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Seahawk Malcolm Smith to appear at Thriftway

  • Dec 2, 2014 at 12:33PM

As part of a promotion for Proctor & Gamble (P&G), Seattle Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith will visit the Vashon Thriftway on Tuesday.

County purchases will expand Island Center Forest by 30 acres

  • Dec 2, 2014 at 12:31PM

Island Center Forest will grow by nearly 30 acres with two upcoming land purchases by King County.

There is reason for distrust of police

  • Dec 2, 2014 at 12:16PM

I often walked home from The Beachcomber when I worked there, and on one night, I headed home in a downpour, walking in the road to avoid the ponds forming on the sidewalks. It was after midnight, a Monday night. I was the only soul around.

VIFR budgets for change as it looks to the future

  • Dec 3, 2014 at 6:00AM

Vashon’s fire department has balanced its budget for next year with funds set aside to see it through a major transition in its paramedic program, which could happen as soon as next summer.

Patty’s Tamales will open pop-up restaurant on First Fridays

  • Dec 2, 2014 at 12:12PM

Starting this week, gallery cruisers will have a new dining option as Patty Freebourn of Patty’s Tamales will serve dinner at The Kitchen Larder every First Friday until the space is sold.

Businessman brings new life to floral shop

  • Nov 25, 2014 at 5:00PM updated Nov 26, 2014 at 4:12PM

The floor sanders buzz. Workers install a roll-up door to the sidewalk, and dust litters the windowsills. Bricks are exposed.

State works to rid local beaches of old, toxic creosote pilings

  • Nov 26, 2014 at 6:00AM

A century ago, Paradise Cove was a bustling place, the site of a resort with 17 cabins, a post office and docks used by the Mosquito Fleet.

Arts center construction delayed until spring

  • Nov 24, 2014 at 1:08PM

Vashon Allied Arts will delay construction of its new performing arts center after recently learning that building costs will be higher than anticipated.

Holiday gingerbread houses bring out the dark side

  • Nov 25, 2014 at 6:00AM

I don’t have a good feeling about these gingerbread houses.

Reimbursement rates are the real problem

  • Nov 26, 2014 at 6:00AM

Although I applaud the work of the Vashon Maury Health Collaborative (“Group seeks innovative solution to local health care challenges,” Nov. 19), the real concern facing delivery of medical care on Vashon is low and inadequate reimbursement from insurance and Medicare

Fee increases could mean less local food offered

  • Nov 26, 2014 at 6:00AM

Recently, government programs are being expected to pay for themselves. Ferries should be supported by users, buses by riders, parks by visitors. “Self-supporting” programs don’t cost taxpayers money, and that’s good, right?

No bus cuts, but region-wide transportation is slipping | Editorial

  • Nov 26, 2014 at 6:00AM

It’s welcome news that King County was able to avoid further cuts to Metro, saving Vashon some modest cuts to its already limited bus service. But our entire region still faces a transportation problem that will only worsen as lawmakers continue to put off finding new funding for buses, roads and ferries.

In times of grief and loss, comfort can be found in community and faith

  • Nov 26, 2014 at 6:00AM

As an island community, we have had more than our share of death. We’ve witnessed in the past few years the suicides, as well as the accidental deaths, of many of our precious young people, and these deaths have exposed our frailty and our grief. Yet these deaths do not reveal our finiteness, but have revealed our infiniteness, our eternity.

Two island medical clinics bring on new health care providers

  • Nov 26, 2014 at 6:00AM

At a time when many islanders are expressing concerns about health care on Vashon, two clinics have hired new health care providers, helping to alleviate staffing needs at both clinics.

Island groups will offer free Thanksgiving dinners this week

  • Nov 24, 2014 at 12:45PM

The island will host three free Thanksgiving dinners for anyone in the community who would like to gather with others to share the holiday. The first of the dinners will be Wednesday evening and the other two on Thanksgiving day

Holiday toy drive kicks off with new sponsor

  • Nov 25, 2014 at 9:00AM

For years, Vashon’s Kiwanis club held a toy drive each Christmas, but with the local chapter closed, John L. Scott is sponsoring this year’s drive.

New county budget eliminates need for cuts to Metro bus service

  • Nov 24, 2014 at 12:04PM

Last week the King County Council voted unanimously to approve the county’s first biennial (two-year) budget, a $9 billion plan that includes funding to maintain existing bus service for the next two years

Popular island band returns for holiday weekend

  • Nov 24, 2014 at 12:01PM

They’re back. Publish The Quest, a popular band with deep Vashon roots, will return to play at 9 p.m. Saturday at the Red Bike.

Classic play and ballet come to the silver screen

  • Nov 24, 2014 at 11:57AM

Vashon Theatre’s screen will light up in the next week with both a classic American play, “Of Mice and Men,” and a Russian ballet, “The Legend of Love.”

Contest’s top comedians to perform on Vashon

  • Nov 24, 2014 at 11:38AM

The Seattle International Comedy Competition will make a stop at the Vashon Theatre tonight, Nov. 26, on its way to the final round.

Save the date: holiday events

  • Nov 24, 2014 at 11:37AM

The Holiday Art Studio Tour will again be held over two weekends — Dec. 6 and 7 and 13 and 14 — from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

International children's film festival comes to Vashon

  • Nov 18, 2014 at 7:49PM

Stories and images from around the globe in the form of eight international live action and animated short films will light up Vashon Theatre’s silver screen from noon to 2:15 p.m. Saturday.

Musician creates music inspired by hidden histories

  • Nov 18, 2014 at 7:41PM

Vashon Allied Arts and the Friends of Mukai have joined forces to bring “Panama Hotel Jazz” by the Steve Griggs Ensemble to the island at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Blue Heron. The event is the first performance in VAA’s Jazz Series.

Islanders say stormy weather means time to get set for winter

  • Nov 19, 2014 at 7:00AM

Last Friday as temperatures dipped toward freezing, Spring Beach residents donned their coats and headed to one neighbor’s home. On the agenda for the evening was to discuss what they would do should the wintery weather take a turn for the worse.

Proposed county fee hikes raise concern at the farmers market

  • Nov 19, 2014 at 7:00AM

In a move that has come as a shock to many, King County has proposed significant increases in its fees for farmers markets and some of their vendors.

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