News

Experts relocate osprey nest near VHS field

Last week, a family home close to the high school and new track and field was relocated — but the movers were not your everyday… Continue reading

Islanders protest Trump’s attorney general pick

A crowd of 70 islanders, joined by the Backbone Campaign, protested at the four-way stop Friday evening in support of special counsel Robert Mueller and… Continue reading

Proposed ferry schedule falls short for many islanders

After the Washington State Ferries meeting last week, ferry officials are encouraging those who have not provided feedback on the schedule to do so, while… Continue reading

Water district to discuss raising rates

Water District 19 will hold a meeting next Tuesday, where commissioners will discuss raising water rates. They would like members of the public to attend.… Continue reading

Funding primary care is focus of health collaborative

Neighborcare is expecting a $350,000 operating deficit this year at the Vashon clinic.

Seminar will focus on living with mental illness

To help counter the stigma of mental illness and address the effects on families where it is present, Vashon Youth & Family Services and Vashon… Continue reading

High school production club is the star of the show

ā€œIt was really started by students and for students.ā€

Oral history project underway for Vashon World AIDS Day festival

Longtime islander Peter Serko has arranged for a series of events to tell the stories of those from Vashon who have been lost to AIDS.… Continue reading

Fire officials object to proposed ferry schedule

The Vashon fire district chief and commissioners have released separate public letters this week to Washington State Ferries, with one letter asking for improved service… Continue reading

Island’s oldest Marine takes a look back

Midge Grace is proud of her service with the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.

Havurah hosts vigil to honor worshipers killed in synagogue

As rain fell last Sunday night, Suzanne Greenberg, newly elected president of the Havurah on Vashon, welcomed solemn mourners to a candlelit vigil instead of… Continue reading

Granny’s awards year’s second half grants

At the end of September, the members of Granny’s Attic voted on its semi-annual grant awards and gave $125,001 to eight local nonprofit organizations to… Continue reading

State senate candidates debate on Vashon

Last week, as part of Ballotpalooza at Vashon High School, state senate candidates Shannon Braddock and Joe Nguyen participated in a debate that included close-to-home… Continue reading

Native plant expert will sit on panel; mushrooms are afoot

John Browne Many on Vashon know John Browne as a musician, mayoral candidate and community advocate, but it’s his life’s work with native plants that… Continue reading

Beloved Burton shopkeeper prepares to move on

Sandy Mattara’s deep, infectious laughter finishes the sentence. “Be all that you can be. Do all that you can do. And the rest of it’s… Continue reading

  • Oct 31, 2018

VYFS to host free wellness event Saturday

In partnership with several island agencies, Vashon Youth and Family Services (VYFS) will host its first ever Wellness Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.… Continue reading

Political forum informs about issues, candidates

The political season was in full swing last Monday night at Ballotpalooza at Vashon High School, an event that raised more than $1,000 for The… Continue reading

Ferry meeting tonight on proposed schedule

Washington State Ferries will host an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. at Vashon High School this evening about its most recent schedule proposal… Continue reading

Vashon’s DOVE Project will benefit from Pearl Jam initiative

Iconic Seattle band Pearl Jam has been in the news recently after raising nearly $11 million to fight homelessness through its Home Shows Initiative this… Continue reading

Island group to memorialize loved ones, discuss death on Sunday

Organizers of the island’s “Let’s Talk About Living and Dying” group, who originally hosted the Death Café gatherings, will host a memorial table session to… Continue reading