A garden 42 years in the making will finally be open for public viewing this weekend, fulfilling the longtime dream of its creator.
For the first time, kombucha drinkers on Vashon will have an island vendor to purchase the fermented tea beverage from.
More than 100 dogs and handlers competed in the four-day Vashon Sheepdog Classic last weekend, but the event also served as a fundraiser for local nonprofits and resulted in almost $9,000 being raised for the island's Partners in Education (PIE) organization.
After months of community meetings and discussions with King County and the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, construction work on mountain bike trails through Dockton Forest has begun.
Islander Kathleen Fitch is selling Essentials 4 — her office, school, travel and art supply store — after 14 years in business on Vashon.
Vashon Park District's annual Kite Day is set for Saturday, May 21, at Point Robinson. There will be music, food, tours of the lighthouse by Captain Joe and kites for sale in the Ship's Store and at Essentials 4. Festivities will run from 10 a.m. to at least 3 p.m. There will be parking on both levels, and the swing gate will be open for parking on the grass. The event itself is free, with the items for purchase available — and donations welcome.
Vashon United Methodist Church has become an all-inclusive church and is working to spread the word with a new welcome statement that is being displayed prominently at services.
More than two months after it was announced the Vashon Tea Shop would be put up for sale, the owners of Vashon's Anu Rana's Healthy Kitchen have moved in and started work on the building.
From mussels in Quartermaster Harbor, to forests, island waste and shoreline preservation, the Vashon Nature Center's second annual ED Talks on Sunday will bring together high school students with professional scientists to discuss environmental issues on Vashon.
Some two and a half years after its former administrator left the organization, the care center hired a new leader, who has been settling in since March.
An island father to a daughter with autistic tendencies is hoping to help others in the same situation by bringing therapy robots to Vashon.
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.