It was a shock when my mother developed dementia. Nobody in our family had it, so I thought we were immune. She was a profoundly respected leader in the Seattle healthcare community. Now she was trying to put her bra on her foot like a shoe.
Living on Vashon, we make some sacrifices, giving up things like easy access to the Seattle area and cheap gas. Another thing we sacrifice is the kind of emergency medical response we might get on the mainland.
You may have noticed that it’s pothole season again here in the Northwest. Everywhere else, as near as I can tell, is still under snow.
I remember waking up as a little girl because my sister was crying. I did what twins do, crawled into bed with her, and I noticed something was wrong.
The Tramp Harbor dock is a beloved and iconic spot. Extending far into the water, it’s Vashon’s only public fishing pier. Without a boat, it’s one of the best spots on the island to drop a line or a crab pot. It’s also a place where tourists go for a view of the water and some local flavor.
In honor of the upcoming day of amorous activities, I’d like to address the single man’s plight on Vashon. When I arrived here some four years ago, I was a swinging bachelor ready to woo the ladies.
Vashon’s first foray into the countywide tally of homeless people last month might suggest to some that we don’t have a problem with safe and affordable housing on the island. If only that were true.
The debate over vaccinations isn’t new on Vashon. For years we’ve known our schools have some of the lowest vaccination rates in the country
Vashon Island School District’s board is leading our community to a brighter and healthier future as we are forging a “culture of ecology” in our schools.