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Thomas Donovan has always been fascinated by The Murph, an old Navy tugboat that sank in Quartermaster Harbor in 2007.
The legal battle over the Mukai farmhouse continues, as the island group attempting to take control of the property was unable to reach a settlement with its current owner, despite an offer from King County to purchase the house.
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.
As heavy rains fell on Saturday, islander Kay White, clad in a long, blue rain poncho, sunk a shovel into a patch of turned-up dirt just outside the Blue Heron.
Katie Konrad, a nurse practitioner with a long history on the island, has joined the staff of the Vashon Women’s Health Center.
Mary Martin is getting a new yard. Last week, Martin looked out her kitchen window at a large excavator and explained how just days before, contractors had staked out the yard outside her modest Maury Island home and carefully scraped off a foot of topsoil. They left behind a giant mound of dirt and a wide hole to be filled and topped with sod.
Joe Fitzgibbon, who has represented Vashon in the state House or Representatives for four years, is challenged this fall by a political newcomer running on the platform that the state should solve its education funding problem by indirectly funding private schools.
King County did not move forward on amendments submitted by Vashon’s Town Plan Committee in 2012 after the amendments came in at the last moment and weren’t all suitable for the town plan, according to John Starbard, director of the county’s Department of Permitting and Environmental Review (DPER)
On Monday morning there were cheers and tears as Voice of Vashon took to the airwaves on 101.9 FM, realizing what has been a dream of some in the organization for over a decade.
After years of planning and fundraising, Vashon Allied Arts (VAA) will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for its multi-million dollar arts center next week.
Vashon’s community council is kicking off an ambitious effort to update the Vashon Town Plan, beginning with an informational meeting with county officials next week.
Island Center Forest will close beginning Saturday for a 20-day deer hunt.
For the second year in a row, Vashon property owners are seeing a slight increase in their property values.
With a new sponsor for its grant, new leadership and new plans for how it will spend over $100,000 a year, a group of local volunteers say they are ready to get back to trying to reduce youth drug and alcohol use on Vashon.
Last week Andrew Will Winery was bustling. Grapes had recently begun arriving from the east side of the state, meaning it was go time for the small winery. After some morning rain on Friday, a sweet, pungent smell filled the air as grapes were pressed in an open-sided building and deep purple juice was already fermenting in stainless steel vats.
An investigation into the fatal bus accident on Vashon Highway last month will likely take about three months, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office
Michael Meade travels throughout the country to work with people struggling with death and violence. But recently, the author and mythologist said, he’s seen this struggle more than ever in his own community.
Katie Chale seemed full of potential. Described by those who knew her as bright, confident and a leader who was mature beyond her years, many say the 22-year-old who recently graduated from college had everything going for her.
A woman who hit and killed a motorcyclist near the north end last spring will not be charged with a crime for the accident.
The fall ferry schedule, which began on Sunday, has slightly fewer sailings than the previous fall schedule and changes to sailing times throughout the day on the north-end route.