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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.

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.”