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Election: County proposition could bring thousands to island organizations

Many Vashon organizations, including the school district, heritage association and arts center, among others, could receive thousands of dollars in additional funding from the county… Continue reading

Small brushfire near harbor only incident reported on July Fourth holiday

Fireworks caused a small brushfire on Maury Island’s Kingsbury Road last Tuesday night, but the flames were mostly extinguished by the time firefighters arrived. Vashon… Continue reading

Final Fairyoke night being held at the Eagles Friday

Final Fairyoke night being held at the Eagles Friday

After more than six years of fairy magic-filled karaoke nights at the Eagles, Vashon’s Washington State Fairies are hanging up the mics and putting away… Continue reading

Final Fairyoke night being held at the Eagles Friday

Construction project starting at north end

Lane closures near the north-end ferry terminal are possible in coming months as King County work crews upgrade wastewater pump stations that serve homes on… Continue reading

Construction underway on new eatery in town

A pizza restaurant and coffee shop is coming to Vashon town, according to documents from the King County Department of Permitting, but an opening date… Continue reading

Playspace building sells to island couple

The island’s only french immersion preschool has a new home in what was formerly Vashon Youth & Family Services’ Playspace building. Islanders Coco and Brennan… Continue reading

VPD board approves new Commons Agreement

Commissioners overseeing the Vashon Park District last Tuesday unanimously approved a new agreement with the school district that governs public use of school facilities. All… Continue reading

Coming Home: Finding a family in hard times

Coming Home: Finding a family in hard times

Islander Mary Sage first realized her love for Vashon about 30 years ago when she and her late husband would ride their bicycles from their… Continue reading

Coming Home: Finding a family in hard times

Park, school boards take step toward new Commons Agreement

The Vashon Park District board met Tuesday after press time to discuss, and possibly vote on, a proposed new agreement that governs public use of… Continue reading

After two decades, beloved Chautauqua teacher retires

After two decades, beloved Chautauqua teacher retires

Former students talk about Chautauqua teacher Gail Labinski as a nurturing and amazing mentor whose lessons have carried on long after their school careers have… Continue reading

After two decades, beloved Chautauqua teacher retires
New reverend installed at Presbyterian church

New reverend installed at Presbyterian church

After 18 months with an interim reverend, Vashon Presbyterian Church has installed Leigh Weber as preacher. Weber began her duties at Vashon Presbyterian last month,… Continue reading

New reverend installed at Presbyterian church

New summer camp for adults to be held on Vashon

Summer camp is no longer only for schoolchildren. One million adults nationwide went to camp in 2012, according to the American Camp Association, and the… Continue reading

Register for the Burby

Registration for the 2017 Bill Burby Inspirational 5K/10K Runs and 5K Walk is now open. The annual summer event is now in its 37th year… Continue reading

Islander starts tennis club on Vashon, camps this summer

Islander starts tennis club on Vashon, camps this summer

Seven months ago, Marcus Gautesen, a new islander at the time, started a youth tennis program called Vashon Tennis Kids with the goal to strengthen… Continue reading

Islander starts tennis club on Vashon, camps this summer

School district passes budget as funding questions loom in state budget process

The Vashon Island School District board last Thursday approved a $38.7 million budget — $12 million more than the current spending plan thanks to a… Continue reading

The Mukai barreling plant. (Courtesy Photo)

Council approves purchase of Mukai barreling plant to King County for preservation

Seven months after King County’s department of natural resources first announced its plan to buy the Mukai barreling plant to ensure its preservation, the County… Continue reading

The Mukai barreling plant. (Courtesy Photo)

New business to open at Vashon Landing building

After four years operating as a pop-up dinner club, the trio of islanders behind Meat & Noodle will open a butcher shop, bar and kitchen… Continue reading

AmeriGas fined for six violations in connection to Vashon Energy fire

AmeriGas Propane has been cited for six serious violations and owes $18,000 in fees in connection to the December fire and explosion at Vashon Energy… Continue reading

Park, school staff decide on Commons payment, boards to discuss

Vashon park and school board staff last week decided on an amount the park district should pay the school district annually as part of an… Continue reading

Low tide festival at Point Robinson Saturday

Low tide festival at Point Robinson Saturday

On Saturday, the waters of Puget Sound will recede from the banks of Vashon to one of the lowest points of the year and reveal… Continue reading

Low tide festival at Point Robinson Saturday