Paul Rowley

Journeymen to hold fundraiser, help island boys grow

In American culture, some boys and young men tear themselves down to fit a mold that promotes single-mindedness, repression, dominance and the belief that violence… Continue reading

 

Utilities retain use of rights-of-way

A Superior Court judge recently issued a formal ruling in favor of utility companies that would have had to pay the county a fee for… Continue reading

 

County restores shorelines to health

To protect the many species which depend on the vital health of Puget Sound, King County has several shoreline armoring removal projects underway on Vashon… Continue reading

 

Ceremony will open new athletic field Friday night

Months after work began to replace the Vashon High School athletic field and track, the project is slated to come to an end. A ribbon-cutting… Continue reading

‘Stupid’ bikes to break rules, creative boundaries

Riding through town for another year Friday, cyclists will once again pilot their zaniest two- (or more) wheeled creations as part of Stupid Bike Night,… Continue reading

Affordable housing presentation set for tonight (Thursday)

Vashon HouseHold is ready to present its next potential affordable housing project to the community. Earlier this year, King County’s Department of Community and Human… Continue reading

Park district selects new commissioner

Last week, the Vashon Park District board selected islander Hans Van Dusen to be the new commissioner who will serve the remainder of former commissioner… Continue reading

Nguyen wins primary, but Braddock wins with islanders

The final results of the August primary election show that Joe Nguyen, candidate for state senate, finished ahead of his closest competitor Shannon Braddock by… Continue reading

Water District 19 seeks new commissioner

Water District 19, which services the center and east side of Vashon from SW 160th Street to Portage, a small area of Maury Island and… Continue reading

Backbone takes center stage in response to current affairs

On Saturday, the Backbone Campaign led an effort to create a human mural of an orca at Lisabeula Park, honoring the southern resident orca who… Continue reading

Some islanders contend that air traffic noise has become so severe in recent years that something must be done, but not everyone is convinced. (Don Wilson photo)

Islander takes on plane noise, hoping for quieter skies

Islander David Goebel is collecting signatures for a petition that he will deliver to the Port of Seattle Commission, urging them to add two noise… Continue reading

Some islanders contend that air traffic noise has become so severe in recent years that something must be done, but not everyone is convinced. (Don Wilson photo)

Island scouts celebrate 70 years, changes

Cub Scout Pack 275 will celebrate its 70th anniversary Saturday in Ober Park to share memories and mark significant milestones for one of the island’s… Continue reading

Documentary featuring Vashon meatsmith to screen at theater

A new documentary chronicling the “agrarian renaissance” across the nation, featuring islander Brandon Sheard, will be screened at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Vashon Theatre.… Continue reading

Traffic code unclear about parking near island mailboxes

After discovering that her vehicle had been towed from a street in Vashon’s congested north end late last month, islander Emily Herrick was left stranded… Continue reading

Rowing club seeks help after falling tree damages boats

Lisa Lorentzen, president of the Burton Beach Rowing Club (BBRC), is trying to stay positive in the wake of catastrophe — on July 7, a… Continue reading

Panel with formerly incarcerated people meets Sunday

A community conversation with formerly incarcerated individuals will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, in the Land Trust Building. The panel… Continue reading

Senate candidates turn out for forum ahead of primary

Six candidates vying for Sharon Nelson’s state senate seat attended a forum in Ober Park last Wednesday and addressed the crowd gathered to hear proposed… Continue reading

Park district seeks new commissioner, revists old business

The Vashon Park District will hold a special public meeting on Aug. 27 to conduct interviews with the candidates who have expressed interest in serving… Continue reading

Forum meets tonight with candidates for state senate

A moderated candidate forum of those seeking outgoing Sen. Sharon Nelson’s state senate seat will be hosted by the new Unifying for Democracy group tonight… Continue reading

Against tide, island relay swim team crosses English Channel

After training in Puget Sound for months, a relay swim team from Vashon crossed the English Channel in 17 hours and 29 minutes, with islander… Continue reading