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Long hair and a pony tail can wait, but a pickup is essential

  • May 7, 2014 at 3:35PM

I enjoyed Will North’s column about trucks (“Old pickup trucks: at home on Vashon,” April 30).

More needs to be done for improved harbor health

  • May 7, 2014 at 3:33PM

I read the article by Natalie Martin titled “Quartermaster Harbor gets a boat pumpout” (April 7). I applaud the installation of a pump for watercraft sewage. This is long overdue. I also strongly support repair of failed septic systems that may contact the Harbor.

We all play a part in making forests healthy

  • May 7, 2014 at 3:32PM

This time of year, the sun-yellow blossoms of the Scotch broom burst forth like accidental fireworks. You are suddenly reminded of that nagging weed problem down in the lower 40 that has been all too easy to ignore during the snuggle-by-the-fire months. So you rush to the land trust office to borrow a weed wrench and march away with resolve.

Vashon’s demographic history is revealed through new project

  • May 7, 2014 at 3:26PM

After two years and countless hours of painstaking research and data transcription, a pair of islanders has created a one-of-a-kind online archive where anyone can find detailed Vashon census data for the last 144 years.

Food bank’s largest food drive to take place at the curb

  • May 7, 2014 at 3:19PM

The National Association of Letter Carriers will hold its annual food drive this weekend, with all the food collected at mailboxes and the post office going to the local food bank.

Senior center to install new kitchen, close for three weeks

  • May 7, 2014 at 3:14PM

The Vashon Senior Center will close for three weeks this month for the installation of a new commercial kitchen.

Vashon Island Bicycles closes its doors

  • May 7, 2014 at 3:12PM

After 18 years in business, Vashon Island Bicycles shuttered its doors last week.

Art Everywhere: Doors open at local studios

  • May 7, 2014 at 3:05PM

The two-weekend spring Art Studio Tour began last Saturday, when a slate of Vashon artists opened their doors to meet visitors, show works in progress, discuss their craft and sell art.

Orchard takes on a new purpose

  • May 7, 2014 at 3:00PM

When Cheryl Lubbert and Jim Gerlach first looked at their Asian-style home on Wax Orchard Road, they passed on buying it. The 27 acres of land and large pear orchard, they decided, would require too much upkeep.

Kiwanis looks back as club comes to an end

  • May 6, 2014 at 11:45AM

After nearly 70 years of serving the island, Vashon’s Kiwanis club will disband this month because of a lack of members.

Vashon marijuana shop chosen in state lottery

  • May 6, 2014 at 11:44AM

Vashon is one step closer to having a recreational marijuana shop in town.

Author tackles tough subject with tiny heroines

  • May 5, 2014 at 9:54AM

Jean Davis Okimoto is an award-winning author and publisher with an impressive list of credits to her name. Only you’d never know it. Meeting her for the first time, Okimoto’s warm yet elegant manner, close listening, thoughtful responses and delightful humor belie her considerable accomplishments, the latest of which is the publication of “Five Famous Mice Meet Winston of Churchill,” Okimoto’s 21st book.

Bus cuts are down the road for Vashon

  • Apr 30, 2014 at 6:00AM updated May 4, 2014 at 9:38AM

In the wake of last week’s failure of Proposition 1, some Metro bus cuts will come as early as this fall, while others, including those on Vashon, are not slated until September of next year.

Vashon crew rows to victory in Canada

  • May 1, 2014 at 3:18PM

The Brentwood College Inter-national Regatta is a 1,500-meter event with 147 races over two and half days and is an annual favorite of Vashon’s junior crew. Against rowers representing 38 U.S. and Canadian clubs, Vashon’s team put in another strong spring performance, medalling in 15 of the 23 races it entered.

Take a tour of island art studios and galleries

  • May 1, 2014 at 3:00PM

On the first two weekends in May, in a long-held tradition, Vashon artists will open their studios for curious art lovers to take a peek into their work-a-day world during the annual Spring Art Studio Tour.

Glamorous show lights up Open Space

  • May 1, 2014 at 2:52PM

Burlesco Notturno returns to Vashon with their glittery new show “Glamour” at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Open Space for Arts & Community.

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.

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