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For island schools, innovation in the face of virus

For island schools, innovation in the face of virus

“It’s all new”: Island educators and administrators are rethinking learning as schools remain closed.

For island schools, innovation in the face of virus
Updated: Meal program for island students begins this week

Updated: Meal program for island students begins this week

Vashon Island School District students can get breakfast and lunch daily while schools are closed.

Updated: Meal program for island students begins this week
School busses approach the four-way stop in downtown Vashon on Monday morning (Paul Rowley/Staff Photo).

Updated: Vashon Island School District to close for six weeks

On Friday, Gov. Jay Inslee ordered the closure of all schools to slow the spread of coronavirus.

School busses approach the four-way stop in downtown Vashon on Monday morning (Paul Rowley/Staff Photo).
Island feels impact of virus

Island feels impact of virus

A string of cancellations and sudden closures last week disrupted the sense of normalcy on Vashon.

Island feels impact of virus
Updated: Theater experience unveils trials of immigration court

Updated: Theater experience unveils trials of immigration court

Experience is intended to raise funds for Advocates for Immigrants in Detention Northwest.

Updated: Theater experience unveils trials of immigration court

McDermott proposes ban on fireworks

Bill would apply to all types of fireworks including sparklers and other “safe” options.

Syrian family launches new food truck

Syrian family launches new food truck

The truck will be parked outside Kush 21 from 11 a.m to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Syrian family launches new food truck
Goliath, therapy dog and island unofficial mayor, dies

Goliath, therapy dog and island unofficial mayor, dies

“Everybody ran to him. He never had a person or a dog that he could never get along with.”

Goliath, therapy dog and island unofficial mayor, dies
Island job turnover highlights housing shortage

Island job turnover highlights housing shortage

Competitive wages and good benefits aren’t enough for many to afford the cost of living on Vashon.

Island job turnover highlights housing shortage
Hilary Emmer receives award from Vashon HouseHold

Hilary Emmer receives award from Vashon HouseHold

The Broad Shoulders, Big Heart Award is given in memory of the organization’s founder, Jean Bosch.

Hilary Emmer receives award from Vashon HouseHold
Vashon Community Council committee gears up

Vashon Community Council committee gears up

The discussion was centered around how a formal island community council could operate.

Vashon Community Council committee gears up
School board to explore late start times

School board to explore late start times

Middle and high school students need more sleep, but delaying the start of the school day is tricky.

School board to explore late start times
Bill to safeguard park services stalls

Bill to safeguard park services stalls

“We want to make sure that the park district can maintain its operations,” said Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon.

Bill to safeguard park services stalls
Equine workshops inspire students’ best selves

Equine workshops inspire students’ best selves

The series is intended to develop skills useful in high school and beyond.

Equine workshops inspire students’ best selves

Lawsuits filed against contractors over millings

King County is engaged in legal action on the millings on Vashon.

As Vashon Kids program marks anniversary, VYFS looks ahead

As Vashon Kids program marks anniversary, VYFS looks ahead

Growing demand for services strains the limited funding available to provide them.

As Vashon Kids program marks anniversary, VYFS looks ahead
For southern residents, missing orca a sign of the times

For southern residents, missing orca a sign of the times

The disappearance of L41, known as Mega, leaves the current population at a historic low of 72.

For southern residents, missing orca a sign of the times
Islanders want new community council

Islanders want new community council

A committee to form a new Vashon-Maury Island Community Council held its first meeting last week.

Islanders want new community council
Park district weary of illegal dumping

Park district weary of illegal dumping

The Vashon Park District has had to pay more attention to waste in recent years than ever before.

Park district weary of illegal dumping

Event will consider end of life options

Volunteers of the Seattle-based nonprofit End of Life Washington will present.