Long-awaited skate bowl to be built in Burton

The planned skate bowl will connect via a walkway with the current indoor skatepark. - Grindline Skateparks
  • Oct 22, 2014 at 6:00AM

Almost four years after the Vashon Park District received a King County grant to build an outdoor skatepark, commissioners have voted to move ahead with the project, and construction of a skate bowl at the Burton Adventure Recreation Center (BARC) is expected to begin soon

Experts, Oso residents will speak at forum about landslides on Vashon

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Oct 23, 2014 at 10:39AM

Islanders can learn about local landslide risk and preparing for landslides at a special Vashon Be Prepared meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at McMurray Middle School

Rowers have strong showing at Boston's Head of the Charles

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 11:00AM updated Oct 23, 2014 at 10:31AM

The 50th anniversary of the largest rowing regatta in the world, the Head of the Charles, Vashon’s junior, masters and recent alumni crew members posted best-ever results.


Grassroots group sows seeds of health

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Oct 23, 2014 at 10:30AM

After three years as the founder and director of Shape Up Vashon, I have turned the reins over to my successor, Laura Wishik.


Tracing our history, we find many layers of our lives to sift through

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 4:00PM

Halloween is nearly upon us along with that scary yearly ritual: the family gathering. Recently, my father and I traveled back to our ancestral home to visit his one surviving brother and to haunt the inhabitants of the places we used to live.

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