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Islanders get a peek at a new K2

With the words K2 Commons emblazoned on a wall behind them, Richard Sontgerath and Truman O’Brien Monday night officially unveiled their plans for the rebirth… Continue reading

Advocates win grant to help end homelessness on Vashon

In what will provide “a quantum leap” in the Island’s ability to address homelessness, Vashon Youth & Family Services has just received an $80,000 grant… Continue reading

Sudduth treks 2,175 miles

By ELIZABETH SHEPHERDRebecca Sudduth, a fourth-generation Islander, is no stranger to the kinds of adventures most people would rather read about. She endured a brutally hot… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Happening

Extra sailingsWashington State Ferries will add extra sailings on some routes just prior and after the holidays to help alleviate traffic.On the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth run on… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

School district will likely have to reduce teaching staff

Declining enrollment and budget woes may require fewer teachers per 1,000 students.

  • Apr 26, 2008

Dig owners Matlock and Johnson move indoors with new shop

When customers walk into the entryway of Dig Inside, the new store at Dig nursery, an oversized blackboard hints at what is inside and states… Continue reading

Going green: Athletic club follows a low-carbon diet

The Vashon Athletic Club, with its pool, hot tub, showers and bright lights, might not seem like a beacon of energy conservation, but since club… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

A community theater

In Our Opinion

Vashon Community Care Center resident Erna Mercer

A true Vashon Christmas tale

Ernestine Mercer, 95, was expecting to go home for Christmas, and her son Kevin and his wife Sue Griffith-Mercer expected her, too.And since Ernestine, who’s… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008
Vashon Community Care Center resident Erna Mercer

K2 plan draws fire

More than a month after Dick Sontgerath’s Heritage Group, Inc. got an agreement to purchase the K2 site, Islander Tom Bangasser, who described himself as… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Happening

District 19 meets thriceWater District 19 will hold three special meetings: the first at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4, the second at 11 a.m. Monday,… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Lost Boy comes to Vashon from Sudan

Jacob Acier was maybe 7 when he fled his small village in the high plains of southern Sudan and joined a stream of humanity attempting… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Water jet machine available at Vashon College

For years, John Olsen, an MIT-trained engineer with a doctorate in fluid mechanics, has wondered how Vashon artists might use the water-jet technology he first… Continue reading

Aging Coast Guard vessel is a derelict awaiting removal

It’s a ‘floating salvage yard,’ underscoring a problem plaguing the Sound.

He lived gently, fully and well

Remembering Augie at christmastime

  • Apr 26, 2008

Happening

Ferries running on new scheduleWashington State Ferries began the blue Winter 2008 ferry schedule on Sunday, Jan. 6. The schedule continues through March 29.The winter… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Advocates work to help people stay warm this winter

By AMELIA HEAGERTYStaff WriterAs fuel costs escalate this winter and the temperature outside dips, Island advocates are working with local agencies to ensure residents can… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008
Vashon Guitar Company’s Bob Krinsky

Making guitars, Vashon-style

By SUSAN RIEMERStaff WriterOne could say that Bob Krinksy’s life-long love for music began with a near-fatal bee sting at age 5.He was at his… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008
Vashon Guitar Company’s Bob Krinsky

VISD may buy part of Sheffield

By ERIC HORSTINGStaff WriterVashon Island School District (VISD) may move soon to save a significant amount on general fund costs — about $90,000 a year… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008
Richard Sontgerath

Bangasser questions K2

Others question the Vashon businessman’s motives.

  • Apr 26, 2008
Richard Sontgerath