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Island schools face unknown financial future under new state budget

The impact of the state’s new McCleary-compliant budget on Vashon’s schools is unclear, and administrators are working to determine if the coming years will bring… Continue reading

School district, Queer Spectrum Alliance create timeline for all-gender bathrooms

Come January, Vashon High School will have more gender-neutral bathrooms, and outreach will begin in December to educate parents, teachers and students about the addition.… Continue reading

Former La Boucherie reopens under new chef

La Boucherie, the longtime farm-to-table restaurant and butcher shop showcasing products from Vashon’s Sea Breeze Farm, has a new name and a new chef. Recently,… Continue reading

More than one year after discussion began, school board approves racial equity policy

The Vashon school board last Thursday approved a racial equity policy that officially states the district’s commitment to eliminating factors within its control that may… Continue reading

Islander heading to Red Bull Art of Motion competition for second time

Islander heading to Red Bull Art of Motion competition for second time

At 20 years old, islander Nate Weston is already a sponsored parkour and freerunning athlete who has traveled to Greece and China for competitions, and… Continue reading

Islander heading to Red Bull Art of Motion competition for second time

Island brewer plans to open tasting room, pub this spring

A fourth eatery has joined the list of food facilities coming soon to Vashon. Islander Cliff Goodman, known for his line of brews that carry… Continue reading

School district, Journeymen receive Best Starts for Kids grants

Two island organizations have been awarded a total of $30,000 from King County’s Best Starts for Kids initiative to go toward support programs for those… Continue reading

Life after Incarceration: Racial justice group hosting evening of discussion

As part of its efforts to acknowledge and address racism on Vashon and beyond, the island’s Showing Up for Racial Justice group will host a… Continue reading

‘We’re not in Kansas anymore’: 351 cyclists, one walker take on annual Passport to Pain

‘We’re not in Kansas anymore’: 351 cyclists, one walker take on annual Passport to Pain

Continuing the summer fundraising tradition, just over 350 cyclists converged on Vashon Island last Saturday for the sixth annual Passport to Pain bike ride. The… Continue reading

‘We’re not in Kansas anymore’: 351 cyclists, one walker take on annual Passport to Pain

Probe into Cory Kennedy crash continues

The investigation into a fatal crash that left a 45-year-old man dead and a 26-year-old pro skateboarder facing a vehicular homicide charge continues. Cory Kennedy… Continue reading

UPDATED: Pro skateboarders involved in fatal Vashon Island crash

UPDATED: Pro skateboarders involved in fatal Vashon Island crash

A veteran skateboard videographer is dead and a pro skateboarder is awaiting charges following a suspected DUI crash on Vashon Island last Wednesday night. According… Continue reading

UPDATED: Pro skateboarders involved in fatal Vashon Island crash

Volunteer firefighters help with Jolly Mountain, Grand Mound fires

Washington Governor Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency Saturday as three large fires continue to char tens of thousands of acres of the state.… Continue reading

VHS football suffers 68-0 loss, fall sports season begins

VHS football suffers 68-0 loss, fall sports season begins

For the island’s student-athletes, September means not only the start of school, but the start of a new season of sports. That season began Friday… Continue reading

VHS football suffers 68-0 loss, fall sports season begins

VashonFresh pilot program extended through Oct. 15

A summer pilot project to test an online marketplace for local food has exceeded expectations and will be extended into October. VashonFresh, a program created… Continue reading

Committee rethinks new farmers market structure

After being met with opposition last summer about building a larger farmers market structure at the Village Green, islanders spearheading the effort to provide the… Continue reading

Despite overall defeat, Prop. 1 passed on Vashon

While it was narrowly defeated county-wide, recently certified primary election results show Vashon voters approved the King County measure that proposed a sales tax increase… Continue reading

The President of Me will mark final day with ‘last hurrah’ Friday

The President of Me will mark final day with ‘last hurrah’ Friday

Friday marks the last day The President of Me store will occupy the space between The Hardware Store Restaurant and Sporty’s and to celebrate the… Continue reading

The President of Me will mark final day with ‘last hurrah’ Friday
‘You knew everybody’: Island elder recalls Vashon from 70 years ago

‘You knew everybody’: Island elder recalls Vashon from 70 years ago

Long before it became a proving ground for sheepdogs and their handlers and before Tom Stewart created his sprawling estate, 160 acres of land bisected… Continue reading

‘You knew everybody’: Island elder recalls Vashon from 70 years ago

Open Space construction leads to cancellation of VIPP auction

The 2017 Fur Ball — the 15th annual fundraising auction for Vashon’s animal rescue organization — will not happen this year due, in part, to… Continue reading

Randy Kirk

Many of you already know that Vashon lost a Rock Star on July 11, 2017. Randy Efing Kirk lost his battle with cancer at the… Continue reading