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

By | 2016-02-22T10:00:01+00:00 February 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 [...]

Discussing Racism on Vashon Island

By | 2016-02-17T23:14:35+00:00 February 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Just like many other communities across the U.S., Vashon Island has been grappling with the issue of racism. This week, Swaneagle Fitzgerald wrote a brave and moving post about her personal experiences with racism on the island. In the post, she describes several racist incidents that have taken place in her community, ranging from dirty [...]

The Newest Washingtonian of the Day

By | 2015-10-19T16:05:56+00:00 October 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 basset [...]

Great Fall Decor by Vashonite Kimberly Clark

By | 2015-10-16T07:15:39+00:00 October 16th, 2015|Locals|

The air is becoming crisp, the strawberries of summer have all been eat or preserved, and cider season is upon us. It's fall on Vashon Island. For most of us all fall not only means airing out sweaters and finding hats and gloves, but also cozying up our homes for the changing of the seasons. [...]

Be Aware When Buying Online

By | 2015-10-15T16:53:06+00:00 October 15th, 2015|Educational|

As Vashonites we rely heavily on buying used goods from others on the Island. Granny's Attic and Luna Belle's Consignment are always full of great used clothing at affordable prices. 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 [...]

Best Friends Forever – Two Dogs Found on Vashon

By | 2015-09-16T01:17:09+00:00 September 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 devotion [...]

Vashon Youth and Family Services

By | 2015-01-26T08:43:28+00:00 January 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 number [...]

Renegade Unicorn Delights, Riles Residents

By | 2015-01-17T19:31:46+00:00 January 17th, 2015|Fun News (Satire)|

Vashon, Washington A unicorn is reportedly on the loose on the misty isle of Vashon, Washington. The unicorn’s owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, recently moved to the island for its purported “magical and dreamy” qualities. “I thought it would be the perfect place for a mythical creature,” she stated over lavender tea at the [...]

Two Pedestrians Reportedly Hit Near Theater

By | 2015-01-16T16:09:00+00:00 January 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+00:00 January 4th, 2015|Island News|

According to the Sky Valley Chronicle (http://www.skyvalleychronicle.com/BREAKING-NEWS/SUSPECT-WHO-RAMMED-SHERIFF-S-OFFICE-PATROL-CAR-ON-VASHON-ISLAND-CAPTURED-1977057) 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 [...]