8 teams successfully challenged their members to win President’s Active Lifestyle Awards. This required ½ hour of exercise or more, 5 days each week and adding a healthy eating habit each week for 6 weeks out of 8.  The Methodist Team, United Method Walkers, won the prize for 11 members earning President’s Active Lifestyle Awards.

Many Islanders have inherited artifacts from pioneer ancestors. Others have found their arrowheads or scrapers while gardening or walking along the beach.

Vashon Allied Arts offers several summer youth camps for arts and fun.

Vashon Youth and Family Services (VYFS) invites everyone to set a new world record for the most kayaks and canoes rafted up in the waters off Quartermaster Harbor.

Top sheepherding teams from across the country will be competing on Vashon a month than usual earlier this summer --August 22-25, Misty Isle Farms.

Vashon’s own FM community radio station is on its way.  With a little more community support, Islanders will soon be able to listen to 101.9 KVSH-FM on car radios, at home or work, and learn about Island issues

Vashon enjoyed its third year of injury free fireworks usage last year, however there was a fire on July 4’th. Initially it was thought that a sky lantern had ignited the house

Each year, Harbor School students award commendations to six of their peers, each of whom represent a particular Cornerstone Value so strongly as to be an example for all of us.

In a return to the model that served the school well in its early days, Harbor School has hired Adam Kratz as a new addition to the Lower School faculty. Adam will join current elementary teacher Erin Blaser as co-teachers for its 4th / 5th grade multi-age classroom.

Harbor School is pleased to present a new award honoring the exceptional achievements of our young alumni. The Young Alumni Award will recognize one Harbor School alumnus each year for his/her outstanding dedication in a career profession, charitable endeavor,

Imagine a day in July – the heat of summer just coming on for us here in the Northwest. You rise in the cool dusty morning and head up town, hours early for the parade. Finding a parking spot on the outskirts of town, so that you won’t get stuck later, you are just in time for the Pancake Breakfast.

Harbor School was founded by a passionate educator at the request of motivated parents. Since those first days, our school has relied upon the wholehearted support of its parents, alumni, and other volunteers to become a sought after and successful independent school.

Northwest Spay & Neuter Center is a high-quality, high-volume clinic offering spay and neuter services at affordable prices, including further-reduced and free programs for income-qualifying clients (as well as special programs for pit bulls and feral cats.)

On May 10th, we hosted a documentary film called The Greater Good. In the process of bringing this film to the island, we learned the following:

Making our way down to the docks last year for our first day of the adult sailing class, my partner Marcie asked if I thought we would get wet and whether the boats had bathrooms.

The ninth annual Low Tide Celebration will bring beachwatchers, information booths, food and fun to Point Robinson on Saturday, June 14, from 10 to 3.  As the water recedes to an exceptionally low -3.3 feet, the Vashon Beach Naturalists, Puget Sound Corps folks, and other knowledgeable volunteers will help everyone celebrate the diversity and remarkable adaptations of the many species of plants and animals

Creators of The Census Project, Alice Larson and Bruce Haulman, will talk about their census research project and what they are learning about Japanese residents of Vashon Island on Wednesday, June 18th at 7 p.m. at the Vashon Maury Island Land Trust Building.

In the first installment of this story, I described how I fell for my bank’s misrepresentation of a predatory mortgage when refinancing my island home of over a decade, and the exhausting first two years of trying to get that loan modified.

Structural engineer Art Rack, along with Voice of Vashon’s Rick Wallace, climbed the 80’ District 19 water tank to survey logistics for installing the KVSH FM antenna.

This year, the Low Tide Celebration is focusing on children, both on the beach and off. So bring the whole family to Point Robinson on Saturday June 14th between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm.

Vashon Youth and Family Services (VYFS) announced today its intention to withdraw from its role as fiscal agent to the Vashon Alliance to Reduce Substance Abuse (VARSA) and as contractor with King County on the Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI).

The SLC (Supported Learning Center) classroom at VHS will be hosting a plant sale in the greenhouse on the VHS campus on Friday June 6th from 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm.  The plants were started and grown by SLC students working with mentors under the guidance and help of staff. 

This year, our Island Low Tide Celebration will be on Sunday, 23 June 2013, and of course, it will be at our most popular and most used park, Point Robinson.  The tide this year will be at 3.4 feet below datum, one of the lowest of the entire year.

On Friday evening, June 6, the Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Museum will open a new exhibit illustrating the culture of Vashon’s native people, the sxwobabc*, whose permanent villages thrived for thousands of years along the Quartermaster Harbor shoreline.