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- Aug 28, 2013 at 8:00AM
A dispute over wages for Vashon’s school bus drivers could lead to a strike if the group is unable come to an agreement with First Student, the company that provides Vashon’s bus service.
- Aug 31, 2013 at 5:44PM
A dispute over wages for Vashon’s school bus drivers will not lead to a strike any time soon, said Jason Powell, the business agent for the drivers' union. Powell said First Student, the company that provides Vashon's school bus service, agreed to continue negotiating with the Teamsters Local Union No. 763 after the bus drivers handed out pamplets last week in Vashon town reading “Labor dispute could impact student transportation.” The groups are scheduled to continue negotiations in late September.
- Sep 3, 2013 at 2:14PM
After a string of residential burglaries on Vashon, about 10 islanders reclaimed their stolen items at a recent open house run by the King County Sheriff’s Office.
- Sep 3, 2013 at 6:00PM
Recently I learned of the plight of the farmworkers in Burlington, Wash., who pick the berries for Sakuma Brothers Berry Farms, also supplier for Driscoll Berries. These berries are sold at Thriftway on Vasho
- Sep 3, 2013 at 7:00PM
Since I was at the Franciscan Patient Family Advisory Council (PFAC) meeting, I would like to augment some of the very cogent comments made by Kate Hunter in her editorial in the last issue (“Franciscans are off on the wrong foot on Vashon.”)
- Sep 4, 2013 at 10:47AM
The brisk days of fall are upon us, signaling the end of summer, and with it the end of joyful vacation moments, including things like trying to get from the airline check-in counter to your actual boarding gate. Those of you who fly often may have grown immune to this type of frustration and can skip ahead to the next article about the bickering at the last meeting of the (pick one: fire department, school district, park district)
- Sep 4, 2013 at 10:45AM
I have wanted to write an editorial about the Vashon Farmers Market for a long time. With the latest flurry of letters, the time is now. Many people feel allegiance to us at the Farmers Market, or to Bernie at East West Produce, as two recent letters reflect, and I would like to challenge that tendency
- Sep 4, 2013 at 10:41AM
When we heard last week that school bus drivers were handing out fliers outside Thriftway, we thought at first that they must have been holding some sort of fundraiser. We were surprised to learn that this normally quiet group of islanders was upset over its contract negotiations.
- Sep 4, 2013 at 10:34AM
Chautauqua Elementary School’s new vice principal, with 23 years of experience in the education field and multiple credentials, says she is pleased to be on Vashon and is looking forward to the school year.
- Sep 4, 2013 at 10:07AM
The Vashon Park District, faced with financial difficulties and accusations of mismanagement in recent years, must now pay nearly $25,000 to the state in unpaid sales tax and interest.
- Sep 4, 2013 at 10:31AM
Island agriculture and arts culture collided last Saturday, when a bustling morning scene at the Farmers Market was suddenly interrupted by the strains of a German operetta. The opera flash mob was orchestrated by Vashon Opera, which is gearing up to kick off its fifth season with a production of Johann Strauss’ “Die Fledermaus” on Sept. 20 and 22 at the Vashon High School theater.
- Sep 4, 2013 at 10:25AM
When a couple from Indiana recently saw Vashon’s bike in the tree featured on a television program, the pair — travelers and history buffs with a special affinity for the 1950s — decided they’d see it next time they were in Seattle.
- Sep 4, 2013 at 10:56AM
A crowd-pleasing band will return to Vashon at 9 p.m. Friday, when Clinton Fearon & The Boogie Brown Band plays a show at Red Bicycle Bistro.
- Sep 5, 2013 at 8:00AM updated Sep 6, 2013 at 4:28PM
The Gallery Cruise will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at art spots all over town
- Sep 5, 2013 at 8:36AM
This weekend islanders will once again have the chance to find out how much their antiques and valuables are worth, and support Vashon’s heritage museum at the same time, at Vashon’s Own Road Show - Treasures in Your Attic, a fundraiser for the Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Association.
- Sep 10, 2013 at 12:21PM
The Vashon Island School Board is expected to approve the teachers’ contract tomorrow evening, providing the island’s public school teachers with an 8 percent raise over three years that administrators say will help Vashon remain competitive with nearby districts
- Sep 10, 2013 at 12:24PM
It’s right that the Vashon Island School District pay its teachers more. Public education is the bedrock of a democracy, and the quality of our teachers matters enormously. Higher salaries, as union activist and Vashon High School teacher Martha Woodard notes, will help retain quality teachers on an island where the cost of living is high.
- Sep 10, 2013 at 12:00PM updated Sep 13, 2013 at 10:03AM
Fellow Vashonians, please write your congressional representatives and tell them not to bomb Syria.
- Sep 10, 2013 at 4:00PM
Kate Hunter is ignoring the fact that the Franciscans rescued our island’s medical clinic. (“Franciscans are off on the wrong foot on Vashon,” Aug 28.)
- Sep 10, 2013 at 5:00PM
Eighty-five thousand years ago the spectacular twin Los Chocoyos volcanos in Guatemala erupted in a seismic event that spread ash as far south as Panama and formed the volcanic crater that today holds Lago Atitlán.
- Sep 12, 2013 at 4:04PM
On Vashon this weekend nearly 200 bicyclists will take part in what some cyclists say is the toughest ride in Puget Sound.
- Sep 12, 2013 at 4:00PM updated Sep 13, 2013 at 11:41AM
The goal of the Vashon Nature Center (VNC), founded in 2011, is to connect islanders and visitors to Vashon with the natural world around them. Now, thanks to one islander’s suggestion and another’s generosity, the organization has published a pocket field guide that will help make this goal a reality.
- Sep 12, 2013 at 4:53PM
The Open Space for Arts & Community will host a night of Brazilian music quartets at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13.
- Sep 12, 2013 at 4:35PM
Last Saturday the sun was shining, the Cook Shack was grilling and the fans were filling the stadium after a cheerleader parade through town. Fans couldn’t ask for a better day for Pirate football.
- Sep 12, 2013 at 4:43PM
Two star-studded performances of Johann Strauss’ “Die Fledermaus” — a work Vashon soprano Jennifer Krikawa calls an “exquisitely beautiful and bubbly spectacle” — are set to take place next weekend at the Vashon High School theater.
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