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Fire department buys new aid car

Vashon Island Fire & Rescue has purchased a new ambulance, which will soon be put into service as the first-out aid car for many of… Continue reading

 

Land Trust to celebrate Bill Fisher, his gift to the island

The Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust will host Bill Fisher Day at Fisher Pond from 2 to 4 p.m. this Sunday. Twenty years ago, Fisher donated… Continue reading

 

Community celebrates new track and field

A large crowd attended the ceremony for the new track and field at Vashon High School last Friday night, where district and project officials heralded… Continue reading

 

Making the most of the season: An apple cake for any baker

Whether tucked, folded, boxed or ring-bound, our culinary recipes and keepsakes tell a story, from the company we keep to the good times we’ve shared.… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2018

New dog daycare and boarding business opens near south end

After a two-year hiatus, islander Tammy Thomas is back in the Vashon pet-care business with Pampered Paws Boarding Kennel and Doggie Daycare. Thomas previously operated… Continue reading

Ferry meeting draws crowd to comment on long-range plan, schedule

More than 100 people attended Washington State Ferries’ open house for its long-range plan last week at the Vashon High School, with many islanders commenting… Continue reading

Utilities retain use of rights-of-way

A Superior Court judge recently issued a formal ruling in favor of utility companies that would have had to pay the county a fee for… Continue reading

Journeymen to hold fundraiser, help island boys grow

In American culture, some boys and young men tear themselves down to fit a mold that promotes single-mindedness, repression, dominance and the belief that violence… Continue reading

Celebrate Vashon’s Japanese heritage this weekend

Islanders and guests are invited to spend Saturday on the grounds of the historic Mukai Farm and Garden for the Vashon Japan Festival. The event,… Continue reading

Overnight fire claims two homes on the west side

An early morning fire on Tuesday claimed two waterfront homes on the island’s west side. There were no injuries. Vashon Island Fire & Rescue was… Continue reading

MEETING TONIGHT: Working toward sustainable island health care

The Vashon-Maury Health Collaborative will host a meeting this evening regarding creating sustainable health care on Vashon. The meeting, set for 7 to 9 p.m.… Continue reading

Ferry meeting regarding draft long-range plan tonight

Washington State Ferries will host a meeting on Vashon this evening about its draft long-range plan. The meeting is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m.… Continue reading

Burton Community Church celebrates its 125th anniversary

The Burton Community Church is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, and to mark the occasion, its congregation invites the public to stop by for… Continue reading

Kennedy sentenced for involvement in fatal 2017 crash

Professional skateboarder Cory Kennedy, 27, has been sentenced to 48 months in prison and 369 days of home monitoring after pleading guilty to multiple charges… Continue reading

County restores shorelines to health

To protect the many species which depend on the vital health of Puget Sound, King County has several shoreline armoring removal projects underway on Vashon… Continue reading

Ceremony will open new athletic field Friday night

Months after work began to replace the Vashon High School athletic field and track, the project is slated to come to an end. A ribbon-cutting… Continue reading

Time & Again: One woman’s story helps tell the island’s history

Katharine Golding is renowned for letting people know that there are 37 different ways to spell Katharine — with an “a” and without an “a,”… Continue reading

  • Sep 12, 2018

New film fest aims to open hearts, minds

This Friday night, the big screen at Vashon Theatre will light up with the grand opening of a new animation festival, filled with works made… Continue reading

Ferry advisory panel objects to potential schedule changes

After holding two meetings about the draft schedule changes Washington State Ferries recently presented, the Vashon Ferry Advisory Committee has sent a letter asking WSF… Continue reading

Affordable housing presentation set for tonight (Thursday)

Vashon HouseHold is ready to present its next potential affordable housing project to the community. Earlier this year, King County’s Department of Community and Human… Continue reading