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Vashon art is here, there and everywhere

  • May 1, 2014 at 2:36PM

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

What's Happening: Entertainment Briefs

  • May 1, 2014 at 2:26PM

Captain Smartypants, an a capella comedy group, will bring its unique blend of humor and accomplished voices to the Blue Heron 7 p.m. Saturday

Community group issues island-wide health and fitness challenge

  • Apr 29, 2014 at 2:27PM

After more than two years of working to help islanders get healthy and stay well, Shape Up Vashon (SUV) is issuing an island-wide fitness and health challenge.

Bike shop may close its doors after 18 years

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 6:00AM

Vashon Island Bicycles, facing financial difficulties, will likely have to shutter its doors.

VoV secures call letters, announces fundraiser for FM radio station

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 9:00AM

VoV secures call letters, announces fundraiser for FM radio station

Voice of Vashon plans to broadcast as KVSH

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 2:00PM

Voice of Vashon has secured call letters for its new FM station and will kick off a fundraiser to purchase equipment to set up the station

GiveBig fundraising event set for next week

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 6:00AM

The Seattle Foundation’s annual GiveBig event, which matches funds donated to area nonprofits, will be Tuesday, May 6. Several island organizations are participating, with many encouraging donors to give that day.

Vashon’s garbage collector recovering after being struck by car

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 6:00AM

Garyn Potter, Vashon’s only garbage collector, was struck by a vehicle on SW 204th Street as he was working two weeks ago and is currently recovering.

Islander’s bakery named one of the top in the country by Fodor’s

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 6:00AM

Adding to a growing list of accolades, islander Leslie Mackie’s Macrina Bakery was recently named one of the top 10 bakeries in the country by Fodor’s Travel Guide.

Dentists establish foundation in honor of Palmer Burk

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 6:00AM

Dr. Daryl Yorek, a Tacoma orthodontist who also has office hours on Vashon, is working with island dentists to form a foundation in honor of Palmer Burk, a former patient of Yorek’s who died by suicide in 2012.

Two companies look to open pot stores on island

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 6:00AM

Two off-island companies are apparently vying to set up recreational marijuana retail stores on Vashon, taking part in the state’s lottery for 11 licenses for such stores that will be granted in unincorporated King County.

Metro cuts are light here, but solution is still needed

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 6:00AM

Metro bus service cuts planned for King County will hit the region hard. Some areas will see drastic cuts to service and lose entire routes

Burma Road detour created problems for drivers

  • Apr 29, 2014 at 6:00PM

My sympathies to the victims and all those affected by the tragic motorcycle accident last Saturday on the north end on the 124th block of Vashon Highway.

Funding essential for new school district preschool

  • Apr 29, 2014 at 6:00PM

Thanks to the Vashon Schools Foundation (VSF) and partner agencies, ​our dream of starting a Vashon School District Spanish language preschool may become a reality.

Outdated textbooks need replacing

  • Apr 29, 2014 at 6:00PM

The recent editorial concerning the need for us to continue to support the schools foundation is quite accurate (“School’s foundation changing, but it’s still important to give,” April 16).

Old pickup trucks: at home on Vashon

  • Apr 29, 2014 at 1:29PM

Sometimes I think I’m a little slow (that was not an invitation for comments, by the way), but the other day it dawned on me that I have never lived anywhere where there were so many old pickup trucks as there are right here on Vashon Island. Have you noticed? How could you not?

Motorcyclist dies in car accident on Vashon Highway | Updated

  • Apr 26, 2014 at 6:00PM updated Apr 28, 2014 at 11:04PM

A West Seattle man riding his motorcycle on Vashon on Saturday was killed when he was struck by a vehicle on Vashon Highway near the north end.

District needs financial support to stay ahead

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Apr 28, 2014 at 1:36PM

As the wet, short days of winter morph into the wet but noticeably longer days of spring, and the Flickers rat-atat on my metal roof, I am frequently reminded of why we are so fortunate to live in the Northwest, and more specifically on Vashon Island. I also want to remind you that spring happens to be the time of year that the Vashon Schools Foundation reaches out to our community to ask for commitment in funding excellence at our schools.

DoVE director works to fight taboos | Welcome Vashon Interview

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Apr 28, 2014 at 1:36PM

The place where Betsey Archambault finds herself now — holding her daughter Emerson in her lap and a new puppy at her feet in her farmhouse overlooking Colvos passage — seems as they say “a far cry” from her life overseas.

Land trust secures two more properties along Judd Creek

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Apr 28, 2014 at 1:35PM

The Vashon Maury Island Land Trust recently purchased two more properties along Judd Creek, a step forward in its effort to protect Vashon’s largest watershed and eventually build a hiking trail there.

Go green in the garden: Free information cards make it easy

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 1:00PM updated Apr 28, 2014 at 1:35PM

Islanders concerned about the environmental effects of lawn and garden products have a new resource available to help make choices that protect the health of humans, wildlife and water.

General store meets modern times at the half-century-old Country Store

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Apr 28, 2014 at 1:34PM

Walking into The Country Store and Farm, a place that has been in business for 50 years on Vashon, is a feast for the senses.

Group hopes to halt trash, begin compost program

  • Apr 23, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Apr 28, 2014 at 1:34PM

When Shannon Brundle did a study of Vashon’s waste stream for her master’s thesis, she was surprised to learn that not only does the island not have centralized composting, but there’s no place to recycle yard waste either. It’s either burned or ends up in a landfill.

Pot company is out, ends contract to purchase K2

  • Apr 9, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Apr 28, 2014 at 1:26PM

The marijuana company hoping to purchase the K2 building has terminated its contract to do so, said Dan Anglin, a spokesman for the company, and it will look outside King County to set up its factory for edible marijuana products.

Quartermaster Marina gets a new boat pumpout

  • Apr 8, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Apr 27, 2014 at 11:15AM

The Quartermaster Marina recently installed a new pumpout, something the marina owner and officials hope will encourage boaters to pump their vessels rather than dump in the harbor.

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