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Water taxi service to be suspended for up to one week starting Aug. 7

The King County Water Taxi will suspend all service for up to…

  • Jul 18th, 2017

 

Amid hot, dry weather, King County Fire Marshal orders burn ban

Effective July 15, the King County Fire Marshal issued a burn ban,…

  • Jul 18th, 2017

 

Fundraiser underway for VPD’s free swim lesson program, rowing club

The Vashon Park District’s new free swimming lesson program is underway, and…

 

Transportation alternatives set to serve Vashon-Maury soon

Nearly three years after King County Metro sought islanders’ input to improve…

Work beginning on new cafe in Fuller Store building

Vashon’s most historic commercial building is in the process of being turned…

Small brushfire near harbor only incident reported on July Fourth holiday

Fireworks caused a small brushfire on Maury Island’s Kingsbury Road last Tuesday…

Pure launches app, installs self-ordering kiosks

In the past few months, Vashon has gained a food delivery service,…

  • Jul 12th, 2017

VPD considers structured hours at skate park amid vandalism, drug reports

The Vashon Park District is considering bringing back supervised sessions at the…

Fire board to decide on tax increase, invites public input

Fire chief Charlie Krimmert has recommended that commissioners ask islanders to increase…

Former arts organization director named Strawberry Festival Grand Marshal

In recognition of the work completed while she headed Vashon Allied Arts…

Tacoma fire boat assists with Thursday fire at Maury Island Marine Park

Vashon’s fire department responded to a beach and brush fire at Maury…

Dungeness crab numbers decline in south sound

Islander John Cushing has gone crabbing for the Pacific Northwest’s famed Dungeness…

PHOTOS: Fourth of July traditions continue with fireworks, hydroplane race

Hydroplanes raced around the island early in the morning on Tuesday, July…

  • Jul 11th, 2017

After two months, duo finishes cross-country bicycle trip

For islanders Bruce Morser and Bob Horsley, a journey of 4,300 miles…

  • Jul 11th, 2017

State gathering feedback on ferry fare increase

Ferry fares are expected to rise more than 2 percent for pedestrians…

  • Jul 11th, 2017

Seals team begins fundraising effort

The Vashon Seals Swim Team is kicking off a fund-raising effort in…

  • Jul 11th, 2017

Business landscape changes in town

For anyone who has lived on the island more than a couple…

Election: County proposition could bring thousands to island organizations

Many Vashon organizations, including the school district, heritage association and arts center,…

Facing challenges, island family seeking community’s support

In the midst of numerous difficulties including a cancer diagnosis, dying family…

  • Jul 11th, 2017

Final Fairyoke night being held at the Eagles Friday

After more than six years of fairy magic-filled karaoke nights at the…

Coming Home: Finding a family in hard times

Islander Mary Sage first realized her love for Vashon about 30 years…

VPD board approves new Commons Agreement

Commissioners overseeing the Vashon Park District last Tuesday unanimously approved a new…

Fire board weighing tax increase options

After months of examining the health of Vashon’s fire department, Chief Charlie…

Playspace building sells to island couple

The island’s only french immersion preschool has a new home in what…

King County critical of state budget

Plan will lead to increased property taxes The state Legislature passed —…

Construction project starting at north end

Lane closures near the north-end ferry terminal are possible in coming months…

Construction underway on new eatery in town

A pizza restaurant and coffee shop is coming to Vashon town, according…

Care center considers possible new partner

In its effort to find a new managing partner for the Vashon…

Park, school boards take step toward new Commons Agreement

The Vashon Park District board met Tuesday after press time to discuss,…

Amid summer traffic, WSF evaluates new loading procedures

By SUSAN RIEMER Reporter The ferry system launched its new loading procedures…

PHOTOS: Low Tide Celebration

Dozens of islanders gathered at Point Robinson Saturday for the Low Tide…

  • Jun 27th, 2017

Vashon Island Music closes its doors

After more than 12 years serving the island, the Vashon Island Music…

New summer camp for adults to be held on Vashon

Summer camp is no longer only for schoolchildren. One million adults nationwide…

New reverend installed at Presbyterian church

After 18 months with an interim reverend, Vashon Presbyterian Church has installed…

Fire department to begin charging for ambulance transports next month

Beginning in July, Vashon’s fire department will begin charging patients with non-life…

After two decades, beloved Chautauqua teacher retires

Former students talk about Chautauqua teacher Gail Labinski as a nurturing and…

Field Notes: Birding teaches important lesson about connectedness

I read Ed Swan’s, “The Birds of Vashon Island,” before I lived…

  • Jun 27th, 2017

Open house at Camp Burton on Sunday

Camp Burton, a retreat and event site that also offers a variety…

Island’s forest kindergarten receives state award for leadership

Earlier this month, Erin Kenny, co-founder and director of Vashon’s Cedarsong Nature…

Park, school staff decide on Commons payment, boards to discuss

Vashon park and school board staff last week decided on an amount…