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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

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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

Happening

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