New members of the Vashon Island Rowing Club’s junior crew build on the organization’s growing legacy with a successful day of competition at the Green Lake Summer Regatta last weekend.  - Jordan Petram

Rowing club celebrates a quarter century on the water

  • Today at 12:48PM

The ad read: “Women starting rowing club. Need coach, boat & enthusiastic women. Call [number] if interested in participating. No experience necessary.” Twenty five years ago Celia Congdon decided she needed something to fill the hole that her husband, Rich Bard, left each summer during his forays to coastal Alaska.


Community Events, August 2015

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All of Vashon now closed to shellfish harvesting

  • Jul 31, 2015 at 5:00PM

In an update to last week's closure of Quartermaster Harbor, the Washington Sate Department of Health has now closed the entire island to shellfish harvesting

Vashon deputy to be fired for sleeping on the job

  • Jul 30, 2015 at 11:00AM updated at 2:26PM

Joel Anderson, a longtime King County sheriff's deputy on Vashon, will be out of a job as of August 1 .

School district approves $19M budget

  • Jul 29, 2015 at 12:00PM

Vashon’s school board recently passed a no-cuts budget for the upcoming school year that includes modest teacher raises, the elimination of some fees and added funding for some school programs.

Public safety a concern as plan for paramedics moves forward

  • Jul 22, 2015 at 6:00AM updated Jul 29, 2015 at 9:40AM

A year after Vashon’s fire board approved an overhaul of the island’s paramedic program, the changes have not yet happened and there are growing concerns that the plan might compromise public safety.

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