In honor of Earth Day, McMurray Middle School Executive Council students and their advisors brought multiple guests to Vashon, including filmmaker and adventurer Alison Teal, to speak about plastic pollution in the Earth's oceans.
The island's public swimming pool, typically open only during the summer months, will be open this Sunday for free lap and open swims.
In the latest development in Vashon's recent business shuffle, the owners of Hinge Gallery have bought the red house that has been home to Giraffe at the north end of town. The gallery, gift shop and frame shop will move in next month.
Visitors to VALISE Gallery's website last week may have been greeted with something quite different than expected, and gallery members are urging the public to use the gallery's new site: valisegallery.com.
After a $176,000 month-long remodel fully funded by a federal grant, Vashon's senior center is open and will hold a grand re-opening ceremony on Friday.
The weather is warming up, and coming with it are preparations for Vashon's summer festivities. The Vashon-Maury Island Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the Strawberry Festival's Grand Parade Grand Marshal and for unofficial mayor candidates.
Two island schools recently held auctions to raise money for the continued education of young islanders and together raised nearly $200,000.
The latest round of Granny's Attic grants have gone to eight Vashon nonprofits offering health-related programs and services to islanders across the age spectrum.
Clubs and organizations have always played an important role in developing Vashon-Maury Island's social network. As the island was settled in the 1880s, churches, fraternal organizations, social groups and community clubs all helped to provide the social glue that held together a diverse island of separate water-based communities.
Vashon's medical offerings are expanding, as a new naturopathic medicine practice has opened in town just north of Luna Bella's.
Last Friday morning, the email from Rebecca Wittman, who owns The President of Me clothing store, arrived in her customers inboxes before 9 a.m.
Jeanne Dougherty, founder and owner of the island financial business Dogwood Associates, is retiring from the business and handing over the ownership reins.
As the presidential debates continue to spark conversations and controversy about immigration, a local high school freshman is tackling the subject head-on by travelling to the Arizona-Mexico border to learn about the issue.
More than 50 volunteers last year helped the Vashon Friends of the Library put on its fundraising events, a huge improvement over the seven members that sat around the organization's meeting table a couple years ago.