For our early fall event, Shape Up Vashon is offering guided walks, runs and a bike event from Sept 18-Oct 19.

Vashon Island School District was listed in Puget Sound Business Journal’s Puget Sound Region Top 10 Neighborhoods based on school performance (September 5, 2014 issue).

Variety: the spice of life! Vashon Nature Center Director Bianca Perla will discuss the importance of biodiversity through presenting major findings of the 2014 Vashon Nature Center Bioblitz, a 24-hour species marathon where scientists,

Run the entire length of the island or just part of the way – it’s up to you!  Dock to Dock, or D2D, is not a race, but a low key fun run and a refreshing way to experience our beautiful island.

If you like playing games, doing art projects, working with your hands, or eating snacks, then the Heritage Museum has something for you!  “Kids Discover Local Native Culture.”

Since we live in a part of the world that has been minimally impacted by chaotic weather, we may tend to downplay the urgency of addressing climate change.  On my weather page, I have seen severe weather march across the Midwest and East virtually non stop all summer.

The Vashon-Maury Island Chamber of Commerce is looking to put your photograph on the cover of the 2015 Heart of the Sound Map! Show the world the visual delight that is Vashon! Submit an image of Vashon that you want to share with visitors, friends and the Island community.

In 2013, Harbor School launched a comprehensive Arts Initiative to expand the scope of the school’s art curriculum, but also to strategically improve our campus design through artistic endeavors which would enhance our day-to-day environment and beautify the community in which we live.

Vashon Household Homeshare Partners connects people who are interested in sharing their home with another Islander seeking a home.  We require detailed applications, references, and background checks to make the process of finding a housemate more manageable.

A bike ride along Vashon Island’s rolling central roadway fails to reveal the steep challenges that can be found at the island’s edges.

Hey all you old car and movie buffs, have we got a show for you! On Saturday the 30th at 5:00 in the evening we will have a showing of one of the best hot rod movies of all time, The Rebel of the Road!

Vashon Community Care has a question for Vashon. Where are all of the Island nurses? “I know there are licensed nurses that are currently unemployed or partially employed on Vashon,” says Director of Clinical Services, Donna Zaglin.

King County and the Vashon Forest Stewards have organized a walking tour on Thursday, Aug. 21 of Island Center Forest, where the county recently completed a stewardship project to improve the overall health of the forest.

Elissa Thau raises sheep on lush green grass in Roseburg, Oregon.  It’s a gentle business.    She and her husband, Mel, aim for a minimum of stress for both sheep and the dogs she calls her partners.

Who: VHS Class of 2015 Safe Grad Night Committee. What: Recycling fundraiser for need-based Grad Night scholarships. When: 10 AM–3 PM, Saturday, August 23, 2014

Chinook/Puyallup basket weaver Karen Reed will exhibit baskets, mats and other examples of her art at the Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Museum on Friday, August 22, 1-4pm, and again on Saturday, August 23, 10am-noon and 1-3pm.

Diarrhetic Shellfish Poison (DSP) has been detected at unsafe levels in Quartermaster Harbor shellfish on Vashon-Maury Island.  As a result, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has closed Quartermaster Harbor beaches to recreational shellfish harvest.

Voice of Vashon has started construction on KVSH, building as funds come in from the Raise the Tower campaign.  You can watch dramatic aerial video of the antenna installation and support VoV’s efforts to bring community FM radio to Vashon by visiting VoiceOfVashon.org/RaiseTheTower.

The 22nd annual IsleWilde celebration will be taking place from August 18th through 23rd on Old Mill Road.

T Martino Yamamoto is a writer with nine books to her credit and is an accomplished artist but her self-description is head shepherd and chief cowgirl at Yam Lamb Sheep Company, an agricultural non-profit she runs with her husband, Pete Yamamoto on Vashon Island.

For the second year in a row a group of talented Vashon knitters are helping to raise funds for island youth by creating an afghan that celebrates the wool from sheep. 

There are about 2,000 people in the (United States Border Collie Handlers Association (USBCHA,) the top level herding association in the US and Canada.  Somewhat surprisingly, two thirds of the handlers are women.

This Fall, as Vashonians scramble to start their work days, KVSH-FM 101.9 will broadcast the live “Morning Scramble” show.  Each morning a different host or host team will regale listeners with local music, ferry and traffic updates, Island weather and takes on Island life.

Follow the crowd to take part in an island tradition — the 54nd Annual Salmon Bake of St. John Vianney Church will be held from 1:15 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 27, on the church grounds.