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Gene Sherman, ‘a man of history,’ leaves a legacy

Sherman died on Nov. 19, 2018, having experienced nearly a century of life and change on the island.

Melinda Powers’ ‘Relish’ is open for classes, events and more

As the business landscape of downtown Vashon continues to evolve, one space that has seen its share of occupants come and go is now the… Continue reading

Dec. 1: Celebrate winter with a parade, tree lighting and Santa himself

The Vashon-Maury Island Chamber of Commerce and island merchants are hosting a variety of activities on Saturday, Dec. 1, including the Santa parade and town… Continue reading

  • Dec 1, 2018

King County effort may create opportunity for affordable housing

As the cost of housing continues to rise throughout the region, King County is promoting a demonstration project that could lead to a new affordable… Continue reading

Firefighters graduate

Vashon Island Fire & Rescue recently held a graduation ceremony for members of its most recent South Sound Fire Academy. The academies stretch over six… Continue reading

  • Nov 28, 2018

VYFS fundraising in full swing

Vashon Youth & Family Services has announced the return of its famous elves for this holiday season as the bell-ringing merry-makers began fundraising at island… Continue reading

  • Nov 28, 2018

Annual toy drive underway

The John L. Scott annual Holiday Toy Drive is underway, with collection boxes in place at various businesses around town. On Saturday, Dec. 22, organizers… Continue reading

We need to go out on a limb for orcas

The southern resident orcas visited Vashon several times in the past month. I was able to watch them one unusually balmy, mid-November morning when the… Continue reading

Orca task force proposals leave work to do

Island experts report mixed feelings about the task force’s proposals.

Paving contractor begins to remove millings from island

This week, months after the completion of the highway paving project last summer, the paving contractor began to remove stockpiled asphalt millings from the island… Continue reading

Longtime volunteer, employee leaves post at Voice of Vashon

Voice of Vashon has been keeping islanders informed and entertained over the internet and airwaves for nearly 20 years, and now a transition is at… Continue reading

Island businesses in transition

Bad break for new Harbor Mercantile owner Harbor Mercantile’s soon-to-be new owner, Craig Pratt, left his home and corporate job in Castro Valley, east of… Continue reading

  • Nov 28, 2018

Remembering AIDS: Events will honor islanders

“The overall thrust of the four days is activism.”

Humanitarian project earns McMurray teens top honors

Two McMurray eighth graders have earned their place in the top 1 percent of students nationwide, competing in the Broadcom MASTERS’ student science competition for… Continue reading

County budget allocates funds for affordable housing, environment

The King County Council approved the county’s 2019-20 budget last Tuesday, allocating $4 million for The Creekside Village apartments on Vashon as part of the… Continue reading

Birdwatching expert shares favorite island hot spots

For “Birds of Vashon Island” author Ed Swan, the island’s diverse habitats and easy access make it a prime location for his birdwatching tour business.… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2018

The Burton Store: a longtime cornerstone of the community

Sandy Mattara has been the longest-serving proprietor of the Burton Store.

Whales frequenting south-sound waters

Southern Residents, humpback, seen locally in recent weeks

  • Nov 20, 2018

Islander launches pilot program to feed pets

Islander Kay Farris, a veterinary technician, said animals have always been a meaningful part of her life. “I’ve really developed an interest in finding homes… Continue reading

Two VHS students arrested over social media threats

Two Vashon High School students were arrested last Wednesday and booked into King County’s Youth Services Center on investigation of felony harassment after posting threatening… Continue reading