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Islanders gather to watch eclipse

Islanders gather to watch eclipse

Dozens of islanders gathered at Sunrise Ridge on Monday morning for an impromptu viewing party to watch the moon make its way in front of… Continue reading

Islanders gather to watch eclipse

FERRIES: Loading changes at Fauntleroy yeild `flat’ results, will continue

The loading procedures implemented at Fauntleroy one month ago that were hoped to be a “quick win” created no real improvement in the number of… Continue reading

Vashon school district settles with families who filed harassment lawsuit

The two island plaintiffs who brought a lawsuit against Vashon’s school district alleging its staff was negligent in addressing claims of harassment and bullying have… Continue reading

Fleeing war, Syrian refugee families start lives on Vashon

Fleeing war, Syrian refugee families start lives on Vashon

* After months of fundraising and networking with the local Muslim community, the Vashon Resettlement Committee has brought one man and two families who had… Continue reading

Fleeing war, Syrian refugee families start lives on Vashon

Girl airlifted after fall off Dockton Marina building

A 12-year-old Vashon girl is in stable condition and recovering at Harborview after a fall off a building at Dockton Marina Friday afternoon. Isa Sanson-Frey… Continue reading

New administrator, nurse, behavioral health provider at clinic

New administrator, nurse, behavioral health provider at clinic

Next month will mark the one-year anniversary of Neighborcare’s Vashon clinic and ushering in the milestone will be a new clinic administrator. Vashon’s current administrator,… Continue reading

New administrator, nurse, behavioral health provider at clinic

Nearly full eclipse will be visible Monday

While millions are heading to Oregon this weekend to witness the nation’s first total solar eclipse since 1979, those staying on Vashon will be able… Continue reading

VCC receives grant to go toward generator

VCC receives grant to go toward generator

When the power went out during Vashon’s February snowfall, Puget Sound Energy’s Vashon Community Service Supervisor Patti McClements was awake at night thinking about the… Continue reading

VCC receives grant to go toward generator
Islander takes Music Mends Minds to international Rotary convention

Islander takes Music Mends Minds to international Rotary convention

Two years after bringing the program to Vashon as a Rotary community service project, islander Amy Huggins gave a presentation about Music Mends Minds at… Continue reading

Islander takes Music Mends Minds to international Rotary convention

Seals hosting all-day fundraiser Friday for pool cover, upgrades

In three weeks, the Vashon Pool will end its summer season and undergo construction work before opening for the first time for year-round use under… Continue reading

Respected island dog trainer competes in World Sheepdog Trials

Respected island dog trainer competes in World Sheepdog Trials

Islander Maggi McClure was among the nearly 250 people from 30 countries who competed in the World Sheepdog Trials in the Netherlands last month, and… Continue reading

Respected island dog trainer competes in World Sheepdog Trials
Islanders in need of local pet boarding, sitting, walking can turn to B-Town

Islanders in need of local pet boarding, sitting, walking can turn to B-Town

After 20 years on Vashon, Avalon Pet Care closed its doors in April, leaving many pet owners and the island’s own animal rescue organization looking… Continue reading

Islanders in need of local pet boarding, sitting, walking can turn to B-Town
Heat to continue through week, smoke lingers

Heat to continue through week, smoke lingers

There will be little change this week to the high-80s and low-90s temperatures felt last week, National Weather Service forecasters report, but after days of… Continue reading

Heat to continue through week, smoke lingers
Food bank offering kid-focused garden workshops this month

Food bank offering kid-focused garden workshops this month

Island children ages 5 through 9 can learn all about growing and harvesting food at the Vashon food bank’s two free gardening workshops this month.… Continue reading

Food bank offering kid-focused garden workshops this month

County voters reject arts, heritage, science tax

A King County measure that proposed a sales tax hike to provide funding for local art, science and culture organizations to increase accessibility has failed.… Continue reading

Commission votes: Ferry fares to rise Oct. 1

Members of the Washington State Transportation Commission last week approved a fare hike proposal for the ferry system set to go into effect this fall.… Continue reading

Work beginning on new cafe in Fuller Store building

Vashon’s most historic commercial building is in the process of being turned into a café. The Old Fuller Store building at the intersection of Vashon… Continue reading

Fundraiser underway for VPD’s free swim lesson program, rowing club

The Vashon Park District’s new free swimming lesson program is underway, and an island-wide raffle has been organized to help raise funds to keep it… Continue reading

VPD considers structured hours at skate park amid vandalism, drug reports

VPD considers structured hours at skate park amid vandalism, drug reports

The Vashon Park District is considering bringing back supervised sessions at the Burton Adventure Recreation Center after multiple break-ins and a recent discovery of drug… Continue reading

VPD considers structured hours at skate park amid vandalism, drug reports
Former arts organization director named Strawberry Festival Grand Marshal

Former arts organization director named Strawberry Festival Grand Marshal

In recognition of the work completed while she headed Vashon Allied Arts — now Vashon Center for the Arts — Molly Reed has been named… Continue reading

Former arts organization director named Strawberry Festival Grand Marshal