We should appreciate every family’s immigration

So many are out there still struggling to find a better home like your ancestors’ and mine.

  • Aug 21, 2019


Donations will be matched for Island Center Homes

Vashon HouseHold has a unique opportunity for islanders to support a new affordable housing project.

  • Aug 21, 2019


Not all slices are created equal

I will only purchase pizza from the two places that are run by locals who I know and love.

  • Aug 21, 2019


8 of 9 candidates say they will forgo pay, insurance

Some voters have expressed concern over how property taxes would be used to compensate commissioners

  • Aug 21, 2019

Vote ‘yes’ for island parks

A recent letter to the editor implied that all of the island’s parks were in the King County system.

  • Aug 21, 2019

VoV shuffles the programming deck

Our programs will play out across the week in slots that create a different personality for each day

  • Aug 21, 2019

Questions linger over VCA director resignation

The arts center holds the public trust; that trust is as vitally important now as it has ever been.

  • Aug 21, 2019

The march of violence

We are in a battle to make all people human in the eyes of each other again.

  • Aug 14, 2019

Let’s minimize our waste at events

We need to invest in more zero waste solutions for Strawberry Festival and other large events.

Hospital district decision requires our attention

Health care on the island has been financially fragile for decades.

  • Aug 14, 2019

Affordable housing: Community-based solution is possible

With respect, a few quick clarifications in response to Gordon Quinlan’s letter (“New development will provide decent, peaceful housing,” Aug. 1). Vashon-Maury Islands have the… Continue reading

  • Aug 14, 2019

Downsizing: Let’s try new approach to auctions

After a lifetime of accumulating, most of my generation is intent on simplifying, downsizing, unloading, disgorging —simply getting rid of stuff. What really does interest… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2019

Donations to church will go to good cause

A big shout out to the folks who parked their cars and sat on chairs at the Vashon Presbyterian Church for the Strawberry festival parade.… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2019

Side of the road is not the place for castoffs

Debbie Butler complained about missing pieces that were taken from a disassembled bunk bed left on the side of the road. Her letter stated, “This… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2019

Changing Vashon: New eateries are for the affluent

I applaud the success of “Destination Vashon.” Mission accomplished. You have created a nice place to visit, but a hard place for year-round, fixed-income residents… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2019

Remain mindful of toxins in local dirt

We should keep in mind the simple and effective best practices to keep our households healthy.

  • Aug 7, 2019

VCA: Our house, is a very, very fine house

The community has gained something more than just a place with the construction of the arts center.

  • Aug 7, 2019

County park levy will help Vashon

The popularity of trails is exploding on Vashon and across the country. This is good thing. People who walk trails are happier, healthier and more… Continue reading

  • Aug 1, 2019

Take action against natural gas plant

Unknown to many islanders, we are living within a possible blast zone emanating from the Port of Tacoma. There, on the tide flats of the… Continue reading

  • Jul 31, 2019

On the Triangle Route, let’s address health and safety

Attention to the human needs of people in the summer lines at Lincoln Park and on Vashon is overdue.

  • Jul 31, 2019