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Care center seeks new leadership

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 6:00AM

Vashon Community Care (VCC) will soon be looking for a new administrator, as current administrator Janelle Ansell has given her notice and will leave next month.

Express Cuisine goes up for sale

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 6:00AM

After a year at the helm of Express Cuisine, island chef Chris Lueck is selling the business because of health problems.

Political game is no reflection on Vashon’s thriving schools | Editorial

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 6:00AM

Vashon’s public schools are strong. The school district is constantly working to address areas that could be improved, and most people would never label island schools as failing. That’s why it’s worrisome that this week a letter will go out to Chautauqua Elementary School parents that does just that.

Biking at midlife: crazy outfits optional

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 11:35AM

My husband has become a biker. Not a leather-clad Harley Davidson riding biker — the other kind. I’m really happy for him, truly I am, but his transformation comes with some baggage.

Costs for staff to direct traffic seem high

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 11:32AM

About traffic patrols at the Fauntleroy dock: Why so expensive? Granted, I’m unschooled in public policy, but $71,000 a year for 21 hours a week for a ferry employee or $300,000 a year for a police cadet seems like a lot!

We need to think about the future

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 11:31AM

Our children’s future may be the most obvious reason for stopping the use of toxic chemical pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers on this beautiful island. Let’s be responsible for our actions now to prevent further destruction of our agricultural system; let’s avoid leaving behind a bigger problem for the future generations.

Money talks when it comes to chemicals

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 11:29AM

Money talks when it comes to chemicals Oh my! It looks like the sacred dollar has influenced another well-meant effort to encourage people to do something to help the environment into a position of “can’t prove nothin’, wait and see.” How sad.

It’s time to get back to nature

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 11:26AM

My name is Joe, I’m 69 years old, and I’ve lived on the island for 14 years.

Body of missing Vashon woman, Kirsten Proffit, found

  • Aug 29, 2014 at 12:00PM updated at 3:35PM

In sad news on Vashon, the body of Kirsten Proffit, the island woman reported missing last Monday, has been found and her family notified, according to Lane Youmans, the coroner of Grays Harbor County.

Saying goodbye to a beloved islander

  • Sep 2, 2014 at 12:00PM updated at 9:44PM

Hopes that a missing island woman would return safely ended abruptly last week with news of her death, and islanders are now preparing to honor her life and fill the many holes her absence has left in the fabric of this community

Once again, the island grieves for a life gone too soon | Editorial

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 6:00AM

In recent years, the community of Vashon has had to endure more tragedy than any community of its size should have to bear. And last week’s trials, for many, were unspeakable in their difficulty: the anguish of a loved one missing, followed by the crushing news that came Friday.

Island dogs help artist forge a path

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Sep 8, 2014 at 3:42PM

Known best for her greeting card photos of Vashon dogs in cars, Rondi Lightmark is a consummate artist who has applied creativity to every aspect of her life.

Facing sorrow in the wake of tragedy

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 4:09PM

Wake. How is it that one word can have so many meanings? A celebration of one’s life now departed that involves festive remembrance. The stream of water that follows a boat or ship. To arise.

Renowned artists bring documentary to Vashon

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 4:24PM

A new documentary by Vashon artists Bo Bartlett and Betsy Eby, “SEE: An Art Road Trip,” will be presented by the Vashon Film Society as its First Friday Art Film, following the gallery cruise. It will show at 9:30 p.m. Friday at the Vashon Theatre.

What's Happening: Entertainment Briefs

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 4:14PM

Coming week holds variety of concerts, shows to entertain

Forum on dementia to meet next week

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 4:05PM

The Vashon Social Service Network (VSSN) and the county’s Advisory Council on Aging and Disability Services will host a forum on Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia on Friday, Sept. 12.

Country Store adds U-Hauls, meeting room for community use

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Sep 8, 2014 at 3:43PM

The Country Store & Farm has two new services available now to islanders after recently contracting as a U-Haul moving equipment and supply dealer. It has also established a meeting room for community use on its upper floor.

New administrator at Chautauqua

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Sep 8, 2014 at 3:44PM

Chautauqua Elementary School’s new assistant principal, Kathy Robinson, says she decided to come to Vashon because she enjoys working in small school districts.

Longstanding restaurant, Sound Food, closes its doors once again

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Sep 8, 2014 at 3:42PM

The Sound Food building once again sits empty, as both businesses that had been running there have closed because of a vandalism incident that occurred in early August.

Two people arrested on Vashon

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 4:00PM

King County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man and a woman on Vashon Monday, Aug. 25.

Eating locally: The movement has its roots in the Napoleon era

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 4:11PM

In the Northwest and here on Vashon, we are increasingly embracing a locavore lifestyle, eating local foods to support the local economy and benefit the environment. But eating locally grown food is no modern notion. In fact, Napoleon Bonaparte and Clarence Birdseye forever changed the course of our culture and lifestyle.

Man hit by car, seriously injured near KVI

  • Sep 9, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Sep 11, 2014 at 9:03AM

A man who was run over by a car near KVI beach early Tuesday suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to Harborview.

Coyote killings draw attention to local population

  • Sep 10, 2014 at 12:44PM

The killing of two coyotes at the Vashon Sheepdog Classic has prompted some to call for a community conversation about how to best live with the island’s increasing coyote population.

Farmers Market wraps up a successful summer

  • Sep 10, 2014 at 12:49PM

The Vashon Farmers Market is looking ahead to autumn and its season of festivals, after a summer that saw fewer customers but better sales than last year.

New water taxi to be named after ferry activist

  • Sep 10, 2014 at 12:46PM

Vashon’s new water taxi, set to hit the water in 2015, will be named the Sally Fox, after a late islander who advocated for Vashon’s passenger-only ferry service.

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