Paul Rowley

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

Going wild: some island natural areas in transition

Neill Point Natural Area, one of the southernmost locations on Vashon Island, looks hardly touched by human life. Much of the native vegetation has filled… Continue reading

Kimmco Inc. building sold, will become brewery

The old Kimmco building on Vashon Highway, across the street from Snapdragon’s Bakery and the Vashon Liquor store, has sold and will become the home… Continue reading

Per survey, WSF passengers want reliable service, new tech

After seeking input from ferry passengers to help shape its long-range plan, Washington State Ferries has shared the findings of public meetings and a broad… Continue reading

Lifelong islander captures crowds with famous 1950s hydroplane

No matter where you stand in lifelong islander Larry Fuller’s shop, you’re always looking at her: the gleaming, streamlined replica 1955 Miss Thriftway hydroplane, propped… Continue reading

Gun safety coalition seeks to begin dialogue at festival

Months of community organizing have led to the formation of a broad coalition intended to promote gun safety and suicide prevention on Vashon, but as… Continue reading

Island Points acupuncture opens in Vashon Studio Lux

Island Points, a new community acupuncture clinic, has opened on Tuesdays in Studio Lux on Vashon Highway from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Owner Laurel… Continue reading

Vashon Park District seeks new commissioner

The Vashon Park District is seeking to fill the board vacancy left by former commissioner Scott Harvey, who resigned last month over differences stemming from… Continue reading