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VYFS closes addiction treatment program

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 6:00AM

Vashon Youth & Family Services (VYFS) recently announced it will close its addiction treatment program and has begun working with clients to connect them with appropriate services inside and outside the agency.

State to continue sampling yards for arsenic, invites 400 to be tested

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 9:00AM

This week about 400 Vashon homes will receive letters from the state urging them to take advantage of a free program that tests yards on the island for arsenic contamination.

Cookstove effort takes off with new factory

  • Mar 26, 2014 at 6:00AM

At a large factory in Nairobi, Kenya, about 300 Kenyans will soon begin building small, black cookstoves that one islander hopes will alter the face of Africa.

Marijuana company may back out of K2

  • Mar 25, 2014 at 1:53PM

The company attempting to purchase the K2 building and transform it into a factory to produce edible marijuana products may give up its effort on Vashon, a spokesman for the company, Bakkhos Holding, announced last weekend.

Diverse congregation keeps Jewish tradition alive at the Havurat

  • Mar 18, 2014 at 1:00PM updated Mar 21, 2013 at 12:21PM

A tradition of faith and inquiry that is thousands of years old comes alive each Saturday morning, when members of Vashon’s Jewish community gather to study the ancient text of the Torah at Havurat Ee Shalom, a former country chapel now remade into a synagogue

Post office investigates missing mail from Vashon

  • Mar 14, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Mar 20, 2013 at 9:56AM

One Sunday earlier this month, Vashon Community Care’s Ruth Steen mailed nearly 20 envelopes containing gift certificates for items people had won during the center’s recent fundraising auction. Those gift certificates — and hundreds of other pieces of mail sent from Vashon at roughly the same time — never made it to their intended destinations, and postal investigators have been called in to find the mail and determine what went wrong.

Modern manufacturer makes a classic farming tool

  • Mar 19, 2014 at 1:43PM

A quiet revolution is taking place in a drafty warehouse on Vashon, where a handful of islanders are earning decent wages manufacturing steel farming implements. The effort defies, if not the myth of America, certainly the myth of Vashon Island — that manufacturing is dead and that nobody really makes anything anymore.

Designer uses feng shui to create spaces that welcome

  • Mar 19, 2014 at 1:35PM

When Pattie Hanmer first saw the clapboard house perched above Quartermaster Harbor, she knew she had found her Northwest home. Supported from behind by the wooded hillside, embraced on either side by tree-covered slopes and fronted by a vista of sparkling water, this dwelling had all the elements needed for ideal feng shui.

Tools and tips make for gardening without the aches

  • Mar 19, 2014 at 1:17PM

It’s spring! You sprang from the couch, grabbed a tool and hit the garden. And what did you get? Aches and pains! In early spring (and at a certain age), what you need are some tips, tools and techniques for low-ouch gardening.

Family builds a small cabin with big character

  • Mar 19, 2014 at 1:12PM

A colorful, cozy secret is tucked away on a central island property that many who drive by every day likely don’t realize is there.

Gardening on the wild side

  • Mar 19, 2014 at 6:00AM

Down a quiet lane at the southernmost end of Maury Island, the most nutritious fruits and vegetables a Northwesterner can grow fill author Jo Robinson’s garden.

Crew eases into spring season

  • Mar 19, 2014 at 2:00PM

The 52nd annual Green Lake spring regatta featured something not experienced for this event in a few years — actual spring conditions

Lacrosse team scores big win

  • Mar 18, 2014 at 2:50PM

The high school boys lacrosse team opened its season in an impressive fashion on Saturday, tallying an 11-5 victory over Klahowya High School

We should support Bakkhos

  • Mar 19, 2014 at 6:00AM

Many of our neighbors are perhaps allowing their idealism to devolve into elitism. The K2 complex has been vacant for far too long, and the desires of turning it into something for the common use of the community are not going to become a reality in this post-Great Recession world. While not meeting the hopes of some of us, the current Bakkhos proposal is the best practical deal for what has been a “white elephant” for quite some time.

Center needs local support as much as ever

  • Mar 19, 2014 at 6:00AM

Vashon Community Care, unlike most adult care programs across the country, is owned and financed by the community

Trouble ensues when a day on the high seas does not go as planned

  • Mar 19, 2014 at 6:00AM

Did I ever tell you about being stranded on a Pacific island? A genuine remote island off the coast of Papua New Guinea.

Heritage association hopes to buy historic house

  • Mar 20, 2014 at 6:00AM

Vashon’s heritage association is launching an ambitious fundraising campaign to secure the property adjacent to its museum for eventual use as a family-friendly education center.

Nonprofit projects earn county grants

  • Mar 18, 2014 at 2:19PM

King County has awarded three grants totaling $6,500 to fund new projects by Vashon organizations.

Low-interest septic loan program expands after few applications

  • Mar 18, 2014 at 2:11PM

About 2,000 Vashon homeowners are now eligible to apply for low-interest loans through King County for septic system repair or replacement.

Chorale returns to Benaroya Hall

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

Islanders will have to travel off-island to hear the Vashon Island Chorale when they perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall.

Maestros will talk Mozart

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

Gary Cannon, artistic director of the Vashon Islandhorale and Cascadian Chorale, will explore questions about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with his mentor and former teacher, Abraham Kaplan, in the Arts & Humanities lecture “What’s So Great About Mozart?” this weekend.

Festival premieres forgotten manuscript

  • Mar 11, 2014 at 1:16PM

The fourth annual Salish Sea Early Music Festival will premiere “A Little Evening Concert for Louis XIV” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, at Bethel Church.

Wit and intrigue star in Drama Dock show

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 7:00AM

Want to hear a scintillating tale of political corruption and greed run amok, spiced up with romantic intrigue and comic shenanigans?

Valkyries get set for season at weekend jamboree

  • Mar 11, 2014 at 12:58PM

The Vashon Valkyries lacrosse team played their first three games of the year under pouring rain at a jamboree on Bainbridge Island on Saturday. The team won two of the three games, and coach Larry DuBois said he was pleased with what he saw.

Middle school wrestler takes first place at state

  • Mar 11, 2014 at 12:56PM

Adrian St. Germain, a seventh-grader at McMurray Middle School, won the state championship in folkstyle wrestling in the 136-pound weight class schoolboy division late last month.

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