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Change, challenges at Vashon Community Care

An interim executive director took the helm at Vashon Community Care early this month, a time of transition and some controversy at the center, which… Continue reading

Car show draws out cool rides

About 350 vehicles descended on Engels Repair & Towing last Sunday.

  • Aug 21, 2019

County takes on scheduling Community Van rides

Pilot program renewed on island for two years.

Across globe, islanders work with refugees

This is the second in a series of stories about Vashon connections to the refugee experience. This week highlights three who sought to bring joy… Continue reading

Accusation of ‘unwelcome contact’ played role in VCA director exit | Updated

On Voice of Vashon, Kevin Hoffberg explained his abrupt resignation.

VCA executive director abruptly resigns | Updated

Kevin Hoffberg submitted his resignation Wednesday night, effective immediately

Heritage Association hires first director

Elsa Croonquist hopes to capture local stories and develop partnerships with Vashon’s nonprofits.

  • Aug 14, 2019

A community-driven car show returns to Engels

“Push, pull or drag it — we don’t care if you’ve even washed it.”

Scouts lend a hand

Cub Scout Pack 275 recently made sack lunches and care packages for those in need.

  • Aug 14, 2019

9 candidates file to run for hospital district

A candidate forum will be scheduled for the fall.

Ferry fares to rise twice

Increases are set to take effect this fall and again next spring.

Islander works with refugees in Iraq

Patrick Hurley is living in two worlds, one on Vashon and the other as a planner for Peace Winds USA

  • Aug 8, 2019

County to begin cleanup of polluted Maury park

Contractor bid evaluation process underway; some trails will be temporarily closed to public.

Nature center conducts coyote research

Howling survey, scat studies and wildcam footage provide information

  • Aug 7, 2019

Rocking Out At Ober

Ian Moore wowed the crowd that came to watch his performance in the Summer Concerts series.

  • Aug 7, 2019

Night skies of August hold wonders

The latter half of August should bring wonderful conditions for stargazing.

  • Aug 7, 2019

VYFS’ susbtance abuse treatment program grows

Elements of Recovery provides confidential assessments tailored to the needs of those seeking help.

Donations helping Burton skate park project take off

Fundraising will support improved accessibility for elderly and disabled people at the park.

Care center proceeds with transition

Residents have moved; memory care expected by spring.

Nashi Orchards expands to location near town

Cheryl Lubbert and Jim Gerlach, owners of Vashon perry and cider company Nashi Orchards, have recently opened a second location for tastings and production. “We… Continue reading