Paul Rowley

Park district receives grant for new playground

Will help fulfill a “playground for all” concept serving island’s children, seniors and disabled.

Islanders file to run for board positions

Most candidates are running unopposed.

Car hits ACE Hardware in Thriftway parking lot

“We’re just thankful nobody was hurt.”

County donates retired van to Park District

Program will allow for district to offer transportation to seniors, teens to attend events.

County considers island shellfish operation proposal

Officials to consider if project would have significant adverse environmental effects.

County, land trust debut new trail at marine park

Part of effort to create island-wide network of trails connecting parks and open spaces on island.

Governor signs bills to aid orcas, bolster salmon

Legislation covers array of protections.

Island nonprofit raises money to complete skate park project

Construction could begin later this year on what organizers call Phase 2 of the BARC master plan.

Storyteller tackles fear of death and dying

Allison Cox will share stories about the end of life this Sunday at the Land Trust Building.

Islander rolls out Syrian food cart

“If the Vashon community supported this business, it would be great.”

Park district levy fails to pass

“Fifty-two cents wasn’t for anything fluffy, it was addressing stuff needing to be addressed.”

Prominent activist to give talk next weekend

Winona LaDuke will speak at the Vashon Theater about her experiences, life and work.

Island nonprofit raising funds for skate park project

“This is because of what the park can and will do for so many in this community.”

Park district levy fails to pass

Voters have rejected the district’s bid to raise its levy rate from 41 cents to 52 cents.

Food bank executive director to retire

A former staff member has been hired to lead the nonprofit

County to evaluate feasibility of island compost facility

Solid Waste Division officials requesting proposals for study to assess if Vashon could support one.

Island anaerobic digester unveiled

The process creates biogas, which can be treated and used to generate energy.

Tours at lighthouse depend on changes

After an accident inside the tower, safety improvements will be necessary before it can be reopened.

Grants support island health care

Members of Granny’s Attic awarded $120,000 to six island agencies in support of an array of needs.

Islanders to vote on park district levy increase

Ballots were mailed to households last weekend. The election deadline is April 23.