Bicycles and motorcycles took to Vashon's streets last weekend during Saturday's Passport to Pain and Sunday's Isle of Vashon TT.
Sylvia Matlock says she loves to drive around the island and look at all of the trees that once occupied her nursery, but have been planted over the past 20 years.
In an attempt to teach about the dangers of the current digital world and the accessibility of it to children and teenagers, Vashon's substance abuse organization will present three events next month addressing the issue.
Roughly two dozen islanders and Vashon Island Fire &Rescue personnel gathered in front of the fire department's 9/11 memorial early Sunday morning for a brief remembrance service.
Jens Pedersen celebrated his 90th birthday Sunday at the Point Robinson keeper's quarters, the place he lived for more than a decade — from 1936 to 1945 — while his father was a keeper at the lighthouse.
VashonBePrepared received a $10,000 grant last week from the Puget Sound Energy Foundation to help with a renovation of the Penny Farcy Training Center.
English ivy. It chokes everything in its path, it is lush and green ... and it is everywhere. Vashon Island has the perfect climate and growing conditions for English ivy to flourish. It has flourished so well it has become the kudzu of the Pacific Northwest. In fact, ivy has thrived on Vashon to the point that King County Parks has started an "Ivy Free Vashon" program, and the Vashon Land Trust has developed "The Vashon Ivy League," an ivy eradication program, to try and rid the island of this creeping menace.
Nearly 25 percent of Vashon Island School District students qualify for free or reduced meals, and now a group of islanders is stepping in to make sure these students are fed on the weekends.
The Vashon Senior Center on Friday afternoon will be filled with the iconic voices of musical legends Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Tony Bennett, Bing Crosby and Nat King Cole as islanders sing along to classic musical tunes.
Weeks after its newest administrator resigned, Vashon Community Care has hired a new person to take his place.
Islander Anne Higuera's two sons ended a nearly two-week long canoe journey on Saturday after paddling 186 miles from Birch Bay to Olympia as part of this year's annual Native Canoe Journey.
The historic brick Vashon Landing building at the corner of Bank Road and Vashon Highway has been sold to a real estate agent and is being leased by three island partners with restaurant experience.
Mark Willmes, a chief mate who served on Vashon's north-end ferry route, died Saturday in a motorcycle accident in Kittitas County.
Fundraiser garnered more than $70,000 for future projects
After more than two months of campaigning, the island team of Hilary Emmer and Bernie O'Malley are unofficial mayors of Vashon Island for the 2016-17 year.
As part of Zero Waste Vashon's goal to reduce waste through the use of anaerobic digestion and compost, the organization will support a feasibility study at Strawberry Festival conducted by the company Impact Bioenergy to see how much food waste is generated.
Mark McGough, an educator and school administrator with three decades of experience across four continents, has landed on Vashon ready to take the reigns as the new head of school for Harbor School and Carpe Diem Primary.
Barely one week after Vashon Watersports and King County Parks officials presented a plan to islanders that outlined the establishment of six primitive campsites at Maury Island Marine Park, the sites are open for reservations.
The annual fireworks show in Quartermaster Harbor on Monday night drew hundreds of spectators to the shores of Jensen Point and the beach at Portage. Click here for a slideshow of photos from the pyrotechnic display.
When islander Lauri Hennessey met John Ericksen in the early 2000s, he had just entered into what would become a 15-year battle with Alzheimer's Disease. The battle, along with a cancer diagnosis earlier this year, ultimately led to his death, but his wife and friends say it never took away his grace, kindness or love for music and children.