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- Mukai House and Garden “Most Endangered”
The Washington Trust, a nonprofit organization dedicated to safeguarding the historic and cultural resources of Washington, has placed the Mukai house and garden on their "most endangered property" list for 2013. read more
- Meeting on Health Care
Vashon HealthWatch, the island group that organized a recent community meeting on health care, is inviting Islanders to a follow-up meeting May 30th. read more
- Vashon Horse Expo
Day of the Horse, is planned for June 1st at Paradise Ridge Park on Vashon Island. Organized by the Vashon Maury Island Horse Association read more
- Vashon’s Largest Flea Market
Sell it! and Buy it! Vashon’s Largest Indoor Flea Market at Open Space for Arts & Community – we are throwing open the Grand Hall doors and inviting Vashon in to sell its wares and hunt for treasure. read more
- Giulianiad: The Music of Mauro Giuliani
The Salish Sea Early Music Festival presents GIULIANIAD, its final 2013 program featuring works for flute and guitar by Mauro Giuliani read more
- Cami Lundeen
Born in California, but raised across the United States, Cami has a vast array of life experience that permeates her music. read more
- ZombIez One Year!
We made it! ZOMBiEZ (or what we’re realizing will forever be known as "the old Dairy Queen") turned one this month. We would like to give a big heart felt "Thank you" to everyone read more
- Community Cinema Vashon Presents
Community Cinema Vashon’s free monthly screenings and moderated discussions of documentaries from the Emmy Award-winning PBS film series Independent Lens are presented thanks to the generous support of ITVS read more
- Islanders to run for seats on public boards
Several islanders threw their hats into the political ring last week, filing with King County Elections to run for various elected posts on Vashon
- An author shares the tale of a mighty river
Islanders can celebrate a monumental environmental victory that is also, quite literally, a fish story, at a reading tonight.
- Following another tragic death, a community event will focus on healing
Vashon leaders, stunned by the recent death of a 2010 Vashon High School graduate, the fourth such tragedy in recent months, have organized an event they say they hope will help the community heal.
- An oil spill cleanup could harm our waters
Last October, the Washington Department of Ecology conducted an oil spill drill on the west side of Blake Island, just north of Vashon.
- Vashon pool set to open for season
The Vashon Pool is set to open this Saturday and will offer a free swim in the afternoon.
- Caretakers at two parks face difficult choice
Following a decision by the Vashon Park District’s board of commissioners, two parks employees must choose between keeping their jobs and remaining in their homes.
- With cuts at risk, schools foundation extends deadline
The Vashon Schools Foundation has extended its fundraising deadline, hoping to raise at least $100,000 more in order to stave off painful cuts at the school district.
- Recent incidents prompt safety concerns for island children
In the past week, two incidents involving island children have gotten considerable attention on Facebook and an online community bulletin board; in both instances, family members close to the situations have said they believe there was an intent to h …
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- Wife expected soldier 'to be safe'
The wife of the soldier murdered in a London street says she expected her husband to be safe in the UK.
- Two held after plane alert over UK
Two men are held on suspicion of endangerment of an aircraft after RAF jets were scrambled to escort a Pakistan Airlines plane in UK airspace.
- Afghan Taliban attack central Kabul
Afghan security forces battle Taliban insurgents for hours in central Kabul, following an explosion that shook the capital.
- BBC abandons £100m digital project
The BBC is to close its Digital Media Initiative, with director general Tony Hall saying it had "wasted a huge amount of licence fee payers' money".
- Bercow's McAlpine tweet libellous
Sally Bercow says she is "surprised and disappointed" after the High Court rules a tweet she published about Tory peer Lord McAlpine was libellous.
- Plane 'fire' closes Heathrow runways
British Airways cancels its short-haul flights to and from Heathrow after one of its planes makes an emergency landing.
- Hit-and-run driver admits killing
A van driver admits killing a mother of three in a series of hit-and-run incidents around the city of Cardiff in October.
- Zoo worker hurt in tiger attack
A 24-year-old woman zoo worker is seriously injured by a tiger in Cumbria.