Lawmakers have once again staved off cuts to ferry service, but fare increases and schedule changes may still be on the horizon for Vashon ferry riders, according to state officials
The class of 2013 graduated Saturday under sunny skies in the Vashon High School stadium. The ceremony, by turns spirited, funny and solemn, featured several speeches, including an address given by students Alec Spencer and Kelly Sullivan, who the graduates had chosen to speak that day. It provided many laughs, but also several moving moments, including when they noted about Vashon, “It’s incredible how much love can fit into 13 miles of length.”
As the Vashon School District declares no cuts for the next school year, the schools foundation is scraping to round out the $350,000 in donations the district estimates it will need to avoid dipping into its reserves next year.
A man who’s been called Vashon’s top methamphetamine dealer had a significant drug charge thrown out last month, frustrating islanders who had long hoped his conviction would rid their neighborhood of suspected drug activity and related crime that centers around his home.
Next month the Burton post office’s hours will be drastically reduced.
About 200 people showed at the Mukai farmhouse and garden on Saturday for an event organized to rally support for revitalizing the historic site.
Bruce Morser, a Vashon Allied Arts board member, said he’s sometimes asked if VAA is still planning to build a performing arts center.
Climate change will take center stage next week when a small group of concerned islanders show a documentary about the environmental crisis and invites those in the audience to join a national movement to slow its progress.
Several organizations concerned about the state of the Mukai farmhouse and garden hope a large gathering outside the historic site this weekend will help draw attention to the property, which they say is not being properly preserved.
Beginning next Tuesday, islanders can get help accessing a full slate of social services at a new office in Vashon town.
After more than 35 years serving the island, Granny’s Attic is in the midst of a sea change in how it bestows its funds, ending its monthly subsidies and adopting a grant-based approach that will provide financial support for a variety of health-related programs.
Vashon high schoolers continue to drink alcohol and use marijuana at rates higher than their peers in the rest of the state, but middle-school use is down, according to a recent survey, giving hope to those working to address Vashon’s high levels of youth substance abuse
Vashon is frequently in the spotlight for the high number of island families that do not fully vaccinate their children, and now the issue has come to the big screen in a documentary that will play on the island this weekend
A new coach will lead the Vashon Pirates football team this year and was set to begin yesterday, when summer practices got under wa
Vashon’s anti-domestic violence program has seen its number of clients grow significantly this year, prompting organizers to beef up fundraising efforts for services they say are critical for many islanders.
Last year, Vashon Community Care Center set a new mission for itself: to enrich the individual’s experience of aging on Vashon through creative, collaborative, caring and community-wide services.