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Land Trust debuts new all-access trail

The flat, easily-accessible trail connects to the island’s existing Shinglemill trail.

 

Island elder leads charge for more volunteers at school

“You’re supposed to give and contribute to your community until the day you’re in a box.”

 

Vashon’s Japan Festivals

The events have helped foster an awareness and appreciation of Japanese Americans on the island.

  • Nov 20, 2019

 

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

Runoff pollutants, pet waste, impact island streams

Storm runoff can lead to contaminants washing into streams, the ocean and aquifers.

‘ArtBlitz’ turns school into a creative hub

Day-long workshops ranged from circus arts to printmaking, stage combat, cooking, singing and dance.

  • Nov 20, 2019

World AIDS Day events scheduled on island

Organizer Peter Serko encourages the community to participate in a “commemoration” of World AIDS Day.

July’s Monroe earthquake is informing plans for future danger

Gathered by lucky accident, data from the 4.6-magnitude quake could help assess bigger hazards.

Courtesy of Washington Secretary of State’s Office
Courtesy of Washington Secretary of State’s Office

John Croan remembered for service, compassion

The longtime resident and WWII veteran served Vashon-Maury Island in more ways than people can count

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.

Local compost group to screen soil film

Zero Waste Vashon wants you to pay attention to what’s under your feet - the soil.

Island man creates, installs solar system mobile

Scott Durkee made the moving art and hung it from the ceiling of the McMurray Middle School library.

  • Nov 13, 2019

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.

Souped-up: a history of the island’s auto clubs

The Vashon Island Automobile Club was started in 1914 by Oliver Van Olinda, Therkel Hansen and Fred Sherman. They designed a badge with a star… Continue reading

  • Nov 13, 2019

“A magical night of music”

Local musical acts played to a full house at the release for their collective album “Vashon Calling”

Vashon votes for hospital district, board of commissioners

A historic shift for health care as island is poised to join state network of hospital districts

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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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