Two weeks ago, on a cool and cloudy Northwest fall day, 19-year-old islander Nate Weston was helping his father pick apples for the island's annual CiderFest celebration. The following week, he was in the Mediterannean sunshine with 17 of the world's best free runners and parkour practicers (called traceurs), running, jumping, flipping and spinning over the iconic white domes of Oia in Santorini, Greece.
The owners of the Dockton General Store building are asking members of the public to come forward with any information they may have about a hit and run over the weekend that damaged the building's awning support and mailbox.
The Quartermaster Yacht Club will give the first in a series of free workshops it has developed on topics of interest to members of Vashon's boating community next Wednesday, Oct. 26. Created both to reach out and give back to islanders who spend time on the water, the "Tech Talks" are appropriate for novice through expert boaters, and will cover everything from anchoring techniques to water rescues and lifesaving; digital navigation software to marine radio use and more.
Islanders are invited to a celebration this Sunday at the Mukai House as members of the Friends of Mukai organization will remove the last piece of fencing and open the property up to the public.
It has been eight years, nearly to the day, since the Open Space for Arts & Community hosted its inaugural event on election night in 2008 and this weekend, the "philanthropic initiative" brainchild of Janet McAlpin and David Godsey will host an open house to showcase the first major renovation plans for the island's space-of-all-trades.
The King Conservation District announced last Tuesday that the Vashon Maury Island Land Trust and Vashon Island Grower's Association are recipients of grants totaling $91,300 to be used for regional food system projects.
A prescription drug drop box has been installed inside the Vashon Pharmacy, providing a convenient and safe place for islanders to dispose of unused and outdated prescriptions during pharmacy business hours.
King County is currently accepting applications for its 2017 Community Engagement Grant program which awards funds for community-focused projects or events in unincorporated Community Service Areas. A total of $60,000 is available to be distributed in amounts up to — but not exceeding — $5,000 for each grantee.
A World War II veteran and islander was recently given the opportunity to see the Washington D.C. memorials on the National Mall.
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.