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Park district looks ahead with balanced 2019 budget

The Vashon Park District continues to meet its operating targets and expenses as it heads into 2019 with a balanced budget, though an election for… Continue reading

Island game developer’s archive now in museum

Island game developer’s archive now in museum

“We are capturing and archiving an intersection of personal and professional history.”

Island game developer’s archive now in museum
New tricks, changes inbound at Burton skate park

New tricks, changes inbound at Burton skate park

Island nonprofit RJ’s Kids will fundraise for the construction of a pump track at the park.

New tricks, changes inbound at Burton skate park

Pool to offer quiet swim times for elderly, disabled

The benefits of swimming for those with limited abilities are many, said Aquatics Manager Ann White.

Group petitions Port of Seattle over plane noise

Group petitions Port of Seattle over plane noise

Islanders who are bothered by noise from air traffic over Vashon delivered a petition to the Port of Seattle last week, appealing for the island’s… Continue reading

Group petitions Port of Seattle over plane noise

Projects, programs in future parks’ planning

In 2019, the Vashon Park District will set out to complete the first of a number of deferred maintenance projects as outlined in an extensive… Continue reading

Park district adjusts fiscal management policy

Last week, board members voted to change the Vashon Park District’s general financial management policy in order to fulfill ongoing commitments, namely to support recreation… Continue reading

County to host shoreline management workshop

King County will host a workshop from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. this Saturday at the Land Trust Building to discuss marine shoreline ecology and… Continue reading

County certifies election results

King County has certified the results of the November midterm election, and voters — including islanders — mailed in their ballots in near-record numbers. Turnout… Continue reading

Orca task force proposals leave work to do

Orca task force proposals leave work to do

Island experts report mixed feelings about the task force’s proposals.

Orca task force proposals leave work to do
Remembering AIDS: Events will honor islanders

Remembering AIDS: Events will honor islanders

“The overall thrust of the four days is activism.”

Remembering AIDS: Events will honor islanders
Islander launches pilot program to feed pets

Islander launches pilot program to feed pets

Islander Kay Farris, a veterinary technician, said animals have always been a meaningful part of her life. “I’ve really developed an interest in finding homes… Continue reading

Islander launches pilot program to feed pets
Joe Nguyen, newly elected to state senate, looks ahead

Joe Nguyen, newly elected to state senate, looks ahead

Joe Nguyen, the son of Vietnamese immigrants and a lifelong resident of the 34th Legislative District, won the state senate seat of outgoing Sen. Sharon… Continue reading

Joe Nguyen, newly elected to state senate, looks ahead
Islanders protest Trump’s attorney general pick

Islanders protest Trump’s attorney general pick

A crowd of 70 islanders, joined by the Backbone Campaign, protested at the four-way stop Friday evening in support of special counsel Robert Mueller and… Continue reading

Islanders protest Trump’s attorney general pick
High school production club is the star of the show

High school production club is the star of the show

“It was really started by students and for students.”

High school production club is the star of the show
Oral history project underway for Vashon World AIDS Day festival

Oral history project underway for Vashon World AIDS Day festival

Longtime islander Peter Serko has arranged for a series of events to tell the stories of those from Vashon who have been lost to AIDS.… Continue reading

Oral history project underway for Vashon World AIDS Day festival
Havurah hosts vigil to honor worshipers killed in synagogue

Havurah hosts vigil to honor worshipers killed in synagogue

As rain fell last Sunday night, Suzanne Greenberg, newly elected president of the Havurah on Vashon, welcomed solemn mourners to a candlelit vigil instead of… Continue reading

Havurah hosts vigil to honor worshipers killed in synagogue

VYFS to host free wellness event Saturday

In partnership with several island agencies, Vashon Youth and Family Services (VYFS) will host its first ever Wellness Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.… Continue reading

Island group to memorialize loved ones, discuss death on Sunday

Organizers of the island’s “Let’s Talk About Living and Dying” group, who originally hosted the Death Café gatherings, will host a memorial table session to… Continue reading

Public health forum to meet Tuesday

The Vashon-Maury Health Collaborative will host a third and final community meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Land Trust Building… Continue reading