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- 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.
- 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.
- 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.”
- Dec 16, 2008 at 3:21PM
- Dec 16, 2008 at 3:17PM
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- 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.
- 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.
- Dec 16, 2008 at 2:37PM
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Dec 16, 2008 at 2:24PM
Lack of experience didn’t prevent a very promising freshman Max Croonquist and sophomore Keegan Shrum from pinning their opponents on Friday at home.
- Dec 9, 2008 at 6:00PM updated Dec 12, 2008 at 2:21PM
After one of the longest environmental battles in Vashon’s history, Glacier Northwest on Friday began laying containment booms in the waters surrounding its aging dock — the first step in its long-sought effort to construct a controversial pier off the eastern rim of Maury Island.
- Dec 11, 2008 at 5:18PM
A draft audit of Vashon Island Fire & Rescue found the agency had "lax or non-existent 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."
- Dec 11, 2008 at 1:00PM updated at 5:19PM
The Vashon Island school board will meet tomorrow to make a final decision on the bond it will put before Island voters next February or March.
- Dec 9, 2008 at 6:00PM updated Dec 11, 2008 at 4:16PM
More than 50 people turned out for a demonstration at Glacier Northwest’s construction site on Maury Island early Monday morning, chanting and waving handmade placards to voice opposition to an industrial-sized pier and the mammoth mine it would facilitate.
- Dec 9, 2008 at 6:00PM updated Dec 11, 2008 at 12:50PM
Islander Mel Michaels is opening Stranger Than Fiction on Friday, where he will sell quality new and used books, including a large poetry section, literary magazines, rare books and books for young kids and teens — replete, he said, with the best graphic novels out there.
- Dec 9, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Dec 10, 2008 at 9:44AM
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