Flowers will help food bank

Hilary Emmer and I are selling fall bulbs from Dutch Mill Bulbs Company as a fundraiser for the Vashon Maury Community Food Bank. There is a wide choice of lovely fall planting flowers such as tulips, crocus, King Alfred daffodils and iris to choose from.

Please call one of us to place an order: Hilary Emmer at 463-7277 or me at 567-4238.

— George Wright

Italian club meets Friday

The Vashon Italian Club will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, at the Bianchi’s home. They will be preparing gnocchi for the main course. Please bring an antipasto, salad, side dish or dessert for 12 to 16 people and a bottle of wine and soft drinks for children.

For directions, call Dick or Linda Bianchi at 463-9148 or e-mail Dick at for directions.

— Mary Ann Beardsley

Seniors sell jewelry, swim

Vashon-Maury Senior Center will offer unique vintage jewelry at our booth from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Vashon Community Care Center’s Longest Garage Sale, at 15333 Vashon Hwy S.W. Proceeds will benefit the senior center’s operating fund. Volunteers are needed to staff the booth as well as set up and break down. Call Mary Bomber at 463-3176 if you’d like to help.

Splash downs continue at the King County swimming pool for seniors 62 and older from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 20, 22, 25, 27 and 29. Some transportation is available; call the senior center at 463-5371.

The water and showers are warm; there are lanes reserved for laps and water walking as well as just splashing around; kickboards and other equipment are provided, too. The pool fee is $2.50, and passes are honored.

Lighter fare lunches of salad, sandwich and dessert for $3.50 continue at the senior center on Bank Road at 11:45 a.m. Fridays — not for seniors only.

— Deirdre Petree

Weight Watchers moves

Weight Watchers on Vashon has moved to a new location. It meets on Mondays now in the high school band room, which is in the brick building next to the tennis courts.

Weigh-in is at 6:30 p.m, and the meeting starts at 7 p.m.

— Sari Lipitz

Chamber open to all

Everyone is invited to attend the next chamber of commerce general membership meeting at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at Courthouse Square. Please bring your business cards to share and network with others.

We will have information on the new “Heart of The Sound” opportunities, the next Island lodging tour, a Strawberry Festival recap and on how members can help the board on upcoming projects.

Hope to see everyone there.

— Lee Ockinga

Comcast 21 features council

Voice of Vashon’s television programming on Comcast Channel 21 next week will feature a rebroadcast of the Aug. 18 Vashon-Maury Island Community Council meeting. The meeting will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, and again on the following two Monday evenings at the same time.

For the full broadcast schedule, including both audio and video schedules, see www.

If you have been creating your own video, especially video from this year’s Strawberry Festival, that you would like to share with your neighbors, please e-mail

— Dan Schueler

Fishers catch many in derby

The Annual Frank Matsumoto Memorial Salmon Derby was held by the Vashon Sportsmen’s Club on Sunday, Aug. 10, at Jensen Point. This derby is open to all Island fishers and is traditionally held in August when the Chinook runs come through. 

It was a beautiful day, with lots of fishermen on the water at or before 5 a.m., anxious anglers all.

The largest fish was just over 20 pounds, and several others were just under 20 pounds. 

There were many youngsters fishing, and they too caught lots of fish and received lots of prizes. 

Many prizes — cash and otherwise — were awarded to different categories of fishermen.

Danny Rice caught the biggest fish among Sportsmen’s Club members.

— Lee Miller

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