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Harbor School taps new leader

Harbor School announced late last week it has selected a new leader, who will begin her job this summer. Teri Rutledge, an administrator at Villa… Continue reading

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                                Health Care District board commissioners Eric Pryne, Wendy Noble, Tom Langland and Don Wolczko share a laugh before the start of a meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at the Vashon Presbyterian Church.

Health Care District president says commissioners are ‘learning by doing’

The comments come after three islanders questioned if board is following procedures

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                                Health Care District board commissioners Eric Pryne, Wendy Noble, Tom Langland and Don Wolczko share a laugh before the start of a meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at the Vashon Presbyterian Church.

Vashon Seals coach says she is stepping down

You could say Lisa MacLeod knows what it’s like to be in the water or surrounded by it — and not just because she’s a… Continue reading

Voters say ‘yes’ to school district levy

The levy will bring in $6 million to the district over the next four years

Reported robbery at Vashon Euphorium this weekend

Masked person aimed gun at employee, left with cash register. Suspect’s identify not yet known.

Vashon Health Care District looking at primary care providers

Even as it continues discussions with Neighborcare Health, the Seattle-based nonprofit that operates an island clinic which is struggling, the Vashon Health Care District has… Continue reading

Vashon Brewing Community Pub to undergo changes

The pub on island’s main drag plans interior touch-up, revamped experience by month’s end

Local ‘green burial’ cemetery under consideration

Cemetery district has formed a committee to explore sites for more environmentally-friendly burial

(Left to right): Adam Chumas, general manager; Melinda Powers, founder, former general manager and owner; and managing partners Rob and Janie Andrews pose for a picture on Monday, Feb. 3, at the Hardware Store Restaurant. (Kevin Opsahl/Staff Photo)

Hardware Store Restaurant owner and founder retires

Melinda Powers talks about her decision to step away from operations and the new management team

(Left to right): Adam Chumas, general manager; Melinda Powers, founder, former general manager and owner; and managing partners Rob and Janie Andrews pose for a picture on Monday, Feb. 3, at the Hardware Store Restaurant. (Kevin Opsahl/Staff Photo)

Voice of Vashon radio personality dies

The former reporter was the host of “Brown Briefly” on Voice of Vashon. He was 84.

Abi Kim drafted to Orlando Pride

Former McMurray Middle School student has played in the FIFA under-18 and under-20 Women’s World Cups

Health care district considers consultant

Joe Kunkel, leader of a health care firm in Portland, Ore., could help with future provider talks

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                                Srirup Kumar, community engagement officer for Impact Bioenergy, points to a systems diagram of the “circular economy” during an event at Vashon’s Matsuda Farm on Monday, Jan. 28.

BIO IMPACT: Auburn company urges Vashon’s farming community to change practices

Island farmers, entrepreneurs and residents spent a few hours at Matsuda Farm and Island Spring Organics this past Monday learning how they could improve their… Continue reading

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                                Srirup Kumar, community engagement officer for Impact Bioenergy, points to a systems diagram of the “circular economy” during an event at Vashon’s Matsuda Farm on Monday, Jan. 28.

Health care district obtains initial funding from county

Loan of up to $1 million will go to start-up costs, likely funding Neighborcare — for now

Water district board approves union contract

Commissioners emerged from a closed session and approved deal with waterworks operators

Health Care District seek a loan up to $1M

Commissioners passed a resolution Jan. 2 stating it would like to borrow from King County

Island attorney wants to reform community council

David Vogel, attorney and former VMICC president, says islanders need and want a community council

Boys, Girls VHS Basketball see defeats in first league matches

All teams will try to turn their luck around this week.

School Capital & Technology levy on Feb. 11 ballot

“A healthy district needs healthy facilities and we need to be thinking about the future, too,”

Board furthers Health Care District establishment

Commissioners took steps to prepare for hiring of interim district superintendent, legal counsel.