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Fundraiser for park project underway

Raffle tickets are available for a vacation getaway to raise money for playground equipment.

Thrift store returns to town

Lost and Found, a thrift store formerly in Burton, moves to Vashon town.

Appeals could delay Tacoma natural gas plant

The project is 60% completed and expected to be operational by the first quarter of 2021.

Islanders, park district consider help for dock

The park district has formed a committee for islanders interested in saving the Tramp Harbor dock.

Natural gas leaves many feeling grim

Puget Sound Energy’s liquefied natural gas facility in Tacoma has many critics, including islanders.

Park District sets budget, priorities for new year

Commissioners of the Vashon Park District have approved a $1.5 million dollar spending plan for 2020

Vashon to get noise monitor for air traffic

The device will augment the Port of Seattle’s current system for one year.

Park, fire districts closing in on interlocal agreement

Negotiations over contract for fire protection services have taken more than a year.

Snapdragon Bakery & Café listed for sale

Adam Cone and Megan Hastings have owned the business since 2006.

Islanders consider next steps for Tramp Harbor dock

At a public forum last week, many hoped for an obvious path forward that was not immediately clear.

Folk singer, storyteller will shine on theatre stage

John Craigie is making a stop on the island as part of his “Keep It Warm” tour.

County updating snow removal plan

Augments the county’s existing designated snow routes in rural and urban unincorporated areas.

As winter nears, be ready to play indoors

There is a variety of team sport and recreation opportunities on the island during colder months.

With ‘no alternative,’ beloved dock pushed further to brink

The ailing dock will be closed to the public early next month.

Histories converge at evolving skatepark

The Burton Adventure Recreation Center site and the surrounding area have served many over the years

Islander, veteran John Croan dies

“His enthusiasm not only for the church but for the community as a whole was absolutely remarkable.”

Driver not yet charged in drunk driving crash

The drunk driver involved in a crash that sent seven to the hospital has lost his license.

Police K-9 named after island soldier killed in Afghanistan

Police dogs go to great lengths to support and protect their team. So did Robert Bennedsen.

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Drunk driving accident sends seven to hospital

The driver of a sedan rear-ended a van packed with juveniles, sending it colliding into a pole.

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Vashon’s drinking water eyed by investors

Large utilities put out offers to buy several of the island’s private water companies.