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Popular band returns for evening show during festival

  • Jul 14, 2015 at 2:29PM

Publish the Quest is a band with deep Vashon roots that has made a name for itself worldwide as both a musical and philanthropic force. The group, fronted by island native Jacob Bain, will come home to Vashon for another Strawberry Festival show, beginning at 9 p.m. Saturday at the Red Bike.

Actor finds his voice in a career spent talking

  • Jul 8, 2015 at 6:00AM updated Jul 13, 2015 at 10:40AM

If the name “Voice of Vashon” hadn’t long ago been claimed for the local radio station, it might well have been an apt moniker for islander Jeff Hoyt.

Photographer explores human landscape in new book

  • Jul 8, 2015 at 1:37PM

A figure in a firefighter’s suit appears in assorted Western landscapes. A young woman in a dress fashioned from bubble wrap populates dreamy urban and natural environments. Both anomalous and thought-provoking figures become the actual and metaphorical stars in a new book by island photographer David Lynch, “Strangers in the Landscape: Dialogues of Figure and Landscape in the American West.”

Moore plays show at the Red Bike

  • Jul 8, 2015 at 1:23PM

Though Vashon guitarist and singer-songwriter Ian Moore has played gigs with the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and ZZ Top to large audiences, he will play an intimate show at 9 p.m. Friday at the Red Bike.

Author returns from Africa

  • Jul 8, 2015 at 1:30PM

When David Hartness graduated from Vashon High School in 2001, he worked for three months as a volunteer teaching English in a small rural village in Kenya. Now, nine years later and based on seven years of experience living in Africa, Hartness has published a novel set in Mozambique called “Amani’s River.” Hartness will read from his new book at 5 p.m. Friday at Vashon Bookshop.

Former VYFS therapist penalized for misconduct

  • Jul 8, 2015 at 6:00AM

State officials have charged Vashon therapist Jeffrey Zheutlin with unprofessional conduct and have suspended his license for six months.

Several incidents, no major fires on Fourth

  • Jul 7, 2015 at 11:53AM

The fire department fielded nearly twice as many calls as usual over the holiday weekend, with three fires reported and multiple aid calls.

Widening gap in ferry fares isn’t fair on Vashon | Editorial

  • Jul 8, 2015 at 6:00AM

The state should rethink its recent trend of increasing ferry fares for drivers at a higher rate than it increases those for passengers. And Vashon residents who want to see this movement end should speak up now.

A healthy gut makes for a healthy body

  • Jul 8, 2015 at 6:00AM

We are not alone. Ninety percent of the cells in our bodies are not human. They are microbes — bacteria that influence our health and happiness throughout our lives.

Sharing the road means sharing rules

  • Jul 7, 2015 at 11:44AM

We have a lot of bicycle traffic on Vashon. We have signs beseeching us to share the road. I am happy to share the road. Driving my car, I am glad to wait behind a line of cyclists as we all approach a blind curve or a steep hill with no visibility of oncoming traffic. I think of these folks as reducing the carbon footprint for all of us.

Holiday celebration evokes memories

  • Jul 7, 2015 at 5:00PM

Europe falling apart, ISIS beheading folks, Donald Trump running for president, Congress totally incompetent.

Support the effort to keep Hiway Haiku going

  • Jul 7, 2015 at 5:00PM

Hiway Haiku brings joy and thought to islanders cruising downhill to the ferry. It’s time to buy more placards, paint and ties. The previous request for Hiway Haiku donations was in 2008. With that money, the sturdy posts were installed and years’ worth of supplies were bought.

Land trust will show farm as fundraising continues

  • Jul 7, 2015 at 6:00PM

Vashon’s land trust will give tours this weekend of a swath of property near town that it plans to purchase as its first-ever farmland preservation project.

Revamped Relay for Life to be held at Agren Park

  • Jul 7, 2015 at 11:35AM

Vashon's Relay for Life will look different this year, with organizers hoping to attract more people to the fundraising event.

State proposes ferry fare increases

  • Jul 7, 2015 at 4:00PM

The Washington State Transportation Commission is asking the public to weigh in on a proposal to raise ferry fares over the next year, with car fares increasing slightly more than passenger fares.

Unofficial mayor runs for reelection

  • Jul 7, 2015 at 3:00PM

Caleb Johns, the current unofficial mayor of Vashon, announced last week that he will run for reelection to the faux post.

Hydro racer wins second year in a row

  • Jul 7, 2015 at 11:27AM

Five small hydroplanes were launched into Quartermaster Harbor on Saturday morning, carrying on the tradition of circling Vashon in the early morning hours of the Fourth of July. The informal race dates back to the late 1950s, when Roger Stanley and Warren Bibbins raced each other around the island in their hydro

Master rowers beat the heat at Regionals

  • Jul 7, 2015 at 1:00PM

Rule one: Apply sunscreen liberally. Rule two: Stay continually hydrated. Rule three: Stay under the shade of the cottonwood trees whenever possible.

Bill Burby fun run set for Strawberry Festival weekend

  • Jul 7, 2015 at 11:17AM

The Bill Burby Inspirational 10K Run and 5K Run/Walk will celebrate 35 years this year on Saturday, July 18, when Russ Brazill fires off the starting gun promptly at 9 a.m.

Attempts to support island health care unsuccessful so far

  • Jul 7, 2015 at 11:14AM

The group working to improve health care on the island has not made substantive progress, and members say they will regroup in the fall.

Beloved McMurray teachers receives Doors of Opportunity award

  • Jul 7, 2015 at 11:12AM

McMurray Middle School teacher Larry Dubois recently brought home Vashon PTSA’s Doors of Opportunity Award.

Grateful Dead revived for final show at Open Space

  • Jul 2, 2015 at 12:07PM

If you were one of the thousands whose artfully decorated envelopes did not win a ticket to the Grateful Dead’s “Fare Thee Well” concerts in Chicago, do not despair. The Open Space for Arts & Community has worked steadily since January to be granted a license to broadcast a live feed of the final three shows on July 3, 4 and 5.

1940s music to fill Bike

  • Jul 2, 2015 at 12:06PM

Delilah Pearl and the Mantarays will return to the Red Bike at 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Outdoor concerts begin

  • Jul 2, 2015 at 11:56AM

Former Seattleite and rising country singer Zoe Muth will lead her band, the Lost High Rollers, to kick off this year’s Summer Concerts in the Park series, presented by the Vashon Park District and curated by Vashon Events.

Celebrate summer with a colorful bouquet of art

  • Jul 2, 2015 at 11:37AM

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

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