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Island son, basketball star, returns home

John Gage walked 2,650 miles in 100 days along the Pacific Crest Trail to move back to Washington.

  • Sep 4, 2019

New videos highlight island’s tsunami risk

Vashon’s tsunami risk is evident in a simulation from the State Department of Natural Resources.

Islander looks back at career as superior court judge

Susan Serko served on the bench of the Pierce County Superior Court for 13 years.

Fire district builds new search and rescue prop

The new structure designed to mimic a residential three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment.

Stupid bikes to ride again during art gallery crawl

“It’s just got a life of its own. And it’s First Friday, so it’s going to be just a generally fun time.”

PTSA, schools foundation merge

The Vashon Island Community PTSA has joined the Vashon Schools Foundation.

King County set to bring in tax-free housing fund

New funding source was created by the Washington state Legislature during the 2019 session.

Summer’s harvest fills the market

Market Manager Perrin Meriwether said this market year has been a good one.

Peach upside down cake: Mother lode of fruity madness

If you’ve never made an upside-down cake, here’s what to expect.

Music of Bulgaria

Martin Koenig has spent half a century researching the music and culture of the Balkans.

  • Aug 28, 2019

County funding for senior centers disappoints on Vashon

King County recently awarded more than $20.6 million to senior centers across the region, a disbursement that will include more than $1 million for some… Continue reading

Vashon rowers, coaches compete at masters’ National

By Jeff Hoyt Vashon Island Rowing Club sent two rowers and two coaches to compete at the Masters National Championship Aug. 15 to 18 on… Continue reading

  • Aug 28, 2019

Park district renovates Agren

Field will remain closed while new sod takes root.

Food bank seeks more support for summer program

“For that kind of increased access and growth, we need increased funding.”

From feathers to fins, nature center studies ecosystem

The Vashon Nature Center is using citizen scientists to gather data on local wild populations.

  • Aug 28, 2019

Marked by sorrow: Islander shares refugee experience

Dr. Barry Grosskopf recalls his beginnings as a Jewish refugee during and after World War II.

Ferry altercation results in armed passenger’s arrest

After a vehicle cut in line at the Fauntleroy dock Saturday, a confrontation ensued.

For islanders who shouldn’t drive, help is a phone call away

Mike Dumovitch offers a community-driven ride service.

Orcas, salmon face myriad challenges

Three more southern residents have vanished and are presumed dead.

Weary of air traffic noise, islanders seek a reprieve

Group continues to push for Port of Seattle to install noise monitors on Vashon.