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Recent deaths are not a trend, but one is too many | Editorial

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 1:46PM

In small communities, death is felt greatly. The untimely death of one of our own sends ripples of shock and grief that are felt not only by the deceased’s loved ones, but by wider circles on Vashon and sometimes by people who didn’t even know the them.

Investigation into fatal crash to take 3 months

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 1:42PM

An investigation into the fatal bus accident on Vashon Highway last month will likely take about three months, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office

President’s council recognizes islander for her pioneering research

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 1:40PM

Longtime island resident Barbara Drinkwater, PhD, was honored last month in Washington, D.C., by the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition.

FM station to launch later this month

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 1:21PM

Voice of Vashon will make island history later this month when KVSH begins broadcasting on 101.9FM.

Neighbors concerned about drug activity look for solutions

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 12:32PM

Fed up with what they say is a marked increase in drug activity, residents of the Eernisse Apartments have reached out to a variety of officials and are working to eradicate the narcotics problem they say is plaguing their neighborhood.

Islanders work to respond to recent deaths

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 11:00AM

Michael Meade travels throughout the country to work with people struggling with death and violence. But recently, the author and mythologist said, he’s seen this struggle more than ever in his own community.

Club works to stay relevant, keep up growth

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Sep 25, 2014 at 10:45AM

Last Sunday morning at the golf course, a visiting youngster got a quick lesson in how to swing and hit a long drive. After a few whiffs, 7-year-old Johnathon Palmer connected with the ball and sent it sailing through the air and down the fairway — then set off down the hill to look for it.

Local author writes noir thriller set in the West

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 1:26PM

A film in book form. That’s what one reviewer said of Mark Giles’ new noir thriller “The Wolf Hunter,” which the island author will discuss and read at 6 p.m. Friday at the Vashon Bookshop.

Arts Briefs

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 1:25PM

From auditions to music to comedy sketches, artful opportunities abound

Young woman killed in accident remembered as bright, caring

  • Sep 23, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Sep 24, 2014 at 1:16PM

Katie Chale seemed full of potential. Described by those who knew her as bright, confident and a leader who was mature beyond her years, many say the 22-year-old who recently graduated from college had everything going for her.

Families are not alone, can support one another

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 1:16PM

It’s been just a week now since about 125 caring Vashon citizens spent the afternoon learning all about Alzheimer’s disease.

Watch for school buses

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 1:12PM

It’s that time of year again when all the big yellow school buses are back on the roads. That means so are a lot of children.

We need to drive as though we are walking

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 1:10PM

I want to thank Char Phillips for her piece about drivers and the attention they need to pay to pedestrians, bicyclists and horses (“Island roads: We are all responsible for safety,” Sept. 7).

Many students are too busy for adequate rest

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 1:09PM

The flurry of concern about school start times and teen sleep seems to miss the point.

With fitness for moms, men can join in too

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 1:06PM

Anybody that knows me understands my life is essentially a tug-of-war between riding my bicycle and drinking beer.

More work needed to set Metro on a sustainable path | Editorial

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 1:03PM

Last spring when voters rejected a measure to sustain county bus service with a new car-tab fee and sales tax increase, many opponents said Metro should tighten its belt more before going to voters for money. Metro appears to have gotten that message

Senior feet are this nurse’s business

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 1:00PM

Veteran nurse Trish Macdonald has spent the better part of the last decade providing what she calls an invaluable service. Madonald, or the Foot Fairy, as she is known to those she cares for, provides foot care for people who find it difficult or are unable to do it themselves.

Driver in fatal spring accident will not be charged

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 11:01AM

A woman who hit and killed a motorcyclist near the north end last spring will not be charged with a crime for the accident.

Revised ferry schedule now in effect

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 11:00AM

The fall ferry schedule, which began on Sunday, has slightly fewer sailings than the previous fall schedule and changes to sailing times throughout the day on the north-end route.

Take a book in Burton

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 10:55AM

It didn’t take residents of the Burton peninsula long to figure what the new birdhouse-like structure outside Collin Hennessey and Lin Holley’s home was. In fact, the eclectic set of books inside has turned over quickly, as passersby took the couple up on their sign’s offer to “take a book, leave a book.”

Young woman dies in hospital after accident with bus on Vashon Highway

  • Sep 18, 2014 at 9:00AM updated Sep 19, 2014 at 2:44PM

A young woman, islander Katie Chale, has died in the hospital after being involved in an accident with a bus on Vashon Highway on Wednesday.

As school begins, many consider the science of teen sleep

  • Sep 17, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 3:48PM

Ask parents of teenagers how it is to get them up and out the door on school mornings, and the answers, nearly invariably, come back the same: difficult, frustrating, stressful.

Football team falls hard, looks to Friday's Nisqually League game

  • Sep 17, 2014 at 1:21PM

The Pirate football team took another tough knock last week, dropping a game to Port Angeles High School by a final score of 42-8.

VAA’s space-themed auction will support operations, scholarships

  • Sep 17, 2014 at 1:10PM

Inter galactic space travelers get ready. It’s time to don your favorite martian space suit, practice your best Vulcan salute and brush up on your Klingon. Phone E.T. for tips on how to dress for A Starry Starry Night, the second evening of Vashon Allied Art’s annual two-night auction. The galaxy of events begins at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Open Space for Arts & Community.

What's Happening: Entertainment Briefs

  • Sep 17, 2014 at 1:03PM

There will be several opportunities for arts and entertainment on Vashon this weekend.

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