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Agency partners with school district to offer services

Vashon Youth Family Services launches new programs, highlights its childcare program, Vashon Kids.

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Pet Protectors present ‘Quarantiniest Fur Ball Ever’

The fundraiser will be online throughout Oct. 24, with numerous objects, services and experiences up for bid.

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Chinese restaurant, an island option since 2007, will close

Owner Angela Wu said the restaurant’s loyal customers have become like family to the staff.

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School board ponders equity issues, amid criticism

Other business included a resolution affecting the superintendent’s power to make emergency decisions

Pick up the phone for PIE

Pick up the phone for PIE

The 30-year-old volunteer-run nonprofit has pivoted to fund more than 40 projects for the schools.

Pick up the phone for PIE
An exhibit and film comes home to Lummi Nation

An exhibit and film comes home to Lummi Nation

Together they tell the story of the environmental emergency through the figure of the killer whale.

An exhibit and film comes home to Lummi Nation
The gallery cruise inches back, with new art and new rules

The gallery cruise inches back, with new art and new rules

Arts spaces will restrict entry, based on their size, to small numbers of visitors at a time.

The gallery cruise inches back, with new art and new rules
For local theater artists, the show must go on

For local theater artists, the show must go on

A new company, Vashon Repertory Theatre, will launch with a set of seven short radio plays.

For local theater artists, the show must go on

Latino group says equity is still lacking in online school

“We feel our Latino families are not being offered equal education opportunities to Latino youth.”

As online school rolls out, district touts progress

Vashon teachers, students, and administrators are getting into the groove of online education.

New group aims to help support online learning

FAVE will offer support in handling internet connectivity problems, new computer setup, and more.

At Subway, a family perseveres to live their dream

At Subway, a family perseveres to live their dream

In this ongoing series, we hear from island restaurateurs about how they are faring in the pandemic.

At Subway, a family perseveres to live their dream
A night at the drive-in is for the birds

A night at the drive-in is for the birds

Two programs, both Vashon bird-centric, will be shown on the big screen on Tuesday.

A night at the drive-in is for the birds
Arts center pivots to hold its gala auction in a new way

Arts center pivots to hold its gala auction in a new way

The livestreamed event will include entertainment, special guests, “door” prizes and more.

Arts center pivots to hold its gala auction in a new way
As schools prepare for online learning, parents speak up

As schools prepare for online learning, parents speak up

A letter asked for the administration and the board to take more time to address learning loss.

As schools prepare for online learning, parents speak up

Survey says: buy it here, local businesses need a lift

The results offer a glimpse into an increasingly dire situation for at least some island businesses.

Prosecutors say police shooting of Vashon man was justified

Prosecutors say police shooting of Vashon man was justified

Willem Van Spronsen was fatally shot by police officers outside Tacoma detention center in 2019.

Prosecutors say police shooting of Vashon man was justified
Upstart producers keep Vashon’s arts scene humming online

Upstart producers keep Vashon’s arts scene humming online

Vashon Live shows have had close to 250,000 views since the series began in early March.

Upstart producers keep Vashon’s arts scene humming online

Weeks from start date, schools announce big calendar change

A cascade of public comments reflected strong opposition to the district’s remote learning plan.

Latino community calls for equity in online education

The group stepped forward in many ways when schools went online in the spring.