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Island scouts celebrate 70 years, changes

Cub Scout Pack 275 will celebrate its 70th anniversary Saturday in Ober Park to share memories and mark significant milestones for one of the island’s… Continue reading

K2 building sells after more than a decade on the market

The K2 building, for sale for more than a decade after once serving as a manufacturing hub on the island, has been sold. Public records… Continue reading

Making the most of the season: With peach pie, there’s happiness in every slice

Editor’s Note: Throughout this summer and harvest season, we are featuring photos and recipes from Tom Conway, who has a hearty appetite for growing and… Continue reading

  • Aug 16, 2018

Nguyen, Braddock will vie for state Senate seat

Democratic candidates Joe Nguyen and Shannon Braddock rose to the top of the 11-candidate field to win the Aug. 7 primary with the goal of… Continue reading

Island tours tell “mostly true” history, now from e-bikes

Islander Chris Austin, a fan of history, comedy and biking, is offering his Mostly True Vashon Tours for the second year in a row —… Continue reading

Island’s zen center to host open house at new property north of town

After many years of looking for property, the Puget Sound Zen Center has purchased nearly 7 acres just north of the Harbor School. This Saturday,… Continue reading

Be mindful of lone seal pups at island beaches

A harbor seal pup was spotted at KVI last week, raising several islanders’ concerns that it might be harmed by a loose dog. Ann Stateler,… Continue reading

Car show promises high-octane fun

Islanders can ogle hot rods, Pebble Beach cars, classic roadsters and more when Engels Repair and Towing hosts its annual car show from 10 a.m.… Continue reading

Passengers on the triangle route are among the least satisfied ferry riders in the system. (Susan Riemer/Staff Photo)

Study shows triangle route passengers’ dissatisfaction with ferry service

Riders traveling the triangle route were among the most dissatisfied of ferry travelers who responded to the recent winter ferry performance study conducted by Washington… Continue reading

Passengers on the triangle route are among the least satisfied ferry riders in the system. (Susan Riemer/Staff Photo)

Islanders win division in popular sailing race to Hawaii

After a slow start, the crew found its groove, speed and even a couple of fish for dinner

Primary results: Braddock, Nguyen will compete for state senate seat

Democratic candidates Joe Nguyen and Shannon Braddock rose to the top of the 11-candidate field to win the Aug. 7 primary with the goal of… Continue reading

Amid immigration crisis, islanders work for change

Stories regarding immigration, increasingly in the news, are often difficult for many people to learn about, but on Vashon several islanders are working for change:… Continue reading

Documentary featuring Vashon meatsmith to screen at theater

A new documentary chronicling the “agrarian renaissance” across the nation, featuring islander Brandon Sheard, will be screened at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Vashon Theatre.… Continue reading

TIME & AGAIN: Jedediah Paige barn: a sentinel to change

Buildings are often the sentinels of place. They stand as points of continuity as everything around them changes. On the west side of Vashon, the… Continue reading

  • Aug 8, 2018

County awards $84,000 to Vashon Senior Center

Vashon’s Senior Center recently received some good news from King County: an $84,000 grant from the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy. Last week, when… Continue reading

Following fatal injury on site, lighthouse is closed for investigations

The Point Robinson lighthouse is closed for insurance and Coast Guard investigations after a woman fell there during the Low Tide Celebration last month and… Continue reading

Traffic code unclear about parking near island mailboxes

After discovering that her vehicle had been towed from a street in Vashon’s congested north end late last month, islander Emily Herrick was left stranded… Continue reading

Back-to-school drive under way for Vashon public school students

The annual back-to-school drive is under way for youth at Vashon’s public schools. Sponsored by the Vashon PTSA, the drive provides needed supplies for students… Continue reading

RV, cars, boat burn in weekend fire at Spring Beach

Vashon’s fire department responded to a fire in the Spring Beach neighborhood last Saturday morning. The blaze started in an unoccupied RV and then spread… Continue reading

Rowing club seeks help after falling tree damages boats

Lisa Lorentzen, president of the Burton Beach Rowing Club (BBRC), is trying to stay positive in the wake of catastrophe — on July 7, a… Continue reading