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Funk and soul will fill the Bike Friday

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 3:15PM

Get ready for the funk and soul sound of the seven-piece band Soul Senate, which will play its high-energy rhythm and dancing tunes beginning at 9 p.m. Friday at the Red Bike.

Teens head to Junior Olympics

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 3:16PM

Two island sophomores will compete in national Junior Olympic competitions later this month.

Quartermaster Marina owner agrees to remove debris from beach

  • Jun 24, 2014 at 3:25PM

The owner of the Quartermaster Marina said he will remove several old docks and a shed tied up on the beach near the marina after being contacted by the state.

Food bank moves ahead with town garden

  • Jun 24, 2014 at 3:23PM

The Vashon food bank is moving ahead with creating a large garden at the southern edge of Vashon town, and staff members expect to begin planting there soon.

Magnuson to close his medical practice

  • Jun 24, 2014 at 3:20PM

Dr. Chad Magnuson will close his medical practice on Vashon next month.

Discovering the past is a gift in the present

  • Jun 24, 2014 at 4:09PM

Of all the wonderful places to experience in the United Kingdom, which hot spot was at the top of my list when my wife and I journeyed to the British Isles last spring? It was the Bristol Lunatic Asylum, of course. Why this unusual destination? It’s a story that’s all about ancestry and ultimately about family.

K2 enters state's Voluntary Cleanup Program

  • Jul 17, 2014 at 5:34PM

K2 Sports has taken the first step in obtaining a No Further Action (NFA) determination from the state regarding environmental contamination at its former factory on Vashon Highway.

Co-op preschool finds new home at former court room

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 5:00AM

The Vashon-Maury Island Coop-erative Preschool recently relocated from its home at the PlaySpace to the former King County court room at Courthouse Square.

Some pressure water district to restore their flow

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 6:00AM

He said the water district, which has received a handful of complaints so far, is also asking customers who are affected to call the district office so they can better understand the scope of the problem.

School district works to increase student safety

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 1:58PM

With school shootings frequently in the news, public school officials on Vashon say they are constantly working to increase safety in the schools and will take steps this summer to further boost their emergency preparations.

Consider the impact of chemicals that kill bees

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 6:00AM

Yesterday I brought home an empty beehive. It consisted of two hive boxes for the bees and a “super” for them to fill with honey so I could have some. This hive was empty. About a month ago, it was full of bees and looked to be a promising honey producer. It was in full sun as well, and the weather has been good.

We were lucky to have Magnuson on the island

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 6:00AM

A shocking and sad day on the island! Dr. Chad Magnuson has folded up practice, but let us look at it another way.

Schools, community play a role in preventing gun violence | Editorial

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 6:00AM

Whether or not school shootings have increased in recent years, as there has been public debate over, every shooting that happens reminds us how vulnerable our places of education are. Recent shootings in the Portland area and in Seattle have felt especially close to home.

Local painter sets up his own island gallery with a twist

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 6:00AM

A professional artist for 18 years, islander Tristan Ruegamer recently opened his own gallery, a spot that will offer visitors more than just art.

Island Chorale celebrates 25 years with a free concert

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 12:12PM

The Vashon Island Chorale will celebrate a quarter century of singing in a free concert on Sunday.

Magic takes to the stage with Vashon Dance Academy's 'Aladdin'

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 12:37PM

Magic will take the stage this weekend when the Vashon Dance Academy dances to life the perennial favorite tale “Aladdin.”

Master rowers see success at weekend regional competition

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 2:43PM

After months of steady early morning workouts along a 2,000-meter course on Quartermaster Harbor, Vashon Island Rowing Club’s (VIRC) masters women and men finally got to put their conditioning to work with great results last weekend at the 2014 Northwest Masters Regional Championship in Vancouver, Washington.

Around town | Arts briefs

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 2:35PM

The American Night is a highly acclaimed tribute act for the 1960s rock band The Doors. The American Night tours throughout the Pacific Northwest and will bring its authentic instruments, costumes and psychedelic lighting used to recreate the experience of a live Doors concert to the Red Bike on Friday at 8:30 p.m.

District is working to address water pressure issues

  • Jun 25, 2014 at 4:00PM

In March, Water District 19 finished installing a set of pressure-reducing valves in its distribution system, with the aim of lowering pressure that was in some areas above Department of Health (DOH) guidelines. High pressure increases the chance of distribution leakage, and it also puts appliances, like hot water heaters, at risk

Cupcakes found outside business not believed to contain marijuana

  • Jul 18, 2014 at 5:31PM

A spokeswoman for the King County Sheriff’s Office said there is no evidence that cupcakes found Friday on Vashon were laced with marijuana.

K2 enters state’s Voluntary Cleanup Program

  • Jul 22, 2014 at 4:26PM

K2 Sports has taken the first step in obtaining a No Further Action (NFA) determination from the state regarding environmental contamination at its former factory on Vashon Highway.

Constantinople to close its doors this summer

  • Jul 22, 2014 at 4:30PM

After more than 20 years outfitting women in downtown Vashon, Constantinople will close this summer.

Respect leash laws

  • Jul 22, 2014 at 4:38PM

As a dog owner who often walks her two rescued foster dogs in Dockton Forest, I respectfully ask other dog enthusiasts to please keep their animals on a leash while enjoying the trails

County thins trees for health of popular forest

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 6:00AM

Last week King County Forester Bill Loeber and Dave Warren of the Vashon Forest Stewards stood at the edge of what at first glance appeared to be a large logging operation in the heart of the island.

Islanders disagree on best approach to pesticides and bees

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 6:00AM

Customers who walk into Kathy’s Corner and look up in the boughs of the sprawling willow tree there will see a thriving bee hive strapped to a branch high off the ground.

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