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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

Effort launched to keep library at Ober Park

Commissioners for the Vashon Park District have decided to approach the King County Library System to see if they can convince the organization to keep… Continue reading

Backbone Campaign takes its show on the road

Moyer hopes to take his ‘Procession’ around the country.

  • Apr 26, 2008

Reduction in ferry service leaves commuters unhappy

With only three days’ notice, Washington State Ferries on Monday took one ferry out of circulation from the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth route, leaving Vashon ferry riders unhappy… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Happening

Community council meetingAfter an observance for Martin Luther King Jr., the Jan. 21 Vashon-Maury Island Community Council meeting will focus on land use issues. The… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Proposed trails would circle town, edge Shinglemill

Imagine a walking trail that would take you from downtown Vashon, through Island Center Forest, past Fisher Pond and back into town — a seven-mile… Continue reading

Happening

Play groups move to YMCAVashon Youth & Family Services (VYFS) has moved its baby and parent-child play groups into the former YMCA building just north… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Vandalism on buses triggers alarm

Almost half of Vashon Island School District’s 11 regularly used buses were vandalized sometime last Wednesday night.Windows were smashed in five of the buses, and… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008
Janet McAlpin and David Godsey

Two artists give Islanders a peek into a new community venue

Janet McAlpin and David Godsey had long dreamed of a space that could work for the circus arts — a large, wide-open room that could… Continue reading

Janet McAlpin and David Godsey

Island retailers report strong holiday season

A national slump didn’t seem to hit Vashon.

  • Apr 26, 2008

Community care center hosts open house

By SUSAN RIEMERStaff WriterVashon Community Care Center will open its doors for a community party on Friday to share new initiatives it is embarking on… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Happening

Draw Oz for Drama DockDrama Dock is seeking a designer for the official poster for its April production of “The Wizard of Oz.”The best poster… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

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