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Sausage making a longstanding tradition

  • Dec 22, 2008 at 6:21PM

“When and who would like to make Swedish Potato Sausage?” my dad asks.

Letters to the Editor: Dec. 24

  • Dec 24, 2008 at 7:00AM

School remodel is overdue and critical for success

  • Dec 22, 2008 at 6:18PM

We commend the Vashon school board for its decision to place a complete bond proposal before voters rather than a piecemeal version, or no version at all. Teachers at Vashon High School (VHS) overwhelmingly favor the construction of a new building. We are heartened by the school board’s commitment to modernizing our schools, especially since VHS has been sub-standard for years.

Heavy snowfall disables Island, no school Friday

  • Dec 18, 2008 at 5:00PM updated Dec 19, 2008 at 1:21PM

The snow is falling fast on Vashon, and shows no signs of letting up. Roads are slick and drivers are staying off the roads whenever possible.

John Browne concert tonight cancelled

  • Dec 19, 2008 at 1:16PM

State judge denies request for temporary injunction at Glacier site

  • Dec 16, 2008 at 3:09PM

King County Superior Court Judge Palmer Robinson on Thursday denied Preserve Our Islands’ request for an injunction to halt Glacier Northwest’s work on its barge-loading pier off the shores of Maury Island.

Library system takes next step in K2 purchase

  • Dec 16, 2008 at 3:08PM

The King County Library System hopes to sign a purchase-and-sale agreement this week to buy the former machine shop at the K2 site, the next step in its long-range plans to develop a new library a mile south of town.

$75.5 million measure headed to voters

  • Dec 16, 2008 at 3:00PM

The future of Vashon High School — from the condition of its classrooms to the quality of its athletic facilities — will soon be in the hands of Vashon voters.

Audit raises questions about VIFR’s finances

  • Dec 16, 2008 at 3:02PM

A draft audit of Vashon Island Fire & Rescue (VIFR) found the agency had “lax or nonexistent controls in all areas” of its operations and that as a result it placed “public resources at a high risk of loss, misuse or misappropriation.”

Club and organization news

  • Dec 16, 2008 at 3:21PM

Classes

  • Dec 16, 2008 at 3:17PM

Calendar

  • Dec 16, 2008 at 3:16PM

Vashon merchants association works to improve retail climate

  • Dec 16, 2008 at 3:06PM

Banded together as the Vashon Merchants’ Association, more than two dozen Island retailers have been working this year to strengthen Vashon’s retail sector. They’ve done such things as create a walking map of Vashon town and implement a program where their stores stay open until 7 p.m. on Thursdays.

Island merchants hope to buck the trends

  • Dec 16, 2008 at 11:00PM

If Islanders keep their dollars on Vashon — as many retailers believe they will — Island businesses may go against the National Retail Federation’s projection that this will be the worst holiday season in six years. Many Islanders appreciate the personal and friendly nature of Vashon shops, where they are often known by name, and gift-wrapping never costs extra.

Arts briefs: Dec. 17

  • Dec 16, 2008 at 2:37PM

A duo, a groove band and more at the Bike

  • Dec 16, 2008 at 2:38PM

A music-packed weekend at Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi will kick off at 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, with 2ME, a band comprised of Sacramento guitarist Christopher Twomey and percussionist Reid Foster. The pair bills themselves as “duo by default,” and invites strangers to sit in with them on stages across America.

Capturing Vashon's wild beauty

  • Dec 16, 2008 at 2:50PM

Back Bay Inn and its new Quartermaster Pub will be the scene of a sweeping exhibition of photographs shot at Wolftown, Vashon’s nonprofit sanctuary and rehabilitation facility for rescued wolves, horses, birds of prey and other wild creatures.

Letters to the Editor: Dec. 17

  • Dec 16, 2008 at 2:49PM

I couldn’t agree more with Dan Asher’s impeccable logic in his letter in the Dec. 3 issue regarding his “no” vote on the urgent status of Tom Bangasser’s motion to the Vashon Maury Island Community Council (VMICC).

Editorial: Library games

  • Dec 16, 2008 at 2:47PM

Three months ago, the Vashon Park District board wrote a letter to the King County Library System board making one significant piece of information clear: The park district remains willing to work with the library system to find a way to keep the Vashon branch at Ober Park.

When creeks teemed with salmon — and the Sound with killer whales

  • Dec 16, 2008 at 2:46PM

A creek ran through my grandmother’s front yard, and in the fall it was jam-packed full of salmon, swimming hard against the current. They seemed pretty big to me, all battered and ragged with their hooked noses. There were plenty of dead ones floating backwards, sort of ghostly white, eyes staring at nothing. We were sternly warned to stay out of the rose garden that edged the creek while we were busy staring at the salmon.

Islands like ours: Ferries help to maintain our unique Island life

  • Dec 16, 2008 at 2:45PM

Mainland cities grow from the inside out, but small islands are populated from the outside in. The first human inhabitants arrive by water and settle on the shoreline to hunt and fish. Vashon began with native peoples earning their living on our cobbled beaches with only occasional forays into the interior for wood and meat.

Hear the Raptors roar

  • Dec 16, 2008 at 2:28PM

The Raptors played the undefeated Gig Harbor Rovers for the championship, and though they played very well, they lost 1-0.

Girls basketball team beats Cruisers in overtime

  • Dec 16, 2008 at 2:27PM

For the first time in many years — perhaps 20 — the girls Pirate basketball team defeated longtime rivals Eatonville Cruisers 59-57 in overtime.

Boys blaze at Hoop Challenge

  • Dec 16, 2008 at 2:25PM

The Pirate boys’ basketball team demonstrated their size and quickness against two tough non-league opponents last week. Saturday, they brought down the Jackson Timberwolves, 64-55, at the Les Schwab Hoop Challenge at Bellevue Community College.

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