Cleaning up for a cause

Members of the Vashon Pride Alliance recently picked up trash along the highway.

  • Apr 11, 2019

Neighborcare: Dental sterilization practices were flawed

Students may have been exposed to hepatitis and HIV, though the risk is considered low.

Disaster preparedness group seeks shelter volunteers

“Every time there is a situation, we find we are not as prepared as everyone seems to think we are.”

Drama dock raises money for DOVE

Audience members watching performances of “The Odd Couple-Female Version” were invited to donate.

  • Apr 10, 2019

County to begin environmental review of private logging project

The clearing of forestland on a property south of Burton has stirred considerable upset.

Changing course, pondering the future

Vashon Center for the Arts has seen budget-stretching expansion for visual arts programs.

A tale of two ‘Vashonas’: boats have long local history

One ferried passengers on the Quartermaster run in the 1920s. The other is active in island life.

Grants support island health care

Members of Granny’s Attic awarded $120,000 to six island agencies in support of an array of needs.

Transient orcas visit Vashon in droves

On March 26, at least 40 whales made their way into island waters. Then it happened again.

Islanders to vote on park district levy increase

Ballots were mailed to households last weekend. The election deadline is April 23.

Farmers Market opens Saturday

The market will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year.

  • Apr 3, 2019

VYFS aims to create ‘trauma informed community’

“With this program, we see a unique opportunity to create a culture shift”

Island’s medical professionals invited to help prepare for disaster

This weekend, the island’s health care professionals are invited to take part in a one-day symposium intended to bolster Vashon’s medical capabilities following a disaster.… Continue reading

Legislature continues to grapple with ferry funding

“Not many folks understand what it means to be dependent on a transportation source like the ferries.”

Bike shop to open in new location

From a box truck in Burton to a brick and mortar store in town, Vashon Bikes has come a long way.

A plethora of poetry and prose will pop at Lit Con

The first-time event will offer up 75 literary events for young and old.

Updated: Boat crash kills one, injures several others off Dockton Park

VIFR responded to the scene, calling in off-duty personnel to assist with the injured.

Changes sought in wrongful death laws

“It is an embarrassment that we are the last state in the union to have such a discriminatory law”

Burglaries result in arrest of four juveniles

One is suspected of committing several more burglaries in the days after February incident.

Vashon HouseHold provides update on new housing development

“Apodments” for senior veterans and the homeless would offset the island’s lack of affordable housing.