Kate Dowling

Camaraderie and conditioning never stops at the Vashon Island Rowing Club

The Vashon Island Rowing Club does not allow weather to prevent them from keeping in top condition.


Vashon Friends to host annual fundraiser

The two-night event at the library is part of the Friends of the Library fundraising efforts.


Violence prevention program piloted at McMurray

Talking about respectful behavior meant to reduce relationship abuse, harassment and sexual assault.


Newest fire truck getting ready to roll

Vashon Island Fire & Rescue dedicated its newest engine in a traditional ceremony.

Red Bike restaurant has its final day

The Red Bicycle Bistro and Sushi restaurant closed on Jan. 1.

Polar Bear Plunge 2020

A brisk dunk in the sound to kick off the new decade

Fabric dye artist’s work to be shown in Japan

Rod Smith, island dye artist, never knows exactly how his first drop of ink on a piece of fabric will unfold: how one drop is… Continue reading

Vaping a problem for island youth, experts say

‘Vaping 101: The Truth Behind the Haze’ presentation helped inform islanders on the dangers of vaping.

Red Bike’s future is uncertain

The Red Bicycle, an island restaurant, bar and arts venue in the heart of downtown, will remain open even though the establishment notified customers over… Continue reading

Real estate agency sponsors Toy Drive

John L. Scott is accepting toys now through Dec. 20 at various dropoff locations.

Best of both worlds

Celebrating American and Canadian Thanksgiving.

Co-owner of Kathy’s Corner nursery dies at 81

“He was extremely humble, kind and strong, and worked until the day before he died.”

Land Trust debuts new all-access trail

The flat, easily-accessible trail connects to the island’s existing Shinglemill trail.

Local compost group to screen soil film

Zero Waste Vashon wants you to pay attention to what’s under your feet - the soil.

“A magical night of music”

Local musical acts played to a full house at the release for their collective album “Vashon Calling”

Adult lifeguards make a splash at the Vashon Pool

Their availability helps keep operations at the pool running, said Aquatics Manager Randy Turner.

Friends, colleagues honor teacher with “tremendous impact”

Cornelius Lopez, McMurray Middle School teacher, recently celebrated his 80th birthday.

Girls helping girls in education

Vashon High School girls help Kenyan students with education.

Island businesses shine light on domestic violence

“Together as a community, we’re able to make island life safe for all.”

Vashon mother-son duo to open new eatery Mica’s Kitchen

Michaella Olavarri knows a thing or two about baking. She knows how to cook cuisine from all over the world and boasts 30 years of… Continue reading