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Talks, Music and Divine Drag Are on the Way From VCA

The arts center is offering everything from cabaret to classical music to informative lectures.

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In-Person Education Resumes, With Littlest Learners First

Preschool and kindergarten students arrived for school Monday morning for the first time in a year.

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House Burns Down on Vashon’s South End

One dog died after an early morning fire destroyed a small island residence.

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Late-Night Show Opens a New Season, an Hour Earlier

“Having a Voice on Vashon” will feature Susan McCabe from Voice of Vashon and singer Máire Kennan.

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Arts Center Makes an Important Hire

Erika Carleton will serve as Vashon Center for the Art’s new development director

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Mary Matsuda Gruenewald, Lauded Author and Nurse, Dies at 96

A health care professional, activist, public speaker and author, she was revered by many on Vashon.

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As Schools Plan Reopening, Staff Presses Safety Issues

24 districts nearby Vashon have already successfully opened to broader in-person learning.

Experts Offer Insights on Reopening Island Schools

School administrators and union leaders heard from a public health official and members of Vashon’s Medical Reserve Corps

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Local Sweethearts Present Theatrical Treat for Valentines

“Savage/Love” will be presented in a one-time-only broadcast at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

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Vashon’s Local Heroes Gown Up to Help At a Testing Site

South King Fire Rescue is starting its vaccination program and is looking to VIFR to assist.

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Gansango Music Dance To Perform in Live-Streamed Show

The company draws on music and movement traditions from across the African continent.

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Re-Opening Remains Hot Topic for Schools

Additional meetings with labor groups and school principals will take place prior to a decision.

Fire District Signs Agreement With Union Covering COVID Pay

Firefighters will receive supplemental leave pay to maintain their baseline salary.

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A Free Library Aims To Reach Readers

The little library was created as a project of Vashon Rotary’s Racial Justice Task Force.

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Mad Libs, Martinis and May Kitchen Make for Game Night

The virtual event will feature home-delivered food and drinks, appearance by musician Angie Louise.

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First Friday Rolls Around Again, With New Art

The endless month of January 2021 has now passed, so celebrate by gazing at Vashon’s new and continuing art exhibits in February. Most exhibits can… Continue reading

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Latino Group Calls for School Board To Commit To Talks

Presentation re-introduced group to district, reaffirmed desire to create solutions for students.

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Ridin’ With Biden: Islanders Celebrate With a Car Parade

Islanders took to the roads celebrating the Presidential Inauguration.

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Doctor To Detail Days of ‘Compassion Amidst the Chaos’

The book is a reflection on a long career and on accomplishments and adventures along the way.

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Timing Is Everything in Talks About Re-Opening School

The pending decision comes amidst both progress and setbacks in the battle against the coronavirus.