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Island dogs' harrowing and heartwarming story goes global

  • Sep 21, 2015 at 10:48AM

Islander and Herban Feast/Herban Bloom owner BJ Duft’s dogs Tillie and Phoebe are, for the moment at least, the world’s most famous pets.

Raft Up, fundraiser for VYFS, cancelled because of high winds

  • Sep 20, 2015 at 8:45AM

Kathleen Johnson, executive director at Vashon Youth and Family Services, provided the following statement Sunday morning:

Harbor School sees leadership change

  • Sep 15, 2015 at 11:00AM updated Sep 16, 2015 at 12:30PM

Longtime head leaves, team will oversee transition

Two local businesses burglarized in same day, authorities investigating

  • Sep 15, 2015 at 11:26AM

King County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating two separate burglaries that occurred on Sept. 7

Football team fights hard but loses to Roughriders

  • Sep 15, 2015 at 11:25AM

The Vashon Pirates snatched defeat from the jaws of victory last Friday, Sept. 11 in Port Angeles, losing a close contest by a final score of 27-18.

Pirates soccer team opens season with 3 games

  • Sep 15, 2015 at 11:22AM

With a 1-1-1 record, the girls look ahead to four-game stretch at home

Final call for islanders to tell their stories

  • Sep 15, 2015 at 11:19AM

Last April, Mary Shackelford and Shirley Ferris launched a project called, “Heart of Vashon: Telling Our Story.”

Local band will rock the Red Bike

  • Sep 15, 2015 at 11:17AM

The Vashon band Bill Brown & The Kingbees has been playing gigs in the Northwest since 1986

Commissioned artist draws patterns of light and dark

  • Sep 16, 2015 at 6:00AM

I have watched Bruce Morser draw for over 30 years, and I still don’t understand how he manages to create the illusion of realism in his work.

Paintings are a portal for artist commissioned by VAA

  • Sep 15, 2015 at 11:11AM

For island artist Carol Schwennesen, whose often large canvases are a vibrant choreography of color, painting is a kind of gateway to another dimension. Indeed, the panel she painted as a commissioned artist for Vashon Allied Arts’ auction, “Vive La France,” is called “Portal,” and the painting will be auctioned Saturday night.

Pool should be open year-round

  • Sep 15, 2015 at 10:59AM

Hats off to Scott Bonney and crew for another successful summer at the public Vashon swimming pool operated by the park district.

Protect against computer viruses

  • Sep 15, 2015 at 10:58AM

Back in July, I wrote about malware designed to trick you out of personal information or money. This note is about ransomware, a new and more sophisticated type of malware that encrypts your important files and then demands hundreds of dollars for the keys to recover them.

Vashon’s elders need support

  • Sep 15, 2015 at 10:57AM

Considering giving to Vashon Community Care? Now’s the time.

Donors should give to community care center

  • Sep 15, 2015 at 10:55AM

Thanks to the many generous, forward-looking islanders who opened their wallets, the new performance center is rising from the pits like a giant ship.

Locals will benefit from big weekend’s fundraisers | Editorial

  • Sep 15, 2015 at 10:53AM

The island temporarily added thousands of people to its population, and the ferries were jammed, causing many islanders last weekend to be somewhat annoyed with the fact that Vashon’s Passport to Pain and sheepdog trials were held in the same weekend.

Eat super foods, nutritional grenades, not sugar

  • Sep 15, 2015 at 10:52AM

I avoided avocados for decades because they are high in fat. It turns out that avocados contain “good fat,” the same kind that is in olive oil.

Next chapter of island nano-brewer’s story might be a cliffhanger

  • Sep 16, 2015 at 6:00AM

Islander Cliff Goodman’s Vashon Brewing Company, born of an empty nest and a desire to no longer give several hours a day to an off-island commute, is on the verge of making a big leap, both in production and distribution.

Festival brings in thousands for music programs

  • Sep 15, 2015 at 10:43AM

Last month’s Chautauqua Musical Festival, hosted by the Vashon Eagles, netted $5,000 for music programs at Chautauqua Elementary and McMurray Middle schools.

More than a dozen local sailings missed Sunday due to ‘lack of crew,’ medical emergency

  • Sep 15, 2015 at 10:42AM

A ferry schedule change to a two-boat schedule Sunday morning due to “a shortage of Coast Guard documented crew” led to 13 sailings along the triangle route being missed.

Athletic club welcomes new owners

  • Sep 15, 2015 at 10:39AM

After 11 years, Kevin Allman has handed ownership of the Vashon Athletic Club over to local personal trainer Nick Maier.


  • Sep 15, 2015 at 1:00PM

Last weekend throngs of people came to the island for events that rate second only to the Strawberry Festival for drawing an off-island crowd.

Sheriff’s office asks public for help solving racial harassment incident

  • Sep 16, 2015 at 9:00AM

In the midst of public concern about a possibly racially-motivated incident that occurred last month, the sheriff’s office continues to ask that the public come forward with any information, while the victim says he would like the attention surrounding the incident to die down.

Report reveals groundwater contaminants at former K2 site

  • Sep 16, 2015 at 8:00AM

Community continues to brainstorm ideas for building

County: Input needed to improve transportation

  • Sep 9, 2015 at 6:00AM updated at 10:44AM

Looking to expand transit options on Vashon, King County Metro is calling on island residents to help identify transportation deficiencies and propose alternatives that would better meet local needs.

Vashon shows importance of community, interaction | Editorial

  • Sep 9, 2015 at 8:00AM updated at 10:41AM

On a recent bike ride through the north end of the island into town, I witnessed a phenomenon that I thought had become completely extinct: Children playing outside, in the rain no less, completely detached from any electronic device.

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