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Water taxi service to be suspended in August

Construction at Seattle’s Colman dock will cause service to be suspended on…

  • Jun 20th, 2017

 

Help plan VHS Safe Grad Night 2018

Vashon’s 2018 Safe Graduation Night planning committee is actively preparing for next…

  • Jun 20th, 2017

 

News briefs for June 21 : KC Sheriff’s department SWAT team will conduct exercise at K2 Wednesday

Sheriff’s office conducting active shooter training at K2 factory Wednesday The King…

  • Jun 20th, 2017

 

Rainy send-off, special guest for Vashon High School class of 2017

On Saturday night, the 140 graduates of Vashon High School’s class of…

  • Jun 20th, 2017

AmeriGas fined for six violations in connection to Vashon Energy fire

AmeriGas Propane has been cited for six serious violations and owes $18,000…

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

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

Island’s forest kindergarten receives state award for leadership

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

Low tide festival at Point Robinson Saturday

On Saturday, the waters of Puget Sound will recede from the banks…

New business to open at Vashon Landing building

After four years operating as a pop-up dinner club, the trio of…

VIFR finances critical, will fall far short of revenue, expenses

Vashon fire department’s expenses will likely exceed its tax revenue by $1.1…

School district passes budget as funding questions loom in state budget process

The Vashon Island School District board last Thursday approved a $38.7 million…

Park, school boards still negotiating Commons

Despite being in conversation for months, members of Vashon’s park and school…

New food takeout business slated to open in town this summer

In a world that is requiring people to spend more time at…

Vashon Fresh launches this week

Islanders will be able to order local food online from vashonfresh.com starting…

Record crowd attends annual sheepdog classic

The Vashon Sheepdog Classic, held last weekend, drew a crowd of 12,000…

VCC board considers new partner for island’s long-term care facility

Two months after Providence Health &Services announced it would not renew its…

Summer Picnics in the Park program starts this month

Now in its fourth year, the Vashon food bank’s Picnics in the…

Islanders recreating historic Ellisport Chautauqua this summer

More than 100 years ago, Puget Sound residents converged regularly at Ellisport…

Part two: Busting myths about Vashon’s cougar

*Editor’s Note: This piece originally ran on the Vashon Nature Center’s blog.…

  • Jun 14th, 2017

Former islander to receive diploma 74 years after internment prevented it

At Vashon High School’s commencement ceremony this Saturday, along with students in…

Ferry system to adopt pilot loading procedures late this month

Later this month, the ferry system will implement loading measures that it…

Local man will speak about making a difference

* This story is part of an occasional series following islanders who…

New trolley service begins in Tacoma

There is a new way to get from the Point Defiance ferry…

  • Jun 6th, 2017

PHOTOS: VHS students surprised with concert Friday morning

Vashon High School students on Friday morning were surprised with a concert…

Council approves purchase of Mukai barreling plant to King County for preservation

Seven months after King County’s department of natural resources first announced its…

Eighth and final candidate declares run for unofficial mayor

The eighth and final candidate in Vashon’s race for unofficial mayor is…

McMurray gets first assistant principal

McMurray Middle School has never had an assistant principal, until now. Earlier…

New fire department vehicle proves useful in emergency

Granny’s Attic’s financial support to health-related organizations was instrumental to the fire…

Decision expected next week on ferry pilot program at Fauntleroy

Washington State Ferries officials and members of The Triangle Route Improvement Task…

Busting myths about Vashon’s cougar: A talk with an expert

*Editor’s Note: This piece originally ran on the Vashon Nature Center’s blog.…

  • Jun 6th, 2017

Assessed home values climb amid active real estate market

Home values on Vashon have increased nearly 17 percent over last year,…

By the numbers: Fire chief lays out district’s work

Last week, Vashon’s fire chief Charlie Krimmert presented a multitude of facts…

Scholarships for seniors to be awarded Wednesday evening

The Vashon Community Scholarship Foundation will host its annual awards ceremony this…

Pool opens to hundreds of swimmers, free lessons begin

The Vashon Pool was a popular place on the island last weekend…

  • May 30th, 2017

Memorial Day ceremony recognizes, honors veterans

Vashon’s Memorial Day ceremony, moderated by island veteran Mike Mattingly, focused on…

  • May 30th, 2017

Field Notes Introduction: Island’s natural wonders deserve attention

I’m so grateful to live in nature. Vashon is far from the…

  • May 30th, 2017

Resettlement committee set to bring two families, man to island

After more than a year of fundraising and attempts to bring refugee…

  • May 30th, 2017

County awards funds focused on youth health, well-being

The Vashon community will soon benefit from King County’s Best Starts for…

Island sound experts lend a hand at Vashon Theatre

Not long ago, island audio engineers, mixers and musicians Jason Staczek and…

WSF to decide on boarding changes this week

Officials at Washington State Ferries had hoped to make a decision last…