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Langley Fine Gardens in Dockton experienced a spate of burglaries earlier this month, prompting the owners of the small, family-owned business to shutter their popular, street-side farm stand.
Debi Richards, who's helmed the Vashon Island Chamber of Commerce for nearly two years, announced this week that she's stepping down from the demanding post.
In 1995, Greg Rabourn had what Evening Magazine dubbed the worst job in the region.
The three lawmakers who represent the 34th Legislative District, which includes Vashon, West Seattle and Burien, attended the Vashon-Maury Island Community Council meeting Monday night, where they talked about the lengthy legislative session that ended last week.
After receiving a handful of complaints and a call from The Beachcomber, the King County Roads Division lowered the height of 84 iron stakes along Dockton Road on Tramp Harbor.
The King County Ferry District has hired its first full-time administrator to oversee the small transportation agency, which operates the Vashon and West Seattle water taxis.
A persistent rumor that one or two execution-style murders have occurred on Vashon in the last couple of months is not true, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.
Eighty-four chest-high stakes were recently installed along the Tramp Harbor stretch of Dockton Road, raising concern among Islanders who see the iron posts as a visual blight marring one of Vashon’s most spectacular roadside views.
Armen Yousoufian, a well-known Islander and owner of the property that housed the Quartermaster Inn, has filed a lawsuit against the couple who leased the structure and ran a business there for the last three years.
The Silverwood Gallery is known for its vibrant oil paintings, whimsical ceramic tiles and curvaceous copper sculptures. But as Eric and Margaret Heffelfinger shutter a business they’ve spent 17 years cultivating, they say they’ll miss the people who walked through their glass-fronted doors the most.
Longtime Island real estate agent Jeff Lewis has signed a lease to operate the former Quartermaster Inn and hopes to begin booking guests into the four-room Burton establishment as early as next week.
Islanders will get a glimpse of King County’s new strategy for community outreach when several public officials visit Vashon next week to discuss plans for an Island-based community service area.
Vashon resident and former Supreme Court Justice Richard Sanders announced that he’s again seeking a seat on the state’s highest court.
Men’s clothing is now next to the dressing rooms, dishes are in the same area as table linens, and colorful necklaces — an impulse buy for some — are displayed on a large board conveniently close to the cash register.
Farmers at four Island farms are planting a few more rows of radishes, leeks, carrots and greens than usual this spring, now that a farm-to-school program is poised to come to fruition.
Margaret and Eric Heffelfinger, owners of the Silverwood Gallery in Burton, shuttered their doors for good on Sunday — a move, they said, that will enable them to pursue other opportunities and dreams.
For five decades, the South End Community Club was at the heart of a thriving neighborhood on the southern tip of Vashon.
A handful of Islanders is pushing King County to find funds to help cover the costs of repairing failing septic systems along Vashon’s six Marine Recovery Areas.
A Vashon group working to address youth substance abuse is conducting an Island-wide survey of adults in an effort to assess community attitudes about teen drinking and drug use.
Sen. Sharon Nelson (D-Maury Island) issued a statement Friday blaming Republicans in the Legislature for an 11th-hour budget stalemate that she said "will cost the people of the state of Washington both money and time."