Paul Rowley

Pool gets a new director, another year under bubble

Despite a few unlucky coincidences, confidence in the future of the Vashon Community Pool is high.

Rowers headed to New Zealand for championships

More than 700 athletes will compete, including six rowers from the Burton Beach Rowing Club.

Prominent activist returns to Vashon

Winona LaDuke will speak at the Vashon Theater about environmentalism and indigenous rights.

Park district seeks islanders’ input for April levy vote

The district is currently seeking islanders to form two committees and prepare statements.

Questions abound over future of Tramp Harbor dock

Negotiations over a lease agreement with the state have reached a crossroads.

Like a rolling stone: The Rock changes hands

New additions may be on the way, but old favorites will stay on the menu.

Choir to join island group for discussion about death Sunday

Guided small-group discussions about life, death and everything in between will be held.

Land Trust seeks votes for Matsuda Farm project

Votes for a cold storage and washing facility will be tallied online through Jan. 31.

Honoring Martin Luther King, event to examine social justice

“I think this is really an opportunity to see the world from someone else’s point of view.”

Fate of Tramp Harbor dock is in question

Contamination and safety concerns have plagued the dock for years.

Land Trust to host environmental film festival

Nine short films will be shown from a wide-ranging collection.

Islanders watch for salmon, ways to help orcas

Cataloging island salmon species helps to inform restoration efforts meant to support them.

Park district looks ahead with balanced 2019 budget

The Vashon Park District continues to meet its operating targets and expenses as it heads into 2019 with a balanced budget, though an election for… Continue reading

Island game developer’s archive now in museum

“We are capturing and archiving an intersection of personal and professional history.”

New tricks, changes inbound at Burton skate park

Island nonprofit RJ’s Kids will fundraise for the construction of a pump track at the park.

Pool to offer quiet swim times for elderly, disabled

The benefits of swimming for those with limited abilities are many, said Aquatics Manager Ann White.

Group petitions Port of Seattle over plane noise

Islanders who are bothered by noise from air traffic over Vashon delivered a petition to the Port of Seattle last week, appealing for the island’s… Continue reading

Projects, programs in future parks’ planning

In 2019, the Vashon Park District will set out to complete the first of a number of deferred maintenance projects as outlined in an extensive… Continue reading

Park district adjusts fiscal management policy

Last week, board members voted to change the Vashon Park District’s general financial management policy in order to fulfill ongoing commitments, namely to support recreation… Continue reading

County to host shoreline management workshop

King County will host a workshop from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. this Saturday at the Land Trust Building to discuss marine shoreline ecology and… Continue reading