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Former La Boucherie reopens under new chef

La Boucherie, the longtime farm-to-table restaurant and butcher shop showcasing products from…

 

School district, Queer Spectrum Alliance create timeline for all-gender bathrooms

Come January, Vashon High School will have more gender-neutral bathrooms, and outreach…

 

VISD begins incentive program for special-ed teachers amid shortage

Given a state-wide shortage of special-education teachers, the Vashon school district and…

 

Islander to host fundraising event for cancer research Saturday

Following her husband’s cancer diagnosis last month, Patty Freebourn, owner of Patty’s…

Probe into Cory Kennedy crash continues

The investigation into a fatal crash that left a 45-year-old man dead…

Two islanders help fight area wildfires

As wildfires burned throughout the Northwest this summer, two islanders were among…

More than one year after discussion began, school board approves racial equity policy

The Vashon school board last Thursday approved a racial equity policy that…

Ferry officials seek islanders’ input, will host public meeting Wednesday night

At a public meeting set for Wednesday evening, ferry officials will discuss…

VHS alumni, firefighters join rescue efforts after Harvey, Irma

Central Pierce Fire &Rescue firefighter and Vashon High School alumnus Andy Moe…

  • Sep 19th, 2017

Emergency preparedness strategies will be taught at Saturday seminar

With winter coming and the threat of natural disaster ever-present in this…

Island brewer plans to open tasting room, pub this spring

A fourth eatery has joined the list of food facilities coming soon…

Rare performance by international Cape Verde musician comes to Vashon

Jacob Bain and Vashon Events will present a rare performance by Cape…

  • Sep 14th, 2017

Life after Incarceration: Racial justice group hosting evening of discussion

As part of its efforts to acknowledge and address racism on Vashon…

Island schools face unknown financial future under new state budget

The impact of the state’s new McCleary-compliant budget on Vashon’s schools is…

Portage Fill: Making music together for more than 40 years

When a crowd of islanders filled Ober Park for the last of…

Public comment sought on annual limited deer hunt

King County is seeking input from islanders about whether to continue the…

  • Sep 12th, 2017

Documentary reveals islander’s experience with war

One islander’s experience with the Vietnam War, along with recognition of the…

School district, Journeymen receive Best Starts for Kids grants

Two island organizations have been awarded a total of $30,000 from King…

Public ferry meetings set for this week and next

Ferry officials will host a working meeting of the Triangle Route Improvement…

Tough season of ferry travel ends with trouble, two-boat schedule

Ferry travelers have faced a challenging summer that is ending with a…

Committee rethinks new farmers market structure

After being met with opposition last summer about building a larger farmers…

Islanders continue to experience problems with postal service

In the last two years, islander Jeff Snell has requested that the…

VashonFresh pilot program extended through Oct. 15

A summer pilot project to test an online marketplace for local food…

PHOTOS: ‘Stupid’ bikes light up the night

Vashon’s Stupid Bike Club hosted Stupid Bike Night during the gallery cruise…

  • Sep 5th, 2017

Volunteer firefighters help with Jolly Mountain, Grand Mound fires

Washington Governor Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency Saturday as three…

Food bank, VIGA partner to feed hungry islanders, waste less locally grown food

The community food bank and the growers’ association have teamed up to…

Backbone Campaign to host documentary, discussion about immigration

Backbone Meaningful Movies, a project of the Backbone Campaign, will host the…

UPDATED: Pro skateboarders involved in fatal Vashon Island crash

A veteran skateboard videographer is dead and a pro skateboarder is awaiting…

Some islanders turn to dogs to protect livestock

As Vashon’s predators have increased in recent years, some island livestock owners…

‘You knew everybody’: Island elder recalls Vashon from 70 years ago

Long before it became a proving ground for sheepdogs and their handlers…

School health clinic opens next month

When the doors open at Vashon’s public schools next week, students and…

Vashon High School class of 1957 celebrates 60th reunion

As befitting any class reunion, memorabilia was on display at the Vashon…

  • Aug 29th, 2017

News briefs: Shellfish poison, VCC, school supplies and pool cover

Island closed to recreational shellfish harvesting Paralytic Shellfish Poison has been detected…

  • Aug 29th, 2017

The President of Me will mark final day with ‘last hurrah’ Friday

Friday marks the last day The President of Me store will occupy…

Despite overall defeat, Prop. 1 passed on Vashon

While it was narrowly defeated county-wide, recently certified primary election results show…

FIELD NOTES: A few dedicated volunteers maintain island trails

John Burke walks through Burton Acres Park every day with hedge shears…

  • Aug 29th, 2017

Open Space construction leads to cancellation of VIPP auction

The 2017 Fur Ball — the 15th annual fundraising auction for Vashon’s…

Vashon school district settles with families who filed harassment lawsuit

The two island plaintiffs who brought a lawsuit against Vashon’s school district…

Care center officials continue talks as they seek new management partner

On Monday, one week before Vashon Community Care’s management contract with Providence…

FERRIES: Loading changes at Fauntleroy yeild `flat’ results, will continue

The loading procedures implemented at Fauntleroy one month ago that were hoped…