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County, bird watchers brace for a warming world

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

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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.

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Health care district shares latest progress with new provider

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

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Ciderfest returns, packaged for pandemic

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

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

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.

Vashon manufacturers help first responders gear up, stay safe from virus
Feeling the pandemic pinch, Community Pub to close doors

Feeling the pandemic pinch, Community Pub to close doors

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

Feeling the pandemic pinch, Community Pub to close doors

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

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.

Planning for emergencies on island doesn’t stop at virus
Luna Bella’s shop, building changes hands

Luna Bella’s shop, building changes hands

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

Luna Bella’s shop, building changes hands

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

Island child care providers prepare for uncertain fall

Despite risks, waitlists are long for available slots.

Island child care providers prepare for uncertain fall
Progress on skate park project curbed

Progress on skate park project curbed

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

Progress on skate park project curbed

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

Restrictions clash with everyday life as pandemic rolls on

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

Restrictions clash with everyday life as pandemic rolls on

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

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.

More people are experiencing homelessness in the county

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

Unofficial island mayor race continues

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

Unofficial island mayor race continues
Islanders, officials weigh in on bridge closure

Islanders, officials weigh in on bridge closure

Some are considering how the closure might impact the island in the long term.

Islanders, officials weigh in on bridge closure