Man jumps from Vashon ferry

  • Oct 31, 2014 at 2:00PM updated at 4:44PM

A man jumped off a Vashon ferry today and was rescued from the water by ferry workers, according to George Brown, assistant chief of Vashon Island Fire & Rescue.

Windstorm downs trees, knocks out power

  • Oct 28, 2014 at 1:00PM updated Oct 31, 2014 at 3:06PM

A powerful windstorm blew into the region Saturday, downing trees throughout the island and knocking out power to thousands on Vashon and Maury.

String orchestras star in Saturday night concert

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 5:00AM updated Oct 31, 2014 at 9:43AM

Strings are the thing at the Vashon Maury Chamber Orchestra’s (VMCO) fall concert, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Vashon High School theater.

Locals find success in a tricky island hunting scene

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 5:30PM

For years Phil Volker left the island to hunt deer, usually heading east of the mountains. But about a decade ago, Volker said, he realized hunting was just as good right on Vashon, a place he can hunt in his own backyard and where meat is flavored by the apples and gardens deer feed on.

Homegrown band plays on Halloween

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 12:50PM

While Halloween draws out the spooks and witches, the Vashon-born band Trolls Cottage brings out islanders who love to dance to the band’s blend of reggae, rock and world music.

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