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Sound Food sues ferry system over lost contract

  • Jan 14, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 6:10PM

The owners of Sound Food have filed a lawsuit against the state seeking more than $500,000 for losses they say resulted from the state’s decision to discontinue their galley service on the state ferry system in 2006.

Hundreds turn out to object to ferry service cuts

  • Jan 14, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 6:10PM

More than 500 people crammed into McMurray Middle School’s multipurpose room — while 300 to 400 were turned away — in what state officials said was the largest public hearing they’ve seen since they began asking ferry-served communities what they think about Washington State Ferries’ draft long-range plan.

Glacier halts work after weeks of political skirmishes

  • Jan 13, 2009 at 1:00PM updated Jan 14, 2009 at 11:50AM

Glacier Northwest is scheduled to halt work today on its 305-foot barge-loading pier after the state denied its request to continue the construction project beyond the closing of the so-called fish window designed to project spawning herring.

Girls basketball team takes off after years of hard work

  • Jan 14, 2009 at 7:00AM

The Pirates made it to the state playoffs last year and in 2006, and with a seasoned and powerful team, coaches, athletes and parents are confident they’ll do it again this year. A game on Friday against Lynden Christian, number two statewide, is sure to test their mettle.

Serving one’s community benefits the individual and the whole

  • Jan 14, 2009 at 7:00AM

There’s an old maxim that if you want something done, ask a busy person to do it.

Ferry meeting was a success, but our efforts must continue

  • Jan 14, 2009 at 7:00AM

During and after the hearing, a number of you asked what the hearing accomplished or would accomplish. To be perfectly honest, we don’t know. Hopefully, WSF will modify its plans somewhat to reflect our concerns. However, what WSF can do is limited by funding considerations, and those are the purview of the governor and the Legislature.

Editorial: A reprieve on the Sound

  • Jan 14, 2009 at 7:00AM

After a month of protests, political skirmishes and wild weather, Glacier Northwest is stopping work on its controversial barge-loading pier off of Maury Island.

What's the hurry to move the library?

  • Jan 13, 2009 at 1:28PM

Someone needs to explain to me the pressing need for a different library on Vashon.

Parents can influence school calendar

  • Jan 13, 2009 at 1:28PM

Do you wish the school year ended earlier? Do you want to eliminate the midwinter break in February? Do you prefer early dismissal or late arrival?

Letter to the Editor: Glacier — let's draw a line in the sand

  • Jan 14, 2009 at 7:00AM

The process was a sham. But let us, for the sake of argument, assume that the process was as rigorous and honest as current laws require. Current laws, even if obeyed, are not enough. We need to change our ways.

Letter to the Editor: Constantine's role in library issue appreciated

  • Jan 14, 2009 at 7:00AM

Many Islanders contacted Dow Constantine, our King County Council representative, to express concern that the library was about to be moved out of the town core.

Letter to the Editor: Islanders should be more involved with the library decision

  • Jan 14, 2009 at 7:00AM

One of the most important things we heard from people 15 years ago was that they wanted economic development and commercial land uses to be concentrated in town and not spread out as one long highway strip between Ober Park and Center (where Sound Food is located).

Wrestlers place fourth of 19 teams in Everett

  • Jan 13, 2009 at 1:08PM

Nineteen high school wrestling teams sloshed and floated their way to the Everett High School gymnasium on Saturday, Jan. 10, where they slipped out of their survival suits to don their singlets and participate in the Everett Classic Wrestling Tournament, held for varsity and junior varsity teams.

Boys trounce Seattle Christian

  • Jan 13, 2009 at 1:07PM

The battle was won before the game was over against the Warriors on Friday, Jan. 9. Pirate fans, including Stanford basketball coach Rodney Tention, filled the Seattle Christian gym, dulling the team’s home advantage.

Pirates take a bite out of third-ranked Cougars

  • Jan 13, 2009 at 1:05PM

The sweet taste of winning is fast becoming a staple of Pirates basketball. On Jan. 11, they savored the taste of the Cascade Christian Cougars.

Islanders rally around Maury plant nursery

  • Jan 13, 2009 at 12:42PM

On Friday morning, a dozen Islanders gathered at Colvos Creek Nursery on Point Robinson Road. Friends, neighbors, strangers, gardeners, customers — they all came to the woodsy farm on a knoll to help nursery owner Mike Lee deconstruct his three greenhouses.

Club and organization news

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  • Jan 13, 2009 at 12:46PM

Islander helps snowbound residents during storm

  • Jan 13, 2009 at 12:41PM

While Islanders are known for lending a hand to their neighbors in times of trouble, several people on Vashon say one Islander — Barrett Fox — stood head and shoulders above everyone else for the efforts he took to help people during the recent snows.

Stimulus package cabaret

  • Jan 14, 2009 at 6:00AM

Vashon’s performance art troupe, UMO Ensemble, is gearing up to present its third annual cabaret on the Island.

Local actors visit ‘On Golden Pond’

  • Jan 13, 2009 at 12:30PM

“On Golden Pond,” a play that won Oscars for Henry Fonda and Katherine Hepburn in its 1981 screen adaptation, will open on the Blue Heron stage this month with an all-star Island cast. The play is a co-production of Drama Dock and Vashon Allied Arts.

Set sail for two nights of music by local bands

  • Jan 13, 2009 at 12:29PM

Red Bicycle Bistro and Sushi will serve up some homegrown music this weekend, with free shows planned on Friday and Saturday featuring a roster of Island talent.

Arts briefs: Jan. 14

  • Jan 13, 2009 at 12:28PM

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