Elizabeth Shepherd

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In three weeks, three exposure events have happened in schools

The latest incidence of classroom exposures for students at Chautauqua Elementary School follows two previous exposure events at McMurray Middle School.

 

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Refusing vaccine, fire and police chaplain asks for exemption

Abbot Tryphon cited religious and other reasons for objecting to the vaccine.

 

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Objection to mandate still clouds fire chief’s future on Vashon

Four other staff members in the district will file for exemptions to the vaccine mandate.

 

BREAKING NEWS Vashon Community Care to cease services by end of year

With the closure of VCC, Vashon will lose a valuable and longtime community resource.

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Former tavern to transform into a sweet spot for all ages

The Creamery’s move is part of the overall transformation of the property by its new owners

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A storied place of care for local seniors will cease operations

In an interview, VCC executives cited deep issues of sustainability as reasons for their decision.

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COMMENTARY: VCC’s sacred site remains, purposed to serve those in need

Former executive director of VCC reflects on recently announced closure.

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First Friday serves up art, concert, and stupid bikes

Last week, islanders and weekend visitors wandered out to partake in the first “First Friday” of the fall season — a night filled with familiar… Continue reading

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Flower-powered band to perform season-ender on outdoor stage

Seattle-based band General Mojo’s to close out Summer Stage season at Open Space.

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Laser and music show will light up the night next week

“Liquid Light” returns, in a follow-up from its debut presentation from July 4th.

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School district and Medical Reserve Corps offer swift response to new case

Fourteen students and four staff members deemed to be close contacts were tested on Monday.

Commissioners vote to not change fire chief’s job description

The passage of the motion — which would seem to close the door to the possibility of Krimmert’s continued employment as fire chief unless he becomes fully vaccinated — is the latest development in an ongoing story since Krimmert’s vaccination status became public knowledge.

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Fire Chief Charles Krimmert defended his tenure at a fire district meeting on Aug. 26, and said that his opposition to Gov. Jay Inslee’s vaccination mandate for Washington’s health care workers was an example of strong leadership.

Defiant Fire Chief defines anti-mandate stance as ‘leadership’

“I am not an anti-vaxxer,” Krimmert said.“However, I do take exception to the governor making medical decisions for me. And standing up and being heard on that matter is leadership.”

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Fire Chief Charles Krimmert defended his tenure at a fire district meeting on Aug. 26, and said that his opposition to Gov. Jay Inslee’s vaccination mandate for Washington’s health care workers was an example of strong leadership.
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Amanda Kelly, who will lead the yoga flow benefit on Sunday, is a writer, yogi, mother and activist. She has taught across the planet and right in her own backyard. Her monthly community classes and students support local and international mutual aid organizations.

Community Yoga Flow to benefit Afghani and Haitian Refugees

“Together We Rise,” is a free, all-are-welcome yoga class on Labor Day weekend. Donations are welcome.

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Amanda Kelly, who will lead the yoga flow benefit on Sunday, is a writer, yogi, mother and activist. She has taught across the planet and right in her own backyard. Her monthly community classes and students support local and international mutual aid organizations.
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Shook Twins to perform at Open Space on Sunday, Sept. 12

Open Space for Arts & Community and local producer Debra Heesch will present the Portland, Oregon-based act, Shook Twins, at an outdoor concert that will… Continue reading

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Islanders weigh in with public comments at VIFR meeting

Islanders spoke up, with all but one being highly critical of Chief Krimmert

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Drawings and paintings by Pascale Judet can be seen at VALISE Gallery’s new show.

First Friday gallery walk beckons art lovers on Sept. 4

First Friday will launch VCA’s annual art auction, which culminates with a gala on Friday, Sept. 24

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Drawings and paintings by Pascale Judet can be seen at VALISE Gallery’s new show.
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Islander Brad Middling: Aug. 3, 1963 — Aug. 20, 2021

Middling was a lifelong islander whose family has lived on Vashon for generations.

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Commissioners meet after Chief says he won’t get vaccinated | UPDATED

Five prominent leaders of Vashon’s pandemic response have now commented in a joint statement.

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With new safety policies in place, VCA offers concerts, auction

Some major events are coming to the arts center this fall.

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