Anneli Fogt

New food takeout business slated to open in town this summer

New food takeout business slated to open in town this summer

In a world that is requiring people to spend more time at the office, some islanders, especially those who commute or work long hours, are… Continue reading

New food takeout business slated to open in town this summer

Vashon Fresh launches this week

Islanders will be able to order local food online from vashonfresh.com starting tomorrow, Thursday, June 15. The online marketplace for local food will allow shoppers… Continue reading

Park, school boards still negotiating Commons

Despite being in conversation for months, members of Vashon’s park and school district boards are continuing to discuss the agreement governing public use of school… Continue reading

Summer Picnics in the Park program starts this month

Now in its fourth year, the Vashon food bank’s Picnics in the Park program will begin later this month, and organizers are focusing on attracting… Continue reading

Islanders recreating historic Ellisport Chautauqua this summer

Islanders recreating historic Ellisport Chautauqua this summer

More than 100 years ago, Puget Sound residents converged regularly at Ellisport for Chautauqua assemblies — guests would hear from authors, musicians and intellectuals and… Continue reading

Islanders recreating historic Ellisport Chautauqua this summer
Manatee Commune at Vashon High School for a surprise concert Friday morning. (Anneli Fogt/Staff Photo)

PHOTOS: VHS students surprised with concert Friday morning

Vashon High School students on Friday morning were surprised with a concert from up-and-coming dance/electronic artist Manatee Commune. The 24-year-old Washington native recently performed at… Continue reading

Manatee Commune at Vashon High School for a surprise concert Friday morning. (Anneli Fogt/Staff Photo)
Local man will speak about making a difference

Local man will speak about making a difference

* This story is part of an occasional series following islanders who are living and doing interesting work elsewhere in the world. For Jim Myers… Continue reading

Local man will speak about making a difference
Juanita “Winnie” McGilton (Courtesy Photo)

McMurray gets first assistant principal

McMurray Middle School has never had an assistant principal, until now. Earlier this month, the Vashon Island School District board approved the hiring of Juanita… Continue reading

Juanita “Winnie” McGilton (Courtesy Photo)

Nearly 60 participate in Swim Defiance

A total of 57 swimmers from as far away as Colorado swam between Tahlequah and Owen Beach at Point Defiance Saturday morning for the annual… Continue reading

Eighth and final candidate declares run for unofficial mayor

Eighth and final candidate declares run for unofficial mayor

The eighth and final candidate in Vashon’s race for unofficial mayor is actually a group of swimmers rather than an individual. Captain Chlorine and the… Continue reading

Eighth and final candidate declares run for unofficial mayor
Island businesses merge, will offer therapeutic spa services and massage

Island businesses merge, will offer therapeutic spa services and massage

Four years ago, islander Deja Starr started her business, Vashon Bodywork, with the intent to offer therapeutic massage to those suffering from everything from chronic… Continue reading

Island businesses merge, will offer therapeutic spa services and massage
Candidates declare runs for local boards

Candidates declare runs for local boards

On Tuesday, Nov. 7, two seats on each of the island’s three major taxing district boards — school, park and fire — will be up… Continue reading

Candidates declare runs for local boards

Ferry fares set to rise for vehicles, passengers, starting this October

Ferry fares for vehicles and pedestrians are set to increase nearly 3 percent this fall. Last week, the state’s transportation commission and members of the… Continue reading

AmeriCorps team completes work at Camp Sealth

AmeriCorps team completes work at Camp Sealth

After six weeks of work, an 11-member team of AmeriCorps workers has finished preparing Camp Sealth for the summer camping season. Team Silver Three left… Continue reading

AmeriCorps team completes work at Camp Sealth

GiveBIG: Organizations benefit from fundraiser’s new approach

More than 30 island-based nonprofits raised $250,000 plus match funds during the Seattle Foundation’s annual GiveBIG fundraising campaign last Wednesday. The Vashon Island Public Schools… Continue reading

Islander will tell of experience, show photos of walking with nomads in Morocco

Islander will tell of experience, show photos of walking with nomads in Morocco

An island woman who spent one week hiking with nomads through the foothills of the Atlas Mountains will talk about her experience and the importance… Continue reading

Islander will tell of experience, show photos of walking with nomads in Morocco

Park board votes to cover Vashon Pool

Vashon Park District commissioners voted last Tuesday to cover the Vashon Pool with a temporary bubble and make it available for year-round use starting this… Continue reading

Golf course starts new, natural grass maintenance program

Golf course starts new, natural grass maintenance program

Drivers travelling along 75th Avenue near the Vashon Golf & Swim Club Monday morning were in for a surprise as, around 11 a.m., 19 sheep… Continue reading

Golf course starts new, natural grass maintenance program

Former islander, baby killed in Whatcom County car crash

A 25-year-old man who grew up on Vashon and his 4-month-old baby were killed in a car crash in Whatcom County on Sunday. According to… Continue reading

Lightning destroys tree, kills electronics at Dockton home

Lightning destroys tree, kills electronics at Dockton home

Last Thursday’s thunderstorm made headlines as the National Weather Service reported more than 2,500 lightning strikes in the Seattle area. On Vashon, the storm rolled… Continue reading

Lightning destroys tree, kills electronics at Dockton home