From the community Pull tansy ragwort while it’s blooming on Vashon

Now is the time for Islanders to be on the lookout for the noxious weed tansy ragwort. This is a persistent pasture and roadside weed that was introduced from Europe and Western Asia and is now unfortunately well-established on Vashon.

  • Aug 6, 2008

Vashon’s Belle Baldwin House: Popular and pricey

The Belle Baldwin House, one of three historic vacation rentals owned and managed by the Vashon Park District, has been wildly successful since it opened its doors to renters in June. The 1912 three-bedroom home — built for one of the Pacific Northwest’s first female physicians — sits just a few yards away from the beach at Fern Cove, perhaps the Island’s ecologically richest estuary.

  • Aug 5, 2008

James and Stephanie Cook were married June 21, 2008, a

James and Stephanie Cook were married June 21, 2008, at Assumption Catholic Church in Bellingham.

  • Aug 5, 2008

Opportunity to join the Master Gardener Program

Are you interested in learning more about the science of horticulture and sustainable gardening? Are you willing to share your knowledge with others to help them learn more about environmentally friendly gardening?

  • Aug 5, 2008

Want more dancing on our Island? Drop by and enjoy an

Want more dancing on our Island? Drop by and enjoy an hour of fun with

  • Aug 5, 2008


A free workshop on Stress Relief Training will be offered at the Vashon Library. Participants will be introduced to three techniques for resolving stress and restoring balance.

  • Aug 5, 2008

Vashon College is gearing up for its fall 2008 course

Vashon College is gearing up for its fall 2008 course offerings. Early bird special tuitions are available until Aug. 17. Following is a list of the college’s highlights:

  • Aug 5, 2008

The market will be open at the Village Green from 2 to

The market will be open at the Village Green from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6. (Note the extended hours until 6 p.m.) Island farmers will be selling sweet and hot peppers, potatoes, basil, eggplant, carrots, broccoli, cut flowers, cottage bouquets, dahlias, gourmet salad mix, micro-greens for salads, cucumbers, kohlrabi, raspberries and more. Artist Anne Gordon will sell her scenes of Vashon Island as postcards and prints.

  • Aug 5, 2008


Poll workers

  • Aug 5, 2008

Mediation efforts over District 19 lawsuit falter

Commissioners for King County Water District 19 voted last week to suspend negotiations with developer Dan McClary after a day of mediation resulted in little progress, board chair Frank Jackson said Friday.

In the aftermath of a hateful act, Islanders express a mix of feelings Not on our watch

Nearly 100 people gathered on Vashon’s main intersection Friday evening in a quiet show of support for Vashon’s Jewish community and to denounce what Father Tryphon called “a sin against God and a sin against humanity.”

Vashon Islanders shocked by anti-Semitic graffiti in Havurat

On Saturday morning, when members came to worship at the Havurat Ee Shalom, the Island synagogue, what they found was “tremendously shocking,” as one member put it.

  • Aug 1, 2008

Vashon Island school board passes $15M budget

After several weeks of tweaks, cuts and financial wizardry, the Vashon Island School District — closing a deficit that at one point reached a staggering $800,000 — put forward a $15 million spending plan that won unanimous approval by the five-member school board last week.

No injuries in Thursday’s fires

Some Islanders expressed concern after hearing two series of sirens in the evening of Thursday, July 24, requiring much of Vashon Island Fire & Rescue’s firefighting force.

  • Jul 30, 2008

Permaculture: making choices for a sustainable world

As the costs of petroleum increase, many people are contemplating the long-term sustainability of our way of life. Are you interested in learning how to create a sustainable world? Permaculture — a combination of the words “permanent” and “culture”— is an exploration of how humans can make choices that support their lives while respecting the rights of all beings to meet their needs to exist indefinitely on this planet. 

  • Jul 29, 2008


Chamber hosts party

  • Jul 29, 2008


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  • Jul 29, 2008

No change in PO boat fares

No change in PO boat fares

  • Jul 29, 2008