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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

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Corps extends Glacier commentThe comment period on the draft Environmental Assessment for Glacier Northwest’s proposed mine on Maury Island has been extended one week to… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Maury Park pier to be removed

King County plans to remove an aging pier at the Maury Island Regional Park, a decision that has angered divers who consider it a prime… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Native woman who shaped Island history is remembered

Native American Lucy Gerand, a longtime Island resident who provided some of the earliest known stories about life on Vashon, finally received a headstone on… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Tahlequah ferry out for days, frustrating Islanders and forcing some to be creative

Ferry service from the south end of Vashon was to be suspended for three days, from Monday until today, the first weekday suspension for the… Continue reading

Steneker exonerated from medical board charges

The state board that oversees medical practitioners dismissed all of the charges it leveled against Dr. Sjardo Steneker a little more than a year ago… Continue reading

Teens use more drugs, alcohol, survey says

A survey of hundreds of Island students shows that many of them consider alcohol and marijuana relatively easy to obtain on Vashon and believe that… Continue reading

An obsession with Oz: Islander brings passion to Drama Dock

Islander Robin Hess, 80, guesses his interest in “The Wizard of Oz” began when he was 8 years old and first read the book.Today, an… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

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Anniversary of invasion of IraqMarch 19 marks the fifth anniversary of the United States’ entering Iraq. Islanders will be commemorating the date in different ways,… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

PTSA queries parents, teachers on school break schedule

Parents of Vashon Island School District students and district staff can let the district know what they think of the sometimes controversial school vacation schedule.The… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Vashon Island School Board meets tonight

The Vashon Island School District's board of directors meets at 7 p.m. tonight, Thursday, March 6, at Courthouse Square, located at 19021 Vashon Highway S.W.Future… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Oscar night at Vashon Theatre: It was a night of stars, glamorous costumes and the paparazzi

By AMELIA HEAGERTYStaff WriterSome said Vashon’s 10th annual Oscar gala Feb. 24 at the Vashon Theatre was the most glamorous to date, and the blowout… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Search is on for new fire chief

Vashon Island Fire & Rescue (VIFR) could have a new chief by the end of May if headhunter Greg Prothman’s forecast is met.And that new… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Indian cuisine will soon add spice to Vashon life

When Ramesh Kumar opens the All India Café next month in the former home of Ferrara Ristorante, he intends for the environment to be beautiful… Continue reading

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Transportation officials to visitPaula Hammond, head of the state Department of Trans-portation, and David Moseley, the newly hired director of Washington State Ferries, will speak… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Anti-Glacier bills appear doomed

But foes say Glacier may have to truck contaminated soil off-Island.

Ferry system tests biodiesel in three ferries

Biodiesel testing on the 124-car ferry Issaquah, which runs on the Vashon-Southworth-Fauntleroy route, began on Monday, March 10, as Washington State Department of Transportation Ferries… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Hiway Haiku returns

Islanders Kaj Wyn Berry and Hita von Mende are celebrating the return of Hiway Haiku poems to the roadside leading to the north end ferry… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Sawbones Worldwide: 30 years on the island and still going strong

Foss Miller was fresh from graduate school in 1972 and looking for work as a mechanical engineer in Seattle — a city hit hard by… Continue reading