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Old pickup trucks: at home on Vashon

  • Apr 29, 2014 at 1:29PM

Sometimes I think I’m a little slow (that was not an invitation for comments, by the way), but the other day it dawned on me that I have never lived anywhere where there were so many old pickup trucks as there are right here on Vashon Island. Have you noticed? How could you not?

Community group issues island-wide health and fitness challenge

  • Apr 29, 2014 at 2:27PM

After more than two years of working to help islanders get healthy and stay well, Shape Up Vashon (SUV) is issuing an island-wide fitness and health challenge.

Funding essential for new school district preschool

  • Apr 29, 2014 at 6:00PM

Thanks to the Vashon Schools Foundation (VSF) and partner agencies, ​our dream of starting a Vashon School District Spanish language preschool may become a reality.

Burma Road detour created problems for drivers

  • Apr 29, 2014 at 6:00PM

My sympathies to the victims and all those affected by the tragic motorcycle accident last Saturday on the north end on the 124th block of Vashon Highway.

Outdated textbooks need replacing

  • Apr 29, 2014 at 6:00PM

The recent editorial concerning the need for us to continue to support the schools foundation is quite accurate (“School’s foundation changing, but it’s still important to give,” April 16).

Bus cuts are down the road for Vashon

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 6:00AM updated May 4, 2014 at 9:38AM

In the wake of last week’s failure of Proposition 1, some Metro bus cuts will come as early as this fall, while others, including those on Vashon, are not slated until September of next year.

Two companies look to open pot stores on island

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 6:00AM

Two off-island companies are apparently vying to set up recreational marijuana retail stores on Vashon, taking part in the state’s lottery for 11 licenses for such stores that will be granted in unincorporated King County.

Vashon’s garbage collector recovering after being struck by car

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 6:00AM

Garyn Potter, Vashon’s only garbage collector, was struck by a vehicle on SW 204th Street as he was working two weeks ago and is currently recovering.

Metro cuts are light here, but solution is still needed

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 6:00AM

Metro bus service cuts planned for King County will hit the region hard. Some areas will see drastic cuts to service and lose entire routes

Bike shop may close its doors after 18 years

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 6:00AM

Vashon Island Bicycles, facing financial difficulties, will likely have to shutter its doors.

Dentists establish foundation in honor of Palmer Burk

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 6:00AM

Dr. Daryl Yorek, a Tacoma orthodontist who also has office hours on Vashon, is working with island dentists to form a foundation in honor of Palmer Burk, a former patient of Yorek’s who died by suicide in 2012.

GiveBig fundraising event set for next week

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 6:00AM

The Seattle Foundation’s annual GiveBig event, which matches funds donated to area nonprofits, will be Tuesday, May 6. Several island organizations are participating, with many encouraging donors to give that day.

Islander’s bakery named one of the top in the country by Fodor’s

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 6:00AM

Adding to a growing list of accolades, islander Leslie Mackie’s Macrina Bakery was recently named one of the top 10 bakeries in the country by Fodor’s Travel Guide.

VoV secures call letters, announces fundraiser for FM radio station

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 9:00AM

VoV secures call letters, announces fundraiser for FM radio station

Voice of Vashon plans to broadcast as KVSH

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 2:00PM

Voice of Vashon has secured call letters for its new FM station and will kick off a fundraiser to purchase equipment to set up the station

Vashon art is here, there and everywhere

  • May 1, 2014 at 2:36PM

Most galleries and art locations are open from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday

What's Happening: Entertainment Briefs

  • May 1, 2014 at 2:26PM

Captain Smartypants, an a capella comedy group, will bring its unique blend of humor and accomplished voices to the Blue Heron 7 p.m. Saturday

Glamorous show lights up Open Space

  • May 1, 2014 at 2:52PM

Burlesco Notturno returns to Vashon with their glittery new show “Glamour” at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Open Space for Arts & Community.

Take a tour of island art studios and galleries

  • May 1, 2014 at 3:00PM

On the first two weekends in May, in a long-held tradition, Vashon artists will open their studios for curious art lovers to take a peek into their work-a-day world during the annual Spring Art Studio Tour.

Vashon crew rows to victory in Canada

  • May 1, 2014 at 3:18PM

The Brentwood College Inter-national Regatta is a 1,500-meter event with 147 races over two and half days and is an annual favorite of Vashon’s junior crew. Against rowers representing 38 U.S. and Canadian clubs, Vashon’s team put in another strong spring performance, medalling in 15 of the 23 races it entered.

Author tackles tough subject with tiny heroines

  • May 5, 2014 at 9:54AM

Jean Davis Okimoto is an award-winning author and publisher with an impressive list of credits to her name. Only you’d never know it. Meeting her for the first time, Okimoto’s warm yet elegant manner, close listening, thoughtful responses and delightful humor belie her considerable accomplishments, the latest of which is the publication of “Five Famous Mice Meet Winston of Churchill,” Okimoto’s 21st book.

Kiwanis looks back as club comes to an end

  • May 6, 2014 at 11:45AM

After nearly 70 years of serving the island, Vashon’s Kiwanis club will disband this month because of a lack of members.

Vashon marijuana shop chosen in state lottery

  • May 6, 2014 at 11:44AM

Vashon is one step closer to having a recreational marijuana shop in town.

More needs to be done for improved harbor health

  • May 7, 2014 at 3:33PM

I read the article by Natalie Martin titled “Quartermaster Harbor gets a boat pumpout” (April 7). I applaud the installation of a pump for watercraft sewage. This is long overdue. I also strongly support repair of failed septic systems that may contact the Harbor.

Giving can mean more than opening your wallet | Editorial

  • May 7, 2014 at 3:00PM updated May 8, 2014 at 8:44AM

Tuesday, as many people learned when they opened their email and saw several funding appeals, was GiveBig.

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