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Acclaimed Dancers Create New Work In Residency on Vashon

“We know great things can be produced here on Vashon.”

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New COVID Cases Crop up Locally, With One ‘Breakthrough’ Case

King County cases are also on the rise, with a seven-day average of 134 cases recorded on July 16.

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Theater Fest Set to Open, Includes an Acclaimed One-Woman Show

Terri Weagant has won praise from critics for her deeply moving portrayal of so many characters.

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Arts Venues Open Up, With Some Precautions Still in Place

Island audiences are being welcomed back for concerts, plays, classes and other cultural events.

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Grand Marshals Say Their Honor Belongs To Hundreds

“I’m one of the hundreds of people in the background who haven’t gotten their pictures in the paper.”

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Islanders Flock to “Whale People: Protectors of the Sea”

One of the exhibit’s 25-foot totem poles calls for the protection of sacred Indigenous places.

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School Board Passes 2021-22 Budget, Delays Decision on Start Times

School start times won’t change for now. The board approved a proposal for raises for tech employees.

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Drama Dock Returns to the Stage With a Prizewinning Play

“ART,” a Tony-Award-winning comedy by Yasmina Reza, has a three-person local cast.

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Holiday Weekend Brings Both Celebration and Tragedy to Town

The busy weekend included fireworks, a fatality and the annual hydroplane race.

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On a Long, Hot Weekend, Crime and Tragedy Strike Vashon

The vandalism follows another recent incident when multiple businesses in town were targeted.

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July’s First Friday Brings Summer Arts Fest and More

Friday will start a rolling series of exhibitions by local artists that will continue until Aug. 26.

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The Countdown to Strawberry Festival 2021 Is On

Organizers are calling it “a hyper-local, for Vashon by Vashon” festival this year.

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A New Radio Play Has Vashon Written All Over It

The action takes place in 1986 on a thinly-veiled fictional island in Puget Sound.

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Islanders Find Ways to Weather Hottest Temps on Record

It was the first time ever that Seattle had three-digit temperatures for three consecutive days.

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War on Drugs Comes to Vashon

A Vashon residence was included in a search operation conducted by federal and local law enforcement agencies of 19 locations throughout the Seattle region in the pre-dawn hours of June 30.

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County improves dangerous intersection, promises more soon

Near misses are a daily occurrence in the crossing.

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At Farmer’s Market, Juneteenth Took Center Stage on Saturday

A powerful new mural was debuted honoring the newly declared federal holiday.

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To Celebrate Pride and a Big Award, Museum Holds Open House

“In and Out: Being LGBTQ on Vashon Island” has won the prestigious AASLH Award of Excellence.

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Meet Sandra Noel, Who Is Vashon’s Next Poet Laureate

Sandra Noel is the new Vashon Poet Laureate 2021-23. Later this summer, tentatively outside at Vashon Winery, the laureate selection committee will honor Sandra and… Continue reading

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Haikus Still Blooming at Mukai; With Winners Announced

All haiku entries can be seen at mukaifarmandgarden.org and on outdoor display through June.

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