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Master of the art of origami opens store in downtown Vashon

  • Dec 23, 2015 at 4:00AM

Island Paper Chase, the newest business in Vashon's town core, opened earlier this month and features the origami art of islander Alice Larson.

DoVE Project, VoV, Friends of Mukai among local organizations expecting successes in 2016

  • Dec 23, 2015 at 4:00AM

t’s that time of year again, the time when we promise ourselves to make, and keep, our New Year’s resolutions. Most of us will pick resolutions like losing weight, eating healthy, exercising more or just being happier, healthier people.

Longtime island physician, Dr. Michael Kappelman, to retire in January

  • Dec 23, 2015 at 4:00AM

After more than 30 years caring for patients on Vashon, Dr. Michael Kappelman will retire next month.

Fulton Family Medicine expands clinic hours

  • Dec 23, 2015 at 4:00AM

Fulton Family Medicine announced last week that beginning in January, it will be open five days a week.

County aims to increase ballot drop boxes, make voting more convenient and accessible

  • Dec 23, 2015 at 4:00AM

Voting might soon be more convenient throughout King County, including for residents of Vashon.

Southern residents welcome eighth baby

  • Dec 23, 2015 at 4:00AM

An eighth Orca has been born into the Southern Resident Killer Whale population this year, and the newest calf as been identified as a member of J Pod.

Arts on Vashon 2015 Recap

  • Dec 23, 2015 at 4:00AM

For a small community of not quite 11,000 residents, the arts are alive and abundant on Vashon. In any given week — except during the holidays — there are not one or two but several arts or art-related events happening on the island.

Boys' basketball gains first loss, another win

  • Dec 23, 2015 at 4:00AM

The Vashon High School boys' basketball team had its first loss of the season Tuesday, Dec. 15, falling to Seattle Academy 55-47.

Time and Again: From canoes to ferries, boats are essential to island life

  • Dec 23, 2015 at 4:00AM

David Guterson in his reflective essay, "The Citizens of Paradise," writes, "Islands are paradoxical places: They simultaneously liberate and confine. ... The moat of water that keeps others out also keeps islanders in; the moat of water that makes an islander feel secure also makes an islander feel imprisoned."

Girls’ basketball team gets second win at home

  • Dec 23, 2015 at 4:00AM

The Vashon Island High School girls' basketball team secured its second victory of the season last week against Mercer Island's Northwest Yeshiva High School.

Tough time for wrestlers at Idaho tournament

  • Dec 23, 2015 at 4:00AM

Battling horrific road conditions, the Vashon High School Pirates wrestling team last week drove to Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, to participate in the Tri-State Wrestling Tournament at North Idaho College.

Stingrays set personal records at championships

  • Dec 23, 2015 at 4:00AM

Three Vashon Stingrays swimmers traveled to Federal Way Dec. 11 to 13 to compete in the Pacific Northwest Swimming Short Course Championships, and all three set personal records.

EDITORIAL: Vashon community embraces spirit of giving

  • Dec 23, 2015 at 1:00AM

Islanders turned out in droves Friday night for the Will Sing For Food fundraiser at the Red Bike and donated more than $1,600 to the Vashon-Maury Community Food Bank.

COMMENTARY: 'Elfing' for Vashon

  • Dec 23, 2015 at 4:00AM

Recently I've been "elfing." As everyone knows, this is the gerund form of "to elf" which, in turn, is the infinitive verb form of the noun, "elf." (Don't you wish now that you hadn't nodded off in high school grammar?)

COMMENTARY: Food hub will allow innovation, expansion for local farmers

  • Dec 23, 2015 at 4:00AM

What is a food hub and why care about it? To answer these questions let's step back for a moment and consider Vashon Island Growers Association's (VIGA) mission: To promote farming, access to healthy food and a sustainable agricultural economy.

LETTERS: Hunger forum sponsored by grant secured by VoV

  • Dec 23, 2015 at 4:00AM

The Dec. 8 community forum on hunger held at the Penny Farcy building was many things, including an example of how Vashon nonprofits can collaborate to benefit the entire community.

Island not actually America's most liberal area

  • Dec 16, 2015 at 4:00PM updated Dec 19, 2015 at 2:31PM

Vashon is not the most liberal city in the nation. In fact, according to federal records of political donations, it’s not even close.

Will Sing For Food fundraiser this Friday

  • Dec 17, 2015 at 1:54PM

Vashon Events will help foster a holiday mood of giving with the third annual “Will Sing For Food” benefit for the Vashon-Maury Community Food Bank at 8 p.m. Friday at the Red Bike.

Islanders’ poetry gets rush hour viewership on Seattle buses

  • Dec 16, 2015 at 5:00PM updated Dec 17, 2015 at 12:26PM

With less space to fill than a tiny tweet, placards printed with poems of 50 words or less replaced ads on Seattle Metro buses for the past year, offering poignant and distilled insights into the nature of home.

Vashon forum tackles hunger stereotypes, brainstorms solutions

  • Dec 16, 2015 at 5:00PM updated Dec 17, 2015 at 12:01PM

People are hungry on Vashon because of a combination of low-wage jobs and expensive housing costs, according to Vashon Maury Community Food Bank Director Robbie Rohr.

Mother-daughter duo craft unique holiday wreaths, proceeds support affordable housing

  • Dec 17, 2015 at 9:29AM

'Tis the season when holiday wreaths decorate the doors of many island houses. But for some, there are no doors to make festive, let alone a home to welcome friends and relatives.

Fuller Store’s new owner says he has no plans for historic building

  • Dec 16, 2015 at 5:24PM

The Old Fuller Store’s new owner is also the founder and owner of Seattle-based pizzerias and coffee shops, but he says he has no plans to expand either business to the island.

VIGA, VIPP, VAA among nonprofits with noteworthy year

  • Dec 16, 2015 at 5:23PM

Two dogs make international headlines after staying at each other’s side for more than a week; construction begins on a multi-million dollar performing arts center and gallery, and talks of a centralized food hub for local farmers to sell their food wholesale begin. 2015 was just another year for Vashon’s nonprofits.

Dozens of islanders voiced support on Thursday

  • Dec 16, 2015 at 5:21PM

A third public meeting about the construction of mountain bike trails in Dockton Forest will be held in mid-January.

Lia Bardeen, experienced chef and daughter of longtime islanders, is planning to open a new restaurant on the north edge of town.

  • Dec 16, 2015 at 5:16PM

Lia Bardeen, a chef with over 15 years' experience working in world-class restaurants in New York City and around the globe, is bringing her culinary and business skills to Vashon as she plans to open a restaurant on the north edge of town.

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