Volunteers at Vashon Island Fire & Rescue train regularly for a variety of calls. Here, firefighters practice putting out a car fire on the department grounds.  - David Weller Photo

VIFR looks to expand volunteer force

  • Jun 24, 2015 at 6:00AM updated Jun 25, 2015 at 11:34AM

Vashon’s fire department will close the window on a new round of volunteer applications next week, and district officials say they hope many islanders will step forward, willing to serve.

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Port Townsend Rhododendron float explodes after the Grand Parade

  • Jun 27, 2015 at 9:00PM updated Jun 29, 2015 at 11:38AM

The Port Townsend Rhododendron parade float exploded just after completing is journey along the Port Orchard Fathoms O' Fun Grand Parade tonight (June 27).

Heights Water cancels boil alert

  • Jun 25, 2015 at 11:00AM updated Jun 29, 2015 at 9:35AM

Heights Water has cancelled its boil-water alert for customers living south of its water towers.

Solo show rises from the ashes

  • Jun 25, 2015 at 11:53AM

Performance artist Mik Kuhlman's new show "House #30" will open at Seattle's West Lenin Theater this weekend.

Dancers step in time to classic modern fairy tale

  • Jun 25, 2015 at 11:44AM

The supercalifragilisticexpialidocious magic of “Mary Poppins,” the classic Disney movie based on P.L. Travers novels, will be danced to life by Vashon Dance Academy students this weekend at the Vashon High School theater.

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