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Shirts will be for sale at the Strawberry Festival

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 2:54PM

Responding to a call for making a “cool” island T-shirt and with the aim of visually capturing what they call the quirks Vashon, two island artists — Ellen Parker and Megan Minier of Cowbelle Industries — launched a series of Vashon T-shirts last year at Strawberry Festival. The duo plan to return to a vendor booth this weekend to sell the distinctly Vashon T-shirts at Strawberry Festival.

Construction begins on 9-11 memorial in town

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 2:14PM

Vashon Island Fire & Rescue’s 9-11 memorial has gone from plan to reality, as the first of its pieces was set in place on Thursday

VYFS hopes to break world record on the harbor

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 2:06PM

With one month to go until it attempts to break a world record, Vashon Youth & Family Services is looking to recruit around 2,500 people to take to Quartermaster Harbor in kayaks and canoes for a gathering that organizers hope will be fun as well as bring in needed funds for the social services agency.

Visitors could ‘eat 20 miles of strawberries’ on Vashon

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 2:34PM

Echoing Clara Peller’s famous statement in a Wendy’s commercial from the 1980s, “Where’s the beef?” islanders have been asked as we celebrate the annual Strawberry Festival, “Where are the strawberries?”

Teens head to Junior Olympics

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 3:16PM

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

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.

Publish The Quest returns to Vashon

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 3:10PM

Publish the Quest, a band with deep Vashon roots that has made a name for itself worldwide as both a musical and philanthropic force, is coming home to play during the Strawberry Festival. It will play a concert at 9 p.m. Saturday at The Red Bike.

Drama Dock pulls of ‘Gypsy’ with comic flair

  • Jul 16, 2014 at 3:06PM

Who’d a thunk that a play about a stripper could be a family show? But “Gypsy” is and has been since its Broadway premiere in 1959. Drawn from the memoirs of famed burlesque stripper Gypsy Rose Lee, the musical with Jule Styne tunes, Stephen Sondheim lyrics and an Arthur Laurents story is all about family with a focus on Mom.

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.

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.

Islander keeps the art of herding alive

  • Aug 12, 2014 at 6:06PM

“For him, it’s like his best ever bowl of ice cream; he never gets tired of it. For me, the best part is the relationship with my dog.”

Program to rent tools gets off the ground

  • Aug 12, 2014 at 6:10PM

In an effort to bolster Vashon’s community self-sufficiency, a group of volunteers has created a tool-lending library where islanders can go to borrow tools for any project.

New documentary explores issues of war

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 10:38AM

The veteran experience and issues of war will be explored in a documentary shown at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Vashon Theatre.

Frequent ferry delays are expected to continue

  • Aug 12, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Aug 13, 2014 at 11:00AM

Vashon’s north-end ferry route, which has been plagued by delays, had nearly 500 late sailings last month, more than twice the delays it had in July two years ago.

Vashon rower earns third medal at junior world competition

  • Aug 12, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Aug 13, 2014 at 12:35PM

Island rower Mia Croonquist has won her third world medal, taking silver in a women’s four at the World Junior Rowing Championships last week in Hamburg, Germany.

A decade old, Engels show will feature more than cars

  • Aug 12, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Aug 14, 2014 at 10:33AM

This weekend’s car show at Engels Repair & Towing will include a lot more than cars, with antique tractors, hydroplanes and a vintage semi-truck on display at the annual event.

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

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.

After receiving community help, musician hopes album will give back

  • Aug 14, 2014 at 4:31PM

A new CD by islander Arnon Burns is a product of his passion for music, as well as a testament to the community support he’s received in his endeavor.

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.

Island lure brings far-flung visitors to Burton

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 6:00AM

Do you know where Tasmania is? Of course you don’t. No one does. Except maybe Tasmanians. It’s like Narnia: a fictional place maybe somewhere on our globe or maybe only in our imagination. Maybe, like me, you have a vague sense that it’s somewhere south of Australia. But is there anything south of Australia other than the South Pole? I have no idea. I wasn’t that good at geography.

Former Country Store bookkeeper charged with stealing from business

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 6:00AM

A former employee of The Country Store and Farm has been charged with theft for allegedly embezzling more than $30,000 from the business over two years.

Nearing construction, VAA works to keep momentum on arts center project

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 6:00AM

On a warm July afternoon, Bruce Morser stood on Vashon Highway drawing. While Morser, a professional artist, has done work for such clients as Starbucks, Rolex and National Geographic, that day he and his daughter were drawing with Sharpie markers on the side of an old building.

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