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Park District could buy kayak company

By AMELIA HEAGERTYStaff WriterThe Vashon Park District may spend nearly $19,000 to buy out the Vashon Island Kayak Company, the summertime kayak rental concession housed… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

When the pond freezes, skaters take to the ice

Some children wait for the snow to fall each winter. Gary and Linda Peterson, the parents of three grown children, wait for Fisher Pond to… Continue reading

Teachers union calls for new superintendent by summer

Vashon Education Association (VEA), the school district teachers’ union, has asked the school board to hire a new superintendent to begin in August.The request came… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Could ferry riders lose frequent-user discounts?

Ferry-service advocates throughout the region have sounded an alarm over the past several days, raising concern that Washington State Ferries could eventually drop its frequent-user… Continue reading

Three-boat schedule back in effect

The Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route and the Seattle/Bremerton route returned to normal service on Tuesday morning, two weeks earlier than expected, Washington State Ferries (WSF) officials announced… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Happening

Caucuses on SaturdayBoth the Democratic and Republican party caucuses will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, gatherings that are considered crucial for… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008
Ken DeFrang

Mukai Farm: A beloved place with an uncertain future

For years, Mary Matthews, a committed preservationist, worked diligently to protect the Mukai Farm and Garden, a modest homestead with a history that reads like… Continue reading

Ken DeFrang

An outdoor playground for boarders, bikers and golfers could rise from the ashes

By AMELIA HEAGERTYStaff WriterAn outdoor skate park, a climbing pinnacle and barbecue pits are all proposed elements of the Burton Adventure Recreation Center, a park… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

School officials grapple with costs of makeover

An automobile metaphor was in the air at the most recent Vashon Island School District board meeting as school officials worked to make sense of… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Happening

Firefighters to climb for cureFirefighters from Vashon Island Fire & Rescue (VIFR) will take part in the Scott Firefighter Stairclimb at the 76-story Columbia Tower… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

School board keeps Lindquist

Vashon Island School District’s board of directors last week unanimously agreed to extend acting superintendent Terry Lindquist’s contract another year, keeping the popular administrator at… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Islanders flock to caucuses, overwhelmingly endorse Obama

By LESLIE BROWN ANDSUSAN RIEMERStaff WritersIsland Democrats turned out in record numbers for precinct caucuses on Saturday, cramming into McMurray Middle School where they hoisted… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Harbor School students featured on kids’ TV show

By AMELIA HEAGERTYStaff WriterThree Vashon middle-schoolers made their debut on the small screen this month — on a television show that scouts the nation for… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

VHS b-ball teams have the right stuff

Year after year, they’re among the best.

  • Apr 26, 2008

VIFR stairclimb event battles diseases

Vashon Island Fire and Rescue (VIFR) acting chief Mike Kirk’s advice for anyone taking part in the annual Scott Firefighter Stairclimb at the 76-story Columbia… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Happening

Transportation group to meetThe transportation committee of Vashon-Maury Island Community Council will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in McMurray Middle School… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Army Corps sides with Glacier

But bill passes in the Senate that could put the ‘pause button’ on the project.

Kayaking enthusiast donates funds to park district

Islander donates $20,000 to help in purchase of Vashon Kayak Company.

  • Apr 26, 2008

Adolescent stress the focus of talk at Vashon High School

To help Island families navigate the roller coaster years of adolescence, the director of the Youth Suicide Prevention Program of Washington State will offer a… Continue reading

Mardi Ljubich and Nadia D’Aoust stand in the kitchen of Sound Food

Sound Food’s sale marks the end of an era

By AMELIA HEAGERTYStaff WriterBack when The Hardware Store Restaurant really was a hardware store, Sound Food Restaurant flourished a mile and a half south of… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008
Mardi Ljubich and Nadia D’Aoust stand in the kitchen of Sound Food