Health projects launch with aid from Granny’s Attic grant

  • Mar 25, 2015 at 6:00AM

Last year Vashon Senior Center director Ava Apple learned of an island senior who regularly took two buses and the ferry to get to his chemotherapy appointments in Seattle. One day one of his buses was late, and he resorted to hitchhiking home.


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After delay, VAA to begin construction of arts center in April

  • Mar 25, 2015 at 8:00AM updated at 4:03PM

With a building permit in hand, adjusted construction plans and a loan in place, Vashon Allied Arts (VAA) will begin construction of its new arts center next month.

New kind of paddling takes off on Vashon

  • Mar 25, 2015 at 6:00AM updated at 4:03PM

Last Thursday’s cool temperatures and light rain didn’t stop islander Reed Nichelson from taking a group of friends out on paddleboards in Quartermaster Harbor.

Memoir tells of healers around the world

  • Mar 25, 2015 at 6:00AM updated at 2:18PM

Fifteen years ago, author and filmmaker Marie-Rose Phan-Le stepped away from her high-powered position in the film industry to document ancient traditions of healing and spirituality around the globe.

Popular tamale business is set to expand

  • Mar 25, 2015 at 6:00AM updated at 11:16AM

Island chef and entrepreneur Patty Freebourn has secured a dedicated space on Vashon to set up a production kitchen for her tamale business.

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