Story Archives

Archive Results — 1 thru 25 of about 9050 items

Fire damages south-end home

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 5:00PM updated Jul 21, 2016 at 11:35AM

A fire caused considerable damage to a house on the south end of the island on Wednesday.

Island cookstove organization begins fundraising effort

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 11:18AM

A three-year partnership between a Vashon cookstove design organization and the University of Washington has paid off in the form of a new, wood-burning stove for use in developing countries. Creators say that it will save lives by significantly reducing emissions from indoor cooking smoke.

VYFS, former clinical director sued by agency’s previous intern

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 11:18AM

A former intern at Vashon Youth & Family Services is suing the agency and its previous clinical director, who served as the intern's supervisor and provided counseling to her and one of her children in his private practice.

‘Chicago’ comes to Vashon

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 11:17AM

Theater director Susan Hanson had just finished touching up the risers with black paint, laying out the glow tape on the floor boards and vacuuming under the enlarged picture frame for the set of "Chicago," the musical she's directing for Drama Dock, when she stopped to chat about the show that will open Thursday at Vashon Center for the Arts.

COMMENTARY: Killing more than weeds: Chemicals in herbicides pose threat to Puget Sound salmon

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 9:30AM

Salmon are one of the most popular wild creatures on Vashon Island. The annual spawning event draws spectators to Vashon's creeks every year, but the fish's numbers are lower than they were decades ago.

Longtime island farm up for sale

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 1:30AM

After 20 years of work to establish a successful, sustainable farm on Vashon, islanders Amy and Joseph Bogaard are selling Hogsback Farm and looking for a farmer to take over ownership.

Orca Eats: Festival serves as grand opening for food truck

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 1:30AM

One year after islander Emily Wigley originally planned to open her black-and-white food truck, the eatery on wheels finally served up salmon, cucumber-jalapeno popsicles, macaroni and cheese and decadent chocolate pudding to hungry festival-goers last weekend.

Vashon’s fire department strengthens its water rescue capabilities

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 1:30AM

Thanks to a specialized paddle board purchased through a grant from Vashon Rotary, island firefighters say they can now respond to marine rescue situations more quickly and safely.

Bernie, Hilary named unofficial mayors at festival

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 1:30AM

After more than two months of campaigning, the island team of Hilary Emmer and Bernie O'Malley are unofficial mayors of Vashon Island for the 2016-17 year.

PHOTOS: Thousands enjoy lively Strawberry Festival

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 1:30AM

This year's Strawberry Festival combined successful traditions, such as the Saturday night street dance with The Portage Fill, with new Japanese heritage elements, including a float in the Grand Parade featuring children from the Tacoma Kabuki Academy, a community Bon Odori dance and a new kids' zone attraction — a zipline.

Arts around town

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 1:30AM

Popular band returns to the Bike

Summer Concerts in the Park series returns to Ober Park

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 1:30AM

Enjoy live music performances that range from soul, to rock, country, reggae and big band when the Summer Concerts in the Park series returns to Ober Park on Thursday, July 28. The popular, free outdoor concerts — presented by the Vashon Park District and curated by Vashon Events — will run from 7 to 9 p.m. and continue through Thursday, Sept. 1.

Nearly 300 people do the Burby, raise money for scholarships

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 1:30AM

A total of 294 people completed a walk or run during the 36th Annual Bill Burby Inspirational 10K & 5K Fun Runs & 5K Walk on Saturday morning. From children to seniors, people walked and ran a loop near the north end of town and gave money — in the form of their registration fees — to fund the Bill Burby Wellness Scholarship.

EDITORIAL: Islanders not immune to, excused from race issues

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 1:30AM

Ninety-four percent white. It's a statistic about Vashon that is known well by many islanders and, when combined with the notion that Vashon is an extremely inclusive community, leads many to believe that racism does not and cannot exist here.

Likely solution found for health center

  • Jul 13, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Jul 14, 2016 at 9:39AM

The Franciscan clinic is set to close in three weeks, and Dr. Gary Koch, the medical director there, announced on Monday that a solution has likely been found to keep the Sunrise Ridge clinic open.

Waste feasibility study to be conducted at Festival

  • Jul 13, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Jul 14, 2016 at 9:38AM

As part of Zero Waste Vashon's goal to reduce waste through the use of anaerobic digestion and compost, the organization will support a feasibility study at Strawberry Festival conducted by the company Impact Bioenergy to see how much food waste is generated.

School district case could go to trial next fall, evidence-gathering underway

  • Jul 13, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 10:34AM

Court documents related to the case brought against Vashon's school district by two families alleging the district was negligent in addressing their children's harassment and bullying indicate the case could go to trial by September 2017.

Japanese heritage takes center stage at this year’s Strawberry Festival

  • Jul 13, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 10:30AM

Vashon's Japanese heritage is being recognized at this weekend's Strawberry Festival, bringing the celebration, which is now in its 107th year, back to its roots as a way to honor the Japanese-Americans and their strawberry farms that flourished on the island before World War II.

Island group works to help Syrian immigrant family find new home

  • Jul 13, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 10:28AM

Moved to action by the humanitarian crisis in Syria, a group of islanders is hoping to help immigrants, including refugees, settle on Vashon and is asking the community for assistance as they work to bring a family to the island soon.

New head of Harbor School keeps focus on kids

  • Jul 13, 2016 at 1:30AM

Mark McGough, an educator and school administrator with three decades of experience across four continents, has landed on Vashon ready to take the reigns as the new head of school for Harbor School and Carpe Diem Primary.

Vashon youth musicians take to the Strawberry Festival stage

  • Jul 13, 2016 at 1:30AM

There's a new spot not to be missed at Strawberry Festival this year. The VARSA Youth Stage located in lower Ober Park will feature Seattle headliner and hip- hop musician Draze on Friday night, with opening acts by island youth musicians Intelligent Design & Baron 1, Max Moore, Ralph Reign and Colin Loch. The show will run from 7 to 11 p.m.

Public art: new work by Vashon master carver

  • Jul 13, 2016 at 1:30AM

Master carver and island resident Israel Shotridge is widely regarded as one of today's finest Tlingit carvers. Well known for both his traditional and contemporary artwork, Shotridge recently presided over the dedication of two pieces of his public art — native Alaskan artwork at Swedish Medical Center, Cherry Hill Campus and a totem pole in Washington, D.C.

Dog lost on July 4 remains missing

  • Jul 13, 2016 at 1:30AM

Over the recent holiday weekend, Vashon Island Pet Protectors fielded calls for about 15 lost dogs, and one of those dogs is still missing.

Campsites open at Maury Island Marine Park

  • Jul 13, 2016 at 1:30AM

Barely one week after Vashon Watersports and King County Parks officials presented a plan to islanders that outlined the establishment of six primitive campsites at Maury Island Marine Park, the sites are open for reservations.

State seeking feedback on Maury cleanup plan

  • Jul 13, 2016 at 1:30AM

King County officials weeks ago held a public meeting to discuss an interim action plan to deal with ASARCO-contaminated soil at the former Glacier site (Maury Island Open Space), but islanders expressed discontent over the recommendation to close some unofficial trails and cap others with gravel. Islanders said capping the trails would be uncomfortable on the feet of animals and people.

Read the Jul 20
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates