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Voters call for change on Vashon school board

Vashon voters spoke clearly when they cast their ballots last Tuesday: At least when it comes to the school board, they’re ready for change.In a… Continue reading

Yamane heads east after year at helm of fire department

After just under a year on the job, Keith Yamane, chief of Vashon Island Fire & Rescue (VIFR), is leaving Vashon for a second time.He… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

J pod, one whale stronger, visits the Island

Dozens of killer whales — including a newborn baby — have been swimming around Vashon the last several days, providing local researchers with several opportunities… Continue reading

Islanders to start paying for ambulance service

Vashon Island Fire & Rescue (VIFR) plans to start charging Islanders for non-emergency ambulance service, a move that could bring as much as $100,000 a… Continue reading

Homelessness council reaches out

Council has already found many Islanders willing to help it do more.

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Holiday parade and tree lightingVashon-Maury Island Chamber of Commerce’s retailer open house will begin at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7. Islanders can drop off Beachcomber… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Stained glass window fix takes time, care and artfullness

Island artist K.B. Jones has been working for several months now on repairing the stained glass window that was smashed late last June in the… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Carey to take helm of POI

Amy Carey, a real estate agent and Island conservationist, has become the new head of Preserve Our Islands (POI), the group that formed 10 years… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

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Changing of guard at schoolsNewly elected school board members Laura Wishik, Dan Chasan and Kathy Jones will be sworn in at the next regular school… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Fundraiser supports Iraq War quilt project

In a week or so, Islanders will have a chance to buy raffle tickets for a quilt, though not the quilt they’re used to vying… Continue reading

Decades later, an old inn still brings people together

By LOGAN PRICEFor The BeachcomberFor the past 21 years, the old Marjesira Inn, a Victorian-style house perched on a bulkhead above Quartermaster Harbor, has been… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

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Tree to light up the townVashon’s annual Holiday Open House and tree lighting will take place this Friday, Dec. 7.The Vashon High School band and… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Grant opens door for four VHS students

By AMELIA HEAGERTYVashon High School counselor Shirley Ferris is making good on her promise to send students to a developing country. With a $2,000 Doors… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Thriftway doubles food bank donation

Vashon Thriftway has decided to double the amount of money it donates to the Vashon Maury Community Food Bank each December by way of the… Continue reading

25 years later, Barnworks still nurtures Vashon artists

In 1967, Sharon Munger moved to a bucolic home on Cove Road where she found the shell of a barn, a roof and pole structure… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Outgoing board members praised for hard work

Continuing member Bob Hennessey was named chair of the Vashon Island School District’s board of directors at the first meeting of the new board last… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

K2 could morph into civic center

Under a multi-million-dollar plan, the cavernous and now-empty K2 building could be reborn as an Island-wide community hub housing the Vashon Health Center, Granny’s Attic,… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

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School board to meetThe Vashon Island School District board of directors will meet this Thursday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Vashon Island High… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2008

Kunkel charged with first-degree murder

Jon Kunkel, a controversial Islander well-known on Vashon for his two boarding-house-like homes and varied business ventures, has been charged with first-degree murder for the… Continue reading

Computer problems? A couple of teens can help

Vashon Tech Support was launched by two sophomores who see a limitless future for entrepreneurs.

  • Apr 26, 2008