Paul Rowley

NW Canine Connections, island dog kennel, to close

Vashon Island Pet Protectors is leasing the space, will open a long-awaited dog shelter.



County, bird watchers brace for a warming world

A recent study suggests environmental issues can be foreshadowed by what is happening to birds.



Dental practice closed after staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Staff has entered quarantine and the office is being professionally sanitized as a precaution.


Health care district shares latest progress with new provider

Commissioners identified Sea Mar Community Health Centers as frontrunner in provider search.


Ciderfest returns, packaged for pandemic

The Vashon-Maury Island Chamber of Commerce is selling unique CiderFest-themed boxes this year.


Vashon manufacturers help first responders gear up, stay safe from virus

Island-based Burn Design Lab and Meadow Creature built a device that can sanitize crucial N95 masks.

Feeling the pandemic pinch, Community Pub to close doors

The Vashon Community Pub shut its doors on Sept. 27.

Community council moves island plane noise monitor forward

A representative of Puget Sound Energy dropped by at last week’s meeting to give a pandemic update.

Planning for emergencies on island doesn’t stop at virus

Focused on COVID-19, VashonBePrepared is drilling for events such as fire, landslide or earthquake.

Luna Bella’s shop, building changes hands

Luna Bella’s Women’s Consignment Boutique will reopen in October next to Vashon Boards.

Backbone Campaign seeks to grow an economy without a single dollar

Organization will launch time bank with community teach-in from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19.

Island child care providers prepare for uncertain fall

Despite risks, waitlists are long for available slots.

Progress on skate park project curbed

Unanticipated expenses, pandemic have stalled long-awaited pump track project.

Vashon Senior Center receives county grant

The four-year grant from King County will help implement a new “Virtual Villages” program.

Restrictions clash with everyday life as pandemic rolls on

Business community, weddings caught between COVID-19 and measures to protect against it.

Local services director pays visit to island community council

The Vashon-Maury Island Community Council will meet next at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17, on Webex.

Health care district lays out next steps for provider search

Neighborcare Health will keep its doors open at the clinic on Vashon through October.

More people are experiencing homelessness in the county

Report finds 5% increase compared to last year. On Vashon, many are working to keep people housed.

Island-based Impact Bioenergy fuels up car with food waste

Probiotic plant food giveaway from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, July 24.

Unofficial island mayor race continues

One dollar is one vote. Donations can be made in collection boxes set around town as well as online.