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- posted Jun 4, 2013 at 3:01 PM
Most galleries are open from 6 to 9 p.m. Take a tour and enjoy the summer evening.
- posted Jun 4, 2013 at 3:03 PM
UMO Ensemble will debut a new work, “Box Set,” at Vashon Allied Arts on Saturday.
- posted Jun 4, 2013 at 3:05 PM— updated Jun 6, 2013 at 9:37 AM
Carol Schwennesen, a founding member of VALISE, will exhibit “Hunting in the Bends of Time,” a 50-year retrospective of her artwork, at the artists’ cooperative gallery this month.
- posted Jun 4, 2013 at 2:53 PM
Warning boaters: There’s a mine field at the entrance to Quartermaster Harbor. Not the exploding kind, rather the kind that imperils navigation, snags propellers, stops engines and can cost thousands of dollars in towing and repairs for boaters.
- posted Jun 4, 2013 at 2:55 PM
Our truck was towed off-island last month from the lower section of the north-end ferry parking lot. The tires were marked, a notice was appended and then the vehicle was removed a week later.
- posted Jun 4, 2013 at 12:41 PM
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
- posted Jun 4, 2013 at 2:43 PM
We expected Saturday’s event outside the Mukai farmhouse to draw a crowd of islanders concerned about the situation at the historic site and supportive of the Friends of Mukai’s efforts. What we didn’t expect was the impressive slate of county and state officials who also attended.
- posted Jun 4, 2013 at 2:49 PM
Some of the local beach residents, the Pacific blue mussels, have been in the headlines recently. Not unlike many human Americans, it seems they are threatened with homelessness.
- posted Jun 4, 2013 at 12:53 PM
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.
- posted Jun 4, 2013 at 1:08 PM
Stepping into the sanctuary of the Vashon Presbyterian Church on a weekday afternoon, guests are enveloped in silence and could easily think of the church as a place for quiet contemplation. Yet just outside the sanctuary doors, a variety of activities are often under way — a testament to the church’s commitment to honoring its location in the heart of town and serving the wider Vashon community.
- posted Jun 4, 2013 at 1:04 PM
A new board focusing on island health care is forming to relay community concerns about health-related issues and needs to the Highline and Franciscan board of directors, who oversee the Vashon Health Center.
- posted Jun 4, 2013 at 12:51 PM— updated Jun 11, 2013 at 12:14 PM
About 200 people showed at the Mukai farmhouse and garden on Saturday for an event organized to rally support for revitalizing the historic site.
- posted Jun 11, 2013 at 12:03 PM
A new group is seeking feedback from islanders about concerns they have regarding health care on Vashon.
- posted Jun 11, 2013 at 10:50 AM
Sadly, after living on Vashon Island for 30 years, my husband and I have been forced to install an alarm system on our home
- posted Jun 11, 2013 at 10:51 AM
My jewelry was stolen, taken off the hooks on the wall next to my dresser, out of a jewelry box and from a box nestled inside of my dresser drawer.
- posted Jun 11, 2013 at 10:53 AM
To my jaw-dropping surprise, I saw the huge posted “Combined Notice of Application” sign down near the south end of Vashon on Bachelor Road.
- posted Jun 11, 2013 at 10:45 AM
Count me in as another citizen perplexed by the takeover of the Vashon Health Center by the Franciscan Health System.
- posted Jun 11, 2013 at 11:14 AM— updated Jun 12, 2013 at 12:44 PM
Two island authors read from their books on Friday at the Vashon Bookshop
- posted Jun 11, 2013 at 11:39 AM— updated Jun 12, 2013 at 12:46 PM
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
- posted Jun 11, 2013 at 12:00 PM
Tianna Koenig hasn’t seen the Thai Red Cross Children’s Home since she was 18 months old and was adopted from there by a couple from Vashon Island. Koenig, now a teenager, will return next month, this time to volunteer at the orphanage in Thailand’s bustling capital with two of her closest friends.
- posted Jun 11, 2013 at 11:54 AM
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.
- posted Jun 11, 2013 at 10:40 AM
This week, a letter was sent by the ACLU and 10 other groups to Gov. Jay Inslee requesting a temporary moratorium on hospital mergers in our state.
- posted Jun 11, 2013 at 11:50 AM— updated Jun 11, 2013 at 12:14 PM
Bruce Morser, a Vashon Allied Arts board member, said he’s sometimes asked if VAA is still planning to build a performing arts center.
- posted Jun 11, 2013 at 11:16 AM
A man who frequently works on Vashon has filed a grievance with the King County Sheriff’s Office, saying he feels he was a victim of racial profiling by Vashon deputies last month.
- posted Jun 11, 2013 at 11:33 AM
Two prominent islanders have been named as grand marshals for this year’s Strawberry Festival.