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She had six children and lived in Monterey Park and Monrovia, California, before moving to Vashon Island in 1965, where she and her family lived for 33 years. She moved to St. George when her husband died. She lived there the last 19 years. Elaine was a prolific and award-winning artist, producing over ...
As they do each year, members of Vashon Island Fire & Rescue participated. This year the Vashon team included Darren Lenz, Joshua Munger, Ben Davidson, Brad McMullen, Josh Dueweke, Karen Jensen and Andy Johnson, a fire commissioner and team captain. Johnson, battling a cold, came in first on ...

In the 1920s, Gus Bacchus owned from what is now Vashon Island Baking Company up to Subway, using a portion for his lumber business and leasing out other areas. At another time, he said, Garner Kimmel owned from the north wall of May Kitchen + Bar to Bank Road, operating his store there and ...
The evening began with a few words from members of the Puyallup tribe and an opening prayer welcoming the group to the Puyallup territory. As noted by the executive director of the Backbone Campaign, Bill Moyer, Vashon Island was stolen from the Puyallup tribe only a few short generations previously.
“What happens now is because their food isn't any longer available, Chinook have to rely more and more on food they find on marine shorelines like the ones on Vashon Island. When you remove a bulkhead on Vashon, that's providing food for this species that is hurting the most in Puget Sound,” he said.

Vashon Island Physical Therapy will soon close its office and formally end operations as longtime islander and physical therapist Marilyn Kleyn prepares to retire. “I have mixed feelings about it,” she said last week. The practice, which has been on Vashon since 1981, has undergone a number of ...
Bucolic Vashon Island might seem like a strange place to highlight the problems of growth. It is officially designated as rural, and isn't growing at a rapid rate. But that doesn't mean it isn't facing pressures. One of those is affordable housing. The island, and its companion Maury Island, are changing ...

I moved to the Seattle area, from Washington D.C., in August of 1987. Since then, I have for some reason not ever been to Vashon Island, although I'm not sure why that is. Recently, I felt somewhat guided to visit the island, and I drove past VCA late in the afternoon and was very surprised to see that ...
Serenity Awaits at These Prefab Cabin Rentals on Vashon Island. Add to. 5. 1. Share. By Melissa Dalton – February 26, 2018. Serenity Awaits at These Prefab Cabin Rentals on Vashon Island. View Photos. The light and bright 570-square-foot units are just a 20-minute ferry ride from Seattle, Washington, perfect for a ...
Island voters approved the Vashon Island School District's levy on the Feb. 13, with 67 percent voting for the measure and 33 percent voting against it. The Educational Pro-grams and Operations Levy makes up about 20 percent of the school district's budget, currently $4.3 million out of approximately $22 ...
As people continue to flock to the Northwest and people in communities far from Seattle cope with the resulting changes, islanders will address the subject of growth Thursday night at the panel discussion, “Growing Pains, How Will Vashon Survive the Economic Boom.” The event, a fundraiser for Vashon ...
The teams, who will travel through the interior of Alaska — up mountain passes, on frozen rivers and over open tundra — owe their experiences in the coming days to three men who launched the race in 1973, including one who lives on Vashon Island. Tom Johnson, 80, is a resident at Vashon Community ...
The Vashon Island Growers Association, the food bank and the school district promote local food for all. Zero Waste Vashon promotes composting and recycling. Vashon Green School, Vashon Nature Center and Vashon Maury Island Land Trust excel at wilderness and land-use education, citizen science, ...
The Island Art Studio Tour recently announced changes to the nonprofit that began as a small collective of individual artists in the early 1980s. Now, well into its third decade, the organization has a new name, Vashon Island Visual Artists (VIVA), and plans are afoot to increase its artist support services and ...
First was Vashon Island Pet Protectors (VIPP), where she found the perfect outlet for her love of cats. She embraced the Vashon Senior Center, where while on the Board she led a local knitting group's Stitchin' for a Kitchen fundraiser that raised over $8000 for a new commercial gas stove and dishwasher ...


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