Left: Voice of Vashon Board President Jean Bosch cuts the ribbon on VoV’s Storefront Studio. Right: Zabette Macomber (left) and Kelly Macomber Straight (third from left) stand with their children as their son Ian cuts the ribbon to their new exercise studio, while Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jim Marsh looks on. The ribbon-cutting officially opened the Vashon Recess Lab.   - Anneli Fogt/Staff Photo

New radio studio, exercise space open in town

  • Feb 10, 2016 at 5:00AM updated at 9:54AM

Former quilt shop transformed after nearly yearlong process

Current and former poets laureate read new work

  • Feb 11, 2016 at 12:53PM

Listening to island writers Ann Spiers and Lonny Kaneko talk about their long-term friendship sounds more like the banter of a comedy team than that of Vashon’s inaugural and current poets laureate.

Preliminary election results: Proposition 1 short of supermajority vote

  • Feb 9, 2016 at 8:00PM updated Feb 10, 2016 at 4:49PM

Preliminary results of the Proposition 1 election show 53 percent of votes in favor of the $26.9 million school bond, short of the 60 percent supermajority required to pass, according to King County Elections.

Vashon Island boys’ basketball team loses to league rival in close home game

  • Feb 10, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 10:47AM

The Vashon High School boys basketball team suffered a loss against Nisqually league rival Cascade Christian (Puyallup) on Friday. A determined Cougar team refused to let the festive senior night atmosphere distract them from the difficult task of taking on the Pirates' league-leading team.

Vashon social service agencies seek increased funding from King County

  • Feb 10, 2016 at 5:00AM updated at 10:46AM

Less than two months after the head of Vashon’s largest social service agency met with local government officials to request increased county support for island nonprofits, it appears Vashon may benefit from additional funds or services as early as next year.

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