Top: Islander and farmer Luke Sheard’s design for a potential new farmers market structure. 
Bottom: Islander Jim Champagne’s interpretation of Vashon’s new farmers market. -

Public input sought on potential Village Green, community farmers market building designs

  • Jul 27, 2016 at 1:30AM

Two designs for a new farmers market shelter at the Village Green will be on display at the market next month, and the committee behind the plans is urging the community to join the conversation.

Meals on Wheels faces budget cuts, high demand

  • Jul 27, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Jul 29, 2016 at 2:40PM

When islander David Mielke's independent grandmother was 103, he moved her to the island and set her up in her own apartment. Afflicted with arthritis in her hands, she could no longer cook, so Mielke called in Meals on Wheels, a program he called a "godsend" in the last months of his grandmother's life.

Art legacy: daughter of island artist exhibits her work

  • Jul 27, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Jul 28, 2016 at 2:27PM

Lately, Jane Spakowsky has been dreaming of a little cabin in the woods. The self-taught, mixed-media artist, who now lives in Tacoma, grew up on Vashon and envisions a return to a simpler way of life.

Gap in medical services likely as talks continue

  • Jul 27, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 11:44AM

With slightly more than a week before the Franciscan clinic is set to close, talks are continuing with the health network that may begin running the health center at Sunrise Ridge, but no firm agreement is yet in place.

Vashon Land Trust supporters turn out to celebrate conservation of Matsuda Farm

  • Jul 27, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 11:43AM

Fundraiser garnered more than $70,000 for future projects

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