy” — and a body of work that, this week, celebrates 200 hours of entertainment on and VoV TV.

Community council strives to make meetings more relevant to Islanders

  • Sep 15, 2009 at 1:21PM

Board members of the Vashon-Maury Island Com-munity Council say they’re going to work to make its town-hall-style meetings more responsive to residents’ needs and more relevant to a larger number of Islanders.

Fire district plans to repair newly acquired association building

  • Sep 15, 2009 at 1:20PM

At its Sept. 8 meeting, the Vashon Island Fire & Rescue board authorized spending $10,000 for a new roof and other repairs at the Firefighters’ Association Building.

Vashon dominates 3A Bainbridge Spartans, 28-7

  • Sep 15, 2009 at 1:16PM

There were some on Bainbridge Island who believed the Spartans had too much strength on both sides of the ball for the Vashon Pirates to be much of a threat.

Cross-country wins at home

  • Sep 15, 2009 at 1:14PM

On Thursday, Sept. 10, the Pirates hosted the first cross-country meet of the season — the inaugural race on a new course around the high school campus.

Soccer opens season at Port Townsend

  • Sep 15, 2009 at 1:12PM

Opening day of the Pirate girls’ soccer season could almost have been a metaphor of life on Vashon Island.

Olympic swimmers visit Vashon

  • Sep 15, 2009 at 1:06PM

Josh Davis, a veteran of the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games, and Kim Vandenburg, veteran of the 2008 Olympics, came to Vashon on a near perfect, summer Sunday in August to teach, motivate and inspire young swimmers.

Artists create for 'All that Jazz'

  • Sep 15, 2009 at 1:01PM

Oil painter Mary Rothermel is not only an artist, she’s also an avid rower and environmentalist whose piece for VAA’s auction represents a confluence of those three passions.

A well-known comic comes to the Island

  • Sep 15, 2009 at 12:57PM

A big name in comedy is coming to Vashon Theatre this week, to perform in a live show that will also feature a classic car show and lively music by a local band.

Arts briefs: Sept. 16

  • Sep 15, 2009 at 12:54PM

Photo | Spartans face Pirates

  • Sep 11, 2009 at 10:23PM

Transportation commission votes against summer surcharge after holding hearing on Vashon

  • Sep 8, 2009 at 11:00AM updated Sep 9, 2009 at 10:36AM

The state Transportation Board — after a spate of public hearings where people complained about its proposal to raise ferry fares during the height of summer — decided not to impose a new "super summer surcharge" at its meeting Tuesday.

Tahlequah ferry service won’t be reduced

  • Sep 8, 2009 at 11:40AM

The Tahlequah ferry route will not lose its 10 p.m. sailing, thanks to an 11th-hour agreement forged between state and union officials last week.

Backbone Campaign strives to find greater financial health

  • Sep 9, 2009 at 7:00AM

The Backbone Campaign, a homegrown entity with a national following and a flair for spectacle, is facing one of its most serious financial hurdles since it was founded in 2003.

School board readies measure for voter input

  • Sep 9, 2009 at 7:00AM

Vashon school district officials plan to ask for community input on a proposed bond measure that would likely weigh in at around $50 million — $25 million less than the proposal that failed at the ballot box earlier this year.

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