Anneli Fogt

County donates vans to island nonprofits

Two Vashon organizations received vans this month thanks to the King County Council and Council Chair Joe McDermott, who orchestrated the donation of retired Metro… Continue reading


County executive announces ban on non-native salmon pens

King County Executive Dow Constantine on Monday called for a six-month moratorium on new Atlantic fish farming facilities along unincorporated King County shoreline. While there… Continue reading


Utility bills set to increase under measure approved by County Council

Vashon’s Sewer District, members of Washington Association of Water & Sewer Districts challenging law.


Finding fulfillment in a life spent reading

As a Boeing engineer during the Cold War-era space race, islander Tom Herring went on many business trips. Before the days of wi-fi and in-flight… Continue reading

Event will explore, link Western science and indigenous spirituality

The Grand Convergence: The New Science of the Body-Mind-Spirit Trinity, is a fundraiser

Ferries responds to Triangle route concerns

The Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth Route Frequently Asked Questions document is seven pages long

After five years of locally-made spirits, Vashon’s only distillery will move off-island

Seattle Distilling moves its operations off-island and a new brewery gets set to move into the space

Vashon Fresh program ruled viable, VIGA plans for next year

An online marketplace that enabled islanders to buy local, sustainably grown food this summer proved

Nearly 700 lose power after car hits pole

Roughly 680 households at Vashon’s north end were without power Saturday night and into Sunday morning after a car crashed into a power pole in… Continue reading

‘It has not been sacrifice’: School board member steps down after 12 years

Bob Hennessey believes in government. He has worked in it his whole life, first as a press secretary on Capitol Hill fresh out of college,… Continue reading

After Monday windstorm, hundreds still without power Tuesday

Roughly 450 of the island’s Puget Sound Energy customers were without power at 8 a.m. Tuesday after the first major windstorm of the season blew… Continue reading

At Shoulder to Shoulder, farming goes beyond food

Between Vashon Cohousing and the Roseballen community just to its south, a small farm run by “a motley crew of local women, men, and the… Continue reading

LETTER: Refugees offer opportunities to teach love, kindness

In response to the letter in last week’s paper, “No more refugees should come to Vashon,” each of us should take a hard look at… Continue reading

Fall sports recap

Football After a rough start to the season that saw the Pirates fall in lopsided loss after lopsided loss for the first six games, the… Continue reading

Vashon Ace Hardware celebrating 40th anniversary

This fall marks 40 years since islanders Al and Laura Snyder opened their hardware store in the Thriftway shopping center. The store carried the moniker… Continue reading

VHS actors perform on-island, will head to China

Four Vashon High School theater students will spend Thanksgiving in China performing at a youth theater festival, but first they need to raise the money… Continue reading

Despite boiler issues, Vashon Pool had successful summer

* 11/3/2017 This story has been updated to reflect sources of funding for the various pool improvements more accurately. A hot summer and anticipation over… Continue reading

Vashon Pool set to be covered next month

For weeks, the Vashon Pool has been empty — a plastered hole in the ground surrounded by and filled with bustling, neon-clothed construction workers. Since… Continue reading

Eagles present VISD with $7,700 check from annual festival for school music programs

Four members of the Vashon Eagles last Thursday presented a $7,755 check to the Vashon school board — proceeds from the third annual Chautauqua Music… Continue reading

Holly Daze Bazaar will benefit PTSA this year

An island tradition for nearly 30 years, Vashon’s once-a-year-for-a-day craft bazaar is being sponsored this year for the first time by Vashon’s PTSA. The Holly… Continue reading