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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

Safe Consumption Part 2: The Site

Lots of people in the Seattle area look to Vancouver for an example of what works, or what doesn’t.

Shannon Braddock (Courtesy Photo)

District democrats, local alliance endorse two for senate seat

Earlier this month, the 34th District Democrats endorsed two of the 11 candidates running for the state Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Sharon Nelson,… Continue reading

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SCENE & HEARD: Values embodied

Each year, Harbor School students award commendations to six of their peers, each of whom represents a particular cornerstone value so strongly as to be… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2018

Fire risk set to ‘high’ as July 4 nears

This spring was warmer and dryer than normal, and officials at Vashon Island Fire & Rescue continue to encourage islanders to be cautious with fire.… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2018

Island Artists Help Celebrate Fisher Pond

On July 7, 19 years and 364 days from the day that Bill Fisher put pen to paper and signed the deed that conveyed his… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2018
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                                Crews work north of Center last Friday.

Highway paving project is underway — expect delays on the road, and possibly the ferries

For months, islanders have been hearing about the big paving project set for this summer and had their first experience with it last week, when… Continue reading

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                                Crews work north of Center last Friday.

Fire chief faces park district over interlocal agreement

At the most recent park board meeting on June 12, Vashon Fire Chief Charlie Krimmert stood from his seat and delivered a rebuke of the… Continue reading

Aspidistra store targeted by thieves ahead of opening

Thieves stole more than $15,000 worth of fine jewelry and other belongings reported missing last week from Aspidistra, a new gallery and shop set to… Continue reading

Longtime islander announces bid for unofficial mayor

John Browne, a Vashon musician, farmer and local icon, has entered the crowded field of candidates vying to become the next unofficial mayor of the… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2018

Islander fulfills lifelong dream of joining the Peace Corps

Fifty-seven years after she was inspired by President Kennedy, former teacher is ready to volunteer

After Seattle’s controversial employee head tax was repealed, King County Executive Dow Constantine wants to bond against existing tax revenues to generate $100 million for affordable housing. Photo by Joe Mabel/Wikipedia Commons

County executive proposes $100 million affordable housing bond

The money was already coming, but Constantine wants to speed up the process.

After Seattle’s controversial employee head tax was repealed, King County Executive Dow Constantine wants to bond against existing tax revenues to generate $100 million for affordable housing. Photo by Joe Mabel/Wikipedia Commons

Arts center answers a $6 million question

Years after cashing in trust thought to be earmarked for sustainability, VCA explains why.

Chautauqua third graders tackle food waste and recycling issues

As global crises of all kinds are coming to a head for humanity, students at Chautauqua Elementary School have taken matters into their own hands,… Continue reading