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Bench in the woods honors late islander

  • Jun 23, 2015 at 6:00PM

On the morning of Saturday, June 13, a quiet gathering of a dozen people surrounded a new bench in the Burton woods. They gathered in memory of Samantha Burkart, who died there two years ago.

VARSA’s missing sign served a purpose

  • Jun 23, 2015 at 12:59PM

Somehow one of our brand new sandwich boards went missing sometime between June 12 and 14. It was placed on the northwest corner of the Sound Food intersection (Vashon Highway and SW 204th Street).

Beloved dog was friendly to others

  • Jun 23, 2015 at 12:57PM

We were very sorry to hear that Howard, the beloved guide dog of Lost Lake, is no longer with us (Paid obituary, June 17).

Many volunteers prepare for local emergencies

  • Jun 23, 2015 at 12:56PM

We wanted to thank you for the in-depth article on the CERT organization, (“As CERT changes hands, volunteers continue to prepare for the worst,” June 17) and we want to thank the 45 volunteers who donated their time and energy to become even better prepared to help their island neighbors in an emergency

Technology works best in my dreams

  • Jun 23, 2015 at 9:00PM

Do you know what a Luddite is? I didn’t. I assumed it’s how you ordered a Bud Light when you’ve had too many. Since I’ve been called one often enough, I thought I’d better find out the meaning of the word.

Vashon can work to combat trend in volunteerism | Editorial

  • Jun 24, 2015 at 6:00AM

Volunteerism is big on Vashon, where there are countless nonprofits that rely on donated labor and islanders frequently field requests to lend a hand. At Vashon’s fire department, volunteers play a different but vital role: they respond to medical emergencies and fires, saving lives, transporting people to the hospital and sometimes putting out fires

Author will read from new thriller with starred reviews

  • Jun 23, 2015 at 6:00PM

Shannon Kirk, daughter-in-law of islanders Mike and Patti Kirk, will read and sign her new book, “Method 12/33,” at 4 p.m. Friday at the Vashon Bookshop

Blues-stomping band returns to Red Bike

  • Jun 23, 2015 at 5:00PM

The Portland blues duo Hillstomp will bring its distinctive backwoods American music to the Red Bike at 8:30 p.m. Friday

Former food bank director recognized

  • Jun 23, 2015 at 10:00PM

King County Council-member Joe McDermott recently attended an island ceremony where he recognized former Vashon Maury Community Food Bank Executive Director Yvonne Pitrof for her service.

Unseasonably dry weather prompts burn ban

  • Jun 23, 2015 at 12:38PM

A burn ban was issued this week for unincorporated King County due to the recent unseasonably dry weather.

VPD continues to look for fields contractor

  • Jun 23, 2015 at 12:36PM

The Vashon Park District has reopened the bid process to complete the VES Fields and will hold a meeting early next month to discuss bids that come in.

Water district releases shares to possible housing developer

  • Jun 23, 2015 at 9:00PM

Vashon’s largest water purveyor recently released 20 water shares, the majority of them to an island man interested in building affordable housing near town.

Transforming a landscape on Maury

  • Jun 23, 2015 at 12:24PM

A quiet ceremony at the Maury Island Marine Park on Saturday was hardly a reflection of the busy scene the county-owned park has been for the last couple years.

Goat, addiction counselor vie for unofficial mayor

  • Jun 23, 2015 at 12:18PM

With about three weeks left until the Strawberry Festival, two contenders are taking part in a festival tradition and running for unofficial mayor of Vashon.

Quilt shop to reopen in former doctor’s office

  • Jun 17, 2015 at 6:00AM updated at 2:45PM

Island Quilter, which closed its doors in April with plans to move off-island, will reopen on Vashon later this month

Well-known island musician returns to Blue Heron on Saturday

  • Jun 17, 2015 at 2:43PM

Singer-songwriter Carter Castle and fellow island musicians will perform original music at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Blue Heron.

Formerly censored painting now belongs to SAM

  • Jun 17, 2015 at 2:43PM

It’s taken over 40 years, but the art world has finally caught up to island artist Ann Leda Shapiro. Two of Shapiro’s paintings, once deemed offensive by New York City’s Whitney Museum of Modern Art, this year became part of the Seattle Art Museum’s permanent collection. The censored painting, “Two Sides of Self,” and another from the same era, “Woman Landing on Man on the Moon,” now take their seat in SAM’s small but growing holdings of 20th century art by women.

Dads and kids perform together at the Red Bike

  • Jun 17, 2015 at 2:41PM

Last year, the Red Bike held a special Father’s Day event that paired fathers and their children of all ages performing together. On Saturday at 8 p.m., the Red Bike will host the second annual event.

As CERT changes hands, volunteers continue to prepare for the worst

  • Jun 17, 2015 at 6:00AM updated at 11:09AM

Under Sunday’s bright afternoon sun, a group of people, flanked by horses and their riders, made their way across an island field, eyes cast down, searching the waist-high grass for a missing person, a role played by a 3-foot stuffed mouse.

Fulfillment grows in a life spent farming

  • Jun 16, 2015 at 6:00PM

When I first became interested in agriculture in the 1980s, I heard this joke: A farmer wins the lottery. When a reporter asks him what he will do with all the money, he replies, “Well, I’ll just keep farming till it’s gone.” The joke made it clear that farming was low-status work — the farmer was making a foolish choice because he didn’t have enough sense to do better.

Work, outreach around docks at risk is promising | Editorial

  • Jun 17, 2015 at 6:00AM

The news earlier this year that the Tramp Harbor dock is in such bad shape that it might be closed to the public was met with dismay on Vashon.

Moving up: A big moment for the class of 2015

  • Jun 16, 2015 at 1:00PM

Vashon High School’s class of 2015 graduated under sunny skies on Saturday at the high school stadium. The ceremony, in turns spirited, funny and solemn, featured several speeches. In an opening address, Principal Danny Rock said he has been impressed at how this year’s graduating class — 127 students in all — has handled both academic challenges as well as personal ones. “School is both preparation for life, and it is life itself,” he said.

Local wrestler an asset to Washington team at national competition

  • Jun 16, 2015 at 7:00PM

Standout Vashon wrestler Adrian St. Germain continues to rack up honors and was recently chosen to be on the Washington State Schoolboy National Dual Team for the second year in a row.

Nurse practitioner closes practice

  • Jun 16, 2015 at 4:00PM

After six years tending to island women’s health care needs, nurse practitioner Kimberly Valencia is closing her practice at Vashon Women’s Health Center

Two meetings will focus on dock issues

  • Jun 16, 2015 at 11:49AM

Public officials will hold meetings next Monday and Tuesday to discuss and take comment on issues surrounding two public docks on Vashon.

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