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Chamber names Rick Wallace this year’s grand marshal

Rick Wallace, a frequent volunteer for island organizations as diverse as VashonBe Prepared and the Vashon Opera, has been named grand marshal of the Strawberry Festival.… Continue reading

Strawberry Festival returns this weekend

Vashon’s largest party, the Strawberry Festival, will begin this Friday and last throughout the weekend, with standard favorites as well as new features. The festival,… Continue reading

Lifelong islander captures crowds with famous 1950s hydroplane

No matter where you stand in lifelong islander Larry Fuller’s shop, you’re always looking at her: the gleaming, streamlined replica 1955 Miss Thriftway hydroplane, propped… Continue reading

King County Sheriff’s Deputy Fired Over Felony Conviction

The Sheriff’s Office somehow missed his record of assault when hiring him in 2017.

Gun safety coalition seeks to begin dialogue at festival

Months of community organizing have led to the formation of a broad coalition intended to promote gun safety and suicide prevention on Vashon, but as… Continue reading

Neighborcare’s school clinic surpasses first-year goals

Neighborcare’s school-based clinic completed a successful first year and remains open one day a week this summer for dental and medical appointment for island youth.… Continue reading

On the wing: Keeping up with island butterflies

Last Saturday, with its afternoon sunny skies and 70-degree temperatures, was a good day for counting butterflies. In fact, about 20 islanders spent a portion… Continue reading

Volunteers needed for Strawberry Festival

The Strawberry Festival starts next week, and volunteers are still needed to make the event run smoothly. The Vashon-Maury Island Chamber of Commerce organizes the… Continue reading

Island Points acupuncture opens in Vashon Studio Lux

Island Points, a new community acupuncture clinic, has opened on Tuesdays in Studio Lux on Vashon Highway from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Owner Laurel… Continue reading

Holiday keeps fire department busy

On the July 4 holiday last week, Vashon celebrated as is tradition with an impressive community fireworks display over Quartermaster Harbor. The holiday is often… Continue reading

Making the most of the season

By Tom Conway I recently discovered Victoria sponge cake thanks the PBS program, where Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood serve up tasty challenges to a… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2018
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Celebrate July 4 on Vashon

Vashon’s annual fireworks display will be this Wednesday evening after dark over Quartermaster Harbor. Typically, that means the fireworks begin after 10 p.m. Most any… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2018
(Anneli Fogt Photo)

New members appointed to ferry advisory committee

King Councilmember Joe McDermott has appointed two new members to the Vashon Ferry Advisory Committee, islanders Justin Hirsch and Eric Beckman. The committees exist in… Continue reading

Dine out to benefit food bank

The Vashon-Maury Community Food Bank and three island restaurants are partnering in a new program, called Dine Out Against Hunger. The participating restaurants are The… Continue reading

Vashon Park District seeks new commissioner

The Vashon Park District is seeking to fill the board vacancy left by former commissioner Scott Harvey, who resigned last month over differences stemming from… Continue reading

SCENE & HEARD: Taking a stand

Last Saturday, some 700 marches and demonstrations were held around the country to protest family separation at the United States-Mexico border. Many islanders headed to… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2018

FIELD NOTES: Holly and ivy, butterfly count and more

“The Holly and the Ivy” is a traditional British Christmas carol that conjures up thoughts of a holiday hearth even while basking in the immediate… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2018

American Hero Quilts continues to draw recognition for its work

Fourteen years after islander Sue Nebeker and a group of island volunteers created 100 quilts at a quilt-a-thon for soldiers wounded in Iraq, Nebeker’s American… Continue reading

Vashon teacher salaries will rise 10 percent this fall

Vashon public school teachers will see their salaries increase an average of 10 percent in the next school year, after union members approved a one-year… Continue reading

Island relay swim team to tackle English Channel for environmental cause

Warming up with pastries, hot soup and coffee after a frigid, overcast afternoon plunge in Vashon’s Paradise Cove, an island relay swim team of two… Continue reading