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Park, school districts set rules governing school gym use

Following the approval of the Vashon Island School District’s $9.9 million bond…

  • Sep 26th, 2017

 

Water District 19 seeking general manager

Water District 19’s longtime general manager has resigned and the department is…

  • Sep 26th, 2017

 

Mini fridge determined to be cause of bomb scare at Vashon High School

A small refrigerator powered by a car battery in a locker at…

  • Oct 3rd, 2017

 

Election: School, park board candidates address bullying, finances at forum

The seven islanders running to fill the two open seats on each…

Brewer, farmer grow barley on Vashon

Weeks after announcing plans to open a pub in the spring, island…

New sign installed at Vashon High School

Last Thursday, a new sign manufactured by the island’s Meadow Creature water…

  • Oct 10th, 2017

Amid financial crisis, fire district brings increased levy proposal to voters

Among the decisions islanders will make when they receive their general election…

Care center announces new partnership

Six months after Providence Health and Services announced it was cutting ties…

CSA Plan in final stages, council adoption expected later this year

After more than a year and a half of county and volunteer…

Fire candidates, levy will be focus of Wednesday’s election-season forum

At the forum Wednesday evening, islanders will have a chance to ask…

Granny’s grant program awards $93,000 to island health-based organizations

Six nonprofits that focus on the health and well-being of islanders started…

State elected officials, Ferries, respond to comments made at meeting

Elected officials at the state level and a Washington State Ferries spokeswoman…

  • Oct 3rd, 2017

News briefs: Honoring Las Vegas victims, blessing of animals, county grants and the deer hunt

Honor Las Vegas shooting victims The Vashon Presbyterian Church will opens its…

  • Oct 3rd, 2017

Vashon Pool set to be covered next month

For weeks, the Vashon Pool has been empty — a plastered hole…

Apples, cider and pumpkins: Celebrate fall at Ciderfest

Over the past week, Vashon Island Fruit Club members and volunteers have…

Election: Public forums coming up for park, school, fire candidates

Seats on Vashon’s three major taxing district boards — school, park and…

Welcome, rain and wildlife: Glad to say goodbye to smoky, hot summer

I’m so relieved the rain has returned. Three months of near-relentless sunshine…

  • Sep 26th, 2017

Nearly 40 years after painting original, artist comes back to iconic mural

At the southwest corner of the intersection of 204th Street and Vashon…

From service to statistics, public lambastes Ferries

During a public meeting last week at Vashon High School, Washington State…

Longtime owners sell Vashon Pharmacy

Twenty-five years after islanders Dave Willingham and Tom Langland — still known…

Longtime islander wills acreage to Land Trust

Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust Executive Director Tom Dean said he had no…

  • Sep 26th, 2017

Islanders join regional effort to oppose PSE natural gas plant

One dozen islanders on Thursday converged on Puget Sound Energy’s Vashon Island…

Deer hunt decision expected this week

Roughly 50 islanders have submitted comments regarding the island’s annual limited deer…

Resettlement Committee brings two more Syrian refugee families to island

After months of fundraising and networking with the local Muslim community, the…

Two islanders help fight area wildfires

As wildfires burned throughout the Northwest this summer, two islanders were among…

Former La Boucherie reopens under new chef

La Boucherie, the longtime farm-to-table restaurant and butcher shop showcasing products from…

School district, Queer Spectrum Alliance create timeline for all-gender bathrooms

Come January, Vashon High School will have more gender-neutral bathrooms, and outreach…

VISD begins incentive program for special-ed teachers amid shortage

Given a state-wide shortage of special-education teachers, the Vashon school district and…

Island brewer plans to open tasting room, pub this spring

A fourth eatery has joined the list of food facilities coming soon…

Emergency preparedness strategies will be taught at Saturday seminar

With winter coming and the threat of natural disaster ever-present in this…

VHS alumni, firefighters join rescue efforts after Harvey, Irma

Central Pierce Fire &Rescue firefighter and Vashon High School alumnus Andy Moe…

  • Sep 19th, 2017

Ferry officials seek islanders’ input, will host public meeting Wednesday night

At a public meeting set for Wednesday evening, ferry officials will discuss…

More than one year after discussion began, school board approves racial equity policy

The Vashon school board last Thursday approved a racial equity policy that…

Rare performance by international Cape Verde musician comes to Vashon

Jacob Bain and Vashon Events will present a rare performance by Cape…

  • Sep 14th, 2017

Island schools face unknown financial future under new state budget

The impact of the state’s new McCleary-compliant budget on Vashon’s schools is…

Life after Incarceration: Racial justice group hosting evening of discussion

As part of its efforts to acknowledge and address racism on Vashon…

Probe into Cory Kennedy crash continues

The investigation into a fatal crash that left a 45-year-old man dead…

Public ferry meetings set for this week and next

Ferry officials will host a working meeting of the Triangle Route Improvement…

School district, Journeymen receive Best Starts for Kids grants

Two island organizations have been awarded a total of $30,000 from King…

Documentary reveals islander’s experience with war

One islander’s experience with the Vietnam War, along with recognition of the…