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How to Tell if You’re Buying Stolen Property Online

By |2019-02-12T20:13:51+00:00February 12th, 2019|Island News|

Let's face it: crime happens. Things get stolen. Cell phones, laptop, jewelry, and personal belongings are all susceptible to it. However, there's another threat to those who have had property stolen from them: garage sale pages online. Whether they are through social media (such as Facebook) or through eBay and Craigslist, these sites often [...]

Unique Island Home Then and Now

By |2019-02-12T18:45:30+00:00February 12th, 2019|Island News|

On February 12, 2019 I woke up in the morning to a unique post on Facebook from an Islander friend. The post had two photos, sort of a "Then and Now". The photos both looked eerily alike, though the people were different. In reading the post, the story got even more interesting:This is Alfred and [...]

Vashon Community Votes ‘No’ on Proposition 1 Bond, Community Reaction Mixed

By |2016-02-22T10:00:01+00:00February 22nd, 2016|Island News|

In the largest voter turnout in the county, Vashon Island School District's proposed $26.9 million school bond failed to achieve the 60 percent supermajority needed to pass in the Proposition 1 election. Had the bond passed, it would have funded construction of a new track with a synthetic turf field, renovations to the gym, construction [...]

The Newest Washingtonian of the Day

By |2019-02-12T19:14:42+00:00October 19th, 2015|Island News|

When so much of the news highlights tragedy and suffering, stories that have happy endings like Tillie and Phoebe's bring much needed smiles to our faces. A month ago, the two dogs went missing. They were found a long, heart-wrenching week later as Tillie alerted owner B.J. Duft to the fact that Phoebe, a [...]

Best Friends Forever – Two Dogs Found on Vashon

By |2019-02-12T19:13:56+00:00September 16th, 2015|Island News, Pet|

What can be better than a heartwarming story highlighting the deep bond and true love of best friends? In a story that's sure to warm the cockles of your heart and bring a tear to your eye, two missing dogs and close friends have been found, and all thanks to the undying love and [...]

Vashon Youth and Family Services

By |2019-02-12T19:15:20+00:00January 26th, 2015|Island News|

Vashon Youth and Family Services (VYFS) is a non-profit organization established in 1977 to serve the community on Vashon-Maury Island. Its mission focuses on nurturing the wellness and emotional health of the Island's children and their families so that they will thrive. No one in need is ever turned away. VYFS partners with a [...]

Two Pedestrians Reportedly Hit Near Theater

By |2015-01-16T16:09:00+00:00January 16th, 2015|Island News|

Two pedestrians were reportedly hit by a vehicle near the crosswalk outside the Vashon movie theater this evening (Thursday, January 15th). Island residents related that conditions were dark and rainy. Heavy intermittent rain today may have contributed to low visibility for both the pedestrians and drivers. Vashon island purports to be “walk friendly” according to multiple [...]

Suspect That Rammed Police Car Apprehended

By |2015-01-04T17:36:10+00:00January 4th, 2015|Island News|

According to the Sky Valley Chronicle ( the suspect was taken into custody at 4:30 AM this morning after breaking into an unoccupied home. A police officer fired upon the individual the evening before when the suspect allegedly rammed his truck into a police car and then fled on foot in the Dockton area of [...]

Manhunt under way on Vashon

By |2015-01-03T08:45:58+00:00January 3rd, 2015|Island News|

King County Sheriff's deputies are combing Vashon Island for a man who rammed a patrol car Saturday evening and then managed to evade deputies who opened fire. Officials have released very limited information on the incident, only to say the man was suspected of making threats and ramming the patrol car, and that the deputy [...]