Anneli Fogt

Effects of state capital budget impasse, Hirst decision felt locally

Funding for at least three island projects is tied up in the state capital budget legislators failed to pass last summer due to disagreements over… Continue reading

Rainbow Bingo brings new life to classic activity

Rainbow Bingo brings new life to classic activity

Vashon’s senior center has joined a growing number of centers in the area making Jello shots and drag queens synonymous with bingo. Representing a drastic… Continue reading

Rainbow Bingo brings new life to classic activity
Diane Emerson (Courtesy Photo)

Island gardener will discuss pets, pesticides in talk next week

The ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center handled 180,639 cases in 2016 and nearly 10 percent were identified as being caused by toxins in garden products,… Continue reading

Diane Emerson (Courtesy Photo)

King County bringing larger Veterans Human Services levy to voters

In addition to choosing members to serve on four of Vashon’s public boards, islanders this general election will also be tasked with deciding whether to… Continue reading

After nearly 40 years, islander puts framing business on the market

After nearly 40 years, islander puts framing business on the market

Thousands of works of art on display in Vashon homes have been meticulously framed by Donna Kellum. At Frame of Mind, her business that has… Continue reading

After nearly 40 years, islander puts framing business on the market

Series of three fall wind, rain storms expected in area this week

The National Weather Service is predicting wind gusts up to 40 mph and the potential for power outages today, Wednesday, and into Thursday as the… Continue reading

Boys’ tennis team ends regular season second in league

The season is starting to wind down for the Vashon High School boys’ tennis team and it is beginning to prepare for post-season play. October… Continue reading

Election: School, park board candidates address bullying, finances at forum

The seven islanders running to fill the two open seats on each the park and school district boards discussed park district finances and properties, as… Continue reading

Brewer, farmer grow barley on Vashon

Brewer, farmer grow barley on Vashon

Weeks after announcing plans to open a pub in the spring, island beer brewer Cliff Goodman has harvested his first crop of island-grown barley. Goodman,… Continue reading

Brewer, farmer grow barley on Vashon

Granny’s grant program awards $93,000 to island health-based organizations

Six nonprofits that focus on the health and well-being of islanders started October with a funding boost as Granny’s Attic distributed funds from its fall… Continue reading

Election: Public forums coming up for park, school, fire candidates

Seats on Vashon’s three major taxing district boards — school, park and fire — are up for election, and candidates running to fill those seats… Continue reading

Apples, cider and pumpkins: Celebrate fall at Ciderfest

Apples, cider and pumpkins: Celebrate fall at Ciderfest

Over the past week, Vashon Island Fruit Club members and volunteers have gathered nearly 5,000 pounds of apples in preparation for Ciderfest — Vashon’s annual… Continue reading

Apples, cider and pumpkins: Celebrate fall at Ciderfest
Longtime owners sell Vashon Pharmacy

Longtime owners sell Vashon Pharmacy

Twenty-five years after islanders Dave Willingham and Tom Langland — still known simply as “the boys” to many — bought the Vashon Pharmacy from Willingham’s… Continue reading

Longtime owners sell Vashon Pharmacy

Deer hunt decision expected this week

Roughly 50 islanders have submitted comments regarding the island’s annual limited deer hunt and King County officials are planning to make a decision about whether… Continue reading

Resettlement Committee brings two more Syrian refugee families to island

Resettlement Committee brings two more Syrian refugee families to island

After months of fundraising and networking with the local Muslim community, the Vashon Resettlement Committee has brought one man and three families who have fled… Continue reading

Resettlement Committee brings two more Syrian refugee families to island
Islander Trish Howard wears a Backbone Campaign backpack featuring a wind turbine during the PSE Regional Day of Action demonstration on Vashon. (Anneli Fogt/Staff Photo)

Islanders join regional effort to oppose PSE natural gas plant

One dozen islanders on Thursday converged on Puget Sound Energy’s Vashon Island customer service office to deliver a letter demanding the company do more to… Continue reading

Islander Trish Howard wears a Backbone Campaign backpack featuring a wind turbine during the PSE Regional Day of Action demonstration on Vashon. (Anneli Fogt/Staff Photo)

From service to statistics, public lambastes Ferries

During a public meeting last week at Vashon High School, Washington State Ferries officials continued to say the new loading procedures at Fauntleroy “made it… Continue reading

Claudia Bibbins Brougham

Claudia Bibbins Brougham was born in Burton, Vashon Island, Washington, on October 18, 1938, a third generation pioneer Islander. All of her pre-college education, grades… Continue reading

EDITORIAL: Even with forest closure, deer hunt is equitable

Last Tuesday, a small group of islanders gathered in McMurray Middle School’s multi-purpose room with officials from the state and county to comment on the… Continue reading

VISD begins incentive program for special-ed teachers amid shortage

Given a state-wide shortage of special-education teachers, the Vashon school district and teachers’ union have authorized an incentive program, in which the district can offer… Continue reading