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Changing times call for public input at the fire district | EDITORIAL

  • Mar 16, 2016 at 4:00AM

In recent weeks, Vashon Island Fire & Rescue has announced big news that means change for the fire district and, quite possibly, the wider community.

Learning from the failed school bond

  • Mar 15, 2016 at 4:00PM

Suppose you have 10 people at a party. You ask them to pay several hundred dollars for a project that will directly benefit three of them. Others will only benefit by knowing they have contributed to a “greater good.”

There are two good choices for president

  • Mar 15, 2016 at 3:00PM

I’m going to vote for the man who’s name begins with a “T.”

Modern guns raise concerns

  • Mar 15, 2016 at 3:00PM

I’m sure there are some things that gun enthusiasts and I could agree on: our mutual respect for the Constitution, for example.

Too many deaths to say guns make us safer

  • Mar 15, 2016 at 3:00PM

I have never owned a gun, nor will I ever. People I know killed by guns were shot by friends, neighbors or relatives.

Chautauqua principal search narrowed to two finalists

  • Mar 10, 2016 at 3:37PM

The Vashon community is invited to an open forum Monday night to meet the two finalists being considered for the position of Chautauqua Elementary School principal.

Leadership changes lie ahead at Vashon’s fire department

  • Mar 9, 2016 at 5:00AM

Vashon’s fire department is facing a leadership transition

Domestic violence prevention campaign comes to island

  • Mar 9, 2016 at 5:00AM

NO MORE campaign aims for awareness with local twist

Spring has sprung: Rowing season starts with scrimmage between masters, juniors

  • Mar 9, 2016 at 4:00AM

In handing the One Guinea Pig cup to junior captains Patrick Hanson and Maddie McEachern, Bruce Morser, who stroked the masters mixed eight to a respectable second place finish, said “a famous definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result.”

Youth dancers and musicians perform original works

  • Mar 9, 2016 at 5:00AM

Creativity flourishes on Vashon, and dedicated professionals work hard to encourage island youth to develop their own artistic expression.

What's Happening - Arts & Entertainment this week

  • Mar 8, 2016 at 8:00PM

JD Hobson will bring his blues roots Americana and rock sound to the Red Bike at 8:30 p.m. Friday.

High school baseball, softball teams gear up

  • Mar 8, 2016 at 8:00PM

Vashon’s Pirates teams head into seasons with strong, longtime players

Couple with island ties to open restaurant in former Isola space this month

  • Mar 8, 2016 at 12:01PM

After a few weeks on the market, Vashon’s Isola restaurant is under new ownership.

County now accepting grant applications for barn preservation, sports facilities

  • Mar 8, 2016 at 8:00PM

King County is now taking applications for two different grant programs that could benefit islanders

Work at affordable housing project on Bank Road set to begin soon

  • Mar 9, 2016 at 4:00AM

Vashon HouseHold, the island’s affordable housing developer, will begin preliminary work at a site on Bank Road this week


  • Mar 8, 2016 at 4:00PM

King County officials will work with islanders to update Vashon’s town and community plans this year

Stepping up at the stair climb

  • Mar 8, 2016 at 4:00PM

ashon Island Fire & Rescue paramedic and firefighter Andy Johnson was one of five members of Vashon’s fire department to compete in the annual Scott Firefighter Stair Climb

Healthy relationship education important in schools | EDITORIAL

  • Mar 9, 2016 at 4:00AM

Vashon’s DoVE Project identifies domestic violence as the island’s second most critical community issue.

Long before Vashon Community Care, Goodwill Farm cared for population

  • Mar 8, 2016 at 3:00PM

In the 1940s, Vashon Island was a slow, 30-minute crossing from West Seattle on the old 1927 ferry boat, MV Chetzemoka.

Public should be informed about Medic One transition

  • Mar 8, 2016 at 2:00PM

If $1 million and eight teachers were to be pulled from the Vashon School District, without due notice to the public — there would be an outcry of rage.

Sanders is clear choice for president

  • Mar 8, 2016 at 2:00PM

Bernie Sanders is the clear choice for moving this country forward.

We deserve the president we get

  • Mar 8, 2016 at 2:00PM

I can’t see that it matters much who is elected president in November.

Isola under new ownership, Vashon Tea Shop put up for sale

  • Mar 2, 2016 at 11:00AM updated Mar 3, 2016 at 9:57AM

After weeks on the market, Vashon's Isola restaurant is under new ownership. The new owners are chef Dre Neeley and his wife Pepa Brower who will be moving from Seattle to the island next week. The two hope to open their restaurant, Gravy, in the space by the end of the month.

Waste to Garden: Study evaluates best options to nourish island soil

  • Mar 2, 2016 at 12:05PM

Members of a local environmental group are launching an effort to enrich the soil in the food bank’s newest garden and grow food there this summer while working to reduce Vashon’s waste stream.

School board decides on levy for April ballot

  • Mar 2, 2016 at 11:32AM

School board members last week decided to bring a four-year, $3.8 million levy to voters in April, a $200,000 increase over the current levy.

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