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Labor dispute could leave students at the curb

  • 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.

Company agrees to continue negotiating with Vashon school bus drivers

  • 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.

Police return items taken in burglaries

  • 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.

Support workers when grocery shopping

  • 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

Franciscans open to feedback on local level

  • 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.”)

Vacation takes a turn for the worse at the airport

  • 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)

Local farmers support a variety of options

  • 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

School bus drivers' wage concerns seem valid | Editorial

  • 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.

Experienced teacher fills vice principal role at the elementary school

  • 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.

Park district owes thousands in back taxes after state audit

  • 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.

Flash opera takes over the market

  • 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.

New spot pays tribute to a Vashon family and an island oddity

  • 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.

Reggae master returns to Vashon for a show

  • 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.

Fall into a fresh season of art

  • 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

Organizers hope to draw hundreds to Vashon's second 'Road Show'

  • 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.

Contract will raise district teacher salaries

  • 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

School district must be careful with its budget | Editorial

  • 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.

Write letters to avert violence

  • 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.

Franciscans will serve this community well

  • 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.)

Guatemala's culture still thrives

  • 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.

Cyclists to test their mettle on one tough ride

  • 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.

Field guide appeals to nature enthusiasts

  • 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.

A Brazilian music concert at Open Space is a family affair

  • 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.

Young pirate team wins season opener against Orcas Island

  • 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.

Vashon Opera takes wing with ‘Die Fledermaus’

  • 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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